Rotary District 7255 encompasses the land mass of Long Island, from the Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridges, to the Lighthouses of the East End.
We have 1600 members representing 70 different clubs. 

Meet Your District Governor 2021-22 - Mary Ellen “Mel” Ellwood

Mel joined the Rotary Club of Riverhead in 2008 and immediately volunteered to run the clubs March Madness Pool thinking she was going to run a college basketball pool, nevertheless she proceeded with the club’s raffle raising the most money since the raffle’s inception.  Mel served on the club’s board of directors, was the club president in 2013-2014, and AG from 2016-2019. She has served on several District Conference committees, was twice a member of the District Nominating committee, is an RLI graduate and facilitator and multiple Paul Harris recipient.
 
In 2005 Mel started selling real estate and quickly realized that all of her previous work experience had prepared her for a successful real estate career. She has earned her broker’s license; completed two designation courses: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and is currently working on her Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). Mel currently works for Century 21 Albertson Realty on the North Fork where she manages a sales team of nine and lists & sells homes.

After graduating from the University of Dayton Mel began her Public Relations career working for the United State Football League then moved into PR Agency life working for a number of PR Firms in Manhattan as a PR executive and then as a Director of Human Resources.
 
Mel first started serving in her community at the age of 10 when she hosted Ronald McDonald Carnivals in her back yard to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and the community service has continued since.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family (she has 21 nieces & nephews), singing at St. Rosalie’s Church in Hampton and hanging out with friends.
 
Click Below for DG Mel Installation Dinner Pictures:
 
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***Obituary***
Geri Sheridan, first female president of the Patchogue  Rotary Club,  passed away October 10 at the age of 91. Geri and  her husband Robert, also a member of  Patchogue Rotary Club, were instrumental in  starting our Youth Exchange  program in District  7260.  Geri held  numerous   leadership  roles  in Brookhaven area and was awarded the Rotary   "Service Above Self" award in 1963.
The Memorial Service  will be held Saturday, October 23, at 1:00, at the United Methodist Church, 10 Church Street Patchogue. Contributions  may be  made to the Church in lieu of flowers.
Upcoming District Events
 

 

Rotary 7255 - Million Mask Challenge

ROTARY 7255 - MILLION MASK CHALLENGE - JAN 13, 2021

On Jan 13, 2021, our Rotary District 7255 was a part of the #millionmaskchallenge where over 300,000 masks will be distributed across Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Thank you to the Rossi Family Foundation for your contributions and PDG Jack Solomon for your event organization!!! Thank you to our 41 clubs and Rotarians who are getting the masks to our first responders, front line and essential workers! We are #PeopleOfAction !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FUNDRAISING WITH EVENTGROOVE

Event Groove is an easy fundraising platform for you to use whether you are doing an in-person or virtual event.
We used it for the District Conference Auction and the  District Foundation Luncheon.
Below is a link which shows you how to
  • Get Started
  • Sales and Sweepstakes
  • Auctions and Crowdfunding
  • A -thon
 
Quick Start Guide: Go to https://go.rotary7255gives.org/start
  1. Enter in your information
  2. Enter in your club’s information
    1. Have your EIN number handy here
  3. Verify your account by suppling any documentation that has your name with your club’s name (ex: website, org chart, etc..)
  4. Connect your Stripe account (This needs to be done before you can publish any campaigns. 
 
As always, if you have any questions, we’re here to help! 
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Phone: 855.425.1071