Greenville Club rocks grant with Peace Boat 2024-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
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Carmel Rotary Basketball Challenge 2024-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

A Decade of Compassion: New Paltz Rotary Club Reaches Ten-Year Milestone of Providing Weekend Food to Disadvantaged Students
 

NEW PALTZ, NY—A decade ago, members of the New Paltz Rotary Club committed themselves to ensuring students in the New Paltz Central School District (NPCSD) don't go hungry on weekends when other resources are scarce by launching a "Backpack Program." Ten years later, it remains a shining example of the club’s dedication and service to youth and education.
 
A Decade of Compassion: New Paltz Rotary Club Reaches Ten-Year Milestone of Providing Weekend Food to Disadvantaged Students   2023-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations Rotary!

New award program celebrated a successful Rotary Year in District 7210
As the first year for this program, the award celebration recognized the hard work that our Rotarians and Clubs put forth to better their communities. 
 
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Rotary Club of Kyiv International

The E-Club invites you to their monthly meeting for an incredible presentation from the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Kyiv International.

Time: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM Eastern Time/US and Canada

Click on this link to Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6663404763?pwd=Ukh6YU9pdzN0Zng1cTV0N0ZIM3UvZz09

If you have trouble using the link provided above, the specific Zoom information to sign on manually for this meeting is as follows:

Meeting ID: 666 340 4763

 

Rotary Club of Kyiv International Jacob Lerner 2023-02-09 05:00:00Z 0

DG Larry's August Message

August is Rotary Membership Month. We made it through the first month of the Rotary year, July successfully. For the first time in over ten years, we started the year with a net increase in members, 67 compared to the beginning of the prior year (July 2021). This is largely attributed to the great work of Membership Chair PDG Tony Marmo and our Membership committee along with each individual clubs’ hard work. As clubs became more comfortable meeting in-person, members helped recruit new members. This year, already, we have increased membership by 13 new members. That’s a great start. Traditionally, at the end of each Rotary year, clubs would drop members from the rolls as a result of member’s non-payment of dues among other reasons. This usually results in a negative annual growth. Our district was one of only three districts in our Zone of 22 districts to have a positive membership growth for 2021-2022. Great work! Also, at the end of last Rotary year, thanks to the Walden club and the Rhinebeck club, we have added two new satellite clubs in Ellenville and Rhinebeck evenings.

For August, let us all think about how our own clubs can maintain members and grow Rotary. First, look around the room at your next meeting. Is your club a reflection of your local community? Are you diverse and inclusive? Are your members a representation of the businesses, professions, and community organizations within your club’s geographic area? If you regularly support a local non-profit or community group, does that organization have a member in your club? Is your meeting location accessible to differently abled individuals? Are there steps that may prohibit an individual with a walker or wheelchair from accessing the meeting room and making it equitable to all?

By now, new club presidents are probably comfortable with running their meetings and establishing a rhythm that works for them. I encourage each club president and membership chair to look at Rotary’s “ Membership Assessment Tools” available on MyRotary.org.
 
There are helpful assessment tools included for:
• Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment
• Diversifying Your Club: A Member Diversity Assessment
• Finding New Club Members: A Prospective Member Exercise
• Improving Your Member Retention: Retention Assessment and Analysis
• Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey
• Understanding Why Members Leave: Exit Survey
It is suggested that in addition to an “exit survey”; conduct an “entrance survey” with your new members. Ask them what they are expecting from Rotary. Whether it be volunteering for service activities; or social activities; or just that wonderful feeling of knowing that we are doing great things in the world and locally. Show them you care about them as a member of your club. Remember RI President Jennifer Jones’ concept of “comfort and care” for each of our members.
 
You should have heard about the recent case of polio in Rockland County. The county of Rockland, along with several health centers have been conducting vaccination clinics within the county. We have been in touch with the Rockland Health Commissioner and are awaiting a meeting to ascertain how Rotary and the District can help.
 
Lastly, please sign in to ClubRunner and update your personal information, most importantly your correct birthdate and a correct email address. Quite a few current members’ emails get bounced back because some business email servers do not recognize the mailings through Clubrunner.
 
Let’s have a great last month of summer and get ready for our “helping the Hudson Valley keep warm” coat drive in October/November.
Thanks, DG Larry Palant
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RYLA 2022

We are pleased to share that RYLA 2022 is happening!!  RYLA will take place from June 26th to June 30th, 2022, at Mount St. Mary’s College. Just like last year, we are planning to host an in-person conference, but we are also preparing to adopt a modified or entirely virtual program should it be deemed unsafe for the conference to proceed in an in-person format.
 
Similarly, the RYLA 2022 Student Application is now available. For your convenience, we have included a 'cover letter' that previews what to expect of RYLA 2022, including updated COVID-19 policies. We encourage clubs to begin promoting RYLA and recruiting students as soon as possible. Links in the post below.
 
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Josh or Lauren, who can both be reached at RYLA7210@gmail.com.
 
 
RYLA 2022 Jacob Lerner 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Zone Foundation Gala

Please join us to Celebrate Doing Good in our World at the Rotary Foundation Virtual Gala on February 23, 2022 (Rotary's Birthday!), 8pm ET! 

Rotary Zones 28 & 32 will be hosting a fast-paced variety show event celebrating the incredible work and support of our members & clubs.  Included among the special guests for this event is our very own Rotary International Director-Elect Drew Kessler, as well as RI President-Elect Jennifer Jones. 

We encourage each Club to host their own in-person viewing party, or to gather with other Clubs in their Region (each subject to appropriate health protocols). 

To learn more or register for the Rotary Zones 28 & 32 Foundation Virtual Gala go to https://tinyurl.com/TRF-2022.

Rotary Zone Foundation Gala Jacob Lerner 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Membership Seminar 2

Are you interested in learning how to GROW your club membership? Would you like to learn how to ATTRACT new members? How about how to ENGAGE your existing members? Then JOIN US on Saturday, January 29, starting at 9:00am until 12 noon via Zoom.

This will be an informative and interactive Zoom meeting with several Breakout room sessions to discuss how to GROW membership in your club. We’ve invited all 56 Club Presidents, Presidents Elect and Membership Chairs so this should be a great opportunity to learn from your Rotary friends and colleagues.

If your club does not have a Membership Chair or does not yet have a President Elect, please invite another club member that may benefit from this infomative meeting.

REGISTER TODAY TO LEARN AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT!   PLEASE JOIN US!

 

Tony Marmo, District Membership Chair

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District Membership Seminar

Are you interested in learning how to GROW your club membership? Would you like to learn how to ATTRACT new members? How about how to ENGAGE your existing members? Then JOIN US on Saturday, January 29, starting at 9:00am until 12 noon via Zoom.

This will be an informative and interactive Zoom meeting with several Breakout room sessions to discuss how to GROW membership in your club. We’ve invited all 56 Club Presidents, Presidents Elect and Membership Chairs so this should be a great opportunity to learn from your Rotary friends and colleagues.

If your club does not have a Membership Chair or does not yet have a President Elect, please invite another club member that may benefit from this infomative meeting.

REGISTER TODAY TO LEARN AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT!   PLEASE JOIN US!

 

Tony Marmo, District Membership Chair

District Membership Seminar Jacob Lerner 2022-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Passport Club Announcement

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As you know, Rotary International has recently begun to encourage Rotary Districts to explore opportunities for offering
new club models beyond the traditional Rotary Club (see attached) in order to ensure that our organization may continue
to grow and thrive. No two clubs are the same, but all clubs share similar values and a passion for service. It is in this
context that District 7210 is pleased to announce the formation of the Passport Club of District 7210.
The founding principle of the Passport Club is to allow Rotary to fit your life. Our Passport Club will appeal to local
people who want to make a difference in their community in a way that fits within their available time, talent and
finances, while balancing their family, work and life commitments. To do this, our Passport Club will hold fewer
meetings, meeting “in-person” only once each quarter. Instead of weekly meetings, members are encouraged to engage
in frequent humanitarian service - however that works best for them. The members of the Passport club determine the
specifics of how the club operates.
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Drop to Zero Challenge & Rotary Foundation Dinner

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Join us on May 9 at "Skydive the Ranch" in Gardiner, NY for the culmination of our "Drop to Zero Challenge". Rotary Director Jeffry Cadorette challenged the Rotarians in our Zone to increase giving to PolioPlus by 5% this year, and if we did, he would jump from a perfectly good airplane.  It appears that we will meet that goal, so on May 9 Jeffry will be skydiving, along with Director-Elect Valarie Wafer, and District 7210 Rotarians DG Cindie Kish, DGE Tony Marmo, DGN Mike Polasek, and PDG Drew Kessler. You can join in this celebration of support for our Rotary Foundation in many ways, including Joining us for the Jump, or Celebrate with us at the Rotary Foundation Dinner that evening!
 
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RI President Elect Holger Knaack releases Theme 20-21

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At this week's Rotary International Assembly, RI President Elect Holger Knaack released his Presidential Theme for 2020-21. Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January.
 
"Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack, who becomes President on 1 July. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects. “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,” Knaack said. He added that Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” he said.
 
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District Conference is now District 7210’s Service Symposium

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District Conference is now District 7210’s Service Symposium
 
 
Yes, it’s all in a name! 
We are renaming and refocusing what we know of as District Conference to District 7210’s Service Symposium.
 
As Rotarians, we live by the motto of “Service Over Self” so this seemed appropriate to refocus our attention back to the core of who we are.
 
Our fall Service Symposium will provide you with information, inspiration and most of all FUN.
 
Beginning our adventure with our ShelterBox sleep out, we will set the tone.  We are the first District to have a ShelterBox sleep out at a district event.  We are looking forward to an evening filled with team building exercises, learning opportunities and camaraderie.
 
As we move to Resorts World Casino, we will have amazing speakers, a service project for everyone to participate in and another evening filled with fellowship and fun.   With our first annual “Rotary’s Got Talent” we want you to share with us your hidden( or maybe not so hidden) talents. Our district is filled with unbelievable people with amazing talents, this is the opportunity to share your talent with people outside of your club.   Sign up Today by reaching out to Drew Kessler – dkessler@mtb.com
 
Our Foundation Breakfast will once again highlight the wonderful contributions from our clubs and individuals.
Then at lunch we will have a speaker focused on the highest form of service along with honoring and acknowledging our Service Veterans.
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Service Symposium……..were we will Do Good and Have Fun!
 
The Symposium can be attended in parts or the whole, please see below for the options offered:
 
 
 
 
District Conference is now District 7210’s Service Symposium 2019-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

New Member

Posted on Jul 10, 2019
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Welcome to Rotary!

Rotary is proud to welcome you to our global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.

You make Rotary stronger. By adding your skills, experience, and enthusiasm to your club, you can advance communities at home and on a global scale. Together, we can eradicate polio, train more skilled peacemakers, and provide lasting solutions for communities fighting disease, hunger, illiteracy, and poverty.

Through the Rotary community, you can exchange ideas and build lifelong friendships with people who share your passion for service. Take advantage of the resources and activities available through your club, district, and Rotary International to make your experience with Rotary both rewarding and fun.

How do I start?

Get the most out of your membership by participating in club projects and activities.

Here are some ideas:

  • Serve on a club committee where you can use your skills
  • Identify a need in your community and suggest a hands-on project to address it
  • Work with a youth service program sponsored by your club, such as Rotaract or Interact
  • Host a Youth Exchange student
  • Help organize your district’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programs
  • Recommend a colleague or friend for membership in your club

How can I meet other Rotarians?

Rotary’s global network provides a great opportunity to expand your contacts and friendships to other countries while creating a foundation of support with communities around the world.

Explore Rotary’s global opportunities:

Resources & reference

Tools

Rotary support

  • Your sponsor
  • Club members
  • Club committees
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Welcome

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.  I am honored to be your District Governor and look forward to working with everyone.

As we begin this journey together, first let’s thank outgoing DG Chrissy for her time and dedication to our District.  We hope she has enjoyed her year as District Governor and will continue to “Be The Inspiration “.

The 2019-2020 Rotary International Theme is “Rotary Connects The World”.  Truly an appropriate theme for an organization, that through it’s global network, provides so much good to the world.  Let’s all continue to seek out opportunities, not only to connect with Rotary Clubs outside of our District but to connect with clubs within our District as well.

 

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2019 District Assembly

District Assembly is FREE for ALL Rotarians!
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30am-2pm
Come join us at Dutchess Day School in Millbrook for a day of learning and fun as we prepare to kick off our 2019-2020 Rotary Year with DG Cindie Kish!
 
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District Governor's Spring Newsletter

With Spring approaching it’s time to get outside and get busy. Hopefully you have plans to plant some trees this Arbor Day, April 27th. This is an extremely important aspect of Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s Strategic plan for this year.

 

When implemented by Rotarians, it will impact all of us locally and globally. The health of our Planet affects all of us. Trees do immense good for all of us by absorbing CO2, making oxygen, controlling flooding, preventing erosion, shading the Earth. This benefits all of us. Look around. There is surely a place you know that would be made better by a tree. The simple act of planting a tree is monumentally important to the well being of all of us. Honor a loved one , someone important in your life, by planting a tree. It will benefit our environment for years to come. If you need some ideas on how to go about this type ‘Arbor Day’ in your browser.

 

By the way, please plan to join us at the District Conference on April 20 – 22 in Saratoga Springs and celebrate Earth Day. We’ll be talking about ways that we can work together to Save the Planet and having some fun too!

   

DG Jim Damiani

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Rotary Grant Funds Available! FREE MONEY for YOUR Projects! 2018-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Join us in Lake George for the 2018 District Conference!

March 29, 2018
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
It‘s been an interesting few weeks to say the least regarding our District Conference. Our original plan was to hold our District Conference at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs. A few weeks ago, we were informed by the management of the hotel that they would not be able to host our conference due to flood damage to the facility. Fortunately, they assisted us in finding an excellent replacement hotel and we were connected with The Sagamore Hotel at Lake George. We visited the facility last week and it is SUPERB!  Actually, better than the original facility.  The rooms are sumptuous and the four-star setting in Bolton’s Landing on the banks of Lake George is spectacular! After some deft negotiating by our conference Chair PDG David Green, we were able to keep the price within a dollar or so of the original offering. 
 
The Sagamore Hotel in Bolton’s Landing is about 45 minutes north of Saratoga. The atmosphere in Adirondack State Park is idyllic. We apologize for the inconvenience and the drama but it was unavoidable. 
 
We believe that we have an excellent location for our District Conference. Now we need your support for the event. Please, spend a weekend with us at the historic Sagamore in Lake George. Let’s have some fun and celebrate our District and Earth Day together!
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
District Governor Jim Damiani
 
Following are some instructions to assist you registering for the District Conference.
 
 
Overnight Registrations on Either a 1 or 2 Night Conference Package:
Please indicate (1) or (2) night package/single or double on the Reservation Form and complete the Credit Card Authorization Form for the full payment of stay.
  1. Both the Reservation Form and Credit Card Authorization Form needs to be returned as soon as possible to Sue Doyle at suedoyle1@aol.com, FAX: (845)635-5140 E-mail, however, is preferred. Please note all reservations must be made no later than April 18, 2018.
 If paying by check the Reservation Form and check needs to be mailed to the Sagamore Resort, 110 Bolton Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, ATTN: Accounting Department by April 12, 2018.
  1. Once the hotel receives your Reservation Form and payment you will receive a confirmation shortly after to confirm your overnight stay.
 
Commuter Guest – Paying For Meals Only:
Please complete the Reservation Form by indicating your choice of Full Meal Package, Saturday Banquet Only or Saturday Lunch Only and N/A under the reservation area.
  1. Complete the Credit Card Authorization as this is the only form of payment accepted for commuters.
  2. Both the Reservation Form and Credit Card Authorization Form needs to be returned as soon as possible to Sue Doyle at suedoyle1@aol.com.  FAX:(845)-635-5140. Email, however, is preferred. Reservations must be made no later than April 18, 2018.
 
 
Join us in Lake George for the 2018 District Conference! 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Jim Damiani's Holiday Newsletter

                                                              Governor’s Newsletter
 
                                                                  Holiday Edition
 
November is Rotary foundation month and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than the way that we did on November 5th at the Thayer Hotel acknowledging the generosity of our district 7210 Rotarians. Congratulations to Leo Kaytes Sr. of  Warwick Valley for receiving the Jeffrey Keahon Award and Gary Siegel of  Liberty for receiving the Tansukh Dorawala Award. Congratulations to all of the clubs that received awards for Foundation giving that set records for our District in Rotary Foundation’s centennial year. Let’s keep the ball rolling for year 101!
 
As we head into the Holiday Season let us all be thankful for our blessings and be mindful of the needs of those who are less fortunate.
 
May Peace and Love surround all of our fellow Rotarians, their families and friends.
 
District Governor Jim Damiani's Holiday Newsletter Jim 2017-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Attention all Clubs who sponsor the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) conference!

Did your RYLA participants LOVE their experience at RYLA 2015?

Would they LOVE to return to RYLA 2016 as a Junior Counselor?

The RYLA Junior Counselor application website is now active at http://rylacounselors.weebly.com/
 
RYLA 2015 participants who are interested in being a Junior Counselor in 2016 are encouraged to visit the site and CAREFULLY review the "Before Applying" information. Those who are available to attend ALL (no exceptions) of the required activities should complete the application immediately once it becomes available on RYLA Junior Counselor Application Day, Sunday February 7, 10am.
 
Note that only the first 80 applications received will be considered (these spots are often filled in the first hour or two) for the approximately 13 JC positions. For further information contact Counselor Director Katie-Anne Hengel katieannehengel@gmail.com.
 
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RadioRotary - Feb 21 & 22nd - Michelle Polluck-Rich who will be talking about the great work of the Grace Smith House

Shown in the photograph is Michelle Polluck-Rich (photo: Kathy Kruger)
 
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, February 21st at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, February 22nd at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will Michelle Polluck-Rich who will be talking about the great work of the Grace Smith House.
 
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
 
RadioRotary - Feb 21 & 22nd - Michelle Polluck-Rich who will be talking about the great work of the Grace Smith House 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates 60th Anniversary by Inducting New Member


Shown in the photograph, from left to right, are Betsy's parents Mike and Melissa Levy, Betsy, Rotary President Christine Chale and Betsy's sponsor Judge Jonah Triebwasser.
 
