Rotary Club of Huntingdon Valley-Churchville

Pennsylvania

 

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Huntingdon Valley-Churchville

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We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Lamberti's Cucina
1045 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville Plaza Shopping Center
Feasterville, PA  19053
United States
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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.
 
 
 

 
Huntingdon Valley - Churchville is one of 43 proud members of Rotary District "#7340" , serving Southeastern Pennsylvania.
To learn more about  District " 7430 " news and events, visit  http://www.rotarydistrict7430.org/
 
 

 
 
Yes, Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary certainly "got game" as shown in the 2 photos above. On June 10, Jim Shallcross rolled out video of  his historic "game" hunting expedition to Western Canada. June 17 marked the club's annual return to a Trenton Thunder "game". Attendees received a glimpse of  the Phillies'  hopes for the future as the opponents were the Phils'  Reading farm  club.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

 
 
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."
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, looneymoose1@verizon.net
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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