Helping Veterans Displaced by COVID-19 Closings

The Club donated $250, together with a $75 private donation from Edith and Bill Schultz to Jeffrey Hoeger (LCDR-USNR Ret.), Director of teh Bucks County Vets Center in Bristol which were used to purchase thirteen $25 gift cards from Shop-Rite.

(l to r)  Irv Perlstien and Jeff Hoeger

These gift cards wrre then given to seven combat veterans who are currently unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic or experiencing financial hardship.

On behaalf of these veterans, Jeff extended his thanks to the Rotary Club of Shady Brook for its ongoing support; some "grateful and a few even tearful" for our Club's and its members' and friends's continued generosity.

Changes Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic

Due to the Coronavirus, the Cub has canceled its weekly breakfast meetings and monthly dinner meetings until further notice.

It's monthly Students-of-the-Month awards will continue, but be presented in private ceremonies with the students and their parents.

Our anual Applebee's pancake breaakfast to raise monies in support of Angel Flight Northeast scheduled for March 28th has been rescheduled for October 24th, 2020.

While we plan on continuing our semi-annual dinners at Hope Lodge, although unless the Lodge's quarintine has been lifted by our next scheduled dinner, the meals willordered by us and delivered to the door by Amato's … one or two Club members will attend the delivery.

Future visists and interaction with the William Dick School are suspended until the school reopens and such visits are coordinated with the school and permitted under any future restrictions imposed by teh Philidelphia School Deparrtment.

Meanwhile, our members, many in the higher-risk age group, are taking precautions to prevent exposure to themselves, their familes, neighbors and others. 

We hope everyong knows how to most effectivelyprotect themselves and those around them.

Know How it Spreads

Illustration: woman sneezing on man

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

man in bed

Stay home if you’re sick


woman covering their mouth when coughing

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


man wearing a mask

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.


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Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Support for A Woman’s Place

Club members Fred Edelman and Dolly Sokol, together with representatives of the Villas of Shady Brook Barbara Bloomberg and Susan Tobin, are continuing their efforts to coordinate an information evening about and fundraiser for "A Woman's Place",

a safe and nurturing domestic violence organization located in Doylestown, Bucks County.  In addition to a shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling, and other emergency first response services, we have an education department that reaches out to people of all ages and professions.

A Woman's Place began as a storefront, drop-in domestic violence counseling center in Sellersville. The first woman seeking safety came with her two children to the tiny, one-room shelter apartment on Christmas Eve 1976.  Since then, more than 2550 women, men, seniors and teens have had a compassionate ear and a skilled hand that helped them through physical and emotional abuse.

Memberss of the Shady Brook community, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Rotarians and other interested and concerned citizens can contact our Club (see list of Contacts on the Officers, Board Members and Activity Charis page of this website) for more information.  The event is scueduled for 7:00 PM on May 21st at the Villas of Shady Brook club house in Langhorne.