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Our motto, SERVICE ABOVE SELF, embodies our humanitarian spirit. Rotary’s Avenues of Service guide our activities:

  • Through Club Service, we have fun, build lasting friendships, and make sure that our club runs well

  • Through Vocational Service, we volunteer our professional skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do

  • Through Community Service , we address local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements

  • Through International Service, we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace

  • Through New Generations Service, we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and peacemakers


THE FOUR-WAY TEST, created by a Rotarian, underscores our commitment to integrity:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


“If you truly want to give back to your community – and to the world at large – you join Rotary. It has an arm that reaches across all barriers. To be a part of that is very powerful.” – Aruna Koushik, Rotary Club of Windsor- Roseland, Ontario, Canada

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Festival Committee

Steering Commitee

Greg Krajewski Co-Chair/Logistics Chair and Rotary Club Ways and Means Chair

Mike Givler - Co-Chair/Finance Chair and Rotary Club Treasurer

Joye Wentz - Publicity Chair and Rotary Club Secretary

Jennifer Roncace – Publicity Support/Social Media

Dave Seegers - Security and Safety Chair and Club Past-President

- Volunteer Chair and Club President-Elect

Illaria Steele – Vendor Relations Chair

Sam Slokom – Logistics Support and Rotary Club Board Member

Alissa Griffith- Rotary Club President


Support Staff

Karol Collins- Strawberry Festival Coordinator

Becky Givler- Administrative Assistant

Michelle Malick- Website Specialist



The proceeds from the Strawberry Festival directly support the greater Coatesville community through grants and programs.  

The following organizations received grants from the proceeds of the 2022 Rotary Club of Coatesville Strawberry Festival.

  • Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company - $20,000.    In addition to providing volunteers to handle the parking for the Strawberry Festival in 2022, the Fire Company has responded to 478 incidents in 2022.

  • Chester County Food Bank - $15,000.    The Chester County Food Bank annually distributes over 3 million pounds of food to those in need in Chester County with a significant amount distributed in the Coatesville area.

  • Coatesville Youth Initiative - $15,000.    The Coatesville Youth Initiative sets the standard for positive youth development, family engagement, substance abuse prevention, and community collaborations.

  • Rotary Club of Coatesville - $13,000.    The Rotary Club supports numerous activities directed toward students in the Coatesville School District including scholarships, dictionaries distributed to all 3rd grade students, youth development activities, and youth community engagement activities.

  • Coatesville Area Public Library - $5,000.     The Coatesville Area Public Library provides information, programming and technology to the residents of the Coatesville area that promote literacy, build community and enrich lives. Coatesville Area Public Library seeks to build an informed and engaged community by connecting people with information, ideas and each other.

  • Good Works, Inc. - $5,000.    Good Works provides services to families living in substandard housing by working with them to make their homes warmer, safer and drier. The repairs they provide include roof repair, plumbing installation and repair, electrical rewiring and code compliance, heating installation and upgrades, insulation and drywall work, window and floor repair.

  • Handi-Crafters, Inc. - $5,000.     Handi-Crafters provides outsourcing solutions that empower individuals with employment barriers by helping their participants enhance their skills to participate in their community. Handi-Crafters programs open up a world of opportunity for businesses, participants, and the community.

  • Community, Youth & Women’s Alliance - $3,000.      The mission of the Community, Youth and Women’s Alliance, Inc. (CYWA) is to improve the spiritual, mental, social and physical condition of Men, Women and Children within the Coatesville community by providing full family services with a special emphasis on serving Pregnant Women and Children.  Our goal is to build strong, resilient families and promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Brandywine Valley Active Aging - $2,500.    The mission of Brandywine Active Aging is to enrich the lives of aging adults living within the Coatesville community by providing services that enhance the dignity and quality of their lives.

  • W. C. Atkinson Resource Center - $2,500.    The W. C. Atkinson Resource Center’s purpose is to enhance neighborhood revitalization by providing community resources, referrals and housing for low income families, and shelter homeless men in the greater Coatesville area.  

  • Revival Productions, Inc. - $2,500.    The purpose of Revival Productions is to provide the Coatesville, area with excellent, professional, and affordable live entertainment and arts education for all ages.

  • David’s Drive 832, Inc. - $2,500.     David’s Drive is devoted to improving the lives of homeless and hospitalized veterans. They also help people in the community who are in need of support to get through life’s tough challenges.

  • Chester County Connect Care - $2,000.    Chester County Connect Care is a Pregnancy Care Medical Center that exists to educate and empower individuals and their families to make life-affirming choices.

  • Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - $2,000.  The mission of the Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to prevent blindness and vision impairment where possible through public education and improve the quality of life for those experiencing blindness or vision loss through direct service or referral.

  • Arts Holding Hands and Hearts - $1,500.    Arts Holding Hands and Hearts mission is to empower youth, strengthening families, and mobilizing communities through literacy, mindfulness, and expressive arts for social and racial equity and justice. 

  • Women’s League for Minority Education - $1,000.    The Women's League for Minority Education’s mission is to strengthen historically black colleges or universities and to provide scholarships to deserving students.


Total Grant Awards - $97,500


We are making a difference in this community and so are you, with your support of the Strawberry Festival.


Thank you!

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