RI President-elect Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.
 We are going to try an "in person" meeting at The Otterkill Golf & Country Club on April 15, 2021. We need you to reply/contact Secretary Ron and let him know if you are interested/attending. (We need a belly count to order the lunches).

2020 Coat Drive Underway

Please drop off any size, male or female, any style coat or jacket at 252 Main St, Goshen, NY 10924. And say Hi! to our Amy......

Old Stone Schoolhouse Cleanup Project

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia............
District School No. 9, sometimes referred to as the Old Stone Schoolhouse, is located on NY 17A 1.4 mile (2.3 km) south of Goshen, New York. One of the first schools in the county, it remained in use for well over a century, possibly two.[2] It is believed to be both the oldest and longest-used one-room schoolhouse in the United States.
Marie Dwyer’s hero is the late husband of her niece Larry Gabler.
“He was kind, generous, smart and just a wonderful man,” Dwyer said.
Thanks to the Goshen Rotary, a flag will be erected in Gabler’s honor at the Charles J. Everett Memorial Park at Main Street and South Church Street in Goshen. Rotary Secretary Ron Klieverik estimates there will be among 150 to 200 Flags for Heroes displayed there from Sunday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 22, following an 11 a.m. Nov. 1 presentation.
This year’s Flags for Heroes, Goshen Rotary’s first try at this popular event, coincides with Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In addition to heroes who have served in the military, it will honor police, fire and other first responders, doctors and nurses who have been on the frontline against COVID-19.
No limits on heroism.....
Rolly Peacock (our Scout Coordinator) is with Yuval Fogelman, Troop 62 during his promotion ceremony to Eagle Scout. Held at Camp Helt at Campbell Hall on 10/10/20.
 You can be a part of our community’s tribute to the heroes in our lives – past and present. This is your opportunity to honor your personal hero. It could be a member of the military, police, fire, or other first responders who put their lives on the line for us every day. It could be a teacher, coach, mentor, community leader, parent, child, or anyone who has been a hero in your life.
  • Honor your personal hero by sponsoring a 3-ft by 5-ft Flag for $50.
  • The Flags will be displayed at the site of the Charles J Everett Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Main Street and South Church Street in the heart of Goshen Village, from Sunday, Nov. 1st through Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2020.
  • The presentation of Heroes will be on Sunday, Nov. 1st at 11:00.

Obituary of Dean Purdy

    Dean D. Purdy, 54, of Washingtonville, NY, passed away on September 14th, 2020. Dean was born in Newburgh, NY, on November 9, 1965 to the late Ronald F and Beatrice (Schmidt) Purdy, Sr. Dean served his country and is a US Army veteran. He was an active member of the Rotary Club, Goshen New York. Dean loved education and earned his MBA in business from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York. He enjoyed his career as a financial advisor for both New York Life and The Purdy Group. Dean was also an avid skier, camper, and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved to play soccer and was a coach for the Washingtonville Soccer Club when the children were young. Dean was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and a friend to everyone he came in contact with. His outgoing personality was one of a kind.  

We're Back!

We held an in person Club Meeting on 9/3/20 at The Otterkill Golf & Country Club. There were 19 Members and 2 guests present

Keeping Busy thru COVID!


Obituary of Richard Clinton Durland

October 21, 1943 - June 29, 2020
Campbell Hall, NY

Richard Clinton Durland of Campbell Hall passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on June 29, 2020. He was 76 years old. He was born in Troy, NY to Harold and Rhyle Phillips Durland on October 21, 1943. He was married to the love of his life Maria M. Pennings of Goshen on May 31, 1975. They shared 45 wonderful years together.
He was a 1961 graduate of Middletown High School and a 1965 graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Dick served in the U.S. Army from May 1968 to May 1970. He was stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam war. In October 2019 he had the privilege of being part of the Honor Flight to Washington DC along with his brother, Phil and his two sons, Kevin and Eric and his nephew, Kyle. After serving in the army he started working at the Goshen Savings Bank and worked there for 29 years, retiring as Vice President. After his retirement he worked for Provident Bank and the Bank Of America. He also loved his job as courier for the Horizon Medical Group. Being a real "people person" he made it his mission to remember the names of all the girls who worked in the many Horizon offices.

Obituary of Edward L. Berry

    Edward Lloyd Berry, who resided in Goshen, NY for 57 years, entered into eternal peace on Feb 24, 2020. He was born in Montclair, NJ to Edward L and Isabell Berry on Jan. 16, 1939. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Lee, for 53 years until her death in 2014. Together they lovingly raised three children and doted on their twelve grandchildren.
    He was a very active member of the Goshen community. He spent his entire career in the insurance industry and was business owner of Wallace & Berry Insurance Agency in Goshen and Monroe. He was committed to serving the community he loved in a volunteer capacity by being a member of Rotary (44 years), Mason's, Jaycees and the First Presbyterian church.

