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OTHER PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

Sister Servants of Mary Convent

The sisters of the Sister Servants of Mary Convent in the Bronx selflessly offer end of life nursing care and family caregiver relief free of charge regardless of religious affiliation.

The good sisters have been contending with rains pouring in through the leaky roof of their convent on Country Club Road. They need about $1 million to repair the roof, cracked walls and failing masonry. They have raised about $600,000 since their fund-raising efforts started last year. Some repairs are already underway. Construction crews have put on a temporary roof, begun repairing a wall in the back of the convent and worked on the parapet. The sisters, however, are hoping to raise enough money for the needed repairs to the convent’s interior, which will include electrical work and extensive painting of its many cracked walls.

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money for the restoration of the convent.

The Bronx Opera Company

The Bronx Opera Company has a worldwide reputation for quality opera productions. Their productions are sung in English which broadens their appeal and tickets are very reasonable with discounting for seniors and students which makes their performances accessible to a wider audience.

The Bronx Opera Company joins the Bronx Rotary Club for a meeting each December and presnts an operatic holiday program.

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money to the Bronx Opera Company to help with their elementary school programming

Achilles Track Club

Heart transplant recipient Donald Arthur has visited the Bronx Rotary Club on several occasions. He runs in marathons to help promote awareness of organ donation and the difference it can make in people's lives. He intends to run a marathon in all 50 states and had done 27 so far by the end of 2007. He is a member of the Achilles Track Club whose members all have some disability which they have overcome.

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money to the Achilles Track Club to help in promoting awareness of the need for organ donors.

R.A.I.N.

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money to RAIN (Regional Assistance for Interim Needs) to help with their seniors programs.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

A.I.D.S. Project - Dominican Republic

The Rotary Club of the Bronx has given grant money to an A.I.D.S project in the Dominican Republic which has had made great strides in preventing the transmission of A.I.D.S. from women to their babies during the birthing process.

Computer Reclaimation Project

In conjunction with the Yonkers Rotary Club, The Bronx Rotary Club has collected and refurfished used computers and printers for use in schools in third-world countries.

Water Projects

The Bronx Rotary Club has contributed funds to a Rotary International Matching Grant project to build 2 wells in Tanzania.

Developed a plan for a clean water well in Abagana, Nigeria in partnership with the Rotary Club of Njikoco & developed a clean water source in partnership with the Rotary Club of Abagana, Nigeria.

Youth Scholarships

The Bronx Rotary Club gave scholarship money for Vanessa Salima, a student from Afghanistan sponsored by Bronx Rotarian Shqipe Malushi.


The Club also gave scholarship money to Rotaract Club of Columbia University in support of their spring project in the Dominican Republic.

 

 

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Two Sisters from the Sister Servants of Mary Convent pose with Bea Castiglia-Catullo who presented them to the Club and President Salvatore Mastrocola.

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Leslie Swanson and Matthew Peña of the Bronx Opera Company sing a duet.

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Transplant recipient Donald Arthur (above) and some of his marathon medals (below).

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