Club Information
Welcome to the Babylon Rotary Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
The American Legion
22 Grove Pl
Babylon, NY 11702
United States of America
We meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM.
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The #1 most requested item by homeless veterans is clean socks, underwear & T-Shirts.
In honor of Veterans day, Babylon Rotary Club will be collecting new T-Shirts, Underwear & Socks to be donated to General Needs Ltd. and be distributed to homeless veterans. You can drop of items at any of the locations below OR shop our AMAZON WISH LIST
On Weds on 8/24/22, the Babylon Rotary Club met at Camp-Pa-Qua-Tuck to prepare & service lunch to their campers. We prepared Meatball Parm Subs & Spinach Salad.  
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck – dedicated to the benefit of special needs individuals of Long Island and beyond – stands today, not from the efforts of one organization, but rather as a culmination of a tremendous wave of effort from many Rotary Clubs throughout District 7255.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck maintains a more than 70-year track record for making the dreams of individuals with disabilities a reality. Each year, they invite thousands of campers to enjoy a session of summer fun at our 37-acre site on the shores of Kaler’s Pond in Center Moriches.
At Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, the campers experience the joys of boating, arts and crafts, music, adaptive sports and games, swimming, campfires and more. In a supportive environment, the counselors encourage campers to reach outside their comfort zones and join with their fellow campers in activities designed to enhance their lives.
WHAT A TERRIFIC DAY WE HAD ON RACE DAY!  Hopefully by now everyone has seen the amazing coverage we received in the Babylon Beacon about our fundraiser!  The morning was cool and sunny.  The trail was pristine.  The juicy watermelon, cold beer & hot dogs were greatly appreciated by runners at our after party.  Our new swag item, the Dirty Sock Run HAT was a HUGE hit. We already have a Bulk Food Buy in the works for our local soup kitchens. 
Thank you to SKIP, Babylon Village, volunteers & sponsors!  BIG THANK YOU to our PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR,  Rotarian GAIL SULLIVAN!
Paul Harris Fellow,  Ed Miller

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  This is Ed's 3rd Paul Harris Award

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Certificate of Appreciation, STAR BAKER AWARD,  Alice Cromarty
All of our members offer our deepest appreciation for Alice.  Alice has baked us homemade desserts for every meeting since we have returned to in person meetings after COVID lock downs.  Past President Megan Noble presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation as our STAR BAKER!  
Welcome New Member Patrick Ford!   Patrick Ford is the Pastor of the West Islip Church of Christ and is currently serving as President of the Babylon Interfaith Clergy Cluster.  
Babylon Rotary Club President Megan Noble presented Save the Great South Bay Director Robyn Silvestri with a donation of $1000.  The club enjoyed lunch & a thorough review of all of Save the Great South Bay's diligent efforts to keep our waterways clean. 
Babylon Rotary Club donates 250 Turkeys to local community groups for Thanksgiving Dinners!:  Thank you to Rotarians Frank Seibert & Paul Cannella who head up this project for us every year.  Every Thanksgiving the Babylon Rotary Club donates hundreds of turkeys to food pantries and soup kitchens through the Town of Babylon.  It was a pleasure to work with Noel Campbell of the Gerard J. Ryan Outreach Center and Vito Coletti of the Mercy Inn to get Thanksgiving Turkeys to those who need them. We also worked in conjunction with BBQ Brethren & Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition to cook, box and deliver Thanksgiving meals to cancer victims, families & veterans in need. 
It was a dark rainy day and the trail was sloppy BUT that didn't stop our runners, volunteers & Rotarians from raising money for a GREAT CAUSE!  Thank you race director Josie Bogdahn for making it all happen!
Only 200 Tickets will be sold. (Tickets are going quickly and as of last night we only had 50 left.) Tickets cost $50. Donate $50 here to purchase a raffle.
First Prize = $2,000 2nd Prize = $1,000 3rd Prize = $500
Winner to be drawn on July 7th at the 2021 Babylon Rotary Club Induction Dinner at the Babylon Village Pool. Winner need not be present to claim prize.
Continuing a 50+ year club tradition of sapling donations, our club distributed 1300 saplings to local 1st graders within our club's service area.  Over the years, Babylon Rotary Club has distributed 95,000 seedlings to elementary school children.  Many stately trees, planted and cared for over the years by eager students, can be seen throughout our community.
Members of the Community Garden Committee had a great time volunteering at the Nathaniel Conklin House Community Garden Project!
As part of Rotary's Million Mask Challenge, members of our club distributed masks to several local food pantries and soup kitchens.  Over the course of the next month, our club will be distributing 5,000 masks to local organizations in our service area that focus on feeding the needy. 
Our annual Shoe Drive was a huge success this year!  Thank you to our local community for donations!  According to Soles4Souls our efforts helped keep 556 lbs of textiles our of landfills & equal enough to feed, shelter & educate a family in Haiti for 8 months!!
250 Turkeys were donated to BBQ Brethren, Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition & other local feeding ministries.
Donate $20 to our FB Fundraiser & comment the Name of Your COVID Hero. Flags to be prominently displayed on the lamp posts in Babylon Village for July 4th weekend.

