Celebrating Paul Harris Fellows! 2023-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure Marisa Romano 2023-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Supporting our Food Pantry Marisa Romano 2023-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Halloween! 2023-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Eradicating Polio One Pint at a Time! Marisa Romano 2023-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
2023 Cash Raffle Marisa Romano 2023-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Safety Fair for Kids E. Finklea 2023-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Citation Recipients

We are thrilled to announce that our Rotary Club has been honored with the prestigious Rotary Citation Award for the 2022/2023 Rotary Year! ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ
Rotary Citation Recipients Marisa Romano 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
RYLA Attendees - 2023 Marisa Romano 2023-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
2023/2024 Rotary District 7410 Governor Visit Marisa Romano 2023-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrations all around! Marisa Romano 2023-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Gazebo Donation to Julia Ribaudo Marisa Romano 2023-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
10th Annual Golf Tournament Marisa Romano 2023-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
2022/2023 Scholarship Winners Marisa Romano 2023-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Donation to Local Fire Companies Marisa Romano 2023-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary - Gene & Mike! Marisa Romano 2023-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
Lacawac Sanctuary Painting Projects! Marisa Romano 2023-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
Hamlin Assembly of God Food Pantry Marisa Romano 2023-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
2023 Chili Cook Off & Crock Pot Challenge Marisa Romano 2023-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

2022-2023 District 7410 Essay Contest

๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€!
It is time for the annual Rotary District 7410 Essay Contest! We will be collecting submissions from Juniors and Seniors residing within the Western Wayne School District until February 24, 2023.
2022-2023 District 7410 Essay Contest Marisa Romano 2023-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
VIP Adopt a Family 2022 Marisa Romano 2022-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Holiday Party

We enjoyed ourselves at Overboards for our annual holiday get-together.
A fantastic time was had by all and it was wonderful to be together sharing stories and laughter.
2022 Holiday Party Romano 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Halloween 2022 Marisa Romano 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox HERO Award Marisa Romano 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio 2022 Marisa Romano 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Cash Raffle Success

Thank you to the community and to our sponsors for your support at our Annual Cash Raffle!
A great time was had by all and we look forward to doing it again!
2022 Cash Raffle Success Marisa Romano 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary, Jill & Emory! Marisa Romano 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Safety Fair for Kids 2022 a Success! Marisa Romano 2022-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
2022/2023 District Governor Visit Marisa Romano 2022-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Fireman's Federation Parade - 2022 Marisa Romano 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
2021/2022 Rotary Citation Recognition Marisa Romano 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
6th Annual Safety Fair for Kids! Marisa Romano 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary is good for the Soul! Marisa Romano 2022-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
All work and no play. Marisa Romano 2022-07-28 04:00:00Z 0

Carnival Day Success!

Our Rotary Club was thankful to be invited to participate in the Carnival planned by the Hamlin Senior Center on Friday, July 22nd!

We had a few games for participants to enjoy - Pick-a-Pop, Bean Bag Frisbee, Water Ping Pong Toss, and Corn hole!
Fun was had by all and we can't wait to do it again!
Carnival Day Success! Marisa Romano 2022-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

Carnival Preparation!

We will be participating in the Hamlin Senior Center's Carnival they are having on Friday, July 22nd. To be sure we are the experts at our craft...we used our meeting time on July 19th to practice our carnival games! We are looking forward to the event and happy to be a part of it!
Carnival Preparation! Marisa Romano 2022-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Tyler Ujvari 2022-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

Our 2022-2023 Rotary Year Begins!

It was a wonderful night of celebration and fellowship. On Tuesday, July 5th - we held our Installation Dinner to recognize our incoming club officers for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.
Our 2022-2023 Rotary Year Begins! Marisa Romano 2022-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary, Priscilla! Marisa Romano 2022-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
9th Annual Golf Tournament Marisa Romano 2022-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Winners - 2022! Marisa Romano 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Park Bench Maintenance

Did you know?
The Rotary Club of Hamlin Lake Ariel continues to maintain the condition of
the park benches along the walking track at the park in Hamlin year after year!
2022 Park Bench Maintenance 2022-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
EverGreen Elementary Rooftop Tables Marisa Romano 2022-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
9th Annual Golf Tournament Marisa Romano 2022-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
2022 Essay Contest Winners Recognized Marisa Romano 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
2022 Blood Drive Marisa Romano 2022-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Buck Pole/Chili Cook Off Marisa Romano 2021-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio 2021 Marisa Romano 2021-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Lake Genero Fall Fest

