The Sunrise Rays Newsletter

Volume 91, Number 23, April 11, 2016

On April 7, 2016 President Susan forwarded the following group e-mail reminder to all members of our Club about our April 11 Meeting:
Hi All:
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday the 11th.  Scott Strauss, Mayor of Mineola, will be speaking with us and we will be inducting a new member Maya Benson.
Also, as it is our first meeting in April, Jen will be collecting $25 - or more smiley- certificates for "a restaurant dine around" for our Community Awards dinner raffles.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Cheers, Susan
The following announcement is our web site March 31, 2016 posting about our next meeting:
Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss will be our guest speaker.  Please make every effort to attend our meeting.
by Rotarian Althea Robinson, April 8, 2016
At the March 28 meeting of the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City, members heard Rotarian and a Past District Governor George Solomon speak about the Rotary Foundation and of Rotary International.  The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world under- standing, goodwill and peace through the improvement of heath, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
George presented a video demonstrating how the Club had donated and assisted toward improvements in the various water, health and school projects in Haiti.  He also spoke about the Club’s participation with the Rotary Foundation and how its donated funds actually come back to Long Island – specifically to RotaCare, veterans and various district projects.
Among George Solomon’s myriad honors were Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” Award, the highest award a Rotarian can receive with only one hundred fifty honorees worldwide; and the Citation for Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation.
by Rotarian Althea Robinson, April 8, 2016
Club members will find out next Monday, April 11 when Mayor Scott Strauss, a fifty-two year Mineola resident will tell of various changes that are affecting Mineola’s skyline along with issues that impact our neighboring village.  Mayor Straus served in the New York City Police Department from 1984-2004.  He went on to serve as Corporate Director of Security and Emergency Management for the North Shore -LIJ Health System.  Mayor Strauss is a thirty-one year member of the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department having served as Chief of the Department for six years.