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Feb. 7 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the impending ice storm on Wednesday, we are cancelling the Feb. 7, 2018, meeting.

Christine's program will be rescheduled.

The next meeting is Farmers' Night on February 21.

Brandywine Heights & Kutztown Students, Enter Rotary Speech Contest

Facebook February 11, 2018
To Friends and Members of the Kutztown Rotary Club.

No meeting February 14, Ash Wednesday

Farmers February 21: Farmers' Night

Kutztown-Fleetwood Annual Rural-Urban Night

Since 1938 and possibly before, the Kutztown Rotary Club has been showing the local farmers our appreciation with the annual Urban-Rural Night Dinner. It is an evening to say 'thank you' to farmers in the area and to show appreciation for their work. Urban-Rural Night is one of the most noteworthy Rotary events in our entire District. It falls under Rotary International's area of Vocational Service, the opportunity of Rotarians to actively support the dignity and utility of various vocations.

The Kutztown Rotary Club will honor farmers, recognizing the importance of agriculture, during its annual Farmers Night Dinner at the Kutztown Grange Hall on Feb. 21, 2018. The doors open at 6:00 pm. The program starts at 6:30 pm.

FFA members from both Kutztown and Oley are invited.

The cost is $18 for each Rotarian, their guests, and for each farmer they sponsor. This may be paid at the Rotary meeting, February 7, or at Farmers' Night.

Annual dues of $200 are due by January 25.

In the spirit of the Rotary and the Holidays, the dues include approximately $50 for Rotary Foundation. You will receive Foundation Credit for this gift.

Please make your check payable to "Kutztown Rotary" and send to:

Kutztown Rotary Club
P.O. Box 127
Kutztown, PA 19530

If you prefer, you can bring your check to a meeting in January or
give it directly to Jim Sher, our treasurer. If for any reason, you won’t
be able to pay before the end of January, please let me know in advance.

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Club Calendar:

February 2018

14 Feb - NOT AT TAVERN - no meeting/ Ash Wednesday
21 Feb - NOT AT TAVERN - Farmer's Night
28 Feb - Kali (Fairchild) Gibson - Menu 3/7

March 2018

07 Mar - Student of the Month / Board Meets - Menu 4/7
14 Mar - 4-Way Test Speech Contest - Menu 5/7
17 Mar - Saturday, District 7430 Foundation Gala
Mar 21 - Spring Fling
Mar 28 - NO MEETING / Easter week

April 2018

Apr 04 - Student of the Month / Board Meets
Apr 11 - Scot Guldin - Identity Theft Prevention
Apr 18 - Strategic Results
Apr 25 - Keith Snyder

To see the complete Program Schedule for 2017-18, go to http:// kutztownrotary . org/home . php#anchorCAL

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Club News:

District 7430, Speech Contest, Students, Farmers, Customers, Schedule


TBA: Tao of Customer Value Creation

Considering an organization such as ours as the vehicle for customer value creation we need to carefully analyze its strength and weakness. This is what is normally referred to as the internal analysis. It concerns an appraisal of an organization's resources and capabilities in the context of value creation opportunities and other external developments. Resources are the organization's assets, knowledge and skills. Capabilities can be defined as the organization's ability to effectively make use of its resources. Are these our resources and capabilities: Service, Money, Time, Resources, Help, Compassion, Listening, Love, Guidance, Happy Community, Recognition, Healthy, Shelter, Success, Learning, Teaching, Fellowship, Better Life, Networking, Solving, Giving, Donating, Waiting, Caring, Assisting, Talent, Outreach, Fixing, and Solving?

We hope to have representatives from the charities we support and from the community to work with us as we study how we can better measure and manage the value we create for our customers, our community and the charities we support.

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Kali February 28: Kali Fairchild Gibson Returns

On Sept. 3, 2008, Kali Fairchild, a senior at Brandywine Heights High School, told us about her mission to Uganda as part of a delegation from the Fellowship of Grace church in Surprise, Ariz., to a sister congregation, Luwero Presbyterian Church. She met people dying of preventable diseases. Her friend Ivan had to drop out of school because his mother had to be hospitalized for malaria. The money for school went to the hospital and Ivan had to care for his siblings. When Kali got home she was frustrated how to communicate that experience to her classmates and to our community. She decided to create Operation Net with a mission to bring mosquito nets to the community of Luwero. Since then she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern University and interned with Catholic Charities. She completed a certificate in Leadership and Management from Temple University. Today she is working for B-Lab, an organization that helps businesses measure and manage their creation of value, not only for themselves, but for their customers, their employees, the community and the environment.

On Feb. 28, Kali will tell us about her goal to study in Glasgow, Scotland, at Glasgow Caledonian University to receive a Masters Degree in Social Business and Microfinance. When she returns, she will continue to work on Rotary areas of focus in Pennsylvania and begin using the techniques she learned in Scotland in local areas of impoverishment. She hopes to start her own social enterprise that employs chronically underemployed individuals through a workforce development program, and then uses the revenue from this business to pilot a microfinance program to educate and equip underserved entrepreneurs to move forward with their goals towards economic sustainability. This business would not only create productive jobs, but would work with the entire community in their economic development efforts. Kali is seeking support for her studies from Rotary District 7430. She has generated a great deal of interest in her plan. Kali is a native of Mertztown and currently lives in Ambler.

