On November 15th our Club met at the Oar Steak & Seafood Grill-the Loft. We were honored to host our Career Shadow Day Corporate Raiders from the Patchogue-Medford HS. Each student enjoyed a buffet lunch with Rotarians. After lunch, the students spoke about their experiences shadowing business owners from a variety of businesses owned by Club and community members. Pictured are highlights go the day.
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Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy has a new addition to the PRAAT dog family-Penny. Penny is a Save-a-Pet rescue from Puerto Rico (hurricane Maria) and is proudly owned by our very own Club Secretary, Renee. Featured photo is Penny's very first PRAAT visit to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Penny is well on her way to becoming a "put a smile on faces" representative for our Club. Go Penny! 
There's a new face in town! 2017-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Wowee Kazowee. What a night. For those of you who were not able to make the Paul Harris night this past Friday, you missed it. Believe it or not we had about 70 people in attendance. Old members and new members alike were there to honor one of our own as well as two members from the community who have consistently exemplified the ideals of Rotary. Once again congratulations to Past President Brian Kearns, Bruce Fuhrmann from Swezey Fuel Oil, and Don Donaudy from Didit. It was quite the night. One of the honorees may have been tipped off before the dinner, one figured it out just before dinner started, and the last one was clueless. We were also honored to have PDG Marion Stark as well as Rotarians from Westhampton, Bellport, and Brentwood just to name a few. Don’t forget to get out there and meet your fellow Rotarians in our District. Special thanks to Richie Braile, Maureen Mennella, Jan Taraskas, and Pat Barry for putting the night together and thanks for great performances by MC Harold Trabold and our Sgt. at Arms Larry Bonciminio. Turns out Larry didn’t even have to fleece anyone. Happy Dollars willingly came out without any arm twisting whatsoever!
Paul Harris Awards-and the winners are? 2017-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Thanks to the hard work of Richie Braile, fellow Rotarians and friends-the Degner Garden is complete. Fellow Rotarians, family, friends, and members of the Pat-Med HS community gathered on Oct. 11, 2017 at the High School for the dedication of the Baron Degner Memorial Garden. Many wonderful stories and memories were shared by those in attendance. Baron lived a life of "Service Above Self"-may his Garden inspire visitors to do the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Degner Garden Ceremony 2017-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
The brick foundation for the Baron Degner Memorial Garden was completed by some our Club members, students and friends on July 28th at the Pat-Med High School. If you missed the opportunity to purchase an engraved paver, don't worry, there's still time to donate. Dedications for any occasion or loved one can be made for planting still to be done  by contacting Richie at: montauk302@yahoo.com
 
Degner Garden Brick Pavers 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Pictured: Liz Marge who received the Sheridan Scholarship 
 
Pctured: Alive After Five Crew, July 20th 
 
Pictured: July 26th Luncheon presenter: Diane Lovizio, Dress for Success/Brookhaven with Club president, Steve Taitz
 
 
Alive After 5, Scholarship, Dress for Success 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
On Thurs. July 6th, fellow Rotarian's, Carol Landy and Jan Taraskas were on hand staffing our Club's FIRST informational booth at  Patchogue-"Alive After Five" event. We even had a special guest visitor at our table- Patchogue Mayor, Paul Pontieri. Our Club will continue to have a presence at the AAF on July 20th, Aug. 3 & 17th. Come by and say hello! Our booth number is 196A on So. Main St.
 
Rotary is Alive After Five 2017-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
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Our Club has donated funds to build a memorial garden in honor of Baron Degner who was an active Rotarian, District Governor and PMHS Administrator.   
On June 28th members of the Club gathered to break ground for the Garden at PMHS. Brick paver opportunities are available at $100 each (plus engraving) for those wishing to donate to the PMHS Scholorship Fund. Send check donations to: Rotary Club of Patchogue, P.O., Box 821, Patchogue, NY 11772
 
Pictured Rotarians, left to right: Rich Braile, Dr. Dee Hensen, Dr. Dave Hensen, Rich Braile Jr, and Chris Allenger. 
 
Patchogue Rotary Helps to Build a Garden at the Pat-Med High School. Renee Kantro 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations! Photo # 1 -Pictured (L-R):  Scott Stogner, Matthew Parrillo, Shivani Patel, Brian Kearns, Past President, Rotary Club 
Not Pictured:   Ava DeFeo, Hailey Hughes
Patch-Med Students of the Month: Jan. 2017 Renee Kantro 2017-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Pictured: Thank you note from this year's dictionary program; Patch/Med students of the month; Presenter, Carol Baez, VIBS; Michael Huffier, LMSW Community Growth Center.
 
Highlight photos: past meetings 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Sep 08, 2016
It's never too early for Kris Kringle to arrive! Please join the Harbor Crab for their Surf-n-Turf Golf Classic on Thurs. Oct. 13th. All proceeds will benefit the Kris Kringle Fund. Last year this Fund raised more then $80K and thus was able to help 10 families enjoy the holiday season and beyond...so get onboard with the Kringle express right now to be a part of the change you want to see in the world. FMI 631-678-2722.
Kris Kringle makes an early appearance  Renee Kantro 2016-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Sep 08, 2016
Lot's of fun, food and sunshine at the Fuoco Memorial Golf Festival: 9.15.2016. Many golfers, Rotarians and friends turned out in full support to help raise funds for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. This year's honorees are: Rizzi, Schwartz & Taraskas, LLP. We hope you enjoy highlights of the event as much as we enjoyed the day!
Golfing for a Good Cause Renee Kantro 2016-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
On Sept. 7th members of our Club came out in numbers for this year’s Installation Dinner held at Lombardi’s on the Bay. Featured pictures: Induction of new members: Kevin Dougherty, Motorola/MEI corporate members- Bob Silverstein, Gizelle Robles Lynch and John Sullivan. Incoming President, Pat Barry presented a plaque to Brian Kearns in honor of the fantastic job he did as our 2015/16 Club President. We were very privileged to have District Governor Wendy Walsh on hand to install our new slate of officers for 2016/17- President, Patrick Barry; Vice President, Harold Trabold; Secretary, Renee Kantro; Treasurer, Jan Taraskas/Maureen Mennella; and President Elect, Shawn Hirst. Much thanks goes out to everyone who supported the dinner and special shout out to honorary member, Rich Braile for organizing this great night.
 
Installation Dinner 2016-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Patchogue meets on Wednesdays: 1st of the month is an evening meeting with venue and time TBA. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month- we meet for lunch at 12:15 venue TBA. Come by for great food ($20-$25 Lunch Special), Rotary fellowship, networking and a whole lot more. Feel free to bring a friend or two.
 
Line up of meeting dates and speakers:
 

For the month of February, we are scheduled for our luncheon meetings at Lombardi’s on the Bay, 600 South Ocean Ave.,Patchogue NY 11772 
(631) 654-8970. ALL RSVPs for meetings: Donna Boyle at donna.boyle@ymcali.org

On February 8th at 12:15 pm our presenter will be Susan Kahl, President of Patchogue Neighbors INN. Susan will also speak to us about her involvement in the Pilot Club of Patchogue. (Prior to our meeting, please feel free to visit their website www.the-inn.org)

Feb. 15th at 12:15 pm  we will be meeting at LOMBARDI’s on the BAY.  Our presenter(s) will be Kourtney Bevis, Executive Director of Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services, who will give a brief introduction and an overview of her first few weeks in her new role.  We will also be joined by 4 Patchogue/Medford: Students of the Month!  This is sure to be an information-packed meeting.   (Prior to our meeting, please feel free to visit PMYCS website www.pmycs.org). Please RSVP your attendance plans to:  donna.boyle@ymcali.org

Feb. 22nd at 12:15 pm  we will be meeting at LOMBARDI’s on the BAY.  Our presenter(s) will be David Kilmnick PhD/MSW and David’s assistant, Sean Collins, from LGBT Network.  David will be speaking on their efforts to renovate and open a new LGBT Community Center in Patchogue.    (Prior to our meeting, please feel free to visit their  website www.lgbtnetwork.org). Please RSVP your attendance plans to:  donna.boyle@ymcali.org

Upcoming meetings and speakers 2016-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
NOTE that there will be NO general meeting on  both Aug. 24th & 31st due to events scheduled (Casino Night and Camp Pa Qua Tuck BBQ). We will resume our general meeting at KB's Burger Shack on Sept. 15th. NOTE that the Board will still meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm prior to our Installation Dinner on Sept. 7th at Swezey's Fuel. Until then we hope you all come out to support our upcoming events listed on the left side of this page. 
 
