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OH WHAT A NIGHT

The State College Rotary Club presented organizations with proceeds from their 2017 Fall fundraiser.
Left to right: Wendy Vinhage, Interfaith Human Services; Al Vicere, Jana Marie Foundation; Drew Wetzel, Club President Elect; Morgan Wasikonis, Housing Transitions; Ashley Pipe, Tides; Chelsey Fisher, Club President; Chrissy Weller, Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center.

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CRPR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Once again our Rotary Club helped with the annual Centre Region Parks & Recreation Easter Egg hunt.  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.

 

INSTALLATION OF 2017-2018 OFFICERS

The Leadership Team for our Rotary club was installed in June by incoming District Governor, Michael Hornby.

 

 

Leadership Team


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 and 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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