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We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Hatboro Dish
102 S. York Rd.
Hatboro, PA  19040
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Charles is one of three people at Lehman managing the food pantry.
Clients must be within a 5-mile radius of the pantry to receive goods. At a first visit, client must sign up and show their ID card. If they are not within the 5-mile radius, pantry staff will try to find a pantry nearer to their home.
What's different at this pantry:
  • Try to give fresh fruits and veggies, Eggs, butter (once a month), cheese
  • always try to give a protein and have had (fortunately) many donations of meats
  • toiletries once a month
  • All clients receive a bag with items such as cereal, canned goods, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, canned fruits etc.
  • Receive donations from Garden of Health and Grocery Outlet among other organizations. Do share items and also receive items from other food pantries in the area.
What is needed:
  • Still need Volunteers to help go through donations and put unexpired items on the shelves.
  • In the summertime help is always needed.
Lehman food pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 to 1200. Clients may come once a week for items
  • Rotary Anniversaries: Jill 5 years; Russ  41 years
  • Madrigal singers will be here Dec 21
Boodle Brigade has readied the packages for shipping!
 
In 1958 Art Began his post high school education at Brooklyn College. He knew he wanted to work in the sciences and in his sophomore year he decided to study Virology. In 1962 he and Sue moved to Buffalo to study for his PHD. In 1967 Art received his PHD and for the next 35 years he worked for Merck as a virologist in vaccine development. Think about this..there were unexplained outbreaks of a neurological disease in Muzaffarpur, India beginning in 1995. Generally, this was a seasonal event affecting children. Still in 2013-14 no cause had been determined but it was postulated that there is a connection with the Litchi fruit. For a researcher, wouldn't you want to find the cause AND develop a vaccine to prevent this?? Do researchers experiment on each other....Well not really but they do (and Art did) take experimental vaccines that he and his staff made. So no, Art didn't try to infect himself but did try to expose himself to influenza and other pathogens.
Here are some of the vaccines that Art helped develop that are currently in use: rubella; original Adult Pneumonia; Hepatitis B; HIB (Hemophilus B) Middle ear infections, pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia in young children.  It takes a lot of study, experimentation, trial and error before a vaccine is developed. Some may take up to 20 years or longer to develop. On the other end of the spectrum, he has also worked on many (Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV) that researchers have not yet figured out. When a vaccine is developed and licensed for use, there is follow-up such as required reporting to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Eveny Reporting System; VICP National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; NVSN New Vaccine Surveillance Network; as well as the Detection of New Strains. 
Many thanks to Art for this presentation. It was interesting and informative.
 
 
 
  • Celebrations: Tom Post, Birthday; Marty Palmer Birthday; Don Solomon Wedding Anniversary. Congrats to all and hope you had great celebrations!
  • Parade: Marty will ride in a car and other Rotarians will walk behind car. 1:15 meet at Quigs
  • Donations for Kids Christmas go to Linda Roehner
  • No Social this month
  • Dec 14 Club Holiday Celebration
 
Steve Fine, the President of the Melanoma Education Foundation, attended colleges in the Boston area, receiving a doctorate in chemistry from Northeastern University.  He then moved to PA, completing a year of post-doctoral research at Lehigh University.  After 5 years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Lafayette College in PA, he moved back to New England where he served in technical and management positions in high-tech chemical companies.  In 1989 he started consulting practice in the technology of high-purity chemical manufacturing, concurrently serving for 3 years as Vice President of Technology for ACSI, a West Coast manufacturer of semiconductor chemicals.  Shortly after his son Dan died of melanoma in 1998 at the age of 26, he founded the non-profit Melanoma Education Foundation and, since August of 2001, has devoted full time to the Foundation.  The primary activity of the Foundation is educating high school and middle school wellness teachers about melanoma skin cancer and providing them with free online lessons to educate their students about seld-detecting melanoma while it is curable.  At last count over 1700 schools in all 50 states were using the lessons.
 

