Welcome to Our Rotary Club!
The Rotary Club of Marlton, New Jersey is known throughout the district as a friendly, personal gathering of men and women, of diverse ages and ethnicities who truly enjoy one another’s company as they meet each Tuesday for interesting programs and projects that will make their community and world a better place. In short, they meet together, dine together, laugh together, and work together, using the special strengths with which each member has been blessed—for the benefit of others.
In the past few weeks. our club has seen the addition of two new members.
Grant Cairns is a salesperson at A.H. Meyers & Co. and Nash Rotter is in sales at Aflac. Both Grant and Nash have been very active in the club since their induction, and they embody the true spirit of Rotary -- "Service Above Self."
Welcome to the family!
Dr. David Berg from Lourdes Heath Systems spoke at a recent club meeting on colon health issues for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
His very informative presentation outlined the risk factors for colorectal cancer and described the various methods for screening.
Thanks to Dr. Berg for reminding us that regular screening for colon cancer saves lives!
Kathy Hiltner recently made a presentation to our club about our District's Gift of Life Foundation. The Foundation provides free medical services to children with heart defects in third world countries. Without our help, most of these children will die, as there are no facilities to correct even basic heart conditions. The foundation sends doctors to countries such as the Philippines and San Salvador to perform surgeries, set up clinics, and train doctors.
Their only fundraiser is the "Spring Fling Gala," a dinner dance at Merion Caterers on March 22nd.
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Thanks to Kathy for the inspiring speech!
Our third annual Pancake Breakfast was held on February 24th at the Gibson House. Proceeds from the event benefit Evesham Senior Services, Evesham Fire-Rescue, and Rotary youth causes such as scholarships and the dictionary project.
Thanks to all who made the event a great success, including Dad's Deli and the student volunteers from Cherokee High School!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Harold EverhamApril 11
Bruce StarrettShirley StarrettApril 14
Anna Marie BakanasApril 27, 20104 years
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