The 15th Annual Chefs of the Burbs Facebook Live
 
The 15th Annual Chefs of the Burbs Facebook Live is just around the corner! Join us, Thursday, November 5th, at 7 PM on our Facebook Page for an exciting evening of culinary adventure, entertainment, prizes, and fun in support of the local community and COVID-relief (see our community beneficiaries below).
 
Experience your favorite restaurants like never before with chef cooking demonstrations, wine talk, special menus for pick-up or delivery, live music, featured sponsors, and some special surprises! Attending this year's Chefs of the Burbs is free! Here's how it works!
 
1) REGISTER (it's free!) and be automatically registered to win Restaurant Gift Cards from $25 - $200!
2) Donate if you like
3) Pick-up or deliver dinner from one of the participating "Chefs" restaurants
4) Tune in to our Facebook Page on November 5 @ 7 - 10 PM and ENJOY!
5) Make a difference in our community!
 
Event proceeds support families, children, and seniors in our community who have been impacted by Covid-19. Beneficiaries include Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, Rotary Club of Blue Bell Covid-19 Relief Task Force, Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad, and Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club. Your contributions will also support Blue Bell Rotary's 24-month COVID-19 effort to address the effects of the pandemic on families, students, elders, and businesses in our community. 

Arpeggio BYOB

1101 N. Bethlehem Pike

Spring House, PA 19477

215-646-5055

Website:  arpeggiobyob.com

Menu Link:  https://arpeggiobyob.patronpath.com

 

Bonefish Grill 

27 Airport Square

North Wales, PA 19454

215-361-2932

Website:  bonefishgrill.com/locations/pa/montgomeryville

Menu Link:  

https://order.bonefishgrill.com/menu/bonefish-montgomeryville-pa?_ga=2.181262116.26387652.1601937849-1772125852.1601937849

 

Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar

129 E Butler Ave.

Ambler, PA  19002

215-643-0111

Website:  dettera.com 

Menu Link:  http://www.dettera.com/assets/documents/menu/Early_Fall_Dinner_menu_.pdf

 

El Serape

970 Dekalb Pike

Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-239-9466

Website:  elsarapebluebell.com

Menu Link: 

https://order.metispro.com/index.php/services 

 

The Farm & Fisherman Tavern

575 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

267-643-8974

Website:  farmandfisherman.com

Menu Link:  https://app.upserve.com/s/the-farm-and-fisherman-horsham/?show_default_image=true

 

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

1460 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, PA 19454

267-708-2000

Website:  Ironhillbrewery.com

Menu Link:  https://order.ironhillbrewery.com/vendor/search

 

Joseph Ambler Inn

1005 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19454; 215-362-7500

Website:  Josephamblerinn.com

Menu Link:  https://josephamblerinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DINNER-MENU2.pdf

 

La Provence 

The Old Ambler Train Station

27 West Butler Pike

Ambler, PA  19002

215-390-1767

Website:  laprovenceambler.com

Menu Link:  https://www.laprovenceambler.com/dinner 

 

Panache Wood Fire Grill

602 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

215-641-9000

Website:  panachewoodfiregrill.com

Menu Link:  https://panachewoodfiregrill.com/pdf/104142_Panache_Takeout_v2_OV_Proof.pdf

 

Saffron Indian Kitchen

60 E. Butler Ave.

Ambler, PA  19002

215-540-0237

Website:  saffronofphilly.com

Menu Link:  https://order.placepull.com/restaurant/saffron-ambler

 

Seasons 52

160 N Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA  19406
610-992-1152

Website:  Seasons52.com

Menu Link:  https://www.seasons52.com/menu-listing/takeout

 

Stone and Key Cellars- WINERY

435 Doylestown Rd
Montgomeryville, PA 18936

215-855-4567

Order Wine for the Event!  Stoneandkeycellars.com

 

Stove & Tap

329 W. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

215-393-8277

Website:  stoveandtap.com

Menu Link:  https://stoveandtap.alohaorderonline.com/OrderEntry.aspx

 

Sushi Hatsu

51 East Butler Ave.

Ambler, PA. 19002

267-705-2485

Website:  Sushihatsu.com

Menu Link:  https://www.toasttab.com/sushi-hatsu/v3

 

Thai Orchid

1748 Dekalb Pike

Blue Bell, PA, 19422

610-277-9376

Website:  Thaiorchidbluebell.com

Menu Link:  https://thaiorchidbluebell.com/menu.html#/restaurants/thaiorchid/300

 

Vida & Comida

131 E. Butler Ave. 

Ambler, PA 19002

215-641-0900

Website:  Vidaandcomida.com

Menu Link:  http://vidaandcomida.com/news/menu/

 

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Blue Bell

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center for morning meetings
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422
United States of America
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are meeting via Zoom. Contact us for Zoom link. Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 AM except for the last Tuesday of the month when we meet at 5:00 PM at a selected outdoor location for a socially distanced social meeting.

Mailing Address: PO Box 1011 Blue Bell Pa 19422

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For more information regarding membership, contact Teal Mercer at tealmercer@gmail.com.

For program information, contact Joanne Messerschmidt at jbmesserschmidt@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors: Montgomery County Community College and Delta Community Supports Inc.

