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.  Marshall Davis, of Davis Law in Bucks Co., spoke about law and non-profits.
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  Operation Homefront works to serve military families in time of need. They provide a wide variety of services to help families such as financial assistance ,housing programs, family support during holidays and back to school needs. Started in Texas  in 2002, Operation Homefront is now nation wide. Pennsylvania has a large number of Reserves and National guard who are currently serving and need assistance. The local organization which covers PA,NJ,DE as well as others up to and including Maine services mostly E1-E6 although if there is a need in other rates and ranks, it will be addressed. There is a vetting process and grants versus loans are provided meaning the money goes directly to a vendor not as a loan to the family. https://www.operationhomefront.org/. Hatboro Rotary is proud to support this organization.
Today we welcomed Tony Leidy from Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center. This was a heart warming presentation regarding equestrian training for  people of all ages with unique disabilities and medical needs. It is an accepting and safe environment for  those with many challenges in their lives. Their many programs concentrate on goals and needs of each individual in the program. I strongly urge you to visit their web page and read about the their mission, the many programs, the clients, resources for parents, ways to volunteer and much more. http://www.ivyhillequestrian.org/
Please watch the video below. Sophia is Tony and John Leidy's daughter and has been going to Ivy Hill for many years. This video is being used with permission from the family.
 
  You may have heard the reference to "Bigs" and "Littles" but never asked what that meant. Bucks County Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization is a Mentoring program that matches up volunteers with children. A "Big" is an adult volunteer mentor that is supportive and encouraging, is willing to spend time wit a young person and among other things, loves to laugh and have fun and cares about the future of youth. A "Little" is a child in the program (age 7-13), faces varying degrees of adversity, comes from a variety of backgrounds and among other things wants help navigating the challenges of growing up. There are basically 2 types of programs: Community where the Big meets 2 times a month for 2 hours with his/her Little. The second type is school based (STEM Based) where volunteers go into the schools and work with children on STEM focused activities. Currently there are 450 in the program and 250 on a waiting list.  But the waiting list people are not ignored..there is a program called "A Little Time" that sets up group activities 3 times a year for those on the wait list. For more comprehensive information regarding big Brothers and Big Sisters, please visit their website https://bbbsbc.org/.
and neighboring Big Brothers/Big Sisters organizations.  https://www.independencebigs.org/.
  Steak Steak and more Steak! Here's what they look like right from the store!
On September 26 the HealthLink Dental Clinic will throughout the day,  post on Facebook and Instagram about the patients they serve and the dental services they provide - all made possible by Hatboro rotary club donation to the clinic.  This is a great time to like, share and/or make comments on their posts - and get it in front of as many people as possible.  www.healthlinkdental.org

 

 
  Today, Club Rotarian Jillian Barton gave an excellent presentation on Hearing Loss. She took us on a very personal journey of her own hearing loss which was diagnosed at a very young age. Hearing can range from normal to profound hearing loss. Hearing loss can lead to many side effects, slow development, lying, decreased social interaction, depression, isolation, irritability, loneliness, balance issues, tinnitus and more.  People with hearing loss may find it hard to have conversations with friends and family. They may also have trouble understanding a doctor's advice, responding to warnings, and hearing doorbells and alarms. There have been some studies that conclude that there is cognitive decline with hearing loss which can lead to early onset dementia. There are many types of hearing aids which treat different types of loss. If you think you have a loss of hearing, be sure to be tested by a licensed audiologist. There is a wealth of information  at https://www.starkey.com/ . Thanks Jillian!!
 
  • Oct 5... .Habitat Rock the Block
  • Oct 12...Purple Pinkie Race to Zero
  • Oct 12...Warrington Rotary Cornhole Tournament
  • Nov 2....Willow Grove Rotary Casino Night
  • Apr 4....Trivia Night at St Catherine's of Sienna
  This morning ,Sep 11, 2019 , we welcomed Cara Przybylowicz, Volunteer and Community relations Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Most people only think of building houses when speaking of Habitat for Humanity but that is not the case. The application for a home is a blind application, no one knows who is applying. The people who receive the homes do pay a mortgage,( the homes are not free) and the home could be either a revitalized home versus a new build. Other programs include "Almost Home", a 6 week financial literacy course which meets 2 times a week.
"Rock the Block" is a yearly event which gets volunteers to "clean up" a neighborhood. This year's event is in Norristown on Oct 5th from 8-2. Please consider volunteering! There is much more to Habitat, so please visit their website http://www.habitatmontdelco.org. Also Habitat for Humanity is a partner organization of Rotary International. If you are interested in helping at Rock the Block (you do not have to be a Rotarian), contact Cara at cara@habitatmontdelco.org
  Welcome new member Nancy Guenst (or should I say returning as Nancy had been a member at one time). We are so pleased that you have returned to Rotary. Nancy was introduced by her sponsor Bob Johnston. Nancy is well known in the community currently serving as the Mayor of Hatboro and has lived here her whole life. She is also an Army veteran. Nancy epitomizes "Service above Self". congratulations and welcome!
 
