Doylestown Rotary News

Our club is seeking nominations for adults who provide "service above self" (above and beyond their everyday job requirements) for an an award in one of the following 6 categories: Non-profit, Healthcare, Business, Community, Arts and Culture, and Education. If you know of someone who deserves an award for all their selfless good works, please fill out the attached Nomination form and email it to Ro Molyneux,, before January 10th. The more detail you can provide about why the nominee should win, the more likely it is that the nominee will be considered.
You can access the form by scrolling down the left column of our website,, to Downloads: 2020 4WT Nomination Form.
On November 8th at the Warrington Club, the Doylestown Rotary Young Professionals hosted their first fundraiser - a Masquerade Ball to "unmask" the stigma of opioid addiction and raise money to address opioid concerns. With every detail of the event thoughtfully and artfully conceived - the entrance walkway, check-in, wine tasting, delicious food, sponsorship pamphlet, dancing demonstration, photo booth, art auction, bachelor auction and emotional speakers - the evening could not have been better received by the crowd of party-goers in attendance. Well done, YP's. You will make a difference in our community with your efforts to defeat addition.
Join us at the Sunrise Meeting on Nov. 19 for an opportunity to hear from District Attorney Matt Weintraub. Increase your knowledge regarding issues impacting our communities and get your questions answered!
Weintraub, a Bucks County native with over a quarter-century of experience as a prosecutor, was appointed District Attorney in 2016. On Nov. 8, 2017, Weintraub was elected to serve a full, four-year term by the voters of Bucks County. Learn how Weintraub has focused his office's efforts to help combat the addiction crisis and about new legislation he has helped to craft relating to abuse and human trafficking.
  Bring a Friend! This meeting is open to all club members, spouses, and friends!
  November 19th
  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  Bucks County IU
  705 N Shady Retreat Rd
  Doylestown, PA 18901
Where can women who struggle with substance abuse pursue recovery in our community?  The Women's Recovery Community Center (WRCC) in New Britain, PA. The WRCC was founded in 2006 by The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc (The Council) to provide a safe, structured residential environment to women throughout every stage of their recovery. The WRCC is located in a 100+-year-old historic home and can accommodate up to 12 women at one time. The women who stay at the WRCC are provided caring and individualized support, enabling them to thrive and sustain long-term recovery from substance abuse. The WRCC faced a new obstacle in 2018, one the Rotary Club of Doylestown helped remove.
In 2018 above-average rainstorms resulted in serious leaks to occur throughout the center. The women's living conditions were compromised. A roof repair was badly needed, and so was the money to make it happen.
Each year the Rotary Club of Doylestown grants donations for worthy local projects. Grantees are selected through a competitive Request For Proposal (RFP) process, which draws 30-70 applications and runs from Dec 1 through Jan 31. Jennifer King, CFRE, Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, submitted a request for a grant to help raise the capital for the much-needed roof repairs. The WRCC was selected and awarded a $5,000 grant at the Rotary Club of Doylestown's annual 4 Way Test Breakfast in April.
Since then, the roof has been repaired, ensuring no more leaks and the WRCC's program of services can continue unimpacted. Beyond assisting the women who are residents, the WRCC is a community center too. There are currently 11 residents, and with a variance in the length of time each woman stays, the Women's Center houses approximately 25-30 women in a given year. There is also an active alumni group of women who participate in programs at the center and 20 volunteers dedicated specifically to the Women's Center. As a result of the grant, all have been positively impacted! For more information about the WRCC please click here.

On a hot, but sunny, September weekend, Pickleball Pete (aka Rotary's Peter Rall) and Jeremiah Thomas pulled off the first ever Rotary/Camp Curiosity Pickleball Tournament with a net gain of almost $5000 each! Thanks to event sponsor C&N Bank and many others (listed to the right on our website), plus the 150+ tournament players, a novel and exciting weekend activity took place in Doylestown this year. Will we do it again next year? Let Peter know what you think!

Rotarian Greg McGovern transferred into our club from Harleysville, after visiting our morning meetings for many years. So glad to have you, Greg! And another Young Professional joined our club - Elizabeth Nangle - one of eight members of this one-year-old membership category. Welcome Elizabeth! We are now 91 members strong.


2019 marked our 32nd year of awarding $4000 scholarships ($1000 per year) to students in the Central Bucks School System. Congratulations to Ruhshona Khusenova for receiving the "Bill Angell Memorial Scholarship" at CB West, to Anna Bound for receiving the scholarship at CB East and Mackenzie Willbanks for receiving the scholarship at CB South. You were selected from an absolutely stellar group of students and we wish you the best college freshman year ever! Congratulations, also, to Keeley Boell and Samantha Seiden for receiving our Jean Manuel Award for excellence in the French Language.


After school ends, some lucky high school juniors head to Rotary Leadership Camp, aka. Camp Neidig, near Pottstown. The Camp runs from Friday through Monday and features challenge courses, speakers and bonding activities to teach students the essentials of strong leadership. Pictured are Jack, Blake, Anna and Gabby, who were chauffeured to the Camp by Rotarians Connie Keener and Gail Linenberg.



Our final Social of the Rotary calendar year competed with Mother Nature for top billing and to a degree, she won. However, 15 hearty souls turned up at Hop/Scotch to sample the appetizers and cocktail concoctions, all with wild stories of trees downed, tornado warnings, and soaking rain. Partying by candlelight at the bar was a necessity - there was no power. But it was romantic!

What is Rotary? We are ordinary people working together to accomplish the extra ordinary.

The Rotary Club of Doylestown is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world. Join us and discover the spirit of Rotary.

Where we meet
First 3 Tuesday Mornings
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 N. Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
First 3 Wednesday Evenings
5:30-7:00 pm
​Doylestown Country Club
20 Country Club Lane
Doylestown PA 18901
Fourth Week - Social Event
Fifth Week - No Meeting
Third Thursday
6:00 pm
Penn Taproom, upstairs
880 W. State Street
Doylestown PA 18901
Upcoming Events
Kristen Bell - This Close to Ending Polio
Club International Service
P.O. Box 207
Doylestown PA 18901
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