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Ambler Rotary Wheel 2018 - 2019 Volume 94, Edition 20

SURPRISE! IT'S A NEWSLETTER!

SAY WAAAAAAHHHHHH??????

March 13, 2019 MEETING

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT this WEEK'S MEETING IS AN EVENING MEETING AT from THE BOOT RESTAURANT IN AMBLER.

5:30 Downstairs, cost is $17 which does not cover alcohol. Please don't forget to bring your spouse AND a guest/prospective member.

Prez Clint kicked off the meeting in the usual fashion but this time we had music! Donna has returned and in celebration, the club banded together to purchase a beautiful new keyboard, speaker, stand, seat and a bunch of other things to make her legit! Thank you to everyone who donated money to this - Donna, as you can guess, was completely overwhelmed. And a HUGE shout-out and thank you to Leigh DeTato and her husband Joe for taking the time to shop for and buy everything.

And speaking of Donna - as you know, she recently lost her Jimmy to cancer. Jimmy's memorial service is this Saturday the 23rd at 1:00pm at Sanctuary Methodist Church located at 1346 E Prospect Ave in North Wales. If you have the time, it would mean the world to Donna if you came.

Paul Kelly led us in 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?

VISITORS / GUESTS

We had several guests in attendance:

  • Current Assistant District Governor Michael Seidner (North Penn Club)
  • Incoming Assistant District Governor Patty Smith (Blue Bell Club)
  • Suzanne Someone was a guest of Dick Target
  • Lisa Armellino was a guest of Eric's and has submitted an application for membership!
  • Fairwold Academy Student of the Month Destine Richards and her entire family!

HAPPY DOLLARS

Dick Target was happy to announce that his Grand Daughter danced in a St. Patrick's Day parade. She certainly doesn't get her dance moves from Dick....

Linda was happy about something (cannot read the handwriting of the notes...)

Donna was happy to be back with her Rotary Family.

Clint was thankful to everyone who donated to the piano fund and for Leigh and Joe for taking the time to purchase everything.

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATE: Rotary Friendship Exchange - There are several Rotarians from the UK visiting PA April 30, May 1 and May 2 and our club will be having a joint evening meeting/greeting with the North Penn Club to welcome our friends from across the pond. This will be held April 30 at From the Boot in Downtown Ambler. This will serve as our monthly evening meeting - more details to come. In addition, Thursday evening, May 2, Prez Clint and Rotarians Steve Leighman and Mark Michaels will be hosting a Texas BBQ and Louisiana Crawfish Boil at their houses for the jolly good English Rotarians. We will have Rotarians from the Blue Bell and North Penn clubs in attendance as well.

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.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Lisa Armellino, sponsored by Eric Faddis, submitted an application for membership. Lisa is a Real Estate Consultant and is looking to make a significant impact within the Rotary Club and the community. The Board will be reviewing the application at this month's Board Meeting.

CLUB HELP NEEDED

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

CURRENT POINT LEADERS - We have a NEW 2nd Place! Go Eric!

  • Clint Ehlers - 330
  • Eric Faddis - 115
  • Jim Auch - 110
  • Paul Kelly - 100
  • Walt West - 15
  • Sam Swansen - 5
  • Peter Urban - 5
  • Leigh DeTato - 5
  • Dick Target - 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

Dick Target introduced Destine Richards who was selected as Fairwold Academy's Student of the Month. Destine has been a Interact Club member for 3 years, as well as being President and has been volunteering her time in multiple community projects from Recycling to Earth Fest, to planting trees.

PROGRAM

County Commissioner Joe Gale was our guest speaker for the day. Joe recapped the last four years of his tenure and announced that he is running for reelection with his brother Sean on the ticket. Joe was quite impressive in his dedication to the community. If you would like to learn more about Joe, please visit www.joegale.com

50-50:

Paul received a free lunch, but lost out on around $1100

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!

March 2019

3/20/2019 Cheryl Rice

3/27/2019 Carol Bauer - Garden of Health, Inc.

3/27/2019 Carol Bauer, Garden of Health, Inc.

4/3/2019 Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund/ Linda Bean

4/10/2019 Denise Ash

4/17/2019 Larry Kane

4/24/2019 David Madrak/ Upper Dublin Police

5/1/2019 Doug Riddle

5/8/2019 Pat Foley /Kristin Hillsley

5/15/2019 Mike Rudolf

5/22/2019 Tina Quinci

5/29/2019 Craft Talks by Mike Loccoti, Kate Harper, Jen Sweeney and Steve Lehman

6/5/2019 Cheryl Rice

ASSIGNMENTS:

Remember that if you can't fulfill your service obligation, please provide a suitable substitute

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

2019 DISTRICT CALENDAR

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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