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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
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"The Rotary Club of Clarkstown Sunrise was chartered in May, 1991 as an alternative to Rockland County’s luncheon meetings.   Still the only breakfast club in the county, Clarkstown Sunrise meets every Tuesday at 7:30am at the City Line Family Restaurant, New City.
Our current President, Alexandra Duenas, who was also President for the 2012-13 Rotary year, is serving the first of her two-year commitment to recreate the club and, in doing so, has created a renewed energy and enthusiasm.   Our twelve members have committed to the growth of our club and the good that we do – not only locally, but internationally.
We have collected “Suits for Soldiers”, provided funding to Rockland County’s Meals on Wheels, contributed to the Rotary Foundation and supported the End Polio Now campaign.   We are also continuing our commitment of sending students to RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – a program designed to ensure that high school sophomores, who demonstrate leadership potential, will receive the training to ensure that they become leaders.   We also started “Rockland Rotary Means Business”.
We are very proud that we have created a new “signature project” – our “Suits for Soldiers Comedy Show” – which will debut on May 4, 2018 at the American Legion, New City.   In addition to continuing collecting business attire for our returning veterans looking to re-enter the workplace, proceeds of the show will go towards our international project – providing services to terminally ill children in Colombia (a program equivalent to “Make a Wish”).   A mere $9500.00 will support this program for an entire year!   Other Rotary clubs, and Rotarians individually, have committed to this project!
One of our newest members, Major Terry Schaeffer (Salvation Army), has committed to – and has done an amazing job – securing wonderful speakers for us every week.
Guests are always welcome to join us and to learn more about what being a Rotarian is all about.   Please call Nick Constantino, a former District Governor of Rotary International, (845-294-0123) for additional information.   You can also visit our website ~ or our Facebook page ~"
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!

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