Green Tree Rotary Club 

 
Speakers
Jul 07, 2016
Gavin Deming
W.PA Conservancy
Jul 14, 2016
Todd Depastino
Veterans Breakfast Club
Jul 21, 2016
Linda Fisher
District Governor
Jul 28, 2016
No Speaker
Club Assembly
Aug 04, 2016
Carleton Young
Voices From The Attic
Aug 11, 2016
Jo Ann Kline
West End Healthy Living Center
 
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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
 

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Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
1146 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15220-3131
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Green Tree Rotary is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Scholarship. Antonio Casadei and Richard A. Novak were each a awarded $1,500 scholarship for their college expenses. Antonio Casadei is a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School. Antonio is an Eagle Boy Scout. At Keystone Oaks, Antonio has been a member of the National Honor Society and has been active in a variety of clubs and community service projects. He is planning to attend Pennsylvania State University and major in Biological Engineering. Richard Novak is also a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School. At Keystone Oaks, Richard has been a member of the National Honor Society, was class president and active in a variety of clubs and varsity tennis. He is planning to attend Scheyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University. He is planning to pursue a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Congratulations to these two fine young scholars.
 

 
 
The Green Tree Rotary Food Drive was October 17, 2015.  Rotarians collected non-perishable food from Green Tree Residents for local food banks.  
 

 
Once again, Green Tree Rotary participated in the Dictionary Project.  Green Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to third grade students at nine area elementary schools in the Pittsburgh area--over 400 students!  The third grade is a pivotal year for children to learn to write well and having a dictionary for their own helps children with this process.  
 

 
 
Congratulations to Green Tree Rotary's 2015 scholarship winners, Joseph Santillo and Alaina Turocy. They are both graduates of Keystone Oaks High School.  They were each awarded $1,500. 
 

 
District 7300 Governor, Bill Segar, visited Green Tree Rotary on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Green Tree Rotary presented him with a special welcome "whoo-whoo", a "Green Tree" plant, and a delicious train cake.  Bill talked about his plans for the coming year in Rotary.  
 

 
 

ImageGreen Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to third-grade students at eight area elementary schools the week of November 2, 2014.  The Third Grade is seen as a pivotal time for children who are leaning to write, and having a dictionary for the child's own use helps them immensely.  This is the sixth year that we have been involved with "The Dictionary Project". 

 

 
 

Green Tree Rotary awarded two $1,500 scholarships for 2014, The students receiving the scholarships were Amy Coombs and Chandrasekar Muthiah.  The students were selected based on several criteria:  Scholarship, School Activities, Community Service and Financial Need.  Amy Coombs is graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  She is planning to attend Pennsylvania State University at the Erie, Pa., Campus.  She plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at the College of Nursing.  Chandrasekar Muthiah is also graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  He is planning to attend Northwestern University, where he plans to pursue a degree in medicine. .  Image

 

 
 
Members of Green Tree Rotary assisted Green Tree Resident Kris Pusateri in feeding the homeless as part of Operation Safety Net on January 18, 2014.  Operation Safety Net operates a shelter and provides dinner for up to 100 homeless people when the weather gets cold.  Image
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary had its annual "White Elephant" party on Dec. 19, 2013.  We exchanged some very unusual gifts and had a great time. 
 

 
 
ImageThe members of Green Tree Rotary Club joined with the members of Carnegie/Collier and Bridgeville Rotary Clubs for a delicious luncheon at Nevillewood Country Club.  We were entertained with Christmas songs by the choral group from Carlynton High School. 
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary and Bishop Canevin Interact Club collected food from Green Tree residents on November 16, 2013.  The food was taken to the Southwest Food Pantry which helps many needy families in our area.  
 

 
 
ImageGreen Tree Rotary delivered dictionaries to 325 third-grade students at six area elementary schools in October 2013.  These dictionaries are for the children to keep and are appropriate for third-grade students.    This is a great way to improve literacy in children and researchers have found that the third grade is a pivotal year for children in the development of learning to read and write. 
 

 
 
The Green Tree Rotary Golf Outing will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Chartiers Country Club.  Registration and Lunch will be from 11-12, and the shotgun start will be at 12:00 noon.  Admission of $130 includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, door and skill prizes, box lunch, and delicious buffet dinner.  The golf outing flyer is available at the download section of this website. 
 

 
 

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Greentree Rotary members prepared 130 Easter Baskets and distributed them to shut-ins within the Green Tree area.

 

 
 
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John Herington and Ed Grimes present the 2013 Restaurant Raffle winner Harry Sally with his 12 restaurant certificates
 

 
 

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President John Herington at Green Tree Borough's meet & greet for new residents.

 

 
 
 
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