Rotary Club of Pearl River

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President

Club Information

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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The Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Committee is now accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Committee awards $60,000 annually from it's Foundation to twenty high school seniors and current college students who live within the Pearl River School District for at least 1 year, however, you do not have to attend Pearl River Schools.

The award criteria are diverse. All students needing aid are encouraged to apply.
Please download the scholarship application (found on the right hand side of the webpage) and it must be completed with all questions answered. If your application is incomplete in any way it will not be processed.
Please note that we request a statement in 200 words or less concerning your major areas of interest or fields of study and why you are considering them.
In completing this application, try to provide the Scholarship Committee with details about your extra-curricular, athletic, or community service activities including leadership roles and hours involved. The more you tell the Committee, the better it is able to review your application. Be specific about the time you expend in each activity. Try to promote yourself and your achievements in the application process! The Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Committee wishes you good luck in the application process and in all your endeavors.
The Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Pearl River Library.
All applications should be submitted on or before April 24, 2017 to the following address:
Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Selection Committee
P. O. Box 252
Pearl River, NY 10965
If you have any questions about the application process, contact Frank Ripa at (845) 735-3736 or Jim Trojan at (845) 623-6083
Special Note: Scholarships are also considered for trade/technical schools or other special forms of continued study. Include such schools in place of “college” in the application.
District Governor for 7210, Louis Turpin visits the Pearl River Rotary Club.
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.

Learn More and See the Race in Action HERE!

We are in the middle of a time old tradition of preparing for another year of fun and competition for the Coaster Car Race!  Please print and fill out the registration form on the right and bring it on the Meetings/Registration dates of Thursday, April 7 or Thursday April 21 at 7pm.  Please see the attached registration.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Brennan at or at 1-914-414-1445.
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

Race Day - June 5, 2016

Mandatory Meetings for Drivers
Sign up and Orientation
Pearl River Middle School
Thursdays, April 7th or April 21st, at 7:00 p.m.

Car Inspection and Practice
Louie’s on the Avenue on Central Ave. 
Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00 a.m.
For More Information:
914-414-1445  or 845-735-6065

Rain Date for Race June 12th




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.

The Community Bulletin Board at ShopRite
is sponsored and maintained by The Rotary Club of Pearl River.

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We update the sign at least once a week, so please submit your request by Thursday morning before the weekend you would like your message to run.
Please note that we are happy to post announcements
for community service groups and public institutions.
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from the Celebration of Jeffrey Keahon
Generously produced and donated by
Beckerle Productions. 


The Rotary Club of Pearl River
mourns the passing of our beloved
PDG Jeffrey Keahon

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