Melanoma Education Foundation Web Pages:            For Everyone: https://www.skincheck.org 

            For Health & Wellness Educators and Students: https://www.melanomaeducation.net

Video Links

                30-Minute Early Self-Detection/Prevention Video: https://bit.ly/3hipmFK

                        (The video above has most of the Rotary Presentation Content)

               16-Minute High School Student Video: https://bit.ly/2CBzdoT

               22-Minute Middle School Student Video: https://bit.ly/2yv32Ep

               30 Minute Health Teacher Training Video: https://bit.ly/3jqzejP

  • Pennypack Playground Groundbreaking, Oct. 22: Hatboro Rotary will have a tent there between 10-12 to host a rock painting station. we need a good showing of members, contact katrinalsullivan@gmail.com if you can attend.
  • Bowling Event, Oct. 26: Thunderbird Lanes Warminster 6-8 refreshments will be served. contact Jill at jbarton@bartonestatelaw.com to reserve your spot.
  • Pints for Polio, Oct. 27: Artifact Brewery, Hatboro 5-8. Come support our Area 7 social and fundraiser
  • Hatboro Federal Savings Skeleton Scurry, Oct 29: To volunteer at this event between 8-11 contact the Hatboro Chamber or email garychamberlain311@gmail.com  
  • Call for volunteers at The Food Pantry at St. John's:
    The Food Pantry at St. John's Volunteers: The Food Pantry at St. John's (signupgenius.com)
  • 300 Boodle Brigade: The 300 Boodle Brigade’s primarily purpose is to send care packages (Boodle) to deployed soldiers. Donations can be given to Barbara Rudakevych at our Wednesday meetings or contact brudake@gmail.com to arrange drop off. All donations need to be in by Wednesday, November 9th so they can be packed and ship ped before Thanksgiving.  
Richard (Rick) James, President of The Board of Directors of HealthLink Dental Clinic and a Rotarian from the Central Bucks Club presented to our club.
Rick explained that the mission of the organization was to improve the overall health of qualified low-wage earning adults and veterans in Bucks and Montgomery counties by providing free preventative and restorative dental services and oral health education. Rick explained that the services are provided in Bucks and Montgomery County to individuals with household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Rick also explained that this included a partnership with the local County Veterans Affairs Offices, to now offer free dental care to qualifying area veterans. 
 
The Goals of HealthLink Dental Clinic are:
  • To improve and maintain the oral health of our patients.
  • To provide oral health education.

  • To link patients with other community resources, like medical and behavioral health services, housing and food assistance, and career guidance to enhance their lives.

Rick explained that HealthLink recently relocated to Hatboro from Southampton.  They recently moved to 444 N York Rd, Hatboro as the clinic’s leadership felt this location better meets the needs of patients and the organization.  The new clinic on York Road is in the heart of Hatboro and close to the train station as well as a Septa bus stop.  HealthLink has 13 volunteer dentists and 1 part time dentist. They also collaborate with local colleges that have dental students, allowing students practical experience while providing a service to the community. Healthlink has been in existence for 21 years providing 32,000 free dental treatments. Last year, it provided free dental care to 1820 patients at a value of $788,000. Healthlink relies on financial support from the community. The clinic is now accepting donations to cover the relocation costs and renovations and equipment. Free Dental Care | HealthLink Dental Clinic | United States

Alex Myers and Nancy Guenst

This morning two of our newest members gave their classification speeches. These are talks that enlighten the rest of us 
about the accomplishments , adventures and history of our members. These are two very talented and intelligent people that we are proud to have as Rotarians. Both of these women have served in the military, volunteer in the community, are multilingual, and know the value of hard work. For Club members, the bios will be posted  in the secure section of this website.
Kathleen Hagerty from Merakey Foster Care Program was our visitor this Wednesday.
 
Kathleen is a Family Engagement Specialist with over 15 years of experience in several different roles. Merakey is a not-for-profit developmental, behavioral health, and education provider.  They offer a variety of services to individuals and communities across the country.  They offer these services to 50,000 + people each year at nearly 700 locations, all focused on one goal.  Their programs support individuals with all kinds of needs, from people with addiction or intellectual and physical disabilities to homeless veterans and children in need of homes.  We help people who need someone to support and fight for them.  It’s just the right thing to do.  Their hope is that we’re helping to create communities where everyone can reach their fullest potential.
 
