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.
On Monday evening, Nov 6, 2017 Rotarian Pat DeMay, Citizen Bank, conducted the Fiscal Literacy I seminar at Cradle of Hope. Pat began with having the participants think about where they are now, and where they want to be in 5 years. We discussed income and expenses, and asked those attending to think about these things and fill out the amounts for the second fiscal seminar, which will happen early in 2018. Hopefully everyone will be able to get a better handle on their money, and be able to come up with a budget that includes the ability to save at least a little bit each month. The Dress for Success/Resume seminar will be on Nov 20th.
Glenside Rotary honored an 11th grade student, Nuri, from Wyncote Academy at their Nov 3 meeting. Student of Month Chairs Karen and Steve presented Nuri with a "Service Above Self" Certificate, and an honorarium check Nuri was joined by her proud parents, and her qualifications for the award were presented by Wyncote Academy teacher Josh Bornstein. Head of School Kerry Leraris (a long-standing member of Glenside Rotary) was also present and proud of her outstanding student.
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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.