July 15th 8 a.m.-1p.m.! Save the Date!
By Susan Stone
Put it on your calendar! Post this on your fridge! Pawling Rotary is partnering with Hannaford Supermarket in Pawling and the Pawling Resource Center to STUFF THE BUS with urgent needs for the Pawling Resource Center Food Bank. With special thanks to our additional partner, the Pawling Central School District, which is providing the bus (for stuffing), this event will contribute needed supplies for the PRC during a time of year when supplies run low.
Stay tuned for more info as the date draws near! Meantime, check out the Pawling Resource Center web site at www.pawlingresourcecenter.org for updated info about STUFF THE BUS!
Pawling Rotary’s 6th Annual Golf Outing Raises Money for Educational Initiatives
By Susan Stone
Pawling Rotary’s 6thh Annual Golf Outing took place at the beautiful Quaker Hill Country Club on Thursday, June 1st, at noon. With partly cloudy skies and a challenging breeze on the links, members of the Pawling and Rotary communities came together to raise funds for the Roger Smith-Pawling Rotary College Scholarship Fund, as well as many other Rotary educational initiatives. Dollars raised at the event will provide funds for two college scholarships donated annually to graduating seniors at Pawling High School, as well as the Pawling Rotary International Youth Exchange Scholarship, which will provide funds needed to facilitate an international educational and cultural exchange for a Pawling High School student and an incoming international student. Additionally, these funds will provide up to five full scholarships to the Rotary Youth Leadership conference, the third grade dictionary initiative, as well as contributions made to facilitate two group college tours for high school juniors and seniors.
As the sun finally broke through after many days of rain, thirty nine golfers enjoyed the day on the Country Club’s award winning course, even though the hole in one prize, a brand new Cadillac donated by Ingersoll Auto, remained elusive.
This year’s event honored Fayne and Ross Daniels, Rotary Club members and extraordinary community volunteers, who embody Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Several in attendance at the event roast beef dinner, prepared by Lowell’s at Quaker Hill, spoke about the couple, and the far reaching influence of their volunteerism. Among the speakers were John Ammaturo and Terry Stewart, event co-chairs, as well as Tom, Charles and Dave Daniels, sons of Ross and Fayne, who spoke about the love their parents have for the Pawling Community, while sharing amusing anecdotes about growing up in Pawling with Fayne and Ross at the helm of their family ship.
By Susan Stone
On December 13, The Pawling Rotary Club held its annual holiday luncheon in Lankler Hall at Christ Church on Quaker Hill. During this annual event, the club takes this opportunity to thank the community for its generosity, and to donate to various local organizations that support youngsters in our community. The following organization were among the award recipients at this year’s celebration:
Pawling Rotary Club Holds Third Annual Chocolate Festival
by Susan Stone
The Rotary Club of Pawling will host the third annual Chocolate Festival on November 12th from 11a.m. to 4p.m. in the Lathrop Center at Lake Side Park in Pawling.
The Chocolate Festival raises funds for the organizations in Pawling that support local youngsters and their families. The grants provide opportunities made available through The Smith Johnson Scout Cabin, The Pawling Resource Center and their family outreach programs, The Pawling Free library, Pawling Youth Development, The Interact Club, Pawling Public Radio’s internship and apprenticeship programs, and the Pawling Fire Department for their unstinting protection of Pawling’s children and families. Additional programs that benefit from the Chocolate Festival also include the third grade Dictionary Project, underwriting two annual College Tours for High School Juniors and Seniors, and the Resource Center’s adopt a family program at holiday time. Additionally, these dollars assist with annual donations to Rotary’s Charitable Foundation which supports the worldwide eradication of Polio and to Shelter Box, which provides temporary shelter to families that have been displaced due to natural and man-made global disasters.
The Pawling Rotary Club’s Third Annual Chocolate Festival is being sponsored this year by Castagna Realty Corporation, Sheriff Butch Anderson, The Daniels Family, Dutchess Auto Body, Edison Cleaners, Emery & Webb, Fairway Accounting, Mizzentop Day School, Patterson Auto Body, Fountain Plumbing and Heating, Good Tidings Gift Shop, McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods Cafe, Pawling Beer & Soda, Phoenix Pottery, Vinny’s Deli & Pasta, and Zarecki and Associates.
The Festival has become a popular event, with over 650 attendees tasting, buying, and indulging in this universally favorite food. Among the many vendors that will be featured this year are: Aunt NeNee’s Cookies, Bakeria, Aunt NeNee’s, CDC Farms, Cheesecake Heaven, Coast to Coast Dog Treats, Color on Wheels, Dutchess Coffee, Forget me Not Cupcakes, Honeybrook Farms, Lisa’s Confections, New Confectioner, Pawling Bread Company, Rosann’s Kitchen, Sundog Cider, STAT Face Paintingand Whipped Cupcakes, to name a few. All vendors have samples of their wares available for tasting (while supplies last).
For additional information about this event or information about the Pawling Rotary Club, log onto their web site at www.pawlingrotary.org
The Chocolate Festival will take place on November 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lathrop bulding in Pawling’s Lakeside Park. “This year’s festival will be bigger and better than last year’s,” according to Ann Godesky, event chair. Limited booth space is still available. If you wish to join the fun, contact Ms. Godesky through the Pawling Rotary website at www.pawlingrotary.org.
Funds raised by Pawling’s Rotary Club at their annual Chocolate Festival are used to support Pawling organizations that provide services and benefits to Pawling’s youth.