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.
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
||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
Janice (center) from the IHM Literacy
Center in West Philadelphia was in attendance
at the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia meeting
on May 7 to accept a grant award of $1500.00
from the Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia.
The IHM Center has been helping newcomers to
America with English language mastery and other
assistance for the past 25 years. The grant
award funds will be used to replace outdated
teaching materials for the more than 100 currently
enrolled clients. That’s Philadelphia
Rotary Foundation President Joseph
Batory (at left) and IHM Center
volunteer Daniel Ruppert
Laura Rubinos (left)
and Dr. Lori Christ
(right) from Philadelphia’s Children’s
Hospital, were in attendance at Rotary
Club of Philadelphia luncheon
meeting May 7. The two doctors accepted a $750.00
grant award from the Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia
for a new project to enhance the audio/verbal
stimulation of babies who are isolated in intensive
care for medical reasons. That’s Rotary
Foundation of Philadelphia President Joseph
Batory in the center.
smiling Harriet Obbo
from the Rotary
Club of Kampala North in Uganda
is shown enjoying a moment at the podium at
the Rotary Club
of Philadelphia luncheon meeting
Club is one of many, including the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia, helping to finance a
Global Grant project to reduce maternal and
infant deaths in Uganda. This initiative has
involved doctors and other medical personnel
from Drexel University and Makere University
with Past District 7430 Governor
Ron Smith at the project leader.
the leadership of event organizer Rich
Scott, on Saturday, May 2, 2015,
Rotarians, two spouses and one energetic four
year old traveled to The Common Place at 58th
and Kingsessing Avenues in West Philadelphia.
This property serves the surrounding community
in a variety of ways, housing two ministries,
a school and several community activities and
agencies. Built in 1909, this unique and gorgeous
structure is in need of financial and hands-on
| Our group prepped,
primed, and painted the pastor’s office
and study before cleaning and moving the furnishings
back into place in the two rooms during our
6+ hour day. We all found it to be a rewarding
Photo 1 – Jim Brown,
Rich Scott and Carla
Photo 2 – Rose Obeid, Jim
Brown, Andy Dohan, Rich Scott, Carla Chieffo,
facilities manager Jeff, Carol Robinson, Dennis
Murphy, Jonah and Mike.
(missing, Patty Neeb,
behind the camera)
Rotarians, led by Libby
Goodman (center, front row),
and joined by area residents, including some
energetic youngsters, spent Saturday morning
weeding and mulching the gardens in the Rotary’s
Sensory Garden in Wynnewood Valley Park in
Mawr Rotarians showed up for
the International RAW day. They are L to R.
: Pres. Elect, Matt Sommers,
Pres. Dick Cuff, Dave
Adams, Rod Tondreau
on the banner, Andy Wilson,
Chuck Myers. Behind
the camera was Dave Fish.
Dick Cuff & Dave Fish are 45 year charter
members from 1969 and still active in the community.
A great many of the trash bags were left at
the trash sites along Lancaster Ave. These in
this picture were brought back to the park.
Club of Upper Darby-Lansdowne
was taken at Naylors Run Park in Upper Darby
on April 25, 2015. We had Rotarians, Interact
students and family members and friends who
all showed up to help out.
The Rotarians present
are: Dave Hennessy,
Hank Van Zanten, Maureen
Landry, Sean Murphy,
Meghan Killeen, Karen
Doherty, Jack Schulman,
Robert Donohue, Fr.
Iain Campbell and
Paul Lee move doors
at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore during
Rotarians At Work Day.
Our club members
spent the day at ReStore doing a variety of
- Wrapped furniture
- Priced items
and stocked shelves
- Moved furniture
and other pieces of inventory
- And helped
staff prepare for the move to ReStore’s
new location in South Philly.
