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.
On November 11, 2012, The Rotary Club of Springfield Township proudly re-dedicated a new portion of the Flourtown-Erdenheim Warm Memorial along Bethlehem Pike (across from the Black Horse Inn). The new portion of the memorial which will eventually list veterans of the War of Terror was dedicated in honor of Korean War Veteran and Charter Rotary Club Member, the late, Thomas J. Timoney.
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
The Rotary Club of Springfield Township hosts a monthly fruit sale from November to March each year. The fresh citrus comes directly from a Florida fruit orchard. The Rotarians with the aid of some students from Carson Valley Children’s Aid unload the fruit into Flourtown Fire Company’s firehouse for our loyal customers to pick up on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Friday Sale Hours – 4 – 6 PM
Saturday Sale Hours – 8 – 11 AM
Pick up at the Flourtown Firehouse: 1526 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031
In November and December we sell Navel Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit. In January, Heavenly Honey Bells and Ruby Red Grapefruit are sold, and in February and March Temple Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruits are sold.
Navel Oranges: big beautiful navels kick off the orange season with an explosion of sweet juicy flavor.
Ruby Red Grapefruit: the refreshing sweet taste of this all-season citrus is matched only by the vitamins tucked away under its rosy skin.
Temple Oranges: rich deep color and a taste to match, the easy to peel Temples are a favorite with citrus connoisseurs.
Heavenly Honeybells: get ready for a treat! Exceptionally sweet, unbelievably juicy! They are available only in January – but worth the wait! Order now for our highly anticipated Honeybell Oranges. These exceptionally juicy, mouth-watering fruit are a really special treat. The flavor is sweet and really unique.
Honeybells are large bell shaped hybrids that are a cross between the super sweet Duncan Grapefruit and the delicately flavored Dancy Tangerine. They’re called “honeybells” because of their honey-sweet flavor and unique bell shape. They’re easy to peel, or can be sliced, and are usually seedless.
This citrus delicacy is a rare pleasure – they are the most difficult variety of orange to grow and harvest and are in short supply. They are available ONLY in January, so order now for both you and for friends.
2011 – 2012 Prices:
|Type of Fruit||Type of Case||Prices|
|Navel Oranges||Whole Case||$37.00|
|Navel Oranges||Half Case||$22.00|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit||Whole Case||$37.00|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit||Half Case||$22.00|
|Tote Bag of Mixed Fruit|
both Oranges & Grapefruit
Three Ways to Order
Online: Order Here
When you purchase fruit from our annual sale, you are helping to support many local, regional and international service projects.
Springfield Rotary gathered at the Flourtown Country Club to hold a membership night, past Rotarian and potential new ones were invited to participate in a special Rotary Meeting. The highlights of meeting outside the cocktail hour included Rotarians giving brief summaries of all Rotary has to offer, locally, regionally, and internationally. The Water Tower project in Tanzania and the hospital build in Belize were featured as international projects along with Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign to eradicate the disease throughout the world. The township banners, gazebo and park beautification and war memorial projects were cited as local projects benefitting the Springfield Township community. Hunger, housing and other projects were also discussed for the regional level. Past, present and hopefully future Rotarians all left this special evening arranged through the hard work of Rotarian Mandy Helwig (who arranged for the space, developed the speakers, and accompanying slide presentation, and invited everyone) feeling good about all the good Rotary does throughout the world.
Unfortunately, because tickets sales fell below expectations the Rotary Club has decided CANCEL the BINGO GAMES scheduled for:
Those who already paid will be receiving full refunds.
Friday, October 21, 2011
at 7 PM for the Rotary Club’s Second Annual Bingo Night!
Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets price includes heavy appetizers and three Bingo cards (cash bar).
Lots of fun and prizes … get your ticket today before Rotary sells their limited number of seats … and be a part of a fundraising event that helps kids in our community as well as around the world!
This year’s event proceeds will benefit the non-profit Pitch in for Baseball organization. Though invented in the U.S. baseball is embraced by many countries around the world. Young players in the Pacific Rim and Latin America play the game with as much joy and success as kids in North America. Everywhere baseball is played, it becomes an important part of the culture and teaches kids many important lessons, like teamwork and sportsmanship. It also gives kids the chance to be active, get fit and have fun.
That’s Pitch in for Baseball’s Mission: to help kids and make friends all over the world by sharing the great game of baseball. The organization collects and donates baseball equipment and other assistance to young people in underserved communities around the globe. Donations of equipment and money are tax deductible.
The organization began after hearing about the efforts of Bill Piszek and his work to share the game with needy kids in Poland. Piszek is a member of the Springfield Rotary Club.
The Springfield Township Rotary Club was proud to present the Gene Gisbourne Golf Awards to students from our local high schools on May 31, 2011. This award named after a past member and past president who loved to play golf has been given annually for the past two decades. Springfield High School: Dan Lane, Awardee; Al Corolla, Coach and Rev. Jack Norrie, Springfield Rotary Club President. La Salle College High School: C.J. Dunn, Awardee; Marty Jackson, Coach and Rev. Jack Norrie, Springfield Rotary Club President. Mt Saint Joseph’s Academy: Alise McNutt and Rev. Jack Norrie, Springfield Rotary Club President.
Clare Strenger, Director of Developement at Gwynedd Mercy High School (a former Springfield Rotarian) and Barbara Kroberger, Director of Social Services at Dock Woods Retirement Community (wife of Springfield Rotarian, Jeff Kroberger, Esq.) visited the Nyaka School in the 2006/2007 Rotary Year. While in Uganda, their mission was to educate teachers on how to provide social service and behavioral programs to and for the children. The children who have lost at least one parent, if not both parents are not always equipped to deal emotionally with the loss while at the same time trying to stay focused on their school work. The tools and programs Clare and Barbara shared brought a helping hand. Both Ms. Strenger and Mrs. Kroberger were thrilled that the Interact Clubs choose this cause to support were in attendance at the April 30th event.
Interact students and the Interact advisors worked tirelessly behind the scenes for weeks to make this event a huge success. The Interact Advisors include: Mr. Thomas Vizza, Springfield High School Keystone Technology Integrator and Mrs. Gail Frey, Spanish Teacher. STHS Board: Rehema Korich, President; Carrie Quaco, VP; Maya Sabin; Treasurer, and Anna Morrow, Secretary. Phil-Mont Board: Stefan Johnson, President; Jennifer Khoo, VP; Claar Ennis, Treasurer, and Victoria Glover, Secretary.
A special thank you was extended to our Rotary Club and Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Church where the event was held. This event would not be possible without the support and donations from the following community businesses and leaders – for this we say THANK YOU!
For more information on Rotary International Interact Clubs