Foundation Representative from the Wayne Rotary
Voulgaris described a service project of
collecting Eyeglasses for distribution through Wayne
Rotary in partnership with the LIONS Club
and welcomes collections at every Gundaker meeting.
Bronwyn L. Martin named District Rotary
Bronwyn L. Martin District 7450 Rotary Foundation Chair
(DRFC) Thank you District Governor Dawn for nominating
me to the District Foundation chair position. I am honored
that she, District Governor Elect Paul Quintavalla,
and District Governor Nominee Peter Mardinly are confident
that I can carry out the responsibilities required.
I have been involved with our District Rotary Foundation
for over eight years, coming on board when PDG Russ
deFuria asked that I serve on, what is now the Endowment
Fund. I worked under Russ, PDG Al Marland, and PDG Bonnie
Korengel. I’m glad to say that both Russ and Bonnie
will continue to work on our District Rotary Foundation
Committee; Bonnie as Annual Fund chair and Russ as interim
Global Grants chair. I became involved in the District’s
End Polio Now campaign when PDG Joan Batory went out
to all Clubs and asked for a donation to sign a soccer
ball that was going off to India on a National Immunization
Day (NID) trip.
from 12 Charities Benefit from Rotary Club Chili Cook-off
Representatives of the 12 Chester County charitable
organizations who will benefit from funds raised by
the 15th Annual Rotary Club of West Chester Chili Cook-off
gathered for a group photo after being individually
introduced at the cook-off. Over 8,000 people flocked
to the Borough of West Chester, despite the hot, humid,
drizzly day, to sample a wide variety of chili made
by 55 teams made up of businesses, restaurants, non-profits
and individuals. There were many winners among the chili
cooks, but the real winners are the individuals and
families served by the charitable groups receiving the
Rotay grants from the cook-off proceeds. Pictured with
the recipients are (far left), Rotary President Mickey
Hall and (right rear) Bill Friedman, chili cook-off
Left to right: Patrick
Clark, Bristol Rotary Pres; Scott Bahner and Joe Barengallo,
Bucks Co. Rescue Squad; Steve Moran, Gundaker Rep
from Bensalem Rotary; Ray Swenson, Gundaker Rep from
NE-Phila Club and Gundaker Local Grant Chairman.
|Bristol Club receives
money from Gundaker to assist the Bucks County Rescue
Squad with the purchase of Emergency personnel protective
The West Chester, PA, Sunrise Rotary Club has been collecting
used hearing aids for the last few years and giving
them to Rotaria Concordia in Argentina for distribution
to the needy there. Included is a note of appreciation
and pictures of two of the recipients: Dear Celia: I
thank you for the extensive assistance that you have
provided. It has benentted our community greatly. Our
audiologists have been to calibrate and readjust most
of the hearing aids donated, which resulted in an important
West Chester Welcomes New Leader
Hall was inducted as president of the West Chester club
for 2017-2018 by District 7450 Governor Dawn deFuria
at the West Chester Golf and Country Club, following
a gala dinner and live and silent auctions. Mickey (left)
is pictured with outgoing president Bob Rogers and his
wife Sue, as she presented them a gift basket in appreciation
for their leadership during the past year.
Readers of the Rotary Club of West Chester had 19
volunteer readers at seven elementary schools this
year. Fourteen of the readers were Rotarians, some
having been readers for over 10 years.
Bensalem of Bensalem received a Gundaker Grant to assist
in the purchase and placement of two memorial benches
in Bensalem's Central Park. The benches were dedicated
to the memory of two Bensalem Rotarians, Robert Delila
and George Geiges.
What It’s All About —By
developing communities of west African Ghana, barefoot
villagers play soccer on hardened dirt with stray
blades of grass and patches of gravel. Spectators
watch from a few plastic chairs; a woman sells handfuls
of peanuts in packages that she carries on a tray
on her head. There’s no fancy turf, no stadium and
no abundance of hot dogs and cold beer.
Night at the Phillies
and Chris Martin and Bill Friedmann were among a handful
of West Chester Rotarians who joined Rotarians throughout
District 7450 in attending the recent Rotary Night at
the Phillies annual event.
helped to build a new structure at the Community School
of Bellevue in Gressier, Haiti. A project of the Rotary
Club of Concordville Chadds Ford in partnership with
Mommy Sue's Children, the school in Haiti is a school
for children who can not afford to pay for any other
educational option. Currently there are 220 children
in the school, which runs from pre-school through
grade 7. The Haitian government mandates that by the
year 2018-19 the school goes through grade 9. The
Gundaker match allowed the Rotary club of Concordville
Chadds Ford to build a structure to accommodate those
Mills Thornbury Rotary Club Donates
20 Animal Oxygen Masks
Francis McKenzie Being Rotarian July 12 at 10:26am
a Rotarian is about Service above Self, truly Making
a difference and sharing and caring for those less
fortunate. There are many aspects to Rotary to ensure
global fellowships with so many wonderful opportunities
to connect and learn together irrespective of your
diverse interests. Join now, bring your family and
enjoy a fascination positive outlook with the greatest
our Rotary is yours to join also.
Our Service Organizations Are Dying
(and how to fix them)
by Michael Brand
more American than a service club. Rotary, Lions,
Kiwanis, IOOF, Altrusa, Shriners…… Frenchman Alexis
de Tocqueville rode all over the United States in
the 1830s and was struck by the influence of religious,
fraternal and civic organizations, and secret societies,
on American democracy and concluded that they made
communities stronger, more interesting, and more engaged.
4h of July celebration images
club: BIG Service Above Self
REARS IT’S UGLY HEAD IN SYRIA
reprinted from the Washington Post A
fresh outbreak there has paralyzed more than a dozen
children. As wonderful as the world's ambitious quest
to eradicate the poliovirus is, there also have been
setbacks. All of a sudden, a new outbreak has appeared
in Syria. Is the goal about to be lost? Not exactly,
but the mixture of optimism and worry is warranted.
HUMANITY 100 years
Rotary Serving Humanity is
the Rotary International Theme for this year and I
think that it is a most appropriate theme that we
Rotarians embody all the time and not just this year.
SERVING HUMANITY. The Rotary Club of Chester, PA was
chartered on June 1, 1917. The Club was sponsored
by the Rotary Club of Philadelphia under the guidance
of E. Wallace Chadwick, an attorney and later a Delaware
10 Reasons To Promote Service in Your Club
|#10: Service is good for
your Club. Service provides physical and mental rewards
for your membership. It Reduces stress: Experts report
that when you focus on someone other than yourself,
it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. It Makes
you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy,
and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
Convention 2017 in Atlanta- My First —-Francy Cross
you've never been to a Rotary International Convention
then I must say one thing to you, “Go!” There is a
side of Rotary that you can only see, feel and experience
at an international convention.
am so happy that I was able to have that amazing experience.
I now have a fuller understanding of Rotary and its
world wide impact. Yes, at times, I thought I’d explode
with pride because I am a part of this awesome group.
Let me tell you about my experience, in hopes that
one day soon, you will share in my excitement.
“party time” for Rotarians
of the King of Prussia Rotary
was “party time” for Rotarians of the King of Prussia
Rotary as we gathered at the Bonefish Grill in KOP to
celebrate two key club events of our 2016-2017 year.
On 21 June we held our annual President’s Picnic, which
this year was combined with our 60th year in Rotary.
With the help of the Wayne Rotary Club as a sponsor,
our “King of Clubs” was chartered in 1956.
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