Mike Pecosh


  • PDG Walt Olshanski from Can/Houston showed up with pies/ pumpkin rolls for their club's fundraiser.
  • Ulli Lange is in town visiting Lars. 
  • Next meeting 11/27 in Ballroom
  • Xmas Party – 12/11 at Lone Pine Golf  Club
            Call Diane for info by 11/30
            $35 for Guests and $23 for Rotarians
  • Salvation Army bell ringing – We've had no contact so far.  Jim Uram will initiate contact and have info by next week
  • Christmas Parade – 12/7 – We have not been asked for help.   Joe P will contact the principles and see if we are involbved.  Rotary usually helps with line up of cars and floats
  • Bill Price – The District has awarded two $500 grants from Rotary community and foundation grants for Ckub projects
  • Rich Podgurski – Updated the club on the Community Pavilion – He will ask the  LSA for $300,000 to fund the electrical service, the new floor and the grand staircase. This will complete the project! He wants to try to expedite staircase work for theatre group to use for their 50th Anniversary.
  • Susan Priest – looking for contact to Gene Steratore to recruit as ts to speaker for next year.
  • Stephanie Urchick is collecting used towles for the humane society. Bring them next week.

Happy Dollars

  • Tom Uram – happy to be here
  • Rich Podgurski - $10
            1 for missing
            5 for grandkids, just visited for pre-thanksgiving
            1 thank club for Club Servive award
            1 Mary Jo for winning OR Person of the Year award
            2 whatever
  • Walt Olshanski– thanks for help with dictionaries.
  • Tom Drewitz – spent last weekend with grandkids. Michael is up to 6 lbs!
  • Lars – Pitt football to ACC championship, basketball undefeated for now
  • Ulli Lange – yesterday facetimed with former local Rotarian Ingo Batzel and Merith.  Doing well!
  • Phil Rush – Go Steelers! They had them all the way!
  • Susan Priest – apologies for missing dictionary project commitment and  Cataracts are gone and nobody is green anymore!
  • Bill Price – see OR for great pic of ‘dictionary’ kids
  • Andy Uram – Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Bill Price found 20’ xmas tree for Andy
  • Ken Baker – Sunday Jazz – Tony Janflone Jr and Sr!  Legends!
  •  Ken Baker - Jazz Society Xmas party on 12-2 from 5-8pm @ Presidents Pub
  • Jim Uram - $100 to Rotary from winnings at Breeders Cup!!!
  • John Hopper – happy to be hosting Thanksgiving at home for last time.  Happy that daughter is buying home and will host Thanksgiving dinner going forward
  • Justin Dandoy - $5 for celebrating 1 year as Rotarian.  Took millenianial selfie of club!!
  • Tom Drewitz – Reminded members to turn in volunteer hours.  See website. Don’t be too specific. If you need help...ask.
  • Shirley Moore -$1 for Mike P’s socks!

Get to Know a Rotarian – Phil Morrow

Phil has been a Rotarian for over 40 years. 
Phil talked about how his ancestors came from Scotland and Ireland. First to Green Castle and then to Penn Hills on grant from Tom Penn, the brother of William Penn. He was amazed that the property was an exact rectangle.
Phil was born in MaGee “womans” Hospital on 4/20/1929, and the family moved to Peters Township in in 1933 when it was still very rural.
Phil worked in many banks in Soutwest PA. 
He Married Leatha in 12-31-1949. Has been married for 69 years!
He was drafted into the Koren War by way of Fort Picket VA, and then NYC, Puerto Rico, Panama, Hawaii, Yokohama and then Korea (Inchou?)
His Rotary career was originally restricted because of the "classification" rules and there were very many bankers in Rotary.
So then he joined Kiwanis for a while.
Finally, he was  able to join Rotary in 1978
Over the years, he has served on various non-profit boards such as:
  •             United Way of Mon Valley
  •             Mon Valley Business Association
  •             Latrobe Airport Authoirty (hail to Arnie)
  •             SW Pa Human Services  
One of his best honirs was receiving Paul Harris Fellow recpgnotion.  Phil said that, lookining back,  “Service above self” was always a part of his life.


343 – Phil – Winner
334 – Lars - somewhat less than a winner.
Washington Rotary
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
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Trivia Night 2019
Mar 08, 2019

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
John Rodgers
November 2
Rich Podgurski
November 3
Thomas Gladden
November 8
Gist Wylie
November 20
Bob Hollick
November 30
John Northrop
November 17
Join Date
Dorothy Tecklenburg
November 13, 2014
4 years
Justin Dandoy
November 21, 2017
1 year
Diane Ambrose
November 25, 2008
10 years
Christy Rowing
November 29, 2016
2 years
Russell Hampton
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