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
May 2017
Upcoming Events
No Meeting
May 26, 2017
Club Panning for the Coming Year
Jun 08, 2017
Ruby's - 7:45am
No Meeting
Jun 16, 2017
Sara Goddard (Chair)
Jun 23, 2017
The Rye Sustainability Committee
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.


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.  
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


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.
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.
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.
Home Page Stories
Our guest speaker at our May 11, 2017 breakfast meeting was Candy Abdoo, RN from Calvary Hospital.
Pictured below: Candy Abdoo and Rye Rotarian Dr. James Goldszer
Thank you so much to all of the Rye Rotary Club members for making our Crazy Legs 2017 fundraiser event last evening a complete success.  Special thanks to Pam Dwyer and Angela Sculti (co-chairs), Jason Mehler, Bob Manheimer, Melanie Ciraco, Ed Herbster, Rich Martinelli (committee members) and the Rye Rotary Foundation.  
Pictured below at Crazy Legs (l to r): Event Co-Chair Pam Dwyer, President Jason Mehler, Pasquale Falco - co-founder Of Bread of Life, Dr. Sherri Falco - co-founder of bread of Life and Keynote Speaker, Event Co-Chair Angela Sculti, Rotary District Governor Lora Hugelmeyer 
At our lunch meeting on May 5, 2017 Rotarian Dr. Robert Praid spoke about the process of dental implants. We also honored Rotarian Tom Saunders who soon will be relocating from Rye to Connecticut. Tom has been a great asset to Rye Rotary serving in many capacities including President of the club. We wish all the best to Tom and Emily on their move.
Below - Tom Saunders and Julie Kattan
Our guest speaker at today's Rye Rotary Club meeting was George Grossman, Esq.
Pictured: George Grossman and Rye Rotary Club President Jason L. Mehler
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Please Support Rye Rotary
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!!