Red Hook Citizen of the Year (Aired On October 16, 2022)

      

Radio Rotary once again comes live from the Taste Budd’s Café in Red Hook.  On this program Carl Dowden, Chairman of the Red Hook Rotary Foundation,introduces Amy Smith, Red Hook Rotary’s Citizen of the Year for 2022. Smith is Director of Programs and Youth Services at Red Hook Public Library, but also is engaged with Red Hook Village in several other ways. She worked with Rotary and the Town of Red Hook on installing WiFi at the Red Hook Recreation Park for use during the covid pandemic. Smith also tutors English as A Second Language, and she is a member of both the Dutchess County Youth Board and the Think Differently Planning Committee, activities that earned her the Citizen award. Also on the program Red Hook Rotary President Jennifer Van Voorhis describes the Klick program for recycling and Red Hook Youth-Exchange (YEX) coordinator Christine Chale outlines two types of international youth exchange.

Learn More:
Red Hook Rotary Club: https://www.redhookrotaryclub.org/
Red Hook Rotary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedHookRotary/
Amy Smith on Daily Catch: https://www.thedailycatch.org/articles/rotary-club-names-red-hook-librarian-amy-smith-citizen-of-the-year/?fbclid=IwAR0MIGtLfcVo7KGlOzH4A0R0nocexkEjHPe12JCK0WCcdWKJpVMsUMp5C5w
Red Hook Public Library: https://redhooklibrary.org/
District 7210 Youth Exchange: http://yex7210.org/

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Rotaplast Improving Lives around the World (Aired On October 9, 2022)

              

Radio Rotary interviews both Broomall (PA) Rotarian Paul Quintavalla and Pleasant Valley (NY) Rotarian Kathy Kruger (producer of Radio Rotary) about their experiences helping teams of Rotary physicians and nurses treatchildren—and some adults—for the birth defect known as cleft lip or cleft palate in locations around the world where the local economy does not offer the option
of surgery, including Venezuela and the Philippines. Teams of physicians, nurses, and volunteer stay in one location for two weeks, using surgery to correct these disfiguring and often unhealthy conditions that frequently cause ostracism and rejection. Children who have never been able to smile or in some cases are unable to eat properly can have their condition easily repaired.

Learn More:
Rotaplast: https://rotaplast.org/
Cleft Lip and Palate: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/cleftlip.html
Treatment for Cleft Lip or Palate: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cleft-lip-and-palate/treatment/
Broomall Rotary Club: https://broomallrotary.com/
CATEGORIES
Children
Health
Humanitarian Service
International Programs

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October 24, 2022 · Posted in Children, Health, Humanitarian Service  

Italian Festival at Roundout (Aired On October 2, 2022)

        

On Columbus Day weekend you can expect the annual Italian Festival at the Kingston waterfront, known as the Roundout, sponsored by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation. Festival Chair Anthony Tampone and Highland Rotarian Tony Marmo join Radio Rotary to describe this year’s fun-filled festival, which takes place on October 9 from 11:00 a.m. ‘til 8:00 p.m. The Festival
celebrates the Italian heritage of Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange counties with food and music from Italy. The event and parking are free, with shuttle buses from three locations in Kingston to the Roundout. There is music from local bands and singers all day (and also a world-famous accordionist), culminating with the big band of Louis Prima, Jr. Activities for children include face painting, Venetian masks, Italian cartoons, and a children’s parade. Italian culture is recognized with photo opportunities with famous Italian art, language lessons, pasta-making lessons, and a spaghetti-eating contest. The Festival concludes with fireworks.

Learn More:
2022 Italian Festival: https://ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/events/festival/
Ulster Country Italian American Foundation: http://www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/
Roundout at Kingston, NY: http://thekingstonwaterfront.com/
Highland Rotary: https://highlandrotaryclub.com/

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October 5, 2022 · Posted in Events, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations