updated 9/28/2015


 
Event in Philadelphia for Outward Bound.
Rappel down One Logan Square
[31 story building]
Contact Dennis Wallace
[dennis.wallace@lpl.com (C) 484 888 2001]
for more information.

Radnor Fall Festival 

 Teresa Currie, Carol Robinson, John Baxter, Cindy Petty, Stacey Ballard, Doug Blazey, Marti Magee, Andy Dohan,
Julianne Zekan Blazey (missing, AG Tony Galiffa, RYLA/membership Karen Mazzarella, Amy Andersson

The Glen Riddle Rotary Club hosted Special Kids
Night at The Aston Township Fire Department Carnival
Thursday, September 19, 2015.
A great time was had by all.

District 7450 newest club

Our Rotary District’s newest Club, named the “Coatesville Downtown Rotary Club”, consists of 32 enthusiastic charter members who truly want to make a “Service Above Self” difference in the
Coatesville community.

The Rotary Club of Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Welcomes Governor Chad and Honors Rich Scott
   The members of PMB welcomed Chad Rosenberg and his wife, Jennifer, to their September 10, 2015 meeting, where Chad was serenaded by the club members with the song, "Oh, Governor," written by a prior member, Andrew Lotz, M.D.
   The song is an annual tradition with the club when greeting our new DG each fall.
   While Chad had the floor, prior to his remarks regarding his vision for the 2015-2016 District 7450 Rotary year, he presented an award to Rich Scott for his outstanding service in chairing our annual golf outing for many years.
   This year the golf outing netted over $18,000 for our charities fund. Rich has been tireless in growing this event, while providing the participants with an outstanding day of golf, friendship and fun, while benefitting worthy entities and organizations.
 
The 2015 Bensalem Rotary Officer of the Year is Tim Henehan. At today's Rotary meeting Tim accepted his award from Rotary President Joel Perkins and Director of Public Safety Fred Harran. Tim is an outstanding representative of the department and typifies the Rotary's motto, of "Service above self". Time volunteers his time in many worthwhile activities in the community and county.
Tim was joined by his family and many members of his second police family who witnessed this recognition. Tim is one of the original two motor officers and it was due to the original research and high standards set by him and his partner that the motor patrol is what it is today. Tim joined the department about 15 years ago, having served previously in the SEPTA Police Department.
   This morning, at the Chichester Rotary Club meeting, District Governor Chad Rosenberg presented some awards to our fellow Rotarians. The Governor's Citation was award to Janice and Nils for all that they have done for the club over the last year. Tony, Mark, and Bob were awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Certificate from the club for their time as presidents of the club.       

Pictures from Chichester Rotary Club's wekend Memorial Day Cleanup project.

Thank you Frank for getting everything together, Tony for painting the flagpole, Betsy for getting the flowers, and Tom for painting the sides of the memorial.

At our July 29th meeting, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented a check for $2000. to Bob Craven of the Guardians of the National
Cemetery. This was part of the proceeds from our latest Golf Tournament. Pictured are Club President Alan Agree, Dick Newbert, Bob Craven, Marty Fineberg, Henry Garcia, and Irv Perlstein.

At the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook President Alan Agree presented a check for $2500. to Wanda Ford of the Center. This was a portion of the proceeds from our latest Rotary Golf Tournament. Pictured are Wanda Ford and Alan Agree.


Happy Birthday Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club

The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club is celebrating our 60th year! The club first met on May 5th, 1955. Pictured are some of our members: Bill Cowan, Deb Harker, Donna Scalzo (President), Laura Carnevale, Steve Sabel, Herb Young, and Gina Genin

Cynthia Rugart, PE of Ardmore Rotary Club presents PP/PAG Joan Connor Toenniessen with the District Award in recognition to 10 years as editor of the District Newsletter, the Leader. 2014-2015 DG Doug Blazey announced the award during the Installation meeting aboard the Spriti of Philadelphia last month. Joan was on vacation and did not attend. Joan joined Ardmore Rotary in 1990.