Chester Rotarians Help at The Hickman
20 members, friends and family members from
the Rotary Club of West Chester spent the
Rotary Work Day at The Hickman, a local retirement
home. They worked outside weeding and edging
flower beds, spreading mulch and doing general
yard clean up. At noon, the Rotarians were
treated to lunch by The Hickman staff, who
served some of their Rockin' Chili. The Hickman
has been a participant in the Rotary club's
annual, fall Chili Cook-off, the major fundraiser
for the club that raises over $60.000 for
distribution to local and international charitable
causes of the club.
April 24, 2015
Global Polio Eradication Initiative and routine
immunization systems work hand in hand to
reduce the immunization gap and protect more
children against vaccine-preventable diseases.
eradication campaign has 'never been in a
better place': UNICEF
health official administers a polio vaccine
to a child in Kawo Kano, Nigeria, Sunday,
April. 13, 2014. (AP / Sunday Alamba )
Rotary Club of
Bensalem sponsors an Interact
Club at our High School and from those members
sponsored Camila Meza
as our RYLA
representative. Camila is a Bensalem High School
Junior, is tri-lingual and is very active her
high school's Community Service Club, swimming,
orchestra and other clubs.
the April 28, 2015, Bensalem Rotarians and guests
met our club's sponsored Rotary Youth
leadership candidate, Camila Meza. Camila spoke
with Rotarians and guests about her experiences
attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Weekend
workshops in Valley Forge, March 22- 24, 2015.
expressed her gratitude for having the opportunity
to attend the leadership training and gave an
excellent presentation on the classes projects
and workshops completed over the three days.
Being tri-lingual she quickly made friends with
the foreign exchange students in attendance.
in the picture are: Bensalem
Rotary Club Interact liaison Marc Cohen, Camila
Meza, and Rotarian Bensalem Superintendent David
Camila for completing the leadership workshop.
|| A dedicated group
of Rotary Club
of Philadelphia members was
onsite at Habitat for Humanity headquarters
in Philadelphia for Rotarians at Work Day on
April 27. The
Philadelphia Rotary workers were stocking and
organizing building materials in the Habitat
for Humanity warehouse for eventual use in restoring
and building homes in the city. The Rotary Club
of Philadelphia also awarded a $2000.00 grant
to Habitat for Humanity-Philadelphia.
Picture 1 Jeb Brookman
Picture 2 (L-R) Doctors at work: Dr.
Chris Kaufer, Rotary Global Grant
Scholar Dr. Yuko Shiima,
and Dr. Bob Brookman
Picture 3 Lisa Leonard
Picture 4 Iain Campbell
caught in the act of doing good in the communittee
to Dr. Yuko Shiima
Yuko Shiima (left),
a Rotary Global Grant Scholar and pediatrician
from Japan, has been hosted by Philadelphia
Rotarians Joan and Joseph Batory
many times during the past two years while
Dr. Shiima studied did research at Philadelphia’s
Shiima, who will return to Japan in late spring,
recently presented the Batory’s with
a beautiful calligraphy present which was
created in Japan.
of grants awards from The Rotary Foundation
of Philadelphia on April 9 were: Renee Archawski,
Executive Director of Achieve Now; and, Denise
Kinney, Executive Director of Musicopia.
Now is an organization dedicated to improving
reading and math achievement in schools across
Philadelphia. Achieve Now’s Read Now program
has had a demonstrable record of success in
helping struggling readers in many schools and
more schools are on its waiting list.
This Philadelphia Rotary grant of $3750.00 will
extend this Read Now program to reach more students
in need in Philadelphia.
is an organization that strives to restore and
rekindle music education where there is none
or where the opportunities of music education
have been limited for young people. Musicopia
also reconditions older musical instruments
to make them very useable by young people.
Musicopia is a
valuable asset to our city and is very deserving
of this Philadelphia Rotary grant award of $2000.00.
Bryn Mawr Rotary
Club was proud to celebrate
their 45th anniversary at La Collina Restaurant
in 2014. In attendance were founding members
Dick Cuff & Dave
Fish along with MC and District
Governor Doug Blazey.
