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Service Above Self

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Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Hatboro Dish
102 S. York Rd.
Hatboro, PA 19040
United States of America
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Bill Tuszynski a member of the Quakertown Rotary Club and the Shelter Box representative for Rotary District 7430 ShelterBox Emergency Disaster Relief . He presented to our club on Shelter Boxes impact. Bill explained that Shelter Box was started in the year 2000 in a Rotary club in England. This year alone it had helped 2,500,000 individuals with shelter, from a staggering 100,000,000 displaced people in the world. Shelter Boxes and the kits are currently deployed in Africa, Middle East, Greece, Caribbean, Ukraine and more. Shelter Boxes are stored in Turkey, Panama, and the Philippines for quicker deployment. Local Rotary clubs help with the deployment in their area. Bill shared stories of four displaced families and how Shelter Box had made a difference in their lives.
Bill presented our club with the Silver Hero Award for our club's donations to Shelter Box 2023-2024. Our club has provided 20 Shelter Boxes over the years, each box costs $1,000. the picture shows Bill Tuszynski, Lisa Grace (Club President), Jesse Brookreson (Club Shelter Box committee chair).
 
Speaker: Jonathan Kircher, Principal. also attending. Brea D'Angelo
Having been a student at Keith Valley Middle School when I was a kid, it was interesting to see what changes will occur when the new building is finished. It is expected the new building will be ready around Sept of 2025. The ground breaking for the new building was March 21st and the school will house 6,7th, and8th grade students. Each group will have their own floor in the building.. Flexibility in space and learning have been guiding points in the construction and layout of the school.
Some things which you will see in the new building are an indoor walking trail; 8 lane swimming pool; gyms; basketball courts; classrooms around a common area for each of the grades; bigger band rooms and so much more. The following was taken from the Keith Vally Website.

About the Project 

  • Welcome to the Keith Valley Middle School project homepage!  Updates on the status of the project can be found here. The Board and Administrative team have worked with our architects, engineers, and design team to plan the replacement of the aging Keith Valley Middle School.  For more than 10 years, this building has been scheduled in the District’s Capital Plan for replacement.  The building in many respects is at the end of its useful life.  In addition to aging mechanical systems, outdated systems, and no air conditioning, the district has designed a middle school that will help facilitate the modernization of its educational model, creating a 21st-century middle school to best prepare our students and serve the community. The new facility will include the district's administrative offices, a community room, and an 8-lane competition swimming pool. We expect the new site to be a hub of the community that will make us proud. For more information go to KV Construction Project / Project Overview (hatboro-horsham.org)

 
SPEAKER: Alex Liebergall, Compliance director at ideal Concepts.Inc. and Privacy Director for InsureMe Inc.
 
The FCC recently promulgated new regulations regarding the Telephonic Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") in order to address consumer concerns regarding telemarketing and consent to be contacted for various products and services. Specifically, the FCC modified the long-standing prior express written consent ("PEWC") standard to limit consent to a One-to-One basis. In other words, consumers must provide PEWC to specific companies one by one. This is a significant deviation from the existing industry practice where consumer provide consent to be contacted by a variety of companies listed in a given website's hyperlinked "partners list". This change will likely help reduce the number of calls that consumers receive after putting their information into a webform requesting quotes/information. However, the FCC didn't adequately assess the impact this change will have on small businesses: (1) the new rule will drastically increase the cost to acquire leads for small businesses; (2) small business lack the resources/expertise to self-generate leads at a large volume; (3) the new rule diminishes the opportunity of small businesses and newcomers to compete. Accordingly, the new rule will also negatively impact the ability for consumers to comparison shop different products/services because small businesses will no longer be able to compete with big companies for the same leads. Lastly, the rule failed to address whether it would only apply proactively (i.e., to leads generated on/after the effective date of the rule). If the FCC does not choose to only apply the new rule proactively, it could have a tremendous negative effect on small businesses who have invested considerable resources to obtain leads that are compliant with existing rules and regulations."
Birthday Wishes for Nancy Feb 13!
 
