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.
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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.
The Rotary Club of Warren, in partnership with Warren County Development Association, received a generous donation from the Northwest Charitable Foundation to be used toward the construction of the multi-sensory inclusive playground that is to be built as part of the City of Warren’s renovations of Lacy Park, which they will tentatively break ground on in the summer of 2019. From left are Rev. Madeline Edwards (Rotary Club); Shane Oschman (Northwest Bank Warren Area Manager/NCF Representative); Adam Meneo (Rotary Club of Warren President 2018-2019); and Dr. Bill Clark (Rotary Club). Missing from the photo is Jim Decker (WCCBI/WCDA).
Dennis Sturdevant from the Sheffield Depot Preservation Society spoke to us about the Society and the depot. The last remaining train depot in Warren County. It is from the 1880’s and the society has replaced windows, painted, fixed the roof and brought the building back to life. They are a 501C3 and through determination bought the building form the railroad after 10 years of negotiating. They have model trains in the building and lots of over interesting relics from the period.
Congrats to Amanda Johnson for being awarded our April Student of the month. Amanda is a senior at WHS and is planning to attended Clarion in the Fall. Her mother Carla was able to join us for lunch as well.
Rick from Hickory Creek Brewing & Supplies talked to us about home brewing and wine making!
He explained the ingredients needed for making beer. They sell supplies for beer and wine making. He estimates that there are about 50-60 home brewers in the area and 3x that amount making there own wine.
On Fridays brewers bring samples of their beer for tastings.
12 Warren Rotarian showed up early this past Saturday morning to pack food for the backpack program. We packed about 530 in 2 hours!
Each backpack contains enough food for at least two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks. Depending on the type and amount of food items within the backpack, children may be provided more meals than that. The contents of a recent backpack include: a box of Tasty-oh’s cereal, beefaroni, chicken ravioli, macaroni and cheese, and a four pack of mandarin oranges.
Gabrielle is a member of the Key Club, a hardworking student and always has a positive attitude.