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The 4-Way Test: NEEDED MORE THAN EVER

Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club's Internet Ethics Program

Click on Internet 4-Way Test to see a slide show. Click here for a PDF version of the slide show. Viewers are encourged to forward the slide show to those on their Internet contact list. Click here for more information about the origin of the 4-way Test and how to create an email to send to others. Click here for a Press Release announcing the program.   


The 4-Way Test: NEEDED MORE THAN EVER

Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club's Internet Ethics Program

Click on Internet 4-Way Test to see a slide show. Click here for a PDF version of the slide show. Viewers are encourged to forward the slide show to those on their Internet contact list. Click here for more information about the origin of the 4-way Test and how to create an email to send to others. Click here for a Press Release announcing the program.   


 

                                                  

                                                                                                                                               

 

                       
       
 

 The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club has a long history of serving the community and the world. Chartered in 1928, we partner with other service organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Family Backpack Center, helping those who are hungry and in need. We have established a strong partnership with the Morrisville School District, developing a community garden and learning center at the Grandview Elementary School, while also providing books and dictionaries to the school libraries. Each year, a well deserving high school senior is awarded our annual scholarship for academic excellence and outstanding community involvement. In addition, our club sponsors two local high school students for Camp Neidig, a youth leadership development program. 

Many of our members volunteer regularly at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and serve as Canal Tenders for the Friends of the Delaware Canal clean up and preservation. Our club is a proud sponsor of Morrisville Night Out, an annual anti-crime event that brings the community together through fun activities, music, food and information. We hold an annual Easter Egg Hunt and recently embarked on Hands Across the Canal, an inspiring event designed to build community unity. 

Globally, the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club has helped provide fresh, clean drinking water to those affected in Peru, donated wheelchairs to people in need and shelter boxes to those struck by tragedy and disaster. Rotary continues to fight to eradicate polio around the world, and holds fundraisers to provide relief to those less fortunate. 

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club does all this and so much more. Take a look around our site to see what's new, and feel free to contact us for more information at Rotary19067@gmail.com.

 Thank you! 

  Bill Pepitone

  President

                                        

 

 

April 15, 2017

Community Easter Egg Hunt

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The Morrisville Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club, once again was a great success. Led by Rotarian Mike Yager, many friends of Rotary and members of the community helped prepare and spread out over Williamson Park some 2500 plastic eggs filled with goodies (really!). There were “door prizes” and pretzels and other goodies available. And the Girl Scouts were very important in helping the Rotarians in “crowd control” to hold back all of the enthusiastic children until the “GO” was given! As usual, within 5 minutes all of the eggs and been scooped up and the participants and all of the adults gathered around the Rotary grandstand to see if their tickets were winners as the door prizes were given out. All and all a fitting event prior to the celebration of Easter.

 

 

April 8, 2017

Canal Tenders

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Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club members and friends met on Saturday, April 8, 2017, to do their part in helping to keep the canal towpath clear of trash. This was part of the annual “Canal Tenders” Clean-up Day all along the canal organized by the Friends of the Delaware Canal. A lot of the energy came from Morrisville Pack 46 Cub Scouts and their leaders as the group enthusiastically worked from Black Rock Road in Lower Makefield Township to East Trenton Avenue in Morrisville. 

 

March 23, 2017

Important Story of Japanese Immigrants

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Rotarian Juan Proano, Naomi Shibato and Luisa Proano

 

Naomi Shibata spoke to the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club about her family who managed to overcome great hardship and humiliation, as have many other immigrant families, and still maintained a spirit of hope without bitterness or anger. Naomi said she is a third-generation Japanese-American who was living in California when she and her family sponsored Rotarian Juan Proano and his wife, Luisa, when they first arrived in America from Peru in 1962.  Ms. Shibata recently edited a book, "Bend With The Wind", which was written by her mother, which details the story of her mother's life and the family’s history. Ms. Shibata's grandparents immigrated to the US from Japan in the late 1890s with the dream of becoming American citizens. Her grandfather overcame many obstacles to become a very successful and respected farmer in California but the dream of citizenship was long-deferred by many laws of the times and then came the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the attack her grandfather was listed as a “person of interest” and interred, along with some 1200 other Japanese-Americans, for two years in various concentration camps in the U.S. Ultimately, 120,000 Japanese-American citizens were taken from their homes and businesses and held in ten different desert camps in the U.S. until 1944.  After WWII ended, the families were able to return to homes and businesses to continue their pursuit of the American dream.  Ultimately the book is an inspiring testament to the resilience of a family whose spirit has enabled the family to fulfill the promise and hope of their grandparents and has allowed them to live lives filled with family, friendships and great accomplishments. Witness, Ms. Shibata's mother who earned her bachelor’s degree at age 74!

