JANUARY 8, 2019


Dave Hart


Mike Peco$h
John Rodgers….Led the 4-Way Test

Welcome to 2019 and the second half of the current Rotary Year.

Working together we all can help to make the year successful, even epic, as we continue to serve our community and promote “Service Above Self.”


Foundation Chair Dave Hart presented a Paul Harris to Rotarian Bill West. Congratulations to Bill on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow and a big thank you for your service to the Club and Community.


Our Rotary Board and membership recognized Tom Northrop for the many avenues of service he has given to the Greater Washington Community and Rotary over the years. Following in the tradition of service that the entire Northrop family has given to the community the student scholarship awarded to a senior at Washington High School will now be known as: Thomas Northrop Academic Achievement Scholarship. 
It is well known that Tom does not seek personal public recognition and when recognized he responded with a sincere “Thanks.”


President Bill Price outlined the upcoming projects to get the second half of the Rotary Year in motion.
  1. January and February will be designated to prepare for the International Project with our Valentine’s Day Raffle (based on the PA Lottery number at 7:00pm on the designated days). We hope to raise $2500 to support the hospital bed project in Bondo Kenya. This initiative will be headed by Dorothy Tecklenburg working with Angeline East. Dorothy has made contact with the Rotary Club of Bondo, a very small Club but they are to reply to Dorothy following their meeting, as to their ability to work with us.  China Little Flower will continue to be a project we will support as possible.
  2. February and March will concentrate our efforts on TRIVIA NIGHT and making it a great success. Kathy Sabol has posted the registration form on the website and it is on the Club Facebook page. Volunteers in all areas are needed, sponsorships are needed, teams need to be drafted, setup the day of, runners (adult will be better this year), bar tenders, ticket sellers and of course the BASKET BRIGADE. The BASKET BRIGADE will be a combined effort of Brandi Miller, Susan Price, Nan Sninsky and they will be pleased to take any and all donations.
  3. April and May will focus on the scholarship awards for our graduating high school seniors as well as the W&J graduate. The recipients will be recognized and honored at our Awards Luncheon on May 28.
  4. PRESIDENT’S NIGHT will need to be planned and organized. If anyone has a particular engaging and creative idea don’t be afraid to bring it forward. With the conclusion of the Pavilion Project on the horizon it might not be a bad idea to be REALLY creative in thinking/planning and the dinner doesn’t need to be a formal event (or even semi-formal).
  5. Spring-Early Summer event at the Wild Things Park. Bill has acquired the Washington Financial Bank Box and will use it as a “fun”raising event to support a group such as: The Foundation – Scouting for Food – Food Bank/Pantries? Membership will select the group to be recognized. 22 tickets for the evening and to “raffle” the chances will be $20.
  6. Community Pavilion Project: Seems no LSA funding this cycle. Club will work to use current funds on the historic stairs and then the electrical upgrades. Hoping to perhaps have President’s Night at the venue.

HAPPY  $$$$$ 

  • Tom Drewitz wished everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • Kathy Sabol is excited about Trivia Night prep and the Bar Association Trip to Cuba as well as her next trip to the National Bar Association Conference in Las Vegas where Kathy has been asked to be a speaker! Congratulations Kathy.
  • Phil Rush happy to confirm that Gene Steratore, retired NFL referee and present CBS/NFL Replay Analyst will be with us on Tuesday February 12.
  • Susan Priest thanks Phil for confirming the February 12 program; most happy again for many friends in this Club.
  • Ken Baker is enthusiastic about most recent jazz brunch where Tom Roberts perform a legendary version of “Rhapsody in Blue”  and that he is planning a show/performance at W&J that reflects the life of Louie Armstrong.
  • Susan Price reflected on a happy memory in which the young son of a friend informed all present that Rhapsody in Blue he was hearing was for United Airlines. The young man was about 6 or 7 and stated this in a rather matter of fact manner as though everyone should know that.
  • Joe Piszczor noted that he, Tom Drewitz and Ken Baker among others were invited to attend a planning meeting for the upcoming merger of our District (7330) and District 7300 (Pittsburgh) will be effective July 1, 2019 and become 7305.
  • Tom Gladden happy to report Rachel will bake a pie for Trivia Night and we all know what that means!
  • Bill Mesler happy to give $5.00 as that’s all left after trips to many casinos while away (he’s in charge of quality control and we thought it was Quality Quick). Bill is most happy for the time spent with his son and family in California and then on to Lake Tahoe.
  • Jim Uram NOT HAPPY with the Steelers but did he still give a $1.00???
  • Tom Northrop happy to say Thanks again for his honor but most happy no one checked his grade transcript while in high school or the name of the award would have to be altered.
  • Bob Wicker happy to thank Joe Manning for the fact that the City picked up his trash on time this week (Go Joe, he gets it all done). ...MAKE UP MEETING slips need to be given to Bob if you want credit for meetings missed at your home club…then you won’t be billed for it.


