Rotary Club of Cranberry Township

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Cranberry Township SR

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Cranberry Marriott
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA  16066
United States
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On Friday, July 3, the gavel was passed from past President Tim Blain to Mike Patsy.
 
Thanks to Tim for his leadership and congratulations to Mike.
 
 

 
 
Rotary exchange student Leo Cardenas Segovia returns to Chile after enjoying almost a full year in the United States.
 
Leo was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cranberry Township - Sunrise. He attended and graduated from Seneca Valley High School and was hosted by the Kreke family.
 
When he returns to Chile, Leo plans to join the Air Force and train to become a pilot. He is pictured here with Chris Williams and Ron Gigler, two Rotary members who mentored him during his stay in the U.S.
 
 
 

 
 
Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cranberry Township present a check for $2,500 to Bruce Mazzoni, (pictured far left), president of the Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC). Proceeds resulted from the Rotary Club's Monte Carlo Night, which was held earlier this Spring.
 
Rotary members Brian Kile and Jim Logan (pictured 2nd and 3rd from left) each donated their $1,000 Monte Carlo Night winnings to CCTC, and the Rotary Club pitched in the additional $500. The donation will be used to support CCTC's Project of the Year Miracle League Field Resurfacing and "Out of the Park" playground.
 
Corporate sponsors for the Monte Carlo Night included The Battery Giant and Re/Max Select Realty. The Rotary's President-Elect, Mike Patsy, is pictured far right.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
The Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club celebrated our last Student of the Month breakfast at Rowan Elementary this past week. 
 
We look forward to seeing everybody in the fall. 
 
 
 
Back Row: Michael Patsy, Judi Williams (4th grade teacher), Erin Andrekovich (4th grade teacher), Nannette Farmar (Principal)
Front Row: Fernanda Arreola-Lucio, Matthew Cinker, Tristan Conrad
 

 
 
Ron Gigler of the Rotary Club of Cranberry Township Sunrise received a Paul Harris Fellow pin in recognition of his contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Pictured below are Ron Gigler and club President Tim Blain.
 
 

 
 
This past Saturday, April 16th, members of the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary club collected food and monetary donations for the benefit of Gleaner's Food Bank at the Shop N Save on Freedom Road.
 
We would like to thank everyone that turned out to support us, as we raised $483.00 and a whole lot of food. 
 
We would also like to thank our Chairperson for making this event a success - Teresa Gadberry. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chloe Ailes and Creed Erdos are the Rowan Elementary School Students of the Month for February. 
From left, are teacher Meghan Costanza, Chloe, District Judge David Kovach representing the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club, Creed, teacher Erin Andrekovich and Principal Nannette Farmar.
 

 
 
 
It's back, and better than ever.  This year's Sunrise Golf Classic will be held at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course.  Cranberry Highlands, voted Pennsylvania’s best municipal golf course in 2009 by Golf Digest, celebrates Western Pennsylvania’s rugged natural landscape with a stunning 186-acre, par-70 course created to provide a high-quality test of golf for players at every level.
 
Funds raised will be used to support community projects which include VOICe, Cranberry Community Playground, Gleaners Food Bank, Educational Scholarship programs, our dictionary program for all third graders in our community, and may many more projects.
 
If you would like to join us for golf, our sponsor the event, please download our brochure here
 
We look forward to seeing you in May!
 

 

Sunrise Golf Classic 2016 - Flyer and registration form

 
 

 
 
At our annual dinner last evening, Timothy Blain was recognized as Rotarian of the Year.  Congratulations to Tim on this accomplishment!
 
Here Tim (left) is being presented with his award by Dr. Patrick Francis.
 
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Cranberry ~ Sunrise recognized the November and December students of the month at Rowan Elementary. 

Shown from left to right back row:  Lauren Smith (school counselor) Mr. Parenti (4th grade teacher) Dave Kovach (Cranberry Rotary Club) Mrs. Williams (4th grade teacher) and Mrs. Farmar (School Principle).

Front row Left to Right:  Alexis Helsel (November student of the month) and Ryan Sikora (December student of the month)

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The Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary recently recognized the Students of the Month at Rowan Elementary.   

Shown in the picture from left to right first row is Dave Kovach (Rotary) 4th grade students Gavin Laporte and Rachel Henne and teacher Mrs. Williams.  Second row are Principle Nannette Farmar and teacher Mrs. Andrekovich.  Congratulations to both students.

 

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On Monday, June 10, 2013, from 9 AM - Noon Lifesteps performed FREE Developmental and Autism Screening at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. This event was sponsored by Rotary District 7280 and the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club.  Pictured below is Rotarian Vic Conrad along with employees of Dentistry for Kids and LifeSteps.

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Students of the Month at Haine Middle School for May 2013 were recently recognized by the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary. In the photo, from left to right are, Mr. Josh Hoover (Haine Middle School Counselor - Intern), Morgan Wehr (5th grade), Matthew Stenglin (6th grade) and Emily Babusci (5th grade), Mr. Ron Gigler (Cran. Twp. Sunrise Rotary).