 

March 9, 2017

Rotarians Learn about Primrose Schools Franchising

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Chris Goethe, speaker of the evening, was presented a Robert Morris statue cup from Rotarian Mike Yager, Treasurer, in appreciation for his talk.

Chris Goethe, VP of Franchising for Primrose Schools, explained that Primrose Schools is a private preschool organization that provides premier educational child care experiences for children and families. The schools serve children ranging in age from six weeks to six years old, and have after-school programs for children up to twelve years old. Founded in 1982 in Georgia, Primrose Schools began making education the key component of its curriculum in an era when “all-play and nothing-but-play” was the accepted norm. Primrose refers to its approach as “balanced learning” involving “nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts “.

Chris explained that his job is to develop franchises, with a current emphasis on the Northeast. Primrose has more than 300 schools in 25 states and has earned top recognition for student outcomes and satisfaction among franchise owners, staff, local communities and families. There are, however, only a few franchises in the Northeast. “The reason that I am on the planet”, he said, “Is to utilize the gifts and abilities I have to help other people be successful."

More information about Primrose and Chris can be found at http://franchise.primroseschools.com/about

  

Feb. 16, 2017                                                                

Scout Night! 

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Lew Mohr, Susan Seinback, Marsha Walsh, Katie Weinhardt, Dave Burkhardt, Mike Yager, John Wasenko, James Lanciano and Bill Pitts.


This was the annual Rotary recognition of Scouting and the honoring of the local  Scout Leaders for their service to the youth and to the community. 

Speakers included Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Katie Weinhardt of the Oakville Troop 2974. Katie was supported by Girl Scout leaders Susan Seinback and Marsha Walsh. She outlined the 7 steps to achieving the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts and equivalent to the boy’s Eagle Scout award. Her project was focused on the issue of loneliness in the elderly community and arose out of her personal experience with her grandfather in a nursing home. The 80 hour project culminated in Girl Scouts and nursing home residents socializing and getting to know each other. The residents appreciated the ability to interact with the young people while the scouts more fully appreciated the experiences of the elderly.

Boy Scout District Chairman Bill Pitts, Troop 3 Scout Master John Wasenko and Chairman Dave Burkhardt were on hand to support Junior Assistant Scout Master James Lanciano. James currently is working on a project that will lead to his Eagle Award. Long-time scout leader Lew Mohr was thanked by Rotarian Mike Yager for arranging to have all of the scouts at the meeting. Also in attendance was Lew Mohr’s son, Duane, an Air Force Lt. Col. Retired and Eagle Scout. 

 

 

Feb. 2, 2017 

Rotarian Jumps for Fun!

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At the weekly dinner meeting on February 2, 2017, the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club welcomed long-time member, Denny Lanctot, as the guest speaker. Denny entertained and educated the group with a video of his sky-diving adventures. He experienced his first jump at the age of 70 in Colorado, as a birthday gift from his son. This past year, at age 76, Denny did it again! (These are tandem jumps with the jumper tethered to an experienced sky-diving instructor, so previous experience is not required.) Congratulations Denny!

 

August 2016

MORRISVILLE NIGHT OUT 2016


                                                                       

 

 On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was once again proud to sponsor Morrisville Night Out at Williamson Park. The national anti-crime event attracted thousands with fun activities, food, music and information. All funds raised benefitted the Morrisville Fire Company. A very special thanks to our very own Rotarians who put this night together- Jen Holthenrichs. Danielle Larison and Mike Yager. Of course, it wouldn't have been a success without everyone who contributed and attended the event and all of our first responders. 

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