Posted by Vince McCormack

Note: Our usual scribe, Matt Gomm, was unable to attend the meeting today so I will attempt to fill in.

Announcements:

  • Next week's meeting 11/16/17, will be held at Limoncello's. (Still 12:15 PM)

  • The following week 11/23/17, is Thanksgiving so NO MEETING.

  • The Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11/25/17, chaired by Jim O'Donnell, will be held at St James Episcopal Church. If you wish to help out please contact Jim. He will be asking for some hands!!

  • The Annual Holiday Party will be held at Lakeville Inn, 12/10/17, at 2:00 - 6:00 PM

  • The Interact/Rotary Holiday Crafts Party at Glen Arden will be held on 12/16/17, at 10:00 to 1:00 PM

  • The Nominating Committee has submitted the following names for next year's Board:

    • President                  Ken Obremski**

    • President – Elect     Mark Gargiulo

    • Vice – President      Rob McLean

    • Secretary                  Ron Klieverik

    • Treasurer                  Rolly Peacock

    • Director                    Luis Santiago

    • Director                    Pat Strong

    • Director                    Mark Thabet

  • Our GENERAL MEETING will be held on 12/7/17. In addition to voting for next year's Board Officers, there will be a request to amend our Club ByLaws to change our meeting schedule. (This request for amendment to the ByLaws would specify that this change would be for a six (6) month trial.)

  • 1st ThursdayRegular MeetingLunch
    2nd ThursdayRegular MeetingLunch
    3rd Thursday
    Mixer Format -
    6 - 7:30 PM
    Appitizers,
    Cash Bar
    4th & 5th ThursdayNO Meeting 
     
2017 11 09 Vince McCormack 2017-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
2nd November 2017 @ 12:15PM – Club Meeting
Meeting of the Rotary Club of Goshen, NY at Delancey’s restaurant. President Jimmy led today’s meeting.
Bob delivered the invocation. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lunch--Today’s meal included green salad, sausage ravioli, chicken, potatoes, mixed vegetables, and assorted desserts.
Guests and Visitors
Lisa was with us as a guest of Ted’s; Guest speaker Charles Mitchell, Commissioner of Consumer Affairs & Weights and Measures, and Neil Frishberg ,a prospective member, also joined us. Honorary Rotarian Joe Bayno was also in the house. A warm welcome to all!
Meeting Notes
  • Newest member, Doug, received his official documentation as a member of our club. Once again, congratulations and happy to have you aboard!
  • Diane will again be chairing the Glen Arden Christmas party. Interact will be helping to run things, as well.
  • There will be a board meeting following next week’s regular meeting. If you have an item you’d like on the agenda, please have it to Vince no later than Saturday.
Rotary Minute
Ken’s Rotary Minute centered on Rotary’s impact on troop morale in WWII. The government, in looking for a way to bring entertainment and hospitality to the troops, turned to Rotary.  100 Rotarians joined in on the effort, raised 4 million dollars(!) and created a recreation club. In June of 1923, President Harding said "If I could plant Rotary in every community throughout the world, I would do it, and then I would guarantee the tranquility and the forward march of the world.
Sgt-At-Arms
Rolly was our sgt-at-arms for the afternoon. He first fined the early-leavers and late-comers.
Doug gave a Sad dollar that Mega-Millions has gone up to $2 a ticket, explaining that now he’s sure to go broke even quicker!
Ed gave a Happy dollar that Doug is now a certified member.
Marty gave a Happy dollar that Doug gas been installed as our newest member. He gave a Sad dollar that he doesn’t remember getting any fancy papers when he was recruited. He also gave a Happy dollar that he and his wife would be leaving for Paris and Amsterdam on Friday.
Rolly had a trivia question for the club: We charter a Boy Scouts club and a Cub Scouts club. Does anyone know the number? 62! Rolly remarked that both clubs are very successful.
Some were fined for having their picture in the paper!
President Jim gave a Happy to have Charles Mitchell, commissioner of Consumer Affairs & Weights and Measures with us.
Chris also gave a Happy to have Commissioner Mitchell with us.
50/50
$25 went to Bob who donated it to the scholarship fund.
Make-Ups
Doris and Ken attended a Leadership Institute meeting in Melville.
Guest Speakers
President Jimmy introduced Charles Mitchell, the Orange County Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measures. Commissioner Mitchell lives in Warwick with his wife and three children. He has been commissioner for 10 years.
 
