Serving the Community since 1966

Since its founding in 1966, The Rotary Club of Hartsdale has been a contributing force in the Hartsdale community. The Rotary Club of Hartsdale is comprised of businessmen and women who believe, as one lyric from a Rotary song says, “He profits most who serves the best”. We are proud to list just some of the activities which have benefited both the business and resident members of our area in our over 40 year history:

  • Send members to teach and participate in the District 7230 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program.
  • Donated a Swiss atomic clock to the new Greenburgh Town Hall in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. (see Photo Right)
  • Gift of Life, which is an international program offering life saving heart surgery to children.
  • Sponsored Rotary International Scholars.
  • Collected and sent school supplies and clothing to a small school district in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky.
  • Planted Cherry Blossom trees at Webb Park commemorating the town’s Bicentennial. (see Photo Left)
  • Established the yearly Hartsdale Rotary – Ralph LaMaire
  • Community Service Award through the Woodlands Scholarship Fund for a student who best exemplifies “Service Above Self.”
  • Participated in sending 280 wheelchairs to Peru in 2004.
  • Constructed a community Bus Shelter. Sponsored a Hartsdale high school student to Sweden for a year.
  • Sponsored a Hartsdale high school student to New Zealand for a year.
  • Contributed to the People’s 911 Memorial Wall at Webb Field.
  • Contributed to the Rotary Memorial Wall at Webb Field. (see Photo Below)
  • Assisted students in vocational counseling.
  • Provided the community with a burglary deterrent program in conjunction with the Greenburgh Police Department.
  • Provided food and gifts to needy children and families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Recognition of a Student of the Month from the Greenburgh Central School District (ongoing program). (see Photo Right)
  • Installed trash baskets around Hartsdale.
  • Sent children of homeless families to summer camp each year.
  • Constructed elevated gardens at Woodlands for use by the elderly who are unable to garden at ground level
  • Erected community Bulletin Boards at the Greenburgh Town Library and at the Hartsdale train station plaza.
  • Provided an annual camper-ship for the Boy Scouts.
  • Chaperoned high school dances for charity.
  • Sponsored an Indian child on an Arizona reservation.
  • Sponsored a deaf child at the Knollwood School for the Deaf.
  • Manned Salvation Army kettles at Christmas.
  • Helped underwrite and made contributions to various local organizations and causes, such as student trips to foreign lands, the Dad’s Club, etc.
  • Established a Safe Driver Program in conjunction with the Greenburgh Police Department.
  • Hosted a foreign high school student for a year from Bolivia.
  • Hosted a foreign high school student for a year from Belgium.
  • Erected a memorial flagpole in the Hartsdale train station plaza.
  • Developed an award and incentive reading program at the high school.
  • Contribute to Camp VIVA, a summer camp for families dealing with AIDS.
  • Instituted “Safe School Bus Driver of the Month” award.
  • Collect eyeglasses for the needy.
  • Helped promote recycling throughout the town of Greenburgh by providing Rotary logo bins.
  • Assisted restocking the library at the Montrose Veterans Administration Hospital through a book and magazine collection program.
  • Donated library card sleeves to Greenburgh Public Library.
  • Contributed both financially and physically toward the construction of the playground at Webb Field.
  • Helped raise funds for the playground at Westhab.
  • Read to children at the Greenburgh Library during Literacy Week.
  • We have also supported the Elmsford Animal Shelter, the Hartsdale Players. Day Top of Westchester, the Lord’s Pantry, the Dad’s Club of Hartsdale, the Grace Church, the Bridge Fund, the Greenburgh Chess Association, the Gift of Life program and the New Orchestra of Westchester.
  • Provide dictionaries to each fourth grader at R. J. Bailey School. (see Photo Right)
  • Sponsored two students who have gone on to win the Rotary District 7230 Four
  • Way Speaking Test Contest.
  • Donated sign and sponsor “Teenburgh” at the new Greenburgh Public Library.
  • Actively participated in Rotary’s “Polio Plus” program as we work to eradicate the disease throughout the world.
  • Lead club in international projects to provide potable water in Honduras and Tanzania.
  • Provide school supplies to those in need in the Greenburgh Central 7 school district.

We will continue to seek out worthy projects so that we may be of service to our community and contribute to the world through our international affiliation as well as present leadership in our own vocations, thus accomplishing the betterment of our own lives. We are always seeking new members who, like its current members, are looking to make our community and our world a better place in which to live and work.

For additional information email us, join us at one of our weekly meetings or call 914-693-5362

For more information about Rotary, visit Rotary International or District 7230.