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** DATE EXTENDED TO 11/6 FOR LOWER ENTRY FEE AND GUARANTEED SHIRT AND PERSONALIZED NUMBER! **

Back for it's 6th year, Wallkill East Rotary is hosting their annual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot 5K. The course will start and end at the Galleria at Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill, NY. (Registration table is inside the movie theater entrance to the mall.)

** NEW START TIME: 8:30AM! **

Hats and costumes are encouraged! ** NEW THIS YEAR: Prizes for best costumes! Judging just before the start of the race. **

RUNNERS AND WALKERS ARE WELCOME!!

Visit www.orangeturkeytrot.com to register online or to print out a registration form!

REGISTER TODAY!
$20 for an adult, $10 for a child, and $60 for a family of 4. (Postmarked by 11/03/18!)

After 11/03 or on race day- $25 for adults, $15 for a child, and $80 for a family of 4.

Options for picking up your bibs, shirts, and packets-
* RACE-WEEK: Tuesday, 11/20, 4:30-7pm
* RACE DAY: Thursday, 11/22 from 7-8:15am

Visit www.WallkillEastRotary.org or email LittleLo181@yahoo.com for more information.






 
Wallkill East Rotary Hosts 6th 5K Turkey Trot 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 01, 2018
This September the following nineteen Wallkill East Rotary members, family, and friends received Paul Harris Fellows, or reached new levels of giving with the foundation.  To become a Paul Harris Fellow a person gives $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  People who continue to make contributions to The Rotary Foundation may receive multiple Paul Harris Fellows.

During the 2017-2018 Rotary year, Wallkill East Rotary members gave $13,500 in total contributions after having an amazing year in 2016-2017 of over $10,000 given.  These 19 people are in addition to the 10 Paul Harris Fellows given at our January 2018 holiday party.
 
District Governor Nominee Tony Marmo presented certificates and pins to the following people at a special :

New Paul Harris Fellows
Scott Hamel, Wallkill East Rotarian
Amy Minutolo, Wallkill East Rotarian
Kim Miller, Wallkill East Rotarian
Brian Baird, Wallkill East Rotarian
 
Paul Harris Fellows +1
Jim Lawler, Wallkill East Rotarian
Bela Gesztesi, Wallkill East Rotarian
Mike Swensen, Wallkill East Rotarian
 
Paul Harris Fellows +2
Peggy Lucido, Wallkill East Rotarian
Stephen Plain, Wallkill East Rotarian
 
Paul Harris Fellow +4
Gregg Kroner, Wallkill East Rotarian
 
Paul Harris Fellow +5
Sal Lucido, Wallkill East Rotarian

Paul Harris Fellow +6
Alan Turken, Wallkill East Rotarian
 
Non-Rotarians Named Paul Harris Fellows
Helen Turken
Jean Corbi Ciappa
Patricia J. Lawler
Sue Hamel
Robert Vogt
Pamela Vogt
Barbara Alvarez, Deceased, Jay Alvarez accepting

 
19 New Paul Harris Fellows Named 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 09, 2018
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Our annual Mother's Day Rose & Plant Sale is underway.  Place your orders today with any Wallkill East Rotarian!

**PRE-ORDERS ONLY**

ROSES
* $20 donation per dozen
* Color options: red, rainbow, or single color (when available)
* Pick-up will be Friday, May 11th at Frank's Custom Shoe Fitting, 329 Route 211E, Middletown, NY.

PLANTS
* 4 ½" Pots $36/dozen donation
Non Stop Begonia/New Guinea Impatiens/Zonal Geranium
* 10" Hanging baskets $15.00 donation each
Non Stop Begonia/New Guinea Impatiens/Ivy Geranium
* Flats (32 plants/flat) $13 donation
Non Stop Begonia/New Guinea Impatiens/Zonal Geranium (same plants, same color in each flat)
* Pick-up will be Saturday, May 12th at a TBD time and Middletown location.

All proceeds benefit Wallkill East Rotary and the charities the club supports. Contact any Wallkill East Rotarian to purchase.


 
Mother's Day Rose & Plant Sale Underway 2018-04-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2018
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Logan grabs a breakfast sandwich with his mom at a local gas station each morning and noticed a man sleeping outside. He asked his mom why he was there and she explained that the man had no place to live. Logan took it upon himself to find out how he could help and Operation Socks was born!

Logan reached out to HONOR to find out what he could do and saw on their website that they serve 3,000 people a year.  So what else would an 11-year old do but set out to collect 3,000 pairs of socks for all the people HONOR serves?!  Wallkill East read about Logan's mission in the Times Herald Record and decided to reach out and help him reach his goal.

Sock goal met, Logan moved on to his next project.  Now he is looking to collect 3,000 new or gently used towels and washcloths for HONOR. If you would like to donate please contact any Wallkill East Rotarian or reach out to Operation Socks HQ directly at https://www.facebook.com/OperationSocksHQ/

Wallkill East Rotarian and Orange County Legislature Rob Sassi recognized Logan last month for all his efforts with Operation Socks HQ.








 
Wallkill East Teams Up With Operation Socks HQ 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2017
A few years back, Wallkill East Rotary adopted Tower Drive in the Town of Wallkill.  Each year since (and twice a year) we have gathered volunteers from our club to head out and pick-up garbage along the road.  Safety vests, "pickers," and garbage bags are all provided by the town.  








 
Wallkill East Cleans-up Their Adopted Highway Lauren Rowley 2017-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2017
On Sunday, March 25, 2017, members of the Circleville Middle School Interact Club and Wallkill East Rotary Club participated in the Pets Alive Bowl A Thon, which raised also $5,000 for the agency.  The Interact club is very active with helping this agency and Wallkill East has always supported the club's efforts.  In addition to participating in the Bowl A Thon, the Interact and Rotary clubs also collected supplies for Pets Alive.  







 
Wallkill East Participates in Pets Alive Bowl A Thon 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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Due to the weather forecast, our regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 has been cancelled.  Please stay home and be safe!

Our regular meeting next Tuesday, March 21, 2017 will be at HONOR located 38 Seward Drive, Middletown.




 
** Meeting Cancelled ** 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2016
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Wallkill East Rotary is once again planning its 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24, 2016.  This year's race will start at 8am with registration opening at 6:45am.  The course will start and finish near the movie theater entrance to The Galleria at Crystal Run.  Over 350 people participated last year and the club anticipates this number growing in 2016.

REGISTER TODAY!
$25 for an adult, $15 for a child, and $70 for a family of 4. (Postmarked by 11/05/16!)

After 11/05 or on race day- $30 for adults, $20 for a child, and $90 for a family of 4.

Applications can be found in the "Download Files" section of our website (on the left hand side of the home page) or by emailing LittleLo181@yahoo.com.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.OrangeTurkeyTrot.com

A big thank you to our sponsors to date:

EVENT SPONSOR
Johnstons Toyota
Johnstons Subaru

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Orange Regional Medical Center
 
GOLDEN TURKEY SPONSORS
Alan Turken Allstate Insurance
Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone
Fellenzer Engineering, LLP
Hill-N-Dale Abstracters Inc.
Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union
Keller Williams Realty
Merrill Lynch
Nugent & Haeussler, PC
Primerica Financial Services
Rowley Development Corp.
Solar Joel - Direct Energy Solar
The Times Herald Record
Todd Lyons Paving

SILVER STUFFING SPONSORS
Crystal Run Village Inc.
Dream Vacations
Frank's Custom Shoe Fitting
Hardees Middletown
Judelson, Giordano, & Siegel
Marlu Costumes
Neighborhood RX Pharmacy
Owen McKane
Pucci Financial of Raymond James
Scotchtown Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
SEP Financial Services
Walden Savings Bank

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Turkey Trots are traditionally held on the morning of Thanksgiving and were started as a way to burn off calories before overindulging in a Thanksgiving feast.  Race participants have been known to dress in turkey costumes and this race is no different- costumes are encouraged!




 
Wallkill East Gears Up for Annual Turkey Trot 2016-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 17, 2016
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Wallkill East is a member of Rotary Region 5, which includes our neighboring clubs of Liberty, Livingston Manor, Middletown, Minisink, Monticello, Port Jervis and Shawangunk Ridge.  Regularly throughout the Rotary year we all gather together to celebrate all the great things our clubs are doing and have some fun together.
 
