“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Opportunities to be of Service:

- There is a West Islip Interact Meeting on Tues January 25th.  You can help inspire the next generation of service minded people.  The meeting is at the West Islip Library at 7:30pm in Meeting Room B.  
-  Hindi's Library Book Counting - help us organize and count all the books we've collected during our Book Drive.  Weds. Feb. 2nd 3pm @ the 1801 House in Argyle Square.
- Public Relations Committee is recruiting new members.  The club is looking for members to assist with posting on social media, writing press releases & updating the website.  If you think you can be of service to the PR Committee, please email Kristen Morse.
- An easy way to participate in Club Service is to share our club's social media posts on your own social media pages.   Here is our Facebook page.   You can also find us on Instagram @babylonrotary.  Please share our flyers about upcoming projects and photos of our success.

Announcements & Updates:

Soup Kitchen Bulk Food Buy:  Thank you to Rotarians Corey Peters, Sandra Wilson, Kristen Morse & Paul Cannella, who met with leaders from six local soup kitchens for a Super Market Sweep style bulk food purchase.  Representatives from Mercy Inn, Ryan Outreach Center, First Presbyterian Church, United Methodist, Cross of Christ & Nourish Babylon each received an allocation of $1500 to spend on perishable food items at Restaurant Depot in Farmingdale.   
Diaper Drive Kicks off This Week:  From now until March 30th, we are accepting donations of diapers to benefit SCO Family of Services & Madonna Heights.  Rotarian Corey Peters created an AMAZON WISH LIST link for us so that the community can shop online and have diapers delivered to us.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP OUR AMAZON WISH LIST.
*** $500 donation to Boy Scout Project - this project will provide food storage shelving for a Community Supported Agriculture in Amityville.
*** $500 sponsorship purchased for Summer RYLA
*** Approved  Purchase of Lunch for Heath Care Workers at Good Samaritan Hospital
***  $300 donation to Village of Babylon's celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Town of Babylon
Rotary Foundation Giving:  The Rotary Foundation transforms your donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 Billion on life-changing sustainable projects.  That is the power of Rotary.  Our club strives to have every member donate $100 every year to change the world.  Our club will match up to $50 per Rotarian.   You can donate online: HERE
Rotary Connection - The Rotary Motto:   

The first motto of Rotary International, “He Profits Most Who Serves Best," was approved at the second Rotary Convention, held in Portland, Oregon, in August 1911. The phrase was first stated by a Chicago Rotarian, Art Sheldon, who made a speech in 1910 which included the remark, "He profits most who serves his fellows best." At about the same time, Ben Collins, president of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, commented that the proper way to organize a Rotary club was through the principle his club had adopted-"Service, Not Self." These two slogans, slightly modified, were formally approved to be the official mottoes of Rotary at the 1950 Convention in Detroit- "He Profits Most Who Serves Best" and "Service Above Self." The 1989 Council on Legislation established "Service Above Self" as the principal motto of Rotary, since it best explains the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
Next Meeting is January 26th at 12:30pm via ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 859 3561 7440
Passcode: 880023
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Babylon Rotary Club
P.O. Box 672
Babylon, NY 11702