About Our Club

Subpages
Related Pages
Links
Files
Photo Albums
 
image

Chartered in 1953, the Rotary Club of Westhampton, Inc. has 84 members (including 19 honorary Rotarians) as of 31 July 2014.   Our major fundraisers for the year include the Bill Hautmann Memorial Flea Market in August, our Leonard "Bill" Bishop/ Vin Reilly Golf Tournament in June and a Spaghetti Dinner in January or February.   These events allow us to provide scholarships for the graduating seniors of Westhampton Beach High School as well as help support local charities including East End Hospice, Family Counseling (part of Family Service League), the local Food Pantry, Camp Paquatuck and more.   We have held "Stuff a Bus" food drives and have welcomed the Harlem Wizards basketball team to the high school.    Club members also volunteer to deliver Thanksgiving food baskets in November, bell-ring for the Salvation Army in December, provide dinner once a month for Maureen's Haven throughout the winter and deliver Meals on Wheels to community members in need all year round.

Our club gives back to the community in providing a portion of the funding for the summer concerts on the Village Green and the summer "Kids on the Green" events.    We have given donations to support vocational events with the Business Advisory Board and a Senior Skills Breakfast for high school seniors. 
We partner with the Westhampton Kiwanis club and the Knights of Columbus to hold a Food Pantry fundraiser dinner annually in October, which helps to stock the shelves and provide funds for those in need in the local community. 

The Westhampton Beach High School Interact Club is the largest in District 7260 with over 60 active students who raise funds for Polio Plus, collect winter coats for the Maureen's Haven guests and assist us with our Flea Market and Spaghetti Dinner events.   Each year our club welcomes inbound Youth Exchange students from other countries, and sponsors an equal number of outbound Youth Exchange students who spend the school year living with host families and attending school in countries around the world.   

Our EarlyAct club in the Remsenburg Elementary School was the first EarlyAct club in the District and those students have completed service projects and fundraisers that include car washes, dirty sneaker contests, sending mosquito nets to Africa, sending care packages to military troops and they help out at the Spaghetti Dinner as well.   

Our banner was updated during the 2009-2010 Rotary year.   The design reflects our seaside community roots, showing  our beach with a sailboat on the water and the setting sun in the sea.   Also, we pay tribute to the brave members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard based at the Francis Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach.

Westhampton Rotary has been giving back to the community since 1953

 

Contact:  PO Box 124  Westhampton, NY 11977