Justin A. Quaranta, District Governor
Governor's Bio
Born and raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. Justin is the son of fellow Rotarians Rose & PDG Arnie, brother of Chelsea and Taylor all members of the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club, he joined the Club in 2010.
 
Justin is an Eagle Scout and has a degree from Farmingdale State College. He also is a license Independent Insurance Adjuster and Property & Casualty Insurance Broker.
 
     As Operations Manager for Restoration Experts of NY, Inc. located in Ronkonkoma Justin oversees the quality control, and all main operations of the family business started in 1995 by his Grandfather. Justin holds top restoration credentials and is a Master Fire, Smoke & Water Damage Restorer. The company employs 10 people along with a network of subcontractors and they have earned accolades as top performers in the industry and have a four-star rating for their professionalism and workmanship. They specialize in post disaster clean-up & reconstruction, as special trade contractors.
 
     Justin and his family founded The Simple Hope Foundation after he survived a fatal car accident that killed his partner Andrea Giattino as well as the drunk driver that hit them while on his way home from a Rotary Event. This organization supports innovative drunk driving prevention. Justin believes in shifting the paradigm of drinking behavior towards more reasonable and educated choices by starting the conversation when it matters most, when people actually have a drink in their hand. 
 
     Besides serving as president of The Simple Hope Foundation Justin is President of the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society organizing pop culture events with attendance of 10,000+ each year and sits on the board of General Needs- a foundation that serves homeless veterans in the NY, NJ, CT area.
 
     At 24 Justin was the youngest President in the history of the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club. In his two years as President he started to bring the value of networking back to the club. Since 2014 the Club has grown from 14 members to 54 in 2018. He has served in many positions during his time in Rotary including District Grants Chair 2016-2019, Gift of Life Long Island Board of Director 2018-2021, Rotaract Chair, Youth Exchange & RYLA Committee member, Paul Harris Society Chair, IT Committee member, and he has served on the District Conference committee for four Governors. Justin believes in The Rotary Foundation, he is a member of the Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society and is a Major Donor.
News From Around the District

District Newsletter

February 2020

District Leadership Meeting Reminder

The Leadership Meeting will be in Center Moriches!

  • WhenSaturday March 7th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Where: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck 2 Chet Swezey Rd, Center Moriches, NY 11934
    Free parking will be available at the camp
  • What: District Committee Updates and special presentations
  • **There will be an Assistant Governor touch base following the leadership meeting**
    • If you do not RSVP for the leadership meeting you may not have food or a chair!!
    • If your club has not paid dues you may be asked to pay $25 for the leadership meeting breakfast.
    RSVP Here
  • Upcoming Deadlines & Important Dates:

  • Governor's Visit Calendar
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  • What Happened at the last Leadership Team Meeting?

    Our illustrious District Secretary Rose was able to take excellent notes which you can review here:

    February District Leadership Meeting Minutes

    Governor's Message


    This month is Peace Building & Conflict Prevention Month! Conflict and violence have displaced over 68 Million people in the past year alone but as Rotarians we refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.  Many Rotary projects address the underlying causes of conflict including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of education, or lack of resources. What can we be doing in our own clubs and communities?

    Rotarians are notorious procrastinators! This month I am foregoing a long message to leave ample space to promote the upcoming District Conference as registered attendance is quite low even though we are only three months away.  Remember that this conference is a great way to bring your family into Rotary as we will be at the largest indoor water park in the United States.  Additionally we are working hard to plan a concurrent youth conference that we are making available for only $200 per student.
     
 
Video of the Week: MID NE PETS Mar 19-21, 2020
 
Rotary Mid North East (Districts 7210, 7230, 7255, 7410, 7475, 7490) PETS Greetings From RI President Holger Knaack. Visit www.petsmidnortheast.org for details
 
 
 
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Upcoming District Events
Mar 07, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mar 19, 2020 4:00 PM –
Mar 21, 2020 11:00 AM
Apr 18, 2020 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
2 6th Avenue
Apr 22, 2020 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Apr 30, 2020 2:00 PM May 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Jun 07, 2020 - Jun 10, 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii

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