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Hempstead/Uniondale

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Fulton Diner
175 Fulton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
United States of America
2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:00 A.M.
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The members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club recently purchased signs to display around both the Hempstead and Uniondale communities to say "Thank You" to all of the courageous hospital, healthcare and EMS professional workers that put themselves on the front lines to combat this COVID-19 Virus. We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Great job by our committee chairperson Charles Renfroe.
This past week, members of the Hempstead Uniondale Rotary Club donated hand made masks to Lutheran Social Services New Life Center located in Uniondale. Pictured are Assistant District Governor Beverly James, Hylkize of the New Life Center and the Chairperson of the Hempstead/Uniondale Mask Donation Committee Lisa Hunte.
The Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club recently awarded three scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Scholarship Committee members Beverly James and Charles Renfroe read through over 50 essays that were submitted by graduating seniors from both Hempstead and Uniondale High Schools. After many hours of careful deliberation three winners were finally chosen. The winners were Dephena McAlister from Uniondale High School and Cavel Campbell and Elena Ortiz from Hempstead High School. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $ 500.00 check to be put towards their college education.  
  
At the last meeting of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club, it was decided to make a donation of hand-made protective masks to the Hempstead Salvation Army. The Hempstead Salvation Army was chosen because of all the charitable work they have been performing for the residents of the Village of Hempstead through their community food pantry. Pictured are Club President Janet Ojo, Captain Charles Roberts and Club Vice-President Tina Hodge Bowles.
 
At the last meeting of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club, there was a unaminous decision to make donations to two of our local food pantries that have been distributing food to those residents in need from both the Hempstead and Uniondale communities during these terrible virus stricken times. The two food pantries are the Hempstead Salvation Army on Atlantic Avenue in Hempstead and the Lutheran Family Services on Uniondale Avenue in Uniondale. Our club members felt that these two food pantries have been doing a tremendous job attending to the needs of their respective communities.
The members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club have all sharpened their computer skills and have been conducting their club meetings using ZOOM. This style of meeting has given the members of our club the opportunity to now get a look at the faces of their fellow rotarians, something they have not done in a long,long time. A great big special to Club President Janet Ojo, Club Secretary Diane Deans and our own ADG Bev James for using this technology to keep our club together during these tough times. Remember everyone - Stay Safe!
On Saturday, December 19, 2018, the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club swore in a new member. The members of our club would officially like to welcome Cynthia Terrell into our Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club family. Pictured below is Past President Tina Hodge-Bowles, Cynthia Terrell and Deputy Mayor Charles Renfroe.
Today, the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club swore in a new member. The members of our club would officially like to welcome Diane Deans into the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club Family. Pictured below is Mayor Don Ryan, Trustee Charles Renfroe, Diane Deans and Club President Janet Ojo.
 
On Monday, December 18th, members from both the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club and the Hempstead Branch of the N.C.A.A.P. joined forces to distribute clothing, jackets and coats to the more needy residents of the Village of Hempstead. Pictured are some of the accessory items (scarves, gloves & hats) that were purchased and distributed by the Hempstead /Uniondale Rotary Club while the Hempstead N.A.A.C.P. distributed jackets and coats to the community members.
On Saturday, October 7, 2017 Hempstead High School and Uniondale competed against each other in their annual football game. Present at this game were Hempstead/Uniondale Rotarians Mayor Don Ryan and Ruth Roberson. During halftime, they presented The Annual  Community Service Awards to Hempstead High School Senior Dashawn Meadors (pictured in Blue Jersey # 22 with his mother) and Uniondale High School Senior Terrell Cyrus ( pictured in the White Jersey # 77).  
On Saturday, January 21st, the members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club hosted a pancake breakfast at Kennedy Memorial Park. All funds raised form the breakfast will be used to both purchase dictionaries for every third grade student in both the Hempstead and Uniondale School district and to provide scholarship monies for Hempstead and Uniondale High School students. Pictured are members of the hard working breakfast committee. 
At the regular club meeting of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club, veterans from the Hempstead/Uniondale community were recognized for the service the loyal and faithful rendered to their country.  Veterans were presented with certificates and treated to breakfast.  Pictured are members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club with their local veterans.
Past President Marie Taylor is pictured presenting the 2014-2015 Attendance Award to Ruth Roberson for attaining the highest attendance percentage for the past year.
 Today at the meeting of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary club, Town of Hempstead Clerk, Nasrin Ahmad was our guest speaker. Ms.Ahmad spoke to the members about the various functions and responsibilities of the Town Clerk's Office.  Pictured are members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club with Town Clerk Ahmad.
 
 
 
Today at or Club Meeting, Mr. Louis Falco Chairman of the Operation Initiative Foundation of the United States Military spoke to our members about the problems faced by those in the military as they are about to re-enter society in search of the American Dream. The informational booklet he has put together provides information, guidance and resources for veterans and their families.  Accompanying Mr. Falco was Mr. Richard Wilson of the Glen Cove Rotary Club.
 
 
Today, a new member joined the ranks of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club.  Deborah Charles, a retired health care professional was sworn in by Village Trustee & member Don Ryan.  Pictured is Membership Chair Don Ryan, Deborah Charles and President Marie Taylor.  All wish Deborah the best of luck.
 
 
Today at our club meeting, Mr. Gerard Kersey of That Suits You spoke to our members.  That Suits You is a nonprofit organization that supplies gently worn professional attire to qualified job trained men entering the workforce.  Pictured is Mr. Kersey along with members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club.
Pictured are members of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club along with Joecephus Vanable.  Joecephus is the recipient of the 2014 Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary Club Community Service Award.  Joecephus is a member of the Hempstead High School Varsity Football team.
At this evenings meeting, Assistant District Governor, Jesse Cromer, addressed the members of our club at the Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead.  ADG Cromer spoke on various topics including attracting new members, membership retention and club involvement.  He also gave us a better understanding of how Rotary Foundation donations work for our club. Pictured is ADG Cromer addressing our members.
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