Be A Gift To The World

Be the inspiration to Wellsboro and beyond

by John Vogt, Dawn Bowser – August 23, 2018

On today’s broadcast, The Home Page Network had the opportunity to cover a special meeting of the Rotary Club of Wellsboro. David Tews introduced our new foreign exchange student Pauline Berberof from Belgium, we heard from Rotary District Governor Roger Mattes, Jr. and were encouraged by two younger Rotarians, Katarina Swendrowski, and Haley Bayline.

The Wellsboro Rotary meets every Thursday afternoon at 12:15 in the dining room of the Penn Wells Hotel. Wellsboro Rotary Club works hard to improve our community and the world by being active in many service projects each year. If you are looking for a way to make a positive difference, we encourage you to check out Wellsboro Rotary Club. Visitors and guests are always welcome. Just walk in and introduce yourself to any Rotary member.

We have included a copy of the latest Rotary Club of Wellsboro Newsletter below.

Our Motto: Be A Gift To The World 2018-2019 Rotary Theme: “Rotary: Be the inspiration”

Officers and Directors: President: Cindy Frost, Treasurer: Craig West, Secretary: Jim Tutak, Past President, Craig Devenport, Directors: Jim Meade, Maria Spencer, Richard Black, Mike Birbeck, Caleb, Williams, Carl Chambers, Chris VanDergrift, Dawn Bowser

August 23, 2018

Introduced by President Cindy, this week’s speaker was District Governor Roger Mattes, Jr. Roger joined Rotary in 1985 but took a few years off to pursue his legal career and returned to Rotary in 2003. He served as President of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons in 2011-12 and served on their Board of Directors for 9 years. He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, is a Paul Harris Fellow, has served at the District level as a Director, an Assistant Governor, a member of the FInance Committee, a P.E.T.S. Facilitator and has headed up the District’s Crisis Management Team. For the past 20 years Roger has been the president of one of the oldest law firms in the Commonwealth where he concentrates on areas of bankruptcy and debtor/creditors law, business law, insurance disputes, real estate, family law and personal injuries. He lives in Nicholson, PA with his wife and four children.

Rogers message for his year as governor is “We’re all in this together.” He has three goals, #1 To increase international service by encouraging more involvement in international Rotary projects worldwide. #2 To expand Rotary youth programs such as Interact, Rotaract and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. And #3 most importantly, to have fun in Rotary.

Elisabeth Haley, a sophomore at Mansfield University is starting a Rotaract club at the university and has a booth at the Club and Organization Fair this Sunday August 26th at 3:00 to promote it, she is still looking for members to help her in promoting the club. If interested, please contact Caleb, Craig or Jim.

Katarina Swendrowski a student at Wellsboro High School is interested in starting an Interact club for students ages 14-18 years of age and is looking for club sponsorship. Interact clubs encourage community service and helps develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self all while having fun and making new friends.

There will be a meeting next Wednesday August 29 at 5:30 in the Green room of the Penn Wells Hotel to further discuss details and format of the upcoming forum. ALL are invited to attend.

Sunday September 2nd is the Fly In Breakfast at the airport and the kick-off of our Rifle Raffle. Cindy has volunteered to man the table to sell tickets from 8:00-10:00 and Hal and Dawn will man the table from 10:00-12:00.

The date has been set for fall road clean up for Wednesday September 26th at Nessmuk, please park and meet by the DCNR building at 5:15. We will have garbage bags, safety vests and gloves provided by PennDot, but please bring your own gloves in the event that the gloves provided don’t fit. The rain date as been set for Thursday September 27th. If you have any additional questions or are interested please contact Teri to sign up.

Peggy and BIll Yacovissi are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow and Peg and Ardell Thomas celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary yesterday. Congratulations!

Idea/Concept: John Vogt
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: John Vogt, Dawn Bowser
Anchor: Johanna Vogt
Photos: Dawn Bowser

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