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District Governor:   DG Drew Kessler

District Governor's  Club Home Page.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 19, 2014


Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Dennis Ryan, seen here in photo flanked by AG Francis "Bud" Wassmer and PDG Carole Tjoa, recently becomes a member of North Rockland Rotary.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 19, 2014

Interactors Plan Garden of Kindness


North Rockland High School Interact Club joined Rotarians, PDGs Carole Tjoa, Bunnee Webb and Knut Johnsen, Rotary Alternate RI Rep to the United Nations, in celebrating Rotary's 109th Anniversary. North Rockland Rotary International Service Director Gary Mower, Suffern Rotary Past President Donalee Berard, and E-Club President Ana Johnsen gave presentations on service to the global community. The Interactors conducted a blood drive, and are planning a Garden of Kindness project in the spring.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 13, 2014

District 7210's April 12th Assembly

was held at Hudson Hall, Mt. St. Mary's College, Newburgh

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                  PDG David Green                                               DG  Drew Kessler        

PDG Green & DG Drew gave welcoming remarks to Rotarians              



Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 13, 2014


 Terry Laibach of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, April 19th, at 11:30 a.m. (on  WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or and Sunday, April 20th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or when our guest will be Terry Laibach of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We'll be discussing the whys and hows of recycling today.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or . Listen to all previous programs at or on your MP3 player via iTunes at

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 13, 2014

RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Saying "Howdee" at the recent District Assembly are RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah "The Belle of New Orleans" O'Connell and Jonah "The Brooklyn Kid" Triebwasser.
Y'all be sure to listen every week to the award-winning RadioRotary on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or . Listen to all previous programs at or on your MP3 player via iTunes at

(Photo: Lou Turpin) 

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 10, 2014


District Grant Applications are due to Jan Miller by May 16th

The application and instructions are in the Download Files section of this website


Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 09, 2014

Our guest speaker today was Red Hook’s own Serena Winchell who spoke about her four years as a teacher in Fukashima, Japan and her experiences during the earthquake. Shown in the photo are Speaker Host Linda Greenblatt, Serena Winchell and President Susan Simon.

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 07, 2014


A good time was had by all at our Red Hook High School Interact Club spaghetti dinner. Our young people raised more money for their Shelterbox hero commitment of $1000 per year for three years. Our Interact youth cooked a delicious pasta dinner (which they served with a smile)! (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)



Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 01, 2014


The ShelterBox staff extended a special thank you tp those Ambassadors who were recognized during the Humanitarian Award Ceremony for their above and beyond efforts. Those individuals are: 

Louis Turpin - Beyond the Box


Louis has created an initiative called the ShelterBox Heroes Program to recognize individuals or organizations that showed a sustained commitment to ShelterBox over a period of three years. Within just a few months of the program's success in his region, he developed a template that any volunteer could use nationwide. Since that  time, the recognition program hass inspired well over $100,000 in funding for disaster reflief. Louis is from District 7210 in the Hudson Valley, NY.

  Mark Dyer - Ambassador of the Year


Mark is a ShelterBox Respose Team volunteer who delivers emergency aid in the field and has deployed 11 times with the Shelter to assist with disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Since joining the charity as a volunteer, Mark has raised more than $150,000 for the charity to provide assistance to disaster survivors.

Nanch Dodge - Rising Star


Working in an area with few ShelterBox volunteers, Nancy has raised significant awareness of ShelterBox in the communities she represents. She has spoken to area youth groups and has shared the ShelterBox mission on the air with Radio Free Palmer. Her goals for 2014 include a project to raise enough funds to provide 50 ShelterBoxes for disaster survivors. This project was inspired by Nancy’s desire to help families displaced by disaster and to commemorate Alaska’s 50th anniversary of the devastating earthquake to strike in 1964.  

Pacific Northwest - Team of the Year


In 2013, this team raised nearly $100,000 for disaster relief. From a presentation at the Gates Foundation Visitor’s Center to entering a team in the Seattle Urban Challenge, the team has represented ShelterBox at more than 120 events last year. The team was also responsible for an event-wide scavenger hunt at LeakyCon, a conference for Harry Potter enthusiasts, which raised awareness for ShelterBox among a new audience.

