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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May 27, 2018 · Posted in Animals, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Volunteers  

Rotary International Convention From Atlanta Georgia Show Number 9 (Aired on January 13 and 14th, 2018)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 9 (Aired on January 13 & 14, 2018)

The ninth compilation of interviews with humanitarians conducted by
RadioRotary at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta focuses largely on
Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) and their humanitarian aims, but it also includes
a special interview with golf-great Jack Nicklaus. Rotarian Action Groups
discussed include efforts to protect endangered species, prevention of all types of addiction from tobacco and gambling to heroin, encouragement for an increase in blood donations around the world, and training local communities in the method to correct clubfoot. Mr. Nicklaus tells why he is a Rotary Polio Ambassador, beginning with his own experience of polio at age 13.
Learn more:
RAGES Inc. (RAG for Endangered Species)
Rotarian Action Group Addiction Prevention
Global Network for Blood Donation
Rotarian Action Group for Clubfoot
Rotarian Action Groups
Rotary Partners and Ambassadors

 

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Rotary International Convention from Atlanta Georgia (Aired on September 23,rd & 24th, 2017

Atlanta Rotary Convention, Part 2 (Aired on September 23 and 24, 2017)
RadioRotary interviewers at the 2017 International Rotary Convention in Atlanta,
Georgia, interviewed several project leaders attending the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about Project Chimps from Lindsay Vanderhoogt, the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) from Rotarian Knut Johnsen (Greater Newburgh), the Russia-United States Intercountry Committee from Rotarian Charles Heberie; Rotaplast from Rotarian Donna Lee Young Rubin (PSG District 7930, Andover, MA), and the Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication (a.k.a. Hepatitis Zero). Project Chimps put former laboratory chimpanzees into retirement in a wooded section of Georgia; RLI teaches Rotarians how to be better in their Rotary lives; the Russia-United State Intercountry Committee promotes peace between the two nations; Rotaplast provides plastic surgery to children (mainly) with cleft palate; and Hepatitis Zero is taking a specially equipped truck around the world to test individuals for hepatitis C, which now can be medically cured.

In the photograph is Jonah Triebwasser and Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Learn more:
Project Chimps
Project Chimps on Facebook

Rotary Leadership Institute
Rotary-United States Intercountry Committee on Facebook
Rotaplast
Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication
Hepatitis Zero

 

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October 24, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Health, Hudson Valley, International Programs, Peace  

Charles G. Vetter of Houlihan Lawrence (Aired on June 17 and June 18)

A Local Business with a Heart (Aired on June 17 and 18, 2017)

Charles G. Vetter, Jr. managing broker at the Lagrangeville Office of real-estate
agency Houlihan Lawrence, tells RadioRotary about some of the many ways that his agency works with the local community on a number of humanitarian projects.  Mr. Vetter is very much involved personally and through the agency with the Dutchess SPCA, making sure that dogs and cats are adopted, The agency’s concern for animal welfare extends to large creatures as well, supporting the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, including locating the farm where the rescue service is now located. Other charities supported by the Houlihan Lawrence staff include the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society through its “Light the Night” fundraiser and a scholarship program for baton twirlers. As part of the community involvement, the agency often partners with LaGrange Sunrise Rotary or with the Rotary Club of Pleasant Valley.
Learn more:
LaGrangeville office, Houlihan Lawrence
Dutchess Country SPCA
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Light the Night (Lymphoma and Leukemia Society)
LaGrange Sunrise Rotary Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club

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June 19, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations, Volunteers  

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