• Our club has officially sponsored the Keystone International ROTARACT E-Club of District 7280!
  • The Keystone Club donated $200 to help fund the $2,000 project of the Keystone Rotaract Club to help fund cervical cancer screening for women in Kosovo.
  • Ken Bennett and the Slippery Rock Rotary Club announce the Uganda Global Grant to reduce Infant Mortality by raising funds to build a Maternity Clinic in Lukaya, Africa!  Check out our website project tab to learn more about how you can help.
  • Consider creating a team and raising funds to participate in our annual Walk 4 Water event in Adams Twp. Park in Mars, Pennsylvania.  If that isn’t near you, consider hosting an event of your own with our help!  Contact Gary at glweston65@gmail.com to learn more.
  • Keystone Rotarian from Ghana, Dr. Simon Aseno, travels to Pittsburgh to meet dozens of fellow Rotarians from District 7280.  During that time he is invited to speak at the Tri-PETS conference and several local schools to share his story of becoming a Rotary Peace Fellow.
  • A fellow Rotarian from North Carolina donates the money needed to complete the construction phase of the Ghana Clinic Project!  Days after the funds arrived, the community gathered together to add additional rows of block to the walls, add a roof to the building, add doors/windows, and gather rocks and dirt to pack the floors.  Men, women and children are working tirelessly to complete this project so that they no longer have to meet a healthcare worker under a tree along the side of the road!  Can you imagine how a clinic with regular staff and hours will change  this community!
  • Currently, students have to sit outside under the streetlights to complete their school assignments because many do not have electricity.  With the completion of the Ghana Library Project, the empty building would provide an appropriate place for adults and students to study, learn to read and potentially change the outlook of their lives.
  • The Rotary EClub of District 7710 in North Carolina has partnered with the Keystone Club to adopt the Library Project!  We are working with Books For Africa to ship 22,000 books, computers and other educational material to the Bawku West District Library in Ghana.  The empty structure will soon come to life and serve more than 120 communities and will be renamed after the major donors involved.
  • In addition to a club member that donated $260 to the Build-A-Chair project, our Keystone Club donated $3,000 from our Duck Derby Funds to complete our District Grant that was approved last fall.  ($1,500 will be returned to the club to use for other projects once the grant paperwork is completed)
  • Keystone Rotary donates another $417 (for a grand total of $1,000 for this year) to ShelterBox to assist with the Ukraine Crisis.
  • Crutches4Africa.org is an organization near and dear to many of the Keystone Members!  Several of our members regularly gather crutches, canes, baby strollers, wheelchairs and walkers to ship to people facing mobility challenges in Africa.  The Keystone Club donated an additional $200 to help fund the next shipping container.  Check out the website to learn more!
  • We still have cookbooks available, please consider purchasing one as a gift while knowing that 100% of the money paid will be applied to one of our humanitarian projects!
  • We are excited to announce that Ermira Kusari will be our incoming President beginning July 1, 2022 and Rosetta Brown will be our Vice President!  We are so thankful for the great work we have accomplished already during this past year under the direction of KRC President Trudy Croxton!
  • (you can also steal any articles from any of the past newsletters!

First woman confirmed as Rotary president-nominee

Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the service organization’s 115-year existence.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality. 

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Crutches for Africa

July 7, 2022 –  Another successful day of loading mobility devices into a container in support of the Crutches 4 Africa project. Thank you to everyone who lended a hand to make this happen. For more information please contact Phil Smith at pskts@comcast.net or Richard Commins at richecomins@gmail.com to find out more.

Rotary Challenge 116

As a way to celebrate Rotary’s 116th year, our club has challenged all Rotarians to do something 116 times. Our very own Rosetta Brown, an experienced chef, baked 116 loaves of bread and distributed them to those in need in her community. Your contribution can be as small as a $1.16 donation to your club or the Rotary Foundation. Who will you challenge to participate?

On the Frontlines

Our very own Rotarians, Hektor and Yllzim, are hard at work on the frontlines in Kosova, ensuring that those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are being properly served and taken care of.

Keystone Rotary E-Club welcomes Evans City Rotarians

We are thrilled to welcome Evans City Rotarians to the Rotary Keystone E-Club!  We are fortunate to have such dedicated, action oriented individuals join us and help to grow our club to the next level.  Looking forward to getting to know you all! 

Rotary Club of Slippery Rock – Peace Pole

On June 15th, the Rotary Club of Slippery Rock held a dedication for the installation of a Peace Pole on the grounds of the Slippery Rock Public Library. SRRC President and PDG Judith Hughes welcomed those in attendance. Everyone wore masks and practiced physical distancing. 

Pictured, left to right, are speakers at the installation program and members of the SRRC Peace Committee: Diane Chido, District 7280 Peace Chair; PDG Paul Rizza, SR Peace Chair; Karen Pierce, SR Peace Committee; G.Warren Smith, SR Peace Committee; Judith Hughes, PDG and SR President; and, Ken Fleeson, District Governor 7280.