At our Region 5 gathering last night, Wallkill East presented the Liberty Rotary Club with a $1,000 check for their Haiti Clean Water Project.  This phenomenal project provides water filtration systems for Haitian families.  The Liberty club's goal is to distribute 1,000 of these systems to 1,000 families.  We are honored to help them reach their goal!
 
Pictured are Wallkill East Club President Sal (left) presenting the check to Liberty Club President Gary.
Wallkill East Donates to Water Project 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East Rotary and the Pine Bush Interact Clubs stepped up big time in order for S.T.E.P (Schools To End Poverty) to reach their goal of $82,000 before June 30, 2016.
 
District Governor Nick Constantino made a bold promise at last years district conference to the co-founders of S.T.E.P Eddie Frank and Howard Goldin that he would promote their goal and do everything in his power to help them reach it.
 
In turn Wallkill East as Nick's home club promised to do everything they could to raise funds towards that goal.  From that promise the Kids & Cookies concept was born.
 
A second coin drop at Sam's Club in Middletown and a fantastic Fund Raising effort at our annual Turkey Trot allowed Wallkill East to present S.T.E.P. a check for $5,000 at Nick's district conference putting S.T.E.P. over their goal.  It was both timely and appropriate that Nick's home club put S.T.E.P. over the top at Nick's district conference.
 
That check combined with the first check of $2,500 brings the total contribution from Wallkill East to $7,500. Almost 10% of the total Goal!
 
 
 
 
Wallkill East Donation Pushes S.T.E.P Goal Over the Top 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East Assists at The Classic 10K Road Race Weekend 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
On Saturday May 28, 2016, the Pine Bush HS Interact Club dedicated a Peace Pole at the Town of Crawford Park.  The Peace Pole is in a great spot and highly visible as you enter the park.  A very big thank you to Angelo Ferrante and his colleague Matthew DeMaio who did the hard work of digging the hole on a very hot and humid day!  Hopefully this is just the beginning of placing Peace Poles around our communities.  There are currently about 30 Peace Poles in the Hudson Valley.
 
 
 
Peace Pole Dedication 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
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On April 5, Wallkill East Rotary presented the YMCA of Middletown with a $500 check for their Strong Kids Campaign.  This campaign raises funds for financial assistance for camps, swimming lessons, and many other youth programs that the YMCA offers.  Wallkill East is proud to be a continued supporter of the Strong Kids Campaign.
Wallkill East Present YMCA with Strong Kids Donation 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
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It's never too early to think about Mother's Day!

Wallkill East will be selling roses and plants for Mother's Day again this year.  Rose pick-up will be on May 6th and the plant sale will be on May 7th starting at 9am.  Pre-orders are welcomed and encouraged.  Please see the flyer for all the details and contact any Wallkill East Rotarian to place your order.


 
Mother's Day Rose and Plant Sale Underway 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2016
Wallkill East Rotary sponsored a new Interact Club this year at Circleville Middle School.  The group has organized a pet drive and are in the process of collecting items needed by Pets Alive.  They are also planning a spring clean-up at Pets Alive in April.  Click on the link below for more information about what the club is doing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYSwJWYZNdg&feature=youtu.be

The Circleville Middle School Interact Club has really jumped in and gotten involved this year and Wallkill East couldn't be prouder.  Keep it up CVMS Interact!

 
CVMS Interact Club Works With Pets Alive 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
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On November 17, 2015, Wallkill East Rotary presented four new Paul Harris recognitions.  Rotarian Sal Lucido, Anne Glenn-Fellenzer (Rotarian spouse), Chris Boyle (Rotarian daughter), and Maureen Plain (Rotarian spouse) are new Paul Harris Fellows in our Wallkill East family.

A person becomes a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) when they donate $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.  Rotarians can become PHF themselves and they can also donate in someone else's name.  When you give to the Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's work around the world through projects that change lives around the world.



