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Boys & Girls Club sends toiletries to youth shelter

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Dozens of toi­letries are on their way to a Ger­man­town home­less shel­ter, cour­tesy of the North­east Frank­ford Boys & Girls Club.

The Key­stone Club, a pro­gram with­in the lar­ger Boys & Girls Club, col­lec­ted sham­poo, con­di­tion­er, soap, baby lo­tion, tooth­paste, tooth­brushes and oth­er per­son­al hy­giene products.

The items will make their way to the Cov­en­ant House, which provides shel­ter to the home­less, run­aways and young people who were vic­tims of hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Nash­ay Bey, a 16-year-old Key­stone Club mem­ber and ju­ni­or at the High School of En­gin­eer­ing and Sci­ence, at­ten­ded the Ju­ly 31?? meet­ing of the Rotary Club of Frank­ford-North­east. She was joined by Jean­nie Sledge-Al­ex­an­der, the drill team co­ordin­at­or for the loc­al Boys & Girls Club.

The dona­tions were ac­cep­ted by Dave El­lis, gov­ernor of Rotary Dis­trict 7450, and Car­ol Hart Met­zker, a past pres­id­ent of the Rotary Club of West Chester Down­town and a former Dis­trict 7450 Rotari­an of the Year.

El­lis, a 41-year-mem­ber of the Rotary Club of Ex­ton-Frazer and a four-time pres­id­ent, was the guest speak­er. He’s a former Eagle Scout and U.S. Navy vet­er­an of the Vi­et­nam War. He spent his pro­fes­sion­al life as a suc­cess­ful travel agent be­fore re­tir­ing in Janu­ary.

In his ad­dress, he en­cour­aged mem­bers to mix fun activ­it­ies with their ser­vice ef­forts.

In not­ing the im­port­ance of build­ing mem­ber­ship, he presen­ted cer­ti­fic­ates to the new­est mem­ber (Joe Ly­ons) and the cur­rent mem­ber who re­cruited him (Joe Cohill).

Also, he presen­ted a Rotary 4-Way Test coin to mem­ber Russ Urzi to en­cour­age him to bring in a new mem­ber. Once the new mem­ber is on board, Urzi is to pass the coin on to an­oth­er mem­ber.

The Rotary Club of Frank­ford-North­east meets every Tues­day from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Cannstat­ter’s, at 9130 Academy Road. ••

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