The Red Hook Rotary club celebrated its 60th anniversary at a gala dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. At the dinner, the Rotarians welcomed new member Betsy Levy. Ms. Levy is an insurance salesperson at Financial Services Center, Inc., of Red Hook, and is also the Deputy Court Clerk for the Village of Red Hook Justice Court.
 
Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary International’s focus areas include polio eradication, peace, humanitarian projects, literacy, and water management. Learn more at www.rotary.org. Learn more about the Red Hook Rotary Club at www.redhookrotary.org.
 
Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. Visitors are welcomed.

 
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RadioRotary - Feb 14th & 15th - Marietta Allen talking about St. Mary's outreach

Jonah Triebwasser and Marietta Allen
Shown in the photograph are (left to right) RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser and Marietta Allen (photo: Kathy Kruger)

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, February 14th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, February 15th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will be Marietta Allen talking about the great work done by St. Mary's outreach.
 
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/. Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

RadioRotary - Feb 14th & 15th - Marietta Allen talking about St. Mary's outreach 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

Dist 7210 University Scholar Louie Toberate's 1st Rotary presentation

  
 Louie Tobergte (our University Scholar)did his first  Rotary presentation last week, and here's a picture of Louie with the Club President  Patricia).
 
The second picture is of Hayato Orui and Louie at the District Conference at Scarborough; he is also a Global Grant scholar studying at Leeds.
 
Louie is  starting work on his dissertation now, and it looks like he is going to do field research in Zimbabwe on 'Community Health Clubs', an approach used in rural villages to improve health behaviors. 
 
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POSTPONED - January 24rh Foundation workshop

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 22, 2015

“January 24th Foundation workshop for the western region has been canceled and rescheduled for March 7, 2015. Same time same place.  All  Rotarians are welcome to attend. Those registered for the 1/24 workshop are automatically registered for the 3/7 workshop. Any questions contact PDG Bill Bassett at wbassett@hvc.rr.com

POSTPONED - January 24rh Foundation workshop Greg Amato 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Winner of Brewster Rotary Club's Super Bowl XLIX is Jim Picarella

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 13, 2015

And the winner of the Brewster Rotary club's

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Congratulations to Jim Picarella for winning the 2015 Super Bowl Raffle from the Brewster Rotary's annual event. 

The second place winners for the flat screen TV were Dennis DiMattia and Rick Kozok.

We thank all who have supported the Brewster Rotary club.

 

Winner of Brewster Rotary Club's Super Bowl XLIX is Jim Picarella Greg Amato 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Jan 17th & 18th - Jason Sapperstein talking about his life with Asperger's Syndrome

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 10, 2015

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Shown in the photograph are (left to right) RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, Jesse Sappersetin and RadioRotary co-host Sarah O'Connell (photo: Kathy Kruger)
 
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, January 17th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, January 18th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will be author Jesse Sapperstein talking about his life with Asperger's Syndrome. 
 
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 

RadioRotary - Jan 17th & 18th - Jason Sapperstein talking about his life with Asperger's Syndrome Greg Amato 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaplast+You Philippine mission with Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger Greg Amato 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Our University Scholar, Louie Tobergte with Claudia Maffetone of Italy, one of the Peace Scholars Greg Amato 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Jan 10rd & 11th - RadioRotary - Rotarians Brewster Rotarian Jenny Hinsman & BuildOn.org rep Jenn Lishansky

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 03, 2015

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, January 10th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, January 11th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guests will be Rotarian Jenny Hinsman and Jenn Lishansky talking about building better schools through BuildOn.org .

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

Shown in the photograph are (left to right) RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, Brewster Rotarian Jenny Hinsman, BuildOn.org representative Jenn Lishansky and RadioRotary co-host Sarah O'Connell (photo: Kathy Kruger)

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RadioRotary - Dec 13th & 4th - This weekend Michael Weitzman on coping with depression

Posted by Greg Amato on Dec 06, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, December 13th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, December 14th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when when will be talking with Michael Weitzman about coping with depression.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

Shown in the photograph are (left to right) RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, Michael Weitzman and RadioRotary co-host Sarah O'Connell (photo: Kathy Kruger)

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District 7210 Conference HAPPY DOLLAR$

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 26, 2014
District 7210 Conference
April 17-19, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1284 Strongtown Rd.
Southbury, Ct.
 
Holiday Dollar$
 
Register for the district conference before January 15th and you will be included in a drawing for a $300 VISA gift card. One lucky Rotarian will have a little extra jingle in their pockets to start off the New Year. A conference registration form is attached for your convenience.
 
Next April be part of the "Magic of Rotary" as we celebrate the accomplishments of Rotary in our clubs and abroad. Together we will Light Up Rotary.
 
Happy Holidays
from
DG Penny Byron
and the entire
Conference Team
REGISTRATION INFORMATION IN DOWNLOAD FILES
(on the left side)
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Lk Mahopac Rotary club and InterAct club conduct Thanksgiving Food Pantry Drive for Putnam Community Action Program

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 23, 2014

Lake Mahopac Rotarians preparing for the Putnam Community Action Program Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food will be distributed to needy families throughout Putnam County. The Lake Mahopac Rotary and Interact club spent from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this past Saturday and Sunday collecting food at a  Mahopac supermarket.

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Lake Mahopac Rotarians Bob Panny, Chris Kraus and Greg Amato

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Lake Mahopac Rotarian Dr. Alan Schwartz preparing boxes for the collection of food.

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2014 District 7210 Foundation Gala Brunch at the Hotel Thayer - Nov 9, 2014 Greg Amato 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Foundation Brunch Keynote Speaker Derran Moss, Rotary World Peace Fellow

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 12, 2014

DERRAN MOSS

Rotary World Peace Fellow

District 7210's 2014 Foundation Brunch Keynote Speaker

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Derran Moss studied arts/law at the University of Queensland, while also working as a debating and public speaking teacher in three primary schools in Brisbane. He graduated as Law School Valedictorian in 1998, and proceeded to work for two years in District Court, before moving to Canberra to work in international law and counter terrorism with the Attorney General's Department in 2002, Derran was awarded an inaugural Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study in the USA for two years at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). On completing his Masters in political science, focusing on international security challenges. Derran returned to Brisbane to work with the Crime and Misconduct Commission, during which time he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study juvenile substance abuse in remote and indigenous communities in the United States and Canada. From 2008-2010 Derran was the Chief of Staff for two successive Attorneys-General before moving to East Timor to work with the United Nations as a Legal Advisor, and then as Director in the International Legal Assistance Branch at the Attorneys-General Department. Derran spent 2013 and the start of 2014 working in Afghanistan as a political advisor in the north of the country. He currently works in New York for the Department of Political Affairs with the UN.

 

 

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RadioRotary - Nov 1st & 2nd - Nelson Eddy Rivera on veterans services

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 01, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, November 8th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, November 9th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview Nelson Eddy Rivera about veterans services.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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RadioRotary - Nov 1st & 2nd - JoAnn Hickman on Hudson Valley's Community Services

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 25, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, November 1st at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, November 2d at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview JoAnn Hickman on Community Services in the Hudson Valley.

 The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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RadioRotary - Oct 25th & 26th - SUNY Prof Dan Freeman on 3-D printing

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 18, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, October 25th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, October 26th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview Prof. Dan Freedman of SUNY New Paltz about 3-D printing.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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Rotary Foundation District Brunch at the Thayer Hotel - Nov 9, 2014

Posted by Susan Naglieri on Oct 11, 2014

2014 DISTRICT 7210 ROTARY FOUNDATION LUNCH AT

WEST POINT IN THE THAYER HOTEL'S

MACARTHUR RIVERVIEW RESTAURANTS

NOVEMBER 9, 2014 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - $50 per person

Registration form in Download File section of website

Will be honoring both clubs and individuals for their service and humanitarian service including the first presentations of the Tansukh Dorawala and Jeffrey Keahon award.

Keynote speaker - Derran Moss

Mr. Moss is a Rotary Peace Fellow and currently a Project Specialist with the UN Information Policy Agency

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RadioRotary - Oct 18th & 19th - Nancy Lanni about building a school in Hati

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 11, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, October 18th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM

and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, October 19th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview when we Nancy Lanni about building a school in Haiti.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 

FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 

or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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With deep sadness we share the news of PDG (2011-12) TANSUKH DORAWALA's Passing Greg Amato 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0

Your 2014 Presidential Citation and our Youth Exchange Program go together

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 05, 2014

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                             Now's the time to earn Presidential Citation credit for an international project
                                               by supporting our district's Youth Exchange Program.


Deadlines are fast approaching for the Outbound Youth Exchange Program that allows you to sponsor a young ambassador from your community for a year abroad. District interviews take place in the next few weeks, so don’t delay. Contact Outbound Director Betty Djerf for further information (DjerfYEX@gmail.com).

Inbound Director Nan Greenwood is seeking club commitments to sponsor an Inbound Student for the 2015-2016 academic year. (Since this is an exchange program, we need an Inbound placement for each Outbound student.) International student applications will start arriving soon so now’s the time to plan. Contact Nan at ngreenwd@aol.com to obtain further information, confirm your interest, and arrange a club presentation, if desired.

Let’s support RI's efforts to promote mutual understanding and world peace through the young face of Rotary!

Additional information is available at our web site:  www.yex7210.org.or by contacting YEX Chair David Greenwood at ngreenwd@aol.com, 845.677.5767.

 

 

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Feature your club and members on RadioRotary

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 01, 2014

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Feature your club and members on RadioRotary
 
Does your club have a unique service project? Is a member of your club in an unusual profession or has a compelling story to share with our listening audience?
 
We are booking show guests for RadioRotary now for November, December and January. If you would like to suggest a show idea or guest, please call Jonah Triebwasser at (845) 702-6242.
 
We can't guarantee that we can use every idea suggested, but we would love to hear from you!
 
Sincerely,
Sarah O'Connell and Jonah Triebwasser
RadioRotary co-hosts
 
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Radio Rotary - Oct 4th & 5th - Doug Struromski on Rotary's Peace Initative

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 27, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, October 4th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, October 5th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview Rotarian Doug Struromski on Rotary's Peace Initiative.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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District Workshop - Membership and Budget -Sat., September 20th

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 15, 2014

TODAY - SEPTEMBER 20th

WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCREASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KEEP THE MEMBERS YOU HAVE?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENSURE

THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR YOUR BUDGET?

If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you need to have someone from your club attend the District Workshop this Saturday in Kingston. 

During her Club visits, District Governor Penny, has heard from so many clubs that they need help with membership and fundraising. You asked, Penny listened, and Penny is providing you an opportunity to improve your club.

There is one catch though………….

                      someone has to attend!

Remember we can never have enough members or money!!

Saturday Sept. 20th

Garden Plaza Hotel

503 Washington Ave

Kingston, NY

9 am to 1 pm

Continental breakfast and lunch included

Please RSVP to Jack Peluse, District Membership Chair at  jrp740il@yahoo.com

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RadioRotary - Sept 20th & 21st -Maureen Roche "Great things happening in 4-H"

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 14, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, September 20th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/)\

and Sunday, September 21st at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and

WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we interview Maureen Roche on all of the great things happening in 4H.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/

and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420

or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes

at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

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RadoRotary - Sept 13 & 14 - The Rhinbeck Rotary Club activities from the Beekman Arms

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 06, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/and Sunday, September 14th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we come for the historic Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck. We'll be talking about the great activities of the Rhinbeck Rotary Club.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420

or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

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No ROTARIAN can succeed by themselves, it takes a "club" and a "District"

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 20, 2014

No ROTARIAN CAN SUCCEED BY THEMSELVES, IT TAKES A “CLUB” and a “DISTRICT”…!

From: Elderact Founder/Adviser: Roger Risko, Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary

Recently, the Atria at Briarcliff, in the next District South of 7210, formed their 1st Elderact Club thanks to the efforts of Helen Reisler, PDG, and Kris Chittur, the Briarcliff

President. Together with Andrew Stein and Helen Reisler, the ELDERACT @ Atria joined Forces and submitted a grant to produce an Elderact Video, which has just been sent to

Various clubs in and out of our district7210.  In fact, a thank you from the Bermuda Rotary came in just today from PDG Matts Ingemanson, Rotary International District 7230

New York & Bermuda and Trustee for Rotary District 7230 Foundation/Founding Member Centennial Chairman, Rotary Global History Fellowship congratulating Andy, Helen, and

Myself for the establishment of Elderact, Video and overall efforts to make Elderact a new Level of Service once we have the delegate votes, hopefully next session.

SPECIAL THANKS: PDG’s Bunnee Webb, Jim Yarmus, Jeffrey Keahon (RIP), Knut Johnson,Tam Mustapha, Tansukh Dorawala, Bill Bassett, Rotarians, Patricia Rosa-Usifer, Dana Diorio-Casey, All Board Members of the Wappinger’s & Fishkiill Rotary, and the lady, Louise Quartuccio, (Stan)

Activities Director for the ELANT Senior Residence,  whose question at A District Conference “what are you doing for seniors?”” sparked the birth of the word “Elderact” which came to me from ???? LOL.

The rest so they say is “history”.  If I left any name of a primary supporter for ELDERACT out of the loop, please know that I am approaching my own “Golden Years” and plan on joining Elderact in Florida, once I can get one of their Rotary Clubs to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers up here in The NorthEast.

Appreciatively submitted,

Roger Risko

District 7210 Elderact, Interact, Rotaract, Vassar College Rotaract/Toastmaster’s Club

and Radio Rotary Adviser Roger Risko, DOB October ’43

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Red Hook Rotary's 2 special guests: Kim Gomez & Ann Chale

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 18, 2014

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Ann Chale with her daughter Rotary Club President Christine

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Red Hook Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Gomez with Club President resident Christine

Red Hook Rotary had two very special guests this week. The first was Red Hook Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Gomez, who invites all Rotarians to Red Hook's Chocolate Festival. Our second very special guest was Ann Chale, President Christine's Mom, who was in for a visit to celebrate a very special birthday! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)

 

 

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RadioRotary - Steve Laubach & Don Verity and the Hudson Valley Ribfest - Aug 9th & 10th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 26, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, August 9th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, August 10th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when co-host Jonah Triebwasser be talking with Highland Rotarians Steve Laubach and Don Verity about the Hudson Valley Ribfest.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 

Shown, left to right, are Steve Laubach, Jonah Triebwasser and Don Verity.

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2014 District Conference - the pictures are here!

Posted by Laurie Quinn on Jul 22, 2014

There were just so many wonderful pictures from this year's District Conference at Great Escape that we decided to put them into a slide show. Thanks to Louis Turpin, Gregg Kroener and PDG Carole Tjoa's son, Michael Tjoa for all of these photos!

District 7210's 2014 District Conference - Great Escape, NY by Slidely Slideshow

 

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RadioRotary - July 26th & 2h - Film production in the Hudson Valley

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 20, 2014

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Goshen Rotarians Nan Gil-Wilson and David Wilson

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, July 26th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, July 27th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we'll be talking with Goshen Rotarians Nan Gill-Wilson and David Wilson about film production in the Hudson Valley.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

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RadioRotary - July 19th & 20th - Preventing blindness and prostate cancer, encouraging reading

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 12, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, July 19th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, July 20th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our show comes to you from the Rotary International Convention in Sydney Australia. Co-host Jonah Triebwasser will be discussing preventing blindness, encouraging reading among children and preventing prostate cancer with Rotarians from around the world.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 
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Red Hook Rotary installs new President Chris Chale and club officers

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 25, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary's new officers were installed by Honorary member and Town Clerk Sue McCann. From left to right are Vice-President Rev Michael Shafer, Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, president-elect Susan Simon, 3-year Director Rob Latimer, President Chris Chale, Esq., Treasurer Walter Avis and Sue McCann. 

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

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Red Hook Rotary congratulated member with perfect attendance

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 25, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary congratulated members with perfect attendance: Chris Chale 2 years, Susan Simon 3 years, Judge Jonah Triebwasser 8 years, Carl Dowden 26 years and Bud Weaver 41 years. 
 
The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Red Hook Rotary congratulated member with perfect attendance Greg Amato 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0

Linda Greenblatt - Red Hook Rotary's Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 25, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary has named retired Social Studies Teacher Linda Greenblatt as their Rotarian of the Year. Greenblatt was recognized for her tireless work with youth, including the Rotary High School Interact service club and the Rotary middle school college scholarship.
 

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Linda Greenblatt - Red Hook Rotary's Rotarian of the Year Greg Amato 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Meet 2014-15 RI President C K Huang in NJ - Aug 6th - 7th & Strike Out Hunger Greg Amato 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Honors Linden Avenue Middle School Essay Winners

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 17, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary Honors Middle School Essay Winners

(Left to right) Rotary president-elect Chris Chale, essay winners Fiona Seabrook and Sierra Siedma, Rotarian Linda Greenblatt and Rotary President Susan Simon. 

Two students from the Linden Avenue Middle School were honored by the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast for submitting winning entries in the club's essay competition. The topic was to suggest to Rotarians a service project the club could undertake. The students received gift certificates to Oblong Books.
 
The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

 

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District 7210 Rotarians were at the 2014 RI Convention down under in Australia.

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 13, 2014

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PDG Dr. Tam Mustapha joined Jonah on RadioRotary to speak about the Rotary Leadership Institute, while PDG Knut Johnsen spoke on the RI Foundation and Anna Johnsen spoke about the exciting new concept of e-clubs. (photos 0365 - Tam & 0368 - Johnsens)
 
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There was a 3K run/Walk (or for Jonah, a stroll) to raise funds for Polio Plus. Over 2,000 Rotarians made the walk. Here, RI president Ron Burton congratulates Jonah on making it to the half-way mark. (photo: 0186)

 

 


 
District 7210 Rotarians were at the 2014 RI Convention down under in Australia. Greg Amato 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox -Week and Refugee Appeal - Families fleeing conflict Greg Amato 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - The Fabulous Millbrook Book Festival - May 31 & June 1st -

Posted by Greg Amato on May 25, 2014
 
Next weekend on RadioRotary:
 
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, May 31st, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, June 1st at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we'll be talking about the fabulous Millbrook Book Festival.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
RadioRotary - The Fabulous Millbrook Book Festival - May 31 & June 1st - Greg Amato 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary's annual Apple Blossom Day Festival

Posted by Greg Amato on May 12, 2014

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The Red Hook Community turned out in force to enjoy Red Hook Rotary's annual Apple Blossom Day festival. There was live music throughout the day, food and vendor booths and community organization displays. The Red Hook Interact Club gave visitors tours of a ShelterBox tent and raised funds to purchase one. A great time was had by all!

