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Bill Fishman is our 100th President

July 7, 2015
Bill Fishman inducted

 Our new President takes the gavel

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Outgoing President Heather Ann Miller pins Bill Fishman as the next president of the Rotary Club of White Plains for the 2015-16 year. Bill presented his "plan" for the upcoming year; it was motivating and well received by the membership.

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Past Club Presidents lined up to pay tribute to Heather and give Bill favorable support for his new presidency

Ira Bernstein pins Heather
as a Past-President
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Bill is "filling Heather's shoes"
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Nick Wolff officially named
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Heather gets a "Rotary pen"
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Ted Nygreen keynote:
"What it means to be President"
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Bill takes the gavel
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Bill was awarded the "Avenues of Service" Citation for his extraordinary work
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July 21 2015
DG Marilyn Masiero Speaks

July 21, 2015 Rotarian Marco Antonini from Milano, Italy

At the July 21, 2015 DG visit to our club,
New Officers Receive their pins for the 2015-16 Rotary year:
Secretary Bob Shaw, VP Mary Rahe, President-Elect George Kontogiannis, and President Bill Fishman

July 28, 2015
ABC Wide World of Sports!
Chances are that Doug Wilson touched the lives of every one of us at one time or another when he served as Producer and Director of ABC’s "Wide World of Sports." WWOS revolutionized the way athletics was covered on television, and Doug Wilson was there every step of the way.

He provided anecdotes with famous athletes and personalities from that period such as Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell, Peggy Fleming, Evel Knievel, Secretariat, Nadia Comaneci and Olga Korbut, Dorothy Hamill and many, many others as well as stories that happened with the ABC sports cameras rolling such as the tragedy in Munich.

July 28, 2015 Doug Wilson

September 22, 2015
Art Bortosch - how most homes can be made safer to live in especially for us as we and our parents age, hopefully in place.

July 28, 2015
President Bill thanking Doug Wilson for his presentation
Also July 28, 2015 - WPHS Teacher Karen Tyska introduces Interactor Raina Kadavil, past president of "Global Ambassadors," scholarship recipient this year, who is entering Boston University in the Fall to study international affairs and Mideast studies.

August 18, 2015 MAGIC!
An entertaining display by RICHIE MAGIC!

Also August 18, 2015 we packed
backpacks for needy kids,
organized by Libby Hollahan

August 18, 2015
A few of the Rotarians who volunteered
to load the backpacks

Kids enjoyed the magic show
Packing backpacks production line
Filling a backpack

September 8, 2015 Lester Millman
As photographer for NY State, Millman was given access to Ground Zero from day 1 until the March Out of May 30, 2002.

September 8. 2015 - An international award winning photojournalist, Lester Millman presented exclusive photographs of the WTC disaster and recovery. 

9/30/2015 Fundraiser
C.V. Rich mansion in White Plains: 12 restaurants serving their delicious foods; wines arranged by ARIES (thank you). Wow! This was fine dining at its finest; we all ate a lot because it was so good.
Zuppa, Yonkers
Susan Lawrence
Sam's of Gedney Way
Lola's Mexican Kitchen
Lago Ristorante, W. Harrison
La Bocca Ristorante
Great American BBQ
Gaucho Grill
Frannie's, Mt Kisco
Double Barrel Roast
Caperberry Events
Brother Jimmy's BBQ

September 30, 2015
Fabulous fundraiser run by Mary Rahe, Lauren McCallion, Lisbet Acuna...

Rotarians at "Eat Well Do Good"
Fundraiser 9/30/2015 (Very successful)

Rotarians at "Eat Well Do Good"
Fundraiser 9/30/2015 (Very successful)

Rotarians at "Eat Well Do Good"
Fundraiser 9/30/2015 (Very successful)

October 20, 2015 - POLIO PLUS Extravaganza
DGE Frank Wargo (D7890)  and President Bill Fishman

October 20, 2015 Meeting with 5 Rotary Clubs!
Scott Lanoff/Briarcliff Manor; Don Roane/Chappaqua;
Helen Grishman/Pleasantville; Bruce Desmond/Mt. Kisco;
Michael Kinkel/Elmsford, Bill Fishman/White Plains

November 17, 2015
Speaker was Julia Phelps, RI Director

11/17/2015 Celebrating RCWP Past Presidents
Attendees included lots of District PDGs and dignitaries

August 4, 2015 SKYPE Presentation
Speaker Bill Wittich spoke to our club via a Skype connection - a first for us!

