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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Flushing!

Flushing Rotary NY U.S.A.

Service Above Self

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Giardino's
44-37 Douglaston Parkway
Parking directly across the street
Douglaston, NY  11363
United States
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News from the Club!
On January 26, members of the Flushing Rotary Club and Queens West Rotary Club were hosted by Flushing House, a Senior Retirement Residence in the heart of downtown Flushing. Erick Prince, Co-Director of Marketing, shared the mission and values of Flushing House and how they support aging in place and in community for over 350 residents.

Flushing Rotarians were out in force helping to bring the Christmas spirit to the children and families of St. Michael's parish community. Over 100 children and their families experience the joy of giving and receiving at what has become an annual event for the club.  Thank you to all of the members of St. Michael's for supporting our outreach and to Monsignor Edward V. Wetterer for being a part of our day.

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DG Gwenn (center) with Rotary Club of Flushing President All Harris (right) and Past President Veronica Tsang (left)
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From left to right in the picture:  Michael Macaluso, Chairman of Evening of Fine Food; Tom Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library and honoree Chef of the Year; Veronica Tsang, Senior Vice President, Branch Administration, Eastern Regions, Cathay Bank and honoree Chef of the Year; Maryann McAleer, Director of Development QCP  and Charles Houston, Executive Director, QCP.

Veronica Tsang, Senior Vice President, Branch Administration, Eastern Regions of Cathay Bank and President of the Rotary Club of Flushing along with Thomas Galante, President and CEO of the Queens Library were honored by Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) at their annual Evening of Fine Food Event.
 
The Evening of Fine Food, a unique gourmet dining experience, was held at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park on Tuesday, February 5th. Each year QCP chooses individuals whose dedication to making a difference in the community is exemplary.
 
More than 300 people enjoyed the delicious dishes prepared by some of the finest restaurants including Flushing Rotarian Mark Boccia’s establishments, Austin’s Steak House and Bourbon Street.  They joined a host of other fine eateries such as DeLuge, London Lennies, Pappazzio’s, Marbella Restaurant, Anthony’s, Kati Allo, Tequila Sunrise, Luigi’s, Tavern along with nearly two dozen more.  Flushing Rotarian Frank Macchio was a guest chef serving up his famous stuffed shells, Rotarian Margaret Vitale served up the Martini’s representing TD Bank at the event and Cathay Bank’s chocolate fountain was one of main attractions for children and chocolate lovers.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was the evening’s Honorary Chairperson. Council Members Peter Koo and Jimmy Van Bramer presented Proclamations to the honorees and Assemblyman David Weprin presented Citations. “I feel honored to be a part of helping this extraordinary organization,” said Veronica.  “They are helping our most vulnerable citizens and it takes an active, engaged community to DO that at their level of excellence.”

Flushing Club Member Richard Petrocelli, invited all members to join together in what has become one of the most anticipated luncheons of the year.  Held on December 13, at the North Hills Country Club, members travelled far and wide to enjoy the feast as well as the fellowship.

Highlights of the luncheon included Veronica recognizing Club members including:

  • Cyrille Kousiaris for doing a wonderful job in communicating weekly club events to the members, taking charge of doing the club calendars and co-coordinating the toy drive for Ronald McDonald House.
  • Margaret Vitale for co-coordinating the toy drive for Ronald McDonald House and trying to organizing our club’s Holiday Party.
  • Richard Petrocelli for being so gracious and generous to host the Holiday Luncheon.
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Board Members gathered on December 11th at the Long Island Ronald McDonald House to deliver gifts to children and to conduct its business for the month.  LIRMD House Executive Director, Mathew Campo welcomed the group and happily accepted the new toys and packages that will be used by the children as they come through the RMD House doors.  “For many children this (gifts) helps to ease the transition, especially at this time of the year.”  A longtime supporter of the RMD House, the Club, with a match grant from Rotary International, purchased a van to transport children and families staying at RMD House. Dinner was generously hosted by Club Member Dan Flori of Gino’s Trattoria of New Hyde Park.
The Women’s Auxiliary Annual Luncheon held on October 3 honored Frank Macchio, past president, NYHQ Community Advisory Council, as this year’s Spirit Award recipient for his commitment to NYHQ and the Queens community. Close to 300 people attended the luncheon and more than $31,000 was raised to support the purchase of clinical equipment and benefit the expansion of programs for patient care at NYHQ.  Mr. Macchio is now a real estate manager for NYHQ.

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Veronica Tsang, the first female, Asian-American Flushing Rotary president was re-elected for a second term today.  During the ceremony, Tsang stressed the importance of continuing the club’s mission in strengthening community services and membership growth.

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PDG Sammy Hsiao was the team leader of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Program between D7250 and D3520 in Taiwan. The participants were: PDG Eileen Gentilcore, DGE Mario Moran, PP Ronny Kessler, PP John Ryan and President Veronica Tsang. Our hosting District was District 3520 and the District Governor is To Wong. Sammy Hsiao coordinated this initiative with ADG Amy Wang and President Chuko from Taipei Pei An RC.

 
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