Recovery and Wellness Initiative
Recovery Wellness Initiative
The Recovery Wellness Initiative will focus on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness to encourage individuals, organizations and communities to work toward overall wellness. 
8 Dimensions of Wellness
  • emotional
  • financial
  • intellectual
  • vocational
  • social
  • physical
  • environmental
  • spiritual
Recovery Wellness Initiative Goals:
  • Develop a committee with varied lived experience (mental health, addiction, physical, financial, etc.)
  • Assist clubs in identifying the needs for their community
  • Help clubs develop partnerships with local organizations (recovery & wellness)
  • Create sustainable service projects to promote overall wellness of our communities
How to Participate
Email Laurie Quinn and ask to be added to the distribution list:
We will be scheduling our first video meeting to organize the initiative during the month of July.

District Service Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019


Event: Celebrate Maybrook Day

Contact: Peter Sullivan (AG – Region 6)  
What: Wellness Table
Where: Veteran's Memorial Park, Tower Ave., Maybrook
When: Saturday, 9/14
Time: Rotarians should arrive at 3:45 PM; Wellness Table staffed 4 pm to 8 pm
Service: Will be advocating for 3 Wellness programs

Event: HOAM (Hope on a Mission)

Contact: Susan Doyle (914) 474-1232 (Poughkeepsie-Arlington Club  – Region 4)
What: food donations, other donations, food servers (please contact Susan directly)
Where: Corner of S. Clinton St. & Main St. Poughkeepsie
When: Saturday, 9/14
Time: Rotarians should arrive at 3:45 PM; Wellness Table staffed 4 pm to 8 pm
Service: Meal for those in need
HOAM (Hope on a Mission) is a street ministry serving homeless, addicted women of Poughkeepsie.


Event: Community Awareness

Contact: Barbara Blakey (Liberty Club – Region 5) 
What: Information Table
Where: St. Peter’s Food Pantry & Children’s Shop and United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
When: Saturday, 9/14
Time: 9am - Noon
  • Walkabout community outreach focus on consideration and contact of /with folks using services.Walk Main St between thrift store at Methodist church and St Peters food pantry/children’s shop
  • Information in both locations will include Access to Care, Sullivan Public Transportation (new service)and Opioid Prevention Conference on 10-10
Invited speakers:
  • Jim Goldfarb- Federation for the Homeless
  • Marty Colavito- Peer Advocacy training opportunities and other positive approaches for our region

Event: RCADD 5K Run / Walk for Recovery + Remembrance

Contact: Seraphim Wood (Spring Valley Club – Region 8/9)
What: 5K Run / Walk
Where: Rockland Lake State Park Valley Cottage, NY
When: Saturday, 9/14
Service: Run/Walk for Recovery + Remembrance (Awareness)

Event: Narcan Training

Contact: Kim (West Point–Highland Falls Club – Region 6)
What: Narcan Training
Where: Highland Falls Intermediate School, 52 Mountain Avenue, Highland Falls, NY 10928
When: 10:00 am / 9:30 am
Service: Health & Awareness


Event: 2nd Annual End of Summer Luau

Contact Tina Buck (Warwick Valley Club – Region 6)
What: Information Tables
Where: By the Lake at Wickham Woodlands Town Park (off State School Road, Warwick, NY)
When: 6pm-10pm
Price: Tickets are $65.00
Will have 2 tables set up for 5 Wellness Organizations during the first hour of the event to increase awareness. 
The organizations that will attend:
  • NA - Narcotics Anonymous
  • AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
  • NAMI - Nationa Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition
  • Safe Homes

Event: Pawling Resource Center Walkathon

Contact: Ann Godesky (Pawling Rotary Club – Region 7)
What: Walkathon
More Info:
Service: Health & Awareness

Event: Road Cleanup

Contact: Bob Nachbaur (Suffern Rotary Club)
What: Road Cleanup
Service: Environment

Providing Information

Contact: Lillian Jones  / 845-800-3106) (Lake Mahopac Club - Region 7)
What: Distribution of resource lists for getting help in Putnam County.
Where: Mahopac Public Library, Rt 6, Mahopac
When: Saturday, 9/14
Time:  11 AM-2pm

District 7210 Clubs Supporting Recovery & Wellness

2018-19 District Grant
Club: Nanuet-West Nyack (Region 9)
Contact: Shannon Moddaferi
"We did a project with Open Arms (halfway house located in Rockland).  We got them exercise and softball equipment.  We also took them out to dinner at a local restaurant.  They all really loved and appreciated this.  I had a bunch on the members in my club come too.  We offered to be mentors to anyone who was interested. We are hoping to continue to work with them going forward.  We have offered them a table at our fall festival and have offered them volunteer opportunities."
Newburgh Rotary Club is working with Montefiore St Luke's Cornwall Hospital to distribute pamphlets printed with information on where/who to call for help with substance use disorder, alcohol, depression, suicide, eating disorders, etc.  The pamphlets will be given to club members for display in their place of business, doctors offices and other areas in the community. The pamphlets will also be shared via social media. The club purchased 10 Recovery Workbooks which will be donated to Independent Living, an organization that helps people transition back into a sober life and stay healthy.