Please remember all those who are going through rough times whether they are facing medical issues, loss of family members, or recovering from surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
Don't forget the Borough Ball March 9th 2024. (Justin Ryan cubmaster for Pack 17 will be receiving an award. Let's support our Pack!
  • Jillian's husband John had a Birthday Jan 30
  • Lisa celebrated 5 years as a Rotarian on Jan 30
SPEAKER: HEATHER SLIWINSKI
Heather is the CEO/Founder of the Honor & Courage Foundation. The mission of the Honor and Courage Foundation is to bring "Hope" and "Purpose" to Veterans and First Responders suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress and physical battle scars through mentorship and to provide assistance, support and advocacy. 
Some Interesting Notes
Stellate Ganglion Block: The stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a procedure in which an injection of a long-acting local anesthetic, using ultrasound guidance, is made in the side of the neck around the main nerve that controls the “fight or flight” response (the sympathetic nervous system). This nerve, (the cervical sympathetic chain) which is a two-way conduit, connects the parts of the brain that control the fight or flight response (referred to as the central autonomic network) to the rest of the body. By blocking or “turning off” the traffic in the cervical sympathetic chain, it is believed that the parts of the brain that control the fight or flight response are allowed to completely reset, resulting in long-term relief of the associated anxiety symptoms. Multiple peer-reviewed medical studies show that SGB results in significant long-term improvement in chronic anxiety symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI).
There are many programs for veterans which are listed and described on the Honor Website https://www.honorandcouragefoundation.org/ Please visit this site for more information and to make a donation to this exceptional organization who tirelessly cares for our Veterans and their families.
 
 
 
Hatboro Rotary,s 2nd Annual Bingo in the Borough Event at Pennypack Elementary Saturday May 4th
Speaker: Bob J
Bob reminded us of our responsibilities to the Troop that we sponsor and hold a charter to.
As the representative of this club to Troop 17, he has been trained by the Boy Scout s on his responsibilities to assure our Scouts have a place to meet, their leaders are trained and that the members of the Troop uphold The Boy Scout values.
This may clarify some of our club responsibilities:
  • Chartered organizations must use the Scouting program to accomplish their objectives in a manner consistent with the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, guidelines, policies, and other publications available on the BSA national website located at www.scouting.org/about/membership-standards/. • The Charter and Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America
  • • The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America • The Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America • The Scout Oath and the Scout Law, including Duty to God • BSA youth protection policies and guidelines, including mandatory reporting • The Guide to Safe Scouting • The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety
  • • Scouter Code of Conduct • Incident Reporting https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/incident-report/
  • 2. Chartered organizations must not use their charter organization affiliation or the Scouting brand as a means to imply Scouting’s endorsement of the objectives of their organization except with respect to youth development consistent with the goals and objectives of the Scouting program. Scouting units should utilize the BSA Brand Center for all branding guidelines, images, and logos. The BSA Brand Center can be located at www.scoutingwire.org
  • 3. Charter organizations must not use the Scouting program to obtain financial support or assistance except as authorized for the chartered unit. Scout Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
As the representative from this club Bob may have to mediate when there are differences. As a lifelong Scout, Bob has had many training courses given by the Boy Scouts and knows the organization well.

*Northbrook, Illinois Rotarian Sam Harris has a tragic yet inspirational story to tell and with the help of his Rotary connections, he was able to share his story in the most meaningful ways. Harris is a Holocaust survivor. He suppressed his story for many years until, in the late 1970s, a fellow rotarian encouraged him to tell his Holocaust survival story. Since then, Harris has turned his story into a book and a tiny storefront museum which ultimately, in 2009 opened as the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Harris is currently the president emeritus of the museum and credits his fellow Rotarians with helping him create the museum as it is today. Sam Harris’ story is quite remarkable. You can read more about him at https://www.rotary.org/en/survivors-legacy or in the January issue of Rotary magazine.

