District 7210 News & Updates
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My Dear Rotary Friends,
 
As we enter into the 5th month of this new Rotary year, I would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy upcoming holiday season. We are all doing our best to conduct our lives and Rotary service as usual, despite the challenges we have with the pandemic. Thanks to all of you who are not only existing, but thriving in this climate. Rotarians rise and don't shrink from challenges!
 
Each month Rotary International has a theme for the month and we just finished an amazing community service month with our District Service day focused on collecting warm coats for those in need in our communities. Conservative estimates indicate that over 4,000 coats were collected by about 25 clubs. Thanks to Service Chair Judy Siegel for coordinating efforts and thank all those clubs for those extraordinary efforts!
Sullivan County Humanitarian Gary Silver to Receive 2020 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award
 
South Fallsburg, NY – October 29, 2020 – The SYDA Foundation has announced that Gary Silver of Liberty, New York, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award. This prestigious award includes a certificate of merit for outstanding service to the Sullivan County community and a monetary gift to be distributed by the recipients to the charities of their choice.  In 2020, in honor of the 35th anniversary the Community Service Award initiative, the monetary gift has been increased to $6,000. 
 
Since 1986 the SYDA Foundation has sponsored this annual award to recognize and honor local citizens for outstanding community service. The selection committee, comprised of past award recipients and local civic leaders, chose Gary Silver to receive this year’s award in recognition of his many years of service to the community of Sullivan County. Gary’s primary service focus is leading projects to support the basic requirements of those in need, including addressing food insecurity; participating on humanitarian missions to provide clean-water filtration systems; and supporting organizations that coordinate and deliver emergency local and global disaster relief.
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Rotary District 7210's very own Drew Kessler who has been selected to serve as the Zone 28 & 32 Rotary International Director for 2022-24! This is an extraordinary honor, as Drew is believed to be the youngest RI Director ever, and the first from our Hudson Valley New York District.
 
Rotary Zone 28 & 32 includes the Northeastern US (NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, NJ & PA), portions of Michigan and Washington state, virtually all of Canada, as well as Bermuda and the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. There are 17 Directors from around the world on the Rotary International Board, each serving two year terms.
 
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