 
Wallkill East Recognizes Four Paul Harris Fellows 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Wallkill East Rotary is once again planning its 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  Despite the winter storm the night before last year's event, the 5K event was a great success.  "You cannot control Mother Nature, but we still had a great event despite the winter weather.  Our Rotary members enjoy seeing people and their families show up to participate in the event together and we appreciate their support," said race organizer Lauren Rowley.  The Town of Wallkill based Rotary club raised approximately $8,000 last year that went to support the club's scholarship fund as well as other local organizations including the YMCA of Middletown's Save the Last Lap pool campaign, HONOR Flight, and the Boys & Girls Club.  This year's race will start at 8am with registration opening at 6:45am.  The course will start and finish near the movie theater entrance to The Galleria at Crystal Run.

REGISTER TODAY!
$20 for an adult, $10 for a child, and $50 for a family of 4. (Postmarked by 11/07/15!)

After 11/07 or on race day- $25 for adults, $15 for a child, and $60 for a family of 4.

Applications can be found in the "Download Files" section of our website (on the left hand side of the home page) or by emailing LittleLo181@yahoo.com.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.OrangeTurkeyTrot.com

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Turkey Trots are traditionally held on the morning of Thanksgiving and were started as a way to burn off calories before overindulging in a Thanksgiving feast.  Race participants have been known to dress in turkey costumes and this race is no different- costumes are encouraged!

Wallkill East Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:30am at The Holiday Inn at on Crystal Run Road in the Town of Wallkill.  Rotary International, the world’s first service organization, is made up of over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.  Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.  The Wallkill East Rotary Club was chartered in 1989.

 
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Wallkill East Rotary and the Pine Bush High School Interact Club raised $2,500 to donate to the S.T.E.P program.  (Schools To End Poverty)  District Governor Nick Constantino put a challenge out to all the clubs in our district to raise $82,000 for S.T.E.P during his governor year.  This money will go to adding on to an existing school in Vietnam, the Rose School, which will help to serve over 500 more children.
 
With the help of our club, the Pine Bush High School Interact Club did a coin drop at Sam's Club in Middletown.  Over $850 was raised at this coin drop.  Wallkill East matched this amount (and then some!) and our members also contributed to get us to our total $2,500 contribution.

Pictured L to R:  Wallkill East Rotary President Carl Bonitz, S.T.E.P Chairman and Co-Founder Howard Goldin, Wallkill East Rotarian Sal Lucido, and and S.T.E.P 1st Vice President and Co-Founder Eddie Frank.  Sal was instrumental in organizing the coin drop with our Interact students and making this fundraising effort happen!

For more information on S.T.E.P please visit http://www.schoolstoendpoverty.org.


 
Wallkill East Presents Check to S.T.E.P Lauren Rowley 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2015
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You might just think it’s like any other Tuesday throughout the year, but it’s not. Since it’s the first Tuesday in August that means its “National Night Out Against Crime”
 
A tradition & celebration that started 32 years ago, to bring communities & their local police departments closer together.
 
The celebration started in the Town of Wallkill 14 years ago, and has gotten bigger and better every year. This year the Rotarians of Wallkill East joined the celebration with over 20 percent of the clubs members volunteering their time and energy!
 
We helped:
 
Cook the food
Stuffed the buns (stop laughing)
Serve the food
Clean the tables
Chaperoned the bounce houses
Explained “what is Rotary all about”
 
Wallkill East Rotary was part of a team of 21 volunteers that served close to 3,000 hotdogs and hamburgers, from 6 to 9:30PM.
 
This was our first community service project of the 2015-2016, and a very successful start to our club year.
 
August 2, 2016 – Mark your calendars, “National Night Out Against Crime” 2016!


 
Wallkill East Assists at National Night Out Sal Lucido 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Regular Meeting Cancelled on 1-27-15 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
6th Annual Wallkill East Rotary Community Pancake Breakfast Mike Swensen 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Turkey Trot Results are Up! Lauren Rowley 2014-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Sep 25, 2014
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Gobble, gobble---it's back!

For a second year, the Wallkill East Rotary club will host its Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning.  The course will start and end at the Galleria at Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill, NY.  Registration opens at 6:45am and the race begins at 8am.  EVERYONE registered by November 7th will receive a long-sleeve event shirt and a personalized race bib.  All race participants will receive a fun, turkey-themed giveaway.

RUNNERS AND WALKERS ARE WELCOME!!

REGISTER TODAY!
$20 for an adult, $10 for a child, and $50 for a family of 4. (Postmarked by 11/07/14!)

After 11/07 or on race day- $25 for adults, $15 for a child, and $60 for a family of 4.

