The Club Live on WBCB AM-1490

At the invitation of Tom Mellon, host of WBCB's (AM-1940) "Let's Go Places", Dick Newbert was a guest on his weekly raido show to talk about our Rotary Club and some of its many charitable and volunteer activities and initiatives; with a specail emphasis on those in support of our nation's veterans.  Today's show was broadcast from the Fraternal Order of Police's Retirement Home at 730 Byberry Road in Philadelphia.

(l to r )  Charlie Esposito (the show's co-host), Tom Hogan, Dick Newbert and the show's host Tom Mellon

Among the Club's initiatives highlighted were it's recent charity golf outing, whose promary beneficiary was the Drew's Hope Foundation as well as supporting several local VFW and American Legion Posts and the Guardians of the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing; current fundraising collections to provide holiday meals for needy veterans and their families; serving meals to cancer patients undergoing treatements in Philadlephia at Astra Zeneca's Hope Lodge; and support for Philadelphia's William Dick School.

You can view a live stream of today's radio show at:  Then click on the post to the right dated 11/28/18.  Dick's two segments begin at approximately the 7:05 and 13:10 minute marks of the hour-long broadcast.

A sincere thanks to Tom Mellon (and Team Toyota) for his (and their) ongoing support of our Rotary Club's annual charity golf outing as well as its work on behalf of causes benefiting veterans and first responders.


Donating Gift Certificates for Holiday Meals for Needy Veterans and their Families

Today, we were able to donate gift certificates for holiday meals for needy veterans and their families through local veteran support organizations.

VFW Post 6393

(l to r)  Mike Debonis, Irv Perlstein and Bill Tropia


American Legion Post 317

Bill Fenimore


Jesse Soby American Legion Post

(through State Representative Frank Farry's office)

Irv Perlstein with Rep Frank Farry's aid Ashley Conaway


"Let's Go Places"

"Lets go Places" with Tom Mellon is video streamed live on the 4th Tuesday of each month & then played back the 4th Wednesday of each month from 2PM-3PM on WBCB-1490AM.  It is a community-focused show with all the latest information on what is going on in the world of local veteran, first responder and law enforcement  people. 

Tom Mellon

Tom Mellon is also donating two fully-prepared turkeys provided by ShopRIte and the Club to two veterans who would otherwise not be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Each of these organizaitons have been ongoing partners and supporters of the Club's commitment to veterans, their causes and needs.

Raising Money for Veterans Holiday Meals at ShopRite

Irv Perlstein, Alan Agree and Steve Manas spent their Sunday outside ShopRite in Lower Makefield to raise money to provide holiday meals for local veterans.

Their efforts generated $746.00 … resulting in a two-day total of just seven dollars shy of two thousand dollars.

(l to r)  Alan Agree, Irv Perlstein and Steve Manas

Our gratitude goes out to the 200-plus customers who were so generous over the past two days. 

A Record Amount Collected to Provide Holiday Meals for Needy Veterans

The Club collected a one-day record amount of $1,247.30 outside McCaffrey's Super Market in Yardley.

Irv Perlstein

(l to r) Larry Snyder and Syd Baron

Alan agree (l)

Friend of Irv's Roger Monk

These monies will be used to purcahse gift certificates from McCaffrey's which will then be given to local veteran's organizations who have first-hand knowledge of needy veterans who might not otherwise be able to provide and enjoy a Thanksgiving or Christmas/Hanukkah meal with their families.

Our thaks to the McCaffrey's Food Markets without whom this incredibly successful effort could not have been realized!

Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army – Week #2

Club membes were again ringing th ebell for the Salvation Army's Kettle Drive our J.C. Penny's today.

Jerry Redington with Lt. Kendall Stoug of the Salvation Army

(l to r) Debbie and Art Isadore and Jerry Redington

They werre joined by trumpeter Tony Primola who deligeted shoppers with Chirstmas and holiday music.

(l to r)  Debbie Isadore, Steve Manas, Tony Primola and Art Isadore


Ringing the Bell

Members of the Club stod outside J.C. Pennys at the Oxford Valley Mall as to help the Salvation Army kick off its 2018 Kettle Drive, the oldest annual charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States, helps raise money for those who need it most in communities nationwide – providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round.

Debbie and Dick Newbert

Larry Jaffe and Lou Hatfield

Club members will be ringing the bell every Saturday through December 22nd.