Souperbowl Block Football Pool UPDATED

Posted by Commissioner Travis Olszewski 

This year, we are running a Superbowl Block Pool!  100 tickets are available.  @$30 each gives you a chance to win $100 12 times!  This page was updated with the links to the Football Pool and the PAYPAL option to pay.  You can still pay by check if your prefer.  See below for more info.  

We are raising funds for our Rotary Projects for 2019 using the Superbowl POOL.  Use the link above to select your SUPERBOWL FOOTBALL Block grid.  There are three blocks per entry.  One for the NFC game.  One for the AFC game.  One for the Superbowl game.  Each quarter will have a winner.  Winners are chosen by the score at the end of the quarter.  

How are winners determined?  Take a score like 14-3.  The pool winner would be the low digit row 4 and column 3.  If the score was 23-36, the pool winner would be row 3 and column 6.

Your entry is a tax deductible contribution!  Have a chance to win $100 12 times!

How to PLAY and PAY? Enter your BLOCK selection on the Football Pool page first. One entry includes a BLOCK in 3 pools- NFC, AFC Championships and Superbowl.   Then, make checks out to the Westtown Goshen Rotary Foundation or pay online with PAYPAL.  

You or your donor can call or text the Commissioner Travis for an verbal explanation and walk thru. Cell is 570-262-9631 or email questions to with BLOCKPOOL in the Subject line.

We will post the winners by POOL/Quarter on the website.  

Rotary Meeting Notes – 1/10/19

14 WEGO Members were in attendance including Bill Hicks & Barbara DeBaptiste. There was also a visiting Rotarian, Dennis Wallace. We had one visiting guest, Stephanie’s cousin, Shawn Carter. We gathered at Timothy’s Tavern.
Plan of Action: Over the next few weeks please send Travis “what you do for the club.” Does not need to be anything formal. This is just to serve as a backup plan in case you must unexpectedly miss consecutive meetings, etc.

SouperBowl 2019 – We currently have 9 different beer vendors; could use 8-9 more (TBD), 8 soups (last year we have 12), 2 bread donations, 0 dessert donations at this point. We could use a few more vendors across the board. Please see Bob Thomas if you have any ideas. Auction items are still needed. We have 9.5 tables sold. The band has been booked.
Dave will be setting up the Pay Pal account for the Block Pool.

Program: Chip Huston – Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

He was a Rotarian in Coatesville, PA for 8 years. He was the President in 2010-11. He has 2 teenage girls in sports which ended up pulling him away from Rotary for the time being.

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is celebrating 30 years in 2019. They have built 151 homes thus far.

There next project is to build 40 homes on 60 acres of land in West Grove, PA. The goal is to build homes that fit into the neighborhood so that the Habitat houses do not stick out.

Chip’s passion for the local community paired with his “Service Above Self” attitude was evident during his explanation of the overall housing concerns of Chester County.

For more information:

WEGO Meeting Thursday 1/3/2019

Rotary Meeting Notes 1/3/19

12 WEGO Members in Attendance. Visiting Guest: Barbara Spellman.

First meeting of 2019.  Timothy's Tavern.  


From Reece Davis: I recently spoke with former member, Lisa Balch updated me on her mother, Honorary Member, Lois Hodgson.  She would love guests.  Lois is being cared for in the Barclay Friends nursing & rehab center in West Chester. Communications can be sent in care of her daughter at

Bob Bielski had an accident when he was walking his dog. He fell and suffered a few injuries but is expected to fully recover. Please reach out and wish him well.

From Travis - WEGO Holiday party was a wonderful success! Thank you, Chris, for organizing the event!

District seeking WEGO support for their Silent Auction or Giveaway for the district conference coming up later this year.  Members agreed to support $40 donation from the club.

Plan of Action: Over the next few weeks please send Travis “what you do for the club.” Does not need to be anything formal. This is just to serve as a backup plan in case you must unexpectedly miss consecutive meetings, etc.

From Dave - suggested downloading Otter Voice Notes on the Ipad and Iphone for those hard of hearing.  It takes dictation and presents text to the user.  Howard can use it to record meeting notes for instance.

Program: SouperBowl Planning Meeting – Friday, February 3st

Our club has eight tables sponsored so far.  Two more tables open for sponsorship.  

It would be great if some members would visit other clubs in the area and promote the Souperbowl POOL, Finding table sponsors or just getting the word out.

Talked about Silent Auction Baskets.  Need 15.  $100 value minimum.  Hope to get an update list soon.

We could use 1-2 or more vendors: soup, dessert, or bread. We are good on beer vendors.
We will have a meeting Jan 8th at Iron Hill - to determine who in the club will help with what on the day of the event.