Shown in the photo are(l) to (r) Richard
B. Cuff, Julianna
Z. Blazey, Mary V.
Douglas R. Blazey, Elizabeth
E. Fish and George David Fish.Thanks for all
of the support from Mary Cuff & Betty Fish
as Dick & Dave have since 1969 provided
"Service Above Self" to Bryn Mawr,
the Main LIne and many Rotary International
projects around the world.
Rotary News April , 2015
a year, fall and spring, Langhorne Rotary
members take part in the Adopt a Highway Program
and remove litter on Bellevue Avenue and Winchester
Ave. This spring it was on April 2nd.
April 9th the newest member of the Langhorne
Rotary was inducted. Peter Manetas had been
a member of the Trenton, NJ, Rotary for 25
position is as Executive Director of Advancement
at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem.
Pete lives in Yardley. We welcome him to the
annual Langhorne Pet Fair will be on Saturday,
May 9th at the Mayor's Playground in Langhorne
from 10 to 3 at the Mayor's Playground.. There
will be vendors, free pony rides and petting
zoo for children, as well as an exotic animal
show and food available.
(1) Peter Manetas, new member with Lori Hoppmann,
President of the Langhorne Rotary.
Picture (2) Langhorne
Rotarians Adopt a highway
A New Role for the Polio Virus
by Jane William
polio virus has taken on new meaning over the last
several years for researchers at Duke University and
their 22 clinical trial patients who have been diagnosed
with glioblastoma, a relentless and extremely deadly
type of brain tumor. Researchers at Duke have been
infusing their patients’ brain tumors with a
re-engineered polio virus with remarkable results.
Though the doctors are reluctant to use the terms
“miracle” and “cure”, one
leading cancer specialist with 34 years experience,
calls it, “….. the most promising therapy
I’ve seen in my career.”
Wonderful Evening of Painting
Rotary Club of Philadelphia conducted a wonderful
social evening as well as a fundraiser for polio eradication
worldwide on March 31. The event was held at Studio
Incamminati, the art school of Nelson Shanks who is
perhaps the world’s greatest portrait painter.
As a highlight, each attendee was given an opportunity
to be an artist.
The evening was made possible
through the generosity of Leona and Nelson Shanks
and Jay Pennie, who besides being the executive director
of Studio Incamminati is also a member of the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia.
Bensalem High School Seniors were recognized as students
of the month at the Rotary
Club of Bensalem meeting in March,
2015. Each student shared their experiences in the
Shown in the picture are:
Club President Joel Perkins,
Alexandra Yulich, Soribel
Rivera Fabian and Bensalem High School
Assistant Principal Leonore Hope.
District 7450 celebration of the founding of the first
Rotaract Club for Rotary
International 47 years ago occurred
at The Hub in center city Philadelphia on Monday,
members from the Philadelphia, Swarthmore, Cabrini
and soon to be formed Drexel clubs were in attendance.
Governor Doug Blazey and District Governor-Elect Chad
Rosenberg congratulated the Rotaract members.
IN THE FAMILY OF ROTARY
Andrew (Andy) Keen (third
from left) was recently inducted into the Rotary
Club of West Chester, it was the continuation
of a long family tradition, with Andy, a local realtor,
following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Celebrating the event were (from left) Sue
Casso-Rogers, a past president of the
club, Rob Feenan, current
club president, Andy Keen,
his grandfather William T. Keen Sr.,
a retired lawyer and member of the Thorndale
Rotary Club, and his father William
T. Keen Jr., a lawyer and member of
the Thorndale club. Rotarians think of themselves
as "a family of Rotarians"; the Keen family
is indeed, a family of Rotarians!
Rotarians Combating Human Trafficking In Our Backyard
No one wants to think about
human trafficking in his or her hometown. It's an
ugly subject that's tough to face. But it’s
here in Pennsylvania, and throughout the United
States as well as in every other nation in the world.
In fact, in the last two years there were nearly
250 cases of human trafficking in PA.
Human trafficking is modern
slavery. It is defined as working against one’s
will because of force, fraud or coercion.