Red Hook Rotary's annual Apple Blossom Day Festival Greg Amato 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0

Millbrook Rotary to Learn about Bonnie Boxes - June 11th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 11, 2014

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Millbrook Rotary to Learn about Bonnie Boxes

On June 11, Cindy Snow will speak to Millbrook Rotary about Bonnie Boxes, packages of love for cancer patients. These boxes are delivered to the nurses to hand out to patients who are alone or are having a difficult day. What started as a single chapter in Wassaic, New York has now expanded across the nation in 12 states.

Bonnie Boxes contain such items as, among other things: A bar of unscented soap, lip balm, warm socks and a knit hat, a small notebook and pen, a calendar, a puzzle book, hand sanitizer, (important to be sure items are odor free as the sensitivity to odor can make a patient nauseous), fridge magnets, bracelets, little games, crackers and chips or a small bag of pretzels, breath mints (to help eliminate that metal taste of chemo), small items that are home made, and of course, dark chocolates.

Millbrook Rotary meets at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $18). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. For further information see MillbrookRotary.org.

Millbrook Rotary to Learn about Bonnie Boxes - June 11th Greg Amato 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Welcomed Representatives of the Red Hook School District & Tivoli Library

Posted by Greg Amato on May 05, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary welcomed as guest speakers Red Hook School Superintendent Paul Finch, Red Hook Librarian Erica Freudenberger and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tivoli Free Library Prof. Felicia Keesing who spoke about the upcoming budget votes on the school and libraries to take place Tuesday, May 20th from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. at the Mill Road Elementary School.
 
Shown in the photo are Speaker host Bruce Martin, Prof. Keesing, President Susan Simon, Mr. Finch and Ms. Freudenberger.
 
(Photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
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District 7210 YEX students enjoyed a day in Manhattan with the Red Hook Rotary Club

Posted by Greg Amato on May 03, 2014

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Our District 7210 YEX students enjoyed a day in Manhattan with the Red Hook Rotary Club. After arrival in Grand Central Terminal, they headed south to the new Freedom Tower at the site of the World Trade Center and to Battery Park to view the Statue of Liberty. This was followed by a terrific performance of Blue Man Group. After the show, we strolled through Washington Park, shopped at Macy's and took in the amazement of Times Square. A great day with great young people!

(photos: Jonah Triebwasser)

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District 7210 YEX students enjoyed a day in Manhattan with the Red Hook Rotary Club Greg Amato 2014-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary Author Tony Musso "Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley -May 10th & 11th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 03, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, May 10th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, May 11th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will be author Tony Musso. We'll be discussing his new tour book on Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
RadioRotary Author Tony Musso "Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley -May 10th & 11th Greg Amato 2014-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary welcomed H'way Foreman Dan Streib

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 28, 2014

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Dan Streib, Rotary President Susan Simon and speaker host Rob Latimer.

 

Red Hook Rotary welcomed Village of Red Hook Highway Foreman Dan Streib to their recent breakfast meeting. Dan spoke about the many and varied duties of the highway department and the recent winter plowing. The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

 

 

 

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Clarkstown Sunrise PP Alexandra Duenas Receives her Paul Harris Society Pin

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 26, 2014

Alexandra Duenas becomes a Paul Harris Society Member

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Rotary District 7210 DGN Nick Constantino presents
Clarkstown Sunrise Club's Past President Alexandra Duenas with her Paul Harris Society pin.

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 Alexandra received her Paul Harris Society pin at the conclusion of District 7210's Rotary Foundation training course.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’s mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible Foundation grant funded projects that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.

 

 

Clarkstown Sunrise PP Alexandra Duenas Receives her Paul Harris Society Pin Greg Amato 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Rotary Foundation training seminar

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 26, 2014

PDG'S Bill Bassett, Knut Johnsen and Tam Mustapha instruct District 7210 Conduct Two Day Rotary Foundation Training Seminar.

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PDG Bill Bassett instructing attending Rotarians.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’s mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible Foundation grant funded projects that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.


 


 

 

District 7210 Rotary Foundation training seminar Greg Amato 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Region 7 Clubs Meet at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 22, 2014

Region 7 (Putnam County) Brewster, Carmel, Lake Mahopac and Patterson clubs meet at the Putnam County Golf Club in Mahopac, NY

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Region 7 Assistant Governor Marty Vigdor introducing keynote speaker District 7210 Foundation Chair PDG (1999-2000) Tam Mustapha

 PDG Tam spoke of the history, goals and successes of the Rotary Foundation

"The Rotary Foundation's mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible Foundation grant funded projects that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need."


 

 

Region 7 Clubs Meet at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac Greg Amato 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0

Morgan Stanley Rep Joins North Rockland Rotary Club

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 18, 2014

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Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Dennis Ryan, seen here in photo flanked by AG Francis "Bud" Wassmer and PDG Carole Tjoa, recently becomes a member of North Rockland Rotary.

Morgan Stanley Rep Joins North Rockland Rotary Club Greg Amato 2014-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

North Rockland join Interactors to Plan Garden of Kindness

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 18, 2014

Interactors Plan Garden of Kindness

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North Rockland High School Interact Club joined Rotarians, PDGs Carole Tjoa, Bunnee Webb and Knut Johnsen, Rotary Alternate RI Rep to the United Nations, in celebrating Rotary's 109th Anniversary. North Rockland Rotary International Service Director Gary Mower, Suffern Rotary Past President Donalee Berard, and E-Club President Ana Johnsen gave presentations on service to the global community. The Interactors conducted a blood drive, and are planning a Garden of Kindness project in the spring.

North Rockland join Interactors to Plan Garden of Kindness Greg Amato 2014-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Assembly at Mt. St. Mary's College - April 12th

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 12, 2014
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District 7210's April 12th Assembly

was held at Hudson Hall, Mt. St. Mary's College, Newburgh

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                  PDG David Green                                               DG  Drew Kessler        

PDG Green & DG Drew gave welcoming remarks to Rotarians              

                                                                                                       

 

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RadioRotary - Terry Laibach -NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation April 19th& 20th

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 12, 2014

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 Terry Laibach of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, April 19th, at 11:30 a.m. (on  WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, April 20th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 orhttp://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will be Terry Laibach of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We'll be discussing the whys and hows of recycling today.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 orhttp://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

RadioRotary - Terry Laibach -NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation April 19th& 20th Greg Amato 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 12, 2014
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RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Saying "Howdee" at the recent District Assembly are RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah "The Belle of New Orleans" O'Connell and Jonah "The Brooklyn Kid" Triebwasser.
 
Y'all be sure to listen every week to the award-winning RadioRotary on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

(Photo: Lou Turpin) 


RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Greg Amato 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

District Grant applications are due BY May 15th

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 09, 2014

REMINDER

District Grant Applications are due to Jan Miller by May 16th

The application and instructions are in the Download Files section of this website

 

District Grant applications are due BY May 15th Greg Amato 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Hears About Fukashima Earthquake

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 08, 2014

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Our guest speaker today was Red Hook’s own Serena Winchell who spoke about her four years as a teacher in Fukashima, Japan and her experiences during the earthquake. Shown in the photo are Speaker Host Linda Greenblatt, Serena Winchell and President Susan Simon.

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)


Red Hook Rotary Hears About Fukashima Earthquake Greg Amato 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Interact Spaghetti Dinner a Success

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 06, 2014

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A good time was had by all at our Red Hook High School Interact Club spaghetti dinner. Our young people raised more money for their Shelterbox hero commitment of $1000 per year for three years. Our Interact youth cooked a delicious pasta dinner (which they served with a smile)! (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

 

 

Red Hook Interact Spaghetti Dinner a Success Greg Amato 2014-04-07 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Hears of New Recreation Center

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 02, 2014

Red Hook Rotary Hears of New Recreation Center

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Shown in the photo are President Susan Simon, John Kuhn and speaker host Susan Goodman-Goldstein

Our guest speaker this week was John Kuhn, Director of the Town of Red Hook Recreation Department. He spoke with us about the history of the recreation park, the refurbishment of the current park and the expansion into a new park nearby.

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
 

Red Hook Rotary Hears of New Recreation Center Greg Amato 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
"Louis Turpin & Nick Constantino visited Hyde Park to discuss Associate Membership" Greg Amato 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Rotarians, Louis Turpin & Larry Palant, earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 31, 2014

District 7210 Rotarians earn

President’s Volunteer Service Award

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SARASOTA, Fla., April 1, 2014 – As National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, approaches, Louis Turpin and Larry Palant,  Rotary District 7210, has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization, ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2013 to assist disaster survivors.
      When disasters like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Turpin and Palant took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization that delivers emergency tented shelter and other lifesaving supplies to survivors of disasters and other humanitarian crises.
     Through Turpin’s and Palant's efforts of raising awareness and funds for ShelterBox, the organization was able to respond to more than 25 disasters in 19 countries last year, providing families with disaster relief tents, cook stoves, water filters, blankets, mosquito nets, children’s packs and other essential equipment. In one of the longest responses in ShelterBox history, ShelterBox has sent aid to support over 5,000 families affected by the Syrian crisis in Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Jordan. Already in country, ShelterBox was able to respond immediately when Typhoon Haiyan hit and have distributed shelters and other supplies to help 5,900 families to date.
    “I am incredibly honored to work alongside our volunteers, including Louis and Larry,” said Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA. “It is through their continuous efforts that we are able to bring shelter, warmth and dignity to so many families displaced by disaster around the globe.”
     The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities.

District 7210 Rotarians, Louis Turpin & Larry Palant, earn President’s Volunteer Service Award Greg Amato 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

2014 ShelterBox Humanitarian Award Winners

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 31, 2014

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The ShelterBox staff extended a special thank you tp those Ambassadors who were recognized during the Humanitarian Award Ceremony for their above and beyond efforts. Those individuals are: 

 
Louis Turpin - Beyond the Box

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Louis has created an initiative called the ShelterBox Heroes Program to recognize individuals or organizations that showed a sustained commitment to ShelterBox over a period of three years. Within just a few months of the program's success in his region, he developed a template that any volunteer could use nationwide. Since that  time, the recognition program hass inspired well over $100,000 in funding for disaster reflief. Louis is from District 7210 in the Hudson Valley, NY.

  Mark Dyer - Ambassador of the Year

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Mark is a ShelterBox Respose Team volunteer who delivers emergency aid in the field and has deployed 11 times with the Shelter to assist with disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Since joining the charity as a volunteer, Mark has raised more than $150,000 for the charity to provide assistance to disaster survivors.

Nanch Dodge - Rising Star

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Working in an area with few ShelterBox volunteers, Nancy has raised significant awareness of ShelterBox in the communities she represents. She has spoken to area youth groups and has shared the ShelterBox mission on the air with Radio Free Palmer. Her goals for 2014 include a project to raise enough funds to provide 50 ShelterBoxes for disaster survivors. This project was inspired by Nancy’s desire to help families displaced by disaster and to commemorate Alaska’s 50th anniversary of the devastating earthquake to strike in 1964.  

Pacific Northwest - Team of the Year

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In 2013, this team raised nearly $100,000 for disaster relief. From a presentation at the Gates Foundation Visitor’s Center to entering a team in the Seattle Urban Challenge, the team has represented ShelterBox at more than 120 events last year. The team was also responsible for an event-wide scavenger hunt at LeakyCon, a conference for Harry Potter enthusiasts, which raised awareness for ShelterBox among a new audience.

We also want to recognize our Top Fundraisers of 2013: Len Nemeroff, Mark Dyer, Louis Turpin, Michael Mira, Wayne Robinson, Donna L. Gulley, Greg Krauska, Wayne Chiles, Allan Syphers, Nancy Faddegon. As always, we are very appreciative and proud of all of Ambassadors. At ShelterBox USA, you are the heart of our organization.  We are thankful for all the time you put into our mission.

 

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Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 31, 2014
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District 7210 Rotary Foundation Seminar at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh - March 29th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 28, 2014

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 Rotarians at district's Rotary Founation seminar

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PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph explaining the Rotary Foundation

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PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph introducing Jenna Archulatta, RI contact person for Major donor and Endowment funds

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     PDG (2009-2010) David Green   

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 DGE Penny Byron, Ellen Haggerty, DGE Nick Constantino and PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph

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PDG (2009-2010) David Green, DGE Penny Byron, Elena Mosley and Jan Miller.  

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Jan Miller (Millbrook) shown presenting to John Buckley (Warwick Valley), Patricia Green (Monroe-Woodbury) and Christine Giangrasso (Highland), PDG (2012-2013) Bill Bassett, Brian Bunch and Dave Kruger.

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Christine Giangrasso , President of the Highland rotary Club  with PDG (2012-2013) Bill Bassett

 Photos by Lew Turpin

 

 

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District 7210 Rotary Adult Friendship Exchange (AFE) met at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 28, 2014
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District 7210 Rotary Friendship Exchange Commitee Meeting held at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh on March 29th.

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  DGN Nick Constantino explained the different times of exchanges in Rotary. This committee will be facilitated by a District 7210 committee, but will be up to the individual clubs to decide on how and when to participate. Funding will not be available through the district.

The committee voted --- and our first, "test", Friendship Exchange will be to Brazil before or after the International Convention in June, 2015.

Thank you to everyone who participated --- and especially to Ellen Haggerty, David & Nan Greenwood and Ana & Knut Johnsen (better known as the "Fab Five"), who volunteered to work on the logistics.

The Fab Five will work together, then, in a few months, we all will meet again to review their plan.

 

 

District 7210 Rotary Adult Friendship Exchange (AFE) met at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh Greg Amato 2014-03-29 00:00:00Z 0

Listen to RadioRotary every Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 1110AM and 93.5 FM.

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 25, 2014

Rotarians and their friends in

Orange and Sullivan counties

can now listen to RadioRotary

every Saturday morning

at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 1110AM and 93.5 FM.

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Celebrating the expansion of RadioRotary are (left to right) District Governor Drew Kessler, District Public Releations Chair Stan Martin, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser and WTBQ's Frank Trautt.

 

RadioRotary can also be heard on WBPM 92.9 FM Sundays at 7:25 a.m. or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or http://realcountryhv.com// 

or anytime at or www.RadioRotary.org

Listen to RadioRotary every Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 1110AM and 93.5 FM. Greg Amato 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Explores Elder Abuse

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 24, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary hosted guest speakers Kathy Sheehan of the Mediation Center of the Hudson Valley (left) and attorney Kyle Steller of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (right) shown above with Rotary President Susan Simon (center). The topic was Elder Abuse, how to recognize it and what to do about it. There will be an Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)  

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2014 Multi-District PET & AG Training - March 21st & 22nd

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 22, 2014

The Mid NE PETS covers seven districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania representing in excess of 370 Rotary Clubs.

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Mid-Northeast PETS 2014 General Chair PDG David Green (2009-10)

opening the training session with DGE Penny Byron.

2014 Multi-District PET & AG Training - March 21st & 22nd Greg Amato 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
RadioRotary NEW BROADCAST SCHEDULE effective March 30th Greg Amato 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0

Health Tips Talk at Millbrook Rotary Coming - April 9th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 22, 2014

 
Ellie Savoy's Health Tips Talk at Millbrook Rotary Coming April 9th

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The speaker at Millbrook Rotary’s April 9 lunch meeting will be Rotarian Ellie Savoy, on the topic "3 Simple and Effective Ways to Make a Difference to the Quality of Your Health and Your Life."

Ellie Savoy helps overweight and overwhelmed women break free from the drama of diets, lose weight naturally, look great and feel fantastic. As a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, she works with time-starved women to take back their health, body and power by connecting them with their own innate wisdom. Her approach is simple, yet powerful and is free of rules and restrictions. She breaks it down into bite size pieces that are easily integrated into everyday life for lasting sustainable results.

Millbrook Rotary meets at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $18). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. For further information see MillbrookRotary.org.

CAPTION: Ellie Savoy

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Poughkeepsie South Auto Show at Poughkeepsie's City Center

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 10, 2014

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Poughkeepsie South Rotary held their fourth annual auto show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on Sunday March 9, 2014.

The MID-HUDSON AUTO SHOW benefitted from a mild weathered Sunday and very good turnout by the folks in the Poughkeepsie area.

60 new vehicles, Cars, SUV’s and trucks were the featured attraction.  With free admission and free parking, a not to be missed annual event.

 

 

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Rotary Hosts Vietnam Veteran Major Joe Bahnatka

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 10, 2014

 Rotary Hosts Vietnam Veteran Major Joe Bahnatka

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The Red Hook Rotary hosted Vietnam veteran Major Joe Bahnatka of Red Hook who spoke about his years in Vietnam Special Forces and his life with the Montagnard mountain people. 

Shown in the photo, from left top right, are Major Bahnatka (holding a Montagnard cross bow used for hunting food), Rotary Acting President Susan Simon and speaker host Carl Dowden.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.  (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
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Rotary Explores Historic Red Hook

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 06, 2014

Rotary Explores Historic Red Hook

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Rotary Explores Historic Red Hook

The Red Hook Rotary hosted guest speakers (left to right) Chris and Claudine Close and Beth Jones of Historic Red Hook, shown here with President-elect Christine Chale. Historic Red Hook is the new combination of the Egbert Benson Historical Society and the Friends of the Elmendorph. We heard about their future plans to reach out to local organizations, such as Rotary, to partner in exhibits and events. They also plan to partner with local schools to give the students an appreciation of Red Hook hometown history.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.  (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
 

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RadioRotary -Krista Jones of "Sparrow's Next" who care for families with a cancer victime - March 14th & 16th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 04, 2014

Krista Jones of "Sparrow's Next,"

a group that cooks and delivers meals to the families of moms

with cancer in the Hudson Valley.

 

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, March 14th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, March 16th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when our guest will Krista Jones of "Sparrow's Next," a group that cooks and delivers meals to the families of moms with cancer in the Hudson Valley.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on http://www.wbpmfm.com/home.php . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

Shown in the photograph are: (standing) RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell; with Krista Jones (seated).

 

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Fishkill Rotary Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 02, 2014

Last week the Fishkill Rotary Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary 

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On June 23, 1953 the Lake Mahopac-Carmel Rotary Club sponsored/chartered the Fishkill Rotary Club. Recently the Rotary Club of Fishkill celebrated its 60th Anniversary at the Mill House in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday February 26th. Pictured are twelve members of the Club and in the front left sitting is Tansukh Dorawala - District 7210 Governor and friend of the Fishkill Rotary. Join the Fishkill Rotary Club for breakfast on Wednesdays at the I-84 Diner at 7:30AM.   

