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Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 21, 2014

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Goshen Rotarians Nan Gil-Wilson and David Wilson

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, July 26th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, July 27th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we'll be talking with Goshen Rotarians Nan Gill-Wilson and David Wilson about film production in the Hudson Valley.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 07, 2014

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Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 13, 2014

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Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, July 19th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, July 20th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our show comes to you from the Rotary International Convention in Sydney Australia. Co-host Jonah Triebwasser will be discussing preventing blindness, encouraging reading among children and preventing prostate cancer with Rotarians from around the world.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

 
Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 15, 2014

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Neil Sinclair, right, outgoing Warwick Valley Rotary Club president, presents his gavel to his successor Leo R. Kaytes, Jr., moments after Leo Kaytes, Sr., left, had given the oath of office to his son.
 
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Warwick Rotarians officers for 2014-2015 are, left to right, Leo R. Kaytes, Jr., president; Mary McClurg, treasurer; Susan Ronga, assistant treasurer; Tina Buck, corresponding secretary; Ed Lynch, president-elect; Dr. Laurene Iammatteo, recording secretary; Katie Hansen, vice president; and Neil Sinclair, past president. Leo Kaytes, Sr., right, administered the oaths of office.
 
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Warwick recipients of the prestigious Paul Harris medallion, named for the founder of Rotary International, include, left to right, front row, Lisette Cuba, Sally Wiley, Jane Wiley, Stella Kosior and Stan Martin; second row, Emily Wiley, John Bollenbach, Virginia Mazza Loomis and Mechelle Casciotta; back rows, Neil Sinclair, Shawn Ryan, Roger Gibboni, Dr. Calvin Hargis, Dr. Ray Bryant, John Buckley, Joe Baltes, Dr. Ed Wiley, Leo Kaytes, Sr., and Leo Kaytes, Jr.
 
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Five past presidents of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club toast their new leader. Left to right are John Bollenbach, Ed Wiley, Stan Martin, Ed Maddalena and Neil Sinclair.

                                            

Carries on family traditions

WARWICK — Leo Kaytes, Jr., readily admits his father has trained him well.

The only son of Leo and Gladys Kaytes, learned the automobile business from the ground up. He’s pushed brooms and worked in every department at the Warwick Ford dealership his father started in the early 1980s. Now, he serves as president of Leo Kaytes Ford.

His father also taught him the value of community service. For the past three years, Kaytes, Jr., has chaired Warwick’s June Tent Party, a major local social and fundraising event benefitting St. Anthony Community Hospital and the many organizations assisted by Warwick Rotarians. And now Leo Kaytes, Jr., has taken over the helm of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club for 2014-2015. He will serve as president of the 55-member local chapter of Rotary International. The person who performed the installation ceremony June 25 at Warwick Grove was his father, Leo Kaytes, Sr., who served as Warwick Rotary president in l987-1988.

Edward Lynch, financial advisor and Warwick Branch Manager for Edward Jones Investments, will serve as Rotary president-elect. Kathryn “Katie” Hansen, co-owner of Intrepid Strength and Conditioning, will become vice president.

Other officers for 2011-2012 include Dr. Laurene Iammatteo, recording secretary; Tina Buck, corresponding secretary; Mary McClurg, treasurer; Susan Ronga, assistant treasurer and Neil Sinclair, past president.

Elected to the board of directors are Stan Martin and Leo Kaytes, Sr., community service; Virginia Mazza Loomis, club service; Dave Eaton, international service; Deborah Giuliani, vocational service; John Mickowski, membership service and Frank Truatt, public relations.
Sinclair and Dr. Edwin Wiley, Warwick’s Rotary Foundation chair, spoke of the many accomplishment of Warwick Rotarians this past year, including the club’s being in the top two in the district in most gift-giving categories, “epitomizing Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self'.”

Sinclair presented tokens of appreciation to his officers and board members, Warwick Paul Harris Fellows, named for the founder of Rotary, were recognized for their contributions to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. John D. Bollenbach, Warwick Rotary president in 1999-2000, received a pin symbolizing his becoming Warwick Valley Rotary’s first major donor to Rotary International. Ten years earlier, 1989-1990, his father, also John Bollenbach, had served as president of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club.

