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Rotarian Dan Helwig (l) presents Rotary District 7340 Governor Rick Gromis with a check for $1,000 to help in the effort to finally eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. We are this close! To learn more about Rotary’s successful efforts worldwide to eliminate the disease visit: https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day
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 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
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
Join your neighbors and fellow Township residents in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. First, attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at 9:00 a.m. on January 17 in the Springfield High School Auditorium.
This event includes the presentation of the community service award to Dr. Roseann Nyiri. Then make it a “Day On” by participating in a service project. There are multiple ways to get involved. More information and registration information for the service projects are available at www.springfieldmlk2011.eventbrite.com. All events are free and open to the public!
Roseann is the third Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Springfield Township to receive this honor, the other two are Teresa Buzniak and Dan Helwig. We congratulate Roseann and are proud of our members being recognized for the important community service they are doing day in and day out.