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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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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. 
                                                                                                                              
District Governor Wendy Walsh-DeMaria gave a comprehensive outline of the 2017/2018 activities and goals for Rotary Internationa (RI)l and Rotary District 7255 at our regular meeting on Wednesday, September 13th.
                                                                                                           
Our major 2017 fundraiser, the 12th Annual Babylon Village Classic 10K Dirty Sock Run, held on Sunday, August 13th, saw a near-record turnout. About 700 runners traversed the beautiful woodland course from Park Ave. in Babylon Village, around Belmont Lake in North Babylon and back under excellent conditions. Scores of Rotary and community volunteers set up the venue, ran the race and post-race activities, while many spectators came to enjoy the festivities. All participants were treated to a gala party at Lily Flanagan's Pub in Babylon Village after the race. Many thanks to Project Chair Chris Korte and his many helpers who  made this important event a great success.
Separate slide shows of the race event and of all the runners are posted in the right hand column on this page.
                                                                                                        
Expressing thanks for their dedication and help with a number of our annual events, President-Elect Nancy Iglesias-Gillen recently hosted several RYLA students on a trip to Fire Island. They enjoyed a “Lonsterpallooza Day” dinner at Maquire’s restaurant in Ocean Beach, and had a great time exploring and strolling the beach - check out the slide show on this page.
                                                                                                               
Our newest member, Zachary Giglio was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club at our regular meeting on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zachary is Chief of Staff for Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey. Babylon Rotary President Frank Seibert performed the swearing-in ceremony, and Zach's wife Emma joined Zach for the photo. Congratulations and Welcome Zach!
 
                                                                                               
Several Babylon Rotarians  joined the kids, counselors and staff at Camp Pa Qua Tuck in Center Moriches on Wednesday, July 26th. We prepared a sumptuous BBQ lunch for everyone, and all seemed to enjoy the treat.  Both the weather and the experience made this a beautiful day for all of us.
A visit to the camp is always a special experience. The location, facilities and activities provided for these special-needs kids, and the care and dedication demonstrated by the camp staff make this a truly extraordinary place. Photos of the day can be seen in the Club Event Slide Shows section in the right-hand column of this page.
 
Patrick Barry showed a short video, and gave an update on the status and activities of Camp Pa Qua Tuck at our regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19th.
 
 
What do you get when you combine a sumptuous steak cookout on a luxurious waterfront estate with a courtly new officer induction, an inspiring recognition awards ceremony, and a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Babylon Rotary Club? A very special event - a memorable evening of delights and warm fellowship that over 100 Rotarians and friends experienced last Wednesday, July 12th.
                                                                                                  
The weather held, the course and venue were first-rate, and about 120 golfers had a great time at the 2017 Charity Golf Outing at the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club in Manorville. This was our 18th annual charity golf outing, and the July 11th event was again hosted jointly by the Rotary clubs of Babylon, Bay Shore, Islip and Syosset-Woodbury. Check out the scores of great pix in the slideshow in the right-hand column on this page.
                                                                                            
Dr. Lorraine Pincus gave a presentation "What's Going On In Our Schools And In Our Communities These Days?" at our regular meeting on Wednesday, June 28th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Eric Price
Jan 23, 2018
Babylon Village Youth Project
Tom Santarelli
Feb 07, 2018
Beekeeping
Nick Esposito
Feb 21, 2018
"Greater Babylon"
Terry Prag
Mar 07, 2018
Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition
 
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