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We are a group of concerned citizens of the Greenville area who like to have fun while helping others. Our service emphasis is on youth and international friendship. Join us on Thursday to see for yourself!
Greenville

Do Good - Have Fun

We meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM
The Mountain View Brasserie
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY  12083
United States
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Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Mountainview Brasserie for our meetings! If you are interesting in attending, contact us here or at greenvillenyrotaryclub@gmail.com. Here are some of our upcoming speakers:

2/22 Catherine Sielaff - St. John’s University student/former Interact member - community service projects

3/1 Cecile Plattner - Cuba Travel

3/8 Greenville Summer Soccer - Jason Reinhard

3/15 Alzheimer’s Care Team - Renee Mandarano

3/22 Tracy Young - Millinery Treasures

3/29 CYL youth baseball - Bryony Pfleging

4/12 Greene County Transit

Current and past Interact members, exchange students, and students who attended RYLA are invited to the Rotary Club's annual International Dinner.  It will be held at the Plattners' home at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 11.  The game room in the basement will be open for ping pong, foosball, etc. Rotarians' significant others are also invited.  For more information, contact cecileop at aol dot com.
Ruth Pforte, of the Greene County Department of Human Services, was our speaker at the December 21 meeting. Ms. Pforte is the coordinator for volunteer services. She spoke about the various volunteer opportunities for local folks to serve our seniors. She also encourages older adults to stay active and involved by volunteering. The RSVP program offers a variety of volunteer jobs, including meal site help, meal delivery, crafting, medical transportation, telephone reassurance. Volunteers can also help at local agencies, such as the Athens Cultural Center, Community Action, Community Hospice, Chamber of Commerce, Greene Medical Arts, libraries, and nursing homes. In 2016, 275 volunteers gave 22,000 hours, served 54,533 meals and provided 2,072 rides.
Currently, the most urgent need for volunteers is for medical transportation. Volunteer commitment can be as little as two hours per month.
The Department of Human Services also offers seniors assistance with state, federal and county programs as well as providing the hamlet bus for transportation.
One of our programs is the Senior Angels, which gives aid to seniors with no local family members, such as holiday gifts, Thanksgiving dinner, and emergency assistance.
The Greenville Rotary Club presented Ms. Pforte with a check for the Senior Angels program.
The Rotary members also serve local seniors on their own time - our member Bill Von Atzingen is currently a driver for meal delivery, and Walt Ingalls has delivered meals in the past. Our server at the Mountainview Brasserie, Emily Fagan, was instrumental in bringing the hamlet bus to Greenville as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project!
The Mountainview Brasserie is closed for the month of January.  Our schedule for the month is up on our calendar.   January 4 - dinner and meeting at GCS with special events; January 11 - International Dinner at Plattner home with Interact; January 18 - visit to Cairo Rotary at Bavarian Manor Restaurant with speaker C-D school head; January 24 - visit to Windham Rotary Club at Vesuvio Restaurant; January 25 - no meeting.
Speaker: Sylvia Hasenkopf of North River Research on holiday traditions in history.
Join us at the Mountainview Brasserie on Thursdays at 6 p.m.!
Our holiday party this year was a big success!  Thank you to everyone who attended, especially Santa and all the children.  Our gift auction raised $375 for our club's activities.
 
Santa Comes to Greenville on Friday!
His holiday helpers, otherwise known as Rotarians, spouses, and Interact Club members, have been hard at work getting ready.   Here are the Interacters helping to light the trees on Saturday. 
 
At our October 26 meeting, we were pleased to have as our speaker Lieutenant Tracey Quinn from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.   Lt. Quinn presented the Law Publication materials which were sponsored by our Rotary Club, along with other local businesses.  These materials are being distributed to local children and adults at community events, fairs, and the department hopes to have them shared through local schools.  The printed booklets and comics are designed to be preventative in nature.  Quinn thanked our club for its support, and suggested if we would like to continue to support the educational programs of the department, we could sponsor a child to attend the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute summer camp on Keuka Lake.  Each summer the department sends 20 local children to the camp.
Lt. Quinn also spoke about the opioid addiction epidemic in our area, which is an interest of our club.  Greene County has the third highest rate of drug addiction in New York State.  Most opioid addicts begin with prescription drugs, and then move on to heroin as the prescription drugs are too expensive to obtain.  Fentanyl is used to cut the heroin, which creates the danger for overdose.  The Sheriff’s office is concerned that we may soon have a meth problem our area, as addicts may turn to methamphetamine because they are afraid of dying.  
Club members asked many questions of Lt. Quinn, and discussed what additional activities we could do to impact this problem.  It was decided to ask Marty Kelly of Kelly’s Pharmacy to speak at a future meeting in order to educate us further.
 
 
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Rotary International Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in .
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .
 
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Now you can order a flamingo flock to land on your friend's lawn, and do it totally on line!  

 
Then, email it to us at greenvillenyrotaryclub@gmail.com
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Rotary International Convention 2018
Inspiration Around Every Corner
The Rotary International Convention will travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where there’s Inspiration Around Every Corner, 23-27 June. Toronto is a diverse city with lots to offer, including vibrant cultural, art, entertainment, and culinary scenes. You’ll learn about new ideas, hear different perspectives, and gain new skills through engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibits in the House of Friendship.  We have been discussing car pools, van rentals, other ways of attending this convention as a group.  I will have more information at a later meeting.  Put it on your calendar!

To take advantage of early registration savings, be sure to register before 15 December at riconvention.org. http://www.riconvention.org
 
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