Doug Sturmonski on Peace and Polio Walks (Aired on May 12 and May 13, 2018)

Our Rotary District’s Peace Ambassador (Aired on May 12 and 13, 2018)
Greater Newburgh Rotarian Doug Sturomski, the unofficial Peace Ambassador for Rotary District 7210, returns to RadioRotary to report on two projects related to his peace mission. In this interview, he announces that he recently has dedicated or planted 10 Peace Poles at local schools. The Peace Poles for Rotary District 7210 are 8-feet high, resemble the Washington Monument, and have the message “May Peace prevail upon the Earth” in 8 languages. Another District peace project that he describes is the “Walk for Peace and Polio” at the Walkway over the Hudson, which not only promoted peace but also raised money to support the eradication of polio, one of the main goals of The Rotary
Foundation in recent years.

 

Learn more:
Peace Poles:
District 7210 Rotary:
Walk for Peace and Polio:
Walkway over the Hudson:
Greater Newburgh Rotary:

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May 27, 2018 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Peace, PolioPlus, Rotary District 7210  

Carl Syslo & Josephine Santoro from Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wild Life Center (Aired on May 19 and May 20, 2018)

New Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehab (Aired on May 19 and 20, 2018)
Josephine Santoro and Carl Syslo visit RadioRotary to tell about the new Safe
Haven Animal Shelter $ Wildlife Center, located in Stormville in southern
Dutchess County (Town of Beekman). The first phase of their operation will be to
provide a no-kill shelter for injured or orphaned dogs, which can be adopted after
any necessary rehab. These dogs will be kept in kennels until adopted, but in the
second phase a new building, specially designed for making dogs and cats feel
at home (and not imprisoned) will take over. The original kennel building will be
remade for wildlife rehab—Ms. Santoro is a certified wildlife rehabilitator. An
important adjunct to the Stormville facility is the Thrift Shop specializing in
reselling donated pet-related products and household items. On Saturdays the
Thrift Shop houses a Pet-Food Pantry, supplying free pet food to low-income pet owners.
Learn more:
Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center:
Safe Haven Thrift Shop and Food Pantry:
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley:
Wildlife Rehabilitators:

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Red Hook Rotary Apple Blossom Festival (Aired on May 5th and May 6th 2018)

Red Hook Rotary’s 2018 Projects (Aired on May 5 and 6, 2018)
RadioRotary visits Red Hook Rotary’s meeting to learn about some of the many activities of the Red Hook Club. Rotarian Dave Wright is in charge of the 2018 Apple Blossom Day, the street festival that traditionally kicks off the spring-summer season in Red Hook and Tivoli. In addition to dance and music performances on the stage, there are hundreds of food and craft vendors. Club president Tim Lynch describes the Aquabox, a box similar to the more familiar ShelterBox, and also designed for disaster relief, but focusing largely on water purification, a great need in many disasters. The Aquabox also contains dozens of other items that may be needed in a  disaster in addition to the water purifier.  Another guest on the show was the youth-exchange inbound person from Spain,Mercedes.  She describes her experiences as a visitor in Red Hook, while Red Hook Rotarian Christine Chale, youth-exchange representative for the club, describes Red Hook’s participation in both the full school-year youth-exchange program and also the shorter summer exchange.
Learn more:
Red Hook Rotary Club:
Red Hook Rotary on Facebook:
Aquabox:
District 7210 Youth Exchange Programs:
Rotary Youth Exchanges:
Short-term Youth Exchange:

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Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O’Gorman on The El Salvador Water Project (Aired on April 28, 2018 and April 29, 2018)

Clean Water Project in El Salvador (Aired on April 28 and 29, 2018)

Pearl River Rotarians Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O’Gorman join the RadioRotary team to tell about how a visit by Ryan to El Salvador led to a project to build a well and filtration system for three small villages in that country. Ryan observed that villagers needed to bring water in plastic bags to the site where they were working. Further checking revealed that the local well was not only
running dry, but its water was not safe to drink in any case. He enlisted the help of his fellow Rotarian Dorothy and together they conceived of a project to help.  As a starter, with the aid of the San Miguel El Salvador Rotary they helped the villagers by providing simple filtration systems to improve the little water they had locally. Since then, they have worked toward having a deeper well dug, one thatwould also produce safely filtered water. It is an expensive project (estimated at
$80,000) and they are seeking help from other Rotary clubs.

 

Learn more:

Pearl River Rotary:
San Miguel Rotary on Facebook:
Rotary and Clean Water:
https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean- water
The Water Crisis in El Salvador:

 

 

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May 3, 2018 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, Rotary Club Projects, Water Projects  

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