Welcome to a the new Rotary Year 2022-23! We people of action are moving forward over the hurdles of the pandemic and ready to continue to serve our community with fresh enthusiasm and new hopes.  Just "Imagine" what you as a Rotarian have to give this year.....
Take a look at the fabulous celebratory events of June, projects from July, as well as new things to come. 
Please keep Susan Foster, Denny O'Connell and Stacy Caridi's mom in your thoughts & prayers as they deal with serious health issues at this time. We have just heard Denny is doing much better!
Bulletin Editor
Pamela Hess
District 7210 2021-22 Year-End Celebration
Our own Larry Palant was inducted as District Governor at the year-end celebration at Nostrano's Vineyard in Milton NY. We are so proud and know Larry will do a great job for the district. 
Charter Night June 30, 2022
Thank you to Angus MacKenzie for his dedication to our club as president 2021-2022.  Our club membership grew under his leadership & there were many hurdles to overcome and Angus did it with compassion & kindness.  Amany Messieha Dgheim was sworn in by Mike Polasek,  the outgoing District Governor.
Click the tab below to see photos of the evening. 
Scholarship Luncheon
June 9th Suffern Rotary gave 10 scholarships to 13 different Suffern High School Seniors. The happiness & excitement of the students and their parents was radiating throughout the event! The Rotarians present truly felt rewarded serving these young adults.  Thank you to those club members that participated on this committee! 
Our Newest Suffern Rotary Members:
Thomas Reilly and Courtney Elemendorf are our newest members for the 22-23 Rotary year. Thomas is a special education teacher and Courtney is a math teacher  from Tuxedo High School that want to start an Interact Club with their students. They are looking forward to the mentorship from our Interact Club.  They were inducted into Rotary at the Charter Night June 30th. 
Thank you to Ira Emanuel for leading the committee to acknowledge the outstanding teachers in Suffern Central School District.  The Seniors write essays to nominate teachers and Ira organizes a committee to read, review and choose one or two teachers to acknowledge. This year two teachers were awarded were acknowledge, one of which was a student's KINDERGARTEN teacher! 
Vocational Speaker of the Month: Will Reinmuth
"Yada, yada, yada!" has taken on new meaning to those of us that heard Will and his wife Kristin at the July 7th meeting.  A part of a pastor's training is to counsel couples so that their relationships thrive. Will explained how "Yada" in Hebrew means "to know" and through practicing active listening we begin to know what is in a person's heart, the power of hope & forgiveness and to know life is messy & we each learn to know how to help. In today's world, we have become very focused on our feelings and Will emphasized how important to know that "you are more than your feelings.  We each are infinitely valuable." Thank you so much for sharing this important message Will. 
Renewable/Clean Energy May Be Coming to Suffern! 
On July 21, Peggy Kurtz attended our meeting to explain the details of the Rockland Community Power program designed to provide competitive prices for clean/renewable energy which will help to reduce our carbon footprint. The goal for NYS is to have %100 carbon free energy. 

In November 2020, a new clean energy program launched in six Rockland municipalities: Clarkstown, Orangetown, the three Nyack villages, and the Village of Haverstraw. Through this program, over 21,000 Rockland households have switched to 100% renewable energy.   Eighteen months later, the program has delivered over $3.83 million in cost savings to participants in the six communities.  This program will renew in the fall.  Five new communities are exploring participation in the next round, including Suffern, Montebello, Piermont, West Haverstraw, and Grand View-On-Hudson. You can call your Town Supervisor to encourage them to participate. 

The Rockland Community Power program provides renewable electricity supply at competitive, fixed rates, with no contracts for consumers. The program has also had a measurable positive environmental impact, giving each of us a way to reduce our carbon footprint, while capping electricity supply rates.  Rockland Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation program.

For more information about the program, you can also check or call 845 859-9099 option 1.    You can also email the program at

Peggy Kurtz is available (845)709-0802 
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The Public Image Committee Needs YOU!
This committee needs a few members to help with putting together the bulletins, keeping the webpage updated, posting on Facebook, helping with photographing events/service projects, making fliers, etc..   You can learn as you go, just as I have!
It is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians as well as keeping us good connected.
Please think this over, touch base with me to ask how you can help! or text/call (914)772-3993
International Project Fair:
Suffern Rotarians have been invited by the Xalapa Rotary Club to attend the Festival of Brotherhood & Service in Mexico in October 27-31, 2022 with Nov. 1-3 an optional 3 day local tour of clubs and sites .  Our club members will only need to pay for airfare, lodging & meals will be provided by a local Rotarian. Contact Donalee for details if you are interested in attending. 
Service & Fellowship
New Service Project: 
Liz Stevens spearheaded a new project to support the women clients of the Sloatsburg Food Pantry who have limited finances to purchase feminine hygiene products.  Club members put their heads together and contacted Assistant District Governor Mike Seidenfrau, who is on the board of directors for The Women's Distance Festival held July 9th, 2022 on behalf of the Center for Safety & Change.  Together, Liz and Mike organized a collection of feminine hygiene product at the festival.  
Spring Valley Rotary Event
Here is an opportunity to support a great project our Spring Valley Rotarians have near and dear to their hearts.  It is called S.T.E.P. which stands for Schools To End Poverty.  Please consider attending this August 10th event to meet fellow Rotarians to support & learn about their project. 
Nyack Rotary Monthly Event
Nyack Rotarians have organized a monthly event for every 3rd Thursday. Each month they have chosen a different charity to support.  This is another opportunity for all Rockland County Rotarians to mingle and meet members from other clubs to learn about who they are and what they are about in fellowship while helping a local charity! 
October 27th Spaghetti Dinner
October 26th 0r 27th Rockland Polio Event 
November 9-11,2022 District Symposium
May 20, 2023 District Day of Service
Wishing these members a Happy JULY  Birthday! 
Dillon, Dennis               Jul 05
Fleming, Patricia         Jul 07
Hyrkas, Maxine           Jul 10
Wexler, Elliott             Jul 26
Happy August Birthday to these Members!
Osborne, James           Aug 04
Starnes, Ron                 Aug 04
Kissel, Marc                  Aug 09
Nachbaur, Bob             Aug 11
Yarmus, Jim                 Aug 11
Date Joined Rotary: Happy Rotary Anniversary to you! 
Elmendorf, Courtney            0 years 0 months       Jul 01 2022
O'Connell, Denny                 10 years 0 months      Jul 01 2012
Reilly, Tom                              0 years 0 months      Jul 01 2022
MacKenzie, Angus                  4 years 0 months      Jul 05 2018

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