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Holiday Performance 12/16/2014
We were fortunate to have the WPHS Choir AND the WPHS String Orchestra perform for our annual Holiday luncheon. Wow!

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Harry Bright's Motivational Speech to Track Stars

Our club sponsors the annual Loucks Track Meet, and Harry gave a motivational speech to the WPHS athletes on April 23, 2013. This is a 5 minute video; it's a really good speech.

Click here to watch the video of Harry's speech


Scholarships 2012

On June 12, 2012, we awarded 26 scholarships to exceptional seniors in the 3 high schools in White Plains.

Click here to see names of Scholarship Winners since 2010...

Photos from the first (and only) "annual" CAR SHOW (6/3/2012)

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 communities." (]

Our first 2012 fundraising event raised $10,000 for homeless veterans. We proudly donated to Base Camp, Inc.

Kurt Kannemeyer honored in 2012

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, Kurt!


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 International!

Important Early Years

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.

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.

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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.

Membership Card

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 2003-04.
The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone 32, Region USCB, Federal tax ID 13-6111471.
"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.

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