Applications can be found in the "Download Files" section of our website (on the left hand side of the home page) or by emailing LittleLo181@yahoo.com.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.OrangeTurkeyTrot.com. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


 

Wallkill East Turkey Trot Back for Its Second Year Lauren Rowley 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
It's flocking season...again! Lauren Rowley 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by DGN Nick Constantino on Mar 25, 2014
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Our District has begun a concerted effort to grow our understanding of our global neighbors through Friendship Exchanges (“FE’s”).

The simplest way to describe a “Friendship Exchange” would be to say “short-term youth exchanges – for adults”.   There are four types of FE’s:



Friendship Exchanges might come to District 7210! DGN Nick Constantino 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jan 20, 2014
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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.  It is 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.



Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowship now being Accepted Lauren Rowley 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jan 12, 2014
From Rotary.org
By Dan Nixon, Rotary News



Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported....


India Celebrates Three Years Without Polio Lauren Rowley 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East to Participate in Region Wide Food Drive Lauren Rowley 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Oct 29, 2013
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We are proud to announce that KVI Uniforms has generously committed to being the Event Sponsor for Wallkill East Rotary's 1st Annual Turkey Trot 5K.  We are thrilled to have KVI on board and thank them for their continued support of our Rotary Club.  Other sponsors to date include:

Event Sponsor:  KVI Uniforms

Golden Turkey
Alan Turken Allstate Insurance Agency
Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Johnstons Toyota & Scion
Nugent & Haeussler, P.C.
Orange Regional Medical Center
Pachter Orthodontics
Rowley Development Corp.


Silver Stuffing Sponsors
Crystal Run Village, Inc.
Dewitt Funeral Home
Frank's Custom Shoe Fitting
Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA
Mainframe Custom Framing
The Ruby Group
Town of Wallkill PBA
Urmston, Forshee, Plain & Amelio, CPA
Wisner Corners Plaza





Event Sponsor of Turkey Trot 5K: KVI Uniforms Lauren Rowley 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Oct 20, 2013
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Article from web.ClubRunner.ca.

Rotary International launched their new website on August 26,2013 along with the new Rotary logo. With a fresh new look and a visual design based user experience, Rotary entered the new era of web design with this launch.



Rotary Launches New Website Lauren Rowley 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East Celebrates PDG Governor Bill (And Sue!) Lauren Rowley 2013-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Aug 15, 2013
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Wallkill East Rotary is planning a 5K Turkey Trot for Thursday, November 28, 2013.  The Thanksgiving morning race will start at 8am with registration opening at 7am.  The race course will begin and end at the Galleria at Crystal Run...

Wallkill East Rotary to plan Turkey Trot! Lauren Rowley 2013-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jun 04, 2013
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On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 the Wallkill East Rotary Club held their Annual Installation Dinner where they installed their new President and Board of Directors for the 2013-14 Rotary year.  Held at...

Wallkill East Installs New Board of Directors. Lauren Rowley 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East is looking for members! 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
A June Message from our District Governor Lauren Rowley 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East welcomes a new member! Lauren Rowley 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting Minutes - April 30, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - April 23, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - April 9, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - March 5, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Mar 03, 2013
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Dear Fellow Rotarians:

My plan for a theme for the March District Governor’s letter was to be literacy.  Rotary International has designated March as Literacy month.  Throughout my official visits to the Clubs of District 7210, I talked to each Club about literacy...

District Governor's March Letter Lauren Rowley 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Middletown Club to host 'Taste of Middletown' Lauren Rowley 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East Plans Fellowship Event at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center Lauren Rowley 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - February 26, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Lauren Rowley on Feb 05, 2013
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A request was recently sent to all of our club members to update your information on our club's Club Runner website.  (www.wallkilleastrotary.org)  If you would please take a moment to double check your profile and make any changes (even add a photo!) that would be fantastic!  If you are unsure about how to logon to our club's website please contact Lauren.

Update your info! Lauren Rowley 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - February 5, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2013
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Dear Rotarians:

The month of February is designated  World Understanding month by Rotary International.  It also happens to be the month...

