“Last Saturday’s drop-off was a huge success. Thank you for the Rotary Club’s support again this year. The children who received the equipment were very appreciative of the donation. I’ve attached a picture of Bill with the kids from the Strawberry Mansion Athletic Association. Derrick Ford is the league President and has promised me that he will send some pictures of the children playing with the equipment.”
Springfield Township Rotary Club provided lunch for the Special Olympics athletes and volunteers at their track and field competition on May 19, 2013 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. From left to right, Rotarians John McGoldrick and Joe Carl, friend Nancy McGettigan, and Rotarians Bonnie Ostrofsky, Walt Long and Maureen McGettigan.
Pictured is Rayna Abraham, student and Maribeth Competelli (staff) from Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy.
Pictured (left to right) from Springfield High School are Brendan Doyle, student, Bill Scheer, staff and Maurice Rippel, student.
These students have been chosen to attend Camp Neidig leadership camp for High School Juniors who exhibit leadership potential. It is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in the Rotary District 7430 (Southeastern Pennsylvania). Since 1950, Camp Neidig has been helping inspire our leaders of tomorrow. Students will attend leadership workshops and problem solving seminars as well as interact with guest speakers.
The Rotary Club of Springfield Township participated along with The Springfield Community Foundation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through a day of service at the Springfield Township High School. Rotary President Linda Silva, presented to Mary-Kay Meeks-Hank, Executive Director of Face to Face, a check for $5,000 during the program. Face to Face offers dignity, compassion, and a sense of community to hundreds of disenfranchised men and women. Located in Germantown, it is a haven of food, human warmth, and access to solutions to life’s challenges. The Rotary tasked themselves with a service project this year to help Face to Face on numerous facets. In addition to the $5,000 donation to the facility, the Rotary Club along with local businesses and contributors have donated over 6,000 items. Most of these items were sorted and organized into Plastic Bags donated by Bonus Marketing of Flourtown. The “Washeteria” bags contain basic sanitary items to give the less fortunate the ability to shower and clean themselves up in a respectful and dignified way. Today marked the culmination of the Rotary’s fundraising as Committee Chair, Claudia Campbell, helped fellow Rotarians serve a nutritious hot meal to 150 people at the facility. Monetary donations totaling $750 enabled the Club to pay for the meals and with the help of Karla’ Kitchen from the Flourtown Farmer’s Market, those most in need were provided with a memorable meal and dessert from Sandy Run Country Club in Oreland. As one of the speakers at Community Service Award Presentation stated, it is a good thing to walk in another’s footsteps, but even better to leave footsteps of your own. The Rotary Club hopes to continue to embrace “Service Above Self” leading to way for others to serve their community and the world.
Rotary Club Of Springfield Township Community Drive
To Benefit Face To Face Toiletries For Washeteria
Offering dignity, compassion, and a sense of community to hundreds of disenfranchised men, women and children, Face to Face, a 501(c)(3) human services organization in Germantown, is a haven offering food, human warmth, and access to solutions for life’s challenges.
Many guests suffer from physical and/or mental health ailments, drug and alcohol addiction, post-traumatic stress syndrome and homelessness.
From its origins as a soup kitchen in 1985, Face To Face has evolved into a multi-faceted organization dedicated to caring for every aspect of its clients’ well being on an individualized, person-to-person basis.
Located at 109 Price Street, in an historic building rented from St. Vincent’s Parish, the Dining Room serves about 500 free meals each week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
For most, the sense of social connection and acceptance they experience within the walls of Face to Face is as nourishing as the food itself.
Through many years of commitment to its community, Face to Face has created an environment of trust and hospitality that reacquaints each guest with his/her humanity.
Support services include a health care center, legal and social services, computer training, creative arts studios, and children’s after school and summer programming.
In addition to these services, a Washeteria provides visitors with a place to shower and do laundry.
Face to Face relies on in-kind donations to meet the basic needs of its clients. Face to Face currently needs the following toiletries (small/travel size): Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Shaving Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner and Washcloths.
With a unified dedication, Rotary and our community can make a difference helping our neighbors – face to face.
Rotary is collecting: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving lotions, shampoo, conditioner, and washcloths
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS
Sunday, November 11th 2012 at 12:30pm
Flourtown-Erdenheim War Memorial
(Located Across From The Black Horse Inn on Bethlehem Pike)
The Rotary Club of Springfield Township will gather to rededicate the Flourtown-Erdenheim War Memorial Renovations. In addition, Rotarians will be placing a bronze plaque in Honor of Thomas J. Timoney, Charter Member of the Club. Renovations included the placement of a new granite stone that will be engraved with those that have served in the “War on Terror”. Additional renovations included; all new slate walkways, refurbished benches, upgraded lighting, and complete new landscaping.
A special thanks to Carson Valley School for continued use of their grounds for this memorial.
The Springfield Rotary Club would also like to acknowledge the local businesses that contributed their time and labor to the renovation effort:
Scott’s Tree Service | S.Vechione Paving & Excavation | Littleton Masonry | Dan Collins Painting | Durkin Associates | Gallagher Memorials | Denny Electric | Signs By Tomorrow | Helwig Wood Works | Mongan Property Services | Kreilick Conservation | Rittenhouse Lumber | Frank Duff Electrical Services | Laurel Hill Gardens
This year we plan on having a great week and again capping off the carnival with an even better fireworks display on June 30 at dusk. June 26 – 30, 2012 the action starts at 6PM each night.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY ARE WRISTBAND NIGHTS – $16.00 for ALL rides all night.
Why not become a sponsor? The community support for this carnival is great. Thousands of people will see your message while they are enjoying the rides and food. Sponsorships start at a reasonable $100. Carnival_Sponsorsignup_form_rev_2012 PDF
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Steve Schagrin at 215-272-8262.