Donation to the Yardley American Legion Post 317

The Club was honored to have Post Commander Ted Smith and Legion member Bill Fennemore join us for breakfast this morning.

After a few remarks about the history and goals of the American Legion … which was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans … and Post 317, President Iaa Sherman and Golf Chair Irv Perlstein presented a donation of $500 for the Legion's support of our 2017 Charity Golf Outing which benefited the Els for Autism Foundation.

From (l to r) Club President Ira Sherman, Commander Ted Smith, Bill Fennemore, and Golf Chair Irv Perlstein. 



Donations to Philadelphia’s William Dick School

Support for Philadelphia’s William Dick School

was again on display when the Club delivered 185 backpacks; 275 notebooks; 175 pairs of socks; 5 bags of clothes; kids gloves; 2,500 pencils; reams of paper; dozens of assorted markers, crayons, pens, glue and other classroom supplies.  Many of these items, including the student backpacks, were purchased by the Club while others were generously donated by Club members.

It took Alan Agree, chairperson for the Club’s ongoing efforts to assist the school, its faculty and, most important, its 576 students, more than an hour to pack his car … and then 25-30 teachers to unload the generous supplies.


In the coming months additional support will be coming from the Club to support the school whose entire K-8  student population of children comes an area in Philadelphia listed as economically disadvantaged. 

In the past, the Club has donated many additional items including close to 5,000 books for the school’s library, more than 750 hats knitted by friends and family of Club members to ensure each student has his/her own hat and many other school supplies and items of badly needed clothing.

$10,000 Donation to the Els for Autism Foundation

State Representative Frank Farry spoke to the Club this morning.  He covered a variety of topics and answered questions ranging from the controversy over gerrymandering and reapportionment and the ongoing construction of the Oxford Valley Road bridge over US Route 1 to the state budget and other ongoing legislation taking place in Harrisburg.

Shown (l to r):  Bob Morris, Marty Fienberg and Representative Frank Farry

Representative Farry also participated in the presentation of a $10,000 check to the Els for Autism foundation,

Shown (l to r): Tournament Chair Irv Perlstein, Representative Frank Farry and Club President Ira Sherman

the primary beneficiary of the Club’s 11th annual charity golf outing held at the Philmont Country Club on June 19th

The foundation, established by former world’s No. 1 PGA legend Ernie Els and his wife, Leizl,  is for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Their son, Ben suffers from ASD

The Club was honored to have Levittown resident Matthew Morris, an amazing teenager, and one of many local children who have been diagnosed with ASD, as its Honorary Captain for the event.

Matthew Morris

The Club is continuing to raise funds for the Els for Autism foundation.

To learn more about Autism and the incredible work and research being done by the Els for Autism Foundation, please go to and if you would like to make a donation, contact Irv Perlstein (267-688-7539) or you can go to our Club’s Team Page at  Then just click on “Donate Now”.

Your support can and will make a difference!


Presentation to VFW Post 6393

Representatives of the Rotary Club of Shady Brook were honored to present a check for $500 to representatives of VFW Post 6393 in Yardley.  The monies were raised during the Club’s annual charity golf outing this past June. Accepting the check were Post Commander Russ Davidson and VFW member Vince Chesney.

Golf Outing Chair Irv Perlstein commented on the mutual and ongoing support that exists between the Club and the VFW in which both organizations actives support each other’s events.

From left to right: Rotarian and US Navy veteran Bruce Klugman, VFW veteran Vince Chesney, Rotary Club President Ira Sherman, Rotary Golf Chairman Irv Perlstein, VFW Post Commander Russell Davidson, and Rotarian and US Army veteran Bob Morris