  • We had no speaker this morning which gave us all a chance to sit and "chat" with our fellow club members. We do have some club members who are ill or facing surgery so please say a little prayer for Art ,Mike and Sue!
  • A belated Thank you to Kathy who kindly donated the wrapping paper for our holiday wrapping Party! We are sorry you couldn't be with us.
  •         WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL 2024!  Let's make it a great Rotary Year!
 
  • Congrats to Kathy who celebrates 11 years as a Rotarian on Jan 09
  • Don't forget to sign up for the Super bowl!
  • Club Procedure Manual is coming along (Thanks Barb R!)
  • Our 8 Boodle Boxes made it to an APO in Korea..we hope they brought a smile to our soldiers!
  • Borough Ball is March 9
  • District Conference info is on the District 7430 website!
  • Thank you to the8-9 "wrappers" who spent Monday evening wrapping presents for 40 children this year. Spending time with our fellow Rotarians and some family members is always a plus! as we help make Christmas special!
  • No Meeting Next week
  • Happy Birthday to Jill Dec 27
Once again at Christmas time we were honored to have the very talented Hatboro-Horsham high school Madrigal singers at our meeting this morning. Under the Direction of Charlie Masters, the students sang many of our favorites as well as some delightful ne songs. Thank you so much for lifting our spirits!!
Thank you to the planners of our Holiday party. A good time was had by all, and it was great to see Gloria and the many spouses who joined in the fun!!
 
Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!  Congrats to:
  • Mike K      Dec 14
  • Skip           Dec 15
  • Jonathan     Dec 15
Wrapping party Monday Dec 18! Please remember...many hands make light work. Bring scissors! See you Monday at 5 at Hatboro Federal!
SPEAKER: John Becker Jr. LPC, CAADC, CEAP, CTR, SAP
We welcomed John to Rotary this morning to speak about mental health.
As a former police officer, his focus has always been on helping other first responders and veterans. His background, training and experience give him a unique understanding of the culture, challenges and stressors of being a first responder. (John specializes in treating first Responders and Veterans.) You often see an increase in depression and anxiety in these 2 groups of people. 
There are certainly other groups that bare mention. As a result of the pandemic restrictions and seasonally the Holidays. there is definitely an increase in depression. It is important for families to watch for behavioral changes in their children and also to reach out frequently. It is important for families, not merely one person to address the issues and help the individual to seek out help. You cannot force someone to seek out help, but you can support and encourage them. There are many resources available. Some of the problems getting a therapist is the fact that many do not accept insurances but are cash only services but will often work with you on payments. Be especially aware of children's behaviors. Keep in mind that during the pandemic children spent many hours/days alone often missing out on "normal" childhood activities. They are very vulnerable to depression. You can access John's website at https://www.guardianrecovery.info/ Thank you John for an interesting talk this morning. .
SPEAKER: Chuck Freeburger
Welcome to Chuck from another local business which is situated behind Produce Junction at 50 South Penn St. Suite A-5. https://www.accupay.net/about/
In business since 1969, with over 50 years' experience in the business. This has allowed them to provide and develop time proven strategies to assist you in the management of your payroll processing. Their business is "client" oriented thus being able to accommodate the needs of each of their clients.  Their trained staff strives for excellence by providing a live voice on the phone, knowledge of payroll and additional services that can help improve each business' bottom line. Their goal is to provide accurate payroll processing, a responsive customer service team, using state of the art technology to make payroll management easier for each of their clients.
The business not only serves people in Hatboro but in many other states. Currently they serve 550 clients and employ a staff of 10 in their office. Want more information on how they can help your business?? give them a call at 267-803-121. It is important to also note that Chuck also supports and sponsors many of the events in Hatboro. Thanks Chuck!
Hatboro Rotarians helped HAT pack volunteers pack 376 bags of food for local children that face food insecurity.
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The H.A.T. (Helping Around Town) Packs program partners with public schools, community organizations, local congregations, business, and individual contributors, to help fill weekend hunger gaps. Through monetary, food and resource donations, the H.A.T. Packs program provides packs filled with non-perishable breakfast, lunch, snack, and beverage items to school children, and their siblings, who face food insecurity—in-between the school bell
Once again, we participated in Boodle Brigade sending Boxes to Soldiers stationed in Korea. This year we had enough for 8 boxes (up fron 2 last year!!) 
   

