Green Tree Rotary Club 



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Larry Lepidi
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Yvonne Phillips
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Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
Man in iron lung discovers Rotary
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed. "I was completely blown away by the idea. For all these years, I didn't know the work they were doing," says Alexander, a practicing attorney in Dallas. "It's such a perfect fit for me." Alexander contracted polio during a major U.S. outbreak of the disease in the late 1950s when he was six years old...

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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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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. 



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



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



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





Greentree Rotary, Bishop Canevin Interact Club, and many friends sang Christmas Carols to the residents of HCR Manorcare on Greentree Road on Dec. 9, 2012.  The residents greatly enjoyed the singing and many joined in. 


Green Tree Rotary and Bishop Canevin Interact Club collected food from Green Tree residents on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Image

Green Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to 430 third grade students in local elementary schools.  This is part of The Dictionary Project, which is a national program working to put dictionaries in the hands of third grade students throughout the country.  The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.  We gave dictionaries to the students at Pittsburgh Westwood, Langley, Banksville, and Weil Elementary Schools, St Margaret of Scotland Elementary School and Keystone Oaks Elementary Schools, Aiken, Dormont and Myrtle Elementary Schools.  The children loved them. 

Green Tree Rotary had a very successful Golf Outing on July 18, 2012 at the Chartiers Country Club. With the proceeds of the Golf Outing, we were able to donate $5,663 to the Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and $5,663 to Lending Hearts. J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, accepted the check for PIND. PIND is working to find treatments and cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Vasso Palouris accepted the check for Lending Hearts. Lending Hearts works to provide a social network for children with cancer.

Green Tree Rotary met at Hale Park on Thursday, August 30, 2012.  Image

Rotary District 7300 Govenor Tom Fallon visited Green Tree Rotary on August 23, 2012.  We shared with him our goals for the year on some of our unique approaches to raising funds and contributing to the community.  He shared with us some of his visions for District 7300.   He was presented with a "Green Tree" from the club.

Green Tree Rotary enjoyed a very successful Golf Outing at Chartiers Country Club on Monday, July 16, 2012.  We had 127 golfers enjoying the beautiful golf course.  It was a very warm day but everyone seemed to be having a great time.  After a great day golfing, everyone moved inside (to the airconditioning) and a delicious dinner served up by the Chartiers Country Club's wonderful chef.  Take a look at our photo album of the day's golfers. 

Green Tree Rotary enjoyed a beautiful evening on the patio of Dave and Mary Montz on Saturday evening, July 7, 2012.  Guitarist and singer Jamie Wright entertained us with his amazing performance.  He took special requests and gave a wonderful performance.  We also had a delicious dinner and just enjoyed hanging out with our friends in Rotary. 

Green Tree Rotary is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 Scholarship.  Each student received $1,500 to assist in their college expenses.  The scholarship committee was Steve Burkett (chair) and Richard Canello.  The winners are:  Rachel Struble who attended Robinson Christian Academy and plans to attend Grove City College to major in Electrical Engineering; Kevin Mechas who attended Bishop Canevin High School and plans to attend Washington & Jefferson College to major in Accounting; and Marc McCann who attended Keystone Oaks High School and plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in Pharmacy.  Green Tree Rotary would like to congratulate these deserving students.

Green Tree Rotary held a free book fair for the children who attend Carnegie Boys and Girls Club's afterschool program in Carnegie.  Each child was able to pick out several books that interest them.   We also gave 1,100 children's books to the children at Weil Elementary School in the Hill District on April 27, 2012. 

Green Tree Rotary prepared 125 Easter Baskets for delivery to area shut-ins on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The baskets had goodies such as a puzzle book, a plant (donated by the Green Tree Garden Club), healthy snacks, fresh fruit and candy. The Rotarians visited with the shut-ins for a few minutes to brighten the day of so many who needed it.

We gave free books to the students at Shaeffer Intermediate School, grades 4-8, in Sheraden on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  Each child was able to choose 4-5 free books of interest to them.  We are also giving 500 preschool books to Allegheny County's Headstart Program, for the children to take home with them.  On April 20, we gave books to the children at the Boys & Girls Club in Carnegie's afterschool program.  We received the leftover books from the Pleasant Hills Library Book Sale and the book sale at Castle Shannon Library and are giving them to children in underpriviliged neighborhoods.  This is recycling at its best!


Green Tree Rotary held a Free Book Fair at Thaddeus Stevens Elementary in the Elliott neighborhood of Pittsburgh in January, 2012.  Green Tree Rotary collected gently-used books throughout the year.  The books were sorted by age group, and the children were able to each pick four free books. The children were thrilled.  Many of these children did not have many books to call their own.  We’re trying to change that!




Green Tree Rotary met at Dave Montz's home on Sunday, January 15, 2012.  We prepared 70 nutritious bag lunches for homeless.  We had a great time doing a great thing!


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