On October 20, 2018, members of the Springfield Township Rotary club joined with the Blue Bell and Ambler Rotary Clubs to build meals for the less fortunate. In an assembly line fashion, we packed 45,000 meals! #ENDHUNGER
DJ Dave Cipriano with Rotarians Maureen McGettigan and Sharon Vecchione, at St. Patrick’s Day dance sponsored by Springfield Rotary Club for Special Olympics athletes.
Springfield Township Rotary Club hosted 80 Special Olympics athletes from Montgomery County track and field, plus members of their families.
It is their annual St. Patrick’s Day dance, held on March 16th in the Springfield Township High School cafeteria. The Springfield Township School District has been very generous in providing the Rotary Club with this venue each year.
DJ Dave played music for 2-1/2 hours, leading fun dances and handing out St. Patrick Day themed party favors including necklaces, hats, bracelets, scarves and boas.
Organizing for the party takes a lot of Rotarians and friends. This year 12 Rotarians helped out with the shopping, party decorations, and food service. The athletes enjoyed sodas, hoagies, tomato pie and of course, St. Patrick’s Day themed desserts.
A great time was had by all, and we’re all looking forward to inviting the athletes back next year!
Springfield Rotarians volunteering for the Special Olympics and wishing our very own Joe Carl a very Happy Birthday!
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The Rotary Club of Springfield Township inspired others to lend a hand in honor of Martin Luther King and a national day of service to others. The Rotary ran a two fold campaign using mostly Facebook to spread the word. The first part of the fundraiser was to collect toiletry items for the “Washeteria” at Face to Face Shelter in Germantown. The “Washeteria” allows people to come in and shower and wash their clothing in a dignified manner. Most of the participants are homeless war veterans. Numerous donations poured into Dan Helwig Realtors in Flourtown who offered to be a drop off location on behalf of Rotary. Tthe Springfield Democrats picked up on the news feed and held their own collection to contribute. All in all, thru Rotary and the combined efforts and donations of others who found out about the fundraiser on Facebook, 2000 Toiletries were collected and donated. The second half of the project was to collect money to pay for 200 meals on MLK Day at Face to Face. When last years restaurant vendor bowed out due to increased costs of chicken, Sandy Run Country Club stepped up. Mike Creeden, Manager at Sandy Run, was able to get most of the vegetables and chicken donated for free and his staff at Sandy Run prepared the 200 meals at no cost. Because of Sandy Run’s generosity there is a surplus of over $750 which will be donated to Face to Face as a monetary contribution to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the facility. On MLK Day, Rotarians and other volunteers served 200 grateful people at Face to Face who enjoyed an amazing and nutritious meal. Though MLK Day comes but once a year, Rotarians keep service in their hearts all year long living by and spreading their motto “service above self”. The community recognized their Facebook call to actions and the response was nothing less than extraordinary.
It’s time for our 7th Annual Community Carnival! From June 25-29 each night starting at 6PM the carnival will take place in the parking lot of Springfield Township High School. Food, Games, Rides and other fun is planned each night with fireworks set to go off on Saturday, June 29 once it gets dark, come early enjoy the carnival and grab a great seat for the fireworks.
Sorry Everyone, the weather on Thrusday, required us to cancel the carnival for Thursday Night 6/27 – Any tickets purchased are good Friday and Saturday Night. We have rescheduled One Price Wristband night to tomorrow $20 to ride all night on a Friday. That’s a great deal. Please pass this post on to all if your friends. Also don’t forget the fireworks on Saturday night, we’ll be playing it by ear on the weather, but please keep an eye on the sky! If there is lightning in the area, obviously we cannot hold a carnival or fireworks, but we’re hoping for clear skies. Plenty of free parking at the high school and middle school. See you there and THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ROTARY!
Advertise With Us! We have Sponsorships available for businesses to help support the carnival. This year we have added a new twist! For an additional $100, our business sponsors will be featured at all of our community events and sales thru May 2014. This would include events such as Community Day, Fruit Sales, Special Olympic Events and so on. This is a great way for our sponsors to get recognition all throughout the year! Just submit the form below with your check made out to Springfield Township Rotary and you’re all set.
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.
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