Joint Business Networking Event Amaury Rodriguez 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Feb 13, 2019

This February 13th members of the the Rotary Club of Great Neck gathered for good food and engaging conversations at Señor Nacho, 31 S Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck. We were joined by plebes from the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, who are in the process of forming the first ever Rotaract Club at the academy, with sponsorship from our club. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, we skip our regular morning meetings and instead get together for  dinner at a local restaurant, supporting our local businesses.

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Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Dec 12, 2018
The Rotary Club of Great Neck was joined by friends and family at Il Bacco Restaurant in Little Neck, New York, for our last club dinner of the year. 
Holiday Dinner at Il Bacco Amaury Rodriguez 2018-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Nov 23, 2018
On Friday November 23, 2018, the Rotary Club of Great Neck dedicated a tree in memory of late Rotarian Arnold M. Swartz, in the presence of his family. 
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Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Nov 17, 2018
Thank you to all the volunteers who made our 2018 Turkey Drive a resounding success! Without your help it would not have been possible to achieve our goal of providing 1,200 families with a complete Thanksgiving meal this year. Special thanks to the volunteers from the Great Neck Chinese Association, Interact Club and the Key Club of Great Neck North High School, Great Neck South Middle School students, Great Neck South High School Community Action Club, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Mary Louis Academy, Portledge School and St Rocco's Church. Thanks to the United States Merchant Marine Academy for donating the space. Thanks to The Moving Doctor for donating time and transportation for the 1,200 frozen turkeys.
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Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Nov 07, 2018
On November 7 we had the pleasure of hosting guests from the Great Neck Chinese Association (GNCA). GNCA is a long time partner of the Rotary Club of Great Neck and an important institution in our community. GNCA members Nathan Fong, Mandy Xaio, Rebecca Chu, Qiping Zhang and Evelyn Woo Huang joined us at our assembly meeting to discuss service project opportunities and to renew our bond and commitment to service.
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Free Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in Need Roger Chizever 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amaury Rodriguez on Sep 06, 2018
This past August 16th, Rotarians, friends and acquaintances enjoyed a night of laughs at Governor's Comedy Club while supporting local causes. Proceeds benefited COPAY of Great Neck and other local charities.
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Posted on Mar 12, 2017
Great Neck Record

LIPC PowerUp Discussed At Rotary Meeting
March 12, 2017

Paul Merkelson shared his experience working with the Long Island Progressive Coalition’s (LIPC) PowerUp Communities Project at a recent Rotary Club of Great Neck meeting.

The nonprofit green energy program serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties enables homeowners to become energy efficient while protecting the environment and helping sustain jobs on Long Island. Merkelson explained how the PowerUp program connects homeowners with one-on-one support, government funds and certified contractors for energy-saving home improvements. The coalition is an independent contractor to the New York  State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

