The Rotary Club of Goshen N.Y.


Service Above Self

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C.O.C.I.A.A. (formerly The Club Onteroga)
3316 NY Route 207
Goshen, NY  10924
United States of America
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Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive year

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive

Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone

Nigeria reaches crucial polio

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International


Annual Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation Inc. Report

Tom Guarino will present the Annual Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation Inc. report Thursday 9/5 at our regular meeting.

Thank You to all our Sponsors

for their support of 

2019 Family Fun Day



Susanne Dermigny

Harry & Shirley Grout

The Deprospo Family

            Dominick Igneri             


Councilman Kenneth Newbold

Ray & Maureen Quattrini




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.

Summer Trips....

Latest Sighting!

This time, they are in Hope, British Columbia


Pat & Buzz Wandering Again!

They are in Banff Rotary Park, Alberta, Canada


And Rob went to Calif!

Not to be outdone, Rob stopped off at a meeting in San Jose, CA

Goshen Rotary Donates $250 to First Presbyterian Church.

The Reverend David C. Kingsley recently accepted a $250 donation from The Rotary Club of Goshen NY.

2020 Installation Dinner

This weekend we announced our new President, Mark Gargiulo, and our Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year at our Installation Dinner! We are excited to see what this year brings! A fabulous time was had by all! Thank you to the Eagles Nest for your hospitality once again! #goshennyrotary #installationdinner

















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.

Goshen Rotary Donates $250 to GOVAC

Treasurer Rolly Peacock hands GOVAC's President, George Lyons a check for $250 as Sara Lyons looks on. (GOshen Volunteer Ambulance Corp) The contribution is to help further the great work GOVAC does for the Goshen Community!
The Great American weekend is fast approaching and we are excited to be a part of this fabulous event! Our Rotary Club will be there selling Klondike Bars to cool you down! Proceeds will benefit our community projects and scholarship funds!! Come show your support and we look forward to seeing you!

It's July 1st and a new Rotary Year is starting!
Please take a moment are read Cindie's welcome message.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.  I am honored to be your District Governor and look forward to working with everyone.

As we begin this journey together, first let’s thank outgoing DG Chrissy for her time and dedication to our District.  We hope she has enjoyed her year as District Governor and will continue to “Be The Inspiration “.

The 2019-2020 Rotary International Theme is “Rotary Connects The World”.  Truly an appropriate theme for an organization, that through it’s global network, provides so much good to the world.  Let’s all continue to seek out opportunities, not only to connect with Rotary Clubs outside of our District but to connect with clubs within our District as well.

This Rotary year will bring with it some exciting changes.  Change can sometimes be challenging as we are moving away from what has been familiar to us.  However, change is needed for our organization to move forward and thrive in today’s world. One of the most obvious changes will be to our District website.  We will be focusing on the great work that is accomplished by our District’s Clubs. Each month we will highlight a few clubs that have excelled through service projects, membership drives or areas of focus.  Our district is filled with amazing Rotarians who do extraordinary work. Let’s learn and grow from these best practices. District Communication Chair, Leo Kaytes, has spent the last several months looking at ways to improve our website and make it more user-friendly. Leo will be improving the layout, adding links for ease of use and updating important information.  In addition to the changes with the website, we have a new Wellness and Recovery Initiative, adding District Service Days and District Conference is moving to the fall. More information on these changes and others will follow over the next few months. In addition to resources and tools to be provided for your clubs benefit.

As we navigate this year together through our wonderful organization, please be mindful of a few things.  First, we are all “People of Action” with a common goal of “Service Above Self”, here to support one another,  provide encouragement and create positive change. Second, working together we can accomplish far more collectively than working alone.  There is no “I” in team. Finally, at the end of this Rotary year my hope is we all will stand proudly together, knowing our District’s Clubs are stronger than when our journey began.  For in the end, that is our one primary goal.

Yours In Rotary,

DG Cindie Kish

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 ..the other left!!


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

New member Chris Tippin inducted...6/13/19

Interacters Lunch with Rotary...

Beth Laskowski (Interact Moderator), Jen Zhao (Pres. 2018-19), Emma Blanton (Vice. Pres. 2018-19 & Pres 2019-20), Skylar Miller (Sec. 2018-19) and Caroline Burnham (Treas. 2018-19 & 2019-20) joined us for lunch last Thursday. After lunch we received their activity report for this past year..and it certainly was a busy one.
Pennies for Polio Campaign - raised $130 (Matched by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by $2 for $1) totalled $390.
Annual Halloween Party - Children of Goshen School District Teachers and Staff.
Food Drive  - for The Goshen Food Pantry & with Youth Ending Hunger Club. Over 2000 items collected.
Holiday Cards for Veterans' at Castle Point
Sandwich Making for the Homeless - with The Midnight Run Group who help feed homeless folks in NYC.
Annual Rotary & Glen Arden Holiday Party - Volunteered & ran Craft Stations for the gathering.
Cookies for a Cause - Managed to raise $400 for GHS Custodian Mike Salley, recovering from a severe stroke.
Pizza Challenge Food Drive -  over 3000 food items donated to Goshen Food Pantry Youth Ending Hunger Club.
Sandwich Making for the Homeless - Once again made over 150 sandwiches for The Midnight Run Group.
9th Annual Senior Citizen Prom - Entertained the Seniors with dancing, appetizers and desserts.
AND helped make our Taste of Goshen Fundrasier, another success!