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On Thursday, May 16, 2013, The Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club recognized three Rowan Elementary Students as Rotary Students of the Month.

Front Row - Students – Isabella Browne, Matthew Bickart and Andrew Vetter

Second Row – Counselor Jill Thomas, Teachers Bill Parenti and Jenny Fiscus,

Principal Nannette Farmar and Teacher Erin Andrekovich

Last Row – Rotarian, the Honorable David Kovach

 

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Come join us Friday, May 3rd at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course for a day of fun and fundraising to benefit the Victims Outreach Intervention Center.  You can golf, sponsor, advertise, donate gifts, donate auction items OR any combination.

For more information download our brochure here. 

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On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club recognized Zoe Stebbins (5th grade) and Natalie Paulovich (6th grade, as the March Students of the Month for Haine Middle School. 

In the photo, from left to right are, Mr. Ron Gigler (Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary), Zoe Stebbins), Natalie Paulovich and Mrs. Beth Ann Smith (Haine Middle School Counselor).

 

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On Thursday February 28th, the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club, represented by Mr. Dave Kovach, recognized the January and February Student of the month during a breakfast and reception held prior to the start of school.  Pictured below from L-R are Ms. Nannette Farmar (Acting Principal- Rowan Elem.), Ryan Russell (4th Grade, Jan. 2013), Anna Palmieri (4th Grade, Feb. 2013), and Mr. Dave Kovach (Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary).

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On Saturday, March 2, our members braved a blustery day at the Shop 'N Save at Freedom Square to be greeted by wonderful shoppers who donated over a hundred bags of groceries and generous cash contributions to continue our Community's support of the Gleaners Food Bank, the designated food bank to serve the Cranberry Township area.

The push to keep the shelves full at Gleaners Food Bank to serve our neighbors and friends, Rotarians will continue their efforts on Sunday, March 24 from 8am until 5pm at the Cranberry Township Walmart.

Gleaners Food Bank is in most need of assistance this time of year as the families and individuals supported by Gleaners are also facing higher utility bills during the cold winter months and donations of items are at their lowerst point. For more information about Gleaners Food Bank please visit their website here

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 24 at Walmart.  If you miss that opportunity, we are continuing to collect donations at the Municipal Center on Rochester Road, where donations are being accepted at the Caring Center through the end of March, which is located immediately adjacent to the entrance to the Township Administrative Offices. 

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity! 

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On Thursday, February 21, 2013, the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club recognized the Haine Middle School Students of the Month for February 2013.

In the photo, from left to right are,  Mr. Patrick Francis (Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary), Marissa Waitlevertch (5th grade), Josh McLean (6th grade) and Mrs. Beth Ann Smith (Haine Middle School Counselor).

 

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Over 50 volunteers from the Club and the Seneca Valley Lacrosse Team visited each neighborhood on Saturday, February 9 and collected nearly 600 bags of food for the Gleaners Food Bank of Cranberry Township. Gleaners Food Bank is the designated Food Bank that assists our friends and neighbors in Cranberry Township.

The Club will continue collection efforts on Sunday, March 2 at the Shop and Save in Freedom Square and on Sunday, March 24 at the Wal-Mart on Route 19.

The Rotary Club of Cranberry Township Sunrise thanks everyone for their outstanding support of the Gleaners Food Bank.

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The Cranberry Rotary Clubs were well represented at this year’s Seneca Valley Foundation’s Sweetness and Light Gala held at Heinz Hall. The Gala was held in support of public education and for the continued excellence within the Seneca Valley School District. Linda Andreassi, a member of the Noon Rotary Club, is the Director of Communications for the Seneca Valley School District and played a significant role in organizing this community event.

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Standing Left to Right: Jack Cohen, Sunrise Rotary; Bruce Mazzoni, Sunrise Rotary Honorary Member; Linda Andreassi, Noon Rotary; Jamie Weber, Noon Rotary

Sitting Left to Right: Dan Novakovich, Noon Rotary; Jerry Andree, Sunrise Rotary

 

 
 

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, two students at Haine Middle School were honored as the January 2013 Students of the month.

In the photo, from left to right are, Mr. Ron Gigler (Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary), Ryan Meyer (5th grade), Lexi Vinski (6th grade) and Mrs. Beth Ann Smith (Haine Middle School Counselor)

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Registration for this annual event is now open.  To register click here

As a reminder the 5k event starts at 9 AM and the One Mile Fun Run starts at 10:15 AM. 

 

 
 

Join your friends and neighbors for the continuation of a SPOOKTACULAR tradition in Cranberry Township on October 26, 2014. The 5k event starts at 9am and the One Mile event starts at 10:15am.

A fun event for the whole family, and please come dressed in your favorite costume - BE CREATIVE!

For more information visit our race page

 

 
 

Run for a Cause!

To register for the Race for Wade or to become a sponsor, please contact Libbie at libbie@compugig.net. 

Read more about the Race at our story below.
 

 
 
 

Our Club was proud to be a part of Cranberry Township's 2014 Relay For Life.  Our Club fielded a team for the first time at North Boundary Park.  We walked in support of honoring cancer survivors and those currently battling, remembering loved ones lost and fighting back against a disease that has already taken too much!  We look forward to supporting the 2015 Cranberry Township Relay for Life event. We appreciated everyone's support!