We also want to recognize our Top Fundraisers of 2013: Len Nemeroff, Mark Dyer, Louis Turpin, Michael Mira, Wayne Robinson, Donna L. Gulley, Greg Krauska, Wayne Chiles, Allan Syphers, Nancy Faddegon. As always, we are very appreciative and proud of all of Ambassadors. At ShelterBox USA, you are the heart of our organization.  We are thankful for all the time you put into our mission.


Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 01, 2014

District 7210 Rotarians earn

President’s Volunteer Service Award


SARASOTA, Fla., April 1, 2014 – As National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, approaches, Louis Turpin and Larry Palant,  Rotary District 7210, has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization, ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2013 to assist disaster survivors.
      When disasters like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Turpin and Palant took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization that delivers emergency tented shelter and other lifesaving supplies to survivors of disasters and other humanitarian crises.
     Through Turpin’s and Palant's efforts of raising awareness and funds for ShelterBox, the organization was able to respond to more than 25 disasters in 19 countries last year, providing families with disaster relief tents, cook stoves, water filters, blankets, mosquito nets, children’s packs and other essential equipment. In one of the longest responses in ShelterBox history, ShelterBox has sent aid to support over 5,000 families affected by the Syrian crisis in Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Jordan. Already in country, ShelterBox was able to respond immediately when Typhoon Haiyan hit and have distributed shelters and other supplies to help 5,900 families to date.
    “I am incredibly honored to work alongside our volunteers, including Louis and Larry,” said Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA. “It is through their continuous efforts that we are able to bring shelter, warmth and dignity to so many families displaced by disaster around the globe.”
     The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 02, 2014

"Louis Turpin & Nick Constantino visited Hyde Park

to discuss Associate Membership"


Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 03, 2014

Red Hook Rotary Hears of New Recreation Center

Shown in the photo are President Susan Simon, John Kuhn and speaker host Susan Goodman-Goldstein

Our guest speaker this week was John Kuhn, Director of the Town of Red Hook Recreation Department. He spoke with us about the history of the recreation park, the refurbishment of the current park and the expansion into a new park nearby.

The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 29, 2014

District 7210 Rotary Friendship Exchange Commitee Meeting held at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh on March 29th.

  DGN Nick Constantino explained the different times of exchanges in Rotary. This committee will be facilitated by a District 7210 committee, but will be up to the individual clubs to decide on how and when to participate. Funding will not be available through the district.

The committee voted --- and our first, "test", Friendship Exchange will be to Brazil before or after the International Convention in June, 2015.

Thank you to everyone who participated --- and especially to Ellen Haggerty, David & Nan Greenwood and Ana & Knut Johnsen (better known as the "Fab Five"), who volunteered to work on the logistics.

The Fab Five will work together, then, in a few months, we all will meet again to review their plan.



Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 29, 2014


 Rotarians at district's Rotary Founation seminar


PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph explaining the Rotary Foundation


PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph introducing Jenna Archulatta, RI contact person for Major donor and Endowment funds


     PDG (2009-2010) David Green   


 DGE Penny Byron, Ellen Haggerty, DGE Nick Constantino and PDG (1999-2000) Tamton Mustaph


PDG (2009-2010) David Green, DGE Penny Byron, Elena Mosley and Jan Miller.  


Jan Miller (Millbrook) shown presenting to John Buckley (Warwick Valley), Patricia Green (Monroe-Woodbury) and Christine Giangrasso (Highland), PDG (2012-2013) Bill Bassett, Brian Bunch and Dave Kruger.


Christine Giangrasso , President of the Highland rotary Club  with PDG (2012-2013) Bill Bassett

 Photos by Lew Turpin



Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 23, 2014

RadioRotary will be changing the dates

we broadcast the show.