 
Congratulations to club member Barb Schupeltz for receiving her PHF+8 pin from club foundation chair George Lewis. Barb also became a member of the Paul Harris Society. What does that mean? To become a member of the Paul Harris Society, a member pledges $1000 a year to foundation. PHF recognition pins begin with a $1000 donation..With each $1000 donation, recognition consists of a pin with additional stones. What does donating to Foundation do for this district?

At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF. At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund . The remaining DDF may be used for or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district. Its easy to donate...you can donate through your club foundation chair or donate online through the Rotary International website. You can give as much or as little as you wish..it all counts! I urge all club members to donate!

Service Project update!
 
Every Year Hatboro Rotary Members partner with the Hatboro YMCA to build,weed and replant community gardens.
Tony, a "Y" staff member tends the gardens and this year has to date been able to donate 200
pounds of tomatoes and other veggies to the local food pantry. Thanks Tony for all that you do!
  The success of so many projects is because of people like Tony Purich, Gary Nice, and Tony Foster. Tribal Challenge is a prime example. These three gentlemen gave countless hours to setting up, answering "help" calls when something went amiss and tearing down and cleaning up after the event. When we as volunteers arrive to take our places at each obstacle, everything we need is there. That doesn't happen by itself....people have to do it!. It is a pleasure to work with and recognize these three gentlemen. Always with a smile, always willing to help and always serving this community, thank you!
  Today we welcomed Kate Sample from the Sunshine Foundation. What is the sunshine Foundation, you ask? 43 years ago Bill Sample founded the first ever Wish Granting Organization. It is a direct service organization that fills dreams and wishes of children that do not have life threatening illnesses and condition. They reach out to children with conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, severe autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, Muscular dystrophy, sickle cell disease , leukemia and other conditions. Please go to their website for more information including how to make a request for a dream, what the criteria is to receive a dream and how you can support this organization. https://www.sunshinefoundation.org/ . Kate receives a donation from Hatboro Rotary President Linda.
  We were pleased to have Ralph Ciaudelli and Linwood Magaha, Sr. update us on the happenings at the Millbrook Society. Millbrook Society was established in 1984 at the request of the the late Mrs. Charles Harper Smith of Horsham. The mission of the society is the preservation and education of Hatboro History. This is done through Preservation..Protecting and acquiring artifacts, manuscripts and documents; Protection..archaeology, recording and researching historical data; and Education..educational programs/presentations,publications and reenactments. The Millbrook Society and the Amy B. Yerkes Museum are located on the second floor of the historic Hatboro Baptist Church on York Road in the heart of Hatboro.  They are open most Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. The Millbrook Society is a non profit organization and can always use volunteers. Are you interested in genealogy, archaeology, research? This could be the organization for you! Find out more by visiting their websitehttp://www.millbrooksociety.org/mbs/home.ashx.  Past President Darlene Malone was pleased to present a donation to the Millbrook Society from the Hatboro Rotary Club.
  Thank you Darlene for stepping up and becoming President of this great club for the year 2018-2019. You have been an INSPIRATION and done a FABULOUS job moving this club forward. It is time now to step back, relax and know that your leadership was appreciated. Thank you again for all your hard work.
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Groves who celebrated 50 years as a Rotarian on June 20th!  Jack joined Hatboro Rotary in 1969, was club President 1979-80, became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1988 and has been and continues to be the club treasurer. Thank you for all that you do for this club!
 
 
 
 
  CONGRATULATIONS to Joanne Scott recipient of a $500 Rotary Scholarship to University of the Arts
 to study Graphic Design. Jojo got interested in Graphic Design while studying Commercial Art at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. We wish you well as you begin your journey.
 
