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Lancaster-South

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Meadia Heights Golf Club
402 Golf Rd
Lancaster, PA 17602
United States of America
Phone:
(717) 203-0448

We meet the second and fourth Wednesday each month
Lancaster South Rotary News
Colin Rost, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March, 2022.  He was presented to the Club by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.  
Colin is the son of Jason and Kristyn Rost of Millersville.                  
 
Colin is a member of the Thespian Club, Manor Singers and Vocal Jazz, and has participated in fall plays and spring musicals.  In 2021, Colin was named to the Pennsylvania State Thespian Hall of Fame.  He is an Eagle Scout and restored a graveyard in Safe Harbor for his Eagle Scout project.
In the community, Colin volunteers at LCBC Church.
In his spare time, Colin plays roller hockey and is active in Boy Scouts.  He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Following graduation, Colin plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corp.        
 
Avery Groff, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March, 2022.  She was presented to the Club by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.  
Avery is the daughter of Brad and Brenda Groff of Lancaster.                    
 
Avery has consistently earned Honor Roll recognition and was an AP Scholar Award recipient.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, where she serves as Treasurer.  Avery is Co-Chairperson of the Penn Manor Fall Fest, Student Ambassador, After School Intervention Tutor and Elementary Tutor.  Avery was a four year member of the varsity swim team, where she served as captain her senior year and was named a Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star.  She is also a member of the York YMCA swim team.  Avery is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Comet Nation, and was a member of the 2021 Homecoming Court.
In the community, Avery volunteers at the Water Street Rescue Mission, Penn Manor Family Fund, York YMCA, The Loft Community Partnership and Elementary Read-A-Thon.
In her spare time, Avery enjoys Spartan races, strength training and spending time with her family and friends.
Following graduation, Avery plans to attend the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina to double major in finance and economics.  Avery aspires to become the Chief Financial Officer of a large corporation.
 
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
 
Ella Horst, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2022.  She was presented to the club by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
Ella is the daughter of Cliff and Roselle Horst of Lancaster.                  
 
Ella has earned Distinguished Honor Roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is a member of marching band, jazz band, concert band, concert choir, full orchestra and Madrigals.  Ella is the senior representative to the L-S Board of School Directors and is a member of the girls’ basketball team.  She was member of the 2021 Lampeter-Strasburg Homecoming Court, where she finished as the second runner-up.  Ella is a two time Burrowes Scholars recipient and received the DAR good citizen award.
Outside of school, Ella is part of the youth group and worship team at Strasburg Mennonite Church and enjoys playing music in the community.
In her spare time, Ella enjoys sports, being outdoors, science, theology and spending time with her family and friends.
Following graduation, Ella plans to attend a four year college and hopes to become a labor and delivery nurse.      
 
Cassie Meck, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2022.  She was presented to the club by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
Cassie is the daughter of Robert and Shannon Meck of Strasburg.                    
 
Cassie has earned Distinguished Honor Roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is president of Tri-M Music Honor Society, vice-president of the Thespian Society and secretary of the Spanish Club.  Cassie is a member of jazz band, concert band, concert choir, and Madrigals.  She is also a member of varsity club, Pioneer Interact Club and Inter-Club council.  Cassie is a member of the girls’ softball team and participated in the spring musical.  
Cassie was a member of the 2021 Lampeter-Strasburg Homecoming Court, and was a 2021 West Lampeter Community Fair Queen Candidate.  She was selected for the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District, Regional and State Choir, and is a three time Burrowes Scholar.  
Outside of school, Cassie is a Chorister & Youth Worship leader and is part of the youth group at Strasburg Mennonite Church.  
In her spare time, Cassie enjoys singing, playing softball, thrifting, watching movies, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.
Following graduation, Cassie plans to attend a four year college to study Spanish.   
 
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.     
 
Lancaster South Rotary Club Honors Student of the Month
 
Riley Peart, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2021.  She was presented to the Club by Dr. Michael Leichliter, Superintendent of the Penn Manor School District.
Riley is the daughter of Kevin and Megan Peart of Lancaster.                    
 
Riley has consistently earned Honor Roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.  She is the Senior Class President.  Riley is a member of Student Council, Student Ambassadors, and Comet Nation, and participated in the miniTHON.  She plays on the Penn Manor girls’ basketball team.  Riley was a member of the 2021 Homecoming Court.
 
