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Rotary Club of Monongahela
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Hills Restaurant
107 Main St.
New Eagle, PA  15063
United States of America
Four Way Test
Of the things we
think, say and do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Join Date
Chrissy Watson
April 1, 2018
1 year
Gabriel Paulick
May 18, 2017
2 years
Laura D'Emidio
May 24, 2018
1 year
Gianni Mangino
June 2, 2017
2 years
Debra Mangino
June 8, 2001
18 years
Terry Necciai
June 30, 2002
17 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Speaker - Bucchianeri Richard
Today's speaker was our own Rich Bucchianeri, who joined Rotary in 1985 at the invitation of John Azatas.  Shortly after becoming a Rotarian,  Rich was asked to lead the effort to create Interact Clubs throughout the District.  That was quite an undertaking and required many meetings at various times of the day.  But it was also a successful undertaking which resulted in many new Interact Clubs being formed and in Rich being recognized as Rotarian of the Year.
Rich started working in his father's Esso Station at age seven, and has many happy memories of working with his father.  After college, he taught history and psychology at Ringgold School District, but when his father became ill, Rich decided to run the family business.  Over time the business expanded and Rich estimates that 70 businesses were located at Peno's Plaza over the years.
To earn his Principal's license, Rich attended evening school, and was hired as the Principal at South Park High School.  Eventually, he went on to become the Superintendent of South Park School District.  Rich has served on many Boards, including the Ringgold School Board were he was elected President at age 29, and he is also a Past President of the Monongahela Rotary Club.
Rich and his wife Rosemary have two grown sons, Ryan and Rodger.
Students of the Month March 2019
We were pleased to welcome Mr. Bill Callaway, Ringgold Interact Advisor, and two Students of the Month.  Both students were provided with a Student of the Month pin and provided the opportunity to tell a little about themselves and their future plans.
SOM Morgan Richards
Morgan Richards is the daughter of Janis Lawson and Benjamin Demchak.  She is a member of the Ringgold Interact Club and Relay for Life, and volunteers for the Healthy Kids Running Series to teach young children about the benefits of being healthy.  Morgan is a member of the Ringgold Marching Band and enjoys the sense of community the Band provides.  She is also on the Track Team, where she runs cross country.  After high school she plans to attend Waynesburg University to major in biology and then plans to attend Duquesne University for occupational therapy.
SOM Cole Bianchi
Cole Bianchi is the son of Kyle and Ann Bianchi.  He is active in the Math Club, Academic League, Robotics Club, and Envirothon and is a member of the Ringgold Golf Team.  Cole will be attending Penn State University to major in Computer Science, and later plans to earn a Master's Degree in Machine Learning.  He has been very passionate about computers since a very young age.  Most recently Cole used his computer skills to assist the Donora Public Library in setting up new computer equipment the library purchased as part of a large technology grant it received.   One of his favorite high school memories was when his Robotics Club earned first place in the cardboard boat competition.
Club Business March 28. 2019
The Monongahela Rotary Club met at Hills Restaurant over lunch on March 28, 2019, with 13 members in attendance and three guests.  The President rang the opening bell at 12:10; we pledged our allegiance to the flag and sang our normal invocation.
Gabe Paulik reported that the Club's profit on the Funny Fundraiser was $4,875!  He thanked the members for their help in making this such a successful fundraiser for the Club.  All agreed that the event should be repeated next year.
It was reported that we are in the process of uploading to our Club's website, the application form for our two Rotary Scholarship awards.  Completed applications will be directed to the Club's new email account,  A news release will be issued after the form is on our website.  As our Scholarship Chairman, Tom Graney will coordinate our efforts with Ringgold High School.
Half the Take:  Laura D'Emidio won the ticket but not the card.   At meetings end, the Club recited the Rotary Motto and the Four-Way Test.  The closing bell was rung at 1:00 pm.