The Rotary Club of Rye, New York, Inc.
                   P.O. Box 404
                  Rye, NY 10580
 
Rye Rotary 58th Anniversary Fundraiser
A special thanks to our Rye Rotary 58th Anniversary Fundraise sponsors:
 
Garnet Sponsors
 Lora Hugelmeyer                              
 
Scholar Sponsors
Robert & Bonnie Manheimer       Steve & Noriko Yamada            NY State Senator Shelley B. Meyer 
 
Scholastic Sponsors
 
Law Office of Rita J. Tino, ESQ. - Attorney at Law     Golomb & Longo, PLLC - Attorneys at Law     Harold & Sue Schwartz     Tom Mullooly      Jon & Shelley Gluck      The Ford Firm - Attorneys at Law   
 
Booster Sponsors
 
Julie Kattan    Christine Sculti    Joanne Vanaria     Matthew Kelley
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The Rotary Clubs of Rye and Port Chester-Rye Brook have united their efforts to collect food from
October 22, 2020 – November 20, 2020
to help fill our local food pantries for the winter.

PLEASE HELP US STOCK THE SHELVES OF

Bread of Life, Caritas and the Carver Center

Our Wish List:

Diapers – size 5-7    Cereal or Oatmeal

Progresso Soup (any variety)    Shelf Stable Milk

Vegetable Oil (32 oz. size)    Fruit Cups (cans, plastic)

Drop-Off Locations:

Webster Bank - 72 Purchase St. Rye; Citibank-1020 Boston Post Rd., Rye
Forever Families - 62 Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook
Citizens Bank - 102 S. Ridge St., Rye Brook

Or call Rye Rotary at 914.967.1001 to arrange a pick up or drop off
 
We were delighted to have Rye resident, Valerie Livingston join us as guest speaker for one of our recent weekly Zoom meetings!
Valerie A. Livingston is a graduate of Dickinson College where she received a B.A. in French. She earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was a Casenote & Comment Editor for the Pace Law Review. From 1988 until 2019, Valerie served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. During her 30+ years with the District Attorney’s Office, she spent most of her career as an appellate specialist in the Appeals & Special Litigation Division where she was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief in 2001. As an appellate attorney, Valerie prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases in all the appellate courts in New York State as well as handling federal writs of habeas corpus in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and on appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
For nearly 10 years, Valerie also served as the Rye Branch Chief where she handled thousands of DWIs, misdemeanor and felony cases in the towns and villages in the Sound Shore area. She was of invaluable assistance in this role, guiding 10 different police departments within that geographic area. Prompted in part by Valerie’s service as Rye Branch Chief, Mayor Josh Cohn, with the approval of the Rye City Council, appointed her as the new Rye City Court Part Time Judge, a 6-year term which she began on February 1, 2020. Valerie’s practice areas now include Litigation, Appellate Litigation, Criminal Law, DWI, and Family Law. Valerie and her husband Ted have lived in Rye for 30 years, where they have raised three children.
Thanks so much Val, for taking time to speak with us. Rye Rotary extends our CONGRATULATIONS to you on your new appointment as Part Time Judge -- and for being the FIRST WOMAN in this role!
Club Information

Rye Rotary meets weekly at Whitby Castle. Lunch meetings are on Fridays at 12:00 pm, except for the first Thursday of every month when we meet at 6:00 pm for dinner.
Whitby Castle
330 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY  10580
United States of America
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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: 
 
Melanie Ciraco - Membership Director
Cell: 917 991-4724
Email: ciraco.melanie@gmail.com

WHY JOIN ROTARY

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.
 
Friendship
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.
 
Entertainment
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?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Michele Thomas
    November 8
Join Date:
  • Debbie Moran
    November 5, 2008
    12 years
  • Thomas Mullooly
    November 16, 2018
    2 years
  • Kathy Carley-Spanier
    November 17, 2006
    14 years
Club Executives & Directors  (* = Board Member)
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
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Treasurer*
Secretary*
Immediate Past President*
Director - Membership*
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