Tatiana Black represented the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel at this weekend's "Fall Fest" at Lake Genero.
Lake Genero Fall Fest Marisa Romano 2021-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Memorial Board Donation Marisa Romano 2021-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

The "Little Library" of Hamlin

Stop by our newly donated โ€œLittle Libraryโ€ in Hamlin!  Hamlin โ€“ Lake Ariel Rotary Club members did an outstanding job using pieces donated by Fields Used Furniture to build our clubโ€™s new โ€œLittle Libraryโ€ which now resides at the Salem Community Church.  
The "Little Library" of Hamlin 2021-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Flag Raising Ceremony for Hamlin Fire and Rescue Tyler Ujvari 2021-09-28 04:00:00Z 0

Sterling Ball Field 

Our members of Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel are helping update and beautify the Sterling Ball Field!  Amongst some of the updates being done at the field, we are featured here painting bleachers!
Thank you everyone who could help! 
Sterling Ball Field Tyler Ujvari 2021-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange 2021-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
2021-2022 Rotary New Year! Tyler Ujvári 2021-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
8th Annual Golf Tournament - Success! Marisa Romano 2021-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

Child Mother Mission in Uganda

At our meeting on June 1st, we had the honor of the presence of our guest speaker Sister Mary Cecilia Draru, PhD of Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu โ€“ Uganda. There are so many words that can be used to describe the feelings and emotions felt by all as Sister shared with us her first-hand experiences on what life was like as a refugee in Uganda.
Child Mother Mission in Uganda Marisa Romano 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
Essay Contest Winner Recognized Marisa Romano 2021-05-26 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Clean Up on Route 590! Marisa Romano 2021-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Working Together for Better World Books!

The Rotary Club of Hamlin & The Hamlin Community Library
work together to support global literacy!
Basic Education & Literacy is one of Rotary's seven areas of focus
so this was a project we could not pass up the opportunity to assist with.
Working Together for Better World Books! Marisa Romano 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
A night at the movies! Marisa Romano 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary in Brazil!

At our meeting on February 16,2021 we enjoyed a presentation by Ron and Vera Bertagnoli from Rotary District 4720 in Brazil!
Enjoy the presentation we had the pleasure of seeing!
Rotary in Brazil! Marisa Romano 2021-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people help people!

Your local Rotary Club is not the only community organization that relies on your generous support to serve your community! This year, in times that are tough for so many, we are so thankful to be able to also support our local volunteer fire & rescue companies who also have been financially impacted.
Helping people help people! Marisa Romano 2020-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Upcoming VIRTUAL Reverse Cash Raffle! Marisa Romano 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Enter to Win! Motorcycle or Cash Raffle! Marisa Romano 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Our Off-Shore Rotary Meeting! Romano 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Caution: Rotarians at Work! Marisa Romano 2020-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Excitement for the 2020/2021 Rotary year!

On Tuesday, June 30th 2020 - the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel held it's Installation Dinner.
We are excited for the 2020/2021 Rotary year which will be lead by President, Harry Talalas!

Pictured: Left, Harry Talalas
          Right, Ted Silver
Excitement for the 2020/2021 Rotary year! Marisa Romano 2020-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
Expressing Appreciation for Local Businesses Marisa Romano 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Your Local Library

The Hamlin Community Library was in need of a table for outside their new and BEAUTIFULLY landscaped lawn. Rotarian Jacky Gillette did the landscaping, and Rotarians Bill and Eileen Culley made the table happen!
Rotary Supports Your Local Library Marisa Romano 2020-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Beginning Work on Future Walking Trail Marisa Romano 2020-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
Caring for our most vulnerable - Thank You! Marisa Romano 2020-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
Essentials & Food Bags for Seniors! Marisa Romano 2020-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Appreciation for our healthcare workers! Marisa Romano 2020-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Fund

Communities around the world are facing unprecedented times with support needed in areas some of us have never experienced or needed support in before.  It is our mission as the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel to put "service above self", so we are taking some time to notify you today of a huge project that is underway here in Wayne County, PA!   
Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Fund Marisa Romano 2020-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Rotarians Supporting Rotary! Marisa Romano 2020-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donates Sweaters to Julia Ribaudo

During this holiday season - many of us were able to spend it surrounded by friends, family, and those we love. Whether it was enjoying a meal together, coffee, a family game night...the time spent together was what mattered most.