$20 Donation - Honor a friend, nurse, first responder, essential worker, parent, veteran, or co-worker with the purchase of an american flag to Honor Your Hometown Hero. 8"x12" American Flag will be placed on one of the lamp post within Babylon Village along with a name tag identifying your COVID Hero.

The Babylon Rotary Club is a 50-member volunteer organization of business and professional leaders, one of the 78 clubs of Rotary District 7255 that serves all of Long Island, dedicated to humanitarian service and to help build goodwill and peace throughout the world.

Our members connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community.

Together, we are making great things happen — in our community and in the larger world. We have a structure that focuses on action and positive results. We also have a lot of fun — whether socializing or working on service projects.

What We Do — Projects

While we initiate and participate in many local, national and international projects. the primary focus of our club over the past few years has been helping alleviate hunger in our community. (For more info on this visit our website)

Our catalog of current projects includes:

Bulk Food Purchases for Soup Kitchens, Arbor Day Tree Program, Scholarships, & Children’s Literacy.
This week our club was recognized by the Babylon Interfaith Clergy Cluster for our support of their feeding ministries. President Jim Kanzler, President Elect Josie Titcomb, & Secretary Kristen Morse accepted a certificate of appreciation on behalf of our club from Clery Cluster President Pastor Patrick Ford from West Islip Church of Christ, VP Rev. Clare Nesmith from Christ Episcopal Church, Babylon, NY, Treasurer Rev. Joanne Bond from Cross of Christ Lutheran Church & Ret. Rev. Leonard Davis from Bethel A.M.E Church in Babylon.
For more information regarding our efforts to feed the needy... CLICK HERE.
Over the past few weeks, our club has donated $4000 in monetary & food support to local food pantries and soup kitchens.   According to our partners at the Interfaith Clergy Cluster, the economic affects of COVID-19 are forcing more people to rely on the food supports services provided by the many religious institutions in our local area.  In lieu of our regular Spring trip to Restaurant Depot for a bulk food buy, we delivered checks and pantry supplies to United Methodist in Babylon, First Presbyterian in Babylon, Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip, West Islip Church of Christ,  Christ Episcopal Church in Babylon (Nourish Babylon) & St. Joseph's RCC in Babylon.  A HUGE thank you to NEW MEMBER Bonnie Heller, VICE PRESIDENT Megan NoblePRESIDENT Jim Kanzler & Secretary Kristen Morse for delivering checks and supplies to the food pantries.  
Gifts for Teens - 
Thank you to Megan Noble for organizing our gift drive for the teens at SCO.  Marnie Katzman, Development Director at SCO Family of Services visited our club to receive the gifts & spoke to our club about SCO programs and the teens they help.  
SCO is the 16th largest non-profit in the state.  They run 84 different programs in 120 locations that serve 60,000 people.  They have an annual budget of $265 Million.  
Marnie works at SCO Madonna Heights facility in Dix Hills. In 1954, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd purchased the Herman Baruch estate known as the "Bagatelle" mansion.   The property was initially used for summer recreation for homeless girls.   In 1963, the Sisters build a school on the estate and named the facility after the stone carving of Madonna and Child donated by the city of Florence, Italy to Dr. Baruch and his wife Rosemary.    Today, the Madonna Heights campus houses various residential programs that aim to help young and adult women overcome physical or sexual abuse, mental illness & substance abuse.  There is a NYS Regents junior & senior High School where students can enjoy therapeutic environment while staying on the right educational track.  There are approximately 35 young women living on the campus.
300 Turkeys - Cooked and Delivered! - 

On Weds,  at the Community Presbyterian Church in Deer Park with fellow Rotarians Frank Seibert, Gene Hilgreen, Georgia Westcott, and Paul Cannella and Friend of Rotary Jim Brown cooking  With BBQ Brethren & boxing Thanksgiving dinners to families and Veterans in need.

On Thurs, Thanksgiving meals were delivered by Rotarians Frank Seibert, Paul Cannella, Lonnie Sherman and Gene Hilgreen to United Veterans Beacon House.

Gene Hilgreen, Frank Seibert & Jim Brown


 Established in 1976, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) has been a pioneer in the domestic violence and rape crisis movements.  Our club raised $2,000 to purchase new clothing items for rape victims. 
The Coast Guard Program

Our tour of the Coast Guard facility in Fire Island was led by Coast Guardsman Perez Rosario.  He hosted a Q&A during lunch and then took us on a tour of the facility included two boats used for rescue and patrol. 
Our newest member, Shevaun Brown was inducted into the Babylon Rotary Club at our regular meeting on Wednesday, July 24th. Past President Mikel Hoffman performed the swearing-in ceremony. Congratulations and Welcome Shevaun!
Socks For Homeless Veterans
Socks, T-Shirt & Underwear DRIVE for Homeless Veterans!
The #1 most requested item by homeless veterans are new socks.  In honor of Veterans' Day & in collaboration with General Needs, The Babylon Rotary Club is collecting NEW Socks, Underwear & T-Shirts for Veterans.  
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