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Bulletin Volume 91, Number 14
MONDAY, November 9, 2015
No regular Club meeting at the Garden City Hotel due to the 2015 Long Island's Champions for Families Reception that will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, New York. 
Present Emily encourages all members to attend the Fund Raiser Reception which will benefit our RotaCare program.  Please see our Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City new website (www.rcmgc.org or www.RotaryClubMineola-GardenCity.org) for further details.  Please notice when you type the long version of the website address "of" (between "Rotary Club" and "Mineola-Garden City" is not included and the "-" is included.  The use of the short version of the address containing the first letters of every word of the name of our Club is recommended.
MONDAY,  November 23, 2015
Our program speaker will be Patrick Davy whose presentation is Long Term Care Insurance.  Please make every effort not to miss this important presentation.

Other important dates:
Friday and Saturday. November 6 and 7, 2015
The 2015 District 7255 Conference will be held at the Marriott in Uniondale, New York.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Rotary United Nations Day in New York City
Monday, December 14, 2015
Mark your calendar that the Club's Holiday Luncheon will be held at the Garden City Hotel.  Please plan to attend the festivities.
Rotarian Althea submitted the following report:
This past October 26, Rotary welcomed Lonnie Sherman, president and founder  of  “General Needs  and the Boots Across Long Island”  project whose mission is to provide NEW clothing, toiletries, coats and seasonal items for homeless veterans on Long Island through charitable donations.  Under the umbrella of the 501(c)(3 )Organization, Boots Across Long Island seeks to provides boots for  homeless veterans in need (5,000 throughout Long Island).  Lonnie Sherman explained that these boots help to facilitate employment  for snow removal during winter months as well as  yard work during milder weather.  For more information, please visit generalneeds.org.  To donate items or make financial donations, call Lonnie Sherman at 516-672-9595 or email lonniesherman@general-needs.com

