Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary Club

Member of Rotary International since 1930

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Meet fellow business persons in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere.
Become actively involved in our community projects and worldwide charitable endeavors. 
Learn about local, national and international community topics through our weekly programming.

Meetings: Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Aronimink Golf Club , Saint David's Road , Newtown Square, PA

Dinner followed by Club business and a program with a guest speaker 

Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Events                           

20th Annual Rotary Golf Outing

Thursday June 8, 2017

Paxon Hollow Country Club, 850 Paxon Hollow Road, Media PA 19063

11:30 am—12:15 pm check-in

Entry and Sponsorship Brochure download 

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November 22, 2015

Spin Doctors

 

Featured in this month’s issue of The Rotarian is an article titled “Spin Doctors” which describes a highly successful joint project between our PMB Rotary Club and the Rotary Cuernavaca-Juârez, Mexico to increase the mobility of the disabled in Mexico.  The Autonomy, Liberation Through Movement (ALEM) project employees design, build, and repair standard and sports wheelchairs, recumbent tricycles, and other custom wheeled devices. They work out of a garage workshop in Cuernavaca and staff mobile units that travel to cities such as Puebla and Veracruz. Many of ALEM staff are themselves handicapped. PMB Rotary has supported ALEM  since 2013 and was the driving force in securing a Rotary Foundation matching grant. 

 

 

June 8-12, 2015

The “I Like Me Literacy” project distributes personalized books to kindergarten students in local elementary schools. This week, PMB Rotarians visited kindergarten classes to distribute the books which they sponsored with the help of a matching grant from The Rotary Foundation. PMB Members shared reading the books with the children as they handed out their personalized books.  Many thanks to Carol Robinson, 2014-15 PMB President (now President-elect) for her vision and support for this project. 

 

 

Also you should see the video on You Tube of the days when PMB Rotarians went back to school!

March 10th, 2016

Guest Speaker: Prof. Kermit Roosevelt III

 

For a special Rotary and Perspective Members event, PMB Rotary hosted Prof. Kermit Roosevelt III, Law Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt to discuss the topic of his new book, Allegiance, a historical fiction about Japanese American internment in World War II. Over 60 current Rotarians and guests attended the event. Prof. Roosevelt gave a captivating talk on his journey in the law profession, which included serving as a clerk for the US Supreme Court. As a noted author of historical fiction, he provided in-depth insights into the decisions behind the Japanese internment policy in WWII and its ramifications onto contemporary governance and public affairs.  After his presentation, Prof. Roosevelt made himself readily available for questions and signing his book.

  

 

 

August 23th 2016

Rotarians Rich Scott and Charlie Cullum joined friends John Alexander, Bob Poletti and Mark Snyder to paint the computer room at 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 support.  PMB Rotarians have been long standing painting volunteers at The Common Place — hopefully brightening up the environment for its many community workers and users.  

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August 26th 2016

PMB Rotary was proud and pleased to welcome two new members. In the photo (L to R) are Dave Robinson (new member), Michael Alofsin (Gundaker Rep), Nan Turanski (new member) and Rich Scott (Membership Chair). The PMB Rotary Club is open to new members. We warmly welcome anyone interested in learning more about Rotary to contact us and be a guest at an upcoming meetings.

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Recent Events

October 13th 2016

PMB Rotary hosted Corey Spies and Brianna Parsons, graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School (PennVet) to learn about their work in developing the Gambia Goat Dairy (GGD). Gambia is a small country on the west coast of Africa where there are critical needs for affordable, safe and sustainable sources of animal protein to help support healthy child development.  The GGD is an important initiative being developed with local Gambian groups including the International Trypanotolerance Center (ITC), the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital (SJGH) and Power Up Gambia as well as PennVet and Rotary. The goal is  to establish a self-sufficient goat dairy that provides the Bwiam community safe, accessible animal protein which takes into account benefits for public health, local economy, gender equality and the environment. In the photo, Dr. Carla Chieffo, also a PennVet graduate as well as PMB Rotary’s secretary and grant writer, presents to Corey and Brianna $4000 check in support of GGD. This money was raised by PMB Rotary Club along with matching grants from Gundaker and Rotaru District 7450.  For more information Corey’s and Briana’s presentation on the GGD

 

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July 7th 2016

PMB Rotary installed the new slate of officers for 2016-17 year.  The new executive members are:

 

President: Carol Robinson
President-Elect: Andy Dohan

Treasurer: Cindy Petty
Secretary: Carla Chieffo
Director: Marti Magee
Director: Teresa Currie
Director: Jim Brown
Sgt. At Arms: Teresa Currie
Membership: Rich Scott
Gundaker Rep: Michael Alofsin

 

  

 

 

October 12th 2016

Richard Scott of PMB Rotary presented a check to Howard Friend of ALEM for $15,000.00. This was a matching District Grant. Gundaker, UML, Central Chester County all donated. Others present are Alan Simbo (President Gundaker Foundation), Richard Scott, Howard Friend and Vasanth Prabhu. Featured in this month’s issue of The Rotarian is an article titled “Spin Doctors” which describes a highly successful joint project between our PMB Rotary Club and the Rotary Cuernavaca-Juârez, Mexico to increase the mobility of the disabled in Mexico.  The Autonomy, Liberation Through Movement (ALEM) project employees design, build, and repair standard and sports wheelchairs, recumbent tricycles, and other custom wheeled devices. They work out of a garage workshop in Cuernavaca and staff mobile units that travel to cities such as Puebla and Veracruz. Many of ALEM staff are themselves handicapped. PMB Rotary has supported ALEM  since 2013 and was the driving force in securing a Rotary Foundation matching and Gundaker grants.