The Rotary Club of Rye, New York, Inc.
                   P.O. Box 404
                  Rye, NY 10580
 
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The Rye Rotary Club had the first meeting of our New Year “virtually” and we welcomed Christopher Shoemaker, the Director of the Rye Free Reading Room as our Speaker. We were so impressed to hear of the numerous programs the Library was able to continue during the pandemic and the new programs they created to help our community while hunkering at home. You absolutely need to visit their website and the multitude of activities, programs and downloads for adults and children.  They had 10,000 new downloads from March to May and an increase of 80% in digital users. Their digital platforms, Libby and Hoopla can be accessed on their website easily for downloads of books and audio books. They are also doing curb side pickup! You can call a librarian or put a book on hold from the website, make an appointment and they will put the book, CD or DVD outside in a brown bag for you to pick up.
 
The Library also has made many of their numerous programs virtual including CookBook Club and Book Group on Fridays.  In addition, they have created Activity Kits for children which include arts and crafts for pick up, as well as an Outdoor Explore Back Packs you can check out for one week and includes outdoor equipment for a hike and more. The Library is also starting a “Story walk on Village Green” for families to do a fun activity outside and properly socially distanced. The Library is even lending “Mobile Hot Spots” for those of you who are traveling and need wifi on the go. Check out their Website or on August 1st make an appointment to stroll through the Library and quickly browse the collection safely!!
 
Rye Rotary hopes you are all safe and well. 
 
As many of you know, we have been donating to various COVID-19 relief efforts around food, PPE and the like. Since we are not going to be having a fundraiser in this Rotary calendar year, we have included a link to donate to our Foundation to help support our effort to help those in need. Please donate whatever dollar amount you are comfortable with and as always, share we friends and family. These funds will be used for further COVID donations and scholarships.
 
 
I am so proud of our club for coming together around this cause. The virus has upended many families and businesses not only across the globe but right here in our own backyard. Every penny and effort goes a long way!
 
Thanks - Rye Rotary!
Club Information

Rye Rotary meets weekly at Whitby Castle. Lunch meetings are on Fridays at 12:00 pm, except for the first Thursday of every month when we meet at 6:00 pm for dinner.
Whitby Castle
330 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY  10580
United States of America
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Thank you for visiting with us and for your interest in Rye City Rotary.   We hope the readily available information on our web site will help you keep up-to-date with our programs and activities, and contribute to your learning about our club and its role in the community.  
 
You can receive additional information including how to be proposed for membership from any of our club members or by contacting: 
 
Melanie Ciraco - Membership Director
Cell: 917 991-4724
Email: ciraco.melanie@gmail.com

WHY JOIN ROTARY

Service Opportunities
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfilment that comes from giving back to the community.
 
Professional Networking
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge 
one’s circle of business and professional acquaintances. As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.
 
International Awareness
With more than 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
 
Friendship
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership to- day. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
 
Good Citizenship
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.
 
Family Foundations
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
 
Entertainment
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
 
Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:. Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Leadership Development
Rotary is an organisation of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public 
speaking, planning, organisation, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others.
 
Diversity in Membership
Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents a variety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary clubs are non-political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
 
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    July 27
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  • Iris Praid
    July 25
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    Bonnie Manheimer
    July 4
  • Bob Praid
    Iris Praid
    July 14
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    Wayne
    July 17
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    July 9, 2019
    1 year
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    July 9, 2019
    1 year
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    July 9, 2019
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