 
 
Village Players.
Everyone had a great time at the Village Players "Biloxi Blues"
The club raised $1200 for our community Programs
 
TRIBAL CHALLENGE
Mark your calendars: July 10 5-9pm. Please contact Katrina Sullivan if you are volunteering to help out that night. This is always a great fund raiser and fun night! Happy hour follows at MaGerk's!
 
NEWS FROM OTHER CLUBS:
Warminster:
Buy a chance for $20.00 to win Season Tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles. The tickets include 2 seats to all preseason and regular season home games, but do not include the Playoff option.The Seats are located at Section 108, Row 38, Seats 5 and 6. The Drawing will be held on August 6, 2019 at Giuseppe's Pizza in Warminster, PA at 12:45PM. Tickets can be purchased by Cash or Check (made payable to Warminster Rotary Foundation) and obtained from any Warminster Rotarian or by calling Sean Friedland (sfriedland@fandgagency) 267-257-2002 or Nello Ianieri 267-669-7776. Visit their website warminsterrotary.org to order online
 
Warrington :
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT OCT 12 2019
  Congratulations Lisa Grace for winning the 50/50 ($333)
 
   This morning we bid farewell to Jim Heilman. Jim and his wife Ginni are relocating permanently to Florida. Jim has been a club member since 2007 , was President in 2012-13, is a Paul Harris Fellow and has been active in many club activities. He has over the last several years been the Chairman of the very successful Lobster Pot. We will definitely miss you Jim but wish you well on your new adventures.
 
 
 
 
 
  We were pleased to welcome Margaret Fitzpatrick back to the club to speak on the subject of pain. Margaret holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has offices in Hatboro and Willow Grove. Pain affects more people then diabetes, Cancer and Heart Disease. The US has 4.5% of the world's population and 80% of the world's opioid painkillers. Pain is complex. So many times, it is people in the medical field that scare clients into believing that something is seriously wrong when it is really the normal aging process. Pain results from multiple issues not merely tissue damage. Before filling a prescription for opioids, make an appointment with your physical therapist. There is a great deal more information on their website and I encourage all of you to follow the link. http://www.willowgrovept.com/index.html Click on the link on the left for pain management. The best medicine is to Move, Move Move! As they say on their website "Spring is in the air! Get out and enjoy nature. Take a walk, take a hike, just move your body! Movement/Exercise is the best medicine!".
 

Jacquelyn Mullock, Executive Director

The Harmony Theater, Inc. mission is to create, support, and offer opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities as members of Harmony Theater, so that they may participate in performing arts activities as an avenue for self-expression, social interaction and community connection. 

The Harmony Directors Group mission is to consistently provide developmentally appropriate enrichment activities through the performing arts for adults with developmental disabilities.

Harmony Theater, a [501c3 non-profit corporation], is a creative performance environment which enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. The theater produces two yearly events including a Fall Concert that features the vocal talents of our participants and a Spring Musical which combines the actors’ acting, vocal, and dancing abilities.  Through weekly Saturday rehearsals, activities, and events, Harmony Theater participants enjoy a safe, nurturing, creative environment where they can build friendships, transition into adult social life, and develop life skills in the ‘Harmony Theater Family’.
 
Harmony Theater, which enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities, began in 1994 as a performing arts collaborative sponsored by Gwynedd Mercy College, Indian Creek Foundation, and the Developmental Enterprises Corp.  In 2013, Harmony Theater Inc became a private, non-profit [501c3] corporation and currently rehearsals and  performances are held at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Rt 202, Lower Gwynedd, PA. 
 
  Let's talk "thin slicing"..what does that mean? Thin-slicing is a term used in psychology to describe the ability to find patterns in events based only on "thin slices", or narrow windows, of experience. The term means making very quick inferences about the state, characteristics or details of an individual or situation with minimal amounts of information. Factors which influence thin slicing..1. Visual, are your decisions based on what you see and your past experiences. 2. Consistency..are you looking for inconsistencies, do past experiences cause anxiety and questions. 3. Authenticity..is it authentic, is the sales person authentic. Decisions are intuitive and often instantaneous. How long did it take for you to decide to take the lower priced item vs the higher priced item and why did you make the choice you did. Hmm..something to think about. For more about Lloyd check click the link https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloydbashkin
Many thanks to Rotarians, their families and YMCA staff for spending a few hours weeding, raking, mulching and planting the community gardens. The food will go to the Lehman Church Food Pantry . Below are a few pics from the morning!
 
