Posted on Nov 29, 2017
Our mission is to reduce poverty and partner with our community to promote economic self-sufficiency, explained Erin Lukoss, Executive Director of Bucks County Opportunity Council at our 11/29/17 club meeting. 
 
Erin stepped a full house of Rotarians and guests through the work of BCOC in connecting people in poverty with the resources to thrive, and the opportunity to leave poverty - permanently!  Graduating over 300 hard working people and families in their Economic Self Sufficiency Program! 
 
BCOC fills in the gaps, as Erin explained.  From supplying food, emergency housing, transportation, weatherization, training and education through partnership with BCCC, this agency is the designated community action agency of Bucks County.
 
More information about BCOC can be found at www.bcoc.org or click here to read their impact report:
http://www.bcoc.org/assets/Documents/BCOC-CRS-16-17.pdf
 
 
We also welcomed a new member, Gene Houck, who was inducted by our Membership Chair, Bob Tessier!  Gene is married to Christine Houck, and works at NJ Lenders Corp.  Please join us in welcoming Gene to our club and we will anxiously await his classification speech!  Gene's membership brings our total to 82 Rotarians!
 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Club Holiday Party next Wednesday at the Cock & Bull Restaurant in Peddler's Village.  The pre-party gathering will be at the newly opened Lahaska Bookshop at 5:30, then moving to the Cock n Bull at 6:00 pm!  Please RSVP Kim Arnold asap if you plan to attend.