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Mount Kisco, NY  10549
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Mount Kisco Rotary Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast
The Mount Kisco Rotary Club hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Mount Kisco on Saturday March 18.  The beneficiary this year was the Mount Kisco Little League.
Members of the Mount Kisco Rotary Club, with the help of the Mount Kisco Little League worked the event which raised several thousand dollars for this wonderful local community organization.  The Rotary was also assisted by the Holiday Inn staff. 
This year’s breakfast was attended by several hundred people from the community and hailed as a tremendous success. 
At the event, additional funds were raised in support of Ronald McDonald House - click here for more info on this organization
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Mount Kisco Rotary President Bruce Desmond was presented with a plaque in honor of his year as President of the club. 
Technically his year is over but he has graciously agreed to continue on - with help from other Past Presidents - while we select the next President.
April 16th 2016
Mount Kisco Rotary helps raise funds for the Mount Kisco Little League:
Several Rotarians came out on this beautiful Saturday afternoon in April.  It was opening day for Little League, which means the Mount Kisco Rotary is also around to help kick off the baseball season.
For many years the Mount Kisco Rotary Club has come out to Leonard Park to help raise funds for this local baseball organization.
It's a great community day in Mount Kisco and the village looks forward to this day each year.
The Rotary Club gives back by selling hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages and snacks. All of the proceeds raised goes towards supporting the Mount Kisco Little League Organization.
Should you want to get more involved with the Rotary Club please email our president Bruce Desmond -
Mount Kisco Rotary Club members help clean up Mount Kisco on April 9, 2016.

Mount Kisco Rotary Club honor Gretchen Zierick & Viktor Solarik for the 2015-2106 Paul Harris FellowShip:


The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 

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Mount Kisco Rotary Club March's in the annual Mount Kisco St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 12, 2014.

Mount Kisco Rotary inducted President today, July 29th, 2015.


Bruce Desmond - President 2015-2016

Diasy Jopling joined us today as Judy's guest and gave a brief background on where she grew up in London, and how she has toured the world with her own band playing classical/rock violin.  She has become involved with many schools engaging & encouraging students from 7 - 18 years of age to get involved with music.  The impact has been very rewarding for all parties involved including herself, her band, the students, parents, teachers and all associated parties.
Today she came in with her 250 year old Violin to give a brief demonstration of what you would see at one of her concerts.
For those who missed it, I have uploaded a video for your viewing enjoyment:

Mount Kisco Rotary was recently name the Non Profit of the Year 2014 by the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.

In conjunction with many local Rotary clubs, Mount Kisco Rotary participated in "Outreach Program" on Saturday Oct 19, 2013

Some of the highlights included:

1) Forty-one local Rotary Clubs participated collecting more than $25,000
2) 46,000 meals were packaged to be distributed to needy charities

Recent article published online about the event:

Article about the day

A few pictures from the day

Mount Kisco Rotary had their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday October 20, 2012.

The event benefited the North East Westchester Special Recreation, Inc.


Mount Kisco Rotary recently inducted their new President, Lise Babon.

Jon Bernz 2011-2012 Rotary President and Tony Monteleone (former President) performed the ceremony including introducing the new board for 2012.

Mount Kisco Rotary rides in the St. Patricks Day Parade down Main Street and South Moger.
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Mount Kisco Rotary held their annual Pancake breakfast today. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mount Kisco Library Foundation.

April 30th 2011 was opening day for the Mount Kisco Little League.

The Mount Kisco Rotary Club was on hand to sell concessions to raise money.  All proceeds raised during the event will go towards funding the Little League.

 More pictures from the day:

Little League Day 2011 Photos

Mount Kisco Rotary board approves donation of $500 to the Boy's and Girls Club of Northern Westchester.

The funds raised will be used to assist in building their new cafe entitled: Kisco Cafe.
for more info on the club:  visit:

Mount Kisco Rotary board approves donation of $750 to the Mount Kisco Fire Department to aid in the purchase of a new defibrillator unit

Congratulations to our own Mount Kisco Rotary Members:

Erik Kaeyer and Al Marino who were recently awarded Paul Harris Fellow honors.

A few more pictures:

Paul Harris Photos 

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