Posted by Eileen Stier on Nov 07, 2013

We welcome new members Dr Obi Nwasokwa and Anthony Ringston Sr. who will contribute much to our Gold Coast Club.


Upcoming Events/Activities:


Friday, Nov. 15 please join us for

  • a discussion with Dr Obi about his project with his medical school in Africa.
  • collection of unwrapped Toys that Friday for Toys for Tots - Anthony is an active supporter of this event and he will deliver toys that Sunday to the Marines.
  • collection of toiletries and clothes for the Midnight Run which Motch and the students of Great Neck So. High School will conduct to benefit the is Nov 22 but he needs to gather items in advance

Nov 15 will be a most busy day for us!!

Friday, Nov 22 please join us to hear about revitalization efforts in the Rockaways.

Wednesday, Dec 3 the Manhasset Rotary will hold a lecture by doctors on Renal (Kidney) treatment..they meet for lunch at Pearl East Restaurant in Manhasset. Please let Pres. Joel know if you will attend so he can inform them of seating requirements. 

December 6, 2013 will be our Wine Tasting event to benefit:

The Robotics Team of Great Neck South HS.

It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

6 Medical Plaza

Glen Cove NY 11542

Your Support is Appreciated!!

Gold Coast Notes - November 8, 2013 Eileen Stier 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
 Attached please find Winetaster brochure.
Feb 8 7PM HSBC Bank 257-15 Union Turnpike Glen Oaks NY $30 benefiting GNS Robotics.
Note: Varietal Wines, Manhasset 21 E shore Rd Manhasset, is arranging wine selection.He has an outstanding e mail letter and a variety of tastings in his store!!!
 Attendance 55%
 We meet every Fri (unless noted) 8 AM -9AM at Giraffe Room in Inn at Great Neck  30 Cuttermill Road.
 Joel stepping up in his role as President elect has recently introduced the Club to three potential members...Brian Hallinan (Ameriprise),
Janet Orozco Feller,President  of Stellar Merchant Services Corp ( and Brendan Leavy of Intercity Agency Inc ( All excellent candidates for membership.
There will be no mtg Feb.8 as we have wintaster that eve.
Gold Coast Notes - January, 25, 2013 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
55% Attendance
Past President Doug has volunteered to introduce us to a few more venues before we make the final choice of our new home. Under his leadership we were able to locate to Bruce's so he has an excellent track record. Next Friday January 18 we will meet at the Giraffe Room at the Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck.He has a few more ideas and its our goal by February to make a final decision.
We were happy to welcome back Betsy Malik who visited with us today. We wish her continued success in her career and especially with her college age daughters!!
Motch has been given the blueprints of latest Robot challenge but will come up for air long enough to spearhead the winetaster /fundraiser Feb. 8 that will support the Club's ongoing efforts.
Gold Coast Notes - January, 11, 2013 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 03, 2013
Attendance: 55%
Our winetaster, previously scheduled for next Friday, will be held on Feb 8.
Same venue (HSBC) and time 6:30PM.
This will give the Club more time to build attendance after the New Year break.
We have a wine merchant who had agreed to host and is checking schedule to make sure the new date suits. We plan to have information about Rotary and membership applications as well since building  membership a top priority this year.
New Venue (test):
Next week Jan 11 we will meet at the Skyline Diner 271-27 Union Turnpike New Hyde Park and we encourage members to attend and comment. This diner is under new and friendly management (Angelo) who promised to give us nice open space area from 8 (he will place other diners in booth area). Members have missed a nice hot meal in our current location.
Joel will invite two potential members next week!!!
Doug and Jay will be DECA judges this weekend.
Jesse sends regards to all Gold Coasters and we hope when he visits in March we can enjoy his company once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gold Coast Notes - January, 4, 2013 2013-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 20, 2012
attendance: 55%
 There wil be NO meeting until January enjoy holidays and have a happy healthy NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From January we will hold one meeting a month at a local restaurant in the evening which will give members who cannot attend Fridays a chance to do so. This will replace a specific Fri. meeting. All members will be invited to attend and then the Board will convene to attend to Board business.
Details will be circulated in advance.
DECA judges Doug and Jay will attend Jan 5 Regionals.
Jan 11 Winetaster will be next fundraiser event..details to follow.
Gold Coast Notes - December 21, 2012 2012-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 15, 2012
 Attendance 55%
 DECA: Gold Coast has provided two volunteers to judge the business Clubs of Nassau HS in Regionals..can have ONE Jan 5.. location Freeport HS. Plse advise if u have interest and we will provide details.Rotary category Vocational Service!
 Early January we will host another winetaster at HSBC to raise funds for HS Robotics Club. Date will be launch date for new tournement. This year Motch plans to have team attend two regionals to expand student participation and sharpen skills. Secondary goal of winetaster is to attract new members.
 Motch has submitted recent Gold Coast photos/articles regarding contributions to local food bank,Robotics and MidNight Run projects to appear in GN Record.
 Ed pointed out recent success of Life Planning Seminar with members Lisa and Joel participating. Will plan another such seminar for the wider community in February.
Gold Coast Notes - November 16, 2012 2012-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
Due to continued power outages and very long gas lines in the few stations that have operable pumps, we will NOT hold our FRi mtg this week Nov. 9.
We hope you all come through this difficult time in good shape!

NO meeting this Friday 11/9/2012 2012-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 25, 2012
 Attendance 55% 
Good luck to all during this difficult storm!!
Club welcomed potential new member Matthew Rappaport who is a tax lawyer. This makes two introductions by Pres Elect Joel in past two weeks...thnx Joel!!
Next Fri bkfst will be hosted by Past Pres Emma.
Congratualtions to Doug on his recent purchase of a colorful smart car...can fot in Emma's car trunk.
Thanks to Motch for amending articles by Secretary and submitting articles  to GN Record to raise Club profile.
 Motch showed us a new book just out from local author of 50 books Gordon Korman ..title "Ungifted".. dedicated to Motch and the GN South Robotics team!!!!!!!!!
Gold Coast Notes - October 26, 2012 2012-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Oct 18, 2012
 Gold Coast Rotary welcomed members of the South HS Midnight Run project wherein 25 students spent their evening handing out supplies to the homeless in NYC. Gold Coast Rotary supplied the students with a truck load of clothes and toiletries and congratulated the students and their teachers for carrying out such a "hands on" project. The next Run is scheduled for Nov. 17 and Gold Coast will again collect supplies.
Gold Coast Rotary Supports South HS Midnight Run project Michael Baras 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
Gold Coast Rotary welcomed members of the South HS Midnight Run project wherein 25 students spent their evening handing out supplies to the homeless in NYC. Gold Coast Rotary supplied the students with a truck load of clothes and toiletries and congratulated the students and their teachers for carrying out such a "hands on" project. The next Run is scheduled for Nov. 17 and Gold Coast will again collect supplies.
Gold Coast Rotary Supports South HS Midnight Run project 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
The Great Neck Food Pantry serves 55 families with food and clothes every two weeks with 9 volunteers. It is located in a dedicated room within St. Aloysius Church 592 Muddle Neck Road.
The Pantry receives support from a local schools and religeous institutions of all denominations but requires additional support as Government sources are reduced. Gold Coast Rotary Club presented Mrs. Kathy Priven, who runs the Pantry along with Mrs. Lisa Mevorach, a volunteer, a check for $500 which is on top of a significant amount of clothes over the years.
GN Food Pantry receives support from Gold Coast Rotary Club 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
Thanks to Joel for sponsoring this week's bkfst. Club Secretary will sponsor next week's.
Gold Coast Club gave warm welcome to South HS from Robotics Club and the Midnight Run.
In the midnight run 25 students provided the homeless in NYC with a variety of supplies
(a significant amount donated by Gold Coast Club). The next run is Nov. 17 and we will again collect items to distribute.
The Club also welcomed members of the 60 person Robotics Club. The HS has participated with distinction the past 6 years in a world wide competition and will soon provide college level credit for Robotics. The Club donated $1800 to their teacher and our member Motch!!
Kathy Priven and Lisa Mevorach (our member!!) described the Great Neck Food Pantry project which is supported by many schools and Temples in the area. Every two weeks the 9 volunteers supply needed food and clothing to 55 families of need in the area. The Gold Coast Club made a donation of $500 to this worthwhile charity and will seek to provide further support in the future.
SEMINAR: This Sat Oct. 20 at 10 am and again at 2 pm Sunday at All Saints Church 855 Middle Neck Rd Club members Ed Casey, Joel Meltzer and Lisa Mevorach will speak on life planning!!!
Nov 2 Foundation Dinner at Leonards 6:30-11 PM..Plse respond to Ravi at about your attendance.Cost $125.. mail to Ravi at 26 Princeton Drive Syosset NY 11791 made out to Rotary Foundation. Many of the Club's projects will be highlighted!!
Pres. Betsy outlined a new project she is sponsoring. She is working with the Dean of Benjamin Cardozo HS in Bayside seeking the most improved student senior who is heading off to college. Students selected will write an essay that will be submitted to the Club and one will be chosen as Gold Coast Scholar.
Gold Coast Notes - October 19, 2012 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 11, 2012
Attendance 60%
 Club now meets FRi at All Saints Church at 8 AM 855 Middle Neck Rd GN..great venue with rotating hosting of bkfsts by members!!
 We welcome potential new member Jason Ruvin Met Life financial planner who is active in a variety of local charities!!
 Next Fri Oct 19 Pres Elect Joel will host the bkfst ..lots of activity planned including not miss this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next Fri Oct 19 Club will present check for $500 to Lisa for the GN FOOD Pantry which will be our Thanksgiving project.
 Next Friday: We will welcome South HS students from Midnight Run and Robotics who wish to thank us for our support!!!!!!!!!!! We will present a check for $1800 to Motch for Robotics Club activities.
 Club has heard from GC Scholarship winner Josh DeOliveira who is pursuing welding at SUNY.WE wish him continued success and nice to hear from him.
 Oct 20: Ed, Joel and Lisa will speak at All Saints on life planning at 10 AM and again on Sunday 10/21 at 2 PM.
 Nov: 2 is Foundation Leonards..6 30 pm...$125 event Chmn Ravi at to confirm attendance..send cks to Rotary District Foundation 7250 26 Princeton Drive Syosset NY 11791
The Foundation unites all Rotarians in worldwide humanitarian projects.(Black tie optional).
We will shape new scholarship project next Friday that Pres. Betsy has proposed as new initiative.
 PDG Ravi brought Club up to date with various medical oriented projects in Africa.Many of our projects will be highlighted at Fdn Dinner.
Meeting Notes- October 12, 2012 2012-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2012
Attendance: 50%
Our first meeting in our new meeting place: All Saint's Church 855 Middle Neck RD GN
Beautiful and quiet setting easy to locate with excellent parking. At the moment its bring your own but soon volunteers will sponsor each week on a rotating basis.
Midnight Run.. we have collected  clothes and toiletries for the Midnight Run ... South HS students  hand out necessities to homeless. Needed are basics like socks and undies and bags and toiletries. Motch will pick up what we have gathered by next Friday meeting Oct 5 as the run itself is Oct6. Members may leave items during the week at the Church in Ed's office.
Thanksgiving..we will donate $500 with our member Lisa at the GN Food Pantry acting as coordinator.
Oct 9 : GN Main Library 159 Bayview Ave at 7:30 PM where he will discuss his recent autobiographical book,sign copies and answer questions.
10/20 : Ed and Lisa will discuss Life Planning at All Saint's Church 855 Middle Neck Rd GN at 10AM and again 10/21 at 2PM.
The Club will make a presentation of a check to GN South Robotics in late Oct.
The Club has invited AG Jaya and Gov Mario to make official visit in Nov. and await finalization of date.
Gold Coast Notes - September 28, 2012 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
Attendance: 50%
Gold Coast members have record registrations for Rotary Leadership Institute.

