The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone 32, Region USCB,
Federal tax ID 13-6111471.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White Plains NY 10602.
Our "Foundation of the Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt,
New York State #219346, tax ID 13-6165380.
Website created August 2001.
The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered
October 1, 1919, charter number 540.
The first report below is from Charlie Goldberger reviewing
the 2023 Loucks 5K road race. The second report is from Micaela kelly who organized the Friday night dinner for the athletes.
We are proud of our Club's involvement in and support for the Loucks games every year.
Report of the Glenn D. Loucks Track and Field Games
May 12-14, 2023, held at White Plains High School
Rotary Loucks 5K road race
We had 155 entries for the 5K race, more than ever before.
Thanks to Andy Kimmerling and his staff for timing the race at no charge.
The financial aspect of the event was also terrific.
The White Plains Rotary Club and its individual members contributed $5000.
Sponsors of the T-Shirts contributed $7500 and the race entry fees totaled approximately $4000,
making a total gross of approximately $16500.
The expenses mostly for the T-Shirts totaled a little over $2500, for a net profit of approximately $14000,
all of which went to the Loucks games Committee.
A cadre of Rotarian volunteers helped make the race and the Friday night dinner a success;
special thanks from Micaela and me to Laureen and Mike Baker as well as to Wayne Bass and his staff at Parks and Recreation for their help.
Rotary Loucks Friday Night Dinner
The dinner was a huge success. We fed 702 student athletes and their coaches.
We had 854 positive responses to Fred Singletonís link to the coaches and were equipped for 800. There is usually a falloff from the number of positive responses to actual attendees.
Our thanks go out to the Rotarians who served the dinner: Charlie Goldberger, Nick Wolff, Mike Baker, Ted and Nancy Nygreen, Dorothy Schere, Al Vogel,
Andy and Marianne Morzello and their granddaughter Alex, Ted Weitzenberg, and Norman White.
Also the school staff Dawn, Patrick, Claudia and Maria and, of course, the organizer Micaela Kelly.
We tried a new serving layout. Rather than serving from the back, we moved tables into the cafeteria and served from there. It worked out very well.
Menu included water, milk, iced tea, orange juice, chicken, pasta, rolls, salad and cupcakes. No one took milk and the iced tea was gone early.
We can change the amounts next year.
Nick Wolff took the leftover chicken and pasta to the homeless shelter and the leftover cupcakes went down to track to the 5K runners and the meet athletes.
The total cost this year was $6,679, down from $9,945 last year. We all remember in the past the cost was about $2,500.
There have been increases in the price of food.
Particularly, the chicken is more expensive and also we arenít able to use the chicken that was included in the school lunch program.
Going forward, we may be able to get some food donated or get cookies instead of cupcakes. That might be cheaper and less messy but the number will still be around $6,500.
The event was made even more pleasurable by the number of students and coaches who thanked us profusely. A great image for the White Plains School District.