Welcome to the Warminster Rotary Club website. We invite you to take a look around our site and find out more about our Club and about Rotary. Please take a minute to check out the About Rotary link above and the Rotary Links at the bottom left of this page.
 
If you would like to know more about Rotary and in particular if being a member of our Warminster Club would suit you, please accept this invitation to be our guest and come join us for lunch and fellowship at one of our meetings on a Tuesday at noon at the Giuseppe's Pizza in Warminster.
 
 
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On November 2, 2019, Warminster Rotary will honor Officer Ryan Bunda with the 2019 Warminster Rotary "Service Above Self" Award at Spring Mill Manor.
 
Rotary International's motto of "Service Above Self" best conveys the philosophy of unselfish service. On November 2, 2019 Warminster Rotary Foundation and Club will recognize Officer Ryan Bunda with the "Service Above Self" Award. The award is meant to recognize actions of those in the Warminster Community who put the interests of others above their own personal well beings. While all law enforcement and emergency personnel do so everyday, Warminster Rotary Foundation and Club will highlight the actions that took place on 07/10/2019, when a driver of a large truck had a seizure and lost control of his vehicle on a busy township road.
We invite the local and national community to help us honor Officer Bunda and help raise awareness of Rotary's impact on the Warminster Community. All proceeds of the event are used to support local youth in need. In recent years, proceeds have purchased mobility equipment for a child with MS, helped convert a garage into an accessible bedroom for a blind and physically impaired 4 year old, replaced the interior carpets of a home for a youth with allergies triggered by his Chemotherapy treatment and weakened immune system as well as landscaping to make walkways more accessible , helped purchase a wheel chair accessible vehicle for a permanently disabled youth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE STORY
On Tuesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 09:33 hours, Ofc Ryan Bunda was on patrol. While in the area of County Line Road and Newtown Road, the Officers observed a white Ford F-250, traveling west on County Line Rd. The Officer observed the passenger of the vehicle waving his arms trying to get the Officers attention, while the operator of the truck appeared to be in convulsions. Officer Bunda attempted to stop the truck as it traveled at a slow speed and in traffic. Officer Bunda exited his vehicle and ran towards the truck as it traveled at a slow speed. Upon reaching the truck Officer Buna could see the operator in active seizure. Ofc Bunda, opened the driver side door, while the truck headed towards eastbound traffic. Officer Bunda managed to apply the brakes with his left hand bringing the Ford to a complete stop, with the assistance of a passing Huntington Valley Firefighter. Once the truck was stopped Officer Bunda and the firefighter carried the operator to a safe area, where they called for medical assistance and rendered aid. Officer Bunda’s rapid and decisive actions, were both heroic and lifesaving. Great Job Officer Bunda and Thank you for your service.
 
Each Rotary Year we begin our Fundraising efforts by offering a chance for $20.00 to win Season Tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles. The tickets include 2 seats to all preseason and regular season home games, but do not include the Playoff option.
 
The Seats are located at Section 108, Row 38, Seats 5 and 6.  The chances to win are 1-750 with our expectation that 600 tickets will be sold.
 
The Drawing will be held on August 6, 2019 at Giuseppe's Pizza in Warminster, PA at 12:45PM. Tickets can be purchased by Cash or Check (made payable to Warminster Rotary Foundation) and obtained from any Warminster Rotarian or by calling Sean Friedland (sfriedland@fandgagency) 267-257-2002 or Nello Ianieri 267-669-7776.
 
 
 
  
 On May 21, 2019 the Warminster Rotary Club and Foundation in partnership with the Giuseppe Giaimo Scholarship Fund present 16 high school students with Scholarships totaling $12,500.00. Students from Archbishop Wood High School, William Tennent High School, and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology were in attendance with family and friends. The celebration of scholarship was hosted by Katie Farrell, CEO Lansdale and Warminster Hospital and current President of Wariminster Rotary Club and Foundation, as she welcomed the guests and introduced our honored guest, Marilyn Goldsworthy with a gift of flowers. Judge Daniel Finello lead the 70+ attendees in an invocation.  
 
