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Due to the coronavirus pandemic in PA, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered restaurants and bars to cease dine-in operations at midnight March 17.  As a result, our weekly in-person lunchtime club meetings will now be held every two weeks via Zoom until further notice.  The Zoom link will be sent to all members on the Tues before each meeting. The twice a month flash meetings have been canceled for now.
 
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Tunkhannock

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Purkey's Pink Apple
651 SR 6 W
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
United States of America
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Kike Caro Paredes our inbound Exchange Student from Peru gave his end of exchange presentation at the Nov 21 Rotary Luncheon. Kike will be returning to Peru at the end of Dec. 

 

He provided an overview of Peru, its foods, his family and his time in the US including his very long and traumatic 2 day trip to actually get to Tunkhannock. He got the opportunity to visit a lot of US cities and experienced a lot of firsts: first flight, snow, roller coaster ride, American football game and American Thanksgiving dinner. 

 

After his presentation, Pres. Sandy presented Kike with a club banner and book on the state of PA signed by many of the club members.

 
2019-2020 President Sandra Lane
In 1989 I joined the Tunkhannock Rotary Club.  My employer (Tunkhannock Area School District) wanted the Administrative Staff to be part of the community .The Superintendent Kent Kresege was a long time Rotarian and asked if I would be interested in joining Rotary.  Rotary changed my life. 
 
I sponsored an exchange student, who is now a US citizen and mother. When I was 30 years old , I was told I had to have surgery that would prevent me from having children.  This remarkable girl who was born in Serbia the week of my surgery became my Exchange Student in 1996 and Rotary changed my life. 
 
In 1999-2000 I became president of our club, 10 years after joining the club.  I chaired a group exchange team  from our District to go on a 5 week exchange with a club in Africa . I was Treasurer for approximately  8+ years  Now in 2019-2020, 20 years later,  I am becoming president again with our club.  I have 30 years total in our club and Rotary is still changing my life.
 
The Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney, selected as his theme for the 2019-2020: Rotary Connects The World.  The world has become a smaller place through Rotary.  The Club’s participation in world grants and the exchange student program has helped our club connect with the world.
 
We have an amazing club and everyone helps make our club special in the community.  I planned to focus my year as president making a difference in the community.  We have many resources available to us to make a tremendous impact in the community.  Also family is very important and sometimes has to sacrifice family time due to Club events.  I would like to include family in many of our events to help make our club stronger.
 
Our past President Mike Markovitz has structured valuable committees  which I plan to keep in place to continue his work.  Samantha Maruzzelli started the Flash Meeting twice a month and Mike Markovitz continued them.  I will also keep these meetings going to make attendance easier for our members.  I want to make this year enjoyable to all members and bring new members to our club.
 
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RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
 
ROTARY’S VISION:
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
 

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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Deb Shurtleff
Jun 04, 2020
Wyoming County Food Distribution during Pandemic
Club Assembly
Jun 18, 2020
Members Only
Evening Meeting
Jun 25, 2020
Installation of Officers & Celebration of 2019-20 Accomplishments