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Rotary Seeks Nominations for Citizen of the Year
The Red Hook Rotary Foundation is seeking nominations from the community for our 2014 Citizen of the Year. Each year for the past 13 years, Rotary has honored a member of the Red Hook community as Citizen of the Year.
Red Hook Rotary is looking for an individual or group who has given to our community, unselfishly, to make Red Hook a better place to live. The nominee should exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self”. Nomination forms can be obtained at the Red Hook Village or Town Halls; downloaded from the Red Hook Rotary Club website http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/citizen-of-the-year-nominating-form/COTY nomination form.pdf or by emailing your request to email@example.com.
This is a nomination process, not balloting. Our decision of who we will honor is based on what the nominee has done for our community, not how many nominations we receive for the same nominee.
Completed nomination forms have to be returned or postmarked by September 5, 2014. They can be mailed to: COTY Nomination, Red Hook Rotary Foundation, PO Box 88, Red Hook, NY 12571-0088; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person to the Village or Town Halls.
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Our speaker this week: Susan Goodman Goldstein brought us an excellent speaker (not that our other speakers are not excellent as well), Natalie Jackson, PhD. Natalie came to this area to work for the polling group at Marist College. In May, Natalie left Marist and started working for the Huffington Post in their polling division (formerly Pollster.com). Natalie is a Senior Data Scientist. Her work currently involves collecting polling results from the various polling companies for a particular political race, analyzing the results and summarizing the results in a chart to give an overview of all the polling data. She spoke about the many factors that need to be considered when conducting a poll. When analyzing poll results you need to know who was polled; what questions were asked, and how many people were polled. Our members asked Natalie many questions, which is a sign of a job well done!
Susan distributed a flyer to the members present, a copy of which can be found here: http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-1/Fred team 1.pdf and http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-2/Fred team 2.pdf relating to Natalie Jackson running in the NYC Marathon November 2. Natalie is running to raise funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in memory of Glenn Goldstein. When you read Natalie’s story of her friendship with Glenn, you remember the great person we lost.
Our guest speaker was our District Governor Penny Byron who was making her official visit. Penny shared with us some of her goals to "Light Up Rotary" in the Hudson Vally and by increasing public knowledge of the great things local Rotarians do to support their communities. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our special guest was AG Lou Turpin (shown here with President Chris Chale) who prepared us for our official visit from District Governor Penny Byron. Committee reports were also given. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker was Caroline Girard-Cartier, who spoke about Weeds: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful. Caroline shared with us her considerable knowledge on invasive species and about helpful weeds. Shown above are President Chris Chale, Caroline Girard-Cartier and speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our guest speaker was our own Walter Avis who told us about his time in the National Guard and ended with a touching story of a soldier’s return home.
Our exchange student Larissa Kress presented YEX advisor Tim Lynch the awards that our Interact club received at the District Conference. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Listen to RadioRotary all Summer long as we bring you shows from the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia.
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Our new officers were installed by Honorary member and Town Clerk Sue McCann. From left to right are Vice-President Rev Michael Shafer, Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, president-elect Susan Simon, 3 year Director Rob Latimer, President Chris Chale, Esq., Treasurer Walter Avis and Sue McCann. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Linda Greenblatt was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Linda has been a tireless worker on behalf of the club, especially her work with our new generations. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We also congratulated members with perfect attendance: Chris Chale 2 years, Susan Simon 3 years, Jonah Triebwasser 8 years, Carl Dowden 26 years and Bud Weaver 41 years. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We wished bon voyage to our YEX student Abby Romm who will spending the next school year in Italy. Abby has been taking an intensive Italian course to prepare for her trip. Shown here are President Chris Chale, Abby and YEX Officer Tim Lynch. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)