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Rotary Club of Carmel NY
P.O. Box 421
Carmel, NY 10512
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36 Gleneida Avenue
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Carmel, NY  10512
United States
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The Carmel Rotary Club announced a $60,000 fundraising goal for the 11th Annual Community Basketball Shootout. This popular annual event organized by the Carmel Rotary Club and Carmel High School Interact Club offers non-profit organizations in Putnam County the opportunity to raise funds to support their organizations. This year’s Community Basketball Shootout will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 9am – 12 noon at the Carmel High School Gym, 14 Fair Street in Carmel.

The Carmel Rotary Club also announced Bob and Wendy Gentile as the 2018 Rotary Community Basketball Shootout Honorees. The Gentiles have supported and taken part in the success of this event since it began, in 2008. They’ve continually been among the top fundraisers at the Basketball Shootout. Bob and Wendy Gentile have a history of developing programs and working with the children and families of our community, county, state and even internationally. Bob has been the driving force at Camp Herrlich for the past 27 years, leading the organization as its Executive Director. Wendy also has an extensive history with Camp Herrlich and the Carmel School District. The Gentiles have moved the Camp Herrlich from a part- time summer camp to a year-round educational center now caring for 400 campers and 100 staff each day in the summer. Camp Herrlich’s programs have grown into year round, successful partnerships with neighboring school districts, local organizations and NYC schools and organizations. Bob and Wendy exemplify the Rotary motto, Service Above Self, their hands and heart are never far from their work.

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I want to thank all the Rotarians who participated in our 2017-2018 District grant project at CoveCare:Jeanne Buck, Kevin Carroll, Jim Mattesino, Al Lotrechiano, Nathan Richardson and his brother Jose, Mike McDonough, Elliot Scher and Kathy Valetta.  Thank you all for your hard work, your philosophy of life and your dirty jokes!
Lets welcome Maria Quezada as our new member of our Carmel Rotary Club.  Take time to know her and get to hear her story if you did not hear it.  She was one of the best speakers we have had telling her story. Installation by Sal Gambino.
The Tenth Annual Carmel Rotary Basketball Shootout which was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Carmel High School raised over $50,000 for charity, scholarships and community service. 136 shooters participated to raise funds for 46 charities.
A heartfelt thank you to all who participated, shooters, volunteers and especially our sponsors.
Premier Sponsors:
Camarda Realty Investment LLC         
Carmel Teachers Association                                        
ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.                       
Ettabury Family Mediation Services      
Stephen M. Santoro Sr., PC                         
 The photo is the check presentation by the manager of Shoprite, Bob Gillick to our club president Eliot Scher. Next to him is the Assistant Manager Nicole Pease. Lou Margolis to Eliot's  right. The entire Shoprite team was there. 
At a time when our country is so divided and the news we read gets more problematic every day, here is something to cheer about. An incredible woman by the name of Paula Miritello started an organization by the name of My Brother Vinnie, yes, you heard it right. She collects donations and, in her spare time, helps move our Vets into apartments with dignity and furniture and love. Here is today's work crew. So typical that Paula is not even in the photo. Left to right: Scott, Ronnie, LIsa, Wayne, Ginny, Dennis (today's Vet recipient), me, and Al. Most of us from the Rotary Club of Carmel, NY
Eliot Scher and Jay Judell of Carmel Rotary International present a check to Ms. Deborah Wiesel for the Principal's Literary Guild of the Kent Elementary School.

Carmel Rotary International is proud and pleased to support the reading program at Kent Elementary School and we look forward to being an integral part of the ongoing education programs in the Carmel community.


Celebrating the 6th anniversary of the food pantry driveImageImage

Receiving a total of $550  which came from "Fill Up The Truck Day" at the Carmel Shoprite.The gift Certificates are presented from George Knoechel  to Judy Calahan from Putnam CAP, Minister Martin McGeachy from Gilead Food Pantry and Sue Burcroff From Brewster Community Food Pantryand not in picture is Decon and wife Teri Moran from St John's in Mahopac

We had another successful soup kitchen. What a great team we had to put it together. The cleaning the place, preparing the food, Cooking the food, Serving the food and clean up after.  Of course I should not leave out that the worker got to eat at the end. Pork Tenderloin, Garlic Mash Potatoes. green peas and for dessert  Pumpkin Pie .  All taken place at the Brewster Baptist Church . We had close to 30 people to feed. It was a great feeling to see how greatfull  many of the people showed.

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                              FRIDAY OCT. 17TH, 2014

Dear Rotarians;
Last evening, Maryellen and myself had the pleasure of attending the 5th annual Salvation Army Gala held at Colonial Terrace, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. with our President Kathy and Jim, Al L. and Dimmy, Amy & Joe Covais, Margie & Dave Keith, Tony Mac. and Sal Gambino.
There were many Rotarians from Carmel, Brewster, Mahopac, and Westchester County.
Our own Rotarian Jim Reitz was honored for his dedication to the principles of Rotary, "SERVICE ABOVE SELF." The weather was perfect, the accommodations were delightful and the food & service were very good.
Jim was presented with service awards from the Salvation Army, City of Peekskill, the Albany Legislature and our own former Rotarian, Putnam County Executive, Maryellen Odell.  Peekskill Mayor, Frank Catalina, Esq delivered the above awards to Jim and told the audience of their longstanding legal relationship, Jim's exemplary reputation in the legal community and his tireless dedication to the betterment of our local community including Jim being a member of Mahopac Falls volunteer department.
In the past five years three members of our club have been recognized by the Salvation Army and Jim now becomes a prestigious member of that crew along with Sal Gambino and George Knoechel.  A Carmel Rotarian being honored in 3 out of the 5 times the Salvation Army has presented these awards is quite an achievement. 
Today our brother Rotarian Don Smith received the BRONZE KEY AWARD  from the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies.  The Bronze Key Award  is a national recognition award granted to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of substance abuse prevention. Due to previous medical commitments Maryellen and myself were unable to attend the ceremony and we would like to congratulate Don for his achievements.
So, congratulations to our Carmel Rotary Club and our dedicated Rotarians.
....................................................................................Mike McD, Past Pres.

We made our deliveries to the Kent Elementary and Patterson Elementary 3rd grade classes.  The youngsters were all excited to receive them. Look at those smiles. The last group got all excited about learning sign language at the end of the books.ImageImage

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