Welcome!
 
 
We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 6:40 pm at:
Touch of Venice Restaurant
28350 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
 
**Now meeting virtually on Zoom
 
 
East End Challenge
Metal Pressions, in partnership with Satnick Jewelers and the Rotary Club of Southold, is sponsoring the East End Challenge, a charity sales event where 100% of the net proceeds will go to local charities that support individuals and first responders directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to purchase this gorgeous pendant and show the world that we are #EastEndStrong!
 
Thanksgiving Baskets
On November 24, Club members and other volunteers put together forty-five boxes filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for distribution by CAST. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
Successful Food Drive
On Halloween (October 31), Rotarians, with the help of Interact, collected 60 boxes full of nonperishables and more than $500 during a "Stuff-a-Bus" drive outside of the IGA in Southold. We were able to donate lots of food and more than $250 to each of three local food pantries. Thanks to all who contributed!
 
Hospital Donation
Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs proudly presented Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital with a $4000 check on May 15. 
 
Each year, the clubs contribute a combined $3000 at the annual Laura Goodale Award Dinner to support the hospital. The award typically honors the dedication and exemplary service of a very deserving healthcare employee who embodies the legacy of Laura Goodale, a former Eastern Long Island Hospital nurse, who began working there in 1918, and whose 42-year service record as an “unforgettable nurse and caregiver” was so extraordinary it won her recognition as the “Florence Nightingale” of the North Fork.
 
Although this year’s celebratory dinner was canceled due to COVID-19, the Rotary Clubs each collected an additional $500 to donate in recognition of the current crisis.
 
This year, the hospital chose to honor all of their staff members with the Laura Goodale Award for their dedication and heroism.
 
Donation to CAST
Rotary Club of Southold was happy to present a check for $10,000 to CAST (Community Action Southold Town) on April 22. It was sponsored by Gabe and Celia Scibelli and the Ladies of Philoptohos at the Greek Orthodox Church in Greenport.
 
Cutchogue FD Donation
Southold Rotary recently donated a decontamination/disinfection system to the Cutchogue Fire Department for sanitizing ambulances and other emergency equipment. This type of system is particularly important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to help first responders ensure that both patients and crew members are properly protected. Thank you to our first responders!
 
COVID-19 Donations
Southold Rotary is proud to provide meals to our hospital workers while supporting local restaurants. In the top photo are Rotarian Deborah Doty handing a check to Erik and Elizabeth of Erik's in Southold. The card contains community notes of support for healthcare workers at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. In the bottom photo, Rotarian Veronica Stelzer hands a check to Wendy of Wendy's Deli in Mattituck.
 
 
RYLA Weekends
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 to help teach leadership and problem-solving skills. Because of COVID, RYLA was spread across two weekends, April 17-18 and April 24-25. Pictured here are RYLArians from Southold and Mattituck along with Southold Rotarians Jean Mahoney and Barbara Ackermann.
 
 
 
March Food Drive
On March 6, the club held another food drive at Southold IGA. Our generous community donated more than 60 boxes of food and other items which we divided between four local food pantries. Monetary donations of more than $1000 were also divided between them. Thanks to all who donated, and to those who gave time or muscle to help out. We were thrilled to have assistance from Southold Interact, Mattituck Interact, and Boy Scout Troop 6!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter Food Drive
On January 23, Rotarians and Interactors held a "stuff-a-bus" food drive in front of Southold IGA. 60 boxes and $925 were collected and divided among four local food pantries. Thanks to all who contributed!
 
 
 
 
Membership News
Brian Mealy was inducted into the club via Zoom on Tuesday, February 2. Welcome, Brian!
 
2019-2020 Annual Report
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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