Rotary International is a worldwide service organization of business and professional men and women. There are over 1.2 million members in 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Local Rotarians sponsor the Warwick Valley High School Interact Club, which has more than 100 members. Jeanine Fogler is the Interact advisor.
Warwick Rotarians assist dozens of local projects and organizations through donations and volunteering of time. They also assist in far-reaching projects, including disaster relief, pure water and sanitation projects, Rotaplast for cleft-palate operations and Polio Plus for eradicating polio worldwide The Warwick Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Landmark Inn. Persons interested in membership are invited to attend.

Article and photos by Stan Martin

 

 

 

Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 13, 2014

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John Jay High School "Interact Club" donates to Feeding Station Project

At a recent Fishkill Rotary meeting Dr. Steve Birnbaum (r) Adviser -  presents a check for $1,000.00 to Jeff Behnke for the Feeding Station Project - Haitian Refuge Camp.  The Interact Club of JJHS meets on Mondays after school; Interact is a service club for youth ages 14 - 18. This club benefits from sponsorship by individual Rotary clubs (East Fishkill and Fishkill)  support and guidance.  For more information contact Skip Rottkamp at 297-3546 / cyrilrottkamp@gmail.com.
 
Thank you for what you do for Rotary Clubs in Dutchess County!!
Posted by Greg Amato on Jul 09, 2014

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Rotary Hears About Invasive Species

Biologist Caroline Girard-Cartier spoke with the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast about Weeds: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful. Ms. Girard-Cartier shared her considerable knowledge on invasive species and about helpful weeds. Shown in the photograph are Rotary President Chris Chale, Caroline Girard-Cartier and speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier.
 
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)
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Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 26, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary wished bon voyage to their foreign exchange student Abby Romm who will spending the next school year in Italy. While away, Abby will be attending Italian schools, living with Italian families and seeing the country. Abby has been taking an intensive Italian course to prepare for her trip. Shown here are President Chris Chale, Abby and YEX Officer Tim Lynch.
 
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 Jun 26, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary's new officers were installed by Honorary member and Town Clerk Sue McCann. From left to right are Vice-President Rev Michael Shafer, Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, president-elect Susan Simon, 3-year Director Rob Latimer, President Chris Chale, Esq., Treasurer Walter Avis and Sue McCann. 

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 Jun 26, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary congratulated members with perfect attendance: Chris Chale 2 years, Susan Simon 3 years, Judge Jonah Triebwasser 8 years, Carl Dowden 26 years and Bud Weaver 41 years. 
 
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 Jun 26, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary has named retired Social Studies Teacher Linda Greenblatt as their Rotarian of the Year. Greenblatt was recognized for her tireless work with youth, including the Rotary High School Interact service club and the Rotary middle school college scholarship.
 

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 Jun 19, 2014

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Posted by Greg Amato on Jun 18, 2014

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Red Hook Rotary Honors Middle School Essay Winners

(Left to right) Rotary president-elect Chris Chale, essay winners Fiona Seabrook and Sierra Siedma, Rotarian Linda Greenblatt and Rotary President Susan Simon. 

Two students from the Linden Avenue Middle School were honored by the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast for submitting winning entries in the club's essay competition. The topic was to suggest to Rotarians a service project the club could undertake. The students received gift certificates to Oblong Books.
 
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 Jun 14, 2014

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PDG Dr. Tam Mustapha joined Jonah on RadioRotary to speak about the Rotary Leadership Institute, while PDG Knut Johnsen spoke on the RI Foundation and Anna Johnsen spoke about the exciting new concept of e-clubs. (photos 0365 - Tam & 0368 - Johnsens)
 
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There was a 3K run/Walk (or for Jonah, a stroll) to raise funds for Polio Plus. Over 2,000 Rotarians made the walk. Here, RI president Ron Burton congratulates Jonah on making it to the half-way mark. (photo: 0186)

 

 


 
Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 27, 2014

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A special award that was presented to

DAVID and KATHY KRUGER

for their induction into

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION BEQUEST SOCIETY.

The award was presented by PDG Tam Mustaph to David Kruger.

Unfortunately Kathy Kruger could not be present for presentation.

Posted by Greg Amato on Apr 01, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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): RedHookRotary@gmail.com, 845 702-6242

Sarah O'Connell (RadioRotary co-host): soconnell@salisburybank.com,rustyoc1@gmail.com, 914 388-0780.

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

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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 (rennb1@aol.com) 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

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