At the YWCA

Lamenting Racism and Gun Violence In solidarity with the Asian Community

Sunday, April 18, 2021

2:00 – 2:30 P.M

Join us in front of the United Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. You may park in the lot across the street.

Please wear a mask and keep socially distant. (Rain or shine)

Come to witness that love is stronger than hate.

Organized by:

Adams County Human Relations Council                     

Gettysburg for Gun Sense

United Lutheran Seminary      

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County     


Register Now For The Bouncing Back Birthday Bash!


We’re having a big party and we’ve dubbed it the “Bouncing Back Birthday Bash.”

Reserve your spot right here.

If you prefer, stop in and buy your tickets at the front desk.

Covid-19 certainly has created a significant financial strain for the YW – with the fitness center, swimming pool, and daycare facility all closed at some point. Everything’s up and running now, of course, but still at limited or diminished capacity in some cases. Likewise, our traditional fundraisers were either canceled or seriously Covid-compromised within the past year or so. While we certainly feel we’re successful weathering the Covid storm, the YWCA looks forward to a complete comeback – truly “bouncing back” – in the months to come and we’re pretty excited about it.

Meanwhile, it just so happens that 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of our iconic building at 909 Fairfield Road. In one way or another, the location has positively impacted the lives of so many local residents. We’d be celebrating that milestone regardless, but we’re particularly delighted by the opportunity to honor our history while enhancing the celebration of our emergence from the constraints of Covid.

The Bouncing Back Birthday Bash will be held on the evening of September 25th, right here at the “building of honor,” and it’s going to be a glorious event. There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and much more. Naturally, we’d love to have you with us. In fact, why not gather up some friends and reserve a table of eight? This will be a BYOB function, with catering by the always-remarkable Biggerstaff’s, music by dynamic and award-winning HD Entertainment.

We’re encouraging any generous donors, individual or corporate, to help us underwrite the cost of the ‘Bash. Opportunities abound, with further details available soon on the website. Your kindness will always be appreciated.

As time passes, as the weather begins to warm up and we continue to distance ourselves from the limitations of the past year or so, you can count on the YWCA’s progression back toward “normal.” By September, we plan on being just about there – assuring that the Bouncing Back Birthday Bash is truly a night to remember.

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but this fundraiser will bring our community together and help get us back on our feet. You’ll be hearing much more about the BBBB in weeks to come, on these pages and all around. It’s going to be special. We hope you’ll be there to share it with us.

Jane Lordeman is a member of YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County, a former member of the Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Development, Finance, and Personnel Committees.

YWCA Donors

We love our donors! YWCA donors support about 14 percent of the costs of carrying out our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

If you would like to donate to the YWCA, visit this link. To discuss all possibilities, email Fund Development Director Alex J. Hayes at

Thank you all for your support!

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County takes great pride in maintaining accurate donor records. If you believe we have erred, please email

Adams County Community Foundation
Robert C. Hoffman
Rotary Club of Gettysburg
Thomas L. Cline Foundation
County of Adams
Foursquare Church
Wellspan Health
T. Rowe Price Charitable Giving – In honor of Jane Lordeman by Ann Lordeman
T. Rowe Price Charitable Giving – in memory of Erma Lordeman by Ann Lordeman
Fidelity Charitable – In honor of my hard-working and very generous sister, Jane Lordeman who inspires all of her siblings (By James and Betty Lordeman)
Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree – Thanks to the 154 community members who gave over $40,000 to us through this event!

C.E. Williams Sons, Inc.
Sites Realty,Inc.
Rice Fruit Company
Wolfe, Rice, Quinn, LLC
Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Wellspan Health
Alam B Roofing
Advent Partners
Gettysburg Dental Associates/Just Kids
Shipley Energy

Racial Justice Programs
In memory of Dr. Nanette Hatzes, advocate for the arts and education aimed at the empowerment of the underprivileged(By Paul & Sarah Stokely)
In honor of Julia Falk (By Yoga Class)
Tommy’s Pizza/Fourscore Beer – “Black is Beautiful” beer campaign
Vida Charter School

Women’s Empowerment
In honor of Dr. Temma Berg, Emeritus Professor of English & Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies (By Paul & Sarah Stokely)

Encore 2021
Remax of Gettysburg
Gettysburg Animal Hospital
OSS Health

Run for Peace
Vida Charter School

Jane Lordeman
Eric & Betsy Meyer
Gettysburg Animal Hospital

Spirit of Gettysburg
R & K Subs
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Hockley & O’Donnell

