The Southern York County Rotary Club was chartered on May 21, 1982. Our club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Red Lion (PA) and held our charter night at the Red Lion Country Club on June 22, 1982. That evening, SYC Rotary Club President Harry J. Floyd received our club charter from District Governor, Henry C. Brown Jr. and Red Lion Rotary Club President, John Gable. 

May 1983                                                                                                              

President Harry Floyd and Vice President James Wolf were presented with the District Governor's Award for the "Highest Percentage of New Members" at the District Conference.

December 1983                                                                                             

Robert Bushman, President and General Manager of Mann & Parker Lumber Company received the 1st "Rotary Vocational Service Award" from our club.

October 4, 1985                                                                                                

"On this the Fourth Day of October in the Year Ninteen Hundred and Eighty Five, we the Officers and Members of the Southern York County Rotary Club, hereby honor with gratitude, Mr. Henry "Hank" Brown Jr., Past District Governor of District 739 and a fellow Rotarian, for all that he has done for our club.
We dedicate this day, our Rotary Sign, that hangs proudly, in front of our new meeting place, to Hank. For he was a driving force to see that the Southern York County Rotary Club became what was an idea to reality.  We could say that our club is his child, for he nurtured us, cared for us, and watched us grow.
More important, is that from this day forward, the membership of the Southern York County Rotary Club, should strive to follow Hank's footsteps in the world of Rotary. We should look at Hank and like him, give unselfishly to serve Rotary on the International, District, and Local level.   

Also in 1985                                                                                                      

We hosted our first Rotary exchange team from South Africa.                                 

Sponsored the first students from our area to attend the District Leadership Conference.

...and that was just the beginning...


Past Meeting Locations

1. Rutters Family Restaurant   (Shrewsbury)          1982-1987

2. Huckleberry's Restaurant    (New Freedom)      1987-1988

3. Hopewell Inn               (Hopewell Township)          1989

4. Shrewsbury Family Rest.       (Shrewsbury)        1990-2006

5. Hampton Inn               (Hopewell Township)      2006 - ?

6. New Freedom Rest.              (New Freedom)         ? - 2017