August 11, 2015
Rotarian Al Vogel, DVM, spoke about the world of Veterinary Medicine (bow-wow)

December 8, 2015
County Executive Rob Astorino with his annual "State of the County" Speech

December 22, 2015 Annual Visit from White Plains High School String Orchestra

December 31,2015
Sweater and Coat drive
Harry Bright, Bill Fishman, Alissa Kosovsky

January 12, 2016
Speakers Susan and Art Zuckerman

February 16, 2016 Welcome new members Jill Owens and Ted Weitzenberg

Feb 2, 2016
Dr. Paul Bernstein on caring for your eyes in an age of technology blue wavelengths

Feb 9, 2016
Dr. John P. Bilezikian, the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Prof. of Medicine and Prof. of Pharmacology at College of Physicians & Surgeons,
Columbia University

March 22, 2016
New Member
Alessandro Crocco pinned by Rich Scanlan

March 22, 2016
Jill Owens with speaker Yoli LeGuerre

February 16, 2016 Westchester Community College President Belinda Miles


3/8/2016 Joe Rende inducted
(Sponsor Dave Ganis and Joe in center)


Gift of Life annual Fundraiser 3/13/2016
Sue and Bill Currie, Janet DiBenedetto


March 15, 2016 Special evening meeting with performance by the O'Rourke Irish Step Dancing Team.
Founded in 1995, the O'Rourke Irish Dancers of White Plains, NY include Regional and National Champions as well as World medal holders! This was their final performance before heading to Scotland for the world championships.
Finale 3:28
Solo 10-year-old 0:26
In motion, 8 dancers, 1:16
3 young dancers, 0:47

April 12, 2016 Rotarians Howard Goldin and Ed Frank described Schools To End Poverty (S.T.E.P.), which they started after visiting Vietnam (both are Vietnam combat vets)

April 19, 2016 Loucks Track Meet Director Fred Singleton, White Plains track and field athletes...  Loucks is one of the largest and most prestigious high school track and field events in the USA

May 13, 2016 - RCWP Members served dinner to the athletes at the track meet: (back) Mary Rahe, Nick Wolff, Dave Ganis, Charlie Goldberger, Bill Currie; (front) Charlie Norris, Bill Fishman, Don Sharp

RCWP Celebrates the Kentucky Derby, May 3, 2016

President Bill hails from Kentucky and is our resident expert on all things quintessentially KY!
To celebrate, we bet on prior Derby races, and ran our own DERBY, which raised $180 in betting profits for Happiness.
President Bill sets the tone...
Our Club Derby - Video Duration = 0:52

May 10, 2016 - Ann Silver received this year's Business Ethics/Community Service Award. She spoke from the heart about her parents as inspiration during her formative years

May 10, 2016 - former NYS Trooper George Lambrecht's instructive presentation on situational awareness

May 10, 2016 - The annual Loucks 5K Race has been officially renamed the "The Goldberger-Loucks 5K Road Race" in honor of Charlie Goldberger

May 17, 2016
WP Hospital COO Jeff Tiesi

May 17, 2016
Rotary Scholar Akiko Kobayshi

May 24, 2016 Group of all
Scholarship winners

June 7, 2016
Speaker Supreme Court Justice
Linda Jamieson

June 7, 2016
Our Club recognized for performance

June 7, 2016
David Schribman Recognized by District Governor Marilyn Masiero

President's Awards - Bill gives certificates of appreciation to members who made contributions "above and beyond"

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Andrew Morzello
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David Schribman
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Heather Miller
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Jonathan Schere
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Lisbet Acuna

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Libby Hollahan

AND, the
"Rookie of the Year"
(new Rotarian)
goes to
(center at right)
for outstanding service to the Rotary Club

Thank you, Lauren!
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Lauren's name is engraved on the annual Rookie Award plaque

Paul Schwarz received president Bill's Highest award June 21, 2016

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Paul served as club treasurer for 12 years,
substantially upgrading our capabilities and reporting.
Paul was honored in many speeches recognizing his
immense contributions to the club (he's also our piano player!)
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Susanna Sussman, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels White Plains, praised Paul as
President of the Board of Directors
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Tributes to Paul Schwarz, from left: Brian Kenney, Susanna Sussman, Paul and Barbara, Ted Nygreen, Bill Fishman


End 2015-2016 Rotary Year


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