Juan Proano was recently sworn in as the new President of the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club for the Rotary year of July 2013 through June 2014. Outgoing President Michele Fina presented him with the President’s gavel at the recent “Changing of the Gavel” party at Juan’s home.
Michele is the Director of the Morrisville YMCA and Juan is a mining engineer and executive from Peru.
The club wants to extend its appreciation for the community support it received of its recent fundraisers, the Morrisville Carnival in Williamson Park and the Gourmet Breakfast held at the Morrisville United Methodist Church.
Profits help support community projects including the Annual Morrisville High School Community Service Scholarship ($500 awarded to Kevin Munoz), Camp Neidig Youth Leadership Scholarships (recipients: Nicholas Castillo, Juliana Manning and Kevin Munoz), Buck Up for Bucks, and Rotary’s Annual Morrisville Community Easter Egg Hunt, as well as the club’s involvement in providing water filters to impoverished areas around Lima, Peru, supporting Rotaplast which provides free corrective surgeries for cleft lip and palates to children in remote areas of Central and South America, and Rotary’s international effort to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.
Local projects in the works include planting a Vegetable and Beautification Garden at Grandview Elementary School in Morrisville and the Delaware Canal Towpath, and Landmark Towns Sign Project for Yardley and Morrisville. Anyone interested in these or other Rotary projects is invited to contact the club through the “Contact Us” page on the club’s website.
The club continues to meet on Thursday evenings at Michael’s Restaurant in Morrisville, enjoying excellent dinner speakers and meals. For more information visit the club website at www.myrotarypa.org.
PHOTO CAP: Outgoing Rotary President Michele Fina hands off the President’s gavel to incoming president Juan Proano.