Summer Camps 2021
Hockley & O’Donnell
Leer Photography

Charter ($500-$999)
Selective Insurance – (2020 Selective Insurance Group Foundation Matching Gift program for President’s Club Agents – in honor of Hockley & O’Donnell
Tommy’s Pizza/Fourscore Beer

Supporting (<$100)
York White Rose Wanderers
EITC (Pre-K Scholarships)
BB & T
M & T Bank
Capital Blue Cross
York Water Company

In-Kind Gifts and Services
Animal Wellness Clinic
Aura Integrative Medicine
Child Care Consultants
Freedom Landscapes
Gettysburg Day Spa
Scott & Company Fine Jewelers
State Farm Insurance

Advocates ($1000+)
John Dewar
Janet Dewar
Ruth Mink
Lois Starkey
Mary Turk-Meena
Emily Rice-Townsend
Tom & Carol Deloe
Rukhsana Rahman
Barclay Brooks
Sharon Magraw
Jane Lordeman

Charter ($500-$999)
Peggy Bosch
Linda & Ray Fauth
Josh Hamilton
Conni Petrie
Jim Henry
Betsy Meyer
Anne Simpson In memory of Janet Dewar
Patricia Vanbuskirk
Adam & Diane Wasserman
Sara Rohr
Joseph Jones
Laurie Stover
Carolyn & Norman Nunamaker
Linda & Pat Raymond
Dennis Steinauer

Pacesetter ($250 – $499)
Richard Hartman
Barbara Neth
Shirley Golden
Patty Hinkle
Gail Jones
Susan Redding
Sarah Stokely
Jean Hobbs
Dotty Dalphon
Mike & Nancy Lilley
Sharon & Dennis Ranney – In memory of Michael Joye, Thomas Bittle, Lawrence Eversole, Ted Kane, Ron Gates

Sustaining ($100-$249)
Nellie Catts
Mary Frances Colvin
Karen Davis
Jessica Dean
Margery Donovan
Anne Douds
Rebecca Fisher
Brion Fitzgerald
Ann Gilbert
Rebecca Goldfield
Patsy Hartnett
Jayne & John Hench
Hazel Hilliard
Elizabeth Ibex
Christine Klunk
Patti Lawson
Nancy Leachman – In honor of Jane Lordeman
Burton Lee
Nancy McMeekin
Sharon Magraw – In memory of Janet Dewar
Glen Morrell – In memory of Janet Dewar
Lynn Ondrizek
Jessica Ritter
Ruth & Mike Shealer
Barbara L. Smith
Elizabeth Smith
William Speer
Shirley Staley
Gretchen Stuempfle
Sue Weaner
Sharon Dayhoff
Yeimi Gagliardi
Mary Malewicki
Faye & Steve Niebler
Gail Hull
Maria Erling
Paige Levan
Susan Roach
Ellen Dayhoff
Judy Morley
Karen & Ed Szoke
Jeanne Duffy
Emily Gerlach

Supporting (<$100)
Mark Purdy
Michael Provencher
Barbara Stokes
Lyne Aurand
Nancy Beattie
Chrisanne Bowden
Drew Harding
Kristin Rice
Denise Royer
Cara Smith
Caitlyn Walters
Abby Apple
Pete Campbell
Cynthia Cogswell
Julie Cohen
Pat Crowner
Thomas Kiniry
Kristin Largen
Jan Underwood
Felicia Yohe
Denise Wood
Frank Ruth
Kevin & Shanna Adler (in honor of Janet Powers)
Archie Graff
Temma Berg
Caro Deardorff
Sue Bucher
Jennifer Dumont
Robert Edlavitch
Martha Raney
Cornelia Saltzman
Antoinette Smith-Elias
Henry Wilson
Nancy & Steve Whitman
Elizabeth Viti
Judith Leslie (In memory of Jim Ibex)
Katy Giebenhain
Alex Hayes
Kristen Mooney
Keith Routson
Kurt Kramer
Frederica Meitzen
Bonnie Richardson
Dora Townsend
Nancy Crawford

Alison Hendon
Amanda Riffey
Kristin Rice
Ann Gilbert
Caitlyn Walters
Darci Haney
Darryl Hardy
Dotty Dalphon
Gerald Hoffman
Jennifer Bruder
Jerry Johnson
John Spears
Judith Butterfield
Julia McGeary
Kalai Wherley
Smitha Nair
Karen Pearce
Katy Giebenhain
Nancy Lilley
Nicole Cupp
Kristin LArgen
Peggy Leister
Roxanne Whitaker
Sara Staub
Linda Raymond
Lynn Hunter
Marcia Roan
Megann Thornton
Susan Cornell
Suzanne Steinour
Tammie Brush-Campbell

