Club Executives & Directors
Home Page Stories
It was a cool, cucumber crisp spring day. Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary held its annual "Fish-A-Long", Saturday April 25 at Lomirer Park in Abington. One hundred kids and their families attended from the immediate area and Philadelphia. The purpose of the event was to introduce children to the sport of fishing.
The "Fish-A-Long" is the "brain child" of long time club member Dick Freed. Said event co-chair Ken Barber, " the "Fish-A-Long" brought together people of varying ages and backgrounds to enjoy a common experience - families spending time together, parents teaching children new skills, people of all ages rediscovering the joys of nature, inner city young people experiencing the open space of the park. It was a rewarding day for Rotarians and the community."
When: Monday May 11, 2015, 11 am sign up.
Where: Five Ponds Golf Club, Warminster, PA
Why: To Benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmenal disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. This is the Huntingdon- Valley Churchville Rotary Club's 14th annual golf outing.
Cost: $130 per player which includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages on the course, dinner and awards. Tee signs, $100: an opportunity to advertise your company to all attendees.
For More Information: Call 215-680-4843.
Enjoy a fun day on the links and help a great cause!
On February 5, 2015, Past President Bob Vagnoni (left) and club member Mark Kozub, presented a $11,500 check to Leslie Greenfield, Regional Representative of "Rett Syndrome.Org". The check represented the proceeds from the 2014 Huntingdon Valley-Churchville Golf Outing.
Kerri Czekner, Villa Joseph Marie Highschooler, cleverly contrasted "extroverts" and introverts"as her four way test speech contest topic
at a recent HV-Churchville Rotary meeting. Beside Kerri is Chris Potter, Assistant Governor, District #7430. Way to go Kerri!
Our club is actively seeking new members to take part in our social activities, fundraisers and to learn from our great speakers !
You are invited to attend a dinner meeting at no cost or obligation.
For more information, contact Mel Montanye at 215-765-1196, email@example.com
March 11, 2015 was a charter night "for the ages" for the Huntingdon-Valley Churchville Rotary Club. Not only was the 64th anniversary of the club celebrated, but the club inducted a record four new members at one meeting. Pictured from left to right are Club President Rick Kozub, Jr. and new members Stuart Lakernick, Jeffrey Cochran, John Thomas and Ted Blecharzyk.
While most of us live without want, there are still hard times for many in the area. The Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary is partnering with the Cowhey Family Warminster ShopRite to help fund our club's charitable projects through the "Save- A- Tape" Program. Simply label your register tape with the club's name and drop it in the collection box in front of the store. A percentage of sales will be donated to the club. The Warminster ShopRite is located at 942 W. Street Road.
On June 14, 2013 Penn State Student Lauren Shevcheck became a quadriplegic as a result of a devastating swimming pool accident. Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary members, pictured above, removed the Shevcheck heavy duty rear deck, allowing for wheelchair accessibility and other critically needed home adaptations.
WATCH THIS VIDEO:
Rotary International News
Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...