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  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!
     
  Today we welcomed Rotarian Leo Quinn from the Warminster Rotary Club to speak to us about Rotary Foundation. Foundation funds many sustainable service projects around the world as well as locally. More then 90 % of your donation goes directly to supporting service projects including Polio Plus. Think about it..A child can be protected from Polio for as little as 60cents. Foundation is a well respected charity and carries 4 stars, the highest rating from charity navigator. An added benefit is that in three years time..money will be returned to the district for use as grant money for district clubs so be sure to donate to foundation!!
Thank you Leo!

Kristin Hillsley and Patrick Foley

  This morning we welcome Kristin and Patrick from the Baird Foley Hillsley Group http://www.bairdfinancialadvisor.com/foleyhillsleygroup/index.htm. Together Pat and Kristin have authored a book "Winning at Retirement" which is a step by step guide to being happy in post-work life. This is a practical, inspirational and entertaining look at the process of seeking happiness in what they describe as your best years...retirement.In short, they concentrate on 3 keys to increase happiness 1. Health and  Wellness including a positive attitude 2. Financial Security 3 Purpose..your identity in retirement. Do you have a passion for something such as politics, helping charity organizations, taking up something you formerly did as a hobby but can now devote more time to it.
There is a wealth of information in the book, such as navigating medicare, financial management, estate planning goals, choosing where to live. We thank Pat and Kristin for sharing this interesting topic with us this morning. Click on the link above to communicate with them.
   This morning we welcomed Rachel Baum from My Sisters Choice, Fort Washington PA. This organization provides in home care for the elderly . Both Companion care and personal care can be provided.  One of the  growing problems in the senior communities is Cybersecurity ...over 25 million people are victims, 15% seniors over 60. Some reasons seniors are more susceptible : 1. Seniors most likely have a nest egg,own their own home, and have excellent credit  2. Seniors were raised to be polite and trusting which often makes it difficult for them to just hang up  the phone. 3. They are less likely to report fraud. 4. If they do report it, they are likely to be poor witnesses due to poor memory.  Care givers are always on the lookout for signs that their clients have a a victim of these scams and fraud including protecting them from phishing.   My sisters Choice offers many and varied services which can be found on their website https://my-sisterschoice.com/services/ . Services provided are customized based on client needs.
     
Today Rotarian Russ inducted two members to Hatboro Rotary; Lisa Grace (2nd from left) and Bert Gottbrecht (2nd from
right). Bret receives his pin from his sponsor Bob Johnston ; Lisa with her sponsor Jillian Barton
Terri is a professional life coach who help clients discover their professional and personal potential through self-discovery.Coaches see the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believe in the clients creativity and resourcefulness.. Basically coaches "help people step into the largest version of themselves". Do you want to design your own solutions to help you achieve specific goals and desires?...consider life coaching.Are you stuck at a crossroads in your life but believe there is more to discover in both your personal and professional life? Take a look at Terri's webpage and the algorithm  https://www.yellowbrickroadcoaching.com/when-is-coaching-right-for-you-.html
 
 
Jan 19-20 Rotary/Hatboro Y Partnership was great. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped.We also had cash donations as well..everything will be split between the three food pantries! This is Sat Morning Crews!
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Jan 20 12-1:30 Church of the Advent: A Celebration of the 1st Anniversary of H.A.T. Packs.
 
 
 
Feb 9  Borough Ball. Rotarian Gary Chamberlain will be one of the ward recipients!
 
Jun 7,8,9 Camp Erin, a camp for grieving children is Looking for volunteers for the summer camp. For more info, contact Rotarian Kevin or go online for the application https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/home-care-and-hospice/bereavement-services/camp-erin/volunteer-application
  We were pleased to have with us this morning Diane Hegele, Hatboro Borurgh Manager. Diane gave us an excellent update on the borough. In 2018, there began many changes such as younger officials joining the Council board; new records management system including digitizing minutes reaching back to the early years; accepting credit cards for  payment on certain things; establishing a Human Relations Committee; electing a new tax collector; revitalizing Mainstreet and many more improvements to this community. A lot of interest was shown by the club who had many questions. Thank you for sharing with us as we all continue to support Hatboro.
  Today we welcomed Dr. Dean De Pice to Hatboro Rotary. Dr. Dean is a practicing Chiropractor and member of the Willow Grove Rotary. He has been actively involved in think tanks,travels around the world speaking on Health Reform. A member of Octagon, a chiropractic think tank, established to create dialog on health care and the human endeavor. One of its goals is to promote healthier behaviors, goals, and responsibilities in the individual before health problems arise. An individual that is educated, healthy and competent is more difficult to lead then one who is frighten and demoralized and thus easily controlled. Stressing a healthier lifestyle, diet ,exercise,no smoking, and stress management is a better prescription for health then medications. The number one cause of death is not heart disease or cancer as you would expect but personal decisions. Personal choices such as various addictions, overeating, suicide are all examples of personal choices which often lead to death. We all play a part in preventing and promoting healthier life stlyes with better food choices, 30 minutes of exercise a day (3.5 hrs per week), stress management and other alternative choices. Think about it!
 
 
 
 
 
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