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Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of The Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls' annual scholarships (a total of $5,500 was awarded). Pictured (l to r) Rachel Cacace, Rebecca Lowenstein and Jacqueline McConologue recipients of the Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls Community Service Awards; Thom Piliouras, Rotary Club President, Stephanie Zielinski recipient of the Maureen and Stan Straub Scholarship and Stan Straub, Rotary Club Scholarship Chairman. Camera shy: Emma Sampugnaro recipient of The Vincent Paino Sr. and Jr. Memorial Scholarship and Samuel Sauer recipient of the Angelone, J., J. and J. Scholarship.
 

 
As is traditional at the conclusion of every successful Rotary year, The Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls was delighted to present donations to representatives of our local food pantries. Pictured (l to r) Kathy Sorce, First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry: Barbara Montross, Meals on Wheels of Wappingers Falls: Thom Piliouras, Rotary Club President; Debbie McGravey, United Methodist Church Summer Lunch Program and the Food Pantry; Joe Popora, Zion Church Food Pantry and Joe Benigno, St. Mary's Church Food Pantry. A donation was also made to the Castle Point VA Food Pantry. Heartfelt thanks to everyone connected with these charities for their dedicated efforts throughout the year on behalf of our community.
 

 

The Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls had a busy week.  In their continuing efforts to support education in the community, they held their monthly “Student of the Month” luncheon on Thursday, October 15,.  Honored this month were Emily Bender (Ketcham HS), Nicholas Simonetty (Wappingers Jr. High), and Gabriella Barger (St. Mary’s School), pictured l to r, along with Rotarians Wendy McNamara and Thom Piliouras.  The students were honored along with their families and the teachers who nominated them.

 

The following day, October 16, was the birthday of Noah Webster, whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States.  The club distributed over 300 dictionaries to the third grade students at Evans, Myers Corners, Sheafe Road and St. Mary's Schools. Pictured distributing the dictionaries at St. Mary's School are (seated, l to r) Rosario Rivera, Bob Sugg and Christine Krumm, who are residents of Elant at Wappingers. The Elderact Club at Elant continue to give service to the community; they placed name stickers on the dictionaries and contributed towards their purchase. Also pictured (standing, rear, l to r) are Rotarians Bill Halvey, Deborah Magdalene, Stanley Straub and Thom Piliouras, as well as some of the 3rd grade students from St. Mary’s School.

 
 
 
 
 
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