Chairperson for the Scholarship lunch and committee, Christopher Roehl, President of Kiddie Academy Warminster along with his committee Nello Ianieri of Nancy's Farm in Warminster, Kevin Crail of Crail's Running Company, and Mike Borkowski, Asst. Treasurer/Branch Manager First Bank NJ reviewed numerous applications and chose recipients based on scholarship, community service, financial need, and overall achievement. Sal Giaimo and Ray Kerber of the Giuseppe Giaimo Scholarship fund were also in attendance.
 
Archbishop Wood High School Seniors Anthony Altimari, Elizabeth Fasti, Connor Ford and Kathryn Leinenbach were all awarded $500 Scholarships from the Giuseppe Giaimo Scholarship fund. Amanda McKenney was awarded the Warminster Rotary Foundation Scholarship of $2000.
 
William Tennent High School Seniors Tara Daniel, Issabella DeMarco, Dylan Hunt, Gabrielle Smith were all awarded $500 Scholarships from the Giuseppe Giaimo Scholarship fund. William "Billy" Solly was awarded the Warminster Rotary Foundation Scholarship of $2000.
 
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Seniors Kenneth Laureno, Sarah Pagano, Kevin Perez, Shannon Stewart, Brandon Rosenthal were all awarded $500 Scholarships from the Giuseppe Giaimo Scholarship fund. Skylar Pinto was awarded the Warminster Rotary Foundation Scholarship of $2000.
 
Centennial School District Superintendent Dr. David Baugh, William Tennent Vice Principal Ryan Mulford, and Archbishop Wood Principal Mary Harkins were in attendance  to congratulate the achievement of their high school students.
The Warminster Rotary Club has been serving its community for 57 years and we celebrated this milestone at our Charter Night dinner on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Giuseppe’s Restaurant.  It was a fun evening of food and fellowship !  Charter Night is traditionally a night to recognize the accomplishments of the club over the past year and acknowledge those members of the club who have contributed greatly to its success.    A number of members and the Executive Board received Certificates of Appreciation for their tireless efforts on behalf of the club.  Additionally, four members received Paul Harris Fellowship Awards - Chris Roehl, Janice Vallone, Nello Iaineri, and Sean Friedland.     Immediate Past President Sean Friedland received the highest award of the evening – Rotarian of the Year – for his many contributions to the club this year, including referring the most potential new members.
It was truly a wonderful evening !
 
 
 
 
On Friday, February 8, the Warminster Rotary Club held their 6th Annual Bingo fundraising event.   This year's event was entitled "Bag and Bling Bingo" as there were not only beautiful designer bags given to winning bingo players but, for some games, winners received lovely jewelry prizes.   The event was held at the Ben Wilson Senior Center in Warminster and was sold out.   Over 200 participants had fun and fellowship during the event and the Club raised over $8,000 to be used for to fund the Robert Goldsworthy Scholarship Program  for seniors at the three local high schools  - William Tennent High School, Archbishop Wood High School and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.
                                                                            
 
 
WE ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
On December 18, 2018, President Katie Farrell presented Dylan Krysko and his family a check from the Warminster Rotary Foundation for $9000.00.
 
The donation included the replacement of the Carpet in the Krysko Household back in October 2018. With new carpet Dylan's immune system has a better chance of battling his Cancer.
 
We thank each and every person/business/organization who attended and supported our Annual Charity Ball on November 3, 2018.
Warminster Rotary Club is hosting a His and Her Raffle. 100 Tickets will be sold for $20.00 with the Drawing on November 6, 2018. 
 
For her we are offering a Michael Kors Hamilton East West Satchel Bag Black, MSRP $298.00
For Him we are offering Callaway Hyperlite Sunglasses- White Frame/NX14 Lens MSRP $124.95

Each Rotary Year we begin our Fundraising efforts by offering a chance for $20.00 to win Season Tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles. The tickets include 2 seats to all preseason and regular season home games, but do not include the Playoff option.
 
The Seats are located at Section 108, Row 38, Seats 5 and 6.  The chances to win are 1-750 with our expectation that 600 tickets will be sold.
 
