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Welcome to the Babylon Rotary Club!

Babylon

Service Above Self

We meet on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd WED, 12:30 lunch; 4th TUES 5:30 Happy Hour
Lily Flanagan's Pub
345 Deer Park Ave.
Babylon, NY  11702
United States
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Home Page Stories
                                                                                                        
Our Annual Steak Cookout & Installation of Incoming Club Officers was held on Wednesday, July 11th at Michael Simon’s beautiful Bay House. As usual, Michael, Angela, and staff prepared a sumptuous spread thoroughly enjoyed by all. There was live music, ad hoc entertainments, and a dignified induction ceremony conducted by the most honorable Gustave Fishel III. Outgoing president Frank Seibert presented a well-deserved Paul Harris Fellow award to our hostess and Friend of Rotary, Angela Charron. Check out the pix in the Photo Albums section on this page.
                                                                   
Neil Weingarten did his usual masterful job coordinating our club's participation in the 19th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Twenty two  Babylon Rotary golfers joined others from the Rotary clubs of Bay Shore, Islip and Syosset-Woodbury at the beautiful Willow Creek Golf Club in Mount Sinai, under gorgeous skies, on Tues day, July 10th. All enjoyed a spectacular day of golf, food and fun, and raised a tidy sum to help support a variety of Rotary charitable, educational and humanitarian programs. Photos of the event are in the Photo Albums section on this page.
                                                                                                                
Our newest member, Alice Cromarty was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club at our regular meeting on Wednesday, June 20th. Past President Gustave Fishel III performed the swearing-in ceremony. Congratulations and Welcome Alice!
 
                                                               
Babylon Rotary held its 59th Annual Ferdinand Gutmann Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 13th.
                                                                                             
Jackie Pecora spoke of PALS – Patient AirLift Services at our regular meeting on Wednesday, May 9th.
                                                                                                              
Kelly Brock gave an informative presentation titled “Nutrition and Mental Health” at our regular meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd.
                                                                                                                
Our newest member, JoAnn Boettcher was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 2nd. JoAnn is a real estate broker with Douglas Elliman in Babylon Village. Past President Gustave Fishel III performed the swearing-in ceremony. Congratulations and Welcome JoAn!
                                                                                                            
Babylon Rotary held its Annual Arbor Day celebration at the Paul J. Bellew Elementary School in West Islip in the morning of Thursday, April 26th.
                                                                              
The Babylon Rotary Club conducted a highly successful Dictionary Project, from November 2017 through February 2018, distributing dictionaries and presenting educational programs to over 1200 third grade students in twelve elementary schools in Babylon, West Babylon, North Babylon and West Islip. A summary report of the project can be downloaded from the Downloads" section on this page.
 
                                                                               
Our newest members, Donna Squires and Gene Hilgreen, were inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club at our regular meeting on Wednesday, April 4th. Past President Gustave Fishel III did the swearing-in honors. Congratulations and Welcome Donna and Gene!
                                   
70,000 meals to feed the hungry and five tons of food sent to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico!!! That’s the result of the latest food-packaging event organized by Babylon Rotary. Over 300 volunteers participated in the February 3rd, “Babylon/Bay Shore End Hunger” event, co-sponsored by the Rotary and Lions Clubs of Babylon, the Bay Shore Rotary Club, and The First Presbyterian Church of Babylon.  
                                                                                
James LaManta and Robbie Donno gave a presentation about the Rotary District 7255 Gift of Life Program at our regular meeting on Wednesday, December 13th.
Our newest member, Ashley Smit was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club at our regular meeting on Wednesday, December 6th. Ashley is an Insurance Broker with Norton & Siegel Inc. in Babylon Village. Past President Gustave Fishel III did the swearing-in honors. Congratulations and Welcome Ashley!
 
For the fifth straight year, Babylon Rotary has donated an impressive assemblage of holiday gifts for the disadvantaged older teens and young adults at the Madonna Heights facility in Dix Hills. At our regular meeting on Wednesday, December 6th, Laura Lopilato of the SCO Family of Services collected the gifts and gave us an update on the operations and activities at Madonna Heights.
At our regular meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, Justin Quaranta discussed the Simple Hope Foundation, a program designed to combat alcohol and drug addiction, and drunk driving, an official project of the Rotary Club of the Ronkonkomas.
                                                                                      
At our regular meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, Lonnie Sherman described the activities and plans for “General Needs”, a program he founded a decade ago, now an official project of the Rotary Club of the Ronkonkomas.
                                                                                         
Our newest member, Paul Cannella was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club today. Paul is owner of Krystal Tours & Transportation in Babylon Village. Past President Gustave Fishel III performed the swearing-in Ceremony. Congratulations and Welcome Paul!
 
                                                                                       
PDG Marion Stark, the District 7255 Rotary Foundation Chair, gave a talk about The Rotary Foundation at our regular meeting on Wednesday, November 1st.
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                          
At our regular meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, Kip Johannesen spoke about W.A.V.E.S. (Wheelchairs And Veterans Enjoying Summer), a unique and highly successful program he founded a decade ago to provide free boat rides and fishing experiences to handicapped and disabled people from all walks of life and circumstances.
                                                                                                              
At our regular meeting on Wednesday, October 4th, Sisters Lenore Toscano and Mary Nolan  described The Opening Word literacy and job readiness program that provides women with a key to future personal empowerment, increased civic and social responsibility and enhanced skills for membership in the workforce. 
 
 
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Dr. Michael Beck
Sep 05, 2018
Narcissism, What It Is & Good For
 
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 Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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