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Rotary Club of Carmel NY
P.O. Box 421
Carmel, NY 10512
frankie Freehan
Dec 12, 2019
Putnam Childrens Committe (Celebrating 100 years of service to Children)
Sal Gambino
Jan 02, 2020 12:15 PM
Basketball Challenge Kickoff
Tracy Walsh
Jan 09, 2020 12:15 PM
Director of Putnam County Tourism
Serena Chisick-Putnam Hospital Center
Jan 23, 2020
Facts About Strokes
Club Executives & Directors
Director 2018-2019
Director 2019-2020
Director 2018-2019
Director 2019-2020
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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
George's Place
36 Gleneida Avenue
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Carmel, NY  10512
United States of America

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Recent News
Join the Carmel Rotary Club and Camp Herrlich for the first ever Fall Fun Day!  This is going to be a great event for the whole family.  Included in your admission fee are:  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, beverages, a Chili Cookoff with local restaurants vying to be the best chili here, a bonfire with storytellers and musicians, and outdoor games!  Available for purchase will be s’mores kits, ice cream from Uncle Louie G’s, and snacks.
We hope you will join us!
Mary Ellen McDonough (with the help of Michael McDonough) and Charles Stein delivering the dictionary’s to the Kent Primary, Kent Elementary & Patterson schools.  This morning. We delivered 336 dictionaries to the three schools for the third graders in the Carmel School district.
Ginny and Eliot Scher were chosen to lay the wreath at the ceremony honoring George Washington in Mount Vernon

On June 21, representatives from 21 community organizations attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Carmel at George’s Restaurant.  Each group was given a check to support their work in the greater Carmel area.


The total of $12,500 that was distributed was a result of the proceeds of the Rotary Community Basketball Shootout.  Under the direction of Al Lotrecchiano and Chairman Sal Gambino, the Shootout Fundraiser has helped community and school organizations raise more than $300,000 in the past ten years.


Recipients of the donations this year included Arts on the Lake, Carmel/Brewster Garden Club, Camp Herrlich, Clearpool, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Kent Cadets, Kent Historical Society, Kent Library, My Brother Vinny, COVE Care, NAMI, Putnam Hospital Foundation, Putnam Humane Society, Reed Library, Putnam Youth Bureau, Putnam Treatment Court, Heart in Haiti School and four local food banks (CAP, St. John’s, St. Andrew’s and Gilead Presbyterian).


Carmel Rotary would like to thank all of the Basketball Shootout sponsors and participants who made this event possible.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our beloved and long time Rotarian, Ed Sumber.  We were notified by Ed's family that he passed away last night.  Our condolences to Ed's family and all who will miss him.
May he rest in peace.


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, Eliot Scher and Kathy Valletta.  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.
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