Dr. Edwin Wiley, a retired dentist and the founder of Galloway Dental, will serve as Warwick Valley Rotary Club president in 2018-19. Wiley joined the Rotary in 1982 and headed the local service club in 1988-89. He was sworn in as the new president on Sat., Jun. 23, during the service organization’s 42nd annual installation ceremony.
Tina Buck, the manager of the Warwick branch of Key Bank, will take over as President-Elect of the 60-member service organization. Edward Lynch, owner of Lynch Wealth Strategies, will serve as Vice President. Other officers include: Laura Barca, Recording Secretary; Patti Lurye-Dempster, Corresponding Secretary; Mary McClurg and Leo R. Kaytes, Co-Treasurers; and David Eaton, Past President.
Elected to the Board of Directors are Stan Martin and Leo R. Kaytes, club service co-chairs; Neil Sinclair, community service; Ryan O’Leary, vocational service; and John Mickowski, international service. Katie Hansen, Warwick Rotary President in 2016-17, performed the installation duties.
During Eaton’s year as president, the Warwick Valley Rotary donated funds to 30 community non-profit groups and 10 domestic and international aid services, provided three $1,500 college scholarships, sponsored five Warwick students to the Rotary Youth Leadership program, and provided scholarships for youngsters at Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center.
Eaton and Wiley spoke of the many accomplishments of Warwick Rotarians this past year, including the Club’s near-top ranking in the District in most gift-giving categories, epitomizing Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Eaton then presented tokens of appreciation to the officers, Board members and club project leaders.
Local Rotarians sponsor the Warwick Valley High School Interact Club which has more than 100 members. Jeanine Fogler is the Interact advisor. The Warwick Rotary Club meets every Wed. at 12 noon at the Landmark Inn, located at 526 Rte. 94 in Warwick. Anyone interested in membership is invited to attend.