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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Rotarians' Sunset Cruise
On August 15, many of our club members enjoyed fellowship aboard a sunset cruise from Orient Point!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Thanksgiving Baskets
Club members put together fifty boxes filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to CAST, who organized the distribution of the Thanksgiving meals!
 
 
Our Local Veterans
 
 
Club members served brunch to our local veterans after the Veterans Day service at the Southold American Legion.
 
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!

 
Project Backpack

The Club presented welcome kits and backpacks to students who are new to the country.  School administrators were glad to accept these items to distribute to local students.

 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
Bellringing
Rotarians and Interactors helped the Salvation Army by ringing the bell for donations in Southold, Mattituck and Cutchogue on December 1.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
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
Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International

Fighting poverty on a small scale

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed