Welcome to Rotary Club of The Hudson Valley

(A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity)


Are you enthusiastic about doing good in our community?  Making the world a better place?  Then you've come to the right place!  Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service - local, national, and international.   A passion for advancing international understanding, peace, and friendship.  And a passion for networking and helping people.  Our Club can connect you with a diverse group of individuals committed to meaningful projects at all levels, and provides access to individuals throughout the world who share this drive.  Let's make the world a better place!  Join Us! 

Public Health Initiative:  Outreach For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer Lesions 

   The Fourth Phase of our Outreach is now under way, being conducted jointly with Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, and  St. John's Riverside Hospital at the Yonkers Public Library, The Larkin Center, in Yonkers from June 11 - September 24.  The Free Outreach, based on an innovative, FDA-cleared device, iBreastExam, is based on tactile sensing technology, and  is (a) non-invasive, (b) portable, (c) radiation-free, and (d) gives results in minutes. https://vimeo.com/bravemakers/review/731006312/041106581b.   Read more  


Education Initiative:  Youth Empowerment Through Enterprise Education

     We are organizing Summer Programs, in partnership with a well-established educational development organization, on “Youth Empowerment Through Enterprise Education”  at 10 High Schools in Westchester.  This Program aims at opening up opportunities for High School students.  Based on the intensive work done by Developmental Education (International) Society in India (DEIS), the Club created this Program focusing on developing the necessary mindset for divergent thinking, and creating opportunities with “What if” thinking, instead of “What is” thinking, currently a hallmark of our education system.  We completed a successful pilot run at the Lincoln High School, part of the Yonkers Public School District last month (Augue
    The Program is small, restricted to twelve High School seniors.  The students are split into two groups, led by two facilitators.  The students use “what if” thinking to develop, all by themselves, their own viable plan for self-employment.  Importantly, the skills learnt in this program are as basic as language and math, and are useful in any walk of life.  Similar programs are planned for several other school districts in Westchester.
    DEIS Founder Dr. Wagh, a seasoned Rotarian from RID 3131 (Pune, India) trained the facilitators and supervises the conduct of the Program.  Details?  Email rotaryhudsonvalley@gmail.com

Basketball Training and Anti-bullying Program

We're commencing a basketball training and anti-bullying Program for middle-schoolers at the John Barton Park in Yonkers.  The program will comprise of 1.5 hours of basketball training, skills and drills, 30 minutes of seminar/discussion on anti-bullying led by guest speakers.  Healthy snacks will be provided.  It is scheduled for five Saturdays from September 10 - October 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon.  The Program is free and open to the public.  Register at https://form.jotform.com/222352914839158.
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Club News
Exciting opportunity to make new friends, build lasting relationships abroad, and learn another culture while having fun visiting another country!
Our Club has organized this Friendship Exchange, a unique way to promote cultural understanding and help Rotarians build international network of friends by exchanging teams between Rotary Clubs/Districts in different parts of the world. Instead of visiting a foreign country/city as typical stranger-tourists, Team members stay with local Rotarians, sharing their home and their family life. Sightseeing, logistics, and other aspects of the visit are jointly decided, with invaluable input from local Rotarians - much better than flying blind into a foreign country! https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/friendship-exchange.
The Team, comprising of upto five Rotarians with a possible adult companion each, i.e., a maximum total of 10 persons, to Israel is tentatively scheduled to leave on the first week of March. The trip will last 7-10 days; Team members may choose to spend more time in Israel at their own expense. Participating Rotarians bear their own airfare, medical insurance and personal expenses; hosting local Rotarians will provide lodging, boarding and transportation. Reciprocally, each Team member is expected to host, or arrange for hosting, a Rotarian guest couple from Israel when the reciprocal Friendship Exchange Team from Israel visits us.
This is extremely meaningful and fulfilling in terms of cultural and international understanding, and leads to long-term relationships. What a breathtaking difference from the usual made-for-tourist filter through which we usually get to see places!
Only five Rotarians can partake in this Exchange, and will be selected on a first come-first serve basis. Interest is expected to be very high, so if you’re interested, let us know asap by email at rotaryhudsonvalley@gmail.com.

We just completed the Fourth Phase of our Outreach in September.  This phase was conducted jointly with Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center at the Yonkers Public Library, The Larkin Center, in Yonkers.  We conducted eight (8) outreaches, based on an innovative, FDA-cleared device, iBreastExam, which is based on tactile sensing technology, and  is (a) non-invasive, (b) portable, (c) radiation-free, and (d) gives results in minutes. https://vimeo.com/bravemakers/review/731006312/041106581bRead more

Earlier, we had conducted nine (9) outreaches in three phases:  four outreaches in United Community Center in New Rochelle, from May 22 - June 12, 2021; three in the Kiley Youth Center in Peekskill from July 17 to August 7, 2021, with the The Rotary Club of Peekskill as a partner, and on September 23 and 30 in Yonkers YMCA, Yonkers.  These were supervised by Dr. Maria Castaldi, Chief of Breast Cancer Surgery in Westchester Medical Center.  We have screened over 400 women in these outreaches, largely minorities.
A HUGE "Thank you!" to all the Rotarians and Non-Rotarians who participated in this massive Public Health Initiative and made it a success!  True Rotarians, living upto our motto, "Service Above Self".
We intend continuing this program, and will announce further details shortly.  So, if you missed the earlier outreach programs, stay tuned NOW!  If you would like a similar outreach in your area, email us:  Rotaryhudsonvalley@gmail.com   
We finished the third phase of our iBreast Exam outreach in Yonkers on October 23, and October 30, 2021, at the Yonkers YMCA.  We intend continuing this program, and will announce further details shortly.  So, if you missed the earlier outreach programs, stay tuned NOW! 
Earlier, about 200 tests were conducted by specially trained iBreastExam testers on from May 22 to August 7, 2021, in two phases. The first phase was held in United Community Center in New Rochelle, from May 22 - June 12. The second phase was held in the Kiley Youth Center in Peekskill from July 17 to August 7. The Rotary Club of Peekskill was a partner in the second phase. A HUGE thanks to every one - Rotarians and non-Rotarians, including the medical team led by Dr. Castaldi and her hand-picked team from Westchester Medical Center.
The dedication and commitment of Rotarians was commendable! Tireless efforts embodying "Service Above Self!
Our members and guests had a fun afternoon on July 18, 2021, at Bowling Fun-Day in Yonkers.


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