- America’s Promise
Coordinate club projects to fulfill the five promises of America's Promise: safe places for activities, a healthy start, marketable skills through education, caring adults (volunteering and mentoring opportunities), and opportunities for children and youth to give back to the community via volunteer service. These are known as the power of five and are the main components of the entire program. Main Focus: Adopt-A-Class Program in York City Elementary Schools.
- Budget and Finance
Review annual audit and yearly budget for board approval. Handles other miscellaneous financial matters as needed.
- Career Network
Offers professionals and college graduates seeking employment the opportunity to network at a luncheon table with others in their vocational field.
- Cashier and Registration
The Cashier collects guest fees and assists the Registrar as needed at weekly meetings. The Registrar registers guests and collects makeup cards, money and other items at weekly meetings for processing by the Executive Coordinator. Meeting hosts greet solo visiting Rotarians and guests to help orient them and making them feel welcome.
- CEF Grants
Review applications from local non-profit organizations for annual project Grants and select recipients for board approval.
- Cloister Car Wash
Sell car wash tickets at meetings to support the Community Project Fund.
- Club Communications
Maintain and improve communication paths to club members and other interested parties. Responsible for club website design and maintenance, office computer equipment and weekly newsletter.
- District Youth Projects
Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center and Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania – Keep in touch with the programs and activities of these organizations to identify ways the York Rotary Club can assist them. Organize club volunteers when help is needed, and solicit financial support for specific projects.
- Educational/Vocational Guidance
Supports the JROTC program at William Penn Senior High School through mentors, speakers, funds to purchase supplies and the Military ball. Gives a Rotary award to a deserving senior member of the JROTC.
- Fellowship & Family of Rotary
The Family of Rotary Committee sends appropriate greeting cards to members for special occasions (Birthday, sympathy, get well, congratulations). They also invite the spouses of deceased Rotarians to the annual 4-H family picnic and Holiday program.
Organize the Golf/Tennis outing each Fall, our major fundraising event supporting the Community Project Fund.
- Group Study Exchange
Interview leader and team member applicants for Outbound exchange prior to District interviews. Host Inbound team members for a day of tours and vocational visits. Supply host families, vocational hosts, day tour guides as needed, and support the program during their stay in the District with visits to local businesses and social activities.
Gives the non-denominational prayer at the weekly meeting.
- Lend A Hand
Reacts to immediate needs within the community focusing on assistance to local non-profit organizations that need additional assistance on specific projects and events (eg Holiday Angels and support when a natural disaster/fire occurs). Support of "Dress for Success" is one of the committee's newest projects.
Increase understanding by encouraging club programs that address literacy, specifically directed for the benefit of children within the York City School District.
- Little League
Work with the City of York and Little League to provide support for city teams and playing fields.
- Meeting Support
Help set up and tear down for meetings. Put mail with badges and gather mail not taken. Collect attendance cards from tables and record on attendance worksheets.
- Membership & Attendance
Encourage members to propose new members and process the proposals. Review resignations. Monitor new members attendance and engagement in club activities.
Click here for a member proposal form.
Membership criteria, click here.
Select local high school students to perform at the weekly meetings 4-6 times per year.
- New Member Orientation
Manage the introduction of new members and their proposers/sponsors at weekly luncheon meetings. Schedule orientation meetings to help them gain a first understanding of the Club and officially introducing them at a lunch meeting.
- Preserve Planet Earth
Selects ecologically sound projects to support such as beautification of our city and maintaining a section of the Rail Trail. Educate and encourage children as well as club members to protect the earth. Have continuing programs to plant trees in the city and clean up sites where dumping has occurred.
The committee has several active projects. Click on the committee title to find out.
Select and coordinate programs for the weekly meetings.
- Public Relations & Marketing Promote club activities to our members and to the community.
- Rotarians Networking
Promote small group fellowship among club members by coordinating businesses to host a group for a meal and tour of the facility.
- Rotary Foundation
Spearheads fund raising to insure the club meets its annual for Rotary Foundation giving. Informs the club about opportunities, programs and projects offered by the Rotary Foundation that are supported by the donated money. Encourages every member to become a Paul Harris Fellow by donating at least $100 annually to the Rotary Foundation.
- Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Interview applicants for this very competitive $25,000 scholarship program and offer support and encouragement if selected by District to spend an academic year abroad for post-graduate work.
- Rotary Foundation Matching Grants
Select projects to support using Matching Dollars from our Rotary district and Rotary International for international service projects to improve the daily lives of those in third world countries. Items such as technical training, equipment, water purification equipment, medical equipment, physician assistance and educational programs are considered.
- Sergeant at Arms
Assist meeting speakers with audio-visual equipment, lighting and other related needs .
- Service Above Self
Select recipients of the "Charles S. Wolf Service Above Self" award for actions that reflect the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self."
- Student Education Fund
Select recipients for student loans (up to $3000 per academic year) and recipients of the Rotary Scholarships (James B. & Carrie B. Bush, Mangold, Diehl and Kranich) . Monitor repayment of outstanding loans and fund growth.
- Youth Exchange
Promote cultural exchange for high school students through the Short Term Exchange Program (students are matched for 4 weeks in the summer in each country) or Year Long Program (students go to a foreign country to attend high school and live with host families for 11 months). Committee members mentor Inbound exchange students that the Club hosts each year and the Outbound students sent abroad.
- Youth Leadership
Coordinate the “Student of the Month” program with local high schools. Coordinate local student attendance at the Rotary District 7390 Youth Leadership Conference. Present the Rotary Service Award to a student at Penn State-York and York College of PA.