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President Norm Kelly
President Elect 2015-2016 Ronald Furman
Vice President Sam Maruzzelli
Secretary Carol Ziomek
Treasurer Sandy Lane
Immediate Past President Karen Fuller
Director George Gay
Director Tom Kukuchka
Director Ann Way
Director Don Streby
Director Jami Hearn
Director Matthew Pompey
Director Aaron Hovan
Director Nicole Brillhart

Candy Cane Day

(l to r) Candy Cane Day Chair Matt Pompey and Rotarian Pat Ehrenzeller

On Black Friday, Nov. 28 2014, members of the Tunkhannock Rotary Club and the Rotary-sponsored Tunkhannock High School Interact Club will be collecting monetary donations from shoppers at several locations in Tunkhannock. Shoppers are offered candy canes as a treat for their donations. Money collected from this event will be donated to Interfaith Friends & Wyoming County Children and Youth to provide Christmas gifts to children in need in Wyoming County.

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Nov 17, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

At the Nov 15 District 7410 Foundation Recognition Luncheon at the Scranton Hilton, 4 Tunkhannock Rotarians became Paul Harris Fellows: Jami Hearn, Aaron Hovan, Don Streby and Ann Way.  Keynote speaker Stephanie Urchick, Rotary Foundation Trustee 2012-2014, pinned the members with their new Paul Harris pins. President Norm Kelly presented each member with their Paul Harris medallions and District Governor Carol Hemphill gave them their certificates.

(l to r) Pres. Norm Kelly, Jami Hearn, Aaron Hovan, Ann Way and Don Streby

Nov 14, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Donna Goman, who is Infection Control Nurse at Tyler Memorial Hospital, spoke at the Nov 13 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Donna provided an overview of the Ebola crisis.

Ebola was first identified in 1976 in an area of Sudan (now part of South Sudan), and in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) near the Ebola river. Bats and primates are vehicles for transmission, especially bats. Ebola is spread by contact, it is not air or water-borne. There have been over 14,000 cases in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Over 5,000 people have died. At this time, there is no cure or vaccine for Ebola.

Tyler has trained staff on proper procedure should a case of Ebola present at Tyler. If there is concern that a patient has Ebola, the patient would be isolated and treated by dedicated nurses with proper attire (impervious to fluids). The CDC and Dept. of Health would be notified immediately and the patient most likely transferred to a CDC designated facility.

Donna then briefly discussed the importance of getting the flu vaccine. If you are interested in receiving the flu or pneumonia vaccine, contact Donna at  570-996-1266 for more information.

(L to R) Donna Goman & Club Pres. Norm Kelly

Nov 13, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Five Tunkhannock Rotarians attended District 7410 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) courses on Nov 8 at the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre East Mountain. Nicole Brillhart & Anne Sehne completed Part I, Ron Furman, Norm Kelly & Carol Ziomek graduated after completing Part III. The graduates were pinned with their RLI emblems by District Governor (DG) Carol Hemphill and received their graduation certificates from Past District Governor (PDG) Paul Muczynski. Paul is also an RLI club director and RVC for RLI Central PA and NY Southern Tier.

The Graduates: (top left) Club Secretary Carol Ziomek with PGD Paul Muczynski, (bottom left) DG Carol Hemphill, Club President-Elect Ron Furman & PDG Paul M., (right) DG Carol H., PDG Paul M. & Club President Norm Kelly

Nov 13, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Ron Maxey, who is corporate drilling director with Chief Oil and Gas for state of PA and a member of the Ellisville, Mississippi Rotary Club, presented a talk at the Nov 6 Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. Chief is the largest private driller in PA. Ron described the fracking technology being used to obtain the gas from the Marcellus Shale, as well as, the challenges to the industry until the new pipelines are online.



Nov 13, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

At the Nov 6 Tunkhannock Rotary Club Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple, Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry was inducted into Rotary by President Norm Kelly. Tom became the 59th active member of our Club.  Marta Kovacs-Ruiz was Tom’s sponsor and pinned Tom with his new Rotary pin.

(l to r) Marta Kovacs-Ruiz, Tom Henry and Pres. Norm Kelly

Nov 05, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

On Wednesday morning, Nov 5, Tunkhannock Rotary President Norm Kelly attended a meeting of the Tunkhannock Interact Club at the High School. President Norm presented the Interact Club with a Certificate of Recognition for World Interact Week 2014 to celebrate the founding of the first Interact club in 1962.


Nov 05, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

Jean Rufh, who is the Executive Director of the Endless Mountains Visitor’s Bureau, spoke at the Oct 30 Tunkhannock Rotary Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple. The Bureau currently covers Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The Bureau’s marketing strategy is changing with more interactions with AAA and travel writers. They are developing new niche markets including destination weddings, providing packets of information on the area to visiting wedding guests. They will continue to produce the annual Visitor’s guide, the wine brochure and the calendar of events.


Nov 05, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

The Oct 25 Tunkhannock Rotary Fall Road-Side Clean-up on Route 6 went well with the road-side cleaned up in less than 2 hr. The clean up team met at the Fireplace parking lot and then proceeded west on Route 6. Thanks to all the Rotarians and their family members who participated.


Nov 05, 2014
by Carol Ziomek

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended or participated in our 8th Annual Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct 11th, at Lazybrook Park. A special Thank You to our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors. Over 60 Rotarians, their families, and friends worked the event, which is our major fund-raiser for the year. Over 3700 people enjoyed a beautiful Fall day with good friends, fabulous food, wine, music and vendors. It was our most successful Festival to date. The money raised will enable the Club to continue to give back to our local Community and to support International Rotary projects like Polio Eradication.


Oct 12, 2014
by Carol Ziomek
Please follow the link in the title above to see a list of vendors who participated in the 2014 Harvest & Wine Festival. We apologize for any inadvertent omissions or incomplete entries.
Posted by Carol Ziomek


The Tunkhannock Rotary Club is dedicated  to  improving the quality of life for all citizens in our community. We are 55 men and women who strongly believe that putting “Service Above Self“  gives us the courage to make a difference in our community and in the world.

Our educational projects are designed to inspire children to see themselves in ways  they might not have imagined before.  They broaden their horizons, give them hope, and encourage them to dream. They also provide children with the tools necessary to accomplish those dreams.

Our community projects and contributions are varied, and cover a wide spectrum of activities.  Examples are the  Drug Take Back Program, disaster relief efforts, the Foreign Exchange Program and funding of educational scholarships.

Rotary International provides a gateway to the world which enables us to participate in programs such as ending polio, providing clean drinking water, and eliminating worm diseases. We also help build schools and community health centers.

The Rotary International  theme for this year, “Light Up Rotary”,  is inspired by a Confucius saying : “It’s  better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.”

We believe that no one should sit alone in darkness. And as proud Rotarians, we invite you to join us in making a real difference in our community and the world.

Kind Regards,
Norm Kelly
President 2014-2015

Posted by Allen Mickle

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Club Events
Candy Cane Day Nov 28, 2014
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Dec 16, 2014 07:30 AM
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Jan 20, 2015 07:30 AM
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Feb 17, 2015 07:30 AM
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Mar 17, 2015 07:30 AM
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Apr 21, 2015 07:30 AM
District 7410 Conference Skytop
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
May 19, 2015 07:30 AM
Board of Director's Meeting Purkey's Pink Apple
Jun 16, 2015 07:30 AM
Nov 27, 2014
No meeting Thanksgiving Day
Dec 04, 2014
Election of Officers & Club Assembly
Dec 11, 2014
Liberation Tour 70
Dec 18, 2014
Holiday Music
Dec 25, 2014
No meeting Christmas Day
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