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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club recently inducted its first Corporate Member, the Snipes Farm and Education Center. The Center is represented by the patriarch himself, 90-year-old Samuel Snipes, his daughter Susan Snipes-Wells, his son Jonathan Snipes and Jonathan’s wife Melanie Douty-Snipes.
President Denny Lanctot, in welcoming the Snipes family, noted that the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club is one of about 200 clubs worldwide approved to bring in Corporate Members as part of a pilot program to increase membership and participation in Rotary.
Past Rotary Membership Chairman Andy Thompson praised the work of the Snipes Family in Morrisville. He also waxed nostalgic about his boyhood days and visits to the Snipes Farm, which has been a working farm and educational center in the Morrisville community for nearly three quarters of a century.
The club announced the winner of its $500 Student Achievement Award for 2011. Victoria Moore, a Morrisville High School Senior, was selected, based on her academic success and demonstrated leadership skills. She took several dual enrollment classes at Bucks County Community College during her junior and senior years and will be entering Temple University in the fall as a psychology major.
Three Paul Harris Fellow awards were recently presented. One was to Rotarian Lee Nolting for his $1000 contribution to The Rotary Foundation. The other two went to Douglas Vannauker and Tom Wisnosky who are sons of Rotarians Barry Vannauker and Peter Wisnosky, who are privileged as Paul Harris Fellow donors to name another person as a Paul Harris Fellow. Foundation Chair Tom Miller made the presentations.