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Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 23, 2014
Middletown Rotary Club
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
Please share this invitation with your friends, relatives, business associates, etc
Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 07, 2014
Rotary Explores Historic Red Hook
Rotary Explores Historic Red Hook
The Red Hook Rotary hosted guest speakers (left to right) Chris and Claudine Close and Beth Jones of Historic Red Hook, shown here with President-elect Christine Chale. Historic Red Hook is the new combination of the Egbert Benson Historical Society and the Friends of the Elmendorph. We heard about their future plans to reach out to local organizations, such as Rotary, to partner in exhibits and events. They also plan to partner with local schools to give the students an appreciation of Red Hook hometown history.
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 Mar 03, 2014
Literacy Orange receives
Warwick Valley Rotary Club donation
Warwick resident Christine Rolando, executive director of Literacy Orange, receives a $500 donation check from Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Neil Sinclair. Rolando told Rotarians her not-for-profit agency is dedicated to raising the literacy rate in Orange County through free one-to-one or small group adult tutoring. Literacy Orange is seeking additional persons to be trained as volunteers. Those interested can contact her at 341-5460. Rolando is immediate past president of the Middletown Rotary Club and served as co-chair of the eight-county Rotary District 7210 Literacy Committee. (Photo by Stan Martin)
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 26, 2014
45 attended Distict 7210 Team Training Forum held on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Mt. St. Mary's College in Newburg, NY.
DGE Penny Byron and 2014-15 District Secretary Lauren Rowley
Posted by Greg Amato on Mar 05, 2014
Krista Jones of "Sparrow's Next,"
a group that cooks and delivers meals to the families of moms
with cancer in the Hudson Valley.
Tune in to RadioRotary on Friday, March 14th, at 9:00 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM, WLNA 1420AM) and Sunday, March 16th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM) when our guest will Krista Jones of "Sparrow's Next," a group that cooks and delivers meals to the families of moms with cancer in the Hudson Valley.
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard Fridays at 9:00 a.m. on www.hvradionet.com and Sundays, at 7:25 a.m. on http://www.wbpmfm.com/home.php . 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
Shown in the photograph are: (standing) RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell; with Krista Jones (seated).
Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 28, 2014
Shown in the photo are Maureen Roche with Rotary President-Elect Chris Chale
Rotary Explores 4-H Maureen Roche, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader, spoke to the Red Hook Rotary at their recent breakfast meeting about the programs for young people that 4H offers in Dutchess County. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.
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: Rev. Fred Cartier.)
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 Oct 05, 2013
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
RYLA - 2014 - Dist 7210 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS Conference
COMPLETE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION IS ON OUR DISTRICT HOME PAGE
IN THE DOWN LOAD SECTION (Left side)
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
CLOCK EXPERT SPEAKS TO MILLBROOK ROTARY
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 MillbrookRotary.org.
CAPTION: Jim Holmgren and the Atmos Clock.
Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 13, 2014
Checking out the universe
Gina McAteer, newest member of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club and retail registered dietitian for ShopRite of Warwick, receives instruction in the use of a telescope from guest speaker Thomas Benjamin of Warwick, manager of telescope production at Televue Optics of Chester, manufacturers of high quality refractor telescope lenses.
PHOTO BY STAN MARTIN
Posted by Greg Amato on Feb 13, 2014
Rotarians support guide dog program
Warwick Rotarians again expressed their support for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, which provides free assistance for blind and visually impaired people with trained guide dogs. Warwick resident Cheryl DeVine, left, a volunteer with the guide dog program, accepts a $500 check from Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Neil Sinclair and Rotarian Susan Ronga.
Photo by Stan Martin
Posted by Linda Greenblatt on Jan 26, 2014
RED HOOK ROTARY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS
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, www.rotary.org or the Red Hook Club at www.redhookrotaryclub.org
For more information, please contact Linda Greenblatt at (845) 758-8361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 http://hospiceofrockland.org/giving/opportunities-for-giving
NAMI-Familya of Rockland County http://www.namirockland.org/membership.html
Pearl River Rotary- http://www.rotaryclubofpearlriver.org/
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): email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 (email@example.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
Posted by Greg Amato on May 28, 2013
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Mid-Northeast Multi-District PETS - March 21-22
Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014
"Friendship Exchange" Meeting - Final Act
Mount St. Mary College
Mar 29, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Peace Fellow Scholarship Deadline
Any Foreign University
Apr 01, 2014 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
YEX Monticello Weekend
Apr 04, 2014 - Apr 06, 2014
Mamakating Rotary's 3rd Defensive Driving Class
Mamakating Town Park
Apr 05, 2014 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
District 7210 -Training Assembly - April 12, 2014
Mt. St. Mary College
Apr 12, 2014 08:15 AM - 01:00 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
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
Jul 13, 2014 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM