Speaker Date Topic
Dan Maurer May 23, 2024 7:15 AM
Elevate Nepal

Dan is the Founder and President of Elevate Nepal, driving the strategic vision behind our organization as well as managing all projects and leading donor engagement. He is deeply passionate about working with Nepal’s most-remote communities and ensuring their success now and in future generations.

First traveling to Nepal in 2011 to Mount Everest base camp and volunteer on farms in rural villages, Dan was captivated by the beauty of Nepal’s people and landscapes. Afte the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015,he spearheaded a fundraiser and returned for another three months to help with earthquake relief efforts. Shortly after, he founded Elevate Nepal.

Originally from Rochester, New York, USA, Dan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University. He has lived, worked and traveled both in America and abroad. In 2019, St. Bonaventure University recognized Dan as one of only 26 Distinguished Alumni for his work with Elevate Nepal, Inc.

Lisa Vaughn | Director of Community Development May 30, 2024 7:15 AM
Junior Achievement of South Central PA

JA of South Central Pa will reach over 100,000 K-12 students this year with our FREE programs in financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship.  They run many programs throughout Lancaster County.

 

Lisa Vaughn, York-North Rotary Club Member, and Director of Community Development for Junior Achievement will visit to tell us more about their mission. 

Don Kautz Jun 06, 2024 7:15 AM
Grist Mills of Lancaster County

Donald Kautz is a retired software developer, amateur photographer, and local historian. Don has given numerous talks in the local area about the history of the Conestoga River. He has witten a book entitled "The Congestoga River: A History." Don has done extensive research on Lancaster County grist mills and has rcently published a book entttled "Mills of Lancaster County."
 

Don lives near Lancaster with his wife and three grown children and two grandsons.

 

The presentation begins with a brief history of milling and water-powered mill technology. Then we will hear stories from a few of the mills. Finally, we will wrap up with a summary of the curent uses for the mills that still exist today.

 

Craig Kauffman Jun 13, 2024 7:15 AM
Safari Club International

Craig Kauffman serves as President/Chief Executive Officer and Diretcor of Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc and PeoplesBank, a Codorus Valley Company, Kauffman joined PeoplesBank in August of 2018.

Mr. Kauffman most recently served as a regional President of BB & T Bank from August of 2015 and prior to that time as PA CEO of the PA market of Susquehanna Bank, headequarted in Lititz PA from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Susquehanna Bank, Mr Kauffman held various executive management positions with PNC Bank.

Mr. Kauffman is a graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science and earned his Master of Business Administration from Penn State University, He currently serves on the Board of the Lancaster Safety Coalition. He is currently Past Chairman of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and serves as Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Millersville University of PA Lombardo School of Business. Additionally, he serves on the board of Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation where he served as Chairman from 2013-2015 and 2020-2022 respectively.

Mr. Kauffman resides in Lancaster.

 

Club Grant Check Presentations Jun 20, 2024

We will present and hear from the three organizations who were awarded grants from our club.

Power Packs, Anchor, and Second Grace 

 

Carol Gifford Jun 27, 2024
Vision Corps

Carol Gifford is a public relations professional from Lancaster County. She is the Community Relations and Public Affairs Manager for Vision Corps. She visits community groups to give presentations about Vision Corps and its services to people who are blind or vision impaired in Adams, Chester,Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties.

NO Weekly Meeting due to Holiday Jul 04, 2024 7:15 AM
NO Weekly meeting due to holiday
Officer and Board Installation 2024-2025 Club Jul 11, 2024 7:15 AM
Club Officer and Board Installation 2024-2025 Club and Club Assembly
John Moeller Jul 18, 2024 7:15 AM
Greenfield Inn and former White House Chef
Aubrey Montgomery Jul 25, 2024 7:15 AM
Insurance
Will Kiefer Aug 01, 2024
Bench Mark Program

Will Kiefer is a startup founder and business executive whose focus is on developing latent talent in people, organizations, and communities.

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall Collge (2014), Will has exclusively focused his energy and attention on the effectiveness of Bench Mark Program, an award-winning non profit organzation that serves over 200 young people each yearr and operates on an annual budget of over $800K. Since launching the program as a personal project in college, Will and his team have raised over $5.5 M in charitable funding from individuals, foundations, and government contracts. In 2023, Will's capital campaign fundraising efforts resulted in over $650K raised in a single year, which funded the relocation of the organzation to its new headquartes in Lancaster CIty. Will is proudest of the unique culture that exists at Bench Mark, one where students within the program can secure part-time and full-time employmnet as program leaders, truly allowing Bench Mark to mulitply its impact. Will currently leads a team of 22 individuals and reports to a 13-member board of directors. 

When not working on Bench Mark, Will and his wife enjoy investing in real estate and traveling. They have a teenage son and regularly spend time with family and friends.

George Soukas, President/Owner of Regupol Aug 08, 2024 7:15 AM
Regupol

George was born in Chicos, Greece and his family moved to the United States when he was 8 year old (1966). George grew up in Lancaster and upon graduation from high school he attended Millersville University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (1981). He later attended and earned his MBA degree from Tulane Univesity in New Orleans (1984). 

Upon graduation, George entered the world of public accounting first in Baltimore, Maynland, with at the time, Coopers and Lybrand and later in the Washington, DC office of KPMG. George worked as both an accounting autitor and a management consultant in public accounting.

