The Springfield Township Rotary Club sponsored all the equipment for the Olney Little League. In partnership with Pitch in for Baseball, the club made a donation to outfit the teams to play some ball.
Our own Dan Helwig, suited up as Saint Nick along with Nancy McGettigan as Mrs. Claus helped bring joy to kids of all ages at the Craft Fair at Flourtown Fire Company. Joined by fellow Rotarians Dan and company lead by the tireless efforts of Claudia Campbell collected much needed food for Philabundance. The Food Drive continues and you can drop off your non-perishable food items at the following locations (below photos) until January.
FOOD DRIVE PARTICIPANTS
- Acme Market, Flourtown, PA (Food Drive, November 19th and November 20th – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
- Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (Food Drive Bin, November 14th – Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner)
- Avant Apres Salon, Flourtown (Food Drop Off Location)
- Bonus Marketing, Flourtown (Signs/Banners Advertising Rotary Food Fight/Drop Off Locations)
- Boy Scout Troop 320, Cub Scout Pack 173, Flourtown (Scouting For Hunger)
- Dobbins AVTS, 2150 Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia (Holiday Food Drive)
- First Niagara Bank (Flourtown), Flourtown (Food Drop Off Location)
- Flourtown Business Association (Holiday Food Drive)
- Flourtown Farmers Market (Food Drop Off Location)
- Flourtown Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary (Hosting Santa Food Fight For Hunger Event, November 26, noon to 2:00 pm)
- Grace Lutheran Church (Wyndmoor), (Food Drop Off Location)
- Harvard Realty Exchange, Norristown (Food Drop Off Location)
- Health Advocate, Norristown (Food Drop Off Location)
- Murphy’s Tavern, Roxborough (Holiday Food Drive)
- Norristown Area School District (Holiday Food Drive)
- Patrick Richards Hair Salon, Oreland (Holiday Food Drive)
- Saint Genevieve School, Flourtown (Thanksgiving Food Drive)
- Sandy Run Country Club (Oreland) (Food Drop Off Location)
- Springfield Township High School (Martin Luther King Day Food Drive)
- Stan’s Automotive, Norristown (Food Drop Off Location)
- Tony’s Pizza City, Wyndmoor, PA (Food Drop Off Location)
- True Value Hardware, Wyndmoor, PA (Food Drop Off Location)
- Zion Lutheran Church, Flourtown (Food Drop Off And Food Storage Location)
Philabundance has requested the following high priority food items be donated:
Food Drive Collection Guidelines
NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS ONLY
Choose products that are in boxes, cans or plastic bottles and that do not have to be refrigerated.
Bread and baked goods are not suitable because of their short shelf life. Items should be recently purchased and in good condition.
High Priority Items
- Canned Shelf-stable tuna
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Canned Pasta
- Canned Beef Stew
- Canned Chili
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
- Canned Fruit
- Breakfast Cereal and Hot Cereal
Roger May, President, Lake Oswego, Oregon Rotary reports: “I was in Dar es Salaam on August 24 and again on September 5. I visited the SOS Childrens Village there on both occasions. The purpose of the return visit on the 5th was to see the completed water storage project. As you can see from the photos they weren’t quite done [finishing the Water Tower, that Springfield Rotary plus some other Rotary clubs helped fund] but they were putting on a “full court press” to get all of the loose ends tied up because the former president of Tanzania was to dedicate the structure on the coming weekend. Along with various photos of the water storage structure I have include some general pictures of the village as well. There are photos of one of the thirteen houses showing the dining – living area, bedrooms, boys and girls wardrobe cabinets, class rooms and some general site shots. I have more if that would be of interest to you or your club. I have now had four visits to the village and have been in many of the houses. They are all maintained to the same high level. The orphaned children here appear to be receiving excellent care.”
On September 11, 2011 Springfield Rotary came together with the rest of Township community to remember those who lost their lives 10 years ago as America was attacked. Started by Rotarian Teresa Buzniak 17 years ago, Springfield Township Community Day has been an annual celebration of community, where organizations and businesses throughout the township donate food, services and information to treat our residents to a day of fun. This year’s festival and 5K run had a patriotic theme as the Township paused to remember those lost on 9/11/01 and recognize the emergency responders in our own township. Rotarians helped with 5K race administration and gave away hot dogs and information on upcoming event like BINGO.
The two Rotarians pictured at the tower are Past President, Edith Lyimo (left) and Ailinda, both with the Mzizima Rotary Club.
Springfield Township Rotary Club’s latest International Project is this Water Tower being constructed at SOS Children’s Village in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lead at the local level by Rotarian Walt Long, the water storage tower will have a 15,000 liter Poly Tank Facility to provide safe well water for the 130 children and staff members that live in the village. The $26,200 project was funded with the combined contributions of Springfield Rotary, Rotary District 7430, Lake Oswego Rotary of Oregon and Mzizima Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam.
The Water Tower will be completed this month.
Thanks to you it was one of our best Carnivals ever! We had perfect weather, big crowds, discount nights and, of course, crowd-pleasing FIREWORKS! Thanks to the hard work of many Rotarians and their families the Springfield Rotary raises a lot of much needed funds for its continuous community projects! We ended our Rotary year with a bang! Thank you for your support.
Enjoy some photos from the carnival. See you next year!
and Gregg Lodes. Photo by Stacey Godshall.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Springfield Township, joined together with firefighters from Flourtown Fire Company and Oreland Volunteer Fire Company, and members of the Oreland Lions Club to decorate the community for the holidays. By wrapping holiday lights and decorations around area lampposts the Rotarians hope to add to the friendly and festive atmosphere of Springfield Township’s business districts. They hope as the number of lampposts in the community grows, so too will the decoration efforts.