The Rotary Club of Media is the only club among the 35,000+ clubs in Rotary International to have an International Director, a District Governor and a Club President from the same club in the same year. Club members turned out in force to celebrate that reality at the dual installation of the officers and directors of Rotary District 7450 and the officers and directors of the Rotary Club of Media at the National Helicopter Museum in West Chester.

Jeffry Cadorette, one of sixteen Rotary International Directors, presided at the installation of Susan Garrison, President for 2019-20 of the Rotary Club of Media. He also installed the club’s officers, Jim Resinger, president elect; Carol Wills, vice-president; Rob Hancock, immediate past president; William “Ted” Pleibel, III, Treasurer; Anthony Cavaliere, Sergeant at Arms; and the club’s directors, Kerry Dyer, Andrew Hunt, Sheri Kirchoff, Michelle Martella, and James Meinel.

Cadorette then installed Peter Mardinly as the Governor of Rotary District 7450 and the members of the District Board of Directors: Brian Casey of the Rotary Club of Swarthmore; Richard Heron, Rotary Club of Upper Darby-Lansdowne; Christopher Potter, Rotary Club of Levittown-Fairless Hills; Treasurer Gary Zebrowski, Rotary Club of Media; and Secretary Sue Mardinly, Rotary Club of Concordville-Chadd’s Ford.

During the 2018-19 Rotary Year, the Media club provided $10,700 in grants for community and international projects, including: Media Theatre; Media Elementary School Playground; Girls on the Run; Media Arts Council; Mityana, Uganda Water Project (partnering with Rotary District 7505); Shelter box and Penncrest Interact Club Hunger Project. The club also sponsored Maya Loew, an exchange student from Germany and out-going exchange student, Katie Coyne, who spent the year in Taiwan.

Members of the club contributed $14,280 to the Rotary Foundation and recognized three new Paul Harris Fellows, the award given to Rotarians who contribute $1000 to the International Foundation. Those recognized were Rob Hancock, Morris Kaufman, and Walt Woerheide.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome to come to a club meeting, every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Fellini Café, 106 W. State Street in Media or visit our website

Pictured (l-r) are Rotary International Director, Jeffry Cadorette; Rotary Club of Media President, Susan Garrison; and Rotary District 7450 Governor, Peter Mardinly.