This week at Rotary - Oct 5th

Join us for our Meeting on October 5th with Director of Pottstown Works, Bill McGregor, EdD
 
Pottstown Works combats poverty and boosts economic growth in the Pottstown area by removing barriers to employment personally and compassionately.  The program employs trauma-informed practices to help members achieve lives of dignity and self-sufficiency.  Simply, Pottstown Works changes lives by changing expectations!

Pottstown Works provides a variety of much needed  services to our village, including: 

-Job Training
-Job Placement
-Shelter for un-homed Families
-Food Pantry
-Summer Camp for Kids
-Youth Groups
-Health & Wellness referrals
 
 
There will also be a board meeting before the regular meeting starting at 5:30pm, anyone is welcome to join.
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New Member Applications 9/16

We have several new applications for club review.  Please seek our new members at meetings and make them feel welcome.  
 
Patricia Derr:  Kutztown University Associate Professor – Active Member, Deb Penrod
 
Tre Wilkins: Real Estate, active in Youth counseling – Active Member, Jamie Sanchez
 
Liana R Carvalho Pruna: Entrepreneur Peppie Cheese – Active Member, Angela Dement
 
Ashley Kolpak: Marketing/Ops Manger Tri County Community Network – Service Member, Daniel Price
 
David Morrison: Owner/Agent Medicare Education Services – Active Member, Doris Wertman
 
Ashley Morrison – Family Member, David Morrison
 
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On the Trail to End Polio - Oct 15th

On the Trail to End Polio

The 12th Annual Rotary District 7430 Purple Pinkie Event – Reimagined

 PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!

What: District 7430 event to support Rotary’s goal to eradicate polio

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022 – SAVE THE DATE!

Where: Berks Nature/The Nature Place, 575 St Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607

Multiple activities 9am-noon
•  Guided site tours

•  Fun 5K untimed walk and run

•  Bike rides along Schuylkill River Trail

•  Service projects around grounds


•  Dog parade and fun category prizes

SEE FULL SCHEDULE WHEN YOU REGISTER

[THIS IS NOT A RACE!]

Social luncheon noon-2pm included in registration

Opportunities to contribute, participate and serve

•  Hands-on service projects like tree planting and trail maintenance
•  Support local needs at the event – more to come
•  Club Financial Donations supporting Rotary’s Goal to End Polio Now
•  Individual Financial Donations & Sponsorships

Organizers: Lehigh Valley Passport Club in Collaboration with the Pottstown Club and others TBA

 

 

District 7430’s annual Purple Pinkie Event, which focuses our efforts on Rotary International’s goal of eradicating polio, will be held on Saturday, October 15 at Berks Nature in Reading, PA from 9am -2pm. The central venue for the event is The Nature Place at Berks Nature, which sits among nearly 100 acres in Reading’s Angelica Creek Park adjacent to Alvernia University. This reimagined event –called ‘On the Trail to End Polio’– will carry on the legacy of the Yvette M. Palmer Race to ZERO! “Purple Pinkie” event that was held in the past in and around the Lehigh Valley. The organizing club, the Lehigh Valley Passport Club, desires to broaden the participation in the event by providing many active ways to engage. 

 

This marks the first year of moving the event from the Lehigh Valley to the western part of District 7430. At this October 15th event, we will have multiple opportunities to serve and participate including: a short 1.5-2 mile guided walk around the grounds, an informal 5K walk/run on a local trail, a 10 and 20 mile bike ride along the Schuylkill Valley River Rail Trail, service projects at the facility, an ‘all for fun’ dog parade and contest (coordinated by the Pottstown club), and to end the event, an onsite lunch for us to gather with our fellow participants.

 

In addition, an associated event will be held on Saturday, October 8 for interested participants in our District: a 62 mile/100km out and back ‘Metric Century’ bike ride starting from the Reading area along the Schuylkill River Rail Trail. Participants who would like to sign up for this event on October 8th will be contacted for details. Your registration for the October 8th event will also include any events including lunch for the October 15th main event as well.

 

The objective for this District-wide event is to focus our attention and fundraising efforts on ending Polio. This critical goal remains important and relevant as polio has unfortunately been in the recent news, reminding us that while we are nearing an end, we are not there yet.

The Lehigh Valley Passport Club has already approached club presidents about committing to the cause and supporting this event through financial sponsorship as well as getting the word to their members. In addition, we have opened registration for participants to purchase registration to the event which will include our social luncheon.

