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Tim hosts Brian Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Family Services Inc.
May 02, 2014
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RH Library Clean up 8am to 12 noon
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Club Business Meeting
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April 2014

Red Hook Rotary Club Information

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Red Hook

What is Rotary? "Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Bread & Bottle
7496 South Broadway
(Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street)
Red Hook, NY  12571
United States
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Post Office Box 88
Red Hook, NY 12571-0088

Red Hook Rotarians Attend the District Training Assembly!
Our club was well represented at this year's District Assembly on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Hudson Hall Auditorium at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.  Our YEX student Larissa Kress spoke about Rotary's youth exchange program, Secretary Jonah Triebwasser spoke about RadioRotary and President Susan Simon attended the enlightening educational sessions. Shown from left to right above are Jonah, Susan and Larissa. (photo: Joseph Moriello)

Our guest speaker today was Red Hook’s own Serena Winchell who spoke about her four years as a teacher in Fukashima, Japan and her experiences during the earthquake. Shown in the photo are Speaker Host Linda Greenblatt, Serena Winchell and President Susan Simon (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Apple Blossom Day
Save the date for Apple Blossom Day on Saturday, May 10th. This is an all hands on deck event! Every Rotarian will be needed to make this a success! See Dave Wright for details.
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This Weekend on RadioRotary
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, April 19th, at 11:30 a.m. (on  WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, April 20th at 7:25 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 orhttp://www.realcountryhv.com/) when our guest will be Terry Laibach of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. We'll be discussing the whys and hows of recycling today
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 orhttp://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801

RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Saying "Howdee" at the recent District Assembly are RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah "The Belle of New Orleans" O'Connell and Jonah "The Brooklyn Kid" Triebwasser. 
Y'all be sure to listen every week to the award-winning RadioRotary on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
​(photo: Lou Turpin)


Our club could be twice as good if we had twice as many members. That can happen if each of us recruits a new member this year. Propose a new member today!


Can you guess who is this famous Rotarians?
This week’s famous Rotarian was not afraid of heights!


(Answer is below.)





Next week's famous Rotarians were not Presidents of their club, but were Presidents nevertheless!

Who are these famous Rotarians?

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Next week's famous Rotarians were not Presidents of their club, but were Presidents nevertheless!

Who are these famous Rotarians?

- See more at: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/#sthash.zvhoNa3G.dpuf



Next week's famous Rotarians were not Presidents of their club, but were Presidents nevertheless!

Who are these famous Rotarians?

- See more at: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/#sthash.zvhoNa3G.dpuf
Next week's famous Rotarians were not Presidents of their club, but were Presidents nevertheless!

Who are these famous Rotarians?

- See more at: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/#sthash.RZ00RDjJ.dpThe answer can be found elsewhere in this website!

Register now for the RI Convention in Sydney, Australia!
4th Annual District 7210 Renegades FUN-Raiser at the Hudson Valley Renegades! July 13, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Join your fellow Rotarians from District 7210 and their family and friends for our 4th Annual Renegades FUN-Raiser.  Come out to the Dutch with your family and friends for a great evening of baseball, food and fellowship.  Save the date now.  More details will be posted this spring.

End Polio Now! See Rob Latimer with your Donations!


The Rotary Clubs of District 7210 (Hudson Valley) are pleased to announce the availability of a University Scholarship to an individual from the area. The scholarship will be for the graduate work in a foreign university. The amount of the scholarship will be up to $30,000.

The successful applicant will have to exhibit a good academic record, be a good communicator, be willing to speak to Rotary Clubs in the foreign country, in the Hudson Valley and be committed to “Service above Self”.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must be planning to major in one of the following areas:

                Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

                Disease prevention and treatment

                Water and sanitation

                Maternal and child health

                Basic education and literacy

                Economic and community development.

Interest applicants should contact Bill Bassett, District Scholarship Chairman. He can be reached at (845) 361-4732, e-mail  wbassett@hvc.rr. com.

Applications are available on the Rotary District 7210 website.

All applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary Club.

Applications are accepted up to May 1, 2014.


From our friends in the UK:


From our friends in Canada:
RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."
"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California. "The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

This week's famous Rotarian is . . . 
Our famous Rotarian this week is Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of  Mt. Everest.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Auckland, New Zealand
Next week's famous adventurous Rotarian was definitely not bothered by the cold!

Who is this famous Rotarian?






Save the date! Work at the Ribfest and raise funds for our club!

