First Posted: 4/7/2014
Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Dallas recently gathered at the Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate to celebrate the 87th anniversary of the signing of the club’s charter in March 1927. That historic event launched almost nine decades of “Service Above Self” by club members in our Back Mountain community.
One of the highlights of this year’s charter night celebration was the presentation of Paul Harris Fellow Awards for “Service Above Self” to members President Todd Buckley and Treasurer George Bacon, a second-time winner, and special guest, Lois Giza, from the Bon Ton Department Store in Wyoming. The Bon Ton hosts the annual Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree and Giza provides leadership to support that event.
The Dallas Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, the world’s first all-volunteer service club founded in 1905 with more than 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries around the world.
Signature projects founded by and/or participated in by the Dallas Rotary Club throughout the years include the founding of the Luzerne County Fair, the establishment of the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the annual auction, the annual children’s Christmas shopping spree for 45 less fortunate children in the school districts of Dallas, Lake-Lehman and Northwest, book scholarships for college-bound high school seniors, dictionaries for third-graders, assistance to the Back Mountain Food Pantry, the annual charity golf tournament, the annual Wine and Dine Festival, Christmas luncheon and gift bags for Dallas Senior Center members.
The Rotary Club of Dallas meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Irem Country Club in Dallas.