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Posted Jan 30, 2015, 7:32 AM by RotaryofNorristown
Posted Jan 30, 2015, 7:26 AM by RotaryofNorristown
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We're so proud of Norristown !
65 proud members, every one.
Welcome New Rotarians
Posted Mar 27, 2015, 10:19 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Students at NAHS compete in Rotary 4 - Way Speech Contest
Posted Mar 17, 2015, 10:47 PM 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.
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* * * *
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- 1 Sheriff Russell Bono & Chief Willie Richet Visit
- 2 Sheriff Russell Bono and Chief Deputy Willie Richet visited this week to tell us about their first year managing the Sheriff's Department and how social media is improving our ability to apprehend fugitives. (L-R) Chief Richet, Sheriff Bono & Club Past President Dr James Nutt III.
- 2.1 April 9thStudent Achievement AwardsNorristown Area H.S.Merthacton H.S.Plymouth Whitemarsh H.S.April 16thNASD moves to PAC10Anthony Pallandino (Ath Dir)
- 2.2 Congratulations to our 2014 Student Scholarship Award Winners
- 2.3 Jul 22, 2014
- 2.4 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.SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS? Click the link below to visit the Student Wall of Fame for detailed information about the scholarship process.
- 2.5 Visit our Student Wall of Fame Page for more pictures of them and more
- 2.6 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.