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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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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 www.liveonny.org 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!

We had the pleasure of having North Rockland Rotarian Patricia Gordan as our speaker today - she spoke about her experience as the first President of her club, as well as about how she started the Brick Museum in Haverstraw.

Most importantly - we had the opportunity to celebrate her 90th Birthday!

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 ~ www.ClarkstownSunriseRotary.com or our Facebook page ~ www.Facebook.com/ClarkstownSunriseRotary."
 
 
 
Even though we are missing our President, we did have the pleasure of welcoming our newest member, Anna Karapetjan, this morning!

Anna was inducted by our Assistant Governor, Jerry Reilly (center). They are shown here with Anna's sponsor, Nick Constantino.

Welcome to Rotary Anna!

(Our apologies for the blurry picture, but in the other pictures, which were much clearer, Anna and/or Nick had very scared looks on their faces! Jerry's induction ceremony basically required Anna to surrender her first born to Rotary! smiley )
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!
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

 
Club Executives & Directors
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Program Chair
Treasurer
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Speakers
Gillian Ballard
Sep 25, 2018
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Rockland County
Jeanette Sanchez
Oct 02, 2018
Cornerstone Christian School
Club Assembly
Oct 09, 2018
Our Own Anna Karapetjan
Oct 16, 2018
Global Business Council
Congers-Valley Cottage Rotarian Michael DiBella
Oct 23, 2018
His Very Unique Hunting & Fishing Club
Spring Valley Rotarian Neil Winter
Oct 30, 2018
Rockland Community Foundation
Round Table
Nov 06, 2018
Round Table
Nov 20, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving Week!
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas!
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2019
Happy New Year!
 
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