 
 
  Thank you Mike and Karen (not pictured) for your generous donation to Shelter Box.
 Pictured with Mike (on Left) is Club Shelter Box Chairman Jesse accepting the donation.
 
All that loose change you don't like carrying around can help us purchase another Shelter Box.
Grab a container and save your change!!!!
  so you are searching for new and younger club members?. Its important to build relationships with people in the community..the restaurant owner, the Mayor, the members of the chamber. Seek to build your club by constantly working with and building a relationship with people. Maybe starting a satellite service club will help to bring in new members. The district website has some great resources to help out attracting and retaining members  https://rotarydistrict7430.org/sitepage/attracting-new-members . https://rotarydistrict7430.org/sitepage/member-retention. Please take a moment and click on the links above.
Are you interested in knowing what changes are being adopted for Rotary?? The Council is Rotary's version of a congress. Every three years, representatives selected by their districts gather to consider proposals designed to move Rotary forward and adapt to the changing times. You can follow along on and get live updates https://www.rotary.org/en/live-updates-council-legislation-2019.
The Council approved an action. The vote is an endorsement of aggressively seeking a more diverse membership. The measure will add a sentence in the bylaws on membership that specifies that "each club shall endeavor to build a well-balanced membership that celebrates diversity." Its advocates argued that it is not enough just to say "you can come in. We have to prove our desire for diversity with our actions and our priorities."
Another approval went  toward the term of office for a club if no one steps forward. Approved by the Council 279-225, the measure specifies that a president's term shall only be extended by one year if no one comes forward to take over.
 
  • Earth Day Apr 22 9-12..come help plant this years crops at the Hatboro Y. Please let Darlene know if you can come help with this annual Service Project.
  • Charter Night May21 at Buona Via Restaurant 5:30 cocktails and 6:30 dinner
   
 
 
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1ST PLACE WINNERS AND     2ND PLACE WINNERS          3RD PLACE WINNERS
There were many prizes handed out that night for answering bonus questions and multiple prizes associated with the 50/50 tickets. It was great to see our HHHS Interact club participating AND one of the students won the 50/50 cash prize of >$300. Congratulations!
 
  Amanda Gershanick is the Nutrition Service Coordinator at Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center in Warminster.
 Amanda also works with other organizations including the Bucks County Area Agency on aging. The Ben wilson Center is one of the largest and busiest Center. It provides many activities both at the center and also outside the center such as trips to places like Mohegan sun, Lunch at local restaurants and trips to local plays. Activities in the center include art class, aerobics, bingo, bridge, mhjongg , line dancing, pool, to name a few. an upcoming event on May 11 from 11-3 at Warminster Community Park is called "Arts and Barks". There will be vendors, food trucks, dogs for adoption and much more.
For more information please go to the Ben Wilson Website http://www.bwsac.org. There are many activities at this Center so please go to their website.
 
This Morning we welcomed Jeannine Delwiche from the Hatboro Library Yes committee and Library director Michael Celec. The Union Library of Hatborough is the third oldest in Pennsylvania, and the second oldest library to be operating under the original charter. The library was moved from house to house until the present building was built in 1849. The library building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Library's budget has fallen well behind neighboring libraries and while getting support from the Borough and other organizations, the amount of support may change yearly. The YES committee has a question on the May ballot asking that the Borough establish a special library tax on all taxable real estate within the Borough to provide for the maintenance and aid to the Library. To learn more please visit this website https://www.yeshatborolibrary.org/
  ENDING THE SILENCE! today we welcomed Laura Pepe the Coordinator of Bucks County NAMI and Nicholas Emeigh the Outreach and Development Director of Bucks County NAMI. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of people affected by mental illness. they provide education,advocacy and support for those living with mental illness. They do educational programs to students, staff and teachers at the middle and high school levels. Suicide awareness is done at all school levels. Nicholas gave an excellent talk on his personal journey and as a result others in the audience opened up about people they knew and their struggles...isn't that what awareness and ending the silence does? Opens dialog and works toward fighting the stigma of mental illness. This was an excellent program. Please visit their website https://namibuckspa.org/ for more information on their programs and how to contact them. Please join NAMI for their 5k walk for Mental Health on May 18 at 1pm at Warminster Community Park. If you can't walk, would like to see what other things will be happening at the walk or would like to make a monetary donation, please go to this website http://www.namibucksstride.org/. Thank you both for this excellent and informative presentation.
     