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Literacy Orange receives donation from Warwick Valley Rotary

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 02, 2014

Literacy Orange receives

Warwick Valley Rotary Club donation

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Warwick resident Christine Rolando, executive director of Literacy Orange, receives a $500 donation check from Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Neil Sinclair. Rolando told Rotarians her not-for-profit agency is dedicated to raising the literacy rate in Orange County through free one-to-one or small group adult tutoring. Literacy Orange is seeking additional persons to be trained as volunteers. Those interested can contact her at 341-5460. Rolando is immediate past president of the Middletown Rotary Club and served as co-chair of the eight-county Rotary District 7210 Literacy Committee. (Photo by Stan Martin)
 

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Goshen Rotarians & Goshen HS Interactors Hosted District Youth Exchange students for 3 days in Feb.

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 27, 2014

 Goshen Rotarians & Goshen HS Interactors

Hosted District YouthExchange students

for 3 days in February


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          Goshen HS Interactors hosted 5 of them during the school day on Friday, JD (Belgium) and Giulia (Italy) were hosted by the Global Studies department at Tuxedo's George F. Baker - driven by Beth(Obremksi)McGowan Science teacher and former Rotary Exchange student to Sweden.


Thurs - Dinner with Goshen Rotarians at Obremskis
Fri - off to the two high schools where they spoke in all the Global Studies classes and, from what we hear, had very good conversations with the students.
Fri - evening - Interactors hosted an evening at the Goshen HS - our club brought supper for about 25 Interactors, some stage crew, administrators and students - they had a previous of the spring musical "The Sound of Music", worked on a service project with the Interactors and chatted.
Sat - brunch with Rotarians and some neighbors at our home - then bowling and lunch, fond farewell hugs with promised to be in touch and back to our home for pick up by host families.

It was a valuable and memorable experiences for the students in both High schools and the YEX students who expressed a lot of pleasure at being asked about their countries and their lives.
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Red Hook Rotary - Maureen Roche spoke about the 4-H Youth Development program

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 27, 2014

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 Shown in the photo are Maureen Roche with Rotary President-Elect Chris Chale

Rotary Explores 4-H Maureen Roche, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader, spoke to the Red Hook Rotary at their recent breakfast meeting about the programs for young people that 4H offers in Dutchess County. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier.)

 

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Red Hook Rotary Club's 59th anniversary dinner

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 22, 2014

 Red Hook Rotary Club's 59th anniversary celebration

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 A grand time was had by all at Red Hook Rotary's 59th anniversary dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. The food and the fellowship were great. More photos can be seen on their website at:

http://redhookrotaryclub.org/PhotoAlbums/our-59th-anniversary-dinner-2014

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Red Hook Rotary honored new member sponsors at their anniversary dinner. Susan Goodman-Goldstein (right) was honored for bringing in the most members so far in this Rotary year and Rev. Fred Cartier and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser (center) were honored for bringing in the most members of any current club members overall. Susan Simon (left) accepted for Rev. Fred.

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New ROTARY CLUB forming - Not like your grandfather's club - Middletown -Feb 24th

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 22, 2014

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NEW

Middletown Rotary Club

Informational Meeting

 

This won't be your grandfather's Rotary Club! 

Being led by Melissa Hidalgo, a new club is being formed unlike traditional clubs-not as formal, not as costly--but just as good for our community!  Come visit, without obligation, and learn what it's all about...

 

Date: Monday, February 24th, 2014

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings

    567 Route 211E, Middletown, NY

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

 

Please share this invitation with your friends, relatives, business associates, etc

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RadioRotary Jo Hausam who discusses her personal journey through life with Post-Polio on Friday, Feb 21st, 9:00 a.m. & Sunday, February 23rd, 7:25 a.m

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 13, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, February 21th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, February 23rd at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when our guest will be Jo Hausam who discusses her personal journey through life with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) and the extent of its impact on her life–therapy, surgeries, and medical support since she was three years old. She also details her recent research into PPS. Ms Hausam emphasizes the need for public awareness because children everywhere, including those in the United States, are still at risk, and she praises Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio.


The award-winning RadioRotary can also be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. onwww.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. onhttp://www.wbpmfm.com/home.php . Listen to all previous programs onwww.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801  

RadioRotary Jo Hausam who discusses her personal journey through life with Post-Polio on Friday, Feb 21st, 9:00 a.m. & Sunday, February 23rd, 7:25 a.m Greg Amato 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

CLOCK EXPERT SPEAKS TO MILLBROOK ROTARY

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 13, 2014

 

CLOCK EXPERT SPEAKS TO MILLBROOK ROTARY

Jim Holmgren of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Repairers spoke about the history and mechanisms of old clocks to Millbrook Rotary and guests on February 12. He inherited his interest for historic clocks and also an 18th-century tall clock (“grandfather clock”) from his mother. As a repairer of old clocks, he likes to tell his customers that he will serve no clock before its time!

Clocks work with a power supply of some kind. Originally the power supply was gravity, produced by falling weights. After the weight reaches the floor, which commonly is from six to nine days in an “eight-day” clock, it must be lifted to maintain power. Later ,springs were used for power. Mr. Holmgran displayed an Atmos Clock, developed 100 years ago. It gets energy to wind its spring from temperature and atmospheric changes, therefore no hand winding is required for years at a time. He also read from his book Dodendal Valley of Dreams. It’s a futuristic novel that is available from Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook. Two chapters in the book took place in Millbrook!

Millbrook Rotary meets

at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $15). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. For further information see MillbrookRotary.org

CAPTION: Jim Holmgren and the Atmos Clock. 

 

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Warwick Valley Rotarians support guide dog program

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 12, 2014

Rotarians support guide dog program

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Warwick Rotarians again expressed their support for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, which provides free assistance for blind and visually impaired people with trained guide dogs. Warwick resident Cheryl DeVine, left, a volunteer with the guide dog program, accepts a $500 check from Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Neil Sinclair and Rotarian Susan Ronga.

 Photo by Stan Martin




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Warwick Valley Rotary Checks out the universe

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 12, 2014

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 Checking out the universe

Gina McAteer, newest member of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club and retail registered dietitian for ShopRite of Warwick, receives instruction in the use of a telescope from guest speaker Thomas Benjamin of Warwick, manager of telescope production at Televue Optics of Chester,  manufacturers of high quality refractor telescope lenses.

PHOTO BY STAN MARTIN


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Red Hook Rotary seens applicants for 2014 scholarships - DEADLINE BY April 1, 3014

Posted by Linda Greenblatt on Jan 25, 2014
RED HOOK ROTARY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rotary Club of Red Hook is pleased to announce that the club will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to students planning to attend a two or four year program.

Each applicant must be a graduating senior and a legal resident of the Red Hook Central School District, Pine Plains School District or Germantown Central School District.

Each student selected for an award must successfully complete their senior year and attend a post-secondary school of his or her choice. Scholarship awards will be distributed to the student to reimburse the student for any educational expense (eg. tuition, books, computer, etc.).

The award is based on academic ability (top 20% of class), leadership ability, involvement in community service activities, and communication skills of the student.
Credentials of the scholarship applicants will include the following:

1. Completed scholarship application package
2. An up-to-date transcript
3. Three (3) references; one of the letters MUST be from your school guidance counselor

A selection committee composed of members of the Red Hook Rotary Club will review your completed application package. The committee will base its decision not only on the essay response to this application, but also on the applicant’s history as a student.

Interviews will be arranged with the semifinalists and conducted at your school district with Red Hook Rotary members.

Application forms may be obtained from the Guidance Office at your high school. Completed forms MUST be mailed to RED HOOK ROTARY CLUB, Post Office Box 88, Red Hook, NY 12571. ATTN: LINDA GREENBLATT, by APRIL 1, 2014.
Please feel free to learn more about Rotary International through their website, www.rotary.org or the Red Hook Club at www.redhookrotaryclub.org

For more information, please contact Linda Greenblatt at (845) 758-8361 or lindag@hvi.ok

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RadioRotary - Rev Betsy Fisher learned of a big need for food in Amenia-Jan 31st & Feb 2nd

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 25, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, January 31st, at 9:00 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, February 2d, at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when our guests will be Rev. Betsy Fisher.

In March 2009 Reverend Fisher of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia learned of a big need for food for the working poor in Amenia that was not being met by the nearest local Food Bank, so she started Food of Life. This program details how that works and the needs that it fills today.  The pantry, open from 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday, has sometimes had as many as 301 customers in a single day.
 
The award-winning RadioRotary can also be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on http://www.wbpmfm.com/home.php . Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801



RadioRotary - Rev Betsy Fisher learned of a big need for food in Amenia-Jan 31st & Feb 2nd Greg Amato 2014-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Valley Interact students believe in sharing

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 16, 2014

Interact Club representatives recently updated local Rotarians on the activities and donations made by the Warwick Valley High School student organization.

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L to R: Rotary President Neil Sinclair, Interact Advisor Jeaanine Fogler, Interact Club Vice President Tristen Protzmann and Interact President Franklin Helmen.

 

WARWICK -- Warwick Valley High School's Interact Club, with a membership of about 100, is the largest student organization at the high school. And those students are having an important impact on the local community and beyond. Among recent projects, the Warwick students raised 4,000 items during a food drive, sent shoeboxes and gifts to soldiers in Afghanistan and children in foreign countries, supplied meals for 25 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, helped senior citizens at Mount Alverno, collected Christmas toys for needy children and donated $1,000 to Rotary’s community service programs.

WVHS's Interact Club has been presented the prestigious Rotary International Presidential Award, recognizing it as one of the top Interact clubs in the world.

Warwick Interact members have raised more than $35,000 over the past 10 years with fundraising projects. Largest of these fundraising activities is the annual spring student talent show. All money raised is used for charity.

Although sponsored by Rotary's local service club, Interact operates independently under the guidance of Jeanine Fogler, who has been advisor of the club for 11 years. Rotary Vice President Ed Lynch serves as coordinator between the two clubs.

 PHOTO BY STAN MARTIN

 

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2014 Rotary Peace Fellowship Application

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 12, 2014

Rotary Peace Fellow Application located in the download section of on the website.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Itis intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying. Two types of fellowships are offered: a master’s degree program
and professional development certificate program.

See attachment in the download section of this website.

 

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RYLA - Dist 7210 2014 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS Conference

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 09, 2014

RYLA - 2014 - Dist 7210 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS Conference


COMPLETE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION IS ON OUR DISTRICT HOME PAGE

IN THE DOWN LOAD SECTION (Left side)

Applications must reach registar by May1st;

later entries will be considered on first come, first serve basis.

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German exchange student LARISSA KRESSIS is Red Hook meeting speaker

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 08, 2014

German Exchange Student Larissa Kress
in Red Hook 

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L to R: Rotarian Gale Wolfe who is now hosting Larissa, exchange student Larissa Kress,Rotary Vice-President Susan Simon and Rotary President-elect Christine Chale who hosted Larissa earlier in the school year.


German exchange student Larissa Kress was the guest speaker at the recent meeting of the Red Hook Rotary Club. Larissa, who is attending Red Hook High School and living with a local family, regaled the Rotarians with stories about her life in Germany and her comparison of school in Red Hook and back home.

Shown in the photo are (left to right): Rotarian Gale Wolfe who is now hosting Larissa, exchange student Larissa Kress, Rotary Vice-President Susan Simon and Rotary President-elect Christine Chale who hosted Larissa earlier in the school year.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.

(Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier.)
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RadioRotary - Red Hook Rotarian Susan Goodman-Goldstein and Dena Crane of Moving Generations talking about Relocation Stress Syndrome-Jan 10th & 12th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 04, 2014

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 (In photo are Radio Rotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, Dena Crane, Susan Goodman-Goldstein and Radio Rotary co-host Sarah O'Connell. Photo by Jay Versi)
Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, January 10th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, January 12th, at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when our guests will be Red Hook Rotarian Susan Goodman-Goldstein and Dena Crane of Moving Generations talking about Relocation Stress Syndrome and other problems confronting those who have to downsize their homes.
 
The award-winning RadioRotary can also be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on http://www.wbpmfm.com/home.php . Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
 
Note: as of January 1, 2014, WGHQ is changing owners and will no longer carry RadioRotary.
You can now listen locally on Friday at 9:00 a.m. on line at www.hvradionet.com
or Sunday at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 FM

RadioRotary - Red Hook Rotarian Susan Goodman-Goldstein and Dena Crane of Moving Generations talking about Relocation Stress Syndrome-Jan 10th & 12th Greg Amato 2014-01-05 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary from the UNITED NATIONS w/ RI President Ron Burton - Dec 27th & 29th

Posted by Greg Amato on Dec 23, 2013

 RadioRotary comes to you from Rotary UN Day at the United Nations in New York City. Among the interviewees is RI President Ron Burton.

 

Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, December 27th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WGHQ 920AM, WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, December 29th, at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when RadioRotary comes to you from Rotary UN Day at the United Nations in New York City. Among the interviewees is RI President Ron Burton.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can also be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on www.wbpmfm/home.php. Listen to all previous programs on

www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/

radiorotary/id397316801 

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Rotary Youth Raise Funds for Shelters

Posted by Greg Amato on Dec 15, 2013
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Members of the Red Hook High School Interact service club baked pies to raise funds to purchase their second of three Shelterboxes. A Shelterbox typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Shelterboxes are currently being delivered to the Philippines to alleviate the suffering caused by the recent Super Typhoon Haiyan.

The Interact club is sponsored by the Red Hook Rotary Club.

Shown in the photograph with the Interactors are their advisors, Rotarians Linda Greenblatt and Carl Dowden.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meetings Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

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Red Hook Rotary Donates to Disaster Relief

Posted by Greg Amato on Dec 09, 2013

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 Shelterbox Ambassador AG Lou Turpin accepting the Check from President Niki Weaver

Red Hook Rotary Donates to Disaster Relief 

Members of the Red Hook Rotary Club collectively contributed $1,000.00 to purchase a new Shelterbox for disaster relief for the homeless in the Phillapines. Each green Shelterbox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Shown in the photo are Shelterbox Ambassador AG Lou Turpin accepting the Check from President Niki Weaver. 

The Red Hook Rotary Club meetings Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

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RadioRotary - ShelterBox - RI Pres RonBurton with Lou Turpin & Larry Palant Dec 13 & 15

Posted by Greg Amato on Dec 01, 2013

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 L to R: Larry Palant, RI President Ron Burton and Lew Turpin

Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, December 13th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WGHQ 920AM, WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, December 15th, at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when RadioRotary comes to you from Rotary UN Day at the United Nations in New York City. Among the interviewees are RI President Ron Burton and Shelterbox Ambassadors Lou Turpin and Larry Palant.

The award-winning RadioRotary can also be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on www.wbpmfm/home.php. Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

Jonah Triebwasser
Co-Host, "Radio Rotary"
Listen to Radio Rotary Fridays at 9 am - WGHQ 920AM - WBNR 1260AM - WLNA 1420AM,
and WBPM 92.9 FM Sundays, 7:30 a.m.
or http://www.hvradionet.com/ or www.RadioRotary.org
Subscribe to Radio Rotary on I Tunes!
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Senator Gipson visits Red Hook Rotary Club

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 25, 2013

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Red Hook Rotary President Niki Weaver and Senator Gipson.

New York State Senator Terry Gipson visited the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast meeting at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant.

Senator Gipson spoke with the Rotarians about economic development in the Hudson Valley, especially making New York state more affordable for businesses and senior citizens.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meetings Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
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Warwick Rotarians assist food pantries

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 23, 2013

 

 

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 Warwick Rotary President Neil Sinclair, center, joins in a "community teamwork handshake" with food pantry representatives at last week's Rotary meeting at the Landmark Inn. Participating in the gesture of unity in feeding needy families are Susan and Glenn Dickes from the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry, Sinclair, Mary Jean McHugh, vice president of the Greenwood Lake Food Pantry and Denise Thibault, Florida Food Pantry director.

Warwick Rotarians assist food pantries

WARWICK -- "Our food pantries desperately need financial help."
That sums up the telephone call Warwick Valley Rotary President Neil Sinclair received last Tuesday afternoon. That evening he met with his club's board of directors who quickly approved $1,000 donations to the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry as well as the Greenwood Lake and Florida Food Pantries.
Representatives from the three food pantries -- Susan and Glenn Dickes from the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry; Mary Jean McHugh, vice president of the Greenwood Lake Food Pantry and Denise Thibault, Florida Food Pantry director -- juggled their schedules the next day to attend the weekly Rotary meeting at the Landmark Inn to accept the Rotary donations.
All communicated the need for community support to feed the needy. Food demand this fall has been at a record level. They cited government aid cutbacks and unemployment as key reasons.
Local Rotarians made their third round of financial aid to the food pantries this year. The $1,000 checks to the three pantries brings their 2013 total to a combined $7,500.
Glenn Dickes, treasurer of the Warwick Food Pantry, said although food demands this fall are very high and donations of food and money are lower than in recent years he is optimistic that Warwick residents will answer the challenge. He thanked the Rotarians and Warwick community members for their support in providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for needy families and seniors living alone.
Warwick Rotarians assist food pantries Greg Amato 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0

Dear Fellow District 7210 Rotarians

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 18, 2013

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Dear Fellow District 7210 Rotarians,

As you will see in the attached letter from Rotary International President Ron Burton, he has just personally sponsored a ShelterBox for a family in need, and he is encouraging you and/or your Rotary Club to do the same.

There are many ways that you can immediately join RI President Ron Burton in helping ShelterBox to provide disaster relief to the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines:

District 7210 ShelterBox Supporters Fundraising Page secure via Credit Card

http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1079124&supId=395700532&extSiteType=1

District 7210 ShelterBox Ambassadors via Check

Mail check payable to “ShelterBox USA” to Louis Turpin, PO Box 492, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, and indicate whether you wish your donation to go to the Philippines Appeal, Syria Appeal, or for a general disaster location.

ShelterBox USA Website

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ShelterBoxUSAInc/PhilippinesTyphoon.html

If you donate directly to the ShelterBox USA website, or have already done so, please notify us via email so that we can ensure that your donation is tracked and credited in our District 7210 disaster aid records.