Our guest speaker this week was John Kuhn, Director of the Town of Red Hook Recreation Department. He spoke with us about the history of the recreation park, the refurbishment of the current park and the expansion into a new park nearby. Shown in the photo are President Susan Simon, John Kuhn and speaker host Susan Goodman-Goldstein (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Rotary Explores Elder Abuse
Our guest speakers this week were Kathy Sheehan of the Mediation Center of the Hudson Valley (left) and attorney Kyle Steller of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (right) shown above with our President Susan Simon (center). The topic was Elder Abuse, how to recognize it and what to do about it. Our guests invited us to attend their Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

RadioRotary expands to Orange, Sullivan Counties
Celebrating the expansion of RadioRotary are, left to right, Rotary District Governor Drew Kessler, District Public Relations Chair Stan Martin, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser and WTBQ's
Frank Trautt.

Rotarians and their friends in Orange and Sullivan counties can now listen to the award-winning RadioRotary interview program every Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 1110AM and 93.5 FM.

Professional radio hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O'Connell, members of the Red Hook and Millbrook Rotary Clubs, respectively, interview people who work at the grassroots level on programs that address such important Rotary issues as poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease and the environment.

The 30-minute programs were started more than six years ago by Rotary District 7210, which contains 63 clubs in the Hudson Valley. Over 200 archivded shows are available at radiorotary.org.

The New York State Broadcasters Association, which includes both radio and television, has presented its prestigious Award of Excellence in Broadcasting in the category of Public Affairs Program/Series to RadioRotary for the second year in a row.

Rotary District Public Releations Chair Stan Martin helped coordinate the expansion with WTBQ owner Frank Truatt. Both are members of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club. A former Rotary assistant governor, Martin said the additional coverage area will provide new programming possibilities for 16 Rotary clubs in the two counties plus those in northwestern New Jersey.

Orange County has Rotary clubs in Goshen, Chester, Monroe-Woodbury, Newburgh, Walden, New Windsor-Cornwall, West Point-Highland Falls, Warwick, Middletown, Wallkill East, Port Jervis and Minisink Valley. Sullivan County Rotary Clubs are in Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello and Mamakating.

RadioRotary can also be heard on WBPM 92.9 FM Sundays at 7:25 a.m. or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or http://realcountryhv.com// http://www.hvradionet.com/ or anytime at or www.RadioRotary.orghttp://www.radiorotary.org/
(photo: Taylor Sterling)

Our secretary, Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, exchanges club banners with the president of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, Neil Sinclair. Jonah was visiting Warwick to announce the expansion of RadioRotary's signal to Orange and Sullivan counties (photo: Stan Martin)


It is with deep and genuine regret that we share the sad news of the passing of our friend and fellow Rotarian Dr. Ned VanValey.



Rotary Hosts Vietnam Vet
The Red Hook Rotary hosted Vietnam veteran Major Joe Bahnatka of Red Hook who spoke about his years in Vietnam Special Forces and his life with the Montagnard mountain people. 
Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Major Bahnatka (holding a Montagnard cross bow used for hunting food), Rotary Acting President Susan Simon and speaker host Carl Dowden.
The Red Hook Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant on the corner of South Broadway and East Market Street. Visitors are welcome.  (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Rev. Mike Returns!
Rev. Michael Shafer brought back the sunny and warm weather with him from Venice Florida and a make-up banner for the Venice Sunrise Club. Rev. Mike also celebrated his birthday with us. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Some recent guest speakers were (left to right) Chris and Claudine Close and Beth Jones of Historic Red Hook, shown here with President-elect Christine Chale. Historic Red Hook is the new combination of the Egbert Benson Historical Society and the Friends of the Elmendorph. We heard about their future plans to reach out to local organizations, such as Rotary, to partner in exhibits and events. They also plan to partner with local schools to give the students an appreciation of Red Hook hometown history. (photos: Fred Cartier and  Jonah Triebwasser)
A grand time was had by all at our 59th anniversary dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. The food and the fellowship were great. More photos can be seen in the photo album in the right-hand column of this website.

We honored our new member sponsors at our anniversary dinner. Susan Goodman-Goldstein (right) was honored for bringing in the most members in 2013 and Rev. Fred Cartier and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser (center) were honored for bringing in the most members of any current club members overall. Susan Simon (left) accepted for Fred.

A recent guest speaker was Maureen Roche, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader who spoke to us about the programs for young people that 4H offers in Dutchess County. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security. (shown in the photo are Maureen with President-Elect Chris Chale; photo: Rev. Fred Cartier.)

Videographer: Rev. Fred Cartier

Videographer: Rev. Fred Cartier


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Snow cancellation policy - If the Red Hook Schools are closed, our meeting is cancelled. If only delayed, then we will meet. Call (845) 748- 2241 for school closing or delay information.


Red Hook Rotary Club Officers & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President

Red Hook Rotary Foundation Officers & Directors

Chairman: Carl Dowden
Vice-Chairman: Rev. Fred Cartier
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Bud Weaver
Director: Rev. Michael Shafer
Director: Walter Avis

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