Mission Membership Honor Roll
Adams County Community Foundation Staff & Board
Alex Hayes & Ashley Andyshak-Hayes
Ann Van Dykeo
Christine Armstrong
Lyne Aurand
Monica Bajaj
Tara Baugher Family
Temma Berg Family
Bruce Bigelow Family
Christine Biggins
Chrisanne Bowden
Cecelia Brown Family
Lynn Cairns
Gettysburg Connection
Nancy Cook
Jeffrey Cooper
Rayna Cooper
Dotty Dalphon
Linda Denniston
Maria Erling
Julie Falk
Linda Fauth Family
Robin Fitzpatrick
Laura Geesaman Family
Deb Geesey
Carolyn George
Emily Gerlach
Marc Goldman
Chris Goodacre
Brigid Goss
Elizabeth Greene
Julie Haller
Cathy Harner
Barbara and Scott Hartman Family
Carol Hegeman Family
Kathleen Heidecker Family
Diana Henne
James Henry
Ross Hetrick
Patty Hinkle
Robin Hsu
Gail Hull
Gail Jones
Chris Kellett
Karen Landry
Patti Lawson
Ruth Lewis
Rae Lilley-McKee Family
Mike & Nancy Lilley
Jane Lordeman Family
Sharon Magraw Family
Debbie March Family
Donald and Harriet Marritz Family
Betsy Meyer
Peter Miele Family
Judy Morley
Smitha Nair Family
Faye & Steve Niebler
Carolyn Nunamaker
Alan & Jane Patrono Family
Dorothy Puhl
Mark & Sharon Purdy Family
Rukhsana Rahman
Linda Raymond
Kristin Rice Family
Emily Rice-Townsend Family
Janet Riggs
Denise Royer
Cynthia & David Salisbury Family
J.R. Scappini
Danny Sebright
Ralph Serpe & Brian Tate
Megan Shreve
Cara Smith Family
Beverly Sontheimer
Kim Stahl
Sarah Stokely Family
Laurie Stover
Mike & Mardie Strong Family
Gretchen Stuempfle
Karen & Edward Szoke
Lynda Taylor Family
Teresa Rodgers
Laurel Thrasher
Dora and David Rice- Townsend
Rose Tripi Family
Jenn Vintigni
Keith Welsh
Nancy & Steve Whitman
Suzanne Williams
Denise Wood
Felicia Yohe
Judy & David Young Family
Kara Young

Endowment Donors
In memory of Janet Dewar: John Dewar; Margaret Dewar; Janet Dewar, Jr.; Eleanor Pella; Deb Geesey

YWCA USA Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol




January 7, 2021

In light of the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA released the following statement:

“The scene that unfolded in our nation’s capital yesterday was a disgrace to our democracy and a bleak day for our nation. History will justifiably record the violent efforts to halt the confirmation of a fair democratic election decided by the American people as an insurrection and attempted coup.

While the news and photos of yesterday’s events will haunt us, let us remember that the day began with the historic election of the Reverend Raphael Warnock as the first Black Senator from the state of Georgia, and ended with the confirmed election of Jon Ossoff as the first Jewish Senator from the state of Georgia. Senators Warnock and Ossoff will join the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history, which includes 144 women, 52 of whom are women of color, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community and other historically marginalized communities.

At this pivotal moment, YWCA calls on all in our nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. We stand with the American people, especially people of color, who have endured unrelenting efforts to divide, derail, and dishonor our most basic human and civil rights, and to discredit and silence women and people of color who demand a world of equity and human decency. Ensuring that women, communities of color, and all those who are marginalized are represented and that their voices are amplified and heard, is at the core of our efforts to improve economic security, prevent gender-based violence, ensure access to health care, and to eliminate policies and practices that criminalize people of color.

We encourage everyone to continue to join us as we work tirelessly to champion equality, to end gender discrimination, and to combat injustices across economic, political, and daily life that pose as barriers for so many. Together, let’s continue to do the work, until justice just is.”


YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for over 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more at

Virtual Land Fitness Classes

December 2020

Monday, 9:15-10:15 am

Use passcode YOGA123 – Monday Yoga with Laurie

Monday, 10:30-11:30 am

Use passcode 1920 – Chair Yoga with Julie

Monday, 1-2:15pm

  Zumba & Toning with Debbie

Monday, 6-7pm

Zumba with Allison

Tuesday, 11 am – noon

Zumba Toning with Jim

Tuesday, 6-7pm

DANCE2FIT with Melisa

Tuesday 7-7:30pm

The Fifteen: Body Sculpt with Debbie

Wednesday, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Use passcode YOGA 123, Gentle Yoga with Laurie

Wednesday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. 

