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Wayne Rotary renews Thanksgiving commitment to Wayne Senior Center

After many years of serving dinner at Wayne Senior Center's Thanksgiving feast, and a year's absence due to Covid-19, Wayne Rotarians returned to the center on Monday, November 15 to pack delivery meals for the upcoming holiday.  Shown above are Past Club President Jake Szulinski, current Club President Doug Blazey and President-Elect John Kopcha.  Rotarians hope to celebrate with WSC in-person again in 2022!

Wayne Rotary raised over $2,000 in its joint golf outing with
Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary at Downingtown Country Club on September 30, 2021.

Past and present Wayne Rotarians plus family members marched with the club banner in front of Doug Blazey's big red truck at the Radnor Memorial Day Parade on 5/31/21

On Wed., March 10, René F. Najera, MPH, DrPH presented "The History of Vaccines: Before Jenner and After Moderna", on the many different events that have marked the history of vaccines, from events that occurred millennia ago in ancient China to the promising future of genetic technology.  The presentation covered well-known events in vaccine development history as well as lesser known "unsung heroes" of the science and technology behind vaccines. The audience became more aware of the cumulative knowledge of vaccinology, and why vaccine development has accelerated to the point of breaking a 50-year old record on vaccine deployment to bring  us the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Najera is an Associate in the Epidemiology Department at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Adjunct in the Global and Community Health Department at George Mason University, Senior Epidemiologist at the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department and Editor of the History of Vaccines project by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He attended the University of Texas at El Paso for a baccalaureate degree in medical technology, George Washington University for a master of public health degree, and Johns Hopkins University for a doctorate in public health. In his free time -- which has been limited by the pandemic -- Dr. Najera enjoys swimming, cycling and running, and spending time with his daughter and wife.  

Please click HERE for a Zoom recording link and view Dr. Najera's talk
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Wayne Rotary Past President Jake Szulinski (left) presented a $300 check to Wayne Senior Center Executive Director Katie Mahon (right) in November 2020 to support the center's meal delivery efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, then helped deliver Virtual Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors.

Rotarian Julianna Blazey (above, right) helped Cabrini University Rotaractor Isabella Romani make crocheted bed rolls for the homeless out of plarn (yarn made from plastic bags).  
The college service club, which is sponsored by Wayne Rotary, was named Best Rotaract Club at the District 7450 SASY (Service Above Self) Awards in 2017-18. 

Club President John Douglas welcomed Mark Rudiger of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club's Rotarians Against Distracted Driving program to the Wednesday, April 11, 2018 dinner meeting at Margaret Kuo's.

At the club's Annual Holiday Party in December 2016, Past President/District Governor Doug Blazey (right) presented an award to Officer Charles R. Yespelkis, a 35-year veteran of the Radnor Police Department.  During his career, Yespelkis saved three people by CPR and four more by medical treatment, delivered two babies, apprehended two bank robbers, and led the department in DUI arrests and traffic citations for many years with 550 the top number. He’s also helped numerous stranded motorists with flat tires.

Annual Wayne Rotary Projects:
  • End Polio Now "Purple Pinkie" awareness at Radnor Fall Festival and Wheels at Wayne car show
  • Thanksgiving luncheon donation at the Wayne Senior Center
  • Gift drive for CASA Youth Advocates of Delaware County
  • Distribution of American flags at Wayne Memorial Day Parade
  • Preparation of meals for Mercy Hospice women's shelter
Other Wayne Rotary Projects:
  • First Baptist Church of Wayne Cemetery restoration project
  • Health education for the heart - CPR and education for Wayne Rotarians and their families
  • Literacy Dictionary for 3rd-4th graders of the Lea school
  • Radnor Festival Health Fair
  • Rotaplast cleft palate surgeries
  • ShelterBox
  • Support Our Troops
  • Valley Forge Park restoration project
  • Wayne clean-up
  • Clean Water project
  • Home of the Sparrow

        Rotary Club of Wayne Scholarship Recipients at Radnor High School:

        2020:  Daniel Campos
        (Thaddeus Stevens Tech)
        2009: Meagan McGinty
        (Occidental Coll.-CA) 
        1998:  Christi Bartel  
        2019:   Sneha Roy
        (Univ. of Pittsburgh)
        2008: Elizabeth Hilberts
        (Denison Univ.-OH) 
        1997:  Michael Berry 
        2018:  Julianne Reddy
        (Drexel University)
         2007: Kathleen Williamson
        (St. Louis Univ.-Spain)
        1996:  Dahlia Halicki
        2017:  Jacob Schwack
        (Univ. of Florida)
        2006: Catherine Stamateris
        (Boston Coll.)
        1995:  Brian Mathews
        2016:  Zachary Parrish
        (West Chester Univ.)
        2005: Julie-anne Savarit-Cosenza
        (American Univ.)
        1994:  Rayne Soret-Johnson
        2015:  Emilie Grace Horstmann
        (Univ. of Arizona)
        2004:  Caroline Pearsall
        (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
        1993:  Lori Consalvi
          2014:  Elizabeth Hilt
        (Ursinus College)
         2003:  Daniel Bloom
        (Penn State Univ.)
        1992:  Kevin Mathews
         2013:  Natalia Salinas
        (Yale University)
        2002:  Sarah Cryan
        (Boston Univ.)
        1991:  Steven Gord
        (Dartmouth Coll.-NH)
        2012:  Shelby Richardson
        (Loyola Univ.-LA) 
        2001:  Kara Seaton
        (Bates Coll.)
        1990:  Janine Kramer
        (Albright Coll.)
        2011: Katherine Sydnes 
        (Temple Univ.)
        2000:  Patrick Farley
        2010: Giselle Blanco
        (Manhattan Coll.-NY)
        1999:  Hannah Go

        Club History:

        2020:  New projects supporting Wayne Food Pantry and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
        2017:  Largest donation of holiday gifts to CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. in past decade
        2012:  Donated $3,000 to Radnor Township Police Dept. for Officers' Bicycles
        2010:  Stacy Filopoulos, Esq. represented club in Group Study Exchange to Greece

        '08-09:  Club was #1 in District in per capita Rotary Foundation giving
        '04-05:  Doug Blazey led Group Study Exchange team to Queensland, Australia
        1990:  Renewed Radnor HS Scholarship: oldest continuously funded RHS award
        1981:  Hosted Pro-Am golf tournament benefiting St. Edmond's Home for Children

        1979:  Inaugurated annual 10k Run at Radnor High with Interact Club
        1969:  Radnor HS Interact Club sought to create Special Needs center
        1964:  Annual "Service Above Self" medal presentation to VFMA cadet
        1962:  Held Career Conference for local youth as Vocational Service

        1961:  "Sounds of the Big Bands" concert on WRCV Radio at Wayne Theater
        1960:  Club named Rotary Foundation Builder with 300% Participation
        1959:  Purchased 100 U.S. sidewalk flags for display along Lancaster Avenue

        1956:  Sponsored new Rotary Club of King of Prussia, PA
        1950:  Hosted 9 English King (Eagle) Scouts at Boy Scout Jamboree
        1949:  Sponsored new West Chester Pike [now Newtown Square] Rotary Club
        Purchased motorette-scooter for crippled local resident

        1947:  Helped fund Radnor Fire Co.'s first ambulance, a Packard

        '39-40:  New club had highest attendance percentage in District (94.84%)