Newsletter March 22, 2012


On February 28th we had Donna Rivera - Downey give us a rundown of international Rotary youth exchange programs and on March 15th we joined the Rotary Club of Flushing's meeting at Gino's hearing about Terrorism and the Media. 


Coming Up:  Next week's meeting, March 27th, Shane Parouse will be giving a, no doubt amazing, talk about his a lively-hood as well as an update of what he learned last weekend at the President's Training Session in Islip.   Shane filled in for our President Elect, Greg Kramer who was unable to attend last weekend. 


On April 10th our speaker will be the executive director of the Queens Farm located in Floral Park.


On April 24th Dr Lynn Pombonyo, Superintendent of the Floral Park-Bellerose School District will be speaking about  the elementary school's state of affairs.  Also, Dr. Lynn is interested in our commitment to provide dictionaries to all her third grade students (208).  The personalized dictionaries for each child will include their name, a message from Rotary and our “Four Way Test”.   We will need help putting them together at one of our upcoming meetings.  We will shoot to have this project completed in May.




Good news, this weekend we are supporting four students at RYLA in Wadding River two of whom are from Floral Park Memorial HS.


Liz and I are signed up for the District Conference April 19th-April 22nd  in Waterford, CT.  All of you are invited to the weekend or even for a day session so please go to our Dist. 0725 website and sign up.


I asked our board of directors to be our nominating committee for next year's officers (2012-2013).  They have offered the following slate of officers:


            Greg Kramer,  President

            Shane Parouse, VP

            James Groom, Secretary

            Mark Reisig, Treasurer


If anyone would like to add nominees for any position please advise our Secretary, Jim Groom ASAP.  Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 03/27 & please bring $85 dues check if you haven't paid.


Best regards to all,  Rich


 We meet at 5:30pm on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of the month at:

Bob's Place Restaurant

 230 Jericho Tpke.

Floral Park, NY  11001