Speaker Date Topic
Holiday Party Dec 19, 2017
No Meeting Dec 26, 2017
Open Jan 02, 2018
Dianne Strack, Wine Event Preview Jan 09, 2018
Preview of Wines for Reds, Whites, and Jazz Event

Ms. Strack has been wine expert at Fine Wine and Spirits on Valley Forge Road in Lansdale for 13 yers.

Bob Hobaugh, AG for District 3 Jan 16, 2018
Re-cap of RI Atlanta Convention

Bob will provide a Powerpoint on the highlights from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Program suggested by Mike Seidner.

No Speaker Service Tuesday Jan 23, 2018
Ms.Tina Quinci, Laurel House Jan 30, 2018
Laurel House Update

Laurel House operates two transitional housing programs. Nehemiah’s Way is based out of the North Wales area while the Bridge Housing program is centered in the Norristown area. This program provides a “Bridge” between the shelter and independent community living. The goal of the program is to enable families to be more self-sufficient and to help reduce the risk of having these families return to a domestic violence situation.

Participants in this program can stay for up to two years at one of seven scattered houses/apartments. During their time in the transitional housing program, residents receive weekly case management, group counseling, life skills training, emergency financial assistance, children’s services, and connections to community resources. At the conclusion of their time in this program they are able to move out into the community and fully support themselves, however, they may maintain continue to turn to Laurel House for support and counseling service

Mr. Bob Kreamer, Boys and Girls Club Feb 06, 2018
Boys and Girls Club Update

From Bob,

"Your contribution will be used for general operations, our 2017 budget is 1.7 million to provide services to over 3,000 children at 5 locations. Our primary program is Project Learn, an afterschool homework program offered in partnership with 3 local school districts, North Penn, Souderton and Wissahickon. Children are identified and selected by each school district to participate in this free program. The school district transports these students to 3 of our building locations for the school year. We are also in 2 elementary schools in the North Penn School District, Hatfield and Oak Park. We invest over $500,000.00 each year to offer this service. Your  contribution will help offset the costs to provide this opportunity for our club members."

North Penn Rotary is a donor to Boys and Girls Club

 

Open Feb 13, 2018
Ms. Lori Shanken, Fiaria Volunteer Feb 20, 2018
The Fiaria Organization for Foster Families

 

Fiaria's mission: Making placement transitions easier for foster families in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area by providing foster children with essential clothing, toiletries, and other basic items.

More info at: www.fiaria.org

Suggested by, Tony Jannetta

No Speaker Service Tuesday Feb 27, 2018
Ms. Chari Richardson, Board Chair, United Way Mar 13, 2018
United Way

Update on activities of our local area United Way.

Suggested by, Bob Kile

Mr. Dante Santoni, Jr., Penn. Gaming Control Board Mar 20, 2018
Increasing Gambling in PA

Mr. Santoni is a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He is a former State Representative for the 128 district representing Berks County. He resides in Reading. He will be joined the PGCB's director of communication.

With the increase in legal gambling in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reaching out to residents to explain what is going on and where the money will go.

Suggested by, Bob Kile

TBA from Stoogeum Apr 10, 2018
Stoogeum

The Stoogeum is a museum about the Three Stooges in Ambler, PA. Our presenter will provide us an overview of the museum and its collection.

Suggested by Kerry Kulp