IMPORTANT Meeting Notice 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Patchogue Rotary's PRAAT on News 12 Renee Kantro 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Aug 09, 2016
On August 10, 2016 Rotarians came out in full support for Girl Scout Troops 548 & 1330. Each of these Troops received a generous donation check from our Club in recognition for their outstanding community projects. Presenting the checks was Brian Kearns, Past President. Thank you GS for your ongoing efforts in helping our communities. You are FANTASTIC!
Doing what we do best! Renee Kantro 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Attention Fellow Rotarians and Friends-Please RSVP for our installation dinner on September 7th, 2016 at Lombardi's on the Bay in Patchogue as we need a count for the restaurant. Join us along with our District Governor, M. J Fitzgerald, who will be there to officially install our 2016-17 slate of officers. Show your support in thanking Brian Kearns for the fantastic job he has done and to also welcome our incoming President, Pat Barry and our new Board. Cash bar 5:30-6:30 pm with dinner commencing at 6:30 P.M. There will be an appetizer, salad, choice of four entrees (chicken, pork, pasta and fish) and dessert. The cost is $50.00 per person. RSVP: Richie Braile at:  montauk302@yahoo.com
Installation of Officers 2016-17 2016-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro
Our August 3rd evening, informal social meeting speaker will be Donna Boyle, Patchogue Family YMCA, Executive Director.  You will have the opportunity to tour the beautiful Y Community/Family Center, see ongoing activities, ask questions and partake in light refreshments (assorted deli sandwiches/wraps/salads –plus ‘snacks’-- from Seaqua Deli)– including beer, wine and soft drinks. Cost is just $20 pp. Meeting begins at 6 pm and is also open to Rotarians from other area clubs.  The meeting will be held at the Patchogue Family YMCA located at 255 West Main Street (on the roof deck- weather permitting).  Come by for some good Rotary fellowship, networking and a whole lot more.  Feel free to bring a friend! RSVP: donna.boyle@ymcali.org
Aug. 3 Meeting Renee Kantro 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Our July 27th meeting speaker was Peter Feehan, PYAA Director, Patchogue Youth Athletic League.  PYAA runs the Patchogue Village Little League baseball program, an organization that positively influences both boys & girls in our community.  We are proud to say that our Club has sponsored a team. Pictured: (L) Steve Fuoco, (Center) Peter Freehan and (R) Gary Zanazzi.
 
July 27, 2016 Meeting 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Jul 20, 2016
Speakers from our luncheon: 1st Picture- Club President, Pat Barry (L) with Kelly Fellner (R), Asst. Superintendent, National Park Service at Fire Island. 2nd picture features Michael Gudema (L), Stand Up for the Homeless with Club President, Pat Barry (R). It was an informative and fun meeting. See you at our next meeting on July 27th.
Meeting: July 20, 2016 Renee Kantro 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Jul 19, 2016
Our Club received a new USA flag (that was flown over our Nation's Capital) and a brand new pole and base. It was a gift of gratitude from Club members: Dr. Dave Hensen and Renee Kantro of the Paumanok Veterinary Hospital who appreciate all the good that our Club members perform in our community and throughout the world. 
Flag Donation Renee Kantro 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Patchogue Headline speakers for upcoming July meetings. Rotary meets on Wednesday 12:15 at KB Burger Shack 411 Main Street Patchogue, NY. Ph. 631-627-6677. July 13: Steve Fuoco, Fuoco Golf Tourney; July 20: Kelly Fellner, Asst. Superintendent, National Park Service at Fire Island. Come by for great food ($20 Lunch Special), Rotary fellowship, networking and more...and feel free to bring a friend!
July 2016 Headline Speakers 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Jul 12, 2016
Calling all fellow Rotarians: Board meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5 pm, Swezey Fuel, 51 Rider Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772. Please try your best to make this meeting, we need YOUR help and ideas so that we can continue our philanthropic efforts in the community in which we serve. Together we can do so much! Not a rotarian member, no problem-come by the meeting to find our how you can join and make a difference in the Patchogue community.
Board Meeting Renee Kantro 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Patchogue thanks all who supported our 20th Annual Steak & Cigar Dinner. The event was a big success. Thanks to "YOU", proceeds raised will benefit the Knapp Cardiac Care Center at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, the Patchogue Family YMCA and 30 other charities in our community. We look forward to your continued support. Want to do more? Join our Club.
20th Annual Steak & Cigar a BIG $ucce$$ 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary came out in full support for the Patchogue Family YMCA's Annual "Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic". Swezey Fuel was this year's Golf Classic honoree. Swezey's is a family-owned LI neighbor for over 90 years. Pictured left to right: Mike Faherty-YMCA Vice Chair & Golf Committee Co-Chair, Kent Fuhrmann (with 2 sons; Ryan & Ben), Bruce Fuhrmann, Michael Zanazzi, Rotarian Gary Zanazzi (all 4 Swezey Fuel Co.- Honorees) and Dave Knapp fellow Rotarian and YMCA Board Member. The event was a tremendous success and as a result, the event raised enough funds to send 180 kids to summer camp. Cheers everyone for a job well done!
Rotary Support for the Y's Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
At our June 15, 2016 meeting Club members were treated to two excellent guest speaker: Patti Vertullo, PRAAT/Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy and Jordan Dundas, RYLA/Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  Both speakers have worthy causes to help support. To learn more or to give a donation visit: PRAATinc.orgryladistrict7255.com Pictured: (left) Brian Kearns, Club President,  (center) Jordan Dundas, and (right) Patti Vertullo.
June 15, 2016 Meeting 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
We're proud of our Pat-Med students of the month: Rob Stinco, Bailey Logan, Rob Frechette, Maria Andrade, Rich Hoffman, Asst. Principle and Brian Kearns, Patch Rotary President. Good luck to all!
 
Students of the Month 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Apr 20, 2016
We are proud to present our May Patch-Med Students of the Month. Pictured (L-R): Shaun O’Mara, Nicole Zukowski, Tiffany Meier, Brian Kearns, Rotary President
Not Pictured: Lizbeth Gomez, Alexandra Ramdeo. Rotary congrats you all!
 
Patch-Med May Students of the Month Renee Kantro 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Our luncheon meeting was excellent-we had a great line up of speakers. A big "thanks" goes to our guest speakers, Shannon O'Neill and Mike Wren from Suffolk Community College who gave an informative and impressive presentation regarding college benefits that are available for military/veterans. We also were very fortunate to have Joselo Marcelo speak to our group about hate crime. Joselo is the brother of Marcelo, the United States citizen of Ecuadorian decent, who was killed by a gang of white teenagers a few years ago. Joselo goes around to various groups to share this tragic story in an attempt to eliminate hate crimes in society.
 
 
May 11, 2016 meeting Renee Kantro 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Great meeting on April 20, 2016. We had two guests for lunch who came out to find out what Rotary is all about and we hope that they join our club. Also in attendance were our very bright and talented Patch-Med students of the month who were an inspiration to all!
 
