Local Rotary Clubs Environmental Day of Service is on May 18th

By Susan Johnson
May 8, 2024: Rotary Clubs in Bronxville, Eastchester and Scarsdale will once again “Get Behind the Wheel” and collaborate on a second annual environmental day of service on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (rain date May 19th), to clean up and beautify a section of the Bronx River Reservation, located near the Tuckahoe duck pond at the cross section of Garrett Avenue and the end of Tuckahoe Road.  
If you would like to join in this day of service, please meet us at the Bronx River Duck Pond at 9am on May 18th.
The objective is to remove the invasive vines and scrub brush that have thrived and developed a stranglehold on trees over the years that will ultimately kill them–and have some fun while doing it!
Robert DelTorto, President of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy, will train and supervise the volunteers, who will also plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of the river to help restore its ecology, preserve, and protect a beautiful section of the local landscape.
“Please join us for an inspiring day of humanity and fellowship for a fun day, focused on interacting with each other while delivering an important community service. Our hope is this event will become an ongoing collaboration in support of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy,” said former member of the Westchester County Legislature Ruth Walter. She will chair the event, along with Rotary Board member Dr. Eduardo Saponara.
The idea for the collaboration with BRPRC on last year’s Day of Service came about after Ruth, a Board member of the Bronxville Rotary and the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy, met and volunteered with BRPRC president Robert DelTorto at the Bicycle Sundays vine cuttings (held regularly during the summer). She was drawn to Bob’s unwavering dedication to Westchester County Parks. 
Local Rotary Clubs Environmental Day of Service is on May 18th Susan Johnson 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0


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Bronxville Rotary to Host Annual Fundraiser on May 10
By Susan Johnson
Bronxville, NY (March 29, 2024) -- The Bronxville Rotary Club of New York will host its 2024 Annual Benefit from 7-9 pm on May 10th at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville. The primary beneficiary is 914United, a nonprofit team of change agents advocating for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated individuals residing within the lower Hudson Valley. The organization’s mission is to help justice-impacted individuals, including those who are out-of-school or involved with gangs, change course, and uplift their lives through community resources and skills development. 
Founded by Jonathan Alvarez who spent 13 years behind bars, the ethos of the organization is based on his own experience as an incarcerated individual, offering case management and mentorship services, interactive workshops, and one-on-one coaching. This year’s event honoree is John W. Priesing, who has made an outstanding contribution to the SUNY Westchester community college system.
“You can transcend your environment. I am a walking example of that,” Jonathan said.
“We provide a team of seasoned role models whose genuine dedication and community value lies in supporting and mentoring those living within at-risk environments. Our aim is to assist youth in successfully transitioning into adulthood and provide returning citizens with essential support they need to sustain productive living.”
“Through the experiences they have lived, Jonathan’s team at 914United helps individuals who have been negatively affected by the criminal justice system become leaders and sustain a positive and constructive lifestyle,” said Bronxville Rotary President Louis Maggiotto. 
Tickets are $300 each and benefit the Bronxville Rotary Foundation. To purchase tickets by check, please make check out to Bronxville Rotary Foundation, noting 914United, and mail it to Trustco Bank, Attn: Barbara Carlsson, 5-7 Park Place, Bronxville, NY 10708.  If you wish to purchase tickets online, please click here:
If you cannot make the Gala but wish to make a donation, please mail a check to the address above and state in the subject line “914United Donation Only” or make a donation online below.
A diverse group of local professionals and community leaders committed to service above self, the Bronxville Rotary Club is proud to support local organizations that share its vision of social justice and community development and the Club’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
The club is actively recruiting new members. Anyone interested in joining Rotary’s 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers -- who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves  -- to visit our website (https://bronxvillerotary.com/), follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bronxvillerotary) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bronxville_rotary/.
2024 ROTARY ANNUAL GALARegister here and now! James Smith 2024-03-28 04:00:00Z 0