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Our very own Jordan Gushurst was published in the Chester County Weeklies
 
Now that we are in July, it is a good time to enjoy a break in the routine of school and after-school activities. My wife and I are blessed to have good jobs, healthy children, and a great home in beautiful Chester County PA. Life can be hectic and stressful at times, however I recognize that my family does not experience the financial and emotional challenges that many do. Along with the beauty of this area and the high-quality schools comes the reality that life can be very expensive in Chester County, especially for people who work in jobs that pay below average wages. Several years ago, I asked myself what was the best way to help my children appreciate the blessings they have received. The answer was to get more involved in community service projects. I joined the Longwood Rotary Club and have enjoyed working on a wide variety of projects to give back to the community. My favorite projects allow me to include my children, and in this column, I am now inviting you to take part as well.
 
Backpacks Kennett Area Students backpack project
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Backpacks for Needy Kennett Area Students 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0 Backpacks,Kennett Area Students,backpack project
Congratulations to the following members who achieved the designated Paul Harris Award Level. Each Level is earned by donating $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. 
 
New Paul Harris Fellows
  • Newt Brosius
  • John Mangan
  • Bill McDougall
  • Mark Rybarczyk
 
Paul Harris Plus 1
  • Bob Curran
  • Tammy Duering
  • Vicki Gehrt
  • Lenny Rivera
  • Ted Koenig
 
Paul Harris Fellows Recognized rm 2018-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 07, 2018

Frank is a past District Governor of District 7890 in Connecticut. He is also a boyhood friend of our own Paul Merluzzi. They attended high school together just a short time ago. 

Having retired from his fire extinguisher business, Frank travels the world as a Rotary leadership instructor. As a result he has been to India 11 times since 2003. These travels have shown Frank the real value of Rotary projects. 

On one of his early trips, Frank went to a remote village, you had to walk the last half mile to get there, to dedicate a new well and waste system. At the conclusion of the dedication ceremony the village leader thanked Frank for Rotary's precious investment almost in tears. 

Frank Wargo Longwood Rotary Club Rotary International
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Frank Wargo's Rotary Story RM 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0 Frank Wargo,Longwood Rotary Club,Rotary International
Posted on Jun 07, 2018

President Lenny Rivera inducted three new members, the largest induction event in our club's history. From left in the  above picture, Lenny Rivera sponsored Jackie Crago, Karen Ammon was sponsored by Ted Trevorrow, and Ron Fenstermachersponsored Charlie Carpenter

 
New Member Induction RM 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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