From Left: Great Neck Rotary President-Elect Roger Chizever, presenter Paul Merkelson and Rotary Treasurer Thomas Mazzini
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Rotary Club of Great Neck Supports Another Local Restaurant 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Club of Great Neck Gets International Finance Views
This past Wednesday, at their regular breakfast meeting, the Rotary Club of Great Neck hosted F. Jacob Cherian.  He is an internationally known businessman and entrepreneur whose background spans stints on Wall Street as well as being an adjunct professor at the Fordham University MBA program.  In addition to his overseas positions, he is also the CEO of SMC Global USA.  Mr. Cherian, a resident of Manhasset Hills, spoke extemporaneously about the global interconnectedness between the US, other developed countries and also emerging market economies.  He stressed that it is no longer a situation where ‘when the US sneezes the whole world suffers a cold’ but rather whenever almost any country has an economic problem it effects the US and the rest of the world.
The Rotary Club of Great Neck invites town residents and business persons to visit one of their breakfast meetings for business networking and to participate in keeping Great Neck ‘great’ as a wonderful place to live and work. They meet Wednesday mornings at 8 am in the boardroom of TD Bank, 2 Great Neck Road.  
To arrange for your visit as a guest or if interested in becoming one of their weekly speakers please call (516) 487-9392  or email at
In alignment with their club motto being, "They Profit Most Who Serves Best",  come and discover for yourself how meaningful and satisfying it is to give back to your community while networking through the Rotary Club of Great Neck.
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The Rotary Club of Great Neck Hears Wishes From Special Kids
March 16, 2016 Guest Speaker  
In 1982 Marty Lyons, NY Jets defensive lineman for 12 years, experienced three life altering events in one weeks time. From these events has grown The Marty Lyons Foundation ( 
As explained by Jeanne Ellis, one of the three full time employee's of the Foundation here in New York, over these past 34 years 7,100 wishes have been granted to terminally-ill children bringing many special moments of joy and happiness to the children and their families. Members of the Rotary Club of Great Neck were presented with written letters testifying to this fact at one of their recent breakfast meetings and were encouraged to support the foundations fine work in anyway possible.
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Rotary Club of Great Neck Walk-a-Thon Susan Cohen 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Susan Cohen on Jun 29, 2015
 Rotary Club of Great Neck
Installation Diner 
June 30, 2015
All members and guest 
enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Colbeh Restaurant.
  Leonard Katz was sworn in as the President
along with the rest of the Officers and Board of Director members. 
All enjoyed ther music and a great meal.
Vivian Hardison Assistant Governor District 7255 did the honors of installing the officers 
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The Rotary Club of Great Neck
Rotary Youth Merit Award Winners  
The  winners of the 2015 Rotary Club of Great Neck 
Rotary  Youth Merritt Awards  
front row
Great Neck South Middle School
Rachel Schneider, and Katelyn Pramberger
​Great Neck North Middle School 
Nicole Hirsch, Claire Lewis and Julia Ortuba
Great Neck ​South Middle School 
Anderson Gu,   
second row 
Great Neck South Middle School Advisors 
Gabriel Carras and Daniel Isaac
North Middle School Advisors
Dr. Krisann Johnson and Zehava Vitberg 
Town of North Hempstead  Councilwoman 
Anna Kaplan
North Middle School Faculty Advisors
Patricia Crisafulli 
Great Neck South Middle School Advisors
Brian Pernice 
third row
Rotary Club of Great Neck President
Leonard Katz 
Great Neck North Middle School Principal
Dr. Anael Alston  
Rotary Club Member
Frank Cilluffo 
last row 
Assistant Superintendent Secondary
Dr. Stephen Lando
Dr. Thomas Dolan   
Great Neck South Middle School Principal
Dr. James Welsch
( Missing from photo  - South Middle Faculty Advisor Linda Musmeci )  
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The Rotary Club of Great Neck
is Proud to sponsor the

Rotary Club of Great Neck
Community Band

With Concerts to be held in the
Village Green
Each Wednesday Evening  in July

at  7:00 PM

July 08, 15, & 29  -  2015   
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This picture is the Mother and Gift Life Child arriving at the AIrport while
Rotarian  Lee  Robbins points to the Rotary ad promoting End Polio now campaign.

The Photo below is a picture of Genesis a Gift of Life Child 
 and her mother   

Below are Rotarians at the Start of the "Walk to benefit the Gift of Life" 
held in Morgan Park in Glen Cove on Sunday October 24, 2010

                                                                          The Start and Finish line for the "Walk to Benefit the Gift of Life" 



 Another Gift of Life Child with his Mother at 
The Ronald McDonald House   

A Gift of Life Child visiting our club

Picture is the 2007-2008 District Gov. Sammy Hasio 
and Rotary Club 2007-2008 President Bernard Sandler
along with the Gift of Life Child and mother
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Posted by Jeffrey Jardine
On Sunday September 26, 2010 The Rotary Club of Great Neck was part of the Annual Great Neck Auto Fest 
Below is a picture of Rotarian Mark Kreiger and a Fellow Rotarian from England 
in front of the Rotary display on the Bridge over the Rail Road Tracks. 

The Club was able to raise a few dollars for the annual Turkey Drive.  

The Club Buys the food in Bulk 


And then Boxes it Up 

And then Ships it out to various Charities that need it
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