June 29, 2023

Jennifer Jones
RI President 2022-23
David Houtz
District 7450 Governor

Swarthmore Rotary Leaders

Heather Saunders
Lori Markusfeld
Brian Casey
Club Executive Secretary
Patrick Gunnin
George C. Whitfield Jr.
Jane C Billings
Youth Services Chair
Perri Ann Evanson
Public Relations Chair
Carr Everbach
Membership Chair
David Firn
Service Projects Chair
William Clinton Hale
Past President
Anne C. Hansen
International Service Chair
Kathryn Jones
iPast President
Joseph Patrick Lesniak
Jeannine Osayande
Youth Services Chair
Hillard Pouncy
Club Programs Chair
Joshua Twersky
Club Director
Barbara Whitaker-Shimko
Rotary Foundation Chair
Kenneth J. Wright
Club Director
Cathleen Darrell
Attendance Secretary
Richard Shimko
Bulletin Editor
Karen Aleta Mazzarella
Assistant Governor

Happy Dollars

pledge $3,647
2021-2022 $4,476

Rotary Celebrations!


No Birthdays Found

Wedding Anniversaries

Martin Spiegel
June 29th
George C. Whitfield Jr.
June 30th
Marvin S Gelb
July 3rd
Dorothy Lee Gelb
July 3rd

Years of Service

Mike Malone
22 Years

Guests Last Meeting


Meetings and Events

June 29th, 12:15-1:30 PM
Swarthmore Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Pat Francher, Manager of the Swarthmore Farmers Market
Subject: What's New With the Farmers Market
July 4th, 8:00-12:30 PM
Swarthmore Independence Day Parade and Celebration
July 6th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Swarthmore Installation Dinner
Location: The Inn at Swarthmore 10 S. Chester Road Swarthmore, PA 19081
Speaker: 6 PM Installation Dinner
Subject: PE Lori Markusfeld
July 13th, 12:15-1:30 PM
Swarthmore Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Marty Spiegel, Mayor, Swarthmore PA
Subject: Mayor's Address

Service Quotation

“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
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Last Meeting Summary

By 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!

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