July 10, 2014 - Using proceeds from our spring Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, Chair Virginia Frantz and Club President Paul Catrambone present a check for $10,000 to Kary and Nanette LaFors (center) of Advocates Against Hunger, to help feed the hungry. 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.
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DONATE YOUR OLD BIKE
We collect used bicycles and sewing machines year round for developing nations in need of basic family transportation. Please give us a call at (484) 994-2349 and leave us your number. We will arrange to pick it up.
Congratulations to Our Student Scholarship Award Winners Jul 22, 2014
These students are chosen for their academic accomplishments.
Each received a scholarship award for $2000.
Left to right: James Hollinger, Student Loan Chairperson, Liam G. Hurd, graduated Norristown Area High School in June and will be attending, York College of Pennsylvania; John Klaczany, graduated from Methacton High School and will be attending Rutgers University; Joshua McMaster, graduated Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and will be attending Syracuse University
and Paul Catrambone, President of the Rotary Club of Norristown.
Visit our Student Wall of Fame Page for more pictures of them and more
TEAM 9 leads the Membership Contest
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Advocates Against Hunger Food Distribution
Posted Jul 1, 2014, 7:16 PM by RotaryofNorristown .FEEDING 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 Cary and Nanette Lafors.
Worn out signs are for worn out clubs, time for a facelift.
Posted Jul 18, 2014, 3:53 AM by RotaryofNorristown .
Elmwood Park Community Clean Up
Posted Jun 28, 2014, 6:28 AM by RotaryofNorristown .WE LOVE WORKING "WITH" OUR COMMUNITYMay 31, 2014 - The Elmwood Park Clean Up Project was joined by the Youth of Mt Olive Baptist Church. We scoured the bandshell area, all the way to the bocce courts, before Chair Danielle Johns delivered water ice for all. We started at the bandshell and worked our way to the bocce courts. There was a wedding at noon at the bandshell. Thanks to guidance from Bill Plichta and Theo Arviell Ellis from the Recreation Department. We wanted to clear that area so that people weren't looking at wedding pictures saying, "who are those people with trash bags in the background?"
Bikes collected are headed for Nicaragua to aid needy families
Posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:16 AM by RotaryofNorristown .HELPING OTHERS WORLDWIDE IS OUR THINGMay 17, 2014 - We collected 39 bikes and 4 sewing machines. These bikes will be shipped by Pedals for Progress to Rivas, Nicaragua to be used as basic family transportation instead of automobiles. They will enable parents to find work up to 10 miles from their home and children's bikes mean that they will be able to get to and from school rather than try to learn from home. The sewing machines will enable seamstresses and tailors workers to earn a living.* * * *
Judith M. Bucko inducted as our newest member.
Posted Jun 1, 2014, 2:52 PM by RotaryofNorristown .* * * *
Rotary Club of Norristown honors Grace and Cecil Bean
Posted Jun 17, 2014, 5:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .WE SALUTE THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO JUST GIVE AND GIVE...March 20, 2014 - The Rotary Club of Norristown proudly recognizes Mr. & Mrs. Cecil and Grace Bean for their community service to the Norristown community for over 30 years. Community Project Chairman James Williams (left) presented a Rotary commendation award to Mr and Mrs. Bean for their service and achievements in the operation of The St. Johns / Grace & Cecil Bean Soup Kitchen housed at St. John's Episcopal Church on Airy Street in Norristown. Their efficiently run soup kitchen serves 600 warm meals on a weekly basis and has been the model for others in the area helping feed the hungry. Congratulations to the Beans !* If you would like to make a donation to the soup kitchen, send checks to St. John's Church soup kitchen, attention Grace Bean, 23 E. Airy St., Norristown, Pa. 19401.* To donate food, call 610-272-4092.* * * *
James Sayre Jr. joins the Club
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .Pictured Left to right -Membership Chair - Mark Call, James Sayre Jr, Sponsor - Kathy Arnold-Yerger, Club Pres - Dr. James Nutt III* * * *
Phillies' Chris Wheeler makes presentation and receives gift
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .Jan 9, 2014 - Chris Wheeler of the Philadelphia Phillies visited the club the day after leaving the broadcast booth with the Phillies. Chris has been a loyal friend to the Norristown club (and continues to be) and has spoken at the club for 25 years. This year was a little harder than most but he is the same colorful, baseball savvy Chris Wheeler, we have known and loved for decades. The club is extremely grateful for his loyal friendship and dedication. In gratitude, here Chris is presented with a picture of Connie Mack Stadium (home of the Phillies until 1970) which used to stand at 21st & Lehigh Ave in Philadelphia. That is where Chris' Phillies broadcasting career started in 1977. Even the legendary Bobby Wine was in attendance and made his own, humorous tribute to Chris.The picture inscription reads:Connie Mack StadiumWhere your lifelong love ofbaseball began with your FatherPresented to Chris WheelerJanuary 9, 201425 years of Loyal Friendship
Interact Leaders From NAHS Visit and Make Donation to Fight Polio
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .Officers of the Norristown Interact ClubFront row left to right above are Interact President - Natalee Danko, NAHS Interact Faculty Advisor - Stephenie Giacene, President Assistant - Madison Messics. Back row Rotary President - Dr. James Nutt, Vice President - Ben Nguyen, Interact Member - Francis Bellocchio, Rotary Chairperson and Rotary liaison as Interact Club Advisor - Vanessa Cossari, and NAHS Interact Faculty Advisor - Peggy Sommar, absent was Secretary - Jordan Schwed.November 21, 2013 - Above the (2013-2014) Officers of the Interact Club Of Norristown Area High School. Interact is a international youth subgroup club of Rotary International that promotes service above self to our local and international communities and is Sponsored by the Rotary Club. During the annual Interact Officer Pinning Ceremony they shared their multiple local and international achievements. They also presented the Norristown Rotary Club with a check for $400 donation toward Rotary International's primary global efforts to eradicate polio.
