Rotary Club 2021 Scholarship winners are pictured here on June 30th at the Club's first in-person dinner at Posto 22 since early in 2020: Dylan Farley and Clay Best, both graduates of Iona Prep. Francis Okelo was installed as President of the Club for 2021-22, along with other new officers.
We have been pleased to host speakers at regular Zoom meetings since March 2020, including Linda Tarrant-Reid, Executive Director of the Lincoln Park Conservancy; also Angela Campbell, Executive Director of the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network; and speakers from Iona College, Bret Sanner, Carl Procario-Foley, and Dayna Richardson; Catherine White of the Chamber of Commerce; Karel Littman of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District; Walter Ritz and Sylvia Hamer from HOPE Community Services; Jennifer Ryan-Safsel from the YMCA; and others.
Right: Barry Fertel, former New Rochelle City Councilman, with Francis Okelo and Dave Biskup, February 2020
Left: Lutonya Russell-Humes, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, with Club members, February 2020
Left: Barbara Davis, New Rochelle City Historian and Community Relations Coordinator, NR Public Library, at a Rotary meeting January 2020 with Gil Walton, Dave Biskup and Felix Battiato
Right: Daniel Bonnet, Director of the New Rochelle Community Action Partnership at 95 Lincoln Avenue, after speaking at Rotary, January 2020.
Theresa Kump Leghorn, President of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, January 2020, with Club members Tom Geoffino, Dave Biskup, and Francis Okelo
Rotary Holiday Auction at the Surf Club, December 2019. Left: Bill Zimmermann, NR Parks and Recreation Commissioner, inducted as a new Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary District Governor Mahbub Ahmed.
Right: Luis Cancel and Nicholas Moessner of the Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts with Tom Geoffino, Dave Biskup, and Francis Okelo, November 2019
Right: Delroy Burrell, Banker's Life, with Club member Barbara Crane, October 2019
Right: City of New Rochelle Fire Commissioner Andy Sandor with Club President, Dave Biskup, at Rotary October 2019
Left: Walter Ritz, Executive Director of Hope Community Services, with Dr. Peter Fauci and Francis Okelo, November 2019
Left: Sam Gomez, New Rochelle Youth Council Advisor; Nacir Meikle, NRYC Vice President; Hallye Boughner, NRYC President; Dave Biskup, NR Rotary Club President, October 2019
Left: Rotary District Governor Mahbub Ahmad presenting a certificate to club leaders honoring the club's 100th anniversary.
Right: Rotarian volunteers at the annual Rotary-sponsored barbecue for New Rochelle families with disabled family members
Left: Incoming Club President Dave Biskup recognized for his service to Rotary by County Executive George Latimer at the dinner for Installation of new officers June 26th. Right: Carole Troum, outgoing Executive Director of Hope Community Services, honored at the dinner as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, with George Latimer.
Community organizations receiving Rotary donations at the installation dinner. Left to right: Tom Geoffino, NR Public Library; Walter Ritz and Carole Troum, Hope Community Services; Dave Biskup, Club President 2019-2020; Francis Okelo, Club President 2018-2019; Fran Stachnik, Meals on Wheels; Lisa Burton, Campership Fund/My Brother's Keeper; Lutonya Russell-Humes, Boys and Girls Club; and Mary Louise Morgan, Songcatchers.
Proclamations in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of New Rochelle, April 2019
Left: Honorees at the 100th Anniversary Gala - Chris Selin, LaRuth Gray, Iris Rosario, Jim Maisano, and Janet DiBenedetto
Above: Hall of Fame inductees and Club leaders - Francis Okelo, Angela Cermele, Dave Biskup, Kathleen Fanese, Tom Geoffino, Gene Cronin (on behalf of the late Kathleen Cronin), and Ray Beninato
Left: Club President Francis Okelo with Mayor Noam Bramson, delivering Meals on Wheels 2019
Left: Dr. Ken Redcross, Physician, at
a May 2019
Right: Deborah Disbrow of the Alzheimer's Association with Delroy Burrell and Manzoor Ahmed of Bankers Life, and Club President Francis Okelo at a May 2019 meeting
Right: Michael Kunkel,
Regional Peace Corps
Recruiter, at a May 2019
Left: Jennifer Ryan Safsel, New Rochelle YMCA CEO, and Lavar Larrier, YMCA Social Responsibility Director, with Francis Okelo at a March 2019 meeting
Review of Club Archives at the New Rochelle Library, including the 1969 special edition of the Standard-Star devoted to the Club's 50th anniversary.
Above: Mary McDonnell and Joanne Raimondo, from New Rochelle Lions Club, visiting a March meeting to discuss collaboration in 2019 on a community health fair
Above: Bruce McHale, Iona Rugby Coach, at a Club meeting February 2019, with Club Pres. Francis Okelo
Mark Johnson, Briarcliff-Manor Rotary, presentation on The Cookstove Project in Uganda and Nepal, January 2019
Below: Gil Walton of Farmers Insurance, Pres. Francis Okelo, Paul Hurley of Hurley's Steakhouse, and Tom Geoffino of New Rochelle Public Library, at Club meeting in December 2018
Right: Joe Fosina and son Michael Fosina, President of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Lawrence, at a Club meeting, with Club President Okelo, February 2019
Thanksgiving Parade 2018
Above: Presentation of grant check to the New Rochelle Youth Bureau for a literacy project of My Brother's Keeper. Left to right: City Councilman Jared Rice, Chair of MBK; MBK Director Colleen Gardephe; Youth Bureau Director, Kelly Johnson; Rotary member Barbara Crane; NR Rotary President Francis Okelo (January 2019)
PACCD Summer BBQ - 2017
Above: PACCD Holiday Dinner for Families co-hosted by New Rochelle and Pelham Rotary Clubs in collaboration with the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department and Hurley's Steakhouse and Pub, December 2018
Rotary District Conference 2018
Pres. Okelo at Family Fest 2018
Installation Dinner - 2017
Barnard School Literacy Program - 2017
Food Project - 2014