Posted by Jim Bolas
President Emanuel Panos chaired the meeting
Club Meeting Program Schedule
Sept. 20th – Amy Razen – Development Officer – Pittsburgh Foundation
Sept. 27th – Janet Arida – Outreach & Education Coordinator & Child Grief Specialist – Highmark Caring Place
Oct. 4th – OPEN
Oct. 11th – Chris Zanke – VP of Operations – NovaCare Rehab
Oct. 18th – OPEN
Oct. 25th - John Rozzo; Superintendent of Schools – Upper St. Clair
  • Barbara Piconi
  • Members were reminded that the Club’s Annual Gourmet Dinner raising funds for the Rotary Foundation is being held Nov. 1st and now is the time to line up attendees and sell tickets. Bob Theakston has the tickets. Ads and sponsors are now being confirmed. Please help make this event another success for our Club.
  • John Donahoe
  • Next week will be “Pass the Hat” for funds to support creating wine baskets. George Pitcairn will choose the wines.
  • Heather Dieckmann
  • The Bethel Park Rotary Club will have a riverboat cruise on the Gateway Clipper on Sept. 26th; boarding is at 5:45PM. Cost is $43. Bonnie Pierce is the contact.
  • The North Allegheny Rotary Club will be holding its Flavors of Camelot Wine Tasting Event on Friday, October 26th at The Camelot Banquet Hall in Wexford; $125 per person. Funds to go to Rotary Foundation. Can purchase tickets online at
  • Karen Pfeil
  • Our Club will have a table at the end of season Halloween celebration at the Miracle League field on Oct. 21st at 11:30AM to 2:30PM. All members are welcome to join to help distribute candy and other items at the event.
Speaker – Dr. Stephanie Urchick – Chair the Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration and the RI Strategic Planning Committee
Barbara Piconi introduced Dr. Urchick. Stephanie has considerable experience in executive/leadership  management consulting and motivational speaking. Recently retired as CEO/Executive Director of the Southpointe CEO Association. She remains a partner and COO of Doctors at Work, LLC a management consulting and training company. Education includes an undergraduate degree from Univ. of PA., masters degree from Duquesne and doctorate from Indiana University. A Rotarian since 1991, member of the McMurray Rotary Club. On July 1, 2019 Dr. Urchick will begin term as an RI Director for new Zone 33.
Stephanie presented an update of Rotary International’s Strategic Plan. The following were key points of her presentation:
  • Based on an extensive survey of Rotarians around the world and based on comprehensive testing the following is RI new vision statement:
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves”
  • Key objectives:
  1. Increase Our Impact
  2. Expand Our Reach
  3. Enhance Participant Engagement
  4. Increase Our Ability to Adapt