Rotary Donates Sweaters to Julia Ribaudo Marisa Romano 2020-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays from the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel! Marisa Romano 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Adopt a Family this Christmas through VIP! 2019-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Hugs for Soldiers & Hamlin/Lake Ariel Rotary Marisa Romano 2019-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

570 Jeeps Food Drive Benefits Food Pantry

Posted by Marisa Romano on Nov 15, 2019
On Saturday, October 12th the 570 Jeeps, NEPA's Jeep Club hosted their Halloween Jeep Night in Dickson City! At the Halloween Jeep Night, there was a contest among the members of the Jeep Club who decorated their Jeeps in Halloween themes! 

All attendees were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item benefiting the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel's food pantry and we are so thankful for their very thoughtful contributions!

570 Jeeps Food Drive Benefits Food Pantry Marisa Romano 2019-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio on World Polio Day

Posted by Marisa Romano on Oct 29, 2019

The Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel hosted their "Pints for Polio" event on World Polio Day, October 24th.
Thank you to R Place on 590 for agreeing to partner with us on this event on a day that means so much to us as Rotarians!
Pints for Polio on World Polio Day Marisa Romano 2019-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Promoting Literacy at EverGreen Elementary! Marisa Romano 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

3rd Annual Reverse Cash Raffle Fundraiser

Posted by Marisa Romano on Oct 23, 2019
On Wednesday, October 9th, we held our 3rd Reverse Cash Raffle at R Place on 590 in Hamlin.
In addition to the raffle, a buffet dinner and desserts with a cash bar was available.
3rd Annual Reverse Cash Raffle Fundraiser Marisa Romano 2019-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Assistance During a Time of Need

Posted by Marisa Romano on Sep 26, 2019
During the 2018/2019 Rotary Year, our Club made a 3-year commitment to ShelterBox.
For the first year, we made a commitment to donate 2 ShelterBoxes in collaboration with
the Hawley, Blakeslee, and Trail Rotary Clubs.

ShelterBox Assistance During a Time of Need Marisa Romano 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Together, We Empower!

Posted by Marisa Romano on Sep 25, 2019
Together, we Empower people to strive to become the best versions of themselves that they can be.
Together, We Empower! Marisa Romano 2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Working Together to Keep Our Kids Safe! Marisa Romano 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Local Food Pantry Collection

Posted by Marisa Romano on Aug 22, 2019
As you may have noticed, we have added more signage around the area directing members of the community
to our various drop-off locations for the local food pantry.
Local Food Pantry Collection Marisa Romano 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

5th Annual Safety Fair for Kids!

Posted on Aug 16, 2019

Join us on Saturday, September 14th for the 5th Annual Wayne County Safety Fair for Kids!

10am to 1pm at EverGreen Elementary School!

Our mission is the provide the prevention of childhood injuries in our community through education, collaboration, and advocacy! 

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We help people, and we have fun!

Posted by Marisa Romano on Aug 14, 2019
Simply stated - it IS what we do! We work together with a common goal, service above self.

Working together and making friends with each other helps us help the community we serve. One way we have found to strengthen our bond as a Rotary Club is to host "fun meetings" at our usual spot (R Place on 590 at 5:45pm on Tuesdays) or at locations around our community!
We help people, and we have fun! Marisa Romano 2019-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting our local animal shelter!

On Tuesday July 23rd we had a visit from the Dessin Animal Shelter.
Representing them was Board Co-Chair Lisa Weber and Humane Office Marlene Metzger.
Accompanying them was Ransom, a trained therapy dog who assists in a variety of ways in our area. 
Supporting our local animal shelter! Marisa Romano 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Honoring our newest Paul Harris Fellows Marisa Romano 2019-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Rotarians!

Posted on Jul 10, 2019
Happy New Year to the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel! We kicked off our New Year by welcoming two new members.
Welcome to Rotary, Karen Kosky & Jennifer Smaridge!
Welcome New Rotarians! 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Another fantastic Rotary year comes to an end!

Posted by Marisa Romano on Jul 09, 2019
On Tuesday, June 25th - we held our annual Installation Dinner at Bongo's Roadhouse on Rte 191 in Lake Ariel. At this dinner, we thanked the current board members for their service, reflected on everything we've accomplished over the past year, and welcomed our new board members as they lead the way in 2019/2020.
The Presidential Theme for 2019/2020 is "Rotary Connects the World" and we plan to do just that!
Another fantastic Rotary year comes to an end! Marisa Romano 2019-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Baseball Night for the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel! Marisa Romano 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Scholarships Awarded at WWHS

Posted by Marisa Romano on Jun 11, 2019
On Thursday, June 6th - the Western Wayne High School held its annual "Senior Night" in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel awarded scholarships in the total amount of $2,000 to two students who are pursuing a post-secondary education. 

