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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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Our program today was very special...

Our very own Eileen (far left) and Eloise (far right) shared with us the career of our late member, dear friend and their father, Adam Krainak.

Two Rotarians and retired Police Chiefs Frank Bailey (left - Ramapo Valley Rotary) and Bill Stone (West Point-Highland Falls Rotary) joined us to honor their fellow Rotarian and colleague.

Major Terry Shaffer, who provides us with our weekly invocation, had most of us fighting tears with his best "prayer" to date!
Today we learned about the 3-month young "Rockland County Business Journal" from Tina Traster, Editor and Publisher.

Check it out:

Tina, center, is shown here with our Secretary, Ginny, and our Program Chair, Terry.

Our speaker today was Larry Singer, Immediate Past President of the Rockland Historical Society.

Thank you Larry for an informative talk!

After their presentation on our Colombia progrom, Alex and Nick (a/k/a Dr. Lindo) took a moment to pose with the best waiter ever!

Thank you Oscar for all your help!

Westchester Rotarian Aaron Soury (center), a Business Broker, gave us some great information this morning on selling your business in today's climate.

Aaron is also a frequent visitor at Rockland Rotary Means Business meetings.

Thank you Esther Schulman, of ARC Rockland, for sharing information with us about ARC and philanthropy in general.

She is shown here (center) with Alexandra and Terry.

Today our speakers were from the Rockland Community Foundation: Board members Ariel Augang and our friend (and Spring Valley Rotarian) Neil Winter.

We look forward to a relationship with RCF! (Stay tuned!)

Today we heard from John Wedvick, the President of Clarkstown Teachers' Association, who shared with us their innovative program for helping Clarkstown students say no to drugs...

It's nice to see the educators' proactive behavior!

He is shown here with our President (Alexandra, left) and member Cindy (who secured the program).

Another great meeting today.

Thank you Mike DiBella and Scott Millich for sharing your “Hunting & Fishing Club” with us!

We love visiting Rotarians - and today we had three wonderful friends visit us!

Scott (left) gave an informative presentation on commercial real estate happenings in and around Rockland County, Lisa reminded us about the upcoming Meals on Wheels Gala and Mike assumed the President's Chair!

Thank you all for joining us!

Thank you Denise Hogan for a wonderful update on how Rockland County leads the way in eliminating tobacco's influence on our youth!
Today we learned about BRIDGES of Rockland County (formerly known as Independent Living). The offer a very interesting and necessary range of services.

Thank you Joe Quelch for joining us! (He is shown here [center] with our President, Alex and our Program Chair Terry.)

Marie Reger, Chief Executive Officer of the Girls Scouts Heart of the Hudson, was our speaker yesterday.

She is shown here with our Program Chair (Terry) and our President (Alexandra).

Roxanne Watson shared her amazing story on the "organ recipient waiting list".
In return for the gift of life she received, her goal is to have every New Yorker become an organ donor!    Visit to learn more!
(Roxanne, center, is with our President, Alexandra and our Program Chair, Terry.)
Today Mendel Taub shared his incredible journey with us.
His life is inspiring - and his outlook is refreshing!
Our very own Anna Karapetjan provided us with a wonderful program this morning on her home country, Estonia!

We all enjoyed her talk - and learned! Thank you Anna!
Lake Mahopac Rotarian Greg Amato presented an historical perspective on Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio, as well as a brief overview of all of the good that the Foundation does.
Thank you Greg for joining us!
"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 ~"
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