Rotary Meeting April 20, 2016 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro
Join the Patchogue Rotary Club on April 21, 2016 at the Clare Rose Playhouse, Patchogue, NY. Theatre Performance: Bedside Manners, Curtain time 8 PM with a wine & cheese reception prior to the show. Tickets: $10 pp. R.S.V.P. Maureen at mailservice@clubrunner.com.
Theatre Party Renee Kantro 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Apr 04, 2016

PLEASE JOIN THE PATCHOGUE ROTARY FOR AN EVENING OF “GETTING TO KNOW ROTARY”

WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PLACE: THAT MEETBALL PLACE, 52 WEST MAIN STREET, PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK

THE PATCHOGUE ROTARY IS LOOKING FOR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS, MANAGERS AND OTHERS WHO WANT TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY BOTH ON THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL AND HAVE FUN, TOO!! PLEASE ATTEND THE COMPLIMENTARY EVENT. MEET SOME GREAT PEOPLE AND EAT SOME GREAT FOOD. RSVP A MUST: 
patromeo1@yahoo.com or (631) 447-2606

Get to Know Rotary! Renee Kantro 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Our March, 2016 students of the month. Pictured (L-R):  Daniel Marzagalli, Cassandra Friedman, Maximilian Junge, Casandra Ramdeo, Brian Kearns, Rotary President. Not Pictured: Olivia Medrano
 
 
March 2016 Patch-Med Students of the Month 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Mar 22, 2016
March 23, 2016, Patchogue Rotary teamed up with our Patch-Med HS students for a day of career exploration and shadowing at local businesses in the Patchogue area. The goal of the program was to introduce students to a variety of career options and choices available for them to consider as they prepare for a future in today's workforce. After their shadowing experience, the students attended the Rotary luncheon held at the Burger Shack and shared their experiences and thoughts with the crowd. The Rotary Club of Patchogue sincerely expresses it's gratitude to all participating businesses, business leaders, Rotarians, students, teachers, administrators, and others who helped make this day a great one. Pictured are highlights of the day. Enjoy!
Career Day Renee Kantro 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Feb 18, 2016
Bridgehampton National Bank and the Rotary Club of Patchogue is sponsoring this performance and the 20th Annual Steak & Cigar Dinner which will precede the show at Pera Bell restaurant next door to the theatre.  All proceeds of this concert and dinner will benefit the Knapp Cardiac Care Center at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, the Patchogue Family YMCA and 30 other charities in our community. For tickets to the dinner and show call (631) 981-4364 or email resourcegroupinc.net.   For tickets to the show only call (877-77CLICK) or go online at www.PatchogueTheatre.org . Please visit our Facebook page and share https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofpatchogue/
20th Annual Steak & Cigar Dinner Renee Kantro 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Feb 18, 2016
Rotary wishes to acknowledge everyone who came out to support this year’s sell-out Irish Wake fundraising event at the Brickhouse Brewery, Patchogue, NY. Because of YOU, the event was a big success. Thank you honorees for being such good sports. Thank you attendees for your very generous contributions. Thank you event sponsors: Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center; Island Outreach Foundation, MEI/Motorola; YMCA of L.I. Thank you co-sponsors: Amato-Waldbauer Group of UBS; Bradley & Parker; Dennis Boyle & Family; Rizzi, Schwartz & Taraskas, LLP; Roe, Taroff & Taitz, LLP; Swezey Fuel; and Suffolk County National Bank. Thank you event committee funeral directors: Pat Barry, Gary Brown, Don Donaudy, Tom Ford, Brian Kearns, Dave Knapp, Anthony LiCausi, Maureen Mennella, Steve Taitz, Jan Taraskas, Gary Zanazzi and photo paparazzi, Renee Kantro. A good deed never goes unnoticed and Rotary appreciates your generosity, so keep up the good work! See you at our next big fundraiser event "Steak & Cigar" on Tuesday, June 7th. For tickets to the dinner and show call (631) 981-4364 or email sbarry@theresorcegroupinc.net. For tickets to the show only call (877-77CLICK) or go online at www.PatchogueTheatre.org. Pictured is our Wakees: Jim McPeak and Donna Boyle along with Brian Kearns,Club President and Patchogue Village Mayor, Paul Pontieri.
 
Irish Wake, 2016 Renee Kantro 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Feb 18, 2016
Congrats Students-keep up the great work!
Photo: Maison Zumpol (was absent for original photo)
Photo: Pictured (L-R): Maxim Braem, Brandon Rocklein, Christopher Geist. Not Pictured: Brianna Lee
Patch-Med Feb. 2016 Students of the Month Renee Kantro 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Our January Patch-Med Students of the Month Renee Kantro 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 18, 2016
Save-the-date for TWO fantastic community fundraising events:
 
1) Irish Wake, Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue. $75 per person.
 
2) 20th Anniversary Steak & Cigar, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Featured performer: Billy Gardell, the star of "Mike and Molly" and countless television comedies and specials. Cocktails 5 pm, dinner and silent auction at Pera Bell, Patchogue at 6 pm. Performance is at the Patchogue Theater, 8:30 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm). $250 per person. Sponsored in part by Bridgehampton National Bank.
 
Proceeds to benefit the Knapp Cardiac Care Center at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, the Patchogue Family YMCA as well as 30 other charities in our community. So, please come out and show your community support!
 
*For tickets, info, and/or sponsorship opportunities for the above events-call The Resource Group: 631-981-4364.
Save-the-Date 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Our 2016 Annual Paul Harris Award's Dinner was enjoyed by Rotarians, friends and spouses on Wed., Feb. 3, at Ristegio's Restaurant, Patchogue NY. Many came out on a very rainy evening to honor this year's Paul Harris Fellow recipient, Renee Kantro. This award is given by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. The award itself was presented to Renee by Brian Kearns, Patchogue Rotary Club President, Doctors' Deirdre and Dave Hensen. Much thanks goes out to all those who support our Club's efforts. Without such help, Rotary would not be able to continue with it's mission. Kudos to all those who made this gala event a success!
 
2016 Paul Harris Award Dinner 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Feb 02, 2016
Please join us for our Annual Paul Harris Award Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm: Ristegio's 641 Medford Ave., N. Patchogue NY. $60 pp. RSVP by Jan 27. 
 
Paul Harris Award Dinner Renee Kantro 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Jan 26, 2016
Fellowship at its best at this week's luncheon meeting at the Harbor Crab. Guest speaker was Heawon Hake, LCSW-R, ASAC who is the Executive Director of Suffolk L.I. Mentor & Mentee. Reminder that our Annual Paul Harris Awards are on Wed. Feb. 3, 2016. For more info, see post below. 
Meeting: Jan. 27, 2016 Renee Kantro 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Jan 19, 2016
Kudos to guest speaker Frank Bania, Founder and President of Boots on the Ground. Frank spoke to us about the efforts of this group. Feel free to come out in support as the Boots on the Ground collect care packages for our troops on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 from 2 pm-8 pm at the Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, NY. Also featured, was our very own Harold Trabold who shared all the thank you cards with the Club from the students who received dictionaries from our program. Keep up the great work Harold!
 
Jan. 20, 2016 Lunch Meeting Renee Kantro 2016-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro
12/23/2015 our 12:15 pm lunch meeting at Harbor Crab. Guest speaker, Dawn Yoon of the Patchogue United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Pictured is Dawn Yoon and our Club President,Brian Kearns who presented a check on behalf of Rotary to the food pantry.
Helping to feed our community Renee Kantro 2015-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
November 2015 Patch/Med Students of the Month Renee Kantro 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Dec 15, 2015

12/16/15 Luncheon meeting at Harbor Crab...Presenters: Catherine Oberg, Executive Director Plaza Cinema & Arts Center and Pat/ Med Students of the Month: Mark Manning and Olivia Cocozza. All in attendance enjoyed great food, fellowship and a special acapella song--sung by Patch/Med student of the month, Mark Manning. You too can attend our next meeting on Wed. Dec. 23 at the Harbor Crab, 116 Division Ave., Patchogue, NY. Hope to see you there!
 
Weekly Meeting Dec. 16, 2015 Renee Kantro 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Dec 07, 2015
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015-PRAAT volunteers gathered together at the Plaza Arts Cinema, Patchogue, NY to honor volunteers: Cindy AmodioSonnie Stern and Debbie Fischer. Brian Kearns, President, Patchogue Rotary Club and Dr. David Hensen, Rotary member and President, PRAAT presented each recipient with a "Service Above All" award. Congratulations Cindy, Sonnie and Debbie. Rotary is proud of you all.
 
2015 PRAAT Awards Celebration Renee Kantro 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Dec 02, 2015
The holiday spirit filled the air at the Patchogue Rotary lunch meeting at the Harbor Crab on 11/2/15. The guest speakers were Bob Pringle, Commissioner of the PYAA Girl's Softball League and Mark Miller, who spoke about the upcoming Kris Kringle fundraiser at the Harbor Crab,12/9 at 6 pm. Hope to see you at Kris Kringle!
 
 
 
Tis the Season! Renee Kantro 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Nov 29, 2015
Nov. 25th meeting presentation to Judy Celauro from St Paul's Church and food pantry.....they will provide food for anyone who needs....no qualifying restrictions of any kind! Feed the Hungry!
 
