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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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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 friend, member and favorite veteran, Adam Krainak, received a very special pin from our President today --- "Armed Forces Veteran Rotary" pin.
 
Please visit our Facebook page - www.Facebook.com/ClarkstownSunriseRotary - to see an actual picture of this beautiful, well-deserved pin.
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
 
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Speakers
Marigene Keller, Rockland Conservatory of Music
Jan 23, 2018
"How Rotary Impacted My Life"
Major Marcus Jugenheimer (Spring Valley Rotarian)
Jan 30, 2018
The Salvation Army's Holiday Programs Recap
Bryan Connelly
Feb 06, 2018
ARC of Rockland
Gail Cosseboom
Feb 13, 2018
Habitat for Humanity of Rockland
Rotarian Lenny Nathan, HealthSav, LLC
Feb 20, 2018
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