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.
 
               
The 15th Annual Chefs of the Burbs Facebook Live
 
The 15th Annual Chefs of the Burbs Facebook Live is happening tonight at 7 PM on our Facebook Page! Get ready 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 . https://arpeggiobyob.com

 

Bonefish Grill 27 Airport Square . North Wales, PA 19454 . 215-361-2932 https://bonefishgrill.com/locations/pa/montgomeryville

 

Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar 129 E Butler Ave., Ambler, PA 19002 . 215-643-0111 . https://dettera.com

 

El Serape . 970 Dekalb Pike . Blue Bell, PA 19422 . 610-239-9466 . https://elsarapebluebell.com

 

The Farm & Fisherman Tavern . 575 Horsham Rd . Horsham, PA 19044 . 267-643-8974 . Website: https://farmandfisherman.com

 

Harvest Seasonal Grill  1460 Bethlehem Pike  North Wales, PA (267) 460-8986

Website: https://harvestseasonalgrill.com/north-wales-restaurant/

 

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant . 1460 Bethlehem Pike . North Wales, PA 19454 . 267-708-2000 . https://Ironhillbrewery.com

 

Joseph Ambler Inn . 1005 Horsham Road . North Wales, PA 19454; 215-362-7500 . https://Josephamblerinn.com

 

La Provence The Old Ambler Train Station . 27 West Butler Pike . Ambler, PA 19002 . 215-390-1767 . https://laprovenceambler.com

 

Panache Wood Fire Grill . 602 Skippack Pike . Blue Bell, PA 19422 . 215-641-9000 . https://panachewoodfiregrill.com

 

Saffron Indian Kitchen . 60 E. Butler Ave. Ambler, PA 19002 . 215-540-0237 . Website: https://saffronofphilly.com

 

Seasons 52 . 160 N Gulph Road . King of Prussia, PA 19406 . 610-992-1152 . https://Seasons52.com

 

Stone and Key Cellars- Order Wine for the Event! . 435 Doylestown Rd . Montgomeryville, PA 18936 . 215-855-4567 . https://Stoneandkeycellars.com

 

Stove & Tap . 329 W. Main Street . Lansdale, PA 19446 . 215-393-8277 . Website: https://stoveandtap.com

 

Sushi Hatsu . 51 East Butler Ave. Ambler, PA. 19002 . 267-705-2485 . Website: https://Sushihatsu.com

 

Thai Orchid . 1748 Dekalb Pike . Blue Bell, PA, 19422 . 610-277-9376 . Website: https://Thaiorchidbluebell.com

 

Vida & Comida 131 E. Butler Ave. Ambler, PA 19002 . 215-641-0900 . Website: https://Vidaandcomida.com

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
 
Even with massive obstacles, when it comes to supporting our community, Blue Bell Rotarians have lots of stamina. Give us a daunting situation and we will double down. Read about the work we are doing in the community to bring relief to our neighbors who have been impacted by Covid-19.
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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Chefs of the Burbs Silent Auction

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Why Rotary? 

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

 

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Speakers
Andy Johanson & Wendy Axelrod
Dec 01, 2020
Ivory Coast visit & indelible experience with the Agou family
Dina Corrado
Dec 15, 2020
Journey Talk
Rusty Beardsley
Jan 05, 2021
Journey Talk
Rick Stuckey
Jan 12, 2021
MCCC student & veteran
Pastor Charles Quann
Feb 02, 2021
Black History
Wendy Axelrod
Feb 16, 2021
Journey Talk
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Youth Exchange
Immediate Past President