Rotary Club Celebrates 100 Years Of Service

NEWBURGH – The motto of Rotary is Service Above Self, and the Greater Newburgh Rotary Club celebrated 100 years of service to the community at Pamela’s On the Hudson on the evening of Sunday October 16th. More than 60 Rotarians, spouses and guests gathered for a wonderful evening of food, activities, and fellowship.

The District Governor James Damiani read a proclamation from Rotary President Ian Riesley on this accomplishment.

Other proclamations from state and local officials were read as well by our current President Ms. Jeannine Miller.

Lighting up the dance floor, John Smith, Cathy Smith McCarty, Debra Smith Johnson, and Rev. David Mason.

Mike Matsler and President Elect Deborah Sager co-hosted the event.  Mike also organized an auction of material brought in by members. Tom Becker and his wife Gina presented a Rotary quiz on past and current members and activities, consisting of five parts interspersed though out the evening.

The club recognized a Past President who will be retiring and leaving the area in January (Reverend David Mason).

One of our longest standing members John Smith and his wife Ruth Smith blew out a Birthday Candle in recognition of our 100 years of existence and service.  The evening was highlighted by the lively and engaging music of the band the Hot Rods, as many Rotarians and guests, young and old, enjoyed taking to the dance floor with energy, style and fun! The club looks forward to the future, and continued growth in fellowship and service!