2021 Completed Community Potable Water System for Communities in Ecuador
With completion of the successful Global Grant # 1874107 from Rotary
International, the Rotary Club of Bahía de Caráquez has now completed seven
of these water projects bringing safe water to the homes of about 1800
families so far... a successful effort that would never have been possible
if not for the goodwill and participation of Rotarians and their clubs.
Our club has worked with the Bahia club over the past 2 decades, arranging
to help Bahia directly by, for example, donating an ambulance, providing
fire-fighting gear, and helping build a school. A summary of prior projects
can be found at
RCWP Honored by RDC
Center For Counseling Sept 16, 2020
4th Annual Fundraiser
"EAT WELL, DO GOOD" Gala festival, Jan 30, 2019
An evening of fine wine and food sampling -- a fundraiser
evening not to be missed!
A crowd of 150+ assembled at the C.V. Rich Mansion in White
Plains (Women's Club)
for delicacies from 10 restaurants and 7 purveyors of wines,
beers, and spirits.
the picture below to open the photoalbum
White Plains High School Honors String Ensemble
Every December, we are proud and delighted to host the WPHS Honors
On December 18, 2018, we enjoyed a performance from the HONORS
Founded in 1995, the O'Rourke
Irish Dancers include Regional and National Champions as well as World
medal holders! This was their final performance before heading to
Scotland for the world championships.
Click the picture below to see photos and videos of their
St. Patrick's Day Parade in
White Plains March 12, 2016
Harry O. Bright was a world class runner, and a pioneering
member of the New York Pioneer Club. In this interview, Harry
discusses his running experiences throughout his life, including
track meets around the world, his US Army track events, and
more. Throughout his life, Harry confronted and (usually)
overcame the societal institutionalized racism that blocked his
path as he continued to run and succeed in his career.
This is a 28 minute video made just one month before Harry's
89th birthday; it's so much fun listening to Harry recount many
11/15/2012 - Received the "Community Partner Award"
... from the Association of Development Officers (ADO) for 93
years of service to White Plains.
"The Community Partner Award is presented to a corporation,
organization, or private community foundation that has
demonstrated outstanding leadership, financial support, in-kind
contributions, and/or volunteerism for the good of our
Rotarian Kurt Kannemeyer was named to the 2012 Class of Rising
Stars for the Business Council of Westchester. This is an elite
group of "40 under 40" young movers and shakers. Way to go,
Dave Schribman (r) received the prestigious "Four Avenues of Service"
award from President Ted Nygreen at the June 24, 2008 meeting.
Our club received the Presidential Citation from Rotary
Important Early Years
1986-87 Rotary Brings Hope
It was during this Rotary year that women were admitted for
membership. Our district governor was Glen Nygreen, and our club
president was Andy Morzello. Both played a part in having women
admitted as members.
1986-87 Rotary Brings Hope
R.I. president MAT Caparas came to White Plains in June 1987 and
inducted 3 women members into our club. It was the first time a
president of R.I. inducted a woman. Read about our club's role in
this historic event.
1994-95 Be A Friend
Andrew Morzello was district governor in the 1994-95 year. It was
due to Andy's friendship with MAT Caparas that the R.I. president
visited our club to induct 3 women members in 1987.
2001-02 Membership Card
2003-04 Membership Card
During the 20th century, Rotarians were expected to carry membership
cards and present them as proof of membership when visiting other
clubs. Old-timers may also recall how important it was to obtain
"make-up" slips when visiting other clubs, because the attendance
requirement was real, and you could really lose your membership if
you missed too many meetings. By the turn of the century, we
purchased paper member cards as shown, and used Word's mailmerge
function to create a personalized membership card for each Rotarian
in the club. It was a giant step forward to use plastic cards in
The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone
32, Region USCB, Federal tax ID 13-6111471. The "Foundation of the
Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt, New York State #219346,
tax ID 13-6165380.
The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered October 1,
1919, charter number 540. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White
Plains NY 10602. Website created August 2001.