The Sunrise Rays Newsletter

Volume 92, Number 12, December 12, 2016

Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Salvation Army Bell Ringing December 9 and 10
by Athea
Stop by Kings Market on Friday evening, December 9, or all day Saturday December 10, where Club volunteers will be ringing the bell to assist the Salvation Army toward the many services  the organization provides.
Annual Holiday Fellowship Luncheon
by Althea
Get your reservation in by December 7, 2106 for the Club’s Annual Christmas Holiday Fellowship Luncheon at the Garden City Hotel, Noon – 2:00 P.M.  All Club members, as well as, members of the community are welcome to join us for the festivities of the season to include good cheer, fellowship plus holiday tunes performed by the Garden City High School’s renowned Vocal Jazz Ensemble.  To reserve, please call Immediate Past President (IPP) Emily, chairperson at 516-877-7500; or scroll down this web page to the previous meeting announcement to find the requisite Registration forms.  You may wish to print these document, fill them out and forward them to IPP Emily as indicated on the forms.
He stated: “I have served the Lord in the Salvation Army since 1977 and was appointed to Hempstead in July 2015.  I am responsible for the ministry of the Hempstead Citadel at 65 Atlantic Avenue,” Doug told Club members and guests.  He said that he and his wife are co-pastors.  They live in a home owned by the Salvation Army in West Hempstead.
Left to right: President Susan, Major Doug and PP/AG Dianne
RotaCare Honors Thirteen Champions for Families
by Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy, RotaCAre Marketing Director
November 17, 2016, Garden City, NY. RotaCare, was pleased to recognize thirteen of Long Island’s top advocates for healthy families. The “Class of 2016” Champions for Families are an impressive group, Margery Clayton, John M. Conry, Pharm.D., Nicole S. Forchelli, Esq., Emily F. Franchina, Esq., Julian Giaquinto, Dennis Greeley, Maureen MacKenzie, PHR, Ph.D., Gary Nielsen, Esq., Dr. Raj Patel, Jean and Thomas Rollauer, Helmut Schuler, DGE Wendy Walsh-DeMaria and Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.
For twenty-four years, RotaCare (Note from Web Site Administrator: started by the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City) has served to make Long Island’s most marginalized families stronger and healthier by assisting with healthcare challenges. Says RotaCare Board President Mary Beth Welsh, “The money raised at Champions for Families will help us ensure that patients who have no where else to go can access quality primary health care in a setting that offers dignity and respect.” 
Annually, RotaCare has 2,400 patient visits, is staffed by 100+ volunteers who offer 14,000 volunteer service hours and provide $4 million dollars worth of free services. The staff works to achieve early identification of risk factors to help prevent disease and the 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 is supported generously from local Rotary clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals.
For more information about RotaCare, to make a donation or volunteer, please log on to or phone 516-539-9834.
Happy Dollars
The following seventeen Rotarians and Joseph P's guests Lindsay and Vania, guest Adam and another guest participated in contributing Happy Dollars: PE Alba, Althea, PP Bob S., PAG/PP(other club) Cornell, AG/PP Diane, New Member Doug, IPP Emily, PP Jenifer, PP Jim B., PP Joe F., Joseph P., Lisa A., PP Maureen, PP Mike S., MildredPeter M., and President Susan.
President Susan adjourned the meeting at 1:35 P.M.