Club members together with family and friends again brought and served a delicious dinner to cancer patients staying at Astrazeneca's Hope Lodge in Cheltenham during their treatments at some of Philadelphia's leading hospitals and cancer treatment centers. These quarterly visits, where our volutneers sit and talk with the patients, have become a truly rewarding experience for them!
Those participating included Alan Agree, Ed Carne, Marty Fineberg, Jerry Redington, Fran Silverman, Syd & Rochelle Baron and Debbie & Dick Newbert
After dinner, Ed and Dick hosted the always-popular Rotary Club of Shady Brook Jeapordy contest with the first person answering each questions receiving a gold Sacagawea Dollar coin.
The Club's 50/50 is unique in that its weekly ticket winners are then challenged with having a single draw from a deck of cards to pull the Joker in order to claim the "prize money". If the Joker is not drawn, the card pulled is then removed from the deck for the following week's drawing. Eventually, a 53 card deck can be reduced dramatically … by today's drawing it was down to just FIVE cards.
Long-time member and one of the Club's founders, Fred Edelman held today's winning ticket. He then asked, the Club's newest member, Fran Silverman, to draw on his behalf. Fran proved to be his "Lady Luck" when she pulled the
Fred then announced he was donating his $544.00 winning purse to A Woman's Place, the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and an organization the Club has and continues to support.
Fran and Fred holding the winning "Joker"
Fred's unselfish donation is a testament to his personal commitment to the values all Rotarians should strive to achieve and is also representative of the ideals held by all of the other members of the Rotary Club of Shady Brook.
None of us will forget where we were on the morning of September 11th, 2001 as we watched the tragedies unfold in New York City, at the Pentagon and in a remote field in Shenksville, Pennsylvania. Among the many memorials built to honor those killed, is the Garden of Refelction in Yardley which was dedicated on September 30, 2006.
In the years since, the nation has paused shortly before 9:00 AM (EDT) to remember those nearly 3,000 lives which were lost on that day. This year, Irv Perlstein joined the several hundred people who joined in this solemn ceremony.
The Club wants to extend its sincere thanks to the State Street Kitchen in Newtown
for its support of our ongoing fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
and their efforts to end cancer.
Once again, proving one man's junk is another's treasure …
Alan Agree, Jeff Revak
arrived bright and early at the
in Lambertville, NJ this morning with carload of donated items. All of the $230-plus in proceeds are being dedicated to the Club's growing 2017 contribution it is making to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society … an effort which will culminate when many Shady Brook Rotarians, together with members of their families and friends, will participate in the Society's annual
being held at Central Park in Doylestown on October 7th.
As in the aftermath of both Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines in 2013 and the 2016 floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the members of the Rotary Club of Shady Brook felt that they needed to provide financial support to assist the victims of the devastation and extensive flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005.
The Club sent a check for $1,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
From left to right; Jerry Epstien, Bruce Klugman, Jeff Revak, Jerry Redington, Bob Morris, Lou Hatfield, Dolly Sokol, Irv Perlstein, Ira Sherman and John Sauer
The Club presented Bob Craven, incoming president of the Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing with a check for $1,500,from the proceeds from its June charity golf outing.
The Guardians mission is to honor the veterans of the Armed Services of the United States of America and provide for the honorable funeral service and burial of eligible veterans; including providing an honor guard, including a rifle salute, and an American flag given to the next of kin. Individuals who wish to serve on the Ceremonial Rifle Squad with the Washington Crossing Honor Guard are required to be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military Services.
The Guardians also promote the unified and constructive interest of all veterans' organizations, veterans' auxiliaries, and other like-minded organizations in the celebration of patriotic holidays, with such ceremonies as may be appropriate to conduct patriotic ceremonials for all those forces that serve the national defense and keep America strong and free.
The Club’s special relationship with the Guardians dates back to the opening of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing. In addition to providing financial support from its annual golf tournament, Club members regularly volunteer to help the Guardians in their observance of the annual Wreaths Across America and other activities.
From left to right: Rotary Club President Ira Sherman, Rotary Golf Chairman Irv Perlstein, and President of the Guardians of the National Cemetery Bob Craven