Green Tree Rotary Club 

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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...

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Green Tree Rotary gave age-appropriate dictionaries the the third grade students at seven local elementary schools as part of The Dictionary Project. 
The Green Tree Rotary Food Drive was a great success.  Green Tree residents were asked to place non-perishable groceries by their front door.  Members of Green Tree Rotary and their friends picked up the food and took it to the food bank at New Life Fellowship in the West End. Green Tree residents were very supportive of this important community event.  

Green Tree Rotary enjoyed a very successful golf outing on August 29, 2016 at Chartiers Country Club.  The golfers had a wonderful sunny day to enjoy the beautiful golf course.  Then everyone had a delicious dinner of chicken and ribs, and enjoyed the many skill prizes, door prizes and auctions.   Please check out the Photo Album for the golf outing.  

Green Tree Rotary was pleased to welcome District Governor Linda Fisher Bruce to our weekly meeting on Thursday, July 22, 2016. She presented several members of our club with Paul Harris Awards: Brian Rohleder, Richard Canello, and David Montz. She also presented several members of Green Tree Rotary with flags, ties and scarves in recognition of their service to District 7300. Green Tree Rotary presented her with a green tree to commemorate her visit.

Green Tree Rotary is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Scholarship. Antonio Casadei and Richard A. Novak were each a awarded $1,500 scholarship for their college expenses. Antonio Casadei is a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School. Antonio is an Eagle Boy Scout. At Keystone Oaks, Antonio has been a member of the National Honor Society and has been active in a variety of clubs and community service projects. He is planning to attend Pennsylvania State University and major in Biological Engineering. Richard Novak is also a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School. At Keystone Oaks, Richard has been a member of the National Honor Society, was class president and active in a variety of clubs and varsity tennis. He is planning to attend Scheyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University. He is planning to pursue a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Congratulations to these two fine young scholars.

The Green Tree Rotary Food Drive was October 17, 2015.  Rotarians collected non-perishable food from Green Tree Residents for local food banks.  

Once again, Green Tree Rotary participated in the Dictionary Project.  Green Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to third grade students at nine area elementary schools in the Pittsburgh area--over 400 students!  The third grade is a pivotal year for children to learn to write well and having a dictionary for their own helps children with this process.  

Congratulations to Green Tree Rotary's 2015 scholarship winners, Joseph Santillo and Alaina Turocy. They are both graduates of Keystone Oaks High School.  They were each awarded $1,500. 

District 7300 Governor, Bill Segar, visited Green Tree Rotary on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Green Tree Rotary presented him with a special welcome "whoo-whoo", a "Green Tree" plant, and a delicious train cake.  Bill talked about his plans for the coming year in Rotary.  


ImageGreen Tree Rotary gave dictionaries to third-grade students at eight area elementary schools the week of November 2, 2014.  The Third Grade is seen as a pivotal time for children who are leaning to write, and having a dictionary for the child's own use helps them immensely.  This is the sixth year that we have been involved with "The Dictionary Project". 



Green Tree Rotary awarded two $1,500 scholarships for 2014, The students receiving the scholarships were Amy Coombs and Chandrasekar Muthiah.  The students were selected based on several criteria:  Scholarship, School Activities, Community Service and Financial Need.  Amy Coombs is graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  She is planning to attend Pennsylvania State University at the Erie, Pa., Campus.  She plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at the College of Nursing.  Chandrasekar Muthiah is also graduating from Keystone Oaks High School.  He is planning to attend Northwestern University, where he plans to pursue a degree in medicine. .  Image


Members of Green Tree Rotary assisted Green Tree Resident Kris Pusateri in feeding the homeless as part of Operation Safety Net on January 18, 2014.  Operation Safety Net operates a shelter and provides dinner for up to 100 homeless people when the weather gets cold.  Image

ImageGreen Tree Rotary had its annual "White Elephant" party on Dec. 19, 2013.  We exchanged some very unusual gifts and had a great time. 

ImageThe members of Green Tree Rotary Club joined with the members of Carnegie/Collier and Bridgeville Rotary Clubs for a delicious luncheon at Nevillewood Country Club.  We were entertained with Christmas songs by the choral group from Carlynton High School. 

ImageGreen Tree Rotary and Bishop Canevin Interact Club collected food from Green Tree residents on November 16, 2013.  The food was taken to the Southwest Food Pantry which helps many needy families in our area.  

ImageGreen Tree Rotary delivered dictionaries to 325 third-grade students at six area elementary schools in October 2013.  These dictionaries are for the children to keep and are appropriate for third-grade students.    This is a great way to improve literacy in children and researchers have found that the third grade is a pivotal year for children in the development of learning to read and write. 

The Green Tree Rotary Golf Outing will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Chartiers Country Club.  Registration and Lunch will be from 11-12, and the shotgun start will be at 12:00 noon.  Admission of $130 includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, door and skill prizes, box lunch, and delicious buffet dinner.  The golf outing flyer is available at the download section of this website. 



Greentree Rotary members prepared 130 Easter Baskets and distributed them to shut-ins within the Green Tree area.



John Herington and Ed Grimes present the 2013 Restaurant Raffle winner Harry Sally with his 12 restaurant certificates



President John Herington at Green Tree Borough's meet & greet for new residents.


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