WELCOME TO THE MORRISVILLE-YARDLEY AREA ROTARY CLUB!
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To respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is meeting at the present time via Zoom and teleconferencing. Check the calendar for details and stay well - masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
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Click Here to read my welcome message and then continue to scroll down on this page to see what the club has been doing over the past year. (We've been busy!)
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Danielle Larison, President 2020-2021
January 28, 2021
The club was honored to have Bob Hobaugh, District Governor-Elect, as its guest.(2nd row, right)
Zachary Mahon, Director of the Solid Rock Youth Center in Morrisville, (2nd row, middle) was the guest speaker talking about the newly-formed Morrisville Community Coalition. It’s purpose, he explained, is to bring together organizations and leaders in the Morrisville community to identify things that can make Morrisville a healthier and safer community and to implement action plans addressing the needs and opportunities. He presented a number of interesting charts from a state-wide survey of school districts about student and parent attitudes on relationships and issues within the family, the school and the community, comparing Morrisville responses to state norms. For instance, influence of drugs and gangs was not as high as might have been anticipated but factors related to teen suicide and thoughts of suicide identified a definite need to provide more help. Hal Long is currently representing Rotary in the coalition.
November 12, 2020
The club was informed about hospice services by Terry Bennett, Nurse Referral Liaison for Chandler Hall. She talked about hospice care and services provided by Chandler Hall in Newtown. .
New club business: The club will be donating a bus shelter in Morrisville to help protect riders during inclement weather. The shelter will be installed by the Borough of Morrisville and will be located near the intersection of Bridge Street and N. Pennsylvania Ave.
The club also is donating $500 to help the Guatamalan Rotary Cub deal with extensive flooding as the result of Hurricane Eta.
October 22, 2020
General Rotary Meeting. VP Mike Yager conducted the meeting and welcomed Asst. District Governor, Gail Linenberg, who encouraged participation in the district’s “Purple Pinkie” Polio fundraising activities. Mike then introduced his long-time friend and business associate, Daniel Umstead, as the speaker. Daniel spoke on "Building your brand through social media" and gave a number of tips on engaging others. His central message was that on social media people are more interested in getting to know who you are on a personal basis, rather than what business affiliations you may have.
Sept. 24, 2020
Diane Marseglia, Bucks County Commissioner, explained to the club the county's plans for handling the expected heavy load of mail-in ballots in the coming election and talked about efforts to establish a Mental Health Court to better address the issues of clinical and criminal justice outcomes for people living with mental illness.
At the first meeting in September, the speaker was John Scott of the District talking about the Purple Pinkie/Race to Zero,
a District event to raise money for the polio fight. Click Here for more info.
Pleased to have Asst. District Governor Gail Linenberg attending and introducing John.
August 27, 2020
At the second club meeting of August, Rob Grau, owner of Horizons Advertising in Morrisville, spoke via ZOOM to the club about developing the Yardley Car Festival website, which he did at no cost to the club.. He also talked about his development of the new Make It Morrisville website, which he disigned to promote everything in Morrisville. Go to MakeItMorrisville.com and look around. Other info shared in the meeting was that Peruzzi Auto Group had made a $500 donation to the club for its Major Sponsorship of the Yardley Car Festival.
August 13, 2020
District Governnor Janet Kolepp talked to the club about the goals and resources available from the district and RI to aid in Growing Rotary. She noted the five core values of Rotary: Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service and Leadership. (Go to the RI website rotary.org/learn and select Learning and References in the drop down menu. Scroll down to the menu selections and explore.) Janet was introduced by Asst. Governor Gail Linenberg. The entire Zoom presentation is available by clicking here pwd GM$v.4j+
July 23, 2020 Asst. District Governor Gail Linenberg spoke to the club via it's Zoom General Meeting. She offered some ideas about fund-raising and member recruiting in this pandemic. She also cited Welcome to the World of Rotary New Member Event Aug. 3 being offered by the district and the July 27 Changeover Celebration for the district leaders. (Go to the District 7430 website for details.) She also described the new Rotary International Area of Focus which is on the Environment.
July 21, 2020 Rotarian Mike Yager, 3rd from right, led the club in arranging for food and gift card donations to the Interfaith Alliance in Morrisville which helps local families that are food insecure. The funding was through a Rotary District 7430 cornavirus grant. Rotary 1st VP, Danielle Larison is on the right and Exec. Dir of the alliance, Diane Casey, is 2nd from right. The others are Rotarians and spouses.
July 17, 2020 The Virtual Yardley Car Festival has ended. Go to the festival website (Click here) to see the winners and thank the advertisers by looking over their ads. Thanks to all who particpated, entered vehicles, provided ads and gift certificates, voted and helped spread the word. The website will remain open for anyone who wants to relive the experience!
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