Fifty years of traveling… with the Lititz Rotary Club

By on February 13, 2013

Since 1963, local Rotarians have been taking Lititz residents on journeys around the world. To celebrate the golden anniversary of the club’s Travelogue series, a senior producer from National Geographic TV will be in town Feb. 23 to talk about his film projects in Africa.

"Who would’ve thought we’d still be doing this after 50 years," said Ron Reedy, crediting the dedicated work of Rotarians like Roy Brubaker, who chaired the Travelogue Committee for most of the 50 years, Garth Becker and Bill Spacht.

Last month’s Montana Travelogue attracted 1,800 people to two shows at the Warwick High School auditorium. And, combined with the Rotary Club’s annual craft show and golf tournament, Travelogue helps raise $80,000 that the club annually donates back to the community.

To celebrate the Rotary Club of Lititz’s civic legacy, and the proud tradition of the Travelogue program, National Geographic will be in town next week.

David Hamlin is a multiple Emmy Award winning filmmaker and executive producer with National Geographic TV. He has traveled the world on numerous expeditions, from the Congo Basin to the Arctic. Currently, he is the executive producer of "America the Wild," a six-part series hosted by Casey Anderson which will premiere on NatGeo WILD this fall.

But his next big trip will be to Lititz, possibly the coolest small town in America. He’ll be at the high school Feb. 23 to talk about his productions and adventures in Africa. This will be a unique behind-the-scenes look at how these expeditions are documented.

Look for more information in next week’s Record Express.

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