Kathleen spoke to Hatboro Rotary members about the current state of the foster care system which, in PA, cares for 13,000 - 15,000 children at any point in time. Merakey provides 24/7 to children and their foster care placements and completed 27 referrals in September alone. They also offer training to foster caretakers which includes over 20 hours of training including 1st Aid and CPR. Most foster placement systems are experiencing a lack of individuals who can take placements, most of which consist of children who are older or who come as part of a sibling group that does not want to be separated during their time in care.
 
For more information please reach out to Kathleen and Merakey at 833-629-2220 or email at: fosterparents@merakey.com
 
Thank you, Kathleen!
  • Oct 26 Bowling Event: Thunderbird Lanes Warminster 6-8 refreshments will be served
  • Warrington Corn Hole tournament Oct 15 12-4 Valley Square (10 members of Warrington Rotary supported Our Lobster Pot..Let's get a team!)
  • Coast to coast Running Relay will be going through Hatboro on Oct 15..come cheer them on.
  • If anyone is interested in making a scarecrow for the Scarecrow contest, all applications must be in by Oct 12. to Hatboro Chamber.
  • Business and community Lunch at Trattoria Valona Oct 17. Bring Non perishable food item.
  • Skeleton Scurry Oct 29. 8-12To volunteer, contact the Hatboro Chamber
 
Very interesting talk about the Pa Gaming Control Board.  (PGCB). https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?pr=1000 There is a great deal of information on this website, please click on the many links.
The goal of the PGCB is to be the premier gaming regulator in the United States, maintaining and enhancing public trust with honesty, integrity and credibility. Guided by the Gaming Act and supported by a dedicated professional staff of 320 the PGCB will protect the interest of the public by ensuring the integrity of legalized gaming through the strict enforcement of the law and regulations, the licensing of qualified individuals and entities, and fulfilling the objectives of legalized gaming in the Commonwealth to deliver a significant source of revenue, assist the horse racing industry, provide broad economic opportunities and enhance tourism. (taken from the PGCB website)
  • What they regulate: Sports and Fantasy Wagering; Truck Stop VGTs (Video Gaming Terminals); Casinos and also Background Checks on Casino Employees among other things such as online casinos.
  • What they do not regulate: Lottery Games; Horse Racing; Small Games of Chance
  • Help for problem gamblers: provide information and assistance for problem gamblers seeking help.
  • Gambling can be an uncontrollable addiction for many. The PGCB Self Exclusion Program allows a person to request to be excluded from legalized gaming activities within a casino and offsite venues, online, at VGT establishments or on fantasy contests.  Individuals who enroll in self-exclusion are prohibited from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses or accepting complimentary gifts or services or any other thing of value from a licensee or operator. A person can enroll in Self Exclusion online at https://responsibleplay.pa.gov/self-exclusion/. If a person is enrolled in self exclusion and gambles, they could be arrested, and the Casino could be fined (especially if they send that person any information regarding casino activities).
  • Casino Revenue: 2 billion Tax Revenue Annually (1Billion of that goes toward property tax reduction). for more information regarding "Where" the revenue goes, please see https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?p=320

 

Interact Clubs are high school level clubs that are sponsored and mentored by local Rotary Clubs. They are chartered by rotary International just as Rotary clubs are. They are community service clubs which organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.  Kathy Salemno from our club works closely with INTERACT as our clubs liaison with the school. We love working with this group of young people. We were fortunate to Have Ella, the president of HHHS Interact Club with us today. Interact currently has 120 members and volunteers with us for various service projects. We wanted to Thank Ella and her members for ALL the help they provided at Lobster Pot. We could not have done it without you! someone said 5 people were working with us, but it felt like 50! They were all hard workers and definitely contributed to the success of Lobster Pot. THANK YOU INTERACT! A recent photo from the clubs meeting (used with permission to post)

