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Club Information

Welcome to our Club! For more information please email us at hello@hatbororotary.org

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Hatboro Dish
102 S. York Rd.
Hatboro, PA  19040
United States
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Home Page Stories
We had a great cruise night! 6 shopping Carts full of food were collected along with $385 in donations.
The food was divided and given to Lehman Methodist Church and St John's Lutheran. Cash donations will be divided and given to 4 food banks.
 
Our thanks to President Gary and to First Lady Kimberly for leading this club through a successful Rotary year!
 
Congratulations and Welcome to New Member Jarred Barnes.
Jarred is transferring from the Upper Darby Lansdowne Rotary Club.
 
 
 
 
Tribal challenge is just around the corner so please sign up to volunteer.
Click the tribal challenge link to the left.
Today we welcomed Jessica Guan, our Academic Scholarship Winner. Jessica will be attending Gordon College in MA (outside of Boston). Jessica plans to study education.
The picture at the left shows Jessica's Mom ,Jean Feng (on left) and Jessica. Congratulations and best of luck at school!
 
 
 
Congratulations to Rotarian Linda Clauser. Linda was inducted into the club this morning!
Welcome to the Hatboro Rotary Club!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Riches was one of four students we sent to Camp Neidig Leadership Camp.
Samuel gave us a report on the camp where he learned leadership skills and problem solving.
While there, he realized that we all need to learn leadership skills regardless of your position.
For more on Camp Neidig visit www.campneidig.com
Congratulations Linda Roehner who on June 7 celebrated 20 years with the Hatboro Rotary Club.
Linda was the second female president of this club (2003-2004).
 
 
SPEAKER: HEV SAING

Born and raised in extreme poverty in Cambodia, he was the first and the only person in his whole family to finish 6th grade. All his brothers and sisters had to drop out to help earn a living. When he was in 9th grade, he dropped out but later on he decided to go back to finish high school .After winning scholarships, he went on to study architecture and graduated among the top of his class.  H taught himself to read and write in English with the help of English-Khmer Dictionaries. He then ventured to the United States to pursue higher education. He graduated with a master’s degree Boston University in project management. Hev has continued to educate himself through self-study and coaching from many mentors. Equally important, Hev is proud to be a Rotarian who serves above self. He was a past president of a Spanish-speaking rotary club, even though he does not speak any Spanish. His presentation on "Mentoring: why it is a fast track to business and growth" was very interesting and informative. For more go to http://www.hevsaing.com/

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We are calling this Bob's Great Adventure! As a young boy circa 15 or 16, Bob and his friend went on an adventure from Glenside travelling north.With knapsack and sleeping bags they took the bus (10 cents) to Jenkintown and from there got a Greyhound (which you could flag down from the side of the road!) up Easton rd to Nockamixin Creek. On this journey they camped out, walked 17-19 miles a day and ultimately ended up on the towpath to New Hope. In New Hope they took the Steam Train to Hatboro and then took the electric train back to Glenside. Bob's first look at Hatboro was the Train Station!
 
We would also like to congratulate Bob's Granddaughter Kate Powers for being selected Student of the Month for Ambler Rotary!
 
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
         
       Congratulations to Hatboro Rotary VO-Tech Scholarship Recipient Tanu Pinkerton.Tanu is headed to Pennsylvania College of Technology to pursue a degree in Welding.He is active in school, plays the cello and often volunteers to play at retirement homes.Tanu is pictured above with Johnathan Riches, Scholarship Chairman and his Mother Vi Peters. We wish you much success!
     
Our Academic Scholarship winner was Jessica Guan who was notable to be with us today. Jessica is going to Gordon College.
Congratulations!
Hatboro Rotarians!You can now sign up to volunteer for Tribal Challenge, please click Tribal Challenge on the Calendar and then click the Tribal Challenge link.
Pictures from Area 7 Social at MaGerk's!
  
 
   
                                       
 
Gary has set up a donation page for this project so that other Rotarians around the world can donate. http://ideas.rotary.org/Project/Profile/6b6a7c96-466e-4ae7-bfc5-202ff2bb18b7 We did get a matching Grant of $4500 for this project plus what we had previously raised about $3300+.
For easy access, I have now put a link to recent photo albums on the right of the home page.
 