 
 
 
What a fun Area 7 Happy Hour. A great way to meet members of other clubs and exchange ideas.
Didn't come????? Be sure and come to the next one!!!
This morning we welcomed the Horsham Township Manager to update us on the proposed and current projects in Horsham. Horsham grew by 41 new businesses in 2018 and continues to grow. Some of the recent happenings are renovation of the softball and baseball fields,full time police in the High School, body cams for Police are being purchased, new sidewalks, widening of major roadways, new LED lighting proposed for business areas, proposed apartments across from business district and several other projects. The township is also looking into having a restaurant week (there are 61 restaurants in Horsham) and researching the use of shuttle buses to transport people from Hatboro and Ambler train stations to work at the business district. Horsham is recognized as one of the 50 safest place to live in PA. Further information especially regarding the status of water and the Navy Base site can be found at https://horsham.org/.
  Cindy Murphy from the Comprehensive Learning Center, an education and treatment program serving individuals with autism joined us today to talk about the spectrum of autism and the current treatment at the learning center.  The  focus of their program is on maximizing the potential of individuals with autism from preschool through adulthood by providing intensive and comprehensive state-of-the-art education and behavioral services based on the scientifically validated procedures of Applied Behavior The staff to student ratio is highly individualized and determined by the skill level of the student. The ratio is relatively small when students begin but increased as students become more independent. Joanne Corliss runs the financial arm of the  Comprehensive Learning Center as well as educating the public and community about autism. To read more about these programs, please visit their websites http://www.ajfoundation.org/ and http://clcschoolprograms.org/. Thank you Cindy and Joanne.
 
  We welcomed the very talented Pat McFarland to the club this morning. Pat is self employed with the Ultimate Achievement Group LLC in Newtown,PA. Pat is a singer, life coach, former ABA basketball player with the Denver Nuggets/Rockets and played many different sports for St Joseph's University. Pat grew up believing you could be anything you want to be as long as you believe. He was drafted by NY Knicks but was angry that they changed his contract at the last minute and made the decision to go to Denver instead. He believes we make decisions based on one of two things..our social self (ego) based on what's in it for me or our soul self.. doing something that might no feel right at the moment but brings greater happiness and prosperity. Take the emotion out of the decision making process. Pat is a life coach and believes Responsibility is the ability to respond and it defines who you are.You can hear him sing and speak at the Newtown Theater Mar 14 2019 7-9PM https://www.thenewtowntheatre.com/events/2019/3/14/pat-the-hat-mcfarland-what-are-you-going-to-do-now
  • Mar 6 at WK Bray Lodge Chamber Luncheon
  • Mar 21 at Buena Villa Area 7 Happy Hour..
  • Apr 6 at St John Bosco.Trivia Night
  • May 21 at Buena Villa Charter Night
  • Jul 10 Tribal Challenge
  This morning we welcomed Tony Kanak from Sales Evolution. Using Sun Tzu's  "Art of War", Tony took us on a journey by applying the principles in this book to achieving success in business. The challenge in selling isn't the material or what you are selling but it lies in your ability to execute. Sales evolution provides services such as sales coaching, sales training, sales hiring, sales management, and sales triage (analysis). For more information on what Sales Evolution can help you with then please go to their website NO Googling allowed. https://www.salesevolution.com/ Thank you for joining us today.
 
  Help pack food items for kids!! Rotarians Kathy Salemno, Barb Schupeltz and Tom Post, joined several volunteers to pack 172 bags of food for children in our area schools...each bag had milk, juice, two hot meals, fruit, granola bar,peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, raisins, pudding and a couple of snacks. Two of the founders of this program Patsy Cannoe Meck and Denise Schultz are pictured here also. This program started with 16 children being served and has now grown to 172. Please donate. You can donate directly through Amazon (and items will be delivered directly to Hat Packs) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2A5F4D05VHF8K , or you can drop off donations at Hatboro Federal Savings. Also DINE at MaGerk's in Horsham on Thursday March 7th, tell your server "I'm here for H.A.T. Packs" and MaGerk's will DONATE 15% of the sales  to H.A.T. Packs.Thank you for supporting this wonderful program!
     
 
 
 
 
 
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