Susan Price                                           


Lars Lange held BOTH numbers


Matthew Swab guest of Joe Piszczor
Ulli Lange visiting Rotarian from Paonia, Colorado
Susan Robinson today’s speaker


  1. Joint Community Grant with McMurray Rotary coming to a close. All work is completed and a joint presentation of checks to Joyce Ellis of the Lemoyne Community Center will be held at Atria’s on Wednesday, March 17. Washington Rotarians are invited to attend – a great make-up opportunity. ALL paperwork is due to the District by April 1.
  2. Peanut butter collection for the food pantries announced last week by Susan Price. This will continue to the next meeting. Thanks to all for the contributions of both the jars of peanut butter or money – great sale at the Shop ‘n Save through Saturday – JIFF 16oz jars are 3/$5.00.

IS BEING MOVED TO THE DOUBLETREE ON RACETRACK ROAD due to a situation beyond our control. Same time and you can gain special seating if you bring Peanut Butter!  This was all arranged hurriedly on Thursday morning. Not sure how great the lunch will be but it is yet another adventure for all of us….SMILE and enjoy, no 2 days should ever be the same!!

HAPPY $$$$$$$$

  • Mary Jo Podgurski– Happy to be here.
Also, happy that today is St Joseph’s Day, in honor of Jesus’ father, and April 25 is Annunciation Day, the day, nine months before Christmas, on which Mary was informed that she would conceive a son by the power of Holy Spirit.  Mary Jo’s father told her that this is the background to her name!
  • Ulli Lange– Spring is just around the corner
  • Joe Piszcor– Joe and his father visited Joe’s brother in North Carolina this weekend.  He had just returned from a ‘hot tour’.  After a tour around the base, Joe feels good about the security they provide to our country.  Thanks!
  • Park Burroughs– half apologizes for missing last week, because he was enjoying the sunshine of Puerto Rico.
  • Tripp Kline– Thanks to all who attended Bradford House fundraiser at Red Pump this past Friday
  • Jim Uram– is hoping that another small school, such as Loyola, does very well in the NCAA tournament.
  • John Quigley– is very happy that IC Church, with many Rotary volunteers, is having a very successful fish-fry season. (Someone mentioned that beer and wine are also available.)
  • Ken Baker– please see the new Jazz Society schedules. Mark Strickland, brother to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Bill Strickland, recently played at the brunch.
  • John Tecklenburg– congratulates Tom Northropand family, for their recent induction into the Washington County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame, for their commitment to the community.

PROGRAM: Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 1983-2019

Susan Robinson gave an interesting and personal storyof her experiences in Haiti.  The Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 1983-2019. From the outset in 1983, the mission of FLM has been centered in the belief that the path to permanent change is to help the Haitians to help themselves. Providing education, medical and life advancing services, FLM helps the people acquire skills and resources to improve living conditions. FLM’s focus has been in the Thomassin area of Haiti located in the mountain region South of Port-au-Prince.
FLM was founded by Leon Pamphile who grew up in Haiti. At age 26 he came to the U.S. and became a pastor and French teacher in the Pittsburgh City Schools. He grew up in the poverty of the region in Haiti and FLM began with a vision of teaching adults how to read, write and have basic math skills. Susan spoke of the work both she and her late husband undertook to improve life conditions in Haiti.
If you want to learn more contact Susan at 724-993-4381 or
All in attendance were very interested in the program and a number of people remained to ask questions. Unfortunately there was not much time at the end of the presentation for questions from the floor.
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March 5
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March 17
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March 24
Bob Hollick
March 1
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March 1
Thomas Uram
March 4
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Donald Reese
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March 24, 2009
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March 31, 2015
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