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Central Bucks

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
Plumsteadville Inn
5902 Easton Road
Plumsteadville (Mailing address: POB 1628, Doylestown PA 18901), PA  18949
United States
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2017 Annual Ride For The Heroes: June 4


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President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Membership Chairperson
Youth Exchange Officer
Immediate Past President

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Central Bucks

We are an active organization supporting the Rotary ideal of "Service above Self" throughout the Central Bucks area.  Our meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, 5:45PM at  the Plumsteadville Inn, which is located at 5902 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA.  We welcome you to join us as a guest.  CLICK HERE to find out more about becoming a member of our club.  Learn More About Us.
On Tuesday June 27th, the Central Bucks Rotary was proud to welcome our new incoming President Bill Flax for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year.  A huge thanks to our out going president William Rossman for a great year and all the hard work he put into the club.  
June 4th, 2017.  Central Bucks Rotary's 8th Annual Ride for the Heroes was once again a huge success!  The iffy weather decided to cooperate allowing us to achieve near record participation.  Thanks to all members, family, friends and sponsors for their support.
CLICK HERE for an article from the Intelligencer.
CLICK HERE for NBC News Blurb
See below for picture from ride and picture of breakdown crew. 
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, members from Central Bucks Rotary (pictured below) delivered beds and bedding for the OHAAT (One House at a Time) Beds For Kids program.  OHAAT delivers beds, bedding, and tools that encourage healthy bedtime habits like books and toothbrushes, directly to the homes of children in need.
In order to qualify for Beds for Kids, children must be between ages 2 and 20 and reside in a household whose income is below the US poverty threshold. Many of the children in the program are transitioning from shelters or other temporary housing; some are recovering from catastrophes such as fires or floods; and others have been sleeping without a bed their whole lives.
Every child in the program receives a new bed and a bedtime bag, which contains a set of sheets, a blanket, several books, and a toothbrush.
On Sunday, April 9th, 2017, a lively group of Central Bucks Rotarians, their family members, and Rotary friends spent the day scraping, sanding and painting doors, support poles, and other items at the Fraternal Order of Police picnic grounds in Dublin in preparation for the upcoming Ride For The Heroes on June 4.  A huge thanks to all Rotarians, their family members, and Rotary friends for a great day of accomplishments!  A very special thank you to Kevin Kaufmann for organizing and directing this fun event!  Please CLICK HERE, and then click on "Start Slideshow" to view more pictures including "Before" pictures.
At our meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, an Honorary Central Bucks Rotary membership was presented to Kevin Wallace's family.  This was the first Honorary membership presented by our club in it's seven year history.
On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, the newly formed Whitehall Rotary Club held their inaugural meeting.  26 new Rotarians were warmly welcomed.  The Whitehall Rotary Club is the first new Club in nine years for Rotary District 7430!  The ceremony made the local Allentown news.  Watch these "Rotary Moments" to catch the excitement and enthusiasm of the evening.
At our meeting on January 24th, 2017, Central Bucks Rotary and Rotary District Governor Linda Young presented Paul Harris Fellow Awards to 8 members.  These Rotarians have demonstrated their dedication and support of Rotary and the Rotary Foundation, which is an international organization that provides services to people in need around the world.  The Rotary Foundation activities include supporting the vaccination of children against Polio, and the development of programs and services in the areas of health, human services, community development, education, as well as working for world peace and conflict resolution.

