4H Fair With Marjorie L. Nicholas Keith (Aired on July 22, 2017 and July 23, 2017)

Putnam Country 4-H Program (Aired on July 22 and 23, 2017)

Marjorie Nichols Keith , Executive Director of the Putnam Country Cornell Cooperative Extension, brings 4-H Club member Grace Fisher (11 years old) to
RadioRotary to help tell about 4-H programs and the annual Putnam County 4-H Fair in Veteran Memorial Park in Carmel. The 200-some 4-H members in the County, ages 5 through 19, are joined by as many as 300 other volunteers to produce the Fair. Although we often think of 4-H in terms of young people raising livestock, Grace explains that the club helps teach leadership and life skills —“it’s not all about cows and cooking.” The Fair is a big family event with food booths, music, a plant sale, horse and dog shows, an auction, and activities such as Touch a Truck and a fishing contest. Putnam Country Rotary Clubs often sponsor tents at the Fair.

Learn more:
Putnam County 4-H Youth
Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs
4-H Clubs
Brewster Rotary
Carmel Rotary
Lake Mahopac Rotary
Patterson Rotary

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July 25, 2017 · Posted in Children, Events, Hudson Valley, Volunteers, Youth  

Mid-Hudson Library System (Aired on Jan 14 2017 & Jan 15 2017)

Modern Libraries Serve the Community (Aired on January 14 and 15, 2017)

RadioRotary interviews Rebbekah Smith Aldrich,
Coordinator for Library Sustainability for the Mid-Hudson Library System, a group of 66 libraries in the five mid-Hudson counties that form the core of the RadioRotary listening area: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnum, and Ulster—serving 2.5 million homes. Libraries today are a platform for all sorts of information, forming a cornerstone of democracy. They provide affordable access to services that really matter, including downloads of E-book and audiobooks in addition to the traditional  printed material and human fonts of accurate information. Many offer shared community experiences, including talks, concerts, meeting centers, and always programs for children. This is a terrific show that ought to make the listener pull our his or her library card and head either for the library building or the computer/cellphone.
Learn more:
Mid-Hudson Library System:
Mid-Hudson Library Digital Downloads
Libraries in Mid-Hudson System:

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July 17, 2017 · Posted in Education, Hudson Valley, Literacy  

The Boy Scouts (Aired on July 15 and 16 2017)

Renewal for 91-Year-Old Scout Camp (Aired on June 15 and 16, 2017)

Camp Nooteeming in Pleasant Valley has been serving the scouting community for 91 years, but newly arrived Scout Executive/CEO for the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, David Horton, recognized that the Camp is in serious need of renovation to become a resident camp. Volunteer Dave Petrovich has taken charge of the project. Together for a joint interview on RadioRotary, they describe plans to set up camping centers for specific topics, events, and skills, including centers devoted to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics); shooting sports; the environment; crafts; and more. Scouts, including Cub Scouts as young as age 5 and Girl Scouts, will use the renovated facilities along with other community groups. In an interesting sidelight, Program Co-Host Jonah Triebwasser tells about how Rotary and scouting have been linked since the earliest days of both service organizations.
Learn more:
Hudson Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America
Camp Nooteeming
Boy Scouts of America
Order of the Arrow

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Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch on Rhinebeck At Home (Aired on July 8 and July 9 2017)

Aging in Place with “Rhinebeck at Home” (Aired on July 8 and 9, 2017)

Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In
this RadioRotary program Rhinebeck at Home President
Nina Lynch and Vice-President Anne Brueckner tell about how the group was formed and how they work to achieve their goals. An all-volunteer membership organization that relies
on helping each other, the members provide transportation, referrals to community-service organizations, social activities, and help with household tasks. Various events are organized to encourage the members to network with each other, ranging from picnics to attending shows or museums together. Home for Rhinebeck at Home is wherever you choose and the only requirements for membership are residence in Rhinebeck, payment of nominal dues, and the ability to make your own decisions.
Learn more:
Rhinebeck at Home
Aging in Place:
Dutchess Country Office for the Aging
Rhinebeck Rotary Club

Show in photo: L to R:  Nina Lynch and Anne Brueckner

Photo by Jonah Triebwasser

 

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