On Tuesday, December 27th, Jenkintown Rotary Club held its Annual Charitable Distribution Luncheon at its weekly meeting. $14,000 was given to local charities and non-profit organizations. The money was raised by the club’s 55 members at events such as their Annual Pancake Breakfast, Open Mic Night and Citrus Sales. Club President John DiBenedetto said, "We're all local ourselves and make our livelihoods in the community, so we raise our money from the community to give back," Jenkintown Rotary meets for lunch on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian Church, 444 Old York Rd. in Jenkintown.
Seated (l-r) are Club President John DiBenedetto and Club Treasurer Craig Pollen. Standing (l-r) and representing some of the recipients are: Larry Rubin (Adults with Developmental Disabilities), Karen Gradel-Klos (Jenkintown United Methodist Church), Angela Baseman (Metropolitan Ballet Academy), Pat Stanton (Special Athletics of Montgomery County), Amber Permsap (Metropolitan Ballet Academy), Nancy Marshall (Abington Library), Mindy Wawrzyniak (Center School), Dave Rondinelli (Abington Police Athletic League), Missy DiMassa (Abington YMCA), Vivienne Specter (League of Women Voters), David Rowland (Old York Rd. Historical Society), Michael Bravo (St Vincent de Paul Society of Phila.), Tom Klos (Jenkintown Methodist Church) and Jill Tackas (Jenkintown School District).
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