Doylestown Rotary News

Our always entertaining Sunrise Rotarian and CPA, Ray Minich, gave us a report on his favorite book - one he's been reading since 1980. It's not that he's a slow reader, it's just that the book is ever evolving and completely relevant to current events. Figure out the book yet? Yep! The Federal Tax Code!  Not only did Ray tell us what changes in taxation are probably headed our way, but he fielded questions and gave advice. We all left the meeting feeling very well informed, but our "Ray" of sunshine, he was not! Thanks for the laughter with the bitter medicine, Ray.

Dr. Andy Johanson and Dr. Wendy Axelrod, a husband/wife team from the Bluebell Rotary, traveled to Venezuela with a Rotaplast Team recently.

Andy has been fundraising and volunteering for Rotaplast since he was inspired by a presentation he saw in 2010. Their photo-journalistic presentation was riveting- with before and after photos of cleft lip and palate repair that left us cheering -and we applaud their dedicated service!

Rotarians are just awesome.

It was a spook-tacular time in the Historic Doyletown Cemetery on Halloween Morning!
Led on a very informative tour by Doylestown Rotarian (and local historian) Mike Kendrick, the Sunrisers learned about the cemetery's many notable residents and their contributions to Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world.   
Mike shared anecdotes, facts, and wealth of local trivia with the group. The tour highlighted the importance of honoring our past while living in the present and preparing for the future.  
Our time spent discussing the important contributions of Doylestonians past helps us to better understand our role as ambassadors for Rotary and Doylestown today!
Rotarians making a difference!
Hair nets and all! 20 Rotarians, CB West Interact students and friends from The Doylestown Rotary Club helped pack 86,700 meals at Friday night’s Feed My Starving Children event at Del Val University!  Enough for 247 children to eat for an entire year!

Amazing work to change the lives of children around the world! Way to go Rotary!
Thank you Inge for inspiring us to join with our Interact Students for this great opportunity to make a difference!
Doylestown Rotarian Carol Ferguson shared an AMAZING presentation about the work of the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network.  The network, run by volunteers, encourages polio awareness, advocates for survivors, raises funds for vaccines, and provides a forum for survivor networking.  The club was amazed at the success of the PA Polio Survivors Network in its short existence!  Congratulations to Carol and the entire team for your courage and tenacity in raising awareness and ensuring that no survivor feels alone!
The Sun Risers met on Tuesday, October 10th at Coach's in Doylestown.  Rotarian Jim Dowling led the group in a fascinating conversation about the book The Train To Crystal City. 
The group discussed the overall themes of the book and their historical and modern-day connections and relevance.  
Each month, a member of the Sun Rise group leads a riveting conversation about a book that is meaningful to them.  Please consider joining us to participate in these meaningful conversations!
The Rotary Club of Doylestown is proud to support global efforts to eradicate polio!
One way you can us in our efforts is by supporting the local Purple Pinkie Run in Schnecksville, PA on October 14th!
Can't come on the 14th?  Sponsor one of our runners . . . "End Polio Pete" or "Let's Get Purple Allen".
Why is it called "Purple Pinkie" ?  
When vaccinating the children in remote parts of the world, the medical team hands out candy.  But kids, being smart, started showing up in line multiple times to get more.  So the medical folks began to roll the children's’ pinkie finger in purple ink to identify those who’d been inoculated.  Today, we run with “Purple Pinkies” to show our support of the people needing our help to fight this horrible disease.
All of this leads up to World Polio Day on October 24th.

Find out how you can participate in or sponsor this event by viewing the PDFs below:

2017 Registration Form

2017 Sponsorship Form


Several Rotarians were out in force Saturday morning, September 2, Turning The Town Teal

In support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, volunteers gathered in town to tie teal ribbons on light posts and trees to remind everyone of the silent dangers posed by ovarian cancer. 

The Rotary Club of Doylestown is a proud sponsor of this event! 

Rotarians Pat Rider, Don Rider, Pat Petrillo, and Mark Hoffman (and his family: Lisa, Madeline, and Samuel) helped turn Broad Street teal!



The Rotary Club of Doylestown held its summer picnic on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  A great time was had by all at the beautiful Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center.  We were graciously hosted by Rotarian Chris Brockett, CEO of Ivy Hill, and his amazing family and staff.  The Club toured the property, met some amazing horses, enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner, played lawn games, and celebrated another successful summer of community service!
On Tuesday, August 15th, the Sun Risers were joined by two visiting teachers from Zhenjiang China, the city where Pearl Buck lived 18 years.   The teachers are here as part of a cultural visit and home stay experience for eight students from the school.  Pearl Buck actually attended the same school the students attend and later served as a teacher at the school after graduation from college.  The students are experiencing family life, our culture and, of course, sightseeing. Following this first week with local families, the group of students and teachers will travel to Washington DC and New York City.   Many thanks to Rotarian Janet Mintzer, President & CEO of Pearl S. Buck International, for coordinating our time this morning with our guests.  We had a wonderful conversation about their school and education in China.  
In photo (left to right):  Shanming Zhao, Janet Mintzer, Zhuzhu Pan)
The Sun Risers of the Rotary Club of Doylestown met on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  The club focused much of its hour together on fellowship, learning more about one another through an ice breaker activity with M&Ms!!!  
Rotarian Gail Linenberg also recognized five members of the club for supporting our morning meetings over the past year.  As a thank you, Gail generously gifted each with a new Rotary hat!
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.

Kristen Bell - This Close to Ending Polio
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Tuesday morning
7:30-8:30 am
Coach's Steak & Hoagie House
44 E. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Wednesday evening
5:30-7:00 pm
​Doylestown Country Club
20 Country Club Lane
Doylestown, PA 18901

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  2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
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The Four Way Test is the key to being a Rotarian. It reminds us that we practice high ethical standards in our everyday lives. We believe that if we can promote The Four Way Test to our community it will benefit all of us.

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