Survivors of human trafficking
at Dawn’s Place, where I volunteer, have taught
me what it really means. One survivor didn’t
go to the grocery store for ten years; many didn’t
know where their next meal was coming from. One
called her home an “abandominium” because
the term sounded fancier than saying she lived in
an abandoned building without heat or hot water.
Most never made hard decisions; they also had no
control over their actions, their thoughts or their
DG Doug Blazey attended
the Drexel University School of Public Health Club
meeting on Polio, where he was the invited guest,
and utilized materials prepared by Jane Williams and
Dr. Bob Scott along with Dr. Bruce Aylward TED talk
elements and Wikipedia materials on Jonas Salk and
Area Rotaract Club Inducts Founding Officers
Kennett Area Rotaract
Club reached its first two milestones
since its founding this winter. The club inducted
its first slate of officers on Wednesday February
25. Pictured above are Amanda Schneider,
Secretary and International Service Chairperson;
Laura Mackiewicz, Community
Service Chairperson; President, Brooke
Williams; Matthew Conant,
Vice President. Not present for the induction was
Doug Palic, the Finances Chairperson and Ben
Wann, Treasurer and Club Services
Rotary Launches Four-Way Test Scholarship
Square, PA, March 2, 2015 – All graduating Unionville
High School Seniors pursuing post high school education
are eligible to enter to win one of three $500 scholarships
by writing a 500 word essay on how they applied these
principles to an event or experience in their life
and how it impacted the outcome. Alternatively, how
could the student have applied these principles in
a personal experience or event and achieved a different
and better outcome?
Rotaract…Active and Making Positive Impacts
for the Better!
Club, housed on the University of
Pennsylvania campus, ended 2014 strong with its Breakthrough
Collaborative College Panel where they invited Philadelphia
high school students to explore the higher education
opportunities available to them. Philly Rotaract also
participated in Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign
by holding a Pizza for Polio fundraiser where we raised
enough money for over 1000 polio vaccines.
FOR SAFE HARBOR
up containers to fill or getting ready to place prepared
soup in a cooler for delivery to Safe Harbor are (from
left) Joanne Tadeo, Katie
Martin, Glen Sweet,
Diane Lemonides and Shauna
Yeldell, members of the Rotary
Club of West Chester. This is
the fourth year the Rotary Club has supplied soup
to Safe Harbor during the month of February. Diane
Lemonides chairs this Rotary project, which yields
over 100 gallons of soup for Safe Harbor, a Chester
County shelter for homeless men and women.
for Humanity in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Rotary
luncheon program on February 19 featured an enlightening
presentation from Carrie Rathman,
Director of Strategic Presentations at Habitat for
Humanity. Ms. Rathman described Habitat’s mission,
programs and outreach in Philadelphia.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 the Rotary
Clubs in Area 7 (Chester, Chester Pike, Chichester,
Swarthmore, and Upper Darby-Lansdowne),
along with the Rotaract Club of
Swarthmore College , and the Interact Clubs of Upper
Darby, Strath Haven and Chichester High Schools and
a few community volunteers, packaged 20,088 meals as
part of a Stop Hunger Now food packaging event. Held
on the campus of Swarthmore College, this family of
Rotary event was awesome. There was no individual fundraising
as each club in Area 7 paid their proportional share
to package 10,000 meals, and the Swarthmore Club paid
for an additional 10,000 meals.
Hunger Now has been fulfilling its mission to end hunger
across the globe for 15 years. It coordinate the distribution
of food and life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas
around the world.
By Rotarian Kim Kusumoto
February 5, 2015
celebrate! 8 New Rotarians join the Haverford Rotary
Social Media, Networking Events, Evening Meetings:
the pleasure of joining the Haverford
Township Rotary Club in February
2014. With only 18 club members at the time, and
a laundry list of community projects to deliver,
my fellow Rotarians and I were determined to grow
their membership in 2014 so the club could make
a better and larger impact to the Haverford Township
|On February 5, 2015, I
am happy to announce that District Governor Doug Blazey
inducted eight new Rotarians to the Haverford Township
Rotary Club. How
did we achieve this difficult task?