(L-R) George Hatzfeld, president of the Rotary Club of Bala Cynwyd-Narberth (Est. 1926), welcomes Paul Quintavalla, Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7450, on his official visit on July 29, 2015 at the beautiful Al Dar Bistro in Bala Cynwyd.

Pay It Forward

K.R. Ravindran's life has been molded by family, country, and Rotary. Serving as Rotary president is his way of giving back to each of them.
Read a profile in
      

The King of Prussia Rotary Club, with the help of Rotarians from Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd-Narberth, Conshohocken, Eastwick- Philadelphia International Airport, Wayne and Upper Main Line Rotary Clubs and the Upper Merion High School Interact Club, planted nine Red Bud trees at the site of the Paul Harris Memorial in Valley Forge National Historical Park April 24, “Rotarians at Work Day.”

Rotary Club of Bensalem, that is starting it's 75th year of service, recognized Dr. John Kerner, Rotary Club of Bensalem's Person of the year.
The recognition took place at our club's annual changeover dinner on June 23, 2015.
     Congratulations to a long time exceptional community volunteer. One of the two initial continuing members of our Youth Aid Panels (offers a community based approach to divert first time juvenile offenders away from juvenile court intervention). He is approaching 30 years of service serving since 1986, volunteering as one of the original three chairpersons.

The Rotary Club of Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn has focused on community service this year, and their effort for the 2014-2015 concluded with the distribution of personalized I Like Me hard back books to every kindergarten student in the Great Valley School District, which is located in Malvern, PA. Seed money was generated by the club’s charities committee, with additional grants from The Rotary Foundation and The Gundaker Foundation.

DELAWARE VALLEY BOOK PROJECT

The District Literacy Committee is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between the Rotary clubs in District 7450 and Read2Dream, a 501(c)3 nonprofit group based in West Chester. This initiative is called the Delaware Valley Children's Book Project. It is modeled after 2 similar groups in California, one of which is the Inland Empire Book Project, run by the San Bernardino Crossroads Rotary club. The other is called the East Bay Children's Book Project and it was started by retired teachers who continue to run it in the Oakland area.

An outstanding presentation by the West Catholic Prep Interact Club was the program at the Rotary Club of Philadelphia luncheon on June 11.
Shown are (L-R) West Catholic President’s representative Aaron Spence; faculty advisor Jen Davis; Interact Club president Robel Gebrehiwet; Interact Vice President Chris Daniels; and Interact Director Charles Kelly.
The three students described six different service projects completed by their club during 2014-2015.

VISIT TO D-4400 (ECUADOR) DISTRICT CONFERENCE -- MAY 2015
Vasanth Prabhu, RC of Central Chester County

    Last month, I was invited to attend the D-4400 (Ecuador) District Conference to be the presenter of Rotary International's Service above Self (SAS) award to PDG and current DRFC of D-4400, Mr. Juan Prinz. Prinz has been a Rotarian for more than 40 years and is quite active in Rotary activities. SAS is the highest award a Rotarian can get for the humanitarian service work inside and outside the Rotary areas.  

Chad Rosenberg, Governor District 7450, 2015 - 2016
Chad Rosenberg has been a Rotarian since 2001; however, his first exposure to Rotary occurred in the 1970’s when Chad attended Philadelphia Rotary Club meetings with his Father, Harry, at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel. At that time the Philadelphia Rotary Club was the third largest in the world with over 700 members.


The Rotary Club of Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn has focused on community service this year, and their effort for the 2014-2015 concluded with the distribution of personalized I Like Me hard back books to every kindergarten student in the Great Valley School District, which is located in Malvern, PA. Seed money was generated by the club’s charities committee, with additional grants from The Rotary Foundation and The Gundaker Foundation.

18th Annual Golf Outing was a huge success!

