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Greenville Rotary Supports Food Pantry & Scott M. Ellis Elementary

    The motto of the Grenville Rotary Club is “Service Above Self,” and this winter the club and its’ members and supporters proved that motto to be true.

    For the “Feeding Hudson Valley” service theme, the club is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Greenville Area Food Pantry. The “Super Bowl” food drive is collecting two of the pantry’s most-needed items:  soup and cereal.  So far, 369 items have been collected.  Donation boxes have been placed at the National Bank of Coxsackie, Dollar General, and TOPS.  Thanks to all who have helped fulfill the need of the families who use the food pantry - demand has recently increased to about 70 households from the previous 40 households served.  The pantry is open the first and third Wednesday mornings at the George Vanderbilt Town Park.

    The Rotary Club likes to help students at the Scott M. Ellis Elementary school be prepared for winter by donating snowpants and sweatpants to be kept at the nurse’s office for children who may be unprepared for the weather or who have a wardrobe malfunction.  The Rotary recently responded to the need of students by donating 18 pairs of sweatpants.

    For more information, contact the Greenville Rotary Club at  The club meets every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Mountain View Brasserie


Maryann Augstein, who runs the Greenville Area Food Pantry, is photographed with Rotarian Eileen Cuffe and some of the food donated during January. 



Ellis nurses Erin Hoyt and Karen Gardiner are pictured with the sweatpants donated for student use by the Greenville Rotary Club

Elizabeth Gioja named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Greenville Rotary Club        

Elizabeth Gioja of Freehold, the proprietor of Pine Ridge Farm, an event center and home rental business, was recently awarded one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Rotarian - the Paul Harris Fellow.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International in 1905.  The award that bears his name is given after a $1,000 donation is made to the Rotary Foundation by an individual, or in the name of that individual.  It is given “in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world. “

The Greenville Rotary Club chose to honor Ms. Gioja because of her continued generosity and support of the club and its mission of “Service Above Self.” She was given the award on December 22, 202

Pictured are Dianne Lewis, Greenville Rotary President; Elizabeth Gioja, Paul Harris Fellow; and Robin Frechette, Rotary Club Treasurer


December is the last month high school students (ages 15-17) can apply for both the long-term and summer short-term Rotary Youth Exchange programs for the 2023-24 year.  The Greenville Rotary Club would love to send local students about for the summer or the full year.  This year we have welcomed Maria from Spain to our community.  Do you know a student who would love to live and study abroad?  Contact us at to get started!⁠

For info and/or the long-term exchange program application, visit⁠

For more info about the short-term summer program and/or to request an application, visit⁠
Greenville Rotary Club members are people from all walks of life in our community. We are committed to our 5-way test and service to the world, the Greenville community, and especially our youth.

Service Above Self

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Thursdays at 6:00 PM
The Mountain View Brasserie
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
United States of America
Effective December 8, 2022 we will be meeting only on Thursdays at the Mountain View Brasserie. We will meet at 6 p.m., and all are welcome to join us for just the meeting and cocktails. At 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served.
Club Meeting Schedule

Greenville Rotary Club

Schedule for Winter 2023

As of 1-10-23

All Club Meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Mountainview Brasserie

Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.


January 2023

Vocational Service Month

Feeding Hudson Valley - Soup and Cereal Drive

1/12    Club Meeting

1/19    Club Business Meeting; Soup and Cereal Collection

1/26    Club Meeting


February 2023

Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month

Feeding Hudson Valley - Soup and Cereal Drive

2/2    Board Meeting

2/2    Club Business Meeting

2/9    Club Meeting

2/16    Club Business Meeting

2/23    Rotary's anniversary

2/23    Club Meeting


March 2023

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month

3/2    Board Meeting

3/2    Club Business Meeting

3/9    Cub Meeting

3/13-19     World Rotaract Week

3/16    Club Business Meeting

3/23    Club Meeting

3/23-25    President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS)

3/30    Club Meeting
3/31    Preregistration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention

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Rotary International Areas of Focus
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas
encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them:
• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
• Disease prevention and treatment
• Water and sanitation
• Maternal and child health
• Basic education and literacy
• Economic and community development
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 .