Haverford, Lower Merion Township. PA — Almost every week in Haverford the Ardmore Rotary membership meets, shares a meal, listens to a speaker, and conducts the clubs business dealing with the good things they do for the citizens of Lower Merion and even the world.  Last week, things were a little different as the Club installed their new leadership for the 2019-2020 session.  

Ardmore Rotary Club installed Andrea Fanfera as the sixth woman president in its 94-year history June 27 during the Club's weekly luncheon meeting at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford. Andrea, associated with CertoPrro Painters of the Main Line, joined Ardmore Rotary Club in May 2015. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors, vice-president and president-elect. 

Hogie Hansen has served the Rotary as a past district governor and past president of the Ardmore Rotary Club.  Last Thursday, Hogie installed the leadership team for the Club's fiscal year ending in mid-2020.  

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This year's Ardmore Rotary leadership team is:

  • Andrea Fanfera who will lead the team as the club President

  • President-elect Richard Brower who will lead the Club next year

  • Peter Kraybill will serve as the Club's vice president

  • Cynthia Rugart will serve as the clubs secretary

  • Jack DelPizzo will serve as the Club's treasurer

  • David Barrickman will serve as a board member

  • Christian Hoyt will serve as a board member

  • David Blumenthal will serve as a board member and Sergeant-At-Arms

  • Rod Rhen, the immediate past president, will serve as a board member

  • Jane Williams, a past president, will serve on the board 

  • Rosemarie Dorris will serve as a board member

  • David Belanger will also serve on the board.


What is Rotary?

Rotary is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, engage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

It all starts with local men and women that provide opportunities for others in their community.  Many of the members are men and women that own or manage businesses in the area. Others are folks that live in the area where the service club works, as is the case with the Ardmore Club.  They all have one thing in common; they want to help better the community and the world as a whole.   

The Ardmore Rotary membership follows these same characteristics, which are a group of men and women that are dedicated to making things better in the Lower Merion, Narberth, and the surrounding area. The Ardmore Rotary raises funds, most of which is spent locally, which are directed and controlled by the Ardmore Rotary Foundation.  The Ardmore Club's officers manage the foundation.   

Ardmore Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at Merion Cricket Club on Montgomery Ave. and Station Road in Haverford.  The Club is one of 53 Clubs in the Philadelphia area and among 35,000 Clubs worldwide. There are 1.6 million Rotarians that volunteer worldwide in projects addressing a spectrum of human needs. Since 1988, Rotary has led the way in the immunization of 2.5 billion children against polio worldwide. Less than a dozen cases have been reported in the three remaining countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.

The weekly Ardmore Rotary meeting includes a 45-minute presentation by a resident or business that have a compelling story to tell.  If you are interested in speaking before the Club's membership, please contact them directly or drop a note to TAPinto and we would be more than happy to help make an introduction to these fine folks.  

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Note:  The Spelling of Hogie Hansen's name was corrected to read Hogie

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Past District Governor and Past President of Ardmore Rotary Club Hogie Hansen (left) installed the 2019-2020  Ardmore Rotary Club  Leadership Team (from left) Past President Rosemarie Dorris, Past President and Board Member Jane Williams, Immediate Past President Ron Rhen, President Andrea Fanfera, President-Elect Richard Brower, Vice President Peter Kraybill, Past President/Secretary Cynthia Rugart, David Belanger and Board Member/Sergeant-at-Arms David Blumenthal. Missing were Treasurer Jack DelPizzo, and Board Members David Barrickman and Christian Hoyt.