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Smithtown Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:45 AM
Millennium Diner
156 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY  11787
United States
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The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise will be meeting at Napper Tandys this Thursday, July 29, 2021, for an open meeting. We would like to give anyone who might be interested in community service to meet the members of a small group of BIG-hearted members. We will not be meeting at the Millennium Diner at 7:45 AM, as usual, instead, we will be at NAPPER TANDY's in the Heart of Downtown Smithtown from 6 pm-8 pm.
 
Please feel free to stop by and say hello...Ask for Nick, Gary, Steve, or Vinny. We would be glad to speak with you and answer any questions you have. In many parts of the world, it is very prestigious to belong to a Rotary Club. You've probably seen the signs on the side of the road showing the name of the local club. Anywhere you go in the USA or worldwide you can find a Rotary Club.
 
It takes very little to do a LOT!!
 
HOPE TO SEE YOU!!!
 

The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise

Christmas in July - Long Beach, Nissequogue, NY 

Past President Cara Vercellone's daughter, Isabella, and her 2 friends, Carissa & Ciara help raise over $1600 via a 50/50 raffle.

Over $800 will be donated to the Smithtown Food Pantry.

Also a big shout out to Past President John Zollo and the Dedications for helping with the festivities.

Good Things Happen to Good People...

Cold you have asked for a better-looking sunset or was it a SUNRISE?

 

The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise is supporting our local food banks with a summer concert at Long Beach, Smithtown

50/50 Raffle and Music by our own Past President, John Zollo, and the Dedications

We support the Smithtown Food Bank.

 
The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise Indoctrinates & Welcomes John Barry July 15, 2021
L: Pres. Nick Schroeder, M: Kevin Simmons, R: VP Vinny Puleo.
The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise Indoctrinates & Welcomes Kevin Simmons July 8, 2021
Kevin is the principal of Smithtown H.S. West. 
He brings his experience of community service and leadership to our club. 
Kevin seemed to fit in immediately. WELCOME !!
L: Pres. Nick Schroeder, M: Kevin Simmons, R: VP Vinny Puleo.
JOIN THE ROTARY CLUB OF SMITHTOWN SUNRISE FOR THEIR ANNUAL SNOWBALL
HONORING JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
 
The 2021 Annual Snowball Theme Will Be Rotary Jeopardy!
The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise is a 501c3 organization that holds an Annual Snowball every year to fundraise for worthy causes.  
This year the club chose to honor Junior Achievement of New York, also a 501c3 organization.  
The theme "Rotary Jeopardy"  will be a fun way to test your Trivia knowledge on various topics while having fun and raising money for a good cause.
 
There is a link to the registration kit and everything you need to join the fun on the right in the HOME PAGE DOWNLOAD FILES
NAME THAT TUNE-A-THON
Oct 29,2020 will be an evening-long remembered.
Every year the Rotary of Smithtown Sunrise has an annual Oktoberfest fundraiser to raise money for our local food pantries just ahead of the holiday season.  Typically our members would join in a festive dinner and dance party with raffles and baskets and great fanfare.  Normally we would raise around $4500 and the food pantries have always been very thankful. This year an event of that magnitude posed a challenge given Covid-19.  Good thing our club likes a challenge!  Our club president, Cara Vercellone, brought an idea to the club floor. To stay to true to our commitment and with the help of ZOOM she came up with the idea of incorporating the musical talents of 3 of our club members in a virtual Name That Tune A Thon. Here is how it would work - Past President & vocalist, John Zollo, Secretary and guitarist, Keith Radonis, and member keyboardist, Eddie Martella would each play 7 songs of their choosing. The Club members formed teams. These teams would guess the title, artist, and decade of the song. That was the fun part! The business end was raising money. Each team had to raise a modest $400. Our early estimates and goals were very modest. We were hoping to raise $4000 to $5000 and make a serious impact on the food pantries. In the end we came up with close to $10,000. Far beyond anyone's imagination and all while having some of the funniest and fun experiences of our lives. 
A TRUE TEAM EFFORT. It's what we do!...... Viva La Smithtown Sunrise!
On Sept 6 2018, Club President John Zollo welcomed out 3 newest members. 
 