In total, the Western Wayne Graduating Class of 2019 received a record amount of $4,185,696 in scholarships!

Annual Scholarships Awarded at WWHS Marisa Romano 2019-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

7th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
Our golf tournament was held on a picture perfect day on a picture perfect course. More than 60 golfers came out and a lucky one hit a HOLE in ONE! Congrats to Marvin Fountain on hitting an ace and winning a trip to Myrtle Beach!
A big shout out of thanks go to major sponsors Jason Wiggins, Finance of America, and Terry Gunning, LPI Financial Investments.

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Paul Harris Fellows Making a Difference!

Posted by Marisa Romano on May 29, 2019
On Tuesday, May 28th 2019 we recognized 2018/2019 Club President Tatiana Black (pictured left) as a "Paul Harris Fellow"
& District Governor Nominee for 2019-2020 Mary Ellen Bentler (pictured right) as a "Multiple Paul Harris Fellow".
The recognition was presented by Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel Member Terri Ditty. 
Paul Harris Fellows Making a Difference! Marisa Romano 2019-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary, Lynn! 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary Eileen and Jacky! Marisa Romano 2019-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Clean Up Along Route 590 in Hamlin Marisa Romano 2019-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Contest Winners Celebrated

Posted by Joanne Firestone
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"Be the Inspiration" was the theme of this year's essay contest for the Rotary District 7410. We received 12 entries from the Western Wayne School District and on March 26th, the top 3 winners were invited to a social event our club hosted in their honor. 

Contest Winners Celebrated Joanne Firestone 2019-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

We are People of Action!

Posted by Marisa Romano on Mar 06, 2019
Pictured: Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel President - Tatiana Black
Chris Dubas from the Western Wayne Little League

We are "People of Action" and happy to serve our community to help create lasting change! 
We are People of Action! Marisa Romano 2019-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Corn Hole Tournament for the Western Wayne Little League 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel Supports our Troops! 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Tree Lighting Marisa Romano 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Operation Warm Coat Donation

Posted on Dec 10, 2018
Rotarians present the Western Wayne School District with cases of coats through Operation Warm on behalf of the Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel! 
Operation Warm Coat Donation Marisa Romano 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Provides Warmth and Joy to Children This Year 2018-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Tree Lighting!

Come join us for the Annual Community Tree Lighting at the Salem Township Building on Route 590 in Hamlin!
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Forum on Heroin and Opioids

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
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On October 16, 2018 The Rotary Club of Hamlin Lake Ariel gathered a panel of 6 professionals who deal on a regular basis with the issue of heroin and opioid abuse in our community.
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Public Forum 2018-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Safe Kids 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

New Member!

The Club's newest member, Gretchen Thatcher is shown here being pinned by her husband and member, Tom Thatcher. The pin used was the same pin that Tom's father used at his induction 30 years ago! Tom was a Rotarian in NJ before moving to our area. He and his wife Gretchen are already valued members of the club and are spearheading a PennDot Adopt a Highway project. They are pictured with Club President Tatiana Black.  
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Take me out to the Ball Game!

Members from the Hamlin Lake Ariel Rotary Club spent an evening at the  Scranton Railriders vs. Charlotte Knights baseball game on July 27. Our host was NBT Bank. NBT treated the group with a party box thanks to club member and NBT Bank officer MaryEllen Bentler. Hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza were enjoyed by the group and the cookies at the end were a big hit!

Rain stopped the game after the third inning but even the rain couldn't dampen the mood as the group stayed and partied for another hour. 

THANK YOU NBT Bank and MaryEllen Bentler. It was a great time with great friends!

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Year in Review

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Club Donates to Local Fire Company

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Fire Chief Michael DiPierro was the guest speaker at the club's regular meeting on May 29, 2018. He gave the club details of upcoming events including the Fireworks scheduled for June 30 and the Annual Picnic and Parade scheduled for July 14. Both events are important to the company, annually raising a sizable portion of the fire company's operating funds. Volunteers are needed to work the concession stand, act as runners with food, etc. Club members are asked, if they wish to volunteer,  to notify Eileen Talalas who will coordinate with the fire company.
The club then presented Chief DiPierro with a check towards the Fire Company's fundraising efforts. The Rotary Club of Hamlin Lake Ariel is committed to serving the local and global community. Monies are raised through special events including the annual golf tournament and cash raffle as well as money contributed by members a weekly meetings. 
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Gazebo Donated

