MAY 1, 2018


Mike Pecosh


 Sorry Phil Rush maybe next week!
Susan Price….congratulations


Ulle Lange from Penora CO Club…Always welcome!

HAPPY $$$$:  

  • Mary Jo Podgurski thanks Diane Ambrose for use of Library and the success of Sister to Sister and Diane was a great help; Happy for one year old grandson ANDY who likes to play Hide and Seek and brings great joy to the entire family; Happy for the success of the Youth Conference held last week and thanks to the Rotarians who were there to listen and to talk with the young peple.
  • Susan Price: playing Kathy Sabol and happy for Law Day today and will have Naturalization Ceremony at the Court House today at 5:30. This is a GREAT DAY for future citizens.
  • John Tecklenburg: happyDorothy returned home from trip to Oregon and arrived home at 2:00AM with an ugly tooth ache and was at the dentist very early this morning, little wonder she isn’t with us today; John reinforced the value of the Naturalization Ceremony as a “stirring moment” and oh yes, LET’S GO PENS!
  • Ulle Lange: continued the discussion on becoming an American citizen and because of his strong accent people ask if he is a citizen and Ulle responds happily “I am a citizen”
  • Lars Lange: happy to say “I am a citizen – born in Germany”. Larsrecommended a pleasant drive to Marianna and particularly on Sunday to support the Chicken Dinner to support the Library.
  • Brandy Butler: happy to announce she picked up her “marriage certificate” at the Court House today!!
  • Joe Piszczor: likes Marianna and also the fact that he was involved in the Marianna Canoe Race over the weekend and YES he and his partner WON!
  • Mike Pecosh: gave $8 because today was he and Lindsay are celebrating their 8thAnniversary.
  • Susan Priest: happy for fellow Rotarian Susan Price driving me to Rotary in my new car and all others who have aided in any manner.
  • John Northrop: happy for the note that he is the oldest and longest tenured member of the Club (We are all thankful for all those years of service to the Club but also the community).
  • Ken Baker: gave $4 to extend Scouting for Food Drive until the next meeting; happy for the Youth Conference last week and the outstanding group discussions and also the new Teen Center opening tonight.
  • Andy Uram: happy to return to a meeting and to ENJOY ROTARY.
  • Phil Rush: happy to see his grandson get his first turkey.
  • John Quale: saw an outstanding act in Greensburg featuring Buddy Guy who plays the guitar and puts on a great show at the age of 81.
  • Rich Podgurski: impressed with the group topics at the Youth Conference especially the question presented by one student “What is the difference between responsibility and accountability?”Great question and what a conversation starter


  1. District Conference information on tables but you should be receiving more information within the week. This is an important part of Rotary and is being held at the Doubletree on June 1,2,3. Register and attend at least a portion of the Conference. Gene Sterratore is the speaker on Friday at lunch and Congressman Conor Lamb will speak at the Youth Luncheon on Saturday, stressing the value of service at all levels.
  2. Reservation and Invitations for the 100 Year Celebration/President’s Night on June 12, no regular meeting that day. The cost of YOUR meal will be reduced by the normal cost of lunch and you may have your meal cost billed.
  3. Phil Rushwill continue to take shirt orders needing only a couple more to reach the necessary number.


Andy Goudy one of our newest members grew up in Washington the oldest of 8 children. Father was a miner living in Canton Township and had a love for school and especially high school chemistry. Andy had great respect for his Chemistry teacher and decided he wanted to teach chemistry but couldn’t afford college. Joining the service solved that problem with the GI Bill but he was declared 4-F due to flat feet. Andy went to Indiana University of PA and worked and was able to get a degree in 4 years and began teaching in Northern PA where there were more deer than people. He then went back to earn a Master’s Degree and Andy then taught at Canon MacMillan for 2 years but resigned to go back to school at Pitt to earn his PhD. Andy taught at the college level and was the Department Chair at West Chester University (joined Rotary) and then was offered a position at Delaware State in Dover as the Department Chair. While at Delaware State he was awarded over $8million in grants and also instituted the PhD program. Andy then “retired” for good and returned to Washington to be closer to family and enjoy retirement with his younger brother. Andy then decided to go back to being a Rotarian and he is very happy to be a member of our Club.
Andy Uram and is there anything we don’t already know about Andy? Born in 1927, enlisted in the navy at age 15 and entered the Naval Aviation Program. Entered the work force with MetLife Insurance, spent 5 years in NYC promoted to District Manager in the Washington Office and then joined Mellon Bank for 15 years. While in Washington he was invited by two Rotarians to join their Club. The rest of the story is history and it is all about Andy and his devotion to Rotary. Andy’s philosophy is You Must Be Committed and you will enjoy Rotary and his most rewarding and satisfying experiences to attend International Conferences that bring Rotarians from all over the world together for a common cause, being selected District Governor and to encourage four others to become DGs and all from this Club.
This was a great program and we certainly enjoyed Andy and Andy!
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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District Conference at Doubletree Meadows
Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 03, 2018
the 100th Anniversary Celebration and President's
Jun 12, 2018

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Bill Price
May 19
Bill Allison
Colleen Allison
May 1
Mike Pecosh
Lindsay Pecosh
May 1
Mike Minder
Julie Jindra
May 4
Dorothy Tecklenburg
John Tecklenburg
May 6
Betsy West
Bill West
May 8
Bill West
Betsy West
May 8
Gist Wylie
Linda Hepburn
May 10
Bob Wicker
Karen Wicker
May 18
Join Date
Joseph Gisoni
May 1, 1981
37 years
David Hart
May 4, 1976
42 years
Bill Mesler
May 6, 2014
4 years
Stefanie Kulla
May 20, 2017
1 year
Russell Hampton
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