Suffern Rotary Club
Grover's Gazette 

Volume 2 | 2022

January 14
Greetings! We are hoping that our members and their families affected by COVID are recovering well. We also have several other members recovering from surgeries and other illnesses and our thoughts and prayers are with you as well. 
Meetings will be virtual for the remainder of January due to high numbers of COVID. We will decide by January 31st whether to return to having meetings at daNina's in February.  
Please contact Pam @ PamelaJHess@aol.com if you would like to be a part of the Weekly Bulletin Committee.
News & Updates
 
 
Peace Pole:
Plans are moving forward. The Superintendent Gunderson of the district and our fellow Rotarian has received our proposal for the first pole to be installed at the Suffern High School. Amy M. will also survey which languages are most common in our community to have engraved on the pole. The Rotary Club will plan a dedication ceremony once the pole has been installed. 
Gift for Tamara:  
Thanks to the generosity of our members, the club raised $1,000 for Tamara.  Angus delivered it to her on Wednesday January 12th and she was grateful and very touched by our thoughtfulness and support of her endeavor to become a nurse. 
 
District Governors:
The District Governors met this past week and have nominated Leo Kaytes of Warwick as the 2025-26 District Governor. He has a Ford Dealership in Warwick. 
 
Jamfest:
Please contact Jim Osborne if you would like to help with the event.  The ball field used for Suffern Day was discussed again as an option, however, concern was mentioned for no alcohol consumption on village properties. We are looking for a location that would allow the food truck as well as the alcohol options. If anyone has information or a lead for a suitable 
 
The Rotary Foundation
Larry currently has this position and the club will need a replacement. This role involves fundraising and completion of grants.
 
Polio Initiative:
A video presented the efforts of Rotary International in Afghanistan and Pakistan which are the last two countries left to eradicate wild polio. The numbers of wild polio counted in the last year have dwindled to single digits. The goal is nearly completed! 
Women vaccinators are instrumental in this endeavor in these two countries since it is mother's that are instrumental in having their children vaccinated as well as in keeping their families healthy. 
 
Suffern Fire This Week
The membership discussed how the Rotary Club could help.  We agreed to wait to see what the Village Government decides to do and move forward from there. Recently the village posted a fundraising fair at the Ball Field on January 29th. 
Happy/Sad Bucks
Tricia Fleming could use our prayers and good intentions. Her father who is diagnosed with Alzheimers is currently in the hospital.
Maxine has been awarded a very special Paul Harris pin with shiny gem stone! 
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