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  • Blue Bell - Celebrate Vocational Service Month
    of the Burbs Live and Silent Auction items BBR Foundation 501 c 3 Celebrate Vocational Service Month Celebrate Vocational Service Month this January and learn more about Rotary Rotarians serve empower and inspire others by using their vocational skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities Here are a couple of ways that Rotarians including Blue Bell Rotary are applying their expertise to the

    Original URL path: http://www.bluebellrotary.org/Stories/celebrate-vocational-service-month (2016-04-30)
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  • Blue Bell - A Word of Thanks from Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club
    c 3 A Word of Thanks from Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club On behalf of the North Penn Valley Boys Girls Club I would like to thank you for your generous contribution of 15 000 00 for our Wissahickon Club Each year the North Penn Valley Boys Girls Club continues to advance our mission to enable all young people especially those who need us most to reach their full potential

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  • Blue Bell - Patti Smith : RI Service Above Self Award
    Membership Foundation Service Projects Shelterbox Rotaplast 2015 Chefs of the Burbs Live and Silent Auction items BBR Foundation 501 c 3 Patti Smith RI Service Above Self Award Posted on Sep 04 2015 The 2014 2015 recipients of the RI Service Above Self Award Rotary International s highest honor for individual Rotarians includes our own Patti Smith This award recognizes Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service especially those who

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  • Blue Bell - Blue Bell Rotary Celebrates 25th Anniversary with $25,000 pledge
    recent years Blue Bell Rotary President Joanne Messerschmidt said Historically we ve provided an annual scholarship to a student returning to continue his her education It s heartwarming to hear from those adults years later about how the scholarship made such a huge impact in their lives As a result we wanted to extend our reach and put something in place that could continue in perpetuity Blue Bell Rotary also expects to continue its annual contribution toward the unrestricted fund for immediate scholarship needs which targets returning students We greatly appreciate Blue Bell Rotary s generous commitment said Arline Stephan vice president for Development and External Relations at MCCC The scholarships created through our Futures Rising campaign address crucial funding gaps for students and enable them to complete their educational goals About Rotary Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world s most pressing humanitarian challenges Rotary connects 1 2 million members of more than 34 000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio free world For more information visit www rotary org and www bluebellrotary org About Montgomery County Community College With campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown Pa Montgomery County Community College offers a nationally recognized award winning faculty committed to working closely with students in the learning process The College s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 degree and certificate programs a virtual campus Culinary Arts Institute and specialized workforce development and continuing education programs The College is recognized nationally for its work in sustainability and student success it is one of only 90 institutions in the country to be designated as an Achieving

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  • Blue Bell - Drexel/Rotary International Expands Maternal and Child Healthcare Training in Uganda
    Service Youth Exchange Vocational Service Membership Foundation Service Projects Shelterbox Rotaplast 2015 Chefs of the Burbs Live and Silent Auction items BBR Foundation 501 c 3 Drexel Rotary International Expands Maternal and Child Healthcare Training in Uganda From Drexel University Read more here http drexel edu cci about press room news 2015 April drexel rotary international expands maternal and child healthcare training in uganda for pictures from our visiting team

    Original URL path: http://www.bluebellrotary.org/Stories/drexel-rotary-international-expands-maternal-and-child-healthcare-training-in-uganda (2016-04-30)
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  • Blue Bell - Making a Difference in Maternal and Child Health
    one idea We expect to see an impact well beyond what is visible during the project Immediately and on into the future Ugandans will Learn effective practices to safeguard the wellbeing of mothers and infants as knowledge will become everyday practice in their lives Ensure mothers will safely deliver healthier children Apply precious medical resources to other needs Children will begin life with better likelihood of meeting developmental milestones eventually growing into stronger young adults with greater potential to contribute to society One component of the Rotary grant is the formation of Vocational Training Team VTT that is engaged in a travel exchange to accomplish the project goals In January 2014 Ron led a VTT to Uganda including medical teams OB GYN midwives etc and technology experts from Drexel The VTT Drexel members again departed on Friday Feb 6 2015 and were in Uganda until March 1 Ron Smith joined the team on February 18th along with Drexel University s Owen Montgomery MD chair Department of Obstetrics Gynecology at the College of Medicine and Michelle Rogers PhD associate professor College of Computing Informatics They conducted a Grand Rounds session between the two medical schools and have made significant progress against this year s goals Upgraded mother and child healthcare skills at 4 health centers near Kampala Provided Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive training in two health districts Upgraded technology to ensure adequate connectivity between the medical schools Developed a regular distance learning education seminar series The Rotary network between USA and Uganda is strong and sustainable Year 3 of our project and the conclusion of our Maternal and Child Healthcare is already deep into the planning stages With the partnership growing between Drexel University and Makerere University now official at the highest levels our healthcare education efforts will

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  • Blue Bell - Winners of the Four Way Test Speech Competition at Wissahickon High School
    issue of importance to them and to use the Rotary Four Way Test to analyze the issue All seven contestants were well prepared and demonstrated both an understanding of the Four Way Test and the analytical skill to apply the test to their chosen issue For pictures click here The Rotary Club of Blue Bell conducted its annual Four Way Test Speech Contest at Wissahickon High School on March 17 2015 The contest challenges students to prepare a speech on some issue of importance to them and to use the Rotary Four Way Test to analyze the issue All seven contestants were well prepared and demonstrated both an understanding of the Four Way Test and the analytical skill to apply the test to their chosen issue The top three students won cash prizes In third place Sophie Wollman spoke movingly of the plight of transgender teens Second place winner Cami Pons looked at the common teen problem of excessive cell phone addiction First place winner Andrew Ge who will be attending Princeton next year enchanted the audience judges and even fellow contestants with a humorous analysis of procrastination Andrew will be representing Wissahickon High School in the regional contest on

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  • Blue Bell - Hats off to Andy as Citizen of the Week
    c 3 Hats off to Andy as Citizen of the Week Posted by Lisa Miller on Feb 05 2015 For Dr Andrew Johanson charity begins at home extends through the community and reaches out as far as Columbia and the Philippines Johanson is a licensed family and marriage therapist who has lived in Ambler for about 12 years He has a private practice during the day with offices in Lansdale

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