Nov. 25, 2015 meeting Renee Kantro 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by renee kantro on Nov 17, 2015
Great meeting today on a beautiful Wed., Nov. 18, 2015 at the Harbor Crab. We had a plethora of wonderful speakers who addressed our Club. Thank you guest speakers: Kathy Rosenthal, LCSW, Senior VP for programs for the Family Service League; Daniel Hassler, DDS, Director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Briarcliffe College; Olga Ayala and James Nelson from the Dept. of Social Services; and Patchogue/Medford Assistant Principle, Garrett Comanzo along with "Students of the Month," Katie Bullard and Joshua Mercurio. In addition to this good spirited packed meeting, our Rotary Club was presented with a proclamation from Social Services recognizing all the good that we do. Kudos Rotarians for a job well done!
 
Meeting: Nov. 18, 2015 renee kantro 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Nov 11, 2015
11/12/15, fellow Rotarians along with NY State Senator, Tom Croci gathered together to honor our veterans at the Lands End in Sayville. It was a great turnout. Thank you Rotary Club of Sayville for organizing this special day. We salute you all
Giving Honor to our Veterans Renee Kantro 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Kantro on Nov 07, 2015
Fellowship and a delicious hot breakfast buffet at the Burger Shack with special guest speaker: Congressman, Lee Zeldin. Pictured are Rotary Club members enjoying the food and gathering, Brian Kearns, Club President and Congressman, Lee Zeldin. A good time was had by all!
11/7/2015 Breakfast with Congressman, Lee Zeldin Renee Kantro 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by renee kantro on Nov 07, 2015
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, members of our Club presented a check for $57,500.00 to the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, Brookhaven Hospital. This generous donation was made possible from all those who made our annual Steak & Cigar fundraising event possible. After the presentation, members had a "behind the scenes" tour of the Center's construction site. Also, pictured is the wonderful Knapps with Richard T. Margulis, Brookhaven Hospital President and CEO. It was a great day for all!
We put our hearts into all that we do! renee kantro 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2015
Waterfront dining and fellowship-it doesn't get any better than that! Today's meeting featured: Dave Hensen, D.V.M, who spoke about the Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy Program and was awarded a generous check from the Club to help support the program. Donna Rinaldi spoke about the upcoming "Take a Veteran to Lunch initiative," and Patch/Med Students Erica Larson and Gianna Guarino presented as well.
10/21/15 meeting Renee kantro 2015-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2015
A nice turnout for our lunch meeting on 10/14 with the District Governor Kamlesh Mehta and Assistant District Governor, Warren Sternberg aboard the boat at the Harbor Crab.
 
10/14/15 Meeting with the DG & ADG Harbor Crab Renee Kantro 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Patchogue Medford High School, February Students of the Month Paul Vincent 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Mar 02, 2015
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Our Patchogue-Medford High School Students of the month are shown with Club President Maureen Mennella receiving their Certificates of Recognition.  Congratulations to them all.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 03, 2014
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Club President Maureen Mennella with our October Students of the Month at Patchogue Medford High School.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 28, 2014
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John DeCristoforo and Cheryl from UCP of Suffolk were our program on October 29 and spoke about all that is going on at United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk.  They are shown with past President Gary Zanazzi.
October 29 program Paul Vincent 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 16, 2014
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Patchogue Medford Library was our program at our July 16 meeting and updated us on all the good things that they have going on.  One of the highlights is a brown bag lunch program with Island Harvest.  The children who get the meals are often missing good food when school is out and this helps them.  The first week they expected 4 or 5 children and had 24!  President Maureen presented a check from the club for their programs.
Our July 16 Program Paul Vincent 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 08, 2014
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On July 9, Barbara from Patchogue United Methodist Church was our program and spoke about the churches food pantry and Wesley Dinner.  In addition, she picked up a donation from the club for these programs.  Barbara is shown with President Maureen.
Barbara from United Methodist Church Paul Vincent 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 08, 2014
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Geri Sheridan is shown with Club President Maureen Mennella after being presented with her EIGHTH Paul Harris Fellow Award.  Congratulations Geri!
Another Paul Harris Award Paul Vincent 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 23, 2014
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At the June 24 Installation for the 2015 Officers, it was declared to be "The year of the blonde" and to drive the point home......
The year of.... Paul Vincent 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 23, 2014
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The new President of Patchogue Rotary, Maureen Mennella, addresses the club after being installed on June 24.
New President, Maureen Mennella Paul Vincent 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on May 27, 2014
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Chris, Director of Fire Island National Seashore came to give us an update on what they have going on.  He is shown with club President, Dirk.
Fire Island National Seashore Update Paul Vincent 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Apr 02, 2014
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John Gallagher, former Suffolk County Police Commissioner and a member of the ALS board of directors was our program on April 2.  John spoke about the Ride for Life and how valuable the support of our club is.  He also spoke about some of his experiences as Police Commissioner.
Our April 2 program, John Gallagher Paul Vincent 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Apr 02, 2014
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Our newest member, Vinnie Garritano, was welcomed into the club at our April 2 meeting by President Elect Maureen Mennella, who is also his sponsor.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Mar 18, 2014
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Adrienne Biel from RotaCare was our program on March 19.  The mission of rotaCare is to facilitate free health care for the relief of pain and suffering to indiviuals who have the most nee and the least access to medical care.  It was established by members of the Mineola - Garden City Rotary Clubin 1992.
 
Through the volunteer efforts of physicians, nurses and support staff, RotaCare serves an increasing number of neey peole on Long Iland each year.  Patients are seen by appointment at their 10,000 square foot medical facility located in building D at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Unionale.
 
Adrienne is shown with Club President Dirk Smith.
Rotacare was our March 19 program Paul Vincent 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 24, 2013
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Ruth Negrón-Gaines, President of the Islip Thanksgiving Breakfast, was our program on September 25.  he spoke about the breakfast (October 10 at Villa Lombardi's) which raises funds to provide thanksgiving food baskets to those in need.  The goal this year is to provide 400 food baskets.
 
Ruth is shown accepting a donation from the club for the event.
September 25 program Paul Vincent 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 17, 2013
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On September 18, our program was Pam Johnstone from VIBS.  She spoke about their programs and accepted a donation from the club.  Pam is shown with Past President Pat Barry.
VIBS is our program Paul Vincent 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 27, 2013
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Our program on August 28 was the Patchogue INN.  Betsy Marino and Steve Schilling, Presidents of the Steering Committee were our guests.  There are 5 soup kitchens in the Patchogue Neighbors INN and they each feed one day a week (every day except Thursday and Friday are covered).  They are hoping to add the United Methodist Church (which feeds on Thursday) in the near future.
 
