There are several standing committees and several ‘ad hoc’ committees, which are generally short-lived and focused on a specific project as identified by individual members or the Club Board. All members are expected to serve on at least one committee. Club committees generally meet at least once a month during Club Assembly, which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Committees also meet independently as necessary and/or called by the Committee chairman. Generally each committee has a minimum of two members and a committee chair appointed by the President.
CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEE: The committee is responsible for guiding and assisting members in matters related to club activities. The primary activities of the committee are:
- to promote fellowship and friendship among the members,
- promote participation by members in recreational and social activities;
- to inform new and prospective members about the privileges and responsibilities of Rotary club membership;
- keep members informed about the history, objectives and activities of Rotary at all levels; and
- to oversee the orientation of new members during their first year in the club.
COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE: The committee is responsible for assisting the club in its community relationships and community service activities. The primary activities of the committee are related to the solicitation and evaluation of requests for funding from not-for-profit organizations in the community.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE COMMITTEE: The committee is responsible for assisting the club in matters related to international service. The club has has made grants to the Rotary International Polio Eradication Program, the African Child Friendly Program, a District initiative, partial funding of the Veronica project, a program promoting the visitation of students from Argentina to our community, Dominican Republic Water project, Baby Aids project Dominican Republic and Haiti Relief projects.
BREITBARTH SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: The committee is responsible for reviewing all applications and selecting those high school students who apply for the Breitbarth Scholarship. In addition it is the committee’s responsibility to update as necessary the application and guidelines and distribute them to private and public high schools attended by residents of Tarrytown, Irvington and Sleepy Hollow. The committee also assists in the planning of the annual scholarship awards luncheon.