Welcome to Rotary Club of Southold

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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We're Meeting Virtually
Due to concerns about spreading the COVID-19 disease, club meetings are being held online via Zoom until further notice. Stay safe, stay healthy!
 
 
Successful Food Drive
On February 29, Rotarians, with the help of Interact and Scouts, collected a bus full of nonperishables and several hundred dollars during the annual "Stuff-a-Bus" drive outside of the King Kullen supermarket in Cutchogue. We were able to donate lots of food and more than $100 to each of five local food pantries. Thanks to all who contributed!
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
Thanksgiving Baskets
Club members put together forty boxes filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for distribution by CAST. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
 
 
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!

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!
 
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.
 
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!
 
Donation to CAST
Rotary Club of Southold was happy to present a check for $10,000 to CAST (Community Action Southold Town) today. It was sponsored by Gabe and Celia Scibelli and the Ladies of Philoptohos at the Greek Orthodox Church in Greenport.
 
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.
 
 
Volunteer Surge
Due to COVID-19, our healthcare system is experiencing a massive strain. Despite their importance, vulnerable individuals and non-urgent cases are pushed down the priority list of our healthcare force. You can help these at-risk populations. Find out more at https://theglobalimpactgroup.org/volunteer-surge.
 
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.
 
Bellringing
Rotarians and Interactors helped the Salvation Army by ringing the bell for donations in Southold, Mattituck and Cutchogue on December 14.
 
 
 
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. 

News from Rotary International
Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.