Janet Kolepp District Governor Visit
Springfield Township Rotary Club is very proud to announce that one of their own has received International Recognition. Rotarian Joy Zwicker, who has been with the Springfield Rotary Club since 1996, has always been an important member of the Club. She has served as President, Treasurer, and as an Assistant District Governor. On Tuesday, March 25th, the Rotary welcomed current District Governor Frank Romano, Assistant District Governor Bruce Dearnley, and Past District Governor Tony Jannetta. Joy Zwicker was surprised with being awarded Rotary International’s Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians. The award recognizes that the strength of the Rotary ideal is founded on the service carried out by club members worldwide, and this citation provides a means for Rotary Clubs to personally recognize a member for outstanding efforts in the five Avenues of Service. The Avenues include; Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and New Generations Service. Zwicker was also awarded her third Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow is awarded to honor Rotarians for generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation which are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Clubs can also recognize Rotarians to express their gratitude for members individual commitment. Pictured Left to Right: Past District Governor Tony Jannetta and Rotarian Joy Zwicker. Pictured Left to Right: District Governor Frank Romano, Rotarian Joy Zwicker, President George Schaefer, and Assistant District Governor Bruce Dearnley.
Rotary International (RI) has been a major partner in eradicating Polio worldwide. In 1985, when Polio was infecting over 1000 children per day, Rotary International set a goal to eradicate this childhood disease. RI’s goal to end Polio is almost realized. After immunizing 2 billion children worldwide, RI and the Springfield Township Rotary Club continue to make a difference by supporting this cause… soon Polio will no longer be a threat to any child on our planet! The Springfield Township Rotary Club was proud to present a check for $2500 to the visiting District Governor for this effort.