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Bringing a Little Holiday Cheer to Area Kids
Posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:21 AM by RotaryofNorristown .
Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need
Posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:22 AM by RotaryofNorristown .GIVING THANKS TOGETHER IS IMPORTANT FAMILY TIMENov 21, 2013 - As one of our community service traditions, our club gifted 75 complete turkey meals to those families who might not otherwise observe and give thanks. The dinner baskets (assembled by the club) were delivered to YMCA, The Norristown Hospitality Center, the Norristown and Methacton School Districts, and Family Services for distribution. Thanks to ShopRite of East Norriton for hosting us. Here, a few of our festive volunteer/members take a break from packing the birds to snap a photo(click to enlarge)* * * *
Congratulations New Rotarians
Posted May 6, 2014, 6:21 AM by RotaryofNorristown .Nov 14, 2013 - The Rotary Club of Norristown inducted three new members Viviann Shorle, Mike Hunsberger and Curtis Flora, behind them, back row are their sponsors, Brett Wells, Fred Hagglund and Mark Call The new Rotarians were conferred with their Rotary pins in a ceremony on November 14th at Westover Country Club. Viviann is a Family Counselor at Family Services Montgomery County, Mike is retired Communications Tech and Curtis is a Captain/Pastor in the Salvation Army in Norristown.* * * *
Norristown Rotary Gifts Dictionaries to 3rd Graders
Posted Jun 16, 2014, 5:22 AM by RotaryofNorristown .
October 17, 2013 - As part of our commitment to literacy, the club purchased 600 dictionaries for all Norristown Area School District 3rd graders and (here) delivered them to Hancock Elementary School. This year the club doubled the number of dictionaries to insure all schools received a distribution The dictionaries are English-Spanish and the children were excited to receive their copy and write their name inside the cover. Bob Schmidt chaired the project. (photo credit the Times Herald)Chairman Bob Schmidt shares some of the thank you notes from the kids.
Rotarians Help Bag Hunger
Posted May 6, 2014, 6:20 AM by RotaryofNorristown .Guido Martinelli chaired the project. (photos credit the Times Herald)* * * *
Welcome Michael Green
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .The Rotary Club of Norristown welcomes our newest member Mike Green. Mike (left) was inducted into the club on Sept 5th by chairman Nick Geers. Mike is sponsored by John Heyser. Mike is a District Executive with the Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council in Valley Forge and brings experience in planning and developing youth programs to the club. Mike also enjoys sports, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, live music, community service and gardening. Please extend a warm welcome to Mike.* * * *
Rotarians Honored for 50 Years Service
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .* * * *
Annual Clam Bake 2013 - A Time For Fellowship
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .July 11, 2013 - As part of the Club's commitment to building fellowship among Rotarians, an annual family Clam Bake is held by the Club on the country side property of our hosts John and Ida Heyser. It's a great opportunity for the club to socialize in a natural setting outside of the clubhouse. A good time was had by all thanks to the planning of Chair Jay Jameson.* * * *
Rotary Club of Norristown Receives District Awards
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .June 27, 2013 - The Norristown Rotary club received a District Governor's citation for Rotary Public Image and Community Awareness and the District Peace Award for their community image and exemplifying Rotary's commitment to advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace in their community work and international support. Serving and giving back to the community is a primary focus of the club.* * * *
Norristown Rotary Co-Sponsors Community BMX Bike Show and Safety Campaign
Posted May 5, 2014, 2:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown .June 1, 2013 - The Rotary Club of Norristown joined forces with the Montgomery County Health Department, the Norristown Police Department, Moss Hospital and Einstein Medical Center in the 4th annual BMX Bike Stunt Show and Bike Rodeo at Calvary Baptist Church. Patricia Fallon of the health department coordinated the event with the police department and sponsors as part of a safety campaign. The co-sponsors each contributed towards safety helmets. NPD acquired raffle bicycles from local merchants and personal contributions from the officers. The concept of the show was originally launched to encourage youth to use bicycle helmets and safety equipment when biking, in order to minimize head injuries and save lives. There was a large community turnout which lined both sides of the street. The Each rider had to be personally fitted in order for the helmet to work properly. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, riders with helmets have an 88% reduction in risk of brain injury. The Rotary club contributed funding for a portion of the 163 free safety helmets that were given to local youth bicyclists. The crowd was treated to two professional BMX stunt shows and a raffle was conducted for about a dozen free bikes. In two weeks, the health department will be cruising the neighborhood. Anyone seen wearing their helmet will receive a coupon for Rita's Water Ice and a safety certificate. (see gallery for more pictures and video)* * * *
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Contents of this page
- 1 The Rotary Club of Norristown proudly presents a grant for $10,000 to "Advocates Against Hunger".
- 2 Coming August 7thRose BrownYour Family GenealogyWhere to Start Coming August 28thRobin ParkerDragon Boat ClubBringing it to Norristown, one paddle at a time
- 3 LITERACY IS KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN LIFE TODAY
- 4 October 17, 2013 - As part of our commitment to literacy, the club purchased 600 dictionaries for all Norristown Area School District 3rd graders and (here) delivered them to Hancock Elementary School. This year the club doubled the number of dictionaries to insure all schools received a distribution The dictionaries are English-Spanish and the children were excited to receive their copy and write their name inside the cover. Bob Schmidt chaired the project. (photo credit the Times Herald)
- 5 Below is the delivery to Paul Fly Elementary School on Nov 15, 2013.