Steve and Betsy are shown with Maureen Mennella, President Elect, accepting a donation from the club.
August 28 program Paul Vincent 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 13, 2013
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Martin Carlino who was a recipient of a 2012 scholarship from the club stopped by our August 14 meeting and updated the members on what he is doing.  He is currently attending Harvard.  Martin is shown with scholarship committee chair Harold Trabold and club president, Dirk Smith.
Martin Carlino, 2012 Scholarship recipient stopped by Paul Vincent 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by paul vincent on Jun 25, 2013
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Dirk Smith was installed as Patchogue Rotary's 2013-2014 President at Bellport Country Club on Wednesday, June 26.  He spoke about the honor he felt in being made President, and how hard he would work to do a good job in the coming Rotary year.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Mar 26, 2013
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Robin Amato from Long Island Cares was our program on March 27.  She updated the club on the work that Long Island Cares has been doing to help those affected by super storm Sandy.
Long Island Cares Paul Vincent 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Mar 19, 2013
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Our program on March 20 was the Land and Sea Sports Club.  It is a 501c3 dedicated to providing recreational and therapeutic land and sea sports programs for children on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities.  They have programs at Sayville Yacht Club, Peace Movements Sayville, Westhampton Beach Yacht Squadron, Kidnastics, Center Moriches.
Land & Sea Sports Club Paul Vincent 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Feb 26, 2013
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Our program on February 27 was St. Joseph the Worker.  They have seen those coming to them for help change, it is now more than just homeless people.  Everyone is welcome to come to them, they served 297 children this past Christmas (x3 gifts each) and on Tuesday night they have a soup kitchen.  Kathryn Andrujak is shown with President Elect Dirk Smith.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Feb 24, 2013
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Our February student's of the month at Patchogue Medford High School are shown with club president Pat Barry.  They are (L - R) Jon Rowland, Michael Grazio, Claudia Dally, Ryan Dillon and Fatima Hernandez-Landaverde.
February Student's of the Month Paul Vincent 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Feb 19, 2013
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Our February 20 program was PRAAT (Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy).
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Feb 12, 2013
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Stony Brook Children's Hospital was our program on February 13.  Shown receiving a donation from the club is Christina Rosa-Ragona, Development Coordinator for the hospital with member Mark Snyder (left) and President Pat Barry.  The hospital currently has a maching gift challenge that will double our donation.
Stony Brook Children's Hospital Paul Vincent 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jan 31, 2013
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Our exchange student for this year from Belgium, Antoine (Tony) Bony is available to spend time with you!  Antoine will be headed back to Belgium soon so if you have something going on that you would like to invite him to, please keep him in mind.  Since we are getting to the time of year that the district has events going on that he has to attend, please check with Geri Sheridan on availability, but it is a great time to get to know this wonderful young man and help him to experience the american way of life (shovelling snow does not count!).
Antoine Bony Paul Vincent 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jan 29, 2013
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Our program on January 30 was the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport.  Tanisha Carpenter of the Boys and Girls Club is shown with Past President Gary Zanazzi receiving a donation from the club.
Boys and Girls Club of Bellport Paul Vincent 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jan 22, 2013
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Eve Puttagio and Joe Barry from The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) were our program on January 23.  They received a check for Patchogue Neighborhood INN which covers four soup kitchens in Patchogue. (St. Pauls, Congregational Church, St. Francis de Sales and Emmanuel Lutheran).  They serve meals (usually lunch) to a steady group of people every week.  There are many in our community who find themselves needing to take advantage of this help which allows them to get by.  Shown in the picture are Joe Barry, Eve and club president Pat Barry.
The INN is our program Paul Vincent 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jan 15, 2013
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The New York State Office of Mental Health has created the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Program to assist individuals, families, and groups impacted by the disaster caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Project Hope offers free and confidential supportive counseling and public education services to Hurricane Sandy disaster victims in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester Counties. Project Hope was initiated in November 2012 and it is anticipated that it will operate until fall 2013.

Project Hope provides one-to-one or group counseling services wherever you wish to have them: in your home, place of work, community centers, schools or houses of worship. At a time of crisis, during holidays and at anniversaries of the event, many people find it helpful to have someone who cares, someone who listens. Along with providing support, Project Hope staff help individuals to understand their reactions to the disaster and its aftermath. We help you to think about options and to find people or agencies that can assist with any disaster-related problems.

Key Principles of the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Program

·         Strengths Based—Program services promote resilience, empowerment, and recovery.
·         Anonymous—Crisis counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose people; no records or case files are kept.
·         Outreach Oriented—Crisis counselors deliver services in the communities rather than wait for survivors to seek their assistance.
·         Conducted in Nontraditional Settings—Crisis counselors make contact in homes and communities, not in clinical or office settings.
·         Designed to Strengthen Existing Community Support Systems—The program supplements, but does not supplant or replace, existing community systems.

All Project Hope services are free and confidential.

Project Hope, our January 16 Program Paul Vincent 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Dec 04, 2012
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Muriel Corcoran from Camp Paquatuck was our program on December 5.  She is shown being presented with a ceremonial check for $85,000 which represents proceeds from this years Fuoco Rotary Golf Feastival which honored our own Steve Taitz.  Also in the picture are Steve Fuoco, Maureen Mennella, Gary Zanazzi.  Congratulations and well done to everyone who worked on and supported this wonderful event.
The Camp gets a check! Paul Vincent 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Dec 03, 2012
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The November 26 Patchogue Cares fund-raiser for Super storm Sandy raised $58,000.  A wonderful effort by all involved.
Patchogue Cares Update Paul Vincent 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 27, 2012
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Donna Boyle from Patchogue YMCA stopped by our November 28 meeting and picked up a check for the YMCA's summer camp program.  The funds provided 10 children with camp this past summer.  Donna is shown with past President Gary Zanazzi (Gary was President when the funds were raised).
Patchogue YMCA gets a check Paul Vincent 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 27, 2012
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Betty Goess of Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) was our program on November 28.  She spoke about the services that they provide in schools etc. to deal with child abuse and bullying.  Betty explained how social media, texting, and such have changed the form that abuse can take.  She illustrated how they talk to children about what is abuse or bullying and then how they counsel them.

CAPS is also looking for volunteers to speak in schools about bullying, it is a commitment of 1-11/2 hours a month and they will train.  If anyone is interested in getting more details, CAPS can be reached at(516)621-0552. 

Child Abuse Prevention Services our November 28 program Paul Vincent 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 18, 2012
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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we are holding a fundraiser at The Emporium in Patchogue to raise funds and help local families effected by the storm.  Patchogue Rotary is partnering with Lions and Kiwanis to help our neighbors.  Admission is $20 minimum, we have drinks donated, food donated, That 70's Band will perform, it is an evening of local people coming together to help local people.  It is the season of Thanksgiving so come and give thanks for what you have and in the process you will be helping neighbors who don't have but who will be thankful for your caring.

Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell everyone you know, this is the place to be on Monday, November 26.  If you can't make it (hey, it happens) you can send a donation to The Patchgue Community Service Foundation at P.O. Box 821, Patchogue, New York 11772.

Thank you.

November 26, 5-10 p.m Patchogue Cares Fundraiser Paul Vincent 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 23, 2012
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Eugene Wons, Polio Plus chair was our program on October 24 and updated the club on where Rotary is at on eradicating Polio from the world.  We still have work to do in India, Nigeria, Iran and Pakistan.  Eugene is shown with President Pat Barry and Past President Gary Zanazzi.
Polio Plus update Paul Vincent 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 21, 2012
There will be no meeting on October 31, instead we will have a joint meeting with the Sayville club on Thursday, November 1.  The meeting will be at Land's End at 12 Noon.
November 1 Meeting with Sayville Rotary Paul Vincent 2012-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 16, 2012
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Carolyn Villagas from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital was our program on October 17.  She spoke about Spirit of Women at the hospital.
October 17 program Paul Vincent 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 16, 2012
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Jenn Esposito and Brian Kearns were installed as Patchogue Rotary's newest members at the October 17 meeting.  They are shown with President Pat Barry, Nicole Cardiello (Jenn's sponsor) and Past President Gary Zanazzi (Brian's sponsor)
Jenn & Brian, our newest members Paul Vincent 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 09, 2012
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Ruth from Islip Prayer Breakfast was another program on October 10.  She explained about the food boxes that are distributed and thanked the club for their donation.
Islip Prayer Breakfast Paul Vincent 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 09, 2012
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Christine and Mike were our students of the month at our October 10 meeting.
Students of the month Paul Vincent 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 25, 2012
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Harold Trabbold, Chair of the clubs scholarship program was our program on September 26.  He spoke about the various scholarships that the club awards and encouraged members to be involved in the process.  The students who apply are exceptional and members will find it a very rewarding experience.
Patchogue Rotary Scholarships Paul Vincent 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 18, 2012
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Envoy Charles F. Roberts, Suffolk County Area Coordinator of The Salvation Army, was our program on September 19.  He spoke about the work of The Salvation Army around the world and in Suffolk County.  The Envoy is shown with President Pat Barry.
The Salvation Army is our September 19 Program Paul Vincent 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 28, 2012
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On August 29 the District Governor, Connie Gevinski, made her official visit to Patchogue Rotary and brought everyone up to date on what is happening in the Rotary world.
District Governor makes a visit Paul Vincent 2012-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 21, 2012
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Our program on August 22 was Antoine Bony, our new youth exchange student.  Antoine is from Belgium and will be spending the next year at Patchogue-Medford High School.  If you are planning an activity that Antoine might enjoy, please feel free to include him in.  Sports wise, he enjoys tennis (Gary).  He is a wonderful young man (just turned 18 last Monday) and we look forward to making this an enjoyable year for him.  Antoine is shown with Club President, Pat Barry.
Welcome Antoine Bony, Youth Exchange Student Paul Vincent 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 14, 2012
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DJ Rosenthal from the American Red Cross was our program on August 15.  DJ is pictured with immediate past president Gary Zanazzi.  DJ spoke about the many programs of the Red Cross and the need to be prepared for emergencies.
American Red Cross our August 15 program Paul Vincent 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 13, 2012
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On August 14, Patchogue Rotary participated in the Stand up for the Homeless program at St. Joseph's College.  This was our second year participating.  With the support of the Island Outreach Foundation we purchased and distributed back packs and diapers to those in attendance.  The program brings families from all the emergency shelters and social services offices in the county to one place to access numerous programs, and provides such things as health screenings, haircuts and clothing.  There were about 500 people attended.  Jan Taraskas is pictured by the sponsor board with the club listed.
Stand up for the Homeless Paul Vincent 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Aug 07, 2012
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Jennifer Esposito was our program on August 8.  She came as the guest of Nicole Cardiello.  Jen is General Manager at Future Tech Athletic Performance Center in Holbrook.  They serve both athletes and health minded community members of all ages.  At APC they feature indoor turf, speed and agility training, Karate, Zumba, Cardio-Kickboxing, Personal Training, and Suffolk's first Group TRX training center.  They also offer athletic evaluations, nutritional consultations and competition prep.  There are also batting and pitching mounds for baseball enthusiasts.  It is a great place to check out or for a birthday party.
August 8 Program Paul Vincent 2012-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 24, 2012
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Jacob's Light Foundation was our program on July 25.  Dorine Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation came to speak to us.