The Drawing will be held on August 7, 2018 at Giuseppe's Pizza in Warminster, PA at 12:45PM. Tickets can be purchased by Cash or Check (made payable to Warminster Rotary Foundation) and obtained from any Warminster Rotarian or by calling Sean Friedland (sfriedland@fandgagency) 267-257-2002 or Nello Ianieri 267-669-7776.

Bowling for the Abels. 

 
All proceeds will benefit Elizabeth Abel, a Freshman at Wm. Tennent High School. Elizabeth has been a part of the Warminster Rotary family since 2006. She loves singing in the school chorus and is the regularly featured soloist at the annual Rotary Charity Ball where she sings the National Anthem. She is legally blind and has endured many surgeries to help her see and, sadly, Elizabeth has recently lost her mother.
 
Please join us as we raise funds and fellowship for Elizabeth and her family.
 

FUNDRAISER: Designer Bag Bingo on February 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Join Warminster Rotary Club Foundation for a night of fun, food, drink, games and prizes all in the name of charity!

 

In keeping with the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self”, our Club's primary focus is to make a difference in the local community.

We provide scholarship programs and work with other local service and charitable agencies to enrich the lives of our neighbors. Our many fundraising activities, allow us to make significant contributions to worthy
and needy recipients in Warminster.

 

Mark your calendar and get your tickets NOW. $35 will get you 12 games of Bingo. There will be 3 special prize rounds of Bingo, games of chance, snacks, beverages, and adult beverages available for additional purchase. Remember, every penny of the proceeds will benefit projects within the Warminster community.

 

Please see the flyer for ticket Will-Call and Grab&Go ticket information.

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Games start at 7 p.m.

Ben Wilson Senior Center

580 Delmont Avenue

Warminster, PA 18974

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Service Above Self: Warminster Rotary Club Foundation's Annual Charity Ball for Madilyn

 

 

Please join us as we dance the night away for 18 month old Madilyn. 

Madilyn was diagnosed at a very young age with low motor coordination which causes developmental delays. She requires weekly assistance services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and signing therapy. At 2 months of age, Madilyn was diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) which is a white-matter brain injury that affects infants. This condition involves deterioration of small areas of brain tissue that create small holes in the brain. Madilyn requires harnesses and special needs chairs which allow her to move freely and exercise her legs while she grows and learns to walk.

In spite of her condition, Madilyn maintains a happy, playful and content disposition. Madilyn’s smile has warmed the hearts of her family and friends that surround her.

The Warminster Rotary Club Foundation’s goal this year is to improve the quality of life for Madilyn and her loving family. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Warrington Country Club

1360 Almshouse Road

Warrington, PA 18976

 

For tickets, please contact Lea Garrard at 215.538.5600 x5886 or Janice Vallone at 215.480.3823.

$200/Couple

 

http://warminsterrotary.org/event/copy-of-charity-ball-2016/

 
The Warminster Rotary Club and Foundation is hosting a bowling event fundraiser for Caiden, Liam, and Evan at the Warminster Thunderbird Lanes on Saturday, June 10, 2017. All proceeds will benefit Caiden, Liam and Evan who tragically lost their dad.
 
Please see the flyer below or contact Rotarian Joe Witiw at witiwrotary@comcast.net for more information.
 
 
 
Please join us at our main Fund Raising Event - Warminster Rotary Club Foundation Charity Ball!
 
This year we will be sponsoring Aldo Ianieri, a three year old boy who has been suffering from a rare developmental disorder, Septo-Optic Dysplasia. Diagnosed at birth, this disorder has affected his early brain development. Also suffers from underdeveloped optic nerves, abnormal formation along the midline of the brain, and pituitary gland dysfunction. Aldo has endured many month of his young life in the ICU at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experiencing multiple medical surgeries, procedures and testing. Aldo is also a cancer survivor. At the age of 1, he was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor which required removal of one of his kidneys. Wilms Tumor is a rare pediatric kidney cancer that affects 1 in 10,000 children. Due to Aldo's illness he requires continuous nursing care to administer daily medical therapies.
 
