Posted by Wendy Bynum-Wade

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?


New Scouts in Town Wendy Bynum-Wade 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

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



Thank You for 2019 Family Fun Day 2019-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

Join us for this FREE Community Event

The Rotary Club of Goshen NY

2019 Family Fun Day

     Saturday August 10th 12:00-4:00   

             (Rain date Sunday August 11th )               

Urbanski Park on Craigville Rd

Water Slide – bring your Swim suits & towels!

90 Ft. Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall

Mad Science Demonstration

Studio Ayo Intro to Zumba

Goshen Library

 Fire Trucks, NYS Police Horses

Carnival Games, Crafts, Face Painting & More….

*Food will be available for a charge
The Deprospo Family
Harry & Shirley Grout
The Igneri Family
Councilman Ken Newbold
Ray & Maureen Quattrini
2019 Family Fun Day 2019-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2019

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.

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Posted by Vince McCormack on Jul 18, 2019

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
Pat & Buzz Wandering again! Vince McCormack 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Goshen Rotary Donates $250 to First Presbyterian Church Vince McCormack 2019-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Bono's Message to Rotary Vince McCormack 2019-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Van Amburgh on Jul 12, 2019

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
















2020 Installation Dinner Amy Van Amburgh 2019-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Jul 11, 2019

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 $500 to Goshen Food Pantry Vince McCormack 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rolland Peacock on Jul 06, 2019

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!
Goshen Rotary donates $250 to GOVAC Rolland Peacock 2019-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Van Amburgh on Jul 03, 2019
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!
GAW Here! Join us... Amy Van Amburgh 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2019

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

Cindie Kish, District Governor 7210 (2019-20) 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Jun 30, 2019

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...

Book Cases to Braeside Vince McCormack 2019-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Jun 23, 2019

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!!

Goshen Rotary Building Raised Garden at Braeside Camp Vince McCormack 2019-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack

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!
Interact lunches with our Rotary Vince McCormack 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack

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.
Goshen Rotary gives $3000 to Goshen Rotary Scholarship Fund Vince McCormack 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack

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 $4000. to The Rotary Foundation Vince McCormack 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rolland Peacock on Jun 20, 2019

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.
Presentation of $250 to our Scout Troop 62 Rolland Peacock 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member - Chris Tippin Vince McCormack 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Goshen Public Library & Historical Society PDG Doris Obremski 2019-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on May 11, 2019

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!
Spring Spruce Up @ Braeside Camp Vince McCormack 2019-05-11 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by Vince McCormack on May 04, 2019

 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!!
Annual Road Clean Up Vince McCormack 2019-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Blanton on Apr 01, 2019

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.
Interact Club collected 3,000 food items for local Food Pantry Diane Blanton 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rolland Peacock on Mar 30, 2019

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!
Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts Rolland Peacock 2019-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
What is ROTARY?? Vince McCormack 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Feb 13, 2019

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.
Annual Gift of Words to Our 3rd Graders by The Rotary Club of Goshen NY Vince McCormack 2019-02-13 05:00:00Z 1
Posted by Vince McCormack on Jan 21, 2019
      Adam J. Krainak, longtime resident of Spring Valley, New York, passed away in Goshen, NY on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 97. He was born on July 31, 1921. Adam is survived by his three married daughters, Kathleen Brooks (Jeffrey), Eileen DeToma (Frank) and Eloise Krainak-Daher (Dave) and his two grandchildren, Athena and Adam Daher. Adam was a proud Army Veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific and later joined the Spring Valley, NY Police Department, for 34 yrs. where he climbed the ranks from motorcycle cop to Chief of Police. Adam was also a dedicated volunteer firefighter and Honorary Chief of the Rockland Hook & Ladder Company in SV receiving its first lifetime achievement award of 70 yrs. Adam was heavily involved with Rotary, receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship twice. He was a true gentleman, whose kindness, and generosity had touched many lives. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Thursday, January 24th at St. Joseph’s Church in Spring Valley, NY with entombment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY.
Adam J. Krainak Vince McCormack 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Goshen Library Receives $1000 for Building Fund Vince McCormack 2019-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2018

Obituary of Joseph Bayno

Joseph F. (Coach) Bayno of Goshen, a former professional baseball player, high school baseball and basketball coach at Valley Central High School and John S. Burke Catholic High School, passed away peacefully at Orange Regional Medical Center in the presence of his family who gathered from all parts of the country. He recently celebrated his 84th birthday with a huge party attended by family and friends.

Coach Bayno retired in 1991, after 31 years as a physical education teacher at Valley Central where he was also the head coach of varsity baseball for 23 years starting in 1968. He was twice-named Coach of the Year by The Times Herald-Record and was inducted into the Valley Central sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Joe Bayno 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vince McCormack on Nov 28, 2018

Jane's Purse

Goshen Rotary Treasurer Rolly Peacock presents $200.  for The Jane's Purse Fund  to Principal William Rolon of  C.J. Hooker Middle School. Named after Jane Unhjem, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Fellow Rotarian who passed away on August 19, 2012 from injuries sustained from a plane crash in Long Island.
Jane's Purse Donation Vince McCormack 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Doris Obremski on Nov 24, 2018

Goshen Rotary Hosts Community Dinner...

Goshen Rotarians hosted the Thanksgiving Weekend Community Dinner at St. James Episcopal Church Hall with support from John Strobl of the Goshen Food Pantry, Christian Pierre,  the chef at Vinum Cafe at the Brotherhood Winery who prepared the excellent meal and Howells Diner folks who provided mouth watering pies. Rotarians and friends and family had fun prepping, serving and cleaning up. 
St. James Episcopal Church
Goshen Rotary Hosts Community - Thanksgiving Dinner PDG Doris Obremski 2018-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
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 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
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
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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
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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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
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