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Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Aqua Terra Grille
420 N. Middletown Rd.
Pearl River, NY  10965
United States
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Members of The Rotary Club of Pearl River
do the fall mum planting around the Rotary clock at Branusdrof Park
23rd Annual Ed Bouton Memorial Golf Outing
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Blue Hill Golf Course
To Benefit the Rotary Scholarship Foundation of Pearl River and the Pearl River Rotary Charitable Fund
18 Holes of Golf - Scramble Format - Golf Cart
Closest to the Pin & Longest Drives Contests
Lunch - Cocktail Hour - Dinner
Golf Shirts - Prizes & Awards - Auction

District Governor’s Visit
Once a year, the District Governor makes  an official visit to each club in the  district, between July 1st and December 31st.
The purpose of the visit:
To allow the District Governor to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our District.
To listen to the Club Leadership and gain better understanding of their club.
To provide helpful and friendly advice to club officers as requested and to answer questions about Rotary International and the District.
To serve as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
To meet the requirements that Rotary International sets for serving in the office of District Governor.
Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation Presentations
On Thursday, June 9, 2016 the President of the Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Frank Neeson, Pearl River Rotary President Dorothy Filoramo, and Rotary Scholarship Selection Committee Chairman, Frank Ripa, along with members of the Pearl River Rotary club presented twenty scholarship winners with awards of $3,000 each for a total of $60,000.
Front Row, Left to Right: Brandon Kline, Paige Turilli, Lindsey Stephen, Kerry Shortell, Emily Anselmi, Ashlyn Davan, Britiany Ackermann, Catherine Watters, Gabrielle DiVerita
Rear Row, Left to Right: Sean Reagan-Ward, Brian Edsall, John Beckerle, Tim Carstensen, Ryan Murray, Stephen Hastings, Shane Duggan, Manuel Arango, Thomas Murphy, Colleen McCoy
Pearl River Rotarian, Jaya Bhattacharyya traveled to Pune, India where she presented a check on behalf of the Rotary Club of Pearl River to Executive Director, Ms. Sakina Bedi of the Jagruti School for Blind Girls. Ms. Bedi, herself is blind. The New City Rotary Club also supported the project and was represented by Jaya's husband. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Mike Seidenfrau and his family are featured in the March issue of New City Neighbors where he talks about his life, specifically the time from a very serious bicycle accident on August 13, 2011 until now.  Mike calls the accident a "rebirth" where he became a better person by donating both time and money to his community.
Dorothy Filoramo, President of The Rotary Club of Pearl River with fellow Rotarian, Ryan O'Gorman, attends a club meeting with Club Rotario San Miguel Ciudad Jardin in El Salvador during an International Service Project to bring clean water to a small community in La Union called Sol Naciente

The program for November 19, 2015 was given by senior, Kayla Grodzicki Class of 2016- from Dominican College's Rotaract Club (Introduced by Ryan O’Gorman). Kayla recounted her trip to El Salvador last January by showing a photograph slideshow documenting her visit to the “Sol Naciente” Summer Camp/Community Center. Her trip focused on bringing educational programs to the young children attending the camp through daily music, crafts, and sports activities for about 40 children. She will be traveling to El Salvador once again this upcoming January to continue her efforts. Ryan and Bob Craig (representing the International Committee) requested a “Call to Service” from all club members to donate $25 and sponsor a family from El Salvador in a clean water initiative in hopes of bringing water filtration systems to the town and improve drinking water quality.

On Thursday, June 11, 2015 the Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees President, Donald Brenner, and Rotary Scholarship Selection Committee Chairman, Frank Ripa, along with members of the club presented 20 scholarship winners with awards of $3,000 each for a total of $60,000.

Rear, Left to Right: Frank Ripa, Ciara O’Riordan, Kristen Sammon, Erika Zambrano, Samantha O’Brady, Catherine Rayward, Dan Sammon, Sean Reagan-Ward, Christian Carstensen, Benjamin McDermott, Daniel Duggan, Brian Edsall, Emanouil Manolov, Donald Brenner Front, Left to Right: Emily McCarthy, Adrienne Ammirati, Julia Madigan, Mary Galanek, Katherine O’Meara, Philip O’Meara, Kevin Murphy, Liam Burke, Thomas Armour.

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October 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Polio Campaign
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Convention: Southern hospitality
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Member spotlight: The power of the press
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