The Club agreed to move to a new, more suitable meeting place...Ed and Deborah came up with a brilliant solution..stay tuned for our new location as of next week Sept. 28.
Betsy off to California..enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are collecting items for a midnight run by South HS students...needed are toiletries, socks, blankets, towels, shoes, jackets..the run itself will be held Oct 6...all items can be dropped off at Ed Casey's office at All Saints Church 855 Middle Neck Rd and will be picked up in time to be included by Nicole Kinsey.
New Thanksgiving project: we will work with Lisa and the GN Food Pantry to provide $500 worth of goods. She will advise us on best way we can contribute.
Ed Casey will speak about his autobiography at the GN Library 7:30PM 10/9
159 Bayview Ave
Ed Casey and Lisa Mevorach will speak at All Saints Church 855 Middle Neck Rd on "Life Planning" Sat 10/20 at 10AM and Sunday 2PM.
We will arrange a photo op with Motch to provide the Robotics Team of GN South at suitable date in near future.
The Club members are encouraged to invite "drama free" friends to join Gold Coast Club.
Speaker program will be re established once new location confirmed.
Gold Coast Notes - September 21, 2012 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 06, 2012
Once again we are proud that many Gold Coast members will participate in the Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar located at Melville Mariott registration/bkfst 7:30a -3:30p end
Level 1: Pres Elect Joel, Level 2 "Jay" Shah, Level 3 Clarisse, Graduate: Pres Betsy and Tsr Emma.
We wish Jay Shah good luck in his new career at NY Life!!!
We resolved to build the Club from current 16 members to a target of 25 members by the end of the term of Pres. Betsy. Each member is encouraged to bring in one new member with the proviso that he or she be "drama free"! We have lost 5 members due to retirements and job related issues.
We have contacted AG Jaya to visit us for an official visit and pave the way for the
official visit of Gov. Mario who will be the last Gov. of 7250 as next year we merge with 7260 creating 7255. Due to travel and holidays etc we requested a date in Nov that is mutually agreeable. We should like to give them a warm welcome.
Gold Coast Notes - September 7, 2012 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 23, 2012
Eight Attendees
Emma back from Cancun well rested and tanned!!
Clarisse back from birth of  grandaughter!!
Doug enjoy family vacation in Florida.
David off to Florida to enjoy Disneyland.
Sept 15 is Rotary Leadership Institute..Melville Mariott  all day
Club attendees to date..Joel (level 1), Emma and Betsy level (Graduate), Clarisse (level 3) for one more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ed to speak...10/9  7:30 PM GN Library..his book
                     10/20 All Saints Church GN..Life Planning
Its been a hot and enjoyable summer..those who have yet to pay dues plse mail $295 to:
Gold Coast Rotary PO Box 234021 Great Neck, NY 11023
 Next mtg Sept. 7

Gold Coast Notes - August 24, 2012 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
We will NOT have our Fri mtg this mtg is 8/24.
Please advise club secretary who from our Club plans to attend Rotary Leadership Institute. Club pays tuition.  Its a great way to discover the wonderful work of Rotary. 
Date 9/15 location: Melville Marriott  levels 1,2,3,Graduate
Summer schedule 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 09, 2012
Betsy is exploring the best way to execute her vision of new projects involving scholarships.
Ed speaking engagemnts..all are welcome...
1) 10/9 GN Main Library  7:30 PM  will speak about his book that revolves around his career experiences enjoyed by all Gold Coast members
2) 10/20 All Saints Church 10:00 AM Life way to plan for you and your family for "the next journey".
Rotary Leadership Instuitute will occur Sept 15 Melville Marriott. Incoming President Joel has signed up, still have four available openings.  In depth learning about Rotary and fellowship event.
Gold Coast Notes - August 10, 2012 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Jul 26, 2012
Attendees: Ed, Ravi,Chris,Betsy,Dennis,Mike,Motch
Betsy attended first COPs meeting of the new Rotary year.

Additional donations are coming in from Winetasting Fundraiser to benefit GNSHS Robotics club.

Treasurers are coordinating accounts. 
New Rotary International grants have been approved.

Dennis spoke of visiting airport clubs other than his former JFK club.

