The Rotary Club of Springfield Township is pleased to announce the induction of our newest Member Rev. Carol Ficken of Grace Lutheran Church in Wyndmoor. Rotarians embody the spirit of their motto “Service Above Self” and undertake numerous projects locally and internationally. Pictured Left to Right members of the Rotary Board and their newest inductee: Linda Silva, Roseann Nyiri (Pres), Tim Ernst, Maureen McGettigan, Frank Duff, Rev. Carol Ficken, Amanda Helwig, Jack Norrie, and Sponsoring Rotarian Rev Marcia Thompson of Zion Church in Flourtown.
Today, the Rotary Club of Springfield inducted as our newest member, Elizabeth Shannon. She was sponsored by Marcia Thompson. Welcome Elizabeth!
Our speaker today was Elise Seyfried, a very busy Mom, writer, actress, and wife who gave a very interesting and humorous talk on excerpts from her book “Unhaling” a word coined by her son when he was a child. Sales of her book help support Lutheran World Relief.
Rev. Marcia Thompson, the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Flourtown did her classification talk to the Rotary Club of Springfield on puppetry. She described how a childhood love of puppets has grown into a hobby that she frequently uses for both her congregation and with Flourtown Fire Company to teach fire safety. Marcia has a large collection of puppets and each gives her an opportunity to create another personality and new spins on messages.