Rotary Club of Huntingdon Valley-Churchville



Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Membership Chair
Past President


Sep 03, 2014
Rick Spector, Moviehouse Productions
The Old Neighborhood Reunion: A Tale of NE Philly and the Twilight Zone
Sep 17, 2014
Dr. David Robertson
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
Sep 24, 2014
Ray Didinger
Philadelphia Sports
Oct 29, 2014
Chris Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies
50th Anniversary of Historic 1964 Phillies Pennant Race Collapse

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Huntingdon Valley-Churchville

Service Above Self

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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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 or

Russian born artist Ruslan Khais presented an
overview of Russian history and current political struggles
at  the  August 6 meeting.
To view his work visit

District Governor Gary Fedorcha addressed the Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary on July 30.  Fedorcha's theme is to "light up" Rotary through educating the community about its  great charitable work and other  projects. Gary celebrated his birthday with the club on this special evening.

Marine Corps Veteran Sam Bonanno, 89, spoke at the Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary Meeting on Wed. July 9. Mr. Bonanno took part in the Bouganville, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima  campaigns in the bloodiest days of World War II. He was honored by the Marine Corps for being the oldest living Veteran who lives in this area that took part in these historic battles. Sam is  a proud member of the HV-Churchville Club. He is pictured here with Club President Rick Kozub, Jr.

Larry "Baseball" Mantz, Bob Vagnoni and Jim Shallcross (right to left) root for the Trenton Thunder on  HV- Churchville Rotary Night, June 11, 2014.

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.


Rotary International News

Polio's Retreat
As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward the voice, wondering if she’ll recognize the boy. She sees six children playing chase on the dry earth, the dirt forming clouds around their feet. From afar she notices a young boy, not unlike the other barefoot children in the backyard...
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe sources. That leaves a significant part of the country's population susceptible to a range of diseases. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths among those under the age of five is caused by water-related diseases. Hatala's experiences in Ghana...
Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
In case you haven't heard, a man raised nearly $60,000 to make potato salad as a spoof on a popular fundraising site. If he can do that, a campaign to raise money for feeding hungry children or building a school in a war-torn country should be a snap, right? Wrong. The Internet is littered with humanitarians struggling to raise the money and gather the resources for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. So, what is the secret to a successful crowdsourcing campaign? It's simple, really: make it easy to give. Here are some ways you can make it easy for supporters to back your...
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