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Welcome to New Paltz Rotary Club!

New Paltz

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Garvan's
215 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY  12561
United States
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GET YOUR KIDS HOOKED ON FISHING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 15th 

     There is nothing like a good, old-fashioned morning of fishing to kick off the summer. If you would like your kids to learn this fun-filled sport, free of charge, come to the 15th Annual Kids All-American Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 15th from 8 to 10 a.m. at the SUNY New Paltz pond. It’s located just inside the Route 32 South SUNY New Paltz entrance. Sponsored by the New Paltz Rotary Club and the Town of New Paltz, the event is open to all children ages 5 to 12 years old. Fishing gear and bait will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to kids who catch the smallest, largest, and most fish. This is a catch and release tournament, so all fish are returned to the pond once they are measured. No pre-registration is necessary, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Toni Hokanson at 845-797-3063.
It's always a pleasure when District Governor Christine Giangrasso visits and shares some of her energy with us, but today she also presented our own Joe Moriello with an award in recognition of his work behind the scenes keeping everything legal and up-to-date. Well done Joe!
Saturday April 27 is the New Paltz Rotary Club Rail Trail Cleanup and Planting Day.
It starts with coffee and donuts at 8am at Sojourner Truth Park and finishes there at noon for a delicious end-of-work barbeque.
All ability levels are welcome to come join us as we spend the morning planting new shrubs and sprucing up the Rail Trail between Rotary Park and Sojourner Truth Park.
It was our great pleasure today to welcome Stephanie Blaisdell, VP of Student Affairs at SUNY New Paltz, as our newest member to the club. 
Carve For A Cause is a locally managed foundation raising funds and awareness to help fulfill the basic unmet needs of families and children in Ulster County.
It was wonderful to finally meet "The Crew" from Carve For A Cause as they have been our financial partners for the BackPack Program since its inception 5 years ago.
"The Crew" are Marianne Murray, Cathy Sifre,  Lauren McPadden, Lisa Ferrante and Marleen  Wood - 5 amazing women!
 
Today's guest speaker was Lori Pott, a member of the Bruderhof community and a physical therapist who recently returned from a mission trip in Haiti where she worked with children with special needs. She gave a very informative and moving presentation of the difficulties these children face on a daily basis and how something as simple as a bucket and a pool noodle can hugely improve their quality of life. 
 
It was a pleasure to have the District Governor, Christine Giangrasso visit with us this afternoon. She spoke enthusiastically about the important role Rotary can play in effective change within our local community and urged us all to believe "we can do it!"   
We were delighted to welcome home from her summer exchange to Germany, Anisa Gilmour. She introduced us to her exchange partner Mia from Othenthal, Germany who will be staying with her for 3 weeks. It was also a pleasure to have  Mike Frazier, Rotary District 7210 Summer Exchange Experience Chair as well as Chris Chale, Rotary District 7210 Youth Exchange Chair. 
Derek Bain from William Grant & sons Distillers Ltd visited to up-date the group on his company's recent purchase of Tuthilltown Distillery and Char1788 Restaurant in local Gardiner. He made a very informative  presentation  which everyone enjoyed but possibly not as much as the bourbon tasting session that followed. 
 
 
 
 
 
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