Kingston Italian Festival (Aired on September 30th, 2017 & October 1st 2017)

The Italian Festival in Kingston (Aired on September 30 and October 1,
2017)

Rotarian Tony Marmo (Highland Club) and Frank Faluotico visit RadioRotary to describe the Italian Festival in Kingston, NY, a fundraiser for Ulster County’s Italian American Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Italian heritage of the country. Both were among the founders of the 501(c)3 nonprofit group in June 2015. The Foundation is similar to a Rotary Club in that it primarily raises money to give back to the community, especially in scholarships for Italian-American high-school students to attend college. The Festival features many vendors purveying Italian foods to eat on the spot or to take home as well as other goods. There is Italian music from folk songs to opera (not to mention Sinatra songs) and dances, such as the famous tarantella. The Italian Signor and Signora of the year are presented. Held in the historic Roundout section of Kingston, the many local restaurants also participate in the event.

Learn more:
Ulster County Italian American Foundation
National Italian American Foundation
Highland Rotary Club

 

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October 28, 2017 · Posted in Arts & Letters, Events, Hudson Valley, Nutrition ·  

Mike Frazier on Rhinebeck Rotary Youth Exchange (Aired on October 14th and 15th, 2017)

 

 

 

Learn more:
Speaking Books
Rotary Action Group for Peace
Mediators Beyond Borders
Wickes/Arborists
Suffern Rotary:
Roots of Peace
Rotary in Hungary
Ian Riseley’s Tree-Planting Initiative

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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,
2017)

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 ·  

Rotary International Convention from Atlanta Georgia (Aired on September 23,rd & 24th, 2017

Atlanta Rotary Convention, Part 2 (Aired on September 23 and 24, 2017)
RadioRotary interviewers at the 2017 International Rotary Convention in Atlanta,
Georgia, interviewed several project leaders attending the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about Project Chimps from Lindsay Vanderhoogt, the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) from Rotarian Knut Johnsen (Greater Newburgh), the Russia-United States Intercountry Committee from Rotarian Charles Heberie; Rotaplast from Rotarian Donna Lee Young Rubin (PSG District 7930, Andover, MA), and the Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication (a.k.a. Hepatitis Zero). Project Chimps put former laboratory chimpanzees into retirement in a wooded section of Georgia; RLI teaches Rotarians how to be better in their Rotary lives; the Russia-United State Intercountry Committee promotes peace between the two nations; Rotaplast provides plastic surgery to children (mainly) with cleft palate; and Hepatitis Zero is taking a specially equipped truck around the world to test individuals for hepatitis C, which now can be medically cured.

In the photograph is Jonah Triebwasser and Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Learn more:
Project Chimps
Project Chimps on Facebook

Rotary Leadership Institute
Rotary-United States Intercountry Committee on Facebook
Rotaplast
Rotarian Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication
Hepatitis Zero

 

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October 24, 2017 · Posted in Animals, Health, Hudson Valley, International Programs, Peace ·  

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