Jenkintown Rotarian Betty McHugh (right) and other members of District 7450 greet Megan and her family at Philadelphia International Airport. They are coming from Wales for specialized Spina Bifida treatment at Shriner's Hospital.
Angel Flight East
Jessica Ames and Ellen Williams tell our members about the mission of Angel Flight East at our weekly luncheon. www.angelflighteast.org
Club President John DiBennedetto addresses the members.
President Elect John Washington gives us District news.
Jenkintown Rotary Club is hosting its 12th annual Pancake Breakfast on April 22 and dedicating it to the Jenkintown Food Pantry and Rotarian Lou Riggs, the Club’s champion for the Food Cupboard. On February 16, in advance of the breakfast, Riggs presented a check for $1,000 to the Food Pantry. Pictured (l to r) are Lou Riggs, Rotary Club of Jenkintown; Therese Dalyop, Food Pantry volunteer; Marylouise Still, Jenkintown Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator and Ginny Gray, Food Pantry volunteer. Every Thursday from 12 to 2:00pm 80 to 100 families get their food from The Food Cupboard at the Jenkintown United Methodist Church. The Cupboard distributes 4000 lbs of food each week. Jenkintown Rotary Club meets for lunch every Tuesday from noon to 1:30pm at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.
At its January 28 lunch meeting Jenkintown Rotary President John DiBenedetto made two major presentations:
DeBenedetto (left) presented a check for $1,000 to Lou Riggs (right) Rotary’s champion for the Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard located in the Jenkintown Methodist Church. The church is in need of a new heating system and the $1,000 is a partial match by the Gundaker Foundation of funds previously committed to this project by Jenkintown Rotary. The Club has also decided to celebrate the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at its annual Pancake Breakfast which will be held on April 22 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown.
DeBenedetto (left) presented a trophy and diamond pin to Bob White (right) for his significant contributions to the national Rotary Foundation. White has been an active Jenkintown Rotary member for 28 years and a major contributor to the Foundation for all those years. The Foundation supports local, national and international projects and programs that provide scholarships, disaster relief, wells in water deprived areas, etc. One of its most significant projects involves the eradication of polio. Since it was started 30 years ago this project has helped eradicate over 99% of the cases of polio in the world. The Jenkintown Rotary Club meets for lunch on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian Church, 444 Old York Rd. in Jenkintown.