District Conference this weekend


Bill West


Susan Priest was smiling
John Quayle…sorry John


Rachel Gladdenand we think she was Tom’s guest but maybe Bill Allison’s???
Drew Manko, Jessica Shawley, Jordan Smithall with today’s Program
Amy Ross Mankoformer Rotarian and “leader” of the Ross Farms Group


  1. Student Scholarships: all applications have been reviewed by Board members. Recipient’s school counselors have been notified and letters are being sent to the parents informing them and with invitations to attend the luncheon on May 28 here at W&J. The Clyde Tracanna Scholarship recipients have been notified by WCCF and will also be recognized on May 28.
If interested in attending a school’s senior awards program to represent Rotary, please contact Bill Price when the schedules are announced. There are times when we are not informed until the day prior to the assembly and then sometimes we are not notified until after the fact but we will hope to catch all of them this year.
  1. Ken Baker’s Scouting For Food fund raiser and the peanut butter collection ended with today, the end of April. Ken’s total collection amount will be increased by the Club to bring it to $700 as has been done in the past. The 2 local food pantries will split 60 jars of peanut butter which we are certain will be appreciated.
The Club thanks those that contributed to each of these efforts for your support.
  1. Food Service Report:  The highlights of the meeting with the food service provider are:
    1. Size and selections of buffet will be reduced due to excessive waste of product – salads reduced from 4 to 2; wraps or other “sandwich board” items will continue to be classified as an entrée along with one hot entrée, a starch and vegetables. Desserts will not change.
    2. Menu will vary depending upon the season and soup selections will be offered in the cooler months.
    3. Special dietary needs will be taken care of IF the dietary is notified; vegetarian, ciliac, gluten free, allergies. It was suggested the salt be reduced in the foods and that has already been done.
    4. Member can no longer go to be served in the cafeteria upstairs (additional charge to that person would be $9.60 and you would still be charged for the Rotary lunch).
    5. To help reduce costs for the meals we are charged we are lowering the required number to 38 and will be increased when we find there will be additional guests attending. The number of “guests and Rotarians” must be sent to the college the Friday prior to the meeting.
    6. Price increase of 4% will be effective as of September 1.
    7. The Board is interested to have your thoughts, comments and suggestions as to changes. Please submit to President Bill and Dorothy Tecklenburg offered to formulate a survey to give to the membership. 

HAPPY HAPPY $$$$$$$$

  • Ken Baker: reminds us of the Funky Fly Project at Venue 54 on May 17. The fact the band played at the 10thAnniversary celebration for the August Wilson Center is testament to their prowess in the musical field
  • Phil Morrow: happy all of his kids were in town to honor and celebrate his 90thBirthday. Congrats to Phil and we wish him MANY MORE Happy Birthdays
  • John Hopper: feels like he is finally out of the “dog house” but just learned he’s back in????????? Go John…never a dull moment
  • Rachel Gladden: stopped at the Bradford House and saw Tripp “on the roof” (practicing for Christmas?) and he asked her to give a HAPPY $$$
  • Brandi Miller: announced the Literacy Council will be having its first International Women’s Club Event on May 11 from 5-7 at Sally Mounts home. Contact Brandi for more information and if interested!
  • Joe Piszczor: supports the District Conference on May 3 and 4 at 7 Springs and encourages us to attend all or part of the conference. If it is a last minute decision feel free to come to the Mountains…we will fit you in.
  • MaryJo Podgurski: grateful to be attending ($1) and $1 thanks for prayers and support; $1 to help in hiring/finding a social worker in the Youth Parent Program (Bachelor’s Degree required)
  • Susan Price: happy to remind John Hopper about tickets (this can get him out of the dog house completely)

PROGRAM: Ross Farms

Drew Manko is a member of the family that operates the Ross Farm in Glyde located between 84 and Scenery Hill. The focus of the presentation was the local agriculture, providing a great variety of farm raised meat products and wool. A graduate of Washington High School and Drew chose to farm and become the 6thgeneration on the family farm. The animals raised are Heritage Beef and Lamb along with turkey, hogs, quail and chickens.
Ross Farm Fibers a wool yarn retailer, is located on Main Street in Washington and is part of the Manko ventures.
Drew also serves as a promotor for local farmers to improve the local economy. The growing list of local retailers and restaurants selling/using Ross Farm products are the Presidents Pub, Emerald Valley, Century Inn, Palazzo 1837, Craft Butchers (Waynesburg), Yanks Smokehouse thru the Liberty Pole Spirits. The Farm is also a fixture at the local Farmer’s Market. 
We were also told of the growing local interest in Quail eggs??? Look in the local news and watch publications including information important to “Foodies” and you will be pleasantly surprised by the information you have been exposed to today.
Washington Rotary
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W & J College, The Commons
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Washington, PA  15301
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May 07, 2019
Get to Know a Rotarian
May 14, 2019
All of Us
May 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
May 28, 2019
Academic Awards
Jun 11, 2019
President's Night
Jun 18, 2019
Machu Picchu
Jun 25, 2019
Year end Club Assembly
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