New member applications - 8/5

We have two new applications for membership which have been approved by the board of directors for your review.
Michael Jacobs is a realtor with the Keller Williams group.  As a local business owner he likes to be involved in the community and is sponsored by Len Gieseler.
Will Stout is the superintendent for Owen J Roberts school district and is a former member of the Lebanon Rotary Club.  He is sponsored by Amira Heim and looks forward to getting involved in the educational initiatives of the club.
Please take time to seek out these individuals at one of our upcoming meetings and introduce yourself.  Make them feel welcome to the club.
This is the final notice of their applications.

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New member applications

We have three new applications for membership which have been approved by the board of directors for your review.
Phil Vontor works for the Phoenixville Area School District as the maintenance supervisor.  He has been at many meetings and events with his wife, Tammy, who is also his sponsor.
Karen Sloane, wife of Mike Sloane, who we have all seen around meetings and events.
Catherine Heim, who joined us at Changeover and daughter of Amira.  
Please take time to seek out these individuals at one of our upcoming meetings and introduce yourself.  Make them feel welcome to the club.
This is the final notice of their applications.

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Duck Race 2022

The Thirty-First Annual Rotary Duck Race was held on July 4th in downtown Pottstown as part of the GoFourth Festival. 

Over 4900 chances to win were sold this year by club members and non-profit agencies here in our community.  The proceeds will help support their projects. 
A list of prizes and winners can be found in the "Read more ... " section below.
Over 100 prizes were awarded to holders of the winning certificates.
Prizes in the form of Gift certificates and Gift cards will be mailed to the winners in the upcoming week.
For larger items, the winner will be mailed a certificate and advised by mail where to go to pick up their prize.
Last year, the Rotary Club gave more than $10,000 to the participating community groups and agencies on a pro-rata basis. 
Since the inception of the Rotary Duck Race, The Rotary Club of Pottstown has contributed more than $395,000 to non-profit organizations in the Pottstown area because of this wonderful event.
We appreciate all the people who helped contribute to make this year's Duck Race a success.  Your efforts make our community stronger each year.
                                                         "Thank You" 
From the Pottstown Rotary Club and all the Community Service Organizations who were sponsored
If you do not see all 4 columns, try downloading the PDF version.

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Welcome to our website and club bulletin!

Welcome to The Pottstown Rotary Club! 


Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

We're proud of the contributions that the Pottstown Rotary Club is making toward a better community here in Pottstown and a around the world.  Many of our members have traveled to places like Haiti, Thailand and India where people are in much need. 

Here in our community we hope you recognize our efforts to make this a better place to live.  The Riverfront Pavilion (shown above), Literacy Training, Annual Talent Show for area teenagers, Strike Out for Hunger, Big Ticket Night and, of course, the Rotary Duck Race are just some of the events where you see Rotarians making a difference. 

We welcome all who would like to join the effort and make our community a better place to live and work.       


Welcome to our website and club bulletin! Steven Smith 2022-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Day of Service

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Edgewood Cemetery clean-up this past Saturday and the Art Fair that followed.
The weather cooperated and we had a good time putting things right for the spring and summer.
Thank you again! 
For Rotary Club of Pottstown

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Superbowl Pool 2022


Pottstown Rotary Superbowl Pool

The 56th Superbowl is complete - and I don't know anyone who could have picked the scores correctly.

No one had bought the last two remaining blocks and so the Club had to - and #93 was the winning block at the end of the first quarter.

Congratulations to Jen Isett, winner of the 3rd Quarter block and Double congrats to Werner Koller who had the winning block for the 2nd Quarter and Final Score.

Once again - Thank you to everyone who participated in our Superbowl Pool! Your donations will allow the club to do something really good for our community.

Winners will be contacted early this week.

1st Quarter - $300
2nd Quarter - $300
3rd Quarter - $300
Final - $400


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Pottstown Shelter Box Gold 

President Matz and Pottstown Rotary Club,

Congratulations on receiving ShelterBox HERO recognition for Rotary Year 2021-2022. 
Through the first half of the Rotary year our district now has 21 HERO clubs (4 Gold, 2 Silver, 15 Bronze).  This ranks #1 for all US districts, Way to Go! 
At the end of the Rotary Year your club will be listed on our HERO page

Your support is very much appreciated. 
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2 million people since 2000, we could not have reached them without clubs like yours. 
COVID 19 has not stopped our efforts, your help provided aid to over 33,000 household in 2020, and over 28,000 households in 2021.
Thank you for being a ShelterBox HERO!

Linda Mayger
District 7430 ShelterBox Ambassador

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Schuylkill River Trail bridge

It was a beautiful day on Monday, September 20th, for the grand opening of the Richard P. Whittaker M.D. Memorial Bridge on the Schuylkill River Trail over Route 724.  
Dr. Dick Whittaker was a long time Pottstown Rotarian and pillar of the community. 
His wife, Peggy, was a major contributor to funding the bridge's creation and is still a member of our club who continues to ride and bike the trail.
There was a great turnout for the opening with many of the attendees riding their bikes to the bridge, including some our members, who turned out
to support Peggy.

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Upcoming event - Annual Clambake

Our end of summer celebration, Pottstown Rotary's Annual Clambake at the Whittaker family home, is officially on for this coming Wednesday August 17th.  

The evening starts out with appetizers by the pool along with the Rotary Club famed Open Bar.  

Dinner starts out with Clam Chowder, followed by clams, BBQ Chicken, salad, sides and dessert.  
Did I mention the Bar is open all night?

The pool will be open along with the hot tub if anyone would like to take a dip.

You don't want to miss this event.  Event is open to members and guests.

Festivities begin around 5:00 pm.

Whittaker Family Residence
1300 Beaumont Ln
Pottstown, PA 19464

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PRCEF 17th Annual Golf Outing

With your Help we've raised over $120,000 for the PRCEF.
The Pottstown Rotary Community Endowment Fund was founded in 2007 by the Rotary Club of Pottstown.
Its mission is to provide financial support to community residents to improve the quality of their life.
Grants are provided to individuals within the community to help pay for education, training and other worthwhile actions that will have a positive impact on their lives and/or the lives of family members.

PRCEF Mission Statement
"Our mission is to support local organizations and/or individuals committed to the improvement of the quality life for the Pottstown community."
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this another successful event for the Rotary Club.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted by Steven Smith

Don't forget to check out the Calendar link at the top of the Home Page.
There are a lot of events coming up which will keep us active for the next two-three months.
And the calendar, like our club, is dynamic - always changing.  Look at it often. 

Mark Your Calendars! Steven Smith 2021-01-03 05:00:00Z 0