The Club members met to discuss the challenges for recruiting
new members and we concluded the following:
District 7450 Rotarians---One and All:
The District Nominating Committee,
under the Chairmanship of Past District Governor
Hogie Hansen has selected Lynn
Klingensmith of the Rotary
Club of West Grove-Avondale to serve
as our District Governor in Rotary Year 2017-18. Lynn
is a past president of the West Grove-Avondale Club
and a current at-large member of the District 7450 Board
of Directors, representing clubs in Areas Seven, Eight
Last fall, I invited the Rotary Clubs in the District
to nominate a qualified Rotarian, giving the clubs over
two months to submit the necessary documents nominating
one of their members. The Nominating Committee, having
interviewed the proposed candidate, unanimously nominated
Lynn Klingensmith as their Nominee.
Since no candidate was advanced
by a Club other than the West Grove-Avondale Club and
since the Committee did not interview any other candidate
for the position, there is no possibility of a challenge
to the Committee’s selection pursuant to Section
1.5.040.0 Challenge to Committee Selection of our District
Bylaws or Section 13.020.8 of the RI Bylaws. Therefore,
I am delighted to announce that Lynn Klingensmith, the
Nominating Committee’s selected candidate for
District Governor 2017-2018, is so
selected to serve in this role and shall immediately
assume the responsibilities of District Governor Nominee
Designate. <read more>
|| Each year the
King of Prussia Rotary Club
raises funds for our nonprofit King of Prussia Charitable
Foundation. The Foundation provides donations to several
international, national and local community programs.
For over 58 years The King of Prussia Rotary Club has
conducted its contribution program in the spirit of the
Rotary Motto “Service
This year, we will once again host our annual
“Taste of the Suburbs”
Food and Wine Festival at the King of Prussia Mall. Our
annual event has grown every year, both in vendors and
attendees, since its start. Last year, Taste of the Suburbs
was a major success.
|Over 30 of the area’
s top restaurants, wineries and microbreweries sampled
their signature menu items to over 500 guests at our event.
It is through this generous help and support at this event
as well as other fundraising events that we are able to
contribute to these organization and provide a better
life for those less fortunate.
support: Getting more bang for your buck!
--- PolioPlus chair
Where can you donate money and
have your one dollar of giving turn magically into THREE
DOLLARS? By giving to PolioPlus this year and through
2018, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match
all Rotarian donations 2:1 for up to $35M/year. So that
means for every $1 you give, six children can be immunized.
So please consider PolioPlus in your giving. You can
make a huge difference in the lives of the children
of the world. Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes last
year announced its continued support and said, “When
Rotarians combine the passion for service along with
the power of a global network, you are unstoppable,
and the Gates Foundation is proud to partner with you.
We will combine the strength of Rotary’s network
with our resources and together with the other partners
in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative we will not
only end a disease, we will change the face of public
health forever.” Read
more in the Governor's January Newsletter and the
their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members
worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming
2015-16 Rotary year.
Rotary International President-elect
K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address
to incoming district governors the "most significant
moment of my life."
"All of you have been
given so many gifts. And you have now been given this
great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your
gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and
Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing
his presidential theme at the annual five-day training
meeting in San Diego, California, USA. "You have
one year to take that potential and turn it into reality.
One year to lead the clubs in your district and transform
the lives of others. The time is so short, yet there
is so much to be done."
from Langhorne Rotary Foundation Chair, Ward McMasters.
thanks to you and Julianna for your visit to Langhorne.
We enjoyed seeing you. You both helped our members to
be in more contact with the District, a goal we work
at. It was a busy meeting after not having meetings
because of the Thursday holidays so we had to catch
up, particularly preparing for our Pasta dinner on MLK
FOR FRUIT SALE
Mickey Hall (left) and Christine
Wildauer (right) kicked off the
Chester Rotary Club "A Taste
of Florida Fruit Sale" by engaging Rotarians in
a rousing cheerleading session. This year's goal is
$10,000, to be used for $5,000 college scholarships
for two graduating high school students who are selected
based on essays about their volunteerism. Helping with
the fruit sale this year is the West Chester Area School
District and area high school students, represented
by (second from left) Kevin Zabel,
Dr. James Scanlon, Superintendent,
and a member of the West Chester Rotary Club, and
Caitlyn Brown. This year there will
again be Temple Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit available.
