Fishkill Rotary's Family Fun Day 2016 has been scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at Sarah Taylor Park in the Village of Fishkill. As has been the case in past years, the day will feature food, bouncy houses, music, talent demonstrations and informational booths. Again this year, Big Trucks will be a featured attraction of Fun Day. If you, or your group, would like to perform or set up an informational display booth, please contact us through this website. We are also selling sponsorships to appear in our annual Rotary Guide which is published in conjunction with Family Fun Day and highlights Fishkill's best businesses. Please plan on becoming a part of a wonderful community event on September 24, 2016. Just click on the link below to download our sponsorship form and get more information on how you can become a sponsor of our Family Fun Day or have your group perform as part of the festivities.
Congratulations to Douglas Bodden-Brooks (center), a John Jay High School senior, who was awarded a Joan Sourenian Scholarship for $500 to be used to further his education this fall. His proud mom stands to his right and Steve Quesnel, Fishkill Rotary Treasurer, stands to Doug's left. Douglas addressed the Fishkill Rotarians on Wednesday morning, July 20, and emphasized how important being a member of the John Jay Interact Club proved to be for him during his high school career. We all join in wishing Doug well as he takes the next step in his education!
Congratulations to Aaron Tracey, a John Jay High School graduate who was named a Sourenian Scholarship winner by the Rotary Club of Fishkill. Doug receives his check (left) from Rotary Club Treasurer, Steve Quesnal at the meeting on July 27. Aaron will use the scholarship money to help pay for textbooks as he pursues his college education. Aaron attended the meeting with his dad, and Fishkill Rotary wishes Aaron well as he pursues his educational goals.
Two of the students Fishkill Rotary sponsored at this year's RYLA Conference were guests at the July 13th meeting to discuss their experiences. Sarah MacEntee (left) and Dannen Quesnel spoke of the team-building activities that were offered and all of the friendships they made during their RYLA experience. Both agreed that RYLA was a "life-changing experience", and
both girls expressed their gratitude to Fishkill Rotary for the opportunity to attend the conference.
Fishkill Rotary Club held its 2016 Installation Dinner on Wednesday, June 22 at Dutchess Manor. Julie Spann, President for 2016-17 headlined a new slate of officers . Pictured below, Sterling Gaston (right) and Roberta Theiss (left) present Mary Scully with a Paul Harris Fellowship in honor of her and her late husband Charlie's contributions to Fishkill Rotary.
In addition, Sterling Gaston was honored with the 2015-16 Distinguished Rotarian Award and Vicki Kessler was presented with the Paul Nussbickel Rotarian of the Year Award. Congratulations to all!
The Rotary Clubs of East Fishkill and Fishkill sponsored the 2015/16 Interact Club Installation Ceremony on Monday, June 8 at the East Fishkill Recreation Center. Pictured above, Skip Rottkamp, member of the Fishkill Rotary and District 7210 Liaison to Interact, addresses the some 60 John Jay students who were in attendance. Also pictured above, some of the 2015-16 John Jay Interact Club Representatives and Officers. Thanks to Kathy Bauer and Skip Rottkamp for hosting a wonderful celebration!