Red Hook Rotary’s 2022 Activities (Aired on May 1, 2022)

 

In a rare all-live show, Radio Rotary’s co-hosts visit Red Hook Rotary’s meeting in Taste Budd’s Café to learn about some of the club’s activities. Dave Wright is heading the 2022 Apple Blossom Day, the street festival that starts the spring- summer season in Red Hook and Tivoli with hundreds of food and craft vendors and live music by local bands. Linda Greenblatt is the club’s chair for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), the week-long leadership training program for high-school sophomores. Tom Lynch is the advisor for the Red Hook High School Interact club, a junior edition of Rotary with similar goals of community service. Chris Chale not only handles the International Youth Exchange (YEX) or the club, but also is the YEX Chair for District 7210. YEX in District 7210 sends high school juniors or seniors to select nations where English is not the primary language and brings students from those countries to local Rotary clubs where the student spends an entire school year living with local families. There are several other club activities, including CLYNK, described on the program by current Red Hook Rotary President Jennifer van Voorhis. CLYNK locally is a service of Hannaford grocery, which collects bottles that return a deposit and funnels the savings to Red Hook Rotary, which uses the income to help support community projects.

Learn More:
Red Hook Rotary Club: http://www.redhookrotaryclub.org/
Red Hook Rotary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedHookRotaryClub/
RYLA: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/rotary-youth-leadership-awards
Interact: https://admissionsight.com/interact-club/
District 7210 Youth Exchange (YEX): http://yex7210.org/
Rotary Youth Exchanges: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges

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Immigrant Center & Festival in Kingston, NY (Aired on April 17, 2022)

        

Dr. Sarah Litvin, Director of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History and Dr. Sarah Gardner, Curator of the museum, join another Sarah (co-host Sarah O’Connell-Claitor) and co-host Jonah Triebwasser for a program updating the story of the Reher Center, a unique asset of the Kingston, NY, waterfront (the Roundout). The Reher Center is housed in the former Reher Bakery, a Kingston institution run by the Reher family for 80 years. During the restrictions of the covid pandemic, the Center used the down time to upgrade the facilities, including a new gallery that is opening with an exhibit highlighting the role immigrants have played in making Kingston a center of sewing and other aspects of the garment industry. In addition to the exhibit, the Center will host special programs on women in the garment industry and workshops in sewing and embroidery.

Learn More:
Reher Center: https://www.rehercenter.org/
Reher Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReherBakery/
Ulster Immigrant Defense Network: https://ulsterimmigrantdefensenetwork.org/
The Kingston Waterfront (Roundout): https://www.thekingstonwaterfront.com/
The Garment Industry in Kingston: https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2021/09/17/the-local-garment-industry-once-employed-thousands/

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April 24, 2022 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Events, Museums  

Hoops and Swish for Charity (Aired on April 10, 2022)

                

Greater Newburgh Rotarian Bob McCurdy visits Radio Rotary to explain how a fundraiser, or “fun-raiser,” for his Rotary Club also aids many different local nonprofits. The Hoops and Swish event, scheduled in 2022 for Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Newburgh Free Academy gym, was initiated by Newburgh Rotary in 2016, but in the past couple of years has been
suspended because of the covid pandemic. The idea is simple: each participant is given two minutes to make as many baskets as possible—typically from 15 to a high of about 50. Each basket earns money for the sponsoring institution, with Newburgh Rotary collecting 20% of the total for providing the venue and for workers keeping track of baskets. Teams of local nonprofits can use the event to raise money for themselves, or corporate sponsors can choose to benefit a charity of their choice.

Learn More:
Hoops and Swish 2022: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2235/page/hoops-swish-fun-raiser
Greater Newburgh Rotary Club: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2235
Greater Newburgh Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterNewburghRotary/

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April 17, 2022 · Posted in Events, Rotary Club Projects  

Greystone’s Leap for Autism (Aired on January 30, 2022)

Samara Enders, Director of Philanthropy at Greystone Programs, is interviewed by co-host Sarah McConnell-Claitor and Jonah Triebwasser about the annual Leap for Autism and other aspects of Greystone’s work with developmentally disabled individuals. Greystone Programs is a privately-run non-profit organization that provides essential services and life-enriching opportunities to
more than 600 children, adults, and families with autism and other developmental disabilities. The organization operates 17 group homes in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties of New York State as well as providing after-school and school- break programs. While part of their funding is from government sources, the nonprofit relies on private donations as well. Their annual fundraiser is a skydive at Skydive the Ranch in Garrison, NY, an event that brings 60 to 70 donors to jump from airplanes in support of Greystone—the sixth annual Leap for Autism.

Learn More:
Greystone Programs: https://www.greystoneprograms.org/
Skydive the Ranch: https://skydivetheranch.com/
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: https://opwdd.ny.gov/
Autism Spectrum Disorder: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html

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