Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Mike Pecosh


Ken Baker…Hooray
Bill Messlar…great 4-Way test


Tom Benic Speaker and Rotarian from the Fox Chapel Club
Karen Curley Dorothy Tecklenburg’s sister
Jay and Amy Robison friends of our speaker Tom Benic
  • President Bill Price returned and thanked Andy (President Elect) for taking over for the past two meetings.
  • The following projects have just been completed           
                a.) Community Grant with McMurray to upgrade facilities at the Lemoyne Community Center. Bill and Susan Price, Tom Drewitz, and Andy Goudy were present for the check presentation to Joyce Ellis.
                 b) Roadside Cleanup on Saturday, April 13 and a great number of Rotarians were present for the cleanup photo.
                 c) Peanut butter collecting is ongoing and will end on April 30. Have you donated? You still time to help provide food pantries with a little extra, much needed item. Click Here!
  • Rotary District Conference LAST BEST for 7330 on May 3 and 4 at 7 Springs. Registration and rooms still available on-line. Join in the fun and support your cluband our District…Next Conference we will be part of District 7305. Looks like this will be a fun and rewarding event….Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated!
  • Meeting with W&J and the food service provider will be next week and we suggest you all stay tuned.
  • Scouting for Food project will continue next week and if you have any questions contact Ken Baker

HAPPY $$$$$$$

Mike Pecosh: happy Easter but if you don’t celebrate “have a good Sunday” and just curious who won the brackets??? (Sorry Mike) and the celebration cards were a little delayed as Mike was away.
  • Ken Baker: happy that 80 people attended the music program at the Library; May 17 the Funky Fly Project at Venue 54 and tickets are limited. The proceeds from this will benefit the after school music program (GREAT cause Ken).
  • John Hopper: with a fist full of $$$$ as he is in the “dog house” due to something being tossed during the moving process and needs redemption. Promoting his wife’s ZONTA project and please help as John has tickets! Redeem the Rotarian!
  • John Quayle: happy for Joe and Lynn Manning on their anniversary; umpiring in the cold on Monday was not pretty and it was 39degrees at first pitch.
  • Joe Manning: thanks John Q and this is their 14thAnniversary and difficult to find a gift…14 is Ivory and President Bill suggested a bar of soap (get it???).
  • Susan Priest: happy to be warm and the great weather, let’s hope it lasts?
  • Andy Goudy: happy Bill is back and Bill is happy Andy did such an outstanding job
  • Brandi Miller: happy to be going to the PENS game and hoping for a victory (how did that go?)
  • John Tecklenburg: honoring Ken Baker on organizing great Louis Armstrong program at the Library and Ken sponsored this in honor of his late wife Tommy
  • Tripp Kline: bottle sales beyond the 1/2 way mark, great blends of whiskey and all funds to go to the Whiskey Festival; ...heard from our friend Alan’ and the impact of the fire at Notre Dame, great world response. (For those of you who don’t know who this friend is, Alan’ was a member of the Group Study Exchange Team from France. This program was so popular and well received all through Rotary International. Washington Rotary hosted teams from many countries through the years and we were responsible for contacts with varied vocations in the region…we miss this program)
  • Susan Price: happy for the week away and thank you to Andy for “filling in “and Lars for taking notes
  • Dorothy Tecklenburg: happy to have sister here and happy for the PENS and HOPING for a win
  • Karen Curley: Dorothy’s sister happy to be here again and going to the PENS game.

PROGRAM: Tom Benic

Program Chair Susan Priest introduced speaker Tom Benic a graduate of W&J and a member of the Fox Chapel Rotary Club. The program reflected on the role of W&J students through the wars.
Tom started with the Civil War and through the World Wars. He also discussed the merger of Washington College and Jefferson College (Canonsburg) and the effect the wars had on student enrollment. Examples: 500 W&J students died in the Civil War; WWI and WWII dealt a severe blow to college athletic programs and saw W&J basically “go out of business”.
Tom is currently continuing his research on the subject and looking for additional materials here at W&J and files from the O-R Publishing Company.
Tom’s presentation was quite an eye opener when it comes to the severity of the loss of life when the draft took those young men of college age.
Due to time we didn’t get to Viet Nam and there are a number of club members who can identify with this as well as Tom who was drafted and was in Viet Nam as a writer and photographer.
Washington Rotary
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April 1
Bill Allison
April 2
Andy Goudy
April 15
Lisa Moore
April 18
Joseph Manning
Lynn Manning
April 16
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Joseph Marsh
April 1, 1988
31 years
Warren Lemley
April 1, 1985
34 years
Philip Morrow
April 2, 2013
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Bob Hollick
April 3, 1997
22 years
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April 7, 2015
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Thomas Gladden
April 8, 2003
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April 10, 2008
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April 19, 1960
59 years
Joseph Manning
April 20, 2012
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