SPEAKER: Meghann Townsend...Future Ready Hatters
At Hatboro Horsham High School, the goal is for students to graduate and be prepared to be successful in whatever career path they choose and to be productive citizens equipped for the 21st century. To that end, the guidance department with the Furure Ready Program hopes to increase programming to identify students' skills, interests and aptitudes and assist them in discovering how those qualities can be applied to career opportunities after graduation.  "If you can see it, you can be it" is the program motto! The success of this program will depend not only on school resources but also the community. They are looking for individuals and companies to partner with the school in several different ways:
  • Be a Presenter: Speak with the students about your career or company
  • Host a field Trip: Welcome Students and staff to your business site and observe the various roles of those working there
  • Join the Steering Committee: Provide business and community insights to help shape this program
  • Share Opportunities: Through community service, part-time and summer jobs, students have a opportunity to learn important skills to help prepare them for future careers.
  • Host a Job Shadow: host a student, in person, for a day to observe the roles and tasks of professionals in your industry.
  • Become a Mentor: host a student at your company site exposing them to different careers in your industry. Allow them to get involved, assisting with day-to-day activities, attending meetings and frank discussions about skills and training
For More Information about this program, contact Meghann Townsend, Future Ready Counselor at 215-420-5523 or mtownsend@hhsd.org. At this time, it is not a commitment to help rather a willingness to be called and asked to participate in an applicable event or if a student request comes up. Follow the link to sign up: 
  • Next Evening Get together Sept 28th at Brick and Barrel in Maple Glen
  • Lobster Pot was huge success! We can continue to support this community. Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to those who purchased tickets!
  • Congrats to those with Rotary Anniversaries: Gloria Inlander 31 years, Tom Finerghty 39 years
Birthdays:
Pete Salemno  Sep 24
Sally Palmer Sep 21
Barb Schupeltz Oct 1
 
Anniversaries:
Marty and Sally Palmer Sep 21
Tony and Julia Mapes Sep 25
Nancy and Stephen Guenst Sep 18
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities It is all accomplished with volunteers,100 of them are from Post 798 located at County Line and Davisville Roads on the Warminster Township side of the road but in the Hatboro Post Office. Our members in the Auxiliary are from all over both Bucks and Montgomery County areas.
While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to the Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.  The Legion has expanded and in addition to the Legion and Auxiliary there is the Riders and Son’s now.  All 4 are at this Legion Post
The Auxiliary is made up of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and its ideals.
Diane joined the Auxiliary 20 years ago when she met her husband who is a life member, joining after his service to our country in foreign conflict.
She is finishing up her term as President after serving for the last 7 years. She will be sworn in this weekend as Treasurer.  She also volunteers some time to the American Legion Post in Brigantine NJ when time permits.
The auxiliary meets once a month from September through June.  Some things the Auxiliary does:
  1. Gold Star Garden:  Partnered with the Borough to assist with this project and fundraising.  
  2. Majestic Oaks:  Majestic Oaks Nursing Home is home to 20 veterans and one of our auxiliary members. Sends food, cards and goodies every few months to the veterans. There is still WW2 veteran at Majestic Oaks.  
  3. State Veteran Programs:  Support many state run programs sending donations to assist with veterans needs statewide. 
  4. Girls State : Female high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary units for this program, where they learn about the political process by electing officials for all levels of state government and actively running a mock government.  The last young lady actually was chosen to advance to Girls National
Candidates should be keenly interested in government and current events and show strong leadership abilities. Because the structure of state and local government varies, ALA Girls State programs may vary in content and method of procedure, but each adheres to the same basic core values.
  1. Veterans Food Drive:  Yearly the Sons of the American Legion host their annual two day food drive, it is the end of September , Saturday and Sunday 9/24 & 25 from 8 to 4 rain or shine.  All donated items will be delivered to the Willow Grove 111th Fighter Wing FRG.  The mission pf the FRG is to assist veterans and the families of active duty staff.  Accepted items include non-perishable canned and boxed foods, water, paper goods, personal care items, baby needs, bottled items, cash, checks or gift cards. 
  2. Veterans Day Lunch: Our ladies have lunch at Majestic Oaks where they help serve lunch and honor the veterans.  Each Veteran receives a care package that includes money and service-related gifts centered around their branch of service. (Such as lap blankets and shirts)
  3. Veterans Picnic at Post:  Each year Majestic Oaks or DV Veterans Home residents are escorted by our riders to our post for an afternoon of food, drink and camaraderie.   
  4. Majestic Oaks Christmas:  Purchase gifts for residents.
  5. Adopt a Family at the Holidays:  Each year we adopt an active military family who may have a loved one on deployment or a veteran in need of help and we provide them gift cards for food and gifts for children in the house.  We also partner with our post to have a Christmas party for the children and grandchildren of our members.
If you are interested in joining dues are $25 per year.  You must meet criteria to join.  If you are interested in making a donation for food drive or Christmas Program for Vets, come to American Legion Post 798 County Line and Davisvill Rds Saturday Sept 24 and Sunday Sept 25th 8AM to 4PM (Rain or Shine). For more information, visit the auxiliary website Auxiliary (americanlegion798.org)
 