Jacob was Dorine's son serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Iraq and he died on November 13, 2003 when a roadside bomb blew up the bus he was riding in.

What they are doing is packing boxes with toiletries, foods and snacks, reading and writing materials as well as bug wipes, sunscreen, batteries and other necessities for our troops. Special items are sent for the holidays.

They also include letters from the public and letters and pictures from children.

In addition, they also care for soldiers who’s families cannot afford to send boxes to their loved ones.

Dorine is shown with immediate Past President Gary Zanazzi.

Jacob's Light, July 25 Program Paul Vincent 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 17, 2012
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Michael Douglas Jones, Executive Director of Companion Star was our program on July 18.  He spoke about some of there projects since he was last with us and the club presented him with a check to support what he is doing.  Michael is shown with past President Gary Zanazzi and President Pat Barry.
July 18 Program Paul Vincent 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 10, 2012
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Lauren Vlachos from Boy Scouts was our program on July 11.  She spoke about the Special Needs Division of Boy Scouts and the work that they do.  They have a golf outing coming up on August 7 at the Hamlet Wind Watch and they would welcome any support that can be given.  Lauren is shown receiving a check from the club with Pat Barry, President, Gary Zanazzi, immediate Past President and Dirk Smith.
July 11 Program Paul Vincent 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 10, 2012
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At our July 11 meeting, Assistant District Governor Nicole Cardiello presented a check from the District to the club for the Dictionary project that the club undertook last year.  embers of the club who participated in the project are shown.
District Simplified Grant Paul Vincent 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 09, 2012

Just to bring everyone up to speed, and perhaps help with a little confusion, the regular club meeting of Patchogue Rotary will be an evening meeting (6:00 p.m.) on the First Wednesday of each month.

Please make note and plan accordingly.

First Wednesday is Evening Meeting Paul Vincent 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 27, 2012
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At the Installation Dinner, President Gary Zanazzi presented a special appreciation plaque to Paul Vincent for his help during this year. Gary also reviewed all the events of his year and thanked all the people who were involved for making it such a great year.
Special Appreciation Paul Vincent 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 27, 2012
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New President Pat Barry was installed at our June 28 meeting by new District Governor Connie.  Master of Ceremonies Steve Taitz referred to his installation as the "Give it another try" year.  Pat is shown being "pinned" by Geri Sheridan.
The new President Speaks Paul Vincent 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 27, 2012
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President Gary Zanazzi received a District Presidential Citation from newly installed District Governor Connie for the work that the club did during his year.
District Presidential Citation Paul Vincent 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 27, 2012
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Steve Taitz presents a plaque to outgoing President Gary Zanazzi at the Installation Dinner held at the Bellport Country Club on June 28.  It was a great year under Gary with the club raising and distributing over $155,000.
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Posted by Paul Vincent on May 08, 2012
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At the Paul Harris Dinner on May 9, Jan Taraskas was recognized as Rotarian of the Year.
Rotarian of the Year Paul Vincent 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 27, 2011

There are a vaiety of meetings in August.

 No meeting August 3, we will be supporting "Stand up for the Homeless" at St. Joseph's College.  Sign up for an hour or two between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day. Let Pat Barry, Jan Taraskas or Dave Knapp know the hours you would like.

August 10 will be a lunch meeting with Past District Governor George Solomon speaking about the Rotary Foundation.

August 17 is our evening meeting and will be held at the YMCA.  Come for a demonstration by Chris Allenger.

August 24 will be our annual trip to Camp Paquatuck in Moriches.  We will be BBQ-ing and Ursula will be making salads!

August 31 is an evening meeting at "The Casino" 

Meetings in August Paul Vincent 2011-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 12, 2011

Rotary International
District 7260
38th Installation
SMITHTOWN LANDING COUNTRY CLUB
495 Landing Avenue
Smithtown, NY  11787
June 30, 2011
Cocktail hour – 7 to 8pm
Dinner 8 to 11pm
Open bar
Send checks to
Rotary Club of Huntington Station
P.O. Box 3044
Huntington Station, NY  11746
 
$65.00 per person/ $70.00 after June 24

District Governor's Installation, June 30, Smithtown Landing Country Club Paul Vincent 2011-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 02, 2011
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Pictured (L-R): Dr. Timothy Regan, Assistant Principal, David Neuman, Tina Munch, Emily Pinero, Valerie Tomo.  Not Pictured : Mishelle Alcivar.  These are the last students of the month for this academic year, we will begin again with a new batch in October!
PMHS, June Students of the month Paul Vincent 2011-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jun 01, 2011
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Pictured (L-R): Dr. Timothy Regan, Assistant Principal, James Herbst, Brianna Mikolich, Jessica Sprague, Taylor Kiernan, Jaime Jaramillo
PMHS, May Student of the Month Paul Vincent 2011-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on May 07, 2011
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We recently joined with Bellport Rotary for a meeting to welcome the group study exchange team from Brazil.  A good time was had by all.

Group Study Exchamge from Brazil Paul Vincent 2011-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on May 03, 2011
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Mark your calendar now, the installation and Paul Harris Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.  It will be at the Bellport Country Club on South Country Road in Bellport.  Please save the date and plan to attend this very special evening, more details will follow soon.
Installation Dinner, Save the Date! Paul Vincent 2011-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Apr 17, 2011
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Here are the Patchogue Rotary Students of the Month for April. Pictured Left to Right are Dr. Timothy Regan, Assistant Principal, Anna Marie Confessore, Assistant Principal, Sarah Rivas, Angelica Berrios, Kaitlyn Hillis, Darin Mihalik, James Finnerty and our President Nicole Cardiello.

 Sarah and Darin were also our guests at lunch (along with Dr. Regan) and made wonderful presentations on their achievements and future plans. 

April Student's of the month Paul Vincent 2011-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Harold Trabold on Mar 30, 2011

It's that time of year when we review applications for our scholarships.  Anyone interested in participating in the Scholarship Committee Review process should contact either Nicole Cardiello or Harold G.Trabold.  The first meeting of the Scholarship Committee will be held on Thursday, April 21, at 4PM at the office of Harold G. Trabold, 73 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue , New York.  Anyone who can attend, please notify Harold, his telephone is 475-0200.   The second meeting will be held at Patchogue Medford Hight School Guidance Dept., on Thursday, April 28, at 8:30 A.M. at that time we will interview the students.

 

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Posted by Paul Vincent on Mar 20, 2011
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Shown are our March Students of the month at Patchogue Medford High School.  They are (l-r) Kevin Wohlenberg, Brian Gordon, Alena Erhardt, Miranda Kass, Risa Hartsough, Anna Marie Confessore, Assistant Principal.
March Student's of the Month Paul Vincent 2011-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Feb 22, 2011
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A recent program at our Wednesday meeting were the students of the month at Patchogue Medford High School.  Shown in the picture (L to R) are Dr. Timothy Regan, Assistant Principal, Ryan Melcher, Nicole D'Arcangelis, Sarah Garcia, Pamela Ghigliotti and Christopher Spencer. 
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Posted by Paul Vincent on Jan 05, 2011
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Our program on January 5 was Joanna Fruhauf from the Lighthouse Mission, now located in Bellport.

