MAY 22, 2018


Susan Priest


Susan Price the winner
Bill Price demanding an investigation


Alisa Fashnot guest of Tripp Kline and also the program today.


1)  Dave Hart, Foundation Chair, distributed Foundation Pledge forms for 2018-2019. We will wrap up the Thailand Water Filter Program and continue for the next Rotary Year with Solar Suitcases for the Clinics and Hospitals in Africa. More information to come
2)  Patriots Pavilionlandscaping work is complete. Nothing like a fresh look for the area after the painting was completed last year. Take a look and hopefully this will be a permanent contract if all are happy with the work.
3) Joe Marsh announced June 14 for the changing of the flag ceremony with the timing between 3:00-3:15. More details on specifics coming.
4) High School Scholarship program next week in the ballroom. Please attend to support our area students as we help launch them on the next phase of their education.
5) Happy to announce that Justin Dandoy and his wife are the happy parents of a new baby girl. CONGRATULATIONS!

We Care Solar Suitcase

This year's District Project will be to provide a life-saving aid to communities that have little or unreliable electrical service.
The We Care Solar Suitcase® is an economical, easy-to-use portable power unit that provides health workers with highly efficient medical lighting and power for mobile communication, laptop computers and small medical devices.  The We Care Solar Suitcase was originally designed to support timely and efficient emergency obstetric care, but can be used in a range of medical and humanitarian settings.

See the video!


Patriot's Pavillion Landscaping

HAPPY $$$$$ 

  • MaryJo Podgurski: happy her granddaughter danced with SKM recital and her grandson had a good time doing Hip Hop! The NEW and IMPROVED Teen Center (Common Ground) opens May 23 and the Annual Awards Night is being held May 24 at Washington Park Elementary. Fellow Rotarian and all around busy man Ken Baker is being honored at 7:00 for his many hours of volunteering and mentoring.
  • Susan Price claims she will be happy after the next 2 weeks are over.
  • Bill Mesler happy Sandy’s recital is over and she is happy (so everyone is happy) and that Todd Day’s daughter was part of the dance recital.
  • Dorothy Tecklenburg enjoyed the National Road celebration and the great dinner prepared at the Stone Pavilion.
  • Joe Pisczcor happy his marriage survived after 13 long hours in the car but did enjoy spotting Rotary signs along the highway in all of the little towns and major cities, Joe is now a Director in the firm….GOOD LUCK and GREAT MOVE on the part of the firm.
  • Phil Rush happy that Gabby Barratt finished 3rdin American Idol. Gabby has a great talent and Phil says we have NOT heard the last from her. 
  • Tom Gladden reports that Carol Keller would like to visit our meetings but will need transportation and will remain an actual member of the California Club because that was Chuck’s Club. Told her she is more than welcome and we look forward to having her with us.
  • John Quale and Joe Manning …yet another “spotting” at church this time and give Joe a call or send a card let him know you’re thinking about him and wishing him well. He has some rehabbing to do but we all know Joe is up to it!
  • Mike Pecosh gave $8 not because his wife was out of town but he confessed going to the Casino with a fellow Rotarian, Bill Mesler and had “questionable winnings”. Got a bottle of wine from a Rotarian whose name is a part of the puzzle but is not North-South-East or?????
  • John Hopper happy to be leaving the country living and moving into a “real neighborhood”.

PROGRAM: The Market Place

Tripp Kline introduced Elisa Fashnot owner of The Market Place & Emerald Valley located at 145 South Main Street.
We were treated today with a sampling tray of cheese and other goodies available at the store.
Elisa comes from a family of 4thgeneration farmers. She hopes the store will become a center piece for more development in South Main changing  “the face of Washington” business ownership one-by-one.
The business started “not to be just a cheese store” but rather expanding to food for home use giving the customer a wide variety choices cheeses and now including wine, grazing boards, gift baskets, smoked meats.
Being a partner with local wineries  and distilleries will enforce the strength of all of the new businesses. (Can’t wait for the “Tilted Cow Scoop” which is ice cream at its finest.
Store Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM to 8:00PM          
                                          Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
COMING: lunch items built around cheese…what else?? Grilled Cheese Sandwich anyone? Soups follow the growth.                   
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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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
National Awards Services Inc.