Holiday House Party 2024
Evelyn O., our President Elect & Fundraising chairperson, used her hostessing talents again this year to celebrate the Suffern Rotary Club's tradition of the annual Holiday House Party.  This  fundraising event of fellowship is 'legendary' and my first time attending so now I understand it's epic-ness.  She opened up her home to club members as well as neighbors & friends for all to enjoy the warmth of her comfortable, beautiful home, Her home  has a great flow of energy with multiple rooms for groups to gather in comfortably. Two rooms have fireplaces! The food was served buffet style this year.  The funds raised are used to cover some costs (not all!) for the food and the bulk of funds raised cover our community projects of Weekend Snack Attack, Arbor Day saplings donated to the elementary Suffern Central School District students, May 18th Day of Service event, just to name a few.   Approximately 30 -35 people attended, half of which were club members and the other half were spouses and friends of club members.  The mingling conversations of guests made for new connections and new ideas.  The occasion led to an informal 'adoption' where Denny & Gloria became the proud adoptive grandparents of Olivia! You never know what good will come out of a Suffern Rotary event...Thank you Evelyn for sharing your many gifts with us. 
Readers: Let's Start a Book Club!
This is an opportunity to enrich your reading enjoyment as well as learn more about current social or scientific issues related to Rotarian principles or initiatives.
First Book Talk: The Overstory by Richard Powers
April 8 at my home.
If you are interested contact Pam 
Donalee Winner of Rotary District 7210 Humanitarian Award

Annual SA Holiday Party & Bell Ringing
The Suffern Rotary Club is fortunate to have the local Salvation Army as corporate member.  This partnership gives the Rotary members an opportunity to support the needy in our community in special ways as well as the SA supporting Rotary.  We are fortunate to have most of our weekly lunch meetings at the SA Officers Training School in a large private room with a buffet with different choices of delicious foods.  In turn, Rotarians helps to raise funds by ringing the SA Holiday Bells and purchasing Angel List gifts.  The bags of gifts are delivered to the SA at the sumptuous Holiday Luncheon. The SA Band serenades us, there is a sing along and inspirational speakers.  Thank you to our SA members for their service to our club. Thank you to our members who have made donations of Angel gifts and bell ringing.  Suffern raised $728.00 this year ringing at the front doors of Suffern Walmart. 
Judy K. enjoying the sunshine.
Kevin S. ringing the day away.
Kirby & Evelyn soaking up sun. 
The Salvation Army Band led by Jim L. performed at the annual SA Rotary Luncheon. 
Madelaine translates the speech of the visiting SA Officer from Puerto Rico. 
Program for the Luncheon. 
Suffern Rotary won the bell ringing trophy last year. 
Walk for Your Health
Who would like to join a group to start a weekly or bi-weekly 40 minute walking club? 
Winter walking avoids the heat, the bugs and gives you much needed sunshine for your vitamin D.
Day & time will be determined based upon the group members & weather.
Please contact Pam by January 18th
Walk as if your feet are kissing the earth~
The Rotary Foundation 
The International Rotary Foundation is what helps Rotary Clubs throughout the world fund their projects which work toward the Rotary Humanitarian ethics. Our club Foundation Chairperson Liz S. & co-chair Ira E. work to help new members understand the value of Foundation donations.  This year they found a fun way to distribute the bonus Foundation points we won from the District. Ira generously donated $100 of his own to those members that took his dare to reach a goal he set.  By doing this, those that took Ira up on it became Paul Harris Fellows and were awarded a PHF pin.  Well done Foundation chairs!  
February 1st is The Annual Meeting !
In January, the membership is presented with candidates chosen by the Nominating Committee for the open executive roles of Secretary and/or Treasurer.  Then, by or on February 1st the membership formally votes  the Executive Board members of President, President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer are formally voted in by the membership.  The President Elect then assembles six members to be Directors to work on the Board of Directors during to work with them during their Presidency. Charter Night in June is when the new Board of Executives & Directors are inducted; this year will be held on Wednesday June 26th with the location TBD.  On July 1st the new executives, directors and committee chairpersons step into their new roles. 
Fellowship Hikers
Suffern Rotarians and friends pictured on Hogencamp Mountain which is the highest elevation in Harriman. This fellowship  hike on December 2, 2023 was a 4.5 mile loop through the Hogencamp Mining area. No one broke the "Do Not Fall" rule. 
One of the mining holes. 
Times Square in Harriman
Kirby & her daughter. 
Brunch Servers at All Souls Church
Larry P. put out a call to some of our members to help with serving the brunch after the Christmas Eve service at All Souls Church in Suffern.  The church members brought the potluck and the volunteers helped with setting up, serving and cleaning up. Many hands make light work & a fun time. Thank you for initiating this opportunity to serve, Larry and those that showed up and helped out. 
Wondering where the Soup Kitchen Dollars donated at Happy Bucks time go?  Larry meets with his friend Larry at ShopRite and purchases pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals for 60 people.  The other Larry bags them up and serves them at Christ Church Soup Kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. Click the link below to take a look at the ShopRite section of the
We Rotarians are always looking for ways to serve with our time and talents.  So if you see an opportunity or have an idea please share or ask for some helping hands! 
Sip & Tip Fundraising Fun!
Fun fundraising event at The Ambulance Brew Pub, Nanuet
Organized by by Evelyn O. 
Evelyn poured the Sips & got the tips for fundraising! 
A drop in from the FB advertisment chatting with Judy about 
Ambulance Brew Pub rocks!
Club Events
Meeting: Club Action Plan
Salvation Army Officers Training School
Jan 11, 2024
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch Meeting: Rockland ARC
Salvation Army Officers Training School
Jan 18, 2024
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Suffern Free Library
Jan 22, 2024
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Meeting
Jan 25, 2024
Annual Meeting
Salvation Army Officers Training School
Feb 01, 2024
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Weekly Meeting: Author Talk
Salvation Army Officers Training School
Feb 08, 2024
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Meeting: Jury System
Salvation Army Officers Training School
Feb 15, 2024
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Suffern Free Library
Feb 26, 2024
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Think About This:
Super Bowl Boxes are going fast!
Be sure to go to the link!
It's $25/boxand send payments via Venmo (@Judy-Klein-3) or check (payable to Suffern Rotary, mailed to me at 14 Zeck Ct., Suffern, NY 10901, or contact me (845-596-3546) or John Shepitka (845-494-8440) to arrange something.
Member News:
Happy Birthdays to these Members: 
Hendler, David Jan 02
Pensa, Mario Jan 09
Henzi, Jennifer Jan 21
Happy Rotary Anniversaries to these Members:
Pensa, Mario 33 years 1 monthDec 01 1990
Guss, Helene 7 years 1 monthDec 15 2016
Dillon, Dennis 41 years 0 monthsJan 01 1983
Stevens, Elizabeth 5 years 0 monthsJan 01 2019
Stevens, Kevin 5 years 0 monthsJan 03 2019
Nachbaur, Bob 13 years 0 monthsJan 20 2011
Blank, Kenneth 14 years 0 monthsJan 22 2010
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