Travis reviewed the Souperbowl Block Pool Details.   $30 gives you twelve chances to win $100.  (3 games x 4 quarters).  AFC, NFC and Superbowl itself.

Send your payment in by check to Westtown Goshen Rotary Foundation.  

Meeting adjourned.

WEGO Souperbowl 2019 Tables Reserved

$500 Donation for a Souperbowl Table.  Each table can seat up to ten.   We can accommodate ten tables of ten.  Sunrise has another ten tables allocated.  

Please RSVP your table soon.  Only two remain.  After that, we can offer entrance without a guaranteed seat.

Ed Olsivicky (no form)
Dave Moldoff (no form)
Bob Bielski (no form)
Reese Davis (no form / half a table)
Alyssa Harnish and Carol Baker (have form)
Bob Thomas (no form)
Tom Corcoran (no form)
John Spellman (no form)
Stephanie Taylor (half a table, no form yet)
Matt Guldin (half a table, no form yet)

First WEGO Meeting of 2019

Timothy’s Double booked room. So we were pushed to the rear restaurant area.  Summarized blog and Souperbowl plan.

Happy New Year

Come join WE-GO Rotary and celebrate the New Year.  

Meetings Thursday Evening 6pm
Timothy's Tavern, Parkway Shopping Center
West Chester Pennsylvania

December 20 2018 Holiday Meeting

Monthly Frocularity by Ed Olsivicky

Once a month, We-Go will host an off site Frocularity event through June 2019. What is Frocularity you ask?

.....well, it all goes back to the mid 1980's and Past President of the Rotary Club of Uniontown, John C. Link's year of service. John's theme for his Presidential year was Fun, Fellowship, and Frocularity. 
To learn more or experience it for yourself, come visit We-Go some Thursday night at 6pm at our regular club meeting, or check back each week to see where the Frocularity event will be held, or give a ring to Ed O on 484-883-3025.  
Looking forward to it! 

WEGO Meeting Minutes 12/13/18

There were 12 WEGO Rotarians in attendance. The guest was Bruce Mowday, program speaker.


Ringing of the Bell: Mark & John volunteered yesterday. They felt that it was very rewarding, and the bucket was full! Tomorrow (12/14), 4-6pm: Reece & Bob Bielski. 6-8pm Travis & Matt.

New Member Challenge is still on! Bring in a new member by February 1st and Travis will reward the person with a bottle of reasonable priced wine, liquor, or case of beer.

Next week: WEGO Holiday Party. 5pm. Cocktail Cash Bar. 6-8pm Buffet Style Dinner. $45/person. Checks can be given to Bob Thomas.

Travis presented a District Grant for $3,000.00 to Carol Baker for a Read2Dream Project called “Invest in their Future.” It is written for two different groups, The Children from the Domestic Violence Center & The Crime Victim Center. In total this was a $7500.00 project. ($3000.00 from RI District, $3000.00 from WEGO Foundation, and $1500.00 from Carol Baker)

The goal of the program is to reeducate the children to help them deal with the challenging times at home. A lot of these kids are going through PTSD like symptoms. They just had their Read2Dream Winter Literacy Event this past Saturday where they had 367 children in attendance. Every child got a free book. Every book is stamped with “Read2Dream Foundation book donations made possible through our literary partner Westtown Goshen Rotary.”

Program: Speaker, Bruce Mowday

Bruce E. Mowday is an award-wining author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 15 books on history, sports, business, and true crime. He was the President of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. Mowday lives in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He has two grown daughters and three grandsons.

More information on Bruce can be found @

He discussed the Jailing the Johnston Gang. Pennsylvania's Johnston Gang, led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. and his brothers Norman and David, netted millions through a prolific burglary ring during the 1960s and '70s. But in 1978, fearing that younger members of the gang were going to rat them out to the authorities, the brothers killed four teenagers and nearly killed Bruce Sr.'s own son. This book draws on personal interviews with investigators, attorneys, and even former gang members to detail how the combined efforts of federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies brought the brothers to justice.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:17 pm. 

WEGO 2018 Holiday Party

Our annual WEGO holiday party will be 12/20/2018 hosted by Chris Baldwin.   Sheraton Hotel in Wilmington, DE (422 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801) We will have a cocktail hour from 5-6pm with a cash bar. Dinner will be from 6-8pm and is a buffet-style with an assortment of salads, vegetables, potatoes, and grilled flank steak with gorgonzola and chicken arrosto. We will finish with a chef's selection of deserts and freshly brewed Starbucks coffees and Tazo Teas. Cost is $45/pp.

About WE-GO

'WE-GO' was adopted as an acronym to reflect the lengths to which members of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club of Pennsylvania, USA go...