PHF ceremony was held to honour our generous donors, visitors Chin Idirisu Medorni of Rotary Club of Kumbo, Africa and Owen Standley of Rotary Club of Richland, PA spoke about projects they're working on and Jesse Thompson introduced the Club to his new business, Fetch Moto.
Paul Harris Fellowships recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, to the Rotary Foundation. Don Snyder led the PHF ceremony held at this meeting and explained the importance of these contributions: Donations are transformed into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Looking at the audience, Don used the project led by Dr. Asmat Naebkhil, who was present, as one example. Dr. Naebkil helped establish a much-needed heart clinic, built in Kabul, Afghanistan, with the help of our Club and grants from Rotary Foundation. This is an important clinic that has performed 5-6 heart surgeries a day, in an area with no established emergency hospitals. For more information about this project, visit:
Don, with the help of Shari Cunningham, acknowledged the following:
  • Kay Douglas honoured Mary-Lynn Parent and Brian Parent with PHFs
  • Janet Kelly honoured her son Brian Kelly with a PHF
  • Nurlan Turdaliev is now a PHF+1 sapphire
  • Ian Henderson is now a PHF+3 sapphire
Our Club thanks you for your generosity.

Our Club welcomed Chin Idirisu Medorni, Club Secretary for The Kumbo Rotary Club, Cameroon Africa and Assistant District Governor for District 7305 Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania. They spoke about projects they're currently working on:
1) Mr. Medorni spoke passionately about the need for a water supply project for Didango Village in the Western Region of Cameroon.   The water project would greatly improve the reduction of water borne diseases, and personal hygiene.  It would also help the village economically.
2) Mr. Standley will be doing a 2021 hike through the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles) over the course of five months. The project is called Owen's Odyssey and it is to raise awareness and funds for Polio Plus #endpolionow campaign. The Goal is to raise $100,000 through this effort. 
Romeo introduced member and guest speaker Jesse Thompson who spoke about his new venture, Fetch Moto. Jesse came up with his idea while he was shopping for his car last year. He found the process time consuming, and after doing research, found that vehicle buyers today still spend an average of 18 hours shopping for a vehicle. Fetch Moto is “the fastest and easiest way to get the best deal on your next vehicle.” Shoppers select the must-have features they want and sellers post their competitive offer if they have a match in their inventory. This is a win-win for both customers and dealers, as it makes the car-buying process simpler for the buyer and it provides “hot leads” for the dealer.
To learn more, go to and click the “Keep Me Posted” button to let Fetch Moto know when you plan to buy your next vehicle.
Also, Jesse is looking for your support! They’d love to win the Generator Design contest – please visit and click “vote for us in a design contest” button to vote for Fetch Moto and help Jesse and his team win $15k in design services from Generator Design.
We were also happy to exchange banners from visitor Mai Bright Urey, Sergeant-At-Arms from Rotary Club of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa - District 9101. Thank you for joining us!

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake)