Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Blue Bell

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center for morning meetings
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422
United States of America
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are meeting via Zoom. Contact us for Zoom link. Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 AM except for the last Tuesday of the month when we meet at 5:00 PM at a selected outdoor location for a socially distanced social meeting.

Mailing Address: PO Box 1011 Blue Bell Pa 19422

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For more information regarding membership, contact Teal Mercer at tealmercer@gmail.com.

For program information, contact Joanne Messerschmidt at jbmesserschmidt@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors: Montgomery County Community College and Delta Community Supports Inc.

Corporate Sponsors
Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting our club and the community at large. We appreciate having your team as a part of our team as we work together to make our community a better place.
 
               
Team Rotary Club of Blue Bell has registered with ESPN's Tournament Challenge for our 1st ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS BRACKET FOR A PURPOSE!
 
A $50 donation gives you a bracket, fun, a chance to win a prize, and most importantly an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community!
 
Here's how it works:
2. SEARCH for Rotary Club of Blue Bell under JOIN GROUP
3. DONATE $50 per bracket: www.bluebellrotary.org/donate or Venmo: @RotaryClub-BlueBell.
 
*Donate by 03/14/2021 to be eligible for prizes. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place winners.
 
GOOD LUCK! We thank you for your generous support.
Rotaplast
 
We sent a team to help with Rotary's international Rotaplast initiative, serving children with cleft palate. A note from the field:
 
The children and parents loved seeing our club photo. We did 100 surgeries on six days. One more day of surgeries left. Thanks for club support!
2019 Kenya Dental Hygiene Trip
This year we were honored to send a team of Rotarians and dental professionals to Kenya to share their expertise with locals in need. We partnered with our sister Rotary club there - what a joy!
Here are a few pictures from the trip. We were able to see over 300 individuals over just a few days.
 
CLICK HERE to see more!
 
Home Page Stories
 
Even with massive obstacles, when it comes to supporting our community, Blue Bell Rotarians have lots of stamina. Give us a daunting situation and we will double down. Read about the work we are doing in the community to bring relief to our neighbors who have been impacted by Covid-19.
We are "making a difference" in this community... Blue Bell Rotary Proud. Check out more about our project HERE.
 
In response to the needs created by the current COVID-19 Crisis, the Blue Bell Rotary Club organized a task group to meet the needs of the community. So far, the task group has accomplished the following: 
 
  • Members filled critical needs on Inter-Faith Housing Alliance's Amazon Wishlist
  • $2000 in grocery gift cards presented to families of Inter-Faith Housing Alliance
  • $1000 in grocery gift cards presented to the Boys and Girls Club Ambler
More gift card drives are underway to support those in the community who need help during these challenging times. 
We were honored to be a part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration in the township again this year. The surrounding townships were represented, including township supervisors, law-enforcement, school principals and students. A big Thank You! to Randy for coordinating.
 
Every year, the Wissahickon community, including students and families of Whitpain, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd and Ambler gather for the WFCA (Wissahickon Faith Community) Annual Solidarity Walk from Wissahickon H.S. To Bethlehem Baptist Church for the Martin Luther King celebration. Afterward during the service, Ron Smith gave a presentation, and Patti Smith received an award from the Wissahickon Faith Community Association.  Patti  also received an American flag that flew over the US House of Representatives. 
 
 
A team from Blue Bell Rotary unloaded a food truck from major local grocery stores in service to the Seeds of Hope organization. 
 
We had our annual Summer Splash last week and had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! We love spending time with each other, and would love to have you join us too! 
The Thomas J. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Logan Weiss and Liam Weiss during the July 16th Blue Bell Rotary ceremony led Tom Cassidy.  Tom joined us to present and share with us the special meaning that the Cassidy Scholarship holds. Thank you, Tom. We think the world of your family. Logan Weiss and Liam Weiss talked about their passion for service from an early age and they continued that passion for service through their high school years.  We wish them all the best as they continue their education, going to the same university from which Tom Cassidy graduated - University of Pittsburgh.
The Four Way Test is, put simply, a yardstick code of ethics that helps us to be better Rotarians, better citizens and better friends. Since it’s adoption, the test has been translated into over 100 languages and is used around the world as guiding set of principles.
 
Every year we hold a contest for students in our district to give a speech. We're so proud of their hard work, dedication, and community efforts. Congratulations everyone!
The Rotary Club of Blue Bell teamed up with Wissahickon Middle School Interact club to bring much-needed classroom supplies to primary schools in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya through an organization there called SHOFCO. To help raise funds for the Nairobi primary school classroom supplies, the Interact Club held a “Pie Your Principal” event on May 30. 
 
The Beat the Streets Wrestling Program of Philadelphia is committed to helping establish youth wrestling programs in the Philadelphia metropolitan region.  The organization will foster the holistic development of student-athletes by providing the resources to support wrestling and an academic tutoring programs throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support.  This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.  To this day, the organization remains laser focused on running wrestling and mentoring based youth development programs for underprivileged student-athletes that alter the trajectory of their lives.
 
Today it's considered the best wrestling room in Philadelphia. It is a charter school which has 350 students and 120 of the students are wrestlers. The ribbon cutting ceremony was amazing! We are blessed and honored to be working with such an organization. Thank you for all your hard work! 
 
 
 
This year we were honored to support the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club and Delta with gifts and funding for their coming year. Thank you for all you do for the youth in our community!
On October 20th, the Rotary Club of Blue Bell donated and planted 45 trees at Montgomery County Community College.  The College's Sustainability Club also assisted in the planting.  This project was done in response to the request from the last year's Rotary International President for every Rotarian to plant a tree to help slow global warming.  The Blue Bell Rotary Club was proud to help beautify the College campus while helping the environment.
Charitable Giving 2017-2018
 
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Past RI President Costa set an example for Rotary’s efforts to protect the planet

Past RI President Costa set an example for Rotary’s efforts to protect the planetPast Rotary International President Paulo V.C. Costa made the environment one of his primary causes more than 30 years ago, creating a Preserve Planet Earth

11 eco-friendly service projects around the world

Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy's fight against COVID-19

Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5

$15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa

The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

Why Rotary? 

“Rotary clubs are important because they build communities and sustain communities.” State Representative Kate Harper , R-61.

 

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Speakers
Colleen Giamo & Cory Shay
Apr 20, 2021
CHOP DROP
Christina Powell Williams
May 04, 2021
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Michael Brookshire
May 11, 2021
State of Small Business
Emanuelle Barreto, Brazil
May 18, 2021
BB Rotary's 1st exchange student -1991
Changeover Dinner
Jun 29, 2021
 
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