Pilates/Barre with Polly


Zumba with Jim


Zumba with Allison


Spin Class with Eric

Thursday, 11 a.m. – noon

Zumba Toning with Jim

Friday, 9:15 -10:15 a.m.

Use passcode YOGA 123, Gentle Yoga with Laurie

Friday 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Pilates/Barre with Polly

Friday, 10:30-11:30 am

Use passcode 1920 – Chair Yoga with Julie

Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m.

Zumba with Debbie and Jim

Our (Untraditional) Traditional Martin Luther King Celebration

Our very first formal celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took place back in January 1981, with Reverend Addison as guest speaker. The following year, the Reverend William H. Gray, III, U.S. Representative from Philadelphia, was the events guest speaker. In 1983, Reverend Ralph Abernathy of Ebenezer Baptist Church, leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, came to speak. As in 1981, a community choir was organized to sing at these events. Mary Alice Nutter sang a solo for the 1982 program, while Eric Nutter was the soloist in 1983. In 1983 as in 1981 an “international food bazaar” provided dinner and refreshments before the program. It was then that the event took the title that still remains: The Annual Martin Luther King Celebration.

In 2021, we’ll mark our 41st Annual Martin Luther King Celebration and it will be unlike any other to date. Even with the impending announcement of a possible vaccine, the committee deemed that a large, in-person event should not be planned for this year. Instead, with the generous support of Gettysburg College, yard signs commemorating some of the inspiring words of Dr. King, will be made available for purchase by members of the community. Samples of the signs can be seen in the lobby of the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County as well as on the YWCA’s website, SCAAP website, and the Gettysburg College Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Order your signs online right here, where you will also have the option of downloading a form which can then be printed and mailed in. If you’d prefer, signs can be ordered by phone via our membership desk anytime Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Call 717.334.9171. Once ordered, signs may be picked up at the desk during those same hours, after January 4

You may also order signs by calling or texting YWCA Mission Enhancement Director Nancy Lilley at 717.253.2176 or emailing

100 Mile Swim Challenge

100 Mile Swim Challenge

November 2020 – May 2021 

*Challenge Extended 1-Month to May, Due To 3-Week Shutdown Over Holidays*

6 Months to Swim 100 Miles!

Challenge Information

  • 15 years+ welcome to participate!
  • All swim styles and techniques welcome! From the doggy paddle to any swim strokes. The technique is not important; just the distance!
  • Simply keep track of the laps you swim during each workout and record the laps/or meters you swam on our white board located next to the women’s locker room.
  • You may join in the challenge at any time during the 6-month period!

Challenge Reward

Those that complete the 100 Mile Swim Challenge will receive:

  • T-Shirt; Indicating you completed the YWCA 100 Mile Swim Challenge
  • A YWCA Face Mask or YWCA Water Bottle/Wine Tumbler
  • Spotlight Recognition on our Website & Facebook Page
  • Bragging rights that you are now part of the 100 Mile Swim Club!

How Many Laps Are In A Mile?

Length = One end of the pool to other is 25 meters.

Lap = Down and back is 50 meters.

1 Mile = 1,600 Meters = Approximately 64 Lengths or 32 Laps.

100 Miles = 160,000 Meters = Approximately  6,400 Lengths or 3,200 Laps.

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Swimmers Who Have Completed the Challenge

  • Susan Weaner
  • Richard Crouse
  • Kristina Reber
  • Rosie Bolen


Please feel free to reach out to our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at or via phone at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 with any questions you have about the challenge! Best of luck to all the swimmers participating!

YWCA Emergency Childcare Funds

The YWCA Emergency Child Care Fund is possible through a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation to assist families with children enrolled in the child enrichment programs at the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County. These funds will be utilized to assist families with child care expenses during times of hardship due to unexpected financial crises such as medical expenses, unexpected car repair, etc.

Please complete the following application and submit to the review committee with the supporting documentation of your unexpected expenses. All applications will be reviewed by the committee on Wednesday afternoons and you will be notified of the decision by the end of the week.

General Water Safety

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General Water Safety

Whether you work or volunteer in a field that takes you on, in, or near the water – or you’re a weekend warrior who loves to swim, boat or paddle around the pool – our general water safety class can complement all that you do. This course is taught through the American Red Cross and the certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

The course presentation last for 30 minutes.

Fee: $10/ per individual

To set-up a water safety presentation, please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or by email at for more information.