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

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



At the club's Annual Holiday Party on December 15, 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.

Past and present Wayne Rotarians Patrick Gurian, Jeff Baxter, Julianna Blazey and Doug Blazey moved an an eyeglass donations mailbox from the under-renovation Radnor Memorial Library to the entrance of the Wayne Senior Center at 108 Station Avenue in Wayne on Saturday, May 7.

President Julianna Blazey (center) and Treasurer John Baxter (right) presented a $500 check from the club to Chuck Huntoon of Jenkintown Rotary for the Navajo Solar Project on Wednesday, February 17.

The Rotary Club of Wayne PA welcomed its 2015-16 exchange student from Belgium, Mathieu! On hand to greet him were Past District Governor Doug Blazey; Mathieu’s local family Bill and his daughter Emma; Julianna Blazey, President of the Rotary Club of Wayne; and Linda Messer.  Emma is Wayne Rotary’s exchange student newly returned from Taiwan, where she spent her Rotary year abroad.

Annual Wayne Rotary Projects:
  • End Polio Now "Purple Pinkie" awareness at Radnor Fall Festival
  • 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%)