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Red Hook

What is Rotary? "Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
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Tivoli, NY  12583
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Part of the Rotary youth exchange program is to experience new things, as our student Mercedes from Spain did when she attended her first Bat-Mitzvah where she ran into our club secretary, Judge Jonah Triebwasser, and his wife Ellen. A good time was had by all.
Citizen of the Year - Brenda Cagle
We are delighted to honor Brenda Cagle as the 2017 Rotary Citizen of the Year. Brenda is a long-time community volunteer and a former member of our Town Board. Brenda will be honored at our dinner on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:15 p.m. at the Red Hook Firehouse. Tickets will be available soon at Town and Village Halls and from Rotarians. Cost is just $45.00 per person.
Here is our sponsor form. Please take an advertisement in our journal and support the good works of Rotary.
Our guest speaker today was LaGrange Sunrise Rotarian Mike Polasek who spoke to us about the district grant that our region is pursuing to combat adolescent drug abuse. Mike is shown in the photo with our club president Tim Lynch. (photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
This weekend on RadioRotary:
The Rotary International Convention from Atlanta Georgia (show 4)
Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, October 21st at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, Octopber 22d  at 6:30 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM or http:// www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WGHQ 920AM and 92.5FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when RadioRotary brings it's exclusive coverage of the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. We talk with Rotarians from around the world about Rotary's humanitarian efforts.
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 FM or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WGHQ 920AM and 92.5FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id39731680
In the photo are RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O'Connell and producer Kathy Kruger.
Want to know what the youth exchange program means to participants? Click here to listen to three testimonials about Rotary’s impact on young lives. One features Inés (France to New Paltz 2011-2012), as she describes the importance of her youth exchange experience in District 7210.
Save these dates for future RI Conventions!
June 24 to 27, 2018 - Toronto, Canada

June 1 to 5, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany

June 7 to 10, 2020 - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honoka & Azita - Hawaiian Teen Queens of the Ukulele
June 13 to 16, 2021 - Taipei, Taiwan
June 13 to 16, 2022 - Houston, Texas


Our guest speakers today were Red Hook Town and Village Justices the Hon. Jeffrey C. Martin, and our club secretary, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, who spoke on the procedures for bringing and trying a small claims case.

Shown from left to right are Judge Triebwasser, Judge Martin and Club President Tim Lynch.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Murray's of Tivoli. Visitors are always welcome.

Red Hook Rotary welcomed Cari Wilkins-Bates of Scenic Hudson to our meeting. Scenic Hudson preserves land and farms and creates parks that connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River, while fighting threats to the river and natural resources that are the foundation of the valley's prosperity. To date they have created or enhanced more than 65 parks, preserves and historic sites up and down the Hudson River and conserved nearly 40,000 acres.  Of which Red Hook has benefited with the Poets' Walk - 120 acres; two decades of farmland protection including seven working farms here in Red Hook totaling over 1,000 acres. They are sponsoring the upcoming Farmland Cycling Tour scheduled on September 16 starting at Poets Walk park with routes of 10, 25 and 45 miles that will enable riders to pedal through the beautiful rolling countryside of Dutchess and Columbia counties.  To learn more about Scenic Hudson visit: http://www.scenichudson.org/
A good time was had by all at our annual Baxter's Bash picnic.We welcomed our incoming YEX exchange student Mercedes from Spain.Rob Latimer was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow by Past District Governor Lou Turpin.Members who were honored for perfect attendance in 2016 - 2017 were (left to right): Hon. Jonah Triebwasser (11 years), Christine Chale, Esq. (5), Susan Simon (6), Tim Lynch, P.E. (3), Bud Weaver (44) and Carl Dowden (30).
The Cartier family enjoys Grandpa Fred's cooking.
Our guest speaker this week was our very own Rob Latimer who recently vacationed with his family in the small village of Hopkins in Belize.  Rob wanted to attend a local Rotary club meeting only to learn they take the Summer off.  He did however make a connection with Wendy Miller a local resident & Real Estate broker who is looking to start a club in Hopkins.  Wendy’s Father was a Rotarian and this is what inspired her to start a local club.
Rob spent a couple of hours sharing with her all the great work Rotary International does as well as the great work our own local rotary chapter performs here in Red Hook.  He learned the village has no potable water, and the local park was a rotary sponsored project with a club from Canada.  We are discussing  ideas on how we might be able to act as a “mentoring” club with the Hopkins club and perhaps even with help with sponsoring an Aquabox (approx. $300.) to provide a water filtration system to the village. To learn more about Rotary International and how we’re an ambassador for Aquabox visit http://www.aquabox.org/
As Rotary is dedicated to permanently ending polio, another unique Rotary connection was made when Rob visited a local market in San Ignacio where he fell in love with a painting. He learned the artist, Oscar Ulin, suffers with polio and can't use his hands so he paints with his mouth. See Oscar’s story at: https://www.facebook.com/LowerDover/videos/1416850208347352/
In photo: Rob Latimer and President Tim Lynch (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)
Rob further reports: " The park built in Hopkins through a combined effort between the Rotary Club of Dangriga and a club from Canada has fallen into disrepair. Also, without any lighting, parents won't allow kids to play there after sunset.
The newly formed satellite club of Hopkins is going to raise the money needed to repair the park and add lighting, bringing the park up to safety standards and creating a village-center focal point for children to play and socialize.
Artist Oscar Ulin has limited use of his hands due to polio, and paints at the San Ignacio market using his mouth to hold the brush. I will have one of his works back from the framer shortly.

Four generations of Latimers (twelve of us from 71 down to 1 year old) made the trip to Hopkins. Meeting the founders of the newly-forming Hopkins Rotary Club was a highlight of the trip. I look forward to exploring the possibilities for partnering with this new satellite club, as soon as they have their approval from RI."
Congratulations to Red Hook Rotarian and Past-President David Wright, his wife Patty, and the entire Wright family, on the marriage of his daughter Amanda to T.J. Sager on August 11th. Our club secretary, Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, officiated.
Red Hook Rotary sent a contingent of volunteers to the Hudson Valley Ribfest. Shown left to right are Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, David Wright and Bud Weaver.
During his journeys across Alaska and Western Canada, our secretary, Hon. Jonah Triebwasser stopped by Rotary Hall in Calgary's Heritage Park.
Welcome Rotary District 7210 District Governor Jim Damiani
District Governor Jim made his official visit to our club today. He was introduced by Region 3 Assistant Governor Rose Shaffer.
District Governor Jim commented on the beauty of our new meeting location, which is a former church with beautiful stained glass windows. He thanked us for being
Rotarians. Rotary helps the vulnerable, voiceless people of the world.
When DG Jim first joined Rotary we were embarking on a project called Polio Plus. At that time there were 7,000 new cases of polio each week. There have been 35 new cases so far this year or about 1 per week. Bill Gates addressed Rotarians at the recent International Convention in Atlanta, GA. He said about $1.5 billion is needed to complete eradication of polio in the world. He pledged $400 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. DG Jim said that by the end of the convention $1.2 billion had been received in pledges. That leaves $300 million for Rotary to raise. Rotary International President Ian Riseley has asked every Rotary Club to hold a special event to raise money for Polio Plus and to raise
public awareness of Polio.
DG Jim told us that RI President Ian Riseley is very concerned about the environment. He is concerned about climate change around the world. RI President Ian has asked every Rotarian to
plant a tree.
On Tuesday one of our RYLA students and two of our scholarship recipients joined us to talk about their experiences. With us this morning were: Tessa Rothwell, a RYLA attendee and her mother Maggie; Mia Michaelides, scholarship recipient and her mother Marie; and Mari Thompson, scholarship recipient and her mother Karen. Tessa and our other RYLA attendee, Erin Hare are from Red Hook High School as are our scholarship recipients, Mia Michaelides and Meaghan Hardeman. Mari Thompson, our third scholarship recipient, graduated from Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains. Pictured above left to right is President Tim Lynch, Mari Thompson, Tessa Rothwell, Mia Michaelides, and Rotarian Linda Greenblatt. Photo by Fred Cartier.
Red Hook Rotary welcomes Tivoli Mayor Joel R. Griffith. The Mayor provided an update on one of Tivoli's biggest decisions...do they manage their water and sewer locally or have the Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority manage it for them. 
Mayor Griffith reminded us the Tivoli Community Yard Sale is this weekend and the Tivoli Community Day is scheduled for Aug. 5.
We're now holding our weekly meetings at Murray's in Tivoli. Come join us every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
The Red Hook Rotary welcomed Dick Wambach as our guest speaker on Tuesday, July 11.  Dick provided an overview of the great work that the Economic Development Committee (EDC) provides to our local communities.  The committee's mission is to support and retain existing businesses, to foster the expansion of commerce and to enhance the community and quality of life.   The committee makes recommendations to our town board supervisor for review/consideration by the town board. 
You can follow the EDC on Facebook at:

