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Dr. Norman Bailey and Dr. Ken Barber, members of Huntingdon Valley – Churchville Rotary Club, recently presented a $30,000 pledge to representatives of Southampton’s Free Library. Accepting for the library were Gregory W. Crompton, chairperson of the Access the World Capital and Endowment Campaign, Ray Greenberg, financial oversight chairperson and Librarian Kim Ingram. The $575,000 fundraising goal by the Capital and Endowment Campaign is earmarked to modernize and refurbish the library and to enhancement and expansion of programs for children and adults utilizing the facility. Pictured (from left): Ray Greenberg, Gregory W. Crompton, Dr. Norman Bailey, Kim Ingram and Dr. Ken Barber. Story and photo: Bucks County Courier Times.
Rich Kozub, Sr. is one contented man after another successful Rotary golf outing fundraiser to battle Rett Syndrome. Rich and his sons Mark and Rick, along with a legion of Rotary volunteers, orchestrated the 15 annual outing (13 of which benefited Rett) on May 11 at "Five Ponds " in Warminster, PA. The cause is extra special to Rich, because his granddaughter is afflicted with this rare illness.
Rich commented... "The outing seems to get better every year. Out on the golf course, all the holes are busy, people are playing and all the money goes to Rett Syndrome. And that's the greatest part about it!".
A buffet dinner with a great gifts raffle concluded this amazing day for Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary.
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."
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.
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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!
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.
Rotary International News
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Rotary honors six women for leadership and humanitarian service
Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. The honorees were chosen for their dedication and service, which has improved the lives of thousands around the world. “Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,” said Ravindran. “Rotary’s Global Women of Action embody Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.” The women will be honored at Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City on 7 November. They will address attendees and lead discussions on various topics related to their work. The six...
Showcase your project at the Seoul convention
Apply to host a booth in the House of Friendship at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. This is an opportunity to showcase your club or district project, recruit members for your Rotary Fellowship, share information about your Rotarian Action Group, or market Rotary merchandise if you are a licensed RI vendor. The application deadline is 30 September. Booth allocations will be awarded by 1 November. Apply
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...