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Ambler Rotary Wheel 2018 - 2019 Volume 94, Edition 5

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 MEETING

This week's meeting was held in the intimate Penn's Tavern. We sang, pledged and prayed (thank you Paula).

America the Beautiful

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?

HAPPY DOLLARS

Linda was happy with Exchange Student orientation success - no one was hurt or in trouble.

Jim was happy that he made it back from NC before the hurricane landed.

Eric was happy to announce that he met a young girl who dreams of being on the Supreme Court.

Clint was happy to be back from a vacation in Myrtle Beach, spending a few days on Capital Hill talking to our local representatives and camping up in the Poconos.

VISITORS / GUESTS

  • Steve Leighman, guest of Clint and future Ambler Rotarian

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Ambler Rotary Club was the Beer Sponsor of the WISLAX Golf Tournament benefiting Wissahickon Lacrosse and the Veteran's Memorial Fund Raiser. Team Rotary (Paul Kelly and Clint Ehlers along with another friend) took home 3rd place with a respectable -9 under 61.

Cindy Hornaman , District Governor 2018 - 19 will be visiting 9/26. We will have a quick Board Meeting with Cindy at 11:30 prior to lunch. EVERYONE WEAR HAWAIIAN SHIRTS TO LUNCH

Oktoberfest is Saturday October 6th from 11a to 6p. Again, we need BEERISTAS - 18-20 for the beer tent (over 2 shifts) and 4 volunteers to man the Rotary Information tent. Peter and Bob will have a sign up sheet soon so please make sure you sign up - and don’t forget your family and friends.

NO LUNCH MEETING OCTOBER 10! We will instead be having an evening Club Meeting/Happy Hour at the Gypsey Blue Restaurant and Bar in downtown Ambler. This event will be a kickoff for membership drive and if successful will become a regular monthly meeting in lieu of a Wednesday lunch each month.

Oct 20th -- The 2018 Rotary Leadership Institute in District 7430. It will be held again in the Gambet Center of DeSales University.

IF YOU LOST YOUR BADGE then please email Clint at clint.ehlers@fastsigns.com and let me know so I can make you a new one.

CLUB HELP NEEDED

Arlene Daniels has done a wonderful job this past year reaching out to everyone and getting them scheduled for the different lunch tasks (greeters, prayer, etc). A complete list of weekly duties/schedule is always included in this weekly newsletter below which remains online. So please check it frequently if you are unsure if you are scheduled to serve.

And....as you all know, I have been SLOW in getting out the newsletters each week. We are looking for someone to volunteer taking this over. If you have an interest and are computer minded, reach out to me at clint.ehlers@fastsigns.com and we can discuss further.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CONTEST!

To encourage everyone to bring in new members, we are launching a contest where the winner will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship.

  • Bring a guest to lunch - 5 points for the first lunch, 10 points for 2nd visit and 25 points for 3rd visit
  • Double points for Wed Evening meeting!
  • Membership application - 100 points

Whoever has the most points by May 30, 2019 will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship!

Currently Paul Kelly is in FIRST PLACE with 100 points and Clint is in 2nd with 15. Lots of time to bring guests and future members!

Clint posed a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) to the club to have 100 members by the time the club turns 100 years old in 2025. That gives us just 7 years to grow our club.

PROGRAM

Chris Collier, Co-Director at Renew Theaters (Ambler Theater) was our guest speaker today. The Ambler Theater is a non-profit, member supported local movie house and is celebrating their 90th birthday. The Birthday celebration will be held October 23rd at the theater with a showing of the 1928 film Our Dancing Daughters.

Ambler theater switched to digital film in 2013 but recently added back their 35mm film capabilities giving them access to some of the best film catalogs. The theater is also in the initial stages of adding a 4th screen to the line-up having recently purchased the building next door.

50-50:

Liz was the recipient of the white t and $15. So sorry.........

CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

9/26 LUNCH - Cindy Hornaman , District Governor 2018 - 19 will be visiting. We will have a quick Board Meeting with Cindy at 11:30 prior to lunch. EVERYONE WEAR HAWAIIAN SHIRTS TO LUNCH

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Ambler Oktoberfest. Again, we will be hosting the Ambler Rotary Club Beer Tent and an Ambler Rotary Club Information Tent. Please see Peter to volunteer.

Wednesday, October 10 - NO LUNCH. We will be having our first EVENING MEETING/Happy Hour at the Gypsey Blue Restaurant and Bar in downtown Ambler. This event will be a kickoff for membership drive and if successful will become a regular monthly meeting in lieu of a Wednesday lunch each month.

FUTURE PROGRAMS

If you have any ideas or requests for specific speakers, please email Jan at janthecarpetman73@gmail.com. Recommendations and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

September 2018

9/19/2018 Eric Abromowitz, Eric's RX

9/26/2018 Jen Sweeney, Community Ambulance Association of Ambler

October 2018

10/3/2018 Kate Sample, Sunshine Foundation

10/10/2018 Skip Urban, Fire Prevention Week

10/17/2018 Scott Otterbein, Special Olympics Pennsylvania Sport Director/Track & Field/Long Distance Running

10/24/2018 PA Rep Todd Stephens

ASSIGNMENTS: (Chair - Arlene Daniels)

Remember that if you can't fulfill your service obligation, please provide a suitable substitute and call Arlene at 215-219-7620 to let her know or deal with…

CURRENT LEADERSHIP

R.I. President, Barry Ressin

District 7430 Governor, Cindy Hornaman

Assistant District Governor, Area 9, Michael Seidner, North Penn

Ambler Rotary President 2018/2019, Clint Ehlers

Ambler Rotary Incoming President 2018/2019, Leigh DeTato

Ambler Rotary 2017/2018 2nd VP, Jan Sandler

2018 DISTRICT CALENDAR

Sep 19th-22, 2018: Zone Institute in Montreal, Canada

Oct 20, 2018: The 2018 Rotary Leadership Institute in District 7430. It will be held again in the Gambet Center of DeSales University.

Mar 23, 2019: Rotary Foundation Gala

May 03, 2019 – May 05, 2019: District Conference, Renaissance Allentown Hotel

Watch RIPE Barry Ressin as he gives the theme address (Click Here)

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