Pictured below are past and new Paul Harris Fellow Award recipients.
At our 12/20/16 meeting, a check was presented to Officer Dave Carlen, the beneficiary of our 2nd annual Holiday Pub Walk. 
Central Bucks Rotary would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who braved the cold rain and made our Annual Pub Walk a successful event for Officer Dave Carlen and the CBR community fund. It was an amazing event with smiles, hugs, fellowship and dancing! Also a big thank you to Cody Orion from DoylestownVideo as he captured 4 hours of a great night into a 4 minute video.
Although the weather didn't fully cooperate, Twilight Wish Foundation in partnership with Central Bucks Rotary was happy to grant Joann McHugh's wish for an accessibility ramp and walkway yesterday. This wouldn't have been possible without the Central Bucks Rotary Rotabuild program, The Home Depot Foundation and The Provident Foundation. Thank you to the many community members who also contributed to this project: Raphael Architects, Ernst Brothers, Techo-Bloc, Phillips Contracting Inc, and Stone Depot.
Our Membership After Hour Happy Hour was held on October 20, 2016 and was a tremendous success.  Everyone had a great time and the event was by far the most successful membership event to date!  We had over 27 attendees! Many thanks to our gracious host Pam Gundlach!
On August 23rd, 2016, Central Bucks Rotary presented a check to the Cerminara family in conjunction with Wehrung's Lumber to support a project they are sponsoring to aid the family.  We wish Jack and Wendy well in their continued fight against cancer.   
On June 28, Central Bucks Rotary celebrated Changeover Night 2016.  Many thanks to Chris Kauffman for a great year as president, and welcome to our incoming president Bill Rossman.  Congratulations to our 2016 Rotarian of the Year, Bill Flax.  We also celebrated the birthday of our exchange student from Bolivia, Octavio Martinez, as he attended his last CB Rotary meeting before returning home.  View video of President Changeover Night
On May 17th, 2016, Central Bucks Rotary honored Wehrung's Lumber and Scollon Contractors.  These two companies have generously donated their time and materials to many of our local construction projects including the Shamrock Reins Wheelchair Ramp, the Rotobuild Ridge Crest Pergola Project, the Obert-Thorn Wheelchair Ramp Project, and the Colamarino Wheelchair Ramp Project. 
Club to match up to $29,000 in community donations for local and international causes
PLUMSTEADVILLE, Pa. – The Rotary Club of Central Bucks announced a “Leap For Others” charitable initiative today in support of several non-profit organizations. The club will take advantage of the extra day in the year to give a little extra to families in need, both locally and around the world.
Beginning February 29, and over the next 29 days, The Rotary Club of Central Bucks is challenging the community to donate via its website, www.centralbucksrotary.com.  The Rotary Club of Central Bucks will match up to $29,000 in community donations that it receives through March 29, 2016, and will distribute the proceeds to organizations serving families in need. Seventy-five percent of the total raised will go to local organizations, including Bucks County Housing Group, A Woman’s Place, and HealthLink Dental Clinic; and twenty-five percent will go to international humanitarian projects, including Shelter Box and Rotary International’s polio eradication program.
Rotary Club of Central Bucks is partnering with Central Bucks East High School’s Interact Club (pictured above) to coordinate additional fundraising activities for the Leap for Others project. Christopher Kauffman, president of Rotary Club of Central Bucks stated, “We are dedicated as a local chapter and as a worldwide organization to help those who are in need or under-served. It gives us great pleasure to introduce the Leap for Others initiative to the community, to demonstrate how we can all work together to make the world a better place.”
The Inaugural Central Bucks Rotary Raffle was held at Carmel Kitchen on Sunday, January 17th, 2015.  A great time was had by all! Congratulations to our winners: 1st Prize - $5000 - Ellen Dodel from Langhorne, PA, 2nd Prize - $1000 - Ken McDaid from Chalfont, PA and, 3rd Prize - $500 - Michelle Cascerceri from Doylestown, PA.  Raffle proceeds benefit Bucks County Housing Group, and HealthLink.  Click HERE to view more photos.
On January 5th, 2016, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our newest member Sean Galt.  Sean is President of Thompson Networks, a Doylestown company committed to developing customized voice and data solutions.  As President of the Board of Bucks County Housing Group, a non-profit organization providing services to needy families, Sean also knows the importance of giving back to the community.  In Rotary, Sean is committed to the Youth Services committee.

Last week our club was very fortunate to have a surprise visit from Lisa Gruber, our former exchange student from Argentina.  Lisa gave us a great update on her past activities and future plans.  Pictured below are former president Mike Esposito, Lisa Gruber, and current president Chris Kauffman.

Thanks to Rotary members, friends of Rotary members, and especially to Taylor Presnell and his crew in the succesful construction of a wheelchair ramp at the Shamrock Reins Riding Facility.  Shamrock Reins is a nonprofit Charitable Organization formed to provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families, and the Families of Fallen Heroes.  Please click here for a SLIDESHOW.

Funds were raised at sixth annual Ride For The Heroes to benefit wounded veterans and families of fallen heroes.
October 6, 2015.  The Rotary Club of Central Bucks presented financial grants totaling more than $35,000 to six local organizations that assist wounded veterans and families of fallen heroes. The presentation took place on Tuesday, October 6, at the Plumsteadville Inn, 5902 Easton Rd, Plumsteadville, Pa.

