Pawling Rotary News

Rotary News!

By Susan Stone

Pawling Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Golf Outing took place at the Quaker Hill Country Club on May 16th, and, in spite of dire weather warnings accompanied by early school closings, the sun mostly shone, the breezes remained fairly tame and the rain didn’t rain until almost 5 p.m. Forty-four happy golfers plus assorted friends and family joined the Rotary Club in honoring Lori and Bill Johnson for their service to the community. Once again, golf pro Tony Vos and the entire Quaker Hill Country Club staff provided for Rotary guests’ every need. All in all, it was a great day of celebration and fundraising for the Roger Smith/Pawling Rotary College Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for two Pawling High School seniors as well as support for other educational programs championed by Pawling Rotary.

Pawling Rotary is happy to announce two additional Paul Harris Fellows, a designation awarded by the Rotary Foundation to those Rotary members who generously and substantially contribute to the work of the Foundation which, according to its website, “helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.” Carl Dill, already a Paul Harris Fellow, was given the double honor because of his committed and ongoing generosity. Additionally, Fayne Daniels has attained the designation because of her fundraising efforts on behalf of the Rotary Foundation’s campaign to provide for Ukraine’s displaced citizens in need. Pawling Rotary raised, internally, over $1,800 for Ukraine, with members contributing personally to this cause.

Saturday, July 23rd, will see our seventh annual Stuff the Bus happening as we partner, once again, with the Pawling Resource Center, Hannaford’s, and the Pawling Central School District. The District’s yellow school bus, manned by CSEA drivers who contribute their time, driving skills and loading expertise to this project every year, will be available for stuffing while parked outside Hannaford’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PRC needs may be purchased within, and donations will be much appreciated. Lists of needed items will be available on site.

Author: Harlem Valley News