|Chester Rotarians gathered in front of Chester City Hall |
to plant flowers and add some fall colors to the
base of the Chester Rotary Clock.
Pictured left to right are, Warren Sell,
La Tanya Burno, Louise Vitiello Burroughs
and Joe Saunders.
(October 16, 2014) (Chester, Pa) — The Rotary Club of Chester has active and compassionate members that routinely get involved in community service projects that help Chester and other local communities. Each month the Rotarians schedule a service project for the 3rd week of the month that creates an opportunity for the business leaders and community advocates to interact with students of all ages, local business owners, community leaders and/or seniors who could use a helping hand. During September, the Rotarians increased their service events to include three separate outreach activities as smiles were shared from a member’s house to elementary school classrooms to an event in front of Chester’s City Hall.
|Chester Rotarians, Faith Holefelder and Francy Cross, |
proudly showcase the Rotary seal and a
sample of the 560 books that were
recently donated to local 3rd grade classrooms.
During the week of Sept. 22, Rotarians volunteered to distribute the boxes of books to the classrooms. This created a good opportunity for the appreciative 8 and 9 year olds along with their teachers to thank the membership in person. Of course, for the Rotarians it is not the praise or appreciation that is most important, it is the smile of the young person or an ambitious teacher that generates the most satisfaction. These moments were evident in each classroom, and the Rotarians left confident that the important message of literacy and developing a love for reading would be learned in the weeks, months, and hopefully years to come.
On Sept. 30, Rotarians gathered once again, this time in front of Chester’s City Hall on a beautiful early fall morning to do some clean up around the Rotary clock. They added some traditional fall colors by planting a variety of mums at the base of the clock. Dressed in their branded yellow t-shirts, members got to work with their work gloves, shovels and leaf blowers. After an hour of yard work, laughter, companionship, and a little sweat, the group of service-focused leaders left knowing that September had offered great opportunities of service that resulted in many smiles.
About Rotary Club of Chester
This Club was founded in 1917. In 2010, the Club adopted a modified meeting schedule that offers its members some flexibility with regard to meeting attendance, meeting topics and guest speakers. Currently the Club meets on Tuesday’s for lunch at the Cove Restaurant within Harrah’s from 12:10 – 1:15 p.m. New memberships are welcome, and all membership inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.