11/15/23

Rotarians around the world chose projects that truly put service above self. Here are just a few that we’re highlighted in The past month:

  • In Bowling Green, KY, a tornado and subsequent electrical fire destroyed the African American Museum. The Rotary Club acquired a $10,000 disaster relief grant from their district to donate to the museum. In addition, a dozen local rotarians attended workshops on archiving and helped the museum restore its artifacts.

  • In Jamaica, the Rotary Club of Kingston learned there is a shortage of housing for people with limited mobility. With donations from the Rotary Club of Naples, in Florida, the club was able to refurbish a housing complex. They were able to raise the heights of toilets, add support bars in the restrooms and install new countertops, sinks and kitchen cupboards to improve accessibility.

  • In Portugal, the Rotary Club of Almancil International is dedicated to serving the needs of youth, especially those with autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome. Members sponsor activities such as surfing lessons and animal therapy. Recently, they raised money to build a sensory room at a local school. The sensory room includes state-of-the-art music, sensory lights and a soothing waterbed that helps to calm students, improve visual and auditory skills and regulate their behavior.

SPEAKER: Tess Robinson
Tessa is the Commnications Specialist for Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
"Our mission is to engage and interact with, encourage patronage of, and provide networking opportunities for businesses representing the tourism and hospitality industry in Montgomery County, PA to promote convention and leisure visitation at the county’s hotels, attractions, restaurants, retail stores, golf courses, sports, meetings, and arts and culture venues." (taken from their website) Currently 3 Hatboro businesses are members of this tourism board. If you visit the website, http://valleyforge.org. You can find a list of towns,events, restaurants, Hotels; and more information about things to do and see in the Montco area. I saw things on this page that I had no idea existed. Get out of the house and Explore Montco! Many places are not far away!
Thanks Tessa for the information especially about out area.
Veterans Day is November 11.
We would like to Thank and Honor those Club Rotarians who Served.
 
Hatboro Rotary Veterans
  • Frank Jarrett: Served between 1953 to 1956 in the US Navy’s United States Pacific Fleet.
  • Nancy Guenst: Served between 1977 to 1979 in the US Army as an analyst and German translator at Field Station Berlin. 
  • Alex Myers: Served in the US Army as a Korean Linguist in California and at the former Willow Grove Joint Naval Air Base as an Intelligence Analyst.
  • Tom Finerghty: Served between 1969 to 1971 in the US Army as a Rank E-5 (Sergeant). Tom served in the 1st Calvary Division Air Mobile, stationed in Phuoc Vinh Combat Base, Vietnam. Tom was as a Helicopter repair technician working on Huey Gunships.
  • Barbara Schupeltz: Served for 27 years between 1967 to 1994 in the US Navy. Barbara served at Camp Pendleton, Yokosuka Japan, Adak Alaska,  Oakland CA, La Maddalena Sardinia, San Diego, Key West FL, Naples Italy, Okinawa Japan. She served in several capacities such as staff nurse, Ward Charge nurse, Supervisor, and Director of Nursing Barbara retired as a Captain in 1994
  • Mike Kearns: Served for 21 years in the US Air Force. His service included a year of reconnaissance In the EB66 over Vietnam, Mike received the Distinguished Flying Cross for one of those missions. Other places he served flying the F4 Phantom were Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea, Germany, Spain and Turkey. U.S. bases included Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Texas. Mike retired as a Major in 1987.
Thank you for your service....You make us proud as you continue to serve your country and communities as Rotarians.

Matt presented to the club on The Science of Pain:

  • Pain is a necessary and essential part of life. It's a good thing…really!