Joanna spoke about how the Lighthouse Mission started 18 years ago and where they are at today.  Through their food street outreaches and annual programs they help more than 156,000 people in need on Long Island each year.  They will be starting a children's program this week, they do a backpack program in June, Gave away 1,500 turkeys at Thanksgiving and gave gifts to about 1,200 children at Christmas.

Lighthouse Mission Paul Vincent 2011-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 23, 2010
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Our program on November 24 was Mark Miller and some of his helpers who do the Cris Cringle program.  Mark spoke about what the program is, how it got started and what it has become.  He asked the club to consider becoming a part of it.  The evening to "cringle" is December 15 and will start at the crab at 6 before heading to Christmas Carol etc. at family homes at 8 p.m.
Mark Miller talks about Cris Cringle Paul Vincent 2010-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Nov 02, 2010
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Kim was our program on November 3, she spoke about one of the programs at Boy Scouts that brings in outside professionals to talk about what they do.
Kim Taylor from Boy Scouts Paul Vincent 2010-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Students of the month, October 27 Program Paul Vincent 2010-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Oct 13, 2010
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Mark your calendar now, Rotary Night at the New York Islanders will be Saturday, February 26, 2011.  The puck will drop at 7:00 p.m. as the Islanders take on the Washington Capitals, but the fun will have started long before then!

Each $65 ticket to the game (normally $75) includes a pregame Buffet at the Long Island Marriott (across from the coliseum) plus a donation to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.  You can download an order form and print it in the download section of this page (lower left).  Make your reservation now, invite friends and family, it is a great cause and will be a wonderful evening of fellowship.

Watch for more details and see President Nicole for more dtails.

Rotary Night @ NY Islanders, 2011 Paul Vincent 2010-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Landy on Sep 24, 2009
Dave Knapp is now the Director of Rotary Basketball played at River Avenue School. If you're interested call Dave
Interested in playing Basketball ? Carol Landy 2009-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 22, 2009
Joel is home from the hospital and was spotted apple picking on Suday !
Good News Paul Vincent 2009-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Sep 13, 2009
Emma Grace Ribaudo was born on 9/9/09.Grandpa Rich and mom Melissa are hanging in there ! Congratulations !
It's A girl ! Paul Vincent 2009-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 28, 2009
There was a sighting at the July 29 meeting of the rare Rich Braille, member of Patchogue Rotary! Rich gave $100 in Happy Dollars just because he came! It was good to see him. Thanks Rich, don't be a stranger when the house sells!!!
Rich Braille was at Wednesday's meeting! Paul Vincent 2009-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 23, 2009
The club is selling vouchers for $45 each that can be redeemed for tickets valued at $60+ for New York Islander home games in the 2009-2010 season.
Tickets to Islanders games! Paul Vincent 2009-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Vincent on Jul 23, 2009
Joel Furman presented a check for $100 at the July 22 meeting in memory of his father who would have turned 100, thanks for your kindness Joel.
Thanks Joel! Paul Vincent 2009-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
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The 2010-2011 District Governor for District 7260 made his official visit to the Patchogue club on October 13.  DG Arnie Quaranta updated the club on the work of the RI Foundation, his trips to India and Haiti and the district conference.
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We will be signing members up to volunteer to help serve on Thanksgiving Day (between 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the Methodist Church in Patchogue.
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President Nicole was at the High School to meet this months Students of the month.  It is always a pleasure to meet the students of the month, they are terrific.

Pictured L-R: Assistant Principal, Dr. Timothy P. Regan, Rotary Club President, Nicole Cardiello, Kendall Coughlin, Jennifer Russo, Kenneth Reischmann, Kyle Archard.

