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  

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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Victim Safety/Domestic Abuse (Aired on May 20 and May 21 2017)

A Center for Victim Safety and Support (Aired on May 20 and 21, 2017)

Leah Feldman , Director of the Center for Victim Safety and Support at Family Services in Dutchess County, and volunteer Kathleen Paluso discuss the various ways the Center aids victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other crimes. Two hot lines connect directly to assistance: (845)485-5550 for domestic violence and (845)452-7272 for victims of rape or other crimes. The Center can help a victim find shelter from an abuser or work with the courts in providing protection. Licensed counselors are available around the
clock. Much of the RadioRotary program is concerned with the causes
of domestic violence and ways that victims can cope.
Learn more:
Family Services in Dutchess County
Center for Victim Safety and Support:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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May 22, 2017 · Posted in Children, Domestic Violence, Hudson Valley, Law  

Love Holds Life (Aired on April 15, 2017 and April 16, 2017)

Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation (Aired on April 15 and 16, 2017)

Richard Senato tells RadioRotary the inspiring story of Love Holds Life, a foundation whose mission is to pay all of the otherwise out-of-pocket expenses of  a family with a child fighting cancer, a project that is sponsored in part by Patterson Rotary. It began when Mr. Senato became inspired to help an eleven-year-old child in a Patterson family.  After covering over $73,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for his family, that child in now eighteen and cancer free. Since that start, Love Holds Life has helped finance cancer treatment for over twenty children, financed by donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and local organizations, including Rotary. Donors have a choice of supporting the Family Medical Fund, 100% of that money going to the affected families, or the Legacy Fund that supports the operating costs of the foundation—sponsors can choose to support both, also. Weekly community outreach programs are a primary means of reaching donors.

 

Learn more:

Love Holds Life Foundation

Love Holds Life on Facebook

Childhood Cancers

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April 17, 2017 · Posted in Children, Health, Service Organizations  

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