On January 30, a beautiful young girl received the Gift of Life with help from Newtown Rotary. The prognosis for 3 year old Genesis Fuentes from the country of Belize was dire due to congenital heart problems; her life expectancy was only another 12 to 18 months. Newtown Rotary in partnership with Gift of Life International sponsored the lifesaving open heart surgery to repair Genesis' heart. For more details see the story in The Newtown Bee.
NEWTOWN ROTARY HONORS
FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
The Newtown Rotary Club recently recognized Newtown’s outstanding students for the month of February. This award recognizes those students who have distinguished themselves through their significant efforts related to Community Service, Citizenship, Resiliency, Positive Attitude, and Self-directed Learning.
Seated from left are St Rose eighth grade student Gabriella Fabrizio, Newtown Middle School eighth grade student Greta Staubly, Newtown Middle School seventh grade student Timothy McCarthy, and Newtown High School senior Nicholas Swenson. Standing in the back row from left are St Rose School teacher Katelyn Doane, Rotary Club president Tom McKirdy, Reed Intermediate School sixth grade teacher Al Finelli, and Newtown High School guidance counselor Jeff Tolson.
Rotary Theme 2013-2014:
Engage Rotary, Change Lives
Ron D. Burton- President, Rotary International Rick Bassett- District Governor, District 7980 Thomas McKirdy, Jr- President, Newtown Rotary Club Christopher Hoeffel- President-Elect, Newtown Rotary Club