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


April 2018
Juanita Foster
Apr 26, 2018 7:00 AM
Upcoming Events
Stories & Event Details
Come out and help us plant trees in Harmony Park on Arbor Day!
No digging (we have an auger). We hope to plant 24 trees in a few hours...exact ending time is unknown. We are working towards this year's Rotary mission of 1.2 million new trees (1 per member) worldwide!
Rain or shine!
Starting at 8:30 am at Harmony Park in West Grove.  
Suggested gear: gloves, rake, shovel for filling in around trees & mulching.
Questions?  Visit our facebook page: @WGARotary
Thursday, April 26, 7Am at Jenners Pond in the downstairs cafe in the Allison Building.
Juanita is a thought leader in the organizational and leadership space, who does speaking, consulting and person development training to help organizations grow.

She is the owner, CEO and Lead Consultant of Educate Motivate Elevate Consulting, LLC., (EME Consulting), a business and organizational solutions company.

With an Ed. D in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University and a certified training and staff development coach, Juanita continues on her path to sharing her knowledge in her fields  of expertise.  True to her goal, Juanita continuously strives to “be a catalyst for small businesses and organizations to equip their leaders to grow their business."
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Annual Pancake Breakfast 


     benefitting the West Grove and Avondale Fire Companies & Ambulance Associations.

Sunday March 25,2018
Avondale Fire Hall, 8 AM -1 PM
23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311
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Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, January 25th at 7AM

Jenner’s Pond, Allison Building

SPEAKER: Nicolle Surratte, public speaker & cancer survivor will share her message with us.

 2018:  Your Year to Stress Less and Enjoy Life More
Stress - a small word with huge implications. It shows up unannounced and uninvited in our personal and professional lives. Studies link stress to diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and depression.
Are you over being overwhelmed? If so, join us for an interactive presentation that will equip you with Strategies To Reduce the Effects of Stressful Situations.
This year, you CAN stress less and enjoy life more!

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!
Take out Chicken BBQ
Wednesday, October 18th from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Go to the FS Engle middle school cafeteria to take out your 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 = $12, Children = $7, Take out only.
Includes:  1/2 Slow-grilled chicken, sides, dessert.  (1/4 chicken for kids)
Your donation supports local community organizations, such as the Bridge, The Garage, Family Promise, Project CURE, and 3- $1000 High School Scholarships, 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!
Chicken BBQ
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Our club is distributing turkeys at The Bridge on Tuesday evening, November 21, from 5:30- 7.  If you have an extra turkey that you would like to donate to needy members in our community, please bring it to The Church of the Nazarene on State Road.  If you would like to donate but are unable to drop off your turkey, please contact us using the link above.  Thank you!
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
​If 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:
  • Gail Hudson
    April 23
  • Edward Satchell
    April 23
  • Howard Buck
    Catherine Buck
    April 30
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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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