Rotary District 7255 encompasses the land mass of Long Island, from the Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridges, to the Lighthouses of the East End.
We have 1600 members representing 70 different clubs. 

 

Emergency Relief Drive for Haiti

 

Hello Fellow Rotarians,

As many of you may be aware, our District does a great deal of work through Rotary Global Grants in a variety of places in Haiti. The recent earthquake and hurricane in Haiti has left the people of the country in great need.  

A group of Rotarians have used their contacts locally and in Haiti to make arrangements to get much needed supplies to the region.  Now we need your help.  The flyer below lists items that are needed most urgently at this time. If you or your clubs are able to donate some of these items it would be greatly appreciated.

We have set up three days for donations to be dropped off at KBG Commercial - they have kindly donated a trailer for us to store the donations and then they will deliver them to the Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio. From there they will be added to a container the Hospital is shipping to Haiti.  

So if you have donations please box them and include what it in the box so we have an easy master list.  Please don't seal the boxes as we will then make up individual boxes to be distributed to our various contacts in Haiti.  In addition, a go fund me page has also been created.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

Mel

P.S. Maybe Club Presidents and AGs can work together to drop off donations.

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Meet Your District Governor 2021-22 - Mary Ellen “Mel” Ellwood

Mel joined the Rotary Club of Riverhead in 2008 and immediately volunteered to run the clubs March Madness Pool thinking she was going to run a college basketball pool, nevertheless she proceeded with the club’s raffle raising the most money since the raffle’s inception.  Mel served on the club’s board of directors, was the club president in 2013-2014, and AG from 2016-2019. She has served on several District Conference committees, was twice a member of the District Nominating committee, is an RLI graduate and facilitator and multiple Paul Harris recipient.
 
In 2005 Mel started selling real estate and quickly realized that all of her previous work experience had prepared her for a successful real estate career. She has earned her broker’s license; completed two designation courses: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and is currently working on her Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). Mel currently works for Century 21 Albertson Realty on the North Fork where she manages a sales team of nine and lists & sells homes.

After graduating from the University of Dayton Mel began her Public Relations career working for the United State Football League then moved into PR Agency life working for a number of PR Firms in Manhattan as a PR executive and then as a Director of Human Resources.
 
Mel first started serving in her community at the age of 10 when she hosted Ronald McDonald Carnivals in her back yard to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and the community service has continued since.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family (she has 21 nieces & nephews), singing at St. Rosalie’s Church in Hampton and hanging out with friends.
 
Click Below for DG Mel Installation Dinner Pictures:
 

Obituary

We regret to announce the sudden passing of longtime Patchogue Rotarian and PDG Francis Fosmire. Fran was also the head of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. 

Visitation will be at Robertaccio Funeral Home at 85 Medford Ave in Patchogue tomorrow, Thursday 9/16 from 4 - 8pm with internment at Calverton the following day.

 
 
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Rotary 7255 - Million Mask Challenge

ROTARY 7255 - MILLION MASK CHALLENGE - JAN 13, 2021

On Jan 13, 2021, our Rotary District 7255 was a part of the #millionmaskchallenge where over 300,000 masks will be distributed across Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Thank you to the Rossi Family Foundation for your contributions and PDG Jack Solomon for your event organization!!! Thank you to our 41 clubs and Rotarians who are getting the masks to our first responders, front line and essential workers! We are #PeopleOfAction !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FUNDRAISING WITH EVENTGROOVE

Event Groove is an easy fundraising platform for you to use whether you are doing an in-person or virtual event.
We used it for the District Conference Auction and the  District Foundation Luncheon.
Below is a link which shows you how to
  • Get Started
  • Sales and Sweepstakes
  • Auctions and Crowdfunding
  • A -thon
 
Quick Start Guide: Go to https://go.rotary7255gives.org/start
  1. Enter in your information
  2. Enter in your club’s information
    1. Have your EIN number handy here
  3. Verify your account by suppling any documentation that has your name with your club’s name (ex: website, org chart, etc..)
  4. Connect your Stripe account (This needs to be done before you can publish any campaigns. 
 
As always, if you have any questions, we’re here to help! 
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Phone: 855.425.1071