Latest Issue of the Haddonfield Rotary's Weekly Newsletter
Special Late Summer Double Issue!
Special Late Summer Double Issue!
August 14, 2022
We'll Need Your Help This Fall
Dear Fellow Rotarians,

It’s so heartening that we have so many new members and three more in the pipeline. Thank you to Steve Butler for doing such a stellar job as our membership chair (not to mention our website).  We have an exciting Fall coming up with numerous Rotary events. Please mark your calendars: 
  • We have reserved tables at the annual Lions Club Flea Market on September 10, so start cleaning out your attic, basement and garage to gather things we can sell that day.  
  • Our annual picnic will be on Wednesday, September 14, in the beautiful gardens of the Historical Society at Greenfield Hall.  That's a dinner to which you can bring your partner or another guest; no lunch at Tavistock that day.
  • Haddonfield will celebrate its first Wellness Day on Saturday, October 1, and our Club will be collecting bicycles and mobility items such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes and other devices to be donated.
  • On October 8, the Fall Festival returns to downtown Haddonfield and our Club will host a Pumpkin Patch where kids (of all ages) can buy and decorate a pumpkin.
We always have a great time when we get together to volunteer at events like these. This year, I have a special gift for each of you who join us on one or more of these days and you can start signing now up for 1, 2 or all 3 at Haddonfield Rotary. Have a wonderful rest of your summer and keep on “Imagining Rotary,”

 President Cheryl
August 17 Speakers -- All About Low Vision

Dr. Christin DeMoss (left) and Dr. Erin Kenny (right) will be our guest speakers this week, courtesy of Gerry Nanos. Dr. DeMoss graduated from Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2017 and completed a low vision rehabilitation residency at The Eye Institute in 2018. She works fulltime as an Assistant Professor at Salus University’s The Eye Institute and Pennsylvania College of Optometry, guest lectures in the low vision rehabilitation course, teaches clinically in the low vision rehabilitation service, and serves as the low vision rehabilitation residency program coordinator. Dr. DeMoss has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of low vision rehabilitation.
Dr. Erin Kenny received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, Dr. Kenny obtained her Doctor of Optometry from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed her residency at The Eye Institute in Low Vision Rehabilitation and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2016, she received the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award and the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. Low Vision Residency Award. Dr. Kenny is currently a faculty member at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry, which includes a role as Chief of the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center and Assistant professor. She lectures on a national and international level. 
No Rotary Observer next Sunday, August 21 - summer vacation!

August 24:  Kathy Ross on the Legacy of Margaret Bancroft

We'll hear from Kathy Ross, who serves as assistant to Bancroft president and CEO Toni Pergolin.  Kathy 
attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan), Camden County College, and has taken numerous classes, seminars and certification programs over the years, including the Certificate in Develomental Disabilities Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She has been active in the communities Bancroft serves, including serving as President of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield during 2016 and 2017, as well as on its Board of Directors for many years in various capacities. Kathy was honored by Bancroft with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

$3,000 Foundation Grant to Upstream Alliance

Upstream Alliance is dedicated to connecting people to nature. UA provides powerful, on-the-water experiences for underserved student populations as well as conservation leaders who can improve public access, clean water, and coastal resilience. UA works in partnership with organizations who promote environmental education initiatives, advance the protection of natural resources, and work to create healthy and sustainable communities and environments.
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation provided a $3,000 grant to Upstream Alliance to support a six-day kayaking expedition along the Cooper River in Camden for a group of Camden youth ages 12-17, who will kayak, hike, and bushwhack from the mouth of the river to its source.  The purpose is to promote the Cooper River and surrounding lands as some of the most important and often overlooked open spaces in Camden County. Part of the project will be the production of a film expected to be broadcast on public television, submitted to film festivals, and used as a teaching tool in Camden County schools. For more information about Upstream Alliance visit Thank you for making this grant possible through your generosity.
Be a Greeter

Just visit this link on our website and use Sign-Up Genius to volunteer a few minutes before a weekly meeting.
Rotary Club of Haddonfield
P.O. Box 383 Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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