We are currently planning Phase II of the Community Butterfly Garden for spring
Would you like to volunteer to help
Call us (484) 994-2349


What is Rotary ?
Short video (click arrowhead)

What is Rotary ?

Bulletin Board

  • Padden Park Community Butterfly Garden Phase II Phase II of the Butterfly Garden project is complete.  We ordered and planted a set of 38 Butterfly and Humming Bird friendly plants of 14 different species.  This was a ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 11:26 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Showing posts 1 - 1 of 1. View more »

Meetings Thursdays noon at
Hyatt House E Norriton

Want SPOKE sent to you weekly by email?

   Become a member

Have you considered 
joining Rotary ??
(click this button to learn more about Today's Rotary and how you can benefit)

(click this button for directions)

A message from President  David Shoemaker

If you or your organization would like to
speak to our club,
visit the
============= >>  WEEKLY SPEAKER'S PAGE and let us know.

We collect used bicycles and sewing machines for developing nations such as Nicaragua, Ghana, Albania, Fiji and Guatemala in need of basic family transportation. We work collecting bicycles and sewing machines Year Round in conjunction with Pedals for Progress. Bikes should be rust free but flat tires and minor repairs are fine.  We only accept portable sewing machines in working order.  Sorry no tricycles or scooters please. 
Please Note: It costs about $35 to ship a bike, due to these  shipping costs, we ask for a $10 donation with each bike or machine. Give us a call (484) 994-2349


Do you like our website?  Where can we do better?  Please click the link below, drop us note and tell us how we can make the website tell others about Rotary even better.

Thank you...

The gadget spec URL could not be found

With 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians have friends anywhere they go.

Rotary has 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries, that's more than any business or corporation.

Rotary is about people, we're the "original" social network

Club Calendar

Congratulations Student Award Winners !
The Rotary Club of Norristown recognizes student leaders selected by their guidance counselor, who display outstanding performance in academics, technology, the arts, leadership and community service.
11-4-2019 Congratulations to NASD students L-R Mandoline Faruk Bhuiyan, Rahmen Timilehin Adeshokan, Nicole Henry, Bailee Hendricks (Counselors Megan McGowen and Jeff McNamara)

The Rotary Clubs of Norristown & Ambler team up 
to provide $12000 for new computer equipment for the Montgomery County OIC as part of a district matching grant. The grant provided 16 workstations and networking equipment supporting Rotary's efforts in economic & community development. These will be used for job skill training, GED certification and youth education and STEM.

Pictured at the grant presentation are:
Ray Thomas, Vice Chair OIC - Dr Michael Seidner, Rotary Asst Gov D7430 - Leo Brady, Chair OIC - Denise Ashe Exec Dir OIC - Cary Fleisher, President Ambler Rotary - Aariann Vaughn, OIC - Mark Call, President Norristown Rotary

Some of the after school children working on homework.

Rotary Stories about the club
  • 2018-2019 Matching Grant
    The club presented a district matching grant for $3000 to Expressive Path to be used to purchase music and art supplies.  Here the presentation was made at the Roosevelt Alternative School.

    Posted Jun 25, 2019, 10:54 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Pedals for Progress 2018 Bike Collection nets 97 bicycles
    Despite rainy weather we collected 97 bicycles and 13 sewing machines this year.  These bikes will go to Albania to be used as family transportation.

    Posted Jun 19, 2018, 10:48 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Thank you Bike Sport
    In December, we recognized owner Ginny Politz and manager Christopher Valenti of BikeSport in Trappe for their continued support of our Pedals for Progress used bike collection. Over the years, we have shipped over 700 bicycles to families in developing nations without family transportation.
    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:17 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • A Thank You Note and a Mission of Mercy
    Making Smiles - One of the projects we support is our Rotaplast mission. We send teams of surgeons and nonprofessionals to visit countries and make children smile by repairing their disfiguring cleft palate or cleft lip.  Here a note from Edarase Tose (Venezuela) after receiving mercy surgery to correct cleft lip possible by our donation.

    Cleft Palate and cleft lip is a birth defect which not only disfigures the mouth and lips leaving physical scarring with gaps or holes where the skin doesn’t close, it also causes emotional, speech and even breathing issues for infants, following them into adulthood. These disfigurements can be corrected through surgery with excellent outcomes. Rotary sends traveling surgical teams where Rotary volunteers along with surgeons and medical support teams visit these villages to perform the corrective surgery. That’s why we call it the "Making Smiles” project, not only for children but also their parents.

