Our club is a group of creative, dedicated people who want to serve those in need — and enjoy ourselves, too! We’re non-political and non-sectarian. Through efficient weekly meetings usually featuring Guest Speakers, we become educated a variety of topics. Recently these topics included Doctors Without Borders, motorcycle racing, social media, suicide education and prevention, the fracking process and national health care law.
Our club is family-friendly. Our members sometimes bring their children to meetings. Kids can have a snacks (sometimes we have a dinner), listen in, do homework, watch TV. When Rotary is family affair it means, everyone benefits.
Sometimes we meet at an especially interesting business or non-profit for an inside tour or hear other organizations describe their institutions and needs.. We organize fundraisers and service projects or join other Rotary clubs or local groups in a common project for the public good. But whatever good we’re doing, we have a good time doing it. And as we like to say, “With you, we can do more!”
Locally we support: Valatie Food Pantry, Barnwell Angels of ElderACT, a Rotary related seniors club, Ichabod Crane Back Pack Food Program, Awards and Scholarships for ICCS students, Kinderhook-Niverville-Valatie Rail Trail, Valatie Community Theater, Valatie Senior Center, Operation Warm (new winter coats for ICCS younger students), ICCS Arts in Education, Kinderhook-Valatie-Niverville Rail Trail (non-motorized vehicles only) to link our communities.
Internationally we support: Polio Plus, the Rotary program for eradication of polio; ShelterBox (disaster relief) ; Village on India by helping to provide a school, a water and sanitation program and community health; Academic centers in several countries to train leaders to become peacemakers using advanced techniques for conflict resolution.
MEETINGS: We meet every Wednesday from 6:15 – 7:15 at the Valatie Senior Center on 3302 Williams St. in Valatie, NY 12184.