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Purkey's Pink Apple

651 SR 6 W
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
United States

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Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Kristin Smith-Gary, Director of the Tunkhannock Public Library, was the guest speaker at the March 27 Tunkhannock Rotary Club meeting at Purkey's Pink Apple. Kristin reviewed the various resources available at the Library and also online. Among the resources for students and the public is the Learning Express Library (sponsored by the Tunkhannock Rotary Club) that helps people get ready to take various standardized tests.  Club President, Karen Fuller, then presented a check for $4,500 to Kristin for the Library.


Kristin Smith-Gary receives a check for $4,500 for the Library from Club President Karen Fuller

Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Jacob Spencer spoke at the March 20 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple on the Wildlife Leadership Academy Brookies Program. Jacob attended this program last summer. The program was sponsored by the PA Institute for Conservation and Education to educate 14-17 yr olds on brook trout and ways to improve their habitat. Brook trout are the state fish of PA and their population is declining.


Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Flo Wheatley spoke at the March 13 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Flo talked about her "Ugly Quilts" program that makes and provides quilted sleeping bags to the homeless through the US and the World. This international  program was started by Flo and her husband Jim 32 years ago to help the homeless at least have a sleeping bag quilt to use for themselves. Over 6,000 sleeping bags are distributed per year in just the area that is covered by the Wheatleys. There is no government money involved, all materials are donated and the quilt makers volunteer their time and efforts.


Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek
Jodi Crimmel, wife of Tunkhannock Rotarian Bob Crimmel, was the guest speaker at the March 5 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Jodi spoke about her numerous trips to Haiti as part of the Haiti Partnership to build schools, churches and good Samaritan homes in the earth quake stricken country. They have also undertaken water projects. The Partnership is sponsored by the Methodist Church. Jodi commented that there are still tent cities even though the earth quake was some years ago.
Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Chief Joe Balewski of the Triton Fire Company was the guest speaker at the Feb 27 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Chief Balewski updated the Club on activities at the Triton as well as training programs for the firefighters. He emphasized the importance of recruiting younger firefighters and the need to continue community support for the Fire Company.


Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Dave Wilson, a Tunkhannock Rotarian, was guest speaker at the Feb 6 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Dave is Chairman of the Wyoming and Luzerne County Mental Health Commission and spoke about mental health issues facing both counties. Dave also talked about the Mental Health Court that was instituted in Luzerne County that is currently being evaluated for its possible utility in Wyoming County.



Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek
Commissioner Tom Henry was guest speaker at the Jan 30 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Commissioner Henry provided an update on activities within Wyoming County.
Apr 02, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

At the Jan 30 Rotary Club Luncheon, 2 transfer members and 3 new members were welcomed into the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Barbara Tourscher and Nicole Brillhart transferred to our Club from the Rotary Club of Winola. The new members, who were inducted by Club President Karen Fuller, were Don Davis Jr. (sponsored by Harry Sharpe), Diane Ljungquist (sponsored by Bill Milligan) and Patricia Casals (sponsored by Carol Ziomek).


L to R: Nicole Brillhart, Barbara Tourscher and Club President Karen Fuller


L to R: Carol Ziomek (sponsor), Patricia Casals, Diane Ljungquist, Bill Milligan (sponsor), Don Davis Jr. and Club President Karen Fuller 


Posted by Carol Ziomek

Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization with $1.2 million members belonging to 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries.  We are a diverse global network of business and professional leaders who strive to change lives and build goodwill and peace, both at home and abroad.  Rotary was founded on the ideal of “Service Above Self”.  As Rotarians, we focus on service projects that encompass: peace and conflict prevention and resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.

The Tunkhannock Rotary Club has been serving our community since 1925.   The men and women of the Club are proud to call themselves Rotarians.  We are passionate about our projects and devote endless time on fostering the ideals of Rotary. 

Our community projects include:  Independence Day fireworks display; Harvest & Wine festival, roadside cleanup on Route 6, and Candy Cane Days.  We provide substantial donations to several local charitable organizations including, but not limited to, the Tunkhannock Library, the Dietrich Theater, Child & Youth, Interfaith Friends, and Victims Resource Center. 

Our educational projects include: sponsoring students through our foreign exchange program, awarding continuing education scholarships, distributing dictionaries to elementary students, and sponsoring student leadership clubs and youth leadership camps. 

We also support Rotary International projects such as the eradication of polio worldwide, global grants, and vocational study exchanges. Additionally, we provide aid to both foreign and domestic countries suffering from natural disasters.

We, as Rotarians, look forward to continuing our service to this year’s theme “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”.  We challenge you to get involved in Rotary because the life you change may be your own.  We welcome you to attend any of our weekly meetings to enjoy the fellowship and to learn more about us and what we do. 

Karen M. Fuller
Tunkhannock Rotary Club





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