The Learning Lab with Amy Shapiro (Aired on June 3 2016 and 4 2017)

RadioRotary interviews librarian Amy Shapiro , who supervises the Mahopac Library Learning Lab, a multigenerational learning center focused on technical help for computers, smartphones, or other electronic devices. This lab, which is open five days a week, provides one-on-one individual help along with two classes each week on aid for resume preparation. The library not only has
desktop computers that patrons can use, but also offers Wi-Fi access for personal devices. The Lab is available for adults and for children either over fifth grade or with their parents—no library card needed. The Learning Lab is only one of the services of the Mahopac Library. In additions to books, DVDs, and computer access, there are summer programs for adults, for teens, and for children.
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Mahopac Library
Mid-Hudson Library System
Goodwill Training Help

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June 5, 2017 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Education, Hudson Valley, Literacy  

Lt. Col. Carole Voissey of The Salvation Army (Aired on April 29th 2017 and April 30th 2017)

“Soup, Soap, and Salvation” (Aired on April 29 and 30, 2017)
Peekskill Rotarian Lt. Colonel Carole Voisey tells Jonah Triebwasser and Kathy Kruger the story of the Salvation Army, its activities, and her involvement with it, starting with 6 generations in the Church on her father’s side and five on her mother’s. In Peekskill, the Salvation Army runs a soup kitchen, a food pantry, and a children’s after-school homework help program, while different arm of the Salvation Army runs the thrift store selling donated goods whose sales fund residential centers for rehabilitating alcoholics and addicts. Together, the branches of the Salvation Army fulfill a slogan of General William Booth, who founded the Church in 1895: “Soup, Soap, and Salvation. Lt. Colonel Voisey also tells her fascinating personal
story, starting as a Cadet and helping train officers in the Salvation Army in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe, and outlines plans for a “battle of the bells,” which will pit individuals and service organization in raising money at holiday time.
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Peekskill Salvation Army:
Peekskill Rotary
The Salvation Army in the United States
The Salvation Army International

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The Two by Two Zoo (Aired on November 19 and 20, 2016)

The Two by Two Zoo (Aired on November 19 and 20, 2016)

Heather Iannucci and her family recognized in 1993 that their collection of animals was of interest to children and many adults as well, so they formed the Two by Two Zoo to be a traveling petting experience.  Soon they began to acquire other animals, often pets that their owners could no longer care for, but also animals rescued by agencies such as the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), which also registers the traveling zoo. Today the zoo is run by Heather and her daughter Jennifer (Mr. Iannucci works at a regular job) and concentrates on providing petting experiences as schools, libraries, and similar institutions in the Hudson Valley. For the RadioRotary interview, Mrs. Iannucci was accompanied by Sydney, a young kangaroo who said little during the program.

 

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Two by Two Zoo

Facebook for Two by Two Zoo

USDA Center for Animal Welfare

 

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Education

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1130pjmzwczajth/ROTARY – TWO BY TWO ZOO 11-19 %26 11-20-16 .mp3?dl=0

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November 21, 2016 · Posted in Animals, Children, Education  

Vassar Haiti Project (Aired on 10-26-16 & 10-27-16)

Vassar-Haiti Project Update (Aired on October 26 and 27, 2016)
In response to the September 11, 2001, attack Andrew Meade, director of
international students at Vassar College, and his wife Lila wanted to start a
project that would do good in the world. Both had family ties to Haiti, the poorest
nation in the Western Hemisphere, so that is where their impulse took them. For
fifteen years, the Vassar-Haiti project the started and still direct has improved the
lives of Haitians in the remote village of Chermaitre, starting with building and
staffing a school. Today Chermaitre and the surrounding area is also served by a
clinic that is part of the project. Vassar junior Clairiola Etienne, who is the
director of the health initiative, and Lila Meade are the guests on RadioRotary for
this program. The Vassar-Haiti project is now working to provide clean water for
Chermaitre thanks to a global grant of $55,000 from The Rotary Foundation,
sponsored locally by the Poughkeepsie-Arlington and Peekskill Rotary Clubs.
Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary
Peekskill Rotary

The Vassar Haiti Project
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants

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