Please contact us immediately to support ShelterBox and our assistance for families in need, to become a ShelterBox Hero, or if you wish to schedule a presentation at an upcoming meeting, arrange for a ShelterBox tent display at an event, or if there’s any other way that we can assist you.   

Thank you most sincerely for always putting Service Above Self to help those in need,

Louis Turpin & Larry Palant

ShelterBox Ambassadors

Rotary District 7210

ShelterBox.Turpin@gmail.com

ShelterBox7210@gmail.com

Dear Fellow District 7210 Rotarians Greg Amato 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0

Pawling Rotary club inducts new member Ann Godesky

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 13, 2013

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The Rotary Club of Pawling recently welcomed longtime Pawling resident Ann Godesky (center), as a new member, seen here with sponsor Brian Smith (left), and club president Patty Moore. She is an artist and former art educator at Pawling High School.   

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RadioRotary - Ronald Callahan-Outdoorsmen Helping Others - Nov. 22nd & 24th

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 13, 2013

Ronald Jeffrey Callahan: 

Outdoorsmen Helping Others (OHO)

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 Seated: Jeffrey Callahan. Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell

 

Tune in to RadioRotary on Nov. 22 (for AM) and Nov. 24 (for FM) with Ronald Jeffrey Callahan (OHO official), a paraplegic and an inspirational speaker who advocates for personal safety in the outdoors to our next generation. 

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

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Life of PDG Jeffrey Keahon will be celebrated - Thursday, Nov 21st

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 10, 2013

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The life of RocklandCounty resident and longstanding humanitarian, Jeffrey Keahon, will be celebrated in an event open to the public on Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. at Pearl River High School.

Jeffrey was born and raised in Pearl River, Keahon passed away on September 18th at the age of 69. The event, Celebrating the Life of Jeffrey Keahon: Humanity in Motion, is scheduled for the eve of what would have been his 70th birthday.

Organized by a group of friends, colleagues and fellow members of the Rotary Club of Pearl River, the celebration will be hosted by County Executive Scott C. Vanderhoef and include a variety of remembrances and salutations about the highly active community volunteer and servant. As Keahon was the ultimate supporter of people and organizations in need, both locally and internationally, organizers are inviting attendees to bring a donation of any amount to any organization of their choice. All donations will be forwarded to their respective recipient organizations.

Pearl River High School is located at 275 East Central Avenue, just east of the intersection of Middletown Road and Central Avenue. The event takes place in the school auditorium and a light refreshment service will follow.

For more information about the event, visit www.rotaryclubofpearlriver.org or contact Sandy Cokeley at sandycokeley@gmail.com. For more information about the life of Jeffrey Keahon, read his obituary at www.lohud.com under his full name, Harold Jeffrey Keahon.

Life of PDG Jeffrey Keahon will be celebrated - Thursday, Nov 21st Greg Amato 2013-11-11 00:00:00Z 0

Putnam Hospital Center honored Lake Mahopac Rotarian Kevin Bailey

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 04, 2013

PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER HONORS LAKE MAHOPAC ROTARIAN KEVIN BAILEY

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L to R: Maureen H. Zipparo, President, PHC; Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD, President, Medical Staff, PHC; Kevin Bailey, Lake Mahopac Rotarian and PHC Honoree and Jeffrey Redfield, Chairman, PHC Board of Directors  (Photo provided by Putnam Hospital Center)

Cable advertising businessman and community leader Kevin Bailey’s primary association with Putnam Hospital Center has been as a dedicated and hard-working member of the PHC Foundation Board of Director’s for over 15 years. Garnering community support for and promoting the hospital, he has served as its vice chairman and chairman during his tenure. That promotion has included donating countless weekends over a 20 year period to film and produce cable television broadcast that highlighted events and programs of area organizations, including those of PHC. A familiar face in Putnam County, Kevin is Putnam County Industrial Agency, member and past president of the Paterson Rotary Club, and member and past president and executive director of the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce. Kevin has always been  very active in the community, lending his time and talents and often holding leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, Putnam Visitors Bureau, Brewster Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County.

(Additional photos provided by the Mahopac News, Mahopac's weekly newspaper_
Putnam Hospital Center honored Lake Mahopac Rotarian Kevin Bailey Greg Amato 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - RI International Convention - Lisbon - Nov 15th & 17th

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 02, 2013

RadioRotary – 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon:

Humanitarians around the World

 

 

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Nov. 15 (for AM) and Nov. 17 (for FM) for the 6th edition in the Lisbon series, featuring brief interviews with representatives from several humanitarian organizations around the world such as Hydrotherapy & Crutches for Africa and Project Peanut Butter, PLUS interviews with district governors worldwide.

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.


The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary - RI International Convention - Lisbon - Nov 15th & 17th Greg Amato 2013-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy -our health and our foods - Nov 8th & 10th

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 30, 2013

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 Rotarian Ellie Savoy: Making Your Health a Priority

Tune in to RadioRotary on Nov. 8 (for AM) and Nov. 10 (for FM) featuring Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy discussing the connection between  we are eating today.

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

Caption:  Seated: Ellie Savoy.  Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell

RadioRotary - Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy -our health and our foods - Nov 8th & 10th Greg Amato 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Green Chimneys School - Dr. M Vigdor & Exec Dir J Whalen Nov 1st & 3rd

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 22, 2013

Green Chimneys School

Dr. Martin Vigdor, Clinical Psychologist, and

Executive Director, Joseph Whalen

 

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   L to R -  Seated: Joe Whalen, Martin Vigdor. Standing: co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell

 

Tune in to RadioRotary on Nov. 1 (for AM) and Nov. 3 (for FM) featuring Martin Vigdor (Rotary, Region 7 AG), and Joe Whalen (Lions) discussing Green Chimneys, a school providing unique therapeutic treatment for children with special needs started in 1947 by PDG Sam Ross’ father and continued by Dr. Ross (PDG 1962-3).

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

RadioRotary - Green Chimneys School - Dr. M Vigdor & Exec Dir J Whalen Nov 1st & 3rd Greg Amato 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary – 2013 RI Convention - Humanitarians around the World - Oct 25 & 27

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 16, 2013

 Tune in to RadioRotary on Oct. 25 (for AM)

and Oct. 27 (for FM)

RadioRotary – 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon:

Humanitarians around the World  

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Oct. 25 (for AM) and Oct. 27 (for FM) for the 5th edition in the Lisbon series, featuring brief interviews with representatives from several humanitarian organizations around the world: Population and Development, Abolishing Child Slavery, Project Moonlight, Alliance of Smiles, Wheelchairs for Africa, and more.   RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary – 2013 RI Convention - Humanitarians around the World - Oct 25 & 27 Greg Amato 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Vonnie Hubbard & Tom Woodhull - Abraham's Table - Oct 18 & 20

Posted by Greg Amato on Oct 08, 2013

Abraham’s Table the unique non profit

that provided 23,000 lunches and 8,000 breakfasts to Newburgh, NY children

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Oct. 18 (for AM) and Oct. 20 (for FM) featuring Vonnie Hubbard, President of Abraham’s Table, and Tom Woodhull, Treasurer (New Windsor-Cornwall Rotarian) who discuss this unique non profit that provided 23,000 lunches and 8,000 breakfasts to Newburgh, NY children in need after school closed for the summer in 2013.

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

Caption:  Seated Vonnie Hubbard, Tom Woodhull.  Standing: co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

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PDG (1988-89) Harold Jeffrey Keahon - 1943 - 2013

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 21, 2013

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Harold Jeffrey Keahon, known to his family and many friends in the community as ‘Jeffrey’. At age 69, he passed away on Wednesday, September 18th at the Joe Raso Residence of United Hospice of Rockland County in New City. He was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, New York.

Born on November 22, 1943, Jeffrey graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in 1961 and Georgetown University in 1965, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. A proud Veteran, Jeffrey served with the United States Army as Specialist First Class with the 387th Transportation Battalion in South Vietnam. He was employed until his retirement as secretary/treasurer of Keahon Brothers, Inc. Jeffery travelled the world throughout his life, he appreciated all the different cultures and learning all he could. He enjoyed reading and people, and especially his philanthropy works.

Jeffrey was known and respected as a generous yet modest philanthropist and humanitarian, supporting and serving on the boards of numerous community and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland County, New York. He was most active in the Rotary Club of Pearl River, of which he was president in 1988-89 and in 2008-2009, Jeffrey served as District Governor for Rotary International’s District 7210 covering 66 communities in eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Jeffrey took special interest in Rotary’s campaign to wipe out polio throughout the world. He raised money and promoted awareness for the campaign. He travelled to Mexico and other countries to personally administer oral polio vaccine to children as part of the program. He generously donated the immunizations for over 1 million children under the age of five from vaccine preventable diseases as part of Rotary Foundation’s Polioplus Program of Rotary International.

He loved to golf and raise money for worthy causes. Jeffrey was a strong supporter of the Rotary Scholarship Foundation, which raises money to provide scholarships for post-secondary study for residents of the Pearl River School District through the Ed Bouton Memorial Golf Tournament.

An avid historian, Jeffrey took an active role with the Orangetown Historical Society, the Orangetown Museum and Archives, and the Rockland County Historical Society. He enjoyed playing historic characters such as Major John Andre in re-creation events.

Jeffrey also dedicated his time and talents to the growth and expansion of Jawonio and United Hospice of Rockland County and Joe Raso Hospice Residence.

Jeffrey will be remembered as a great humanitarian in action and served on the board of the following community and not-for-profit organizations:

President of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: • The Nyack Hospital Foundation, • The Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation • Jawonio • Keep Rockland Beautiful • Don Bosco Preparatory High School • Pearl River Ambulance Corp • Rockland County Meals on Wheels • Rockland Family Shelter • Rockland County YMCA • The Rotary Club of Pearl River • The Historical Society of Rockland County • President of Jawonio, New Jersey

He served on the Board of Directors of: • The Rockland County Mental Health Foundation • The Girl Scouts Council of Rockland County • United Hospice of Rockland County • The High Tor Animal Care Center • Nami-Familya of Rockland County • The Friends of the Orangetown Museum • The Rockland County Foundation • The Rockland County Cornell Cooperative Extension • A Trustee of the Rockland County YMCA • Director of the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation

Among the numerous awards for his community service, Jeffrey was recognized as follows: • Philanthropist of the Year by the Rockland Development Council • Received the Friends Award from Jawonio • Was awarded the Joseph R. Bernstein Award from the Mental Health Association • Received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Association for the Visually Impaired • Rockland Leaders Award from the Arthritis Foundation • Designated by the New York Senate for special recognition by the Historical Society of Rockland County. In the Senate’s proclamation the following was proclaimed • ‘It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and that attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jeffrey Keahon upon the occasion of this designation for special recognition. ‘

Jeffrey is survived by his life partner of twenty seven years, Angela D. Mattei. Sisters, Julianne Wylie and Janice Keahon. Stepson, Will Mattei and daughter-in-law, Tracy and grandchildren William Michael and Natalee Jean; niece, Brenda Wiley, nephews Andrew Wiley and Shane Wiley and many cousins and a host of incredible and loving friends.

Jeffrey stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor throughout his life. His rare and impressive dedication to charitable causes made a wonderful and indelible impact in the world, near and far, young and old, able and diff-abled. He was a true humanitarian who was graced with the wisdom and talent to always do for his fellow man. His ability to teach during an ordinary conversation or lively debate was known and revered by all who were lucky enough to have known him. We are all grateful for everything about Jeffrey, and he will be incredibly missed.

Visiting Hours are Saturday and Sunday 3pm-6pm at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River, New York 10965 Phone: 845-735-2161

A public memorial event will be held at a later time to include all who wish to celebrate life and great works. Thank you for understanding that Angela, family and close friends need privacy in mourning the loss at this time.

In lieu of flowers, kindly support one of the many charities that Jeffrey supported, in his name.

United Hospice of Rockland County http://hospiceofrockland.org/giving/opportunities-for-giving

Jawonio https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E8298&id=3

NAMI-Familya of Rockland County http://www.namirockland.org/membership.html

Pearl River Rotary- http://www.rotaryclubofpearlriver.org/

PDG (1988-89) Harold Jeffrey Keahon - 1943 - 2013 Greg Amato 2013-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Camp Sundown for Children - Sept 27th & 29th

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 19, 2013

Camp Sundown for Children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum and

Other Light-Sensitive Diseases

(Aired on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, 2013

 

 

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 Tune in to RadioRotary on Sept. 27 (for AM) and Sept. 29 (for FM) featuring an interview with Caren Mahar, Executive Director and Co-founder with husband Dan of the non profit XP Society.  Ms. Mahar describes this rare disease and discusses how Patterson Rotarians and others contribute funds and volunteer their time to provide these children with the thrill of camping life in an unusual way.

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.


The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

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Rotary Day at the UNITED NATIONS - November 2nd

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 16, 2013

ROTARY DAY at the UNITED NATIONS is November 2nd, 2013

UN Day registration is open, and it typically "sells out" long before mid-October.  

Go to - http://riunday.org   for details.

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M-W Rotary and ShelterBox at Monroe Cheese Festival

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 14, 2013

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M-W Rotary had a Shelter Box set up behind our club event canopy at the Monroe Cheese Festival. 

Our main purpose for our booth was to raise money for Shelter Box so we herded a lot of festival folks into the tent, talked it up, and gave them flyers. 

At the Cheese Festival, we raised $325 dollars for the cause, so we are now only $175 away from funding THREE Shelter Boxes for thisRotary year.  We should have the balance soon.

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Dr. Richard Hull is the Warwick Rotary's 2013 Citizen of the Year!

Posted by DGN Nick Constantino on Sep 13, 2013

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Dr. Richard Hull, center, has been selected Warwick Rotary's 2013-2014 Citizen of the Year. He will be honored during an October 23, 2013 ceremony at the Landmark Inn, Warwick.

Co-chairs for the event are Warwick Rotarians Leo Kaytes, left, and Stan Martin,  shown looking at two of Hull's books, History of Warwick, New York, and People
of the Valley Revisited, History of Warwick, New York, 1700-2005. They are standing outside the Warwick Historical Society's 107-year-old United African
Methodist Church, which is undergoing renovations on Forester Avenue.

Dr. Richard Hull is the Warwick Rotary's 2013 Citizen of the Year! DGN Nick Constantino 2013-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Valley Rotarians support military projects

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 12, 2013

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Warwick Valley Rotarians have been thanked for their support of two military-related organizations -- the Wounded Warriors Project and the Iwo Jima Association of America. John Buckley, left, and Edwin Wiley present certificates of appreciation to Rotary President Neil Sinclair, center. Dr. Wiley has the rank of major and donates his dental skills to the New York Guard. Buckley participated in the recent Military Appreciation Day in Greenwood Lake, hosted by the Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post 1443. Several local Rotarians are military veterans and  members of veterans organizations. The 60-member Warwick service club has endorsed an ongoing financial assistance program for the Wounded Warriors Project, which provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. The Iwo Jima Association is preparing for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 36-day campaign whic resulted in 27 Medals of Honor being awarded to 22 marines and five navy corpsmen.

 

Photo by Stan Martin

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Warwick Honors its Seniors

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 09, 2013
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The Town of Warwick and the Warwick Valley Rotary Club hosted their annual tribute to community senior citizens with a barbecue on Aug. 27. Approximately 750 seniors were served, free of charge, a hot dog lunch, full chicken dinner and dessert. The seniors also enjoyed prizes, raffles and music. Warwick Rotary serves as the "umbrella organization," coordinating contributions from individuals, local businesses, service organizations and individual volunteers. Chair of the event is Michael Sweeton, Warwick Rotarian and Town Supervisor.

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Warwick Valley Rotarians have been thanked for their support of two military-related organizations

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 09, 2013

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Warwick Valley Rotarians have been thanked for their support of two military-related organizations --

the Wounded Warriors Project and the Iwo Jima Association of America. John Buckley, left, and Edwin Wiley present certificates of appreciation to Rotary President Neil Sinclair, center. Dr. Wiley has the rank of major and donates his dental skills to the New York Guard. Buckley participated in the recent Military Appreciation Day in Greenwood Lake, hosted by the Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post 1443. Several local Rotarians are military veterans and  members of veterans organizations. The 60-member Warwick service club has endorsed an ongoing financial assistance program for the Wounded Warriors Project, which provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. The Iwo Jima Association is preparing for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 36-day campaign which resulted in 27 Medals of Honor being awarded to 22 marines and five navy corpsmen.

Warwick Valley Rotarians have been thanked for their support of two military-related organizations Greg Amato 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary --- Senior Instructor of Puppies behind Bars, Carl Rotans - Sept. 13th & 15th

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 05, 2013

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Seated: Carl Rotarns.  Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell

Tune in to RadioRotary on Sept. 13 (for AM) and Sept. 15 (for FM) for the award- winning RadioRotary interview with Senior Instructor of Puppies behind Bars, Carl Rotans, who teaches inmates to train service dogs that greatly assist the disabled, especially veterans, in their daily activities.

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

 

 Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

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RadioRotary - Rhinebeck Interact: "Planting the seeds of humanitarian service" with L. Turpin-Sept 6th & 8th

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 28, 2013

Rhinebeck Interact: "Planting the seeds of humanitarian service"  with Lou Turpin and Rhinebeck Interact members Addie Crenshaw, Emily McGettrick

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L to R: Interacters Addie Crenshaw, Emily McGettrick.  Standing L to R: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwassers, Sarah O'Connell, Rhinebeck Interact Advisor Louis Turpin.

Rhinebeck Interact: "Planting the seeds of humanitarian service"    

Tune in to RadioRotary on Sept. 6 (for AM) and Sept. 8 (for FM) for a fabulous interview with Rhinebeck Interact members and their Advisor, Louis Turpin, discussingservice projects here and in Nicaragua and how Interact brings “the Rotary spirit of Service above Self to the next generation” (L. Turpin). 

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM. 

 

Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 

RadioRotary - Rhinebeck Interact: "Planting the seeds of humanitarian service" with L. Turpin-Sept 6th & 8th Greg Amato 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook club's YEX 201314 program

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 24, 2013

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Red Hook club photo is (left to right) YEX Officer Tim Lynch, Gail Bloch (future host mom), Sid Bloch (this past year's outbound YEX student to Brazil), our inbound student from Germany Larissa Kresse, Secretary Jonah Triebwasser, President-elect and host mom Christin Chale and host dad Dan Freedman.

