Rotary Club of Norwin
Our History
Rotary is a service organization with a motto of “Service Above Self”.  Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

The Rotary Club of Norwin was chartered as the Rotary Club of Irwin on May 3, 1963, over 50 years ago. The club has been active since that time and has embraced service to community, country and the world. Norwin is a name given to a collection of three communities in our area: North Huntingdon, Irwin, and North Irwin. The name came from our school district serving the same area.

To learn more about the history of Rotary, visit www.rotary.com. 

Our Members
As of July 1, 2017, the Norwin Rotary Club consisted of 32 members and 7 honorary members. (Tom Agnew, Frank Chadima, Ron Coiner, Ted Gilbert, John Hynes, Dan Obara, Chuck Terbot)

Our membership is comprised of men & women, "young" & "seasoned", actively working & retired, and a variety of professions.  Everyone who truly believes in "Service Above Self" is welcome!  To join any Rotary Club you must be invited by a member of the club.  If you are interested in joining, please speak to any Rotarian or contact the Norwin Rotary's Membership Chair - Brenda Kacvinsky at bkacvinsky@comcast.net - 724-244-1941 

Check out more pictures of our Rotary fun on our Facebook page!  
Our Programs & Projects
We have our own programs & projects and we also partner with other organizations.  This list consists of past projects as well as current ones.  
Boy Scouts Westmoreland County * Memorial Day Parade * Catheterization Lab Installation (Kiev) * Multiphasic Blood Testing
Norwin Chamber of Commerce * The Backpack Project * College Scholarships * Norwin High School Interact Club
 Girl Scouts Westmoreland County * Norwin High School Library * Teddy Bear Project * Norwin Public Library * Inner Wheel Norwin Scholarship Golf Outing * Interact Club Road Cleanup * Norwin Senior Citizen’s Dinner * International Scholarship 
The Rotary Foundation * Irwin Fire Department * Rotary Ramps * Irwin Male Chorus * Rotary Youth Exchange Sponsorship
 Irwin Playground * Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) * Poison Control Centers (Europe) * Salvation Army Bell Ringing
 Meals on Wheels * High School Student of the Week * Tribune Review Adopt a Classroom * Strike Out Hunger Night
United Way Campaign * End Polio Now Campaign * Westmoreland County Food Bank *  Clean Water & Sanitation Projects 
Project Lifesaver * World Affairs Council * Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) * Community Holiday Tree * 
Relight the Lamp Theatre * Military Banner Program 





Our Committees
2017-2018 Avenues of Service/Committees

International Service: Matt Wirtz
TRF:  Jeannie Morrison, Clif Suehr
  (includes: water filters, Polio Plus, Dominican Project, DCG)
District Interantional Project: Matt Wirtz 
Paul Harris Nominations: Bill McCabe, Jeannie Morrison, Clif Suehr 

New Generations: Ryan Dansak
Interact: Mat Beck
Dictionaries: Gary Teti
Scholarship:  Tim Kotch, Gary Teti, Cheryl Campbell
  (includes RYLA, W Aff. Council, Dictionaries, student guests)
Youth Exchange: Ryan Dansak
Scholarship Golf Outing:  Cheryl Campbell,  Rosanne Novotnak, Ian Petrulli,
John Ott, Bill McCabe, John Duncan

Community Service: Jason Csukas
Multi-phasic Blood Testing: Jerome Croce 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing: Rosanne Novotnak
Fresh Express: Bill Caruthers 
Backpack Project: Jason Csukas, Bill Snyder,
Chili/Wings Cookoff: Bill Caruthers, Cheryl Campbell, Rosanne Novotnak 
Christmas Tree: Brenda Kacvinsky,  Ryan Dansak,  Cheryl Campbell
Military Banners: 

Club Service: #1 Cheryl Campbell
Audio/Visual:  Mat Beck (Chair)Dave Photographer
Finance: Tom Graney, Margaree Pertle, Gary Dinsel
Fundraising: Cheryl Campbell, Bill McCabe, Brenda Kacvinsky, Gary Dinsel.
                        Jeanne Morrison, John Duncan, John Ott. Linda Shaner, 
                        Rosanne Novotnak, Ryan Dansak
Governance:  Bill McCabe, Tyler Jones, Jim Duffy, Bill Caruthers,
                        Russ McCullough
(includes: bylaws/constitution, nominations & elections, 
installation of new members, historian, parliamentarian, selection of 
Club Service Award and Community Service Award)
Public Relations:  Nevin Harris, Cari Kocinski, Mat Beck, Dave Slusarick (communications)
                                 Brenda Kacvinsky, Jeanne Morrison
Song Leader: Nick Poole,  Ryan Dansak, Clif Suehr

CLUB SERVICE: #2 Gary Teti
Fellowship: Jeanne Morrison,  Brenda Kacvinsky, Linda Shaner
(includes Holiday Party, Annual Installation Dinner, Socials)
Membership: Brenda Kacvinsky, Ian Petrulli, Mat Beck
Invocations: Dave Slusarick, Members as needed
Program:  Linda Shaner, Matijak, Dave Slusarick, Gary Teti, John Ott
Sergeant-at-Arms:  Russ McCullough  (Member Inductions)


Vocational Service: Jim Duffy
Career Development: Tim Kotch
Career Day w/ Interact: Rosanne Novotnak Mat Beck
Website: Brenda Kacvinsky​
         2017 Members

Mathew Beck
Cheryl Campbell
Bill Caruthers  
Jerome Croce
Jason Csukas
Ryan Dansak
Gary Dinsel
Jim Duffy
John Duncan
Tom Graney
Nevin Harris
Tyler Jones
Brenda Kacvinsky
Cari Kocinski
Tim Kotch
Michael Liptak
Bill McCabe
Russell McCullough
Don Morrison
Jeanne Morrison
Rosanne Novotnak
John Ott
Terry Painter
Margaree Pertle
Ian Petrulli 
Nicholas Poole 
Linda Shaner
Dave Slusarick
Bill Snyder
Rev. Dr. Clif Suehr
Gary Teti
Matt Wirtz