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Spotlight: Feasterville Rotary

Feasterville Rotary is a part of Rotary International, the world’s first volunteer service organization.

Rotary club members volunteer in their community and promote world understanding and peace.

Rotary’s 31,000 clubs in more than 165 countries and regions encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education, and the environment. Their motto is “service above self.”

All Rotarians strive to follow the Four-Way Test of the things they think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

What are some of the projects of Feasterville Rotary? They supply warm winter coats to all the children in need in Lower Southampton.

They have provided over 100 coats each year to kids at Lower South, Ferderbar, Poquessing, and Tawanka.

They also provide coats to younger children through the outreach program at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.

This year they donated money to Playwicki Farm, Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton, Neshaminy Senior Center, Just Like Old Times, Howler Art and Literacy magazine from Neshaminy High School, and the Ekenywa Water Project, a clean water project in Kenya sponsored by former Feasterville nurses.

The club enjoys participating in Playwicki Farms’ Second Fridays, in the summer

Every month they have the privilege of honoring an exceptional high school senior as student of the month. They love hearing about the student’s plans and achievements.

Many of these students apply for the scholarships from the Elizabeth Moyer Scholarship fund.

They have given out two scholarships of $1200 each year.

They support Rotary International Polio Plus project to eradicate polio throughout the world.

They sponsor an Early Act club at Ferderbar, an Interact club at Poquessing, and co-sponsor (with Langhorne Rotary) an Early Act club at Tawanka and an Interact club Neshaminy High School.

It is great to see how caring the kids are!

Every year they have a spaghetti dinner, a pancake breakfast, and designer handbag Bingo to support these and other projects.

Find out more at www.feasterville.org.

All are welcome, Tuesday, 8:00am at the Suburban Diner, 14 W. Street Road, Feasterville.

E-mail feastervillerotary@gmail.com for more information. Join the club to find out how you can help our community, our schools and the world.

PHOTO CAP: From left, Rotary Officers Deb Kaplan (President Elect), Gail Chamberlain (President), David Chamberlain (Secretary), and Linda Pupkiewicz (Treasurer).