Corporate Sponsors
Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting our club and the community at large. We appreciate having your team as a part of our team as we work together to make our community a better place.
 
               
Rotaplast
 
We sent a team to help with Rotary's international Rotaplast initiative, serving children with cleft palate. A note from the field:
 
The children and parents loved seeing our club photo. We did 100 surgeries on six days. One more day of surgeries left. Thanks for club support!
2019 Kenya Dental Hygiene Trip
This year we were honored to send a team of Rotarians and dental professionals to Kenya to share their expertise with locals in need. We partnered with our sister Rotary club there - what a joy!
Here are a few pictures from the trip. We were able to see over 300 individuals over just a few days.
 
CLICK HERE to see more!
 
Home Page Stories
We are "making a difference" in this community... Blue Bell Rotary Proud. Check out more about our project HERE.
 
In response to the needs created by the current COVID-19 Crisis, the Blue Bell Rotary Club organized a task group to meet the needs of the community. So far, the task group has accomplished the following: 
 
  • Members filled critical needs on Inter-Faith Housing Alliance's Amazon Wishlist
  • $2000 in grocery gift cards presented to families of Inter-Faith Housing Alliance
  • $1000 in grocery gift cards presented to the Boys and Girls Club Ambler
More gift card drives are underway to support those in the community who need help during these challenging times. 
We were honored to be a part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration in the township again this year. The surrounding townships were represented, including township supervisors, law-enforcement, school principals and students. A big Thank You! to Randy for coordinating.
 
Every year, the Wissahickon community, including students and families of Whitpain, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd and Ambler gather for the WFCA (Wissahickon Faith Community) Annual Solidarity Walk from Wissahickon H.S. To Bethlehem Baptist Church for the Martin Luther King celebration. Afterward during the service, Ron Smith gave a presentation, and Patti Smith received an award from the Wissahickon Faith Community Association.  Patti  also received an American flag that flew over the US House of Representatives. 
 
 
A team from Blue Bell Rotary unloaded a food truck from major local grocery stores in service to the Seeds of Hope organization. 
 
We had our annual Summer Splash last week and had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! We love spending time with each other, and would love to have you join us too! 
The Thomas J. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Logan Weiss and Liam Weiss during the July 16th Blue Bell Rotary ceremony led Tom Cassidy.  Tom joined us to present and share with us the special meaning that the Cassidy Scholarship holds. Thank you, Tom. We think the world of your family. Logan Weiss and Liam Weiss talked about their passion for service from an early age and they continued that passion for service through their high school years.  We wish them all the best as they continue their education, going to the same university from which Tom Cassidy graduated - University of Pittsburgh.
The Four Way Test is, put simply, a yardstick code of ethics that helps us to be better Rotarians, better citizens and better friends. Since it’s adoption, the test has been translated into over 100 languages and is used around the world as guiding set of principles.
 
Every year we hold a contest for students in our district to give a speech. We're so proud of their hard work, dedication, and community efforts. Congratulations everyone!
The Rotary Club of Blue Bell teamed up with Wissahickon Middle School Interact club to bring much-needed classroom supplies to primary schools in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya through an organization there called SHOFCO. To help raise funds for the Nairobi primary school classroom supplies, the Interact Club held a “Pie Your Principal” event on May 30. 
 
The Beat the Streets Wrestling Program of Philadelphia is committed to helping establish youth wrestling programs in the Philadelphia metropolitan region.  The organization will foster the holistic development of student-athletes by providing the resources to support wrestling and an academic tutoring programs throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support.  This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.  To this day, the organization remains laser focused on running wrestling and mentoring based youth development programs for underprivileged student-athletes that alter the trajectory of their lives.
 
Today it's considered the best wrestling room in Philadelphia. It is a charter school which has 350 students and 120 of the students are wrestlers. The ribbon cutting ceremony was amazing! We are blessed and honored to be working with such an organization. Thank you for all your hard work! 
 
 
 
This year we were honored to support the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club and Delta with gifts and funding for their coming year. Thank you for all you do for the youth in our community!
On October 20th, the Rotary Club of Blue Bell donated and planted 45 trees at Montgomery County Community College.  The College's Sustainability Club also assisted in the planting.  This project was done in response to the request from the last year's Rotary International President for every Rotarian to plant a tree to help slow global warming.  The Blue Bell Rotary Club was proud to help beautify the College campus while helping the environment.
Charitable Giving 2017-2018
 
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Alleviating an environmental crisis in Mongolia

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Sneak Peek: 15th Annual Chefs of the Burbs
 

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“Rotary clubs are important because they build communities and sustain communities.” State Representative Kate Harper , R-61.

 

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Speakers
Kay Negley
Oct 20, 2020
Seeds of Hope Food Pantry
Dan Emr
Nov 03, 2020
Human Trafficking at local level
Dr. Val Arkoosh, Montg. Co Commissioner
Nov 10, 2020
Montgomery County update
Andy Johanson & Wendy Axelrod
Dec 01, 2020
Ivory Coast visit & indelible experience with the Agou family
Dina Corrado
Dec 15, 2020
Journey Talk
Pastor Charles Quann
Feb 02, 2021
Black History
Wendy Axelrod
Feb 16, 2021
Journey Talk
 
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