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the 2012-2013 Promo booklet
recent ceremony honoring the Gundaker Fellows
Philadelphia Rotary Club’s recent ceremony
honoring the Gundaker Fellows that achieved new levels of
achievement after our recent fundraising campaign.
the L to R: Charles (Chuck ) Killian, now a member of the
Diamond Circle; Dr. Mary Lee Brady, now a Guy Gundaker Fellowship
member; Mr. Raymond (Ray) Swenson, now a Gundaker Benefactor;
Mr. Donald (Don) Koestler, now a member of the Gundaker
Chairman’s Circle; and not shown but awarded at this
time Mr. Russell (Russ)Urzi, now a Gundaker Patron.
--- Joe Cymbor
Square Rotary Club applied for a Gundaker
grant in the 2012-13 year for a multi-purpose strategy for
our 2 main club focuses of the year: literacy and hunger
awareness. We applied for $500 which is matched with Kennett
Rotary Foundation money to provide a total of $1,000 to
fund 3 club projects.
1: Our 7th dictionary project. The club's dictionary project
is spearheaded every year by past club president Al Schmitt
(club Rotarian of the Year) and Louise Bair (Governor's
Citation and club Rotarian of the Year).
2: To purchase books for the Maternal Child Health Consortium's
Kennett Healthy Family program. The books are given to the
families in this program. These books were purchased January
|3. To sponsor the Hunger Awareness
Workshop put on by the teens at the Garage Youth Community
Center in Kennett Square. This workshop was inspired by
our club's Hunger
Awareness Campaign and RI's 2012-2013 Peace Through Service
theme and is part of the Peace Forum initiative suggested
for a club's Presidential Citation.
Peace through Service,
to the Gundaker Foundation and Chair Ernie Falcone
for raising $2,200 during the first Rotary Night at the
Phillies on May 7th even if they did lose to the Mets. The
money will help Gundaker fund graduate and undergraduate
scholarships or matching grant projects that Clubs propose.
For those of you that attended I hope you at least enjoed
the ball park, a hot dog and cold drink, and the friendship
of being with other Rotarians. -- John Washington
||King of Prussia Rotary Club
Charitable Foundation provided $3,400 in funding to ACLAMO
Family Centers of Norristown, PA for the purchase of an
interactive "Smartboard". The project was assisted
by a grant of $1,000 from the Gundaker Foundation, which
supports Rotary Club projects in the Philadelphia area.
The high-tech system was recently installed in ACLAMO's
computer skills training room by AVT Digital Media Systems
of Malvern, PA. Holding the presentation check behind
the children from ACLAMO from the left are Rotarian Ernest
Zlotolow, ACLAMO executive director Juan Guerra and King
of Prussia Rotary president Carl Pinto
Jewelry and Dresses for a Good Cause!
In an area
in India where electricity is spotty, girls rescued from
slavery cook over a methane stove, thanks to a bio-gas
system partially provided by Dress for a Good Cause and
a Gundaker grant.
For more information
about Gundaker Grants contact Ernie Falcone, at >>
email@example.com / Ernani.Falcone@stifel.com
Ernie Falcone (left) , who was installed as president of
District 7450 Gundaker Foundation in July, was joined for
a photo at the July 1 meeting by DG Bonnie Korengel and
Glen Riddle Rotarian Harry Hill, immediate past president
of the Foundation. Falcone says the Gundaker Foundation
is "a Foundation within a Foundation" in District
7450. Gundaker has granted over $2.5 million since the '70's.
Guy Gundaker was the RI President in 1924, and a Philadelphia
Rotarian. The Foundation awards $50,000 in graduate and
undergraduate scholarships each year and gives each Rotary
Club up to $1,000 a year to support the Club’s own
described the Gundaker Foundation as "a foundation
within a foundation" in District 7450. Gundaker has
granted over $2.5 million since the '70's. Guy Gundaker
was the RI President in 1924, a prominent Philadelphia restaurateur.
Gundaker meetings are held each month, with the 53 clubs
in the district represented, each club getting up to $1,000
a year to support their own projects. The Gundaker Foundation
awards $50,000 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships
each year to students with superior grades and records of
community service. Ernie will serve as the Gundaker Foundation
| March 2011 Gundaker
Francy Cross [far left] introduced the students from Youth
Exchange and told us about the significance of their badges
and pins. She also mentioned how the students refer to their
American parents as Mom & Dad.
|• Clara from France.
• Estavan from Mexico..
• Bella from Brazil.
• Yasoo from Japan.
|• Jasper from
• Gut from Brazil
• Carlos from Spain
• Jody from Belguim