Riley has received an Achievement Certificate of Excellence in Honors British Literature, Certificates of Achievement in Honors Physics and Foundation of Literacy, Excellence in Advanced Placement Psychology, Excellence in Honors U.S. II and Mathematics and a Highest Achievement Award in Honors Algebra II.  Riley was chosen for the HOBY Community Leadership Workshop and the HOBY State Leadership Seminar.  She has been recognized as a Student of the Month by the Millersville Lions Club.
 
In the community, Riley has volunteered at the Loft Community Partnership and at Leola Elementary School.  She has fostered animals through the Lancaster Humane League.
 
In her spare time, Riley enjoys listening to music, doing yoga and spending time with her family and friends.
Following graduation, Riley plans to attend a four year college to double major in biochemistry and public health. 
 
 
Harrison Brown, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2021.  He was presented to the Club by Dr. Michael Leichliter, Superintendent of the Penn Manor School District.
Harrison is the son of Dan and Tina Brown of Millersville.                  
 
Harrison is a member of the track and field and wrestling teams, and the Comet Nation Club.  He participated in the miniTHON and was a member of the 2021 Homecoming Court.
 
In his spare time, Harrison enjoys weight lifting, wrestling, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
Following graduation, Harrison plans to attend a four year college to study business and sports medicine with the goal of opening his own personal training gym.    
 
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
 
Riley Wissler, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for November, 2021.  He was presented to the club by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
Riley is the son of Damian and Tessa Wissler of Lancaster.                  
 
Riley has earned Distinguished Honor Roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society, where he serves as Co-President.  As a junior, he was a Burrowes Scholar in Science.  Riley is President of the Model UN Club and is a member of the STEM and Ski and Snowboard Clubs.  He is Co-Captain of the Cross Country team and is a member of the Track and Indoor Track teams.
In his spare time, Riley enjoys skiing, rock climbing, reading and spending time with his family and friends.
Following graduation, Riley plans to attend a four year college to study biochemistry.  Riley’s goal is to improve medicine by researching cures and treatment for diseases.  
 
 
Molly Wissler, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for November, 2021.  She was presented to the club by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
Molly is the daughter of Damian and Tessa Wissler of Lancaster.                  
 
Molly has earned Distinguished Honor Roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She serves as the senior class Treasurer and is Co-President of the Interact Club.  Molly is a member of the Inter-Club Council and the Ski and Snowboard Club.  She serves as Co-Caption of the Cross Country and Track teams, and is a member of the Indoor Track team.
In her spare time, Molly enjoys skiing, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Following graduation, Molly plans to attend a four year college to study accounting and business analytics.  Molly’s goal is to make an impact on her community as a future female business leader.    
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
 

On Saturday May 22, the Rotary Club of Lancaster South helped plant trees and bushes at the Stevens Greenland Cemetery in Lancaster City. Six Lancaster South club members along with three members from the Penn Square Rotary Club joined more than fifty (50) people from the Lancaster community with the project which included cleaning headstones, removing debris, and doing general cleanup. The Lancaster South Club also donated 16 rhododendron bushes to the cemetery.

The Stevens Greenland Cemetery has a lot of history and many stories of African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War, Spanish- American War, both World Wars and the Korean War. There are also individuals buried in the cemetery that were community leaders of Lancaster City in the past whose last names still have deep ties to Lancaster City. A special Memorial Day ceremony entitled “Honoring Our Forgoten Heroes” will be held on May 31, 2021 at 11:00 am to honor the veterans and others buried in the cemetery.

Holly Grube, a freshman at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for April, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Holly is the daughter of Joel and Amy Grube of New Providence.                   
 
Holly is a member of Student Senate and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She plays travel softball and for the High School team.  In Middle School, Holly was recognized as an outstanding athlete and student in science, computer technology, broadcasting technology, mathematics and English.
In the community, Holly attends youth group at her church.      
In her spare time, Holly enjoys playing the piano and softball, staying healthy and spending time with her family and friends.
Holly’s future plans include going to college and playing softball.      
 
Ashley Maeda, a sophomore at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for April, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Ashley is the daughter of Matias and Marili Maeda of New Providence.                   
 
Ashley is a member of Link Crew (a transition program designed to help acclimate freshman to high school), and was recognized with a Yearbook award while in Middle School.  In the community, Ashley attends youth group at her church and works at BBs Grocery Outlet.    
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys biking, walking, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley’s future plans include going to college for dentistry and traveling. 
 
To watch a video of the two students click here
 
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
Kylee Hess, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Kylee is the daughter of Greg and Heather Hess of Conestoga.                     
 
