West Grove-Avondale Rotary Club
District 7450 -- Club 5505

 

 
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Upcoming Events
 
Stories & Event Details
Our First Ever Drive-By BBQ
 
Saturday, August 19th from 11am to 2pm
 
Drive through the Avondale Firehouse and pick up your lunch or dinner to go!
 
Purchase tickets via PayPal (below) or at Water Crest Farms, Westview Rd., West Grove, or from any WGA Rotary Club member.
Adults = $10, Children = $7, Take out only.
 
Includes:  1/2 Slow-grilled chicken, chips, cookie, and a drink.  (1/4 chicken for kids)
 
Download the flyer (left) under 
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Your donation supports local community organizations as well as regional and international Rotary projects.
Rotary focuses on women & children, education, sanitation & water, environment, and we are very close to eradicating polio in the world!
 
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Flags For Heroes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please consider sponsoring a flag for our annual fundraiser "Flags for Heroes".  View the linked video to experience the effect this project had on one resident, Jill Hardy, who lost her son Brandon in Iraq:  https://youtu.be/aQbJUg5iCr4
 
Flags can be sponsored by downloading and filling in the flyer located on the left side of this page.
Checks can be mailed to the address shown, or pay $50 using the button below.  Make sure to tell us your heroe's name and why you are honoring them!
 Thank you for your support!
 
 
 
Our club will have a morning of service at Project CURE on Saturday, Nov 5, from 9-12 am.  Come learn about this wonderful local organization that depends on the generous service of our community.  There is always something to do there!  https://projectcure.org
Our club has long supported literacy within the community and one of our primary beneficiaries has been the Avon Grove library.  This year our funding was used to support the library book drop.  Stop by the library to view the new addition to the services offered by the library!
Larry Thompson sang the National Anthem at the Phillies game again for the third straight year.  Thank you Larry for your commitment to Rotary, your support of the Phillies, and sharing your beautiful voice!
 
At Lynn Klingensmith's installation, we recognized three club members who have maintained perfect attendance for many years.  They are Larry Thompson (25 years), Dick Chambers (52 years) and Calvin Pickel (48 years).  To give you an appreciation of this level of dedication, 52 years of perfect attendance translates to about 2500 meetings!  This would be equivalent to perfect school attendance from K-college.  Dick Chambers, I think that you have earned a doctorate in Rotary!
 
Thank you to all the WGA Rotarians for coming out to volunteer at Project CURE on April 30.  We had amazing club participation and I am very proud of our club.  We really work well together!
 
What a great presentation we had today by Canine Partners for Life featuring Janet Cooper and Sage.  This wonderful organization provides an incredible service to disabled individuals as well as those suffering from diabetes and heart disease.  We were able to support them with a small donation- hoping to increase it in the future!
 
 
 
We recently had three new members join our club, Diane Murphy, Gail Hudson and Peg Gober!  Diane is the Director of Marketing for BRS Insurance Services, Gail is a retired nurse and Peg is retired from a career in Occupational Health.  These new members have demonstrated the meaning of "service above self" in their careers and volunteer activities.  We are very fortunate to have Diane, Gail  and Peg join our club.
 
 
Learn more about Rotary and what we do in the community by attending our membership event on March 15 starting in the community room of the AG Library.  After a brief introduction, we will walk to the Family Promise Day home (at the previous ABVM convent), meet the director, Sue Minarchi, and tour the home.  The van that we helped to purchase for Family Promise will transport us to The Bridge, a family needs distribution center located at the Church of the Nazarene.  We will return to The GARAGE for refreshments and fellowship.  This event is free and open to anyone who would like to learn more about our club.
This morning Kathy Hrenko told our club about the many volunteer opportunities at Project C.U.R.E's Mid-Atlantic distribution center at the Dansko warehouse.  Before we can volunteer, you will need to make a profile. We will schedule a group volunteering event when the center is ready in January 2016.  Click on the link to get started:https://projectcure.org/volunteer
Past President Kory accepted the challenge to rappel 418 feet down the Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square Building in Center City Philadelphia on October 23rd.  He did this as a fundraiser for Philadelphia Outward Bound and more specifically for their Veterans Program. He raised $5250 and was the NUMBER ONE FUNDRAISER FOR OUTWARD BOUND!!! Watch Kory's rappel here:  https://youtu.be/9ryCBonMO6c
‚ÄčIf you would like to view his full interview with Fox 29 news, click here: https://youtu.be/Q6LU7co8pys
On October 20 our club sponsored Family Literacy Night at Avon Grove Intermediate School.  The program began with an overview of the importance of regular reading at home. Literacy specialists reviewed topics such as how to select "just right" books for children to read independently. Parents were invited to attend two workshops of their choice while their children were entertained by a local storyteller. He kept students actively engaged in a series of enchanted tales as their parents were busy learning about literacy.

 

During the workshops, parents learned specific tips and techniques to use with children at home. After participating in the two workshops of their choice, parents joined their children in the cafeteria for some final storytelling.  The children were then invited to choose a book to take home.  These books were provided by the WGA Rotary.

 

The WGA Rotary Club has a new service initiative this year supporting Family Promise of Southern Chester County.  In addition to helping purchase a van for family transportation, we will work to prepare the day center in West Grove for the first families to be accommodated in the fall.  See the link for more information: http://familypromisescc.org
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rosalie Wells
    September 2
  • Paul Tickle
    September 7
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Paul Tickle
    September 7
Anniversaries:
  • Dan Danese
    Suzanne Danese
    September 22
  • Janis Harlow
    Dan Harlow
    September 24
  • Theresa Zunino
    Tim McFalls
    September 29
Join Date:
  • Michael Caccavo
    September 1, 2016
    1 year
  • Beth Tickle
    September 9, 2009
    8 years
  • Howard Buck
    September 9, 2010
    7 years
  • Maureen Knabb
    September 11, 2003
    14 years
  • Jamie Sarver
    September 20, 2012
    5 years
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

West Grove-Avondale

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Jenners Pond Allison Bldg.
2000 Greenbriar Ln.
West Grove, PA  19390
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
Club President
President-Elect
Club Secretary
Club Treasurer
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Club Director 17-18
Club Director 17-19
Past President
Club Director 17-19
Gundaker Club Rep
Sargent at Arms
Club Director 16-18