Opportunities to be of Service:
"Rotarians are very much more favorably disposed toward action than they are toward words." - Paul Harris (1912)
  • 75th Anniversary Luncheon Committee is forming. - We need your help planning a luncheon to celebrate our clubs 75th anniversary. Next Committee Meeting is at 10am on Friday, 10/21/2022 at Jack Jack's Coffee Shop.
  • Golf for Rotary Club! - The Babylon Village Cup is Saturday October 22nd.  We need two golfers to volunteer from our club to represent Rotary!  Email if you are interested.
  • Interact Club Advisor Committee - Help mentor young leaders. Email Megan Noble is your are interested in joining.
  • Veterans Day Socks, Underwear & T-Shirt Drive -  We are currently collecting brand new socks, underwear & T-Shirts for homeless Veterans.  Bring a donation to one of our drop off locations or shop the amazon wish list link.
  • Christmas Gifts for Teens -  It is that time of year again! Marnie Katzman was so excited that we reached out to see if we could shop for the teens again at SCO Family of Services. She is going to present at our December 7th meeting, so we would like to have all gifts collected by then.  Our elves will be happy to shop for you if you don't want to go out or don't have time.  We are looking for similar items to the last few years, which I will list below.    If you would like us to shop for you, please email me at with your commitment and you can send checks to Megan Noble written to the Babylon Rotary Foundation and mail to her address at 7 Gate Lane, West Islip, NY  11795, or drop by my office Tuesday - Friday from 9-5, or bring to our next meeting.  We would like to have most money in by Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday deals, if possible.
Requested Gifts for Teens: Bath and Body products, Purfume/Cologne, Earbuds, Make Up kits, Sports Shirts and Caps, Sports Balls, Gift cards to Amazon, Target, Walmart, Jewelry/Watches, Clothes, Pajamas/Sweat shirts and pants/ Hoodies,, Hats/Gloves/Scarves, Robes/Slippers, Nail Care/Polish, Electric Shavers, & Hair Dryers/Straighteners
  • Dictionary Project - The Dictionary Project Committee has been delivering dictionaries to youngsters in our service area.  Volunteer to help distribute the dictionaries... 
    • Nov 1 - 9:30 am North Babylon Parliament Elementary 80 Parliament Pl in N. Babylon
    • Nov 2 - 9:30 am West Babylon JFK/South Bay 175 Brookdale Ave West Babylon
    • Nov 3 - 9:45 am North Babylon Belmont 108 Barnum St. N. Babylon
    • Nov 4 -  9:30 am West Babylon Santapogue 1130 Herzel Blvd West Babylon
Important Dates
  • Weds Oct 26th:  Visit from Assistant Gov. John Cuccia  Meet our new Asst. District Governor at our regular lunch meeting at the American Legion at 12:30pm
  • Weds Nov 9th:  75th Anniversary Luncheon at Long Island Yacht Club 12pm-2pm $50 pp, Please RSVP by Nov 1st to Bonnie Heller
Food Support For Local Soup Kitchens
On September 21st, Rotarians invited four local soup kitchens to Restaurant Depot in Farmingdale for a shopping trip to replenish their refrigerators and shelves.  United Methodist Church of Babylon, Nourish Babylon, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church & Food 4UR Sould Int'l Kitchen sent volunteers to shop til they dropped.  Our donation of $6,140.90 of food will provide almost 3 months of support for these four organizations.  This donation was made possible by the proceeds from our recent 10K Dirty Sock Run Fundraiser.  Thank you to all of our Dirty Sock Run Sponsors & Runners!  We aren't done yet, we still have thousands more dollars in food support on the way. 
Congrats to Award Recipients!
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!  
PICS: 22nd Annual Charity Golf Outing
What started out as a stormy morning, turned out to be a beautiful day... The 22nd Annual Charity Golf was filled with fun, fellowship & excitement with 3 chances to win $10K with our HOLE IN ONE competition.  Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Operation S.P.L.A.S.H.
On September 28th, our club hosted Dennis O'Reilly from Operation S.P.LA.S.H. to learn more about his group's efforts to STOP POLUTION, LITTERING AND SAVE HARBORS.  Operation SPLASH is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of Long Island’s south shore bays, waterways, and beaches. SPLASH members actively carry out this mission through marine debris cleanups, advocacy efforts, and STEM-based education programs for schools and universities. Since its founding in 1990, SPLASH members have removed more than three million pounds of trash from local waters and their work has influenced environmental legislation aimed at improving marine environments. Through intentional action and advocacy, SPLASH believes that the south shore can be preserved for wildlife and Long Islander’s alike to enjoy for generations to come. 
World Polio Day - October 24th


Rotary vs. Polio:

Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, we have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. We have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and we won't stop until we end the disease for good.

The only way to end polio is together.

Containing polio to just 3 countries is a tremendous achievement, and proof of what’s possible when we come together. Help us shine a spotlight on polio by advocating, fundraising, and educating on the need to end polio now.

The Facts


1.  Polio mainly affects children under age 5.

2.  There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.

3.  Only two countries remain endemic.

4.  We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.

5.  Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.


Who is Affected?

Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child.


You can help end polio now by making a donation towards Rotary Foundation eradication efforts.

Upcoming Meeting Dates
Board Meetings at 11:30am at The American Legion in Babylon
  • Weds Nov 30th, Weds Nov 30th,Weds Dec 14th, Weds Jan 11th 
Regular Lunch Meetings at 12:30pm at The American Legion in Babylon
  • Weds Oct 26th, Weds Nov 30th, Weds Dec 7th, Weds Dec 14th, Weds Jan 11th 
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Babylon Rotary Club
P.O. Box 672
Babylon, NY 11702