Posted by Joanna Roche on Apr 04, 2019


 January         Rotary Awareness Month 
 FebruaryWorld Understanding Month 
 MarchLiteracy Month 
 AprilMagazine Month 
 MayPromote International Convention Month 
 JuneRotary Fellowship Month 
 JulyLiteracy Month  & New Rotary Year Begins 
 AugustMembership & Extensions Month 
 SeptemberNew Generations Month 
 OctoberVocational Service Month 
 NovemberRotary Foundation Month 
 DecemberFamily Month
Rotary Theme - April Magazine Month Joanna Roche 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

No Meeting this Week -- Please join us Thursday evening (August 23rd) from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at PJ Whelihan's for Happy Hour!

THIS WEEK'S MEETING Joanna Roche 2018-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
2018 -2019 Theme Joanna Roche 2018-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanna Roche on Feb 15, 2018
Our next Networking at Night event will be held at Chef Alan's American Bistro on March 29, 2018 starting at 4:30. So drop in when you can and leave when you must. A great informal way to introduce your spouse, friends, and co-workers to Rotary.
Mark Your Calendars! Joanna Roche 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marie Moser on Oct 25, 2016
" Change for The Rotary Foundation" - Our club’s goal is to have 100%-member participation of a minimum of $26.50/member (the original donation to TRF 100 years ago) and we’d appreciate your support.  To participate, please begin filling your Foundation bags with your spare change and bring to the November 3rd meeting.   The total of your contribution will be donated to TRF in your name.  Thank you in advance for your support – The Foundation Committee for West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club:  Laurie, Hilda & Marie


Our Foundation Club Goal Marie Moser 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John A Burke on Apr 18, 2015
Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Win at the District Conference!
At our  4 Way Test Speech contest Haley Myer, was the runner up.  The 1st place winner could not attend so Haley, 2nd place winner and a sophomore at Wilson, competed in the 4 Way Test Speech Contest on Saturday April 11, 2015 in Pottstown, Pa. Thanks to outstanding coaching from the staff at Wilson Haley incorporated the 4 Way Test into her speech and won 2nd place.  Again the 1st place winner could not attend and Haley will proceed to the District level competition to be held in Gettysburg, Pa.
4 Way Speech Chair:  John Burke, Co-Chair: Jim Brooks, District Representative from West Reading/Wyomissing: Hilda Letman
4 Way Speech Contest Winner John A Burke 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Dewalt on Feb 28, 2015


  January Rotary Awareness Month  
  February World Understanding Month  
  March Literacy Month  
  April Magazine Month  
  May Promote International Convention Month  
  June Rotary Fellowship Month  
  July Literacy Month  & New Rotary Year Begins  
  August Membership & Extensions Month  
  September New Generations Month  
  October Vocational Service Month  
  November Rotary Foundation Month  
  December Family Month
March Theme: Literacy Month Karen Dewalt 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marlee Watts on Feb 25, 2015
Good afternoon fellow Rotarians!
My apologies for not getting a bulletin to you prior to today's meeting. So instead, here is a short recap of the meeting in case you were unable to attend.
We welcomed Terry Reed back from his mission in Uganda. In a few short minutes he captivated us with stories of his experiences. He talked about the people the team is helping now and will continue to help, life in Uganda and Rotary in Uganda. Rotary has a very notable presence with numerous, viable clubs and a strong commitment by it's members! Terry gave our banner to several of the local clubs and brought some back which he presented to our president, Karen DeWalt.
Our guest speaker was Dr. David Bingaman, LSW. Dave is currently the Program Office Supervisor of the Leesport Office of Family Care for Children and Youth, Inc., a state-wide foster child and foster parent agency. The Leesport Office which he supervises services eleven counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He shared wonderful information about the foster care program in this area and distributed literature for us to take home. For more information on becoming a foster family go to
March 11 - New Generations leadership conference. We are looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help sign up the participants at the start of conference on Wednesday morning, March 11th from 8-9:30 am at Penn State Berks campus. For information, contact Kit Fegley:
March 21 - Casino Night to benefit the Rotary Clubs in Berks County. Place: The Crowne Plaza, Wyomissing. Time 5-10 pm. Further information, tickets, sponsorships, go to the "DOWNLOAD FILES" section on our website:
March 28 - Habitat Berks Restore Drive.  Contact them now to schedule a pick up of large household items that you are unable to deliver yourself. Pickups can be arranged with two weeks notice by e-mailing Tim Kercher at or calling the ReStore at 610-921-1315. - See more at:
Our next meeting is at noon on Thursday, March 5th, at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant. See you there!
Today's Meeting - a Recap Marlee Watts 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Registration: District Conference in Gettysburg Karen Dewalt 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Dewalt on Feb 22, 2015
Message from Dave Dries:
We are now within one month of the deadline for Rotarians to reserve blocked rooms at the Wyndham at the reduced rate of $139 a night.  The conference is April 23 - April 26 but the group rate deadline is the end of March.  

You can also promote your business with ads for the conference program.  If you know Rotarian's who own a business or work for businesses that have supported Rotary in the past, please personally contact them as you see appropriate.  Many times opportunities are missed simply because we fail to ask.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call me(610-573-3078).

Thanks for all you do for Rotary and District 7430.
Dave Dries
Conference Chair
Rotary Conference in Gettysburg Karen Dewalt 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Dewalt on Feb 17, 2015

A Thank You From Chris Cummings
We sincerely thank you for awarding Aaron’s Acres a grant in the amount of $3,250.00 to go toward scholarships for our Berks County Summer Camp programs.
Your generosity will directly impact the lives of children and young adults with special needs in our community who depend on us to provide social and recreational programs in an atmosphere of acceptance that embraces the child and family.
From all of us at Aaron’s Acres, THANK YOU!


A Must See Video! Karen Dewalt 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 17, 2015
Last Thursday's club assembly was a special time to update what is happening in our club but also to hear the  heartfelt stories from our club members about their 'WOW' moments.  A passion for  Rotary is helping to make an impact on the lives of millions.  Each week our members meet, friendships develop, business opportunities are discussed and leaders are honored.  A list of some of this year's activities that were talked about at the meeting are listed below: 
Thank you for all you do!
Rotary WOW Moment! 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Dandrea
The West Reading Wyomissing Rotary Club will be soliciting items for donation to the Habitat Berks ReStore located at 5370 Allentown Pike, Temple PA  19560 on Sat March 28.
Acceptable items include:
Appliances, Architectural Items, Cabinets, Carpets/ Pads (new), Chipboard/ Plywood, Countertops, Doors, Flooring, Furniture,
Hardware, Knick-Knacks, Lighting, Lumber, Roofing , Plumbing (clean and usable sinks, toilets, etc) Tools and Windows
For a list of unacceptable items, go to . Pickups can be arranged with two weeks notice by e-mailing Tim Kercher at or calling the ReStore at 610-921-1315.
Start your spring cleaning by helping a worthy cause!
Laramie Jung and Ray Dandrea, co-chairs
Habitat Berks ReStore Drive Ray Dandrea 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gail Landis

February 5th Meeting - Don't miss it!


The Rotary Clubs of West Reading/Wyomissing and Conrad Weiser partnered to obtain a Rotary District 7430 Grant to provide scholarships for Aaron’s Acres special needs youth and families to attend a summer camp program in Berks County at the South Mountain YMCA.   The Rotary Club members from West Reading/Wyomissing and Conrad Weiser ran a carnival during the summer camp program with events adapted to the needs of the campers. This provided a special fun day at the camp for the youth and their families.  

A check will be presented by both Rotary Clubs on February 5, 2015 at the West Reading Wyomissing Rotary meeting at noon at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant in the amount of $3,250 to Risa Paskoff, Executive Director of Aaron’s Acres.  She stated, “Families raising children with special needs face a tremendous amount of challenges, including financial ones.  By providing scholarships to families, we are eliminating one of the possible stressors they may face. In addition, we are providing a 2 week period of time that is positive for the child as well as for the family. In this way, the mental health of the familial unit is improved. The family feels energized and recharged which results in them being able to face ongoing challenges throughout the year.  Our goal is to provide a 2 week period that is stress free---in all aspects.  Everyone involved with Aaron’s Acres is grateful to have received this grant.”

Karen Dewalt, President of the West Reading/Wyomissing Rotary, said “We partnered with the Conrad Weiser Rotary to write a grant to better serve the needs in our community. By joining together we increased the funding and opportunities for the special needs children supported by Aaron's Acres at South Mountain YMCA Camp”.

Additional information about Aaron’s Acres can be found at: and for the South Mountain YMCA at:
Aaron's Acres Presentation Gail Landis 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2015
                                  PEACE FELLOWSHIPS


Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Master's Degree Through Rotary Peace Fellowships 2015-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
Luncheon Cost from $15 to $17 Effective February 5, 2015
The Rotary Club of West Reading/Wyomissing Board of Directors managed to keep the cost of our Rotary luncheons to $15 for the last few years.  The $15 covered the cost of each Rotarian’s lunch as well as our Student-of-the Month, parents and school personnel accompanying the students.  Neither a first time guest who is considered a potential new member or our guest speakers pay for lunch.  While we are currently losing money every luncheon meeting the $2 increase to $17 will ensure continuation of our program and tradition of honoring our special guests with their complimentary luncheon.
LUNCH COST INCREASE 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Muller on Jan 11, 2015
The Foundation  -
recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity 
Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator 
of nonprofits in the United States. In the 2013-14 Rotary year, 92 
percent of the Foundation's expenditures were applied to 
programs, with only 6 percent spent on fundraising and 2 percent 
on administrative expenses.
Did You Know! Carol Muller 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Adopt a Highway Clean Up
We did our road clean up on Saturday. Boy, does our section of Paper Mill Road sparkle! Thanks to the "King of trash" Justin Kadish we had a tail gate light breakfast before we set out. Included in the trash crew were: Walt Allen, John Buccinno, Ray Dandrea, Mr & Mrs Adam Dries, Lew Hill, Dennis Kintzer and his daughter, Jill Meade. Dr & Mrs Bill Moss, Terry Reed, Dan Rabenold, Terri  Simmons, and former Rotarian Carolyne Jordan and our exchange student from Poland, Kacper Nakwasinski
Road Clean up 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. ​November gives us the chance to build greater ownership and pride in our Foundation. We have so much to celebrate. The new grant model, Rotary’s website, our publications, and our new branding effort all focus on building a strong message — the importance of contributing to and supporting our Rotary Foundation.

Locally the Rotary Clubs of West Reading and Conrad Weiser used matching Foundation grant money to fund camping opportunities for Aaron's Acres, a program supporting students with special needs.

Why Rotarians Give to the Foundation 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  • Members of the Rotary Club of West Reading/Wyomissing contribute to The Foundation each year
  • EREY is Every Rotarian Every Year
  • Expected contribution is $100 yearly but not required for membership.  A separate voluntary tax deductible donation request of $50 to the Rotary Foundation is sent in July and January 
  • The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives around the world and close to home (2014-2015,  Aaron's Acres funding for special needs children to attend summer camp.              Learn more...
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam Dries on Oct 30, 2014
News from Regina Barletta
Wyomissing Interact Advisor
"The Wyomissing Senior High Service Club met and voted on becoming affiliated with Rotary, so now they will be an Interact club. That will be grades 9-12 and we are going to handle the junior high separately. We plan to have a meeting to plan some of the events that students want to do this year."
News on Wyomissing Interact Club Adam Dries 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 30, 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

ShelterBoxes reach devastated communities in Nepal
ShelterBoxes reach devastated communities in NepalShelterBoxes on the way to Kunithari Village in western Nepal. Photo: David Hatcher/ShelterBox. 
Shelter Box Update 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Preparing Today to Improve Tomorrow Karen Dewalt 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox offers hope to individuals impacted by disaster.   Allan Syphers our Rotary ShelterBox Ambassador will join us on Thursday, August 28  to share how ShelterBox can make a difference and how they become engaged to support emergency disasters.
August 28 Meeting - Shelter Box Gail Landis 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Join us on August 21st for our international meeting.  Fellow Rotarian Ron Smith will share information about the Uganda Vocation Training Team Trip & Project.  Additionally we will be introduced to our exchange student Kacper Nakwasinski from Poland and hear from Emily Jordan who will be leaving for Italy on her exchange student experience.
August 21 Meeting - International Presentations Gail Landis 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Dewalt on Jun 25, 2014
During the transition luncheon our club will recognize the accomplishments of the outgoing President, Jeremiah Sensenig, and hear about club goals from the new President, Karen Dewalt.  The following Directors will talk briefly about what they hope to accomplish for the coming Rotary year: Marlee Watts, Public Relations; Marie Fretz, Membership; Jeremiah Sensenig, Service Projects; and Carol Muller, Foundation.   
Please take the opportunity to thank Past President Terri Simmons and Past President and Public Relations Director Dave Meas for their time, energy and service to the club as members of the Board of Directors. 
Club Change-Over Meeting Karen Dewalt 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darnall Daley on May 01, 2014
With our new meeting place comes a new song!
Now that we have a new meeting place we need a new song. Or at least we need some revisions to our old song. So here is the new first stanza: 
Meeting West of Schuylkill on a Thursday afternoon,
West Reading-Wyomissing Club greets you with a tune.
To make you feel at home, we sing this song for you,
To our friends at Rotary loyal strong and true.
The second stanza remains the same
We love to sing for funs of things, so join the sweet refrain.
If you enjoy our fellowship, we know you'll come again.
Rotarians together, the best beneath the moon,
Meeting West of Schuylkill on a Thursday afternoon.
New song Darnall Daley 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darnall Daley on Apr 10, 2014

Beginning April 24th we have a new meeting place

Club President Jeremiah Sensenig has announced that Thursday, April 10th marked the end of our tenure at Toscani Grille. 

Beginning April 24 our new meeting place will be The Wyomissing Family Restaurant. You may be asking yourself, "What about April 17th?" That's a great question. Jennifer Quick has graciously offered to host us at The Courtyard by Marriott for one meeting. The Courtyard by Marriott is located behind Viva. 

"We reviewed several options, and found that Wyomissing Family Restaurant is the best fit for our needs," Jeremiah said. He also said that if you ad any questions you could email him or any board member.


New Meeting Place Darnall Daley 2014-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Dewalt on Feb 05, 2014
ShelterBox USA
Rebuilding likely to take years in Philippines
Shelter Box Karen Dewalt 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darnall Daley on Jan 18, 2014
Did you know that you can check your attendance at our website? 
My Attendance Darnall Daley 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
December 19th meeting 2013-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Speaker for Upcoming Meeting-November 21st: Walt Allen 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Trash Talk Darnall Daley 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darnall Daley on Oct 08, 2013
Unless you've been away on Mars or traveling to China you're aware that we have a new website.
New Website Darnall Daley 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by F. Darnall Daley on Aug 22, 2013
Does our database contain your picture?
Photo F. Darnall Daley 2013-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by F. Darnall Daley on Aug 09, 2013
As we develope the new website and the member database that is associate with the new website, each member will get a chance to update the information that the club has on file
Database update F. Darnall Daley 2013-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? F. Darnall Daley 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? F. Darnall Daley 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by F. Darnall Daley
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Security and Integrity of Your Data F. Darnall Daley 0
Posted by F. Darnall Daley
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