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Libby Hollahan, club president 2017-18

June 20, 2017

Libby receives her new President's pin
from past president Bill Fishman. The pin is a ruby Rotary pin passed down to the new president each year.

July 11,2017
First lunch meeting of the new Rotary year: Caramoor is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds in Katonah. CEO Jeff Haydon introduces Caramoor and its exciting summer music programs.

August 1, 2017
Jill Serling, Executive Director of the award-winning Scarsdale Adult School, discussed exciting learning opportunities for a wide range of interests!

July 18, 2017
What really is Ronald McDonald House? Terry Hughes told us about Ronald McDonald house and volunteer opportunities.

August 13, 2017 - Four Rotarians prepared brunch for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House whose children are being treated at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital: Sylvia Lopez, Libby Hollahan, Daryl Moss  Mary Rahe, had fun doing good!

August 13, 2017
7 Rotarians cooked dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House whose children are being treated at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

8/29/2017 - "Fifth Tuesday"
President Libby introduces our first "Fifth Tuesday Service Above Self" lunch meeting. We packed backpacks full of school supplies for middle school students from families in need, coordinated through the White Plains Housing Authority and our Past President Heather Miller of the Thomas H. Slater Community Center.
Shown here are Paul Schwarz, Steve Holden, Terry Hughes, Jonathan Schere, Paul Ficalora, Paul Fernandes.

August 29, 2017 - Rosa Boone-Morgan and Nick Wolff with President Libby Hollahan and Andy Morzello's granddaughters, who made cards for the students

September 5, 2017
It's all happening at the Zoo! Bronx Zoo, that is...
Very fortunate to have John F. Calvelli, COO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, as our guest speaker at this week's meeting.

September 5, 2017
John Calvelli talked about the Zoo's history, mission to save species, and future plans. He also shared some amazing behind-the-scenes stories, like the time the zoo was called to help rescue a "pet" Siberian tiger from a NY apartment--someone bought it as a cub...but then it grew up...

9/9/2017 - We packed fresh produce bags for Food Bank to distribute to senior citizens.  Nick Wolff, Jonathan Schere, George Kontogiannis, Carolyn Johnson, Terry Hughes, Joyce White, Sylvia Lopez, Tony Russo, Amy Via, Libby Hollahan. The Food Bank has an impressive operation distributing to food pantries

After we packed, we did a little "cleanup" -- oops, Nick landed in the garbage!

9/9/2017 - "after work" some of us enjoyed a fall afternoon and a couple of tastings at Captain Lawrence

September 12, 2017
Andrea Kish, Master Gardener, explained how heirloom tomatoes are different from regularly cultivated tomatoes, and brought samples of some of the exotic looking and delicious ones she grows.

October 17, 2017
13-month old Triston Martinez is a boy from Belize who needed life-saving heart surgery.
The Gift of Life program gave Triston a new lease on life.
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October 3, 2017
White Plains Public Library Adult Services/Local History Librarian Ben Himmelfarb presented "Navigating the World of Fake (and Real) News"

October 10, 2017
Psychiatrist Hasan Asif discussed a new treatment for depression

October 17, 2017
Andy Morse, economist: "Market Myths and Realities in 2017"

November 7, 2017
Mack Carter for our annual
Veterans Day program


November 14, 2017 Rotarian and Wellness Coach Daryl Moss
'Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness for Productivity'


11/21/2017 Bob Pargament of the Westchester Hypnosis Center

11/21/2017 Farewell to VP Mary Rahe
who is moving to New Paltz


November 28, 2017
'Halo Club' Dinner to Honor Past President George Kontogiannis

George Kontogiannis accepts Presidential Citation for 2016-17 Our club was one of two in District 7230 to qualify...