Club Secretary Peter's Attendance Report indicates that eighteen Rotary members attended the October 26, 2015 meeting and included Bob B., PP Jim, PP Maureen, Mildred, PP Gary,  President Emily, PADG/PP (prev. club) Cornell, PP Joe, Secretary Peter G., Martin, PE Susan M., ADG/PP Diane, PP Peter M., Joanne, PP Jennifer, Althea, Bob S., Helmut and former Rotary member Alba.
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Next Week's Meeting Announcement
MONDAY,  January 25, 2016  Board of Directors Installation and our program speaker will be Village of  Garden City Mayor Episcopia.
Our mayor has had an eighteen year association in service to the Village after having joined the Eastern Property Association (EPOA) Board in 1998 and becoming vice president and then president. 
As Trustee and Deputy Mayor, he  served on nearly every commission; held chairmanships and the gamut of liaison positions.  They have included chairman of the Traffic Commission, trustee liaison to the business community, the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Architectural Design Review Board, Library, Recreation Commission, Environmental Advisory Boards and on every Trustee committee.  Currently, Mayor Episcopia is also a member of the executive board of the Nassau County Village Officials Association.
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Last weeks's Meeting Notes
MONDAY, January 11, 2016 Installation of President Susan
After the pledge and a prayer PDG/PP Thomas had the pleasure of inducting our new President Susan. 
In his induction ceremony PDG/PP Thomas  stressed the The Rotary Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do
        First:           Is it the TRUTH?o all concerned?
        Second:      Is it FAIR to all concerned?
        Third:         Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
        FOURTH:  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
He also stressed hat the OBJECT OF ROTARY is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  I.  The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
 II.  High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of th worthiness of all useful occupations; nd the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society'
III.  The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
IV.  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
PDG/PP Thomas also pointed out the Rotarian Code of Conduct that has recently come to  his attention:
As a Rotarian, I will
1) Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2) Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupation with respect
3) Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people's quality of life in my community and in the world
4). Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians.
The membership welcomed our new President with rounding and sustained applause.
A list of program speakers and special events was made available to the membership which is available to all members on this web site on the
Menu Bar under
>Calendar and either
>Speakers and/or >Event Calendar
Check this feature often as the listing is updated regularly. 
Donations were made by Rotarians PP/Treasurer Jim B., PP Maureen. IPP Emily, PADG/PP (another club) Cornell, Secretary Peter G., PDG/PP Thomas,  President Susan, PP Peter M., Joanne, PP Jeniffer,  Althea, Linda, PP Robert S., Helmut, PP Ray and Alba. President Susan's guests als participated in the happy dollar contributions.
President Susan adjourned the  meeting at 2:15 P.M.
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RI President K. R. Ravindran's Invitation to attend the RI Seoul Convention
Please take a moment and view this invitation from this year's Rotary International President.
RI President K. R. Ravindran's Invitation to attend the RI Seoul Convention Dr. Cornell C. Frank 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z
Champions for Families Event Benefits RotaCare
On November 9th, friends and supporters gathered at The Westbury Manor to recognize a dedicated group of Long Island’s top advocates for healthy families. The Champions for Families event benefited RotaCare, a Uniondale-based free medical clinic offering primary care and medications to those in need. The “Class of 2015” advocates were an impressive group: Dr. Cornell C. Frank, Administrator & Dean of Business Affairs, CUNY and VSC and former President of Staten Island Rotary Club and Charter President of a Rotary E-Club,  Dr. Joseph Frey, RotaCare Board Director, PDG Dr. Eileen Gentilcore, Past President RotaCare/Emeritus Board, PDG Katherine Gibson, former President Locust Valley Rotary, Dr. Kathleen Lamaute, CNE Professor, Division of Nursing, Molloy College and President, RotaCare Board of Directors, John Lane, RotaCare Board Director, Prakash Pisipati, Founder & President, The New Protocol, Inc. Jennifer Poupis, Account Manager Procter & Gamble, Jane Schwartz, RotaCare Board Director, PDG George Solomon, General and Municipal Securities Principal / Division Manager, FSC Securities Corp. & RotaCare Board Director, Ronald Steimel, Executive Vice President / Chief Administrative Officer Mercy Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital. Each of the honorees works tirelessly, sharing time and talent to better the lives of those in need on Long Island and promote healthy families.
With the goal of addressing the needs of the uninsured in Nassau County, Long Island, members of the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City launched Rotacare in 1992. Working with the representatives of the Interfaith Nutrition Network, volunteers from Rotary District 7250 (now District 7255) and community minded people, their idea took root. Grumman Aerospace provided RotaCare’s first funding grant. From the start, RotaCare has worked to make Long Island’s poorest families stronger and healthier by assisting with healthcare challenges. RotaCare President, Dr. Kathleen Lamaute said, “Champions for Families is an important event that recognizes leaders among us.  RotaCare is grateful to be the beneficiary of this event. These funds will enable us to continue our mission to facilitate health care for the most needy on Long Island.”
Staffed by a qualified, all volunteer staff, RotaCare is able to reduce cost through preventive care and the management of chronic disease. The numbers are impressive: on a yearly basis 100+ volunteers see 800 patients and offer 14,000 service hours and $4 million dollars worth of free services. RotaCare provides primary care to prevent complications that may require hospitalization and costlier care. This approach keeps patients out of the hospital, minimizes use of emergency rooms, and enhances medication and treatment compliance.
RotaCare patients have become increasingly marginalized. Through generous support, RotaCare has created a space where people in need can access health care in a setting that treats them with dignity and respect. This makes a big difference not only for RotaCare patients, but for the overall health of our communities as well.
For more information about RotaCare, or to volunteer, please log on to www.RotaCareNY.org or phone 516-539-9834. 
Donations may be mailed to: RotaCare, 875 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11556.
Champions for Families Honorees 2015 from left to right: Ron Steimel, Dr. Eileen Gentilcore. Jennifer Poupis, John Lane, Dr. Kathleen Lamaute, Prakesh Pisipati, Dr. Joseph Frey, Katherine Gibson, George Solomon, Jane Schwartz and Dr. Cornell Frank (not photographed). (Photo: Bill Moseley/BBA Photography Corp.)

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Helping people with disabilities make their own music
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
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Rotary UN Day

Our very own Peter Marshall, the District UN Coordinator and Lisa Mueller, the District Publicist and Webmistress, enjoyed an informative and exciting Rotary session in the general assembly hall of the United Nations in New York City!
It was truly a unique day, that few are ever afforded!


Rotary UN Day Lisa Mueller
Fellowship BBQ at the Clancy's

What a wonderful dinner at the Clancy house!  Great fellowship and fun!   

We all thank you Maureen and Cummin!

Fellowship BBQ at the Clancy's Lisa Mueller
Welcome new member, Joanne Meyers Jendras!

A sincere welcome from all of us to our newest member: Joanne Meyers Jendras!

Pictured from left to right is Tracy Abamont Club President, member
sponsor Suzanne Saramak, new member Joanne Meyers Jendras, and member Chuck

Welcome new member, Joanne Meyers Jendras! Lisa Mueller
Visiting Rotary Clubs in Las Vegas!

Lisa Mueller, member of Mineola-Garden City, visited the Las Vegas Sunset, Las Vegas Central, and the founding Las Vegas Rotary Club, last week!

