10/19/22 Club Inductions

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022 the new members who joined or rejoined the Warminster Rotary Club during the pandemic were officially honored and sworn into Rotary.  These individuals have been elected to membership by existing Rotarians because they are worthy representative of their calling and also to possess qualities that will permit them to exemplify the true spirit of Rotary in public, business, social and private life.  The Honorable Dan Finello performed the ceremony.   
 
L-R back row:  Nello Ianieri, Daulton George, Jason Cartwright, Mike Borkowski, Tim Hagey, Bradley Kuder
L-R: front row:  Katie Farrell, Mike Cerino, Dan Finello, Karin Suttmann, Donna Spatz
10/19/22 Club Inductions Karin E Suttmann 2022-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated $2,500 to The Warminster Rotary Club in support of the local and regional projects the club performs each year providing service to others, promote integrity, and advance a world of understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.   The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
Thank you Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation Karin E Suttmann 2022-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Pitching the Bags!

            
ROTARY CLUBS SUPPORT EACH OTHER! 
 
On Saturday, 10/15/22 we joined our neighboring club, Warrington Rotary at their Cornhole Tournament.  The event featured rows of cornhole boards and players at every level.   The event also featured food, music, and beverages.  It was held at the Valley Square shopping center and the weather was perfect.  All proceeds from the event will be used to fund rotary initiatives.  What a great way to have fun and raise money at the same time!   Thanks to Brad, Donna, and Katie for representing our Warminster Club.
 
           
 
Pitching the Bags! Karin E Suttmann 2022-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

Pints in the Park, 10/1/22

Warminster Rotarians proudly supported Pints in the Park on 10/1/22.   This event was hosted by the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia (Gilda's Club) raising funds for the many programs they provide to families who are impacted by cancer.   The weather was not ideal, but it's on the inclement days that we remind ourselves families experiencing cancer or any sustained illness or situation didn't ask for the rain in their lives.  
Kelly Harris, CEO Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia and Karin Suttmann, President Warminster Rotary Club 2022-23
 
                      
Pints in the Park, 10/1/22 Karin E Suttmann 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0 District 7430

My Journey Has Begun,  Katie Farrell

 
MY JOURNEY HAS BEGUN!
I am so proud to have been chosen to lead Rotary District 7430 as District Governor in FY24-25.  This is a three-year journey, beginning this year as District Governor Nominee, next year as District Governor Elect, and finally becoming District Governor for FY24-25.    In preparation, I had the privilege of attending the Governors-Nominee Training Seminar (GNTS) in Toronto, Canada, September 21-24, entitled “Learning to Lead”.
 
          
District Governor Elect, Diane Donaher, District Governor Len Geisler, District Governor Nominee Katie Farrell 
 
Rotary International FY 23-34 President-Elect, Gordon McInally from Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland
 
My Journey Has Begun, Katie Farrell Katie Farrell 2022-09-27 04:00:00Z 0 District 7430
DG Len Giesler visits Warminster Rotary Club 2022-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Supports Stuff The School Bus

The Warminster Rotary proudly supported the Warminster Food Bank and Centennial School Districts at their Stuff The School bus event on Sunday 8/29/22.
 
             
 
        
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20th Annual Fishing Trip October 2022

 
Time to get out those rods and reels!   
Our 20th Annual Fishing Trip to the Outer Banks will be on October 7th, 8th, and 9th at the Oregon Inlet & Pirates Cove in the Outer Banks! 
Proceeds go toward the scholarship fund.   
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Warminster Day 2022

We had a great time participating in Warminster Day 2022 this past June!      Pictured here are Rotarian Mike Cerino of the Warminster Food Bank, Rotarian Craig Schmidt, President Elect Karin Suttmann, Rotarian Russell J. Dunchock  and Honorary Rotarian Dan Finello.  Warminster Day is an annual community event that celebrates our town.  The day was filled with entertainment, activities, food and overall goodwill.   A number of Rotarians participated by manning our tent and getting to meet new friends.   
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Cancer Support Community

          
 
On May 21, 2022, Warminster Rotary Club attended the ribbon cutting for the new facility addition to the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia @ Gilda’s Club Warminster, located at 200 Kirk Road. The new facility adds much needed space for the various programs offered by CSC.   CSC serves the region with many programs for individuals with cancer and their families.    Later this year, Warminster Rotary Club is participating as a sponsor in the CSC Pints in the Park event. 
 
