Supporting A Woman’s Place in Doylestown

The Rotary Club of Shady Brook, in partnership with the Villas of Shady Brook have been working together to raise awareness of and provide services to help the victims of domestic abuse … women, children and men.  In particular, both organizations have actively supported A Woman's Place, in Doylestown.

Its Vision
A Woman's Place envisions a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish.

Its Mission
A Woman's Place is a community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all.

Its Values
To accomplish our vision of a society where all individuals are safe and can flourish, the programs, services, and decision making at all levels of A Woman's Place are rooted in and guided by the following values:

CourageA Woman's Place acts bravely and boldly, notwithstanding fear.

CreativityA Woman's Place encourages the creation of meaningful new ideas, interpretations, and rules.

Equality:  A Woman's Place believes each and every one of us must collaborate to create a new society based in equal power and rights.

Integrity:  A Woman's Place is of sound moral character and adheres to ethical principles.

Respect:  A Woman's Place is considerate and honors the worth and dignity of all beings and resources.

Social Justice:  A Woman's Place analyzes structural social inequalities in order to promote justice.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, A Woman's Place remains open and ready to respond to the needs of those caught in a cycle of domestic abuse … within safety guidelines and without interruption.  It fully supports social distancing recommendations for the benefit of the community as a whole.  Those same values are why A Woman's Place continues to deliver its mission through our 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter,

Unfortunately, a May 21st fund raiser to be held at the Villas of Shady Brook and jointly sponsored and hosted by the Rotary Club of Shady Brrook and Villas of Shady Brook has necessarily been postponed as a result of COVID-19. 

However, recognizing the needs of A Woman's Place continue to grow the Rotary Club of Shady Brook recently made a $1,000 donation to the shelter.  

When medial circumstances permit, the fundraiser will be rescheduled to raise additional funds and donations of clothing and other essentials typically needed by those escaping domestic abuse in their homes.

If you would like to help the Rotary Club of Shady Brook in its support of A Woman’s Place, please mail your donation to A Woman’s Place, P.O. Box 299, Doylestown, PA 8901 and mark “RCSB’s Woman’s Place Drive”.

Your donation can change the life of the victim of domestic abuse


The following is a letter of appreciation was received from A Woman's Place in response to a the Club's recent donation


The Club’s First Virtual Meeting

This morning, thanks in large part to Ira Sherman, our Club hosted its first virtual meeting … not bad for a group whose average age in the 70s and most of whom were born more than a decade before ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) … the first electronic general-purpose digital computer) was invented!

Among the fourteen members who "attended" … some who could get online via video

Ira Sherman

Alan Agree

Fred Edelman and Fran  (celebrating their second anniversary)

Art Issadore

Syd Baron

Dick Newbert, Jerry Redington annd Ed Carne not shown

and others who were video-challenged as they were using their cellphones.

Jeff Revak (Club president)

Irv Perlstein

Lou Hatfield

Augie Adrid

also attending but not shown, Mark Nath

The meeting began, as when physically together, with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance  and Four Way Test.

Among the items disucssed were a letter of "Thanks" from the Bucks Vet's Center in Bristol.  In addition to the previous monies raised and donated, another $475 was donated as a result of Irv's Facebook initiatives. 

The monies were used to purchase additional gift certificates at Shop-RIte and provided to Jeff Hoeger, Director of the Bucks Vet's Center in Bristol.

In a letter to the Club;  "Good morning.  Thanks to the generosity of the Shady Brook Rotary Club, we were able to offer $50 Shop Rite gift cards to another six veterans and their families affected by COVID-19.  Your ongoing support of our veterans is greatly apprecaited, as always.  Thanks again for all you do.  Best,  Jeff"

Another major initiative will be to try to make contact with the guidance department at Neshaminy High School to enlist its assistance in distributing applicaitons of the Club's annual scholaarship given to a graduating senior.  It is hoped that once notified, interested students wil be able to apply online.

It was agreed to hold addiitonal virtual meetings every other Wednesday morning as long as the shelter-in-place restrictions are in effect.




Thanks to Longtime Supporter Denny Deflice

Since reporting on our fundraising efforts to support needy veterans through the Bucks Vets Center, a longtime supporter of our Club, Denny Felice

(Denny Felice Enterpises LLC – dba Heritage Homes Realty in Fallsington)

made a generous donation of $200 which will go towards purchaisng additional gift certificates for combat veterans who are facing challenging financial times through the Vet's Center.