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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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In The News
Events coming up:
12/14 Christmas Party
12/21 Speaker: Ruth Pforte from the Greene County Department of Human Services on volunteer opportunities and the Senior Angels program
12/28 Speaker: Sylvia Hasenkopf of North River Research on holiday traditions in history.
Join us at the Mountainview Brasserie on Thursdays at 6 p.m.!
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.
Our third annual Trunk or Treat event was held at GNH Lumber on October 31.  Rotarians, Interact student, and other community members dressed up, decorated their trunks, and permitted over 500 children to experience safe, walkable Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.  We were pleased to welcome the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company and the Greene County Sheriff's K-9 unit this year. 

    At our meeting on October 12, our new District 7210 Governor, Jim Damiani, visited our club meeting.  Mr. Damiani hails from the Nanuet/West Nyack Rotary Club and is a real estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.  
    During his visit, DG Damiani and past president of our club , John Ingalls, installed Jessica Snyder as a  new member.  Ms. Snyder is the owner/manager o f Snyder Property Management in Greenville.
    In a special ceremony, John Ingalls was presented with a Paul Harris fellowship to recognize his long term contributions to the Rotary Club of Greenville and the Greenville community.  Mr. Ingalls was president of the Greenville Rotary Club from 2013 to 2017.  In order to receive the award, which is named after the founder of Rotary International, Paul Harris, a significant donation must be made to the Rotary Foundation.  Our club decided to make this donation on Ingalls’ behalf to recognize his exceptional service to the club, as well as to honor his belief in the tremendous value of the humanitarian work of The Rotary Foundation.  Ingalls is an owner of GNH Lumber, Inc., a graduate of Sage College and a veteran of the US Navy.
    It was also noted that Mark Wilcox, vice president of the Greenville Rotary Club, has achieved a memorable 32 years of perfect attendance at Rotary meetings.
    A successful wine auction was held at the meeting, in order to raise funds for the club to sponsor a second Shelter Box to provide housing and necessities for victims of the latest hurricane in Puerto Rico and the fires in California.  The Rotary Club had previously purchased a Shelter Box to help with the storm in Texas.   Sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away, as well as the items that help transform shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.
    District Governor Damiani noted in his after-dinner speech that Shelter Box, an organization founded, staffed, and run by volunteer Rotarians, is active in ten different countries right now.  He stated that that is proof that Rotarians take on tough challenges.  Due to the work of the Rotary Foundation and Rotarians around the world, there were only eight cases of polio world wide last year.  This is compared to 350,000 cases 30 years ago when Rotary took on the challenge of eradicating the disease.  The organization has committed to provide $1.2 billion over the next few years to finish the fight against polio.
Damiani reminded our club that under the leadership of the new Rotary International president, Ian Risely, Rotary has faced the problem of our changing environment.  Risely has challenged each Rotarian to plant a tree before Arbor Day of 2018.  One tree absorbs 40 pounds of carbon per year, so with 1.2 million new trees planted in the next few months can make a huge impact on the carbon in our atmosphere.   The Greenville Rotary has accepted this challenge, and is planning a tree planting in a public area as well as on private property, under the leadership of club member Robert Snyder.

    Greenville Rotarians began their program year by welcoming new officers to the club, and welcoming a new youth exchange student to town.  A new board of directors was installed on August 31.   John Ingalls, who has been president of the club for several years, relinquished his gavel to Cecile Plattner.  Mark Wilcox will take over as vice president, and LouAnn Dolce and Robin Frechette will continue as secretary and treasurer, respectively.  Dianne Lewis will take over as sergeant-at-arms from Wilcox.
    On September 7, the club was joined by this year’s exchange student, Johann from Germany.  Johann comes from northern Germany, near Hamburg.  He is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rotenburg.  Johann will be living with three different families in the school district this year.  Currently, he is a member of the varsity soccer team at GCS.  He thinks our school is very friendly and different from school in Germany.
    On August 31, Hurricane Harvey was battering the Gulf coast of Texas.  The Rotary Club members voted to sponsor a Shelter Box to help the people there.   On September 7, as Hurricane Irma threatened Florida, the Rotarians were pleased to hear that Shelter Box is preparing to assist there as well.  Shelter Box is an international disaster relief charity that provides immediate emergency shelter and other lifesaving aid to survivors of a disaster or humanitarian crisis.  Shelter Box aid is tailored to each disaster, but typically includes a tent, thermal blankets and  groundsheets, water purification equipment, solar lights, cooking utensils, a tool kit, mosquito nets, and children’s activity packs.  In Houston, Shelter Box tents are being used to provide privacy to families who are living in large shelters such as the convention center.  Rotarians from the Hudson Valley who volunteer with a Shelter Box response team have recently been deployed to Florida from Texas.
 
 
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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 .
 
Flamingo Ordering Information

Now you can order a flamingo flock to land on your friend's lawn, and do it totally on line!  

 
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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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Hudson - Monday Noon

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