Ro­tar­i­ans give back with do­na­tions to 17 or­ga­ni­za­tions

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA - By Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

NEtTltN BlRlUdH – The New­town Ro­tary Club dis­trusted A1R,000 to 13 lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and four in­ter­na­tional groups at its 2013 Al­lo­ca­tions iun­cheon at the Tem­per­ance House.

The 2013 re­cip­i­ents in­clude New­town Am­bu­lance, New­town Theatre, New­town iibrary Com­pany, Ar­bor Day, criends Home, Chan­dler Hall, Camp Dis­cov­ery, nurs­ing schol­ar­ship (Coun­cil Rock School Dis­trict), fn­ter­act Club Schol­ar­ship, D.A.R.E. (New­town Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment), Po­ten­tial, fnc. (Autism ed­u­ca­tion), Bucks County Hous­ing droup and Aid­ing lur Neigh­bors.

cunds were also al­lo­cated to a hand­ful of in­ter­na­tional projects, in­clud­ing Po­lio Plus, Shel­ter Box, Ro­to­plast and Ped­als for Progress, and a national disas­ter fund.

Ac­cept­ing do­na­tions wereW geff Stock­los, chief of the New­town Am­bu­lance Squad, and goe Sw­erk, squad pres­i­dent; Cpl. Tim hee­gan of the New­town Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment for the D.A.R.E. pro­gram; Sarah Huskin and Bob Duaime, both of Camp Dis­cov­ery; David Sch­wei­den­bach for Ped­als for Progress; harolyn cisher for the New­town iibrary Com­pany;

hather­ine calk for Chan­dler Hall; jary Ann Du­dan for criends Home and sil­lage.

Also, Carol Saun­ders from Aid­ing lur Neigh­bors; Duane Buck from New­town Theatre; hris­tine nuinby from Po­ten­tial, fnc.; and jelissa jantz from the Bucks County Hous­ing droup.

jichelle hnobloch, chair­man of New­town Ro­tary Al­lo­ca­tions Com­mit­tee, led a round of ap­plause for her com­mit­tee mem­bers who de­cided which groups would re­ceive the funds.

“There is no ques­tion that we’ve made ex­cel­lent choices,” she said to the benH­fiFLDULHV DQG WKH FOUE PHPEHUV.

hnobloch said the al­lo­ca­tions were made to help other ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions so they can in turn help oth­ers.

Pres­i­dent hathy joore added that the club’s “Hope on the sine” fundraiser en­abled the club to al­lo­cate 22 per­cent more than last year.

“te are re­ally grate­ful to all who con­trib­uted to its suc­cess,” joore said.

That night, A3,2R0 was raised for the EHQH­fiW RI 3ROLR 3OUV, D 5RWDUY ,QWHUQD­tional ef­fort com­mit­ted to the erad­i­ca­tion of the po­lio dis­ease.

joore said that af­ter mak­ing emer­gency do­na­tions in the af­ter­math of Su­per­storm Sandy on the East Coast and a deadly tor­nado in joore lk­la­homa, the Al­lo­ca­tions Com­mit­tee de­cided to re­serve funds for fu­ture dis­as­ters.

Sixty per­cent of the an­nual al­lo­ca­tions help lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions.

An­other 20 per­cent is do­nated to help in­ter­na­tional neigh­bors and com­mu­ni­ties.

Since 198R, Ro­tary fn­ter­na­tional has taken the erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio through­out the world as one of its mis­sions.

lnly three coun­tries re­main on the list for the pro­jectW Afghanistan, Nige­ria and Pak­istan.

Shel­ter Box is a process when boxes are air­dropped into places where there is a cri­sis. They have been used all over the world. Shel­ter Box works in many places into which only planes are al­lowed.

The boxes con­tain a tent with sup­plies, such as pots, pans and a cook­ing stove.

Ev­ery­thing is us­able, in­clud­ing the box, and pro­vides shel­ter for fam­i­lies that have lost ev­ery­thing. The Ro­tary fn­ter­act Club, a youth group, pre­vi­ously sup­ported the pro­ject.

Ro­tary fn­ter­na­tional is well-known for Ro­to­plast for go­ing into coun­tries and help­ing to fund re­con­struc­tive surgery for peo­ple with cleft palates.

fn ad­di­tion to the al­lo­ca­tions pre­sen­ta­tions, hathy joore, out­go­ing pres­i­dent of the New­town Ro­tary Club, con­grat­u­lated gake Doneker, in­com­ing pres­i­dent.

New­town Ro­tary’s next pub­lic event will be its An­nual dolf lut­ing on jon­day, Sept. 23. The out­ing is co-spon­sored by the New­town Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion.

Pro­ceeds from the dolf lut­ing are ear­marked for Pickering janor.

Ro­tary fn­ter­na­tional is the world’s fiUVW VHUVLFH FOUE RUJDQLZDWLRQ. TKH RUJDniza­tion has 1.2 mil­lion mem­bers who vol­un­teer their time and tal­ent to fur­ther the Ro­tary motto, “Ser­vice above Self”.

The New­town Ro­tary Club, founded in 19R3, meets at The Tem­per­ance House, R South State Street, New­town. All meet­ings are ted­nes­day lun­cheons from 12W1R to 1W30 p.m.

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Photo by Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

Com­mu­nity lead­ers, who re­ceived do­na­tions for their groups, gath­ered for the an­nual New­town Ro­tary Al­lo­ca­tion Lun­cheon at the Tem­per­ance House on June 26.

Photo by Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

New­town Ro­tary raised $3,250 for Po­lio Plus, a Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional ef­fort com­mit­ted to the erad­i­ca­tion of the po­lio dis­ease. Pic­tured, from left, are: Kathy Moore, Chuck Charlton, Michelle Knobloch and Joe Schofield.

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