Kylee was a four year member of the girls’ soccer team and a member of the Ski Club where she served as President during her junior and senior years.  
In the community, Kylee has helped coach the Penn United Force F.C. U12 team.  She also works part-time at Vigi’s Catering.     
In her spare time, Kylee enjoys soccer, snowboarding, shopping, baking and spending time with her family and friends.
Next year, Kylee plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in education.  Her goal is to become a teacher, and help improve the lives of children.
 
 
Maeve Montgomery, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Maeve is the daughter of Cooper and Erica Montgomery of Millersville.                  
 
Maeve has consistently received honor roll recognition and will graduate with honors.  She is a member of Student Council, Faith Christian Athletes, Student Ambassadors and Young Life.  Maeve has been involved with Spring Fling and Minithon.  She is a member of the varsity filed hockey and lacrosse teams and has earned Lancaster-Lebanon League and All-State recognition.  Maeve also participates in field hockey clinics for elementary students.
In her free time, Maeve enjoys hiking, being outdoors, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family and friends.
Next year, Maeve will attend Ursinus College to study biology and play field hockey.  Her goal is to become a doctor like her grandmother.  
 
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
 
 
 
1719 Hans Herr House Museum Service Project
On Saturday April 24, 2021 the Rotary Club of Lancaster South sponsored a service project at the 1719 Hans Herr House Museum.  Tiffany Fisk, Administrator at the Hans Herr House welcomed us, and gave us a brief orientation to the site and a bit of its history. 

Molly Patches, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.

Molly is the daughter of Edward Patches of Strasburg.                   

Molly has consistently received honor roll recognition (including Distinguished Honor Roll achievement) and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Molly is also a member of the girls’ lacrosse team and in 2019 was named the offensive most valuable player for the junior varsity team.  

In the community, Molly is a member of the youth group at her church and attended Leadership Training Camp.  

In her spare time, Molly enjoys playing the piano, chess and spending time with her family and friends.

Next year, Molly will attend Millersville University where she plans to study Government and Political Affairs.    

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Nicholas (Nick) Smucker, a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for February, 2021.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Dr. Ben Feeney, Principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.

Nick is the son Lloyd and Cindy Smucker of Lancaster.                  

Nick has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society where he serves as an officer.  Nick also serves as Treasurer of the senior class.  He is a member of the Model United Nations Club, the Ski and Snowboard Club and is a High School Hero mentor.  Nick is a member of the Marching and Jazz bands where he plays drums and was selected this year for the PMEA District 7 Band and Orchestra.

In the community, Nick is a drummer for his church band, and works part-time at Willow Valley Retirement Communities.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys drumming, bicycling, collecting albums and records and spending time with his family and friends.

Next year, Nick will attend Belmont University to study music and business.  Nick hopes to bicycle around the world and tour in a band someday.  

Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.

Lancaster South Rotary Club Honors Students of the Month for December
 
Sebastian Bookmiller, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2020.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Sebastian is the son of Robert and Kirsten Bookmiller of Millersville.                  
 
Sebastian has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He is also a member of the Model UN, Mock Trial team, and is a Student Ambassador.  Sebastian represented Penn Manor High School at the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).  He is a member of the Orchestra where he plays violin, and the varsity soccer team.  Sebastian was selected as a 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 Academic All-Star.
In the community, Sebastian participates in the Attollo Prep. program and coaches soccer for Legacy Futures.  
In his spare time, Sebastian enjoys traveling, playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.
Next year, Sebastian plans to attend the University of Pittsburg to study political science and economics.  
 
Zachary Schaeffer, a senior at Penn Manor High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for December, 2020.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Baron Jones, Principal of Penn Manor High School.
Zachary is the son of Richard and Melissa Schaeffer of Washington Boro.                   
 
Zachary has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He has been a member of Manor Singers during his junior and senior years and has participated in Chorus for four years.  During his sophomore and junior years, Zachary was the assistant section leader for the tenor section for Manor Singers and Chorus; during his senior year, he was the section leader for the bass section of Chorus.  He also performed in the production of The Wizard of Oz during his junior year.  Zachary was a member of the football team as a freshman and sophomore and was a member of the golf team as a senior.  He has been a four year member of the Civil War Club.  
In the community, Zachary volunteers for different organizations, including the Lancaster County Project for the Needy.    
In his spare time, Zachary enjoys reading, singing, sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Next year, Zachary plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in secondary education.  His goal is to become a secondary social studies teacher.    
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
Lancaster South Rotary named 2 Students of the Month from Solanco High School.
Ryan Eller, a junior at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January, 2021.  He was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Ryan is the son of William and Carol Eller of Kirkwood and Donna Eller of Kirkwood.                  
 