Economic Development committee Calendar:

Dick also provided an update on the renovation work that is being done at the Red Hook VFW.  Renovations are planned to be completed by July 21st.  They are asking the community to  "TO PAY IT FORWARD" with your donation to have a top-of-the-line BANQUET HALL suitable for the next several decades as we plan continued participation as a sustainable and viable member of our beautiful Red Hook, Hudson Valley community!  
If you're interested in making a donation please visit the link below.
We had the installation of officers today. District Governor Lou Turpin swore in our officers. Incoming president Tim Lynch presented outgoing president Bud Weaver a set of engraved Rotary coasters to thank him for his year of service. We welcomed guests youth exchange students Momona from Japan, Anna from Italy and Fiona who is going to Denmark and our special guest, Linda Greenblatt's granddaughter Samantha! (photos by Rev. Fred Cartier)
Atlanta RI Convention Report
A grand time was had by our Rotary International Convention contingent of Susan Simon and Jonah Triebwasser in Atlanta, Georgia. The  general and breakout sessions were very inspirational and informative. Susan was on a breakout panel entitled "Welcoming the LGBTQ Community to the family of Rotary." Over 200 Rotarians attended this standing room only presentation.
Meanwhile, the RadioRotary team of Sarah O'Connell, Jonah Triebwasser and Dave and Kathy Kruger was out in force at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia. In addition to an exclusive interview with Rotary International President John Germ, we spoke with over 50 Rotarians from all over the world on such diverse topics as: Youth Exchange, blood donations, affordable prosthetic limbs, rescuing chimpanzees and clean water among other topics.
The convention shows will be broadcast throughout the Summer.
The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 FM or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WGHQ 920AM and 92.5FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id39731680
Be sure to register for the  2018 Toronto convention. You will have a great time!
Rotarians Explore School and Library Budgets
The Red Hook Rotary Club  welcomed guest speakers Red Hook Central Schools Superintendent Paul Finch and Business manager Bruce Martin, as well as Red Hook Librarian Dawn Jardine and Library Board member Sally Dwyer-McNulty who discussed the upcoming vote of the school and library budgets.
Shown from left to right are: Sally Dwyer-McNulty, Dawn Jardine, Rotary President Bud Weaver, Bruce Martin and Paul Finch. 
The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Black Star Social (formerly Bread and Bottle) at the corner of East Market Street and South Broadway. Visitors are welcomed.
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
Our guest speaker was Tom Fosler of Barley, Hops and Grapes, Red Hook. Tom spoke about brewing beer and the history of brewing.
Shown in the photo are speaker host Dave Wright, Tom Fosler and President Bud Weaver.
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
Our Youth Exchange student, Momona, shared some information about her home in Japan and her experiences here in the United States while she spoke at the 2017 Rotary DIstrict 7210 District Conference at the Mohonk Mountain House.
Red Hook Rotary was recognized by Rotary District 7210 at the recent District Conference for accomplishments in the area of membership growth, foundation support and leadership achievements. President-elect Tim Lynch accepted the awards at the Mohonk Mountain House where the conference was being held.
Tim presented the awards to the club. The membership award was given to Dave Wright (center) for sponsoring our new members this year.
(photos by Jonah Triebwasser)

Our Interact club was recognized at the Rotary District 7210 Annual Conference for being ShelterBox heroes. The high school service group has endowed ShelterBoxes for a number of years.

The ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

Shown in the photo, from left to right are: Red Hook Rotary Secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Red Hook Rotary President- Elect Tim Lynch, P.E., Interact member and Youth Exchange Student Momona from Japan, District Youth Exchange Committee Inbound Chair Christine Chale, Esq., and Rev. Fred Cartier.

Rotarians Explore Good Health and Fitness

The Red Hook Rotary Club  welcomed guest speaker Abram Kaplan of Yin Fit Studios in the Chocolate Factory in Red Hook to their recent breakfast meeting. Mr. Kaplan spoke about the use of personal trainers for fitness and good health. Shown from left to right are President Bud Weaver, Mr. Kaplan and speaker host Rev. Michael Shafer.


The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Black Star Social (formerly Bread and Bottle) at the corner of East Market Street and South Broadway. Visitors are welcomed.

Our secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser spent the week at Cornell Law School teaching young lawyers about trial advocacy. While there, he attended a meeting of the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club. 
In the photograph are Ithaca President Bob Riter and Judge Triebwasser. 
Our guest speakers were Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner of Rhinebeck @ Home, who spoke to us about the joys of "aging in place," seniors staying in their homes by neighbors helping neighbors. (photo by Rev Fred Cartier)
Red Hook Rotary had a great time on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with the Rotary District's 7210's youth exchange students from Spain, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Brazil and France at "Aladdin" on Broadway in NYC.  Thanks to chaperones Christine Chale and Jonah Triebwasser.
The Red Hook Rotary Club welcomed guest speaker Denise George, RN, President & CEO of Northern Dutchess Hospital to their recent breakfast meeting.  Ms. George spoke to us about the expansion of the hospital and about the future of health care in the Hudson Valley. 
Shown from left to right are Red Hook Rotary President Bud Weaver, Ms. George and speaker host Rob Latimer of Northern Dutchess Paramedics. (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)
The Red Hook Rotary Club welcomed three new members at their recent breakfast meeting.

Shown in the photograph are:  Rotary District Governor Lou Turpin, member sponsor Dave Wright, new members, Rebecca Kent and Anthony Place of Trustco Bank, new member Theresa Reed of Dell Computers and Rotary President Bud Weaver.
The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM at the Black Star Social (formerly Bread and Bottle) at the corner of East Market Street and South Broadway in the center of Red Hook.  Visitors are welcomed. (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our terrific Interact club collected enough hotel sized soaps, shampoos, etc., for 19 personal care bags for the homeless.

Our guest speaker was Fransico Pujol who spoke to us about the Red Hook Harvest and back back programs (co-sponsored by Red Hook Rotary) which feeds needy students in the Red Hook Central schools by discretely giving them back packs filled with nutritious food for the weekends.

Shown in the photo (left to right) are: Rotary President Bud Weaver, Francico Pujol and speaker host Linda Greenblatt (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Members of our Red Hook Interact Club present Rotary District Governor Louis Turpin with a check to endow another Shelterbox to house a family in a natural disaster somewhere in the world.
We had two guest speakers this week. Kingston Sunrise Rotarian Barbara Cohen spoke about their fundraiser selling candy to support scholarships for students at risk. Many boxes of candy were sold to our members.
Our own Emily Fox is back safe and sound from India and gave us a short report on her work there teaching children. She will present a more extensive report with photos at a later date.
Shown left to right are: President Bud Weaver, Barbara Cohen, Emily Fox and speaker host Susan Ezrati.
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
Rotary President-elect Ian Riseley has announced his theme for the 2017-2018 year. Rotary: Making A Difference. 
While we were canceling our breakfast last week due to an ice storm, Burt Fraleigh and Rev. Fred Cartier met for their annual make-up meeting in Mexico where they report it was sunny and in the 80’s!
Rotarians Hear of New Community Center
The Red Hook Rotary Club welcomed Dr. George Verrilli and Ken Giek to their recent breakfast meeting. Dr. Verrilli and Mr. Giek spoke about the new Red Hook Community Center. The center plans to offer after-school programs to youth to keep them out of trouble and off of drugs. Also planned are programs for seniors, a gymnasium and a wellness center.
Shown in the photograph, left to right, are: Speaker host Linda Greenblatt, Ken Giek, Dr. George Verrilli and Rotary President Bud Weaver.
The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Black Star Social (formerly Bread and Bottle) at the corner of East Market Street and South Broadway. Visitors are welcomed.
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)

Our guest speaker was Hellena Schiavo, Assistant Production Manager at the Fisher Center at Bard who spoke to us about the backstage workings of the theater complex. Shown in the photo, left to right, are: Rotary President Bud Weaver, Ms. Schiavo and speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier (photo by Jonah Triebwasser)

Congratulations to Red Hook Rotary Club past-president Rob Latimer on his marriage to Christy L. Cocker. Our Secretary, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, officiated.