George left KPMG as a consulting manager in 1989 to being a start-up venture (Dodge-Regupol, Inc). The new entity was a merger of the Dodge Cork family business and a German entity (Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk, GmgH.) George helped develop the original business plan while serving as Chief Financial Officer. During George's tenure the company grew from 33 employees to over 250 employees. George helped navigate the company  through several acquisitions and established regional presence in seveal locations throughout the country. Although the entity was exceptionally successful, the business owners had a difference of opinion on the direction of the company. Th US ownership wanted to bring on private equity and the German owners wanted the company to remain private and closely held. The ownership difference could not be resolved, and the German ownership was bought out in 2007.

After a very short noncompete period (2008), the German company experessed an interest in re-establishing operations in the United States. George was offered an employment opportunity to serve a Prestident of the new entity and an option to aquire ownership in the proposed new venture.. After full year of endeavors to locate a facilty, order manufacturing equipment, set up ERP systems, hire staff, and other start up challenges -- Regupol America began full production in February of 2009. Since its inception the Lebanon, PA based facility has grown to a 31- acre campus with nearly 350,000 suare feet of production space and 125 employees. The company's products are sold throughout North America.

Geoge taught dozens of classes as an assistant professor of Accounting at Millersville University. 

George served on numerous community and charity boads. George served on both the Lancaster and Lebanon Economic Development Corporations board of directors. George also served on the board of Lancaster Junior Achievement and ran several fundraisers for Big Brother/Big Sisters.

George served as Treasurer and now sevres as Vice President of Parish Council for the Annunication Greek Orthodox Church.

Geogre is married to Mary Jo who is a commercial lender for Fulton Bank. George has two children, Chris and Stephanie who live in the local area as well.

George is an avid runner. In a single year in 2006, George completed 12 marathons in 12 months. Goege ran marathons in 26 states including the Boston Marathon seven times. George is a private pilot and enjoys weekend flights with his family.

Ryan Shank Aug 15, 2024 7:15 AM
Red Rose Festival
Ryan Shank is a Lancaster native and graduate of Lancaster Catholic and Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The majority of his career is centered around both the entertainment industries.
 
Today Ryan is here with us as the executive Director of the red Rose film festival established in 2019.
 

Since 2019 the Red Rose Film Festival has promoted and encouraged our community and the film community around the world to share their diverse and unique experiences. Our greatest impact has been to be a platform for the general public, film professionals, tourism, higher education and small businesses in the Lancaster community to collaborate to create a mutually beneficial year round series of events. 

 

This year the festival is expanding its programming to the greater Lancaster county audience with a collaboration with Penn Cinema, Zoetropolis and developing partnerships with K-12 and higher education institutions in the Lancaster area to develop programming and the foundation of what students can believe are career opportunities that are being developed in some of the most influential entertainment companies in the world. Ie rock Lititz, Tait, Atomic design, Triode media, and make films to name a few. 

 

Ryan is here to expand on its existing platform to encourage the development of students of all backgrounds and industry professionals. Lancaster has an incredible opportunity to embrace all of them. Community is our purpose. The perspectives of these filmmakers form a bridge across economic, gender, and cultural communities, which upholds our motto: "Global Perspectives, Local Impact." It is in these values that we will continue to respect and represent our beloved Central PA community

Jeff Swinehart, CEO and Jamie Hall, VP of Develop Aug 22, 2024 7:15 AM
Lancaster Farmland Trust

Jeff Swinehart, is the President and CEO of Lancaster Farmland Trust beginning in 2022. Prior to this role, he served as the organizations' Chief Operating Officer for 3 years and Deputy Director fo 13 years. During his 24-year tenure, Jeff and his team have built Lancaster Farmland Trust's easement portfolio to more than 575 easements and 35,000 acres -- the largest easement portfolio in PA. Jeff is a member of the WeConservePA Board and Policy Committee; serves as Chairman of the Manheim Township Planning Commission; is Chair of the Lancaster Clean Water Partners; and is serving his second three-year term as the Mid-Atlantic representative for Terrafirma RRG, LLC. Jeff graduated with a Master's degree in Public Administration from Penn State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, plus minors in Geology and Regional Planning from Mansfield University.

 

Jamie Hall, the VP of Development was born and raised in Lancaster County and brings a deep-rooted connection to the mission of preserving our cherished farmlands. With experience in the nonprofit sector, Jamie previously served as a director of development and in roles in marketing and communications. Jamie is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships wtih supporters and identifying new fundng opportunities to further Lancaster Farmland Trust's vital work. .  

Cory VanBrookhoven, President. Lititz Historical Aug 29, 2024 7:15 AM
Lititz Historical Foundation
Mara Clements Sep 05, 2024 7:15 AM
Decluttering
Timothy Essig Sep 12, 2024 7:15 AM
Landis Valley Story
Jess King. Executive Director Sep 19, 2024 7:15 AM
The Steinman Institute for Civic Engagement

Jess KIng, MBA, is a values-driven systems thinker with 20 plus years of experience leading equity-driven organizations. She has worked in community and economic development, local government, and media, and has experience, starting, building, and leading organizations and campaigns, leveraging financial and social capital, building volunteer and staff teams, and developing and growing programs. She is passionate about innovation and the common good. She lives in Lancaster County.

Michael Lausch Sep 26, 2024
COBYS
HOLD Oct 03, 2024 7:15 AM
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