Gold Coast Notes - July 27, 2012 Michael Baras 2012-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 28, 2012
We had a very successful Gold Coast Fundraiser with proceeds going to the GN South HS Robotics Team. The goal will be to have students attend two regional competitions thus expanding the experiential level of our students.  Special thanks to super educator Motch who made arrangements, the Okins who were guardians at the door and were very persuasive selling raffles, Clarisse for hosting the party at her bank, and President Elect Betsy (and son Andrew!!) for her support of this fundraiser.
 A new wine merchant,Old Library Wines and Liquors, located in the Waldbaum's shopping center, arranged wine supply..thank you Vikram Singh and good luck.
Note: No breakfast meeting July 6
Gold Coast Wine Tasting - June 29, 2012 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 21, 2012
There will be NO meeting June 29 and July 6.
Attendees: Emma, Doug, Dennis, Clarisse, Betsy L, Joel
Guest: Josh Deoliveira, Gold Coast Scholarship winner
The Club welcomed Josh, winner of the Gold Coast Scholarship. He presented us with a very nice thank you note. He has attended both GN North and South and will go on to SUNY to study welding. He works in the summer at Norman Collision in GN to gain welding experience and Motch has spoken highly of his talents. We wish him well.
June 29...The Club will sponsor a fundraiser/winetaster with proceeds dedicated to the GNS Robotics Club. All Rotarians and Robot families are invited as is the general public. Clarisse,Betsy and Emma will secure raffle prizes, Doug has secured the wine supplier and Motch has made overall arrangements,Mike will circulate notice to all Rotarians.Thanks for your efforts.
Time: 7PM
Date: June 29
Cost: $30 (donation to Gold Coast Club)
Location: HSBC Bank  257-15 Union Turnpike,Glen Oaks NY (parking in rear)
Call John Motchkavitz 516 236 1567 ( for any info.
Club Secretary has thanked newly opened Old Library Wines and Liquors located in Waldbaum Shopping Center in Great Neck... partner Vikram Singh will attend and supervise the tasting. We wish them good luck and thanks.
Gold Coast Notes - June 22, 2012 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Mar 29, 2012
This Saturday March 31 the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics competition and the public is invited to attend.
Location: David S Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University (ck the web for directions)
Time:   9 AM Opening ceremony
             9:30   Competition 
             1 PM  Playoff/awards 
South HS Robotics Club is one of our major support projects and we wish John and the Team  success..We are rootin' for you!!!
South HS Robotics Club Michael Baras 2012-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Feb 09, 2012
There will be NO MEETING next Friday, February 17th due to the holiday, school recess and conflicting scheduled events.

Miss Yvonne who met with Gold Coast advisory board last Wednesday was kind enough to join us for breakfast and suggested what we can undertake to serve the Spinney Hill community.  Jagdish proposed we investigate pursuing a mentoring program. Dennis will contact Leslie Gross of the Great Neck club for her input how we might best serve this community.
Last Wednesday a District Leadership meeting was held in NHP.  Upcoming District events were discussed including this evening's screening of "Flag of our Fathers" in TriBeCa, Next weeks kick off dinner/dance honoring PDG Robbie Donno at the Swan Club (2/16-$40 open bar and dinner).  Camp PaQuaTuk is hosting an open house and a Pancake Breakfast (both in March, see website for details).
Our treasurer celebrates her
Valentines birthday.
Emma personally advanced the club funds and procured items for the GNS-HS "Midnight Run" to Manhattan to distribute necessities to the homeless. Please contact Emma to make your donation.

Gold Coast Notes - February 10, 2012 Michael Baras 2012-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2012
Good luck to all participants of South HS Midnight run which takes place tonight 2/4.
Students hand out supplies to the homeless in a pre arranged series of locations.
Our Club voted to supply $250 worth of items..
note: please reimburse Past Pres. Emma who drove to Delaware to get the most bang for the buck and has floated the Club for this worthy endeavor to date.!
Mail checks directly to Emma Wright  17A Audrey Ave  Oyster Bay NY 11771
Gov. Sammy is Chair of District Gift of Life. There are now 35 Districts in the U S that have their own Gift of Life programs that were inspired and supported by our District! There are also Gift of Life in India and other countries as many local doctors and hospitals wish to participate in life saving medical procedures for the poor.Fund raisers for this program will be held 2/16 at Swan Club and 4/27 at New Hyde Park Inn..details to follow.
Ck out District website to follow the adventures of our GSE team in India and learn of other events in our District.
Pres Elect Betsy will be attending PETS seminar which is to be held 3/16-18
at Islandia Mariott...her leadership will be concurrent with that of Rotary International President Elect Tanaka,whose profile can be read in this month's Rotarian Magazine. His theme is "Peace through Service"..he has an interesting life story (as does our very own Betsy!!).

Gold Coast Notes - February 3, 2012 2012-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 26, 2012

 Gold Coasters celebrate Dennis' birthday.

