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Kittanning

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus
1150 North Water Street
Kittanning, PA  16201
United States of America
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On Monday, June 24th the Club hosted the 2019 Scholarship winners, based on essays they wrote and submitted entitled, "Service Above Self - What it Means to Me."  The 2019 winners selected were Emily Hopper and Calista Dosch, both from Armstrong Jr./Sr. High School.  Emily and Calista were each presented with a check for $1,000 from the Club.  Congratulations Emily and Calista!! 
There will be NO Rotary meeting on Monday, July 1stInstead, we will be meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd at 5:30 pm at The Mariner, for the Changing of the Guard/installation of the new officers; our Year –End meeting.  Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Let Mel Check know if you will be attending and whether or not your spouse, or guest, will be in attendance. 
This week's Club Meeting was held at the Armstrong County History Museum on McKean Street in Kittanning.  The Club enjoyed a guided tour by Museum Curator, Mr. Rob Watt.  Many thanks to Rob for taking the time to share with us the many historical artifacts and significance our County has to offer.  If you haven't recently been to the Museum, please make it a point to do so very soon.  The new Civil War exhibit is extremely interesting. 
  
Based on the evening PA Lottery drawing of 5/22/19, we announced our Pallet of Cheer Raffle winner.  Unfortunately the winning number - 587 - was an unsold ticket.  However the tickets on either side of the winner were sold to Tammy and Mike Bish.  Tammy and Mike have accepted one of the $200 Gift Certificates and have donated the other back to the Club.  Thank you Tammy and Mike!!!  Thank you Club Member Colby Owen for once again coordinating this year's raffle. 

The Club is pleased to announce that our District Governor nominee will be our program next:

 

Monday, April 29, 2019,  at our Noon meeting at the Kittanning YMCA.  Beth Marshal will be the District 7280 District Governor for year 2020-21.

 

Beth will do a special program with us that will get everyone connected to Rotary International electronically. Bring your laptop or I pad or whatever you work on.  Beth will take us step by step on how to access great information.

 

Important.....bring your Rotarian magazine...your Rotary id # is on the mailer.

 

We are also inviting at least one member from Chiccora, Butler PM, and Leachburg to attend so they can become familiar with all of these resources.  We hope to see you all there.

 

PS: Beth and Club Member Mike McElhaney are leading a mission water trip to Guatemala next April 2020. 

At our 5/6/2019 meeting the Club formally inducted it's newest member, Mr. Andrew Hersh.  Pictured here is Club Membership Chair, Colby Owen and Club Member and District Governor Assistant Mike McElhaney, who conducted the swearing in ceremony and presenting Andrew with his Membership Certificate and Pin.  Welcome to the Rotary Family Andrew!!
      
At our Club Meeting on 4/22/19 President Autumn Vorpe-Seyler recognized Club Member and District Assistant Governor Mike McElhaney for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow +1.  The Club congratulates Mike on this accomplishment and thanks him for his leadership both locally but also throughout the District and the Rotary world. 
 
Amy Kamis from Boy Scouts of America presented to the Club at our meeting on 4/15/19.  Amy did a great job explaining to the Club the changes the BSA program is currently experiencing and how they are introducing local families to the Boy Scouts program. 
   
Mr. Tom Grant from ShelterBox visited the Club on Monday, April 1st and presented on the assistance the ShelterBox organization provides internationally as natural disasters occur.  These ShelterBoxes and/or ShelterKits can help an individual or family survive with the basics for 3-6 months following an event that forces them out of their home.  Rotary International is a proud supporter of ShelterBox.  For many years the Kittanning and Leechburg Clubs have joined forces to make a $1,000 contribution to ShelterBox in order to support this partnership.  We are grateful for Tom and his organization and the relief they provide worldwide. 
  
 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
 
Please help us raise more money for the Kittanning Rotary Club by making a donation on the Day of Giving, Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Two options for making your donation*:
 
1. Write a check to Kittanning Rotary Club and hand deliver it on May 9, 2019 to NexTier Bank, 222 Market St., Kittanning, PA 16201
2. Write a check to Kittanning Rotary Club and mail it to PO Box 895, Kittanning, PA 16201 (postmark must be May 9, 2019, not delivered on May 9).
 
* Please see complete rules & guidelines for eligible donations at www.servingtheheart.org
 
Kittanning Rotary Club
Mike Daugherty
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ROTARY BASEBALL GAME
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Sponsored by Slippery Rock and Kittanning Rotary Clubs
 
 
SUNDAY,   June 23, 2019    Pirates vs San Diego Padres
 
All meet 11:00am for Tailgate lunch
Game time 1:35pm -  Open to all Rotary Club members and friends and family
Seating: Behind home plate upper Section 316   
 
Ticket price includes Tailgate and full lunch before the game.
Cost   $ 30.00 per person
          $ 20.00 12 and under
NUMBER OF TICKETS REQUESTED:    _________
 
__ @ $ 30.00 =                           $    _________
__ @ $ 20.00 =                           $    _________
 
Total due                                    $   _________
 
ROTARIAN       ________________________________________
 
Tailgate reception included in this fee.  
Food and drinks provided, bring lawn chairs 
Parking Lot: Gold #1
Everyone gets a free hat and kids 14 and under also get a free Josh Bell Jersey
 
Orders must be in on or before: May 1, 2019
 
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS TO:  “KITTANNING ROTARY CLUB”
P.O. Box 569. Kittanning. Pennsylvania 16201
Tailgate Party, 11:00am, Parking Lot Gold #1
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3 yellow balloons on big truck
 