If you have driven through Hamlin in recent weeks you may have noticed the addition of a Gazebo at the Hamlin Senior Center. The Gazebo is a donation from the Rotary Club of Hamlin - Lake Ariel. "Up until now, most of our fund raising benefited the youth in our community," said club president, Eileen Talalas. "Those projects included swings, bleachers and benches at Salem Park, the establishment of an annual Safe Kids Fair, and books for a summer reading program among others. This year, we approached the Hamlin Senior Center and asked if they had a 'wish list'.  An outdoor seating area was the only request." Through club fundraising efforts and a grant from Rotary District 4710, funds were raised to fulfill the wish... and then some.
The club's members gathered on Monday to apply a coat of stain to ensure protection of the wood. The club will also be providing bench seats so the seniors can relax and enjoy the lovely summer weather while being protected from the sun. A plaque was also mounted to the entrance announcing the donation by the club in memory of the club's charter president Dr E.J. "Jeff" Hathaway who passed earlier this year. "Jeff was the club's first president and instrumental in making sure that we all lived by the motto 'Service Above Self'. He was 90 years of age when he passed and until he became ill this past Autumn, he was very active in all club activities. It is fitting that we honor his memory in this way", said Talalas.
Rotary is a worldwide organization that seeks to improve lives, locally and globally. Best known for its efforts to eradicate polio, the organization is also the only non-government organization with a permanent seat in the United Nations. Preventing Disease, Maternal and Child Heath, Improving Sanitation, Literacy and Education, and Conflict Resolution are the primary areas of focus. People interested in learning more are invited to attend a club meeting, held each Tuesday, 5:30 pm at RPlace in Hamlin. The club also seeks sponsors and golfers for their upcoming tournament which allows the club to continue its work. Information is available at NBT Bank, Century 21 in Hamlin, or Re/MAX Best in Lake Ariel.
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Rotary Plants a Forest

Rotary seeks to improve the local and global community with a motto of Service Above Self. In keeping with Rotary International President Ian Riseley's challenge for every Rotarian to plant a tree, the clubs of District 7410 Cluster 3 joined forces to plant 150 trees at Lacawac Sanctuary. Meeting near the Big Lake Trail on a sunny spring morning, 39 Rotary, Interact, and Community Corps volunteers grabbed shovels and pickaxes to make short work of the project. 
The Lacawac Sanctuary is home to Lake Lacawac which is the southernmost unpolluted glacial lake. As such, it is an invaluable resource for research and education. The surrounding forests also provide a beautiful environment for outdoor enthusiasts with multiple trails, venues for special events including weddings, and an laboratory for teaching multitudes of school students how to be responsible stewards of the environment. Lacawac is dedicated to be a leading force and vibrant center for environmental education and research, resulting in awareness, appreciation, and preservation of the natural world. 
Members of the Hamlin-Lake Ariel, Hawley, Honesdale, Milford-Matamoras, and Newfoundland Clubs were joined by members of the Western Wayne and Wayne Highlands Interact Clubs. There were 6 varieties of trees planted including Flowering White Dogwood, Redbud, Wild Black Cherry, Shagbark Hickory, White Oak and Red Oak all of which are indigenous to the forest.
The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Anyone interested in learning more or joining Rotary is invited to visit www.Rotary.org or stop by a club's weekly meeting. 
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Upcoming Events

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The Hamlin Lake Ariel Rotary has several speakers planned in the upcoming weeks as well as some service and fundraising projects.
On March 20, we will welcome Betty Sullivan, a resident of the new senior housing apartments in Hamlin. Betty will tell us about the apartments and well as the criteria for leasing.
On March 27, our own Joanne Firestone will be presenting information about water shortages and what is being done.
Michelle Wolf from Victims Intervention is doing a talk about Human Trafficking on April 3. Yes, it is an issue right here in Wayne County! 
Don't forget to join us on April 10 when Tata Mbugua speaks about life in Kenya, and immigration issues. 
District Conference is being held from April 22 to 24 at Kalahari Resort. Members are urged to attend. Single day registrations are open for those who can't commit to multiple days.
On April 28 we will be joining forces with the other clubs in our cluster- Newfoundland, Milford, Hawley and Honesdale, to complete the planting of Rotary Grove at Lacawac Sanctuary. 
Our Golf Tournament is planned for June 4 at Scranton Muni. Details will follow!
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Rest in Peace

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Rest in Peace Sally Venetsky. Sally was a charter member of our club and her dedication to service was an inspiration. Although health concerns ultimately forced her to resign from the club she has been with us in spirit. Sincerest condolences to the family.


