Club Welcomes its Newest Member, Hon. Kate McGill

On September 16th, the Springfield Township Rotary Club welcomed its newest member, the Honorable Kate McGill. Welcome Kate!

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Changeover 2015

Members of the Springfield Township Rotary Club came together for an evening of celebration marking their 58th Annual Changeover Dinner; a night to honor the outgoing Board Members and welcome the New Board Members. Also taking place during the evening, the awarding of $1,000 to Face to Face in Germantown, a shelter that the club has adopted. Mary Kay Meeks of Face to Face accepted the check, and was humbled by Rotary’s offer to serve a meals to 250 patrons this coming August. The meal will be served in honor of Beatrice Gardner, an Honorary Member of the club who recently passed away. The evening also celebrated the awarding of Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary’s highest honor, to a handful of Rotarians who exemplified “Service Above Self”. Recipients were Robert Scott III, Michael Creeden, Walt Long, Amanda Helwig, and Dan Helwig. The evening was topped off with the pinning of the incoming 2015-2016 President T. Scott Kreilick who currently is also serving as the President of the Springfield Township Historical Society.

Welcome to Our Newest Member and Our Interact Clubs

Our members had a chance to meet and greet with Interact Club members from Philmont Christian Academy and Springfield Township High School. One student from each school was awarded with the Interact award. This is presented to the student who shows leadership and a genuine desire to help others.

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Interact Club members updated Rotary on upcoming fundraisers and the status of past events. Both schools came prepared with a presentation including songs and a clever rap by Philmont introducing each other.

Along with Interact, Rotary welcomed a new member Maggie, sponsored by Amanda Helwig.
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Congratulations to all students on their accomplishments who we hope to see back as Rotarians. Rotary will meet next Tuesday at Sandy Run to welcome local Valedictorians.

2015 Gisbourne Memorial Golf Awards Presented by Springfield Rotary

On Tuesday May 12 The Springfield Township Rotary Club honored LaSalle High School students Jack Quirk and Gary McCabe. Only Gary McCabe was able to attend the award ceremony, and was the recipient of the Gene Gisbourne Memorial Golf Award which is named for Gene Gisbourne a former Rotarian and avid golfer.

Pictured Left to Right: Rotary President Michael Creeden, Award Recipient Gary McCabe and Coach Chris Carabello.

Pictured Left to Right: Rotary President Michael Creeden, Father Gary McCabe, Recipient Gary McCabe and Mother Donna McCabe.

Rotary Teams with First Presbyterian Church to Help a Neighbor in Need

Rotary_1stPres_HomeRehab_2015Photo Caption: Wyndmoor homeowner Lisa Davner with her helping hands friends from The Springfield Township Rotary Club and First Presbyterian Church, Flourtown.

On Saturday, May 2, members of First Presbyterian Church, Flourtown and The Springfield Township Rotary Club came together to help a struggling family in the community. The two organizations share a core mission of serving others, as well as a desire to give back to the community in which they reside.   This natural synergy led them to seek out a local resident in need of some helping hands.  Through networking they were introduced to a Wyndmoor family who has been through, and is still facing, some challenging circumstances.  This deserving family has a home in need of a little love and care; a perfect project for this hands-on mission team. The goals of the project were to replace worn out windows so the home will be better prepared for next winter, clean up the yard and do spring planting, and provide general exterior maintenance. Volunteers worked to clear gutters and make minor repairs to the siding. While the contractor-savvy participants worked to replace the front door and windows, others dove right into weeding beds, raking leaves, and removing ivy and debris from the yard. Perennial plants were donated and the garden beds were mulched. A number of local businesses also assisted in the efforts by donating their services.  Militello Painting and Power Washing power washed the exterior of the home and the front roof.  Scott’s Tree Service took down a large fallen tree limb and will be removing the brush debris from the property. Wilson Landscaping mowed and edged the lawn, and Michael DeLaurentis Concrete will be doing some concrete repairs at the site.  The goals of this joint effort were all achieved, along with good fellowship between the two organizations and the homeowner, and the knowledge that a struggling family has felt the love and support of their community.

Top of the Mornin’ to Ya! Rotary Helps Special Olympics Athletes

Springfield Rotary Club sponsors its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dance for Special Olympics athletes. Photo features the decorating team of Rotarians Bonnie Ostrofsky, Armand Vozzo, and Dorothea Hatt, friend John Schmitt, and Rotarians Claudia Campbell, Linda Silva, Roseanne Domenic  (with daughter Maggie), Frank Duff, Herb Craft, and Bob Scott. Photo by Stacey Godshall.

St Patty's Day Rotarians 2015

DSC04773: Springfield Rotary Club is happy to report that the St. Patrick’s Day dance they sponsored for Special Olympics athletes was a complete success, enjoyed by over 135 athletes and family members. From left to right at the conclusion of the dance are Rotarians Frank Duff and Victoria Candido, SHS teacher Marlene Thornton, Rotarians Bonnie Ostrofsky, Sharon Vecchione, Mike Thornton, Bill Totten (in front), Steve Schagrin, Roseanne Domenic, friend Ed Mardt, and Rotarian Herb Craft. Photo by Stacey Godshall.

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Rotary Club Welcomes New Member and Interact Leaders

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First Picture. Springfield Rotary is proud to present their newest inductee, Roseanne Domenic of Springfield Abstract in Flourtown. Pictured from left to right are Bonnie Ostrofsky (Sponsoring Rotarian), newest Rotarian, Roseanne Domenic, and Rotary President Michael Creeden.

