Seated from left are Newtown Middle School seventh grade student Emma DaSilva, Newtown High School junior Nicholas Roche, and Newtown Middle School eighth grade student Natalia Nikitchyuk. Standing in the back row from left are Reed Intermediate School sixth grade teacher Al Finelli, Newtown High School math teacher Shawn Tierney, Rotary Club president Tom McKirdy, and Newtown Middle School math teacher Bonnie Hart.
Rotary-Chamber Business of the Year Awards
(L to R)- Brian Amey, Stephanie Schneiderman of Biscotti Etc, winner of the New Business category, Donna Brock, Dr. Larry Nkabinde, and Lee Ives of Dental Associates, winners of both the Longevity and Philanthropy categories, and Angelo Marini of Sal e Pepe restaurant, winner of the Overall Achievement award, and Tim Haas, president of the Newtown Chamber of Commerce.
Gift of Life Saves a Child
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.
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