 

Red Hook club's YEX 201314 program Greg Amato 2013-08-25 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Welcomes Exchange Student form Germany

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 19, 2013

Rotary Exchange Student Arrives form Germany
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L to R:  President Niki Weaver, Youth Exchange Chair Tim Lynch, Youth Exchange Counselor Susan Goodman-Goldstein, Exchange student Larissa Kresse, host Rotarian Christine Chale and Youth Exchange committee member David Wright.

Red Hook Rotary welcomed their new exchange student from Germany, Larissa Kresse. Larissa will be attending Red Hook High School and exploring New York State on the weekends and at holidays, as well as learning about life in the United States.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meetings Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets. Visitors are welcome. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

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Save the date! October 12th - President's Prom

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 18, 2013

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Break out your tuxedos and gowns (old or new!) and join us for the President's Prom, an evening to celebrate all the presidents in District 7210.  Re-live (or re-make!) your Prom memories with food, drinks, and dancing.  No Rotary agenda!  ALL Rotarians are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

 

October 12th

6:30-10pm

Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, NY

 

Invitations to follow.

Save the date! October 12th - President's Prom Greg Amato 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0

Port Jervis Rotarian Jack Austin receives Youth X-change Certificate of Recognition

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 16, 2013

Jack Austin of the Port Jervis Rotary Club

received a certificate of recognition

from Youth Exchange Chair David Greenwood

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Jack Austin (right) of the Port Jervis Rotary Club received a certificate of recognition from Youth Exchange Chair David Greenwood for his many years of service as Youth Protection Officer, overseeing the safety and well-being of District 7210's Inbound and Outbound Youth Exchange Students. Jack retired as YPO June 30, having trained Chris Ashman of the Goshen Rotary Club to take his place as Youth Protection Officer. Rotarians interested in joining the Youth Exchange Committee are encouraged to contact Chair David Greenwood at 845.677.5767 or ngreenwd@aol.com

Port Jervis Rotarian Jack Austin receives Youth X-change Certificate of Recognition Greg Amato 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Patterson Rotary Club's newest Rotarian - Rich Parente Greg Amato 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

Brewster, Carmel, Lk Mahopac & Patterson clubs at PHC 'Path to Progress' dedication

Posted by Greg Amato on Aug 15, 2013

On Thursday, August 15, 2013 a ceremony was held at Putnam Hospital Center dedicating the “Path to Progress” brick program. In support of PHC, the Brewster, Carmel, Lake Mahopac and Patterson Rotary Clubs donated bricks to the program. Each brick has the club name and the year the club was established. A large brick with the Rotary logo is the first colored brick in the “Path to Progress” and Rotary is the first organization to have multiple clubs be part of the path. As you can see in the photo, PHC created a special place for the placement of our bricks. The clubs have all supported the hospital since it opened in 1930. Rotarians have volunteered at the hospital in many capacities. A number of local Rotarians have served and are serving on the hospital and foundation boards and as president of the boards. DGE Penny Byron led the Pledge of Allegiance and PDG Rollo Ross led us in prayer. Following the dedication, a social hour was held in the hospital and the clubs’ banners remained in the atrium until the evening visiting hours were over.  Photos courtesy of Carmel Rotarian Jay Judell and the mystery Rotarian who took the photo of Jay in front of the banners. Jay is very seldom in a photo, but not this time.)

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PDG Rollo Ross lead the prayer at the dedication and DGE Penny Byron leading the Pledge of Allegeence

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http://youtu.be/X74223jMzcs - Youtube provided by Jenny Hinsman of the Brewster Rotary Club

Brewster, Carmel, Lake Mahopac and Patterson Rotarians attending the dedication. L to R - Peter Convery  , Judy DiMattia, Jenny Hinsman, Jim Meyer, Jim Nixon, Jay Judell, Eileen Barrett, Amy Covais, Greg Amato, AG Marty Vigdor, Sal Gambino, PDG Rollo Ross, Don Smith, Pastor Tom Theilmann, Mike and Mary Ellen McDonough, DGE Penny Byron, Regina Morini, Beth Ann Lewis, Kelly McShane, Tom Casey and Jeff Kellogg.   

 

http://youtu.be/X74223jMzcs

Brewster, Carmel, Lk Mahopac & Patterson clubs at PHC 'Path to Progress' dedication Greg Amato 2013-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
RI 2014 Sydney, Australia Convention - info commercial Greg Amato 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
23rd Annual Catskill Rotary Golf Outing - August 27th Mark Fingar 2013-08-02 00:00:00Z 0

Radio Rotary – Dutchess County Fair - Tune in Aug 16th & 18th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 31, 2013

Radio Rotary – Dutchess County Fair - Tune in Aug 16th & 18th

 

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Aug. 16 (on AM) and Aug. 18 (on FM) featuring Andy Imperati, General Manager of the Dutchess County Fair, and Red Hook Rotarian Niki Weaver, discussing this year’s numerous events and exhibits.  

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM. 

Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 

Radio Rotary – Dutchess County Fair - Tune in Aug 16th & 18th Greg Amato 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary – The RibFest is Coming! The RibFest is Coming! - Aug 9th & 11th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 31, 2013

RadioRotary – The RibFest is Coming!  The RibFest is Coming!

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Seated L to R: Steve Laubach, Don Verity.  Standing: co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

Tune in to RadioRotary on Aug. 9 (on AM) and Aug. 11 (on FM) for loads of fun featuring Highland Rotarians Steve Laubach (District 7210 Secretary) and Don Verity (Station Manager) discussing Hudson Valley’s famous RibFest, organized completely by their club. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

 

RadioRotary – The RibFest is Coming! The RibFest is Coming! - Aug 9th & 11th Greg Amato 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Immunization and West Africa Project Fair Trip for Rotarians - October 2013 Greg Amato 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Grants Application Package - August 26 seminar

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 31, 2013

Jan Miller, chair of the District Grants Committee, has asked that I forward the attached District Grants Application Package to you for distribution to all of the Club Presidents and Secretaries in the District, as well as posting it on the District website (replacing last year's forms which are currently there).

 

District 7210 Grant Package

 

FYI: In case anyone asks, we're working on holding a Grants Seminar in/near Rhinebeck (for Region 3) on August 26.  Details to follow.

Thanks!

Louis Turpin
 
District 7210 Grants Application Package - August 26 seminar Greg Amato 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary – Organic Farming and the Food We Buy-August 2nd & 4th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 24, 2013

RadioRotary –  Organic Farming and the Food We Buy

(to be aired on 8/2 and 8/4/13

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Karen Preuss.  Standing: Substitute Co-host Dave Kruger, co-host Sarah O’Connell

Tune in to RadioRotary on Aug. 2 (for AM) and Aug. 4 (for FM) for a discussion with Karen Preuss, Marketing Director of Hawthorne Valley Farm, about organic farming and the food we buy. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary – Organic Farming and the Food We Buy-August 2nd & 4th Greg Amato 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Central Orange Sunrise Rotary Club - Defensive Driving Course -Sept 28th Mary Rohde 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary – 2013 RI Lisbon Convention - World Humanitarians-July 26th & 28th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 17, 2013

RadioRotary – 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon: Humanitarians around the World

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Tune in to RadioRotary on July 26 (for AM) and July 28 (for FM) for a fascinating set of short interviews coming to you from Lisbon, Portugal, on an array of topics that address global issues: medical (Alzheimers, polio eradication, better vision services), literacy, and the environment, ending with anthropologist and U.N. Messenger for Peace, Dame Jane Goodall.  This is the first in a series.

 RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary – 2013 RI Lisbon Convention - World Humanitarians-July 26th & 28th Greg Amato 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary –Rotary eClub 7210's Richard Wilson & Ana Johnsen-July 19th & 21st

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 10, 2013

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L to R: Richard Wilson, Ana Johnsen.  Standing: Substitute Co-host Dave Kruger, co-host Sarah O’Connell

RadioRotary –Rotary eClub 7210 with President Richard Wilson and Past President Ana Johnsen

Tune in to RadioRotary on July 19 (for AM) and July 21 (for FM) for an interesting discussion with Past President Ana Johnsen and current President Richard Wilson about 21st century eClubs and their effect on membership in Rotary. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary –Rotary eClub 7210's Richard Wilson & Ana Johnsen-July 19th & 21st Greg Amato 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary -- Marion Licciello: Anyone Can … Live a Happier Life - July 12th & 14th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 03, 2013

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RadioRotary -- Marion Licciello: 

Anyone Can … Live a Happier Life (to be aired on 7/12 and 7/14)

Tune in to RadioRotary on July 12 (for AM) and July 14 (for FM) for a fabulous time with Marion Licciello who discusses how we can live a happier life to make the world a better place.  

 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

RadioRotary -- Marion Licciello: Anyone Can … Live a Happier Life - July 12th & 14th Greg Amato 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0

Monroe-Woodbury Club present Scholarships to HS graduates

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 30, 2013

ImageMonroe Woodbury Rotary Club President Gail Dejmal and Pres.-Elect Patricia Green present $500.00  Rotary Scholarships to Monroe Woodbury High School Seniors:Matthew Valentini; Paul Leggett; Akilah Sukiman and Erin Lutley (not shown). They were chosen from over 30 applications. 

This is the 35th year of the M-W Rotary Scholarship Program.  Also selected this year were Omar Hafez and Aidan Gaffney who will participate in the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program at Mt. St. Mary’s College from June 23 – 27th.  (Photo Courtesy of MW Rotary Club)

 

 

Monroe-Woodbury Club present Scholarships to HS graduates Greg Amato 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

Brewster Club installs officers & induct 2 new members

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 27, 2013

 

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L to R: John Semmeles, Michael Cavalieri, Paul Facito, Reg 7 AG Greg Amato, Wm. Picarella, Incoming President Judy DiMattia, Kevin Kelly, Robert Cinque, Jenny Hinnsman, Erin Meagher, Wm. Evans and James Nixon.On Tuesday, June 18th the Brewster Rotary Club gained two new members, Doreen Pugliese of Mahopac National Bank and Joseph Ruggiero of Daniel Jewelers.

The club also installed the new officers for the Rotary year at their 69th annual installation dinner held at Rracis Restaurant in Brewster. 

The Brewster Rotary has been active in the past year, growing in membership and helping with various local and international projects.

Past President and 2012-2013 Sergeant-at-Arms Robert Cinque was master of ceremonies.

New president of the Brewster Rotary Club Judy DiMattia took the oath of office from Assistant District Governor Greg Amato. The new officers are as follows 2013-2014: Judy DiMattia President, James Nixon President-Elect, William Picarella Vice-President, Jenny Hinsman Secretary, Kevin Kelly Treasurer, Bill Evans Sergeant-at-Arms, Michael Cavalieri Club Interact & New Generation Chair, Robert Cinque Club Administration Chair, Paul Fucito Club Service Chair, Erin Meagher Public Relations Chair, Dave Bruen Foundation Chair, John Semmeles Membership Chair, and Steve Smyth Past President.   

The Brewster Rotary Club is excited to grow and continue to help the community for years to come.

Brewster Club installs officers & induct 2 new members Greg Amato 2013-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary - Patty Moore - Exec Dir Pawling Resource Center July 5th & 7th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 26, 2013

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RadioRotary -- Patty Moore: Pawling Rotary President,

Executive Director of the Pawling Resource Center

(to be aired 7/5 and 7/7)

Tune in to RadioRotary on July 5 (for AM) and July 7 (for FM) featuring Pawling Rotary President Patty Moore, Executive Director of the Pawling Resource Center, who discusses the Center’s large span of humanitarian work.  RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  

RadioRotary - Patty Moore - Exec Dir Pawling Resource Center July 5th & 7th Greg Amato 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Rotary Club Installs 2013-14 officer- Neil Sinclair, President

Posted by Stanley Martin on Jun 22, 2013

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WARWICK – Neil Sinclair, an international electronics executive, has taken over the helm of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club for 2013-2014. He will serve as president of the 60-member local chapter of Rotary International.
Leo R. Kaytes, president of Leo Kaytes Ford, will serve as Rotary president-elect. Ed Lynch, a financial advisor and Warwick manager for Edward Jones Investments, was elected as vice president and Lisette Cuba, Warwick branch manager for Sussex Bank, will continue as treasurer.
Other officers for 2013-2014 include Katie Hansen, recording secretary; Wayne Patterson, corresponding secretary; Mary McClurg, assistant treasurer, and John Buckley, past president.
Elected to the board of directors are Stan Martin and Susan Ronga, community service; Frank Truatt, public relations; Virginia Loomis, club service; Souzie Miller, international service; Deborah Giuliani, vocational service; Leo Kaytes, Sr., membership service.

 Assistant District Governor Stan Martin performed the oath of office during the 37h annual Warwick Rotary installation dinner held at the Warwick Valley Winery. Martin praised the Warwick club officers and members for being honored as one of six clubs in the 64-club, eight-county district to earn the prestigious “Presidential Citation with Distinction” from Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka.  

Outgoing President John Buckley and Dr. Edwin Wiley. Warwick’s Rotary Foundation chair, spoke of the many accomplishment of Warwick Rotarians this past year, including the club’s being in the top five in the district in most gift-giving categories, “epitomizing Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self.’”

Buckley presented tokens of his appreciation to his officers, board members land service project chairs. Warwick Paul Harris Fellows, named for the founder of Rotary, were recognized for their contributions to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary International is a worldwide service organization of business and professional men and women. There are over 33,000 Rotary Clubs with a membership of 1.2-million in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Local Rotarians sponsor the Warwick Valley High School Interact Club, which has more than 100 members. Jeanine Fogler is the Interact advisor.
Warwick Rotarians help sponsor dozens of local projects and organizations through donations and volunteering of time. They also assist in far-reaching projects, including disaster relief, pure water and sanitation projects, Rotaplast for cleft-palate operations and Polio Plus for eradicating polio worldwide
The Warwick Rotary Club meets every Wednesday noon at The Landmark Inn. Persons interested in membership are invited to attend.
  
PHOTOS BY WAYNE  PATTERSON & BOB BAIER

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Rotary Assistant Governor Stan Martin, right, installs Warwick Rotary President Neil Sinclair and his officers and directors. Shown, left to right, are Edward Lynch, Katie Hansen, Neil Sinclair, John Buckley, Lisette Cuba, Wayne Patterson, Susan Ronga, Mary McClurg, Suzie Miller, Leo R. Kaytes, Frank Truatt and Stan Martin.
 
Incoming Warwick Rotary President Neil Sinclair receives a “Service Above Self Award” from outgoing president John Buckley.

Warwick Rotarians display their prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship medallions, named for the founder of Rotary International. From left to right, front row, John Bollenbach, Cal Hargis and Edwin Wiley; middle row, Jane Wiley, Stella Kosar, Sally Wiley, Marie Bollenbach, Stan Martin, Lisette Cuba, John Buckley, Eric Heffler, Joe Baltes, and Rich Savino; back row, Leo R. Kaytes, Doug Stage, Ray Bryant, Brenda Harburger, Frank Truatt, John McGloin, Greg Klein, Wayne Patterson, Roger Gibboni and Neil Sinclair.

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RadioRotary – Rotarian Larry Luxenberg "Walking the Appalachian Trail" - 6/28 and 6/30

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 18, 2013

Tune in to RadioRotary on June 28 (for AM) and June 30 (for FM) featuring New City Rotarian Larry Luxenberg, author of Walking the Appalachian Trail and CEO of the Appalachian Museum,who was featured in the May 2013 edition of The Rotarian magazine.            

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                                Seated Larry Luxenberg. Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell.

Tune in to RadioRotary on June 28 (for AM) and June 30 (for FM) featuring New City Rotarian Larry Luxenberg, author of Walking the Appalachian Trail and CEO of the Appalachian Museum,who was featured in the May 2013 edition of The Rotarian magazine.   

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties.

The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM. 

Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.

 

 

RadioRotary – Rotarian Larry Luxenberg "Walking the Appalachian Trail" - 6/28 and 6/30 Greg Amato 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0

District Secretary Nick holds Club Secretary training session for Region 7 clubs

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 13, 2013

District Secretary Nick Constantino, assisted by Lauren Rowley, District Secretary Elect 2014-15, held a Cub Secretary training session at Four Brothers Restaurant, Rt. 6, Mahopac, on Thursday evening, June 13th.  All of the Region 7 of the Region 7 clubs were present and District Secretary Nick provided a hand-out, reviewed the Club Secretary RI guide, the use of and how to use Club Runner and many other aspects of their position.

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L to R (around the table): Gini Capodieci, President, Putnam Valley; Kelly McShane, Secretary, Lake Mahopac; Lauren Rowley, Walkill East & District Secretary 2013-14; Penny Byron, Patterson & DGE 2013-2014; Madeline White, secretary, Patterson; Madeline White, secretary, Patterson; Jenny Hinsman, Secretary, Brewster; Barbara Illardi, secretary, Carmel;Greg Amato, Lake Mahopac - Region 7 AG and Nick Constantino, District Secretary 2012-13, DGN 2015-16.

District Secretary Nick holds Club Secretary training session for Region 7 clubs Greg Amato 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z 0

Highland Rotary dedicated "Rotary Rock" in the community's Rotary Park

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 12, 2013

 Highland Rotary dedicated "Rotary Rock" in the community's Rotary Park

 

Christine Giangrasso ,President of the Highland Club with District 7210 DG Bill Bassett, PDG Tansukh Dorawala and District Secretary Nick Constantino when the club dedicated the “Rotary Rock” in the Rotary Park. Rotary Rock, it is located at the Highland Rotary Pavilion and project we started about funding about 12 years ago, it took a long time but it looks great.  When it was completed, we dedicated it back to Town of Lloyd, along with the exercise stations on the walkway to the Hudson Rail Bridge.  We also have a centennial garden on the trail. The rock was my presidential project for 2012-2013.  I wanted the Four Way test out there to let people know about Rotary.

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L to R: Christine Giangrasso, DGN  (2015-16) Nick Constantino, DG Bill Bassett and PDG (2012-13) Tansukh Dorawala

Highland Rotary dedicated "Rotary Rock" in the community's Rotary Park Greg Amato 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Radio Rotary - Louis Turpin: ShelterBox and District Responses - June 21st & 24th

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 12, 2013

Louis Turpin: ShelterBox and District Responses

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RI President Sakuji Tanaka (2012-13), with our Response/ShelterBo co-chair Louis Turpin

Tune in to RadioRotary on June 21 (for AM) and June 23 (for FM) featuring Rhinebeck Rotary Club's PP and District 7210 Disaster Response/ShelterBox co-chair, Louis Turpin, who discusses Rotary’s work as a first responder through ShelterBox and District 7210's successes in lending a hand in disasters. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801.   

