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On April 22, our club partnered with Rotary District 7430 and the Borough of Doylestown to create a beautiful terraced garden at the Borough Dam, where the club supports so many local activities. Rotarians provided the funds for the rock and plants, while the Borough provided the labor for the walls. Club members, with help from friends and our exchange student, planted the trees, bushes and flowers - which were native to the area and encouraging to pollinators. Next year, we hope to plant even more native species, including some that are rabbit-and-deer-proof. Thank you to all involved in the project!

Those massive fish that the youth, seniors, and veterans catch during the Doylestown Fish Derbies in April are delivered to the Boro Dam with help from many young hands. School students from Linden and OLMC look forward to this March day each year - when they take buckets of fish from the truck to the pond and feast on free pizza during their lunch hour. Then, when trout season opens, parents with children and teens under 16 crowd the pond to snag the largest one. Even the rain this year stopped nobody. Apparently, fish bite better when it rains and Rotarians were kept busy grilling burgers and dogs all day. 

Every year, just before Spring arrives, Doylestown Rotarians sculpt the gardens at the Borough Dam with rakes and mulch. 
Pictured below are our current President, Alex Nocella, in the truck with her mom helping, Exchange Student Mads-Emil from Denmark, President -Elect
Helen Amelsberg, Andree Amelsberg, Ken Snyder, and Steve Adelman (the Four Amigos), Bob Eichfeld and John Ortolf enjoying a break, a group
shot including Cheryl Deblecourt and Gail Linenberg. Lastly, the Doylestown Fishing Derby co-director, Gerry Higgins, with Steve Bird, stand under the Rotary flag that salutes our club's financial and physical involvement in Borough Dam projects.
 
 
  
Our club celebrated the holidays with drinks, dinner, and games, thanks to party planner Peter Quigley and President Alex Nocella. We thanked those in attendance who had made a huge difference in the success of our club in 2022: our amazing server, Stephanie, from the Water Wheel, fabulous Interact facilitator, Lori Schulz, and our tenacious Club Foundation Chair, Amy Parenti, for stepping in to rescue the stalled garden project at the BCHG. Thanks to photographer John Ortolf, here are some memories of the evening:
 
At the November 21st Doylestown Borough Council Meeting, Dave Windholtz and Mike Stachel were recognized for their parts in creating the local institution known as the Borough Dam Fishing Project. Representative Fitzpatrick had their story written into the congressional record and gave them each a flag that had flown over the Capitol. Our club honored them with Paul Harris Fellows and explained what the honor meant.  And, the Borough's Proclamation detailed how the project was initiated by Dave in 1954, then rescued by Mike in the early 1990's. The fishing project is a signature event in our town, thanks in large part to Dave and Mike. It is currently being managed by our club, local volunteers, and the Borough.
 
July 16th brought sunshine and a happy crowd to view the 400+ vehicles lining the streets of Doylestown Borough, as our club's "Doylestown at Dusk Car Show" kicked back into high gear! This fabulous and fun event raised over $30K that our club will donate to local non-profits at our annual Four Way Test Breakfast. Generous support from sponsors, as well as vendor and car registrations, has been the backbone of this fundraiser, as attendance is free. Look for us again next year, on the 3rd Saturday of July!
 
 
 
 
 

Doylestown Rotary News

On April 22, our club partnered with Rotary District 7430 and the Borough of Doylestown to create a beautiful terraced garden at the Borough Dam, where the club supports so many local activities. Rotarians provided the funds for the rock and plants, while the Borough provided the labor for the walls. Club members, with help from friends and our exchange student, planted the trees, bushes and flowers - which were native to the area and encouraging to pollinators. Next year, we hope to plant even more native species, including some that are rabbit-and-deer-proof. Thank you to all involved in the project!

Those massive fish that the youth, seniors, and veterans catch during the Doylestown Fish Derbies in April are delivered to the Boro Dam with help from many young hands. School students from Linden and OLMC look forward to this March day each year - when they take buckets of fish from the truck to the pond and feast on free pizza during their lunch hour. Then, when trout season opens, parents with children and teens under 16 crowd the pond to snag the largest one. Even the rain this year stopped nobody. Apparently, fish bite better when it rains and Rotarians were kept busy grilling burgers and dogs all day. 

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First three Wednesdays
at the Water Wheel Restaurant
4424 Old Easton Road
Doylestown
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 
Fourth Wednesday
Breakfast Meeting
Cafe with Soul Restaurant
800 N Easton Rd
Doylestown
7:30 - 8:30 am
 
Fourth Wednesday
6:00-7:30 pm
Doylestown Marketplace
Harper and Penny's
22 South Main
Doylestown PA 18901
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