The organizations selected to receive grants were: Bucks County Department of Veterans Affairs; Delaware Valley Stand Down; Gold Star Mothers; Operation Homefront; Travis Manion Foundation and Vets for Vets. Representatives from each organization will be on hand for the grant presentation.
The funds were raised by the Rotary Club of Central Bucks at their sixth annual Ride For The Heroes, held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. 690 motorcycle riders joined together for this year’s police-escorted ride led by Steve Cantrell, former Marine, current teacher and coach at Delaware Valley University, who rode the motorcycle of fallen hero Travis Manion. Cantrell and Manion met at the U.S. Naval Academy and served in Iraq together before Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in 2007 while in service to his country.
The ride traveled from the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield, Pa., to the FOP Picnic Grove in Bedminster Township, Pa., where guests and riders enjoyed a picnic lunch.  For the first time this year, community members were offered a special opportunity to honor a service member who is on active duty, retired or deceased, through a donation of $50.00. All veteran recognitions were announced at the Garden of Reflection before the ride commenced.

Last night, CB Rotary welcomed our exchange student from Bolivia, Octavio Martinez.  We are looking forward to sharing many memories and activities with Octavio throughout the next year.  Octavio will be attending Central Bucks East as a senior.
Our out-bound exchange student, Katie Marron, returned from Bolivia and visited our meeting last night to share a few pictures and experiences from her year there.  Pictured below are Katie, her Mom and our President Chris Kauffman.
On July 21st, 2015, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our newest member John Rickards.  John is a retired Navy Chief and is now in a sales & marketing position.  He learned about our Rotary club through Ride For the Heroes and is eager to serve. John is committed to the PR and youth services committee.  Pictured below are John, our new president Chris Kauffman, and Bill Flax.
On Monday, July 20, 2015, members from Central Bucks Rotary helped move some furniture into a new apartment for a client of the Deserving Décor organization.  The client, a US Air Force Veteran named Chizoba N., was recently able to move into a new apartment in Chalfont, but had no furniture.  Deserving Décor gathered donations, and with the help of Central Bucks Rotary, was able to furnish his apartment with a sofa, a desk, a TV table, a coffee table, a dining table with 2 chairs, a bed with frame, two small chests of drawers, a toaster oven, pots & pans, and bed linens.
Pictured (from left to right):  Rick James, Chris Kauffman, Curt Cyliax, Chizoba N., Bill Rossman.  Not pictured: Laura Kauffman (Deserving Décor).
Two of our sponsored Camp Neidig Leadership program students from CB East attended our meeting last night. The students enlightened us with their recent rewarding experience as our first sponsored students to the program.  The Camp Neidig Leadership program focuses on leadership seminars, problem solving, guest speakers, workshops, and group activities.  
The 2015 Ride for the Heroes was yet another great success this year!  It was a perfect day for our riders, guests, sponsors and members.  We counted 556 bikes with 749 riders & passengers, a 10% increase over last year.
To see some great pictures that Leslie took, click HERE, and then click on Start Slide Show.
Let's all help get the word out for this year's 2015 Ride For The Heroes on June 7th.  Ride for the Heroes is sponsored by the Central Bucks Rotary Club in support of causes that benefit wounded veterans, families of fallen heroes, and the Central Bucks Rotary Foundation.  For more info visit http://ridefortheheroes.com/, or click HERE to REGISTER.
Want to hear for yourself what the Ride for the Heroes is all about? Check out this interview with Brad Segall and some of our own Rotarians, Damon Derstine and Mark Glidden.
On Saturday, April 4, 2015, a celebration was held for the RenovatingHope project and Ssgt. Jessica Clymer.  The celebration was held at the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company, which is across the street from Jessica's newly renovated house.  CB Rotary made a generous donation to assist in rebuilding her home.
Staff Sgt. Jessica Clymer, who was raised in Buckingham and now lives in Plumsteadville, is a disabled Marine veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her home sustained serious damage due to a leaking roof and much more while she was deployed.
At our meeting on March 24, 2015, we were honored to receive a $5000 donation for the Ride for the Heroes from James and Tara Knicos made in memory of Anthony (Tony) Erceg, a veteran of World War II . Anthony’s son, Chad Erceg attended the meeting to celebrate his recognition.  Read more....
On Tuesday, February 3, members from Central Bucks Rotary visited the Special Equestrians riding facility. Present were Kathi Atkinson, Joe Price and Bill Rossman, along with Janet Brennan (Executive Director) from Shamrock Reins.

