Club Information
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.
The Osborn
101 Theall Rd
Rye, NY 10580
United States of America
The Rotary Club of Rye meets weekly via zoom (please see calendar for details as meeting ID's and Passcodes are not the same for all meetings) and in person the third Tuesday of the month at The Osborn.
Rye'sAbove 2024
Rye'sAbove is back for 2024!  
Bidding & event tickets are now OPEN -
Click HERE to place your bid on the amazing butterflies! Bidding will be open until the closing of the auction event on Sept 19th!
Click HERE to buy event tickets! Spread the word!
We are accepting sponsors - click HERE to become a SPONSOR!!!
Rye'sAbove is a joint project between The Rotary Club of Rye and The Rye Arts Center to uplift the community through the arts while supporting educational programs in the region. Rye’sAbove will feature butterfly sculptures decorated by local professional artists. These pieces will be displayed in Rye throughout the summer and will be available for purchase at an auction in the fall.
Join us for a fun morning of BINGO!
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Rye and the Rye Lions Club held their annual joint holiday luncheon at Whitby Castle on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Those assembled enjoyed a buffet lunch and melodies from the Midland School choir (see the video below).
Congratulations to the Rye Varsity Girls Basketball Team on their 49-27 win against Byram Hills in the 31st Annual Rye Rotary Challenge!!!🏀🏀🏀👏👏👏 Fellow Rotarian Sabrina Murphy and I joined the crowd last Friday night to cheer on the team and watch this exciting game! The Rye Rotary Club is happy to support the Rye Varsity Girls Basketball team through our annual sponsorship of their special Tournament, known as the “Rye Rotary Challenge.” We salute the talented roster of players on this year’s team and their dedicated coach, Margo Hackett, on a great win! Keep up the good work, ladies, and best of luck for the remainder of the season!
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: 
Michele Thomas: Immediate Past-President, Membership Co-Chair
Office: 914-925-8286
Melanie Ciraco: Director, Membership Co-Chair
Cell: 917 991-4724


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 35,000 clubs in over 220 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 organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public 
speaking, planning, organization, 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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Upcoming Events
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bob Praid
    July 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Iris Praid
    July 25
  • Bob Manheimer
    Bonnie Manheimer
    July 4
  • Bob Praid
    Iris Praid
    July 14
  • Kathy Carley-Spanier
    July 17
Join Date:
  • Cathy Garr
    July 9, 2019
    5 years
  • Michele Thomas
    July 9, 2019
    5 years
  • Richard Sgaglio
    July 9, 2019
    5 years
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Club Executives & Directors  (* = Board Member)
Co-President Elect*
Co-President Elect*
Director - Membership*
Director - Administration*
Director - Public Relations*
Director - Service Projects*
Director - Rye Rotary Foundation*
Sergeant at Arms
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes