RI President 2022-23
District 7450 Governor
Swarthmore Rotary Leaders
|George C. Whitfield Jr.|
|Marvin S Gelb|
|Dorothy Lee Gelb|
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“Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.” Rotary International definition of a Rotarian, 1976
4 Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Last Meeting SummaryBy David Firn
In lieu of a speaker, this week’s Rotary Club luncheon featured an activity – making 96 snack bags for distribution to those in need by Caring for Friends. Caring for Friends is a nonprofit organization that provides food and friendship to homebound seniors, veterans, homeless, and families with children in need. They provide ready-to-heat meals, caring visits and cards, and fresh/pantry staple food items that support hunger relief in the five counties of Greater Philadelphia. They distribute about 4,000 snack bags a day to serve hungry children and adults in between meals and for breakfast.
Rotary Club members generously donated, in groups of at least 24, seven different food items. Rotary Club members also made 96 inspirational cards to go along with each bag. Tables containing the food items and cards were set up and members and guests lined up. Each person took a zip loc clear gallon bag and moved along the tables placing at least one of each item in the bag. Each finished bag was then boxed and the person got back in line. In no time, 96 snack bags were constructed, sealed and boxed. Many thanks to all those who contributed and participated! Perhaps next time we’ll add music and make it a conga line!