Sara O’Connell on The Millbrook Rotary (Aired on February 10 and February 11 2018)

The Rotary Club of Millbrook (Aired on February 10 & 11, 2018)

Regular RadioRotary Co-host Sarah O’Connell turns guest for a show devoted to her own Rotary Club and its activities. The Rotary Club of Millbrook has been doing good in the world for more than 45 years now. The main way it funds its projects is by providing a service to Millbrook and the surrounding region with a Business Directory. The Directory contains much useful community information, but its real strength comes from the paid advertising, advertising that in turn supports the community as 100% of the profit from the ads is returned to the community. While Millbrook Rotary also has various social events, from weekly lunches with interesting speakers to evening parties, these are paid for by the members—in part by “fines” or “good/bad news” announcement paid for with dollars (and more) deposited in a plastic pig at each meeting. The otary Foundation, supported primarily by donations by Rotarians, also contributes to specific projects, recently one providing school supplies for needy families in the Millbrook and Webatuck districts. In addition, financially supporting local nonprofits, Millbrook Rotary also encourages literacy annually with dictionaries for elementary-school students in Millbrook and vicinities and a graduation gift of a book of their own choosing for every local eighth-grader and promotes peace by participating in annual youth exchanges.
Learn more:
Rotary Club of Millbrook:
Millbrook’s: 2017-18 Business Directory
Rotary International Club Locator


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Rotary International Convention From Atlanta GA (Aired on February 3rd & 4th, 2018) Show # 10

Once again RadioRotary brings listeners interviews with Rotarians attending the Convention who describe the Rotary programs that have brought them to Atlanta.  Regular listeners to RadioRotary know about ShelterBox, but in this program they learn new ways the ShelterBox teams are helping disaster victim around the world. Also, listeners are probably familiar with Rotary’s role in polio eradication, but there is also a Rotarian Action Group (RAG) that helps survivors of polio, including those whose symptoms return many years afterward. Health professionals of all types can be part of the Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Health Professionals, which provides opportunities to help solve medical problems for disadvantaged people everywhere. Youth Exchange includes other Rotary programs, notably the one-school-year exchange of high-school students, part of Rotary’s goal of promoting peace.
Learn more:
Rotary Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates:
Rotarian Action Groups
Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Health Professionals:
 Rotary Fellowships
Rotary Youth Exchange Programs
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Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia (Aired on October 14th and 15th

Youth Exchange: School Year and Summer (Aired on October 14 & 15,

Youth exchange (YEX) has long been a principal way that Rotary International promotes peach through friendship and cultural understanding. Rhinebeck Rotarian Mike Frazier is the coordinator for District 7210 of a new way for Rotary to support international youth exchanges, known as summer youth exchange or more formally as short-term youth exchange. In this program a family from one country exchanges for a few weeks or a month with a family from the other country. This is different from the regular school-year exchange in which the student who is incoming from another country or outgoing to one stays with three different host families; there is no reciprocal arrangement. The school-year exchange includes learning the language of the country visited, which is not a part of the short-term exchange. In both programs, a host Rotary Club must sponsor the exchange and the applicants are vetted both by the locals clubs and YEX officers from the District.

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Learn more:
District 7210 Youth Exchange Programs
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Short-Term Youth Exchange
District 7210 Summer Youth Exchange
Rhinebeck Rotary


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October 28, 2017 · Posted in Hudson Valley, International Exchanges, Rotary District 7210, Youth  

YEX Students at Mohonk (Aired on August 5, 2017 and August 6, 2017

Youth Exchange Students from Abroad (Aired on August 5 and 6, 2017)

RadioRotary’s co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell call Youth Exchange Rotary’s “crown jewel.” District 7210 Youth Exchange Coordinator Nan Greenwood (District 7210 E-Club) joins the co-hosts as Youth Exchange students from Slovakia, France, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and Italy discuss their
experiences as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program, where “inbound” students from around the world spend nine months attending school in the United States (meanwhile “outbound” students make similar visits abroad). Each student lives with three different families during the school year so that there is a real taste of what American life is like. The visit is watched over by host Rotary clubs, for these students LaGrange Sunrise, Monticello, Port Jervis, Red Hook, Greenville, and Fishkill.
Learn more:
Rotary Youth Exchange
LaGrange-Sunrise Rotary
Monticello Rotary
Port Jervis Rotary on Facebook:
Red Hook Rotary
Greenville Rotary Club
Fishkill Rotary
E-Club of District 7210

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August 9, 2017 · Posted in Hudson Valley, International Exchanges, Youth  

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