  • Pain is a complex phenomena meant to act as a temporary deterrent to potentially harmful stimuli.

  • Pain is absolutely context dependent and a subjective experience. 

  • The longer pain exists, the less likely it is directly attributable to a specific pathology/injury.

  • Physical changes within the brain occur with chronic pain (pain in existence >3 months) that can perpetuate the pain experience.

  • An elevated sensitivity to a region can be modified in many ways.  Physical therapists use several modalities for treatment, education and movement are the primary.

  • The brain is plastic - we can readily make changes in its wiring, resulting in reduced pain levels.

Matt Fackner https://www.willowgrovept.com/

 

SPEAKER: DG Diane Donaher
 
What a refreshing and fun morning with District Governor Diane. (seen here with President Lisa).
Listening to DG Diane reminds us of how far we have come to integrate women into Rotary. In 1989 the council on Legislation voted to allow women and by 1990 there were over 20000 women in Rotary. In 1987 the Rotary Club of Duarte elected the first female club president. We continue to evolve with women in Rotary. We have a Female DG, and Last year we saw the FIRST Female President of Rotary International, Jennifer Jones. We are all witnessing history. (stay tuned, the Next President will be a female from Pennsylvania!!)
 
The current President of Rotary International is Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, . McInally is a graduate of dental surgery at the University of Dundee and owned and operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh.
 
Pres. Gordon's vision is to create Hope in the World. He believes we are a Beacon of Hope for others. We can create hope in the world in everything we do, especially by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values. DG Diane is recognizing a member of every club she visits by presenting them with a small Beacon. Our congrats to Rotarian Gary on receiving a Beacon from the DG!! 
 
We continue to concentrate on Membership to build our clubs. We also continue to support Rotary Foundation which uses that money to help around the world. It is easy to donate by using Rotary Direct. You specify how much you wish to donate each month and it is automatically taken out of your account. Thank you so much for visiting our club and for visiting us at Lobster Pot
 
 
ROTARY MOMENTS
  • The Rotary Club of Silicon Andhra, California hosted a webinar about the need for stem cell donors, particularly donors from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Blood stem cells can be used to treat and cure more than 75 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell disease, inherited immune-deficiency disorders and aplastic anemia. Lack of diversity among donors is a problem because the success of stem cell transplants is dependent on the match of specific genetic markers, and the chances of a match are higher if they are the same ethnicity. A Rotarian from Austin, TX saw the webinar, documented his stem cell donation and, partnering with the organization “Be the Match”, is now spreading awareness to Rotary Clubs nationwide about the stem cell donor registration drives.
  • Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace, one young person at a time. As a student in the Rotary Youth Exchange program, a young person can learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
  • *This past summer has seen an unusual amount of climate disasters in many parts of the world. Rotary members across the globe have taken action to aid victims of extreme heat, wildfires, and floods. The Rotary clubs of Rhodes in Greece have started two fundraisers that have raised more than $10,000 for victims who have been displaced by wildfires in Greece. Rotary clubs across Pakistan have worked together to rebuild villages that have been destroyed by massive flooding in their country. Rotary clubs in Korea lending a helping hand to clean out homes that have been destroyed by heavy rains and landslides in July.
Katie is currently the District Foundation Chair for District 7430. Today however, she shared some information regarding her journey to becoming DGE. A member of Warminster Rotary, she got involved at the District level  as the foundation chair. Our district 7430 has 45 Clubs and 1164 in Zone 32 (our zone). Katie shared the many conferences, meetings and places she had to travel to as DGE.. The goal for any DG is to help support and strengthen Clubs and inspire people to action. Currently Rotary has a Vision Statement and Action Plan. The Action Plan will concentrate on 4 areas. Impact, Reach. Engage and adapt. Taking Action for Change., the basic theme of the Action Plan. Thanks Katie for the information.   
Happy Birthday to Karen Oct 13...
Happy Anniversary to Darlene and Dennis Oct 15
This morning Sarah and Tammy took some time out of their busy schedule to provide some feedback to us on how our Christmas program helps the students. The school isaTitle 1 school so they do have a number of students in need out of the 500 they serve. Already several families have reached out for help around the holidays both for Christmas and winter coats. It was wonderful to receive feedback on our program. Parents have thanked the school for providing for their children who might not have received anything without our help. We love helping our schools!!
Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Barb S Oct 1 and Lisa G Oct 6
Anniversaries: Congratulations to Tom B and Renata Oct 6
Rotary Anniversaries: Congratulations to:Tom F Oct 1 40 years; Bob J Oct 8 48 years