 
Tony Mapes, Club Foundation Chair Congratulates Jesse Brookreson on earning his second Paul Harris Fellow pin. (PHF+2). By making regular automatic payments to Rotary foundation, it is easy to accumulate the $1000 needed to become a PHF. You choose where you want that money to go..such as General Fund, Polio Plus etc. 
 
  • Happy Birthday to Tony Mapes Sep 18
  • Happy anniversary to Marty and Sally Palmer
  • Happy Anniversary to Nancy and Steve Guenst
  • Thank you to everyone for a successful Lobster Pot!!
 
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Rotarian Frank Jarrett on reaching 60 years in Rotary!! Frank joined Sep 5, 1962
  • Please send good thoughts and prayers to Tom Finerty (COVID)and Jack Groves (Surgery). Speedy recovery guys!
  • Happy early birthday wishes to Don Soloman (Sept 8th)
  • Lobster Pot Meeting next meeting...please be there!
  • District Governor is visiting Sept 14th.
  • Today's meeting was a General Assembly. Thank you to all the members who volunteered for various committees and positions. Working together is what makes this club great!
  • We received the grant check for $14693 for the wheelchair swing. This money will be matched by the club. The swing and omni-Spinner donated by Andrews Friends Fund will be installed in the new playground behind Pennypack. 
COMMUNITY NEWS
  • Dedication for the new playground will be Oct 22
  • Sep 16 last cruise night
  • Theme for the Holiday Parade is "Musical Notes and Holiday Floats" Start think about our float!
  • Oct 29 Skeleton Scurry
Congratulations to club members:
  • Katrina Sullivan who celebrates 15 years in Rotary on Sept 12
  • George Bollendorf who celebrates 1 year in Rotary on Sept 15
Don't Forget!!
  • Lobster Pot this Saturday!
  • District Governor visit next Weds Sept 14
CLUB:
  • Congratulations to Karen White Kearns who Received her first Paul Harris Award. Award presented by Tony Mapes Club Foundation Chairman
  • Congrats to Tony for reaching 42 years in Rotary on Aug. 22
  • Happy Birthday to Frank Jarrett and Happy anniversary to Tom and Barb!
  • Please continue to sell Lobster Pot tickets. Remind people that take out is available. Final day of sales is Aug 31
  • Alex is preparing a writeup about our Rotary Club for the Borough Newsletter. If you have any favorite pictures, send them to Alex.
  • Continue to ask establishments if they would like to donate a door prize to Lobster Pot. Kathy has Letters you can provide to them.
BOROUGH NEWS
  • The site for the adaptive Playground has been determined to be behind Pennypack school. Thanks to Hatboro Rotary for the Wheelchair accessible swing and to Andrews Friends Fund for the omni-Spinner. Watch for information on the dedication.
  • Bingo night at Pennypack is Oct 1st... come and join the fun! $30 prepaid $35 at the door
  • Friday Night is Cruise night. Accepting donations for school supplies and Food Pantries.
  • Gold Star Garden...Time to order your brick for the garden. Dedication Sept 25 11AM
Forty one rising 8th Graders participated in the District 7430 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics )  YEA (Youth Explorer Academy) at Albright College.  The curriculum focused on “Astrobiology – Search for Life on Mars” developed with the SETI Education Staff and Albright SRI Educators. The Academy is part of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) organized by Rotarians that provide intensive leadership experience to develop skills for youth as a leader while having fun and making connections. The goal of the 4-day 3-night hands-on learning experience: deliver an immersive STEM curriculum that sparks intellectual curiosity and a love of lifelong learning. STEM is critical to building a more secure future based on science, humanity, and understanding commensurate with Rotary International principles. Hatboro Rotary is proud to have sponsored 2 students to this program. Hayden Renk visited our club this morning and provided a look at what they did for those 4 days and 3 nights at Albright. The students were off to MARS...the Mission would take 9 months to get there, 3.5 years on MARS and 9 months to return. Divided into groups, each group had to work together to complete their tasks which required critical thinking, working together, problem solving, creativity, decision making, leadership, acceptance of failure and a host of other things. When asked what he liked best, Hayden replied, "the social aspect" and he likes "rocks and stuff". This is a link to photos taken during the Academy and provided to the students. http://photos.app.goo.gl/UC1vrBMUJVP7V15H9
 
