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Pottstown Rotary Club
 

The idea to form a Rotary Club of Pottstown was conceived by one Robert A. Feroe, a paper box manufacturer and one Henry Sollenberger a representative of Metropolitan Life Insurance.  These two men made a trip to Reading to attend a meeting of the Rotary Club there.

The result of that journey was that on February 14, 1918 the Pottstown Rotary Club was officially instituted under the Charter No. 367 with a subsequent enrollment of thirty-four members.  In the early days the club's work focused on helping crippled children and providing baskets of food to needy families at Christmas.In 1923 the Club purchased a piece of sculpture by A.A. Weinman.  The Soldier Monument originally stood in front of the Pottstown Library.  The statue was recently refurbished by the community and the Pottstown Rotary club furnished a new base.  Today it is located at High and Evans Streets.In our History, Pottstown Rotary Club has planted trees in the community in such locations as Manatawny Park, Memorial Hospital and the Y.M.C.A. A grove of trees was planted by the club at the Pottsgrove Manor, many in memory of departed Rotarians.  Over the years the Pottstown Rotary Club has contributed to many causes within the community: We have
 
Given beds to the Visiting  Nurse Association
Supported the day camp of the Y.M.C.A.
Purchased office equipment for the Y.M.C.A.
Made monetary contributions to the Pottstown Area  Mental Health Clinic and to the Senior Citizen's Center
Contributed $10,000 to the Good Will Ambulance Paramedic Fund as our 60th anniversary project
Sent aid to disaster
areas
 
Our Community and International Services include:
 
Cancer
Polio
Meals On Wheels
Literacy
Camp
Neidig
Pavilion
Rotaplast
ShelterBox
Humanitarian Relief
 

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Our Motto is Service Above Self

Our Members

Keep the Traditions Alive

Make an Impact In Our Community and In the World.

 
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