Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
The Temperance House
5 S. State Street
Newtown, PA  18940
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President
Youth Exchange
Service Projects
Home Page Stories


28th Newtown Rotary Golf Outing to Benefit Pickering Manor will take place at Trenton Country Club on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Please save the date, details to come.

Pedals for Progress, in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles properly, is having a
used bike collection sponsored by Newtown Rotary Club w/Council Rock High
School North Interact Club.
Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate
his or her bike to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or
disassembled bikes.
Bikes can be dropped off from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday October 15, 2016,
rain or shine Across from the Olde St. Andrews Church,
It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A
donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per
All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be available
at the collection site. We also accept working portable sewing machines.

2016 Golf Outing
We are excited to announce this years Newtown Rotary Golf Outing benefiting Pickering Manor will be held on June 20th at beautiful Trenton Country Club.  The event was started 27 years ago by Dr. Jerry Agasar, and has been a great success.  This years event is chaired by Tony Petsis.  Please come out for a day of fun and support this worthy cause!
The following is a link to our website where you can find additional information:  http://portal.clubrunner.ca/4876/Page/ShowSitePage?ClassCode=SitePage&Slug=2016-golf-outing-benefiting-pickering-manor
Additional information can be found at:  http://pickeringmanor.org/golf-outing/
Thanks to Rob Brown, we will be auctioning a fantastic Disney World package, worth$3,500.
Starting bid will be $1,500. You don't want to miss it.
Disney World Auction item, Don't Miss!
Please note change of venue.
Our Holiday party will be held Wednesday 12.9.15 from 12:00 to 2:00 At The Temperance House.
please be prompt, the Council Rock North Highschool Choir will regail us with holiday songs.
Please send an email to Paul Salvatore ( salvatorepaul@hotmail.com ) to confirm attendance, before 5:00 Tuesday 12.8.15.
Guests are welcome. Cost: $20 per person
Newtown, PA. Madison Saurman, Club President, presented a $750 check to Potential Inc., a local organization dedicated to assisting individuals with autism in reaching their educational, social and emotional potential. Gadi Naaman, Director of Development for Potential Inc. and Marc Luciani, a Member of Potential’s Board of Directors, both Newtown Rotarians, accepted on behalf of the organization.
"The money will be used to leverage our 2015 Giving-Tuesday Campaign (December 1, 2015) to purchase 15 iPads for our clients and a few laptops for our program managers", explained Naaman in expressing Potential's gratitude for the gift. “If you want to help, you can visit our web site www.potentialinc.org and donate, or share with your friends.” added Naaman.
Please note, our Wednesday meeting this week, will not be at the Brick Hotel due to renovations.
Instead, the $1,000,000 Meal will be at Grace Point.
Bring your own lunch. the Church will provide desert and beverages.
World wide proceeds from the $1,000,000 Meal go to help feed the hungry.
Please bring non-perishable food for the Holidays food collection at the Church.
Thank you.
Ever wondered what the Newtown Rotary Club does with the funds they raise at Hope on The Vine?
Here’s a list of some of the organizations that received financial support from the Newtown Rotary Club:
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • DARE Program
  • Potential, Inc. (Autism Education)
  • Bucks Co. Housing Group
  • Newtown Ambulance
  • Newtown Theatre
  • Arbor Day
  • Newtown Library
  • Pedals for Progress
  • Shelter Box
  • Polio Plus
  • Rotoplast
  • Aiding our Neighbors
  • Friends Home
  • Chandler Hall
  • A Woman's Place
  • Neighborhood Outreach Foundation
2014 was a busy year for the Newtown Rotary Club as it celebrated sixty one years of service to the community, both locally and globally. “It was very gratifying to be able to allocate almost $27,000 to various causes last year” said Paul Orihel, the Club’s President.
“However, it was just as gratifying to carry out projects which emphasized providing service beyond financial contributions. Last year we gave out the 10,000th dictionary to a lucky third grader in the Council Rock School District. The project  was initiated almost ten years ago to promote good language skills and learning habits.”
Paul Orihel: “Rotary 12th annual Bike Collection, tremendous success!
On a beautiful sunny day in late October, our own Dr. Jerry Agasar, his Committee and our Interact Club, held the Club’s 12th Annual Bike and Sewing Machine Collection, benefiting Pedals for Progress (www.P4P.org ) at Council Rock High School North (CRHS North).

