Goshen Rotary Gives $300. to The Child Care Council of Orange County Mark Thabet 2018-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack

Goshen Rotary Gives
to the Community

Goshen Senior Center, Program Coordinator Bonnie Mayefsky receives a $500 check from President-Elect Mark Gargiulo
Goshen Cub Scout Pack 62 Master, Tara Connell receives a check for $250 from Rolly Peacock, Treasurer
Goshen Boy Scout Troop 62, Treasurer Debbie Gitner receives a check for $250 from Rolly Peacock, Treasurer
Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corp (GOVAC), George Lyons receives a check for $250 from Rolly Peacock, Treasurer
The Goshen Rotary Scholarship Fund Committee awarded this year:
  • 4 - $1500. scholarships for 4 years
  • 1 - $1000. scholarship   for 4 years
  • 1 - $2000. single scholarship for a total of $30,000.
The Goshen Rotary granted the The Goshen Rotary Scholarship Fund $3500.
Orange & Ulster BOCES, "Take-a-Book, Leave-a-Book Project" - $500.
Mental Health Association of Orange County - $250.
The Rotary Foundation - $3000.
First Presbyterian Church of Goshen - $250.
SUNY Orange Foundation - $1000
House on The Hill - Agri-Business Child Development - $250
Dominican Hall Adult Program - $250.
Village of Goshen Police
- $150.
Cataract Engine
& Hose Fire Company
- $250.
Winslow Therapeutic
Riding Center - $100.
Color for Kids Program - $250
Goshen Food Pantry - $500
Town of Goshen Police - $150
That's $41,650 to our Community!
Goshen Rotary Gives to the Community Vince McCormack 2018-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Gomm on May 17, 2018

Darcie Miller on Opioid Problem in Orange County

Today’s guest was Darcie Miller, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health, who spoke on the rising opioid problem in Orange County and the country at large. She began her talk with some startling statistics: in 2012, when the crisis was first beginning to be recognized, fifty people in Orange County died of opioid-related overdoses. By 2017 that number had risen to ninety-nine. Ms. Miller asserts that addiction is a chronic disease, no different in its essentially physical basis than something like diabetes.
Darcie Miller on Opioid Problem in Orange County Matt Gomm 2018-05-17 04:00:00Z 2
Posted by Vince McCormack

Outreach Program, Rotary Club of Warwick & Rotary Club of Goshen


On Saturday, 5/12/18, members of The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY met with members of The Rotary Club of Warwick (and lots of students and others) at the Warwick Valley High School. After a brief training session by Ted Swartwood (Regional Manager for Outreach) we all manned the five production lines to mix, measure, seal and box 22,000 meals to fight hunger. The Outreach program delivers these meals to local and international agencies for distribution to the needy.

The Outreach Program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that organizes food packaging events around the country. With more than 330 million meals packaged to date, the organization’s mission is to provide safe waterfood, medical care, and education to those in need, at home and abroad.

OutReach of Hudson Valley Vince McCormack 2018-05-12 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by Vince McCormack

Goshen Rotary Inducts Neal Frishberg

Goshen Rotary Club President James O'Donnell (right) welcomes new Rotarian Neal Frishberg (center). Neal is an attorney in private practice in the Village of Goshen, and was sponsored by Mark Thabet (left). Neal received his Rotary lapel pin, an official certificate of induction which immortalizes the date he entered the Club and a copy of The Four Way Test, which is the guiding principles of Rotary. We currently have 42 active members and welcome any interest from individuals and business/corporations in the area. Contact the Club at www.goshenNYrotary.org or Rotary Club of Goshen NY @ P.O. Box 563, Goshen, NY 10924
Goshen Rotary Inducts Neal Frishberg Vince McCormack 2018-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Goshen Rotary Gives to Goshen.. Vince McCormack 2018-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Zick on Mar 19, 2018

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

March 19, 2018....All the Third grade students at The Goshen Intermediate School received their very own Webster's Dictionary, donated by the members of the The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY. 
Goshen Rotarians Dick Durland, Rolly Peacock, Ed Garling, Mark Gargiulo, Cliff Kelsey, Allen Zick, Luis Santiago and Vince McCormack were escorted by Principal Jason Carter and Interim Elementary Coordinator Robert Siracuse as they visited each third grade classroom to give students their brand new dictionaries. Bilingual Spanish-speaking students also received a Spanish-English version.
Annual Gift of Words to our 3rd Graders by Rotary Club of Goshen NY Allen Zick 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Ashman

Goshen Rotary Club Sponsors $500 BOCES Vocational Award

   The Rotary Club of Goshen is committed to active participation in Rotary International's Five Avenues of Service: International Service, Community Service, Youth Service, Vocational Service and Club Service. As part of that commitment, Goshen Rotary's President James O'Donnell has announced that the Club will sponsor a $500 Vocational Award to a graduating student in BOCES' Career and Technical Center again this year. This is a merit and need-based Award and while a recipient from the Goshen School District is preferred, the final choice will be made by BOCES staff from all CTEC graduates. President O'Donnell said "Our Board is pleased to be able to sponsor this Award again at the 2018 graduation ceremony, and we hole it will give the recipient a head-start in persuing his/her vocational career." BOCES administrators have thanked Goshen Rotary for it's steadfast support of vocational careers for Orange County students
BOCES Scholarship Chris Ashman 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Gomm on Mar 08, 2018