Our guest speaker was Lisa Murray chair of the Red Hook High School post-prom party. Lisa spoke about the great success that the post-prom party has been for more than 25 years.  Left to right: Speaker host Dave Wright, Lisa Murray and President Bud Weaver. (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our guest speaker was our YEX student Momona, who spoke about her life in Japan. In the top photo are Momona, her English coach Serina Winchell and President Bud Weaver, In the bottom photo are Momona and our YEX team of David Wright, Gale Wolfe, Christine Chale, Tim Lynch with President Bud. (photos by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our Interact Club did a great job baking the pies for their ShelterBox fundraiser! A great time was had by all! (photos by Linda Greenblatt)
Red Hook Rotary's Interact youth service club had a great time at Rotary U.N. Day. Thanks to chaperones Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Christine Chale, Linda Greenblatt and Gale Wolfe.
We were part of the studio audience for a taping of RadioRotary. Red Hook resident Barbara Sanchez spoke about her work with Buster the therapy dog. The show will air on December 10th and 11th. Shown, left to right, are RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, President Bud Weaver, Barbra Sanchez and  RadioRotary co-host Sarah O'Connell (photo by Carl Dodwen).
Rotary Foundation Honors Red Hook Club
Red Hook Rotary was honored by the Rotary International Foundation for 100% participation in the "Every Rotarian Every Year" program, wherein every Red Hook Rotarian made a contribution to the good works of the Rotary Foundation. Club Secretary Jonah Triebwasser accepted the award for the club at the Foundation Brunch held at the Hotel Thayer at the United State Military Academy at West Point.

Our guest this week was Red Hook resident Lisa Loughran, retired captain of the New York State Police, who spoke to us about opportunities for community service in Red Hook. Photo, left to right, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, Speaker Host Susan Simon and Lisa Loughran. (Photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Nearly 100 family, friends and Red Hook neighbors had a great time at our 2016 Citizen of the Year dinner honoring environmentalist and community volunteer Laurie Husted. Laurie was honored for her many years of bringing sustainability to Red Hook homes and businesses. Laurie was presented with many resolutions from Federal, State and local governmental entities, as well as an honorary membership in the Red Hook Rotary Club.

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(Photos by Rev. Fred Cartier and Jonah Triebwasser; video by Rev. Cartier)

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Our guest speaker was Ranger Shannon Butler of the National Park Service who gave a fascinating talk on Eleanor Roosevelt and the civil rights movement. Show in the photo are Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, Ranger Butler and Speaker host Barry Ramage. (photo by Jonah Triebwasser)

Our speaker was Ellen Haggerty of the Pleasant Valley, NY Rotary Club.  Ellen is the chairperson of Rotarians for Hearing, Rotary Action Group.  Rotarians for Hearing encourage Rotarians and others in Rotary who are passionate about helping children and adults with hearing loss in their communities and around the world reach their potential.  Ellen mentioned that there are many devices available to assist the hearing impaired beyond ear hearing aids.  She demonstrated a wireless speaker system that produced very clear sound.  Using an app on your smart phone along with a pair of earbuds Ellen showed members how they could connect with her wireless system.  Ellen was instrumental in getting closed captioning on the large screen during Rotary International Convention sessions.  She also makes sure that the personal listening devices that are used at the convention sessions for translation in to other languages includes English for hearing impaired attendees.  Rotarians for Hearing have submitted a proposal for a Rotary Global Grant to fund an infant hearing loss testing and treatment program in Guatemala.  More information about Rotarians for Hearing can be found on their website www.ifrahl.org. (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our Red Hook Rotary Interact high school service club did a great job at Hardscrabble Day sharing information and doing fundraising for Shelterbox. (photo by Jonah Triebwasser)

Our guest speaker was District Governor Lou Turpin who joined us at the Hotel Tivoli for his official visit. Lou spoke about upcoming district events and the assistance the district can give our club in a variety of areas. Lou was accompanied by AG Cindie Kish. (Video by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our guest speaker was State Senator Sue Serino who spoke on issues in the upcoming election. Shown in the photo are Rotary President Bud Weaver and Senator Sue Serino. Former State Senator Terry Gipson spoke at an earlier meeting.
Welcome New Members!
The Club welcomes our new members, Emily Fox (NGO Management) and Cathy Martin Baiardi (a Reflexologist and Coach). (photo by Jonah Triebwasser)
Our youth exchange student Momona from Japan and her exchange sister Lizzie spent the day in Albany at the NYS Museum, learning about New York, then went shopping at the Crossgates Mall.
Momona and Lizzie enjoying the vintage carousel at the NYS Museum. (photos by Jonah Triebwasser)
A great time was had by all at our annual Baxter's Bash picnic. Welcome to Rotary our two new members Cathy Martin Baiardi and Emily Fox, as well as our YEX student Momona from Japan. Thank you to all of our guests, especially District Governor Lou Turpin and Past District Governor Nick Constantino, for joining us. Congratulations to our latest Paul Harris Fellows: Bud Weaver, David Wright and Judge Jonah Triebwasser. Your generous support of Rotary makes miracles happen!
Red Hook Rotary is delighted to welcome their 2016 - 2017 exchange student Momona from Japan.

Our guest speaker was former State Senator Terry Gipson who spoke on issues in the upcoming election. Shown in the photo are Terry Gipson and Rotary President Bud Weaver. State Senator Sue Serino has been invited to come to a future meeting.

We were delighted to have a visit from our Assistant Governor Cindie Kish shown here with President Bud Weaver (photos by Rev. Fred Cartier.)
Red Hook Rotarians Jonah Triebwasser, David Wright, Susan Simon and Bud Weaver were at the Highland Rotary Hudson Valley Ribfest at the New Paltz fairgrounds lending a hand to a great event!

Our guest speakers were two of the three Red Hook High School sophomores (soon to be juniors) who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference at the end of June.  Syr, Katelin and Colin attended the conference.  Colin was on vacation this week and unfortunately could not be with us this morning. Syr and Katelin both said it was a great experience attending RYLA.  Both girls mentioned that they did not get placed in the activity group of their choice which made them feel uneasy and out of their comfort zone.  Katelin wanted to be in the engineering group, but was placed in the skit/comedy group.  Syr wanted to be in the graduation planning group, but was placed in the chorus.  They learned the importance of working together on a team or in a group.  They learned members of the team or group have different personalities and play different roles, but every member is important to the team as a whole.  Both felt it was a growth experience for them. (Shown left to right: Speaker host Linda Greenblatt, Syr, Katelin and Rotary President Bud Weaver; photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.)

Our guest speakers were Paul Higgins and Will Stanley of WKZE-FM who talked about the history and operations of Red Hook's local radio station. Shown in the photo are Paul Higgins, Rotary President Bud Weaver, Will Stanley and Speaker Host David Wright (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.)

A grand time was had by all at the Rotary District 7210 fun-raiser at the Renegades Baseball Game at Dutchess Stadium. Red Hook Rotary was represented by Immediate Past-President Susan Simon (and her family) and Secretary Jonah Triebwasser. (photos: Lou Turpin and Beth Jones)

David Wright was recognized by the Red Hook Rotary club as their 2015 - 2016 Rotarian of the Year for his outstanding work as chair of the Apple Blossom Day community festival. Immediate Past-President Susan Simon presented David with a plaque commemorating his achievement. 