February Letter from DG Bassett 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East's Newest Honorary Member Lauren Rowley 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Pancake Breakfast only 16 days away! Lauren Rowley 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jan 07, 2013
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Submitted By:  Jenny Rivera and Lauren Rowley

January Duties
Greeter:  Alan Turken
Newsletter Writer:  Jenny Rivera
Speakers:  Walter Tonyes

February Duties
Greeter:  Kathy Hankins
Newsletter Writer:  Carl Bonitz
Speakers:  Bela Gesztesi


Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2013 Lauren Rowley 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Dear Rotarians:

January is Rotary Awareness month.  The goal for this month is for each Club to take a few steps to promote Rotary in their own community.  Too many times...

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Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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January is Rotary Awareness Month.  Talk to people in your circles about Rotary, wear your pin every day, and bring a potential member to a meeting.  Let's spread the word about what a great organization Rotary is!

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Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Dear Rotarians:

Today I am writing my November letter to you as we all recover from the effects of Sandy.  Rotarians all over the Hudson Valley have been impacted by the storm on October 29th.  I received a message from two Rotary Clubs, out of our area, asking if they could help.  One Club was from Southern Louisiana (District 6200), and the second Club was from Georgia.   District 7210 directly helped the communities of Grand Isle and Golden Meadow in Louisiana immediately following Katrina.  Those Rotarians were already worrying about us.....


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Posted on Oct 07, 2012
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Our District, with the support of the Finance Committee and the Reserve Fund Committee, has created a scholarship program for new Rotarians to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) and participate in the Level 1 Curriculum.  "New Rotarian" is defined as anyone who has been in Rotary for less than 5 years.  The New Rotarian is encouraged to attend the RLI Program....
RLI: Rotary Leadership Institue 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Oct 04, 2012
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Dear Rotarians:

October is a Vocational Service month in Rotary.  Through the Avenue of Vocational Service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, promote high ethical standards in the workplace, support career planning and other vocational activities and represent the dignity and value of their profession.

Many clubs in our District are active in the Vocational Avenue of Service.  Several do Career Days in the local schools.  Several clubs regularly send their members to speak about their professions.  Some Clubs have become active in Junior Achievement that teaches children about the skills needed to be successful in business and life....

October Message from DG Bassett Lauren Rowley 2012-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Send us your quotes! Lauren Rowley 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 03, 2012
By Susan Hanf and Jason Lamb  
Rotary International News

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July?  The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year...
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Posted on Aug 31, 2012
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A new school year is upon us and my thoughts naturally turn to the young people going off to school.  That is probably why September is “New Generations” month.  New Generations is our fifth and newest avenue of service.  One could make the argument that this is Rotary’s most important avenue of service because this avenue not only deals with the future of Rotary but really the future of the whole world...
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Posted on Aug 06, 2012
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Meeting notes taken by Mike Swensen.


A reminder...
August Greeter:  Jenny Rivera
August Newsletter:  Mike Swensen
August Speakers:  Nick Constantino

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Posted on Jul 31, 2012
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I have enjoyed my official visits to clubs in the month of July.  All of the visits are different because each club is unique, but one topic is constantly brought up in each visit....
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Posted on Jul 30, 2012
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Meeting notes taken by Nick Constantino.


A reminder...
August Greeter:  Jenny Rivera
August Newsletter:  Mike Swensen
August Speakers:  Nick Constantino
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Meeting Minutes - July 10, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - July 3, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
A Message From our New District Governor Bill Bassett Lauren Rowley 2012-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jun 26, 2012
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Join District Governor Bill, fellow Rotarians, family and friends from around our District at our SECOND ANNUAL RENEGADES FUN-RAISER...

District 7210 FUN-raiser Lauren Rowley 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - June 26, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2012
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Dear Rotarians: My year as your Governor is rapidly coming to a close.  Savi and I are grateful for your love and honored to serve our beloved District 7210.  It has been an incredible journey and we enjoyed every minute and every aspect of it.  From you we have received more than we could give.

We are all unique in our passion for service.  We look for every opportunity to serve no matter what the need.  And we do it with love for each other and for those we serve...