Commissioner Mitchell discussed the role of Weights & Measures in maintaining accurate measuring devices throughout Orange County. His department monitors everything from fuel pumps to deli scales and everything in between. Inspectors are sent out on a daily basis to monitor the accuracy of these devices, and to issues violations in the event of discrepancies in calibration.  Right now the agency has a staff of three inspectors (temporarily down from five). The commissioner stressed that the agency protects both business operators and consumers.
 
The office of Consumer Affairs advocates on behalf of consumers. Part of their role is to educate the public in avoiding scams. (Commissioner Mitchell applauded President Jim for being a tremendous advocate of his agency.) The mission of the Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs is to promote an atmosphere of trust for consumers in the marketplace and in which honest Orange County based businesses can thrive. To provide Orange County Consumers assistance and advice in handling problems encountered with the business community and if necessary within applicable laws penalize those businesses that would take advantage of consumers by illegal or deceptive trade practices.
 
Meeting Adjourned at 1:30
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Posted by Vince McCormack on Oct 15, 2017

Hambletonian Marathon - Water Table #2!!!

Pictured (l-r) Ken O, Chris A., Mark G and Rolly P.      Working on other parts of the course Ron K., Mark Gargiulo, Pat S. and soon-to-be-a member  Doug Haines!! Great feedback from the gracious runners!!

 

 
 
 
 
Water Table #2 @ Hambletonian Marathon Vince McCormack 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Update! 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Blanton on Sep 24, 2017

Interact Harvesting for the Food Pantry

 

The Goshen High School Interact Club hard at work harvesting potatoes for the food pantry. Thanks to the John Lupinski Farms, (Diane & John) and Club Moderator, Mrs Laskoski.

 
 
 
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Posted by Vince McCormack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dear Rotarians,

You have undoubtedly seen the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey over the past few days in the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. The sad statistics continue to grow with each hour, and there is no question that this is an unprecedented natural disaster, among the worst in US history, with levels of damage expected to be near those caused by Hurricane Katrina.

As Rotarians who always place Service Above Self, your club's members are certainly asking "what can we do to help?". You've probably received pleas for support online, in social media, and perhaps even in direct emails, but who can you trust to respond in the way that is most appropriate and fair to all concerned?

 

Harvey Vince McCormack 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack

Color For Kids

"My dream is for every kid to have their own box of crayons"

A Few Words from Bethany

"I am a fifth grade student in Pennsylvania, and I LOVE art and COLOR of any kind!! When I found out that not all kids have their own box of crayons, I got very upset, and I wanted to do something to change that.  I started collecting all kinds of art supplies to send to kids who don't have their own and began a program called 'Color for Kids'.  Hundreds of amazing people have donated to my program, and I am sharing COLOR with kids all across the globe.  My hope is that one day, all kids will have a way to create with color.   Together, we can color up the world!"

 Bethany

In August 2016, Color for Kids became Color for Kids Inc and was approved as an official non-profit organization by the IRS.

On July 10, 2017 Bethany and her Mom visited Braeside Camp and bought with them a few surprises.

To read more about this amazing young lady, please check out her website at: COLOR FOR KIDS

Color For Kids - Braeside Gift Vince McCormack 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Goshen Rotary Run Ronald Klieverik 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 21, 2017

The Taste of Goshen - 2017

       We would like to Thank all our wonderful Sponsors & Partners for a great afternoon.
 
The money that we raised will go to our local projects like Our own Scholarship Foundation, The Third Grade Dictionaries, Jane's Purse, Spring Into Action Book Club....
And International Works like The Rotary Foundation, ShelterBox and Aquabox Projects...
 
Hope to to see you all again next year too!

