Club Video
A Short video about our Club
Our Club Meetings

Yonkers-East Yonkers

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
(now via Zoom Conference)
Zoom meeting
Yonkers, NY 10710
United States of America
Club Calendar
July 2020
S M T W T F S
28
29
30
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President
Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Club Membership Chair
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
Stay Connected
Facebook      
News Story
Y-EY Works with Gullotta House to feed Westchester
Our Club has been working with Gullotta House to help provide on-the-job meals to Yonkers Hospital staff, EMS, police, and Fire Departments.  The Club has provided a grant to help offset the cost of these meals.  Gullotta House - a fully volunteer organization, pooled resources from other organizations to continue providing meals not only to our frontline responders but also to homebound and needy seniors and families.
 
PPE Supplies for St John's Hospital
The AFYA Foundation, based in Yonkers, through the good offices of the Club and District, provided 1,000 Face shields and 700 masks to the Emergency Room staff at St. John's Riverside Hospital., Additional supplies being procured for the Hospital.
 
Club Donates funds for wait staff at Zuppa Restaurant
The Club has been meeting at Zuppa Restaurant for some time for our evening meetings.  However, with the outbreak of the pandemic and the stay-at-home situation, the Club has switched to online meetings.  The Restaurant is closed and the wait staff thee are no longer able to work.  The Club decided to repurpose some of the money, members would have spent on lunches at the restaurant and donate these funds to the wait staff there to help them tide over the current difficulties.  
 
Club Food-Packing for Seniors Continues
The Club has continued its food-packing project for homebound seniors and the handicapped in partnership with Yonkers Community Action Program -YCAP.  Club volunteers have been packing over 100 bags of food every few weeks for delivery to those in need. 
 
Club convenes online meetings
Our Club has responded to the current situation by setting up online meetings.  Through a program of support from the District, the club has been conducting its regular Club meetings as well as Board meetings via Zoom Conference calling.  Attendance has been at par with our regular in-person meetings,  Most members agreed that Club business is being conducted efficiently but they do miss the fellowship that the in-person meetings offered.
The Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers is a non-profit organization that has been promoting fellowship, ethical business relationships, and community projects since 1920.

This year, as we have for many years, our Club will award up to 10 grants (maximum $ 750 each) to 501(c)3 organizations in support of projects that benefit Yonkers residents.

The deadline for applications was April 15th.
.
Grant announcements will be made by May 15th.
We are saddened to announce that David C.Schildwachter, Sr, Past President of the Yonkers-East Yonkers Club 2012-2015, and Past Assistant Governor (2015-16) for D7230, passed away on Monday 16 March, after a short illness. 
 
Born in 1933, Dave joined the then East Yonkers Club in 2011 and was President of the Club during the time of the merger with the Yonkers Club.  He continued as President for a total of three terms from July 2012 to June 2015, when he was appointed Assistant Governor for the District for the Rotary Year 2015-16. 
 
We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Wendy and to his extended family.  May his soul rest in peace.
In view of the escalating situation with the COVID-19 virus, the safety and well-being of our members is of primary concern.  The Club is adhering to the recommendation of social distancing to stem the spread of the virus. 
 
To that end,  President Steve Simpson has announced some measures to continue the work of the Club.  In-person Club Meetings have been cancelled for the next six weeks and will be replaced by online meetings.  He has also announced that our clubs monthly food packing service project for homebound seniors and disabled persons will continue on Wednesday 18 March with a skeleton crew of members with the appropriate sanitary protection measures in place.  Those members who feel uncomfortable or have any underlying health conditions are advised to remain at home.  He said, "while we are taking any and all measures to ensure the safety of our members, we will not abandon our motto of Service Above Self.  These homebound seniors and disabled persons depend on our help in packing their food supplies and we simply cannot abandon them when they themselves are also in great need of our assistance."
 
The planned wine-tasting fundraiser scheduled for 19 March has been postponed.  The other upcoming events are being reviewed and appropriate decisions will be taken in due course.
 
District Governor Mahbub Ahmad in a message to all Rotarians in the District said "our primary goals are three-fold. to ensure the continued safety of our members and their families,contribute to all containment efforts, and ensure that we ourselves do not contribute towards spreading the disease."  He advised Clubs to use judgment and discretion, when it comes to club meetings and events.  Canceling or postponing meetings or Rotary-related travel, might be appropriate. Many Clubs are postponing or canceling regular in-person meetings, or holding them online, or by phone.   To help with these efforts, the District will offer it's Zoom Video Conference Facilities and its teleconference setup to all Clubs in the District at no cost.
2020-21 Dues Payment
DONATE
Our Projects need your support !  Your dollars will change lives.  Donations are tax-deductible.
 
OR, make check to "Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary Foundation",  mail to: P.O. Box 771, Yonkers, NY 10710
 
Want more information?  Contact us: info@yonkersrotary.org
Facebook