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Huntingdon Valley - Churchville Rotary held its annual Flapjack Breakfast Saturday March 11 at Applebee's Southampton. Said event chair Carol McGehean, "A big thank you to all the Rotarians who helped. Even though the weather wasn't ideal, we served eighty- two breakfasts. Great job!". Event proceeds will benefit the club's kids charities.
Pictured above (standing), Rotarians Kathleen McKenney and Ted Blecharczyk serve some of the hungry attendees.
Huntingdon Valley – Churchville Rotary Hosts Fun and Free Fishing Derby (Fish-A-Long)
When: Saturday April 22, 2017, 8am – 2pm
Where: Lorimer Park, 83 Moredon Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
The Rotary is hosting its annual “Fish-A-Long”, a day of fishing and fun for the entire community. Families and children are welcome. Fishing instruction is provided by “Trout Unlimited”.
Cost: Fishing is free, refreshments are available at low cost. Attendees must provide their own transportation.
For More Information: Call Ken Barber: 215-444-0741.
January 21, 2017- One hundred bingo faithful flocked to Warminster, PA's "VE" Club for Huntingdon Valley-Churchville's first bingo nite. The players had a fine time. A skillful effort by Rotary volunteers boosted by support of local businesses produced a memorable evening. Fourteen left with grand prizes of designer Coach handbags or power tools. Many others won raffle prizes and restaurant gift cards. Proceeds will benefit the club's children's charities. The event was co-chaired by Rotarians Drew Slousky and Kathleen McKenney. Said Drew, "Our club always bands together and gets it done in the end. Thanks to all who participated and assisted."
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While most of us live without want, there are still hard times for many in the area. The Huntingdon Valley- Churchville Rotary is partnering with the Cowhey Family Warminster ShopRite to help fund our club's charitable projects through the "Save- A- Tape" Program. Simply label your register tape with the club's name and drop it in the collection box in front of the store. A percentage of sales will be donated to the club. The Warminster ShopRite is located at 942 W. Street Road.
Rotary International News
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