Town Clerk and Rotarian Vinny Puleo swore the new members into the world of Rotary and our Great Club.
They say good things happen in 3's. We are very honored to have these 3 new members.
Pictured from L>R: Pres. John Zollo, Anthony Colletti - Director of Community Relations at The New & Beautiful Whisper Woods at Smithtown,
Smithtown Councilman, Tom Lohmann & Smithtown Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo
 
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On Sept 6 2018 The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise officially had their new slate of officers sworn in.
(Better Late then Never)
On right: Town Clerk Vinny Puleo assisted with the swearing in.
Pres. John Zollo, Pres Elect Gene Nally, Treasurer Deirdre Bolen, Secretary Cara Vercellone & 15x's Sgt at Arms Steve Stare
 
 
 
Our Speakers on Aug 23 2018 were Jane Lohmann and Jessica Heins.
Dancing Classrooms LI teaches middle school age children ballroom dancing. 
For more information: www.dancingclassroomsli.org
 
(At this wonderful presentation were from L>R: Rotarian, Smithtown Clerk and 5x's Paul Harris Fellow Vinny Puleo, Past Club Sec'y Terry Wolf, Smithtown Councilman Tom Lohmann, Rotarian Larry Vetter, Pres Elect Gene Nally, Smithtown Supervisor & club member Ed Wehrheim, Past Club Treas Adrienne Giannadeo, From Dancing Classrooms LI Jessica Heins and Jane Lohmann, 4x's PP, Sec'y Extraordinaire, & Always Very Popular Cara Vercellone, Past Club Treas. Gary Schnirman, PP & Club Treas. Deirdre Bolen)
 
On Aug 9 2018 The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise Presented 2 checks of $3,000 to John Feal.
The funds were raised at the clubs annual fund raiser, The 2018 Disco Party.
 
(Presenting the check from L>R: Sgt at Arms Steve Stare, PP Andrew Ratway, PTreas Gary Schnirman, 2x Pres. John Zollo, JOHN FEAL, PP & Treas Deirdre Bolen, Rotarian Larry Vetter & Rotarian Peter Sciurca)
 
 
Over the summer of 2018 on Tuesday evenings the Smithtown Community Band performs outside the Brush barn. The Rotary Club of Smithtown takes this opportunity to set up a table and collect food and donations for the Smithtown Food Pantry. We have been doing this for a couple of years now and the community is starting to catch on. Cara and her children, Izzy & Jacob along with Gary & Anita Schnirman were there to greet the community and help with the food collections. Looks like they had a good time doing it.  yes
The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise is conducting a fundraiser to benefit The Feel Good Foundation and 911 Responders.
The event is a Disco Dance Party at the Watermill Inn.
 
District Governor Wendy Walsh visited The Rotary Club of Smithtown this morning. Very inspiring and 
motivating and can she fill a room. Thanks Wendy for a GREAT MEETING!!
 
On March 30, 2017 The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise, represented by past president Cara Vercellone (L), presented a check to the Smithtown Food Pantry for $1,000. This was in addition to a large donation of packaged and fortified meals that were supplied through the Feed Long Island initiative coordinated by Rotary clubs across the Island. With Cara are 2 of the wonderful volunteers that help run the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry. - See more at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1769/Stories/smithtown-food-pantry#sthash.K336ENq5.dpuf
   
 
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The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise &
The Smithtown Fire Chiefs Organization are
Co-Hosting this years Snowball
We will be honoring The Firefighter Cancer Support Network and
The Stony Brook Burn Center
 
 
 
 
Did You KNOW...
Thanks to our Secretary and Past President, Otis Thornhill for this information:
 
HOTEL KEY CARDS
Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?
Answer:
a. Customer's name
b. Customer's partial home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. Customer's credit card number and
expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your personal information is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner. 
An employee can take a hand full of cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.

Simply put, hotels do not erase the information on these cards until an employee reissues the card to the next hotel guest. 
At that time, the new guest's information is electronically 'overwritten' on the card and the previous guest's information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest, it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!

The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. 
NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room. 
They will not charge you for the card (it's illegal) and you'll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. 
Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially
through the electronic information strip!

If you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it should not work. It erases everything on the card.

Information courtesy of: Metropolitan Police Service.

PLEASE FORWARD to friends and family
This is pretty good info. Never even thought about key cards containing anything other than an access code for the room!
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The 50/50 proceeds go toward the Clubs administration.
 
 
 

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