Congratulations to Asher Pacht who was named Rotary Club of Fishkill's Rotarian of the Year for 2016-17 at this year's year's Installation Dinner on June 28 at All-American Barbecue. Great job Asher and keep up the fine work. Asher was very involved in arranging for holiday meals for those in need and with providing Christmas gifts for those in the community who needed support. Asher also was instrumental in the Fishkill Rotary effort of "adopting" Lillie, a young girl who has battled cancer and needed our assistance. Fishkill Rotary, under Asher's direction, funded and participated in many activities for Lillie, most noteworthy of which was a birthday party attended by many of her Fishkill Elementary School classmates.
Fishkill Rotary Club will be selling apple cider cinnamon mini-donuts and coffee at the Stormville Flea Market September 2 and 3, October 7 and 8 and on November 4 and 5.
also, look for us at the Fishkill Village Block Party on Saturday, August 19 beginning at 6 p.m. Please join us at the flea market and enjoy some delicious donuts and hot or iced coffee. The money raised through donut sales goes to support our many outreach programs, including Operation Warm Coats, Adopt-A-Family for the holidays and scholarship opportunities for deserving John Jay High School seniors. Hope to see you there!
The June 7th meeting of the Rotary Club of Fishkill was especially festive. Member Roberta Theiss (7 from the left) was celebrating her birthday, birthday hats and all. As is the club's custom, Roberta could choose to have everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to her, or she could sing the song herself. She chose to be serenaded by the club members. Following the celebration, some actual business was conducted during the remainder of the meeting. Hats were worn throughout.
Fishkill Rotary is very proud to sponsor a Rotary Exchange student, Anna Zerrella (left), from Italy. Anna will be spending the next few months with Fishkill Rotary families as she learns more about America and attends John Jay High School in East Fishkill. On the right is Dilynn Kessler, Fishkill Rotary's Exchange representative, who will be in Italy during the same period of time attending an Italian school and learning about the culture and history of Italy. Good luck to both of these wonderful students as they truly expand their horizons as part of Rotary Exchange.
Anna Zerrella, a Fishkill Rotary Exchange student from Italy, addressed the members at their January 25 meeting. Anna shared a slide presentation of Naples, Italy and shared interesting facts about the architecture and geopgraphic features of that part of her country. Anna has been an active member of the John Jay Interact Club and has been a pleasure to host in our country.
The Rotary Club of Fishkill inducted two new members at the January 25th meeting. Rotarian Roberta Theiss conducted the ceremony welcoming Riandi Fisch (L) and Pawan Angara (M) into the club. Skip Rottkamp (R) served as the sponsor for both new members. The club looks forward to the outstanding contributions that Randi and Pawan will make to the organization.