Red Hook Rotary Club

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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
 

 

Our next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street.)

Our District Governor Penny Byron will be making her official visit. 100% attendance would be appreciated!

Greeter: Walter Avis; Sgt. at Arms: Rev. Michael Shafer.

 

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

 

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, August 9th, at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AMor http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, August 10th 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 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when co-host Jonah Triebwasser be talking with Highland Rotarians Steve Laubach and Don Verity about the Hudson Valley Ribfest.

 

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and1110AM 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

 

Shown, left to right, are Steve Laubach, Jonah Triebwasser and Don Verity.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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)

 

 

 
 

 
Red Hook Rotarians and spouses enjoyed the Renegades game at Dutchess Stadium at the District Fun-raiser. Shown, from left to right, are President Chris Chale, Rev. Fred Cartier, Rosalie Cartier, Prof. Dan Freedman and Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser. (photo: Lou Turpin)
 

 
We say Auf Wiedersehen and best wishes to our exchange student Larissa Kress. It was great having you with us this past year and we hope that you will come back to visit us in the near future! (And have a very happy birthday!)
 
 

 

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.

 

 
Red Hook Rotary was represented at the Rotary District 7210 Conference in Lake George by Secretary Jonah Triebwasser and Youth Exchange Students Larissa Kress and Abby Romm.
Jonah acted as MC throughout most of the weekend and taped two RadioRotary programs in front of live audiences (in which Abby and Larissa participated).
Jonah also accepted a number of awards on the club's behalf.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There was a Hawaiian-style luau as well as the traditional top-hat formal dinner. All in all a great weekend! (Photos: Michael Tjoa and Jonah Triebwasser)
 

 
Here are some more photos from the 2014 District Conference, courtesy of Michael Tjoa.
 
 

 

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.

 

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 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: Rotary Down Under)

 

 

Save the Date, Sunday, November 9, 2014! Rotary District 7210 Rotary Foundation Brunch at West Point Military Academy. Details to follow.
 

 

 

 

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)

 

 
No, Crocodile Dundee did not visit the Red Hook Rotary club this week. Red Hook Secretary Jonah Triebwasser returned from the RI convention in Sydney, Australia, to present Red Hook club President Susan Simon with pennants from the convention and a make-up meeting he attended at the Parramatta Rotary club in the Sydney suburbs. (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)

 

 
Red Hook Rotary Honors Middle School Essay Winners
Two students from the Linden Avenue Middle School were honored by the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast for submitting winning entries in the club's essay competition. The topic was to suggest to Rotarians a service project the club could undertake. The students received gift certificates to Oblong Books.
 
Shown in the photograph, from left to right, are Rotary president-elect Chris Chale, essay winners Fiona Seabrook and Sierra Siedma, Rotarian Linda Greenblatt and Rotary President Susan Simon. 
 
The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(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)

 

 
Our club secretary, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, and his wife Ellen, were at the RI Convention down under in Australia. Our man with the microphone interviewed RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang for RadioRotary and presented him with a Red Hook Club pennant. You can hear the various convention interviews throughout the Summer on RadioRotary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There was a 3K run/Walk (or for Jonah a stroll) to raise funds for Polio Plus. Over 2,000 Rotarians made the walk. Here, RI president Ron Burton congratulates Jonah on making it to the half-way mark.
 
 
Jonah and Ellen attended a make up meeting at the Parramatta Daybreak Club. Here he presents our pennant to club president Janis Harvey.
 
 
For more convention photos, click here:
(captions to be added when I figure out how do to that!)
 

 
Save these dates for future RI Conventions!
June 7 to 10, 2015 - Sao Paulo. Brazil
 
May 29 to June 1, 2016 - Seoul, South Korea
rotary
 
June 10 to 14, 2017 - Atlanta, Georgia
June 24 to 27, 2018 - Toronto, Canada
 
 

 
End Polio Now! See Rob Latimer with your Donations!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members of the Red Hook Rotary's Interact Club present a check for $1000.00 to AG Lou Turpin for the purchase of another Shelterbox. Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. This is the second Shelterbox Interact has endowed.
 

 
From our friends in Canada:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 

 
 
Everyone had a grand time at our highly successful Apple Blossom Day!
 
Our Rotarians were out in force!
 
President Susan Simon was inspired to kick up her heels by the Irish-American step dancers!
 
Barry Ramage welcomed everyone to the grand opening of the Library's new Children's Garden.
 
Our Apple Blossom chairman David Wright is corralled long enough by Tim Lynch and Chris Chale
for a quick photo!
Our Interact club raised money for Shelterbox.
 

 
Red Hook Rotary welcomed as guest speakers Red Hook School Superintendent Paul Finch, Red Hook Librarian Erica Freudenberger and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tivoli Free Library Prof. Felicia Keesing who spoke about the upcoming budget votes on the school and libraries to take place Tuesday, May 20th from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. at the Mill Road Elementary School.
 
Shown in the photo are Speaker host Bruce Martin, Prof. Keesing, President Susan Simon, Mr. Finch and Ms. Freudenberger. (Photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
 

 
Our district's YEX students began their Red Hook Rotary Club weekend with a delicious cookout of their favorite American cuisine: hamburgers and hotdogs! More photos as the weekend progresses! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
 

 
Our YEX students enjoyed a day in Manhattan with the Red Hook Rotary Club. After arrival in Grand Central Terminal, they headed south to the new Freedom Tower at the site of the World Trade Center and to Battery Park to view the Statue of Liberty. This was followed by a terrific performance of Blue Man Group. After the show, we strolled through Washington Park, shopped at Macy's and took in the amazement of Times Square. A great day with great young people! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
 

 
Our YEX weekend ended with a joint service project with District YEX students joining the Red Hook Interact Club in cleaning the garden shed at the Montgomery Place estate. (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
 

 
From our friends in the UK:
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
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.
 
 

 
Red Hook Rotary welcomed Village of Red Hook Highway Foreman Dan Streib to our breakfast meeting. Dan spoke about the many and varied duties of the highway department and the recent winter plowing. Shown in the photo are Dan Streib, Rotary President Susan Simon and speaker host Rob Latimer. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
 
 
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 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)
 
 

 
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 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)
 
 

 
Interact Spaghetti Dinner a Success
 
A good time was had by all at our Red Hook High School Interact Club spaghetti dinner. Our young people raised more money for their Shelterbox hero commitment of $1000 per year for three years. As you can see from the photos, our Interact youth cooked a delicious pasta dinner (which they served with a smile) and they left the firehouse kitchen spotless! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
 
 

 

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.

 
 

 
 

 
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.
 
 

 
 

 
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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.
 

 
 
 
 

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Red Hook Rotary Foundation Officers & Directors

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

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