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Rotary Club of Norristown
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Bill Wellen
Clean Water for Haiti 

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June 28th
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  • CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS at the Norristown Hospitality CenterWe need 2 volunteers each Monday and Wednesday to manage our phones, and sign in lists from 7 to 11:30. With your help, the ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 7:55 PM by RotaryofNorristown
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DONATE YOUR OLD BIKE
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 will be at Norristown Area High School on Saturday May 19th from noon - 3pm collecting bicycles and sewing machines in conjunction with Pedals for Progress.  Bring your bike or machine if you'd like to help us help them. 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 $40 to ship a bike, due to these  shipping costs, we ask for a $10 donation with each bike or machine.



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Congratulations to our newest business membership.
Laurel House
We are excited to welcome Laurel House into our club.  We know that not everyone working can make weekly meetings but still your employees really want to connect to the community through Rotary.  
So here is that opportunity...The Norristown Rotary Business Membership.  This new program allows small businesses to share a single membership among their employees with full club privileges, by taking turns participating.  Additional employee guests are always welcome.  We have received a lot of interest in this sharing opportunity in today's busy lifestyle. And we made it easy. 
Ask your employer, "can our business be part of Rotary?"
Call Mark - (484) 994-2349



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.
 

Congratulations to our 2018 Student Scholarship Award Winners 


Congratulations to the student recipients of the Rotary Club of Norristown Student Scholarships for 2018 from the Norristown Area, Methacton and Plymouth Whitemarsh High Schools. Each year we award a $2000 and a $1000 to each school, to apply towards college tuition. 

Winners are: Top Row Left to Right - 
McKenzie Clickner  (Norristown), will be attending George Masio University studying science & criminal justice.
Kenon Williams (Norristown), will attend Acadia University studying Physical therapy.
Shreya Bhutani (Plymouth Whitmarsh), will attend Bryn Mawr majoring in Urban Studies.

Bottom Row Left to Right-
Anuraag Nadkarni (Methacton) will attend The Univ of Michigan and will major in Computer Science.
Amanda Nerenberg (Plymouth Whitmarsh) will attend University of Pennsylvania in pre-med and psychology.
Megan Ashliman (Methacton) will be attending Duquesne University majoring in Business.



SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS?  
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
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  • 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
  • June 2017
    Rotary Club of Norristown awards a $12000 grant to the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League.

    L-R Rotary Grant Chair - Virginia Frantz, Rotary President - Mark Call, PAL Board Chair - Lee Homes, PAL Oper - Dir Kenneth Fennal, PAL Board Secy - Maggie Hall
    The funding will be used to upgrade PAL's computer technology and building security.
    Posted Aug 3, 2017, 6:23 AM 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.


    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:19 AM 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
  • Breakfast at Alfredos
    Every quarter we meet for Breakfast at Alfredos instead of our normal lunch meeting. It's a one hour meeting and nice to get out once in a while, change the setting and talk to the community and you can not beat their omelets.


    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
  • BIKE COLLECTION SAT MAY 21, 2016
    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
  • Our Newest Member Tesha Omeis

    Please Welcome our newest member Tesha Omeis. Tesha comes to us from the Boy Scouts of America where she is a regional executive scouting director.

    Posted May 9, 2016, 6:05 PM 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
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