 

 

Radio Rotary - Louis Turpin: ShelterBox and District Responses - June 21st & 24th Greg Amato 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Carmel Past President Sal Gambino honored by Salvation Army of Westcheste-Putnam

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 07, 2013

Northern Westchester-Putnam County

SALVATION ARMY CORPS

HONORS

Carmel Rotary Past President

District 7210 Associate Governor

SALVATORE GAMBINO

for his

Community Volunteer Service

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Carmel Rotary Club Past President and Region 7 Associate Governor Sal Gambino was

recognized at the Salvation Army's annual Red Carpet Gala.

Sal has volunteered for, and led, many Putnam County service organizations. Among them are Cornell Cooperative Extension, Putnam Family & Community Services, the Grater Mahopac-Carmel and Brewster Chambers of Commerce, Putnam County Heart Walk and March of Dimes.

  
Carmel Past President Sal Gambino honored by Salvation Army of Westcheste-Putnam Greg Amato 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Dist 7210 PDG “BUNNEE’ WEBB Receives RI's 2013 Service Above Self Award

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 07, 2013

2000-01 District 7210

District Governor

“BUNNEE’ WEBB

RECIPIENT OF

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S

“SERVICE ABOVE SELF “

AWARD

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Our own District's 'Bunnee' Webb once again lauded for her volunteerism and leadership as she recently received Rotary International's highest honor for an individual Rotarian, the Service Above Self Award.

In the above photo DG Bill Bassett is presenting PDG Bunnee Webb with RI's Service Above Self award.

The award recognizes Rotarians who have rendered exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts .

 Note: Rotary International has 1.3 million members and only awards a maximum of 150 "Service Above Self" awards during a Rotary year.

   

Dist 7210 PDG “BUNNEE’ WEBB Receives RI's 2013 Service Above Self Award Greg Amato 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Over 250 Attend Warwick's 2nd Annual June Tent Party

Posted by Stanley Martin on Jun 06, 2013

More than 250 guests attended the second annual June Tent Party, cosponsored by St. Anthony Community Hospital and Warwick Valley Rotary, held Saturday evening on the great lawn at Mt. Alverno Center in Warwick.

ImageL L to R: Fran Sinclair, Stan Martin, Lil Blaikner, Leo Kaytes Sr. and his wife, Gladys, Mechelle Casciotta, Wayne Patterson and Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Elect Neil Sinclair. Stan Martin, Leo Kaytes Sr. and Wayne Patterson are past presidents of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club.

This year’s June Party, chaired by Leo R. Kaytes, offered cocktail-style dining, a silent auction, dancing and live musical entertainment provided by the Jeremy Langdale Band.
The event raised more than $52,000 for Warwick Valley Rotary and the Bon Secours Warwick Healthcare Foundation, which supports St. Anthony Community Hospital, Schervier Pavilion and Mount Alverno Center.

 “I think it is great when two local organizations can come together for an event like this,” said Kaytes. “It reminds you how much you can accomplish when you work together. And I would like to thank all my committee members and extend a special thank you to Cindy Vander Plaat for doing such a great job on this year’s journal.”
St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a non-profit hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical and obstetrical/gynecological acute care services to residents of southern Orange County and Sussex County, N.J.
The 58-member Warwick Valley Rotary Club is committed to a mission of community service, assisting almost three dozen organizations with their volunteer work and financial assistance.

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Radio Rotary - B Doyle on Span of Family Services in Hudson Valley June 14 & 16

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 06, 2013

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L to R: Brian Doyle.  Standing: co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

Brian Doyle:  The Enormous Span of Family Services in the Hudson Valley

Tune in to RadioRotary on June 14 (for AM) and June 16 (for FM) featuring Brian Doyle,  CEO for Family Services, who describes the incredible scope of his organization such as Youth Services, Comprehensive Crime Victim services (and Forensics), Domestic Violence Service, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Family Education. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM. 

Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

Radio Rotary - B Doyle on Span of Family Services in Hudson Valley June 14 & 16 Greg Amato 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0

Dist 7210's Youth Exchange: Building Global Friendships

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 03, 2013

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  Standing: Outbound Students.  Adults L to R: co-host substitute Dave Kruger, Outbound Co-Dir. Betty Djerf, Outbound Dir. Donna Bemiss, co-host Sarah O’Connell, YEX Chair David Greenwood.   Kneeling: Inbound Students.  Adult: Inbound Dir. Nan Greenwood.

Tune in to RadioRotary on June 7 (for AM) and June 9 (for FM) featuring District 7210’s Inbound and Outbound Youth Exchange students who are endearing, charming, and at times very funny.  Loads of fun at this on-site interview held at the 2013 District Conference in Ellenville, NY.   R

adioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM. 

Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

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DG Bill Bassett's June letter

Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 03, 2013

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June 3, 2013

Dear Rotarians:

It is hard to believe that a full year has passed since I started to serve you as District Governor.  I have sincerely enjoyed the year and have had some wonderful experiences. I have toured the Rockland Bakery (every Rotarian should see this place!).  I have eaten a meal using gold plates and utensils (Thank you Livingston Manor!), have been allowed five minutes to address a Club (Thank you Pearl River!) and have gotten lost three times (not too bad for 62 Clubs!).

Sue and I have been treated very warmly and in a most hospitable manner.  We have had wonderful meals and discovered many great restaurants in the Hudson Valley.  We have received many unbelievable gifts from Clubs; such as, Rotary shirts, local history books, local winery samples, local produce, local jams and even quilts.

Our year has been very exciting, but the most impressive part of the year was the opportunity to see first hand how each Club operates, experience the spirit and comraderie and, of course, understand all the service projects which is the highlight of my District Governor year.

June is fellowship month.  You can celebrate fellowship month by getting to know Rotarians in your own Club – maybe sit next to the new Rotarian in your Club.  You could visit a Club in your Region and see how they operate or you could attend a future Regional meeting.  You might want to get to know a Rotarian from around the world.  The easiest way to do this is to attend a meeting of our District E-Club by going onto the District Website, click on Rotary E-Club on the list of Clubs and follow the directions for doing a make-up.  You can connect with Uma Achuka Nwoke who is a member of our E-Club, lives in Nigeria and just attended our District Conference.- 2 -

Thank you for a wonderful year and for allowing me to be your District Governor.  It has been a pleasure and an honor!  

Thank you for all you do for Rotary!

Sincerely,

William J. Bassett

District Governor

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Brewster Wine Tasting event - May 30th Bill Evans 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Called To Higher Service Greg Amato 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0

Highland Clup works with Highland Public Library for story hour

Posted by Greg Amato on May 27, 2013

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Pictured above is a very happy child and mother after receiving their book from the Highland Rotary Club.

The Highland Rotary Club worked with the Highland Public Library provided books to children during the Library’s Story Hour.  The Club also provided books to one hundred twenty-five (125) First Grade Students from the Highland Elementary School when they participated in a Field Trip to the Highland Public Library  The book we provided is a non-fiction book. Non-fiction is part of the new common core standards.

Highland Clup works with Highland Public Library for story hour Greg Amato 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0

Highland Club's Goodbye to YEX Student Supawit "Kan" Lamom

Posted by Greg Amato on May 27, 2013

Highland Rotary Club

 says goodbye to Inbound YEX Student Supawit “Kan” Lamom

the Club’s Exchange Student from Thailand

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 Pictured from L to R are Highland Rotary Club President Christine Giangrasso, and Rotary District Youth Exchange Director David Greenwood, YEX Student Supawit “Kan” Lamom from Thailand and Inbound Youth Exchange Director Nan Greenwood.

 

Club President Christine Giangrasso hosted a “Farewell BBQ” for Kan on Friday Night May 24th.  We wish Kan well on all his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him again!

During Kan’s stay in Highland, he was hosted by three (3) families:  the Collins/Gordon Family, the CrimiVaroli Family and most recently the Ivich family.   Thank you to these families for sharing their homes with Kan.

Highland Club's Goodbye to YEX Student Supawit "Kan" Lamom Greg Amato 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0

District 7210 Conference at Honor's Haven, Ellenville - May 17th-19th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 23, 2013

District 7210 Conference at Honor's Haven, Ellenville, NY

May17th-19th

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Top Row - L to R: Marty Nowak, District Treasure; 2nd row - DG Wm. "Bill" Bassett; RI President's Aide PDG Marcy Ullom

3red row - L to R: DG "Bill" Bassett addressing Rotarians; 4th row - PDG David Green and DGE Penny Byron;

3rd row - PDG Knut Johansen, Jr. and DG "Bill" Bassett addressing Rotarians

4th row - DG "Bill" Bassett with Top Hat and DGE Drew Kessler

Bottom row - DG "Bill" Bassett without Top Hat and DG Drew Kessler with Top Hat

 

 

District 7210 Conference at Honor's Haven, Ellenville - May 17th-19th Greg Amato 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Radio - David Violante: Emergency Medical Care - May 24th & 26th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 23, 2013

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David Violante: Emergency Medical Care

     Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, May 24 (for AM) and Sunday, May 26 (for FM) featuring David Violante, Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services

in the Arlington Fire Dept. and Director of Disaster Preparedness and Training for NYC Medics. 

Rotary Radio - David Violante: Emergency Medical Care - May 24th & 26th Greg Amato 2013-05-24 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Rotary supports Pure Water for the World

Posted by Greg Amato on May 15, 2013
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 A $2,000 donation from the Warwick Valley Rotary Club will be used to purchase household filtration systems for a rural Haitian village, where children suffer from intestinal illnesses due to polluted drinking water.  Laura Livingston, who is helping coordinate the Haitian water project with the Vassar College Rotaract Club and Rotary supported Pure Water for the World, is shown at the May 15 Warwick Rotary meeting with  2011-2012 Rotary District Governor Tansukh Dorawala,  Warwick Rotary President John Buckley, and Assistant Governor Stan Martin.

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Warwick Rotary Club supports Pure Water for the World

Posted by Greg Amato on May 15, 2013
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Warwick supports Pure Water for the World

A $2,000 donation from the Warwick Valley Rotary Club will be used to purchase household filtration systems for a rural Haitian village, where children suffer from intestinal illnesses due to polluted drinking water.  Laura Livingston, who is helping coordinate the Haitian water project with the Vassar College Rotaract Club and Rotary supported Pure Water for the World, is shown at the May 15 Warwick Rotary meeting with  2011-2012 Rotary District Governor Tansukh Dorawala,  Warwick Rotary President John Buckley, and Assistant Governor Stan Martin.

Warwick Rotary Club supports Pure Water for the World Greg Amato 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Rotarians help put smiles on children

Posted by Stanley Martin on May 15, 2013

Rotarians help put smiles on children

Kathy Kruger, a nurse and Rotary District 7210 Rotaplast officer from Pleasant Valley, accepts a $1,200 check from Warwick Rotarians which will help put smiles on children after free reconstructive cleft palate operations and treatment. The Warwick Valley Rotary Club is a sustaining partner of Rotaplast International, which has as its goal eliminating untreated cleft lips and palates in children by 2025. Assistant District Governor Stan Martin, left, and Warwick Rotary President John Buckley are shown with Kruger and the club’s Rotaplast banner which hangs during meetings held each Wednesday noon at the Landmark Inn.
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Warwick Rotarians help put smiles on children Stanley Martin 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

2013 RYLA Program - A Success - Registration full

Posted by Greg Amato on May 14, 2013

RYLA registration is closed now. 

 We are completely booked!

Next stop Mt. St. Mary College for another exciting RYLA session.

Thanks! Randy

5/16/13 --- Please direct all questions to Randy Katz --- (845) 866-3875.   Thank you!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to District Secretary Nick Constatino - June 11th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 14, 2013

 

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“District secretary Nick completing one of his bucket list items-making pizza.

 

“ It was part of nick’s upcomiong birthday celebration. His  birthday is June 11th

and hopefully all Rotarians should send him an e-mail on June 11th."

 

Happy Birthday Nick, and THANK YOU for all you do for Rotary

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to District Secretary Nick Constatino - June 11th Greg Amato 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

Radio Rotary - Vassar Haiti Project with Rotaracter Cindy Fung - May 17th & 19th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 08, 2013
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Vassar Project with Rotaractor Cindy Fung

Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, May 17 (for AM) and Sunday, May 19 (for FM) featuring Vassar Rotaract member Cindy Fung and co-founders of the Vassar Haiti Project, Lila and Andrew Meade, who discuss how promoting Haiti’s varied and unique art forms has improved Haitian lives.  RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

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DG Bill Bassett's May Message

Posted by Greg Amato on May 08, 2013

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District 7210 Governor Wm. "Bill" Bassett

May 8, 2013

Dear Fellow Rotarians:

As I write this letter to the Rotarians of District 7210, I want you to know that there are a large number of Rotarians working on the 2013 District 7210 Conference.  Our block of rooms for the hotel are sold out (good news!) and we are still accepting registrations for commuters and the “Top Hat Dinner”.  Contact Laurie Rowley if you are able to come over for any of the sessions.

I also wanted to remind you that this Rotary year is not over yet.  We have two full months to work on the District 7210 goals for the year.

-       Membership – Think about inducting a new member at your installation dinner

-       Foundation –Keep contributing to the Foundation even in small amounts.  Don’t forget – “EREY” – Every Rotarian Every Year

-       Literacy – I believe that almost every Club in our District is involved in some sort of literacy project.  Keep those projects going and consider adding to them in the future.

-       PEACE Through Service – Continue to provide service to the needy folks of your community which will also provide them with PEACE

-       Have fun – It goes without saying that the Rotary Clubs in our District have fun.  Keep it up!

These goals were highlighted for 2012-2013, but they really are worthy of focusing on every year.  I know that you will remember these goals and keep them on your Club’s agenda.

Thank you for what you all do for Rotary.

Sincerely,

William J. Bassett

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Warwick Valley supports Garden of Child program -

Posted by Stanley Martin on May 07, 2013

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Garden of the Child founder Sister Anna Roche

 accepts the organization’s 24th annual contribution from the Warwick Valley Rotary Club.

Leo Kaytes, left, helped promote the start-up efforts in 1989 when he was Rotary president.

Since then Warwick Rotarians have donated almost $25,000 to Garden of the Child. At right is John Buckley, Warwick Rotary president.

 

 “Service Above Self” is the motto of Rotary, an organization of area community leaders, business and professional men and women. Sister Anna Roche, SC, founder of Monroe-based Garden of the Child, is guided by a similar creed.

In 1989, Sister Anna approached Leo Kaytes, a Warwick auto dealer and then president of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, with an idea for starting an early childhood/middle school detection, intervention and prevention program. With seed money from the Warwick Rotarians, Garden of the Child was started.

This month, Sister Anna received her 24th annual contribution from the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, totaling almost $25,000 in two decades.

Her educational program services students from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Seminars and the summer programs offer enrichment in the areas of art, music, fashion, cooking, baking, the basic drills and skills of several sports and tutoring.

 

The Garden of the Child assists youngsters from Chester, Goshen, Warwick, Monroe, Florida, Washingtonville, Harriman, Central V alley, Woodbury and Cornwall.

 

By STAN MARTIN

 

 

Warwick Valley supports Garden of Child program - Stanley Martin 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Warwick Valley Rotary Club assists Meals on Wheels Greg Amato 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0

Int. Medical Relief Foundation Foundation on RadioRotary-May 10th & 12th

Posted by Greg Amato on May 01, 2013

International Medical Relief Foundation on RadioRotary

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, May 10 (for AM) and Sunday, May 12 (for FM) featuring

PDG Tam Mustapha, President of IMRF, and PDG Knut Johnsen,

discussing the work of the IMRF that saves countless lives here and abroad. 

RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

 

Int. Medical Relief Foundation Foundation on RadioRotary-May 10th & 12th Greg Amato 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

World Wide Peace Bell Foundation - June 21st

Posted by Pete Sukeena on Apr 30, 2013

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Become an Example and Inspiration to all
Ringing true in truth
Resonating with love and
Fine Tuning within and without
The subtle textures of Peace!

Imagine peace, Think peace,
Act peace, Spread peace, Live peace
Be that Light in darkness

 

Things are moving in Newburgh to again make it the Jewel of the Hudson....gonna take time and work but Habitat is making and fixing houses, Illuminate Newburgh is on track for June 21st,  Roteract is now a reality at the Mount...Interact in active...see pictures of clean up Newburgh I took and put them on the Dist. web site ...we are also working on placing the 4th Promenade for Peace..Peace Bells Along the Hudson on the streets of Newburgh and plant a Peace Pole at Downing Park as Mayor Judy becomes a Mayor for Peace.

 

 

Need to sign up for Fri. & Sat at the Conference...not sure about the over night...would be interested in sharing a room with someone...

 

 

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District 7210 Assembly @ The Castle, Chester, NY - April 23rd

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 26, 2013

DISTRICT 7210 ASSEMBLY - May 22nd, 2013

at THE CASTLE in Chester, NY

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L to R: Darrell Berman; David Palmquist; DG Bill Bassett; Steve, Christine and Patty; and Louis Turpin

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 Group photos - on far left Ron & Lorenzo DeCaprio

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L to R: Mom Rotarian with future Rotarian; DG Bill & Sue Bassett; and PDG Doris Obremski

 

District 7210 Assembly @ The Castle, Chester, NY - April 23rd Greg Amato 2013-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Radio Rotary - Therapy Dogs & Apple Blossom Day - May 3rd & 5th

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 23, 2013

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(L to R: Niki Weaver, cho-host Sarah O'connell. Back: co-host Jonah Triebwasser, PP Dave Wright and Pres. Bruce Martin)

Rotary Club Close-up: Therapy Dogs and Apple Blossom Day

Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, May 3 (for AM) and Sunday, May 5 (for FM) featuring Red Hook Rotarians discussing two of their signficant local projects that make the world a better place.  RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

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Radio Rotary - Therapy Dogs & Apple Blossom Day - May 3rd & 5th Greg Amato 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

Nyack Rotary Club's 90th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Glen Keene on Apr 21, 2013

NYACK ROTARY CLUB CELEBRATES IT 90TH ANNIVERSARY

‘The Rotary Club of Nyack wants to thank District Governor Bill Bassett and wife Susan, District Governor-Elect Drew Kessler and wife Vicki, Assistant District Governor Jim Damiani and Assistant District Governor and the Nyack club’s very own J Lo, Jo Lore and all who attended or contributed for helping us make our 90th Anniversary Gala a smashingly resounding success.’   

