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Ambler Rotary Wheel 2017 - 2018 Volume 93, Edition 40

June 13th meeting

I know.....

Paul clanged the meeting to order. We pledged, sang and prayed. Thank you Paula for the wonderful prayer.

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

Diane and Paula Kadel attended the Wordsworth Graduation Ceremony which was very moving as some students were the 1st to graduate in their family.

Richard Meyers is happy that his twins have graduated from High School but will be in the poor house facing two college tuitions.

Bob King happy thanks to a suggestion by Pete Phillips we have new signs Clint Ehlers created (in a timely fashion) to promote Rotary at Events. Bob lost a $20 bet that the signs would be done in time for Music Fest.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE BABIES! (from June 6 mtg)

VISITORS / GUESTS

No visiting Rotarians but we had lots of guests for our program

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Paul Kelly reported that one of our goals this year was to increase membership and we have added 11 new members.

Ambler Music Fest June 15 and 16 please see Pete Phillips if you can volunteer either day in the Beer Garden.

Change over Dinner July 11, 6:00 pm at the William Penn Inn $25.00 per person.

No LUNCH July 4th

Pike Fest September 15, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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). We are looking for a volunteer to take this over starting in July. If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at clint.ehlers@fastsigns.com.

Also, starting in July, we will be assigning people to man the check-in table - taking money, checking off attendance and selling 50/50 tickets. This is a great opportunity for our new members to handle this as they will be able to meet all members and get to know them better.

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 UPDATE

The Ambler Rotary Board received an application from State Representative Kate Harper which is currently being reviewed.

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

Linda Kennedy introduced Fur, Lemon, and Autumn exchange students. Fur and Lemon will be returning home and Autumn will begin her experience in Norway in mid-August. The girls are grateful for the opportunities they have received through Rotary.

STUDENT SERVICE AWARDS

Lee DeTato introduced three students who exemplify service during their tenure and their respective schools.

Alexis Smith - Raymond Zhou - Madison
  • Alexis Smith from Wissahickon High School school board rep, mentored incoming freshmen and a Jr. Coach for Potomac soccer. Alexis will be attending Georgetown in the Fall to study Government.
  • Madison from Germantown Academy a natural born leader she will be studying bio chemistry at the University of Massachusetts.
  • Raymond Zhou from Upper Dublin High School involved in Boy scouts for 7 years, Speech and Debate Club and Toastmasters. She will attend American University majoring in Marketing and Communications.

Mike Seidner Assistant District Governor spoke about the importance of Rotary in our community. As the year ends there are changes in leadership that are taking place as the year closes. Mike distributed pins to everyone in attendance with the theme “Be the Inspiration” – take leadership in your community, get involved, be a pillar of service.

50-50:

Paula Kadel drew the unlucky white t but walked away with a free lunch.

CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 23-27th – RI Convention in Toronto, Canada

Wednesday June 27: Lunch meeting - Changeover Dinner moved

Wednesday July 4: NO LUNCH

Wednesday July 11: NEW Changeover Dinner. NO Lunch Meeting

FUTURE PROGRAMS

We have speakers booked through the end of June! But, with the movement of incoming Presidents, we were left without a 2nd VP for the 2018 - 2019 year which means we don't have anyone filling speaking spots starting in July! Now that Jan has stepped up to 2nd VP, we have a lot of ground to make up!

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

June 2018

20 - Paul Harris - History of Rotary and why what we do is important

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, Ian H. S. Riseley, Victoria Australia

District 7430 Governor, Rick Gromis, Springfield Township Cent.

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

Ambler Rotary President, Paul J. Kelly, III

Ambler Rotary Incoming President, Clint Ehlers

Ambler Rotary 2017/2018 2nd VP, Leigh DeTato

Ambler Rotary 2018/2019 2nd VP, Jan Sandler

2018 DISTRICT CALENDAR

June 23-27th – RI Convention in Toronto, Canada

Jun 28th -- District Changeover and Awards

Jun 28th – D7430 Council of Governors Meeting

Sep 19th-22nd -- Zone Institute in Montreal, Canada

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

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