Ringing the bell for poverty.
Each year we enjoy ringing the bell to help the Salvation Army, Often it is seasonally cold, this year was no exception. Collections were brisk but so was the weather.
Welcome back Louise Zawadzki and the District 7430/7450 Rotaplast teams.
Rotarian Louise Zawadzki joined Rotary after retiring as a speech therapist. Louise wanted to donate her skills to help others with speech issues, particularly young children where learning to talk is critical. So she volunteered to join a Rotaplast mercy mission arranged by Rotary to surgically correct disfigurements of cleft palate and cleft lip. The team mission led by Randy Floyd to Bangladesh gave one of the best holiday presents ever. They gave children with cleft lip/palate a smile and a chance to live a normal life.
Thank you to the tream!
Come hear about it at the Jan 21st meeting.
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We're so proud of Norristown !
SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS? Click the link below to visit the Student Wall of Fame for detailed information about the scholarship process.
Click the link below to visit the Student Wall of Fame for detailed information about the scholarship process.
Visit our Student Wall of Fame Page for more pictures of them and more
Rotary Stories about the club
Every Third Grader in the NASD receives a dictionary
Posted Dec 28, 2015, 2:15 AM by RotaryofNorristown
In the interest of advancing learning and literacy, the club gifted 600-700 Spanish-English dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Norristown Area School District. The students not only received their reference books but they also received a brief introduction to what Rotary does around the world and in our community.
Our Newest Member, Ken Fennal
Posted Dec 15, 2015, 8:05 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Welcome Dave Shoemaker
Posted Sep 27, 2015, 6:11 AM by RotaryofNorristown
- Feeding The Hungry Posted Sep 8, 2015, 6:34 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Collecting Donated Bicycles for Albania
Posted Sep 29, 2015, 6:36 PM by RotaryofNorristownMay 16, 2015 - In conjunction with Pedals for Progress, the club set up a booth at West Norriton Day and collected donated bicycles and sewing machines which were shipped overseas to developing nations in need of basic family transportation. These bikes can mean a family can commute to a job 10 miles form home or in many cases needed to attend school. Each bike has to be partially disassembled for compactness. Bicycles fill the need of a family car in countries where they can not afford one.This year we collected 63 bicycles and 4 sewing machines.
Serving at the Advocates Against Hunger food distribution
Posted Jun 15, 2015, 2:16 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Welcome New Rotarians
Posted Mar 27, 2015, 10:19 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Students at NAHS compete in Rotary 4 - Way Speech Contest
Posted May 13, 2015, 6:25 AM by RotaryofNorristownMar 4, 2015 - Each year Rotary sponsors a competitive speech contest which emphasizes the Rotary 4 Way Test in all we say and do. This year the Rotary Club of Norristown and the Norristown Area High School Interact Club in conjunction with Norristown Area H.S. sponsored a competitive speech contest on March 4th. Six student finalists were selected from the entrants to compete on stage.(L to R above) First place went to Jazminh Tuggle-Snowden who spoke on the dangers of stereotyping people and generalizing about them, second place was Megan Litschi speaking in support of stronger gun control, and third place went to Taylor Handy talking the need for universal access to computers and the internet for all students. Also competing were Kristi McBean, Ashley Bucci and Alyssa DeOrdio.
Ringing the Bell for the less fortunate
Posted Jan 16, 2015, 2:58 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Making Spirits Bright
Posted Jan 16, 2015, 3:40 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Thank you Don and Gloria Kimmel
Posted Jan 7, 2015, 10:03 AM by RotaryofNorristownThe Kimmels were recognized for their generosity at the weekly meeting on Thursday 20 November 2014. They have reached Major Donor Level 4 in their giving to the Rotary Foundation. We are so proud of them.from left, PDG Michael McCarthy, District 7430 Foundation Chair; Nick Geers, Rotary Club of Norristown, Foundation Chair; Gloria and Don Kimmell; PDG Roger M. Baumann, District 7430 Endowment Chair and Million Dollar Journey Chair.
Providing 75 Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate
Posted Dec 22, 2014, 3:15 AM by RotaryofNorristownNov 20, 2014 - Following an annual tradition, the Rotary Club donated, assembled and delivered 75 complete turkey dinners so that other less fortunate may spend time & give thanks with their families. At the same time, we're grateful to our former member, the late, James Wynn, who initiated this tradition almost 10 years ago. And thanks to Brown's ShopRite in East Norriton for hosting us.The club prepares dinner baskets and they went to 5 different distribution organizations in the Greater Norristown Area.
Robin Parker inducted into The Rotary Club of Norristown
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:21 AM by RotaryofNorristown
The Rotary Club of Norristown volunteers serve at the Advocates Against Hunger food distribution at the Norristown Public Library
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:22 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Norristown Rotary gifts 700 dictionaries to every 3rd grader
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:22 AM by RotaryofNorristown
In Remembrance of Warren James Wynn
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:23 AM by RotaryofNorristownAt last week's meeting, Guido Martinelli presented a tribute to the late Jim Wynn, covering both his contributions to our club and in the Norristown community. Jim had been a club member since 1978 and served as president 1983-84. A book titled, 'Volkswagen Beetle', was presented in his honor to the library. Receiving the gift from Guido is his wife Joan, daughter Cynthia Cook, and son Jeffrey Wynn. (obituary)
Welcome Louise Zawadzki
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:23 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Grant of $10,000 to "Advocates Against Hunger".
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:24 AM by RotaryofNorristownThat's a lot of pancakes.Advocates Against Hunger is a grassroots organization serving Norristown and Montgomery County in supporting soup kitchens and food pantries by making sure that those with out means receive food and nourishment.
Advocates Against Hunger Food Distribution
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:27 AM by RotaryofNorristownFEEDING THOSE GOING HUNGRY, OF COURSE !May 31, 2014 - The Club helped distribute the very food which the club had funded through club grant to Advocates Against Hunger. Members assembled at the library along with other volunteer groups and unloaded and distributed fresh fruits and vegetables often missing from the diets of those less fortunate. this was the third distribution made possible this past year. Actual distribution is a collaborative effort from several volunteer groups thanks to the leadership of Kary and Nanette Lafors.
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Contents of this page
- 1 Student Wall of Fame Page
- 2 Congratulations to our 2015 Student Scholarship Award Winners
- 3 Lori King, Catherine Schriver and Katie Schreiber
- 4 SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS? Click the link below to visit the Student Wall of Fame for detailed information about the scholarship process.
- 5 Visit our Student Wall of Fame Page for more pictures of them and more
- 6 Aug 21, 2014 - The Rotary Club of Norristown welcomes our newest member Louise Zawadzki. Louise is a retired speech therapist and has a keen interest in Rotaplast (Rotary's humanitarian surgical missions to correct cleft palate and cleft lip in children and restore smiles, speech, social acceptance and self esteem). Pictured are Mark Call - Membership Chair, Louise Zawadzki and Jack Rule - Sponsor.