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Mother Nature failed to cooperate for the most part, but the Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary reeled in another fabulous "Fish- A- Long " Saturday April 23 at Lomirer Park in Abington. Kids and their families attended from the immediate area and Philadelphia. Said event chair Lee Adams, "The purpose of the event was to open fishing opportunity to kids who don't usually have the chance to do so, to discover the joys of nature and to give families a chance to have a fun time together".
Pictured above are Rotarians and kids from "Aspira", an inner city Philadelphia program serving the Latino community.
Fishing instruction was provided by “Trout Unlimited”. Trout Stocking was courtesy of Stoney Creek Anglers. Refreshments by Mark Bellomo, Lower Moreland Youth Center.
Carol McGehean: A Rotary Volunteer
March 5, 2016's Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary's flapjack breakfast packed Applebee's Southampton to the rafters.
Event Chair and Club Secretary Carol McGehean kept club volunteers on task to courteously and quickly serve a record "130" ravenous diners consisting of family, friends and other Rotary supporters.
"It has been my pleasure to chair our Pancake Breakfast for the last 3 years", said Carol. "The money raised goes for expenses in connection with our children's activities including our Student of the Month Program, the Fish-A-Long and donations to activities involving the youth of our area. It is a fun activity and brings together all the members of our club".
Did you know that billions of dollars are lost to Medicare fraud and abuse each year? Phyllis Wolfson, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) spoke about how to fight back to the Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary on March 30. The message was simple: Protect your personal information, know how to detect fraud and know where to report it.
Other Rotary clubs interested in arranging a SMP presentation, may contact CARIE (Coalition of Advocates for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly) at 800-356-3606.
Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary honored Villa Joseph Marie High School's Shannon Vesey as April's "Student of the Month". Pictured with Shannon is committee chair Rich Kozub.
Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary President
Mel Montanye presents a $500 check to Heather Sliwinski
of Operation Ward 57, a project that aids wounded veterans.
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.
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
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