Las Vegas Sunset: Tom Novotny, DGND, Charlie Barr, DGE, Gene Hernandez, DGN, Robert Curtiss, Aurora Jackson, Liz Molina, Lisa Mueller, and Rose Lee (president).

Las Vegas Central: Lisa Mueller and David J. Cabral.

Las Vegas: Lisa Mueller and Brock Fraser (president).

Visiting Rotary Clubs in Las Vegas! Lisa Mueller
Youth Exchange Program Meeting

Suzanne Saramack, Yamil Sarabia, Bill Fanning, Sammy HSiao, Donna Rivera-Downey, Barry Sing, Chuck Pacifico, Tom Gelsdorf, Cornell Frank, and Lisa Mueller attend the first YEP meeting of 2007, on Tuesday evening.

Youth Exchange Program Meeting Lisa Mueller
Gift of Life International's Robbie Donno...
Joe Frey, Eleni Anastasiou, and Robbie Donno enjoy lunch at the Garden City Hotel at our regular weekly meeting.

Gift of Life International's Robbie Donno... Lisa Mueller
Fellowship Dinner at the home of Manijeh and Cyrus

Such a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship in the incredible private home of Manijeh Bina and Cyrus Ardehali! Plus Dick Goodwin's birthday AND we inducted yet another new member: Eleni Anastasiou! WELCOME!!!
Fellowship Dinner at the home of Manijeh and Cyrus Lisa Mueller
Discover Rotary International Fellowship

Fabulous, rave reviews from all the guests!  Many new prospective members!
Great fun!  Thank you to all those that participated!

Discover Rotary International Fellowship Lisa Mueller
Golf Outing - September 20, 2006

The golf outing was a success!

Golf Outing - September 20, 2006 Lisa Mueller
Mineola-Garden City Rotary represented in GREECE!
Jeanie Verdis attends her first meeting as a visiting Rotarian!

Mineola-Garden City Rotary represented in GREECE! Jeanie Verdis
MGC Rotary Club makes the news, once again!

MGC Rotary Club makes the news, once again! Lisa Mueller
The Rotarian Menace

What does Osama have against Rotary clubs?

The Rotarian Menace Lisa Mueller
Congratulations NEW PRESIDENT: Tracy Abamont!
Tracy Abamont sworn in along with the rest of the new board, by our friend and very own brand new District Governor: Artie Vanterpool!

Congratulations NEW PRESIDENT: Tracy Abamont! Lisa Mueller
Golf Outing, September 20, 2006


Golf Outing, September 20, 2006 Lisa Mueller
Rotary International President: Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar

President's Message

Rotary International President: Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar Lisa Mueller
Gift of Life Dinner Dance - June 3, 2006

Saturday evening, Joe and Anita Frey and Lisa Mueller enjoyed the festivities at the Gift of Life dinner-dance at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, NY.

Gift of Life Dinner Dance - June 3, 2006 Lisa Mueller
District 7250 Conference in Montreal, Canada

Bob & Noreen Bonagura, Chuck & Janet Pacifico, Joe & Anita Frey, Tom & Heidi Gelsdorf, and Lisa Mueller attended from our club. Check out the photos and commentary from the membership... Such great fun!

District 7250 Conference in Montreal, Canada Lisa Mueller
80th Anniversary BASH is a huge Success!

Friday evening, Over 100 Rotarians and friends and family in attendance
 to honor Chuck Pacifico and our 80 years of service!

Mineola Garden City Rotary official "yearbook" photo:

80th Anniversary BASH is a huge Success! Lisa Mueller
PASTA NIGHT at West Hempstead Rotary...
Members Joe Frey and Lisa Mueller enjoy the festivities with other Rotarians from around the District at the West Hempstead Rotary Club's PASTA NIGHT!

PASTA NIGHT at West Hempstead Rotary... Lisa Mueller
This is going to be a terrific party, folks! 
Invite everyone you know!!!

--- for our 80th ANNIVERSARY BASH.

Remember, all of our friends and family are VERY welcome to participate, this is not a Rotarians-only event!
Rotacare funds from the GC Teachers Association

Nancy Mannion presented a donation check (for ROTACARE) to our President, Bob Bonagura, on behalf of the Garden City Teachers Association today.

Rotacare funds from the GC Teachers Association Lisa Mueller
Rotary International Intercity Meeting
Honored Guest Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar
A great time was had by all, especially our Rotary International President!

Rotary International Intercity Meeting Lisa Mueller

May 12, 2006 - 6:00pm

80th ANNIVERSARY BASH Lisa Mueller
Welcome to our new website!

We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
Welcome to our new website! Bob Bonagura