Minutes from April 23rd 2023

Honesdale Rotary night meeting recap from  April 25, 2023
 
Check out our Rotary Sing along with Speaker Eiji Matsumoto
 
Eiji treated us to a slide show about Japan and some things he’s experienced since being in the U.S. 
 
Announcements & updates.
 
Pic a card 50/50
If you haven’t been to a meeting since we started a fun new 50/50, you should come and check it out. The 50/50 pot continues to roll over till someone picks the Jack of Diamonds from a dwindling deck of cards. Each meeting, the ticket winner draws a card. If it’s not the Jack of diamonds, it’s ripped up, and the 50/50 money rolls over to the next meeting.
 
April was busy, busy! Honesdale Rotarians participated in:
  • A Lacawac joint service day that was  a success!  Jim, Lisa, Eiji, Jim Hamil, & myself painted, put tables together & helped together to spruce up. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend and participate!
  • An Adopt a Hwy clean up on Earth Day, April 22nd. Special thanks to Stephen Moulton  for heading that up, and all the volunteers that pitched in!
  • On April 30th, A VIP shower fund raiser was organized & run by Alycia Schwartz. It had baskets, prizes, and most of all, funds & needed items were collected for this vital program. Thank you so much Alycia!
Announcements/discussion:
  • Grant training was held in person & a virtual training.  Now we are eligible  to apply for district grants.
  • RYLA: We have 5 interact students attending! Great news Lynn!
  • Tickets to sell for Balls Away Interact fundraiser were sold out. Thank you to all that purchased and sold tickets!
  • Message From Betty:      
    • AMBA is set for Nov. 11th
    • Oct. blood drive is on, just need to schedule the date
  • Roots and Rhythm is June 17th.   Bob Schwartz is Chairperson. We need all hands on deck for this annual event!
    • Bob is having a meeting at his house, (the Schwartz's 25 Prompton View in Prompton) on May 10, @ 6:30 pm for organizing  & planning. If you can attend, please text him @ 570-947-7747, or email at  robert.schwartz@lpl.com.
  • Date and place of Installation Dinner for Dana Scott is June 20th @ Woodloch.  Please make plans to join us! More Details to follow.
  • Club meeting day and place….we’re working on finding a different place.
    • Some places discussed: the new brewery (old Irving Cliff brewery), Honesdale Golf Club to name a few). Still deciding.
  • Sept beer & wine fest:  committee updates
    • Exciting updates, there are sponsorships coming in, all wineries and food trucks are booked. 
    • Come and join us to find out how you can help in the meetings in May!
 Mark your calendars for events in May & June:
  • May 9th, 12:00, speaker will be Danielle Dietz from the American Red Cross
  • May 10th, 6:30. Roots & Rhythm Meeting @ Bob & Alycia’s house
  • May 23rd, 5:30. night meeting Essay winners from Interact & a 2nd speaker, to be announced.
  • June 17th, Roots & Rhythm Beer Stand. Volunteers needed!
  • June 20th, Installation dinner @ Woodloch
Enjoy your Sunday Rotarians!
See you soon,
Sherry
 
 
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Minutes from March 28th 2023

Member from the Honesdale  Highschool Interact Club came to our meeting to talk about their upcoming Fundraiser, BALLS AWAY.  They are selling tickets to support the club.  The Interact Club is using the fundraiser money to help to mentor students in the middle school. 
 
A letter was read from our foreign exchange student’s father, He thanked us for financially supporting his son,  helping to send Eiji on the Senior class trip, to Disney World. 
 
Rotary Leader Institute (RLI) Grant Training for District 7410 is going to be held on  April 15, 2023 at Holiday Inn East Mountain. 
 
RYLA applications are due by April 15, 2023. 
 
Our fundraiser to benefit VIP will be held at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall on April 30, 2023.
 
Our Beer and Wine Festival was discussed in detail.    The event will be held on Sept. 23, 2023 at the Wayne County Fair Grounds.
 
Our Joint Rotary service event is scheduled for April 16, 2023 at the Lacawac Sanctuary,
 
Our roadside cleanup is scheduled for April 22, 2023
 
Our next Rotary Meeting will be held on April 11, at noon, at Two Guys from Italy.  We will be pleased to have our district Governor, Craig Devenport, with us at this meeting.
Minutes from March 28th 2023 2023-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

The Luck of the Draw Blood Drive Surpasses Expectations!

The Honesdale Rotary Club and Bold Gold Media sponsored The American Red Cross Luck of the Draw Blood drive on March 7. A total of 116 pints of blood was collected, surpassing the goal of 98 pints of blood. These 116 pints will help save 348 lives! Blood drives, such as this annual event help to maintain a stable blood supply for our community and surrounding communities. The Honesdale Rotary Club thanks everyone who gave their time to help make this event such a success.  A special thank you to the Interact Club and National Honor Society members, Pooja Patel, Gillian Goldstein and Elecktra Kehagias who helped out all afternoon serving drinks and snacks to the many blood donors who came out to give the gift of life!
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Minutes from 02.14.2023

The upcoming Rotary Sponsored blood drive is March 7, 2023 at the Lemnitzer Armory in Honesdale, PA. Volunteers are still needed for this event. 
 
Sunday, April 16, 2023 is Rotary Volunteer Day for Hamlin/Lake Ariel, Newfoundland, Hawley, and Honesdale Rotary clubs. We will be meeting for a work day at the Lacawac Sanctuary, from 9am-Noon. The rain date is Sunday April 23, 2023.
 
Highway cleanup has been scheduled for Saturday April 22, 2023. We meet at the Horizon Dental on 191 at 8:30 in the AM. More information soon.
 
The Household Shower to benefit VIP was also discussed. This is scheduled for April 30, 2023 at Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Honesdale. Baskets to be raffled are needed for this event.
 
The official name for our upcoming fundraiser in September is HONESDALE BEER AND WINE FEST.  This is scheduled for Sept 23, 2023. Every Rotarian is needed to help with this important fundraiser. Meetings have been on going and will continue to prepare for this event. Dana Scott is the Chairperson for this event. 
 
Jeff Firmstone from the Fair Board sent an email stating that we can meet sometime in late March or early April, for a face to face with the Fair Board to answer any questions we might have in preparation for our event.
 
Kathi McKenna was voted in to become a member. She will be inducted at a later date as she is currently out of town.
 
Best,
 
Bonny Cousins
Co-President
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Minutes from 01.24.2023

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
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Minutes from 11.08.2022

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.
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H'dale Rotary Pints for Polio May 21, 2015

Posted by Lisa Champeau on May 03, 2015

           (Honesdale, April 30, 2015)…Quench your thirst and help a good cause at the Honesdale Rotary’s “Pints for Polio” event May 21.  As a member of Rotary International, Honesdale’s club is part of a global effort to eradicate the scourge of polio through massive vaccine programs in endemic countries. Since the campaign began in the late 1980s, the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped from 350,000 to just 306 in 2014.

         

          “We are so close,” says Andy Lane Chapman, coordinator of the Pints for Polio event. “And every little bit counts to bring that number down to zero.”

 

         The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a joint effort with the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Come help us rid the world of this devastating disease,” says Chapman. “For just $20, you can enjoy a pasta buffet and two pints of beer.”

 

          The May 21st event at Cordaro’s Restaurant, 186 Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, will also include a 50/50 raffle and possibly door prizes. For more information, visit Honesdale Rotary on Facebook.

