Thank you to everyone who made our Scotch tasting a success!
Over 63 guests came to our fundraiser and had a great time. Over $2300 were collected for our scholarship fund. We can't wait for next year.
A very special thanks to our sponsors:
During its weekly meeting on December 4th the Thorndale Rotary Club presented Chief Brian R. Byerly of the Caln Township Police Department (P.D.) with a check for $1,000 to help fund the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Thanks to the funding, 100 students from the 5th grade class of Caln Elementary School in Thorndale, PA will now be able to go through the D.A.R.E. program. Pictured from left to right is Caln Elementary Principal Mary Jean Wilson-Stenz with Chief Byerly. Also present was Jack Hines, Thorndale Rotary Club president, and Al Marland, District #7450 Governor.
The Pennsylvania Legislature cut the funds for the D.A.R.E program in Caln Township, so the P.D. reached out to the Thorndale Rotary Club for assistance. The Thorndale Rotary Club was able to secure a matching grant from the Rotary District #7450 which comprises over 50 Rotary clubs across Southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result, the funds collected will be able to cover 2/3 of the D.A.R.E. program’s annual budget. From Chief Byerly: “With the State funding cuts we had to rely on the local community to help us maintain the program in Caln Township. We thank the Rotary Club of Thorndale for stepping up in our time of need.”
The following is a list of our projects and events:
A 501(c)(3) fund started by the club to provide funds to Coatesville Area High School students who want to further their education in a vocational area.
A fundraiser and community event benefiting the Jay Edge Memorial Scholarship fund.
Book bags and school supplies are donated to the Caln Elementary School for distribution by the school counselors to needy children.
The club distributed 550 dictionaries to third grade students in the Caln and West Bradford schools.
Members of the club adopt needy families for Christmas providing them all the food and fixings for a Christmas dinner, as well as gifts for their kids.
The club cooks hamburgers and hotdogs for the community at the Coatesville Ice Cream Festival.
The club purchases and donates winter coats to the Caln Elementary School for distribution by the school counselors to needy children.
The club cooks hamburgers and hotdogs for the community during Caln Day.
A fundraiser and a community event
The club cooks hamburgers and hotdogs for the community during the West Bradford Balloon Festival
Members spend a Saturday doing Spring Cleaning for an elderly resident of Coatesville
The club maintains a stretch of highway on RT 340
The club sponsors a Little League Team
The club raised funds for the Caln Police/Caln Elementary school program when funding was canceled by the Commonwealth.
The club provided funds to a rural school in Namibia, Africa, so that the children could have uniforms, shoes and soccer balls to play with other school teams. This in support of a Peace Corp Volunteer teaching at the school.
June 9 - Mac n Cheese Cook Off
July 28 - Phillies Strike Out Hunger Rotary Game
September 11 - Caln Day
October 5 - Wine Tasting and Food Pairing