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Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - May 8, 2012 Alan Turken 2012-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - May 1, 2012 Alan Turken 2012-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - April 24, 2012 Alan Turken 2012-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - April 17, 2012 Robert Miller 2012-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2012
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Dear Rotarians

The most recent report I received from The Rotary Foundation shows statistics for the district and club contributions to the Annual Fund.  As of February 29, 2012 we contributed $20.47 per capita.  We can and we will do better.  Sadly, 27 clubs contributed zero dollars and 18 clubs are below the average for the district.  So far, there is only one club that satisfies the requirement of being an EREY club - all members contribute at least $25 and per capita contribution exceeds $100...
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Middletown Rotary to Host 'Taste of Middletown' 2012-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - March 13, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - March 6, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
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By Dan Nixon  
Rotary International News -- 27 February 2012   

The World Health Organization has officially removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries. Ghulam Nabi Azad, India's minister of Health and Family Welfare, made the announcement at the Polio Summit 2012 in New Delhi on 25 February. Azad said that he had been informed of WHO’s action by its director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan. 
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Posted by Lauren Rowley on Feb 06, 2012
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Dear Rotarians:

February is world understanding month.  Both Savi and I recall how we felt at the RI Assembly in San Diego last year and I am sure DGE Bill and Sue Bassett must have felt the same this year.  More than 530 District Governors and RI leaders from all over the world come together for a week for one purpose only: "How can Rotary bring peace on our planet?"
A Letter from District Governor Tansukh Dorawala, February 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - February 7, 2012 Richard Shapiro 2012-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Gates Foundation Awards Rotary Foundation $50M for Polio Eradication 2012-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - January 17, 2012 Lauren Rowley 2012-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2012
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By Dan Nixon and Wayne Hearn, Rotary International News

Rotary club members worldwide are cautiously celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio. India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, has gone one year without recording a new case of the crippling, sometimes fatal, disease.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2012
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While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International - a humanitarian service organization dedicated to world peace and understanding - works to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders. Starting in January, the Rotary Clubs of the Mid-Hudson Region will be recruiting for Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that gives up to 100 fellows the opportunity to obtain professional development certificates or master's degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
The Rotary Clubs of District 7210 Recruits Future Peace Leaders for Rotary Peace Fellowship 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - January 10, 2012 Suzanne Forni 2012-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - January 3, 2012 Nick Constantino 2012-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan Turken on Dec 19, 2011
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 Just a reminder:  next week's meeting (12/27) will be a round table meeting.  We will have our first business meeting of the new year on 1/3/2012.  Please plan on attending!

 

 

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Posted on Dec 11, 2011
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 In a statement over the weekend, District Governor Tansukh Dorawala was saddened to announce that PDG Chester (Chet) Sawyer passed away on Friday evening.  
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Posted by Lauren Rowley on Dec 05, 2011
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By Ryan Hyland, Rotary International News

More than 1,000 Rotarians, UN officials, Rotary youth program participants, and guests celebrated the special relationship between Rotary and the United Nations on 5 November. 
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Meeting Minutes - December 6, 2011 Alan Turken 2011-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - November 29, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - November 15, 2011 Carl Bonitz 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - November 8, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - October 25, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - October 11, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - September 20, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted on Aug 24, 2011
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By Megan Ferringer and Arnold R. Grahl, Rotary International News

Rotarians have teamed up with nongovernmental organizations in Belgium to bring clean drinking water and improved sanitation to thousands of families in the poorest districts of Toamasina, Madagascar.

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Meeting Minutes - August 23, 2011 Patti Sanders 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2011

Article written by Ryan Hyland, Rotary International News

Ron D. Burton, a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2013-14. Burton will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

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Meeting Minutes - July 26, 2011 Nick Constantino 2011-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - July 12, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - June 28, 2011 Nick Constantino 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jun 20, 2011
Brainstorming and planning for our Wiffle for Kids event officially kicked off today at our first 2011 committee meeting.  This year's event will be held Saturday, September 17th at the Town of Wallkill Little League fields and we are hoping for an even bigger and better event than last year.  We will run a competitive tournament, the Corporate Challenge, as well as the FREE Family Fun Fest!  And as always, our concenssion stand run by Master Chef Turken will be open all day long.  If you have any ideas for potential sponsors, prizes for the Corporate Challenge, fun family activities or just questions about the event in general please feel free to contact Carl or Lauren.  (Or join us for our next committee meeting in July.  TBD date.)  We are always looking for fun, fresh ideas!
Wiffle for Kids kicks off! Lauren Rowley 2011-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jun 14, 2011
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The Middletown/Wallkill East Rotaract club is busy planning their 2nd annual Yard Sale.  All proceeds from this sale will benefit Shelterbox.
Rotaract to Host Yard Sale Lauren Rowley 2011-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
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Article written by:  Dan Nixon, Rotary International News

