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Welcome to our Club!

Floral Park-Bellerose

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Trinity Restaurant
190 Jericho Turnpike
SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Floral Park, NY  11001
United States
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The  Reverend Lars Silverness is a chartered member of the club.  The club was chartered on August 3rd, 1955 so he has been attending for 61 years.  That's a heck of a long time!  Congratulations to Lars and his bride Natalie!
 

 
 
Pack your bags and remember to bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt for the "Happy Shirt Thursday" Welcome Dinner. Please join us for a fun filled weekend on the Jersey shore while enjoying the fellowship of Rotary!  The Ocean Place Resort and Spa is beautiful beachfront hotel within walking distance to many restaurants and shops!
 
On Friday afternoon, you can participate in with hands-on meal packing for the District Initiative:   Feed Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island Project. 
 
Our experienced Conference Committee has planned plenty of time to explore this quaint beach community, relax at the spa or participate in other local activities!  
 
Plan to celebrate the Family of Rotary and show your spouse and children the rewards and joys of being a Rotarian. Register for our District Conference and book your room at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa to secure your place in the action as we hear how our clubs are exemplifying a District United in Service to Humanity!
 
Thank you for you commitment to Rotary,
 
MJ Fitzgerald, 2016-2017 District Governor
 
To register online for the conference:  Click Here
 
 
 
The yearlong celebration of The Rotary Foundation and 100 years of Doing Good in the World culminates at the Atlanta convention.   

In addition to an unparalleled lineup of speakers, entertainment, and events, this year’s convention offers once-in-a-lifetime activities, including:

  • Special movie screening of “Gone With the Wind” at the historic Fox Theatre
  • The inaugural Rotary International Film Festival
  • Memorable Foundation centennial festivities

 

 
 
 
 
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
 
 
 
Rotary International has published the themes for each of the next twelve calendar months.  Want to know what they are? 
 
 
 
 
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Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.