We celebrated with Dennis on his birthday with a muffin and a candle!!
Doug reports Bruce's is back after flood and we look forward to returning to our bakery next week.
John thanked Gold Coasters for helping with DECA..70 students will attend DECA
NY State competition.
He noted the Saddle Rock Elementary School Robot team is working on the kit we donated. Ms. Diamond will soon attend our breakfast to report students progress.
SH Robot team now in the middle of building basketball playing robots for new competition.
He thanked us also for contribution to upcoming Midnight Run
which provides homeless with supplies.
We discussed some ideas regarding grant from Manhasset..request some feedback from Doug's contact to determine best way to shape submission.
Member spotlight:  Joel will schedule an info session regarding latest accounting/tax issues and the services he provides.
 4/15 JFK Club 5K run..raise funds and run on the runway at the airport..if running is not your thing then join in cheering. See
Gold Coast Notes - January 27, 2012 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2012
Due to a flood at Bruce's we had to seek an emergency breakfast place..thanks Dennis for quick thinking.
Emily Klinger is VP of the Midnight Run wherein South HS students distribute clothes and toiletries to the homeless in NYC. Next run will be Feb.4. The Club donated $250 worth of clothes and gave them to Emily for disbursement. Thanks to all members who have contributed to this cause and to Emma, Joel and Dennis who provided supplies.We hope to host Emily at Bruce's in the near future. Those wishing to contribute may send cks to:
Gold Coast Rotary PO Box 234021 Great Neck NY 11023.
District GSE Team is now in India and has established a dedicated Facebook page to follow their adventures. A team from India will arrive in the Spring. GSE allows mid career people a chance to enjoy cultural and vocational enrichment.
The Robot Club has received its design requirements for this year's challenge. Motch will advise the Club of what tasks the team must carry out and we look forward to supporting the students again.
We will examine the requirements of the Manhasset Community Fund to agree on what project would be attractive to seek a grant from them. Doug will sound out his contacts there to guide our thought process.
Gold Coast Notes - January 20, 2012 2012-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 12, 2012
Clarisse off to Orlando for her annual vacation with her three sisters..we will miss you but ENJOY!!!!!
Feb Midnight Run..GN South HS students and dedicated South HS teachers deliver clothes/toiletries to homeless...Emma will kindly buy $ 250 worth of items with members supporting this budget to be given to Motch and Nicole for distribution.
Motch and the Robot Team have been given assignment for this year's Robot challenge.
Good luck!!!!
Dennis suggested a fundraiser after April relating to US OPEN in AUG. He was made chair of this project.Sounds promising!!
2/29...Doug presented an chance to secure a grant for a significant new project.
Ed and Emma will research leadership of Spinny Hill area where we may have some positive impact and meet criteria of grant committee.
Dennis met Charter President of a new concept in e club.
 to learn more!!
Gold Coast Notes - January 13, 2012 2012-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 05, 2012

 Gold Coast Rotary visit from NYS Comptroller DiNapoli and Legislator Bosworth

Welcome back all for a busy 2012!!
Feb 4 is next midnight run when the HS students and dedicated educators actually donate items collected to homeless..Dennis has made first donation (thnx)..lets again collect warm basic items (socks, undies etc) as well as sample size toiletries. Gov. Ravi will ask President of Rotary Jericho Sunrise to join in collections as well. Thnx Ravi and Jaya!
Thurs Jan 12..Rotarians from the District will meet at Simply Fondue in GN..5:30-8PM. Those who wish to socialize with members in the District plse enjoy.
2/29 deadline..PP Doug has provided us with a chance to seek a grant from Manhasset Community Fund...brainstorm request...Focus areas
1) Improving the lives of children and teens in NH
2)Improving the lives of Seniors in NH
3)Improving the lives of Adults and Families in NH( North Hempstead)
will discuss ideas this Friday at Bruce's at 8 AM meeting.
April 20..winetaster/fundraiser tentative date.
PP Doug and Sect'y Jay served as judges for DECA the business clubs of LI high schools with 800 students participating and seeking to advance to the State competition.This supports the vocational area of service of Rotary. We salute the many eductors that are involved in this excellent program