George Kontogiannis give his thank-you speech for being inducted into the prestigious (?) Halo Club
George's family and friends table
George and his Mom
Other Halo Club members welcome...
December 5, 2017
Gregory Ehrie, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division,
New York Field Office

December 5, 2017
FBI Special Agent Greg Ehrie
with President Libby Hollahan
January 2, 2018
First meeting of the new year...
Biographies from new members
Joyce White and Daryl Moss

12/19/2017 Annual Holiday performance by the White Plains High School Choir

video duration 2:28

12/19/2017 And by the WPHS Honors String Ensemble (video duration 2:24)


January 9, 2018
White Plains School Superintendent
Dr. Joe Ricca

1/9/2018 Speaker Joe Ricca, Libby,
Raina Kadavil (WPHS '15),
Rotarian Charles Norris

January 16,2018 President Libby reviews our New Years resolutions

January 16, 2018
Rotarian Ed Shornik, PP of Rotary Club of Novosibirsk (Siberia!) was our speaker.

January 16, 2018
Exchanging club banners with
Ed Shornik from Siberia

January 23, 2018
Joe Stout, Chair, and Sara Cavanaugh, Volunteer Coordinator of the Westchester County Parks Foundation

February 6, 2008 Keynote Susan Fox,
CEO of White Plains Hospital
L-R: Rotarian Ann Edwards, Susan Fox, President Libby, EVP Jeff Tiesi

February 13, 2018
Financial guru Rotarian Paul Bronzo
on volatile market conditions

February 20, 2018
PP Heather Miller received her
"Paul Harris Plus 5" pin

February 20, 2018 - meeting at the Slater Center in recognition of Black History Month - we were treated to singing sensation Selah Armstrong (age 13)

March 6, 2018 Lunch meeting in another location: La Bocca restaurant.
Speaker Kathy Halas, Executive Director  Child Care Council of Westchester.

March 20, 2018 Mayor Tom Roach
(a member of our club!) gives his annual update on "State of the City"

April 3, 2018 Dr. Steve Weisblatt on
"It's not just Opioids: Mental Health
and the Experience of Pain"

April 10, 2018 YMCA Reading Room

APRIL 10, 2018
250 Mamaroneck Ave, celebrating the opening of the Rotary Reading Nook at the YMCA -- our District 7230 Matching Grant project. The plaque in the Reading Nook honors Rotary for making it possible.

At the White Plains Family YMCA, Rotarians Harry Bright, Amy Via, Kim Griffiths, Jonathan Schere read to children

Rotarian Don Sharp is awarded a Paul Harris Fellow (PHS+5)

Fred Singleton previews this year's Loucks Games, our big track meet

Visiting Rotoractor from France, now living in WP, Sylvain Falipou

Rotarian from India Sharad Dole, and his wife Ann Dole, welcomed by Pres. Libby and District Governor Janet DiBenedetto

Kentucky Derby Party
May 1, 2018
Kentucky native PP Bill Fishman started this "annual tradition"
to celebrate Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby Party  -  May 1, 2018

May 15, 2018 - Peter Stone
Community Service Award Honoree

May 15, 2018 - Peter Stone
Community Service Award Honoree with Pres. Libby and Alan Lowenfels

May 15, 2018 - Peter Stone
Community Service Award Honoree
singing with Harry Bright

May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Parade
(It was a cold and overcast day in White Plains, but the parade went on!)

Rookie Member of the Year
Daryl Moss recognized for her tremendous involvement all year!


For names of all winners, see
Recipients since 2010

JOKER WINNER! (Entire deck!)
Jill Owens split the $1478 pot with the Foundation (Steve Holden representing)

Karl Milde's last meeting after 30 years in RCWP - 6/19/2018.
Karl served as club president and district governor while a member of our club.
Now retired and moved, Karl is transferring to the Northeast Westchester club.

June 12, 2018 - President Libby received her official "Past President" pin from Larry Severino
June 19, 2018 - Excellent presentation by Anaheita Kotral about her "Lifting-Up Westchester" organization
. . . and what a year it was . . .

Thank you, Libby!

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