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has made significant progress since the launch of its new strategic plan and the bivalent oral polio vaccine last year.  In India and Nigeria, the sources of all recent wild poliovirus importations into previously polio-free countries, the disease declined by 95 percent between 2009 and 2010.
Time to Ramp up the Fight Against Polio 2011-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - June 14, 2011 Nick Constantino 2011-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lauren Rowley on Jun 06, 2011
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Wallkill East Rotary is now on facebook.  For club updates, photos, and more please "LIKE" us!
Wallkill East is now on facebook! Lauren Rowley 2011-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - May 10, 2011 Nick Constantino 2011-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - May 3, 2011 Richard Shapiro 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Giannino on Apr 25, 2011
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New month...New duties...

May Duty Schedule
Greeter:  Laurette DiMontova
Newsletter Writer:  Kim Imholz
Speakers:  Laurette DiMontova

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Meeting Minutes - April 5, 2011 Frank Giannino 2011-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - March 15, 2011 James Lawler 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
DG Phil Schunk Visits Wallkill East Lauren Rowley 2011-03-07 10:25:23Z 0
Sports Memorabilia Auction Coming Up Fast! Nick Constantino 2011-03-07 10:24:25Z 0
Meeting Minutes - January 11, 2011 Alan Turken 2011-03-07 10:23:48Z 0
Round Table Meeting - January 18, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-03-07 10:23:13Z 0
Round Table Meeting - January 25, February 1, and February 8, 2011 Lauren Rowley 2011-03-07 10:22:40Z 0
Wallkill East Gets a Makeover! Lauren Rowley 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - March 1, 2011 Richard Shapiro 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - February 22, 2011 Bela Gesztesi 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes - February 15, 2011 Carl Bonitz 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Wallkill East Welcomes New Member, Nikki Regina 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
'Quotes of the Week' - 2010-11 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Monthly Greeter, Newsletter Writer & Speaker Lauren Rowley 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
7th Annual Wiffle for Kids Lauren Rowley 2010-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Lauren Rowley

The Wallkill East Rotary Club is once again collecting school supplies for the Pine Bush School District's Backpacks for All Children project.  Supplies will be collected from now until August 19, 2014.

While all school supply items are welcome, there are specific requests for the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Marble notebooks
  • Pocket folders
  • Box of 24 crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • 3 ring binders
  • Rulers
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Blue or black pens

If you would like to make a donation please contact any Wallkill East Rotarian.Image

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Posted by Lauren Rowley
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Dear Rotarians:

March is Literacy month, which reminds me of my childhood years in India where we had so many people, young and old who did not know how to read or write.   We did not have adequate schools and many parents did not emphasize the value of education to their children.
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Posted by Lauren Rowley
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Rotary International News - June 13, 2011

During a trip to Niger on a Rotary Foundation grant, Ernie and Sally Montagne of Arizona, USA, saw firsthand how the Foundation's humanitarian efforts are helping to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
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07/19/14:
"My goal is to be a candle.  A candle not only provides light, it can light many new candles - and even some torches."
~Unknown



07/01/14:
"Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
~ Louis D. Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court  from 1916-1939


06/10/14:
"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not.  My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it.  If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."

~ Jeff Foxworthy, stand-up comedian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Lauren Rowley
On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, PDG Dr. Jim Yarmus inducted Lynka Jones into the Wallkill East Rotary Club. She attended our Wiffle for Kids event this year and her employer, Shoprite, was a Pinch Hitter sponsor of the event. We are thrilled to have such a great addition to our club.
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Wiffle for Kids Has Arrived Lauren Rowley 0
Army Men's Basketball Coach to Visit Wallkill East 0
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Date and Time Announced for HONORehg Birthday Party Lauren Rowley 0
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11/11/14:
"While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms."
~Randy Neigebauer, U.S. Congressman




 

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