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This is the 23rd year that Staten Island Rotary has sponsored “Ecology Day”. Children throughout Staten Island create science projects targeting critical environmental issues. Schools will display their creations@ the Staten Island Mall on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, from 11am to 3pm. Con Edison is the generous sponsor, allowing financial grants to be awarded to the winning schools competing.More than $100,000.00 has been given directly to the schools  science departments. The grants have funded educational projects such as planting a tree, creating a garden,and instituting a recycling program.


“Ecology Day” addresses the profound issues of global warming,alternative energy sources, clean air and water and the simple changes that individuals can make to solve the environmental challenges present today.


Children from more than forty schools,kindergarden through high school, will enthusiastically participate this year.They will learn about the many environmental challenges facing us today, most importantly, the solutions necessary for positive change.


 Lori Karelas

Chair, Ecology Day S.I.R.



Planning Meetings:

Wednesday, March 12th 4p.m.

Wednesday, May 7th 4p.m.

Petrides Educational Complex

715 Ocean Terrace

Building A, Room 118


Con Edison has underwritten the financial grants that will be awarded.


Thank you for visiting the Staten Island Rotary Club Web Site,


There is something that all Rotarians have in common, we take action!  As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need.  We build, support and organize.  We build friendships locally and globally. I believe J.W. Withers say it best  "What people do for themselves dies with them. What they do for their community lives on forever." This holds true for our club and all Rotarians through out the world. 


I am looking forward to a very rewarding year and what working together can achieve.


John Tapinis





The Staten Island Rotary Foundation is accepting proposals for funding from Staten Island-based, not-for-profit organizations. Successful proposals will be selected from those submitted that provide programs that benefit Staten Islanders, and in particular that benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, youth, elderly, handicapped/disabled and are "education/training" or "health/wellness" programs in nature. A maximum grant of $3000 per organization will be entertained. The proposal should be structured so that money received from the Staten Island Rotary Foundation will be matched by other funding sources.
Please obtain a "Request for Grant" Application by writing to the Staten Island Rotary Foundation, PO Box 140717, Staten Island, NY 10314; by e-mail to SIRFoundation@verizon.net or call 718-490-2934 to leave a message with name and mailing address or e-mail address. The final proposal must be received by April 10, 2014.



Rotary Theme



Rotary Theme 2013-2014: Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Ron Burton - President, Rotary International
Matts Ingemanson - District Governor, District 7230
John Tapinis - President, Staten Island Rotary Club
Linda Baran - President-Elect, Staten Island Rotary Club