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which linked them with the Nanuet club.

The Gift of life program was begun in 1975 as a Rota- ry project in Manhasset, NY. The mission of both Gift of life international and Gift of life programs around the world is to further the cause of world peace and understanding by facilitat- ing free medical services to children suffering from con- genital heart defects who would otherwise lack access to such services. Once the volunteer team of doctors determines that the child will benefit from surgery, the host Rotary club must make a commitment to house and feed the child’s family, agree to transport the family to and from the hospital and airport, and provide $6,000 toward all in-kind expenses. More information about this program may be found on- line at www.giftoflifeinterna- tional.org. This website aptly states, a drop of your kind- ness creates a ripple that will last a lifetime!

Two days late , he bounces back greatly.

Nanuet Rotarians raise money for these and other aforementioned activities through several annual fund- raisers. its biggest fundraiser

Bon Voyage to Jhostyn and Marco from all of us at Nanuet Rotary.

has involved a partnership with the hudson Valley hu- mane Society. Together, the two organizations have or- ganized Rockland’s Doggie Day in the Park. Pet-lovers bring their canine friends out for a day of entertainment, demonstrations, treats, and camaraderie. Proceeds from four such events have been divided between the hu- mane Society for its operat- ing expenses and the Nanuet Rotary club for its charita- ble works. Raising money, only to subsequently give it away, is a wonderful thing! Photos by George Pejoves ext by Donna Lennane

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