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District Welcome

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District Governor: 
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Home Page Stories

 
 
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, January 31st at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, February 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 when will be coming to you from the United Nations in New York City for our exclusive coverage of Rotary UN Day. 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
 

 
 
The dues that your club pays to Rotary allow the Secretariat to provide quality and efficient support to Rotarians worldwide.
 
 

 
 

Watch for new club invoice coming to your mailbox

 
 
The new club invoice (formally known as The Semi-Annual Report) is on its way to clubs around the world. Your invoice is based on your club's membership as of 1 January; no adjustments to this invoice should be necessary. Click here for more information on rotary.org.
 

 
http://youtu.be/KoeqLLzCejQ
 
 

 
PDG Chester J Sawyer Vocational Service Award
 
The Second Avenue of Rotary Service – Vocational Service – is a core service area of Rotary supporting the application of “Service Above Self” in pursuit of all vocations.
 
Rotary clubs and their members are charged to conduct their business and professional affairs in accordance with Rotary principles of high ethical standards, recognizing the worthiness of all useful occupations and the obligation to contribute one’s vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
 
District 7210 will honor one Rotarian from the clubs within our district with an Award of Excellence for their Exemplary Vocational Service in their community at the District Conference Top Hat ceremony.
 
For further details open Chester Sawyer Award.pdf in the download section of this website.
 
Nominations are to be forwarded to PDG David Green by March 1st, 2015.
 

 
 

Peace, polio, and a 70-year partnership.

Great recap of UN Day from the Rotarian. Our very own District 7210 ShelterBox Chair and DGN (2016-17), Louis Turpin, is mentioned at the beginning of the article.  

click here to view the article
 

 

 
 

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Our University Scholar, Louie Tobergte, who is studying at the University of Leeds in England

with Claudia Maffetone of Italy, one of the Peace Scholars at Bradford.

Both Peace Fellows were at our local District Conference

 

 

 
 

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The accompanying photos are from the Rotaplast+You mission to the Philippines.

The above photo is shows the team taking health histories of the many Philippine children brought to the clinic on day one of their mission. (Pleasant Valley Rotarian is in the photo with a translator next to her).

 

 

 
 
 

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.

 

 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
 

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.

 

 
 

The Nominating Committee has made their decision... Pursuant to Rotary International By-Laws Article 13.020.6, it is my pleasure as current DG to report that the Nominating Committee performed six interviews on Saturday, December 6, and after deliberation recommends that James Damiani of the Rotary Club of Nanuet serve as our District Governor for Rotary Year 2017-2018.

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Please welcome our new District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) to District 7210’s leadership team!

 
 
 

2014 ROTARY DISTRICT 7210

FOUNDATION GALA BRUNCH

November 9th, 2014

Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY

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(Photos courtesy of DGN Lou Turpin)

 
 
 

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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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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                             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.

 

 

 

 
 

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

 

 
 

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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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'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              

                                                                                                       

 

 
 
 

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

 

 

 
 
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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) 


 

 
 

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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

 

 
 

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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)


 

 
 

"Louis Turpin & Nick Constantino visited Hyde Park

to discuss Associate Membership"

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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 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.

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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.

 

 

 
 

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.

 

 
 

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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

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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.

 

 

 
 
 

RadioRotary will be changing the dates

we broadcast the show.

As of March 30th, the show will be heard as follows:


Saturdays - 11:30 a.m. - WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM

or http://www.wtbq.com/


Sundays - 7:25 a.m. - WBPM 92.9 and 9:30 a.m. WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420

or http://www.hvradionet.com/


Jonah Triebwasser
Co-Host, "Radio Rotary"
 

 
 

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.

 
 
 

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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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 http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7210//HTML/208830//Rotary-2014DistrictConferenceRegistrationForm-1.pdf

 

 
 
 
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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

 

 
 

Rotary YEX Winter Weekend 2014
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January 24-26 saw the District 7210 Youth Exchange students hit the heights and the slopes in their annual Winter Weekend,

hosted by Phoenicia Rotary and Windham Rotary.

Thank you Phoenicia and Windham! 


 

 

 
 
 

"PDG Bill Bassett and DGN Nick Constantino welcome new Rotarian

Sheryl Abernethy to the Wallkill East Club"

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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.

 

 

 

 
 

 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)
 

 
 

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.   

 

 
 

 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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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

 

 
 

 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.

 
 
 

 

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. 

 

 

 
 
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

 

 
 

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.

 

 

 
 

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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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

 

 
 

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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/

 

 
 

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.

 

 
 

 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

 

 
 

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.   

 

 

 

 
 

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.

 

 

 

 
 

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.

  
 

 
 

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.

   

 

 
 

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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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. 

 

 
 

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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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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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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 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.

 

 
 

PHOTO BY ROGER GIBBONI
 Warwick supports Pure Water for the World

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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.

 

 
 


PHOTO BY ROGER GIBBONI

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.

 

 
 

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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“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

 

 
 

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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

 

 

 

 
 

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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...

 

 

 

 
 

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

 

 
 

 

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Doug is having Rotarians ring the bells to "When the Saints go marching in" and "Ode to Joy"

Doug Sturomski came to the West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club meeting this morning to talk with us about peace and about the World Wide Peace Bell Foundation. Doug’s presentation, which included pictures of all kinds of bells, was very informative and a lot of fun. Our members really enjoyed Doug and his message of peace.

 

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  Ken Scott giving Doug a gift for being our speaker

 

 
 
 

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