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Meet Rotary!

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The Rotary Club of Hamlin - Lake Ariel hosted a Meet Rotary night on October 10 in lieu of its weekly meeting. Club members invited guests from the local community to join in a light snack and learn more about what Rotary is and does for the Community. The evening began with a short video presentation followed by brief descriptions of Rotary areas of focus.
Participants learned about the various events and projects sponsored by the local club including Safe Kids Fair, Food pantry collections, donations of equipment to Salem Park. The club also shared information about its support of youth in our community through leadership training, scholarships, summer reading program, and sponsorship of a High School Interact Club. 
The event culminated with the induction of a new member, Marisa Romano. Marisa is shown here accepting her pin from Sponsor Terri Ditty. Also shown is club President Eileen Talalas. The club meets weekly, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at RPlace in Hamlin. All are welcome.
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Hamlin - Lake Ariel holds Raffle

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The Rotary Club of Hamlin - Lake Ariel held its first ever Reverse Raffle on Thursday October 5. Tickets were limited to 150 and sold out for $100 each. The drawing was held at RPlace in Hamlin and featured hors d'ouevres, pasta bar and desserts. 
All 150 tickets were drawn with each 5th ticket winning a basket or gift certificate. The final 5 tickets were awarded monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $4000. Cash winners included club members Joanne Firestone and Herb Black, local business owners Deb and Dom Mutascio, Rotary Past District Governor Carol Hemphill. Winning top prize was Jane and Joe Martini. Jane is the owner of Lady Jane's Spa and Boutique in Hamlin and is a member of the North Pocono Rotary.
The club will be utilizing the funds raised to complete the purchase of a gazebo for the Hamlin Senior Center, a project supported through a district grant, as well as supporting other community projects. Since its inception in 2012, the club has provided support to the local food pantry, provided bleachers, benches and a swing set for Salem Park. Youth programs have included leadership training, scholarships, summer reading program, and Safe Kids Fair with car seat and bike helmets given to those in need. 
The club meets on Tuesday evenings at 5:50, RPlace in Hamlin. The public is welcome. 
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RYLA Participant Josh Danna

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
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Josh Danna, a senior at North Pocono HS was our guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting. He told us of his experience at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, first as a participant and the following year as a counselor. Josh described his experience as "life changing". Josh also shared details of a service project undertaken by the RYLA participants to raise money for "Shoes that Grow" which will be distributed to underprivileged children in Lebanon. He mentioned that the group was $50 shy of goal but after meeting with our club, we are happy to report that the goal was greatly exceeded!
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Help for Houston- Disaster Aid USA

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Rotary Disaster Aid USA
As the world's premiere service organization, Rotary is poised and ready to assist our neighbors in Texas. An update from the Disaster Aid website states, 
Zone  21b Houston Tx trailer is on standby as we wait the rain out. Some areas over 20" of rain in 24 hours. Zone 30 domestic response trailer in Lake Charles Louisiana is also standing by and in touch with local emergency management. Texas and Louisiana response teams will need money for supplies and equipment please donate at www.disasteraidusa.com. All money raised will be used only for Hurricane Harvey survivors and needs. 

DART team on standby!!!

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Hamlin Fire and Rescue Receives Donation

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Kim Evans from Hamlin Fire and Rescue spoke at the August 22 meeting of the Hamlin Rotary. The company is holding their annual Gun Raffle on September 30 and requested the assistance of the club in setting up, serving, and cleaning after the dinner. The club showed enthusiastic support and presented a check to help the Fire Company's efforts. Shown alongside Kim is Rotarian Jennifer Wargo who will be coordinating the volunteers from Rotary.
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Paul Harris Plus 3!

Posted on Aug 23, 2017
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Mary Ellen Bentler is was awarded a Paul Harris Plus 3 pin at the August 22 meeting of the Hamlin Lake Ariel Rotary Club. A Paul Harris pin is awarded in recognition of $1000 donation to Rotary Foundation. This is Mary Ellen's 4th such contribution so the pin has 3 gems embedded for each thousand above the original. Presenting her with the award is Dr Jeff Hathaway who earned his 1st Paul Harris in 1974. 
Mary Ellen serves as the District's Foundation Chair and is a charter member of the Hamlin Lake Ariel Club.
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Celebrating 5 Years of Service

