On February 23, 2013 the members of the Warminster Rotary Club came together in celebration of our Club's charter as well as recognizing our achievements of this past year.   

Did you  know that also on February 23, 1905, Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silverster Schiele and Hirem Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting?  That’s right…our Club’s charter date shares the anniversary date of the first Rotary club meeting which was 108 years ago today and we continue to live up to the precedent set all those years ago.

Every one of our Rotarians plays a major role in ensuring that we meet our club goals and we have done an outstanding job again this year.  We started off the year with our annual Eagles Season Tickets Raffle and raised over $7000.  From there we went right into the fall season with a partnership with Archbishop Wood, collecting food and raising money to be donated through Philabundance back to those in need in our community.  As you know, the food drive culminated with our annual Charity Ball where we raised additional funds enabling us to contribute a total of $4000 which we donated to local food banks right here in Warminster.  We were also able to donate over $500 through the district’s Sandy Disaster Relief Fund to help those in New York and New Jersey who were dealt the most devastating blows by Hurricane Sandy.  We had another successful cigar fundraising event which also was a wonderful social event and we have been able to continue supporting multiple non-profits in our community with donations.  We have contributed $2000 to the polio plus fund and another $2,200 to the Annual SHARE Fund which are both administered by The Rotary Foundation and we are not done yet!

We are going to hold our second annual Four-Way-Test Competition in March and we will continue our partnership with the Giaimo Family Scholarship Fund, making sure our outstanding local seniors graduating from William Tennent High School, Archbishop Wood and the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology who are going on to farther there education have some additional financial support.  Finally, we will be wrapping up the final details of a project I hold near and dear to my heart, Safety Town will have benches and some shade to make sure parents have a place to relax and watch their little one’s learn the rules of the road.  We have achieved so much and will continue to serve our community for years to come.  Last but certainly not least, we have ensured the Warminster Rotary will have a continued presence here in our community with our recent approval of a 501(c)(3) designation by the state.  This will open up additional fundraising avenues not previously available to use which will in turn allow us to continue giving back to our community for years to come.

Each and every one of our members is integral to the success we have.  Our members are the life giving blood of the club and without you there would be no Warminster Rotary.