Who is the Central Perkiomen Rotary Club and what do they do??
The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club is a local service club under the parent Rotary International organization; we have been serving the Perkiomen Valley since 1936. Our motto is “Service Above Self”. We meet every Tuesday for dinner at The Bay Pony Inn in Lederach at 6:30pm to discuss our service goals and objectives. We align our goals with Community Service and Global Service objectives. We are always looking for new members who wish to “give back” to the community and serve above self. You can contact us at www.centralperkrotary.org What do we do?
Did You Know: The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club owns and operates a 20
acre property located on the corner of Township Line and Cemetery Roads in
Schwenksville called The Rotary Field Complex, many of you may know this as the
home of the Central Perk Youth Association who has over 850 children
participating in youth athletics, it is also home to St. Mary’s Baseball, Pope
John Paul HS Baseball and adult baseball teams from Collegeville and Trooper
bringing our total participants to well over 1,000.
Did You Know: The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club hosts the Perkiomen Valley Community Fair at this location the first full week of June yearly, this past June was our 23rd Community Fair. Proceeds from this fair support the property used by the organizations who utilize the property “FREE of Charge” however, the organizations do maintain the ball fields and the costs to do so.
Did You Know: The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club hosts the annual Schwenksville Halloween Parade with a budget provided by the Borough of Schwenksville. Schwenksville and area residents are treated to a Halloween Parade down 2nd Ave. ending with hot dogs, hot chocolate, candy, music, pretzels and Kona Ice all provided “free of charge” to the public. The Schwenksville Women’s Auxiliary and Boy Scout Troop 105 also support this event.
Did You Know: The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club along with the Collegeville Rotary Club and Football Associations from PV and Methacton hosts an annual dinner for senior high school football players and a parent from PV and Methacton at The Bay Pony Inn to celebrate “The Battle Axe Game” between Perkiomen Valley High School and Methacton High School.
Did You Know: The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club supports Global objectives as well. The Rotary Foundation Fund provides the opportunity for Grants for local projects throughout the world. The scopes of the projects are astounding. Please visit www.rotary.org for more information.
The Rotary Polio Plus Fund provides Polio vaccines to areas of the world where Polio is still an epidemic. The country of India was removed from the epidemic list in 2012.
The Rotary Shelter Box program provides temporary living shelter and basic needs in one kit. Natural disasters that occur around the world are responded to through this Rotary sponsored program, each “kit” costs $1,000 which includes the logistics of getting the shelters when and where needed in a timely manner. Shelter boxes donated by The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club have been traced to Haiti, Japan and Italy in recent years during natural disasters that occurred in those countries.
Do these community and global objectives sound like something you would like to be part of? Please feel free to join us at The Bay Pony Inn on Tuesday’s at 6:30pm, your first dinner is on us.
The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club.
Pat Hoffman – Central Perkiomen Rotary Club