June 2008 Club News
July 2 - Marriott 12:00pm
July 9 - Marriott 12:00pm
July 16 - Marriorr 12:00pm
June 23 - Marriott 12:00pm
July 30 - Tarrytown Boat Club 6 pm until ....
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
While most of you are too "young" to remember my first term as President there are also many of you who are too "old" to remember my first term ( maybe that's the reason behind asking me to serve again!?!) In any event, I plan to build upon our successes this year and call on all of you to help make that happen. Today more than ever, the Rotary Club stands tall in providing assistance to so many people in need. Our efforts here in our little corner of the world can also have a great impact in far-flung corners of the world. As always- remember the Four Way Test....you may be called upon to recite it at a future meeting!
A message from our Past-President:
It has been a real pleasure to serve as club president for the past year. It was a really busy and productive year. For starters, fruit sales were a huge success thanks to the efforts of Chip and Gerry B. Wine and Jazz was its usual success thanks to Steve and Janet. Aubrey's letters made a huge difference also. Of course, our latest event, the duck derby, went over in a big way due to the efforts of Joanne and Mimi. Many members of the club also worked hard on all of these events. Our grants were also processed in a timely manner thanks to Gerry Riera. I think that the water project that Carol brought to the table was an extremely good use of our funds. We also made two Paul Harris Fellows, Gerry R. and Tom Basher.
I could not be prouder of our club this year.
Thank you all for your help.
As shared at our meeting by club member and advisor Mimi Godwin, following is the report from our Sleepy Hollow High School Interact Club:
On Thursday evening, June 12th, 13 members of Sleepy Hollow High School’s Interact Club gathered at the Tarry Hill Nursing Home to host a prom for the residents. The students decorated the common area with balloons and streamers. They then aided the staff in bringing the residents to the prom and welcomed them with flower corsages. With the assistance of a DJ, the students spent the next hour dancing with the residents, many of whom sang and clapped along with the music. At the end of the evening two of the residents, Viola and Frank, were crowned prom king and queen, and they danced for the crowd. The students then helped the residents return to their rooms and cleaned up. This was the second time students from the high school participated in the prom and all look forward to continuing the tradition next spring.
Mrs. McGough Choi would like to thank the following students for participating in the activity: Maddie LaRue, Charles Kress, Sydney Gaylin, Aimee Vachon, Tara Bonanno, Fiona McCabe, Alex Milhave, Jake Rosen, Alexis Giampiccolo, Beth Kejawski, Amy Curtin, Lauren Zallo, and Sarah Feigelson. She would also like to thank Cheryl Greene, Maureene Flemming, and Jason Choi for their assistance with this event.
The Interact Club is a community service club supported by The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns. The Interact Club would like to thank the Rotary Club for their support and throughout the year.
Scholarship & Award Winners:
Dave Bridges Art Award
Hackley School - Emily Dunn & Tom Bishop
Irvington High School - Kyle Sullivan & Erin Dawson
Sleepy Hollow High School - Samantha Maffucco & John Bonanno
Sleepy Hollow High School - Jasmin Gonzalez, Genevieve Ruppel, Kayla Chulla & Devan Campbell
Irvington High School - James Clarke, Hyangmi Kwak & Athia Shibuya
Jack McCleery ROTARY Sports Award
Trent Bronner & Jaclyn Mottola
Our various Committees will need the talents of many members as well as the steadfast leadership of those Chairing them. The committees include -Community Service, International Service, Membership, Vocational,Fundraising( Wine and Jazz, Fruit Sales, Duck Derby) and Rotary Foundation/District Relations.
To those Chairpersons who served last year, I invite them to remain in those positions, if they would like, because they did such a fine job...anyone interested in taking on any chair position or acting as co-chair, I'm sure that would be welcomed by all. The best way for new members to learn about Rotary from the club level and up to Rotary International is to get involved with a committee. It can be as much fun as it is rewarding.
Join Hitachi Food Drive - Support the COC
Hitachi America, LTD is running a summer non-presishable food drive July 1-31 benefiting the Community Opportunity Center of the Tarrytowns. The Sleepy Hollow -Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce has joined them in their efforts. Should any member of our club want to help, please bring your non-perishable foods to our club meetings on Wednesday and Margaret Black will collect them. Or you can bring gift cards from Stop and Shop or C-Town. Let's help the COC fill their pantry shelves. Our support can make the difference in our community.
July 25 - John Belluardo