New Hope Community
5 New Hope Community Drive
Loch Sheldrake, NY  12759
United States
At the brunch we will be presenting this year’s Hummingbird Awards (see the “I Will Be A Hummingbird” story below for an explanation) to community member Amanda Langseder,  local businessman and philanthropist Sal Scancarello, Monticello Rotarian Orshii Boldis, Liberty Rotary Club Secretary and Past President Gary Silverman and Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties with our club’s Hummingbird Award

We will also be recognizing Liberty Rotarians Dr William Silver and Lori Rae Silvers (Paul Harris Fellow Plus 2), and community member Etta Barbanti as our newest Paul Harris Fellows. This recognition acknowledges individuals as outstanding Rotarians who have demonstrated the Four Way Test and performed Service Above Self.
The suggested donation for the brunch is $15 and will benefit our club’s Haiti Clean Water Program Sustainability Fund which has been established to provide necessary supplies and support to the 1000 Haitian families that have received water filtration systems as a result of the global grant from the Rotary Foundation.  These systems are providing healthy, clean, potable water to as many as  7500 men, women and children in Cap Haitien.    All guests will have an opportunity to make a donation to the sustainability fund which will help provide these families with healthy, clean, potable water well past the 4 ½ years that the grant covers.

To make a reservation, please contact committee member Gary Siegel (845 798-2188 or cdtripsLLC@gmail.com) at your earliest convenience.  There is a limit of 150 guests and we do anticipate that this event will sell out.  Reservations will be accepted until April 24th or until sold out.  If you are unable to attend, kindly consider becoming a sponsor and/or making a donation (see attached sponsor and donation form).
We are constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed.  The story of the Hummingbird is about this huge forest being consumed by a raging wild fire. All the animals in the forest come out and they are transfixed as they watch the forest burning and they feel very overwhelmed….very powerless…. Except for this little hummingbird who says “I’m going to do something about the fire” so it flies to the nearest stream, takes a drop of water, puts it on the fire and goes up and down, up and down, up and down as fast as it can. In the meantime all the other animals… much bigger animals like the elephant… with a BIG trunk, who could bring much more water…. they are standing there helpless and they are saying to the hummingbird, “What do you think you can do?  You’re too little…This fire is too big… Your wings are too little…. And your beak so small… you can only bring a small drop of water at a time but as they continue to discourage it, it turns to them without wasting anytime and tells them…. “I’m doing the best I can… I’m doing what I can!...I’m doing my part”  In order to make your community a better place, in order to make the world a better place, we must all be hummingbirds.
Dear Club Leaders,
On behalf of the Liberty Rotary Club, we would like to cordially invite you to to become a sponsor of our club's 3rd Annual Hummingbird Award and Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Brunch to be held at the New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake on Sunday April 29th from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 

This year there is the opportunity for your club to sponsor the event as we will be distributing a "Keepsake Journal" and have Special Placemats for you to send a message to the honorees and/or advertise your business.  All proceeds from the sponsorships will benefit the Liberty Rotary Club's Haiti Clean Water Program Sustainability Fund.  Attached please find the sponsor form. 
If your club would like to participate as a sponsor for this year's event, kindly fill out the attached form and send your payment along with the artwork to 

Liberty Rotary Club
P.O. Box 493
Liberty, NY 12701

or email information and artwork to cdtripsLLC@gmail.com.  Sponsorship submissions are due by 4/19/18.  Please make checks out to: Liberty Rotary Club Haiti Clean Water Program

Thanks for your anticipated support and we hope to see you on April 29th. 

Liberty Rotary Club Recognition Brunch Committee
Gary Siegel                    Gary Silver                        Gary Silverman
Jack Strassman              Barbi Neumann Marty       Dan Berkowicz