On January 6, 2015, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our first new member of 2015, Leslie Ballantyne. Leslie gave us a comprehensive talk on her background and experiences.  Leslie's Rotary classification is News Media and her Rotary sponsor is Kathi Atkinson.  Welcome Leslie!


Thanks to all Central Bucks Rotary volunteers at the Doylestown Food Pantry Sunday, November 23, 2014.  It was another great day of service for the community!

Central Bucks Rotarians Mark Glidden and Jen Statler delivered 369 pounds of food to the Doylestown Food Pantry. The food pantry states that despite the claims that the job market is improving the need for food is as strong as ever this Thanksgiving.


How AWESOME it was to give away $30,000 last night!  We as a club should be very proud that the fruit of our labors will have such a profound impact on our community.  Kudos to Damon, Chris. Mark & Kevin for a well organized and enjoyable evening.

It was inspiring to listen to our many beneficiaries and learn about the real difference they are making in so many veterans' lives.  It makes me want to get more involved but the hardest part for me is choosing just one to volunteer with now!

Special kudos to Damon for his tireless work on the Ride.  His job of "herding us cats" is not easy but he does it with quiet determination and fairness, with 1 single goal in mind: raise as much money as possible for our Heroes.

Thank you for the support you give to the Ride, the RFTH Committee and to our community!

Yours in gratitude,

Tom Kantner
Rotary Club of Central Bucks

Over the five years in existence, the Central Bucks Rotary has donated over $130,000 to veterans programs in the Central Bucks area.  This year's beneficiaries are The Manion Foundation, Operations Homefront, Vets for Vets, B.C. Vet Transportation Program, Gold Star Mothers, Food for Troops, Delaware Valley Stand Down.  Visit the Photo Gallery.


And Save the Date...The 2015 Ride for the Heroes will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015.


Shamrock Reins is having their official grand opening on October 6th, 2014.  Shamrock Reins is a new veterans based charity that is just up the road from us.  As a club, we will be doing work with them in the near future.  Janet Brennan, the Executive Director has extended this invitation to all Rotarians.

Shamrock Reins was covered by the newspaper recently in an article about how they are offering a way for our nation’s veterans to heal.  Shamrock Reins is a great facility and you can read the newspaper article and learn more by clicking here.


Central Bucks Rotary was honored to have as a guest Gary Fedorcha, our District Governor. He spoke about the 2014/15 Rotary Presidents Theme of "Light Up Rotary" and how he hopes to do so through educating our local communities about our great charitable work and other projects locally and internationally.

We also recognized and presented to three of our members (Jack Skudris, Mark Glidden, Jennifer Statler), the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for their donations to the Rotary Foundation.


On August 5, 2014, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed two new members, Steve Mazzo and Rick James.  Steve gave a great classification talk at a well attended induction ceremony.  Steve's Rotary Classification is Retired DOD Contractor, and Rick's Classification is Independent Consultant.


Saturday June 28, 2104.  CB Rotary worked to clean out and organize a storage unit for Deserving Décor - an organization which helps decorate apartments for women and children placed in them via the Bucks County Housing Group.

Participating were: Chris & Laura Kauffman, Kevin Kaufmann, Kathi & Rick Atkinson, Sally Fehrs, and Aaron Castro and his kids Aiden and Ailea.  Thanks to all volunteers!


On June 17, 2014, the Central Bucks Rotary Club met at Ridge Crest in Sellersville to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Ridge Crest Pergola/Shade Canopy.   The Central Bucks Rotary Club’s Rotabuild raised funds and completed the $24,000 project that will provide a higher quality of life for 30 children and residents of LifePath's dedicated pediatric facility, Ridge Crest.  Ridge Crest is a resource in Sellersville where medically-fragile and technology-dependent children and their families find the help they need through community-based support.  See Slide Show.


Thanks to all for helping Central Bucks Rotary to support wounded veterans and the families of fallen heroes in this year's Ride For The Heroes held on June 1, 2014.  Relive the special memories from the 2014 Ride For The Heroes by clicking here (event code a751549d) for a slide show, or here for a video.

On Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, Central Bucks Rotary hosted 11 Rotary members from the Turkish Friendship Exchange along with several members from the Doylestown Rotary club.  We also inducted and are proud to welcome our newest member, Sally Fehrs whom has already been active on the Service Committee.  Please see photos below.


On Tuesday evening, May 6, 2014, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our newest memeber, Jason Voran.  Jason captivated us all with an excellent classification talk.  For those members that missed the meeting, please welcome Jason to our club when you see him next.

On Tuesday, March 4, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our outbound exchange student, Katie Marron.  Katie will be studying in Bolivia.  She is pictured below with her parents.  Many thanks to Oz Whitesell for all his efforts with our Exchange Program.

Last night December 3, 2013, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed two new members. Kathy Kane and Scott Liddle.  The induction ceremony was well attended.  Kathy has the classification of Educator and Scott has the classification of Court Administrator.



The Central Bucks Rotary Club’s Rotabuild raised funds and completed a $24,000 project that will provide a higher quality of life for 30 children and residents of LifePath's dedicated pediatric facility, Ridge Crest. Ridge Crest is a resource in Sellersville where medically-fragile and technology-dependent children and their families find the help they need through community-based support.  See Slide Show.

Additional thanks to the following volunteers who helped make this effort happen:  Chris Lewis, Bill Rossman, Tim Ernst, Mark Glidden, Jen Walton, Jim Scollon, Mike Raphael, Pam Northrop-Gundlach, Wehrung’s, Taylor Presnell, Kathi Atkinson, Stephan, Chris Kulesh, Trip Northrop, Mike, Scott L., Kathy.

The all-volunteer building crew built a much needed shelving unit for the Doylestown Food Pantry. Materials were donated by Wehrung’s – who have generously contributed supplies and wood for the past four ROTABUILD projects. Central Bucks Rotary members are no strangers to the Food Pantry. Over the past three years, members have volunteered at the pantry every other month.

“It is an overwhelming feeling when I see the joy people have from our {ROTABUILD} efforts” says Tim Ernst, ROTABUILD chairman. “I feel fortunate to have great partners at Wehrungs and in our Rotary club.”

In addition to this project, previously the ROTABUILD team has installed equipment to help injured and disabled local community members have accessibility in their homes.

Pictured “Shelving Crew” L to R:  Taylor Presnell, Bill Rossman, Tim Ernst, Oz Whitsell

Pictured “Rotary at the Pantry” L to R:  Greg Glymser, Tim Ernst, Anthony Lidia and daughters, Jake Taylor

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Our 47th member was inducted at our weekly meeting last night April 2, 2013.  During his classification talk, Joseph Hebert told us about his days in the Navy and Navy Reserve, his Cajun heritage and what brought him to Rotary.


Last night February 19, 2013, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our newest member Scott Strasburg.  Scott gave a very informative classification talk.  Scott's Dad, a 60 year Rotary member!, was also in attendance and gave a very inspiring talk.


Last night February 5, 2013, Central Bucks Rotary welcomed our newest member Kathi Atkinson.  Kathi is with Independence Tax Service in Doylestown.  She resides in Perkasie with her husband and two children.


Central Bucks Rotary Raised $5,000 for Memorial Fund

The Rotary Club of Central Bucks held a Holiday Fundraising Event at Bobby Simone’s Trompa and raised $5,000 to donate to the memorial fund of Holly Huynh.  Nine year-old Holly Huynh was killed in a car crash over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Several Rotarians have families in the area, and some of their children attended school with Holly.Image

President Espo recognizes the gang from Wehrungs, along with Tom Kantner Jr, Julie Kantner and Bill Rossman lll for their volunteer service effort at the latest ROTOBUILD project. THANKS again!!!

In the twilight of her life, 71-year-old Betty Nemeth had a simple wish — that someone would build a ramp to her front door so she could leave the house without a struggle and occasional injuries.

That wish recently came true after the Twilight Wish Foundation put out a request for donations to help her.

The Central Bucks Rotary Rotabuild Program responded and sent workers to remove the front steps to her Morrisville home and build a ramp......more

On Tuesday evening, August 21, 2012, 21 members of Central Bucks Rotary showed their support to Network Now, an organization that supports 12 local charities.  The event was held at Chambers in Doylestown and live music was provided by the Rotary band, BKWG.  The 50/50 raffle was won by our own Bill Rossman who graciously donated his prize back to Network Now!
Notification has been received from Rotary International that two of the shelter boxes we purchased, numbers 19774 and 19775, were deployed to help survivors in South Sudan.  Good to know our shelter boxes are helping those in need!

Local band BKWG plays to serve and serves to play.

One night in 2010, a property adjuster, a caterer, two builders, an Internet consultant and an insurance adjuster stood in an old barn in front of an awaiting crowd.

Instruments in hand, the businessmen readied themselves to play for their friends and fellow members of the Central Bucks Rotary Club.  Read more.