Welcome to the Rotary Club of New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia Rotarians are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.  Prospective members are always welcome to attend a meeting as our guest.  Meetings are Tuesdays at noon at the Park Place Youth Center at Tuscora Park.
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Registration is now closed for The Community Healthcheck on Saturday, September 9.  Your next chance 
to take part in this multi-phase blood profile will be in March 2024.  Watch for registration information about 
that event in January.
This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Philadelphia and the Kiwanis Club of Dover/New Phila.  
Proceeds from these events benefit the many community service projects supported by both clubs.
May is always a busy month for RTY at Tuscora Park.  The Park’s summer season is traditionally kicked off over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. 
That means the Rides, Concessions, Amphitheater, and Youth Center operated by RTY are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.  Adding to the anticipation this year is the transition in Management Staff for three of RTY’s Tuscora Park operating areas.
Left to right:  Joe Stephon, Jordyn Starkey, Jim Hobart, and Greg Rees
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Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 



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