Shady Brook Rotary and GNEC Join Forces to Benefit Charities

Rotary Club President Irv Perlstein addresses meeting
Rotary Club President Irv Perlstein addresses meeting
A March 28 Greater Newtown Exchange Club (GNEC) Meeting at the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired set the stage for this year’s cooperative efforts between the The Rotary Club of Shady Brook and GNEC.

Rotary Club President Irv Perlstein and Past President Henry Garcia were the guest speakers. They provided background on the purpose of Rotary and spoke about the fundraisers and charities that the Shady Brook Club supports. The principal fundraisers are the annual charity golf tournament, a pancake breakfast and a Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Charities supported by Shady Brook Rotary include; The Guardians of the National Cemetery, Angel Flight, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Shelterbox USA. The latter is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and lifesaving supplies to displaced families anywhere in the world. An example of a hands-on charity event involved the Shady Brook Rotary providing dinner for 60 patients and their families at Hope Lodge in Philadelphia, a facility that provides free lodging for families of patients undergoing treatment at Philadelphia area hospitals.

Irv Perlstein discussed this year’s cooperative event with GNEC; a June 30 golf outing at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. This is the third year the two organizations have co-hosted a charity golf outing. Funds raised by the outing are used to support each organization’s charities. The event will be held rain or shine with 10:00 a.m. registration and lunch, noon shotgun start and scramble format followed by 5:00 p.m. dinner and awards.

For further information on the golf outing or other club activities contact either the Greater Newtown Exchange Club at 215-469-1466 or Shady Brook Rotary at 215-504-5090.


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