Board Meeting Thursday 12/18 11am
Thank you to Rotarian Don and Gloria Kimmell
The 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.
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Posted Nov 4, 2014, 12:14 PM by RotaryofNorristown
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We're so proud of Norristown !
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.
Worn out signs are for worn out clubs, time for a facelift.
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:26 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Elmwood Park Community Clean Up
Posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:27 AM by RotaryofNorristownWE LOVE WORKING "WITH" THE 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 Dec 11, 2014, 4:28 AM by RotaryofNorristownHELPING 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 RotaryofNorristownWE 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 RotaryofNorristownPictured 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 RotaryofNorristownJan 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 RotaryofNorristownOfficers 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 RotaryofNorristownGIVING 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 RotaryofNorristownNov 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.
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- 1 The Rotary Club of Norristown provides 75 complete Thanksgiving dinners so that others less fortunate may spend time & give thanks with their families.Nov 20, 2104 - The club prepares dinner baskets at the ShopRite in East Norriton.
- 2 December 18thHoliday LuncheonThe NASD Select ChoirDecember 25thNo MeetingHappy Holidays
- 3 Congratulations to our 2014 Student Scholarship Award Winners
- 4 Jul 22, 2014
- 5 The students are chosen for their strong character, good academic record, community service to others, leadership in school activities and ranking in the top one-third of their class. Each received a scholarship award of $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.
- 6 Visit our Student Wall of Fame Page for more pictures of them and more
- 7 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.
- 8 LITERACY IS KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN LIFE TODAY
- 9 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)
- 10 Below is the delivery to Paul Fly Elementary School on Nov 15, 2013.