As of March 30th, the show will be heard as follows:

Saturdays - 11:30 a.m. - WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM


Sundays - 7:25 a.m. - WBPM 92.9 and 9:30 a.m. WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420


Jonah Triebwasser
Co-Host, "Radio Rotary"
Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 25, 2014

Red Hook Rotary hosted guest speakers Kathy Sheehan of the Mediation Center of the Hudson Valley (left) and attorney Kyle Steller of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (right) shown above with Rotary President Susan Simon (center). The topic was Elder Abuse, how to recognize it and what to do about it. There will be an Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)  

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 23, 2014

The Mid NE PETS covers seven districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania representing in excess of 370 Rotary Clubs.


Mid-Northeast PETS 2014 General Chair PDG David Green (2009-10)

opening the training session with DGE Penny Byron.

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 23, 2014

Ellie Savoy's Health Tips Talk at Millbrook Rotary Coming April 9th


The speaker at Millbrook Rotary’s April 9 lunch meeting will be Rotarian Ellie Savoy, on the topic "3 Simple and Effective Ways to Make a Difference to the Quality of Your Health and Your Life."

Ellie Savoy helps overweight and overwhelmed women break free from the drama of diets, lose weight naturally, look great and feel fantastic. As a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, she works with time-starved women to take back their health, body and power by connecting them with their own innate wisdom. Her approach is simple, yet powerful and is free of rules and restrictions. She breaks it down into bite size pieces that are easily integrated into everyday life for lasting sustainable results.

Millbrook Rotary meets at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $18). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. For further information see

CAPTION: Ellie Savoy

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 20, 2014

Posted by Susan Naglieri on Mar 13, 2014



Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 11, 2014


Poughkeepsie South Rotary held their fourth annual auto show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on Sunday March 9, 2014.

The MID-HUDSON AUTO SHOW benefitted from a mild weathered Sunday and very good turnout by the folks in the Poughkeepsie area.

60 new vehicles, Cars, SUV’s and trucks were the featured attraction.  With free admission and free parking, a not to be missed annual event.



Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 23, 2014



Middletown Rotary Club

Informational Meeting


This won't be your grandfather's Rotary Club! 

Being led by Melissa Hidalgo, a new club is being formed unlike traditional clubs-not as formal, not as costly--but just as good for our community!  Come visit, without obligation, and learn what it's all about...


Date: Monday, February 24th, 2014

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings

    567 Route 211E, Middletown, NY

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm


Please share this invitation with your friends, relatives, business associates, etc

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 11, 2014

"PDG Bill Bassett and DGN Nick Constantino welcome new Rotarian

Sheryl Abernethy to the Wallkill East Club"


Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 11, 2014

Rotary YEX Winter Weekend 2014


January 24-26 saw the District 7210 Youth Exchange students hit the heights and the slopes in their annual Winter Weekend,

hosted by Phoenicia Rotary and Windham Rotary.

Thank you Phoenicia and Windham! 



Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 11, 2014

 Rotary Hosts Vietnam Veteran Major Joe Bahnatka


The Red Hook Rotary hosted Vietnam veteran Major Joe Bahnatka of Red Hook who spoke about his years in Vietnam Special Forces and his life with the Montagnard mountain people. 

Shown in the photo, from left top right, are Major Bahnatka (holding a Montagnard cross bow used for hunting food), Rotary Acting President Susan Simon and speaker host Carl Dowden.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.  (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 03, 2014

Last week the Fishkill Rotary Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary 


On June 23, 1953 the Lake Mahopac-Carmel Rotary Club sponsored/chartered the Fishkill Rotary Club. Recently the Rotary Club of Fishkill celebrated its 60th Anniversary at the Mill House in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday February 26th. Pictured are twelve members of the Club and in the front left sitting is Tansukh Dorawala - District 7210 Governor and friend of the Fishkill Rotary. Join the Fishkill Rotary Club for breakfast on Wednesdays at the I-84 Diner at 7:30AM.   

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 28, 2014

 Goshen Rotarians & Goshen HS Interactors

Hosted District YouthExchange students

for 3 days in February



          Goshen HS Interactors hosted 5 of them during the school day on Friday, JD (Belgium) and Giulia (Italy) were hosted by the Global Studies department at Tuxedo's George F. Baker - driven by Beth(Obremksi)McGowan Science teacher and former Rotary Exchange student to Sweden.

