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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Hatboro Dish
102 S. York Rd.
Hatboro, PA  19040
United States
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Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Hatboro for attaining 100% participation in Rotary Foundation Giving during this Centennial year! Our club's lifetime giving to Rotary Foundation is $154254. We have had 76 PHF and we are not done yet!!

Congratulations to Tom Post and Katrina Sullivan      

              Tom  received his PHF+1 award and Katrina received   her PHF+7   



Abington Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 13
11:00 AM
Reception at the church following
Follow this link to read his obituary. Dave Led a very full life and has made many contributions both within his own community and globally.
Congratulations to Emma Brown who placed third in the 4 way test Regional Competition!
We are proud of you Emma!

The Rotary Club of Hatboro, along with local residents and girl scouts built and planted 12 raised vegetable gardens at the Hatboro Area YMCA. These gardens will be maintained by YMCA volunteers and day campers and the produce from these gardens will be donated to local food banks. A fun time was had by all!!! A huge thank you to Hatboro Lumber and Young's Landscaping who donated all the materials to build the raised beds and gardens!

Please visit the Community Service link on the left and check out the photo album!


Congratulations to Curt DiFurio for finding the Joker!
$51 to the winner (a lot of them were $1s!)
We were pleased to have Emma Brown, our club's 4 way test speech winner, with us today. Emma gave her speech to the club this morning in preparation for the regional competition on Saturday Apr 22. We wish her Good Luck on Saturday. We will be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts and vibes!
It was great to see Lou and Ruth Parys this morning. We have missed you! We also want to wish you Good Luck and Safe Travels on your upcoming move.
  • Warminster Rotary is having a Rotary Happy Hour at Bernie's on Fri Apr 21 5-7 PM.
  • Earth Day at the Y...come help build a Community Garden. This is a great service project. See you there Apr 22 9-12 at the Hatboro Y. Another Service opportunity is at College Settlement Camp that same morning starting at 7am (Plan is to move the boats to the Lake area)
  • May 5-7 District conference
  • May 21  Charter Night at the Spring Mill Manor, cost $50 for guests.
Speaker: Sandra Dunn
Our thanks to Sandy for sharing her thoughts on Cuba. Sandy has been to Cuba 40 times, the most recent in Jan 2017. Her first visit was as a volunteer interpreter for an Aid Group that went to Cuba 17 years ago. She has seen many changes since her first trip. Communication is now available for her friends to talk to her which was not possible in the past. Although Socialism still prevails which basically equalizes people with regard to wealth, free medical care, education and a sense of community....everyone living in Cuba has food and shelter.With the advent of tourism, Cubans who are in this industry, fair better monetarily then others primarily because of tips from tourists and increased prices for taxis.
There are currently two forms of currency in Cuba..Cuban Pesos, only used by Cubans and Cuban Convertible Peso, used by tourists. Tourists can only use the tourist Peso and 10% from the exchange goes to Cuba. It was an interesting speaker and hope that Sandy will return again for more stories of Cuba.
  • Trivia night was a big Success raising over $4300.
  • Congratulations to Ryan and Kimberly Martin on the Birth of their son Miles Alan Martin born Mar 31 2017.
  • Earth Day Service project with the YMCA..Lets help build a Community Garden at the Y from 9-12 April 22 2017
  • Family Bike Ride on the Power Line Trail, sponsored by the Hatboro Horsham Interact Club..register at;  for more info go to
The Rotary foundation ranked 3rd in CNBC's annual list of "Top 10 Charities Changing the World" and 4th on Charity Navigator's 10 Best Charities Everyone has heard of.. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 Million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges.(pg 60 The Rotarian Magazine April 2017)
Speaker: Herb Klotz District 7430 Membership Chairman, DG Nominee 2020, Member of Allentown West Rotary
Reasons for joining rotary: Service, Fellowship and Networking. Important to remember that membership will Define the future of the club and also Define New Ideas which are important to club growth. Five strategies for increasing membership:
1. Membership must be a strategic objective and high priority. It shoulld be a multi year process; 2. Hold a membership event which focuses on membership..monthly Happy Hour is one suggestion ; 3. Be proactive with new members..mentorship program; engagement program..get new members involved from the beginning. Try to align their interests with club committees/events/service; 4. Have a proactive Public Relations Campaign; 5. Establish multiple meeting times.
Trivia night photos are on the the trivia night link and then the 2017 photo album
Speaker: Steve Barth, Hatboro Main Street Manager.
Thank you to Steve for updating us on the growth of Hatboro. Hatboro is the fastest growing small town in  Montgomery County and
this year has several development projects lined up..a 40 Million dollar housing development with 85 units on Jacksonville Rd, and a 22 million dollar housing complex at Warminster and Fulmer. A lot of concentration will be spent on York Rd and the borough is asking businesses to do some upgrading of their store front and window displays. 1200 new jobs have been added to the community. Over the next two years, the Borough of Hatboro will be working with the Montgomery County Planning Commission to create a brand new Comprehensive Plan. The Borough will be engaging with citizens, community groups, business owners, and other stakeholders in a conversation about the future of our community. Topics will include economic development, land use, parks and open space, and transportation—among others. Follow Main Street Hatboro on Facebook
 The Four Way Test Speech Contest is a competition for 9-12 graders. It requires each participating student to create and present a 5-7 minute speech on a subject of their choice, applying the Four Way Test to guide their thinking and their actions. The contest is a three level contest, with Club Contest First Place finishers advancing to one of four Regional Contests and those four First Place finishers advancing to the finals at the District 7430 Conference.
Congratulations to the four way test winners . All Students were from Hatboro Horsham High School.
1st Emma Brown
2nd Anais Canepa
3rd Rachel Bronco
4th Nicole Holmes
Emma Brown advances to the regional competition on April 22 2017. She will be coming to a Wednesday meeting on April 19
to give her speech to the club. We all wish Emma Good Luck in  Regionals!
Congratulations to Mike Brookshire for finding the Joker!
Mike took home $61!
Happy Birthday to Rotarian George Lewis. George joined the Hatboro Rotary in 1980 and was president 1988-89.
George is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
Also Congratulations to Gary and Kimberly Chamberlain on their 20th Wedding Anniversary!
To learn more about this project please click on "Water Projects" on the left.
 Bob Powers, Tom Post and Barbara Schupeltz attended the Ambler Rotary Club as they celebrated Dr. Clark's 100 Birthday.Dr Clark was a member of Hatboro Rotary for 25  years and 3 months and was President 1961-62
Photos: Dr. Frank Clark; Birthday Cake; Barb Schupeltz and Bob Powers with Dr. Clark; Tom Post and Tim Clark (Dr Clark's son)with Dr Clark
This entry was on the Ambler Rotary Website:

