Dr. Philip S Vuocolo is a General Surgery Specialist in Warren, Pennsylvania spoke to our club last Wednesday. He graduated with honors from State University Of New York Health Science Center Of Syracuse in 1983. Having more than 36 years of diverse experiences, especially in GENERAL SURGERY.
General surgery is a specialty that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad range of diseases that may require surgical treatment. After medical school surgical residency training includes content in ten areas of the body and several organ systems, plus the study of oncology, trauma, burns and emergency medicine.
John Lasher from the Community Foundation of Warren County came to speak to us about the Foundation and it’s focus.
In 1949, a small group of men and women thought that Warren County should have a foundation that would be able to provide support for education and various other projects for the citizens of Warren County. From its initial modest beginnings, this foundation has grown into a multi-million dollar organization.
In the last 5 years, the Community Foundation of Warren County has made distributions totaling over $10 million to local non-profit organizations and to scholarships for students attending colleges or trade schools.
Dr Mason Tootell from Warren General Hospital Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine spoke to us about additio
n and medication assisted therapy. Addiction effects every community at about 1 in 10 Americans have an abuse problem. The goal of any medication treatment is to stabilize a patient enough so that they can embrace and participate in recovery programs. Treatments must work hand and hand with counseling or recovery programs to create substantial recovery.
Rotary Student of the Month, Michaela Giambrone, and her parents Mike & Debbie. Michaela runs Cross Country, Is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers with her youth group at church to support the soup kitchen, giving trees and bringing joy to Rouse residents.
Lacey Hanson came to Warren Rotary Club this past week to talk about the United Fund of Warren County and it’s support of PA 2-1-1.
All campaign and administration of the United Fund of Warren County costs are covered by income from an endowment fund administered by the Community Foundation of Warren County. That means that 100% of your tax deductible gifts goes directly to member agencies serving the Warren County communities.
PA 2‑1‑1 Northwest is part of the national 2‑1‑1 Call Centers initiative that seeks to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number and web resource for finding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Search our vast database of services and providers to find the help you need today.
We welcomed our District Governor Scott Bayline to our meeting last Wednesday to share all about his plans and goals for Rotary District 7280 this year. Club President Adam Meneo was presented the District Governor with our donation towards his projects.
Ken Hinton, from the City of Warren Building Code Enforcement, came and spoke to the club. The department issues building permits and performs construction inspections under the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and International Construction Code (ICC) for the City of Warren.
Building permits are required for most projects such as new homes, additions, alterations, basement remodeling, sunrooms, swimming pools, spas/hot tubs, decks, and accessory buildings larger than 150 square feet. Permits run between $150-$200.
Projects such as minor repairs of a non-structural nature, painting, carpeting, door and window replacement, and roofing do not require a building permit. Some projects such as small accessory buildings and fences require only a zoning permit. It is recommended that the Building Code Department be consulted to confirm whether a permit is required for any planned projects.