District Governor 2023-24, Peter Sullivan (Aired on July 9, 2023)


Radio Rotary interviews the District 7210 Governor (DG); for Rotary year 2023-24, Walden Rotarian Peter Sullivan. In addition to the 58 regular Rotary clubs that DG Sullivan shepherds (including the international eClub and the service- oriented Passport club), District 7210 is home to three satellite clubs, small groups sponsored by a Rotary club that plan to grow into regular clubs, and two Rotaract clubs. DG Sullivan discusses how the District focuses on different causes throughout the year, warm clothing in the fall, food security in the winter, and a special Day of Service, when all clubs conduct service projects on the same day, in the spring.

Learn More:
Rotary District 7210: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/
District 7210 Mental Health Initiative: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/page/wellness-initiative
Walden Rotary Club: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/clubinfo/walden
Walden Rotary’s satellite club: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/stories/satellite-club-established-in-ellenville-rondout-valley
Rhinebeck Rotary’s satellite club: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/stories/rhinebeck-rotary-grows-with-addition-of-satellite-club
Greenville Rotary’s satellite club: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/stories/greenville-satellite-club-meeting-10-27-at-6-30-p.m.
Rotary.org Clubfinder: https://my.rotary.org/en/club-search

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September 8, 2023 · Posted in Hudson Valley, Rotary District 7210, Rotary International  

Scuba for the Disabled (Aired On March 5, 2023)


Rotarian Jim Elliott (Downers Grove, Illinois) took the lesson he had learned in a college course in scuba {Self-Controlled Underwater Breathing Apparatus) to found what has become a worldwide. volunteer-driven organization focused on building confidence and independence in disabled children, adults and veterans. The program, Diveheart, provides this help by teaching disabled persons scuba diving and scuba therapy. Through Diveheart, persons with disabilities who struggle with life on land have discovered that the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment. Underwater, everyone is equal. The cooperation of local Rotary clubs has enabled Diveheart to travel to Malaysia, Australia, and the United Kingdom, among other locations.

Learn about Diveheart from the Radio-Rotary interview with Mr. Elliott.

Learn More:
Diveheart: https://www.diveheart.org/
Diveheart on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Diveheart
Downers Grove Rotary: https://dgrotary.org/
Downers Grove Rotary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DGRotary/

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March 30, 2023 · Posted in Hudson Valley  

Tots for Toys Returns to Hudson Valley (Aired on December 5, 2021)



Toys for Tots in the Hudson Valley is updated in this program where cohosts Sarah O’Connell-Claitor and Jonah Triebwasser interview Mike Binns (Ulster County Coordinator), Marine sergeant Felipe Cabrera, and PAMAL radio host Randy Turner (who is also engineer for the Radio Rotary team). Toys for Tots was started by the Marines in Los Angeles 1947 to provide toys for children in
need—distributing 5,000 toys in that first year. Walt Disney designed the familiar logo. Every holiday season since it has continued to be one of the charities that everyone loves, providing presents for children who might otherwise go without holiday gifts. Local businesses, such as Adams Fairacre Farms and have provided bins for collecting brand-new, unwrapped toys. Cash can be donated online at the website to buy toys, also.

Learn More:
Hudson Valley Toys for Tots: https://hudson-valley.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Toys for Tots on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToysForTotsHudsonValley/
Marine Reserve Corps at Stewart Air Base: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/Major-Subordinate-Commands/4th-Marine-Aircraft-Wing/Marine-Aircraft-Group-49/ssstewart/
WBPM (92.9): https://www.929wbpm.com/
National Toys for Tots campaign: https://www.toysfortots.org/

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December 19, 2022 · Posted in Children, Hudson Valley, Service Organizations  

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  

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