The event was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! It was held in conjunction with the CRHS North Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th. We collected 144 bikes, 10 sewing machines and $1,545 in donations! The bikes we collected will be shipped to Costa Rica and Albania.
If you missed it, you missed a beautiful day all around. The weather was great and, as always,  the Interact Club came out in large numbers! The boys and girls weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, breaking down the bikes for shipment. Sarah Huskin, Interact Director, did a GREAT job organizing the kids to help our club!

Newtown Rotary Club Presents $500 Check to Newtown Library

Newtown, PA. Paul Orihel, President of the Club greeted Dennis O’Brien and Frank Brassell of the Newtown Library Company. “The Newtown Rotary Club is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the Newtown Library 5K run and present you with this $500 check as part of our annual allocation process,” said Orihel.

Messrs. Brassell anImaged O’Brien reviewed some of the Library’s accomplishments in its 250 plus years of service, as well as its upcoming 5K run on October 18 to raise funds to continue its mission.

Mr. Orihel added that “As a service club, we are delighted to be able to support an institution which is so important to the community.”

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talents to further the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”. The Newtown Rotary Club, founded in 1953, has served the local and international communities for over 60 years.

The Newtown Rotary club meets at The Brick Hotel, 1 Washington Avenue, Newtown PA. All meetings are Wednesday luncheons from 12:15 to 1:30 pm. For additional information visit the web site www.newtownrotary.org

For additional information about Newtown Rotary Club, contact Gadi Naaman 215.968.2080 estimating@sirspeedynewtown.com

Picture 2014-09-24 Rotary Presents Check to Newtown Library ( L to R- Paul Orihel, Dennis O’Brien, Frank Brassell, Michelle Knobloch)


Sherri visits with Congressman Fitzpatrick

When Sherri Strickler attended Newtown Rotary Hope on The Vine 2014, she "had to have" the visit to the Capitol with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.The visit exceeded her expectations. Here she is, in her own words:

Image"I was lucky enough to win the Tour of the Capital and lunch with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for a party of 4 at the Hope on the Vine fundraiser in April. If you have not taken a tour of the Capitol and White House, put it on your to-do list! It is an incredible experience.

When I contacted the Congressman’s office, his aide Anna Marie DiMascia was so helpful. She suggested that we add a tour of the White House onto our day and took care of all the details. We met the Congressman and Anna Marie at the White House entrance at 0730. The tour is self-guided after an opening overview. Just think about it, every morning, they roll up the carpets and create pathways for people to go through this historic mansion and the first family is on the floors right above. You get to stand where the president stands when he addresses the country! I got to see in person the Kennedy portrait in person. I felt so proud to be an American.

Attention Club Members and Friends! July 30th luncheon at Pickering Manor.
Launch of our 25th Golf Outing (September 8th) to benefit Pickering Manor
2013 Luncheon and check presentation

Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Please join us for our annual luncheon at Pickering Manor on Wednesday, July 30th at 12:15.  

The luncheon is hosted by Pickering Manor in appreciation for the proceeds raised during the Rotary Golf Outing.  Please feel free to invite guests that may have been a part of your foursome or any sponsors that supported the event as well.  (If you are bringing guests, kindly let Michelle know so that her staff is prepared).

Michelle Knobloch, NHA
Executive Director
Pickering Manor
226 N. Lincoln Ave.
Newtown, PA  18940

As The World Turns! Changeover at The Newtown Rotary (The Movie)

Every year at this time, there's a changing of the guard at Rotary clubs around the world and Newtown Rotary is no exception. Here, President Jake passes the gavel to President PaImageul, who in his first official act restored the Rotary emblem to our meeting bell which has broken off a while back. Special thanks to President Juan of the Morrisville Rotary Club who presented our Club with the new emblem. Morrisville Rotary Club endorsed the chartering of the Newtown Club over 61 years ago. You can say that restoring the Rotary Emblem was a point of honor


 ¡Hasta la vista! Friends. Saying good bye to Ada and Yago

After a year with us in Newtown, it was timeImage to say good bye to our Exchange Students from Venezuela (Ada) and Spain (Yago). Two of the most charming young people you ever want to meet. They regaled us with stories about their countries and their time in the US and the activities they shared with their new friends and host families.

See the videos (Ada) (Yago).

For more information about the Youth Exchange Program, download the brochure


The Event We've All Been Waiting For- Hope on The Vine 2014

Hope on the Vine is almost here and in addition to the tantalizing assortment of wines and cheeses and the gourmet offerings of Chef Joe Garvey,let's not forget the fund raising. We have some serious live auction items, as well as very desirable silent auction items, for her, for him and for both of us.

Even if you overbid, the value is there and the money raised goes to many good causes. So join us if you are free.

Here are the silent auction items: