Once again, The Springfield Township Rotary Club rolled up their sleeves and participated in Martin Luther King Day, by doing what they do best, “Service Above Self”. Mike Creeden and his kitchen staff at Sandy Run Country Club prepared a wonderful meal for Face to Face in Germantown. Joe Bonus of Bonus Marketing was a great help today with transport as were Rotary members who served the meal at Face to Face. Following the meal at Face to Face, Rotarian Claudia Campbell of Tabitha Harrier Concierge drove to Arcadia to pick-up donated items and then delivered them to Face to Face. To date our toiletry drive items total 2,141 and Rotary will have additional items for Face to Face during the month of January due to the generosity of the Springfield Democrats who also collected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday May 7th, members of the Springfield Township Community and Springfield Township Rotary Club came together to do a spring clean up of the Flourtown Erdenheim War Memorial. This was a group effort, thanks to the volunteer contributions of many. A special thanks to Wendy Souders, Robin Fittipaldi and Carole Souders Berneski who started the weeding a day in advance. June W. O’Neill who having seen the event posted on Facebook donated all the mulch for the project. Shane Halligan Memorial Fund also provided a monetary donation for the flowering annuals still to be planted just before Memorial Day. Yesterday, Rotarians and local volunteers, pruned, finished up weeding, and spread the donated mulch. The Souders Family, a local military family maintains the site. Their son, Spc. Russell H Souders III, is currently serving abroad on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan and the community is looking forward to welcoming him home this summer. This years Memorial Day Services will take place on Monday, May 26th 11:45am. New names are being engraved this week, due to a generous donation from the Sandra C. Lesser Charitable Foundation. Pictured Middle Row Left to Right: Rotarian Janice Mannal, Mike Doyle, Wendy Souders, Rotarian Dorothea Hatt, Rotarian Elizabeth Shannon, Rotarian Claudia Campbell, Rotarian Amanda Helwig, and Rotarian William Totten. Bottom Row Left to Right: Maurice Rippel and Nolan Souders. Above Center is Ret. 1st Sgt. Russell H. Souders Sr.
DUE TO LOWER THAN EXPECTED TICKET SALES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
The Springfield Township Rotary Club Super 3000 Committee met to plan this years next upcoming fundraiser. The Club has run this very successful and fun filled evening in the past. This years event is no exception and will take place around St. Patty’s Day, Saturday, March 15th, 2014 CANCELED at Sandy Run Country Club. 100 tickets will be sold for $100 each, and can be requested below.
The Rotary Club of Springfield Township inspired others to lend a hand in honor of Martin Luther King and a national day of service to others. The Rotary ran a two fold campaign using mostly Facebook to spread the word. The first part of the fundraiser was to collect toiletry items for the “Washeteria” at Face to Face Shelter in Germantown. The “Washeteria” allows people to come in and shower and wash their clothing in a dignified manner. Most of the participants are homeless war veterans. Numerous donations poured into Dan Helwig Realtors in Flourtown who offered to be a drop off location on behalf of Rotary. Tthe Springfield Democrats picked up on the news feed and held their own collection to contribute. All in all, thru Rotary and the combined efforts and donations of others who found out about the fundraiser on Facebook, 2000 Toiletries were collected and donated. The second half of the project was to collect money to pay for 200 meals on MLK Day at Face to Face. When last years restaurant vendor bowed out due to increased costs of chicken, Sandy Run Country Club stepped up. Mike Creeden, Manager at Sandy Run, was able to get most of the vegetables and chicken donated for free and his staff at Sandy Run prepared the 200 meals at no cost. Because of Sandy Run’s generosity there is a surplus of over $750 which will be donated to Face to Face as a monetary contribution to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the facility. On MLK Day, Rotarians and other volunteers served 200 grateful people at Face to Face who enjoyed an amazing and nutritious meal. Though MLK Day comes but once a year, Rotarians keep service in their hearts all year long living by and spreading their motto “service above self”. The community recognized their Facebook call to actions and the response was nothing less than extraordinary.
Rotary welcomed Wendy Souders from the Green Dot Moms today to Rotary. The Green Dot Moms are a closed group of Facebook mother’s supporting each other while their children are deployed abroad. They have been sending care packages to their children’s unit if only to bring smiles to their children’s faces and for them to know they are loved and people back home care and are thinking of them. The Souders Family also is instrumental in maintaining the Flourtown Erdenheim War Memorial on Bethlehem Pike, which the Rotary Club just completed a $20,000 renovation on last year. Today, Rotary Club President George Schaefer presented Mrs. Souders a check for $250 to help defray the shipping costs of the care packages. We love our troops and the Rotary Club will always support you! Pictured Left to Right, Pres. George Schaefer and Wendy Souders of the Green Dot Moms.