The Rotary Club of Glenside was recognized by the Cheltenham School Board at the recent board meeting. The commendation was for the 15th annual Thanksgiving project. We had many community partners helping to deliver turkeys and food to district families. This years partners were; Glenside, Wyncote, Myers, and Elkins Park elementary schools. We also had volunteers from; Wyncote Academy, Greater Glenside Patriotic Assoc, Flaherty Knights of Columbus, Arcadia U, and Manor College. Thanks to everyone for another successful project.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the 2018 Postal Workers Food Drive. Rotarians Norma (and husband Ralph), Connie (and husband Rod), Pat (and husband Joe) helped out at Fort Washington. The enjoyed working with the other volunteers from Glenside Knights of Columbus, and from Fingers Wings & Other Things in Plymouth Meeting.
President Norma took two hours to go help unload food at New Life Presbyterian Church for their Food Cupboard.
Thanks to club master painter Lyn, Bob and Dottie, Pat and Joe, Norma and Ralph for a fun, colorful morning repainting the conference room at Glenside Library for Rotary at Work Day. Also, sincere thanks to Lewis Paints in Glenside for sponsoring the event and donating the paint.
Josie was joined by her proud parents, brother, grandmother. and 6th grade teacher as she received the Glenside Rotary "Service Above Self" Award.
Kudos to Arcadia University Rotaract Club, Knight's Tales (Book Club), and other campus organizations who helped make this event such a success.
Sagan from Abington Junior High School was selected by Counselor Melissa Brizell to receive the Club's Student of the Month Award for March, because of Sagan's dedicated service at the school as well as her leadership. The club was happy to also have Sagan's mom present for the award. Congratulations, and we look for great things from you in the future!
On Friday, December 8 Glenside Rotary honored their first "Most Improved Student" as Student of the Month. Jack, an 8th grader at St. Joseph the Protector School was acknowledged by his teacher for this positive attitude and commitment to his work. Several club members are alumni of St. Luke the Evangelist - the previous version of the school.
Once again, with the aid of Wyncote Academy Interactors (who received their RI charter at the beginning of the event), Manor College Rotaract Club, Knights of Columbus and some other friends, the Glenside Rotary Club put together and distributed 75 Thanksgiving Baskets, along with a 5# bag of potatoes and a frozen turkey for each basket. Baskets were dropped off for families in Cheltenham Township, who were identified by the Cheltenham School District Social worker. As always, everyone (especially the Wyncote Academy students) worked very hard and had the packages together in less than an hour. Congratulations to Steve Vahey, who once again ran this like a well-oiled machine, and thank you to all our volunteers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nov 8 - Presentation of new Bookbin for children's section at Glenside Library (Gundaker Grant Project)
On Nov 8 at 1 pm the Glenside Rotary Club presented a new bookbin for the children's section to the Glenside Library. Grant funding for this was obtained from the Rotary District 7450 Gundaker Foundation, and the Glenside Rotary is working to collect matching donations through its Honeybaked Ham fundraiser . 20% of all gift cards purchased through that link will be donated to the Library to update its collection of technical, science, and medical books.
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Glenside Rotary Fundraiser for the Glenside Library to purchase new book bin for children's books and update medical, science and technology books.