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A visit from My Brother Vinny
At this past Tuesday's meeting we heard from Paula Miratello and her organization, My Brother Vinny.  She started the organization as a way to honor her brother after his passing by assisting those with mental health issues find housing and support programs.  Over the last few years the main focus of her work has turned to working with the local VA's and shelters to assist homeless veterans get into new homes.
 
Paula told us how most veterans qualify for housing assistance through the VA, but there is no program to assist them with furnishing their new apartments.  My Brother Vinny provides them with everything from furniture, to housewares and even art work for the walls, so the empty apartment becomes a home.  She and her volunteers, mainly veterans who she has helped that want to get involved, have helped over 435 veterans and their families in 9 counties in the Hudson Valley/Metro NY area.
 
For more information on My Brother Vinny or to find out how you can help, check out their website: http://www.mybrothervinny.org.
 
A visit from My Brother Vinny 2017-05-31 04:00:00Z
The 21st Annual Men Who Cook is Coming!
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The 21st Annual Men Who Cook is Coming! 2017-03-08 05:00:00Z
Now accepting applications for our 2017 Scholarships!
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We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Scholarships for high school seniors!  Click the link on the left for more info and an application.
Now accepting applications for our 2017 Scholarships! Carrie Hernandez 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z
Helping out for Thanksgiving
This morning was the meeting most of our members look forward too all year.  We packed 35 boxes full with everything a family would need for a Thanksgiving dinner.  We include gift cards so they can buy a turkey, boxes of stuffing, rolls, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, cookies, and so much more.
 
We were able to pack 9 boxes for families in need at Matthew Patterson Elementary school and 26 to Putnam Community Action Program.  
 
ALso, this past weekend, we participated in Putnam CAP's THanksgiving Weekend county wide food drive.  Members from our club and our Interact club volunteered at Putnam Lake Market in Patterson and Kobackers in Brewster.  We were pleased to find out when we dropped off the boxes this morning to Putnam CAP, that the food drive had gone so well, they were able to add fresh carrots and celery to our boxes as well!  
 
So thank you for supporting us, whether it's coming to a fundraiser or donating at the food drive this weekend.  We are proud to work with our community to help those in need.
Helping out for Thanksgiving Carrie Hernandez 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z
Our Interact Club is now official!
The Patterson Rotary Club celebrated the chartering of their new Patterson Interact Club.  Interact is a branch of Rotary that teens from the ages of 12-18 can join.  They do service projects in their community and around the world and learn how to live our motto, Service Above Self.  We are so proud of these kids.  We currently have students from 4 different schools, Brewster, Carmel, Pawling and The Wooster School in Danbury, CT.  In just a few sort weeks, these kids and learned about each other and how to be a team.  We asked them to bring one service project idea to a meeting and these amazing kids came up with over 20!  
 
We have also be lucky enough to have a couple of kids who aren't quite old enough to join Interact, but want to do good, so we are also in the process of starting an EarlyAct club.  
 
If you have a child that wants to get involved, send our advisers an email at pattersoninteract@gmail.com.
 
Our Interact Club is now official! Carrie Hernandez 2016-11-18 00:00:00Z
Touch A Truck 2016
Touch A Truck 2016 Carrie Hernandez 2016-10-07 00:00:00Z
20th annual Men Who Cook was a great success!
Our 20th annual Men Who Cook was a great success!
 
We have a few thank you's to mention.
 
To all the chefs and restaurants for the delicious food!
 
To the sponsors for helping us make it the best event ever.
 
To the Carmel FBLA kids, for all of their help throughout the night.
 
To everyone who came and made it a great night!
 
We all had a blast and hope that you did too.  Mark your calendars for next year, April 29, 2017!
 
Check out pictures from the night by clicking on the photo album on the right.
20th annual Men Who Cook was a great success! Carrie Hernandez 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z
Episode 5 of About Rotary is coming to a TV near you!
 
Episode 5 of About Rotary is coming to a TV near you! Carrie Hernandez 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z
Did you know we have our own TV show?
If you are local to the Patterson area and are a Comcast subscriber, you can check us out on Channel 8.  About Rotary is a show that we produce once a month and it tells about what Rotary is doing in our area and around the world.
 
