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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Red Hook Middle School Does Shakespeare (Aired on May 29, 2022)

      

The Radio Rotary team interviews a half dozen members of the cast of Romeo and Juliet (Or Dating Game Gone Wrong), directed by Emily Haupt, a production of Red Hook’s Linden Avenue Middle School’s. The concept is that a frame story based on television’s Dating Game leads into Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers. The show was presented on June 4 and 5 in the new, professional auditorium at Red Hook High School. While some of the actors are new to live performances, others, although still in middle school, have been acting for years in camp productions and elsewhere. By double-casting some of the roles, the performance utilized the skills of abut twenty actors as well as other students working behind the scenes.

Learn More:
L.A.M.S. Romeo and Juliet: https://www.facebook.com/groups/344497695706336/search/?q=Romeo
Linden Avenue Middle School: https://www.redhookcentralschools.org/domain/152
Red Hook Central School District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redhookcsd/
Red Hook Rotary: https://www.redhookrotaryclub.org/

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June 5, 2022 · Posted in Education, Events, Youth  

After the Prom is Over (Aired on May 22, 2022)

Lisa Hoffman Murry and Maria Scinelli, co-chairs of the Red Hook HIgh School Post-Prom Party’ join Radio Rotary’s co-hosts to describe the annual event, a Red Hook tradition for the past 32 years (except when Covid prevented the student’s dance). High schools across the nation celebrate junior and senior years with a dance that is generally the biggest social event of the school year,
but one that may lead to after-dance activities that are dangerous in one way or another—generally with alcohol or drugs involved. Parents in Red Hook, NY, have prevented trouble with a popular party attended by more than 80% of the prom participants. Participation is encouraged not only with games and other fun activities, but by cash prizes. Food is donated by local restaurants and stores as well as by parents. It starts at midnight and continues to breakfast at the historic Red Hook Diner.

Learn More:
Post-Prom Party: https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2017/05/19/after-prom-festivities-focus-fun-food-friends/330546001/
Red Hook Rotary: https://www.redhookrotaryclub.org/

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May 29, 2022 · Posted in Education, Events, Youth  

Red Hook Rotary’s 2022 Activities (Aired on May 1, 2022)

 

In a rare all-live show, Radio Rotary’s co-hosts visit Red Hook Rotary’s meeting in Taste Budd’s Café to learn about some of the club’s activities. Dave Wright is heading the 2022 Apple Blossom Day, the street festival that starts the spring- summer season in Red Hook and Tivoli with hundreds of food and craft vendors and live music by local bands. Linda Greenblatt is the club’s chair for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), the week-long leadership training program for high-school sophomores. Tom Lynch is the advisor for the Red Hook High School Interact club, a junior edition of Rotary with similar goals of community service. Chris Chale not only handles the International Youth Exchange (YEX) or the club, but also is the YEX Chair for District 7210. YEX in District 7210 sends high school juniors or seniors to select nations where English is not the primary language and brings students from those countries to local Rotary clubs where the student spends an entire school year living with local families. There are several other club activities, including CLYNK, described on the program by current Red Hook Rotary President Jennifer van Voorhis. CLYNK locally is a service of Hannaford grocery, which collects bottles that return a deposit and funnels the savings to Red Hook Rotary, which uses the income to help support community projects.

Learn More:
Red Hook Rotary Club: http://www.redhookrotaryclub.org/
Red Hook Rotary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedHookRotaryClub/
RYLA: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/rotary-youth-leadership-awards
Interact: https://admissionsight.com/interact-club/
District 7210 Youth Exchange (YEX): http://yex7210.org/
Rotary Youth Exchanges: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges

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