FUTURE ASTRONAUGHT!
 
Today we welcomed David Zellers Jr to the club. He is the Director of Commerce for Montgomery County. A graduate of York College of PA and Miami University of Ohio, he is passionate about Civic engagement, partnership development, strategic planning, collective impact and all things community, economic and workforce development. So, what does the Montgomery County Commerce Department do? The short answer is provides workforce development services and assistance to businesses, individuals, communities, investors, entrepreneurs and institutions. There is a wealth of knowledge on their websites https://www.montcopa.org/779/Commerce and https://montcoforward.org/ Each of these sites has links to many of the programs provided, and information on the county and its 62 municipalities.
What are you interested in? 
  • To Start your business in the County
  • Expand your workforce
  • Curious about the County's labor market and workforce
  • Looking for a site to establish your business
  • Need tools to develop your workers
  • Looking for financial assistance to grow your business
  • Curious about public transportation near your business
The Commerce Department may be small (15-16 staff) but they have a network of partnerships, services, programs and assistance they can provide. Not sure how the Commerce Department can help you? Go to the website and complete a Commerce Department Assistance Request Form. A member of the staff will contact you to discuss your business, goals, and needs. They will connect you with services, and technical assistance from their many partners who can help your business succeed. On the website there are many links to the programs provided whether it be for youth, young Adults, veterans, or business owners.
 
  • Reminder! Aug 31st is the cutoff for ticket sales. If you are in need of more tickets, see Linda Roehner.
Did you ever wonder what Rotarians do in the community? Yes, we support many organizations with some financial help BUT we don't sit on our laurels...We have Rotarians that volunteer weekly at 3 food pantries. a few delivers for Meals on Wheels; several help pack and deliver food for HAT Packs; Rotarians on the Union Library Board as well as Hatboro Town Council and the YMCA board . The list goes on.
  • Keep Selling Those Lobsterpot Tickets!! If you are not a Rotarian and reading this and want tickets, call me 5704703687
  • Barb Rudakevych gave her classification speech today! This is one talented member of our club. If you missed it please see her speech in the club only page under organization then documents. This is not a public page, only members can access it.
  • Prayers for those with COVID and those recovering from COVID.
  • National Night Out Aug 12 530 to 8:30 in Miller Meadow
  • Thank you to those that manned the Rotary Booth at Moonlight Memories. We passed out a lot of info on both Rotary and Lobster Pot
 
Want to get more involved in the community? Consider joining or volunteering with the Hatboro Events Committee. The goal of this active group is to create a sense of community for residents and nonresidents. to your right, you will see a Download section...click on the Hatboro Events Committee and look through many of their projects such as
  • Sip and Shop 
  • Booze and blues 
  • Earth Day 
  • NEW This Year: Cinema in the Cemetery (October) "Creatures of the Black Lagoon"
  • Hatboro iPhone app: Interactive app which lists events, business guide, and more. They are continuing to upgrade this app so all phone users can access the information (currently only iPhone users can use the app.) your organization will be able to advertise events, create a page and many other things. Dena shared some of the ideas they are considering for this APP.
Want to get involved? See an event you would like to help with? You can donate some time (any length of time) for events and if you have ideas or questions, reach out to Dena at http://DDERENZIS@ myhatboro.org
 
