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L to R: Red Hook Rotary President Susan Simon, Red Hook Film Festival chair Robert George and Apple Blossom Day Chair David Wright


This weekend on RadioRotary: Apple Blossom Day

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or and Sunday, May 1st at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM or http:// and 9:30 a.m. (on WGHQ 920AM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or when we learn about Red Hook Rotary's great Apple Blossom Day and the new Red Hook Film Festival!

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 FM or and at 9:30 a.m. on WGHQ 920AM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or . Listen to all previous programs or on your MP3 player via iTunes at



Rotarians Get The Point About Acupuncture
Red Hook Rotary was host to Carolyn Rabiner of High Ridge Traditional Healing Arts at their recent breakfast meeting. Ms. Rabiner spoke on the benefits of acupuncture.
The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle restaurant at the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets in Red Hook. Visitors are welcome. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

You are invited to be a part of a brand new event that has the potential to shape the future of Rotary International. The first 5 & 5 Young Professionals Summit for Rotary Districts 7210, 7230, and 7255 will be taking place in August 2016 at Bear Mountain, NY. Out of 150 grant applications to the Rotary Foundation for 2016-17 for similar programs featuring young professionals and Rotary, only 19 grants were approved. Only ONE grant was received for Rotary Zones 24 and 32, and this is it! These zones encompass the North East of the United States and all of Canada, so this is truly a unique opportunity.
The goal of the Young Professionals Summit is to understand how Rotary International can be relevant to
Attention District 7210 Business Owners:
Are you interested in promoting your business on an Award-Winning Weekly Program dedicated to sharing ways to improve the quality of life for everyone?
RadioRotary Is Your Answer!
RadioRotary is heard on WTBQ, WBPM, WGHQ, WBNR and WLNA in the Hudson Valley.
For archives, photos and more, listen online at anytime after the broadcast date at:
If you are interested in promoting your business on a weekly program that addresses such important Rotary issues as poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease, and the environment, contact Kathy Kruger at


And the winners are....

It is with great pleasure that we can announce this year’s recipients of the Women in Rotary awards.  There are currently about 350 female Rotarians in District 7210.  Twenty three nominations were received and reviewed by a Nominating Committee and they have selected six women… each outstanding in some part of the Rotary Experience.  Every nominee deserves the recognition of the district. 

The Women in Rotary Awardees for 2016 are the following:

Lifetime Achievement -  Nuise Bhityakul, Kingston Rotary Club

Work in Rotary with an International focus-  Elena Mosley, Hudson Rotary Club

Work in Rotary with a District focus-  Christine Giangrasso, Highland Rotary Club

Work in Rotary with a focus on a local club level-  Toni Hokanson, New Paltz Rotary

Triple Crown with excellence in all three areas of Rotary-  Susan Kracer, Liberty Rotary

Our Rising Star award for a relatively newcomer-  Shannon Modaferri, Nanuet West Nyack Rotary

Congratulations ladies and we hope that everyone will join us on Sunday April 10th for our first Annual Women in Rotary Day brunch and auction to benefit S.T.E.P. Our awards will be given out at the brunch.



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
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

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