Because of the shorter time period for sales, all orders
must be received by February 28th. Again this year,
there will be full and half cases of fruit, as well
as mixed cases. In addition to buying fruit for themselves,
purchasers may also buy fruit to donate to the West
Chester Food Cupboard, which will be delivered by club
members. Sales forms may be gotten from any Rotary member
or purchasers can go to the club
website and follow the link to the fruit sale. Pick-up
date for the fruit is Saturday, March 7th, snow date
is March 14th. For further information, 484-678-6150
or 610-637-7205 firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 version of RYLA
(Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is fast approaching and
the District RYLA Committee is still seeking deserving
high school juniors and seniors (or sophomores involved
in InterAct) to participate in the program March 20-22nd
at Valley Forge's Freedom Foundation. Your Club is being
to sponsor a student at a cost of $270 to this beneficial
educational training session which combines elements of
Rotary with leadership skills and techniques such as the
Four Way Test, Polio, Service Above Self, the 6 Areas
of Focus and the Anatomy of a Service Project, InterAct
and Rotaract with Stop Hunger Now and Alex's Lemonade
Stand, Anti-Bullying, a Myers-Briggs assessment and a
Free Enterprise Challenge.
Committee Planning 2015 Agenda
District 7450 Rotaplast
Committee met over dinner in December
to confirm plans for the coming year. This committee
has provided corrective surgery for over 1,500 children;
more than any other committee in the country. Joining
the Rotarians were two intrepid nurses who have participated
in past missions and continue doing so. Together, they
have served in over thirty missions, each one required
two weeks away from family, friends and work.
This year, the Rotarians will conduct
a returning medical mission to Pieria, Columbia where
many of the children require second operations to correct
their cleft lip/palate deformities. “It isn’t
just one and done.” says Chairman Don Heebner.
“Many operations are complex and require healing
time between steps. There may be bone and tissue grafts,
dental adjustments and other factors to contend with.
We also serve people who require maxillofacial surgery
which may require multiple operations of several hours
each.” The mission is scheduled for September
SERENADE WEST CHESTER ROTARIANS
Phots by Cathy Palmquist
30 children from the Chester County Family Academy serenaded
the Rotary Club of West
Chester with Christmas songs and violin
performances the week before Christmas. As they did
last year, the children wrote a special song, to the
tune of "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Going to
Let It Shine," to thank the Rotarians for supporting
them through the year with grants, Rotary Readers and
other activities. In addition, the children were treated
to a holiday shopping trip to Walmart, courtesy of Chester
County Sheriff and West Chester Rotarian, Caroline
"Bunny" Welsh, as noted on the
bright yellow and red shirts they were wearing.
Valley president Marybeth
Scott as she inducts her father, Jim Scott
into the Great Valley
Rotary Club. It was a surprise for her
as she thought he was coming to speak as part of the
Flame begins journey to Brazil
DC CORRESPONDENT | December 14, 2014, 05.12
MP & Prime Minister's focal person for polio eradication
in Pakistan Ayesha Raza Farooq joins Rotarians - RI
president Gary Huang, chairman, India polio-plus committee
Deepak Kapur, RI director P.T. Prabhakar and others
during the inauguration of Polio Flame by RC Madras
Chennai: As part of an effort to celebrate the decades
long battle and the ultimate victory over polio in
India, the Rotary Club of Madras on Saturday launched
a Polio Flame, lit by Rotary international president
Gary Huang here. The flame will be taken around various
countries before reaching Sao Paulo for the 106th
Rotary international convention.The flame will travel
around the world to commemorate India becoming a polio-free
nation and share its experience and expertise with
countries where polio still exists.
Foundation at work.
Hope Children’s Home in Guyana, Central America.
