Monday, June 15, 2009

Professional Development - Scott Grande

Today on June 15th, Scott Grande visited our club. He is the current Assistant Vice President Branch Manager of Firstrust Bank here in Philadelphia.

Aside from getting a very detailed picture of Scott's professional development, he offered insight and tricks into our individual development such as how to approach switching career paths and naming common job interview mistakes.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rotaract Receives Gundaker Grant

Yesterday night, Gundaker (District Rotary Committee) members voted yes on issuing RAC Philadelphia a $1000 grant towards our cause Adopt a Village.

Thank you to Nancy Magagna who helped Rotaract bring this cause to the Gundaker table.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rotary Spring Gala

Rotary hosted an annual gala this past Friday, May 29th at the Montrose Mansion in Villanova University. The below Rotaractors attended and supported the Philadelphia Rotary that night:

Asako Yoshino
Makoto Kuwabara
Stephen Iskrant
Maya Fridman

The evening was filled with good conversation with friends and family also attending the gala. We enjoyed a silent auction filled with many items such as Arden Theater tickets, autographed books and wine baskets. Frank Hollick also auctioned off his services to the highest bidder where he would work one day as a personal assistant.

There was a pleasant presentation dedicated to the outgoing Rotary President, John Wynn, who opened each meeting with a quote from John Adams, Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin. The audience was always asked to identify who said it!

Winding down the evening, guests enjoyed desserts and coffee amidst their uninterrupted conversation as the night culminated…