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Contribute to our Rotary Hurricane Relief Fund

Potato Project needs pickers on October 15, 21, and 22

West Point Senior Talk is Sat., Nov 18th at 1:00 PM

Note the special section: What we should know about District 7430

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To Friends and Members of the Kutztown Rotary Club.


Oct. 18: Artist at Heart

Artists at Heart offers special programs for Scouts and Seniors. From Daisys to Eagle Scouts, Artists At Heart designs art programs that are both fun and educational. They tailor activities to meet badge requirements. They have a wide variety of activities to choose from, and are happy to create new projects for your event. Artists At Heart provides a fun and memorable activity for almost any group. They can provide a one-time activity or multi-session program or classes. They have programs for home-schoolers, women's groups and church groups.

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Club Calendar:

October 2017

18 Oct - Christine Williams- Artist at Heart program
25 Oct - NOT AT TAVERN - Merchant Night @ Nancy's at 5:30 pm

November 2017

01 Nov - Student of the Month / Board Meets
08 Nov - Dist. Gov. Rick Gromis (BOD 5:30 pm)
15 Nov - Foundation Dinner
18 Nov - Saturday: West Point Senior Talk at KU 1-3 pm
22 Nov - NOT AT TAVERN - no meeting
29 Nov - Pete Keegan

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, Artist, Merchants, Students, Dist. Gov., Foundation, West Point, Schedule


Support Rotary Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

If you would like to help Kutztown Rotary raise funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief, send your tax-deductible donation to "Kutztown Rotary Charitable Foundation" with a memo, "Hurricane Harvey". Send this donation to

Kutztown Rotary Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 127
Kutztown, PA 19530

Kutztown Rotary is collecting funds to assist Rotary efforts in the disaster zone. Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend.

Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. Deluged towns in the region are in desperate need of aid as thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane, which made landfall on 25 August. "We know that a disaster of this magnitude will require our financial assistance for months into the future," says District 5930 Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara. "Our disaster relief committee will provide support where we believe it can best be used."

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October 25: Merchant Trick or Treat Night @ 5:30 PMBanner

We join the Kutztown community for the annual merchant trick-or-treat night! The shops, stores, restaurants, and businesses will be out on main street distrbuting candy to the youth of our Kutztown Community. This is a fun, free event for all ages. Kutztown Rotary will be participating at Nancy's Hildenbrand Funeral Home. Come out in your constume or whatever and help. Nancy will have food for us at 5:30 pm. We will be handing out pencils from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Nov. 1: 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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Nov. 8: District Governor's Visit Gromis

District Governor Rick Gromis will meet with our officers and directors at 5:30 PM. Then he will make a presentation to the club at our regular 6:30 PM meeting.

Rick was born and raised in the Reading area, attending high school at Reading Central Catholic. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Shortly after graduating from LVC Rick met and married his wife Susan. (Sue is also a Rotarian and President-Elect of the Birdsboro Rotary Club)

Rick spent 38 years in the banking industry. Half of those years were spent in executive level management positions. Rick was associated with three start-up banks in his career including being the President and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Lender for Berkshire Bank. In 2012 Rick joined the executive management team of Good Life Advisor Systems, LLC as their Chief Operating Officer. The rapidly growing startup company, which provides turnkey solutions and systems for financial advisors, moving to an independent platform, now has affiliated offices in 10 states.

Rick first joined Rotary in 1975, becoming a member of the Northeast Reading Rotary Club. After a job related hiatus from Rotary, Rick joined the Mt. Penn Rotary Club and then returned to Northeast Reading Rotary, where he served as President in 1990-1991. In 2006 he joined the Spring Township Centennial Club and served as their President during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. In 2012 he was named the Assistant Governor for area 4, filling that position for three years. Sue and Rick have also enjoyed hosting Group Study Exchange participants in their home.

Rick has been involved in numerous charitable organizations over the years. He has held positions with the Boy Scouts, Berks County Association for the Blind and the BCPHC, to name a few.

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Nov. 15: Kutztown Rotary Charitable Foundation Dinner Banner

Each November, the Kutztown Rotary Foundation presents checks to representatives from local charities at the special Kutztown Rotary Foundation Dinner. The Foundation presents donations from the Kutztown Rotary Club to local 501(c)(3) charities. Rotarians applaud the charities that receive support from the Foundation for their service to our community. Foundation funding comes primarily from the Donald L. Boyer Kutztown Rotary Golf Classic and from the Taste of Kutztown.

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VorhausNov. 18, Sat.: West Point Senior Talk: Abby Vorhaus

Kutztown Rotary is proud to host the Area 3 West Point Senior Talk on Sat., Nov. 18. West Point Senior Abby Vorhous will present this Leadership Seminar from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Kutztown University Multi-Purpose Room in the McFarland Student Union building. Lunch is included and following the talk, attendees are invited to write notes to the troops. Registration is on-line for $15 including lunch. The website has directions.

Cadet Abby Vorhaus is a senior at the United States Military Academy. During her time she has been a member of the women's track and field team, a Sunday school teacher, and has completed a host of various training events. She has had the opportunity to go to Airborne school, internships at Purdue University and in California, and be the commander of the West Point Youth Impact Program. West Point has shaped her and how she interacts with those around her. Her experiences at West Point have been invaluable in shaping her as a leader. She will offes a few stories and a few lessons she learned along the way. Cadet Vorhaus will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Armor regiment in the United States Army this May.

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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.

Strike-Out Hunger Night with the Phillies on Friday, August 11th at Citizens Bank Park.http:/ /rotarydistrict7430 . org/event/phillies-strike-our-hunger/

The Purple Pinkie Run/ Walk is on October 14, 2017, at Lehigh County Community College in Schnecksville, PA. http://www.purplepinkie.net/

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:

  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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