First Posted: 4/11/2012
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Art Auction Gala, presented by Marlin Art on Friday, March 23 at the Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit, was a big success. Co-chairs Donald J. Myer and Norbert Mayr announced over $4,000 in proceed was made on the event. Thank you to all who donated art or silent auction items, bought tickets and / or artwork, and helped in any way.
COMING UP NEXT… THE PASTA DINNER!
Sunday, May 6, is the date for the annual Rotary Club of the Abingtons Pasta Dinner from 12:30 – 5 p.m. at the Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit. In addition to our Award Winning Meatballs, Chef Schiavone and son will be making their homemade special recipe sauce. Salad, dessert and beverages will round out this great meal. Dinners will be served by happy Rotarians and some of the finest young people in the Abingtons. Take outs will be available. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds made from this dinner will benefit area youth programs in the Abingtons, as well as Abington Little League, and the Children’s Advocacy
WELCOME NEW MEMBER
Welcome to Jason Zeidman, sponsored by T’Shaiya Stephenson. Jason was inducted into Rotary in March. He is the proprietor of the Clarks Summit Refill Station and lives in Tunkhannock.
WORLD POLIO DAY
Rotary celebrated World Polio Day by announcing as of February 23, 2012, there were just a total of 14 cases of polio reported worldwide.
GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TRIP 2013 OPEN TO ALL ADULTS!
Arrangements have been made to send a group study exchange team from District 7410 to Mexico next April 2013 for a four-week stay. The cost to individuals is very minimal. Applications are due by Aug. 31. Contact Barb Petty firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 570-885-0731 with any questions.
The Interact Club is selling Gertrude Hawk candy bars. They also had a successful fundraiser at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Thank you, Interact Club, for all you do, including the new $500 scholarship for a deserving club member.
Thank you to John Hambrose for once again organizing daffodil sales to club members on behalf of the American Cancer Society
VARUN HARNATHKA NEWS
Varun competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences recently and placed first. He will be representing AHHS at the State Championship in May at State College. He put together an outstanding performance in his chemistry project. He recently switched host families and will be staying with the Linders. Tata Mbugua reported it has been a great pleasure hosting Varun and he enjoyed his visits to The University of Scranton, including sitting in a freshman chemistry class.
NONI MURITHI CHECKS IN:
“My first Junior Senior Prom in the Philippines was full of cultural surprises! I had an interesting cultural experience despite the fact that Filipino Prom activities differ from those in the United States. Prom in the Philippines is a graded event because it is a pageant where the teachers elect their favorite students to compete. Who knew that I was a teacher favorite let alone that I would be competing in a pageant instead of dancing the night away on the dance floor? The Philippines values the time and money spent on our attire so they decide to show it off in a fashion show/ pageant manner. It was nerve racking to compete, but I ended up Queen of the Night. Not a bad way to kick off the summer season. I had a night to remember and many more now since the “Summer” Season is beginning. Time to lose those 21 extra pounds I gained because it’s beach season! Ang Lahat ng mga Best, Paalam! “
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