In spite of his condition, Aldo maintains a happy, playful and content disposition. Also's smile and laughter has warmed the hearts of his family and friends who surround him.
 
The Warminster Rotary Club Foundation's goal this year is to help improve the quality of life for Aldo and his loving family.
 
The Charity Ball will be held at "The Fuge" on Friday November 11, 2016.
 
For Information or Tickets, please call Lea Garrarg at 215-444-9000 x4 or Heather O'Donnell at 215-442-1544
 
Rotary Serving Humanity, Honoring Heroes
 
 
Billy Watkins is 14 years old and is in need of our help. When he was 2 days old, he was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and hypertonia.  HIE is a condition that results from a lack of oxygen to the brain. As a result, he has a seizure disorder, developmental delay and chronic respiratory failure. He also has spastic hypertonia which causes him to have uncontrollable muscle spasms, and stiffening or straightening out of muscles. He has a tracheotomy (breathing tube) and is on a ventilator at all times. He also has muscle contractures and scoliosis. He is unable to move on his own and needs a wheelchair to get around.
 
Billy sees many specialists in Philadelphia and needs to have reliable transportation to and from the city. His parents have a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette van that needs a lot of repair. This van was fine for when Billy was smaller, but now he is bigger and they need a van which can hold Billy's wheelchair along with all the equipment (ventilator, suction machine, pulse ox machine and feeding pump). Billy's father is the only one who can lift him in and out of the van. But as Billy grows, this has become more difficult, especially as Billy's father recently had surgery on his leg and can't lift Billy in and out of the van. Life would be so much safer for Billy and his family if his wheelchair could be rolled into the van and tied down.
 
One of Billy's greatest pleasures in life is going on outings with his family. Billy enjoys watching his little brother, Ben, play sports and participate in Cub Scouts. Billy also likes to visit his extended family and go to the park and to the movies. However, because it is so difficult to transport Billy, he often has to stay home with one of his parents while the other goes out with Ben. Having an accessible van would allow Billy to participate in more activities, be part of the family and have a better quality of life. Some times they can get Billy a ride to the doctors but not family events. 
 
The Warminster Rotary Club and Foundation is hosting a bowling event fundraiser for Billy and his family at the Warminster Thunderbird Lanes on Saturday, May 7, 2016. All proceeds will go towards making the Watkins Family's goal of purchasing a handicap accessible van for Billy a reality.
 
Please see the flyer below or contact Rotarian Joe Witiw at joewitiw@comcast.net for more information.
 
 

Posted on January 6, 2016 at  http://blog.rotary.org/2016/01/06/what-30-somethings-need-to-know-about-rotary/#more-6130

What 30-Somethings need to know about Rotary

The Central Ocean Toms River Rotary Club enjoys the in person interaction during a club meeting,

The Central Ocean Toms River Rotary Club during a recent meeting.

By Michael Bucca, a member of the Rotary Club of Central Ocean Toms River, New Jersey, USA

You might think that I, a 32-year-old member of a 110-year-old organization, would be preoccupied with trying to modernize my club’s way of doing things. But remarkably, my experience in Rotary is teaching me to spend more energy convincing my generation – which keeps trying to reinvent everything – that there is much to be gained in the lost art of personal connection.

 We knew the day would come that we would have to say good bye to our dear Sergeant of Arms, Karl Lewis. Karl has been a dedicated member to the Warminster Rotary Club for many years. He is usually the first person to greet members and guests to the Tuesday luncheons. We are happy that he will take the time to enjoy himself but he will be missed by so many who enjoyed his dry sense of humor and his contagious smile. Karl has served Warminster township as Fire Marshal, and has been apart of several of the operating committees in our community. We can only hope that his legacy of service will inspire our members to remain dedicated to the guiding principals of Rotary International and serve community with a strong, common purpose and direction. Thank you Karl for your example and friendship.
 
 

Danielle Harrsch has spoken to our club a few times about her journey through life with MS.  On Saturday, May 3rd, she will be walking for a cure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is looking for our support.