Dr. Frank Clark celebrated his 100th Birthday by joining us for cake and a party.   Our District Governor, Linda Young, Assistant Governor Mike Seidner and guests from the Hatboro RC along with our Club members sang “Happy Birthday” to Frank. He was presented with a couple shirts noting his age. District Governor Linda Young read and presented to Frank, a letter from R.I. President, John F. Germ acknowledging Frank’s tenure and contributions to Rotary. We heard about the cost of living in 1917, about his friendships and involvement in the Rotary Club of Hatboro, his medical training and practice and military career.  Frank has belonged to five separate clubs: Hatboro – Past President, Jenkintown, A Club in Guiana, Mt. Pocono and Ambler since 1992.

SPEAKER: Peter Stinson Regional Director of Operation Homefront.
Operation Homefront primarily serves post 9/11 wounded, ill and injured veterans. They have several programs such as Short Term
Critical Assistance (food, utilities, rent/mortgage); long term stability (families placed in mortgage free homes); recurring family support (holiday meals and toys, backpacks with school supplies, baby showers). To read more about operation Homefront go to
Congratulations to Linda Roehner and Kathy Salemno who were recognized at the Borough Ball.
Welcome to Tom Abrams from St Vincent de Paul/ Catherine of Sienna. Tom shared with us some aspects of their programs
which help people needing help. They have a food pantry ( serving 40 families weekly at the pantry and 15 families get food delivered), a Christmas project which serves 100+ families, and provide financial assistance when needed. They also have a program called Road Map
which is a monthly educational program of topics of interest to their clients such as restoring credit; medication issues.
75th Celebration..Remembering our past
We remember our charter members: Irvin Kepler (banker); John Miller (Realtor); Frank Suntheimer (Bakery goods); George Vocke (Flowers..retail); Samuel Gibbon (Aeronautic Accessories Mgr); Carl Garner (Lumber..retail); George Porter (scientific Instrument Mfr); Samuel Corson (Concrete Mfr); Chester Morris (Newspaper Publishing); Benjamin Rogers (Recreation..Motion Picture Theaters); James Funke (Dentist); Chester Barnes (Education..Public Schools) ;Lentz Rothwell (Insurance..Life); Alvin Winner (Communication.. Postal Service); Raymond Knipe (Hardware..Retail); Edward Duffy (General Law Practice) and William Regelman MD (Physician)
Growing our club
Rotary President Elect Ian Riseley from Sandringham Club in Victoria Australia was interviewed and was asked about what rotary does well and not so well.
In his reply, he highlighted Service as what we do well, although there is always room to improve. Membership was something we need to get better at..recruiting new and younger members, changing the demographics of our clubs, attracting more women..all things we can improve on. To read President Riseley's speech to incoming Governors for 2-17-18, click on this link
I joined Rotary 25 years  ago and have gained much personally as it has given me the opportunity to help my community in ways I could not do as a single person. Additionally it has opened the broader need of my fellow man as I traveled to countries such as Guatemala and Haiti on medical missions supported by Rotary. First hand experiences are much more educational,  giving you a true picture of societies that are surviving with so little in the material sphere but so strong in the spirit. Go Rotary International!!! (Gloria Inlander)
I mainly joined Rotary to be more involved with community and business development. I already knew a few Rotarians, business people who I had interaction with, and liked their honesty and integrity. They were also  leaders of the community . I found that Rotary had a cross section of many different businesses and they all came together to make things better not only in the locale community but International as well. I also thought that Rotary would help with personal growth and development. (Tom Finerghty)
I joined in 1963. President in 1972-72 Given a number of talks on various subjects but mostly on early American history. Like to ballroom dance, but not as good as I'd like to be. Our business is/was manufacturing of commercial refrigerators. Plant is now in Warminster and son runs it. He is the 3rd generation. Our daughter is a member of  Doylestown Rotary. (Bob Powers)
Congrats to Bob Hillenbrand
for finding the Joker and winning the
50/50. $43

Happy Birthday Rotary

Feb 23 1905 we celebrate the 112th anniversary of Rotary which began in Chicago. As we begin our club's membership drive,
think back to the time you joined Rotary and why. Perhaps the "why" will help you recruit new members to
serve our community and humanity. I wanted to give back to the community,
the idea of service appealed to me both locally and internationally. My Father was a Rotarian and it seemed the perfect match.
Interested in signing up for Tribal Challenge 2017?? Not sure what it's about? Watch this video!
Welcome to Tom Murt, represents the 152nd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Tom brought us up to date on the budget process as well as the opioid crisis, adults with special needs, mental health issues, Penn Dot work ahead and a number of other issues which are being studied. His office is on York Rd right in Hatboro so feel free to stop at any time if you have issues, need a notary, or just want to talk. Follow these links for more info on Tom and what is happening in the District.
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