November 21, 2017


Susan Priest


Sara Collier, guest of Bill Mesler
Justin Dandoy, guest of Erin Jones
Rachel Gladden, guest of Tom
Lynn Manning, guest of Joe


PDG Tom Drewitz – winner
PDG Bob Hillberry – nope!

New Member induction:

Justin Dandoy, sponsored by Erin Jones was inducted into the Washington Rotary Club.
He is Director of Community Engagement for W&J College.
Welcome Justin!

Club Business:

  • Foundation: Dave Hart recognized Joe Manning for attaining another Paul Harris Level.
  • Bill Mesler represented the Washington Rotary Club and presented $600 to the sixth grade teachers at WEEP elementary school. The check, designated to help fund school supplies, was presented at a program attended by over 400 students, teachers and parents. He was given a banner of appreciation signed by the students.
  • Sara Collier of the WBDA spoke about the upcoming Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30 PM on December 1 and will have about 60 floats, bands, etc. She passed around a sheet outlining the various volunteer positions that will need to be filled. Please be ready to help out in this annual event that is fun for all.
  • President Rich presented the slate of nominations for club leadership for Rotary Year 2018-19.

Happy Dollars:

  • Ken Baker – The Jazz Society will have a Christmas Party at the President’s Pub on December 3. All are invited.
  • Joe Manning – Thanked the club for the Paul Harris recognition and mentioned that the next phase of the pavilion renovation – the bathrooms – will begin soon.
  • Phil Morrow – was happy that the Joint Services Sign Committee luncheon was well attended and congratulated Brandi on her recognition.
  • Erin Jones – Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  W&J is a drop off point for the Marine’s Toys for Tots program. She suggested that we bring new, unwrapped toys next meeting.
  • Susan Priest – was happy to have lunch with her brother.
  • Nan Sninsky – was happy!
  • Bill Allison – congratulated Brandi on her recognition at the Joint Services luncheon.
  • Brandi Butler – Thanked the club for her recognition.
  • PDG Andy Uram – Thanked the members of the club who attended the Foundation Dinner. He and PDG Tom Uram attended the Christmas concert at California U. and presented the director of the concert, Yugo Ikach, with a Paul Harris Recognition.
  • PDG Tom Drewitz – Happy for all of the club activities and that Thanksgiving will bring the family together.
  • Bill Mesler – Happy that, for the first time in some years, his family will be together for Thanksgiving.
  • John Hopper – happy to be home after a couple of cruises. Great tan!
  • Todd Day – Happy that his brother is home after having been deployed to help with the Puerto Rico cleanup.
  • Jim Uram – Reminded us all of the Christmas Party on December 20 and the Bell Ringing on December 9.

Get to Know a Rotarian

Nan Sninsky – Nan talked about some of her experiences while traveling around the world. She told about the time she was stranded (in Pennsylvania) in a snow storm and was given a bed in the local jail for the night. She had a harrowing experience in Africa taking a plane trip in an a questionable plane with a drunken pilot but had a great time in Hong Kong with an unusual, but fun, spa experience.
Nan said that traveling is her favorite thing and that she has had great experiences all over.
She ran out of time today…maybe we can hear more another time.
Washington Rotary
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
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November 29, 2016
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