Here are some words from Danielle about her upcoming walk and her story about her life with MS.  Also, you can make a donation on her website: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Danielle_Harrsch

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The National MS Society wants to create a world without MS.  They mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

Made Stronger

When I have a friend going through a hard time one of the things I’d say would be: “don’t sweat the small stuff,” or “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.” These two phrases are very popularly used, but we truly understand their meaning? I don’t think we do without going through something in our own lives that is more than the mundane trials of everyday life.

My understanding of those phrases started to change on April 3, 2009. My vision had been blurry for a week, but college orientation awaited me. Upon arriving, I was asked to sign in, but when I stroked the pen on the paper my name didn’t look the same. When asked who my advisor is, my answer was nothing but a slurred name. Tears swelled in my eyes, and all I could hear was my pounding heart.


 

On Friday, February 7th, 2014 Warminster Rotary hosted its 1st Designer Bag Bingo.  The event was held at the Ben Wilson Senior Center. There were several prizes awarded as well as 12 Designer Handbags and a Flat Screen Television.

 
There was no question that this was a successful evening, there were over 200 attendees.  Not only did Rotarians volunteer their time for planning and preparation, many local businesses generously donated food, beverages and door prizes.

 
We are very grateful to everyone who participated in this event and look forward to our next fundraiser.   


On December 10, 2013 the Warminster Rotary Club along with Santa participated in the 19tth Annual “Wrapping Presence event at the Majestic Oaks Nursing Home.

The founder and host of the event is Marnie Kies Diettrich who was inspired by her own parent’s to start this venture.  Both of Marnie’s parents had been stricken with illnesses that lead them to nursing homes in their later years.  Although their bodies may have been failing their spirit was very much alive and they both expressed the desire to have gifts to give their loved ones at Christmas.

Marnie is the type of person who sees possibility in the impossible. Her parent’s desire turned into the realization of “Wrapping Presence”.  This year the organization estimates that over 5,000 gifts have been given and over 650 volunteers have participated.  There is no cost to the residents of the nursing homes for the gifts they select to give their list of loved ones.  This event has reached nursing homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois.

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Beth and Brigid Dailey received a $2,500 donation from Warminster Rotary Tuesday afternoon.

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Warminster Rotary Club President and District Judge Dan Finello thought the annual search for a township family would be a little bit easier when his fellow rotarians reached out to local organization Athletes Helping Athletes for some suggestions. Then something unexpected happened.

"Athletes Helping Athletes suggested Beth Dailey and her daughter Brigid," said Finello. "When we contacted them, Beth told us she thought another family needed more help than her. That's never happened before."

Based on Beth's suggestion, Warminster Rotary directed their 2013 fundraising efforts toward Blake Emsley and his family, culminating in a $5,000 check presented to the Emsleys in December.

Finello was pleased with the outcome, but he still wanted to recognize the Daileys' selfless act. Beth and Brigid attended Warminster Rotary's weekly lunch on Tuesday at Giuseppe's and received a $2,500 check from the organization.

"We wanted to start the new year off right," said Finello.

On Tuesday, March 26th the Warminster Rotary Club hosted their second annual Four-Way Test Speech Competition.  Rotarians, contestants and their families all packed into Giuseppe's to hear our three finalists from William Tennent High School speak about a current issue in our society and how they apply Rotary's Four-Way Test for a resolution.  Since the preliminary round was held the night before to narrow down five contestants to three, this was the second time the finalists presented their speech's before judges.

 

Adam Adnane made it two wins in two years after passionately delivering a speech on the problems with partisanship politics.  Finishing as a very close first runner-up and only one point behind Adam was Elizabeth John who spoke about the affects of poverty in society.  Second runner-up was awarded to Jake Arentzen.  All the students who participated can be proud of the effort they put forth in preparing for the speech contest and we can be proud to have them in our community! Our future is indeed in good hands.

 

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From left to right: Jake Arentzen, Elizabeth John and Adam Adnane

 
 
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Warminster
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Giuseppe's Pizza
1380 W. Street Rd.
Warminster, PA  18974
United States
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