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Jonathan Schere, club president 2018-19

June 12, 2018

Jonathan receives his President's pin.
The pin is a ruby Rotary pin passed
down to the new president each year.



After receiving the gavel from Libby, Jonathan is surrounded by RCWP Past Presidents

 
June 12, 2018
Jonathan outlines his goals for the upcoming year



July 10, 2018
First meeting of the new Rotary year! Happiness dollars from the prior year were donated, with Foundation trustees Bergins, Weill, Graessle accepting the check


July 10, 2018 - Ted Nygreen explains FIRST Robotics -
This is STEM education at its finest, involving students doing engineering - called the 'varsity sport for the mind.'

July 17, 2017
Imran Kazmi (Crystal Heart)
consultant and Pakistani citizen, on Pakistan-US geopolitical relationships

Aug 21, 2018
Vito LaRusso educated us on the
sport of pigeon racing!


7/10/2018 President Jonathan with
PP Ted Nygreen, our speaker on
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

7/31/2018 Senator Shelley Mayer
NYS Senate District 37

September 4, 2018
Gina Avila is the founder of WEI

October 2, 2018 featured new member biography for Artem Djukic


Oct 2, 2018 featured new member biography for Betheny Mills


10/9/18 County Executive
(and Rotarian) George Latimer

10/2/18 Visiting Rotarian Heide Pichler-Herritsch from Villach Park, Austria, recounted her family history after WWII with the Rotary Club of White Plains!

9/4/2018
Gina Avila, head of the
Women's Empowerment Institute
www.wei-ny.org


10/16/2018 SALVATION ARMY
Major Jenny Alarcon taught us all about the Army, especially the WP Corps

10/16
Rotarian Steve Holden proudly received
his Paul Harris recognition pin from
President Jonathan for PHF+3

Past Presidents Dinner November 27, 2019
aka "HALO CLUB" annual dinner and induction ceremony admits Libby Hollahan into exclusive club

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Past President George Kontogiannis organized a formal ceremony including candlelight procession...
       
A few past presidents welcome Libby Hollahan. . . . . . Libby addressing the audience. . . . First Man Tom gets flowers. . .


Oct 20, 2018 SOCKTOBER

12/11/2018
PP Heather Miller awarded her
PHF+6 pin ("plus 6")

12/11/2018
Speaker Lionel Binney on
Omni-channel retailing
December 18, 2018
Saint Nick visits (Nick Wolff)

12/18/2018 Annual Performance by White Plains High School String Ensemble
At the end of 6 selections, the ensemble jollied us with a holiday tune (0:37)
December 18, 2018 Performance by White Plains High School String Ensemble included a piece by the Mariachi group (1:06).
(This is the only high school Mariachi band in New York state.)  And of course they performed Mozart (1:52), among others.

   
 

New Year! January 8, 2019
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach "State of the City"
 

 

January 22, 2019 Judge Geotge McKinnis,
Bronxville Rotarian and DG Designate 2021-22,
explains the US "mass incarceration crisis."

He presented distressing prison statistics for the USA, which has the largest prison population in the world as a result of the various regressive laws relating to our war on drugs...

George McKinnis proposed a "Community Restorative Justice Program" which avoids prison with the ‘right’ defendant who shows at least a spark of desire to improve his or her life. There is more that needs to be done:
  • Decriminalize non-violent crimes as much as is reasonable.
  • Release those who were given long prison sentences for possession of drugs, except for true drug dealers.
  • Repeal all laws that bear mandatory prison sentences as they leave a Judge no discretion.
  • Convince all Courts of criminal jurisdiction to develop sentences that are curative and that do not impose imprisonment, as I have done. This does not work for all defendants, indeed, it only works with a handful of defendants, but for those for which it works, their lives are changed for the better.

T[his] will take a serious legislative fight and years. Based on my experience to date, convincing sitting Justices to use a curative restorative justice sentence that they must supervise for a full year is very, very uphill. It takes a lot of time to handle each person who has a one year program. However, if we can save just a few people from a degraded and foul life of frequent imprisonment and a criminal career, our Justices should do it."

4th Annual Fundraiser "EAT WELL, DO GOOD" festival, Jan 30, 2019

Another wonderful evening of craft beer, fine wine, and food sampling! We are grateful to our event partners, Sam's of Gedney Way, Caperberry Events, Great American BBQ Co. La Bocca Ristorante, Aries Wine and Spirits, and Broken Bow Brewery for helping us plan a terrific event! Other participating vendors are: Walter's Hot Dogs (yes, the food truck will be there), Morton's Steakhouse, White Plains Bake Shoppe, Frank's Food Court, Alex's Lounge, Chocolations, and Delicias del Jirez!


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Audience during presentation
 
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Caperberry Events
 
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Partida Tequila ready to serve
 
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Chocolations desserts (!)
 
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Happy Schribmans (and Mike)
 
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Happy Kim Griffith, Amy Via
 
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Franks Food Court: More yummy
 
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Ira Levine, Ted, Rocco, Jonathan
 
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Goldbergers, Ramsdells
 
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Scanlans, Weills

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McCallions
 
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David Ganis, Peter Moncada

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Pete Romeo, Rick Jackson, D Schribman
 
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Ted, Ted, Rocco
 
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Amy, Barbara, Jill, Heather
 
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Norman and Kaye White
 
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Grant Recipients smiling
 
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Larry Severino, Jenny Alarcon
 
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Joyce White with 2 guests
 
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Alan Lowenfels, Lubarskys
 
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Artem and George with 2 guests
 
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Libby Hollahan, 2 guests
 
     

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