Doylestown Rotary News

The Rotary Club of Doylestown continues its philanthropic commitment to the community by awarding $36,000 in grants to eleven charitable organizations and efforts.
 
Eight of the grantees were selected through Doylestown Rotary's annual RFP process, and three grantees were previously chosen to receive ongoing grants. Each year, Doylestown Rotary holds various fundraising events to raise money to support local nonprofit organizations and capital projects focused on promoting peace, providing addiction education, deterring expressions of hate, and helping families at risk and victims of abuse.
 
 
Our club meeting on June 10, 2020 initiated what we hope will be an ongoing discussion about Black History and current racial tensions, as we search for a way to make positive change, in our communities and in ourselves. We asked four Rotarians of minority ethnic heritage from our club to participate and three were able to join us: Doylestown Attorney Melissa Bond, Non-profit Executive Ify Aduba and Financial Advisor Kal Patel. Doylestown Rotarian and Peace Center President, Connie Keener, moderated the panel discussion. Our panelists shared history along with personal experiences and when the question was asked, "what can we as a Rotary Club do to make a difference?", the answer was education. Whether in the form of scholarships for Bucks County students to attend Black Colleges, which are financially hurting right now, or some other means, the outcome of the meeting gave a us a direction to head. Thank you Connie, Melissa, Ify, and Kal for a wonderful presentation and thank you to Janet Kolepp (our next DG) from the Bethlehem Morning Star Club, DGN Bob Hobaugh from Kutztown, PE Dan Watson-Bey from Harleysville, PE Mindi Vogel from Blue Bell, PP Bob Powers from Hatboro, and AG Patti Smith from Blue Bell for joining our discussion!
 
 
 
 
Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of effective vaccines to protect against disease. As scientists work to develop one to protect all of us from the new coronavirus, we recognize how far we have come this World Immunization Week, April 24th - 30th, and encourage everyone to immunize their children and themselves against preventable diseases.

The Rotary Foundation has a long history of funding disease prevention and treatment projects that focus on health issues that impact vulnerable communities, like our polio eradication efforts. Successes in these areas have helped us address other global health challenges, including the spread of the coronavirus. 
 
Learn how our work fighting polio is supporting the COVID-19 response in communities worldwide.
ROTARIANS ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION. JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19.
 
We have an exceptional and extraordinary opportunity to join the fight against COVID-19. What if there was a way to help, from the safety of our homes, and make a real difference? Rotarians and their supporters have the opportunity to lead recruitment of the first one million citizens to participate in Volunteer Surge. Together, we can reduce suffering and save lives.
 

Just a few days ago, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law. We wanted to share more details about the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, a loan program designed to help small business owners.

The Small Business Administration released detailed guidelines for borrowers that explain the provisions and how you can benefit.

We are very sorry to inform you that in light of the continuing public health threat of the Coronavirus and the Governor's request that all events of 250 participants or more be suspended, the annual Fish Stocking event at the Borough Dam scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 has been cancelled.

Please also be advised that the annual Youth Fishing Derby, scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been postponed with no rescheduled date at this time. Doylestown Rotary, the Friends of the Borough Dam, and Doylestown Borough will be monitoring the public health situation in the coming weeks to determine if and when the Youth Fishing Derby can be rescheduled.

At this time, Borough Dam Clean-Up day on Saturday, March 21 and the Seniors, Handicapped Persons, and Disabled Veterans Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 are still scheduled to go forward.

 
 
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
For the next several weeks, the Sunrise meetings are cancelled and the Wednesday evening meeting will be held virtually! Please join us from the comfort of your own home!
 
Tuesday Mornings
Cancelled
and
Wednesday Evenings
6:00 - 7:00 pm
 
Here's how to join the virtual meeting:
Meeting ID: 779 806 7763
Password: 18901
You can access the audio through your PC or by dialing in with your phone using either of these numbers: 
1 253 215 8782 US
1 301 715 8592 US
 
Fourth Week - Social Event
Fifth Week - No Meeting
 
Third Thursday
6:00 pm
Villa Capri, outside
51 W. Court Street
Doylestown PA 18901
see dryp.org for Zoom info
 
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Kristen Bell - This Close to Ending Polio
 
Club International Service
 
 
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Doylestown PA 18901
 
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