Club Information
North Rockland Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Lynch's On The Green
200 Thiells Mount Ivy Rd
Pomona, NY, NY 10984
United States of America
** The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month are at 6 PM. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month are at 12:30 PM.
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
Rotary Day of Service Chair
Vocational Service
Vocational Service
Rotary Day of Service Chair
Rotary Day of Service Chair
International Service
Membership Chairperson
Diversity Equity Inclusion
Public Relations Chair
Youth Service
Service Projects Chair
The Rotary Foundation
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October 12, 2023
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The Rotary Club of North Rockland will host a dinner dance for developmentally delayed residents of group homes in the North Rockland area on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm at the West Haverstraw Community Center. The evening will feature a DJ playing dance music, and a dinner served by Rotarian volunteers.    Admission is by invitation only ;invitations have been sent to group homes in the area.
Club President Carol Hoerter explained that “Rotary exists to serve the community, and we do many projects throughout the year. But this year, we wanted to find an innovative new project as part of the Day of Service sponsored by Rotary clubs throughout the Northeast and in Bermuda. We realized that the developmentally delayed people who live in group homes are often forgotten by the larger community. We thought that these folks, like everyone else, would enjoy a break from their normal routine and a chance to do something just for fun.  We are really looking forward to providing a special evening for them.”
Club President-Elect Joseph Truhon, who is leading the committee of Rotarians planning and staffing the event stated that “The response from the group homes has been great—it looks like we will have a full house and we hope that this event will be a special night out for every guest!”
For more information about the event, contact Carol Hoerter CAROLLHOERTER@OPTONLINE.NET
In November and December, 2022, The Rotary Club of North Rockland donated 223 warm winter coats to students in the North Rockland school district. The coats were provided to students who were identified by faculty members as lacking this basic necessity for winter life and learning. Under the leadership of Rotarian Judy Ritacco, Rotary volunteers purchased new coats from area stores, sorted the coats by to assure that each school received coats of the proper size and gender for their students, and delivered the coats to the schools for distribution. The Club thanks Judy for her tireless work and dedication to this cause.
The coat donation program is an example of how the Club can act for the benefit of the community. Because members of the Club live and work in the community, they can spot issues and problems which can be missed by government programs and large-scale charities.  The coat donation program was started in 2012 when a Rotarian visited a local elementary school on a cold winter day and noticed a little girl coming to school clad only in a thin shirt. When she brought this situation to the attention of the club, the club established the coat donation program immediately. No bureaucracy needed-just a group of people dedicated to service above self.  
Friends and neighbors from the North Rockland community gathered on October 13,2022 at the 6th annual Taste of North Rockland to enjoy an evening of fine dining, beverages and music while helping those in need. This event, sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of North Rockland and the North Rockland Lions Club was an overwhelming success. About 200 people turned out for the event despite the inclement weather of the day. It raised enough to enable donations of $3500 to support the hunger fighting work of People to People, $3500 to support  Rockland Recovery Homes  in providing safe housing for those recovering from drug abuse, and additional funds to support the ongoing charitable work of the Lions and Rotary.
People from the North Rockland community enjoyed the chance to join old friends and renew acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere, with lots of table-hopping and mingling. Participants enjoyed a bountiful buffet of food and drink generously donated by twenty one of our area's finest restaurants, with a variety of cuisine representing the diverse heritage of our area. You could not leave the event hungry! One attendee remarked that he could not buy the dinner he had at the event for twice the price of admission. For a list of the restaurants which participated in the event, click here. Please think of them when you are choosing a place to dine out.
Rotarian and Lion Doreen Makara led the committee of volunteers from both clubs to make the event possible. Many thanks to Doreen and to all of the others who joined in this effort. We also thank those local businesses who helped by advertising in our event journal, by sponsoring advertising banners and by publicizing the event. Special thanks to the Village of West Haverstraw for use of the event venue.