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The Rocky Point Rotary Hand Made Quilt Raffle to benefit local food pantries is now under way.  The tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  The drawing will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Ann Marie at 631-886-0002.
On Tuesday, August 25, Rocky Point Rotarian Ann Marie Roberts provided her fellow Rotarians with a history lesson sharing little known information that African American slaves may have used a quilt code to navigate the Underground Railroad. Quilts with patterns named "flying geese," "tumbling blocks," and "bear's paw" appear to have contained secret messages that helped direct slaves to freedom.  Ann Marie shared that the quilt-code theory has met with controversy, but she believed it to be fact after reading several books on the subject.
Ann Marie also shared an 80-year old quilt that she recently discovered and purchased at a local antique sale.  The quilt is pictured below.  Thank you, Ann Marie, for a wonderful and thought-provoking presentation.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, members of the Rocky Point Rotary Club served lunch and spent time engaging with the campers and their counselors at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in East Moriches.  A special thank you to Campus Heroes of Rocky Point and My Butcher of Wading River. 
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience firsthand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities specially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.
The camp is is proudly celebrating its 68th summer season.

RLI seeks to have Rotary Clubs in its member districts identify those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for future club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations. - See more at:


Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seeks to have Rotary Clubs identify those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for future club leadership and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.

The Rotary Leadership Institute will be offering the following courses this Fall Semester - 2015:

Parts I, II, III, and Graduate.


(RLI brochure is attached in PDF format for your ready reference)

Date & Time:
Saturday, October 17, 2015
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY  11747

* Breakfast, lunch and beverage breaks are included  *


Contact: PDG David Ardam
RLI Co-Chair


On Tuesday, July 21, the Rocky Point Rotary Club welcomed guest speaker, Wayne Mammina.  Wayne is an active member of the Rocky Point Historical Society.  In addition to volunteering with the Historical Society, Wayne is working on a book, "Rocky Point Through the Eyes of a Child."  Wayne shared many childhood memories of times spent with his brother as an altar boy in St. Anthony of Padua's church.  He reminisced about Msg. Vincent Margiotta (aka Fr. Vincent) and the origins of the church he loves in beautiful downtown Rocky Point.
Thank you to Rocky Point Rotarian, Roberta Gerrish, for inviting Wayne to our meeting so that he could share his memories of his childhood.
Pictured above from left to right: Roberta Gerrish, Wayne Mammina and President Jeff Hulse
Name the two U.S. Presidents that were Rotarians.
On Tuesday, July 14, Rocky Point Rotary welcomed Jan Emery of the Banff Rotary of Scotland.  Jan is visiting the US this summer and took time out of her busy travel schedule to join the Rocky Point Rotary at its weekly meeting.
It was an honor and a privilege to get to meet Jan.  Pictured below are past president Lee McAllister and Banff Rotarian Jan Emery.
On Tuesday, July 14, two Rocky Point High School Interact students were guest speakers at the weekly Rocky Point Rotary Club meeting.  Students Pooja Deshpande and Samantha Napoli both attended the  Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) Conference  in April 2015. They shared that the weekend event was life-changing and that they learned so much about community, communication, and team building.  Pictured below from left to right are Pooja Deshpande, Past President Lee McAllister, and Samantha Napoli.
RYLA is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
On Tuesday, July 14, a German exchange student, Lena Huster, and her American host. Claudia Campanella, stopped by the Rocky Point Rotary meeting to share their experience.  Lena spent three weeks in the United States with her Miller Place host family and had the opportunity to visit NYC and Montauk Point.  Lena is looking forward to returning to Germany and bringing her host "sister," Claudia, with her.  This exchange was made possible by Rotary and both young ladies are learning so much!
Thank you, Tom Talbot, for bringing the students to our meeting so that they could share their experience! Pictured below are exchange student Lena Huster, Rocky Point Rotarian Tom Talbot, and Miller Place student (and exchange host) Claudia Campanella.
On Tuesday, July 7, the Rocky Point Rotary Club honored the 2015 scholarship winners from three local school districts.  There winners, pictured from left to right, were:
Jenn Holownia--Miller Place High School
Madison Maciaszek--Rocky Point High School
Gavin Davis--Shoreham-Wading River High School
Also pictured are Rocky Point Rotarians Bob Badalian and Jeff Hulse.  Congratulations to our scholarship winners and good luck in college!

In June 2015, the Rocky Point Rotary Club welcomed speaker Colleen Kalman.  Colleen is the Regional Director at Memory Training Centers of America.  She provided those in attendance with valuable information regarding cognitive rehab for seniors in many assisted living communities in the tri-state area, including Suffolk County.

Thank you to Rotarian Dr. Deborah De Luca for brining such an informative speaker to the meeting.



On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, guest speakers Mary Daum and Neil Baggett presented info on the Tesla Center in Shoreham

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On Sunday, May 31, the Interact Service Club of Rocky Point High School and their advisor Margaret Messinetti participated in a spring cleanup at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Everyone took part in raking leaves, weeding flower beds, putting down mulch, painting, and general cleanup duties. Everyone worked hard, but they also managed to have fun.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp designed for young people ages 6-21 with special needs. Its mission is to help children and adults achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a summer-time environment. Throughout the program, campers participate in typical summer camp activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.Image



For the Benefit of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Gift of Life, and Other Rotary Service Projects


Monday, June 8

Shotgun Start--1 PM

Registration and Lunch 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

St. George's Golf & Country Club
Sheep Pasture Road, Stony Brook, NY


On Saturday, May 2, Rocky Point Rotarians donated their time and expertise by planting flowers in window boxes at Little Flower in Wading River. Thank you to all who attending this service event!


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, members of the Rocky Point Rotary Club met in full red shirt regalia to serve a delicious Easter lunch to the residents of the Ridge Rest Home. Anne Marie Roberts arranged this service project and by all accounts (empty plates and all), it was very well received and a huge success. Spiro and Sea Basin provided the delicious ham and all the trimmings. Thanks to Anne Marie & Sea Basin for putting the meal together!


On Tuesday, April 7, the Rotary Club of Rocky Point was fortunate to have special visitors From the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown.  There is a branch of the foundation that services wounded Veterans.  Two VetDogs were at the meeting, “Toshi,” whose trainer is Nancy, and “Savannah,” who is called Savy or Sassy, whose trainer is Michelle. Vetdogs is an assistance dog program that uses guide dogs, service dogs, and innovative training techniques to enhance the lives of disabled Veterans of all eras.  Visit for more information.

Thank you to Rotarian Diane Boos for arranging for this speaker.



Mr. Lee McAllister is beginning his first term as president of the
Rotary Club of Rocky Point.  We wish him much success!


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Rocky Point
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