If you don't use Comcast, or are unable to catch us on cable, you can check out our YouTube Channel (click the red button on the left side of our home page).
 
Here is last month's episode, with the founding members of STEP, or Schools to End Poverty. 
 
 
Ed and Howard are coming to our March 15th meeting to talk to us about the good they are doing around the world.  If you would like to learn more, check out their website at http://schoolstoendpoverty.org/home/index or stop in for breakfast with us when they are visiting.
Did you know we have our own TV show? Carrie Hernandez 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z
2016 Scholarship Applications
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Calling all high school seniors!
 
The Patterson Rotary Club is now accepting applications for our 2016 Scholarship awards.  
 
Click here to download the application packet.  Applications are due by April 15, 2016.
2016 Scholarship Applications Carrie Hernandez 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z
Semi-Annual Community Giveaway
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This morning we celebrated the good we do in the world with representatives from many of the local non-for-profits that we work with.  After treating them to a delicious breakfast, President Bill Flash turned it over to President Elect Anthony Molé who presented the certificate and checks.  In total, we gave out over $11,000!
 
We would like to once again thank these organizations for all that they do:
 
Semi-Annual Community Giveaway Carrie Hernandez 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z
Touch a Truck for Heroes
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Come on out and enjoy a great day with the whole famliy at Patterson Rotary's first 'Touch a Truck for Heroes' event.
 
Unlike a regular car show, Touch a Truck is an interactive event. Children and adults can get up close to the vehicles, getting in teh driver's seat, blowing the horn and learning about their favorite vehicles and heroes who drive them.
 
Admission is FREE (Suggested donation: $2 per person, not to exceed $10 per family). Funds raised will be used to purchase items for the local veterans' home and food pantries.
 
The 100.7 FM WHUD Family Fun Crew will be there broadcasting live from 11 AM - 1 PM.
 
A military veteran will be three with his hotdog truck and a the Good Humor Man will be there with a vintage truck and of course, ice cream. There will be over 15 bigger than life assorted construction vehicles, big rigs, emergency vehicles and more.
 
The event takes place, Sunday, October 11th from 10 AM - 2 PM across the street from Ace Endico, 80 International Blvd., Brewster, NY 10509. (Up the hill from the DMV.)
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
Touch a Truck for Heroes PDG Penny Byron 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z
Men Who Cook Fundraiser

It's the event everyone has been waiting for...
Patterson Rotary Club's 19th Annual


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Saturday, April 25, 6 9 PM

This year's honoree:
The Patterson Fire Department

Men Who Cook Fundraiser DG Penny Byron 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z
THANKSGIVING COMES AGAIN!


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THANKSGIVING COMES AGAIN! Marlea Willis 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z
FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT CLARA BARTON SCHOOL, BRONX, NEW YORK

ImagePatterson Rotary Club brings a little bit of Upstate NY to the Bronx  

 

FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT CLARA BARTON SCHOOL, BRONX, NEW YORK Marlea Willis 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z
Blues & BBQ 2014
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ImageThe Rotary Club of Patterson N.Y. will host its Third Annual Blues and Barbecue Festival on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Patterson Firehouse!

 

 

Blues & BBQ 2014 DG Penny Byron 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z
Doing Good in the World
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Click on the following link to learn how Rotarians around the world work together to make a better world: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQhnFv-u3U&list=PLGukUvNU_i3K58ZZBkQnl9T9aG4qHonel&feature=share

Doing Good in the World DGE Penny Byron 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z
2013-2014 Community Giveaways
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During the 2013-2014 Rotary year which runs from July 1 through June 30, President John Kelly was very pleased with the good the Rotary Club of Patterson did in the local and international community.

Well over $30,000 of funding as well as many hours of volunteer services were given back to the community throughout the year. Over 40 organizations and numerous local individuals have benefitted from the hard work and fundraisers the members have taken part in throughout the year.

For a list of some of the organizations who the Rotary Club has assisted this year, click on the link below to see more.