Goshen Rotary gives $4000. to The Rotary Foundation

Pres. Ken gives Ed Garling, Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, a check for $4000. The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

Goshen Rotary gives $3000. to The Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation.

Tom Guarino accepts a $3000. check from Ken for the Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation. Since the Goshen Rotary Scholarship Foundation first awarded a scholarship, more than 120 Goshen students have received awards totaling over $350,000.

Presentation of $250. to our Scout Troop 62.

(l - r): Kevin Palacino, Scoutmaster; Rolly Peacock, Goshen Rotary; Yuval Fogelman, Senior Patrol Leader; Charlie Krieger, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader; and Donna Helt, Troop Committee Chairwoman.

Goshen Public Library & Historical Society

Pres. Ken is pictured at last Fridays (5/17/19) Goshen Public Library Donor's Event pointing to Goshen Rotary's name on their Donor Board.


Braeside Camp CleanUp

We met once again at Braeside Camp to help out with their pre-camp cleanup. Leaf raking, weed pulling, rolling up the pool cover, area policing etc. Led by our fearless Chairlady, Doris we were coaxed into our endevours by the old standby Dunkin Donuts! Meeting with Our Club Members - Sonia Gonzalez, Harry Grout, Ron Klieverik, Vince McCormack, Pres Ken Obremski and Buzz Zingaro was the Breaside staff - Maria & Kelsey, some new friends from Walkill East - Tom Lawlor, from Walkill - Jamie Pucci, and from Newburgh - Pres. Deborah Sager.
EdNote: picture by's a phone not a camera!

 Annual Road Clean Up

  Despite the weather, the Goshen Rotary Clean Up Crew met this morning. After a rousing pep talk from Chair Rolly Peacock (coffee & doughnuts enticements) we tackled Craigville Road! Crew members Diane Blanton, Vince McCormack & Buzz Zingaro managed to clean up the roadside utilizing pickers and bags supplied by Goshen Town DPW. It was a challenge but we managed to finish up just before noon.

   Just a personal note from the author......if you see someone on the road with a orange vest....give 'em a BREAK...move over & slow down!!

Interact Club collected 3,000 food items for local Food Pantry

The Interact Club collected close to 3,000 food items for the Youth Ending Hunger Club and the Goshen Food Pantry during their Spring Food Drive Challenge. The members of the Goshen High School Interact Club recently collected approximately 3,000 non-perishable food during the club’s Spring Food Drive Challenge. The school-wide collection tasked students with collecting as many non-perishable foods as possible. The competition was fierce, with a first prize pizza party at stake. Several determined classes battled for the top spot, but Carmina Villegas’ fourth period social studies class was victorious and won the coveted pizza party. Second place went to Eric Harris’ fifth period English class, who received a tray of cookies for their effort. Science Teacher Patricia Gaer, a top contender from last year’s drive, finished close behind with her first period class in third place. The Interact Club members delivered the food donations to the Goshen Intermediate School Food Pantry for distribution by the Youth Ending Hunger Club.
Gabby Joseph and Jennifer Zhao get boxes ready for delivery.
Interact Club members Stephanie Dahowski, Chris Fini and Mary Quinn unpack food at the Goshen Food Pantry.

Cub Scout Pack 62

    16 members of Cub Scout Pack 62, Webelos 2 crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 62. (Both are sponsored by The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY). The event was celebrated at their Blue & Gold Breakfast this morning held at Kuhl's Highland House. There was 190 participants & well wishers! Congratulations to all!

Annual Gift of Words to our 3rd Graders (Rotary Dictionary Project)

February 13, 2019....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. 
Pictured here are Suzie Peacock, Allen Zick, Mark Garguilo, Cliff Kelsey, Rolly Peacock, BettyAnn VanLeeuen, Vince McCormack and Chris Ashman. Our Goshen Rotarians were escorted by Principal Matthew Wentworth as they visited each Third Grade classroom to give students their brand new dictionaries. (Bilingual Spanish-speaking students also received a Spanish-English version.)
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.
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    September 8
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