THE ACADEMY
The SETI Institute & Kutztown University
Established with: SETI Education Staff, & District Rotarians
Complete with: State of the art labs & equipment, a planetarium, observatory, dorms & cafeteria for the students.

STEM-based education delivers more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus of STEM curriculum on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets that our modern world depends upon. 21st-century skills include media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility, and initiative. Other skills attained through STEM education include problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision-making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure, and more. Regardless of the future career path these children consider, these skill sets go a long way to preparing them to be innovative and positively contributing members of society. We seek to deliver an immersive STEM curriculum that sparks intellectual curiosity and a love of lifelong learning. STEM is critical to building a more secure future based on science, humanity, and understanding commensurate with Rotary International.

Our guest speakers today were Lisa ( HHS Faculty) Evan and Billy HHS students who attended this year's academy. The them of this year's academy: Astro Biology, search for Mars. Some of the things the students researched: the size of the solar system; tested different hypotheses; DNA testing ; Mars Rover (square wheels?). They did have  evening Movie Night but the Movie usually connected to the pregram . One movie was "Hidden Figures". To learn more about the program go tohttps://stemyea.com/index.html

"Astrobiology, the Search for Life on Mars"

2023 STEM YEA CURRICULUM MODULES

Introduction to Mars

Mars in the Night Sky

Scale of the Solar System

Planetary Features

  • Rift valleys, hydrology, volcanos, lava tubes, craters, atmosphere, temperature

Life on Mars

Getting to Mars

Mission Briefings and Objectives for projects

  • Energy

  • Communication

  • Food/medical/water

  • Transport

 

SPEAKER: Deputy Chief Mark Ruegg
We were honored to have Deputy Chief Ruegg with us today. Mark was hired in 2003, became a patrol SGT in 2012 and is now Deputy Chief slated to take over the reins from Chief Gardner when he retires. Mark lives with his family in Blue Bell, has three children, coaches children and believes in connecting and working with the community. Hatboro Police department is Service oriented and are committed to providing the highest quality of public safety and law enforcement services by empowering their members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life within the Borough of Hatboro, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity. What can we expect in the future: greater use of technology available to police officers, mentorship, hiring quality police officers and establishing more ties to groups such as Rotary. He would love to see all his officers visit Rotary so we can get to know each other better. As a group, we support and love this idea. Working together for the betterment of our community. We are fortunate that our Borough Council works well with the Police department and is as eager to hire high quality officers as are the members of the PD.
Our Police officers are "people" oriented, willing to assist a resident whenever needed. The police Department is open 24 hours a day and will gladly answer any question you
may have. https://myhatboro.org/police-department/.  We look forward to building an even stronger relationship with the PD as well as doing some joint programs to benefit the community. Thanks for joining us today Deputy Director...you are always welcome to join us on Wed. morning!
On Saturday Sept 9 at our Lobster Pot event, Presedent Lisa on behalf of Hatboro Rotary was proud to present checks to the following organizations:
                 Hatboro Troop#3
                 Willow Grove YMCA
                  Hat Packs
                   Lehman Food Pantry
 
