August 29, 2017


Betsy West


PDG Hillberry a non-winner
Joe Marsh, donation to school supply fund Thank you Joe


Brad Hillberry guest of PDG Bob Hillberry
Karen Curley guest of sister Dorothy Curley Tecklenberg
Crystal Terrell guest of CDC Christy Bean Rowing
Jack Quale guest of Jim Uram

Visiting Rotarians

PDG Pam Moore visiting Rotarian from Uniontown Club…always welcome
Andrew Goudy visiting Rotarian Dover DE Capital City Club and will become a member soon!
DG Steve Arnowitz and Colleen from the Charleroi Club


  • Bob Wicker: daughter back at Pitt for new semester and will be a member of the Pitt Rotaract Club!! Good for her and good example by DAD!!
  • Joe Manning: happy for friend in Houston TX who thankfully is safe and for John Quale visiting with us.
  • PDG Hillberry: is happy just being with his home club and friends in the club but also hosting his son, Brad.
  • Karen Reese: great golfing weekend for friendly girl fun….Canadohta Lake ????
  • Bill Allison: happy to be back with his good friends at Rotary (we’re glad you’re back Bill).
  • Susan Priest: got all of the money back from her travel insurance from her cancelled trip and an apology $$ for calling Bill “Bob” but that’s OK…we are certain you are forgiven!
  • Phil Rush: happy his granddaughter (Cancer free) made the Canon-Mac boy’s golf team, varsity no doubt.
  • Mike Pecosh: happy to be seated by the legendary Jon Quale
  • PDG Pam Moore: happy to be visiting; our Club was her first Club visit and she was introduced and the fire alarm went off…thrilled people came back and happy it didn’t happen today!
  • Bill Price: happy to have PDG Pam here and thanked her for a year of great leadership
  • Mary Jo Podgurski: happy to be with us today but sad that her semester at W&J begins and again her class meets 2 times a week, one being when our Club meets! We won’t see Mary Jo until the end of the semester.
  • Ken Baker: always happy to support the Jazz Society Brunch and it was a great, well attended on this past Sunday.
  • DG Steve Arnowitz: happy for the Club friendship and coming to the end of his Club visits.
  • President Rich Podgurski: happy to pay for announcing 1) Pavilion roof work began; 2) community donations are coming in; 3) new grant being approved for $10K and we are on the “right track”.


We were fortunate to have DG Steve here to award a Paul Harris Award to John Hopper. John was a member, left and we are happy he is back and continuing to serve his Club, Community and Foundation Giving. Congratulations John…so glad you have rejoined us!!

District Governor’s Visit

Ass’t Governor Brad Montgomery introduced DG Steve stressing Steve’s activities in the Rotary Avenues of Service. As only Brad can do and a fine job again…Brad is an outstanding Rotarian…we are so fortunate to have him. Be sure to thank Brad any chance you have!
DG Steve and Colleen combined to present the message today by stressing
1) RESPECT for the past;
2) HONOR the present;
3) RESOLVE to embrace the future.
Also they stressed that a Rotary Club must remain relevant to their Community. As always stressing the need for membership and how we must all “tell our story about Rotary” both why we joined and what it means to us personally.
Supporting the Foundation Giving is important to all because those funds can return to our Club in the form of grants to assist in accomplishing Club goals.
On the International side of Rotary DG Steve stressed the Water Filters for Thailand but also asked that we support providing school supplies for the local area…Venezuela was supposed to be the recipient of supplies however due to the present unrest in Venezuela we are shifting our support to schools in our service area.
When we contribute to the $999 Club it will place water filters in schools to provide clean water. This effort will be put to Thailand. As individuals contributing, $110 can put a new water filter into a home.
Colleen listed the various times for District Meetings and events in the coming year. It was a great meeting, very well attended and gave all of us much to think about.
PLEASE give your $10 contribution to Dave Moore for school supplies and consider your purchase of a water filter.
Let’s all remember those in the Houston Area suffering the effects of flooding.
We hope to hear from fellow Rotarians in the Houston area to find out what can be done to assist their efforts.
Thanks! To Bill and Susan Price for the meeting notes!
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Member Birthdays
Bill Mesler
August 15
John Northrop
August 19
Karen Reese
August 25
Michelle Robinson-Ritter
August 31
Philip Rush
Connie Rush
August 1
John Rodgers
Gail Rodgers
August 2
Bill Price
Susan Price
August 3
Susan Price
Bill Price
August 3
Joe Piszczor
Kate Piszczor
August 5
Dave Moore
Shirley Moore
August 7
Shirley Moore
Dave Moore
August 7
Join Date
Bill Price
August 10, 2004
13 years
Susan Priest
August 11, 1998
19 years
Joe Piszczor
August 18, 2009
8 years
Susan Price
August 19, 2003
14 years
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