May 21, 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And some of our Silent Auction Sponsors:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Tracy Laufer
 
Rolly Peacock
 
Rocking Chairs
Professor 
Buzz Zingaro
 
Math Tutoring
 
 
Music by: Bad Hat
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Posted by Ronald Klieverik
Rotary is a global network of professionals who
make a difference at home and abroad.
JOIN US
and bring a friend for an informational mixer
Thursday June 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
at Delancey’s, 40 Park Pl, Goshen, NY 10924
Hors D’oeuvres provided
Cash bar.
The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY
wants to build greater awareness of our local and international projects.
Let’s find out what more we can do together for Goshen,
our community, our kids, our families
We want to hear from you!
Become a member or friend of Rotary and make a difference
The Rotary Club of Goshen NY
Social Mixer Ronald Klieverik 2017-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Apr 21, 2017

ChildPrint ID Kits

Chief James Watt (VGPD) receives a check from Doug Fazzino (Pres.) and James O'Donnell (Pres. Elect) to purchase more ChildPrint ID Kits. The ChildPrint ID Kit® assists parents in easily creating a confidential and extremely comprehensive record of their child’s personal and medical information, to keep at home for use in an emergency.
 
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Taste of Goshen 2017 Vince McCormack 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Cub Scouts Pack 62 Honors Rolly Peacock Vince McCormack 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Doris Obremski on Mar 07, 2017

LIFE IS BUSY........A Snippet!

Life is busy. Work, family, bills, repeat. What little free time remains is precious, and doled out sparingly. Yet across this country and across the world, people take time out of those busy lives to participate in a service club in their community. Some guide our youth by becoming girl scout or boys scout leaders.  Others volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, humane societies, or another outlet that allows them to both contribute to their community and interact with others in formal or casual social service organizations.  If you gaze out your window while driving through towns, you may see signs announcing the presence of  some service organizations like Rotary, Lions, or Kiwanis.
Rotary - Service above Self PDG Doris Obremski 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Interact Club - Baking Cookies for AquaBox Diane Blanton 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 09, 2016

2016 Joint Glen Arden, Interact and Rotary Holiday Party

Santa decided to take some time off from his busy Holiday schedule and spend it with his friends at the Rhinebeck Room at Glen Arden. There were plenty of helpers from The Interact Club.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2016

Jane's Purse Donation

Rotary President Doug Fazzino presents a $200. check for The Jane's Purse Fund to Lynette Dejesus and Assistant Principal Heather Carman of  C.J. Hooker Middle School. Named after Jane Unhjem, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, who  passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from injuries sustained from a plane crash in Long Island.
 
 
 
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Posted on Dec 08, 2016

Building more than a sandwich!

Our Interact group spent their time building 150 sandwiches for The Midnight Run from The First Presbyterian Church in Goshen. Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.
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Community Dinner @ St.James 2016-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rolly Leadership Award Recipent ORMC 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Etna for ORMC's Annual Giving Program 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Doris Obremski on Nov 21, 2016
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Aquabox PDG Doris Obremski 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Bronze Award Ronald Klieverik 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0

Goshen gets a dog park, thanks to a Girl Scout with vision

Kelly Fellenzer's creation is an instant hit with Goshen's canines and their two-legged companions

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    Goshen Dog Park creator Kelly Fellenzer (center) is flanked by Phyla Wright, wife of the park's namesake, Paul E. Wright, on her right and the Village of Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey and Julie Turi, daughter of Paul and Phyla Wright on her left. Kevin Armistead, chair of the Goshen Parks and Recreation Commission, is in the back. (Photo by Geri Corey)

 
  (l-r) Jim O'Donnell, (Rotary Club of Goshen NY, President-Elect), Kelly Fellenzer, John Fellenzer (Rotarian) and Kevin Armistead, chair of the Goshen Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

"I never imagined the support and assistance — time, money, effort — that I would receive. I’m speechless.”
Kelly Fellenzer

 

By Geri Corey

— Under a cloudless blue sky tinged with fall, dogs romped and played and ran up and down the hill at Goshen's Salesian Park on Route 207.

For seventeen-year-old Kelly Fellenzer, this day was a dream come true. Columbus Day, Oct. 10, marked the grand opening of the Goshen Dog Park, dedicated to the memory of Paul E. Wright — Goshen’s “Music Man.”

 

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Posted by PDG Doris Obremski
Hi! I am forwarding this link to photos from the British district Conference to our members who have been involved with the Friendship Exchange with the Carlton club over these many years because they can get glimpses of their friends if they zip through the string of photos.
For our Board members, I know you are not personally familiar with these folks, so just delete if you are not interested in getting a glimpse of what they do "across" the pond". Their current Governor, Colin Gell, is in the Carlton club and the folks you see with the "Stewards" banners on them are all from Carlton - they are our equivalent of Sergeants at Arms.
 
