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A visit from the Rotary Club of York

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Rotary Club of York President John Klinedinst and President-Elect Dave Hoffman visited with our editorial board recently to tell the good story of what the club does in our community.

Many people, John noted, recognize the name Rotary, but they don’t know what the clubs do. “It is not a group of old guys getting together for lunch every week and writing checks,” he joked.

No, the York club does so much more than that — though it does also write many checks for worthy local causes.

A few highlights:

The club gives student scholarships and loans. It sponsors a student foreign exchange program. It’s involved with many environmental projects – including cleaning up illegal dump sites, planting trees in the city and rail trail maintenance. And, of course, it holds weekly meetings with fascinating speakers at the Yorktowne Hotel – helping to keep that grand York landmark afloat.

York can be proud to have one of the largest and most active clubs in the nation. That’s impressive for such a small city!