Alan Agree, Jerry Redington and Irv Perlstein pitched in and assisted the Guardians of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing in planting new flag poles and raising new flags to honor those comrades in arms laid who have been laid to rest at the Cemetery. It is one of several annual projects undertaken by the Guardians with which Club members volunteer their time.
This morning, the members of the Club braved the threatening rain and picked up trash along its adopted highway on Yardley-Langhorne Road, its participation in the State’s semi-annual “Great American Cleanup of PA” program. While empty soda & beer cans, plastic bags & bottles and an occasional hub cap are the most visible items, the team was surprised by the hundreds of cigarette butts discarded by careless drivers along the roadway.
Shown (l to r): Irv Perlstein, Jerry Redington, Stan Cohen and Augie Audrid. Missing Alan Agree, Lou Hatfield and photographer Dick Newbert
At the Club’s May 18th dinner meeting Connor Regan, a Neshaminy High School senior received the Rotary Club of Shady Brook’s Student-of-the-Year Certificate and $1,000 scholarship Award.
Augie Audrid, Irv Perlstein and President Alan Agree making the presentation to Connor
Sara Sterner, an 8th grade student at Maple Point Middle School received the Club’s April/May Student-of-the-Month award and a $100 check.
President Alan Agree making the presentation to Sara
In addition, both Conner and Sara were recognized by Representative Frank Farry and the Pennsylvania State House for their respective accomplishments.
The Club also presented Syd White (Fine Arts Department Chairperson at Neshaminy High School) and Bridgette Olavage (graduating Neshaminy senior who will be attending Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota) with Certificates of Appreciation for their hard and outstanding efforts in helping to develop and launch the Rotary Club of Shady Brook’s new web site (www.rotaryclubofshadybrook.com).
Lisa Pennington, assistant principal of Neshaminy High School spoke about the unique and evolving relationship between the school and our Club!