These sultry August days are slowly drifting away. Soon students will be back to school, days with shorter sunlight and cooler evenings.  September 2022 is filled with many Rotary events & opportunities to serve your community.  Meals on Wheels is starting a new 2 month cycle, Weekend Snack Attack packing & deliveries will begin again.  Listed below are some new events that could use some helping hands. Please think about ways you would like to serve. 
     Your club members are very interested in hearing your ideas of ways to help serve our community and making them a reality. Rotary wants to help each club member find fulfillment in being a Rotarian. If you have any ideas for a new project or fundraiser, please share them with your fellow Rotarians. 
RYLA Experience by Meghan Simon
Proud Meghan Simon: Suffern winner of the 2022 experience.       Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. The benefits are:

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
article by: Lisa Corbellini
Guest speaker Mike Malandra talks about self defense and information about his studio.
At Malandra's Martial Arts Center his goal is to help students realize their greatest potential, both physically and mentally. They strive to accomplish this mission not just by training the body, but by training the mind as well. This means they constantly challenge their students to attempt new things and encourage them to be their very best. They help them develop the confidence in themselves and their abilities so they can overcome difficult obstacles and meet challenges head-on, rather than giving up.
The students learn how to build upon their natural instincts and react from a position of strength. Through Mushin Do they acquire the skills necessary to effectively defend themselves and respond in a free-flowing manner. They apply this knowledge in all aspects of their lives and begin to develop into true martial artists. At Malandra's Martial Arts Center, they are proud to say the students learn a great deal in a short time about who they are. 
My Rotary/ Clubrunner Zoom Training
Each month. Larry Palant,  our District Governor & Technology expert offers a one hour Zoom class to help you learn more about using Clubrunner and education opportunities on My Rotary. These resources offer many opportunities to connect with Rotarians, learn more about what Rotary offers as well as new, improved ways to serve.
The next Zoom class is on September 28th from 7:00-8:00 pm.  
Click on the link below to join.
Be sure to visit the Rotary District 7210 website!
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.  Our club members will only need to pay for airfare, lodging & meals will be provided by the local Rotarian clubs most likely at the hotel where the project fair is held. Contact Donalee for details if you are interested in attending. 
In Memoriam of Susan Foster
Susan Foster, wife of beloved Suffern Rotarian Grover Foster has passed into eternal rest on July 30th, 2022.  Susan was able to attend the Scholarship Luncheon this past June to award the Grover Foster Memorial Scholarship to Eliana Assouine-Sampson.  Suffern Rotary will be making a new plaque to include the dedication to both Grover & Susan Foster for the Little Free Library in the Gazebo Park. Details for dedication of the Little Free Library  will announced at a later date. Suffern Rotary will remember Susan with great fondness. 
Before the Membership:
The Board approved the application of one new member:
David Handler of Viola Risk Advisors,LLC
David is sponsored by Judy Klein & Donna Silberman
If any club members have any concerns or issues regarding his membership, please contact Amany. 
Spaghetti Dinner 
The Spaghetti Dinner held this year on October 27th 5 pm -8 pm is one of the highlighted fundraisers for the Rotary year and an event not to be missed. It is an evening to mingle with the Suffern Community & fellow Rotarians. Cost is $12 per person for a full spaghetti dinner with dessert. Proceeds are to support the scholarships. 
The dinner will be held in the Suffern High School Cafeteria on Thursday October 27th.   Suffern High School Music Department is planning an entertainment program for the evening.  The Interact students help with setting up the dining room, serving the meals and clean up. Our club members will be given assignments of tasks for the event.
Tickets will be available soon! AND there will be a 50/50 raffle!
Service & Fellowship
Peace Pole Dedication:
The Peace Pole will soon be installed near the flagpole at Suffern 
High School.  The dedication ceremony will be held on the International Day of Peace,  Wednesday September 21st.  The ceremony is being planned by the Suffern High School staff with student presentations. More details will be announced as the date approaches.  
