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Executives & Directors
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Purse Bingo
Brookside Country Club
Mar. 03, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Fun and Fellowship Night
Brookside Country Club
Mar. 06, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
Mar. 06, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First Aid for Mental Health
Brookside Country Club
Mar. 13, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Four-way Speech Contest
Brookside Country Club
Mar. 20, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Prez Franz's update PLUS Revolutionary War program
TriCounty Active Adult Center TRAAC
Mar. 27, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
Brookside Country Club
Apr. 03, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Brookside Country Club
Apr. 03, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
AREA 4-speech
Apr. 06, 2024
District 4-way speech contest
Apr. 09, 2024
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Enid Dunmire-Swinson
March 11
Gregg Weitzenkorn
March 18
Marie Ann Thompson
March 19
Spouse Birthdays
Pam Strunk
March 21
Martha Myers
March 30
Join Date
Brady VanDruff
March 2, 2016
8 years
Christina Eicher
March 29, 2023
1 year
Photo Albums
Duck Race 2019
This Week at Rotary - Fun and Fellowship Night - March 6th

EcoFellowship: Fun Facts and Fellowship | Twin Cities Rotary Eco ClubMost people join Rotary for one reason or another...service, networking, get involved, make connections, etc.  What is the #1 reason people stay in Rotary...the friends they have made.  So come out this week and spend some time with your friends and maybe make a new one.  You never know what you are going to learn about someone if you don't spend some time with them and ask some questions.  We may even have some fun activities to partake in during the meeting.  Hope to see you there!









Upcoming Meeting - First Aid for Mental Health - March 13th

Addictions Training Institute – Take Action This Month: Mental Health First  AidOne of our Rotary Districts target topics this year is Mental Health.

OK, so you are in a problem situation...what do you do? Who do you call? Is this a 911-issue, or just a need for a friendly face?

Tory Bright and her team will give us a brief over view of the Mental Health First Aid. Please sign-up for this all-important Rotary topic on March 13.

The full program is available to all, in-person or virtual. We hope to get your interest.

The curriculum reviews risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common professional and self help supports. The curriculum also does address suicide and non suicidal self injury and how to help a person who may be showing signs of suicidal thinking.

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

Upcoming Event - Four-Way Test Speech Contest - March 20th
Four Way Test Speech Contest | District 7390

Four-Way Test Speech Contest

From the earliest days, Rotary has been concerned with promoting high ethical standards.   One of the world’s most widely quoted statements is Rotary’s 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Every year Rotary districts around the world sponsor high school 4-Way Test contests.

The purpose of the speech is to persuade others while applying the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test. The goal is for students to make the world a better place, to practice the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making, to develop public speaking and leadership skills to positively influence and inspire others regarding an issue that they find passionate.

Let's get a lot of participants this year while we are actively working with our local high schools if you know anyone at a local school or a student that would be interested in participating let us know.














In case you missed it - Air Travel Safety with Mike McCarthy

Is flying safe? What is the safest plane? Ask the CaptainIn case you missed Mike's presentation on air travel safety you missed a good one.  He reviewed safety tips and real life experiences that can help you stay safe and live to tell the tale.  He even shared a personal story that many members that have known him for years didn't know, want to know more, you'll have to ask Mike.  

You never know what you are going to learn from meeting to meeting, and what you may learn about a long time member that you didn't already.

Air Travel.  It’s still the safest way to go!  REALLY?!!  Pay attention and you might pick up some tips.

Mike McCarthy will fill us in. No need to bring your own parachute!


Mike McCarthy District Governor Celebration 
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Fall in Love with Rotary Gala honoring Mike McCarthy's year as district governor.  What a great night to celebrate and thank you to all the committee members that made the night possibly.  In case you missed it check out a few photos from the event.  

Community Needs
Community Needs
From time to time our fellow Rotarians find causes that are near and dear to their hearts and have a great impact on the community that require some giving of items or funds.  This section will house all of those things, from ongoing items to ones for a specific time frame. 
  • The Period Project with the Tri-County YWCA is ongoing. School has started again, and with it, the continuing need to provide feminine hygiene products for girls in Pottstown and the Pottsgroves. Girls who have to miss school because they cannot afford period products lose up to a week each month. Please consider making a monetary or in kind donation. Please reach out to Patti Derr if you have questions, and thank you for supporting equity in education.  Patti Derr at 610-850-4737 or Thank you for your generosity.
  • St. Paul's Diaper Bank is located at 927 N. Franklin St in Pottstown and it provides free diapers, wipes and other essentials to low income families in Pottstown. The Diaper Bank is open every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of families we serve each week and welcome donations of unopened childrens' diapers and pull-ups in any and every size, as well as wipes. We are the only Diaper Bank of its kind for the Pottstown community and we would like to expand our hours in order to help more families, but we can only do that with donations and community support.
    Rev. Lauren Cain, 215-360-6659
If you would like your cause included in this section please email the details to Richard Gray by noon on the Friday previous to the bulletin you would like it included in.  Include if it is ongoing, dates, brief description, contact info, website for additional info(if applicable), whatever you want included in the post.  



Our club is built on a foundation of community and fellowship. The strength of our bond provides us the power to serve our local community and those in need across the globe. 

We have multiple Membership options to fit your needs as a Pottstown Rotarian: 

Individual & Family- For Members who would like to be fully engaged and attend regular meetings.  Minimum cost per quarter:  $218.07

Service- For those who want to participate with a limited time and financial commitment.  Minimum cost per quarter:  $86.07

Corporate- For business owners with multiple club memberships and includes sponsorship recognition at one event.   Minimum cost per quarter:  $436.14

Come check us out to see if Rotary is right for you! To attend a meeting as our guest or for any membership questions, please reach out to Amira Heim (Membership Chair) at


Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary clubs channel their commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity. Youth Service, one of the five, recognizes the importance of empowering youth through leadership development programs. Rotary Youth Exchange is one of many youth leadership development programs offered by Rotary and was started in 1920 by Rotary International. 

Daphne Lobet, our exchange student from Belgium, has headed back to her home after what has been a year full of great experiences, including her discovery of Chick-fil-A!  Thank you to all the Club members and host families who provided opportunities to her.
Do you know a student who you would like to see have this same growth experience?  Now is the time to talk with them and get them to talk with Lauren McCloskey or Mike McCarthy.  The world is open!


Upcoming Events
There are a lot of events happening this month and beyond.
Keep an eye on things occurring around Pottstown with a look at our Calendar.
Reminder - look often as things are always changing!

Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Pottstown Rotary
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Brookside Country Club
Prospect and Adams Streets
Pottstown, PA 19464
United States of America
Social hour from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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