The Sunrise Rays Newsletter

Volume 92, Number 1, July 11, 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:
by Althea Robinson
NYS Assemblyperson Edward P. Ra will be the guest speaker at the July 11 meeting at the Garden City Hotel, 12:15-1:30.  Assemblyperdon Ed Ra represents the 19th District which represents the Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay.  Ed serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Education Committee and is a member of the Health, Transportation and Higher Education Committees.  He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Minority Steering Committee and Vice Chair of the Minority Task Force on School Safety.  With education a priority, Ed is in favor of the return of control back to local school districts. To reserve as a guest of the Club at this meeting, please contact Susan MacDonald, president at 516-643-5286.
President Susan called the meeting to order at 12:25 P.M. and then lead the assembled Rotarians and guests in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Thereafter Rotarian Rev. Michael delivered the Invocation.  Our guests were introduced next:  President Susan introduced her guest Peter.  Similarly Rev. Dean Michael introduced his guest Chris At the next table Myra was delighted to introduce her son AlexAlthea was happy to introduce her guest Tina.  Alba introduced her guest Maria And Martin introduced his guest Arnold.  
Rotarian Athea reports that at the “Bring a Friend to Rotary” lunch meeting of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club on June 27, members of the Club invited guests who wished to hear about Club services and who had expressed interest in membership.
The room was filled with seventeen Rotarians and five guests who had learned about Rotary and were also privileged to learn about the Rotary Leadership Awards Program (RYLA), created by Rotary demonstrating its concern for youth.  Two qualifying RYLArian, Crista Post and Sara McCarthy, students from Mineola High School, who attended Camp RYLA in Riverhead this past spring,  spoke of the leadership and social skills they had gained through attendance at the RYLA camp. They plan to continue on to the next level within the RYLA program.  Unique in its concept, RYLA is “run by youth for youth.”  More information about RYLA is available on our Club web site.  (Select "About Us" on the Menu Bar, in the pop-up mennu select the RYLA items).
Seventeen Rotarian contributors included Maya, PP Jim B., PP Maureen, PP Jennifer, PP Emily, PDAG/PP (other clubs) Cornell, Secretary Peter G., Jimmy, Martin, President Susan,  PP/DAG Diane, Joseph P.,  Lisa P, Althea, Helmut, Rev. Dean Michael, and Alba.  All our guest mentioned above also contributed many happy dollars and were invited to speak  about thenselves and/or their business  connections.
President Susan adjourned the meeting at 1:55 P.M.