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Larry "Baseball" Mantz, Bob Vagnoni and Jim Shallcross (right to left) root for the Trenton Thunder on HV- Churchville Rotary Night, June 11, 2014.
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Rich Kozub, Sr. "beamed" after another successful Rotary golf outing to battle Rett Syndrome. Rich and his sons Mark and Rick, along with a legion of Rotary volunteers, orchestrated the 14 annual outing (12 of which benefited Rett) on May 12 at "Five Ponds " in Warminster, PA. The cause is extra special to Rich, because his granddaughter is afflicted with this rare illness.
Eighty-four area golfers participated. Thirteen -Thousand dollars were raised for Rett Syndrome research. A buffet dinner fundraiser with a great gifts raffle concluded the spectacular day.
It could not have been a more glorious day. Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary held its annual Fishalong, Saturday April 26 at Lomirer Park in Abington. Nearly 150 kids and adults attended from North Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. The purpose of the event was to introduce children to the sport of fishing.
The Fishalong is the "brain child" of long time club member Dick Freed. Said event co-chair Lee Adams, "by doing this we bring communities together. The Fishalong teaches the younger generation the importance of sharing knowledge and experience with one another. As the kids grow they will remember this day and teach others what they have been taught. "
The fish were donated by the Rotary and State of Pennsylvania. "Trout Unlimited" volunteered to teach children the art of fishing, using equipment provided by the club. Mark Belomo donated a free lunch for the kids.
Professors Evan Laine and Dave Kratzer of Philadelphia University spoke at a recent Huntingdon Valley-Churchville Rotary meeting about the "Single Bullet Theory" explanation of the Kennedy Assassination. See the attached article reprinted from the Bucks County Courier Times.
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