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Our Installation Dinner on July 18, 2012 was a celebration of service. Each of our past 5 presidents shared memories and accomplishments of their respective years. We thank Jeff Hathaway, Mary Ellen Richards Bentler, Harry V. Talalas, Terri Ditty and Terry Gunning for their leadership and service as Presidents. Our newly installed President Eileen Talalas is looking forward to carrying on their legacy and adding even more projects to serve our community.
The club has accomplished many projects including the establishment of an on-going food drive to benefit the local pantry. Over the years we have purchased and installed benches, bleachers and swings at Salem Park. Annual Scholarships and leadership training for high school students have been put in place. Our 3rd Annual Safe Kids Fair is slated for September 16 at Evergreen School where children can get bike helmets, life jackets, and car seats if needed along with tons of other valuable safety information. In 2017, Evergreen School was gifted books for every student in support of the summer reading program.
Lacawac Sanctuary has been a recipient of Rotary funds and manpower in restoring the Ice House. The club has made monetary donations to local EMS, Fire and Rescue companies and many other community organizations. 
In addition to the on-going projects mentioned, the new year brings 2 new goals- the establishment of a Rotary Grove with the planting of 150 trees in cooperation with the Hawley, Honesdale and Newfoundland Clubs, and the donation of a Gazebo to our local Senior Center. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at RPlace on 590, Hamlin PA. The public is welcome. An informational Wine and Cheese party is planned for October 10 for anyone seeking more information about Rotary and how to get involved. 
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Safe Kids Date Announced

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The Rotary Club of Hamlin Lake Ariel will sponsor the 3rd Annual Safe Kids Fair at Evergreen School in Hamlin on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Beginning at 10 am, The Pennsylvania State Police will conduct car seat safety checks and seats will be replaced as needed for as long as supplies last. The Ledgedale Dive and Rescue Team will fit children with personal flotation devices. Local fire companies will be on hand to teach fire safety and evacuation. More than 20 groups will gather in the school's cafeteria from 10 to 1 to provide potentially life saving information. Bike helmets will be fitted and 2 lucky children can win a new bike! This event is free to all children.  
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Rain Date Announced

Due to forecasted thunderstorms throughout our region, tomorrow's golf tournament has been postponed to July 24. All other details remain unchanged. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our members and guests is paramount. Thank you for your continued support. 
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Cook-off Success

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Company's Bingo Hall on Saturday April 1 was terrific! Attendees enjoyed sampling a dozen chili offerings, each with a distinctly different
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Safety Fair for Kids


September 24, 2016.
Tha Rotary Club of Hamlin- Lake Ariel hosted a 2nd Annual Safe Kids Fair at Evergreen Elementary in Hamlin.
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Hamlin Rotary Club Supports Community Park

Posted by Terri Ditty
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Members of the Rotary Club of Hamlin joined with the Salem Township Supervisors to dedicate swings donated by the club to the Salem Community Park.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a picnic and a refreshing of park benches the Rotary Club installed along the walking path several years ago. 
Purchase  of the swings, benches and bleachers was made possible by ongoing  fund raising events by the club and matched by The Rotary Foundation.   Pictured are members of the Rotary Club and Salem Township Supervisors who provided the installation. 
Hamlin Rotary Club Supports Community Park Terri Ditty 2016-08-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Hamlin honored its โ€œRotarian of the Yearโ€ at its July 19 meeting in Lake Ariel. Tatiana Black of Hamlin was awarded a plaque and a commendation for her service to the club. Presenting the award was outgoing President Terri Ditty.
In making the presentation, Ms Ditty noted that in addition to serving as Club Secretary, Tatiana participated in every club event and fundraiser and exemplified the meaning of โ€œRotarianโ€. The clubโ€™s fundraising events over the 12 preceding months included 2 flea markets, Chili Cook-off, Comedy Night and the annual Golf Tournament. Those events funded Safe Kids Fair with car seat and bike helmet giveaways, Scholarship for a Western Wayne graduate, funding for a student to attend youth leadership training, and the induction of high school students into Interact, a Rotary youth division.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The club meets at 5:30 pm on Tuesday evenings at Bongoโ€™s Roadhouse on Route 191. Anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary is welcome to attend.
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Interact Club of Western Wayne Induction Ceremony 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0

Benefit Comedy Night

The Rotary Club of Hamlin presents its second Comedy Night.  Our new venue is the Main Lodge in The Hideout.  The public is welcome into The Hideout and tickets can be purchased from any of our Rotary members.  Tickets will also be available for sale at the Club House in The Hideout near the golf course
Two choices for you....Dinner and Show or Show Only!
Take a break and a have a good laugh...21 and older please...but, comedy is suitable to bring your mom!
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Dr. E Jefferies Hathaway Honored for 61 Years of Service 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Safe Kids Fair

