Jenkintown Rotary President John Washington pins a club pin on Belgian exchange student Romain with his host Brian Wirtshafter, President of the Rotary Club of Abington at Edge Hill. Romain is one of the 8,000 students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in our district and around the world who travel abroad and spend a year attending a local high school. Contact us for more information or to see how you can participate.
Jenkintown Rotarians met at lunch today to discuss how we can make our club stronger and better serve our community.
These Rotary Membership Retention Tips were passed around and voted on by the members. Numbers circled on the left got 7 "yes" votes or more.
Discussion included reducing our meetings to two times a month (first and third Tuesdays?) and having a social or service event on the months with five Tuesdays.
Some service ideas.
An interesting observation from a long time member: We had 138 members in 1972, four of which were under 30 and four of which were under 40. In 2018 we have 56 members. Average age is 67 years old and average membership is 28 years in Rotary.
Paperbacks for Hub of Hope, dry goods for the local food bank, the Widner school holiday party, literacy programs, crutches and canes for the needy, local plantings and clean-ups. Rotary of Jenkintown makes regular contributions to our community. Join us for lunch on Tuesdays to see how you can help.
Washington Named President at Jenkintown Rotary Club Banquet
On Tuesday evening June 19, John Washington was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Jenkintown at the Club’s banquet dinner at Manufacturers Country Club. Washington was installed by former President John DiBenedetto. DiBenedetto also installed the Club’s new Board members: Mathew Abraham, Steve Fitzpatrick, Bill Fonner, Chris Heaven, Harry Hoffman, Chuck Huntoon, Daniel Kaye, Beth Kenas, Bob MacFarland, Craig Polen and Joe Schlupp. President Washington thanked the outgoing Board members for their service and welcomed the new Board members. In 2017 Jenkintown Rotary Club made grants totaling $19,000 to local non-profits.
This year Jenkintown Rotary honored Center School, a non-profit school located in Abington that supports special needs students throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. For 29 years, Center School has been changing the lives and helping to realize the potential of bright students who have language and/or math-based learning differences. A highlight of the banquet was the presentation of $1,000 to Mindy Wawrzyniak, Head of School at Center School and Jim Bickley, Chairman of Center School’s Board of Trustees.
Jenkintown Rotary meets for lunch on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.
Jenkintown Rotary installed new officers at their banquet dinner on Tuesday June 19 at Manufacturers Country Club. Pictured (l-r) Former President John DiBenedetto, Bill Fonner, Craig Pollen, Bob MacFarland, Joe Schlupp, Harry Hoffman, Chuck Huntoon, Steve Fitzpatrick, Mathrew Abraham and incoming President John Washington. Not pictured are Chris Heaven, Daniel Kaye and Beth Kenas. In 2017 the Jenkintown Rotary distributed grants totaling $19,000 to local non-profits.
Former Jenkintown Rotary President John DiBenedetto installs two new Club officers. Pictured (l-r) John DiBenedetto, John Washington, incoming President and Craig Pollen, incoming treasurer. The installation ceremony and banquet was held on June 19 at Manufacturers Country Club. The Club also installed eight new Board members. Jenkintown Rotary meets at 12:15 for lunch every Tuesday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.
The Rotary Club of Jenkintown honored Center School at the Club’s banquet dinner at Manufacturers Country Club on July 19. Center School is a non-profit school located in Abington that supports special needs students throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. John DiBenedetto, former Rotary President, presented a check for $1,000 to Mindy Wawrzyniak, Head of School at Center School and Jim Bickley, Chairman of Center School’s Board of Trustees. Pictured (l-r) John DiBenedetto, Mindy Wawrzyniak, Jim Bickley and incoming Rotary President, John Washington.