NOVEMBER 28, 2017


Betsy West 


John Quayle ready to $pend on that new grandchild
Ken Baker….sorry

HAPPY $$$$:

  • Ken Baker: supporting the Jazz Society Christmas on December 3 featuring Dan Baker Group; $30/$50 couple and lots of live jazz, full buffet; call 724-225-2675 for reservations. Presidents Pub from 5:30-7:30 (follows the WSO Sunday Matinee).
ARTICLE from the Harrisburg Patriot News dealing with the Opiod crisis and much of the article referenced the efforts by Washington County DA and the positive efforts being made working with all County resources to help fight the crisis and mentioned Tim Warco, the halfway houses and clinics available.  Thanks to Ken’s brother who sent him the article from the Patriot News. Read the article here
  • Andy Uram: just bought his Christmas Tree, 20 feet this year but NO HINTS as to the number of lights. Andy wants you to come by on December 28th and count the lights, make a guess and have a good time!
  • Erin Jones: thanks to all who gave to Toys for Tots and they will be collecting until Friday; ALL toys remain local; Also HAPPY Brandi Butler reads Facebook posts  early in the morning and she save the day with an ice scraper from WATFCU.
  • Lynn Galluze: $5 for new grand baby and 3 other grandsons; the PAVILION ROOF is complete!
  • Christy Rowing: found $20 in her car and a full gas tank after her son had been driving  and she wonders if this is a sign of things to come????; very glad to be back after too many days on the road for both pleasure, work and family time. We are glad Christy is back…some of us thought she had run away or was scared away!
  • Karen Reese: family for dinner on Thanksgiving, Karen cooked, no one died (at least that is HER story) and her husband’s Great Grandson started to walk. What a day for Karen and so glad everyone survived, especially Karen!
  • John Quayle: had his new granddaughter for dinner and especially thankful his 4 weeks of therapy are behind him; Rotator injuries are not to be ignored.
  • Phil Morrow: visited his former Club in Belle Vernon where they honored VETS and had over 600 in attendance.
  • Susan Priest: gorgeous day today and her post surgery scan – NO CANCER—Wonderful HAPPY news! Congratulations.
  • Tom Gladden: didn’t fall for a scam phone call from a supposed grandson who had been in an accident, had to rent a car. Rachel called all grandsons who have cars…all were safe and where they belonged! Quick thinking on Tom/Rachel’s part.
  • John Rodgers: after 6 surgical procedures and 29 days in the hospital John’s wife is home, thankfully and he cautions over the supposed phrase of routine surgery! As a result of the happenings at home, John rewarded his family by cooking Thanksgiving dinner. As with Karen Reese we are guessing John is more of a cook than he allows his family to think and NO ONE died!
  • Shirley Moore: just happy to have survived being able to keep their 11 year old grandson fed, a real task even for Shirley.
  • Justin Dandoy: always happy with $5 HAPPY DOLLARS for his first full official meeting and REALLY HAPPY to announce he will become a father in May…a first baby for Justin and his wife. Congratulations and we all wish you well.
  • Brandi Butler: happy Shane went hunting, got an 8-point buck early in the day and was able to come home early.
  • John Hopper: just happy to be back and happy to be surrounded by all.
  • Betsy West: so happy SANTA is coming to TOWN on Friday and the Holiday Market will be open as of 3:00 Friday.
  • John Tecklenburg: gave $5.00 HAPPY DOLLARS for all that is happening this weekend in Downtown Washington with the Christmas Parade, Holiday Market, David Bradford House Tours and vendor sales, Dan Baker Jazz and last but NOT least the HO HO HO with the WSO on Saturday evening and Sunday at Trinity High School.
  • Nan Sninsky: thrilled to have booked a roundtrip ticket to Iceland for $366 (cyber Monday deal); happy Susan Price noticed the missing lens from her sun glasses and then found it in the restroom!
  • Bill Mesler: $5.00 as he will be going to San Jose for Christmas and Las Vegas; Thanksgiving was great having his daughter and 3 grandsons for dinner and how great was Tripp’s Bonfire??
  • Joe Piszczor: full day of hunting and although no deer kill it was great spending the day with his Dad and Uncle which doesn’t happen all that often…in the woods, no interruptions!

Club Assembly:

President-Elect Bill made the following announcements of general interest to the club:
High School Scholarship applications have been revised and are going out to the schools this week. Those who complete the applications will be sent by the schools to Rotary and a committee of Board members will select the recipients. Applications also provides for a written 200-250 word essay along with a community service component.
Bill summarized the happenings around the Foundation Dinner and the upcoming District Conference.
  1. More members are encouraged to attend District Conference for at least a portion of the weekend (first weekend in June).
  2. The Conference is being held at the Doubletree on Racetrack Road. 
  3. Back to the Dinner which was held at the California University of PA Convocation Center and it is hoped more will consider attending next year…it is always held in early November so put a mark on your calendar as a reminder.
  4. Our Club was well represented $$ with a major sponsorship, a new ad in the program and as always a great basket we purchased from Paradise Confectionary…it was a hot item in the Silent Auction arena and brought in about $275 to the Foundation.
  5. In redesigning the ad for the program we honored the Past District Governors from our Club who are still active in Rotary, many still serving.
Bill Mesler gave an update on the Lemoyne Center’s community Christmas effort (COCO’s Christmas) to be held on December 16 from 1:00 to 4:00. In the past we have always had members donate gifts, new or regifted, for children and adults and these items (unwrapped) can be dropped off at the Lemoyne Center. This is a great effort for some families in great need especially at this time of year. Volunteers are also needed for the setup on December 15…it is quite a production and well organized. Last year people were lined up along the street waiting for their turn to “go shopping”.
Jim Uram reminds all who have volunteered to “ring the bell” for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 9 at the Starbucks at the Giant Eagle.
Volunteers are asked to please keep to their scheduled times.
Christmas Party at Lone Pine Gold Club on Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30 for a social hour, dinner to follow. During dinner tickets will be drawn and the last 5 tickets will receive a “door prize”.
Christmas parade “steps off” at 6:30. Christmas Market at the Main Street Pavilion will open at 3:00 and will also be open on Saturday. Both projects NEED OUR SUPPORT…if weather permits wear your ROTARIAN AT WORK t-shirt over a sweater and standout in the crowd.
This is a hectic time of year for everyone but when you think about it, when you are busy and engaged in activities whether in the community, at your work place, your family or your church it just means you are a giving person. The world needs “givers” not takers and those of us involved in Rotary are all “givers” whether time or financially and face it, often it is easier to give $$$ than time.
See you at the Parade, Market, WSO, Jazz at the President’s Pub and last but not least next Tuesday!
Washington Rotary
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W & J College, The Commons
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Washington, PA  15301
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November 2
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November 3
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November 8
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November 20
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Dorothy Tecklenburg
November 13, 2014
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November 25, 2008
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November 29, 2016
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