Club of Scarsdale, NY

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Scarsdale Rotary Club


Join us for our next Lunch/Meeting at Moscato's Restaurant

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ounded on November 30, 1923, the Scarsdale Rotary Club has always been a busy and productive organization.  Fast
forward ninety years later and today we have 32 dedicated community leaders in government, business, and the private sector. We are committed to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” and we perform numerous acts of service for the local and international community each year.

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t our weekly business meetings, held at Moscato's restaurant every Tuesday, we typically have a guest speaker who presents an informative topic of interest to our members. These meetings not only enable us to do the good work of Rotary, but they also consistently provide fellowship and networking, and help to build solid relationships and lasting friendships.

Lunch is $22 and guests are always welcome!  Just let us know by email that you plan on attending so we can have a place set at our Moscato's lunch meeting.

Membership to The Rotary Club of Scarsdale is available upon request and with the completion of a brief application and approval by our executive board to all who want to help us succeed in our local and worldwide projects.
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On September 9, 2014 the Rotary Club of Scarsdale, NY held our annual Installation Dinner at the Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, NY.  Our 2014 - 2015 slate of officers are:

President, Dan Gerardi - Vice President, Cynthia Dunne - Sargent-at-Arms,
Rick Reuter - Treasurer, Marie Saccone - Board of Directors: Lynne Wilson, Robert Zohn and Doug Metz

Scarsdale Fire Chief Tom Kane announced and introduced the 2014 Paul Harris Fellow Award recipients, Lynne Wilson and Maria Saccone.

Enjoy some of our pictures below!  Photos courtesy of Wendy Zohn.


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A
t our annual Children's Village holiday party Scarsdale's Chief of Police, John Brogan delivers our $1,000 grant to Amy Paolilli, Director of Volunteer Services at Children's Village.  A dozen Scarsdale Rotarians participated in the our annual party for the teenage residents at the Bradish Cottage.  We enjoyed our time with the kids and performed card tricks, played Bingo and card games and gave each kid a gift.  We also gifted the Bradish Cottage a Sony Play Station 4 with extra controllers along with a few games.
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carsdale Rotary prepares and delivers Thanksgiving baskets with traditional dinners and treats for local families



Once again this year we brought our home cooked Thanksgiving meals to the Crossways Scarsdale Firehouse where we met to assemble all of the goodies in beautifully wrapped gift bags.  The Thanksgiving dinners were delivered to families in need in our local area.  Our Rotarians enjoyed delivering and spending time with the families who received the gift bags.

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Saturday October 19th, Rotary Club of Scarsdale participated with over 300 Rotarians from District 7320
to sponsor, package and deliver 4,600 meals to those in need
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Rotary Clubs throughout Westchester County, New York City, the Bronx, and Staten Island raised over $24,000 to feed those in need.  Each Rotary Club delivered the allotted cases to the food pantries or shelters of their choice.  The Scarsdale Rotary Club donated several cases of packaged food to the Ecumenical Food Pantry of White Plains. Pantry Director, Lorraine Buonocunto, noted “in 35 years of providing food for the needy, I have never seen so many people willing to help others. It is refreshing to see so many individuals willing to donate their time.”

Scarsdale Fire Chief and Rotarian Tom Cain said, “I thoroughly enjoyed working with my fellow Rotarians from Scarsdale and throughout the district on this very worthwhile and fulfilling project.  To see so many people come together and give up their precious weekend time in order to help feed the hungry was truly amazing, and it helped to illustrate the important work that Rotary does every day.  I was also happy to be joined by my family because community service is a lesson I intend to make sure my children never forget, and the Scarsdale Rotarians helped me by setting a fantastic example of Service above Self!”

Lynne Wilson, Membership Chair for the Scarsdale Rotary Club, stated, “I enjoyed the camaraderie of our club, along with other clubs, and many young people (the WP football team, Pace U. students, our members' children etc.) all working together with enthusiasm toward a common cause. It's what Rotary "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" stands for! AND ...those hairnets, aprons and gloves...what a fashion statement we all made!!! All in all, it was a great afternoon.”

Catherine Martin, Retired Educator and Scarsdale Rotary Club Member, commented, "I never saw so many happy people, all ages, colors, on what was basically a good-ole USA assembly line.   This only goes to prove that helping out your fellow earth-dweller actually means you help out yourself."

Robert Zohn, owner of Scarsdale's Value Electronics and Rotary Club Webmaster, added, ”I was on what we nicknamed the Wall Street table as it had several financial investors from one of the NYC Rotary clubs and we had a great time. We had three very dedicated and hard- working kids (about 10 to 12 years old) alongside older men and women.  We all enjoyed yahooing after completing every box of 36 mac and cheese packs.  This event warmed my heart”

One of the Scarsdale's newest Rotary Club members Leif Waller, stated, "I thought the effort by everyone was great. Having such a diverse group of people work together to achieve a common goal was outstanding. It was a great experience for my children. They had fun participating in this event."

The Rotary Club was assisted by Scouts and parents of Scarsdale's Troop 4, as well as volunteers from the pantry. Scout parent, Kathy Pascale, noted that “the Boys had a lot of fun on this project." She hoped that there would be an opportunity to work on this type project again.
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S
unday, September 22nd in the Village of Scarsdale at the Food and Wine Festival


Thanks to all who stopped by to chat with us and sign up for more information about our Food and Wine annual event being held on March 27th, 6PM to 8PM. Great wines paired with fine food from the best restaurants, tickets will be available shortly.
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Scarsdale Rotary's Lynne, Robert and Steve setting up our exhibit/booth at the SoWe Food and Wine festival in the village.

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At our Tuesday, August 12th meeting we inducted two new members, Michael Martin and Jon Unger



Pictured from left to right, John Brogan, Scarsdale Police Chief, Michael Martin, newly inducted member, Anna Bruno, President, Cindy Dunne, Secretary and Jonathan Ungar, newly inducted member. Email our President Anna Bruno to communicate with our Rotary club.
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Our 4th Annual Wine & Food Tasting was Thursday, 3/21/13 at the Scarsdale Women's Club, 37 Drake Rd

The Scarsdale Rotary raised $20,500 at the Wine and Food party fundraiser. 

Here's the restaurants that served their fine food:

Savona, Chat, Moscato's, Meritage, Tutta Bella Trattoria, Ruffled Feathers, Cooked and Co, Langes, Lulu's, Taiim, Martine's, DeCiccos and Imagine Candy w/fine wine pairing. Plus 10 fine wines from Zachy's.

Enjoy the photo album below to see some of the fun we all had. 
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Scarsdale High School student Archana Ram coordinated a book collection drive for the orphan children that are in the care of New Seed International in Ho Ghana Africa


The Scarsdale Rotary club paid for the shipping costs to get the books to the 162 kids. It never ceases to amaze and impress me how one single person can make big changes in the lives of so many.
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Above are some pictures of our beautiful Village of Scarsdale, NY
  Photos courtesy of Robert Zohn

The Rotary motto "Service Above Self" conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

We meet every Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at:

Moscato's Restaurant
874 Scarsdale Ave
Scarsdale, NY 10583