2013-2014 Community Giveaways DGE Penny Byron 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z
Rotarians Break Two World Records 5/30/14
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On Friday, 5/30/14 Rotarians from around the world broke two world records. While at the Rotary International Convention held this year in Sydney, Australia, Rotarians broke two world records while on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

One record previously held by Oprah Winfrey audience members was broken when 340 Rotarians climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge at one time. The Rotarians simultaneously broke another record by flying the most country flags from the bridge.

Click on the following link to see the Rotarians in action breaking the records: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlbF-lAJIvo

Rotarians Break Two World Records 5/30/14 DGE Penny Byron 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z
Recent CDC Video on Rotary's Polio Eradication Efforts
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A recent video released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) focuses on how Rotary International is the main force behind Polio eradication around the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGkdm-M1-Yk&feature=youtu.be.

Recent CDC Video on Rotary's Polio Eradication Efforts DGE Penny Byron 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z
Annual Men Who Cook 2014

   

Patterson Rotary Club's 

18th Annual "Men Who Cook" Fundraiser! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A casual evening of food and festivities to benefit local Putnam County and Tri-County area non-profits, organizations and scholarship programs.

Annual Men Who Cook 2014 John Kelly 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z
Rotary Brick Dedication Ceremony at Putnam Hospital Center 8/15/13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X74223jMzcs&feature=youtu.be
Rotary Brick Dedication Ceremony at Putnam Hospital Center 8/15/13 DGE Penny Byron 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
New Officer Installation 6/15/13
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Click on 'More' below to see pictures from our recent
Installation Barbecue.

What a beautiful day. Great food, friends and fun.
And a Special Thank you to:
the eight Carmel Veterans who joined us for the festivities
& United Cerebral Palsy of Brewster for hosting the event.

New Officer Installation 6/15/13 DGN Penny Byron 2013-06-15 00:00:00Z
Our Spring Giveaway

Some of our favorite meetings are when we are able to give back to the local community organizations. Here are some of the June 2013 recipients with our 2012-13 president Peter Hansen:

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- Bill Kieran Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Hailee Casella
- Service Above Self Scholarship: Courtney Dillman
- Community Service Scholarship: Christopher O'Dell
- Hudson Valley Community Services Food Pantry
- Camp Wilbur Herrlich
- Carmel High School Future Business Leaders of America
- Child Advocacy Council
- Communities That Care
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Crew's Voice of Pawling (recreational programs for children with
- Friends of the Great Swamp (FROGS)
- The Friends Network
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
- Hospice Care/Visiting Nurses of Putnam County
- Matthew Paterson Memorial School Memorial Fund Summer Camp
- Necessities Bags (for cancer patients)
- PARC Litter Patrol
- Patterson Historical Society
- Patterson Library - Summer reading program
- Patterson Community Church Food Pantry
- Patterson Recreation Center
- Putnam Community Action Program
- Putnam County Humane Society
- Putnam County Mental Health Association
- Putnam Hospital Center
- Putnam County SPCA
- Ryan McElroy Children's Cancer Foundation
- United Cerebral Palsy's Opportunity League Playground
- USO
- Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society's Camp Sundown
 (Held at night for children with a genetic disorder which prevents them from being exposed to the sun)

Our Spring Giveaway DGN Penny Byron 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
A Prayer of Reflection - Newtown 12/14/12
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A Prayer of Reflection - Newtown 12/14/12 DGN Penny Byron 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z
Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund


The Newtown Rotary Foundation announces the establishment of the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund.

Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund DGN Penny Byron 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z
Join us the 2nd through last Tuesday each month.

Our weekly meetings are held at the Patterson Recreation Center at the end of Front Street in Patterson NY. Networking begins at 7:15 AM and the Bell rings promplly at 7:30 AM to start the meeting.

Join us the 2nd through last Tuesday each month. 2012-01-01 00:00:00Z
Welcome to our two new members!

Congratulations and welcome to our two newest members!

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Rich Parente (on right) with President John Kelly and membership chair Jim Byron 8/13/13, and
Jim Byron installing Jason Maxwell with a Rotary pin on April 23rd.

Welcome to our two new members! DGE Penny Byron
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