Green Tree Rotary Club 

 

Speakers

Aug 06, 2015
Susy Robison
Homeless Childrens' Education Fund
Aug 13, 2015
Bibhuti Aryal
Rukmini Foundation
Aug 20, 2015
Stan Olszewski
Senior Citizen Issues
Aug 27, 2015
No Speaker
Club Assembly
Sep 03, 2015
Brigette Butler
Social Media
Sep 10, 2015
Maggie Forbes
Carnegie Library & Music Hall
 

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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
Meet Rotary’s new president
This excerpt from the July issue of The Rotarian magazine profiles the 2015-16 RI president. Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low profile and share the credit. If it were up to him, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this article. Negotiating Days of Tranquility during the Sri Lankan civil war so that health workers could administer drops of polio vaccine? Although it was on his desk that the agreement landed, he says, a lot of people worked to make that...
 

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Green Tree Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
1146 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15220-3131
United States
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Congratulations to Green Tree Rotary's 2015 scholarship winners, Joseph Santillo and Alaina Turocy. They are both graduates of Keystone Oaks High School.  They were each awarded $1,500. 
 

 
District 7300 Governor, Bill Segar, visited Green Tree Rotary on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Green Tree Rotary presented him with a special welcome "whoo-whoo", a "Green Tree" plant, and a delicious train cake.  Bill talked about his plans for the coming year in Rotary.  
 

 
 

ImageGreen Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to third-grade students at eight area elementary schools the week of November 2, 2014.  The Third Grade is seen as a pivotal time for children who are leaning to write, and having a dictionary for the child's own use helps them immensely.  This is the sixth year that we have been involved with "The Dictionary Project". 

 

 
 

Green Tree Rotary awarded two $1,500 scholarships for 2014, The students receiving the scholarships were Amy Coombs and Chandrasekar Muthiah.  The students were selected based on several criteria:  Scholarship, School Activities, Community Service and Financial Need.  Amy Coombs is graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  She is planning to attend Pennsylvania State University at the Erie, Pa., Campus.  She plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at the College of Nursing.  Chandrasekar Muthiah is also graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  He is planning to attend Northwestern University, where he plans to pursue a degree in medicine. .  Image

 

 
 
Members of Green Tree Rotary assisted Green Tree Resident Kris Pusateri in feeding the homeless as part of Operation Safety Net on January 18, 2014.  Operation Safety Net operates a shelter and provides dinner for up to 100 homeless people when the weather gets cold.  Image
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary had its annual "White Elephant" party on Dec. 19, 2013.  We exchanged some very unusual gifts and had a great time. 
 

 
 
ImageThe members of Green Tree Rotary Club joined with the members of Carnegie/Collier and Bridgeville Rotary Clubs for a delicious luncheon at Nevillewood Country Club.  We were entertained with Christmas songs by the choral group from Carlynton High School. 
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary and Bishop Canevin Interact Club collected food from Green Tree residents on November 16, 2013.  The food was taken to the Southwest Food Pantry which helps many needy families in our area.  
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary delivered dictionaries to 325 third-grade students at six area elementary schools in October 2013.  These dictionaries are for the children to keep and are appropriate for third-grade students.    This is a great way to improve literacy in children and researchers have found that the third grade is a pivotal year for children in the development of learning to read and write. 
 

 
 
The Green Tree Rotary Golf Outing will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Chartiers Country Club.  Registration and Lunch will be from 11-12, and the shotgun start will be at 12:00 noon.  Admission of $130 includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, door and skill prizes, box lunch, and delicious buffet dinner.  The golf outing flyer is available at the download section of this website. 
 

 
 

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Greentree Rotary members prepared 130 Easter Baskets and distributed them to shut-ins within the Green Tree area.

 

 
 
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John Herington and Ed Grimes present the 2013 Restaurant Raffle winner Harry Sally with his 12 restaurant certificates
 

 
 

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President John Herington at Green Tree Borough's meet & greet for new residents.

 

 
 
 

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