Doris and Ken in England PDG Doris Obremski 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Family Fun Day IS COMING!!!!! Vince McCormack 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0

Where are they?

Buzz & Pat left Goshen, NY, for a road trip and finally stopped for a photo! But!!!!.. Where are they????...How will they get home? Bread crumb trail? Shall we send out a search party? Or wait till they call home for help?
Will they request a "Make Up"? Will they make it back for Thursday's meeting to hear Bill Monsoon!!!
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2016 32nd GAW Rotary Road Race Results!!!! 2016-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation Goshen Independent 2016-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Scout Pack 62 - Fun Night 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Doris Obremski
 
YOU COULD BE A ROTARIAN IF:
                      
-you enjoy fellowship with your peers;
 
-you would be proud knowing that you’ve help some adults seeking a new path to their future for themselves and their families;
 
-“Service Above Self” is a worthy goal;
 
- you’d enjoy seeing the faces of a couple  hundred third graders’ lighting up when they receive their own free dictionary and tell you about it. REALLY! They LOVE it! And then you could enjoy reading their creative thank you notes.
 
- creating an afternoon of free fun for families in a safe environment with bouncies, competitions and plenty of space to run freely is a good idea;
 
-ethical behavior in life is is a goal you could encourage;
 
-when people are in desperate need after following a disaster, joining with us to ease some pains and burdens would give you great satisfaction;
 
-you could take pride in knowing you were part of a group of community leaders who also sponsor our high school service organization Interact whose members give so much to our community;
 
-visiting with some of your 1.2 million fellow Rotarians around the world in more than 200 countries and geographic regions in more than 33,000
 clubs when on vacation or travelling for business would be something to look forward to;
 
 -you recognize the possibilities and that all of this is only the beginning of what you can do if you choose;
 
-you could look forward to being a part of this and gather with us during the week   welcoming visitors, hearing from expert speakers, getting updates on projects,  networking and bragging (it will cost you a Happy Dollar).
 
Be our guest for lunch any Thursday at Glen Arden’s Rhinebeck Room at 12:15 if you’d like a firsthand experience and find out if  
                            YOU COULD BE A GOSHEN ROTARIAN!
 
For more information, please click on the "Contact Us" button on the menu line.
You Could Be A Rotarian If...... PDG Doris Obremski 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
 

Cub Scout Pack 62

Our Cub Scout Pack 62, held their Blue & Gold Banquet at Kuhls Highland House, Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. Attended by Rolly Peacock and Vince McCormack. The program included demonstrations and skits performed by the 4 Dens: Webelos, Tigers, Bears and Wolves. An A/V presentation was shown, reflecting on the Pack's many achievements. Awards were then presented to both Scouts and parents.
 
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Goshen Shares with Central Orange Sunrise Rotary; Museum Village Summer Educational Trip Project
Story by Natasha Tomlins, Central Orange Sunrise Rotary Club
Doris Obremski came to speak about Camp Braeside Project. The Goshen Rotary has been involved with the camp since the 1930’s, even have a cabin named after them. Over the years they have made shutters, painted walls and repaired floors and now their newest endeavor is the Museum Village Summer Educational Trip Project. The Project is spearheaded by Braeside Camp Director Craig Altman and PDG Doris Obremski. Braeside Camp exists in a beautiful and peaceful setting (an oasis in the heart of Middletown NY) The campus is complete with tall trees, rolling hills and a creek that wraps around the perimeter, all creating the perfect backdrop to the endless fun and frivolity that takes place here in the summer. Braeside Camp is a not for profit and is dedicated to providing an authentic, enriching and educational overnight camp experience for kids in the Orange County NY area. While the camp serves many children, it is dedicated especially to those that could not otherwise afford such an experience.
 
Museum Village Summer Educational Trip Project was developed to raise funding for entry fees and transportation for 4 different trips from 10am-2pm from Braeside Camp the Museum Village over the summer for each of the 4 two week sessions for 6-12 year old children to attend and experience hand-on exhibits while exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life as well as inspiring an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America. Entry fees for 80 children to attend includes entry fee and transportation is of $4,360. Both Museum Village and Mid-City Transit have given discounts to contribute to this cause. If you would like to make a donation please contact Doris Obremski at845-294-9241 or email obremskid@gmail.com.
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