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle restaurant at the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets in Red Hook. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Red Hook Rotary welcomed two guest speakers to our recent breakfast meeting, Tom Ojwang of Mbwara University in Uganda and Rosalie Cartier. Tom spoke about a possible international project Red Hook Rotary could get involved with in Uganda. Rosalie, a registered nurse, spoke about the need for staying physically and mentally active in retirement as the key to aging gracefully.

Shown above are speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier, Rosalie Cartier, RN, President Bud Weaver, Professor Ojwang and speak host Linda Greenblatt

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle restaurant at the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets in Red Hook. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

The Red Hook Rotary Club has elected new officers for 2016 - 2017. They are, left to right: President Bud Weaver, President-Elect Gale Wolfe, Immediate Past-President Susan Simon, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, Treasurer Tim Lynch, P.E. and Secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser.

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle restaurant at the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets in Red Hook. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Carl Dowden)

Red Hook Rotary honored Rotarians for perfect attendance at their recent breakfast meeting. Shown in the photo, left to right, are:
Judge Jonah Triebwasser (10 years), Bud Weaver (43 years), Susan Simon (4 years), Christine Chale, Esq. (5 years), Carl Dowden (29 years) and Tim Lynch. P.E. (2 years).

The Red Hook Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle restaurant at the corner of South Broadway and East Market Streets in Red Hook. Visitors are welcome.

(photo: Gale Wolfe)
We awarded our high school senior scholarship to some outstanding local students. Shown left to right are: scholarship chair Linda Greenblatt, Jinnessa Valez of Germantown High School, Rotary President Susan Simon, Patrick Comerford of Red Hook High School, and Abby Foster of Red Hook High School. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our High School Interact Club was recognized for once again being ShelterBox heroes. Through their fund raising efforts, they endowed another $1,000.00 ShelterBox for a family displaced by a natural disaster. ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
Shown in  the photo are: President Simon presenting the ShelterBox Hero award to Interact co-president Abby Foster. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
We were delighted to welcome back our 2009 exchange student from France, Sidone Kerballac, who made instant friends with this year's French exchange student Raphaelle. Sadly, we have to say "Au Revoir" to Raph who is going home on Tuesday. It was a great year having you Raph and be sure to come back and visit! Shown in the photo are youth exchange committee member David Wright, Sid, Raph and youth exchange committee member Christine Chale. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Congratulations to our Public Relations Chair Jonah Triebwasser and photographer Rev. Fred Cartier! Thanks to their efforts our club was recognized with a Gold Award by Rotary District 7210. Shown in the photograph is Publicity chair Jonah Triebwasser and President Susan Simon. (photo: Gale Wolfe.)
Our guest speaker today was Red Hook Town Supervisor Robert McKeon who gave us an update on Town projects and governance. Shown are Supervisor McKeon, Rotary Vice President Linda Greenblatt and speaker host Gale Wolfe. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier and Jonah Triebwasser)
Congratulations to our great Interact club on their service project of painting the picnic benches at Red Hook High School.
Our special guest was District Governor Nick Constantino who presented President Susan Simon with a Presidential Citation for our outstanding work during the year. We were one of only three clubs of the 59 in the district to earn a Presidential Citation.
In addition to DG Nick, we welcomed last year's YEX student Garn, this year's YEX student Raphaelle and Assistant Governor Cindie Kitch. (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)


We had our fifth Tuesday Pizza Party where a good fellowship time was had by all. (photos by Rev. Fred Cartier)

A good time was had by all at our Red Hook Interact Club's Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. Thanks to chaperones Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, Dave Wright, Bud Weaver, Dave Wright and Gale Wolfe.
Red Hook Rotary Club was represented at the 100th anniversary of the Kingston Rotary Club by our secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser and his wife Ellen.
Our Apple Blossom Day was a great success! Congratulations to David Wright, Linda Greenblatt and the entire Apple Blossom Team!

Our guest speakers were Paul Finch and Bruce Martin from the Red Hook Central Schools and Maryelise Blundell from the Red Hook Library who spoke about the upcoming vote on the school and library budgets.  (left to right: Bruce Martin, Maryelise Blundell, VP Linda Greenblatt and Paul Finch; photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Rotarians Get The Point About Acupuncture
Our guest speaker was Carolyn Rabiner of High Ridge Traditional Healing Arts, who spoke to us on the benefits of acupuncture. Shown in the photo are Rotary President Susan Simon, Carolyn Rabiner and speaker host Barry Ramage (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We had a very successful YEX weekend in NYC led by Chris Chale and Gale Wolfe. Our exchange students enjoyed a trip to Albany Friday, New York City Saturday (including a stop at the Brooklyn Bridge and seeing the show "School of Rock" and a delicious brunch with Rotarians on Sunday.

Speaking of YEX students, last year's incoming student, Garnn from Thialand, will be visiting in Red Hook for several weeks this Summer. We look forward to welcoming her back!


What is Rotary? It is the original social network.

Posted by Service Club Marketing on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Solar Power Talk Electrifies Rotarians

Lori Urbin and Sarah Imboden addressed the Red Hook Rotary Club about Solarize Northern Dutchess at the Rotarians' recent breakfast meeting.

Solarize Hudson Valley is a regional campaign to make it easier and more affordable for households and small businesses to go solar. Combining the power of community education with a smart group purchasing strategy, Solarize helps everyone learn about solar technology, benefits, choices and financing options – together.  Working with highly qualified, pre-selected installation firms and community outreach volunteers, Solarize offers discounted prices of up to 10%. 

For more information see: http://solarize-hudsonvalley.org/ 

Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread & Bottle. Visitors are welcome.

Shown in the photo are Rotary President-Elect Bud Weaver, Sarah Imboden, Lori Urban and Rotary President Susan Simon. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our guest speaker was County Legislator Micki Strawinski (shown here with President Susan Simon) who spoke on the proposed new county jail. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

RadioRotary is Back on WGHQ!
RadioRotary is back on the air on WGHQ 920 on the AM dial every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. starting in March.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WGHQ 920AM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id39731680

Shown in the photo is RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser on WGHQ in the mid-1980s.

At this week's meeting, Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell and Kathy Kruger taped a RadioRotary program with Kim McGrath of the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce.

Our speaker this week was our own Rob Latimer who spoke on ambulance services in the Hudson Valley.
It's Time to Ask a New Member
Our speaker this week was our own Carl Dowden who reminded us about membership recruitment. Sponsor a new Rotarian this month! (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Red Hook Interact Sponsors Fourth Shelterbox
Members of the Red Hook Rotary High School Interact Service club have raised another $1,000.00 to sponsor their fourth Shelterbox. They are shown here presenting their check to Shelterbox Ambassador and District Governor-elect Lou Turpin. 


Shelterbox delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. Each ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Happy Trails to You!

Our guest speakers were Brenda Cagle and John Kuhn speaking on the proposed walking and biking trail system in Red Hook. Left to right are: Brenda Cagle, John Kuhn, Speaker host Susan Ezrati and President Susan Simon. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

New RI Theme Announced!

Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.

Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.

Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.

After a historic year in which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.

“We are at a crossroads in Rotary,” he added. “We are looking ahead at a year that may one day be known as the greatest year in Rotary’s history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio.”

Last year’s milestones leave just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the virus still circulates. Polio would be only the second human disease ever to be eradicated.

When that moment arrives, it’s “tremendously important” that Rotary is ready for it, said Germ. “We need to be sure that we are recognized for that success, and leverage that success into more partnerships, greater growth, and even more ambitious service in the decades to come.”

Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, encouraged attendees to return to their clubs and communities and spread the word about Rotary’s role in the fight for a polio-free world.

“People who want to do good will see that Rotary is a place where they can change the world. Every Rotary club needs to be ready to give them that opportunity,” Germ said.

Enhancing Rotary’s image isn’t the only way to boost membership. “We need clubs that are flexible, so our service will be more attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people.”

He added: “We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward.”