  • Next Hatboro Cruise Night Aug 19th
  • Moonlight Memories Car Show July 30 5-9
  • Birthdays: Fabiana July 15; Charles July 27. Happy Birthday!
  • Rotary Anniversaries: Nancy 3 years: Tom P. 19 years CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Lobster Pot...If you didn't get your tickets to sell, contact Linda.
  • Weds July 27 Social Hour at Bernie's (meet in Bar area) 6pm. All are welcome!
  • Board Meeting Weds July 27 5pm in Hatboro Chamber Office
Congrats to Don Solomon celebrating 27 years in Rotary
Congrats to Mike and Karen Kearns on their 52 Wedding Anniversary
  • Lobsterpot will take place Sept 10th in Hatboro's Memorial Park. Cost per ticket $45.
  • Alex was able to obtain a District Grant of $14693 to purchase a "We-Go Swing" for Pennypack Park Playground that will allow children in wheelchairs to enjoy the playground
Speaker: Elle Anzinger is the Chair of the Hatboro EAC and a member of the Pennypack Steering committee. She is a former Council member. She has a varied background in geology, environmental engineering and works with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
What is the EAC?: Established in 2020, the Borough of Hatboro Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is an appointed board comprised of Borough officials, residents, and business owners who devote themselves to protecting Hatboro’s environment. The EAC’s focus is on protecting the environment and improving sustainability. The EAC research environmental issues and funding sources in order to advise Borough officials as they consider undertaking projects that preserve, protect, and support the natural environment. The EAC provides education on environmental issues. Some of their recent activities:
  • Walk works..2 mile walk through town with residents providing environmental information along the way
  • Earth Day..Held in Eaton Park with various vendors educating public on solar, wind, electric vehicles, honey etc.
  • Shade Tree inventory of park trees. Promoting planting more trees
  • Looking into putting charging stations for electric vehicles in Hatboro
  • With a history of flooding in our streams, EAC is working on stream bank maintenance...currently working in Eaton Park.
These are only a few of the EAC projects with many more on the horizon. The EAC can be found at http://www.myhatboro.org/EAC
One of the Rotary Club of Hatboro's Areas of Service is Youth Service. Darlene Malone heads a committee under this area of Youth Service, and she works with the Hatboro-Horsham High School to identify students who would want to attend CAMP NEIDIG - Home a Rotary Leadership Development Camp. The Rotary Club of Hatboro then sponsors students to attend Camp Neidig and club members transport them to and from the camp. This year Jeremy Tom attended and then presented to the club on his experience at the camp.
Jeremy created a slide show to of his experience at Camp Neidig. He explained that he was very apprehensive and nervous about attending the 4-day camp as he did not know anyone else attending. At the camp they divided the campers into "tribes" Jeremy's tribe had 15 members and they wore red bandanas to identify them. The different tribes worked together over the 4-days and became friends that still keep in touch through social media. some of the activities at the camp included problem solving games and also team games. Campers were also encouraged to use their talents. Jeremy is a talented photographer and videographer and so he interviewed campers asking their personal experience on aspects of the camp. Some of the campers interviewed explained how they learned from failure in some of the activities and how working together as a team allowed them to succeed. Jeremy explained that by the end of the camp he was more confident and that the camp was very meaningful to him. He encouraged our club to keep sponsoring students to attend. 
On 1 July we begin a new Rotary Year! President's change, Logo's change. Here is a peak at our new logo
 

According to the Rotary International website. Jennifer Jones imagines Rotary fulfilling big dreams. "Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference."

Imagine Rotary the theme for 2022-2023 explained by incoming President Jennifer Jones.
The theme graphic was designed by an Australian indigenous artist to link with the Melbourne convention in 2023.
Circle - connections to one another
Dots around it - Our People
There are 7 Dots because of our Rotary’s 7 areas of focus
Circle + dots around it - Navigation star, our guiding light
Green solid line - digging stick (used when doing hard work);
for us it’s People of Action, represents the tools for getting things done
Colors: Purple, Green & White -
Celebrate DEI- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Freedom to express ourselves differently but still with a special connection.
Purple- Polio
Green- the Environment
White - Peace
Represents Empowerment and Newness and also the colors were utilized for the women's movement giving us the opportunity to grow our female membership.

