Club Information

Welcome to the NEW Clarkstown Sunrise Rotary Club!

Clarkstown Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
City Line Diner
254 South Main Street
New City, NY  10956
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories
Thank you People's United Bank for being a Gold Sponsor of our Pancake Breakfast!
 
See you Sunday!
Thank you Vision Sports Club for being a Gold Sponsor for our Pancake Breakfast!
 
Hope to see you all on February 4th - 8:00am-12:00pm at Meals on Wheels, 121 W. Nyack Road, Nanuet.
Today we inducted our first Corporate member - People's United Bank!  
 
We also inducted their Branch Manager, Cindy Coughlin, as an Honorary member.   She is shown here with our President Alexandra (left), Nick Constantino who officiated the induction and their sponsor, Terry Shaffer (right).
 
Welcome to Rotary People's United Bank and Cindy!   Thank you Terry for ensuring our future by sponsoring our newest member!
Diana Hess presented us with an overview of Jawonio's (an Indian word meaning "independence") services, as well as their capitol campaign.  
 
Jawonio is an organization that basically serves everyone!  
 
Thank you Diana! 
 
Our newest member, Terry, is now a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
He received his certificate from Foundation Chair Nick and his pin from President Alexandra.  
 
Thank you Terry for supporting our Rotary Foundation!

Today we had the pleasure of having our friend, and New City Rotarian, Robert Pitkofsky, Esq. speak with us about Estate Planning.

Thank you Rob for the information - and for your enjoyable anecdotes!

We had the absolute pleasure of having Keith Dougherty, Group Sales Manager for Clove Creek Dinner Theater, speak with us this morning about this "hidden gem" in Fishkill.

And rumor has it that Keith is looking for a Rotary club to call home..
Clarkstown Sunrise Rotarians Alex and Nick had the pleasure of enjoying dinner with Saint Petersburg Rotary President Irina Shestakova upon her arrival to the United States.
 
Rotary - it's about friendships!

We had the pleasure of having Ellen & Ron Spergel speak with us today!

Ellen, a Master Gardener, along with Ron, created a gardening program at Grandview Elementary School. The students, who lovingly refer to them as Grandma and Grandpa, are learning far more than gardening.  Very cool!

But, would you believe, we forgot a picture?  sad

Our guest speaker this morning, Elizabeth Santiago, the Executive Director of the Center for Safety & Change, spoke with our club this morning about their programs, services and challenges. 
 
The Center assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as providing education to help empower victims --- and to help prevent future victimization.
 
We were enlightened by her presentation.  

Today we welcomed (Major) Terry Shaffer from the Salvation Army to our ranks! Our good friend, and AG, Larry Palant inducted him for us...

Terry was also our program - sharing with us how the Salvation Army serves on the front line of disaster relief.

Welcome (back) to Rotary, Terry!

One of the goals of our President, Alexandra, over the next two years is to secure a Peace Fellow applicant, preferably from within the Rockland law enforcement community.

As the proverbial first step, she invited her good friend and Rotarian Peace Scholar, Captain DF Pace of the Philadelphia Police Department to share his experiences with us this morning.

A Peace Scholar applicant can apply for a Masters Degree in Peace & Conflict resolution or a Certificate in same.  (Please ask us to explain.)

You can download a brochure from our website (download files section).   Once you review the brochure, please message us if you would like to know how you might become eligible for this amazing opportunity --- at no cost to you! Please include your phone number, as there is far too much information to relay via messaging.

We hope to hear from you!

 
Alex and Nick did a joint presentation, talking about all of the good that our Foundation donations have done locally, nationally and around the world. 
 
Rotary Direct forms are now available on our website (see "Download files").
 
And, by the way, you don't have to be a Rotarian to donate.   smiley    Please ask us how!

Our friends and fellow Rotarians, Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O'Gorman, spoke with us this morning about their El Salvador water project - a partnership of the Pearl River Rotary and Dominican College.

"Whatever the size of the group, Ryan and I are pleased to present the Water Project story. Just letting someone know that our neighbors live is such sub-standard conditions, build awareness of the global mission of Rotary International." ~ Dorothy Filoramo

Let us know if your club or organization is looking for a program and we'll make the connection!

Our President's sister, Luisa Lee, collected a large number of suits in the "drop box" she created at her company (SG Companies) for our Suits for Soldiers collection!

Thank you Luisa --- and thank you to all who donated!

Even though our campaign has officially "ended", we will still accept donations. Message us here or email us (nick@nickconstantino.com) to make arrangements. Thank you!

Our own Eileen DeToma spoke with us about American Sign Language and Deafness.  
 
Besides being one of our two Honorary members, and being our member Adam's daughter, she is a retired ASL teacher, who still works regularly as a translator.
Our good friend, and Spring Valley Rotarian, Seraphim Wood gave a great presentation on Russia!   Everyone, including our guests, were captivated by his humor and insights.
 
So, we confess, we forgot to get a picture, so we, shall we say "borrowed", this one from his Facebook page...  smiley
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
The Rotary Foundation
 
 
 
 
Bulletin Subscribe
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required
 
 
Speakers
Rotarian Lenny Nathan, HealthSav, LLC
Feb 20, 2018
Please join us and learn how you could save a life!
Maureen Nicholich
Feb 27, 2018
Meals on Wheels
Officer Paul Valerio
Mar 13, 2018
Clarktstown Town Police Department
Major Marcus Jugenheimer (Spring Valley Rotarian)
Mar 20, 2018
The Salvation Army's Holiday Programs Recap
 
Upcoming Events
 
RSS
Healing scars of war

In the mountains of Poland, 26 children traumatized by violence get a chance to be kids again at Rotary

Interota 2017 recap

2017 Interota recapRotaractors mark 50 years of Rotaract at their triennial meetingIn September, Rotaractors from around the world gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, for their triennial Interota

Rassin's 2018 presidential theme

2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the

Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio

Rotary gives $53.5 million to help eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) — With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of

Saving mothers and babies

New Zealand Rotary club sets new standard for childbirth care in