Wayne Rotary - Radnor Township - Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Main Line


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WE MEET MANY WEDNESDAYS
AT
175 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087  (610) 688-7200
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For membership inquiries,  please contact Membership Chair Julianna Zekan Blazey

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS and IMPORTANT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DATES





NEWS

Cabrini University Rotaract leaders Sonia Spadafora, Isabella Romani, and Brad Ganster holding plarn, which is yarn made from plastic bags, and a crocheted bed roll to be donated to homeless, at the Plarning event they hosted Saturday, April 7.  

Wayne Rotarians Doug Blazey, Bob Jeffries, and Julianna Blazey (below) helped with the Plarning event.  The college service club, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wayne, was named Best Rotaract of 2017-18 at the District 7450 SASY (Service Above Self) Awards on April 20. 

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 in Wayne Memorial Day
  • 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
  • Main Line 3K run
  • Radnor Festival Health Fair
  • Rotaplast cleft palate surgeries
  • ShelterBox
  • Support Our Troops
  • Wayne clean-up
  • Clean Water project
  • Home of the Sparrow

        Rotary Club of Wayne Scholarship Recipients at Radnor High School:

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

        1999:  Hannah Go

        Club History:

        • 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
        • 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:  Lined up Big Bands for WRCV Radio show at Wayne Theater
        • 1960:  Club named Rotary Foundation Builder with 300% Participation
        • 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
        • '42-43:  Inaugurated Radnor HS basketball tourney as club service project
          '39-40:  New club had highest attendance percentage in District (94.84%)