In The News
On Friday, November 29 our club sponsored the annual tree lighting ceremony and Santa's visit in Greenville.  Many children and families came to enjoy and decorate the trees, snack on hot cocoa and cookies, and have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Each child received a small gift and were entered to win larger gifts and a bicycle.  Thank you to all our tree sponsors, Interact students, Rotary volunteers, and the Town of Greenville for making this treasured event an annual tradition!  See all our photos in the album below.  Photo credit:  Denise Mink
 
Thanks to all who came and helped clean up Prevost Hall on Saturday, November 9.  Come see the beautifully restored windows at our tree-lighting on November 29.⁠
 
 

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.
Greenville

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
The Mountain View Brasserie
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY  12083
United States of America
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Five Way Test
Of the things we think, say, or do:
 
Is it the Truth?

Is it Fair to All Concerned?

Will it Build Good will and Better Friendship?

Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?

Is it Good for the Environment?
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Youth Exchange Officer
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Sargeant-at-Arms
Board Alternate
Board Alternate
Past President
 
RSS
Value of Rotary volunteering

Value of Rotary volunteeringA special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer

The Sustainability Challenge

10 years into the Rotary-USAID water and sanitation partnership, here’s what worked, what didn’t — and

6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

 
 

Make Ups:

Catskill-Tuesday Noon

Cairo - Thursday Evening 

Coxsackie Athens -Wednesday Noon

Hudson - Monday Noon

Kinderhook - Tri Village -Wed. Evening

Northern Columbia Co. -Thursday Noon

Philmont – Wed. Evening

Windham – Wed. Evening 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Youth Exchange Student Host Families Needed for 2019-2020 School Year
 
The Greenville Rotary is looking for families who would be interested in hosting an exchange student during the 2019-2020 school year.  Greenville has a wonderful history of hosting an exchange student every year and an integral part of this is finding families to open their homes to youth from around the world.
 
The fascination and rewards of temporarily hosting a teen from another country is a unique opportunity provided by Rotary Clubs worldwide.  Students come to our community and enroll in GCS for a full year. During that time, they stay with three different families to give them a sense of the diversity of family life in the U.S. The average stay with each family is 3-4 months.
Some families may have children close to the age of the exchange student, some may have older or younger children, others may be childless or empty nesters. Some families may be more interested in sports, others in culture. The only requirements are a separate bed for the student, open minds and big hearts.
Students are treated as members of the family, not as guests. If your children are assigned chores, your Rotary student can also have family chores. It’s the student’s job to adapt to the family, not vice versa.  By hosting a Youth Exchange student in your home, you’ll make a young person’s dream come true, and you and your family will share an unforgettable and fulfilling experience.
If you are interested in becoming a host family please contact Greenville Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, Todd Hilgendorff.  518-966-5070 ext. 519. hilgendorfft@greenvillecsd.org
 
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 .