If you have someting to include in the next email, contact Steve Henning (rotarians@earthlink.net) by Saturday. The weekly emails are typically sent out on Sunday. A preview of the next email is posted here a day or two after a meeting.

Kutztown Rotary Club Meetings & News eMail Archive contains all of our weekly email notes.

Kutztown Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Kutztown

Taste of Kutztown

Welcome back Pete and Amy as you return from the water project in India

Kutztown Rotary's 4-Way Speech Contest is March 8

Rotary Foundation 100th Anniv. Gala, Mar. 11, Tickets by Mar. 1

New: Sail & Serve Cruise to Dominican Republic March 26 to April 2

February 19, 2017
To Friends and Members of the Kutztown Rotary Club.


February 22: Reno Unger: Photo Workshops

One of Reno's pleasures is participating in photo workshops. These workshops have a dual purpose. They are held at some of the most beautiful places on Earth, and they have a faculty of photography experts that teach the participants advanced techniques in photography and new and novel ways to view the wonders of nature. Fortunate for us, we get to see Reno's photographs without actually going there.

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Coming Meetings & Events:

February 2017

22 Feb – Reno Unger - Photo Workshops

March 2017

01 Mar – NOT AT TAVERN: No Meeting Ash Wednesday
01 Mar – Last day to buy tickets for Mar. 11 Foundation 100th Anniv. Gala
08 Mar – 4 Way Test

11 Mar – Saturday, Rotary Foundation 100th Anniv. Gala. at Pine Crest CC @ 6 pm
15 Mar – Student of the Month, Kjalar's Program
22 Mar – Amy Sheller -- Cliff Reinert, rotaplast
26 Mar to 2 Apr – Sail & Serve Cruise to the Dominican Republic
29 Mar – Team Event

April 2017

05 Apr – Student of the Month
12 Apr – Pete Miller
19 Apr –  NOT AT TAVERN: No Meeting Easter Week
26 Apr – Spring Fling

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Club News:

Website, Dist.7430 Gala, 4-Way Test, rotaplast, Sail & Serve, Schedule, Notes


kutztownrotary.org update:

Our club's website has been updated and has a new look.

1) The Splash Page you see first is the most recent News Bulletin. It will be updated weekly.
2) The Home Page is the former splash page. All pages have a white background now.
3) The clickable photo of our Bicentennial float links to sections that describe our activities.
4) The Splash Page is accessed with the “News” button and replaces the former Email page.
5) The Schedule Page has our up-to-date program schedule.
6) The list of all Past & Present Members and their tenure is up to date.
7) We now have 5 webpages:

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Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

March 8: 4-Way Test Contest

Starting in 2011, Kutztown Rotary runs an annual speech contest based upon the Rotary 4-Way Test. The contest is open to students of Kutztown Area High School and Brandywine Heights High School.

The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary International in 1943 a test for ethical decisions made in their lives and businesses. The 4-Way Test Speech Contest is a competition for 9th -12th graders. It requires each participating student to create and present a 5-7 minute speech on a subject of their choice, applying the Four-Way Test to guide their thinking and their actions. Each school is allowed to enter their best 3 contestants in the Kutztown Club Contest.

The contest is a three level contest, with the Kutztown Rotary Club Contest First Place finisher advancing to the Regional Contest on April 22, 2017, at 10:00 am, and the winner of that contest advancing to the Southeast Pennsylvania finals at the Rotary International District 7430 Conference at the Best Western Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, May 6, 2017. There are cash prizes at each level with the highest prize being $1,000.

The following resources are available:

2017 Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc.

2017 Speech Contest Rules apply to the Club, Regional and Finals.

2017 Speech Contest Brochure useful for introducing the contest to school administration and students.

2017 Poster

2017 Presentation to Students/Lesson Plan (requires PowerPoint)

For more visit: http://rotarydistrict7430.org/sitepage/four-way-speech-contest/4way-speech-contest/

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Sat., March 11: Rotary Foundation
Centennial District 7430 Gala, 6-10 pm

PineCrest Country Club, 101 Country Club Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446

Celebrate the Centennial of The Rotary Foundation with District Governor Linda Young and Rotarians from around District 7430! This District Gala will feature dinner, dancing, one of a kind silent auction items, speaker David C. Forward, Author of "A Century of Service" and "Doing Good in the World". If you have one of David's books, feel free to bring it for an autograph! Auction item purchases will be credited to your personal account for Paul Harris designation. Join this fun, once in a lifetime opportunity to dance the night away as we celebrate 'Doing Good in the World' together.

Tickets- $55 per person, click here to register. Registration closes March 1st!!

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March 22: Cliff Reinert, rotaplast

Cliff, a member of the Boyertown club, just returned from a Rotaplast mission in Cumana, Venezuela. He was a member of a Rotaplast team of men and women that went to Cumana to help young children with cleft lip/pallets have a second chance in life, having that corrected so they would be accepted by Society. Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of affected children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. The aim of Rotaplast is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives and those of their families.

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March 26 to April 2:

Sail & Serve Cruise to the Dominican Republic

On Sunday afternoon, set sail from Miami to the Dominican Republic aboard the intimate 704-passenger Adonia. While at sea, you'll participate in carefully crafted workshops designed to introduce you to your destination and encourage self-discovery and curiosity. After arriving in the Dominican Republic around midday Tuesday, you'll spend three days immersing yourself in the local culture of Puerto Plata and collaborating with local volunteers on engaging community projects such as teaching English, helping with tree planting and reforestation, making water filters for home use, pouring concrete floors, aiding a women’s chocolate cooperative as well as a paper recycling and craft entrepreneurship. - On Friday, you'll begin your return to Miami a different person than when you left. Prices start at $299pp from Miami. For more information see Sail & Serve Cruise

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Kutztown Rotary Club

The Rest of the Story

Program Schedule 2016-17: Please let Program Director Amy Sheller & Webmaster Steve Henning know what your program is and of any changes.

Kutztown Day Committee: Bob Hobaugh is looking for someone to replace him on the Kutztown Day Committee.

Barry Martin's new email address is: bgmktown@ptd.net

Renee's new email address: rsufrinko@gmail.com

Free Background Checks are REQUIRED for any Rotarian driving or helping out our Exchange Student. For more see Background Checks.

Club Meetings & News eMail Archive If you have something to include in our next email, contact Steve Henning (rotarians@earthlink.net) by Saturday.

Things every Rotarian should know: Rotary strives to achieve it's objective of "Service Above Self" through activities in five primary areas.  These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service:

  1. Club Service: to make the club strong to achieve its goals.
  2. Vocational Service: to promote the dignity and utility of one's vocation.
  3. Community Service: to improve the quality of life in our community.
  4. International Service: strive for understanding, goodwill & peace in the world.
  5. New Generations Service: nurture youth, provide skills for success.

Rotary Foundation: As a tribute to the first gift we are asking every Kutztown Rotarian to contribute $26.50 or more to Rotary International Foundation. Please make checks payable to "Kutztown Rotary" and give them to Jim Sher. He will put them together with the correct form giving proper credit to each Rotarian. Return to top.

If you know someone who would like to subscribe to the Kutztown Rotary email list, send them this link: kutztownrotary.org/email.php

If you have any comments on this email or an announcement for the next email, please let me know at rotarians@earthlink.net.

Steve Henning
Kutztown Rotary Club Secretary

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