Formed in 2012, the Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line (UML) is one of the newest Rotary Clubs in the Philadelphia region. We partner with many local organizations in addition to Rotary International’s humanitarian missions to fight hunger, provide clean water and sanitation, promote education and literacy, and eradicate polio. Learn more about who we are and what we do.
Our Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings for breakfast, except for the last Wednesday of the month when we have a happy hour instead. Please see our calendar for times and locations of our meetings and service projects. We welcome everyone our community and we’d love for you to join us!
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There's always a reason to be Thankful! This week, our club members and families spent time at Ann's Heart of Phoenixville preparing Thanksgiving turkey and vegan dinners for over 700 members of the local community. Turkeys were roasted and carved, potatoes cooked and mashed, stuffing and green beans were prepared, and pies were baked before being packaged for distribution today. Thank you to all who volunteered!
Our club members were at it again today, working with PACS, Phoenixville Area Community Services. We helped organize their intake of donations from grocery stores, Chester County Food Bank, and other charitable and generous donors. It was an educational and fun way to spend the morning.
Rotarians at work and having fun! This morning, members from our club, together with our Interact students from Conestoga High School, volunteered at Good Samaritan Church in Paoli. We distributed turkeys and all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner to 100+ families. Thank you to our Interact students for your assistance and to Good Sam's for the opportunity to serve the community.
This morning our club welcomed Carol Ferguson, a Polio survivor and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network. Carol shared her journey as a Polio survivor and the history of the disease and available preventative cures. Carol's story hits close to home as we remember to support Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign. The eradication of polio is one of RI's longest standing and most significant efforts, offering immunizations to children in 122 countries and reducing polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide.
Thank you to the community for supporting our Rotary's Oktoberfest on October 7. Even the dreary weather couldn't dampen the spirits of the families that attended. Money raised during this event is reinvested in our communities throughout the year by supporting non profit organizations. Thanks to you all, our Rotary can continue this tradition of doing good in our communities.
This past Friday, the Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line presented the Trellis for Tomorrow organization with a plaque commemorating the completion of the shed, which was built jointly with our fellow Rotarians and the Trellis crew. The non-profit organization manages community gardens to benefit neighbors in need and provides youth programs with hands on work. The shed was constructed jointly by fellow rotarians and the Trellis crew during the summer. It will house the Trellis tools that were previously stored on the 3rd floor of the Heart building.