Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls
Serving our Community Since 1971

Meetings Every Thursday at 12:15 at Longobardi's Restaurant 

Club Executives and Directors

President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt-at-Arms
Public Relations
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
 
 

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 Town of Wappinger War Memorial

The Town of Wappinger War Memorial is located in Schlathaus Park at the major intersection of Myers Corners and All Angels Hill Roads. Donated to the Town by a private individual as a memorial to those who gave their lives defending the nation, the Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls established a not-for-profit trust administered by a three-member committee of Rotarians  to provide for the "perpetual maintainance, care, improvement, and repair" of the monument. The site has become a venue for many of the Town of Wappinger memorial events throughout the year.  
 
 
 

New Member Amy Greiner

 
The highlight of each month is when our Club recognizes students that have been recommended by their respective teachers. Each month each of the four schools submits a name of a student that they believe deserves to be recognized for their performance. Their performance need not necessarily involve academics but generally speaking most are superior academic student. We invite the teacher and the students' parents to join the student for a luncheon where each student is presented with a plaque in addition to other gifts.
 

 
 
ImageAt the recent installation dinner of the Rotary Club of Wappinggers Falls, President Jim Sedore (pictured at left) presented Secretary George Jennings with the Rotarian of the Year award for the exemplary manner in which he has exercised the duties of Secretary but also his extraordinary efforts as Chairman of Publicity for the Club. Rarely does a week go by when some article does not appear in the Poughkeepsie Journal or the Southern Dutchess News.
President Jim also noted George's extensive community involvement., including  Youth Advocate serving on the Dutchess County Youth Board, the Executive Board of the Dutchess County Council Boy Scouts of America, ans a senior advosor the the Summer and after-school programs for the Faith Assembly of Faith ib God.
It is with great sadness that the Rotary Club of  Wappingers Falls unexpectedly lost George to a sudden illness. Our hearts go out to his widow Carol (his "bride") and to his family.
 

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