Jane's Purse Donations

  JANE MARIE UNHJEM  (July 31, 1952 - August 19, 2012)
  Goshen, NY...... Jane Marie Unhjem died August 19, 2012 in Stony Brook, NY, from injuries sustained in the crash of a small airplane.
 Jane was a resident of Goshen for more than 33 years. She started her teaching career at Scotchtown Avenue School in Goshen as a remedial reading teacher before becoming a classroom teacher in 1980. When she became the Reading Specialist in the school a year later, she started the popular "Parents as Reading Partners" program, which continues even today. As she returned to teaching after maternity leaves for the adoption of her daughter, Gayle, from Korea in 1985, and the birth of her son, Matthew, in 1987, Jane worked as a special education teacher and administrator for the Pine Bush School District. She then became Director of Staff Development for Monroe-Woodbury School District in 1998. She returned to Goshen Central School District as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Development in 2004. Jane was a vibrant educator and leader with an infectious energy that affected everyone around her. In leading the instructional programs for Goshen, she was a passionate advocate for the music and arts programs, and took an active interest in all of the school's activities. She often referred to herself as the "assistant superintendent in charge of ushers and usherettes" at the district's various performances. She is remembered for her enthusiasm for her work, and radiant smile.
RYLA is a five-day conference for sophomores in high school throughout the Hudson Valley, which teaches the importance of positivity, confidence and leadership.  Through unique icebreakers, fun-filled events, and interactive presentations from special guests, students walk away with countless memories and valuable knowledge - many RYLA alum have credited the conference with their success in college and in their careers.  RYLA continues to inspire students to shape their communities year after year.

RYLA 2020

Qualified candidates are high school students finishing their sophomore year who demonstrate the potential to benefit from a program designed to nurture and instill confidence in their leadership skills and abilities. Your club may sponsor a maximum of FIVE students, at a cost of $400 per student.

Goshen Rotarians Read to Scotchtown Students during Kindness Assembly

  The monthly Kindness and Friendship Assemblies at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary hosted two very special guests on Friday, Feb. 21, the 100th Day of School.
  Goshen Rotary representatives Amy VanAmburgh and Christopher Tippin offered their support to the school’s emphasis on kindness by reading Mem Fox’s “Whoever you are” to every Scotchtown student.
Illustrated by Leslie Staub, “Whoever you are” explores the differences between children that make them unique, as well as the common humanity that unites them.  “Their lives may be different from yours, and their words may be very different from yours. But inside, their hearts are just like yours,” the book concludes.
(L-R) Rotarian Amy VanAmburgh, Interim Assistant Principal Nancy Mesic, Principal Henry Freedman and Rotarian Christopher Tippin.
  Principal Henry Freedman took the opportunity to thank and praise students for their participation on recent kindness-themed activities throughout the school. He encouraged them to always care for their school and each other, and make the world a better place.

Annual Gift of Words to Our 3rd Graders by Goshen Rotary

February 18, 2020....All the Third grade students at The Goshen Intermediate School received their very own Webster's Dictionary for Students, donated by the members of the The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY. 
Allen Zick presented the students with information about how to use the dictionary to find out the definitions, spelling and pronunciation of words in the English language. The dictionaries will help students with vocabulary development, spelling, and increasing their word knowledge. Students also learned a bit of history about Noah Webster, who was a teacher in Goshen in the 1800s who created the Webster's Dictionary as a resource for his students.
The books were distributed by Rotarians Mark Gargiulo, Cliff Kelsey, Buzz Zingaro and Vince McCormack

Urbanski Park Playground Sign

During the last Family Fun Day, it was noted that the signs posted at the Urbanski Park Playground were in pretty bad shape. The Board voted to fix the existing signage. After many delays, the sign was finally erected by Rotarians Pat Foley, Mark Gargiulo and "supervising" Rolly Peacock!
So once again! There are workers and there is a "Supervisor"wink

There's a new Scout in town!

Goshen has taken to heart the decision at the national level of the male-only Boy Scouts of America to include girls from 11 to 17 years old.

So far, five girls have joined Troop 62, a long-established Boy Scout troop, currently chartered by Goshen Rotary.

Why would girls want to join a troop of Boy Scouts?


Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Evanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.

Rotary is a global network whose members take action to make a lasting difference in their communities – and worldwide. ShelterBox provides emergency shelters and other essential items to support families who have lost their homes in disaster.


Goshen Rotary donated $500 to The Goshen Food Pantry

John Strobl, Goshen Food Pantry, received a $500 check from Goshen Rotary. The Interfaith Food Pantry helps those in the Goshen School District that could use a helping hand by distributing food to those in need.

Our Master Carpenter, Goshen Rotarian, Rolly Peacock builds again!

Braeside Camp Director, Maria Arinibar told us that the Camp wanted to expand their summer reading program and needed some bookcases. Always ready to help, Rolly volunteered to build them. As seen in the pictures, the color scheme reflects Braeside Camp's Bee Theme (BEE Responsible, Respectful, Kind).

Work in progress...


Finished bookcase...




Delivered with help from our friends...

Goshen Rotary builds a Raised Bed Garden for Braeside Camp...

Several members of the Rotary Club of Goshen, NY gathered Sunday, 6/23/19 to assemble Raised Garden Kits for the Breaside Campers. After several comments regarding "the importance of measuring twice" and "real men don't read instructions", the team was able to assemble the kits.


(standing l-r) Vince McCormack, Chris Tippin, Ken Obremski and Rolly Peacock. (Kneeling l-r) Mark Gargiulo, Ron Klieverik and Pat Foley.


"What do you mean the instructions are upside down?


You need to move it over to the left...no ..the other left!!


Yes...the photo is a bit out of focus, but it's from the heat waves!!

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