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Special Visit For Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotarians

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Helen Lynch has to visit 48 Rotary Clubs across Westchester County, New York City and Bermuda, of all places. Third on her list was the Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotary Club .

"Every club has its own kind of vibe," said Lynch, who just began her one-year term as District Governor for the region. "This club is very dynamic and very intent on getting the community involved."Rotary Clubs are part of an global philanthropic organization Rotary International that focuses on providing community service both locally and around the world."It's just about helping others, bottom line," said club President John Kiyak. "Service above self, that's our motto."

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotary Club has been engaged in many local efforts, such as providing $7,000 a year in scholarships for high school students, supporting community centers and programs, assisting with food drives and raising funds for the Salvation Army.

As part of her duties, Lynch must visit all 48 Rotary Clubs within her district at least once. She discussed the year's mission set out by Rotary headquarters based in Evanston, Illinois. One of the organization's major international efforts is raising money for distributing polio vaccines in developing countries."It's nice to get everyone on board, so we're all headed in the same direction," said Lynch.The Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. at T & J Villagio Trattoria on Westchester Avenue. New members must be sponsored by a current member to join. What do you think about what the Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotary Club has done in your community? Would you like to be a member? Please share your thoughts.

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