Nyack Rotary Club's 90th Anniversary Celebration Glen Keene 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook Rotary Hosts Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 18, 2013
Rotary Hosts Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement

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Red Hook Rotary president Bruce Martin with

Erin Cannan, Associate Director of Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement,

 was the guest speaker at the recent breakfast meeting of the Red Hook Rotary Club. Dean Cannan explained that the center sponsors lectures, conferences, and workshops; facilitates internship, volunteer, and service-learning opportunities; and awards fellowships that are designed to reinforce the links between education, democracy, and citizenship.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street, Red Hook, NY. Visitors are welcome.
 
 (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier).
 
 

Red Hook Rotary Hosts Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement Greg Amato 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

DGE 2013-14 Drew Kesser - Rotary in the 21st Century - April 26th & 28th

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 17, 2013

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DGE Drew Kessler, District Governor 2013- 2014Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, April 26 (for AM) and Sunday, April 28 (for FM) featuring District Governor Elect Drew Kessler (North Rockland Rotary) who discusses Rotary in the 21st century.  RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.organd on iTunesat http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

DGE 2013-14 Drew Kesser - Rotary in the 21st Century - April 26th & 28th Greg Amato 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

Putnam Reg 7's All-Region Lunch Meeting

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 11, 2013

Region 7 Putnam County All-Region Meeting

at Centennial Golf Club, Carmel, NY

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L to R: DGN 2014-15 Penny Byron, DG Bill & Susan Bassett and District Secretary-DGN 2015+16 Nick Constantino

 

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Keynote Speaker John Arruci - Percussionist, composer, educator, President District 7230 Alumni Association, Rotary Ambassadorial Sacholar to Brazil 1982-83. John is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his 'Methaphors' CD to Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign

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Al Lotrecchiano being presented with a Rotary Region 7 Service Above Self honor by DGN 2014-15 Penny Byron.

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L to R: Sal Gambino, Greg Amato, Michael Nesheiwat watching Carmel President Mike McDonugh presenting Lake Mahopac President Jim Meyer with a trophy and proclamation honoring the Lake Mahopac Rotary club as the 2013 Basketball Shoot-Out Champions.

A donation of $100 each is also being made to the Paul Harris Foundation in the names of John Arruchi, Al Lotrecchiano and Greg Amato in appreciation and recognition of their dedicated service performed in the Rotary Spirit of "Service Above Self."

 

 

 

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Kingston Rotary's BLOOD DRIVE - April 27th Greg Amato 2013-04-12 00:00:00Z 0

Port Jervis Rotary Club's PROJECT AMIGO BEFRIENDS ROTARY

Posted by Amador Laput on Apr 11, 2013
PROJECT AMIGO BEFRIENDS ROTARY

 

“Children are a beautiful tapestry.  We seek to help them weave a brighter future.” from the projectamigo.org website.  Project Amigo helps the poor children of Colima, Mexico achieve their highest potential by providing programs that motivate them to stay in school; by improving their access to higher education, by promoting literacy; and helping with dental and vision care.  Dr. Samuel Brown visited the Port Jervis Rotary Club to spread this message that began for him in 1977 after spending a summer in Colima on an exchange program.  Later as a Rotarian, he found out about Project Amigo which was started by Ted Rose who found himself in Colima in 1984 after getting on the wrong bus to hike on a volcano.  Sam has volunteered on two work weeks with Project Amigo, a Literacy work week in 2010 and a Vision Clinic in 2012 and visited the Project on other occasions.  For more information or to help support the project, visit projectamigo.org 

  

 

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DG Bill Bassettt's April Message

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 03, 2013
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Dear Fellow Rotarians:

Rotary International is a complex, multifaceted organization.  Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of all the Rotary activities and projects that go on around the world.  One of the best ways to keep on top of the Rotary world is to spend a little time each month with The Rotary International magazine “THE ROTARIAN”.

April is magazine month in Rotary.  I recommend you try to thoroughly read at least two articles in each month’s Rotarian.  Read an article specifically on a Rotary issue.  This month’s article that I would suggest is “Operation Polio”.  This is an article that describes the heart warming efforts of an Indian Doctor that traveled to Nigeria to repair limbs and lives of children with Polio.  The pictures tell the whole story.

In addition, read one of the general topic articles.  This month’s article on Philanthropy is worth reading and has significant meaning for all Philanthropy not just Rotary.

Make sure you explore the entire magazine each month and find stories and articles meaningful to you and your Club.  Bring these articles to your Club and share the issue at a meeting.

April also reminds us that we are fast approaching the end of the Rotary year.  For the Clubs working on EREY, beef up the effort, remind your members and good luck. 

Next month is the Rotary District 7210 Conference.  REMINDER:  The cutoff for room reservations is April 17.  I hope to see many of you at Humor’s Haven in Ellenville.  Contact Lauren Rowley (littlelo181@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about registration.

DG Bill Bassettt's April Message Greg Amato 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0

Red Hook PD Sgt Guest Speaker - Community Policing

Posted by Christine Chale on Apr 02, 2013

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Sgt. Patrick Hildenbrand of the Red Hook Police Department

was the guest speaker of the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast.

Sgt. Hildenbrand told the Rotarians of the services offered by the police department and their commitment to community policing.

Shown in the photograph are speaker host Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Sgt. Hildenbrand and Rotary Vice-President Christine Chale.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.

at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant

on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street, Red Hook, NY.

Visitors are welcome.
 

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Red Hook Club supports HS After the Prom Party

Posted by Christine Chale on Apr 02, 2013

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Lisa Murray, Rotary Vice-President Christine Chale, Maria Schibelli and Mary Cincotta.

The Red Hook Rotary club and its members presented checks

to the Red Hook High School After-Prom Party Committee

to assure safe and wholesome activities for our high school youth on prom night.

Red The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.

at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street, Red Hook, NY.

Visitors are welcome.

(photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.)
 
 

Red Hook Club supports HS After the Prom Party Christine Chale 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0

Warwick Valley's 3 NEW Members

Posted by Stanley Martin on Apr 01, 2013

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John Mickowski, Dr. Laurene Iammatea and Jan Pierce

were inducted Wednesday into the Warwick Valley Rotary Club by Region 6 Assistant Governor Stan Martin. Shown participating in the induction ceremony are, left to right, President-elect Neil Sinclair, Jan Pierce, Mechelle Casciotta, Laurene Iammatea, President John Buckley, John Mickowski, and Stan Martin.

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Warwick Club honors WWII Veterans

Posted by Stanley Martin on Apr 01, 2013

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Honoring WWII veterans -- Brian Maher, right, Walden mayor and member of the Walden Rotary Club, describes the Hudson Valley Honor Flight which provides, at no cost to the veteran, a trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Warwick Valley Rotarians contributed $500 to the program as a thank you to the veterans for their sacrifices and service to our nation. Warwick Club President John Buckley, left, makes the donation as Warwick Rotarian Roger Gibboni, who participates in a medical flight program as a commercial pilot, lends his support.

Warwick Club honors WWII Veterans Stanley Martin 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z 0

2013 - Mid-Northeast PET Training

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 30, 2013

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DGE Drew Kessler addressing Rotarians and District 7210 Shelter Box Ambassador Lou Turpin

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PDG David Green at opening ceremonies and Rotarians at Friday evening dinner

 

 

 

 

 

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District Conference - We want you - May 17th - 19th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 30, 2013

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Good Afternoon All: Attached please find the flyer for the "House of Friendship" at this year's District Conference.

All clubs and their Interact Clubs are invited to show off their club's accomplishments, pending projects, etc. in the "House of Friendship".   DG Bill Bassett would love to have 63 displays in the room. Please contact Louis Turpin (turpin.rotary@gmail.com) with any questions.   



District Conference - We want you - May 17th - 19th Greg Amato 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Goshen Rotary Supports Winslow Therapeutic Center

Posted by John Buckley on Mar 30, 2013

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L to R: Shown on the horses, Cody, left, and Melissa Eisenring of Goshen,

                                                  Standing - Cathe LaPenna, Riding Instructor; John Buckley,Warwick Rotary President and Winslow Board Vice President;

Doris Obremski, Goshen Rotary President; and  Doug Fazzino, Goshen Rotary Vice President-elect. (Photo by Nikki Ferro)

 Goshen  Rotarians donate $9,000 To Winslow Therapeutic Center

Members of the Goshen Rotary Club recently demonstrated their continued support for Winslow Therapeutic Center’s Healing with Horses programs with a $9,000 donation. Winslow provides therapeutic horseback riding for more than 500 children with mental and physical disabilities and partners with Helen Hayes Hospital for additional rehabilitation programs. The donation funds were raised from Goshen Rotary's Annual bicycle Tour de Goshen, chaired by Rotarian Dr. John Carey and Brian Dunleavy of Joe Fix Its. Goshen Rotarians recently visited Winslow's facilities in Warwick and had the opportunity to meet some Goshen students and Winslow representative to present a check for $9,000 from the Tour de Goshen proceeds. 

Goshen Rotary Supports Winslow Therapeutic Center John Buckley 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of N Rockland donates to building dugouts

Posted by PDG Carole Tjoa on Mar 28, 2013

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Rotary Club of North Rockland

donates to building dugouts at Manny Lopez Ball Field

so Haverstraw may host state championship games

Bottom Photo: L - R: At dugouts ground-breaking ceremony, NY Little League Primary Asst. District 18 Administrator Mike Sansonetti, Haverstraw Little League President Lester Kahn, Commissioner Mary Corretjer, Rotarian Yolanda Lopez, mother of Manny Lopez, KIA Iraq, Haverstraw Mayor Mike Kohut, PDG Carole Tjoa, former Haverstraw Mayor and Rotary Dugout Committee Chair Bud Wassmer; in front is Jordan of Haverstraw Little League AA Nationals.

Top photo: L - R: YES channel broadcaster and former Yankee catcher John Flaherty autographed baseball for Nick Wassmer, North Rockland Rotary Immediate past president Bud Wassmer, PDG Carole Tjoa, Rockland Boulders President Ken Lehner at a recent North Rockland Rotary lunch in Stony Point. Flaherty spoke about his experience with the Yankees organization, and complimented Rotarians as exemplary service leaders of the community.

 

Rotary Club of N Rockland donates to building dugouts PDG Carole Tjoa 2013-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference - House of Friendship - May 17th -19th Greg Amato 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
60 Days to our District Convention - May 17th - 19th Greg Amato 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z 0

PEACE THROUGH SERVICE - March 16th - Warwick, NY @ 5 pm

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 13, 2013

PEACE THROUGH SERVICE  

One of Pat Green's, a Rotarian in the Monroe- Woodbury Club hobbies", is screening films pertinent to literacy, human rights and peace. One of these films is the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," which documents the peace movement started by Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Leymah Gbowee of Liberia. Her movement brought an end to Liberia's Civil War and resulted in the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the first woman president on the continent of Africa.

The Union AME Church (98 McEwen Street, Warwick, NY) has asked Pat to screen the film at their church on March 16th. The event will be held from 5p-7p. She was  informed that the pastor had contacted the Liberian Embassy to tell them about this, and some of the Liberian citizens will also be in attendance. She has also been informed that some of these citizens personally know a few of the women featured in the documentary.

Since Rotarians are invested in Peace, we are  informing all Rotarians in District 7210 about this event which should turn out to be a very stimulating evening. Please be aware that the documentary contains disturbing images and frank discussion of some of the atrocities committed during the war, and is therefore not suitable for young children. However, the final message is quite uplifting - that we can all make a difference when people come together with a common purpose.

Pat  hopes to see you on the 16th

DG Bill Bassett

PEACE THROUGH SERVICE - March 16th - Warwick, NY @ 5 pm Greg Amato 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

RadioRotary: Nanuet Rotary's Recycled Rides - March 22nd & 24th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 13, 2013

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RadioRotary:  Nanuet Rotary's Recycled Rides

Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, March 22 (for AM) or March 24 (for FM),

featuring Nanuet Rotarians Kevin Muir (Nanuet Collision Center) and President Donna Lennane discussing Recycled Rides.

A program that donates cars to accommodate the specific needs of disabled recipients, especially veterans, to get back on track with their life.    RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography. 

 Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RadioRotary: Nanuet Rotary's Recycled Rides - March 22nd & 24th Greg Amato 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary and the Rockland Boulders Baseball Team Bring People Together

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 06, 2013

Rotary and Baseball

Bring People Together

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L-R: Rockland Boulders outfielder Jon Smith, PDG Carole Tjoa, broadcaster Seth Cantor, 8-year-old Nick Wassmer, Boulders pitcher Jon Velasquez, The Rockland Bakery Hot Dog, North Rockland Immediate Past President and former Haverstraw Mayor "Bud" Wassmer, enjoyed a day of family fun entertainment at Rockland Boulders Fan Fest in Hillburn, NY, attended by 2,000 people. A play-by-play broadcaster and Manager of Corporate Partnerships for the Rockland Boulders minor league baseball team, Seth Cantor recently became a member of North Rockland Rotary.

Photo by Judith Ritacco

 

Rotary and the Rockland Boulders Baseball Team Bring People Together Greg Amato 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

Speakers Available from Our District's Radio Rotary Committee

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 04, 2013

Guest Speaker: Your District and RadioRotary

RadioRotary, a District 7210 initiative, was a 2012 New York State Broadcasting Association award winning program and a 2012 Rotary International selection for a Zone Institute presentation.  To learn more about your district's Public Image project, representatives are available as Guest Speakers at a club meeting.  RadioRotary hopes to hear from you.  No obligation.  Contact information: 

 Jonah Triebwasser (RadioRotary co-host): RedHookRotary@gmail.com, 845 702-6242

Sarah O'Connell (RadioRotary co-host): soconnell@salisburybank.com,rustyoc1@gmail.com, 914 388-0780.

 Thank you from the RadioRotary Team:  Bryan Bunch, Sarah O’Connell, Laurie Quinn, Betty Renner, Jonah Triebwasser, Don Verity.

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Recruitment Support:  RadioRotary Moments Available to Your Club 

A limited number of copies of the DVD called RadioRotary Moments are available for distribution.  Clubs have used it these past two years to recruit new members because it is an audiovisual “elevator speech,” aired on RadioRotary, describing Rotary’s humanitarian endeavors: locally, nationally, and globally.  Member sponsors have used it as a starting point in a conversation about Rotary, and clubs have used it to provide an overview of Rotary to their club.

If your club would like to have one or more copies, please contact Betty Renner (rennb1@aol.com) and specify:

1.  Your name and your Rotary club

2.  Your address where copies should be sent

3.  Number of copies needed

Thank you from the Rotary Team: Bryan Bunch, Sarah O’Connell, Laurie Quinn, Betty Renner, Jonah Triebwasser, Don Verity

Speakers Available from Our District's Radio Rotary Committee Greg Amato 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox - Opportunity for you or you club to double your support March 5 - 7

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 03, 2013

Attention all District 7210 Rotarians

 An unique opportunity to DOUBLE the value of your ShelterBox support has suddenly arisen.

From 7 am on March 5th to 7 pm on March 7th (EST)

 

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ShelterBox USA is participating in The Giving Partner 36 Hour Giving Challenge on March 5 & 6, and each donation of $25 to $1,000 to ShelterBox will be matched 1:1 until the $400,000 of available funds are completed.  

Donate early in the challenge to ensure your gift is matched but don't want to be up at 7 am EST? Call us at 941-907-6036 today to provide your donation and credit card details and we will take care of your donation on Tuesday morning.

Don't delay, as it is likely that all the matching funds will be used within the first few hours.

Thank you for any donation you can make,

Louis Turpin,

District 7210 ShelterBox USA Ambassador

ShelterBox.Turpin@gmail.com or 845-532-4418 - Box 492 Rhinebeck, New York 12572

 Providing shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors worldwide.

 

 

ShelterBox - Opportunity for you or you club to double your support March 5 - 7 Greg Amato 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Roger Roloff, Hudson Valley Poet - Friday, March 8th & 10th

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 03, 2013

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, March 8 (AM) or March 10 (FM), featuring Roger Roloff, a published and popular Hudson Valley poet, who shares ways to help us better understand poetry.  RadioRotary, a District 7210 Rotary Public Image initiative, is simulcast weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m. on 3 AM radio stations (WGHQ 920, WBNR 1260, and WLNA 1420) with a listening audience of 20,000 in 8 counties. The same show is aired again on WBPM 92.9 FM on Sundays, at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a similar geography.  Listen live in Real Time Fridays on www.hvradionet.com for AM and Sundays on www.wbpmfm.com for FM.  Listen to all previous programs on www.radiorotary.org and on iTunes at  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801. 

 

Roger Roloff, Hudson Valley Poet - Friday, March 8th & 10th Greg Amato 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Al Lotrecciano Recognized for 50 Very Active Years as a Rotarian

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 27, 2013

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Al Lotrecchiano, of the Carmel Club,

was recognized on the occasion of his 50th anniversary in Rotary

recently at the Carmel Rotary Club weekly meeting at George's Pace.

 Al was honored when members of the Carmel Club presented the life-long Putnam resident with a cake and wished him another 50 years of service above self.

Over the years, AL,  a Paul Harris Fellow, has been  named asRotarian of the Year and was honored with the Service Above Self Award by Rotary International—a recognition that few Rotarians receive worldwide.

Rotary President Michael Mc- Donough called Lotrecchiano the “go to guy. Al never wants any recognition but is always the first to arrive and the last to leave for any project. He is an amazing man and we in Carmel are blessed to have him as an active member of our chapter.”


 

Al Lotrecciano Recognized for 50 Very Active Years as a Rotarian Greg Amato 2013-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Interfaith Chorus at 2013 District Conference - May 18th & 19th

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 25, 2013

 

 INTERFAITH CHORUS

AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE - May 18th & 19th

Rehersal - Saturday, May 18th (immediately following Top Hat

PERFORMANCE - SUNDAY MORNING, May 19th

at Honor's Haven Resort, Ellenville, NY

 Singers Wanted

To qualify - Desire to be a part of our chorus

and hopefully able to carry a tune.

 Contact - PDG Carole @carole@tjoa.com

Interfaith Chorus at 2013 District Conference - May 18th & 19th Greg Amato 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0