         

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Savor the World at Our Int'l Flavors Dinner 2014

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Sep 29, 2014

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(Honesdale, September 27, 2012)…The Honesdale Rotary wants you to help them savor the world, according to Andy Chapman, vice president and chair of the club’s International Flavors dinner this year. The event, a feast of round-the-world dishes prepared by area restaurants and Rotarians, will take place Saturday, November 1st, at Honesdale High School, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

            “Our International Flavors buffet is a great opportunity for individuals and families to taste different cuisines at a reasonable price,” says Chapman, “and it’s a perfect way for our club to share our story. We are part of a huge service organization that counts more than a million members worldwide. We’re in Honesdale, but we’re linked to fellow Rotarians in China, Japan, France, Australia—the world.”

            Monies raised will support Rotary projects locally and globally. Last year, the club helped the Honesdale Little Baseball Association build two new batting cages and the Emergency Food Pantry apply for a non-profit tax status. Internationally, the club helped buy shelter boxes for victims of natural disasters, as well as continued to contribute to Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Since 1988, the incidence of polio globally has decreased 99%!

            Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. They are available at Stephens Pharmacy, 1101 Main Street, Honesdale or by calling 570-253-8631. Corporate sponsorships are also available for $300, $150 and $50. For more information, visit Honesdale Rotary on Facebook or call (570) 253-8631. Visitors are welcome to all meetings, which take place Tuesdays at 12 noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale.

 

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Group Photo:  Come share a meal with us!  Honesdale Rotary and Honesdale High School Interact club members pose for a picture minutes before opening the doors to last year’s International Flavors buffet. This year’s event is Saturday, November 1st at 5:30pm at Honesdale High School.

 

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Honesdale Rotary's International Dinner November 2, 2013

Posted by Brian Fulp on Oct 08, 2013
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(Honesdale, September 27, 2012)… “Put it on your calendar, it’s a feast for the fabulous foodie in you!” says Honesdale Rotary Second Vice President Andy Chapman. Chapman is co-chair of the International Flavors Dinner committee, which just announced the date for this year’s event: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Honesdale High School.

“Everyone is invited to enjoy a gourmet spread of local and international dishes prepared by area restaurants and Rotarians and their families,” explains Jordan Ubertini, club vice president and Andy’s co-chair. “Proceeds benefit Honesdale Rotary charities, including one of Rotary’s most life-changing programs, the International Student Exchange program.”

Honesdale Rotary has co-hosted high school students from France, Columbia, Mexico and many other countries. The club has also helped send many Honesdale High School students abroad—to Australia, Japan and Thailand in recent years.

Restaurants which participate traditionally have included such eateries as Settlers, Hotel Wayne, Tick Tocks, Trackside, Cordaro’s, Woodloch and more.

The dinner is served buffet style, with one seating. Tickets are available at Stephens Pharmacy, 1101 Main Street, Honesdale or by calling 570-253-8631. Corporate sponsorships for $300 include four tickets and signage at the event.

Rotary International is a service club of more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide. Committed to “service above self,” Rotarians engage in humanitarian, educational and vocational projects around the world.  Global projects include a polio eradication program, which is very close to accomplishing just that this year! Local projects include helping Friendship House, VIP  and other groups, as well as the formation of a junior Rotary club at Honesdale High School called Interact.

For more information, visit Honesdale Rotary on the web. Visitors are welcome to all meetings, which take place Tuesdays at 12 noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale.

 Photo: Honesdale Rotary members posed for photo just before last year’s successful International Flavors buffet dinner. This year’s dinner is November 2nd, 5:30pm at Honesdale High School. All are invited!

 

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Richelle Stephens Joins Honesdale Rotary

Posted by Brian Fulp on Oct 08, 2013
Richelle Stephens Joins Honesdale Rotary 

(Honesdale, September 22, 2013)… A well-known community advocate, Richelle Stephens, MSN, RN of Honesdale, recently joined the Honesdale Rotary. Richelle, who has been active in many other groups, most notably Habitat for Humanity, was “looking for something new but also something of service to my community.” The registered nurse and mother of two boys currently works at Mountain Laurel Surgery Center and as a clinical instructor at the University of Scranton. 

Her husband’s family owns Stephens Pharmacy and Northeast Medical Equipment, where Richelle also occasionally lends her expertise. “We are more than happy to have Richelle be a part of our group,” said Rotary President Ken Doolittle. “Her ready smile and willingness to jump in are exemplary. She’s already on several committees!”  Honesdale Rotary is a service club with close to 40 active members. Part of Rotary International, which counts more than one million members worldwide, Honesdale Rotary engages in both local and global community projects.

This November 2nd, join Honesdale Rotary at its International Flavors dinner at Honesdale High School at 5:30 pm. Enjoy international dishes cooked up by local restaurants and Rotarians and their families and help fund many Rotary projects, including its International Student Exchange program. Honesdale Rotary welcomes new members. Join the club for lunch Tuesdays at 12 noon at Cordaro’s, Grandview Avenue, Honesdale. 

Photo: Richelle Stephens, center, receives her new-member pin from Honesdale Rotary Secretary Kay Reynolds and President Ken Doolittle.  

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Changing of the Guard at Honesdale Rotary

Posted by Brian Fulp on Oct 08, 2013
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(Honesdale, July 2, 2013)… Ken Doolittle, executive vice president at Wayne Bank in Honesdale, was installed as President of Honesdale Rotary on Tuesday, June 23 during a dinner ceremony at Woodloch Springs, Hawley.  “It’s an honor to lead a group of people who are really concerned about their local community,” said Ken, “and, on a larger scale, the world community.”     
        
Stepping in as Vice President/President-elect for anext year is Jordan Ubertini, a financial advisor with Merrill-Lynch. Ubertini, who is also active with the Honesdale Jaycees, says he’s looking forward to working with Ken and the other officers: Kay Reynolds, secretary; Larry Caruth, treasurer; Andy Chapman, second vice president and Margaret Allen, sergeant-at-arms. Caruth and Reynolds retained their posts from last year.

The installation ceremony was officiated by two New Foundland Rotarians, Past District Governor Kerry Nix and Assistant District Governor Bob Chavey.  It was emceed by Honesdale Rotarian Jim Mould. 

“We’re a fun group with a serious mission,” Ken continued. “The Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world and at home.”  The Honesdale Rotary has contributed to both local and international projects, including building a well in Cameroon, Africa, and helping Friendship House in Honesdale with regular donations.  The club holds fundraisers such as the International Dinner each fall as well as participates in Rotary-sponsored blood drives, wellness initiatives and roadside cleanups. The junior Rotary club, Interact, at Honesdale High School also has a “Little Buddy” mentoring program for at-risk elementary students.           

 “We’re really pretty busy,” said Ken, “and we welcome new members.”   Doolittle succeeds Sylvia Kingston, Human Resources Business Partner at Highlights for Children.   The club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s in Honesdale. It is open to all. Photo: Margaret Allen; Larry Caruth; Kay Reynolds; Ken Doolittle (holding the President’s gavel); Andy Chapman and Jordan Ubertini.

 

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New Members Join Honesdale Rotary

Posted by Brian Fulp on Oct 06, 2013

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(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, N.Y. area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club counts 37 members — 34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on Nov. 2 at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.”

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives — including their own — through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. The local club meets every Tuesday at noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome.

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

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(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.

(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.


(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.
(Honesdale, September 10, 2013) … Honesdale Rotary officially inducted Major Ray Bartholomew and Dolores Leopardi into its club this past summer. Leopardi, who works at Koberlein Environmental Services in Honesdale, said she joined the Rotary “to make a difference in my community, I really wanted to help out and now was a good time in my life to do that.”   Leopardi, who hails originally from Long Island, has lived in Honesdale since 1995.  She’s already volunteered to help out at many Rotary-sponsored events.  

Bartholomew, who is originally from the Albany, New York area, has been with the Salvation Army for almost four decades. He noted that he’s been in other Rotary clubs in Pennsylvania during his long career and is pleased to join what he calls “a very active club” in Honesdale.