Our guest speaker this week was Kay Maysek of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. She described the education programs and free concerts offered by the Conservatory. For more information, go to: http://www.bard.edu/conservatory (photo: Rev.. Fred Cartier)


Our guest speaker this week was William O’Neil, Esq., of the Red Hook Town Board who brought the club up-to-date on activities in the Town of Red Hook, including agricultural preservation, open spaces, centers and green space and the Linden Avenue Bridge construction. Bill is shown with club president Susan Simon. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our exchange student from France, Raphaelle, presented her home Rotary club pennant to Club President Susan Simon (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our guest speaker was our YEX student from France, Raphelle, who spoke to us about her home , school and family in France. Shown are Past-President and YEX Officer Christine Chale, President Susan Simon, Raphelle, and Nan Greenwood, District YEX Inbound Director. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

During Thanksgiving week, our club secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser did a make-up meeting with the Durham North Carolina Sunrise Club. Jonah is shown here with Durham president Mary Liebold.

Our guest speakers this week  were Claudine and Chris Klose spoke on the Historic Red Hook organization and the Elmendorph Inn.


The mission of Historic Red Hook is to engage the community in conversations about Red Hook's continuing story. They do this by collecting, preserving and promoting Red Hook's history, maintaining the historic Elmendorph Inn as a community center, creating dynamic public programs and partnering with community organizations. (photo by Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our speaker this week was our own Bernard H. "Bud" Weaver, Jr.,

Previously it was mentioned that there is a change to Rotary's Every Rotarian Every Year.  It was thought that every Rotarian would have to become a sustaining member (donate at least $100 per year) for our club to meet this goal.  Bud contacted a representative at the RI Foundation and they were not aware of this new requirement.  Bud is looking into this further and will let us know.

Bud reported that according to Rotary International records donations from our club members is quite low to date.  Bud encouraged our members to begin making your donations to the Foundation now rather than waiting until June 2016.  If you donate $10 to $20 per month you will easily become a sustaining member of the Foundation by the end of this Rotary year.  Some club members are very close to obtaining their first Paul Harris Fellowship and others are close to moving to the next level.  Contact Bud to find out your level on contributions.

Every member is supposed to go to rotary.org/myrotary;to view their profile and learn about Rotary.  You can also make a donation to the Rotary Foundation from your MyRotary account.  It is easy to set up your account.  You need your Rotary member number that can be found on the mailing label of The Rotarian magazine.

Our industrious Interact club is seen here baking holiday pies for their Shelterbox fundraiser.

Red Hook Rotary's great Interact high school service club attended Rotary UN Day today in New York City. Rotarians Gale Wolfe, Chris Challe and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser acted as chaperones. The theme of the event was gender equality around the world.

Our guest speakers were Jody Miller who spoke about the work of the Dutchess County Mediation Service and Kim McGrath of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce who invited us to participate in this weekend’s chocolate festival.


(Left to right: Club President Susan Simon, Jody Miller and Speaker host Hon. Jonah Triebwasser. Photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.)


Our club was recognize by Rotary District 7210 for achieving Every Rotarian Every Year but each of our members donating something to the Rotary Foundation and the average donation being $100.00.


Shown are club president Susan Simon congratulation Foundation Chairman Bud Weaver (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)


Our guest speaker this week was Kimberly Coyle who spoke with us on the services offered by In Flight to the developmentally disabled. In Flight, Inc. is an ethical organization whose mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to achieve their life goals and aspirations in order to lead richer, fuller lives within their communities. In Flight, Inc. provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities within Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties. The needs we address include Service Coordination, Residential Habilitation, Day Habilitation, and Respite Services and are provided for within an individual’s home or at a group home. (Left to right: Club President Susan Simon, Kimberly Coyle and Speaker host Barry Ramage. Photo by Rev. Fred Cartier.)

Interact in Action!
Our Interact Club had a very successful clean-up day at Montgomery Place.
Citizen of the Year Sue Crane
A great time was had by all at our very successful Citizen of the Year dinner honoring Red Hook Town Supervisor Sue Crane.

Members of the Red Hook Rotary Club welcomed Red Hook Town Supervisor Sue Crane as an honorary member at the Citizen of the Year Dinner held in Sue's honor.

Past honorees as Citizen of the Year joined Sue Crane at this year's celebrations. Standing (left to right) are: Rev. Fred Cartier (2005), Doug Strawinski (2014) and John Kuhn (2004); seated (left to right) are: Ruth Oja (2013), Sue Crane (2015) and Margaret Doty (2002).

Red Hook Rotary welcomed District Governor-elect Lou Turpin and District Governor Nick Constantino at their Citizen of the Year Dinner.


For more photos go to: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/PhotoAlbums/2015-citizen-of-the-year-sue-crane



Save the dates for these great events!


Our guest speakers this week were our own Gale Wolfe and Jonah Triebwasser (shown here with President Susan Simon) taping a RadioRotary interview about Gale’s medical mission to Tibet.

Our guest speaker this week was our own President Susan Simon who gave a talk about the Rotary Foundation. Susan is shown above with our special guest YEX student Raphaelle.

(photo: Jonah Triebwasser.)


Red Hook Rotary was a major presence at Hardscrabble community day. Our thanks to all the Rotarians who participated (including show

n here Linda Greenblatt, Carl Dowden, Barry Ramage and Gale Wolfe) Thanks also to Tim Lynch and Chris Chale who missed the photo session. Thanks also to our Interators who gave tours of the Shelterbox tent.

Here is Red Hook Rotary's club secretary, Judge Jonah Triebwasser, with Mayor Ed Blundell announcing the participants in the Red Hook Hardscrabble Day Parade. Jonah get lots of practice by co-hosting RadioRotary Sunday mornings at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM, 92.9 on the FM dial.

Our guest speaker was Robert George of  the Red Hook Film Festival. The festival will be held in conjunction with Apple Blossom Day and will feature professional and student films. Robert also spoke about the proposed ice skating rink and community center on the St. Margaret's property near Hannafords. Shown, left to right, are Club President Susan Simon, Mr. George and speaker host Dave Wright. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Judge Jonah Triebwasser, and his wife Ellen, accompanied our Youth Exchange student Raphaella from France, and her host-sister Sheena, on a trip to Albany. At the New York State Museum, Raphaella learned about the history of New York State. The tour of the museum was followed by lunch and a rather successful afternoon at Crossgates Mall.
Rotary Recognizes Youth Leadership
The Red Hook Rotary Club welcomed as their guest speakers their RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) students who spoke about their experiences in the leadership seminars. Shown in the photograph are RYLA students Alexa Franceschi, Sienna Engrasser, Alex Gonnella and Red Hook Rotary President Susan Simon.
Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. Visitors are welcomed.  (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
A grand time was had by all at our annual "Baxter's Bash" picnic. A special thank you to District Governor Nick Constantino for joining us, and a big welcome to our Youth Exchange student Raphaella from France who will be spending the school year with us. More photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RedHookRotaryClub (Photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Members Recognized for Perfect Attendance
Red Hook Rotarians were recognized at their recent annual picnic for perfect attendance. From left to right are: Tim Lynch (1 year), Judge Jonah Triebwasser (9 years), Bud Weaver (42 years), Susan Simon (4 years), Carl Dowden (28 years) and Christine Chale (2 years). (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Red Hook Rotary at Ribfest!
Red Hook Rotarians Susan Simon Jonah Triebwasser, Betsy Levy and Bud Weaver enjoyed the Hudson Valley Ribfest this weekend at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz.

