Swarthmore Rotary Celebrates 80 Years; Installs New Officers

Swarthmore Rotarians welcomed District Governor Francie Cross (left), and Cross helped install the club’s new officers, including (left to right) Theresa Hartzell, outgoing President Lisa Lee, Gladys Snively, Craig Fava, George Whitfield, incoming President Joy Charlton, Perri Evanson, Marty Spiegel, Lori Markusfeld.

By Perri Evanson

Last Thursday, June 22, members of the Rotary of Club of Swarthmore met at The Barn at Tyler Arboretum to celebrate the club’s 80th Anniversary and to install the coming year’s club officers. Joy Charlton, the new President, will take the lead after a strong Presidential year from Lisa Lee.

Attending the ceremony was Ed Jones, the oldest living Swarthmore Rotarian, who remembered days where women were not allowed to be members, and Club luncheons were held at the Ingleneuk Tea House.

The Rotary Club of Swarthmore is 50 (give or take a few) members strong. Its mission is to be of service to the community and the world. Swarthmore Rotary founded and presents the Fun-Fair every Spring, funds and presents scholarships to Strath Haven High School seniors at Swarthmore’s Independence Day celebration, and helps to keep the New Year’s Day Luminaria expanding.

If you are interested in joining, get in touch with Craig Fava at parrotpt@yahoo.com, or (610) 368-2105.

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