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DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISIT

District 7360 Governor Dick Drukker visited the club on September 27. After his inspirational talk, he was presented with with a framed copy of the Old Main print painted by a former member of the club. DG Dick is shown with Club President Elliot Abrams (left) and Chelsey Fisher, President Elect.

 

DG Visit 


INSTALLATION OF 2016-2017 OFFICERS

The Leadership Team for our Rotary club was installed on June 28 by outgoing District Secretary Mary Johnston. The list of Officers can be seen on the right.

 

RCSC Leadership

Leadership Team


CRPR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Once again our Rotary Club helped with the annual Centre Region Parks & Recreation Easter Egg hunt.  Fourteen club members helped to set up the areas for four age groups of children, stringing twine around the areas and distribting plastic eggs containing small pieces of candy.  In each area, three eggs had pieces of paper indicating they were prize winners.  Our Rotary club provided the prize baskets that were created by Mary Johnston.

 

CRPR Easter Egg Hunt
Rotarians at
Orchard Park prior to Easter Egg hunt

STATE COLLEGE ROTARY CLUB INSTALLS SIX LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

Little Free Libraries, now burgeoning across the US, just got a boost from The Rotary Club of State College. In partnership with Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR), six Little Free Libraries were installed across the State College region in October 2015 thanks to Rotarians Jeane Singer, Nandu Desai and Rick Van Horn. Additional libraries are planned for the future.


Little Free Libraries, with the simple concept of "Take a book, return a book", promote reading, and build friendships and communities among the children of State College. CRPR provides stewardship for these libraries, supported by the Rotary Club of State College.


Children in local neighborhoods now have additional reading opportunities. We hope to promote a greater sense of community with children and parents interacting with each other, sharing books, and exchanging ideas. More than 4000 Little Free Libraries are in use across the USA. Rotary, besides its principal objectives of eradicating the world's deadliest infectious diseases, is an international champion of literacy and community building projects.


The 2015 rollout includes LFLs at: Holmes Foster Park at Westerly Parkway Entrance, Lederer Park off University Drive, Millbrook Marsh near main office building, Orchard Park Kids playground, Bayberry Dr, Radio Park Elementary School and Sidney Friedman Parklet next to Fraser St. Post Office. Details on the various CRPR parks can be found HERE


Additional information on Little Free Libraries can be obtained at www.littlefreelibrary.org. The Rotary of State College welcomes inquiries on sponsoring additional Little Free Libraries across the greater State College area.

Pictured: Rotarians Jeane Singer, Nandu Desai & Rick Van Horn
at Holmes Foster Park.
ROTARY FOUNDATION RECOGNITION

STATE COLLEGE ROTARY CLUB RECOGNIZES MEMBERS

 

At the club’s Rotary Foundation meeting several Rotarians received recognition for donations to the foundation. Molly Kunkel and Andrew Papale received Paul Harris Fellow pins and certificates and Ray Papale received his Paul Harris Fellow +1 pin. Chuck Carroll was recognized as a Benefactor and given membership in Rotary’s Bequest Society. At a later meeting Chuck Rohbeck was recognized as a Benefactor.

Molly Kunkel receiving PHF pinAndrew Papale receiving PHF pinRay Papale receiving PHF+1

Foundation Chair Roy Adams & Chuck & Jan Carroll

 

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