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September 20, 2023 – Monthly Food Drive
Volunteer Matthew Borderick loads food for distribution by the Trainer United Methodist Church. Chichester Rotary delivers food to local food banks on the third Wednesday of every month. Food can be dropped off at Ogden Supply Company on every third Wednesday and at Booth’s Corner Shoe Store every weekend.
September 11, 2023 – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
On Monday morning, September 11, 2023, Chichester Rotary President Judy Stang gave a memorial speech for those lost during the horrible events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. Members and other attendees gave testimonies of where they were and what they were doing that horrible morning. Taps were played to honor those who were lost and those who gave their lives to save the lives of others on that day.
August 26, 2023 – Flags For Heroes Ceremony
Chichester Rotary and the American Legion Post 951 held our annual Flags For Heroes ceremony. The flags sponsored by members of our communities to honor those who have served both our community and our country throughout their lives. Photos and videos were provided by the Chichester High School Drone Team.
June 28, 2023 – Officer Inauguration
Chichester Rotary had their officer installation ceremony at the last morning meeting for June of 2023. Judy Stang was installed as our 2023-2024 President. Bob Wesolowski was installed as our 2023-2024 treasurer. Steve Moyer was installed as our 2023-2024 secretary. All positions were inducted by our own David Houtz, Rotary District Governor. We thank them all for their service to rotary in the Chichester community
June 23, 2023 – District Governor Inauguration
Our very own District Governor David Houtz (2022-2023) had the honor of installing our new District Governor Renee DeCoskey (2023-2024) for Rotary District 7450. We thank them both for their exemplary service to our fortunate district.
R.I.P. Gale Holger “Hogie” Hansen
March 7, 1937 – May 27, 2023
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Hogie Hansen, who having finished his course, now rests from a life overflowing with love, friendship, and service. Hogie went on to eternal glory this morning at Whitehorse Center, surrounded in love by his wife Anne, and daughters Deb and Sarah.
Hogie met Anne at Earlham College, where he wooed her with his beautiful singing voice and charming smile. Thus began a 66 year courtship, including 62 years of marriage. In addition to Anne, Hogie is survived by his brother David, his sister Diane, three children: Peter (and Allison), Sarah (and John), and Deb (and Jim), and six grandchildren: Rachel, Michael, Katie (and Patrick), William Holger, Sam, and Emma.
A lifelong Methodist, Hogie endeavored to be ‘more perfect in love’ each day. He was a man of steadfast faithfulness with a heart of justice. Hogie heard his call to ministry when he was 12 years old. In his early 20s, he was ordained as a clergyman in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. For the rest of his life, he considered every job he had as a ministry of faithfulness and love to God and neighbor. He served under appointment at Great Hill UMC in Seymour CT, West Haven UMC, and Litchfield UCC. In addition to parish ministry, Hogie served the Christian Ministry of the National Park Service, Earlham College, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College.
Hogie was a pillar of Swarthmore UMC for many years. He and Anne were instrumental in the planning and creating of the SUMC Memorial Garden. At the recent Holy Saturday service in the Memorial Garden, Hogie recounted the history and stories of this sacred space. Hogie also held many leadership roles at SUMC, and faithfully sang in the SUMC Choir.
Music was a very special part of Hogie’s life. As Anne and I were planning the services today, we spoke about one of their favorite songs from the composer John Rutter. The lyrics of this song, called Eternal God, are so characteristic of Hogie’s generous spirit.
As we are blest, so may our gifts bless others:
May hearts be touched and spirits lifted up anew.
Let music draw together those who live as strangers
Bring joy to those we love, in thankfulness true.
Cards of comfort and support can be sent to: Anne Hansen, 535 Gradyville Road V-203, Newtown Square, PA 19073
With deepest gratitude for Hogie’s life,
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
May 29, 2023 – Roger Gibbons Park
Upper Chichester Township partnered with the Chichester Rotary Club, the American Legion Post 951, and the Upper Chichester Heart and Soul Committee to hold a Memorial Day Service at Roger Gibbons Park. The American Legion Post 951 lead the ceremony along with soloist Florence Moyer and trumpeter Bill Magraw.
2023 Golf Outing Information
The weather was challenging at our Spring Golf Tournament on May 3rd at the Wyncote Country Club, but the participants were undeterred and the event was a huge success.
December 28, 2022 – Lutheran Knolls
This year we were fortunate to be able to deliver over 140 meals to residents of Lutheran Knolls. Thank you to our Rotarians who were able to make it and to the residents of Lutheran Knolls that were able to help distribute the meals.
Enjoy a round of golf at Wyncote Golf Club in Oxford, PA. Proceeds from the event go toward funding our six $1,000 Chichester High School Scholarships and other local programs. 2022 Chichester Rotary Golf Flyer
From July through September 14, 2021 we are raising money through a program called Flags for Heroes. For $50 you can sponsor a flag in the name of your Hero and it will be displayed in the Chichester Community. Heroes can include, but are not limited to, Military service members and veterans, Police, Fire, EMS, and other First Responders. Last year we displayed 75 flags in front of the Chichester High School. Flags displayed will also include your Hero’s name. Please see the following link for details. Flags for Heroes 2021