- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 23:37
The joint meeting of the Charleroi, Belle Vernon, and Donora Rotary Clubs was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Back Porch Restaurant.
|Charleroi Rotary Club President Steve Arnowitz presents a Certificate of Appreciation to April Student of the Month Nicole Miller. Her mother, Cathy Miller, accompanied Nicole to the lunch meeting.|
Steve Arnowitz, President of the Charleroi Rotary Club, gave a presentation on the recent District 7330 visit to the Dominican Republic. Mr. Arnowitz explained that the team was comprised of Rotarians, volunteers, and members of the Greensburg-Salem Interact Club. While in the DR, the group visited an orthopedic hospital, where they delivered medical supplies and gifts to the children who were patients at the hospital. The group also painted homes, helped to clear and pave an outside addition for a community center, and delivered school supplies to students in one of the rural districts near Santo Domingo. The District 7330 team joined one of the Rotary Chapters in Santo Domingo for an evening of dinner and fellowship.
On May 8, 2014, people had an opportunity to "educate" their taste buds at Ripepi Winery. Winery owner Rich Ripepi gave a brief tour of the vineyard, then guided all in attendance through a program of tasting of several wines. Members also bid on several Chinese Auction items and participated in a "Half the Take" drawing. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the annual scholarship awarded by the Charleroi Rotary Club to a graduating student from Charleroi High School.
As another school year comes to a close, President Steve Arnowitz wants to thank Charleroi High School Guidance Counselor Gina Cotton for her assistance in selecting the Students of the Month. Each year the members of the Rotary Club have been impressed with the caliber of the students and this year was no exception. Good luck to Nicholas Gavazzi, Daniel Riskey, Christopher Schaum, Zachary Nabozny, Joseph Papadakos, Chase McKevitt, and Nicole Miller. The Charleroi Rotarians wish each of you success as you graduate and embark on the next phase of your educational training.
The Charleroi Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at the Back Porch restaurant in Lower Speers. Meetings begin at Noon and are held in the Side Door meeting rooms. New members are welcome. For more information contact Steve Arnowitz at 412-389-2096 or John Helfenstein at 724-494-3195.