 

  • Congratulations and thank you Karen for your leadership. Today is Karen's last meeting as president!
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Riches who won the 50/50! $347.
  • Thank you to all the Rotarians and their family members who came to PJ Whelihan's last Wednesday for Dine and Donate!
  • Next Wed Marty Palmer takes the Helm as President...we wish you a great Rotary Year!
We were honored today to have one of our scholarship winners join us. Accompanied by her Dad Manisn, Shreya is on her way to Penn State and a degree in Medicine. We wish you well and hope you will come and visit us when home. Best of Luck from all of us!
 
Congratulations to Barbara Rudakevych, our newest Rotarian. Welcome to the Club and to Rotary
Barbara and President Karen.
SPEAKER: Rick Michael is the music director of the WRDV radio network and is host of the Record Hop and Wake Up Live. He also hosts a monthly show with Council President Bollendorf where different borough Officials and groups talk about all things Hatboro. WRDV is a noncommercial educational public radio station operated by the Bux-Mont Educational Radio Association, a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation. Programs are heard on 89.3 FM Warminster, 107.3 FM Philadelphia. 97.1 FM Bensalem, and on WLBS 91.7 FM Bristol-Levittown. current estimate is they have over 100000 listeners. The association has operated the station since 1980 providing training to individuals seeking a career in broadcasting. All staff at the station are volunteers. funding for the station is provided by local businesses, private donations, large corporations and occasionally grants from government agencies and private foundations. They also host a Community Bulletin Board for other non-profits and Church Groups to announce upcoming events. (Please send those announcements in at least 6 weeks in advance). They have a great website with lots of info, calendar of upcoming programs, a gallery of photos and much more https://wrdv.org/index.html
(Just a note: Ben Michael (an HHHS Grad), Rick's son is currently acting on Broadway and has a number of stage credits to his name...so follow your dreams everyone!!)
Today we welcomed Judy Swenson who has been a member of the Gardeners of Crooked billet for over 20 years. The Gardeners of Crooked Billet was founded by Mrs. Frank H. Mather in 1937.  The object of this organization is to promote interest in the art of gardening, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting. Mr. Frank Mather was elected the first president, with four other men to follow in two-year terms as presidents.
The first civic improvement project was the cleanup of the Wunderle tract, a weed grown piece of land located in Hatboro at the south end of York Rd across from the Methodist Church.  Pink petunias were planted along with other flowers and shrubs. The project was so successful, and the pink petunias were so beautiful and cheerful that the pink petunia was declared Hatboro's flower by Mrs. Mather.  Later the field was leveled and paved for a parking lot for an Acme.  Victory gardens were promoted in 1942 with about 100 new vegetable gardens planted in Hatboro and vicinity.  After the war a generous gift of seeds was sent to devastated Finland. Another result of the clubs' efforts was the appointment of a Shade Tree Commission in the borough in 1944.  On April 28, 1976, a bicentennial commemorative shade tree was presented to Hatboro's Park and Recreation Committee by the Gardeners at a ceremony in Eaton Park.  A tree, a 4-inch caliper Norway Maple, variety "Emerald Queen" was selected for smog and pollution resistance as well as superior growth habits. In 1981 the Gardeners of Crooked Billet took on a new challenge in planting and maintaining the herb garden at Keith House located at Graeme Park on County Line Rd.  Becci, a member of the club at the time considered the rejuvenation of the historical herb garden an important task for the club. She thought it provided an education for people today to learn about the herbs from yesterday. Currently, the garden is still maintained by the Gardeners of Crooked Billet and holds a variety of old-fashioned herbs such as comfrey, horehound and lovage just to name a few. In honor of Becci's dedication and vision the Gardeners named the herb garden, "Becci's" Herb Garden. Some more recent projects include the garden at the south end of York Rd by the sign at the entrance to Hatboro and a Children's garden at the Union Library which is a pollinator garden. The club has about 35 members and meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Advent
12 Byberry Road Hatboro (Use the Rorer Avenue entrance.) Every month there is a guest speaker. {Rumor has it that they have the BEST dessert table in town}. The club also goes on some field trips such as touring a private colonial garden behind Moland house (Sat Jun 18 at 1000...feel free to tag along!). Please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hatboro.net/reviews/?ref=page_internal .
 
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