1) The old bed and mattress shows
the condition of many of the beds that will be replaced.
2) The new beds and mattresses are a few of the replacements
that the Gundaker Grant from
Glen Mills will provide. The grant money will
allow the purchase of 6 additional beds and mattresses that
will be used specifically for the younger boys that are currently
useing the baby beds.
3) The baby beds will then be used for the new children (babies)
that will be taken into the orphanage as soon as these boys
get the new “big boy” bunk beds.
For more information, contact Rebecca Anwar at (267) 235-5175
CHESTER ROTARIANS SUPPORT STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS
image 1) Lyn
Gill (left), organizer of Stocking for Soldiers,
and Judy Travis (far right), founder
of the project, are pictured with Tamara Minnick
and Brad Abel, members of the Rotary
Club of West Chester, who collected and delivered
hundreds of items to be stuffed in the stockings. Tamara and
Brad put collection boxes in businesses all over West Chester
this year, in addition to collecting items from Rotarians.
image 2) In addition, Linda Hicks (left),
a West Chester Rotarian, and her friend Karen
Marson, sewed over 200 stockings and delivered
them to the collection site in Delaware. The stockings will
be delivered to military members during the holidays who are
stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries around
the world This is the third year the West Chester Club has
taken on this project.
7450 Has A New EarlyAct Club sponsored by the Rotary Club
A new EarlyAct Club has
been established by the Rotary Club
of Philadelphia at the Andrew Jackson Elementary
The school’s first-ever student EarlyAct
representatives are shown above with Philadelphia Rotary liaison
Anna Perrini (at left) and Kelli
Mantell (at right), Andrew Jackson’s School
Partnerships Coordinator. This initial meeting was highlighted
by a discussion of recycling and a pizza party.
(at left), a member of the Rotary
Club of Biel-Bienne in Switzerland, attended
the luncheon meeting of the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia on Thursday, November
13th. Dr. Zbaeren, a Swiss dentist. Is shown with the Philadelphia
Rotary chair of the day, Dr. Robert Brookman.
King of Prussia Rotary Club Sponsors
Dessert & Fashion Charitable Event
King of Prussia Rotary Club
congratulates club member, Pat LaRoche
on a successful fundraiser event for two local charities,
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA (BBBS SEPA) and
American Red Cross. Pat's organization, PTL Consulting LLC,
co-hosted a Dessert & Fashion show on Wednesday, October
22, 2014 in conjunction with Pyramid Club of Philadelphia's
Professional Women's Committee. The innovative program featured
a Charitable Runway Men's Fashion Show featuring the style
of Paul Fredrick, silent and live
auctions, smooth jazz music from George Weldon,
vocal performances of signed artist Aliyah Khaylan
and dance performances by Philadanco. King of Prussia Rotary
was one of many sponsors for this new approach to fundraising.
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Shown left are participants
from the Philadelphia Rotaract
Club and the the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia at a “Speed Networking”
event on at The Hub in center city Philadelphia November
1) Robert Reed, Esq., Executive
Assistant United States Attorney, was the guest speaker at
the Rotary Club of Philadelphia
meeting on October 30th at the Union League. Mr.
Reed offered an overview of the coalition effort of his office
and several other groups to revitalize the Strawberry Mansion
neighborhood in Philadelphia.Much of the focus is on improving
the academic and behavioral climate at Strawberry Mansion
image 2) Business Strategist Terry
Whitaker (left) shown with Philadelphia
Rotary President Sandy Goldberg
(right), was the guest speaker at the Rotary
Club of Philadelphia luncheon meeting on November
Ms. Whitaker delivered an informative mini-seminar
on “effective branding” for individuals and organizations.
In a little over 6 hours on a cool,
slightly rainy October 11th, about 30 Longwood
Rotarians demolished and rebuilt the deck
and ramp that are Sarah’s only entrance and exit from
The work had to be completed in one
day so Sarah was not inconvenienced too greatly, since she
is wheel chair bound. If she wasn’t, she would have
gladly helped with the work herself.
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