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois talks on School Safety & Opioids

President O’Donnell introduced Sheriff DuBois to the club. The Sheriff opened by saying one of the topmost concerns in present-day law enforcement is the safety of students in school-settings. Sheriff DuBois noted that there are clearly no simple answers to this problem. Preparation and law enforcement visibility being two undeniable elements of risk minimization. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been hosting informational presentations open to business leaders, school administrators, and directors of houses of worship, etc. to help raise awareness and offer suggestions on how to maximize safety in these arenas. These presentations are free and have been very popular. Sheriff DuBois touched upon the pros and cons of a variety of related topics, including the idea of arming teachers, and the use of uniformed police (armed School Resource Officers) in schools.
Sheriff Dubois also discussed the opioid crisis, stating that the environment is flooded with these substances which are easily procured by those seeking them. Overdoses are rampant, so much so that reports on the use of Narcan (an opioid antidote drug) usage are no longer considered newsworthy.
Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ Delancey’s Restaurant
Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois Matt Gomm 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Doris Obremski

Rotarian Cliff Kelsey Honored for his Sixty Years of Rotary Service

Sixty years to the day of his induction - February 1, 1958.  Goshen Rotarian Cliff Kelsey, Jr. was honored by his club for his continuous service by Past Rotary Governor and club President-Elect  Ken Obremski, Cliff has exemplified the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" and he continues to be a presence flipping hamburgers in his signature long-sleeved shirts during Goshen's Great American Weekend, helping prepare the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner and in doing just about anything asked of him. Following the presentation Cliff remarked that the greatest gifts he has gotten back as a Rotarian are all the friendships he has made over the years.
To learn more about what Goshen Rotary means to the community, please go to www.goshennyrotary.org.
Rotarian Cliff Kelsey Honored for his Sixty Years of Rotary Service PDG Doris Obremski 2018-02-11 05:00:00Z 1
Posted by Vince McCormack on Feb 08, 2018

Color for Kids

Hi Mrs O!!
I am in Cambodia! I LOVE Cambodia!! I have been very busy sharing tons of color in villages and I have been working with a program called Sustainable Cambodia (a Rotary funded program) to take color to their schools. I was able to help with art classes yesterday too. I will tell you more when I get home but I wanted to send you and your club this picture and say thank you for helping me share color with kids across the world.  (Feb. 7, 2018)
Color for Kids Vince McCormack 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Update! Ronald Klieverik 2018-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Two New Members! Chris Ashman 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Ashman on Dec 16, 2017

Interact's Santa Gathering

The Rotary Club of Goshen NY, held its annual Kids Party at Glen Arden on Saturday, December 16 from 10 AM - 1 PM. Again this year the Goshen High School Interact Club joined us en masse, and staffed a variety of activity tables for the kids. Brandon Nielson was our Santa again this year, and as always did a great job.  Kudos and many thanks to Rotarian Diane Blanton for coordinating this particular community service project, and for her leadership in assuring that all went well.
Interact's Santa Gathering Chris Ashman 2017-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Dec 16, 2017


Santa's helpers were very busy yesterday dropping off loads of presents for the family that we adopted through Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC). Coats, clothing, boots, toys, pots & pans, a crock pot and a HUGE laundry basket filled with toiletries.... Several, generous gift cards as well. The list was long but fulfilled. A BIG Merry Christmas to all who participated.

Goshen – Thanks to the generosity of donors, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) helps make the Christmas season a little brighter each year for the children and families it serves through the annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ gift program.

Adopt a Family Program Vince McCormack 2017-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Dec 14, 2017

Jane's Purse

Rotary President Jim O'Donnell presents a $200. check for The Jane's Purse Fund  to Assistant Principal Heather Carman, Lynette DeJesus and Jennifer Blake of  C.J. Hooker Middle School. Named after Jane Unhjem, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, who passed away on August 19, 2012 from injuries sustained from a plane crash in Long Island.
Jane's Purse Vince McCormack 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
Ride For Rotary 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Oct 15, 2017

Hambletonian Marathon - Water Table #2!!!

Ken Obremski, Chris Ashman, Mark Guinup and Rolly Peacock ---- Working on other parts of the course Ron Klieverik, Mark Gargiulo, Pat Strong 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
Posted by Diane Blanton on Sep 24, 2017

Interact Harvest - Goshen 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.
Interact Harvest Diane Blanton 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
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!"


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
Buzz Zingaro
Math Tutoring
Music by: Bad Hat
Taste of Goshen Thank You! 2017-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ronald Klieverik
Rotary is a global network of professionals who
make a difference at home and abroad.
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.
ChildPrint ID Kits Vince McCormack 2017-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
This is Rotary! 2017-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
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.
2016 Glen Arden, Interact & Rotary Kids Party 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
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.
"Jane's Purse" Donation 2016-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
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
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



    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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This is Rotary 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
History of Rotary 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
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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What is Rotary? 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
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 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.
2016 BLUE & GOLD BANQUET with CUB SCOUT PACK 62 2016-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
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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2016 Dictionary Project 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0