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Ambler Rotary Wheel 2019 - 2020 Volume 95, Edition 5

September 25, 2019

Welcome to day 8 of the Reign of Error Part Deux. It continued today when Prez Clint came to the Inn at 11a for a Grant Committee meeting Eric scheduled. Was 11:15 by the time he realized the meeting was scheduled for the 8th of October.

So after sitting there for an hour, Prez Tex gaveled the meeting to order in the Tavern Room. We sang, pledged and prayed (thanks Lamont) before sitting down to break bread.

ROTARY FOUR WAY TEST

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

GUESTS / VISITING ROTARIANS

We had a few visiting friends today:

  • Long time friend of Eric's - Herb Vargas was in attendance.
  • Brenda Hays - Rotarian looking to transfer into our club

HAPPY DOLLARS

There were many happy Rotarians this week!

Pete was happy that his pappa was back in town after being gone for too long. Skip was surprised to learn that he is heading up the new Christmas Dinner Talent Show

Kate was happy to announce the ongoing preservation of the open lands in and around Ambler. We thank you for all your hard work on this Kate!

Paula was happy to announce that she made it back home from her road trip through the Carolina's

Prospective transfer Brenda was happy to attend a club that had so much laughter!

Linda Kennedy was happy about something that I forgot to write down.

Jan is just happy. Always.

GRANTS CLOSE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

Our basic criteria for grants distribution are as follows - grant moneys must:

  • Help the Greater Ambler community (which includes Ambler, Lower Gwynedd, Upper Dublin and Whitpain Townships)in some demonstrable way.
  • Go toward funding specific projects and not operating expenses.
  • Result in the improvement of quality of life in the Greater Ambler community and
  • Touch as many people as possible

To apply, visit the Rotary Club of Ambler web site: Ambler Rotary and click on link, "Community Grants." Read the instructions and complete application and "submit."

Octoberfest Sign Up, Friday 10/4 and Saturday 10/5

Need people for Rotary Info Tent

The 3rd Annual Wissahickon Boys Lacrosse Golf Tournament is Friday, October 4th at the Blue Stone Country Club in Blue Bell. The cost is $150/golfer or $530 for a foursome ($132.50/each). Includes 18 holes of golf, lunch AND dinner, beer and prizes.

Rotary is the Beer Sponsor

Looking for Hole Sponsors - $80 and you get a nice sign

Clint is putting together a 4-some so if you want to play email him.

End Hunger Food Drive is Saturday October 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Flourtown Need a minimum of 10 volunteers Our portion of the food packaged that day will benefit the Mattie Dixon Cupboard and Feast of Justice Food Pantry

Purple Pinkie Race to Zero - Saturday morning, October 12: www.purplepinkie.net - Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA, - Join us to raise money for polio!

October 19, 2019Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. DEADLINE TO REGISTER is Friday, October 11th.

Rotary Foundation Seminar and Grant Training - Saturday, November 2: https://rotarydistrict7430.org/event/district-foundation-seminar-grant-training/ - Montgomery County Community College - Learn more about the Rotary Foundation and take grant training to be qualified to apply for district & global grants. The Eventbrite link should be available by Sept 30.

November 7 - Plant Trees with Fairwold. 11-12 Luncheon at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. 12 Morris Rd.

November 7 - 12-2 Planting at the Pieszek Preserve on Pennsylvania Ave. TWENTY YEARS OF TREE PLANTING!! TREE CERTIFICATES ON SALE SOON!!

November 14- Fairwold Academy Career and Transition Fair. 1-2:30. 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. Share your Wisdom with Fairwold Academy Middle School through High School Students . Be part of the Ambler Rotary Table and/or request your own.

Need a Club Secretary to replace Bob, preferably sooner rather than later

Need volunteers for taking the piano each week

CHRISTMAS PARTY HAS BEEN MOVED TO DECEMBER 11TH!

WISLAX GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 3rd Annual Wissahickon Boys Lacrosse Golf Tournament is Friday, October 4th at the Blue Stone Country Club in Blue Bell. The cost is $150/golfer or $530 for a foursome ($132.50/each). Includes 18 holes of golf, lunch AND dinner, beer and prizes.

If you or someone you know would like to support the Golf Tournament and play or be a sponsor, please email Steve Lehman at steven.lehman@wellsfargoadvisors.com

  • Course Sponsor $1500
  • Lunch Sponsor $300
  • Registration Sponsor $150
  • Putting Contest Sponsor $150
  • Surf and Turf Contest Hole Sponsor $150
  • Hole Sponsor $80

The Ambler Rotary Club is once again the Tournament's Beer Sponsor! All donors and hole sponsors receive on-course signage provided by FASTSIGNS of Willow Grove.

All proceeds go to the Boys Lacrosse and other community charities!!

TODAY'S PROGRAM

Jenn Parrado-Leukemia and Lymphoma society was our speaker today. They gave a great recap of the society and all the wonderful things they are working on including the Light the Night event.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, but today.

Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America.

For more info on LLS, please visit www.lls.org/eastern-pennsylvania

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Branda pulled a White T

FUTURE PROGRAMS

If you have any ideas or requests for specific speakers, please email John at jmcaneney@timoneyknox.com. Recommendations and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

10/2/2019 JOY BERGEY RE SOLAR POWER

10/9/2019 craft talk-for mike locati (confirmed) and lisa armellino

10/23/2019 DON NAIMOLI RE VALLEY FORGE PARK

10/30/2019 LARRY STUARDI RE DOW PROPERTY UPDATE/DEVELOPMENT

ASSIGNMENTS:

Please review the assignment list below and make sure that you know which day you are scheduled to help out. PLEASE look at the list - ALL BLANK spaces need volunteers! Please email Diane with the days that you can serve.

CURRENT LEADERSHIP

R.I. President, Mark Maloney

District 7430 Governor, Herb Klotz

Assistant District Governor, Area 9, Patricia Smith, Blue Bell

Ambler Rotary President 2019/2020, Clint Ehlers

Ambler Rotary Incoming President 2020/2021, Jan Sandlero

Ambler Rotary 2019/2020 2nd VP and Program Chair, John McAneney

2019 DISTRICT CALENDAR

  1. Welcome to Rotary for New Members, Lehigh Valley - Monday, October 7: Bravo, Whitehall - New members along with club presidents and membership chairs will be invited for a fun networking event to learn more about Rotary. The first event is for Areas 1 & 2. Please encourage your new members to attend.
  2. Purple Pinkie Race to Zero - Saturday morning, October 12: www.purplepinkie.net - Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA, - Join us to raise money for polio! Its always a fun event.
  3. Rotary Leadership Institute, District 7450 - Saturday, October 19: www.rlinea.org - Arcadia University, Glenside PA - Encourage your future club leaders and new members to attend. Great opportunity to network with Rotarians and learn more about Rotary.
  4. Rotary Foundation Seminar and Grant Training - Saturday, November 2: https://rotarydistrict7430.org/event/district-foundation-seminar-grant-training/ - Montgomery County Community College - Learn more about the Rotary Foundation and take grant training to be qualified to apply for district & global grants. The Eventbrite link should be available by Sept 30.
  5. Welcome to Rotary for New Members -Western Bucks/Montgomery - Tuesday, November 5: Peter Becker Community, Harleysville - New members along with club presidents and membership chairs will be invited for a fun networking event to learn more about Rotary. Please encourage your new members to attend.
  6. Facebook Training for Club Facebook Administrators - Saturday, November 16 - Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA - Club Facebook Administrators can learn best practices for branding your club in your communities https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-d7430-facebook-training-tickets-73573469227