Meeting Information:
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Two Guys Restaurant
1199 Texas Palmyra Hwy
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States of America
2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon at Two Guys From Italy and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM at Two Guys From Italy
Rotary News (RSS)
Life during wartime: a frontline report

As the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approached, a firsthand account shows how Rotary members are responding to this humanitarian crisis.

Rotary projects around the globe - February 2023

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Bolivia, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Malaysia.

Remembering Jewish Salonica

Albert Bourla's story of how his parents survived the Holocaust provides a vivid picture of the Jewish experience in Thessaloniki. His story has important lessons today for all of us in our very troubled world.

Second woman nominated as Rotary International president

Second woman nominated as Rotary International presidentEVANSTON, Ill. (January 24, 2023) — Stephanie Urchick, member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, PA, USA, will become the second woman to take office as president of

Leveraging expertise: Shelterbox

ShelterBox: A desire to help, a global relief partner, opportunities to respond after disastersShelterBox, an internationally known disaster relief organization and one of Rotary's key partners, originated as a Rotary club

Honesdale Rotary Calendar of Events
February 2023
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Fundraising Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Immediate Past Co-President
Immediate Past Co-President

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Fundraiser for Eiji was discussed.  All boxes for the fundraiser have been sold. A $600 check will be presented to our exchange student, Eiji, for use for his class trip
Alycia spoke about the upcoming shower to benefit VIP. Shower is scheduled for April 30, at Grace Episcopal Church Hall. More details will follow, after meeting with the fundraising committee. 
There will be a Rotary District Fundraiser – WB Penguins Hockey game –Feb 25.
Wine Event at Fairgrounds -Sept 23.---We are working on upcoming committees and coming up with a Name for the Event. 
Lisa Glover from The Wayne County Arts Alliance spoke about their fundraising efforts to buy a building on Main Street in Honesdale. The club voted and agreed to donate $5,000 to the capital fund for the purchase of the building.  A check will be presented at the Social Event next Tuesday, Jan 31. At the Wayne Hotel.
The Rotary sponsored Blood Drive will be March 7, at the Honesdale Armory. Volunteers are needed for this.
A check was presented to Marci Bunting from Billy’s New Hope Farm. Money was raised through our Pet Paw Parade.
A $700 check was presented to the Honesdale Middle School Olympiad Team for the purchase of a computer.
Evening meetings will be held at Two Guys From Italy until further notice.
Our February meetings will be Feb 14 @ noon and Feb 28@ 6:00 pm
Board Meeting for Feb - TBA
AMBA Wellness is this Saturday from 6AM-10AM at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale.  If you signed up to help, please be there for your scheduled time.
The Pet Paw-rade was a huge success for our very first time!  We cleared almost $500, of which $400. will be donated to Billy's New Hope Farm animal rescue. The other $100. will go towards work at the new dog park.
Our holiday gathering will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at the Cooperage in Honesdale.  The time is 6-8pm.  Bring a wrapped gift with a $20 limit if you wish to participate in the white elephant gift exchange.  ALSO,  Please bring a covered dish to share and BYOB.
Special Olympics is holding a fund raiser this Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Wallenpaupack brewery. The Interact students will be helping at this event and ask that all Rotarians come out to support the event.  No cost for admission.
We will once again decorate the Fred Miller Pavillion for the holidays.  More information to follow. 
Have a great weekend.

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.











Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.”