Welcome to Rotary Club of Southold


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:40 PM
Touch of Venice
28350 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY  11935
United States of America
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Youth Exchange Student
On October 22, Mattituck HS senior Morgan visited the club to describe her life-changing experience as a short-term Rotary Youth Exchange participant this past summer. Morgan was partnered with Lilli and visited Bavaria, Germany. 
2019 Lobsterfest
ELIH and the Laura Goodale Award
On June 4, the Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs hosted the annual Laura Goodale Dinner at which a nurse from ELIH is honored for exhibiting similar characteristics and service as the woman for whom the award is named: a nurse who gave exemplary service to the hospital for 42 years beginning in 1918.
Congratulations to Helen Ryan, RN, TNCC!
2019 Scholarships
Congratulations to our scholarship winners from Mattituck and Southold high schools: Community Service Award, Mikayla Osmer, Olivia Daddona and Emily Russell; Vocational Award, William Burns and Gabriella Drumm; ENL Award, Victor Regalado Ventura and Jose Martineze Ascencio; Walter Krupski Scholarship, Tyler Olsen; and Barbara Ackermann Scholarship, Eric Connolly. Checks will be presented at the scholarship dinner in January.
RYLA Weekend
On the weekend of April 12-14, hundreds of LI sophomores spent the weekend learning leadership skills during Spring RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Association). This spring conference is led by students (senior leaders) who bring in amazing speakers with powerful messages to talk about things like overcoming obstacles. Pictured here are RYLArians, facilitators and senior leaders from across the North Fork.
Successful Food Drive
On February 9, Rotarians, with the help of Interact and the Scouts, collected a bus full of food and several hundred dollars during the annual "Stuff-a-Bus" drive outside of the King Kullen supermarket in Cutchogue. Thanks to all who contributed!
Community Supper

Some of the Rotarians who served at a recent Community Supper. Member John Anderson prepared and cooked an excellent meal to feed nearly 80 people!

Scholarship Dinner
On January 7, Club members welcomed four of our recent scholarship winners and their families. The Club is proud to give away about $8000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Southold and Mattituck High Schools each year.
Rotarians and Interactors helped the Salvation Army by ringing the bell for donations in Southold, Mattituck and Cutchogue on December 14.
Thanksgiving Baskets
Club members put together forty boxes filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for distribution by CAST. Happy Thanksgiving!
Veterans' Brunch
Club members served brunch to our local veterans after the Veterans Day ceremony at the Southold American Legion. Thanks to Southold Interact for lending a hand!
Upcoming Events
Official District Governor Visit
We were glad to welcome District Governor Justin Quaranta for his official visit to our club on November 19. The DG listened, shared ideas and joined in our fellowship!
1st Annual Paul Harris Dinner
On October 15, we had our 1st Annual Paul Harris Dinner, recognizing the contributions of those who display Service Above Self. The Paul Harris Committee named two Rotarians Paul Harris Fellows: Marla Koster and Paulette Ofrias. In addition, our Club President named two Rotarians of the Year: Walter Krupski and Barbara Ackermann. The following week, the PH Committee named a third Paul Harris Fellow: Rob Brown. Congratulations to all!
Installation Night
Congratulations to Kathleen Morris, newly-inducted as President of Southold Rotary for the new Rotary year beginning July 1. Many thanks to outgoing President Jean Mahoney for her leadership over the past year!
Honoring Bill Zitek
On March 12, the club honored Bill Zitek, a Southold Rotarian for 50 years. He and his wife Mariel were recognized with Paul Harris Fellowships, and many friends, former Rotarians, and local dignitaries turned out to celebrate Bill's years of service. We wish them well as they embark on a new chapter of their lives in a different community!
Rotary Pathfinder
In 1987 Barbara Ackermann became the first woman to be inducted into our club and our Rotary District. From then until now she has been a continuous actualization of the Rotary spirit. We all benefit from her involvement and counsel.

Pathfinder Barbara is shown with sponsor Bill Zitek beside her. Shaking her hand is then-President Garret Strong, and John Kramer beside him. 

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