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary's Vic Conrad for being recognized as Business Leader of the Year this week at the George Henderson "Service Above Self" Awards Dinner as hosted by the Cranberry Township Noon Rotary Club.  Vic is the founder and owner of Pinnacle Financial Strategies.  

Vic is a member of several professional and community associations/activities including:

  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) & Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) – Numerous various committees
  • Rotarian – Cranberry Township Sunrise Club Board Member
  • Seneca Valley Foundation Trustee
  • St. Barnabas – Valencia Woods Trustee and Golf Outing Committee
  • Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council (PPGC) – Assistant Treasurer and Past Conference Co-Chair
  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Member (serving northern Allegheny County and Cranberry areas)
  • Discover HOPE Here (Helping Others Pursue Employment) - Treasurer  

Pictured below is Vic along with his parents at the dinner on Tuesday evening, May 27th.

Congratulations Vic! 

 

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Congratulations to fourth graders from Rowan Elementary School for being chosen as Cranberry (Sunrise) Rotary’s Students of the Month. Ashley Martin, Ian Martin and Grace Abbott (front, left to right) celebrated their hard work, accomplishments, and leadership with their teachers and families at a breakfast held late last week. Seen here with the students are Ms. Lauren Smith, guidance counselor, and Mr. Dave Kovach, Cranberry Rotarian.

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On Thursday, May 15th from 9:00 AM - Noon, Lifesteps performed developmental and autism screening for all children from birth through five years of age. 

This event was sponsored by the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club.  Pictured are Vic Conrad from the Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary.  dentists from Dentistry for Kids, a doctor from Pediatric Ophthalmology, and a child screener from LifeSteps


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The Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting the "Frank Petrone Golf Outing" on May 2 and is seeking businesses or individuals for major sponsorships and advertising. The event will be held on Friday, May 2, at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. There are a variety of levels of sponsorship still available for the event, as well as advertising space, too. There will be a silent auction after the golf outing, and items to be placed up for auction are being sought. To discuss participating as either a golfer, sponsor, advertiser or by donating an auction item, please contact Vic Conrad, (724) 940-4333

For more information download our brochure here

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On Saturday, March 1st our members enjoyed an unusually warm day collecting donation for Gleaner's Food Bank in front of Shop 'N Save on Freedom Road. 

Gleaners Food Bank is in most need of assistance this time of year as the families and individuals supported by Gleaners are also facing higher utility bills during the cold winter months and donations of items are at their lowest point. For more information about Gleaners Food Bank please visit their website here

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity!  

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The Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club recently honored two students at Rowan Elementary School as Students of the Month.  

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From L-R Mrs. Andrekovich, 4th grade teacher, February Award – Nora Krisfalusi, January Award – Sam Skeen, Dave Kovach, Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary club.

 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Cranberry Township Sunrise will once again be providing a scholarship for multiple students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Program. The Rotary has a great deal of respect and concern for the youth of our community, and RYLA looks to give public recognition to the many young people who are already rendering important services to the community and to also encourage and develop young leaders and potential leaders by providing them with a meaningful training experience.

Selected students, who will be seniors in high school in September of 2014, will attend the week-long conference at Westminster College beginning Sunday afternoon, June 8 and ending Friday evening, June 13, 2014. The RYLA schedule will be filled with stimulating lectures and discussions on leadership skills, youth-related concerns, public issues, community service activities, career guidance and recreation. The students will also be able to participate in social events in order to get to know one another and hopefully make some life-long friends. Typically, there is approximately 100 students from Western Pennsylvania that attend the event.

The Rotary Club of Cranberry Township Sunrise would like to send multiple students to the RYLA conference and is looking for RYLA nominations by March 1. Please contact Rich Inman at inman1@zoominternet.net or Bobby Zahner at RZahner@hbkcpa.com if you have a nomination.

 

 
 

Cranberry Township Sunrise Rotary Club volunteers will be collecting food donations from the public on Saturday, February 15th for the Gleaner's Food Bank.  If you wish to donate, please leave your donations in  front of your home in an area visible from the street by 10:00 AM. 

We will also be collecting food donations at the Cranberry Municipal Center located on Rochester Road through March 31st. 

Items being sought for donation include: pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, cereal, and canned meats. Items that are past their expired date cannot be accepted. Nonfood items such as tissue, paper towels, toilet tissue, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and soap are also sought.

Cash donations are also welcome, and can be mailed to: Gleaners Food Bank, c/o Cranberry Township Rotary Club — Sunrise, P.O. Box 1583, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Checks should be made payable to “Gleaners Food Bank.”

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Since the spring of 2008, the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club has recognized a student of the month at Rowan Elementary School.  Pictured below are the recipients of the Student of the month for October, November and December of 2013.

Looking at the picture from left to right are: Nan Farmar Principle, Patricia Homan -  November, Luke Robertson -  December, Connor Sayers -  October.
Representing Cranberry Sunrise Rotary are Jim Logan and Carl Heinlein. 

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