Thurs - Dinner with Goshen Rotarians at Obremskis
Fri - off to the two high schools where they spoke in all the Global Studies classes and, from what we hear, had very good conversations with the students.
Fri - evening - Interactors hosted an evening at the Goshen HS - our club brought supper for about 25 Interactors, some stage crew, administrators and students - they had a previous of the spring musical "The Sound of Music", worked on a service project with the Interactors and chatted.
Sat - brunch with Rotarians and some neighbors at our home - then bowling and lunch, fond farewell hugs with promised to be in touch and back to our home for pick up by host families.

It was a valuable and memorable experiences for the students in both High schools and the YEX students who expressed a lot of pleasure at being asked about their countries and their lives.
Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 23, 2014

 Red Hook Rotary Club's 59th anniversary celebration


 A grand time was had by all at Red Hook Rotary's 59th anniversary dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. The food and the fellowship were great. More photos can be seen on their website at:


Red Hook Rotary honored new member sponsors at their anniversary dinner. Susan Goodman-Goldstein (right) was honored for bringing in the most members so far in this Rotary year and Rev. Fred Cartier and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser (center) were honored for bringing in the most members of any current club members overall. Susan Simon (left) accepted for Rev. Fred.

Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 13, 2014

Rotary Peace Fellow Application located in the download section of on the website.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Itis intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying. Two types of fellowships are offered: a master’s degree program
and professional development certificate program.

See attachment in the download section of this website.


Posted by Greg Amato on Jan 10, 2014




Applications must reach registar by May1st;

later entries will be considered on first come, first serve basis.

Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 14, 2014



Jim Holmgren of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Repairers spoke about the history and mechanisms of old clocks to Millbrook Rotary and guests on February 12. He inherited his interest for historic clocks and also an 18th-century tall clock (“grandfather clock”) from his mother. As a repairer of old clocks, he likes to tell his customers that he will serve no clock before its time!

Clocks work with a power supply of some kind. Originally the power supply was gravity, produced by falling weights. After the weight reaches the floor, which commonly is from six to nine days in an “eight-day” clock, it must be lifted to maintain power. Later ,springs were used for power. Mr. Holmgran displayed an Atmos Clock, developed 100 years ago. It gets energy to wind its spring from temperature and atmospheric changes, therefore no hand winding is required for years at a time. He also read from his book Dodendal Valley of Dreams. It’s a futuristic novel that is available from Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook. Two chapters in the book took place in Millbrook!

Millbrook Rotary meets

at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $15). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. For further information see

CAPTION: Jim Holmgren and the Atmos Clock. 


Posted by Linda Greenblatt on Jan 26, 2014


The Rotary Club of Red Hook is pleased to announce that the club will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to students planning to attend a two or four year program.

Each applicant must be a graduating senior and a legal resident of the Red Hook Central School District, Pine Plains School District or Germantown Central School District.

Each student selected for an award must successfully complete their senior year and attend a post-secondary school of his or her choice. Scholarship awards will be distributed to the student to reimburse the student for any educational expense (eg. tuition, books, computer, etc.).

The award is based on academic ability (top 20% of class), leadership ability, involvement in community service activities, and communication skills of the student.
Credentials of the scholarship applicants will include the following:

1. Completed scholarship application package
2. An up-to-date transcript
3. Three (3) references; one of the letters MUST be from your school guidance counselor

A selection committee composed of members of the Red Hook Rotary Club will review your completed application package. The committee will base its decision not only on the essay response to this application, but also on the applicant’s history as a student.

Interviews will be arranged with the semifinalists and conducted at your school district with Red Hook Rotary members.

Application forms may be obtained from the Guidance Office at your high school. Completed forms MUST be mailed to RED HOOK ROTARY CLUB, Post Office Box 88, Red Hook, NY 12571. ATTN: LINDA GREENBLATT, by APRIL 1, 2014.
Please feel free to learn more about Rotary International through their website, or the Red Hook Club at

For more information, please contact Linda Greenblatt at (845) 758-8361 or lindag@hvi.ok

Posted by Greg Amato on Nov 19, 2013


Dear Fellow District 7210 Rotarians,

As you will see in the attached letter from Rotary International President Ron Burton, he has just personally sponsored a ShelterBox for a family in need, and he is encouraging you and/or your Rotary Club to do the same.