Not Pictured: Lea Baffa

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State Senator Brian X. Foley stopped by our October 13 meeting to greet the members and update them on State issues.
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Our program on July 7 was Pamela Johnston, Director of VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center. Pam is shown with new President, Nichole M. Cardiello.
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In April, Felix Grucci was our guest and spoke about the origins of the Grucci fireworks business and some of their milestones.
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On June 2 Tom Ockers, President & CEO of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital was our guest speaker and updated the club on all the great things happening at the hospital.
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Carol presented Ursula Schieke as Rotarian of the Year for 2010 at our rcent meeting. Ursula was recognized for her support of the various club events during the year.
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On June 9 Donna was our guest speaker and updated the club on the new Y being built on Main Street in Patchogue.
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Just back from his winter in Puerto Rico, Carol Landy presented Rich Braille with a very special award for all his work and fundraisng. Although Rich was unable to receive this recognition at the Club's 75th Anniversary he was presented with the award on May 12, 2010. During his tenure with our Club Rich raised over 20 K for Polio Plus and also helped raise almost 17 K for our 75th Anniversary.Congratulations Rich..a true Rotarian in every sense of the word !
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On April 21 our program was the group study exchange from Korea. It was a joy to meet them all, their english was much better than our Korean!
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Mayor Pontierri joined forces with The Patchogue Roatry Club welcoming the Ride for Life to Town. Melissa Ribado, Rich Schoendorf, Carol Landy, & Stephanie Caravolos along with members of the Patchogue Medford Youth cheered the Riders on through town. Chris Pendergast the CEO of the Ride stopped traffic to check out Baby Emma Grace. At the last minute when a dinner sponsor dropped out Mark & Brian came to the resue with dinner at Harbor Crab..way to go CRAB !! Thank you.
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Rich Braille contributed to the Club's Challange Award and dedicated it to the memory of the late Bob & Ester Siegel. Bob was a long time member of our Club and a great Rotarian in every sense. Rich presented the flag flown over the US Capitoil on 12/20/09 in memory of the Seigel's to Bob's son Richard at our 5/12/10 meeting.
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Rich paid a visit with his granddaughter (Mom Melissa came too) and proudly showed her off to everyone. As members of the club go, she was exceptionally well behaved!
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Posted by Carol Landy
We have eight members who signed up to participate in Shadow Day. If you interested and can make it on May 26 let Gary Zanazzi know so he can pair you up with the Patchogue Medford HS students.
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Harold updated the club on the scholarships that the club presents and the interviews that were recently conducted at the High School.
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Posted by Carol Landy
Our Club recently donated 553 dictionaries to every third grader in the Patchogue Medford School system. We received many letters of appreciation from both students and staff at the seven schools involved. In recognition of the Patchogue Rotary's efforts to improve literacy our Club was awarded a District Simplified Grant in the amount of $690, the entire cost of the project. Many members of the Club were involved in the project which required the design and printing of labels, the insertion of the labels in all books and finally in the personal distribution at all the schools. Many hands made less work for everyone !
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Our own Mike Mostow, the Patchogue-Medford Superintendent of Schools explained the proposed budget for 2010-2011.
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Mike Eagan, LI Maritime Museum Paul Vincent 0
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Dave Hensen is organizing a special private trip to the Bronx Zoo for Rotarians.Accordingly, The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will hold a special after hour event for Rotarians on Thursday May 6, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is designed to acquaint Rotarians about the WCS, their mission and its impact on humanity. This event is free for the first 100 participants. It includes, free parking (for those who drive themselves) and entrance to the zoo, a private tour through their new Madagascar exhibit, three short lecture programs and a cocktail reception.The cost of the tour bus will be $30 per person.It will embark at the park and ride off exit 63 of the LIE. The itinerary is as follows: 6:00-6:45pm â€" Registration and Walk-through of the Madagascar! exhibit 6:45 â€" Madagascar is closed. All guests to move from exhibit to the Schiff Family Hall (attached to Madagascar! and part of the old Lion house) 6:45-7:00 Speaker 1 â€" General lecture on WCS's history and global projects 7:05-7:15 Speaker 2 â€" PDG Bob Benson project presentation (connection between Rotary and WCS) 7:20-7:30 Speaker 3 â€" brief Planned Giving presentation 7:30 â€" 8:00 Reception with hors d'ouevres, wine and an opportunity to talk to different departments from WCS We plan to have four tables set up throughout the room with experts in the fields of Education, Living Institutions (zoos), Global Conservation Programs, and Wildlife Health. If you need further info contact Dave Hensen at 475-1312. =
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Walter Roe took up the challenge and received his flag at a recent meeting.
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Fran is back from Florida and as a welcome home gift received his flag that was flown at the Capitol on December 20, 2009 in honor of Patchogue Rotary's 75th Anniversary. Fran took the challenge.
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Stephanie Caravolos accepted the Challange and donated funds in memory of her late husband Tommy .Stephanie is pictured receiving the flag flown over the US Capitol on 12/20/09, the 75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Patchogue. Thanks Stef for your generosity !
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Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds from the LI Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse gave some chilling details about the heroine epidemic in our area. Dr. Reynolds ponted out that high school kids can acquire heroine easier than beer.It costs $5 a bag and students feed their habit by selling it to others.More often than not parents are frustrated by the lack of rehab support available and the drug problem continues to escalate. Mike Mostow pointed out that 70% of his dismissal hearings are marijuna related. Dr. Reynolds indicated the sequence of abuse among kids usually follows the path of beer,vodka,marijuna then the highly addictive heroine. He cautions parents not to allow underage drinking in their homes believing it's safer then drinking elsewhere.Drinking anywhere at a young age places the kids in a vulnerable situation.
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Christine Prendegast, wife of Chris came to thank the club and speak about ALS and Chris and the Ride for Life.
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March 3 Program, Brookhaven Hospice Paul Vincent 0
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Mark Bernstein from the Tax Payer Advocate National Panel was our program on February 3.
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The Murrays were at our February 3 meeting and received their flag from accepting the challenge.
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Posted by Carol Landy
Thanks to the generosity of the Knapp-Swezey Foundation the Patchogue Rotary is sponsoring a new scholarship in honor of Carroll Swezey.This scholarship will be awarded to a senior from the Patchogue Medford High School in Kim's memory. We should all celebrate because this latest scholarship raises awards sponsored by our club to more than $10,000 annually. Our thanks go out to Dave Knapp and the Knapp Swezey Foundation for this latest honor. And lets not forget to thank Harold Trabold for all his diligence and efforts monitoring the entire scholarship endeavor every year..Thanks Harold!
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President Carol presented Dave with his flag for taking the challenge.
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President Carol presented Nicole with her flag for taking the challenge.
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Marsha Belford, BNL was our program Paul Vincent 0
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Our program on January 13, 2010 was on the Peconic Dunes 4H Camp out east. The camp goes back to the 1930's.
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President Carol presents a flag to Harold who took the club challenge.
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President Carol presented flags flown over the United States Capitol to members who had taken the club challenge. Gary, Jan and Geri accept their flags.
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Warren will be honored on January 30,2010 by the Smithtown Sunrise Rotary Club. Warren along with Howard P Essenfeld and Dr. Thomas Biancaniello & Dr. Peter Morelli of the Stony Brook Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Dep't will be recognized at the club's Fifth Annual Snow Ball Gala being held at the Stonebridge Golf & Country Club. If anyone is interested please see Carol Landy for more details.
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Chris Soller, Superintendent of the Fire Island Seashore was our program on December 9.
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The PMYCS organization is holding a fashion show to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund as well as PMYCS. The event will take place on February 12, 2010 at Lombardi's on the Bay, tickets are $50. Please see Bonnie Fuentes for tickets or additional information.
A Passion for Fashion Paul Vincent 0
Geri Sheridan Honored by the Town of Brookhaven Carol Landy 0
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If you haven't seen Jan Taraskas yet, time is runing out to pick a Rotary Superbowl box for only $10. There are only 100 boxes to choose from, so your odds of winning increase substantially the more boxes you buy! All proceeds will benefit PolioPlus and the eradication of Polio efforts undertaken worldwide by all Rotary Clubs. The winner will be named a Paul Harris fellow so help our Club raise this important money and help a good cause.
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Village of Patchogue Honor's Our Club Carol Landy 0
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At the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Patchogue Rotary a total of 7 Paul Harris Fellows were named! Shown is this esteemed group.
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At the 75th Anniversay Celebration of Patchogue Rotary, Harold Trabold, John Tuthill and Steve Fuoco were honored as outstanding club members.
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Certificate presented to our Club by District Governor Tom Kerr on behalf of Rotary International's recognition of 75 Years of Rotary Service by the Patchogue Rotary Club.
Honor's for the Patchogue Rotary Club Carol Landy 0
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Ed Teixeria was our program and spoke about GPS for fleet vehicles
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All of are members who were in attendance at the 1/13/10 meeting joined forces to work on our Dictionary Project. In our support of Literacy,our Club will donate over 500 Dictionaries to every third grader in the PM School District. Here you see our members placing labels on the books indicating they are being donated by the Patchogue Rotary.
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Wedesday's speaker was theater "activist" John Hannon. A Patchogue native John has starred, produced and directed many performances for community theater. He discussed the benefits of being on stage as well as the mutifunctional work all in commuity theater experience. One day you can be the lead actor and the next you're in charge of props. But, as John indicated there's a job for everyone even if you're too bashful to go on stage. With that in mind the Board will be holding auditions next Wed at our regularly scheduled meeting. Mark Miller has said he wants to try out for a Gypsy towel dancer ! Harold Trabold will be his understudy...come see for yourself.
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More Club members accepted the Challenge.This week the following members signed up; Fran Fosmire, Rich Braille, Dave Knapp, Gary Zanazzi,Carol Landy,Walter Beck and Walter Roe.Thank you one and all !
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Check the Photo Journal for youself to see the great time we had at the newly renovated St. Paul's Church. The crowd was delightful, the food delicious and the beer never ending ! Ursula our cook was terrific and was spotted sampling the brew :) !! We had quite a few visitors who enjoyed the bratwurst, Nuerenberg sausage, roast pork, franks, kraut and over 30 lbs of potatoe salad. Desserts topped off a great night. Thank you to all of our sponsors !
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Ursula spoke about the origins of the Thanksgiving celebration
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Posted by Richard Braile
Ric Rose thank you for your generosity and accepting the Challange for our 75th. We really appreciate it ! Dr. Dave , Thanks for being the first one to sign up for our Rotary Challange Award. The entire Patchogue Rotary Club is grateful to you both for your very generous donation. And five more Rotarians accepted the Challege; thank you Jan Taraskas, Warren Goercke, Nicole Cardiello , Harold Trabold and Stephanie. You're all the best !
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Linda Licato, Patchogue Medford Youth Paul Vincent 0
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Our exchange student for 2009-2010 has arrived from Poland, Krzysztof Jaworski (Christopher).
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Don't forget to include our exchange student Krzysztof Jaworski in your plans, where you can!
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Ricardo was our program on September 23 and spoke to the members about what is happening in the Mortgage arena. He also spoke about what he feels will be happening in the coming year.
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Thanks to the Patchogue Rotary, The New York Islander's Ice Tour and John LePre our magician there were a lot of smiles at the Camp on Wednesday evening.
Camp Pa Qua Tuck Bar-b-que Carol Landy 0
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Maria LeMaire was our program on July 29. She spoke about the swimming and sailing program that they do for children with autism.
Land and Sea Sport Club,Inc. Paul Vincent 0
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See Nicole Cardiello to purchase vouchers for the 2009-2010 season of the New York Islanders. This is your chance to see the #1 draft pick John Tavares at a discount!
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Steve Fuoco came and updated the club on the golf outing. Invites will be out in the next week and things are going well. The honoree is our own Mark J. Snyder and the outing is September 17 at Bellport Country Club. You can download a flyer under downloads. Get your reservations in now for a really great day.
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Deborah MacKenzie, Ginger and Acre from Canine Companions were our program on July 8.
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Theresa Regnante, President of United Way of LI Paul Vincent 0
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Kristy is here from Trinidad for a check up at Stony Brook. She has had two surgeries already and may need a valve replaced. She has been staying at Warren's.
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New District Governor Tom Kerr installed new Patchogue Rotary President Carol Landy on July 1 at "The Casino".
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Ilanit will be heading back to Germany on Friday (July 24) and took a few minutes to thank the club for hosting her, she hopes to come and visit next year.
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Theresa Coscia of the New York Islanders in the NHL was our program on June 24 and spoke about business and fund raising opportunities with the team.
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