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: http://www.wbcb1490.com/tv/watch-lets-go-places-with-tommy-toyota-live-on-wbcb-tv/. 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.
Again this Saturday morning, Club memebrs were out "ringing the bell" helping rains money for the Salvation Army's 2019 Kettle Drive.
(l to r) Fred Edelman and his grandson, Alex Van Dyke, who wil be rejoining the Club
(l to r) Volunteer Trumpeteer Tony Primola and Alan Agree
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
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 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.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to several local restaurants and markets who are helping the Club raise monies to support needy veterans and their families during this holiday season.
Shady Brook Farm
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.
The Club collected a one-day record amount of $1,247.30 outside McCaffrey's Super Market in Yardley.
(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!
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
The Villas of Shady Brook "Chicks with Sticks" are again knitting winter hats for students attending the William Dick School. This morning Debbie Newbert presented the school's principal, Amy Williams with a "first installment" of 36 hats.
(l to r) Amy Williams and Debbie Newbert
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, t
Debbie and Dick Newbert
Larry Jaffe and Lou Hatfield
Club members will be ringing the bell every Saturday through December 22nd.