updated 2/2016

Gundaker Foundation Representative from the Wayne Rotary Club Theodora Voulgaris described a service project of collecting Eyeglasses for distribution through Wayne Rotary in partnership with the Lyons Club, and welcomes collections at every Gundaker meeting.
At a recent dinner meeting, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook honored our latest “STUDENT OF THE MONTH.” Jessica Tomasko an eighth grader at the Maple Point Middle School was selected. Pictured are parents Andrew Tomasko, Geri Tomasko, Student of the Month Jessica Tomasko and Club President Alan Agree.
Rotarians donated 120 dictionaries to the 3rd grade children at the John B. Kelly elementary school.
Rotarians in attendance were Laya Charlestein, Gary Brock, and Rick Trivane. Also in attendance was Cara Herold, a Friend of Rotary.

(Joan Toenniessen photo)
A a recent Ardmore Rotary meeting, Rotary Foundation chairman Bob Overhiser presented a Paul Harris Fellow Award to Bill Kemmerer (center) as President Ryan Tomkinson (right) looked on at this weeks meeting.
RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary's unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that "now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world."

What 30-Somethings need to know about Rotary
The Central Ocean Toms River Rotary Club during a recent meeting. By Michael Bucca, a member of the Rotary Club of Central Ocean Toms River, New Jersey, USA You might think that I, a 32-year-old member of a 110-year-old organization, would be preoccupied with trying to modernize my club's way of doing things. But remarkably, my experience in Rotary is teaching me to spend more energy convincing my generation - which keeps trying to reinvent everything - that there is much to be gained in the lost art of personal connection.
At a recent dinner meeting, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook honored our latest Student of the Month Jessica Tomasko, a Maple Point Middle School eighth grader. Pictured are Alan Agree Club President, Geri Tomasko, Jessica Tomasko and Andrew Tomasko.

Welcome new member !

Upper Darby-Lansdowne Rotary Club recently inducted Matt McKenzie. Matt is the Director of Operations for the Upper Darby School District. Matt was in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Florida, California, Guam, Mississippi, and Virginia. He got a post masters degree from Villanova University and has worked at Zodiac Aerospace and was a data base analyst at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. As the Director of Operations, Matt has many responsibilities including transportation, maintenance, and security. PDG Russ deFuria, gave the charge. Welcome to the club, Matt!  
For more information about the club, contact
Hank Van Zanten at: lhvanzanten@aol.com   

   Unionville High School selected Allen Zhu as the Student of the Quarter for his leadership in student activities, academic performance and commitment to community service.
Allen's leadership and academic performance is shown by his work and membership in musical performances, student orientation, writing club, National Honor Society, German Honor Society and other activities. His commitment to community service is so strong he changed his original career aspirations from engineering and science to law.    

At the Wayne Rotary Club meeting, past District Governor Bob Lankin presented tips for Re-Energizing small clubs

Our Wayne Rotary Club will meet at Margaret Kuo's on Wednesday December 16, 6:30 pm - 9 pm, and welcomes anyone who wishes to enjoy a holiday party, fabulous food ($30), cash bar, and fellowship, NO fundraising or business program.
For information about Re-Energize Small Clubs, contact Bob Lankin at Bob.Lankin@RaymondJames.com

Tuesday December 8th, the Glen Riddle Rotary club along with Delaware County Community College volunteers and the nurses at Riddle Memorial Hospital participated in an Operation Warm event giving away coats, gloves and hats to the children of Head Start.

Rotary Gundaker Foundation
first annual FUN-raiser.
Save the date for 2016:
first Saturday in December
goto Gundaker Website
or contact Alan Simbo at alan@remodelphilly.com
Little Bhundra Polswall is waiting for clef lip surgery to be performed by the surgeons on our Rotaplast mission. In a little more than 1 hour of Bhundra's future will change as well as her family's life.
The life changing operation is one of many hundreds of stories that our Rotaplast team has been part of . Bahundra will now be able to look forward to a better chance in life thanks to all the contributions from Delaware County and beyond.
We are in the home stretch of this mission and looking forward to returning home.

Jack Holefelder
Rotaplast India

PMB Proud !!

It should be noted that Dr. Carla Chieffo and Rich Scott worked tirelessly along with Rev. Howard Friend and his son, Eric, to bring this important effort to fruition, providing not only mobility to handicapped individuals in an impoverished community, but employment to handicapped workers who keep these wheel chairs operational and available. Carla worked the magic of utilizing grant availability at every level, while enlisting the support of sister clubs, to make this a reality! We are all certainly PMB Proud!

A Very Successful Community Peace Forum!

  Joseph Batory was the moderator of a dynamic Community Peace Forum sponsored by Rotary District 7430 and 7450 at the Montgomery County Community College on Saturday, October 31.
   The two hour panel discussion focused on relationships between police and communities and included two college professors (Temple U's Jennifer Wood and Montgomery County CC's Jayden Sampson), a Philadelphia Police lieutenant (D F Pace) and a Baptist minister (Reverend Keith Hodges) in a two hour forum.


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.

Event in Philadelphia for Outward Bound.
Rappel down One Logan Square
[31 story building]


<< Doctor Jill from the Glen Mills Rotary Club

  In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades.
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