 
THE HATBORO ROTARY WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR MANY LOBSTER POT SPONSORS
 
HATBORO FEDERAL SAVINGS
ACCUPAY OFHATBORO
POWELL ELECTRIC
BOROUGH OF HATBORO
BORROUGH OF HATBORO PUBLIC WORKS
ARMSTRONG COLT OPTHAMOLOGY PC
BARTON LAW, LLC HORSHAM
BIO/DATA CORPORATION
BRACCIA BUILDERS
 C&L RIVET, INC
CROOKED EYE BREWERY
DUFFY NORTH ATTORNEY AT LAW
ELM STREET HATBORO
SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME
SPEED PRO PHILADELPHIA
WORKSPACE PROPERTY TRUST
There are som many photos of Lobster Pot I have only posted a few on this page (link is to the right).
HOWEVER there are many on facebook both on our page and the pages of many other. Please click on our facebook page link just below our banner!
 
Thank you to everyone who attended....we hope you had an enjoyable evening despite the rain but then again the rain makes for great stories going forward!!smiley
SPEAKER: Tim Conniff, Comedian, MC, Key Note Speaker
We were fortunate today to have Tim Conniff, standup comedian motivational speaker entertain us this morning. Tim offers keynote talks that combine stand-up comedy along with a motivational message on the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and doing challenging things. Originally from Scranton PA, Tim took a chance and left his comfort zone to begin doing standup comedy. It didn't matter that he had to drive 3 hours to join a line of "wannabe performers" on open MIC night to get a chance. Although it may not have gone well every time, Tim kept at it. As he proceeded on his journey, he also became a motivational speaker. His biggest message "Get out of your comfort zone". So many ways to do that! Always wanted to try rock climbing, throw an ax learn how to cook, try a new restaurant.......well Go for it!!! Tim performs in the area and you can find his schedule on his website http://timconniff.com
Thanks Tim...after our busy Saturday, it was great to just sit, relax and laugh!! You can reach Tim at timothyconnitt@gmail.com
 
Welcome ton Hatboro Rotary DG Diane . The DG is pictured here with President Lisa and Lobster Man!!
We are happy to report that Lobster Pot was a success despite the couple of rain showers! Bravo to the brave soles who brought their tents and had a party while enjoying Lobster and Steaks.
We do hope to see you again next year!!
 
A Huge thank you also to all the businesses and people that sponsored our event. (I'll post a list soon)
So excited for Judy who will soon be a grandmother and she is so excited for this new role!! We will miss her. She has been such a great server and we all love her. We know you will return to see us in-between your trips to see your grandbaby. Happy new adventures!!
Welcome Nichole! Nichole serves as Secretary for the newly formed Friends of Cressbrook a 501c.3 whose Mission is to preserve and maintain the Cressbrook properties and to appropriately restore them. The ultimate goal is to use the properties as educational resources and event space to increase understanding of their role in Hatboro's history and role in colonial era history.
As with all things, this committee will be raising funds to maintain and improve the property. In Mar they received a $60,000 grant from the state thanks to Rep Nancy Guenst and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to help with material purchases and construction costs relating to the Cressbrook Property Improvement Project. 
The home was originally The Isaac Walton House which began in 1724 as a stone cabin. Circa 1791 the historic colonial farmhouse was added on the additional 2.98 acres.
No photo description available.
Hatboro is rich in History!!
SPEAKER: DONNA MIGNOGNA
Operation Homefront was founded in 2002.It is a national nonprofit that serves Military Families across the US. They aim to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive not struggle to get by.
Some Services offered:
  • Critical financial Assistance
  • Transitional Housing...Villages (rent and utility free housing)
  • Transitional Homes for Veterans
  • Permanent homes for Veterans
  • Back to School Brigade: backpacks full of school supplies for Military children
  • Holiday Meals for Military: Providing a holiday meal to individual military families.
  • You can make a donation online by clicking the link below. There is a section where you can donate to urgent needs! If you are in need of assistance, there is a link where you can sign up for help
For more information , click the linkhttps://operationhomefront.org/
Hatboro rotary presented a check for $500 to Operation Homefront
 
Hatboro Rotary President, Lisa Grace presents Donna with a $500 check for Operation Homefront
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