Suffern Street Fair:
The Suffern Street Fair will be held Sunday September 18th, 2022. The Suffern Street Fair has been running for 31 years and boasts 180 exhibitors which include Art, Crafts, Sculpture, Photography, business and commercial exhibits. Great food, music, kid’s rides, including miniature golf, bumper cars and amusements draw crowds to this amazing fun filled event. The fair is held 10 am – 5 pm rain or shine on Lafayette Avenue.
Contact Lisa Corbellini to sign up to host the Rotary Club table/tent.
Suffern Day: 
This event will be held on Saturday September 24th at 1 Ramapo Avenue (aka: Cuculo Field) in the village.  This family oriented event is where many village services have displays and activities.  We will need club members to help set up our display, stand at the display & table to answer questions, chat with villagers about our wonderful club and take down the display.  
Contact Lisa Corbellini to sign up or answer questions.
Donna Silberman did some exploring with her 'carnival' contacts as well as those in The Town of Ramapo and came up with a great fundraising prospect! The Town of Ramapo approved the use of the Spook Rock Pool parking lot for a carnival the weekend of September 29-30th.  The club would need to advertise & man the ticket booths.  
More details to follow. 
West Point Tailgate BBQ
On Saturday September 17th at 12:00, Rotary Clubs from Pearl River, Nanuet- West Nyack will be organizing a Tailgate BBQ for the Army vs. Villanova game at Michie Stadium at West Point USMA.  Great opportunity to mingle with local Rotarians.
RSVP to Amany before September 5th. 
Help Your Club! 
The Public Image Committee is looking for members to help put together the bulletin & keep the webpage updated. If you regularly attend meetings & like to write, we could use you to help in keeping all members informed.
Please contact or (914)772-3993 if interested! 
Chairperson Needed for New Community Project:
Warwick Valley Rotary Club is in the process of Flags for Heroes project. Below is a sample of the flyer for the project. They have offered to loan us their flags so that we could display them for the week close to Veteran's Day in November.
We are hoping someone or a group in our club would like to organize this event for Suffern.
The project would involve:
*contacting a location with a lawn for displaying, possibly Ramapo or Suffern Town Hall, Good Samaritan Hospital or other site. 
*disseminating information/flyers,  collecting fees, displaying & collecting flags. 
Read the flyer below for details of how the Warwick Valley organized the project.
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Liz Stevens has been spear-heading this project. She has been applying for a donations and recently was awarded a CVS monetary donation. Monetary as well as product donations are welcome! 
Share any ideas for projects or fundraisers with your club. We are ready to serve! 
Wishing a these members a Happy  Birthday! 
Osborne, James           Aug 04
Starnes, Ron                Aug 04
Kissel, Marc                Aug 09
Nachbaur, Bob           Aug 11
Yarmus, Jim               Aug 11
Jeanette, Sandra        Sep 07
Corbellini, Lisa           Sep 24
Date Joined Rotary: Happy Rotary Anniversary to you! 
Andrade, Manuel                          0 years 11 months             Sep 30 2021
Caridi, Stacy                                  0  years 11 months            Sep 30 2021
Krantz, Sam                                  0 years 11 months              Sep 30 2021
MacKenzie, Amy                         0 years 11 months                Sep 30 2021
Sep 01, 2022 12:15 PM
Suffern Condos
Sep 08, 2022 12:15 PM
Habitat for Humanity
Sep 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Information on Alzheimer's
Sep 29, 2022 12:15 PM
Club Assembly
Oct 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Access Rehab Services
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Club Events
Suffern Street Fair
Sep 18, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Suffern High School Peace Pole Dedication
Suffern High School
Sep 21, 2022
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Suffern Day
Sep 24, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting
Suffern Library or Zoom Link
Sep 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Assembly
Sep 29, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Carnival
Sep 29, 2022 4:00 PM –
Oct 02, 2022 11:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 04, 2022
12:05 AM – 11:59 PM
Executive Board Meeting
Suffern Library
Oct 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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It Pays to Plan Ahead! 
The 2023 Rotary International Convention is in Melbourne, Australia.  Special rates are offered if you book ahead.  Check out the website for details.  Any one interested in "going down under" with your fellow Rotarians?
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