 
 
Pictured here is President Jason Cartwright and Kelly Harris, MSS, CEO Greater Philadelphia Cancer Support Community along with Rotarian Craig Schmidt and Jr. Family Rotarian Shane Fox 
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2022 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Warminster Rotary scholarship winners:  Diana Kukhniy from William Tennent High School, Jamie Hennigan of Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and Louis Daniele of Archbishop Wood High School.   Each received a $2000 award toward continuing their education.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honors, Recognition and Thanks 

This past year the Warminster Rotary Club proudly honored Past President Kevin Crail and the families of Bryan Benson and Seann Campbell the honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award.  A world of peace and goodwill has come closer to reality as a result of their contributions.  On behalf of our club and Rotarians all over the world, we give our thanks.  
 
      
 
 
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Food for your brain Karin Suttmann 2022-06-21 04:00:00Z 0 District 7430

Major Donation

Warminster Rotary Makes Major Donation 
from the Benson Campbell Memorial Fund to 
the Warminster Food Bank! 
 
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Warminster Rotary Supports Ukraine Refugees

3/22/22
 
February 22nd was a typical Rotary Tuesday for the Warminster Rotary Club.  The lunch gathering started at noon with The pledge of Allegiance, announcements, birthdays, anniversaries, a weekly raffle and speaker presentation.   Our meetings are hybrid and we were lucky not to have any technical glitches.  For all intent and purpose a great meeting and a welcome Rotary break in the work week. 
Two days later the world changed.  As if the Pandemic, food insecurity, rising cost of gasoline and other goods weren’t enough, we watched Russia begin an invasion of Ukraine. 
By the next Rotary meeting, the invasion was creeping through the Ukraine the way lava seeps from a volcano.  Is this really happening, in this day and age?   
It took one conversation, in the hallway after the meeting for Warminster Rotarians to jump into action.  Club member and fellow Rotarian Bradley Kuder reached out to St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Warrington, PA and extended our support.  They were facilitating the gathering of relief and humanitarian supplies for refugees.
In less than a week, through word of mouth and emails the Warminster Rotary club, partnered by the Warminster Food Bank announced a Call to Action and approved club funds for gathering and obtaining cases of personal hygiene supplies, over-the-counter medications and much more to help enable relief for Ukrainian refugees.
 
                             
 
The Warminster Rotary Club members are truly People of Action and proud to be a part of Rotary International serving the humanitarian needs for peace conflict and resolution.    
 
 
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Corporate Membership

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP
 
The Rotary Club of Warminster, PA  invites you to participate in a new opportunity for club membership. Corporate memberships give local businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and corporations the chance to give back to the community while developing their employees’ personal and professional skills through Rotary.
 
At many businesses, the CEO and other top executives will want to add Rotary membership to their resumes because they recognize Rotary’s reputation for combining business networking with community service. A corporate membership will allow your busy executives the chance to learn about the needs of their community so they can serve it well, while experiencing the personal satisfaction of knowing they’re helping others.
 
Younger professionals will enjoy the flexibility of our corporate membership, which is more affordable and requires a smaller time commitment. Membership in Rotary provides young executives invaluable opportunities for taking on leadership roles while providing networking opportunities and mentoring. By offering the perk of Rotary membership, you show young executives that your business cares about their personal and professional growth.
 
How corporate memberships work
 
Each Corporate member may send any employee of the company, organization or entity as secondary members.  All shall have the right to attend all regular club meetings and participate in club activities upon payment of the dues. Rotary membership may be eligible for a tax deduction where permissible by law.
 
Here are some other advantages of corporate membership: 
 
  • Flexible schedule. Any of the members who joined together can attend a meeting — or all are welcome at the same meeting — adding tremendous flexibility and reducing the time commitment of any one member. 
  • Cost savings. The price of membership is a fraction of the cost compared to all the executives paying the full membership dues. 
  • Community awareness. Executives can meet and socialize with other business leaders in the club, expanding their understanding of the community’s needs and wants, and get an insight into how businesses are addressing common concerns. 
  • Global connections. Members of Rotary have instant access to our global network of 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs around the world. Wherever you’re traveling, there’s likely a Rotary club with local business and community leaders who will welcome you. 
  • Networking opportunities. Through Rotary, business leaders can make important contacts that can result in profitable business ventures in the future. 
  • Commitment to service. Employees of the business recognize and appreciate the company’s commitment to serving others. Even if employees don’t join the Rotary club, service becomes part of the corporate culture. 
  • One-stop source. Rotary is a productive use of an executive’s time. Instead of joining a variety of boards, each with their own unique focus, time commitment, and cost, Rotary is a comprehensive source where members can learn about many of the social issues and concerns in the community. 
  • Personal satisfaction. Members experience the gratification of knowing that they’re helping people who may not have the means to help themselves.
 
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Warminster Rotary.  Please visit our website and fill out an application. Additionally, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
 
Sincerely,
 
Nicole Schwartz
2019-20 Membership Chair of The Warminster Rotary
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BENSON-CAMPBELL MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED TO HELP LOCAL FOOD BANKS, DISADVANTAGED YOUTH

A reward fund created in 1993 to help catch the person(s) responsible for murdering two young Warminster men, Brian Benson and Seann Campbell is being repurposed to help local food banks and disadvantaged youth, a request made by the victims’ families who said they want to see the money help the community that helped them in their time of need.  In 2021, the Warminster Rotary Club Foundation accepted $61,545.86 from the Benson-Campbell Reward Fund, which had been sitting dormant.   
Benson and Campbell were best friends and working together at the West Coast Video in Rosemore Shopping Center when they were brutally murdered on Nov. 10, 1993.  Their killings remain unsolved.
At the time, Benson’s parents, Janice and Gary Benson, and Campbell’s parents, Bonnie and Greg Youngers, helped establish the Benson-Campbell Reward Fund.  Residents of Warminster and surrounding communities donated more than $52,000.  The money was placed into an account, and no disbursements of the reward money were ever made.  As time passed and with bank consolidations, the identity of the custodian of the Benson-Campbell Reward Fund became lost.
Recently, Attorney Sean Corr, representing Campbell’s parents, with the assistance of Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub and the office’s Victim Witness Coordinator Itzamir Pagan, was able to determine the ownership and origins of the reward fund.
Corr, a past member of the Warminster Rotary Club, met with both families and the Board of the Warminster Rotary Foundation.
Both families said they were touched by the support of the community over the last 28 years and, in consultation with Corr and DA Weintraub, determined the money, now found, should be used to better the community.
While they have not lost faith that someone will help provide information that would bring the parties responsible for the murder of their sons to justice, both families felt the money should be reinvested locally.
“Brian and Sean deserve justice,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “But I take some solace by helping to their parents’ wishes that something good could be done in our community with the reward fund once we were able to help recover this money for them.”
The families said their hope is to see the funds managed by an organization with local roots, strong leadership focused efforts to improve the community and continue to keep Bryan and Seann’s memory alive.  
The Benson family said they wanted to see the money used to support local food pantries and the Youngers Family wished to help organizations that support youth with disadvantages.
On Jan 13, 2021 the Warminster Rotary Foundation Board of Directors voted to establish the Bryan Benson and Seann Campbell Memorial Fund with the $61,545.86, which is separate from their operating fund.
The first distributions were made to the following organizations: $2,500 to the Warminster Food Bank, Warminster, PA; $2,500 to the Lehman Methodist Church Food Pantry, Hatboro, PA; $2,500 to the St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Hatboro, PA; and $2,500 to the Hopes and Dreams Foundation, Southampton, PA. 
Every distributed check will include how the fund was established and the wishes of the family to have their sons remembered.
For more information, contact Kevin Crail, President, Warminster Rotary Foundation at crailsrunning@gmail.com or 215-359-7368 or Manuel Gamiz Jr., Director of Communications, Bucks County District Attorney’s Office at mgamiz@buckscounty.org or 215-348-6298.
Anyone with information on the killings of Bryan Benson and Seann Campbell, please contact Warminster Township police at 215-443-5000 or Bucks County detectives at www.bucksda.org.
BENSON-CAMPBELL MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED TO HELP LOCAL FOOD BANKS, DISADVANTAGED YOUTH Sean Friedland 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

About Rotary

Posted by Greg Hucklebridge on Aug 12, 2011
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     In 1905, a Chicago based attorney by the name of Paul P. Harris called a small group of his friends together to discuss an idea. He wanted to start a club that would promote fellowship and communication amongst the business community. Establishing a friendly spirit among business people and giving them the opportunity to compare experiences and ideas was foremost in his vision.
 
     As the group continued to meet, ever expanding their numbers, they rotated their meetings among the members' places of business. This was the catalyst for naming their young group, the Rotary Club of Chicago. Soon after the "Rotary Wheel" was adopted as their official emblem. The club grew to 30 members by the end of that first year and the message of "Rotary" began to spread.

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