    Posted Sep 5, 2019, 11:19 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Supporting Literacy
    Each year we gift about 700 Spanish-English dictionaries to every 3rd grader in the NASD.  We tell them about Rotary then have them write their names inside the cover.  These books often go home and get a lot of usage both at school and home.  Here club members are inserting the name labels.

    Bob Schmidt (Project Chair) greets Principal Janette Fernandez and Asst Supt. Christopher Dormer.

    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:19 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Music for Kid's Sake - Sep 11, 2016
    Members represent our club at the Music 4 Kid's Sake Fest in Elmwood Park sponsored by Expressive Path.   This event raises funds for students in middle school and high school to help them become interested, tutor them and showcase their talents in music and art for up to 2000 students each year.

    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:20 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Pathway School Grant - Aug 19, 2016
    President, Scott Wright presents a grant check for $10,800 from last year's Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to David Schultheis and Louise Robertson of the Pathway school.

    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:20 AM by RotaryofNorristown
    Pedals for Progress collection a big SUCCESS !!  97 bikes and 15 sewing machines
     Thank you to all of our donors, especially Bikesport (Trappe), East Norriton Detectives & the Indian Creek Foundation for all of their help collecting. These bikes are headed to Albania to help families who have no family car or transportation.

    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Ending Hunger

    Hard at work on Saturday fighting hunger. We packaged 14,000 ready to cook meals in 2 hours as part of End Hunger NE. Eleven boxes or about 400 meals were be donated to the Norristown Interact Club as part of their food drive helping the Norristown Ministries day shelter. Thanks to Gov Doug Cook for organizing this District 7430 project helping food kitchens in the area.

    Posted May 9, 2016, 6:35 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Louise Zawadzki Visits Bangladesh
    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 team!

    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:26 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Every Third Grader in the NASD receives a dictionary

    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.
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 2:15 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Our Newest Member, Ken Fennal

    Dec 3, 2015 - The Rotary Club of Norristown welcomes new member Ken Fennal into the club (right).  Ken is the Operations DIrector at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League.  Sponsor Jim Williams presents his pin.  Welcome Ken !

    Posted Dec 15, 2015, 8:05 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Welcome Dave Shoemaker
    Aug 20, 2015 The club proudly welcomes new member Dave Shoemaker (center) in celebration of membership month.  Chair Mark Call facilitates the club induction along with help from Sponsor Dave Beach (left).
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 8:03 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Feeding The Hungry
    Aug 29,2015 - At the Advocates Against Hunger fresh produce distribution funded by the Rotary Club of Norristown. These distributions are held several times each year at the Norristown Public Library parking lot. Needy families and individuals must pre-qualify.

    Members worked all morning along with other volunteers to unload the truck, sort and package and distribute produce.

    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 6:34 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Collecting Donated Bicycles for Albania
    May 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.

    And, we have a good start on next year already with about 20 bikes & sewing machines.

    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 6:36 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Serving at the Advocates Against Hunger food distribution
    May 23, 2015 - Brisk morning at the food distribution at the Montgomery County Norristown Public Library parking lot sponsored by Cadcom. Cool weather and large turnout.
    Posted Jun 15, 2015, 2:16 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Welcome New Rotarians
    Mar 12, 2015 - New Rotarians were inducted into the club and are receiving their pins below from their Rotary sponsors. (L-R) sponsor Vanessa Cossari sponsoring Tom Southard, new Rotarian Bernie Reilly pinned by Past Pres. Dr. James Nutt and new Rotarian Ed Turner and his sponsor John Heyser.....HAVE YOU CONSIDERED JOINING ROTARY?
    Posted Mar 27, 2015, 10:19 PM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Students at NAHS compete in Rotary 4 - Way Speech Contest
    Mar 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.

    Posted May 13, 2015, 6:25 AM by RotaryofNorristown
  • Ringing the Bell for the less fortunate
    Dec 20, 2014 - Members braved the cold on December 20th in helping the Salvation Army to "Ring the Bell" for the less fortunate at the Walmart on Trooper Road in West Norriton. It was a good season and people were generous. Thank you to Chair Judy Bucko for organizing this event 

    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 2:58 PM by RotaryofNorristown
Showing posts 1 - 19 of 56. View more »

Contents of this page


    No headings.

    We're so proud of Norristown !

    SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser