October 2017
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
2295 Country Club Drive
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006
United States
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Gabriella Ott is the September 2017 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. She is in EASTERN’s Commercial Art program and a senior at Abington High School. The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. Ten students each year are selected for this honor.Gabriella chose to enroll in EASTERN’s Commercial Art program after visiting Open House during her sophomore year of high school. She had an interest in graphic art so her Guidance Counselors at Abington High School encouraged her to visit EASTERN with her parents. When Gabriella met EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor, Nicole Mohrey, she knew that the Commercial Art program was the right fit for her. Gabriella feels that Ms. Mohrey contributed to her passion for the commercial art field by providing live work opportunities and by her own love of the field. Through SkillsUSA, EASTERN’s student leadership organization, Gabriella was part of the team that received first place for the Opening & Closing Ceremonies competition at the SkillsUSA District 2 Competition. Her team went on to place second in the state competition. At EASTERN’s Awards Night in May 2017, Gabriella received the OAC Junior Professionalism Award and the Straight A Award. At Abington High School, Gabriella has received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence on multiple occasions, Distinguished Honors and is a Member of the National Honor Society. She is also a competitive figure skater and a volunteer camp counselor for Colonial Figure Skating Day Camp.

“Gabbi is a dedicated and extremely hard-working student,” said Nicole Mohrey, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor. “As a junior, I watched her design skills advance throughout the year and I am looking forward to see what her senior year brings. She is a leader in the class and has an incredible upbeat and positive outlook.” After graduation from Abington High School and EASTERN’s Commercial Art program, Gabriella plans to attend Arcadia University for a dual major in Business and Graphic Design.

Gabriella is shown with Rotary President Neil Klinghoffer.


The Upper Moreland September Student of the Month is Colleen Davis. Colleen has been a Class Officer all throughout high school and has been involved with the Drama Company as well.  Colleen is on the Swim Team, part of our PIAA District I Swim Team where she medaled in two separate events during the 2016-2017 school year.
Outside of school, Colleen is involved in missionary work with her church and family. She has traveled as far as Eastern Europe where she worked at an orphanage in Transnistria. 
After graduation in June, Colleen plans to take a year traveling through Adventures in Mission. There she will travel to five different countries doing service and missionary work.
After completing a year of missionary work, Colleen plans to attend Wheaton College where she will major in Ministry and Elementary Education.
Colleen is pictured with the President of Willow Grove Rotary Neil Klinghoffer.  
Eric Lindhult, General Manager of UMHJSA provided a very informative and humorous presentation regarding the operations of the water treatment facility as well as some insight into what Houston is facing and Florida may yet face with the hurricane season in full swing. Eric (r) is shown here with member Bob Dyke, President Neil Klinghoffer (c) after his presentation.
Eric is a 1976 graduate of Upper Moreland High School.
The Willow Grove Rotary was proud to recognize Sydney Bachmayer of Upper Moreland High School and Rovisa Fox of The Eastern Center For Arts and Technology as the April 2017 Students of the month. These two young ladies have a long list of accomplishments and more importantly have set great expectations for themselves in the future. Please join us in recognizing these two fine examples of the best our area has to offer.  
Below: WG Rotary President Marilyn Hagy with Sydney Bachmayer
Below: WG Rotary President with Rovisa Fox

Saturday, April 22
9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Meet us at the Masons Mill Business Park, Rain or Shine
(adjacent to Pennypack Byberry Road Trailhead)

Thank you to our Sponsors
Hatboro Federal Savings

Duffy, North, Wilson, Thomas & Nicholson, LLP
Attorneys at Law

Bryers Funeral Home
Felte Real Estate
Semisch & Semisch
Treasure Sign

Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All bike riders under 13 years old must provide their own helmet as required by law.

Food, fun and challenges for all ages! Biking safety demonstrations!
Come one, come all! Compete in fun challenges along the trail to win great prizes!
Awards for… Slowest Rider • Oldest Rider • Youngest Rider • and more!
Registrations preferred (not required) @  www.umfpl.org/register
or at the UMFPL Information Desk • 215-659-0741
$10 Donation Suggested

The Willow Grove Rotary will support the Upper Moreland Backpack Project
Upper Moreland Free Public Library will support youth STEAM programing

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Joe Carracappa - Student of the Month
Nov 02, 2017
Students of the Month from Upper Moreland HS and Eastern Center for Arts and Sciences
Becky Tkacs
Nov 09, 2017
What's New At The Upper Moreland Library
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
2nd Vice President
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Interact Chair