Rotary Meetings

The Rotary Club of Fishkill meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the I-84 Diner located at the intersection of Routes 52 and 84 in the Town of Fishkill. Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month (unless a holiday) at 6 p.m. at the office of the Fishkill Rural Cemetery on Route 52 in Fishkill.

CONGRATULATIONS!

The Rotary Club of Fishkill has been honored in recognition and appreciation for contributions to the enhancement of Rotary International's Public Image Awareness. The club was recognized for its Operation Warm Coats initiative, Vocational Award Winnner recognition, the Backpack Program and the club's efforts to reach out to the community during the holiday season. Congratulations!

Projects

Operation Warm

Operation Warm is the signature project of the Rotary Club of Fishkill. This past fall, the Fishkill Rotary Club provided over 180 high-quality, new winter coats to children attending area elementary schools. The Rotary Club provided the coats through Operation Warm, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to distributing new winter coats to children living in need. The coats were distributed to children at Fishkill and Brinckerhoff elementary schools in the Wappingers School District. Warm coats were also distributed to children in three of the four elementary schools in the Beacon City School District and the House of Hope Ministry in Fishkill.

 

Last year marked the fifth fall that the Rotary Club of Fishkill has teamed with Operation Warm to provide warm coats for the winter season. This year, the club was again able to increase the number of coats donated. 

Fishkill Food Pantry

The Rotary Club of Fishkill has been a long-time supporter of the Fishkill Food Pantry. Through a partnership with Shop-Rite, the Rotary has conducted food drives at the Fishkill store to help stock the shelves at the pantry. If you wish to donate food to the Fishkill Food Pantry, you can drop off your canned goods, etc. at the Blodgett Memorial Library on Broad Street in Fishkill during normal library hours. Let's all work together to feed those less fortunate in our community. 

Past Projects

Since 1953, the Rotary Club of Fishkill has worked to improve the quality of life in our community and help advance international goodwill and understanding. These are just a few of our past projects and accomplishments:

  • Raised $17,500 for Operation Smile which provides reconstructive surgeries to correct severe facial deformities in Quito, Ecuador
  • Provide annual scholarships for Rotary Youth Leadership
  • Facilitated "House of Hope" shelter for abused women
  • Provide ongoing support to the Fishkill Food Pantry
  • Award $1,000 annual scholarship grant to a John Jay High School student who shows exemplary community involvement, academic/craft achievement and leadership skills
  • Provided funding to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • Co-founded the 2nd ELDERACT Rotary Club at Elant Skilled Nursing Facility, Fishkill, NY
  • Manned Salvation Army Bell Ringing Fundraising at Sam's Club/Wal-Mart at holiday time
  • Co-sponsored the John Jay Interact Club supporting literacy spelling bee challenge and McClelland Senior Home Halloween and Holiday parties