SPEAKERS: Renee Bollenbach and Gary Summer Cub scout Pack 17
Cub Pack 17 is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hatboro. It has from 60-70 scouts depending on when the scouts move from Cub to Boy Scouts. This is a very active Pack...they have hiked 310 miles; built volcanoes; learned archery, learned leadership and team work skills; gone camping; learned to build fires and cook for others; and a host of other skills and activities.They also have participated in 4 community projects  https://hatboro17.mypack.us/front_page
It was a pleasure to have Past President Dave Hamilton and his wife Suzanne at the 75th party!
Dave joined in 1981 and was president 1986.
 
Also present at the festivities was Becky Felten who was the first Female President of Hatboro Rotary
1999-2000
Mark your calendars June 23 2017 is Hatboro Cruise night
Hatboro Rotary will be taking food donations for the food Banks that evening.
To help out contact Bob Johnston or Kathy Salemno.
Rotary Moment by Bob Powers
Recently Bob and his wife attended the Doylestown Rotary 4 Way Test Awards Breakfast which honors members of the Doylestown Community. In 2017, Doylestown Rotary has awarded $32,500 to a number of community organizations and agencies. You may be wondering about our own club..from 2010 to 2017 we have given $228,000 to agencies, organizations and community groups. Thank you Rotarians for Making this World a Better Place!
 
VILLAGE PLAYERS NIGHT
Mark your calendars June 14th Rotary Club of Hatboro Benefit Performance. Doors open at 7pm , show starts at 7:30
This year's show is "SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY" by Michael and Susan Parker. Click the village Players link on the left for more info and a synopsis. (Click the welcome link on the Village Players Link)
Tickets are $15 .....Let's get those tickets sold!!!
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! June 23 2017 6-9 PM Hatboro Cruise Night.
The Hatboro Rotary will be sponsoring and working the food drive so tell your friends and neighbors to fill up a bag or shopping cart with non perishable food items and drop it off at cruise night near York Rd and Moreland Ave.
 
Mark your Calendar for the Annual June Supper at Davies Hall on College Settlement property. For over 90 years College Settlement has provided summer camping experiences for economically disadvantaged children from the greater Philadelphia area. The June Dinner is set for June 8 2017 beginning at 5:30 to 7:00. The dinner is informal, no charge for dinner. (give what you can!). There will be dinner, tours of the camp, fundraiser raffle, bike raffle, basket raffle and a bake sale.This is the 85th year for this event! Remember, we hold our Lobster Pot on the grounds at College Settlement so please support this worthy cause!
Today's speaker was Carolyn Kushner, the state Manager of Volunteer Service for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA). Carolyn gave us all some insight into the Mission of Special Olympics, its athletes, sports and competitions.To participate as a volunteer for one day events, it is not necessary to complete the entire volunteer application package. To get more information please visit www.specialolympicspa.org  and www.specialolympicsmontco.org
 
Congratulations to Karen and Mike Kearns! Karen and Mike were Inducted into the Rotary Club of Hatboro this morning.
Pictured above are Karen and Mike getting their Rotary Pins from Gary and Tom. Russ Fairlie was the officiating Rotarian. Tom is the sponsor for both Mike and Karen. Great Job Tom for bringing in new members and  welcome to the Club Karen and Mike.
 
Congratulations to Bob Johnston for 20 years of service to the Rotary Club of Hatboro.
The Plaque reads "To Robert Johnston for 20 years of faithful service to Hatboro Rotary. The club is grateful for your leadership and past participation in many activities. May 7 1997 to May 10 2017"
Today we welcomed DG Linda Young to our meeting. The DG spent some time talking about Membership. The district Goal for this year was to get 100 new members and to charter two new clubs. So far One new Club (Whitehall) has been chartered and the second club (Upper Perkiomen) will be chartered soon. Currently the district has gained 5 new members...seemed odd since they just chartered a new club but a gain of 144 was offset by a loss of 139 members for various reasons (death, relocation and personal).
It is important that clubs" Do What Works for Them"! Experiment...don't just continue to do something because it works for current members...expand! Try something new! Think about what we can try...how about a Happy Hour Meeting (our HHour was pretty successful last week..lets do it again), how about a service project to count as a meeting, or meet for lunch...think about new ways to meet then share your ideas with the board!!!
 
Special Congratulations to George Lewis who received the Rotary Foundation Major Donor Level 2 pin and  Plaque
That is an impressive achievement!