What Rotary Membership Means (Aired on February 9 and 10, 2019)

RadioRotary interviews Suffern Rotarian Larry Palant, membership chair for
Rotary District 7210, about changes in Rotary membership opportunities and
ways to increase membership in Rotary clubs, including new types of clubs that
have been invented to make membership easier for the very busy young
professionals. Today, about half the clubs in the eight-country District 7210 meet
weekly for lunch, but increasingly as members from the spread-out hamlets and
villages of the Lower Hudson Valley have less time to travel to a meeting for
lunch, clubs are meeting for breakfast, dinner, or just for drinks. For example,
some clubs meet for lunch two or three times a month, then have a dinner
meeting that supports a local charity. The e-club, with members from around the
world (but still in the District) is a popular option, while Mr. Palant also describes
a new “passport club” concept, in which members only meet four times a year,
but can use their passports to work on projects with other Rotarians in between
meetings. Increasingly also, clubs are accepting corporate members, usually so
that several employees of a corporation can be sponsored as members of a local
Rotary Club.

Learn more:
Rotary District 7210: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50045
Suffern Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2255/sitepage/about-our-club/rotary-club-of-suffern
Membership Ideas: https://www.rotary.org/en/strategic-thinking-can-help-rotary-clubs-grow
About Rotary Membership: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary

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February 24, 2019 · Posted in Rotary District 7210, Rotary Membership ·  

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue (Aired on February 2 and 3, 2019)

Deanna Mancuso tells the story of how her troubled grandfather’s gift of a
horse with a bad personality led her create the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
farm, which now hosts 50 formerly abused horses at a permanent farm and
animal sanctuary in Dover Plains. Today these horses are providing significant
equine-assisted therapy to humans in need of help—it is “people helping horses
heal people”. In addition to allowing anyone to visit the horses from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m, after 3 there are clients who receive equine-assisted psychotherapy. Also
the form, originally primarily an animal sanctuary, now has many events that
reach out to the community, such as “Faces of PTSD,” which features
photographs of veterans with horses, and an Easter candy program for children
as well as pony rides at the form and elsewhere. Also on the program is Lisa
Odendahl, who is working on the “Faces of PSTD” event.

Learn more:
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue: http://luckyorphans.bravesites.com/
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyOrphans/
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: http://www.eagala.org/
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: https://www.thoroughbredaftercare.org/
National Center for PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

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February 12, 2019 · Posted in Animals, Dutchess County, Service Organizations, Volunteers ·  

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 ·  

Odyssey, a Church for the Developmentally Disabled (Aired On January 19 & 20, 2018)

Pastor Steve Dambra visits RadioRotary to tell about the Odyssey Church,
which serves the developmentally disabled community of Dutchess County (and
others who choose to attend). Located at the ARC Vocational Center in
Poughkeepsie, Odyssey provides the all the services you expect from a Christian
Church—a Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. that is filled with hymns and prayers,
Bible study, even baptisms. Sermons are kept simple, focusing on a single topic.
Much of the congregation is bussed in from group homes around the county.
Members of the congregation participate in the organization in many ways. The
church is also planning to partake in a celebration run by the Tim Tebow
Foundation, called “A Night to Shine,” a prom night where every participant is a
King or Queen of the Prom. Odyssey Church is part of the outreach from the
Hopewell Reformed Church, a pillar of religion and good works in Dutchess
Country that has been active since 1757.

Learn more:
Odyssey Church: http://www.odysseychurch.org/
Hopewell Reformed Church: http://www.hrcrca.org/
The ARC of Dutchess: https://arcdutchess.org/
Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine: https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine

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January 31, 2019 · Posted in Developmentally Disabled, Events ·  

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