Gold Coast Notes - January 6, 2012 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 22, 2011
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING DEC. 30 meeting Jan. 3.!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season and New Year!!
Mark your calendar: Feb. 18 Rotary International President Elect Tanaka will be hosted on his visit to Long Island by Gold Coast Club. A great chance to be exposed to the world wide leadership of this charity.
Midnight runs: Feb 4 and March 10 are next scheduled midnight runs. Details of our participation to follow.Hands on experince in supporting the homeless.
Great Neck Food Pantry: We will make donations in first quarter using the list given to us by Katherine Priven.
Wine Tasting/Fundraiser: scheduled for April at HSBC.
Decca: Is a SH business Club and Gold Coasters Doug and Jay will join panel of judges.
Gold Coast Notes - December 23, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 15, 2011
Thomas O, fulfilling his Bar Mitzvah pledge, made a donation of childrens' shoes and sneakers to the GN Food Pantry!! The Club will make next donation in January utilizing the list given to us by Katherine Priven.
Guest: AG Jeff Jardine
AG Jeff wishes Gold Coasters a happy holiday season.
Club voted to continue meeting for next two Fridays..12/23 and 12/30.
Dennis will send us information on his District Project Rotaship..he is shipping english language books for Syosset Rotary to Uganda..with Rotarians on receiving side.
The next midnight run is Feb. 4. We will gather items suggested and coordinate with Nicole and John. Emma was impressed with student leader Emily Klinger who we will invite to discuss this project.
We will pencil in an April fundraiser / winetaster using last year's venue (HSBC) which was quite successful.
Gold Coast Notes - December 16, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 08, 2011
Guests:  Billy O (5yrs), Nicole Kinsey (SH Internship Director) Noel(2yrs) James(4yrs)
Excellent meeting. Katherine Priven ,Director of Great Neck Food Pantry, described the many services they provide. Kathy has been volunteering the past 15 yrs and also helps those in need with heating bills and dealings with goventmental agencies on behalf of the needy. In Nov. 600 people were served!!
She appreciates the help of Gold Coaster Lisa and our Club's recent efforts and provided us with a list of items for future donations. We are lucky to have her in our community.
Gold Coaster Joel thanked the Club for its ad in ther recent Nassau County Cerebal Palsey Journal . Next year's gathering will honor its 60th year since its founding.We look forward to continuing to support this worthy cause.
PP Doug and Secretary Jay have agreed to be judges at next year's DECA competition, which is a national business club. This extends the relationship of Gold Coast and the South High School.
Midnight Run...Nicole gathered items of clothes and toiletries for Gold Coaster and super educator Motch and his high schoolers who were able to hand out to 80 needy people various donated items to the homeless in NYC on Saturday. Excellent chance to perform community service in a hands on manner.
Gold Coast Notes - December 9, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 01, 2011
Thank you John for submitting the article to the Great Neck Record about our SH scholarship student. John will give us more details about the midnight run charity event.
He introduced Melissa who will be working with 3rd and 4th graders in a Robot Club that will include John's HS team as mentors. In addition to technical skills, this will be great for interpersonal relationship building.The Club has provided a Lego Mindstorm Kit which is a great way to introduce robotic skills to 9 and 10 year olds.
Gov. Ravi asks us to circle Feb. 18 when the President of Rotary International will visit with us and two other Clubs for an evening at Crest Hollow Club. Ravi has already lined up major donors to our Foundation which will enable significant global projects to proceed with Clubs in Nicaragua, India and Africa.
Dennis described the Rotaship project that he ran at JFK Club where Rotary Clubs can ship to other Clubs items at cost  which has been used during humanitarian crisis.
President Mike's friends have donated the big bags of childrens clothes today to the Great Neck Food Pantry. Next week we have penciled in a visit by Kathy Priven of the Food Bank to describe how we can help them even beyond what we have so far donated.
We are all enjoying Ed's book and will schedule him as featured speaker at an upcoming meeting when he will sign our books!!l
Gold Coast Notes - December 2, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Nov 17, 2011

No meeting next week, November 25th so we may all recover from Thanksgiving.
Secretary Jay is in contact with Kathryn Priven,
president SVDP in the parish of St. Aloysiuss and invited her to speak at breakfast.
The GNSHS "Midnight Run" will take place onthe morning of December 9th.  Toiletries, socks, underwear, are needed. 

