Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary Club

Member of Rotary International since 1930

Text Box: BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
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                           

PMB Rotary Club Meetings

Thursdays 6-8 PM

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

 

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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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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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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. 

 

  

 

 

Recent Events

November 4, 2017

PMB painted a large room for group learning and community activities 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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September 17 , 2017

PMB Rotarians volunteered at the “A Taste of Berwyn”, the annual fund raising event for Daemion Counseling Center (DCC).  DCC is a grass-roots, community-based mental health counseling center. Since 1970, DCC has continuously served clients in southeastern Pennsylvania (Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties).

 

For the last two years, “A Taste of Berwyn” has been held at the historic and sprawling Hilltop House in Devon. The event hosts a variety of vendors of food, drink, jewelry and gadgets as well as those provides information about community services. Music and dance performances as well as activities for the kids make it a must attend event. All for a remarkably important cause which the PMB Rotary Club is proud to support.

 

For more information about 2017 A Taste of Berwyn 2017 see the Mainline news article by Joan Bang.

  

 

 

November 1, 2017

District Governor Dawn deFuria and District 7450 Gundaker Foundation President Alan Simbo visited our PMB Rotary Club Meeting. Alan gave an informative overview of Gundaker’s educational grant program which supports students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidates are expected to excel in academics as well as service to the community.

 

Governor Dawn awarded District Governor’s Citations to PMB Rotarians Carla Chieffo and Carol Robinson for their exceptional service to the Club and Rotary. Governor Dawn gave an up-lifting and inspirational talk about her theme for this year, “Get on Board” with Rotary. She called for Rotarians to be even more enthused and proud of their support to the local, national and international communities. We should continue to strive to do more in our clubs and make special efforts to attract and retain new members.