FEBRUARY 19, 2019


Dave Hart 


Rachel Lozosky  sorry Rachel 
Joe Piszczor  took Bill Mesler’s place today


Kelly Young representing Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA in Lisa Hannum’s absence; any donations of goods for DVSSP contact Kelly
Artemis Liadis the event planner at LonePine Golf Club in place of Randi Liebig and we’ll get him yet!


Carol Keller, always great to have her with us


  • Valentine Raffle can be considered a success as most tickets were purchased/sold
  1. Lars Lange with #029  on the 14thwinning $150
  2. Jess Kosco with #453 winning $100 sold by none other than Karen Reese
  3. Saturday’s # 791 was not sold
  • TRIVIA NIGHT on March 8 and the Trivia Night Leader Kathy Sabol returned after being MIA for a few meetings. She needs YOU to volunteer so that we can make this event as GREAT as it has been in years past so “ LET’S DO IT” The word VOLUNTEER comes to mind and there are so many things that go on that night you can find YOUR place.
  • Board meeting today with issues to be settled….stay tuned for the report next week

HAPPY $$$$$$

  • Park Burroughs: congratulations to Andy Goudy on being elected President of the Washington Branch of the NAACP
  • Karen Reese: sad she didn’t win a lottery raffle but happy she sold a winner
  • Joe Manning realized Rotary is apolitical but if any Democrat in attendance wants to see him in the hall AFTER the meeting “we’ll talk”; Congratulations to Andy Goudy  as..."Dr. Andrew Goudy was sworn-in Jan. 20 as the new president of the NAACP’s Washington Branch during a service at Nazareth Baptist Church honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
  • Ken Baker happy there were 85 people at the Jazz Brunch on Sunday for R. Humphries; this Sunday Eric Suseff will be at Brunch and truly great music
  • Shirley Moore happy to be back and feeling better, not 100% but better (we missed you Shirley)
  • Erin Jone busy with reorganization of staff and is trying to find time to join us on Tuesdays and she gave $5 guilt dollars for having been gone so long
  • Betsy West happy to announce the WINTER MARKET on Saturday 2/23 from 11 to 3 at Emerald Valley store…it’s warm inside and you can park (free) under the Pavilion. Come and check out the vendors and the fun!
  • Kathy Sabol happy all of the group got back from Cuba even though one of the group had issues
  • John Hopper back after missing some meeting and is happy to be moved into his house he’s been working on for 8 months
  • Susan Priest happy Dorothy cold do today’s program on short notice
  • John Tecklenburg attended the “Let’s Talk Cannabis” event held by Lt.Gov. John Fetterman and the standing room only group was to be commended for the civil discourse that was evident and those in attendance had differing opinions but maintained civility and respect for differing opinions; didn’t expect to be in the group photo in the O-R today; happy also for the WSO concert on Sunday “Fire and Ice” but also admits 2 weeks in Florida was great, first time John has taken 2 full weeks to do only what he wants to do ….it was also warm there!
  • Susan Price happy the Prices are getting a new dog this weekend…let’s hope NEXT week is another Happy $$
  • Dorothy Tecklenburg happy the raffle went well although she wasn’t in town it went well
  • Tripp Kline“Luck of the Irish” event at Red Pump on March 15 from 8-10pm with live music, $10 at the door and this event support the David Bradford House
  • Bill Mesler $4 Happy Dollars…$3.00 for the past 50/50 winnings and $1.00 for the 50/50 he hopes to win today. SORRY Bill not today.


Just ask Dorothy Tecklenburg our presenter today.
Dorothy gave a very interesting program on the development of this educational tool.  Serving as a creative consultant she worked with a team to develop the program that really reflected the fact that very little was known about geography.
The entire program was developed around the concept of a “game show” using actual school children and the word geography was never used…it was a great way to teach these concepts as the competitive spirit moved the kids to “win”. WBGH and WQED were integral in the production of the program.
The season consisted of 65 shows in a season. The show was nominated for an Emmy and the “lost” to Sesame Street in their category.
Dorothy’s talent in creating and producing came to the fore while doing the program today. Song parodies were developed to enhance the learning experience.
Dorothy was also very creative for her Rotary presentation by acting and reacting to give the show’s story to the Rotary audience!
THANK YOU Dorothy and remember she pulls together the questions for Trivia and we all know what a task that is!
Washington Rotary
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States of America
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Upcoming Programs

Feb 26, 2019
Hitler and the Hapsburgs
Mar 05, 2019
Literacy work in Haiti
Apr 02, 2019
Food Bank
Apr 09, 2019
Writing the Nonnie Books
Apr 16, 2019
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Upcoming Events

Club Assembly
Feb 26, 2019
Trivia Night 2019
Mar 08, 2019
Betsy and Bill West
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services The Preferred Realty
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Lars Lange

Executives & Directors

Vice President
President Elect
The Rotary Foundation
Club Service
Assistant Treasurer
International Service
Assistant Secretary
Vocational Service
Community Service
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Erin Jones
February 23
Angeline East
Bob East
February 3
Join Date
Bill Allison
February 1, 1979
40 years
James Uram
February 1, 1987
32 years
Kenneth Baker
February 1, 1976
43 years
Mike Minder
February 2, 2018
1 year
Ellen Hough
February 9, 2016
3 years
Tripp Kline
February 10, 2004
15 years
John Hopper
February 16, 2017
2 years
Lisa Moore
February 17, 2009
10 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.