PMB and UML Rotaries joined together for an immensely successful endeavor to serve the charities that we champion. What began as the PMB Rod Armstrong Annual Golf Outing has evolved into a wonderful joint effort between the Main Line sister clubs of PMB and UML Rotary Clubs. Golfers came forth to give their best, both athletically and philanthropically. Rich Scott, long term chair from PMB, joined forces with his club co-chair, Mike Alofsin, and Steve Smith, president, and Dave Alleva, president-elect, of UML Rotary, to move this charity-driven event forward. Club members came forward to support on many levels. The silent auction and the Chinese Auction were well supported by members of both clubs. The event honored special long time Rotarians Ray Garcia [Ray has been a PMB Rotarian since 1987] (PMB) and Harry Rosenberg (father of incoming district governor, Chad Rosenberg, UML). Photo 1 features Cindy a Petty, in the white hat, top, and shoes, who has, at best guess, but probably more, 19 years of perfect attendance!

Andrea Brooks from the Aqua Corps (right) is shown accepting a grant award check of $1500.00 from Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia president Joseph Batory at the June 4 luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia. The Aqua Corps seeks to create positive change for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens. These grant funds will support “AQUA Packs” which contain essential items and needs of homeless persons. These packs are also a crucial element in developing trusting relationships and a relationship between the Aqua volunteers and the homeless individuals.
 
    

Chichester Rotarians:

image 1) Joan Irwin, the Chichester School District's Social Worker accepted a donation from the Chichester Rotary Club to help needy students. Tom Brazill (a club member) presented the check to Joan Irwin.

Image 2) The Rotary Clean Up; Members of the Chichester Rotary Club and Interact Students.

   2015 Bensalem High School Rotary scholarship winners are Abhinav Sundaresan, attending Geogria Tech, Biomedical Engineering, and Anish Shah, attending Temple University, Chemistry.
   Each will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. They are joined by Marc Cohen, Bensalem Rotary Interact representative, and Val Reti, Community Service Club adviser. Both students were
sponsored by our club and attended our Rotary Youth Leadership Program in 2014! In addition to preforming other community service, this year they raised all the money for the advocates for the homeless to purchase paper plates to feed the homeless for the whole year! They both are active in the Bensalem High School Community service club.


Rotarian Honored as Major Donor

Past District Governor Robert Poole (right) and his wife Anne (not pictured) were honored at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of West Chester as Major Donors to the Rotary International Foundation by current District 7450 Governor Doug Blazey. The Poole's have been donating to RI for a number of years, motivated by a childhood friend of Bob's who survived polio. The Poole's received several items in recognition as Major Donors at the second level. Dr. Poole said he is also inspired by the dictionary description of "philanthropy" as "love for mankind." He received a standing ovation from cub members.

West Chester Rotary Honors Students

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of West Chester, students from local high schools were honored in three categories. Pictured with Dr. Jim Scanlon, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District and a Rotarian, are (from left) Mary Joy Kozak and Luca Greco from Rustin High School, students of the year, Jessica Jaramillo, student of the year from East High School, Justin Cooper of East, who attended RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program), Maddy Stiebritz, East student of the year and Mike Marano, Principal at Rustin.

 

 

Seated front (from left) are Katarina Darmofal from Rustin and Julia Sabrick of East, who each won a $5,000 college scholarship from the Rotary Club, based on winning essays detailing their volunteer efforts in their schools and community. Other students of the year (not pictured) who were honored and awarded $50 gift cards included Caitlin Brown of East and Brittany Saello of Rustin. Additional students sponsored by the Rotary club to RYLA (not pictured) included Christina Chawn, Roseline Gouesse, Andrew Henry, Mercedes Mengel, Alicia Monaco, Tuyen Nguyen, Laura Richardson and Manasseh Washington, all from East.
At our dinner meeting on May 20, 2015 the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented our STUDENT OF THE YEAR award to Brian Thomas, a senior at Neshaminy High School. As part of the award, he received a check for $1,000. Pictured are Dr. Augie Adrid Past President, Baby Thomas (Brian's Father), Brian Thomas and Irv Perlstein Past President.
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