Grace Year, an Intentional Community (Aired on March 2 and 3, 2019)

Abby Nathanson revisits RadioRotary to talk about the new Grace Year
program that allows recent college graduates to spend a year of intentional living,
focusing on spirituality, religion, and justice. Ms. Nathanson previously was
interviewed on RadioRotary about another program that she has instituted, EPIC
(Engaging People in Change), which provides leadership training for high-school
students in northeastern Dutchess Country. Both programs are run from a base
in Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, NY, although they are
nondenominational, not especially Episcopalian. Grace Year is a year-long
opportunity to live in a small community of young adults as they prepare for
lifelong journeys of sustained leadership for the common good. Each of the five
fellows, who are fully funded by local nonprofits and donations, spends 32 hours
each week working with local organizations and also develops an independent
project. During the year, the fellows live together along with Ms. Nathanson in the
Grace Church vicarage. Applicants for the 2018-2020 year can apply at
hello@graceyear.org or by phoning Ms. Nathanson at 845-420-4280.

Learn more:
Grace Year: https://www.graceyear.org/
Grace Year Program (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/graceyearprogram/
EPIC Justice (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/epicjustice/
Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook: https://www.gracemillbrook.org/

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March 6, 2019 · Posted in Humanitarian Service, New Generations, Quality of Life, Youth  

Better Living Advice: Ellie Savoy (Aired On January 26, 27,2019)

Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy visits RadioRotary to talk about the ways that her
program for healthful living, outlines in her International best-seller Stop Dieting
and Start Living has changed her life and the lives of her many clients. Once 30
pounds overweight and a yo-yo dieter, Ms. Savoy had reorganized her life by
making health a Priority, by avoiding Pretending, by focusing on the Perception
of what works and actual time available for health, by attacking wellness with a
Plan for meals and appointments with yourself, and by approaching the problem
with Passion. Among her newer endeavors has been Workplace Wellness
programs for corporations that want to improve the health of their employees,
creating a culture of wellness at the job. Some of her most important times are
avoidance of processed food in factor of what is natural and organics; and also
making sure that the biggest beverage in your life is water, consumed
abundantly. Read her book for more tips—or if you are looking for something to
listen to while jogging or walking you dog, listen to the audio version and hear
Ms. Savoy read the book in her charming English accent.

Learn more:
Ellie Savoy’s Website: https://elliesavoy.com/
Millbrook Rotary: https://millbrookrotary.org/
Workplace Wellness: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/workplace-wellness
Organic Foods: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/organic-foods.htm/

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January 31, 2019 · Posted in Health, Nutrition, Quality of Life, Self-Help  

The Animal Farm Foundation (Aired On October 13 & 14, 2018)

You may never have heard about canine discrimination, but you will learn a lot
from this fascinating interview with Stacey Coleman and Nicole Juchem of the
Animal Farm Foundation. The Foundation, which started in the 1980s as a refuse
farm for horses, it now is a nationwide advocate for pit bulls and a trainer and
supplier of service dogs. It specialized in training dogs for very specific tasks,
such as opening doors. Among its programs are training K9 dogs for police
departments, dogs that learn to detect drugs or hidden weapons. The
Foundation works with inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where
inmates socialize dogs and teach them basic canine manners. The dogs are
recruited from animal shelters. If the dog turns out to be resistant to training, the
Foundation finds a suitable family to adopt it.

Learn more:
Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.: https://animalfarmfoundation.org/
Animal Farm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/animalfarmfoundation/
Pit Bull Discrimination: https://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statement-pit-bulls
Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals: https://usaservicedogs.org/

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Sue Simon and Beth Jones from Third Eye Associates (Aired on April 7 and April 8th, 2018)

Eye for Financial Planning (Aired on April 7 and 8, 2018)

RadioRotary interviews Red Hook Rotarian Susan Simon and Beth Jones, both of Third Eye Associates, Ltd, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm that provides financial life planning, financial transition planning, and wealth management services, with offices in Red Hook, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Their model is based on an hour-long initial interview in which Third Eye Associates determines the life goals of the client, which can be followed with five to seven sessions leading to specific recommendations for financial and life planning. One of their specialties is transitional planning, which deals with helping clients through significant life changes such as divorce or the death or serious illness of a spouse. Often this includes putting the client into a “no decision zone,” recognizing which steps are time sensitive and which are not.

 

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Red Hook Rotary Club:

 

 

 

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