FEBRUARY 6, 2018


Susan Price 


Bill Mesler
Park    Sorry!


Kathy Pienkowsky guest of Diane Ambrose
Suzanne Ewing guest of Christy Rowing

HAPPY $$$$:

MaryJo Podgurski happy for her wonderful growing and healthy grandchildren.
John Tecklenburg happy Fluery is in town and has a “good” game but John really wants the PENS to win with a Crosby goal and also happy the Pats lost!! (John had lots to say).
Bill Allison happy to get a card from Mike to recognize his 39th anniversary as a member of Rotary and really happy the Steelers are the “only team with 6 SuperBowl rings”
Erin Jones happy for W&J “Symposium on Democracy” February 12-15. The main events are free and open to the public.
Jim Uram gave $31 Happy Dollar$$ for his 31st Rotary anniversary
Susan Priest happy the insurance covers her medication that would otherwise cost $10,800 per month….We are all happy for her!
Justin Dandoy happy to support Big Brothers/Sisters sports raffle coming up and there will be more details later! Sports fans be ready…there are lots of you and there are lots of tickets involved in this raffle, not just 2 tix for 1 game….Sounds interesting and hopefully wouldn’t it be great if one of our Club members would win this??
Ken Baker promotes the Jazz Society every month the upcoming February 11 will be Cross Current and the W&J Jazz Combo will provide music on March 11…President’s Pub and contact Ken for more details.
Christy Rowing supporting the “Sunday Soup Supper” February 11 from 2-5pm at the Masonic Lodge for only $20 to support the Food Bank. Get one of 250 bowls made by Trinity students. Great team in the room that day: Betsy West, Suzanne Ewing, Nan Sninsky and of course Christy!


  1. China Little Flower raffle tickets distributed today 10 tickets at $5/ticket. Please sell or buy to support our International Project and the efforts of John Tecklenburg. This project is being handled by Diane Ambrose, please return stubs and checks to Diane.
  2. Trivia Night volunteers sheet distributed by Kathy Sabol – volunteer for some job or help put together a Rotary Team. Remember March 9 is coming quickly!
  3. Pavilion Update by President Rich. Local artist James Sulkowski a “final rendition” of the Pavilion and it will be auctioned off at the Cancer Society Gala. The story appeared in the O-R on February 4 and it includes the history of the pavilion and credits Rotary and the City of Washington for efforts to renovate this historic structure.
  4. Meeting February 27 will feature Dr. John C. Knapp, President of W&J as the program speaker. Our meeting “business” will be kept to a minimum in order to afford Dr. Knapp the time for his presentation.

PROGRAM:  Changes in Dentistry

Past District Governor and local Rotarian, retired Dentist Tom Drewitz gave a program on the “History of Dentistry”. As expected, Tom did a great job with humor, pointing out historic developments such as:
1850 – Willoughby identified microbial basis of dental decay
1908 – G.V. Black on the science of filling a tooth and that diagram was still being used when Tom was in Dental School
1913 – Alfred C. Jones the world’s first oral hygiene school
1950 – First fluoride tooth paste marketed and communities began fluoridation of the water
1974 – Beginning practice of dental implants
2017 – Greatest change in dental practices with special methods of correcting teeth, caps, crowns, and wanting to “fix it and make it look good”.  Insurances and invisalign  in the place of braces and the speed of corrections.
Washington Rotary
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
VenueMap Venue Map
RI Theme 2017-18

Upcoming Programs

Feb 13, 2018
Connections of Rotary to the history of the March of Dimes
Feb 20, 2018
A Little LIFT
Feb 27, 2018
View entire list

Upcoming Events

Trivia Night
Mar 09, 2018 6:00 PM

Executives & Directors

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

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Erin Jones
February 23
Join Date
Bill Allison
February 1, 1979
39 years
James Uram
February 1, 1987
31 years
Kenneth Baker
February 1, 1976
42 years
Ellen Hough
February 9, 2016
2 years
Tripp Kline
February 10, 2004
14 years
John Hopper
February 16, 2017
1 year
Lisa Moore
February 17, 2009
9 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.