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Rotarians under the direction of Steve Young will be once again ringing bells in Clarks Summit to benefit the Salvation Army. Look for them at the Wine and Spirits Store and at the intersection of State Street and Winola Road. Please be generous - the need this year is very great.


Diane Eichner, sponsored by Deb Kennedy, is retired and lives in Clarks Summit. Joe Kaminski and his wife Marilyn live in Clarks Green. They have a daughter, Kim. Joe works for St. Joseph's Center as a group home supervisor. He was co-sponsored by Bob Vielee and Leah Rudolph. Rosette Adera lives in Scranton with her spouse Mathew and children Krishia and Baraka. Sponsored by Tata Mbugua, Rosette works at the University of Scranton. Eric Parry, sponsored by Steve Young, lives in Dalton and is a funeral director at Lawrence Young Funeral Home. He is engaged to Stephanie Abda. John Regula was also installed recently, sponsored by Jim Brogna. John lives in So. Abington Twp. with his wife Bernadette and children Sarah, Michael, and Nora. John is the Chief Information Officer at Allied Services.


Abington Rotarians and family members spent Nov. 25 helping three families in the Rockaways section of New York City clear Hurricane Sandy debris from their homes. Participating were John Hambrose, club president; Rotarian Ian Anderson, Meredith Westington, club Treasurer Stephanie Westington and her husband, Barry, Rotarian Pat Slowey, Tara Hambrose, homeowners Horace and Tessa Carter, Dustin Ganz, Rotarian Norbert Mayr and Jack Hambrose.


Members of the Abington Heights Interact Club recently did a presentation on the Club for Rotary Club of the Abingtons. President Emily Davis and Sarah Parkinson, Secretary, gave the presentation. The Club has about 40 members this year and has added requirements for membership, including participation in at least one service project/quarter of their choice and assistance with club sponsored endeavors (a minimum of two planned/year). The club will also work on something to advance international understanding and goodwill. Some of the projects they have planned in the near future are Adopt-An-Angel and a Pay It Forward campaign, where they will encourage each other as well as others to do good deeds. Other officers are Will Swisher, VP, Tara Hambrose, Treasurer, and TJ Murray, PR Coordinator.


We are currently seeking another individual to join our team. This person should have been in their career for at least two years, be a non-Rotarian between the ages of 25-40 who can take the month of April 2013 off from their job. They will get to explore beautiful cities in Mexico, investigate things related to their career, meet lots of new people, make many new friends and have loads of fun doing it! Visit our District website, rotarydistrict7410.org - click under Foundation and then look for Group Study Exchange and click on it. The application is on the same page - click on GSE application.


Rotarians were treated royally in November to their traditional Thanksgiving feast, provided by the Inn at Nichols Village. Each table had their own turkey and passed the numerous accompanying vegetables family style. The meal was followed by pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Rotarians and their guests look forward to this annual event, which precedes our annual Ecumenical Service with the Abington Ministerium, held the following Sunday.


Rotary is the world's premier international humanitarian service organization. Rotary club members are men and women of all ages and professional backgrounds who use their talents, skills, and energy to improve the lives of people in communities at home and around the world. Interested? Just ask or join us for lunch at the Inn at Nichols Village any Thursday at 12:10 p.m. Like Rotary Club of the Abingtons on Facebook and please visit our website: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=8257.

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You'll be glad you did as we are committed to lifelong learning.

Leah Ducato Rudolph is the publicity chairman of the Rotary Club of The Abingtons. She may be reached at 570-587-3440 or lrudolph@albright.org.

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