Our Mission: We are a local chapter of Rotary International, a non-sectarian organization which endeavors to bring together business, professional leaders as well as retirees, students and other young people to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all endevavors and pursuits, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Our Members: Our members strive to live up to the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”, generously providing their time and financial support while utilizing the experiences, skills and contacts they’ve acquired over their lifetimes to support to the Club’s many initiatives to make their communities better environments in which to live and work. Moreover, the comradery among our membership is second-to-none!
Our Meetings: Wednesday Mornings (8:00 AM) at the
Garden of Eatin' Restaurant, 964 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Guests are always welcome!
Accomplishments: During our Club’s first ten years it has provided $175,000 to charitable and need causes, made $35,000 of in-kind contributions and donated more than 9,000 hours to a wide variety of worthy causes and community service projects.
Just a Few of Our Beneficiaries: Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, Pediatric Section of St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Department, Alex’s Lemonade, Angel Flight East, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Els for Autism Foundation, American Red Cross, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer, providing Holiday Meals for Needy Veterans and their Families, local Food Banks, ADAH Awareness, Children’s Hospital (CHOP), Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Operation Warm, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Salvation Army, Philadelphia’s inner-city William Dick School, Astra Zeneca’s Hope Lodge, Parkinson Foundation, A Woman’s Place, Victims of Domestic Violence, Chris Jones Memorial Fund, Funding of a Fresh Drinking Water Well project in a remote Philippine village, Nurrican Harvey Relief, Haitian Earthquake Relief, Baton Rouge Flood Relief, Typhoon Hayian Relief in the Philippines, PENNDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, in-kind donations for many deployed Servicemen and women as well as for Veterans’ hospitals, Providing Transportation to the polls for seniors on election day… and also award scholarship awards to a local Maple Point Middle Students-of-the-Month and a Neshaminy Student-of-the-Year.
Our Club's Commitment to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Continues: Our Club continues to actively supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and its mission to, "Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families and serve as the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients."
The LLS has special meaning to many of our members as several of their children or grandchildren have been diagnosed with blood cancers. Should you have an interest in donating to this extremely worthwhile initiative, please click on http://pages.lightthenight.org/epa/BucksCo18/rotaryclubofshadybrook.
At a recent regional dinner by the LLS, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook was recognized for having more than doubled its contributions and was signled out for is "Most Creative Marketing" programs.
In announcing Rotary International’s 2018-19 theme, “Be the Inspiration”
President Barry Rassin's message is.
Since Rotary was founded 113 years ago, its role in the world and in the lives of its members has been in a state of continuous evolution. In its earliest days, Rotary offered its members a way to find fellowship and friendship and to build connections within their communities.
Soon after, service found a place in Rotary, and as our organization expanded, so did its influence. In time, Rotary’s service, supported by our Rotary Foundation, would change the lives of families and communities across the world.
We formed partnerships and focused our service to increase our impact. We launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, partnering with governments, international organizations, and countless local and regional health agencies to eradicate polio.
More and more, our members came to us seeking not just friendship but a way to take action for good.
Rotary still is, and always will be, the organization Paul Harris envisioned; a place where people from every corner of the earth can come together to become csomething greater than themselves. Yet Rotary today offers something of singular and enduring value; the chance to be part of a global network of people who have the talent and the drive to change the worl. We are men and women who beleive in the power of community action to make a global impact – and together, we have teh capacity and the resources to achieve almost anything.
Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Unfortunately, not enogh people fully understand what Rotary does. Even within our clubs, many Rotarians don't know enough about Rotary to take full advantage of what Rotary offers.
Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more of that truly transformational service, we ned to think differently aabout our role in Rotary, and Rotary's role in the world. We need to put more emphasis o our public image, using social media to build our membership and attract the partners that can help us scale up our service. We need to focus on larger rojects that have aoffice. Most important of all, we need to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism,and creativity.
As Paul Harris put it, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. It shows us what is possible, inspires us to reach for it, and gives us a path to act — and to Be the Inspiration to our world.
The Rotary Club of Shady Brook is now on