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Rich Burgess, Tom Reilly, Kristine Auyeung, Kathleen Sottile Principal, Jennifer Alaimo Asst Principal
We were able to deliver to the High School five boxes full of food and turkey's for Thanksgiving
The school distributed the food to deserving family's.
The Rotary Club of Floral Park-Bellerose
P.O. Box 20096, Floral Park, New York 11001
Business Card Swap/Networking
October 26, 2016
190 Jericho Tpke.
Floral Park, NY 11001
7PM to 9PM
Hors D’Oeuvres and soft drinks, Cash bar.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international level from helping families in need in our own communities to working toward a polo-free world, and the Gift of Life program for children’s heart operations.
Locally our club supports Autism Speaks, Big Brothers & Sisters, a clean water medical project in Haiti, The Outreach Food Project to support the Inn in Hempstead, The Backstreach people at the Belmont Racetrack, and many other Humanitarian projects.
Please bring a nonperishable food item for our Thanksgiving baskets.
Please R.S.V.P – Tom Reilly 516-817-9259 or Rich Burgess 516-554-2716
Attention neighbors of Centennial Gardens. There is an effort afoot to keep the upper gardens as beautiful as possible. Would you consider putting on your gardening gloves and giving a few minutes to pull a few weeds at a:
9am, Sunday, Oct 9t
Meet at the garden bed dedicated to Keith Fairben who died on 9/11 in front of the rose gardens on Raff Ave.
Posted on Aug 03, 2016
Posted by Alex Paykin on Sep 17, 2016
Pack your bags and remember to bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt for the "Happy Shirt Thursday" Welcome Dinner. Please join us for a fun filled weekend on the Jersey shore while enjoying the fellowship of Rotary! The Ocean Place Resort and Spa is beautiful beachfront hotel within walking distance to many restaurants and shops!
On Friday afternoon, you can participate in with hands-on meal packing for the District Initiative: Feed Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island Project.
Our experienced Conference Committee has planned plenty of time to explore this quaint beach community, relax at the spa or participate in other local activities!
Plan to celebrate the Family of Rotary and show your spouse and children the rewards and joys of being a Rotarian. Register for our District Conference and book your room at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa to secure your place in the action as we hear how our clubs are exemplifying a District United in Service to Humanity!
Thank you for you commitment to Rotary,
MJ Fitzgerald, 2016-2017 District Governor
To register online for the conference: Click Here
Posted by Alex Paykin on Sep 17, 2016
The yearlong celebration of The Rotary Foundation and 100 years of Doing Good in the World culminates at the Atlanta convention.
In addition to an unparalleled lineup of speakers, entertainment, and events, this year’s convention offers once-in-a-lifetime activities, including:
- Special movie screening of “Gone With the Wind” at the historic Fox Theatre
- The inaugural Rotary International Film Festival
- Memorable Foundation centennial festivities
Posted by Alex Paykin on Sep 09, 2016
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
Posted by Alex Paykin on Jul 05, 2016
Rotary International has published the themes for each of the next twelve calendar months. Want to know what they are?
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...