Ambler Rotary Wheel 2018 - 2019 Volume 94, Edition 9

November 7, 2018 MEETING

Kicking off November with a clang, Prez Clint led the the pledge, forgot some of the 4-Way Test and turned off the mike to lead the club in God Bless America. Leigh DeTato led us all in prayer.

America the Beautiful


  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?


We were light on visitors, but were blessed to have our Student of the Month Priya Dudhat from Germantown Academy and her teacher Yvette Murchese.


Dick Target was happy to announce the upcoming Veteran's Day event in Lower Gwynedd this coming Saturday.

Of course Steve Bass was happy to talk about trees! Come out November 8

Liz Kunzier was happy to announce that her daughter had a baby boy! Go granny!

Peter let us all know that his son's soccer team was playing in the State Qtr Finals

Eric was not so happy to settle up on a bet he had with Geoff Ries due to Wake Forest losing to Syracuse


Nov 10 - District Grant Training at Montco (730a - 115p) - sent email to everyone. Currently Eric is registered

REGISTER FOR THE DISTRICT 7430 CONFERENCE- MAY 3-MAY 5, 2019. RENAISSANCE HOTEL AND SYMPHONY HALL - Allentown, PA. The Club will reimburse you for your registration fees AFTER you attend.

Holiday Dinner - updates coming soon


The Board has received three applications for membership:

  • Steve Lehman with Wells Fargo Advisors. Steve has been in the Ambler Community for over 20 years and has three children in the Wissahickon school district. He is very involved in the community through the Wissahickon Lacrosse program where is coaches as well as serving as a Deacon and being on the Finance Committee at his church. Steve is sponsored by Clint Ehlers.
  • Mark Michaels with Lockheed Martin. Mark has lived in the Ambler Community for over 10 years and like Steve, is actively involved in the Wissahickon sports community, volunteering and coaching with WRA, Wisslax, LG Baseball and WAC. Mark is sponsored by Clint Ehlers.
  • Jen Sweeney, Community Ambulance Association of Ambler. Jen is sponsored by Jim Auch


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.


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


  • Clint Ehlers - 230
  • Paul Kelly - 100
  • Jim Auch - 10
  • Sam Swansen - 5
  • Peter Urban - 5
  • Walt West - 5
  • Leigh DeTato - 5

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

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

Student of the Month Caityln O'Malley from Gwynedd Mercy Academy did not disappoint! A very long and impressive resume of accomplishments. I was so amazed that I forgot to write anything down. Captain Obvious was obviously impressed.


The Club was happy to present the Student of the Month Award to Priya Dudhat from Germantown Academy. Priya's accomplishments and her determination to make the world around her better is impressive and challenging to us all!


Meg Bleecker- Blades Highland historical society was our featured speaker for the day. Meg updated us on the Peter Wentz Farmstead. There were a lot more notes written but I cannot read the handwriting! If you missed it, get to lunch and hear the great speakers we have!


Dave Lightkep was the recipient of the white t and $15.


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

November 2018

11/14/2018 Jennifer Bilger Wissahickon Valley Water Shed

11/21/2018 NO MEETING. Gobble Gobble

11/28/2018 Carol Shearon Syrian Refugess

December 2018

12/5/2018 Bob Lankin Mass Incarceration


12/19/2018 Ray Lowe the luckest man alive

12/26/2018 NO MEETING. HO HO HO

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…


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


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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