Busy Rotary Day!
By Susan Stone
February 7th was a busy day at the regular Pawling Rotary Club’s lunch meeting at the Lathrop Center at Lakeside Park. New Rotary members Deborah Klein and Patricia Bellucci were inducted by Pawling Rotary President, Susan Stone. Deborah’s sponsor, Kim Fontana and Patricia’s sponsor Stephanie Mclaughlin were on hand to pin each with their Rotary membership pin. Pawling Rotary’s new members are part of a 1.2 million member strong organization of more than forty-six thousand Rotary clubs world-wide that work together to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, save mothers and children, support education and work to grow local economies. Pawling Rotary Club’s local mission is to support Pawling’s youth through scholarships and grants to organizations that assist community youngsters.
Additionally, founding member of Blue Path Service Dogs, Michelle Brier, was today’s special guest. Along with Blue Path’s special pup ambassador, yellow Lab Dora, Michelle shared the many ways that Blue Path’s service dogs assist children with Autism by helping to keep them safe while providing improved opportunities for socialization and friendship. Blue Path is one of the child centered organizations that is supported by Pawling Rotary annually. Blue Path pups have been a regular and special attraction at the annual Rotary Fall Fest each September.
Additional information about the Pawling Rotary Club may be found on their web site: pawlingrotary.org.