Springfield Township Interact Club students who had a day of service this weekend, serving more than 150 people at Face to Face in Germantown. So proud of these amazing kids!
Our members had a chance to meet and greet with Interact Club members from Philmont Christian Academy and Springfield Township High School. One student from each school was awarded with the Interact award. This is presented to the student who shows leadership and a genuine desire to help others.
Interact Club members updated Rotary on upcoming fundraisers and the status of past events. Both schools came prepared with a presentation including songs and a clever rap by Philmont introducing each other.
Congratulations to all students on their accomplishments who we hope to see back as Rotarians. Rotary will meet next Tuesday at Sandy Run to welcome local Valedictorians.
First Picture. Springfield Rotary is proud to present their newest inductee, Roseanne Domenic of Springfield Abstract in Flourtown. Pictured from left to right are Bonnie Ostrofsky (Sponsoring Rotarian), newest Rotarian, Roseanne Domenic, and Rotary President Michael Creeden.
Second Picture. Rotary also welcomed leadership of one of our two local Interact Clubs. Members of the Springfield High School Interact Club came to update Rotarians on their many local projects and fundraising endeavors. Pictured from left to right are Sharon Vecchione, Springfield Township High School Interact Director, Lisa Vecchione, President, and Maia Curry, V.P. and Rotary President Michael Creeden.
Springfield Township Rotary Club honored officers and members of their two Interact Clubs. Springfield is unique in having more than one Interact Club, one each from Philmont Christian Academy and Springfield Township HS. Interact stands for International Service. There are more than 200,000 youth involved in Interact in more that 10,000 Clubs and 109 Countries. These students have accomplished many local humanitarian accomplishments this year as well. After an induction of the new leadership of each Club, the Interact Advisors revealed the recipients of the Service Above Self Awards to the deserving Interactors that stood out this year.
Pictured Left to Right: Philmont Advisor Beth VanVeldhuzen, Recipient Rachel DiBenedetto, Recipient Jennifer Natale, and Springfield Township HS Advisor Sharon Vecchione.
The Springfield Township Rotary Club hosted the Springfield Township Interact and Phil-Mont Christian Academy Change Over ceremony at their weekly meeting. Joy L. Zwicker, Interact Committee Chair moderated the program and highlighted both clubs achievements and challenged the new board to continue the momentum as they fill the shoes of the former board.
First Row (LtoR) – Intereact Incoming Board Members: Zach Endter, SHS Treasurer; Carolyn Messer, SHS Secretary; Sam Mikels, SHS Vice President, Carrie Quaco, SHS President; Campbell Meyers, Phil-Mont President; and Sarah Eckel, Phil-Mont Vice President
Second Row (LtoR) – Interact Outgoing Board Members: Mr. Tom Vizza, Springfield High School Interact Advisor; Maya Sabin, SHS Treasurer; Anna Morrow, SHS Secretary; Rehema Korich, SHS President; Stefan Johnson, Phil-Mont President; Jennifer Khoo, Phil-Mont Vice President; Claar Ennis, Phil-Mont Treasurer; Victoria Glover, Phil-Mont Secretary; and Mrs. Gail Frey, Phil-Mont Christian Academy Interact Advisor.
The Springfield Township Rotary Club awarded Springfield Township High School Interactors and the Phil-Mont Christian Academy Interactor the Service Above Self Award on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Since 1999 this award has been presented to the Interactors who are true community service champions and exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. The student(s) from each school are honored with a framed certificate of achievement and a $100 check from the club. Joy Zwicker, Interact Committee Chair presented the awards to:
Anna Morrow, SHS Interact Secretary
Maya Sabin, SHS Interact Treasurer
Rehema Korich, SHS Interact President
Stefan Johnson, Phil-Mont Interact 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!
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