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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.