The Rotary Club of Rye, New York, Inc.
                   P.O. Box 404
                  Rye, NY 10580
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What a difference in all our lives in just a few weeks! Since then, the lives of almost everyone on our planet has been changed forever.  We have lost many of us and the prospect of losing so many more is very real. As Rotarians, we will stand side-by-side with those who are helping out assisting those in need, supporting our front-line defenders. We must rise to the challenges and do whatever we can.  The needs are enormous and every little bit counts.
Time is of the essence. We urge people to donate generously through this appeal. Rotary donations will be channeled to the AFYA Foundation, which has lined up suppliers and shipments for PPEs to be channeled to places of the greatest need and to other organizations providing support to the elderly and vulnerable groups. The top of the curve is likely still ahead of us. Urgent supplies of PPEs are needed now to deal with the surge and beyond.
The AFYA Foundation will consolidate the funds we provide and that they receive from others to provide this much-needed basic protection to those are risking their own lives daily so others may have a fighting chance.  I know you will do whatever you can towards this effort.  Here’s how to donate:
This is a time for Rotary, us Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors to remain engaged, and in touch with our communities.  Granted, social distancing may result in that engagement taking a different route, but our motto of Service above Self remains ever so relevant in these trying times.  Common sense precautions will allow us to stay safe while providing the Service we are known for. 
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. in Rotary and the District at:
Please accept our best wishes for the health and safety of your family and of all the members of the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact family in your areas.  


This virus has created an unprecedented challenge for nearly all of us. But it is also an opportunity for Rotarians and those in our communities to find new, meaningful ways to lead and to connect and do good in the world. We are going to be working with Bread of Life & Greenwich Hospital to help provide funds for meals as well as medical supplies to those in need throughout this difficult time. Below are instructions to help do the same:

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You can donate via Venmo or to their website directly with monetary donations. You can drop off non-perishable food at 65 Orchard Avenue, Rye, NY. They have boxes at the end of their driveway and you can drop off canned goods, cereal, etc.

Greenwich Hospital -

Make a contribution! It will go a long way in these difficult times.

Health & safety are always top priorities. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and continuously assessing the potential impact on operations, events, and members. Flatten the Curve!

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
District Site
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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


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.
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April 2020
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July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
President Elect*
Vice President*
Immediate Past President*
Director - Membership*
Director - Administration*
Director - Public Relations*
Director - Service Projects*
Director - Rye Rotary Foundation*
Sergeant at Arms
Historian / Senior Advisor
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