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Rotary Club of Carmel NY
P.O. Box 421
Carmel, NY 10512
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Service Above Self

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George's Place
36 Gleneida Avenue
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Carmel, NY  10512
United States of America

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Recent News
Great day for golf. June 18th at Dogwood Knolls Golf Course 65 golfers participated in the Jim McMorrow golf tournament put on by the Carmel Rotary Club. It was a perfect day and funds were raised for our full scholarship to Westchester Community College.
The Carmel Rotary Community Basketball Challenge has raised over $62,000 at the event held on April 24th. at Shoprite Plaza in Carmel Below Carmel Rotarians celebrate the success.
The Carmel Rotary Club celebrated Rotarian Dot Franklin's 96th birthday at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel.  Below she was surprised when presented with a beautiful strawberry shortcake at the event. Happy Birthday, Dot and many more.  We love you!

The 14th annual Community Basketball Challenge sponsored by the Carmel Rotary Club is set for April 24, 2021 from 9AM to 3PM (rain date April 25) at the ShopRite Plaza parking lot, Route 52, Carmel, NY - NOTE the NEW LOCATION. While COVID-19 has made it a little more complicated in organizing this community fundraiser that will be as successful and fun as it has always been.

This year’s Basketball Challenge is being held outdoors in the Carmel ShopRite Plaza parking lot; and all participants are required to register online, in advance. The CDC and Putnam County Health Department’s COVID-19 guidelines will be followed: everyone attending must wear a mask, social distance and follow the directions of the Rotary volunteers at the event.

The Rotary Community Basketball Challenge is a popular annual event that offers Putnam County’s local non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds to support their mission and enhance their fundraising efforts. Basketball Challenge Chairman, Sal Gambino and the Carmel Rotary Club invite organizations, adults and youth to take advantage of this fun and easy fundraiser for your favorite organizations. Now more than ever, our community non-profit organizations need the community’s support.


Carmel Rotarians Kevin Carroll, Peggy Garland, Sal Gambino and Al Lotrecchiano check out the progress being made for the Community Basketball Challenge. The event will take place on April 24, 2021 at the Shoprite Plaza in Carmel.
Our Brother in Rotary, Jimmy Reitz passed away on Friday, June 14 2019. Today, Friday June 12, one year later, the memorial bench was put in place at the Putnam County Courthouse. An official dedication ceremony will be scheduled in the near future.

Carmel Rotary Club’s 2020 Community Basketball Challenge Fundraising Goal - $65,000

The Carmel Rotary Club announced a $65,000 fundraising goal for the 16th Annual Community Basketball Challenge. 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 Challenge will be held on Saturday, February 29th, 9am – 12 noon at the Carmel High School Gym, 14 Fair Street in Carmel.

The Carmel Rotary Club also announced that this year’s Rotary Community Basketball Challenge is dedicated to the memory of Carmel Rotarian, the late Honorable James F. Reitz, who passed away unexpectedly, June 2019. Jim Reitz epitomized Rotary’s motto of, “Service Above Self.” Jim volunteered much of his time to our community in addition to presiding over the Putnam County Criminal, Surrogate and Family Courts, as well as being an Acting Supreme Court Justice for the 9th Judicial District. He worked passionately to support the Putnam community from our youth to senior citizens, and scouts to veterans. One of the late Judge Reitz’s utmost judicial achievements was presiding over Putnam County Treatment Court where he changed hundreds of lives. Through his successful and compassionate dedication to this Court, many citizens avoided being incarcerated and became productive and involved members of our society. His passion and compassion were recognized nationwide as an example and inspiration for other Treatment Courts in the United States.

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