This Week at Rotary

RotaCare to Hold Annual Caregivers’ Ball on April 20

medical professionals cutting ribbon

NYU Langone’s student RotaCare volunteers participate in the recent ribbon cutting ceremony at RotaCare’s new home at 175 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY.
Photo by Joe Carrotta

Invitations are out, and everyone is invited to attend RotaCare’s Caregivers’ Ball to be held on Thursday, April 20, at the Inn at New Hyde Park.  Festivities begin with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by dinner, 7:30pm.

Created in 1992 by Mineola-Garden City Rotary, RotaCare’s mission is to facilitate free health care for the relief of pain and suffering to those who have the most need and the least access to medical care. 

Featured at the Ball will be the presentation of RotaCare’s Community Achievement Award to Garden City resident Michael Bingold, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Retail and Client Development Officer of Flushing Bank.  Mr. Bingold currently manages the Retail Bank, Ethnic Markets, Business Banking, Digital Banking and Marketing.

Additionally, the Congregation of the Infant Jesus Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Founded in Brooklyn in 1905 to serve those throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, its mission is closely aligned with that of RotaCare –  to provide services to the sick and poor. The congregation has been a part of RotaCare since 1993.

To attend, become an underwriter/sponsor or purchase 50/50 tickets; or for more information, please visit:

RotaCare Needs Help

RotaCare depends on the generous contributions of its dedicated volunteers.  Currently, RotaCare is looking for additional volunteer Physicians, Nurse Practioners, Registered Nurses and Translators.  If you are interested in sharing your talent and profession in the care of the poor, please call 516-539-9834; visit


Hempstead Town Councilman Tom Muscarella to Report Next Tuesday

Join Rotary next Tuesday, March 28 at its lunch meeting at Mineola’s Davenport Press restaurant, 12:15 (fee: $35). We will welcome Hempstead Town Councilman Tom Muscarella as guest speaker.  Rotarians and guests may expect to hear Councilman Muscarella’s report on Hempstead Town’s 2023 budget – how it has frozen taxes at the 2022 level, along with the Town’s opposition to  NYS Governor Hochul’s Uerban Housing Plan for Suburbia, described by the Town as an assault on the suburbs

To reserve, please email Meg Norris, Club President at

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