Our guest speakers were our scholarship students Nolan Dalton and Shelby Wilcox. Nolan and Shelby told us about their future plans for higher education. Shown in the photo are President Susan Simon, Scholarship Co-Chair Linda Greenblatt, Shelby Wilcox, Foundation treasurer Bud Weaver and Nolan Dalton. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Local Rotarian Honored by District Governor
Red Hook Rotary hosted the Hudson Valley Rotary District 7210 Governor Nick Constantino who came for his official visit. Nick invested Red Hook Rotarian Linda Greenblatt as a Paul Harris Fellow. A Paul Harris Fellow is a Rotarian who has donated $1,000.00 to the good works of the Rotary Foundation, or has had $1,000.00 donated in his or her name by fellow Rotarians. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary.
Governor Constantino reminded the Red Hook Rotarians that the joy of Rotary is to have fun while doing good. 
Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. Visitors are welcomed.
Shown in the photo are Rotary Foundation Chair Bud Weaver, District Governor Nick Constantino and honoree Linda Greenblatt. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker this week was local artist Kari Feuer who spoke with us about the outdoor art that is currently on display throughout the village of Red Hook. Shown in the photograph, from left to right, are speaker host Christine Chale, Kari Feuer and President Susan Simon (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker was Barbara Murray (shown here with Red Hook Rotary Club President Susan Simon) who told us about her special summer program for at-risk 7th grade youth. The program incorporates physical education, reading, art and other subjects. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our guest speaker was James Kopp of RUPCO who spoke to us about the advantages of home energy audits. We also said goodbye to our exchange student from Thailand, Garn, who had a very successful year with us. (Photos: Rev. Fred Cartier

Our meeting this week:

We had our installation of officers, honored President Christine Chale as our Rotarian of the Year, and heard from out recently-returned outbound YEX student Abby Romm about her year in Italy. Shown above are President Chris Chale, Abby Romm and Incoming President Susan Simon. Our new officers are President-Elect Bud Weaver, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, President Susan Simon, Secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser and Immediate Past-President Christine Chale, Esq. Not shown is Treasurer Tim Lynch.   (Photos: Rev. Fred Cartier and Betsy Levy) 

Thanks to a generous donation from Red Hook Rotary, the Red Hook Public Library now offers Book Bundles to their young patrons. These are themed collections of picture books just waiting to be plucked off the shelves and brought home.

Children are encouraged to grab a collection on fish, trucks, princesses or many other topics. 

Our guest speaker this week was our own Bud Weaver who spoke of the history of the RI Foundation, Every Rotarian Every Year, our Club Foundation Scholarship and who also showed us some postage stamps from around the world which honor Rotary. Shown in the photo, President Chris Chale, our special guest YEX student Garn and guest speaker Bud Weaver. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier

At our business meeting, the club approved next year's slate of officers: President Susan Simon, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, Treasurer Tim Lynch, P.E., President-Elect Bud Weaver, Immediate Past-President Christine Challe, Esq. Our board of directors approved our budget for the coming year. Our special guests AG Lou Turpin and incoming AG Cindie Kish spoke with our board of directors about the upcoming Rotary year. Details to follow!

Our guest speaker this week was our own Carl Dowden who outlined our membership recruitment plans. Shown in the photo are Carl and President Chris Chale. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier) 

Our guest speaker this week was Mary Beth Cale who gave us insights on how to be better public speakers. Shown in the photo are speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier, Mary Beth Cale and President Chris Chale. (Photo: Judge Jonah Triebwasser

Relay for Life!

Red Hook Rotary had an active contingent at the recent Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society at the Dutchess County fairgrounds. To make your donation, go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15EA…

Our team of Chris Chale, Jonah Triebwasser, Susan Simon and (not shown) Tom Lynch also dedicated a memorial luminary candle to our past-president and long time member Glenn Goldstein.

Walter Avis was host to our guests this week Linda Arzu and Crystal Snow-Hebel of "Faith House" a maternity home for teen-aged mothers. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Everyone had a great time at Red Hook Rotary's Apple Blossom Day. It looks like we had record attendance as well as a record number of vendors. Here are some photos of the event, thanks to Rev. Fred Cartier, Tim Lynch and Carl Dowden.
Youth Exchange Weekend in NYC
As part of Red Hook Rotary's youth exchange weekend, we had a great time with the Rotary District 7210 Youth Exchange Students from around the world. After arriving at Grand Central Station, we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, attended a performance of "On the Town" on Broadway and visited Rockefeller Center among other sightseeing. (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Thanks to Tim Lynch for these additional photos.
Our Red Hook Interact Club and the our district youth exchange combined forces to do a service project at Montgomery Place. (photos: Tim Lynch)

Our meeting this week: Gale Wolfe hosted Dr. Holly Llobet who spoke about her medical mission to Tibet where she and her colleagues brought much needed medical care to a remote area without electricity or running water. She also regaled us with her adventures in adjusting to life with yaks during her power point presentation of photographs of her trip.

Red Hook Rotary's Chris Chale is District 7210
Rotarian of the Year!
Congratulations to our own Red Hook Rotary President Chris Chale for being named as Rotary District 7210​ Rotarian of the Year! DG Penny Byron presented Chris with her recognition at the recent District conference.
Our Interact Club presented Louis Turpin with a check in the amount of $1,000 for ShelterBox survival tent and equipment and received a ShelterBox Hero banner. This is the third ShelterBox the Interact students have endowed with fundraising in as many years.
Rotarians Support Library
Members of the Red Hook Rotary Club recently presented a check for $1,550.00 to the Red Hook Library in support of Rotary's commitment to literacy. The funds were raised at the Rotary club's highly successful used book sale earlier this year.
Shown in the photograph, from left to right are: Rotarians Susan Simon, Tim Lynch, Christine Chale, Barry Ramage, Librarian Erica Freudenberger, Rotarians Bud Weaver, Susan Ezrati, Carl Dowden, Linda Greenblatt, Walter Avis and Judge Jonah Triebwasser.
Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary International’s focus areas include polio eradication, peace, humanitarian projects, literacy, and water management. Learn more at www.rotary.org. Learn more about the Red Hook Rotary Club at www.redhookrotary.org.

Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. Visitors are welcomed. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Relay for Life

Our guest speaker was Gabby Scull of the American Cancer Society. She told us about the Relay for Life walk at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 to 31st. Inspired by Gabby's talk, President Chris Challe will be our team captain. Walkers should see Chris for a spot on our team. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

 Welcome new member: Susan Ezrati is our newest Rotarian. Susan is a Village of Tivoli trustee and a retired Pension Manager. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our guest speaker was County Executive Marc Molinaro. Marc spoke about the state of the county, the improving financial outlook in Dutchess and need for a new Dutchess County jail. Marc is shown with our club president Christine Chale. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)
The Red Hook Rotary club celebrated its 60th anniversary at a gala dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. At the dinner, the Rotarians welcomed new member Betsy Levy. Ms. Levy is an insurance salesperson at Financial Services Center, Inc., of Red Hook, and is also the Deputy Court Clerk for the Village of Red Hook Justice Court.
Shown in the photograph, from left to right, are Betsy's parents Mike and Melissa Levy, Betsy, Rotary President Christine Chale and Betsy's sponsor Judge Jonah Triebwasser. 
Rev. Fred Cartier reports in from Cancun, Mexico:
"Had a wonderful breakfast with Burt. Our main discussion involved what's happening in Red Hook and about the weather down here, sunny, hot, few clouds for three weeks. Fred"
Our club could be twice as good if we had twice as many members. That can happen if each of us recruits a new member this year. Propose a new member today!
Congratulations to our new officers for the 2015 - 2016 Rotary Year:
President - Susan Simon
Vice-President - Linda Greenblatt
Treasurer - Timothy Lynch, P.E.
Secretary - Hon. Jonah Triebwasser
​President-elect - Bud Weaver
​Immediate Past-President - Christine Chale, Esq.

Our guest speaker this week was our own Rev. Fred Cartier with a delightful holiday quiz. Shown in the photo are President Chris Chale, Rev. Fred and Speaker Host Carl Dowden. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

End Polio Now! See Rob Latimer with your Donations!

