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Pedals for Progress 2018 Bike Collection nets 97 bicycles

posted Jun 19, 2018, 10:46 PM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 10:48 PM ]

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.

June 2017

posted Aug 3, 2017, 6:12 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 6:23 AM ]

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.

Thank you Bike Sport

posted May 26, 2017, 8:16 PM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated May 26, 2017, 8:17 PM ]

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.

A Thank You Note and a Mission of Mercy

posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:16 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:19 AM ]

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.

Supporting Literacy

posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:00 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:19 AM ]

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.

Breakfast at Alfredos

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:56 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:19 AM ]

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.

Music for Kid's Sake - Sep 11, 2016

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:49 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:20 AM ]

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.

Pathway School Grant - Aug 19, 2016

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:46 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:20 AM ]

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 Jun 11, 2016, 6:14 AM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 AM ]

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.

Our Newest Member Tesha Omeis

posted May 9, 2016, 6:05 PM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated May 9, 2016, 6:05 PM ]

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.

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