March 14, 2017


Brandi Butler                                             


John Tecklenburg…W and L


David Kemp / Brandi Butler

HAPPY  $$$$$

  • Susan Priest: just glad everyone accepted her “emergency program” at the last meeting; glad the EAST got the brunt of the “blizzard”.
  • Tom Drewitz: on Spring Break from West Liberty and glad to be back at a meeting.
  • John Tecklenburg: and this was BEFORE winning and losing the 50/50; happy to promote the David Bradford House Symposium on Life and Customs of Western Pennsylvania.
  • John Hopper: happy for the “Black Hand” aeries in the O-R; promoting the CASA Awareness program next month at the Crown Center Mall and they will be raffling 2 play houses that are presently under construction.
  • Brandi Butler: thankful and happy for the birthday cards but also for all of the support for Trivia Night.
  • Mike Pecosh: happy to have experienced Trivia Night with his wife who bought many tickets, handed some off to Mike and won the evening purse filled with $101 Lottery Tickets…she won money and rewarded Mike with $20. A real R-O-I
  • Phil Rush: speaking from the heart and asking for happy thoughts and support for Kelly Frye (WTAE) who is going through Cancer treatments and trying to stay “on air” as well as blogging about her experiences.
  • We got our work shirts! Be sure to wear them while we are on projects1
  • Phil Morrow: happy to have lived long enough to enjoy his daughter’s 62nd birthday and to celebrate her signing up for Social Security.
  • Diane Ambrose: supporting library speakers/events and more details to come later.
  • Ken Baker: supporting music and the Sunday brunch was well attended; the Mark Smith article in the O-R and coming standout musicians coming to the Jazz Brunches in the Spring…when that comes! Watch for further information.
  • Joe Piszczor: happy for the birthday card and thanked Ellen and Liberty Pole Distillery for hosting the “Whiskey Rebels” and their taping.


Bradford House and W&J present the Symposium on Life and Customs of Western Pennsylvania on March 31 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel in Old Main on the W&J Campus. Speaker will be “Abigail Adams” to speak about her political influence with both John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
There will be other topics discussed to include education, patriotism as well as the role of women in early American politics.
Bradford House and Whiskey Festival winter music series at the President’s Pub. More details to come.


  • March 21 is a Board Meeting and induction of a new member
  • March 28 final weigh-in…so be prepared!
  • April 22 Roadside Cleanup; meet at 8:00 at Denny’s on Chestnut St for breakfast and then move on to the Jessop Exit on I-70 at 9:00.
  • June 2-3-4 District Conference at the Historic Summit in Uniontown
  • June 6 President’s Night Picnic at the Park; public kick-off for the Pavilion Project
  • Rick Podgurski attended PETS conference and he spoke to his experiences there and why attendance is important but also WHY membership is more important now than ever.

PROGRAM: Introduction to Counseling

Rotarian Mike Pecosh delivered his “long awaited” talk about his role as a counselor. Using an outstanding set of “flip charts”**
Mike explained that counseling is a “professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”
Mike pointed out there are many paths to wellness and counseling is one of them helping his clients face and sort through their paths.
This was an outstanding presentation that enlightened the audience about the training and role of a counselor.
** well illustrated by our own Park Burroughs
Thanks to Susan and Bill Price for the club notes and to Erin Jones for the speaker photo.

Upcoming Programs

Mar 21, 2017
Columbia Gas
Mar 28, 2017
WNJR - History of radio
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
Scounting for Food
Apr 18, 2017
Middle East
Apr 25, 2017
Washington Economic Development
May 02, 2017
arranged by Ken Baker
May 09, 2017
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Joe Piszczor
March 5
Brandi Butler
March 17
Mary Jo Podgurski
March 24
Jack Gallik
March 26
Todd Day
March 27
Bob Hollick
March 1
Thomas Uram
March 4
Karen Reese
Donald Reese
March 7
Mary Jo Podgurski
Rich Podgurski
March 24
Rich Podgurski
Mary Jo Podgurski
March 24
Ellen Hough
Jim Hough
March 25
Join Date
Bob Hillberry
March 1, 1983
34 years
Thomas Northrop
March 1, 1990
27 years
Aaron Wrubleski
March 8, 2016
1 year
Thomas Steele
March 8, 2016
1 year
Erv Leppert
March 13, 2007
10 years
Paula Leppert
March 13, 2007
10 years
Todd Day
March 22, 2011
6 years
Rachel Lozosky
March 24, 2009
8 years
Jack Gallik
March 29, 2016
1 year
Brandi Butler
March 31, 2015
2 years
Russell Hampton
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W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
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