Ryan has received honor roll recognition.   He is a member of Link Crew and a Renaissance Program gold card recipient.  In the community, Ryan enjoys helping-out with church activities.  
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Ryan’s future plans include attending a trade school following graduation from high school.  
 
Kendal Janssen, a junior at Solanco High School, has been selected as Lancaster South Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January, 2021.  She was presented to the club at its virtual meeting by Scott Long, Principal of Solanco High School.
Kendal is the daughter of Mike and Dawn Janssen of Quarryville.                
 
Kendal has consistently received honor roll recognition and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is a member of Link Crew and participates in the school’s Renaissance Program.  Kendal is a member of the varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams.  She also participates in travel soccer and softball.  Kendal has received recognition as a Solanco Student of the Month, and was selected as Fair Queen runner-up at the Elizabethtown Fair.
In her spare time, Kendal enjoys sports and spending time with her family and friends.
Kendal’s future plans include attending college to study nursing, and ultimately, becoming a nurse.
Student of the Month is selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as school and community service.
On Saturday, December 19 five Rotarians from Lancaster South Rotary Club met at a storage facility near Millersville to move office supplies and equipment for the local affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  Rotarian Dave Cope of Classic Lancaster Cabinetry in Willow Street generously provided his large box truck to make the move. Lancaster South President John Bomberger coordinated the Service Project with Lancaster NAMI board member Donald Grabowski, who is also President of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown. Of special note, the President of the local NAMI affiliate Vivian Spiese (back row left) shared her respect and appreciation for Rotary and mentioned that her father was a member of the Columbia and Mt. Joy Rotary Club for many years before his passing.
Lancaster South Rotary Club created 50 gift bags of assorted items (tissues, toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, comb, lotion, hand sanitizer, orange, apple, chocolates, whole wheat chips) for the residents at Oak Leaf Manor South Personal Care facility, and delivered them on Tuesday December 22, just in time for Christmas. A gift box of assorted candies, cookies, pretzels, etc. was given to the staff. Special thanks to PJ Roberts, club secretary and Dan Hess, club vice-president for helping to assemble the gift bags and to Oak Leaf staff for distributing the bags to the residents. Lancaster South is looking forward to the day we can return to the facility for in-person meetings. Currently the club is meeting via Zoom.
Lancaster South Rotary has selected 2 students as Student of the Month for November, both from Lampeter Strasburg High School. Congratulations to Colin McDonald and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Deardorff! For a video presentation and interview with both students click here: https://youtu.be/adz0f8JyGOM
 
 
Our club provided a total of $3,000 in college scholarships this year - $1,000 to three high school seniors who graduated in the Spring and are attending college this Fall - a Lampeter-Strasburg graduate attending the University of Pittsburgh, a Penn Manor graduate attending the University of Alabama and a Solanco graduate attending Hood College. The $1,000 was sent directly to each respective college/university in the student's name.  
Join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 AM for our Club meetings. Please contact PJ at pjwrench@gmail.com or John at jllkbom@verizon.net for more information and a link to the meeting.
In July Rotary Club of Lancaster South held their summer Food Bank Drive to support the Solanco Neighborhood Ministries’ Food Bank. Since the Rotary Club has been meeting by Zoom since March, it was suggested by the Board of Directors that the money normally spent for meals would be contributed to our Food Bank Drive. One thousand eight hundred and forty dollars ($1,840.00) was collected by the Club and was delivered to the Food Bank. Thanks to our Rotarians for stepping up to the challenge to alleviate food insecurity in our area.
This morning Lancaster South Rotary member, Scott Frick, was presented with a plus six Paul Harris award. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, meaning that Scott has earned this award six times over. From left to right, Scott Frick, Dan Hess, presenter, and Charity Welch, president. Congratulations Scott! 
Rotary Club of Lancaster South inducted Jim Frederick into the Club at the meeting on 19 September. Jim is the owner of Frederick Consulting Group, LLC, and a senior fellow at the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College. From left to right - presenter Dick Kramer, inductee Jim Frederick, and sponsor Bob Wintsch. Welcome Jim!!
Rotary Club of Lancaster South is proud to announce the induction of two new members. From Left to right is Dick Kramer, presenter; Wayne Murray, with sponsor, Ray D'Agostino; Chuck Sawicki, co sponsor, Ann Taylor, new member and Bonnie Bowman, co sponsor. Welcome to the Club!
Rotary Club of Lancaster South swore in new officers for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year. From left to right are Dick Kramer, presenter;Charity Welch, incoming president; Rob Dangler, president elect; John Bomberger, vice president; Dale Hamby, outgoing president. Congratulations to all!