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District Governor Linda Young addressed the Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary on
September 21. She explored the themes of Membership, Rotary Foundation and Service.
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.
In searing heat and armed with their signature trash "picker-uppers" Huntingdon -Valley Churchville Rotarians made their community a cleaner and more beautiful place to live on September 7. The "Adopt A Highway Program" is a twice- annual activity of the club.
"And I look at my life as vintage wine from fine old kegs; from the brim to the dregs; it poured sweet and clear: it was a very good year".
Those words from Frank Sinatra very well summed up the excellent presidential tenure of Mel Montanye, at
Huntingdon - Valley Churchville 's June 29 Changeover Nite.
Pictured above, Montanye "pins" incoming President Lee Adams.
Mel's emphasis was on "special needs" programming. Lee looks forward to engaging his favorite passion;"kids"...
New Club Executives and Directors are listed on the left panel. Ken Barber is Endowment Fund Chair.
More Changeover Nite Highlights (L-R). Ed Weitz was honored for his outstanding financial support of the club: Rick Spector for his website design. Chris Potter hosted the memorable evening.
New Club Executives and Directors; (L-R) Lee Adams, Rick Spector, Drew Slousky, Rich Hamilton, Larry Mantz, Ken Barber, Carol McGehean, Jim Shallcross, Bob Vagnoni, Dick Freed, Mel Montanye, Stu Lackernick.
The club commissioned "Moviehouse Productions " to film a "Changeover Nite" video: a star-studded tribute to 2015-2016...
Huntingdon Valley- Churchville members volunteered at Operation Ward 57's fundraiser to aid wounded veterans on Saturday June 11 at Warminster Park. More than 300 ran or walked during this very special event.
As part of the festivities, honorary club member Sam Bonanno was issued a citation by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for his exemplary World War II service. Sam is seen with event chair Heather Sliwinski.
A poignant thank you from Rotarian Larry Mantz.
Rotarians Ted Blecharczyk and Carol McGehean lent a hand at registration.
Ready, willing and more than able: L-R. Rotary volunteers Larry Mantz, Mel and Kathy Montanye, Bob Vagnoni and John Thomas.
Rotary International News
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.