The club today counts 37 members—34 active and three honorary. “Our next project will be the International Dinner,” said club President Ken Doolittle, “on November 2nd at Honesdale High School. The funds help many programs, but most importantly the Rotary’s International Student Exchange program. We anticipate our new members will be there and we hope many others will join us.” 

Honesdale Rotary, part of Rotary International, offers its members opportunities to change lives—including their own— through educational, health and civic projects in their local areas and around the world. 

The local club meets every Tuesday at 12noon at Cordaro’s Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome. 

Photo: Ray Bartholomew, Dolores Leopardi and club President Ken Doolittle.
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Honesdale Rotary Donates AED to Friends of Soccer

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Apr 08, 2013

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Honesdale Rotary donated a life-saving piece of medical equipment, an automated external defibrillator (AED), to Honesdale Friends of Soccer to be used at area soccer games for all ages. Friends President Chris Bresset said the portable electronic device has pads for both pediatric and adult use and comes with easy-to-use audio and visual commands. Approximately 1,100 players and parents are involved in Honesdale soccer, he noted, “and we hope we never have to use the AED, but we are very grateful to the Rotary for helping us be prepared—just in case.” Bresset said the Honesdale team had a “close call” with a player last year and an EMS crew was called to the scene.  The AED, which automatically diagnoses cardiac arrhythmias and helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm, will be kept at the Honesdale soccer field near the high school.  Photo, left to right: Friends of Soccer member Sherry Grandinetti; Secretary Debbie Adams; President Chris Bresset; Honesdale Rotary member Laurie Harrington; Rotary President Sylvia Kingston; Friends’ Carrie Demers; Friends’ Kipp Welsh. Missing: Friends Vice President Lisa Stengel and Friends Treasurer Forrest Goodenough.

 

Honesdale Rotary Donates AED to Friends of Soccer Lisa Champeau 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z 0

Winter Woolies Coat Drive - Good Timing!

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Nov 26, 2012

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Two weeks and 185 pieces of winter wear! Way to go Honesdale Rotary, donors and local businesses who helped the Rotary's Winter Woolies Coat Drive 2012!

The bins were packed to their edges with jackets, coats and vests which were all taken out, sorted and sent to several different charities. Altogether, Honesdale Rotary’s “Winter Woolies” coat drive from October 29th to November 10th was a hit. “We sincerely thank the people who donated and the businesses that allowed us to put bins and boxes in their lobbies,” said Sylvia Kingston, president Honesdale Rotary. “T’is the season of giving, and so many people gave!”

 

The drive could not have come at a better time-- just before the first significant snowfall and just after Hurricane Sandy.  Click on headline to read more...

Winter Woolies Coat Drive - Good Timing! Lisa Champeau 2012-11-27 00:00:00Z 0

Honesdale Rotary Int'l Flavors Dinner - Thumbs Up!

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Nov 13, 2012

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What a great dinner! Close to 300 people showed up for our International Flavors Dinner on November 3rd at Honesdale High School. They enjoyed a sumptuous buffet served up by dedicated Rotarians and those fabulous Honesdale High School Interact students.  All the dishes were donated by club members or local restaurants. Woodloch also donated plates, and Honesdale High's "Kitchen Guru Gail" and custodian Justin helped pull it all together at the beginning and the end. Thanks to the Local Boys for some super entertainment. And of course, thanks to all who came out to support us. Preliminary tally? About $4,000 for Rotary International Student Exchange programs and other charities.  While the crowd made a big dent in the food, there were some leftovers which were donated to Grace Episcopal Church and the Abraham House.  Good stuff all around! More pix here. Click on headline.

Honesdale Rotary Int'l Flavors Dinner - Thumbs Up! Lisa Champeau 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Honesdale Rotary Cleans up Rte 191!

