Pawling Rotary President, Patty Moore, who is the Executive Director of the Pauling Resource Center, discusses the various forms of support that the Center provides for the community: transportation to medical appointments, a food pantry, an extensive medical loan supply with equipment such as hospital beds, information and referrals to other agencies that can provide what the Center cannot, as well as occasional services such as gift baskets at holidays. An important part of the interview discusses the surprising number of people in all communities, even those that seem well off, who are in various stages of need in today’s difficult economic environment. Ms. Moore tells many heartfelt stories about how the Center’s more than 75 volunteers have helped folks in need over the years.
Pawling Resource Center
New Orleans Rotary International Convention Part II: Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith & Rotarians from around the world (Aired July 1, 2011)
Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, known for his “Cowboy Logic” philosophy, discusses his next pursuits (you’ll laugh at one of them). Other interviews include the Rotarian Action Group for Diabetics; Microcredit, which provides small loans to families worldwide to achieve economic independence; and the Learn/Grow project, which meets the challenge of food shortages through diverse food plants conducive to different environments.
Featured guest Paul Banner, expert bankruptcy attorney, discusses current debt relief programs and the effects of bankruptcy on credit. Mr. Banner explains when to file for bankruptcy, when to contact an attorney, and what bankruptcy can and cannot accomplish.
Community Foundations of Dutchess County (CFDC) officers, Andrea L. Reynolds, president and CEO, and Nevill Smythe, vice-president of programs, discuss how the various foundations within CFDC and its affiliates help to enhance the quality of life of individuals and towns in the Hudson Valley. CFDC supports a broad and diverse range of areas including the arts, education, community development, conservation, health, and human services. Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Smythe provide numerous examples of donors who have accomplished their philanthropic dreams and communities that have become a strengthened as a result.
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley