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We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM

The Mt.Sinai Heritage Diner

275 Route 25A
Mt.Sinai, NY 11766
United States

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Posted by Yvette Hohler on Jul 22, 2014

Today, our visiting speaker was Kathy Krejce, CEO of Pindar & Duck Walk Vineyards as well as The Damianos  Family businesses. She is also the 2014-15 President of "Decision: Women in Commerce & Professions", a Brookhaven-based networking organization of community service-oriented business and professional women. Kathy spoke about how she began her career by working for Dr.Damianos at the Woodhaven Nursing Home, which he owned at the time. She also told us about meeting the Gerrards through their printing company connection. Kathy described the founding of "Decision" by 6 businesswomen executives, including Edna Gerrard, who wanted to network with other women business owners- a rarity at the time, and so founded this organization when they began meeting for breakfast 35 years ago. "Decision" adopted these goals: to foster career aid; to be supportive of one another; and to generate beneficial community projects. Through the years, "Decision" has raised over $300,000 for various organizations and special programs within our community. (The Port Jeff Rotary Club has made donations to many of the very same organizations and programs.) "Decision" now meets for dinner the 1st Tuesday of each month. Each meeting usually includes a guest speaker or a formal program presentation. And, like Rotary, "Decision" is always looking to maintain and add to its membership. Among its fundraising efforts, "Decision" has an annual cruise and also sponsors the "Walk, Wine, & Shop" event- this year to take place on 9/11- by which time 100 tickets will be sold. Kathy also spoke briefly about Pindar, one of the 1st three vineyards founded on LI. (There are now over 50.) She touted the serendipitous discovery of how well-suited the Island turned out to be for wine grape growers, due to the composition of its soil and the nearly perfect climate for such enterprises. Kathy is proud of the fact that vineyards like Pindar and Duck Walk are not only thriving but are also responsible for preserving farm land.

We informally welcomed our newest member, Bob Huttemeyer, to our midst. The official induction ceremony will take place in early August.

Posted by Yvette Hohler on Jul 22, 2014


...WARD CLARKE, whose birthday was July 16th; JIM RHATIGAN, who celebrated his birthday on July 18th; KARL JANHSEN, who will celebrate a birthday on July 24th; BILL JAEGER, whose anniversary was July 18th; ED DINUNZIO, who is celebrating his 36th year in Rotary this month, while WAYNE SHATTES marks his 27th year and YVETTE HOHLER and PAT SABO their 12th year as Rotarians!

Posted by Yvette Hohler on Jul 22, 2014

***The following is a list of donation "assignments" for members' once-a-month donations via the Club to the Open Cupboard:

Betts, Judi:                                    Toilet Paper

Bossert, Ken:                                 Shampoo/Conditioner

Brennan, Dennis:                          Canned Fruit

Brennan, Sharon:                          Spaghetti Sauce

Brown, Jackie:                               Rice

Curry, Bill:                                      Apple Juice

Dinunzio, Ed:                                 Diapers

Engelhardt, Debbie:                      Juice Boxes

Gautam, Archana:                         Baby Wipes

Hanson, Susan:                              Baby Formula

Hohler, Yvette:                               Beans

Jaeger, Bill:                                     Canned Vegetables

Janhsen, Karl:                                 Milk (Dry or Boxed)

Kopcienski, Al                                 Cereal (Hot or Cold)

Lund, Amy:                                      Canned Chicken

Murray, Kevin:                                Tuna

Rhatigan, Jim:                                 Diapers

Sabo, Pat:                                         Beans

Sceiford, Michael:                           Grape Juice Boxes

Vigliante, Paul:                                Milk (Dry or Boxed)

***Check the list for your name and assigned item. (If you are not listed, you may donate any listed item. Corporate members are encouraged to donate individually. If you would like to be listed with a specific item, contact Debbie and specify your item of choice.)

***Bring contributions to the Heritage Diner on the 2nd Tuesday of the month or give to another Club member who will be attending.

*** If you would like to be reimbursed, bring receipt(s) to the meeting.

                  ***Thanks for your community and Club support!***

Posted by Yvette Hohler

Remember: A ttending weekly club meetings allows you to enjoy our club's fellowship and enrich your professional and personal knowledge.  If you miss our club meeting, may we encourage you to expand your Rotary horizons by attending make-up meetings at any of the more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in existence- a practice that guarantees Rotarians a warm welcome in communities around the globe.  For meeting places and times, consult the Club Locator at www.rotary.org , the RI Web site. Or- you may make up missed meetings on line by going to the Rotary On Line Makeup Link which is listed on our Website Homepage under "Club Links".  And once you've made up a meeting, please be sure to notify Yvette about it.  Thank you.
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Goal:To encourage a lifetime of reading for newborns and their families that have utilized the St.Charles Hospital Maternity Facility, by presenting each mother with a newborn reading packet.

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Kudos to Bill Curry for this great photo.
Posted by Yvette Hohler

At 8 AM, 5/21, Rotarians, spouses, friends, and 16 members of Port Jeff High's Interact Club and PJ Middle School's Honor Society with their faculty sponsors met on the campus of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck to prepare the site for the imminent arrival of campers.

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Posted by Yvette Hohler on Jul 01, 2014

Table:  Michael Sceiford & Archana Gautam

Invocation:  Paul Vigliante & Susan Hanson

Sergeant At Arms:  Dennis Brennan & Bill Curry

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