The Rotary Club of Hamlin with the help of a district grant sponsored our First Annual Safe Kids Fair this past Saturday September 26 2015 at the Evergreen School on Rt. 191 Hamlin located in the southern Wayne county area.
Agencies  attending the fair included Wayne Memorial Hospital safe kids bike helmet checks, National Park Services of Wayne county, Drug and Alcohol Wayne county, Children and Youth Services, Early Intervention Coalition, Emergency Services Operations Center, Hamlin Fire and Ambulance Services, Ledgedale Fire Department Dive team, The Hideout Public Safety Department with a  fingerprinting station ,  and the American Red Cross .
Children were fitted for the correct bike helmet, provided with personal floatation devices, and learned how to preform CPR, observed Karate demonstrations by Twin Dragons and learned about school bus safety.   Ages ranged from 2 to 12 of boys and girls having fun visiting the Tooth fairy and learning healthy dental practices. Upon entering the fair children were given a chance to win a new bike which were donated by Salem Township Supervisors and the Wayne County YMCA .  Fun was had by all including the Hamlin Rotary members offering refreshments to approximately 150 attendees.
Thank you to all who participated in making this service project a huge success.
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August 4 2015 Minutes

  1.   President Terry Ditty reviewed the  Mandatory Activities for the club, and assigning members and the actions on completing activities. We are off to a good start.
  2. Goal of increasing personal giving to $150/ per capita was discussed.
  3. All in favor of donating to Don Frick's family of $100.00
  4.  Board to discuss club money and personal money at a later date.
  5. Mention of the Hamlin sign with Rotary logo, flags
  6. Kid Safe program- Mary Ellen contacting POC for event. Date is Sept 26 at the Evergreen school.
  7. Received $3000 in grant money from the Grant committee to purchase car seats and other items for the Safe Kids program. This is a free event for children under the age of 12.
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Chili Cook-off

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Chili Cook-off on March 28. It was a great night with an awesome variety of chili recipes! There were 15 entries and some real stand-outs.

Congratulations to the winners, especially Hemlock Farms Fire with showings in all 3 categories! The winners were:

Best Damn Chili- 1st Place Joy Simons, 2nd Place- Hemlock Farms Fire Company

Best 3 Scream Chili- 1st Place -Renegades, 2nd Place- Hemlock Farms Fire Company

Firehouse Challenge- 1st Place- Hemlock Farms Fire Company, 2nd Place- Ledgedale Fire Company

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Upcoming Events

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On February 17, the Rotary Club of Hamlin will feature guest speaker Debbie Gillette at its weekly meeting. Debbie is the Executive Director of the Chamber of the Northern Poconos. The Chamber's motto is "The heart of commerce in Wayne & Pike Counties, the Lake Region in the Northern Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania!"
Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards will be addressing n at our weekly meeting on March 3. In addition to being tough on crime, Janine has been a driving force behind the newly formed Wayne County Drug Prevention Task Force. 
All meetings are held Tuesday evenings at Bennoco's. Happy Hour (cash bar) starts at 5:30, meeting at 6. The public is invited.
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Comedy Night

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Comedy show at Bennoco's Bar And Grill on January 17 was a tremendous success with more than 100 people attending. Four very talented young men including host Sam Evans nearly brought the house down. We owe Sam, Anthony Devito and Greg Stone a huge debt of gratitude. We can't thank members of our committee Dale Geyer, Tatiana Black, Terri Ditty and Laurie O'Connor enough for their hard work in putting this event together. Rotary's motto "Service Above Self" was truly demonstrated!

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Future Projects?

Posted by Eileen Talalas on Oct 29, 2013

We had a great meeting last night talking about ideas for future projects/ fund raisers. Image


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Hamlin Rotary Improves Township Park Select Member 2013-08-28 13:17:01Z 0
Hamlin Rotary Article in News Eagle Eileen Talalas 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Golf Tournament Update Eileen Talalas 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Tournament Sponsors Needed! Eileen Talalas 2013-02-28 14:32:36Z 0
Hamlin Rotary Soap Drive Michael Bird 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Last weeks Program: E. Jefferies Hathaway 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
New Generations Avenue of Service E. Jefferies Hathaway 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Eileen Talalas 2012-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Eileen Talalas 2012-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Eileen Talalas 2012-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Eileen Talalas
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