 
Questions to Big Mike 724-467-2771     armstronghabitat@gmail.com
 
             Or Abby Smith, President of SR Rotary Club,
                   abbyivysmith@gmail.com
The Club is selling tickets for our Annual Pallet of Cheer Raffle.  Just in time for Memorial Day celebrations!  Get your tickets by seeing any Rotarian or by contacting the Club.
On Tuesday, March 5th Club Members and other volunteers read the book, "The Day You Begin" to all 2nd Grade classrooms throughout Armstrong School District.  Pictured below is Club Member and Club Secretary Jennifer Vensel with her class at Lenape Elementary. 
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Club Member Mike McElhaney recently returned from a Habitat for Humanity and Rotary mission trip to Guatemala where he and his team installed smokeless stoves and latrines in the village of San Lucas.  Below are several pictures of Mike during his trip, as well as a link to a video explaining the project Mike and Club are supporting.  Great job Mike!!!   https://youtu.be/IyJRG0TnNIo
 

The Kittanning Rotary Club is hosting a team from the Ukraine through the Open World Exchange for one week, March 1-8, 2019. The theme for the week is Renewable Energy.  Club and Community Members will be serving as host families and tour guides of regional businesses and points of interests so the exchange team can learn more about what we do and how our area is contributing to the promotion of Renewable Energy.  The Club hosted a welcome dinner for the exchange members and their host families on Friday, March 1st at 6PM at the Crafthouse Gastropub in Kittanning.  Fun was had by all in attendance.  See below for pictures of the Ukraine team, as well as Club Member and Organizer Mike McElhaney, Rotary 7280 District Governor Nominee Ken Fleeson and his wife Cindy at the welcome dinner.  The Club also hosted the Ukraine team at our weekly Club meeting today (March 4th).  The Club is very proud to have them here with us.  Click on the following link to learn more about their visit: https://www.leadertimes.com/articles/rotary-club-of-kittanning-helps-welcome-visitors-from-ukraine/ 

 

 

 

On Friday, November 30th The Club sponsored 4 local high school students to attend the 48th Annual World Affairs Council in Pittsburgh.  This year's topic was, "Exploring the New Space Age" and was held at the Heinz History Center.  The Club then hosted the 4 students at Monday, December 3rd's meeting so they could share their experiences at the event.  The students did a great job and we appreciate their attendance.  Pictured here from right to left are: Sam Barker, a Senior from West Shamokin High School, Dylan Klingensmith, a Junior at Armstrong High School, Lucas Waldrop, a Junior at Armstrong High School, and Jacob Fancella, a Senior at Armstrong High School.    
 
On Friday, October 26th Club Members Bret Atwood and Mike McElhaney constructed and installed a Bus Stop Shelter on the corner of Orr Avenue and Smith Street in Kittanning.  The install was done in coordination with Habitat for Humanity.  Thank you to Mike and Bret for all your efforts in making this shelter happen!
The Club held a fabulous meeting on 10/1/2018.  Club President Autumn Vorpe-Seyler welcomed many guests to the meeting for several special presentations.  District 7280 Governor Scott Bayline presented Club Member and Foundation Chair, Ed Dunmire, a pin and letter signifying 50 Years as a Rotary Member.  Scott recognized Ed, his family, career, and many of Ed's outstanding Rotary accomplishments.  Ed's wife Nancy and son Andy were also in attendance to help us celebrate.  After Ed's recognition, RYLA District Chair, Jamie Lefever shared her past experiences working alongside Ed Dunmire, as well as speaking about RYLA and the importance of this leadership conference we send students to every year.  Club RYLA Chair Bret Atwood then introduced this year's RYLA students, who shared with the Club their life-changing experiences while attending RYLA this past June.  This year's RYLA students are: Michael Haugh, Liam McIlwain, Isaac Robb, and Calista Dosch.  They were accompanied by Armstrong High School Guidance Counselor, Dave Zablocki.  We wish to thank all in attendance for making this such a wonderful meeting.  This is why we do what we do!!   
On Tuesday, October 9th the Club completed its Annual Dictionary Distribution to all 3rd Graders in the Armstrong School District.  This project was made possible due to a partnership with the Armstrong School District, as well as a District Simplified Grant from Rotary District 7280.  Thank you to all Club Members and Volunteers who assisted in the classrooms.  As always the project was a big hit with the students.
   
This past weekend Club Member Mike McElhaney attended the Rotary Zone Convention in Erie, PA.  Mike is pictured here with incoming Rotary International President Mark Maloney and his wife, Gay.  Mark and his wife reside in Alabama.  The theme of the Convention was super heroes, thus the outfits.  The Club thanks Mike for taking his time to attend the Convention and meeting the incoming RI President.            
Held on Friday, September 14th the Club held it's Annual Steak Fry and Silent Auction Fundraiser.  Sadly Mother Nature forced us indoors but the event went on without a hitch.  Thank you to Mel, Autumn, Jennifer and the rest of the Club Members who donated their time to make this event possible, even with last minute changes.  Thank you as well to all those who attended for your support!!  All proceeds raised at this annual event goes back into the Community. 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Year-End Meeting
Jul 02, 2019
Allegheny Mariner
General Club Meeting
Jul 08, 2019
Jack Clevesy Program
Jul 15, 2019
Bill Crytzer Program
Jul 22, 2019
Ed Dunmire Program
Aug 05, 2019
General Club Meeting
Aug 12, 2019
Andrew Hersh Program
Aug 19, 2019
Amy Kamis Program
Aug 26, 2019
No Meeting
Sep 02, 2019
Happy Labor Day!!
General Club Meeting
Sep 09, 2019
General Club Meeting
Oct 14, 2019
Colby Owen Program
Oct 21, 2019
Jamie Owen Program
Oct 28, 2019
 

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