Today starts a project that will involve everyone in the club. Don't worry, it won't hurt a bit. At Monday's board meeting we stepped through the list of all the organizations and projects with which we are involved, sometimes sporadically, sometimes on a regular basis. Usually we dive deep into a particular organization twice a year: when we allocate funds for the giving budget and when an advocate speaks on its behalf at a Rotary meeting. We want to make sure that information is front and center at all times for our members and anyone else who wants to know more.Read more
Jeff Gould, president of the Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary and co-chair, along with Tony Parziale, of this year's Run With Rotary, presents two checks to Brenda Fallon, president of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation. The first check for $250 was for the largest team based on registered runners as of April 1 for the event that took place on April 30. The second for $500 was for the largest team as of the close of online registrations two days before the run. "The Rotary and the library have fostered an incredibly close relationship over the years that we are sure to continue into the future," said Gould.
We have a great club. Our members span practically every niche of our community, and when we have a major undertaking, we can rally support from hundreds of people. We use a lot of energy to make things happen. Then along comes summer, which provides that much-needed opportunity to chill, to relax with friends and family, to give the brain time to wander.Read more
Four days from now I'll be sitting on my bike, setting out for a 112 mile ride. The 2.4 mile swim will be behind me, and I'll hopefully be ignoring the prospect of the 26.2 mile run around Mirror Lake. Thanks to everyone who has already donated. I reached my $5,000 goal in under an hour back on May 23. That was the day Christine entered Sloan-Kettering hospital to get a massive dose of chemotherapy, followed by stem cell replacement two days later, to treat multiple myeloma. She was diagnosed last fall, right around the same time my friend Bill Capuzzi sent me a simple text: "up for an Ironman?". The coincidence that the fundraiser for Lake Placid is multiple myeloma made it impossible to say no.Read more
The men and women of Rotary volunteer their time and resources to help others in their communities and throughout the world. The object of Rotary is service - to the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotary, the largest worldwide service organization, is universally known as “an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”
Since its founding in 1990, Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotarians have offered their personal time to people in need and for projects in Montgomery and Rocky Hill and have raised hundreds of thousands for worthwhile causes, primarily through our signature fundraiser, the Run With Rotary.