All participants and service volunteers are encouraged to participate in as many of the event’s functions as they desire and as time/schedule allows. Additionally, participants are encouraged to seek their own personal sponsors for the various activities to raise even more funds for this important cause. One can set up a Fundraising team to raise funds for your participation during the registration process or afterwards. The opportunity to donate even more to the cause is also offered prior to completing registration.

 

We look forward to a great event for District 7430!

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This week at Rotary - Sept 21st

Join us on September 21st for a visit from our District Governor, our very own Len Gieseler.  Learn about what is going on in the district...fun district events, district goals and everything in between.
 
 
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PRCEF 18th Annual Golf Outing

The Pottstown Rotary Community Endowment Fund (PRCEF) was founded in 2007 by the Rotary Club of Pottstown. Its mission is to provide financial support to community residents to improve the quality of their life. Grants are provided to individuals within the community to help pay for education, training and other worthwhile actions that will have a positive impact on their lives and/or the lives of family members.

 

Ready to help us raise some money, and have fun doing it?  Help us reach our goal of $10,000 for PRCEF by participating in the 18th Annual PRCEF Golf Tournament at Brookside Country Club.  18 holes.  2 groups per hole.  4 people per group.

 

Register your group here: https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/prcef-18-annual-golf-outing-89/register

 

Don't play golf, but still want to help? 

To become a sponsor, or donate directly.  Click here:  https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/prcef-18-annual-golf-outing-89

 

 
 
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Community Mixer Sept 7th

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Calling All Business, Organizations, and People of Action!

Come hang out for a drink at the Iron Gate Biergarten for a social event with the community.  Mix and mingle with local businesses, community members and anyone who wants to learn more about what the Pottstown Rotary club is all about...giving back to our community and having fun.

Register Online

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New member applications - 8/21

We have a new application for membership which have been approved by the board of directors for your review.
 
Tom Niarhos is the Executive Director at the Pottstown Beacon of Hope and is sponsored by Bob Rettinger
 
Please take time to seek out Tom at one of our upcoming meetings and introduce yourself.  Make them feel welcome to the club.
 

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New member applications - 8/5

We have two new applications for membership which have been approved by the board of directors for your review.
 
Michael Jacobs is a realtor with the Keller Williams group.  As a local business owner he likes to be involved in the community and is sponsored by Len Gieseler.
 
Will Stout is the superintendent for Owen J Roberts school district and is a former member of the Lebanon Rotary Club.  He is sponsored by Amira Heim and looks forward to getting involved in the educational initiatives of the club.
 
Please take time to seek out these individuals at one of our upcoming meetings and introduce yourself.  Make them feel welcome to the club.
This is the final notice of their applications.
 

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New member applications

We have three new applications for membership which have been approved by the board of directors for your review.
 
Phil Vontor works for the Phoenixville Area School District as the maintenance supervisor.  He has been at many meetings and events with his wife, Tammy, who is also his sponsor.
 
Karen Sloane, wife of Mike Sloane, who we have all seen around meetings and events.
 
Catherine Heim, who joined us at Changeover and daughter of Amira.  
 
Please take time to seek out these individuals at one of our upcoming meetings and introduce yourself.  Make them feel welcome to the club.
This is the final notice of their applications.
 

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Duck Race 2022
 

The Thirty-First Annual Rotary Duck Race was held on July 4th in downtown Pottstown as part of the GoFourth Festival. 

Over 4900 chances to win were sold this year by club members and non-profit agencies here in our community.  The proceeds will help support their projects. 
 
A list of prizes and winners can be found in the "Read more ... " section below.
 
Over 100 prizes were awarded to holders of the winning certificates.
Prizes in the form of Gift certificates and Gift cards will be mailed to the winners in the upcoming week.
For larger items, the winner will be mailed a certificate and advised by mail where to go to pick up their prize.
 
Last year, the Rotary Club gave more than $10,000 to the participating community groups and agencies on a pro-rata basis. 
 
Since the inception of the Rotary Duck Race, The Rotary Club of Pottstown has contributed more than $395,000 to non-profit organizations in the Pottstown area because of this wonderful event.
 
We appreciate all the people who helped contribute to make this year's Duck Race a success.  Your efforts make our community stronger each year.
 
                                                         "Thank You" 
From the Pottstown Rotary Club and all the Community Service Organizations who were sponsored
 
If you do not see all 4 columns, try downloading the PDF version.
 

 
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Welcome to our website and club bulletin!

Welcome to The Pottstown Rotary Club! 

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Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

We're proud of the contributions that the Pottstown Rotary Club is making toward a better community here in Pottstown and a around the world.  Many of our members have traveled to places like Haiti, Thailand and India where people are in much need. 

Here in our community we hope you recognize our efforts to make this a better place to live.  The Riverfront Pavilion (shown above), Literacy Training, Annual Talent Show for area teenagers, Strike Out for Hunger, Big Ticket Night and, of course, the Rotary Duck Race are just some of the events where you see Rotarians making a difference. 

We welcome all who would like to join the effort and make our community a better place to live and work.       

                          


 
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Rotary Day of Service

 
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Edgewood Cemetery clean-up this past Saturday and the Art Fair that followed.
The weather cooperated and we had a good time putting things right for the spring and summer.
 
Thank you again! 
For Rotary Club of Pottstown
 

 
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Superbowl Pool 2022

                   

Pottstown Rotary Superbowl Pool

The 56th Superbowl is complete - and I don't know anyone who could have picked the scores correctly.

No one had bought the last two remaining blocks and so the Club had to - and #93 was the winning block at the end of the first quarter.

Congratulations to Jen Isett, winner of the 3rd Quarter block and Double congrats to Werner Koller who had the winning block for the 2nd Quarter and Final Score.

Once again - Thank you to everyone who participated in our Superbowl Pool! Your donations will allow the club to do something really good for our community.

Winners will be contacted early this week.

Prizes:
1st Quarter - $300
2nd Quarter - $300
3rd Quarter - $300
Final - $400

 


 
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Pottstown Shelter Box Gold 

 
President Matz and Pottstown Rotary Club,

Congratulations on receiving ShelterBox HERO recognition for Rotary Year 2021-2022. 
Through the first half of the Rotary year our district now has 21 HERO clubs (4 Gold, 2 Silver, 15 Bronze).  This ranks #1 for all US districts, Way to Go! 
At the end of the Rotary Year your club will be listed on our HERO page www.shelterboxusa.org/hero

Your support is very much appreciated. 
 
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2 million people since 2000, we could not have reached them without clubs like yours. 
COVID 19 has not stopped our efforts, your help provided aid to over 33,000 household in 2020, and over 28,000 households in 2021.
 
Thank you for being a ShelterBox HERO!

Linda Mayger
District 7430 ShelterBox Ambassador
 

 
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Schuylkill River Trail bridge

 
It was a beautiful day on Monday, September 20th, for the grand opening of the Richard P. Whittaker M.D. Memorial Bridge on the Schuylkill River Trail over Route 724.  
Dr. Dick Whittaker was a long time Pottstown Rotarian and pillar of the community. 
His wife, Peggy, was a major contributor to funding the bridge's creation and is still a member of our club who continues to ride and bike the trail.
There was a great turnout for the opening with many of the attendees riding their bikes to the bridge, including some our members, who turned out
to support Peggy.
 

 
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This week at Rotary - Annual Clambake

Our end of summer celebration, Pottstown Rotary's Annual Clambake at the Whittaker family home, is officially on for this coming Wednesday August 17th.  

The evening starts out with appetizers by the pool along with the Rotary Club famed Open Bar.  

Dinner starts out with Clam Chowder, followed by clams, BBQ Chicken, salad, sides and dessert.  
Did I mention the Bar is open all night?

The pool will be open along with the hot tub if anyone would like to take a dip.

You don't want to miss this event.  Event is open to members and guests.

Festivities begin around 5:00 pm.

Whittaker Family Residence
1300 Beaumont Ln
Pottstown, PA 19464

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PRCEF 17th Annual Golf Outing

 
 
With your Help we've raised over $120,000 for the PRCEF.
The Pottstown Rotary Community Endowment Fund was founded in 2007 by the Rotary Club of Pottstown.
Its mission is to provide financial support to community residents to improve the quality of their life.
Grants are provided to individuals within the community to help pay for education, training and other worthwhile actions that will have a positive impact on their lives and/or the lives of family members.

PRCEF Mission Statement
"Our mission is to support local organizations and/or individuals committed to the improvement of the quality life for the Pottstown community."
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this another successful event for the Rotary Club.
 

 
 
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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted by Steven Smith

Don't forget to check out the Calendar link at the top of the Home Page.
There are a lot of events coming up which will keep us active for the next two-three months.
And the calendar, like our club, is dynamic - always changing.  Look at it often. 

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