♦ Today's Program ♦

This is the Key Way for October 24, 2019.  The website would not allow me to update the date.
Today program.
Today, guests of Devlin spoke about the spread of the PKAN disease that is prevalent in the Dominican Republic.Our guests were Dr. Susan Baser-Bass, Craig Bass and Dr. Natalie Santana.
This disorder affects 1 in 1-2 million worldwide, but in the Dominican Republic it affects 1 in 1000 and rising. PKAN is a genetic degenerative disease of the brain that can lead to parkinsonism, dystonia, dimentia and ultimately death.  
Here are is a write up the disease. 
And here is the a write up of Dr. Basers plan.
The team has four objectives.
  • Screening carrier status
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical Support
  • Social Support
John Lenkey also spoke about a couple of recent trips he took.  One to was a riverboat cruise with his wife through France.  The other was much closer as they went up to McKean County to the Kinzua Sky Walk.  
Lastly, we are currently paying $10 per month per member to the Rotary Foundation with the goal of achieving Paul Fellow status for members.  Bill, wants to look at possibility of paying the $100 right now for each member and then collecting per month.  If we donate now to the Polio Plus Program, Rotary International will match our funds.  This will be brought up at the next board meeting.
New Rotary Pins are on order.  If you don't have one, please see Glenn.
The breakfast meetings are still a possibility for anyone interested.  We are thinking the last Thursday of each month, 8 AM. These wont start until after the new year.
We've added a few new members the last couple of months, please introduce yourself at future meetings.


Opportunity Sheet

What Committee Would You Like to Serve On?
Please think about a committee or two you would like to be on and what kinds of projects you would like to have the Club help you with. A board member will contact you to talk about how you can best serve and enjoy Rotary.
Committees include but are not limited to:  Membership, Foundation, Interact/Rotoract, our Scholarship Luncheon, Public Relations, Beneficiaries, Chili Cook Off, Speakers. Additional committees are formed to support new projects.
The Five Avenues of Rotary Service
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad at home.
Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract (College), Interact (High School), Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange
For new members:  Make sure: 1. your profile is up-to-date on our website, <>; 2. you are getting your Rotarian Magazine; 3. you copy your membership number off the magazine label and keep it handy; you register on the international site at <> to take full advantage of Rotary and how it can help you.  If you haven’t checked out the site in a while, take a look to see how Rotary International is branding itself and what’s new.
Thanks, Everyone.




"Student of the Month" . . .  Joe has volunteered to organize an ongoing program that would allow our club to publicly recognize a student of the month from among the CV high school students.  Joe is meeting with representatives from CV and South Fayette this week. 

 ♦ This Rotary Week ♦

Visiting Rotarians: Robin, Dr Susan Baser, Craig Bass, Dr. Natalie Santana
Other Visitors:  
Rotarians in Attendance: Bert, Bill, John, Devlin, Kari, Dave D, Glenn, TAD, Tara


Trivia Question of the Week . . .

How much was the first gift presented by the The Rotary Foundation?
The first person to e-mail the correct answer to Glenn Schillo wins three 50/50 tickets (A $2.00 Value) and the respect of all involved (Priceless).
Officers & Directors
Vice President
Rotary Foundation
The Prez Sez . . .

Greetings All,

October 31 meeting will include a financial overview of the Chili Cook Off.   




Watch Your Wallets!

Lates . . .  None
No Pins/Badges . . . None
Fines . . .  None.  
Happy Bucks
Tara- Son getting great internship.
 Also, Mental Health Awareness.
TAD-  Happy Eric is back from Afghanistan.
Dave D.- Beautiful Day
and Guest Speakers
Devlin - Saw the President
50/50 Drawing . . .
POT - $250+
 Tara 10 of Diamonds  $10
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Michael Tolmer
Cortney Tolmer
October 7
Join Date
David Danziger
October 5, 2017
2 years
The Rotary Club of Bridgeville - South Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA
Meets at noon on Thursdays at Walnut Grill