Lisa Hannum is our newest Rotarian inducted on December 18, 2018. We know that she is the new Executive Director of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties).
On a more personal level, she grew up in a rural part of Southern Ohio. Her Mom still lives on the family farm. Lisa was one of 88 students in her high school graduating class and that as a “real farm girl” she participated in 4H.
Lisa now has a grown son and daughter and that her son and his wife are soon to present her with her 4thgrandson. She is also thankful for a wonderful husband who is a district manager for Cornwell Tools.
Lisa thanks Rotary for donations that went towards monitors for the safe houses so that residents (clients) can take classes through Citizens Library and prepare for job placement. Explained the pin she wears (in addition to a new Rotary pin) symbolizes a vanishing point in the middle and that hole hopefully gets smaller and smaller as domestic violence and abuse becomes less and less. Diane Ambrose has been working with DVSSP to facilitate the classes so a shout out to Diane.
Dave Hart mentioned the items most needed by the residents of the safe houses. Check the “ad” to see what they are and donations are accepted at the office on Maiden Street or Dave said he would deliver any that Rotarians bring to a meeting. (Thanks Dave….)


Randy Liebig, General Manager of Lone Pine Country Club, will be introduced to the Club and to the Board and hopefully inducted in as the holder of a “Corporate Membership.” A new member in December and one in January – can this trend continue in the upcoming months?
  • Have you brought a guest to lunch?
  • Follow-up and invite them back.
  • Have you invitedthem to join? If not, a sincere follow-up just might be productive.
There are Rotary Post Cards available preprinted thanking them for coming to the meeting and can be filled in with a personal note (would you consider joining?).

PDG Tom Uram Receives appointment

Thomas “Tom” J. Uram has recently been appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to succeed Mary N. Lannin as chair of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a term of one year. Lannin will continue to serve as an active member of the CCAC.
Uram has been a committee member of the CCAC since 2012 and was reappointed again by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In addition to being appointed as the new chair of the CCAC,  he holds active roles as a governor of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and president of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists.
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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Upcoming Programs

Feb 12, 2019
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Upcoming Events

Board meeting after regular meeting
Jan 22, 2019
Club Assembly
Jan 29, 2019
Board Meeting
Feb 19, 2019
Club Assembly
Feb 26, 2019
Trivia Night 2019
Mar 08, 2019

Executives & Directors

Vice President
Club Service
Assistant Treasurer
International Service
Vocational Service
Community Service
New Generations
Assistant Secretary
Public Relations

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Park Burroughs
January 2
Joseph Gisoni
January 11
Kenneth Baker
January 21
Thomas Uram
January 27
Andrew Uram
January 28
Join Date
Andrew Uram
January 1, 1977
42 years
Karen Reese
January 1, 1995
24 years
Kathy Sabol
January 1, 1997
22 years
Thomas Uram
January 1, 1983
36 years
Erin Jones
January 20, 2015
4 years
Lars Lange
January 23, 2018
1 year

Washington County is in need of: 
  • Twin Sheets
  • Paper Towels
  • Stamps
  • Cleaning Sprays
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mattress pads - twin
  • DVD movies 
Call 724-208-5529 in Washington County to arrange for a donation drop-off. 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.