Club of Scarsdale, NY

          Service Above Self


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Scarsdale Rotary's Donation to End Polio Provides 500 Vaccinations

The disabling disease can be prevented with a vaccine. A boy receives an oral vaccine in 2013. Photo by Madison Park of CNN

One of our missions that support the International Rotary's goal to eradicate Polio Worldwide included our grant that resulted in 500 children being vaccinated.  Here's some of the media coverage about the historic polio-free certification of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region.

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·       CNN International: India beats the odds, beats polio

·       BBC.com : World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says

·       The Guardian: India may be free of polio – but the disease hasn't been eradicated yet

·       Reuters: Q+A: India at risk until polio is eradicated globally-Rotary

·       The Wall Street Journal Online: Q&A: India Eliminates Polio

·       HuffPost Live: Violinist & Conductor Itzhak Perlman LIVE

·       Forbes.com: John Hewko explains polio's legacy
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At our annual Children's Village holiday party Scarsdale Rotary president, Robert Zohn delivers our $1,000 grant

A dozen Scarsdale Rotarians participated in the our annual party for the teenage residents at the Bradish Cottage.  We enjoyed our time with the kids and showed each other our best card tricks, played Bingo, and gave gifts to each resident.  We also gifted the Bradish Cottage many of their requested items for the new recreation hall that is currently under renovation.
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The Rotary Club of Scarsdale, NY held our annual Installation Dinner at the Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, NY.  Our 2017 - 2018 slate of officers are:

President, Robert Zohn
President elect, Cynthia Dunne
Sargeant-at-Arms,
Rick Reuter
Treasurer, Dan Gerardi
Board of Directors: Doug Metz, Andrew Matturro, Mark Hirsch


Robert Zohn announced the 2018 Paul Harris Fellow Award recipients, Mark Hirsch

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Scarsdale High School student Archana Ram coordinated a book collection drive for the orphan children that are in the care of New Seed International in Ho Ghana Africa

The Scarsdale Rotary club paid for the shipping costs to get the books to the 162 kids. It never ceases to amaze and impress me how one single person can make big changes in the lives of so many.
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