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    Thursdays at 12:15 PM
    George's Place
    36 Gleneida Avenue
    Carmel, NY 10512
    United States of America
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    Members of the Carmel Rotary, along with Eileen Kelly, gathered at Restoration Furniture in Carmel last Thursday. The Rotary Club's motto of "Service Above Self" is once again being felt throughout Putnam County, thanks to the members of the Carmel Rotary Club. Last year, the Club raised funds for the national organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace during the Carmel Rotary's Basketball Challenge. Sleep in Heavenly Peace believes that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. Inspired by Sleep in Heavenly Peace's mission to provide beds for children in need, Carmel Rotarians decided to undertake a similar project focusing on Putnam County families. Rotarian Kevin Carroll, who is coordinating the Putnam project, explained, "All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In affluent Putnam County, boys and girls are going to sleep without a bed - or even a pillow to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.”
    At the Carmel Rotary Luncheon and meeting held on February 15th, Sal Gambino, the President of Carmel Rotary, presented Holly Knoechel with a Paul Harris Fellow lapel pin and certificate. This designation was given to Holly in memory of her late husband, George Knoechel, who was a long-time Rotarian. President Gambino also announced the $500 George Knoechel Power of One scholarship, which will be awarded to a Carmel High School senior in June 2024.
    Assistant District Governor Carrie Hernandez delivers new Rotary signs to President Sal Gambino of the Carmel Rotary. The signs will be placed in prominent locations around the Carmel Hamlet.

    This popular community fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am-12pm, at the Carmel High School Gym, 30 Fair St., Carmel. Supported by the Carmel High School Interact Club and the Carmel High School Mentor Club, this event offers non-profit organizations and community project groups an opportunity to raise funds to support their programs and services.

    Organizations, clubs, adults and youth, and businesses are invited to sign-up and raise money for their favorite non-profit organization. It’s fun and easy. You don’t have to be a basketball player or know how to play the game to participate. Here’s how it works - participants ask for pledges per basket and/or flat donations from as many supporters (clientele, friends and neighbors) as they can. Then at the event, participants will attempt to complete as many baskets as possible during a two-minute period. Each successful basket will be tallied against per basket pledges and added to flat donations to equal the amount due from each of the participants’ supporters. Trophies will be awarded in the youth division and prizes in the adult division to the persons successfully completing the most baskets in the various age groups. Businesses and community members are also invited to become event sponsors

    Yesterday, November 16th, we lost an exemplary Rotarian and a man of great faith, He walked the walk and talked the talk of Service Above Self. We all know the significant contributions he made to our club and to our community. He was a gem of a man, a joy to be around  and he lit up the room wherever he went. God bless you, George Knoechel and may you rest in eternal peace. Lets remember him today and pray for George, Holly and the Knoechel family at this time of sadness. He will be missed.
    On November 16th Angela Briante was inducted into the Carmel Rotary Club. Angela is the owner of Briante Realty Group. Welcome Angela. Pictured with Angela is Connie Fagan, Membership Chair and Lou Margolus, Angela's Sponsor.
    On October 19th the Carmel Rotary Club inducted new member Donna Perolli. Donna is the Executive Director of the Reed Memorial Library. Welcome Donna!
    Happy to continue to partner with ShopRite of Carmel to fight hunger in our community! Bagging groceries today!
    What a wonderful night we had at our annual picnic, celebrating the winners of our Basketball Challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated. 

    June 19, 2023

    By Eric Gross
    Incoming president Sal Gambino was presented with a special pair of Rotary socks by outgoing co-president Marjorie Keith during the dinner.

    Incoming president Sal Gambino was presented with a special pair of Rotary socks by outgoing co-president Marjorie Keith during the dinner.

    Maria Quezada and Marjorie Nichols Keith were lauded for their efforts as co-presidents during the past year while Sal Gambino was wished well in the new leadership capacity when the Carmel Rotary conducted its installation dinner last Thursday evening at the Centennial Golf Club.

    Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self was evident when members presented a variety of service awards to community members including retired teacher Joan Newman who donates handmade quilts to the chapter which are used as fundraisers for chapter causes including student scholarships.

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