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.
Claudia Campbell, a Rotary member and Flourtown resident and local business owner, is the author of a recently published children’s book. On a bright, early spring day, Claudia Campbell read her new book, Whoever Heard of Such a Thing at the Chestnut Hill Library. Claudia’s book is a whimsical romp through the world of the imagination. The book stands in contrast to Claudia’s business – Tabitha Harrier Concierge, which is focused on efficiency and results and far from whimsical. The writing and publishing of the book is a story in itself. More than twenty years ago, Claudia and her sister whiled away school vacation hours writing and illustrating a gentle tale of imagination. The book, crayon drawings and paste‑on letters in its original form, languished in a box in an attic for some twenty years. Three years ago, Claudia shared the story of the book’s creation with a computer‑savvy friend who scanned the original text and drawings to a computer file. Another of Claudia’s friends, a graphic artist, readied the book for publication in both electronic and hard copy form. Claudia’s book is a delightful look at imaginings that invite discussion between parent or grandparent and young children. The book is especially fun as a read‑aloud book for young children. Claudia’s book and her interest in encouraging children’s literacy is consistent with her membership in Springfield Township Rotary Club. Rotary’s goals include special focus on promoting children’s literacy both in the United States and internationally. Whoever Heard of Such a Thing is available from Kindle.com, Amazon.com and Blurb.com in a variety of formats.
Claudia Campbell (center), Rotarian and Children’s Book author, launched her new book at the Springfield Rotary Luncheon held at Sandy Run Country Club. Claudia, a long time Rotarian, is the proprietor of Tabitha Harrier Concierge, LLC of Flourtown.
In her business, she handles a wide variety of projects for a diverse client base and in her spare time, she enjoys writing children’s books – a life long fascination. In fact, Claudia wrote Whoever Heard of Such a Thing when she was a teenager. Her sister Betsy Campbell (right), also a youngster at the time, did the original illustrations in colored pencil and crayon.
Claudia’s book is a delightful romp through the world of whimsical imagination and is especially suitable as a read-aloud book for a parent or grandparent. Claudia is already well into the writing of her next book – a story of a day in Spring.
Whoever Heard of Such a Thing is available from Kindle.com, Amazon.com and Blurb.com in a variety of formats. The author and her illustrator are seen here with fellow Rotarian Mike Creeden and Sandy Run Country Club, where Rotary meets in Springfield Township.
Springfield Township Rotary Club provided lunch for the Special Olympics athletes and volunteers at their track and field competition on May 19, 2013 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. From left to right, Rotarians John McGoldrick and Joe Carl, friend Nancy McGettigan, and Rotarians Bonnie Ostrofsky, Walt Long and Maureen McGettigan.
On Tuesday, September 4th Springfield Township Rotarian George Strozyna (R) was presented with his third Paul Harris Fellow award by District Governor Tony Janetta (L). George has been a Rotarian since 1977. Prior to becoming a member of the Springfield Township Rotary George was a member of Rotary Clubs in South Carolina and Pittsburgh, PA