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Oct 27, 2012

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Good citizens at work! Rotary roadside cleanup! With the help of Honesdale High High School's Interact club (junior Rotary), Honesdale Rotary members cleaned up the banks of Route 191 south of Honesdale on Saturday, October 27th. Bags upon bags were collected, but no word yet on whether the tonnage beat last spring's cleanup. The Rotary tidies up the same stretch of turf every spring and fall. If you see them next time, give a wave!  Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12 noon at Cordaro's in Honesdale. All are invited.   And don't forget THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DINNER, Saturday, November 3rd, 5:30pm-7:30pm  at Honesdale High School.

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Honesdale Rotary Cleans up Rte 191! Lisa Champeau 2012-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

International Flavors Dinner Saturday Nov. 3rd - Join us!

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Oct 07, 2012

NEW VENUE! Everyone is invited to enjoy the Honesdale Rotary’s annual International Flavors, a gourmet feast of local and international dishes prepared by area restaurants and Rotarians. This year, the event takes place at Honesdale High School on Saturday, November 3rd, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The Local Boys will provide entertainment. Proceeds benefit Honesdale Rotary charities, including one of Rotary’s most life-changing programs: the international student exchange program. Read more by clicking above headline.

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International Flavors Dinner Saturday Nov. 3rd - Join us! Lisa Champeau 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0

Circus Night- HHS Rotary Interact Club Entertains 150 Youngsters

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Mar 04, 2012

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AWESOME! That was the word heard most often on the night of March 2 at Stourbridge Primary School, where some 150 youngsters, grades K through 5th, enjoyed  a circus night put on by Honesdale High School's Interact club. 

The Interact members, about 30 on site, plus adult Rotary volunteers and parents, dressed in circus costumes-- clowns, trapeze artists, ringleaders, lions, bears, big dogs-- and manned close to 20 stations, such as bouncy houses, face painting, cupcake decorating, "Knockout," circus yoga, stacker tables, sno-cone and cotton candy stations, "parachutes" and more.  

Parents dropped off their youngsters at 6pm and picked them up at 9pm. Co-organizer Kay Reynolds, Honesdale Rotary secretary and Interact advisor, said the "preliminary tally is about $2,000, but we have a few outstanding donations and costs."  Monies raised go towards the club's "Little Buddy" program (mentoring younger students) and End Polio Now, a Rotary International project to eradicate polio from the globe, among other projects. To see more photos, especially from the dress-up and take-home a print station, visit Honesdale Rotary on Facebook. 

Circus Night- HHS Rotary Interact Club Entertains 150 Youngsters Lisa Champeau 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Honesdale Rotary Helps Friendship House

Posted by Lisa Champeau on Jan 14, 2012

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 (Honesdale, January 3, 2012)…Ho ho hothe new year is starting off a bit brighter for Friendship House in Honesdale. Members of the Honesdale Rotary dropped off a $500 check plus close to a dozen boxes of non-perishable foods such as boxes of cereal and the ever-popular “mac’n’ cheese,” toys and magazines from Highlights. Friendship House, a non-profit statewide organization, provides an all-day program for at-risk children ages two-and-a-half to school-age. Services include breakfast, lunch, snacks and educational, solution-based interventions, individual/group therapy and recreational play.  The Honesdale group serves about 30 children on a daily basis. “We need so much, and the Honesdale Rotary saw that and responded,” said Lori Burian, “we can’t thank them enough. It is encouraging to know that members of our community recognize and support our efforts.”  The Honesdale Rotary club presented another $500 check in June to help fund breakfast at the Early Childhood Program on Delaware Street. Pictured left to right: Rotarians Al Kobe and Maureen Beilman; Lori Burian, Friendship House; Rotarians Kay Reynolds and Sylvia Kingston. The Honesdale Rotary welcomes new members. The club meets at Cordaro’s Restaurant, Honesdale, every Tuesday at 12noon.

 

Honesdale Rotary Helps Friendship House Lisa Champeau 2012-01-15 00:00:00Z 0

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