June 2018
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Service Above Self

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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On Monday, June 4th, The Willow Grove Rotary presented scholarships to two outstanding Seniors from Upper Moreland High School.
Kimberly Taing received the Joseph L. Hagy Award for Service and Zoe Wolfenson received the Willow Grove Rotary “ Service Above Self” award.   
On May 3rd, The Willow Grove Rotary Club recognized the May Students Of The Month from UMHS and The Eastern Center For Arts And Technology.
Victoria Leister of Upper Moreland High School receives her award from Club President Neil Klinghoffer.
Johanna Spaeter of The Eastern Center receives her award from Neil Klinghoffer.
The Willow Grove Rotary Club was pleased to honor the final Students of the Month for 2018.
The Upper Moreland High School June Student of the Month is Brian McCaffrey.
The Eastern Center June 2018 Student of the Month is Matias Bentancour.
The Upper Moreland High School April Student of the month is Cassidy Murphy.
Charles Mandel is the April 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove.
The Upper Moreland High School March Student of the Month for March 2018 is Kevin Walder.
Dakota French is the March 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology.
The Upper Moreland High School January Student of the Month is Lillian Fix.
Andy Cardoso-Rojas is the January 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove.
Willow Grove Rotary was elated to have the opportunity to brighten the Thanksgiving Holiday for 60 local families. Through fundraising efforts throughout the year, one of our projects was to deliver a full Thanksgiving Dinner to these local families who otherwise would have not been able to enjoy the same type of meal that most of were able to on Thursday November 21st.
We received the attached thank you letter from Upper Moreland School District, which provided us the names of many of the recipients of the baskets. Willow Grove Rotary is proud and happy to be able to share our good fortune with those less fortunate, and we want to thank all of you who support our efforts and help to make these programs possible. Please reach out and help other charities as we move closer to Hanukkah and Christmas. Thank you.   
Ivan D'Souza will be honored as the Upper Moreland High School Student of the Month for December 2017.
Rachel Curry has been selected as the December 2017 Student of the Month for The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology.
Ed Eisen, A member of the Willow Grove Rotary Club, was featured in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer this past Sunday.
The article chronicles Ed's fascinating career in Philadelphia journalism and public relations. Ed employs many of the contacts
he has made to bring a wide variety of speakers to our club on Thursdays. Local media figures, inventors, writers and educators
to mention just a few. Our speakers are listed on our website at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/68...19 Why not take a look and see if
there is someone you would like to hear, and come join us for lunch. We meet at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club on Thursday's
at 12:00PM. We hope to see you there. 
Rotary Club of Willow Grove is delivering 60 Thanksgiving Dinners this morning to wonderful families in our community. Endlessly thankful this and every Thanksgiving.
Madeline Wood is the Upper Moreland High School Student of the Month for November 2017, and Jacob Neulight is the November 2017 Student of the Month from the Eastern Center.

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

George Yanoshik - Patient First
Jun 28, 2018
Emergency Medicine Outside Hospitals
Neil Klinghoffer & Mike Braun
Jul 05, 2018
Rotary President Changeover Ceremony
Sarah Lopata - Nicole's Place
Jul 12, 2018
Working to End Domestic Abuse
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
2nd Vice President
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Interact Chair