Our YEX student, “Garn”, was our club speaker.  She gave a power point presentation about Thailand. Garn is from the northern region of Thailand. Garn performed some traditional Thai dances. Her presentation was informative and her dancing beautiful. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Red Hook Rotary recently welcomed guest speaker Suzanne Kelly who spoke about green burials.  Green burial, or natural burial, ensures the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects.  Interment of the bodies is done in a bio-degradable casket, shroud, or a favorite blanket.   No embalming fluid and no concrete vaults are used. Shown in the photo are  Rotary President Christine Chale, Suzanne Kelly and speaker host Gale Wolfe (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
The Club welcomed our new member Betsy Levy to Rotary today. Betsy is an insurance salesperson with Financial Services Center of Red Hook and is deputy court clerk in the Village of Red Hook. We will have an induction ceremony for Betsy later this year. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our Interact Club baked their Thanksgiving pies to raise funds to complete their Shelterbox hero pledge to underwrite three Shelterbox rescue tents in three years. Congratulations! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)


2014 Citizen of the Year Dinner Video by Rev. Fred Cartier

Our program today was  a presentation about our Rotary Foundation by our own Walter Avis and Bud Weaver. President Chris Chale presented Bud and Walter with recognition that our club met the Every Rotarian Every Year goal of each member donating something to the Foundation and the average of all donations being $100.00 per member. (Photos: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our Interact Club at UN Day: Our Interact Club attended Rotary UN Day and heard several speakers about the great things Interact youth are doing around the world. After the UN session they walked through mid-Manhattan. Our thanks to Rhinebeck Rotary and Interact for letting us share their bus and to our chaperones, Carl Dowden, Linda Greenblatt, Susan Simon, Judge Jonah Triebwasser and Gale Wolfe. More photos at: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/PhotoAlbums/2014-rotary-un-day
(photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Eagle Scout Lauded: Congratulations to Michael Callejo on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Michael received a certificate and a gift from Red Hook Rotary to mark the occasion. Michael is seen here on the left with Red Hook Rotary Club Secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser making the presentation as another scout looks on in the middle.
RadioRotary recorded a show at the Red Hook Rotary breakfast featuring Interact Co-Presidents Caitlin Schmitz and Abby Foster (shown with host Jonah Triebwasser) and Interact Advisor Carl Dowden and Club President Chris Chale (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)

An electrifying guest speaker! Susan Simon welcomed her daughter Cortney Skeen as our guest speaker. Courtney told us about our choices for electrical power from third party suppliers. Shown left to right are: President Chris Chale, Cortney Skeen, Future Rotarian Aiden Skeen and speaker host (and proud mom/grandmother) Susan Simon. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)





Red Hook Rotary had a fabulously successful book sale to raise funds for the Red Hook Library, as part of Rotary's commitment to literacy. Thank you to all of the volunteers and to the public who came out in droves to purchase many books. The left-over books will be sent to Africa to help English literacy there.

More photos at: http://redhookrotaryclub.org/PhotoAlbums/2014-library-book-sale-literacy-project

(photos: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our members donated our happy dollars to support world polio day and showed off their purple pinkies to signify that they received the polio vaccine (some many years ago!) (Photo: Betsy Levy)
Our guest speaker today was our own Rev. Michael Shafer who spoke about the great contributions Bard College makes to the Red Hook community.
(photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our guest speaker this week was Dr. Martin Handler, Superintendent of the Pine Plains Schools, who spoke to us about the future of public education. We surprised Dr. Handler with a Paul Harris award that was provided by his former Rotary Club in Pennsylvania. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

We had a good turn out of Rotarians and Interactors for Hardscrabble day. Our youth raised over $225.00 for their Shelterbox pledge and many visitors stopped to learn about the Shelterbox.
Our guest speakers at the Elmendorph Inn (representing the Bard College/ Red Hook High School Model United Nations Project) were Bonnie Goad, Jason Toney, Natalie Hayes and Templeton Kay. They told us of the joint Bard College/ Red Hook High School Model UN day which will take place at Bard on November 15, 2014. Local high school students from Dutchess County will come together at Bard for a one-day conference where students will debate current world issues.

It will cost approximately $1,000.00 to host his event. member are asked to bring their personal donations to our next meeting and give them to Bruce Martin. The club's board of directors is considering a donation from the club. Checks should be made payable to "Bard Collage" with the 
words "Bard Model UN" in the note section. 

Shown in the photo are speaker host Bruce Martin, President Chris Chale, Natalie Hayes of Red hook High School, Jason Toney of Bard College, Templeton Kay of Red Hook High School and advisor Bonnie Goad. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We've heard from out outbound exchange student Abby Romm. Here is her first report of her adventures in Italy:
Ciao Jonah!
Italy is beyond amazing. All my expectations were blown out of the water in the best way possible. My host family is so nice and I'm getting along so well with them, especially my sister.
The 1st photo is from the day I arrived, and we took a break from driving to take a picture. I was so tired because I didn't get any sleep on the plane but I was too excited to sleep in the car. 
2nd: Me with my host dog Toby! I finally have a dog. 
3rd: I biked into town with my host mom and she took this picture. Representing Red Hook!

4th: Taken yesterday on my first Rotary weekend with my district! 
5th: At the sea in Sarzana with my district. The water was an incredible blue. 
6th: Pizza!
7th: A shot of Cuneo from my Italian nonna's house. 
8th: Gelato! My personal favorites are cioccolato e nocciola- chocolate and hazelnut. 
A good time was had by all at our annual picnic at the Red Hook Rec Park. We were joined by family, friends, our exchange student and our Interact Club.
(Photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our new Youth Exchange student from Thailand, Garn, was at the FDR Library for orientation. She is shown here exchanging banners with District Governor-Elect Nick Constantino. (Photos: Rev Fred Cartier)
Welcome Garn!
Our exchange student from Thailand, Nuttacha Chayangkanont (Garn), has arrived. Welcome Garn, we are delighted to be your hosts for the coming year!
Red Hook Rotary was represented at the Rotary District 7210 Conference in Lake George by Secretary Jonah Triebwasser and Youth Exchange Students Larissa Kress and Abby Romm.
Jonah acted as MC throughout most of the weekend and taped two RadioRotary programs in front of live audiences (in which Abby and Larissa participated).
Jonah also accepted a number of awards on the club's behalf.
There was a Hawaiian-style luau as well as the traditional top-hat formal dinner. All in all a great weekend! (Photos: Michael Tjoa and Jonah Triebwasser)
Buona fortuna Abigail!
Our outbound exchange student, Abby Romm, received her visa, air tickets and is departing all in the space of 48 hours! Saying a quick good bye to Abby were District YEX Inbound Chair Nan Greenwood, our club secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser, District YEX Chair David Greenwood and Red Hook Rotarian Gale Wolfe. Club YEX Officer Tim Lynch came to say good bye to Abby earlier, before the camera arrived.
Red Hook Rotary was well represented at the recent HudsonValley Ribfest. Having a great time at the beer tent were Christy Molinaro, Rob Latimer, Susan Simon and Jonah Triebwasser.
Our guest speaker this week was John Roberts of the St John's Church food pantry. John told us of the pressing need for food pantries in today's week economy, especially for the working poor.

Our speaker this week: Susan Goodman Goldstein brought us an excellent speaker (not that our other speakers are not excellent as well), Natalie Jackson, PhD.  Natalie came to this area to work for the polling group at Marist College.  In May, Natalie left Marist and started working for the Huffington Post in their polling division (formerly Pollster.com).  Natalie is a Senior Data Scientist.  Her work currently involves collecting polling results from the various polling companies for a particular political race, analyzing the results and summarizing the results in a chart to give an overview of all the polling data.  She spoke about the many factors that need to be considered when conducting a poll.  When analyzing poll results you need to know who was polled; what questions were asked, and how many people were polled.  Our members asked Natalie many questions, which is a sign of a job well done! 

Susan distributed a flyer to the members present, a copy of which can be found here:  https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-1/Fred team 1.pdf and https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-2/Fred team 2.pdf relating to Natalie Jackson running in the NYC Marathon November 2.  Natalie is running to raise funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in memory of Glenn Goldstein.  When you read Natalie’s story of her friendship with Glenn, you remember the great person we lost.

Our guest speaker was our District Governor Penny Byron who was making her official visit. Penny shared with us some of her goals to "Light Up Rotary" in the Hudson Vally and by increasing public knowledge of the great things local Rotarians do to support their communities. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our special guest was AG Lou Turpin (shown here with President Chris Chale) who prepared us for our official visit from District  Governor Penny Byron. Committee reports were also given. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)


Red Hook Rotarians and spouses enjoyed the Renegades game at Dutchess Stadium at the District Fun-raiser. Shown, from left to right, are President Chris Chale, Rev. Fred Cartier, Rosalie Cartier, Prof. Dan Freedman and Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser. (photo: Lou Turpin)
We say Auf Wiedersehen and best wishes to our exchange student Larissa Kress. It was great having you with us this past year and we hope that you will come back to visit us in the near future! (And have a very happy birthday!)

Our guest speaker was Caroline Girard-Cartier, who spoke about Weeds: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful. Caroline shared with us her considerable knowledge on invasive species and about helpful weeds. Shown above are President Chris Chale, Caroline Girard-Cartier and speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)

Our guest speaker was our own Walter Avis who told us about his time in the National Guard and ended with a touching story of a soldier’s return home.

Here are some more photos from the 2014 District Conference, courtesy of Michael Tjoa.

Our exchange student Larissa Kress presented YEX advisor Tim Lynch the awards that our Interact club received at the District Conference. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
No, Crocodile Dundee did not visit the Red Hook Rotary club this week. Red Hook Secretary Jonah Triebwasser returned from the RI convention in Sydney, Australia, to present Red Hook club President Susan Simon with pennants from the convention and a make-up meeting he attended at the Parramatta Rotary club in the Sydney suburbs. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Linda Greenblatt was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Linda has been a tireless worker on behalf of the club, especially her work with our new generations. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

We also congratulated members with perfect attendance: Chris Chale 2 years, Susan Simon 3 years, Jonah Triebwasser 8 years, Carl Dowden 26 years and Bud Weaver 41 years. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Red Hook Rotary Honors Middle School Essay Winners
Two students from the Linden Avenue Middle School were honored by the Red Hook Rotary Club at their recent breakfast for submitting winning entries in the club's essay competition. The topic was to suggest to Rotarians a service project the club could undertake. The students received gift certificates to Oblong Books.
Shown in the photograph, from left to right, are Rotary president-elect Chris Chale, essay winners Fiona Seabrook and Sierra Siedma, Rotarian Linda Greenblatt and Rotary President Susan Simon. 
The Red  Hook Rotary meets Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at the Bread & Bottle Restaurant, 7496 South Broadway. (Corner of South Broadway and East Market Street), Red Hook, New York. Visitors are welcomed.

(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)

We wished bon voyage to our YEX student Abby Romm who will spending the next school year in Italy. Abby has been taking an intensive Italian course to prepare for her trip. Shown here are President Chris Chale, Abby and YEX Officer Tim Lynch. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)

Our club secretary, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, and his wife Ellen, were at the RI Convention down under in Australia. Our man with the microphone interviewed RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang for RadioRotary and presented him with a Red Hook Club pennant. 
There was a 3K run/Walk (or for Jonah a stroll) to raise funds for Polio Plus. Over 2,000 Rotarians made the walk. Here, RI president Ron Burton congratulates Jonah on making it to the half-way mark.
Jonah and Ellen attended a make up meeting at the Parramatta Daybreak Club. Here he presents our pennant to club president Janis Harvey.
For more convention photos, click here:
(captions to be added when I figure out how do to that!)
Members of the Red Hook Rotary's Interact Club present a check for $1000.00 to AG Lou Turpin for the purchase of another Shelterbox. Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. This is the second Shelterbox Interact has endowed.
Everyone had a grand time at our highly successful Apple Blossom Day!
Our Rotarians were out in force!
President Susan Simon was inspired to kick up her heels by the Irish-American step dancers!
Barry Ramage welcomed everyone to the grand opening of the Library's new Children's Garden.
Our Apple Blossom chairman David Wright is corralled long enough by Tim Lynch and Chris Chale
for a quick photo!
Our Interact club raised money for Shelterbox.
Red Hook Rotary welcomed as guest speakers Red Hook School Superintendent Paul Finch, Red Hook Librarian Erica Freudenberger and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tivoli Free Library Prof. Felicia Keesing who spoke about the upcoming budget votes on the school and libraries to take place Tuesday, May 20th from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. at the Mill Road Elementary School.
Shown in the photo are Speaker host Bruce Martin, Prof. Keesing, President Susan Simon, Mr. Finch and Ms. Freudenberger. (Photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our district's YEX students began their Red Hook Rotary Club weekend with a delicious cookout of their favorite American cuisine: hamburgers and hotdogs! More photos as the weekend progresses! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our YEX students enjoyed a day in Manhattan with the Red Hook Rotary Club. After arrival in Grand Central Terminal, they headed south to the new Freedom Tower at the site of the World Trade Center and to Battery Park to view the Statue of Liberty. This was followed by a terrific performance of Blue Man Group. After the show, we strolled through Washington Park, shopped at Macy's and took in the amazement of Times Square. A great day with great young people! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our YEX weekend ended with a joint service project with District YEX students joining the Red Hook Interact Club in cleaning the garden shed at the Montgomery Place estate. (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Red Hook Rotary welcomed Village of Red Hook Highway Foreman Dan Streib to our breakfast meeting. Dan spoke about the many and varied duties of the highway department and the recent winter plowing. Shown in the photo are Dan Streib, Rotary President Susan Simon and speaker host Rob Latimer. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
RadioRotary can now be heard on Real Country 1260 and 1420 AM on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Saying "Howdee" at the recent District Assembly are RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah "The Belle of New Orleans" O'Connell and Jonah "The Brooklyn Kid" Triebwasser. 
Y'all be sure to listen every week to the award-winning RadioRotary on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id397316801
​(photo: Lou Turpin)
Our guest speaker today was Red Hook’s own Serena Winchell who spoke about her four years as a teacher in Fukashima, Japan and her experiences during the earthquake. Shown in the photo are Speaker Host Linda Greenblatt, Serena Winchell and President Susan Simon (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Red Hook Rotarians Attend the District Training Assembly!
Our club was well represented at this year's District Assembly on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Hudson Hall Auditorium at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.  Our YEX student Larissa Kress spoke about Rotary's youth exchange program, Secretary Jonah Triebwasser spoke about RadioRotary and President Susan Simon attended the enlightening educational sessions. Shown from left to right above are Jonah, Susan and Larissa. (photo: Joseph Moriello)
Our guest speaker this week was John Kuhn, Director of the Town of Red Hook Recreation Department. He spoke with us about the history of the recreation park, the refurbishment of the current park and the expansion into a new park nearby. Shown in the photo are President Susan Simon, John Kuhn and speaker host Susan Goodman-Goldstein (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Rotary Explores Elder Abuse
Our guest speakers this week were Kathy Sheehan of the Mediation Center of the Hudson Valley (left) and attorney Kyle Steller of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (right) shown above with our President Susan Simon (center). The topic was Elder Abuse, how to recognize it and what to do about it. Our guests invited us to attend their Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Interact Spaghetti Dinner a Success
A good time was had by all at our Red Hook High School Interact Club spaghetti dinner. Our young people raised more money for their Shelterbox hero commitment of $1000 per year for three years. As you can see from the photos, our Interact youth cooked a delicious pasta dinner (which they served with a smile) and they left the firehouse kitchen spotless! (photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
A grand time was had by all at our 59th anniversary dinner at the historic Elmendorph Inn. The food and the fellowship were great. More photos can be seen in the photo album in the right-hand column of this website.
We honored our new member sponsors at our anniversary dinner. Susan Goodman-Goldstein (right) was honored for bringing in the most members in 2013 and Rev. Fred Cartier and Hon. Jonah Triebwasser (center) were honored for bringing in the most members of any current club members overall. Susan Simon (left) accepted for Fred.
Snow cancelation policy - If the Red Hook Schools are closed, our meeting is canceled. If only delayed, then we will meet at 7:30 a.m. as usual. Call (845) 758- 2241 for school closing or delay information.
Red Hook Rotary Club Officers & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Public relations
Immediate Past President
Red Hook Rotary Foundation Officers & Directors
Chairman: Carl Dowden
Vice-Chairman: Tim Lynch, PE
Secretary: Rev. Michael Shafer
Treasurer: Bud Weaver
Directors: Rev. Fred Cartier and Susan Simon