Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kutztown

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Ghost Tour in October. It was a great event and the proceeds will go to help area nonprofit organizations in need.
A special thank you to our Friends at KCP and the Strand for allowing us to add a very special stop to the tour. The visit to the Strand was FABULOUS! 
Ghost Tour Volunteers walking tour groups around town at night
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We want to celebrate another successful Ghost Tour event. We would very much like to thank the volunteers that made the Ghost Tour possible. This event would not be possible without the club members, community members, and friends that volunteer their time for the 2 nights of the event.
Inside the registration room, Bonnie DeLong volunteered to do Tarot readings and Ginny Ivanhoff did palm readings. Our friends from K.A.S.P.E.R. were there again to provide demonstrations of how they do paranormal investigations. 
Other stops on the tour were manned by Rotary members Meghan Reeder and Willem Hordijk and Chopper Foundation members. Tour guides included both Rotary club and community members. And, of course, a shout out to the core Ghost Tour committee members, Tom Kulp, Melissa Kirk, Ellen Overcast, Peter Overcast, Willem Hordijk, Holly Diefenderfer, and Erin Bailey.
The highlight of the 2023 Ghost Tour was the addition of the Strand Theater. A big thank you to Kutztown Community Partnership for allowing us to add a walk through the historic Strand Theater. And thank you to Rotary members Peter and Ellen Overcast and all of the K.A.S.P.E.R. group for providing information from their investigation of the Strand to enhance the visit there. And, of course, a big thank you to Rotary member Erin Bailey for her outstanding hosting performance.
Another stop on the Ghost Tour this year included the Historical Society where Craig Koeller and Brenden Strasser gave some history and ghost stories of the Old Public School building. In addition, we stopped at Kutztown University to hear the KU Paranormal Society tell us a story about the ghost of Mary that still haunts the Old Main building. Our last main stop was at the FOE building where we listened to a very scary and entertaining story by Rotary and FOE member Kurt Rohrbach.
Proceeds for the tour will go to help fund organizations in our community, including the Historical Society. We look forward to another amazing, but different, Halloween event next year.
On November 29th, 2023, the club held our holiday service event where we filled 12 holiday boxes for Friend, Inc to distribute to families in need this holiday season. Each member brought in a component for the boxes, which were decorated and filled at the meeting. We had a lot of fun sorting the food and adding it to the boxes. Please visit our website to learn how you can join in the fun!.
Members of the Kutztown Rotary Club participated in the District-wide Rotary Day of Service: A focus on the environment. The original date of the event, April 29, had to be rescheduled due to rain. A painting team met on the morning of Saturday May 20 to whitewash the fence the club built the year before for the bee pollinator garden at the corner of Constitution Blvd and Greenwich St. Contact us at https://kutztownrotary.com/ to see how you can help out in the community.
We put service above self - come out and join one of our many service projects in the community! 
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About Our Club
Welcome to Kutztown Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Kutztown Tavern-Club Room
272 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
United States of America
6 PM to Order Dinner 7 PM Meeting Start Time
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Sergeant at Arms
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange
Executive Secretary/Director
Immediate Past President
Foundation Treasurer
News updates:
Reminder for club holiday party and annual club and foundation board vote on December 20. Please come and show your club support. See the calendar for more information.
Rotary Anniversaries
  • Mike Collins
    Kellie Collins
    June 8
Join Date:
  • Holly Diefenderfer
    May 1, 2022
    2 years
  • Douglas Wunder
    May 8, 2022
    2 years
  • Rose Galeano-Phillips
    May 25, 2017
    7 years
  • Nancy Hildenbrand
    June 1, 1999
    25 years
  • Florita Hobaugh
    June 17, 2020
    4 years
  • Dennis Lutz
    June 28, 2017
    7 years
  • Marie DeFilipps
    July 1, 2006
    18 years
  • Tom Kulp
    July 1, 2018
    6 years
  • Robert Hain
    July 3, 2022
    2 years
  • Ellen Overcast
    July 30, 2019
    5 years
  • Mike Collins
    July 30, 2021
    3 years
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