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Meeting Information
Luncheons on Fridays at 12 Noon -
Breakfasts on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8 am
Luncheons at:
Whitby Castle - 330 Boston Post Road, Rye
Breakfasts at:
Ruby's Oyster Bar & Bistro - 45 Purchase Street, Rye
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March 2017
Upcoming Events
Actor Vincent Pastore
Mar 24, 2017
Whitby Castle - 12:00 Noon
Younhee Shin, KSCPP - Program Coordinator
Mar 31, 2017
Whitby Castle - 12:00 Noon
JOSHUA HRABOSKY, PsyD - Greenwich Hospital
Apr 07, 2017
Whitby Castle - 12:00 Noon
George Grossman, Esq.
Apr 21, 2017
Whitby Castle - 12:00 Noon
Dr Robert A. Praid D.M.D.
May 05, 2017
Whitby Castle - 12:00 Noon
Club Executives & Directors (* = Board Member)
President Elect*
Vice President*
Immediate Past President*
Director - Membership*
Director - Administration*
Director - Public Relations*
Director - Service Projects*
Director - Rotary International Foundation
Foundation Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Historian / Senior Advisor
2017-2018 Slate of Officers and Directors Approved
The proposed slate of officers and directors for Rye Rotary and the trustees of the Rye Rotary Foundation for 2017-2017 was presented and discussed at the regular meeting on January 6, 2017. There were no other candidates nominated from the membership. Being that a quorum was present, a voice vote was taken and the slate was unanimously approved as follows: 
President - Bob Manheimer
President – Elect  - Anglela Sculti
Immediate Past President  - Jason Mehler
Vice President – Raul Bello
Secretary - Melanie Ciraco

Treasurer – Jason Mehler

Director of Administration – Bob Manheimer
Director of Membership – Pam Dwyer
Director of Service Projects – Louise Bryant
Director of Public Relations – Richard Martinelli
Director of Rye Rotary Foundation – Bob Praid
Trustees of the Rye Rotary Foundation - Bob Praid, Ed Herbster, Gregg Howells, Tom Saunders, Julie Kattan
Paul Harris Fellows


Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Foundation's charitable and educational program.  A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes $1,000 or in whose name that amount is contributed.  Every Paul Harris Fellow receives a pin, medallion and a certificate when he or she becomes a Fellow.  This identifies the Paul Harris Fellow as an advocate of the Foundation's goals of world peace and international understanding.  It has been a practice of many clubs to award Paul Harris Fellowship to select members in appreciation of his or her service to the club.  A sustaining member is an individual who contributes or in whose name is contributed a minimum of $100 with the commitment to contribute $1,000 within a ten-year period.


Crazy Legs 2017
At the January 6, 2017 regular meeting of Rye Rotary the membership discussed the need to amend the bylaws of our club which were last amended in 2007. The current bylaws have provisions that are no longer applicable nor practical and apply to a structure no longer advocated by our parent organization, Rotary International.Image result for "document graphic"
Please click here to review the latest version of the proposed changes to the bylaws. In the proposed revision, highlighted in yellow, is the wording that has been amended. Please refer to our current bylaws to understand what wording is now in place.
For those of you interested in doing so, the Board welcomes and encourages all your comments and suggestions.  Please direct your comments and suggestions to and the Board will review them and do their best to incorporate them into a final draft.
In accordance with the existing amendment process, the final draft will be distributed to membership by email at least 10 days in advance of ourregularly scheduled meeting on March 31, 2017, at which time the latest revisions will be discussed and the amendments voted on. Bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting as long as there is a quorum present, by a two-thirds vote of all members present.
Home Page Stories
Scott Moore, the Director of Rye-Portchester-Rye Brook EMS spoke at our lunch meeting at Whitby Castle.
Below: Scott Moore and Rotarian Jane Fox

At our lunch at Whitby Castle on Friday, February 3, 2017 our guest speaker was Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who brought the club up-to-date on current developments in his city.

Pictured below: Mayor Mike Spano and Rye Rotary President Jason L. Mehler.

Pictured below: Dr. Betty Perkins, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Rotarian Larry Cohen

Pictured below: Rotarian Dr. Brian Monahan and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Pictured below: ( left to right) Rotarians Raul Bello, Jane Fox Ed Herbster, DG Lora Hugelmeyer, Angie Mancini and Rotarian Kathy Carley-Spanier.

Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Norman Roth spoke at our club's January 27th lunch meeting.
Pictured below, Norman Roth speaking at Whitby Castle luncheon:
Rye Rotary President Jason L. Mehler with our guests New Rochelle Rotary Secretary Kathleen Cronin and New Rochelle Rotary President Tom Geoffino:

(Pictured Below) Registered Dietician Denise Addorosio spoke to the Rye Rotary Club at today's breakfast meeting at Ruby's in Rye, NY

(Pictured Below) Rotarians Jim Jackson and Coby Ellingwood
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Volunteers for "Bread of Life"

From Louise Bryant:


Thank you Rotarians for helping to pack grocery bags for the needy at the Bread of Life food pantry here in Rye.  It is due to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers that we are able to help feed over 12,000 people each week.


Ten "Rotary Sundays" from 1-3 pm have been scheduled in 2017. Most are the 4th Sunday of the month: APRIL 23, MAY 21 (3rd vs. 4th Sunday), JUNE 25, AUGUST 27, SEPTEMBER 24, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 19, and DECEMBER 17 (3rd vs. 4th Sunday).


Please contact me at: 

to volunteer and help. Thanks again!!



Join our Club!
Thank you for visiting with us and for your interest in Rye City Rotary.   We hope the readily available information on our web site will help you keep up-to-date with our programs and activities, and contribute to your learning about our club and its role in the community.  
Our Club is open to all business and professional men and women of good character who live or work in our locale, can fill a job classification that is not fully represented, wish to provide service to the community and are able to attend our weekly meetings. 
You can receive additional information including how to be proposed for membership from any of our club members or by contacting: 
Jason L. Mehler
Cell: 914.943.6450


Professional Networking
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge 
one’s circle of business and professional acquaintances. As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals - people who make decisions and influence policy.

Service Opportunities
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfilment that comes from giving back to the community.

International Awareness
With more than 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.

Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership to- day. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.

Good Citizenship
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.

Family Foundations
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.

Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.

Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:. Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Leadership Development
Rotary is an organisation of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public 
speaking, planning, organisation, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others.

Diversity in Membership
Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents a variety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary clubs are non-political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.