Pleasant Valley Bicentennial Celebrated (Aired on September 12, 2021)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Dave Kruger, a member of the RadioRotary team, shows up to talk about the bicentennial celebration of the Town of Pleasant Valley. The Town had been a part of the Town of Clinton until 1821, when it was split off. The Bicentennial celebration. September 17 through 19, is an expansion of the annual Pleasant Valley Days and it will include such favorites from that event as Rotary’s Beer & Wine Tent, the country music, the typical carnival foods and rides, the bicycle ride, the parade, and the annual race of plastic ducks down nearby Wappingers Creek, with the winner bringing a $500 prize to the backer of the lucky duck. In addition, Friday will feature a car show, the fireworks on Saturday will be extended, and there will be ongoing demonstrations as well as new traveling amusements.

Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Bicentennial Days: https://www.pvbicentennialdays.com/
Pleasant Valley Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50045/clubinfo/pleasant-valley

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September 15, 2021 · Posted in Children, Events, History ·  

Worldwide Online Concert for Peace (Aired on September 5, 2021)

Rotarians Jim Halderman (Golden, CO, Rotary) and George Kun (Columbus, OH, Rotary) visit RadioRotary to promote the September 18, 2021, event Shaping Peace Through the Art of Music, an International online concert in support of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, which is on September 20 this year. The concert can be heard worldwide with a reservation from the site “shapingpeacethroughmusic.org. which is free, although there is a $100 VIP version also available on the site. The concert feature cellist and conductor Karim Wasfi, founder of the Peace Through Global Arts Foundation.

Learn More:
Worldwide Online Concert for Peace: https://rotaryclubofgolden.org/events/shaping-peace-through-the-art-of-music/
Rotarian Action Group for Peace: https://rotaryactiongroupforpeace.org/
Karim Wasfi Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7CG6jnTJ8E
International Day of Peace: https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace
Rotary Club of Golden, CO: https://rotaryclubofgolden.org/
Rotary Club of Columbus, OH: https://www.columbusrotary.org/

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September 10, 2021 · Posted in Events ·  

Family Services and the Family Partnership (Aired on August 29, 2021)

Brian Doyle, CEO for Family Services, describes for RadioRotary listeners the enormous scope of his organization, which operates in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. He emphasizes the Behavioral Health Centers in several locations, which promote mental health, and the Center for Victim Safety and Support, which provides 24-hour non-residential, comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, scams, and other crimes. The Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie, a centerpiece of Family Services, collaborates with some 20 organizations for humanitarian services based largely in a 100-year-old building in downtown Poughkeepsie. All Family Partnership services (except the Behavioral Health Centers) are free. The Partnership Center is very excited that they are adding a branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library in the building. Because of the building’s age, the Family Partnership is about to undergo considerable repairs and remodeling, including a new roof and new front entrance.

Learn More:
Family Services: http://www.familyservicesny.org/
Family Services Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyServicesHV
Poughkeepsie Public Library District: https://poklib.org/
The Lunch Box: https://dutchessoutreach.org/the-lunch-box/

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Helping People Survive Disasters and Conflicts (Aired on August 22, 2021)

Montecito (CA) Rotarian Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox USA, joins Jonah Triebwasser and Kathy Kruger to talk about how the ShelterBox organization helps survivors of disasters and refugees from conflicts around the world. ShelterBox is a program that provides disaster or conflict relief based on a specially designed tent that can hold an entire family and also the tools, food,
solar lighting, cookware, and water filtration needed to support that family for up to half a year—including toys for children. The traditional ShelterBoxes resemble trunk-sized Tupperware boxes that contain everything needed for a family, but sometimes a tent is not the answer, so ShelterBox also provides as needed ShelterKits with tools and supplies for rebuilding and restocking a damaged home or other specific materials such as SchoolBoxes to replace lost lessons. When ShelterBox was started by a group of British Rotarians in 2000 they expected to 8 to 10 families a year, but today more than 200,000 persons facing such disasters as tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, giant storms, and civil wars are being helped. Listen and learn much more.

Learn More:
ShelterBox USA: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/
Stock the Box Campaign: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/stockthebox/
Rotary International and ShelterBox: https://www.rotary.org/en/shelterbox-and-rotary-help-disasters
Montecito Rotary Club: http://www.montecitorotary.org/

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August 30, 2021 · Posted in Disaster Relief, International Programs, Service Organizations ·  

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