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The well - traveled Second Street Pike corridor between Richboro and Huntingdon Valley shines brighter as a result of the hard work of the Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary. "The Adopt a "Highway" program is a semi-annual project of the club. The cleanup took place on Saturday November 15. Pictured here (L-R) are Rotarians Jim Shallcross and Bob Vagnoni. Also participating were club members Lee Adams, Tom Bazzel, Rich Hamilton and Drew Slousky.
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, email@example.com
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.
Despite the Fall chill, Phillies ambassador Chris Wheeler stoked up the "hot stove" league for the Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary on October 29. It was an evening of reminiscence as well as a look ahead for for the rebuilding ball club.
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.
Dr. David Robertson, Executive Director of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust was our guest on September 17. He spoke of the wonders and challenges of maintaining Montgomery County's second-largest privately owned natural area that is open to the public.
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.
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 http://www.ruslankhaisart.com/
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.
Rotary International News
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
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Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...
Rotary’s world headquarters hosts Evanston Rotary Day
Business owners and community leaders in Evanston, Illinois, USA, joined Rotary staff and family members in a celebration of the organization's cultural diversity at an open-house Rotary Day event at Rotary's world headquarters on 25 October. Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang is urging clubs and districts to hold these informal events to showcase Rotary's good work. The open house was held immediately after Evanston's Day of Caring, during which volunteers planted trees, fixed up buildings, performed yard work, painted, and participated in other community projects throughout the city. Visit...