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Second Picture. Rotary also welcomed leadership of one of our two local Interact Clubs. Members of the Springfield High School Interact Club came to update Rotarians on their many local projects and fundraising endeavors. Pictured from left to right are Sharon Vecchione, Springfield Township High School Interact Director, Lisa Vecchione, President, and Maia Curry, V.P. and Rotary President Michael Creeden.

Rotary Club Collecting Toiletries to Help Face to Face

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This holiday season thru Martin Luther King Day, Springfield Rotarians are collecting monetary donations and toiletry items for Face to Face in Germantown. Children at St. Genevieve’s in Flourtown have offered to help the homeless too by collecting sew socks for those less fortunate. Rotary invited Sister Theresa and some of the children to Rotary as a thank you. For more information please visit www.SpringfieldRotary.org. to see how you can help.

St. Gen's Christmas Helpers

MISSION: HELP FACE TO FACE

GOAL (1) : COLLECT ITEMS FOR WASHETERIA

GOAL (2) :  $$$ FOR MEALS

TIMELINE:  JAN 2, 2015

Q: What is a Washeteria?

A: Provides visitors with a place to shower and do laundry.

NEED: (small/travel size) toiletries: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Shaving Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner and new Socks/Washcloths.

Q: What is Face to Face?

A: Face To Face is a human services organization located in Germantown that offers dignity, compassion, and a sense of community to hundreds of disenfranchised men, women and children.

NEED: Monetary donations to provide 200 meals on Martin Luther King Day (January 19th) at Face To Face.

Until January 2, 2015, all donations can be dropped off at

Dan Helwig REALTORS

1415 Bethlehem Pike,

Flourtown, PA 19031

For more information, contact Claudia Campbell, Coordinator Springfield Township Rotary Club (215-233-8919).

With a unified dedication, Rotary and our community can make a difference helping our neighbors – Face To Face.

Thank You to Our 2014/2015 Fruit Sale Sponsors

Title Sponsor Murray Funeral Home

The Springfield Township Rotary Club thanks the following firms and organizations for their support of our 39th Annual Rotary Fruit Sale where we raise much needed funds to help in both local and international service projects.

You can help too by supporting our Fruit Sale and patronizing these local firms that have generously given to help the cause.

TITLE SPONSOR:

Murray

 

John F. Murray Funeral Home

GOLD SPONSORS:

 

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BQ Basement Systems

 

 

 

 

 

Copernicus

 

Copernicus Society of America

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Commercial Construction Inc.

Join in on the Fun! Autumn Raffle Results Here!

Autumn Raffle

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Springfield Rotary announced the winner of their Amazing Autumn Raffle Winner. The winner was Brittany Militello. Pictured Above Left to Right: Accepting the check on the winners behalf was Rotarian Angelina Militello and presenting the check is Rotary Treasurer Bonnie Ostrofsky.

Our Raffle returns, this time for Fall! The same rules apply as our other raffles, $20 gets you a numbered ticket and weekly drawings (Starting October 14 for 10 weeks) pull three winners, but each week those winners get placed back into the pot so you could win up to 30 times! The cash prizes rise half way through the drawings and someone could win $2000.00+ Winners need not be present to win!

Congratulations to the winners!!!

First Drawing: Oct 14, 2014

1 – Margaret Long #33

2 – Amanda Helwig #128

3 – Janine Corbett #52

 

Second Drawing: Oct 21, 2014

1 – Sharon Vecchione #287

2 – Robert Getz, Jr. #254

3 – Nancy Fox #165

 

Third Drawing: Oct 28 2014

1 – Margie Colon #17

2 – Jeff Kroberger #64

3 – Bob Scott III’s grandson, Nathan- #37

 

Fourth Drawing: Nov 04, 2014

1 – Sharon and Steven Honeywell  #270

2 – Eugene Lepore  #50

3 – Armand Vozzo  #105

 

Fifth Drawing: Nov 11, 2014

1 – Maureen McGettigan #258

2 – George Schaefer #115

3 – Ray Stech of Sandy Run CC #028

 

Sixth Drawing: Nov 18, 2014

1 – Brittany Millitello #224

2 – Nancy Millitello #281

3 – Walt Long #031

 

Seventh Drawing:  Nov 25, 2014

1 – Bonnie Ostrofsky #248

2 – Kathy Militello #225

3 – Robert Getz, Jr. #254

 

Eighth Drawing: Dec 02, 2014

1 – Colleen Robinson #290- won $30

2 – Graham Peterson #091- won $50

3 – Bob Brock #188 – won $80

 

Ninth Drawing:  Dec 09, 2014

1 – #269 Vince Criniti $40

2 – #272 Jodi Roseman $60

3 – #151 Frank Duff $100

 

Tenth & Final Drawing:  Dec 16, 2014

1 – #23 Trish Murray –  won $50

2 – #112 – John Schmitt – won $80

3 – #224 – Brittany Militello won $2000!!!

 

There is $3,000.00 in prizes! Proceeds will go toward the many youth programs the Rotary Club of Springfield Township is a part of: Camp Neidig Leadership Program, DARE / COPS Program, Dictionary Program for 3rd Graders, Exchange Student Inbound and Outbound, Interact Club: Springfield High School, Interact Club: Phil Mont Christian Academy, John McCook Vo-Tech School Award, Oreland/Wyndmoor Little League Sponsor, Pitch-in For Baseball International Program, Rotaplast International Program, Safety Awards for 5th Graders, Shelter Box International Program, Special Olympics Dance & Event, Student/Teacher Awards, Valedictorian Awards – Schools Sponsored: Springfield Township High School & School District, Mount St. Joseph’s Academy, La Salle College High School, Carson Valley Children’s Aid, and Phil-Mont Christian Academy.