Upcoming At Rotary


Last Tuesday at Calogero’s outdoor restaurant facility, the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club hosted Rebecca Ryan and James Sanborn as guest speakers. Ryan and Sanborn are from PBS (Positive Behavior Support Consulting). Both specialists provide support to Garden City High School students with vocational programing for the Special Education Department. Their work involves partnering with the business community to identify work sites, career exploration venues and mentors to help students learn career development and employability skills.

Ryan and Sanborn told of several heartwarming experiences where students with special needs, through support, had achieved success by going into various areas of the workforce which evolved to long-term employment benefiting both special needs employee and employer alike.

Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation

At the luncheon meeting at Calogero’s restaurant, Immediate Past Club President, Joseph Packard, Esq., was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow—Rotary’s highest honor.

Businessman Paul Harris started the first Rotary Club in 1905. Today there are more than 31,000 clubs with more than 1,200,000 members in 167 countries. Although Harris died in 1947, his memory lives on through presentations of the Paul Harris Fellow.

Awarded to Rotarians who have generously given to the Rotary Foundation in his name, it is the tradition of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club to award the Paul Harris Fellow to a Club president upon the completion of his/her term. For his many contributions to our Club and beyond, IP  president Joseph Packard well deserves this coveted award.

Fellow Rotarian Commissioned as Lieutenant in U.S. Navy

The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club warmly congratulates our fellow Rotarian, the Very Rev. Dr. Michael T. Sniffen, Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. The Dean was sworn in as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp at the commissioning ceremony at the Cathedral on June 7. We applaud our fellow Rotarian on this remarkable accomplishment.

Upcoming Speakers

July 13 —Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman

July 27—Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer

—Submitted by the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club

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