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Mar. 7: Student of The Month

Each month the Kutztown Rotary Club recognizes one outstanding student each from Kutztown Area High School and Brandywine Heights Area High School. These students are selected by their school administrators and are often picked for significant improvement or overcoming challenges, accomplishments in academics, school participation, and community contributions. These students never fail to impress Rotarians with their positive impact on our community. Their parents and representatives from the school are always welcome.

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4-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?

Mar. 14: 4-Way Test Speech Contest

Brandywine Heights & Kutztown Students

The contest is a three level contest. At the first level, Brandywine Heights and Kutztown Area high schools are invited to bring the 3 contestants they select to our March 14, 2018 meeting in the Club Room at the Kutztown Tavern at 6:30 pm. The Kutztown Rotary Club Contest First Place finisher and an alternate advance to the Regional Contest on April 14, 2018, at 10:00 am at a site TBA. The winners of the regional contests advance to the Southeast Pennsylvania finals at the Rotary International District 7430 Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA, on Saturday, April 28, 2018. There are cash prizes at each level with the highest prize being $1,000.

The following resources are available:

2018 Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc.

2018 Speech Contest Rules apply to the Club, Regional and Finals.

2018 Kutztown Speech Contest Brochure useful for introducing the contest to students.

2018 Poster

2018 Student Entry Form - please bring to March 14 contest for each entrant.

• Kutztown Contest is March 14, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Club Room at the Kutztown Tavern

• The Regional Contest is April 14, 2018, TBA

• The District Finals are April 28, 2018, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing.

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Spring FlingMar. 21: Spring Fling - More Details Later

This is our annual spring social event. As always, spouses, friends, relatives, prospective members, etc. are all invited.

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GuldinApr. 11: Scot Guldin - Identity Theft Prevention

Identity Theft: What you need to know.

Every two seconds, someone becomes a victim of identity fraud. Don't become a statistic. If your identity is stolen, it puts your finances and credit rating at risk. That's just the beginning. Join us for a free educational workshop. You'll learn:

  • How identity theft can occur.
  • How you can take steps to prevent it.
  • What to do if your identity is stolen.

Originally an engineer, for the last 18 years Scot has been a financial consultant. He is married to Julie, a retired teacher, and is the proud father of three married daughters and grandfather to two boys. He also finds time for golf and camping. He is an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mertztown, served on a Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity project in El Salvador, and is a regular volunteer on church disaster response trips to New Jersey, North Carolina and Haiti. Julie and Scot are looking forward to a Thrivent service trip to Paraguay in 2018!

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What we should know about District 7430

Rotary Districts are charged with setting up a structure that forms new clubs, help recruit new members, provides training for club officers and members, oversees the Rotary youth exchange program, and administers the portion of the Rotary Foundation money that come back to the District. The District is headed up by a District Governor, and is run by committees, most headed by past District Governors. District 7430 covers 5 counties: Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton. Here are more details.

District Conference: http:// rotarydistrict7430 . org/event/rotary-district-7430-conference/
The District Conference is an annual convention usually held over a weekend at a nearby resort. It has many educational forums, but the best part is the International banquet hosted by the foreign exchange students.

Rotary Youth Exchange: http:// www.rotary7430yep . org/
The district manages the Rotary Youth Exchange program in our district. They process all of the paperwork for both the incoming and outgoing exchange students and then have great monthly programs for the incoming exchange students and training for the outgoing exchange students.

Rotary Leadership Institute: http:// www.rotarydistrict7430 . org/Event/06068b6f-eb46-4381-b318-7e3131eac45b
RLI is an educational program for all Rotarians. It has sessions on what Rotary is and training for all position in Rotary. It has many programs on improving club efforts. RLI is September 16, 2017, at DeSales University, in Center Valley, PA.

President Elect Training: http:/ /rotarydistrict7430 . org/event/f4d952d1-9104-479b-b8b1-9b6800db87bb/
PETS training is mandatory for all incoming club presidents and is open to people who are thinking about becoming a club president. It usually consists of 4 sessions ranging from 1 day to 2 days.

District Training Assembly: http:// rotarydistrict7430 . org/event/f4d952d1-9104-479b-b8b1-9b6800db87bb/
This is a 1-day session. There are sessions on all avenues of Rotary and it is recommended Presidents Elect bring their club officers, committee chairs to learn both what's new and how best to implement this for success in their club.

District Grants: http:// www.rotarydistrict7430 . org/SitePage/district-grant
District Grants are based upon Rotary Foundation Annual Fund donations 3 years prior. They are used to fund project to address need in our community as well as communities abroad. The Rotary Foundation seminar is November 4, 2017, at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

Special Events: http:// rotarydistrict7430 . org/Events/Calendar
District 7430 runs special events to benefit the Rotary Foundation and other great causes.

Rotary UN Day is November 12, 2017. http:// rotarydistrict7430 . org/event/rotary-un-day/

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Kutztown Rotary Club

The Rest of the Story

To download the 2017-18 Program Schedule in pdf format, click here

kutztownrotary.org -Our club's websites:

Kutztown Rotary Club
  1. News/Splash page: http:// www.kutztownrotary . org
  2. Home Page: http:// www.kutztownrotary . org/home . php
  3. History Page: http:// www.kutztownrotary . org/history . php
  4. TOK: http:// tasteofkutztown . org
  5. Rotaract: http:// www.kutztownrotary . org/ku . php

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

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

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