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. 
In the picturesque town of New Paltz, New York, a sold out evening of Rotarians gathered to celebrate the ending of our Rotary Year. The RYPAC (Rotary Young Professional Action Committee) Award Program was more than just a ceremony; it is a testament to the power of individuals coming together to make a positive impact. With a strong focus on community involvement and collaboration, this program seeks to honor those who have made meaningful contributions to various aspects in their local community. From exemplary community service and fundraising accomplishments to community partnerships and innovative programing, the Rotary Award Program casts a wide net to celebrate excellence in all its forms.
Please join us in congratulating our 2022-2023 award recipients: 
Rotarian of the Year
Tony Marmo
Peggy Lucido 
Beau Loendorf 
New Rotarian of The Year 
Lucy Baeckmann
Samantha Ferreri
Mindy Potter 
President of the Year
Dianne Lewis 
Joseph Phelan
Service Project of the Year 
Rhinebeck and Ciaro
Fundraising of the Year 
Image Award 
Kelly Bassett
Community Engagement 
Wappingers Falls 
Wallkill East 
Warwick Valley
Rotary Hall of Fame 
Phil Schunk – In Memory 
J. Louis Turpin
Gary Siegel
Elena Mosley
Bill Basset
Stan Martin
As the Rotary Award Program continues to cast its spotlight on the exceptional individuals who make the Hudson Valley the vibrant community it is, the spirit of unity, service, and achievement only grows stronger. This initiative serves as a reminder that each person has the power to make a difference, and their efforts deserve to be celebrated. From the seasoned community leader to the young trailblazer, the Rotary Award Program stands as a beacon of inspiration and gratitude, lighting the way for a brighter future in District 7210. 
To visit all photos of the evening, click HERE