There are many ways that you can immediately join RI President Ron Burton in helping ShelterBox to provide disaster relief to the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines:

District 7210 ShelterBox Supporters Fundraising Page secure via Credit Card

District 7210 ShelterBox Ambassadors via Check

Mail check payable to “ShelterBox USA” to Louis Turpin, PO Box 492, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, and indicate whether you wish your donation to go to the Philippines Appeal, Syria Appeal, or for a general disaster location.

ShelterBox USA Website

If you donate directly to the ShelterBox USA website, or have already done so, please notify us via email so that we can ensure that your donation is tracked and credited in our District 7210 disaster aid records.

Please contact us immediately to support ShelterBox and our assistance for families in need, to become a ShelterBox Hero, or if you wish to schedule a presentation at an upcoming meeting, arrange for a ShelterBox tent display at an event, or if there’s any other way that we can assist you.   

Thank you most sincerely for always putting Service Above Self to help those in need,

Louis Turpin & Larry Palant

ShelterBox Ambassadors

Rotary District 7210

Posted by Greg Amato on Sep 22, 2013


Harold Jeffrey Keahon, known to his family and many friends in the community as ‘Jeffrey’. At age 69, he passed away on Wednesday, September 18th at the Joe Raso Residence of United Hospice of Rockland County in New City. He was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, New York.

Born on November 22, 1943, Jeffrey graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in 1961 and Georgetown University in 1965, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. A proud Veteran, Jeffrey served with the United States Army as Specialist First Class with the 387th Transportation Battalion in South Vietnam. He was employed until his retirement as secretary/treasurer of Keahon Brothers, Inc. Jeffery travelled the world throughout his life, he appreciated all the different cultures and learning all he could. He enjoyed reading and people, and especially his philanthropy works.

Jeffrey was known and respected as a generous yet modest philanthropist and humanitarian, supporting and serving on the boards of numerous community and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland County, New York. He was most active in the Rotary Club of Pearl River, of which he was president in 1988-89 and in 2008-2009, Jeffrey served as District Governor for Rotary International’s District 7210 covering 66 communities in eight counties of the Hudson Valley.

Jeffrey took special interest in Rotary’s campaign to wipe out polio throughout the world. He raised money and promoted awareness for the campaign. He travelled to Mexico and other countries to personally administer oral polio vaccine to children as part of the program. He generously donated the immunizations for over 1 million children under the age of five from vaccine preventable diseases as part of Rotary Foundation’s Polioplus Program of Rotary International.

He loved to golf and raise money for worthy causes. Jeffrey was a strong supporter of the Rotary Scholarship Foundation, which raises money to provide scholarships for post-secondary study for residents of the Pearl River School District through the Ed Bouton Memorial Golf Tournament.

An avid historian, Jeffrey took an active role with the Orangetown Historical Society, the Orangetown Museum and Archives, and the Rockland County Historical Society. He enjoyed playing historic characters such as Major John Andre in re-creation events.

Jeffrey also dedicated his time and talents to the growth and expansion of Jawonio and United Hospice of Rockland County and Joe Raso Hospice Residence.

Jeffrey will be remembered as a great humanitarian in action and served on the board of the following community and not-for-profit organizations:

President of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: • The Nyack Hospital Foundation, • The Pearl River Rotary Scholarship Foundation • Jawonio • Keep Rockland Beautiful • Don Bosco Preparatory High School • Pearl River Ambulance Corp • Rockland County Meals on Wheels • Rockland Family Shelter • Rockland County YMCA • The Rotary Club of Pearl River • The Historical Society of Rockland County • President of Jawonio, New Jersey

He served on the Board of Directors of: • The Rockland County Mental Health Foundation • The Girl Scouts Council of Rockland County • United Hospice of Rockland County • The High Tor Animal Care Center • Nami-Familya of Rockland County • The Friends of the Orangetown Museum • The Rockland County Foundation • The Rockland County Cornell Cooperative Extension • A Trustee of the Rockland County YMCA • Director of the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation

Among the numerous awards for his community service, Jeffrey was recognized as follows: • Philanthropist of the Year by the Rockland Development Council • Received the Friends Award from Jawonio • Was awarded the Joseph R. Bernstein Award from the Mental Health Association • Received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Association for the Visually Impaired • Rockland Leaders Award from the Arthritis Foundation • Designated by the New York Senate for special recognition by the Historical Society of Rockland County. In the Senate’s proclamation the following was proclaimed • ‘It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and that attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jeffrey Keahon upon the occasion of this designation for special recognition. ‘

Jeffrey is survived by his life partner of twenty seven years, Angela D. Mattei. Sisters, Julianne Wylie and Janice Keahon. Stepson, Will Mattei and daughter-in-law, Tracy and grandchildren William Michael and Natalee Jean; niece, Brenda Wiley, nephews Andrew Wiley and Shane Wiley and many cousins and a host of incredible and loving friends.

Jeffrey stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor throughout his life. His rare and impressive dedication to charitable causes made a wonderful and indelible impact in the world, near and far, young and old, able and diff-abled. He was a true humanitarian who was graced with the wisdom and talent to always do for his fellow man. His ability to teach during an ordinary conversation or lively debate was known and revered by all who were lucky enough to have known him. We are all grateful for everything about Jeffrey, and he will be incredibly missed.

Visiting Hours are Saturday and Sunday 3pm-6pm at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River, New York 10965 Phone: 845-735-2161

A public memorial event will be held at a later time to include all who wish to celebrate life and great works. Thank you for understanding that Angela, family and close friends need privacy in mourning the loss at this time.

In lieu of flowers, kindly support one of the many charities that Jeffrey supported, in his name.

United Hospice of Rockland County


NAMI-Familya of Rockland County

Pearl River Rotary-

Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 05, 2013

Guest Speaker: Your District and RadioRotary

RadioRotary, a District 7210 initiative, was a 2012 New York State Broadcasting Association award winning program and a 2012 Rotary International selection for a Zone Institute presentation.  To learn more about your district's Public Image project, representatives are available as Guest Speakers at a club meeting.  RadioRotary hopes to hear from you.  No obligation.  Contact information: 

 Jonah Triebwasser (RadioRotary co-host):, 845 702-6242

Sarah O'Connell (RadioRotary co-host):,, 914 388-0780.

 Thank you from the RadioRotary Team:  Bryan Bunch, Sarah O’Connell, Laurie Quinn, Betty Renner, Jonah Triebwasser, Don Verity.


Recruitment Support:  RadioRotary Moments Available to Your Club 

A limited number of copies of the DVD called RadioRotary Moments are available for distribution.  Clubs have used it these past two years to recruit new members because it is an audiovisual “elevator speech,” aired on RadioRotary, describing Rotary’s humanitarian endeavors: locally, nationally, and globally.  Member sponsors have used it as a starting point in a conversation about Rotary, and clubs have used it to provide an overview of Rotary to their club.

If your club would like to have one or more copies, please contact Betty Renner ( and specify:

1.  Your name and your Rotary club

2.  Your address where copies should be sent

3.  Number of copies needed

Thank you from the Rotary Team: Bryan Bunch, Sarah O’Connell, Laurie Quinn, Betty Renner, Jonah Triebwasser, Don Verity

Posted by Greg Amato on May 28, 2013

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Patterson Rotary's - Men Who Cook Event Starr Ridge Banquet & Conference Center
Apr 26, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rotary University Scholarship Deadline Any Foreign University
May 01, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
YEX Red Hook/NYC Weekend May 02, 2014 - May 04, 2014
Highland Rotary Club's 30th anniversary Cafe Milanese
May 03, 2014 06:00 PM
Central Orange Rotary - Hudson cruise-May 18th Pride of the Hudson
May 18, 2014 01:00 PM
Walden Rotary Club Golf Classic - May 19, 2014 Otterkill Country Club
May 19, 2014 09:00 AM
2014 District Conference Great Escape Lodge
Jun 27, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
4th Annual District 7210 Renegades FUN-Raiser Dutchess Stadium
Jul 13, 2014 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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