Gold Coast Notes - November 18, 2011 Michael Baras 2011-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Nov 10, 2011
On this Veterans Day we thank all those who have served to protect this Country.
Save the Date!! 
Gov. Ravi noted Gold Coast Club will host Rotary International President Elect Tanaka
Feb. 18, 2012 at a dinner at Crest Hollow which will be limited to 120 couples.Details to follow but this is a great honor and experience for our members.
Good luck Emma on the purchase of her new Chrysler 300!!Other cars move to the side of the road when she is at the wheel of this Bentley Motor look alike!!
Ed Casey's latest book is now in the hands of all members and all are enjoying a great read written by a great man!!!
Congratulations to our member Joel who has become Secretary to the Bayside Business Association.!!
John gave us great news..Saddle Rock Elementry School Robot Club advisor Melissa Diamond will visit the Club Dec. 2 at which time the Club will present her school with the Lego robot kit model they will use to develop our future scientists.
He will also advise Club of exact date for the Breakfast run which has high schoolers supply homeless with needed items in NY (traditionally called Midnight run). He will advise what donations we can make to support this cause.
The Great Neck Food pantry day was a very popular new project suggested by Club President Mike. We wish to further support this project and have invited Kathy Priven to speak with us and advise how we can help.
Gold Coast Notes - November 11, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2011
Thanks to the Gold Coasters who braved the cold/donated over 20 bags of clothes to the Great Neck Food Pantry. This is the first step in supporting this worthwhile cause,an initiave esatblished by Pres Mike!!.
It was enlightening to see the long lines of people waiting to obtain food/clothes in this tough economic climate. Kudos to Lisa and her husband who have devoted their time and energy over the years.
We have invited Kathy Priven to speak on a Friday to describe what other items they need. Note: While the Food Bank is open every other Saturday, they can accept delivery any day by contacting Bertha at 829-8343 who is in the office.
Gold Coast donates to Food Pantry 2011-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Nov 03, 2011
 Congratulations Doug on a successful Bar Mitzvah of his eldest son Thomas. We heard he got a standing ovation after he read his prayers.
 We celebrate the publication of Ed Casey's book "Tales from the Granite Orchard". Each member will soon receive a gift copy from Secretary Jay who requests you make comments on the Amazon website so it can reach #1 slot soon.
Conratulations to Jesse and Yanick..we hear they will soon be proud grandparents!!
Thanks to Joel and Ed who are unable to attend Food Pantry day Saturday but have given Club Secretary 9 bags of clothes to deliver on their behalf. Dennis pledges to bring 10 bags and on that basis got to ring the bell at todays meeting!! Well done guys.
Excellent presentation by guest Renee Almon who is a longstanding friend and collegue of the Gourdet family. She thanked the Club for past support which allowed Brookdale Hospital neighbors to receive 257 Thanksgiving baskets last year. She noted all who are involved are volunteers of the microbiology lab. We will alert the two Brooklyn Rotary Clubs to contact her if they wish to support this activity in their area. We presented her with a check for $800.
Great Neck Food Pantry Project:
Lets meet tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 AM. We will be greeted by Gold Coaster Lisa and take some pics too.They seek clothes and small appliance items which are sold to raise funds for food.
Location: St. Aloysius Church 592 Middle Neck Rd GN but make a left on Breuer Ave which takes u to parking lot in the back of the Church complex and enter the blue awning "Parish Center" building.
Gold Coast Notes - November 4, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Oct 27, 2011
Congratulations to Ed Casey...he just attended his 50th HS reunion...and his book "Tales From the Granite Orchard" is now available on Amazon. Each member will receive a copy. Please review on Amazon and get it to #1!!
Good wishes to Doug and his son who will be Bar Mitzvahed this weekend.
The Club gave a warm welcome to Nicole Kinsey who has joined South HS as Student Internship Supervisor. The Club supports many activities of the HS and again volunteered to send speakers to Career Day. We discussed many ways to support her efforts and she in turn suggested students would be willing to engage in Community Service with us as well.
Super educator John brought us up to date with his various activities. Once again the Robot Club has 80 students...said they can help support the GN Food Pantry next week!! John and students recently provided a significant number of items towards the upstate flood victims call for support through Rotary. We are invited to attend the Midnight Run, where students to to NYC at midnight and hand over items to the needy.
Board Mtg next Fri. Nov 4.
We meet at 10 AM to donate clothes to the Great Neck Food Pantry.
They sell the clothes to buy food. The Food bank is open to all people in GN of any faith.
Location is a dedicated room in St. Aloysius Church  592 Middle Neck Rd
Go down Middle Neck Rd from Town center and Church is on the left. Make a left turn on Breuer Ave just before the Church complex begins (pass Dunkin Donuts on the left side of street and see green awning "Fresh Food Mkt" on the right) and go down Breuer and park in Church lot. You will see blue awning "Parish Center" and go in there. We hope to all gather there at 10 AM and take some pictures too.
Gold Coast Notes - October 28, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Oct 20, 2011
Our guest speaker is a child and adolescent psychiatrist trained at the Mayo clinic. He is a potential member as well as he has heard great things about Rotary from his wife's uncle in Taiwan who is active.
Scott kindly prepared a powerpoint discussion regarding the cheating culture in American Education using the recent North HS incident as a jumping off point. Informative and well delivered.
Gov. Ravi announced that the next world President of Rotary International will be visiting our area on  February 18 at Ravi's invitation. It will be a gala dinner that may include the Ambassador of Japan. Gold Coast Club will be hosting along with two other Clubs and proceeds will be donated to the Gold Coast Club Foundation from which the Club makes many grants.
Details will follow.
Nov 5 is our day to make an official visit to the Great Neck Food Pantry at which time the Club will donate clothes that is sold from which they buy provisions for needs GN residents. Club member Lisa and her husband are major supporters and will greet us. If you cannot show up personally on Nov 5 plse drop off bags on a Fri mtg or e mail Secty Jay who will pick up and store what you can give. Childrens clothes that you may no longer need for your family is an item they seek.
Gold Coast Notes - October 21, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Oct 13, 2011
Congratulations to Dennis this weekend and Doug at month end on the Bar Mitzvah of their respective 13 year old newly minted "MEN".
Jerry off to visit the sporting store Cabellas in Conn. on the hunt for latest fly fishing gear.
Check District Website for variety of Rotary events..
Guest Speaker: Next Fri Oct 21 Dr. Scott Albin
child and adolescent phychiatrist..resident of GN and prospective member.
Nov. 5..mark that date..Club will visit and donate clothes to local Food Pantry.
Gold Coast Notes - October 14, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Oct 06, 2011
 Congratulations to Dennis...his son will celebrate his  Bar Mitzvah this coming weekend!!
New Project: Key Date Nov.5:
Pres. Mike has suggested (and Club approved) support of the Great Neck Food Pantry that has supported the local community for years. We are lucky that Gold Coaster Lisa and her husband have volunteered there for years.
The food pantry takes donations of clothes they sell in a dedicated space at the local Church, the proceeds of which buy food for the needy in Town.
In 2010 the pantry served 365 people per month!!
The Club will gather clothes and deliver on Nov. 5. Those who can not attend bring to bkfst next few Fridays and Club Secretary will deliver donations on Nov.5. on their behalf.
Oct 21  Dr. Scott Albin, child psychiatrist and prospective member
future speakers Jerry on fly fishing and Dennis on world wide shipping!!
District Events ( for details)
10/18  District Networking Event
10/29 Brooklyn Bridge Club Charter Celebration
11/5  Rotary UN Day
1/16-2/14 outgoing GSE trip to INDIA
Gold Coast Notes - October 7, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Sep 29, 2011
We welcomed home Clarisse who spent two weeks in Italy including Florence, Venice, Tuscany staying in a variety of private homes.
Doug took his family on a tour of Switzerland which was Bar Mitzvah present of his son (rather than a party). Fun had by all.
All who attended Leadership Institute last week found it an informative and fun experience.
The Club will now begin supporting the local food pantry in Great Neck as a new project. They sell clothes to raise funds for food in a dedicated room at St. Aloysius Church.
This is a non denominational charity supported by the entire community and our very own Lisa has been a volunteer there. Please bring bags of clothes for donation to next Fri mtg and the Club will make a presentation when suffcient donations are available.
Speaker program will be activated with a non sales oriented speech to be given once a month. Stay tuned for our first guest speaker!!
10/18 Rotary Networking.. DeMatis Center contact: should you wish to have a table.
UN Day..Nov 5  see for details.
Gold Coast Notes - September 30, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2011

 Congratulations  to Emma, Betsy, and Mike for completing level three of Rotary  Leadership Institute!!! Also special merit to Jay Shah and Dennis who completed level one. Very informative sessions and great fellowship by all.

