Club News

Nicole Ilkovic – Club’s October Student-of-the-Month

At the Rotary Club of Shady Brook’s monthly dinner meeting at the Garden of Eatin’ Restaurant, Dr. Augie Audrid recognized Nicole Ilkovic, an 8th grade student at Maple Point Middle School, as its Student-of the-Month for October.  The award includes a plaque and check for $100.

Nicole Ilkovic and Dr. Augie Audrid

The students are nominated by the school and based on the students character, academic achievement and participation in extracurricular and community activities.

Dr. Augie Audrid, Club President Ira Sherman, Nicole Ilkovic and her brother, Mark, and mother, Jana

Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” Walk-a-thon

Club members Alan Agree, Jerry Redington, Fran Silverman and  Ira Sherman (and several members of his family) participated the Greater BucksMontco Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night fundraising Walk-a-thon. 

A total of over 1,500 walkers turned out for the event and one mile walk.  

For the Club's efforts and donation of almost $6,000 the Club was awarded VIP table and Club president Ira Sherman participated in the survivor's  ceremony.

Although the walk-a-thon is over, the Club will continue its fund raising efforts on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  If anyone is interested in helping us support the fight against blood cancers, please click on our Home Page.

Supporting Patients at Hope Lodge

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.

Fred Edelman’s Winning 50/50 Ticket Benefits “A Women’s Place”

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.

Honoring the Heroes and Victims of 9-11

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.

Continuing Support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Once again, proving one man's junk is another's treasure

Alan Agree, Jeff Revak

and

Irv Perlstein

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.

Donation o the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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

Donation to the Guardians of the National Veterans Cemetery in Washington Crossing

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