Our club reaches out to our neighbors around the globe through our support of the Rotary Foundation and the Wheelchair Foundation; and more locally, we support our own district’s Gundaker Foundation. In our own neighborhood, we have established many avenues of service in support of organizations, such as the Colonial Neighborhood Council, the Fellowship House, and the Conshohocken Library. And we have helped many individuals and families through our programs of service, including Operation Warm, Operation Santa, and local students who have been supported by our club’s Lafayette Scholarship.
Our club’s primary ongoing service project has been to support the Colonial Neighborhood Council, and we are proud to be helping our “neighbors.”
The Colonial Neighborhood Council has been serving the community since 1967, providing hope for our less fortunate neighbors. Here’s just a few of the ways Colonial Neighborhood Council helps our neighbors:
- Meals-on-Wheels for the elderly and handicapped
- Emergency Aid for food, fuel and utility bills, and rent
- Employment Counseling for the unemployed, and a
- Thrift Store, for clothing, toys and household items at discount prices
Now, Colonial Neighborhood Council needs our club’s help. Their building at 107 E. 4th Ave., Conshohocken, is essential to the good work Colonial Neighborhood Council does. But the building is in desperate need of repair and rehabilitation. And that’s where CPW Rotary comes in. Our members are helping rehabilitate the building and our Club is raising $100,000 for major repairs and restoration.
The John Ondik Memorial Service Award is presented each year to a graduating student from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School who truly exemplifies the Rotary motto of “ Service Above Self. “ The award is named in honor of John Ondik who served the Conshohocken/Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary Club for many years and was tremendously instrumental in the growth of the Club and dedicated to serving Rotary.
“Helping Our Neighbors”—
That’s what CPW Rotary does!