Each year, Rotary International selects students to study and live in countries all over the globe. The Riverhead Rotary Club has participated in the program for more than 40 years and some of Riverhead High School’s most prominent graduates have spent a year in another country to enhance their education, courtesy of Rotary. READ
Dr. Rajesh Patel was standing inside a big, empty hospital in a remote region of Brazil in 1999 when a nurse summoned him to the emergency room. Lying on the floor was a pregnant 16-year-old, seizing and frothing at the mouth. READ
A campaign nearly five years in the making at Mattituck Presbyterian Church is approaching its goal of raising funds to build a school and church in Haiti.
The Riverhead Rotary handed two new $10,000 scholarships this year, both made possible thanks to an anonymous donor who wants to get students “excited about math.” (more…)
RIVERHEAD ROTARY COURTESY PHOTO | Stephanie Falisi, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento and RHS assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon.
Riverhead High School seniors Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento and Stephanie Falisi have been honored as students of the month by the Riverhead Rotary.
The two were selected by their high school guidance departments and were guests of the club at a luncheon on Wednesday. (more…)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter will deliver his 2014 State of the Town address to a special joint meeting of the Riverhead Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Sea Star Ballroom at the L.I. Aquarium and Exhibition Center in downtown Riverhead.
The special tri-club meeting is hosted this year by the Rotary Club of Riverhead. The dinner meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. A sit-down dinner will be served. Pay at the door by cash or check payable to Rotary Club of Riverhead, but advance reservations are required.
For more information about reservations for the dinner, visit the Riverhead Rotary website, RiverheadRotary.org and see “Club Events” in the right-hand column.
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Teaming up with the First Baptist Church, the Riverhead Rotary Club hosted its fifth annual ‘Toys for Tots’ holiday party and breakfast with Frosty the Snowman Saturday morning at the church.
Giannalynn Morales, 3, (center in red dress) of Riverhead was most enchanted with Frosty.
The groups collect donations and buy gifts from Goldsmiths in Greenport.
This year 60 children and their families attended, enjoying bagels, hot chocolate, apple juice, coffee along plus face painting and coloring games. Riverhead High School Interact Club members volunteered their time.