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275 Route 25A
Mt.Sinai, NY 11766
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Posted by Yvette Hohler on Aug 26, 2014

Today, we met the 2014 Middle School Most Motivated Student of the Year, Max Okst, who was accompanied by his dad, David. Sharon and Deb presented Max with his $300 award after Sharon explained why the school's administration and faculty, who helped select Max for this honor, chose him. Evidently, Max's academic achievement across many subject areas was consistently high throughout grades 6-8, reflecting his conscientiousness towards school work; and he made Honor Roll every quarter since entering Middle School. He also showed evidence of being a long term thinker- a rarity among his peers, as he displayed a willingness to work hard to realize a dreamed-of outcome over time (an example given: as a member of the Track Team, Max was usually 1st out on the field for every practice, worked out to full capacity, and then was the last one to leave). His teachers agreed that this attitude carried into his studies, where he appeared to always be trying his best, though the process might not have been easy. Max's continued desire to tend to task and his terrific study habits were rated as most commendable. It is expected that Max will continue to be an exceptional student as he enters the High School.

Marilyn Fabbricante, Dir.of Communications and External Affairs, and Lisa Mulvey, Dir. of Development at St. Charles, provided us with an update on the hospital's programs. Marilyn, who works with us on our Read-To-Me Project, thanked us for continuing this activity, noting that now approximately 1,600 babies are delivered annually, and new parents are delighted to receive our Literacy Packets. She referred to a recent photo op when Sharon and Deb presented our product to newborn triplets and their folks. Marilyn also informed us that St. Charles, as part of the Catholic Hospital System and 2nd largest employer on LI, has begun acquiring medical practices. Apparently the wave of the future, doctors are becoming salaried employees of hospitals and will, among other things, have easier access to medical records. Now that the hospital has converted to electronic medical records, patients will also have the ability to keep track of their medical histories on line. In April, St. Charles opened a 10-bed inpatient unit dedicated to medically supervised alcohol and chemical dependency detoxification. Patients admitted to the unit are monitored by a team of specialists in addiction medicine. Soon, the hospital will also be opening a children's ventilation unit to provide critical care by specialized staff. Additionally, St. Charles is working with the MIT-developed exoskeleton that can aid patients who are paraplegics in walking via electric stimulation.

We also welcomed visits from Joseph Kazlau, who works from Ameriprise Financial (and who, with colleague Ivy Peterson, has expressed interest in joining our club!), former club member Eddie Miller, and both the President and Past President of the Middle Island Rotary Club.

Posted by Yvette Hohler on Aug 26, 2014

...BILL CURRY, who celebrates his birthday on August 16th; KEVIN MURRAY, whose anniversary was celebrated on August 7th; KEN BOSSERT, whose anniversary was observed on August 9th; AL KOPCIENSKI, who is celebrating his 55th year in Rotary this month; and HOWIE WUNDERLICH, who is celebrating his 60th!

Posted by Yvette Hohler on Aug 26, 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.
Posted by Yvette Hohler

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 Aug 12, 2014

Table:  Bob Huttemeyer & Archana Gautam

Invocation: Jim Rhatigan & Michael Sceiford

Sergeant At Arms:  Bill Curry & Ed DiNunzio

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