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Covid-19 Update


In accordance with the PA Governor’s Order, our weekly luncheon Meetings at Vito’s Coal Fired Pizza and Restaurant, Saint Clair are cancelled until further notice.  Stay Healthy and Safe.

Any questions about Pottsville Rotary Club, please contact our Club President, Frank Peron, Jr. 570-628-9619;

March 11, 2020


Jenn Daubert introduced Nativity BVM Students, Kierstyn Strausser, and Wiley Kahler.

Wiley Kahler and Kierstyn Strausser were honored as Nativity’s Pottsville Rotary Club Students of the Month for March.

Kierstyn Strausser is the daughter of Alan and Michelle Strausser of Port Carbon.  She attends St. Clair of Assisi Church and her favorite subjects at Nativity are Anatomy and Physics. Extracurricular activities that Kierstyn takes part in include Volleyball, Math Club, Student Ambassadors, International Club and the Interact Club.  She has received four varsity letters and is the two-time district champion, Class A state runner-up and was selected for First Team in the PVCA and Athletic League All-Star teams.  Kierstyn plans to attend a college or university to major in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Wiley Kahler is the son of Chuck and Mary Kahler of Friedensburg. He attends St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church and his favorite subjects at Nativity are Math and Science. He is involved in Wrestling and the Interact Club. Wiley has received four varsity letters, two league titles, one district title and he is the Northeast Regional runner-up, along with being a state qualifier. His hobbies include wrestling, hiking, camping and fishing with friends. Wiley plans to attend a college or university to wrestle and study Environmental Science.

Steve Bressi introduced Minersville Students, Ashley Roberts, and Noah Woodford.

Ashley Roberts is the daughter of Charlie and Tammy Roberts, Minersville.  Her school activities include: member of the Four Diamonds Club, Track and Field team, and a Captain of the Girls Soccer team.  Outside of school, she volunteers at the Minersville Little League Field and the Make-A-Wish Tournament.  Her future plans are to attend college majoring in Occupational Therapy.

Noah Woodford is the son of Randy and Erin Woodford, Minersville.  His school activities include: a member of the German Club, a Captain of the Varsity Football team and a Powder Puff Coach.  Outside of school, he volunteered at the Minersville Cancer Car Wash fundraiser, The Cornhole Tournament for Cancer, and with Minersville Youth Football.  His future plans are to attend Albright College majoring in History and Secondary Education.

Tiffany Hummel introduced Pottsville Student, Collin Pryce.

Collin Pryce is the son of William and Michele Pryce of Pottsville.  He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society, Aletheia Club, and Key Club. He is also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Collin plans to attend Elizabethtown College and major in Actuarial Science

October 9, 2019

Program – Rotary District Governor, Swan Stull

District Governor Swan Stull, Lewisburg, attended for her official visit. DG Swan met with the Board of Directors and also addressed the Club. She recognized a number of Club Members – 50 years plus of service, by Pete Pope, Pete Yasenchak, and Dale Schoeneman. Chet Arnold, Jim Cooksey, and Pete Pope were acknowledged for recent Paul Harris recognition. Allen Kiefer was presented with his next Paul Harris Recognition. Jim and Elizabeth Cooksey were recognized as Paul Harris Society Members for their total contributions over the years.

DG Swan talked about the Polio Plus Project and the progress to complete the eradication of Polio. Polio is down to an annual reporting of fewer than 100 cases worldwide. However, some more vaccine-resistant strains persist. The World Health Organization is changing from oral vaccines to injections to fight these strains. The end is near, but financial support is still needed. Every dollar contributed by Rotarians is tripled with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

She congratulated the Club on our Rotary Foundation Contributions and reminded the club that the goal is for at least $50 per member to keep our Club eligible for District Grants. We have been reaching that goal annually but need to keep up the contributions.

She asked our Club to review and refresh projects and procedures regularly and to have more Club participation at District Functions. Rotary is also encouraging clubs to consider Community Based Rotaract Clubs, for ages 18 to 35 to engage young people in the community.

DG Swan concluded with a reminder of how “Rotary Connects the World”, which is Rotary International President Maloney’s theme for 2019-2020.

Thanks to our District Governor for her visit and we wish her the best for her year as District Governor.