Former Gov. Sammy leading a delegation of local Rotarians to Taiwan to celebrate  with Rotarians of Taiwan. We have fond memories of their visit to our Club last year. Next GSE exchange will be with India
Anticipate a visit next year to our District by Rotary International President Tanaka.
Rotary International convention to be held in May in Thailand...our very own Gov. Ravi on organizing committee!!!!

Congratulations/ Intl News 2011-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Sep 22, 2011
This was our first multi Club breakfast. We were able to learn about various projects in our neighborhood from different Rotary Clubs that participated. A worthwhile idea.
In Manhasset on Oct 6 is their 11th year of hosting a circus!!Fun for kids and a good fundraiser.
They are also active in supporting our troops by supporting the "Shoebox Campaign".
In GN their major project is the turkey drive..last yr they distributed 1,000 turkeys.
Gov. Ravi described the next world convention of Rotarians where many thousands gather for a few days to review various projects around the world. This year its in Thailand May6-9. Details to follow.
Leadership Institute is Sat 9/24 .
Registration from 7:30.
Location :Melville Marriott  1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd
Good luck to Ed who will be in Aruba with medical will be missed!!
Next Fri we should develop action plan to support local food pantry that is managed by our very own Lisa!!
They collect clothes for sale or accept direct donation of non perishable foods.
Gold Coast Notes - September 23, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Sep 15, 2011
Dr. Scott Albin is a prospective member. A resident of GN, he is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a practice in Roslyn. He will explore other Clubs and decide what is best fit for him. We think he would be an excellent addition to the Club!!
Official Visit of Gov. Gabor Karsai. He suggested we review the District website to follow various activities of Rotary Clubs in our District. He gave us magnetic Rotary wheels that can be attached to our cars to
raise the general awareness of Rotary in our area. He recognized many Gold Coast members who have had a positive impact on the District and enjoyed the Club's presentation of Gold Coast activities.
Next Fri..
Sept 23  Joint mtg at Gold Coast Club (8 AM Bruce's Bakery) with members of GN and Manhasset Clubs.
Next Sat: Sept 24
7:30AM (Bkfst)-classes 8-3:30PM
Rotary Leadership far 8 members of Gold Coast will attend.
 Location: Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd
Melville NY
T   1 631 423 1600 (call for directions)
Gold Coast Notes - September 16, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Sep 13, 2011
 Gold Coast president Michael presents Rose Brucia Education Foundation founder and executive director Matthew Barbis with District 7250 award check.  Thanks to District Governor Gabor Kasai and Membership chair Vivian Hardison for helping facilitate the donation.  Special thanks also goes to Gold Coast secretary Jay Mancus for his suggestion of continuing Gold Coast's support of this program.  The Rose Brucia Foundation combats child abduction by educating youngsters on what to do if approached by a stranger. The foundation in addition to performing educational puppet shows distributes DNA identification kits and coloring books
Gold Coast supports Rose Brusia Foundation Michael Baras 2011-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Sep 08, 2011
Club welcomed President Mike back after long period of hospitalization. Mike looked fit and rarin' to go to help get Club to the next level!!! Mike was given the District check we won made out to Rose Brucia Foundation to prevent child abduction, which he will hand deliver to Foundation founder.
Note: Official visit next week Sept. 16 by District Gov. Gabor Karsai. In the Official visit the Gov. spells out his vision for the District and may update us on the larger happenings of Rotary as a world wide charity. We should like to have significant attendance with 8 AM start time if it is possible for you to attend. Mike and Dennis may make calls to build audience for this meeting
Sept. 23 is joint local Rotary Clubs meeting, an initiative suggested by AG Jeff Jardine. So far we have heard from Manhasset Club only. AG Jeff will make calls and let us know expected turnout so that we may inform Bruce's.
Sept. 24 Leadership Institute, Melville far the Club is sending a record 7 members. Lots of fun and great chance to mingle with other Rotarians in the District and also the Suiffolk District (with which we share the day and with which we will merge in 2 years!!)
Dennis passed on a note of thanks for our Club's support of JFK Rotary former President in her time of need. 
Gold Coast Notes..September 9, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Aug 25, 2011
Note:   No mtg next Fri 9/2 due to long weekend.
We welcomed Emma back from Cancun,,she was well tanned and relaxed and had a great time!!
Bye Bye to Clarisse who is off to Italy..she may visit our sister Club in Lucca!!
Secretary Jay met with Pres. Mike who is in VIP floor at North Shore (where Jaylo had baby!!).He hopes to get out next week and appreciates all Rotarian well wishes.
The Club will donate $100 to JFK Rotarian and first woman President of a Rotary Club Judi Serraino,who is well known by our newest member Dennis.
9/16 Gov. Gabor Karsai Official Visit
9/23  Joint Mtg of local Clubs organized by AG Jeff,host Club Gold Coast
9/24 Leadership Institute
Gold Coast Notes - August 26, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Aug 11, 2011
There will be no meeting Fri 9/2 which begins Labor Day weekend.
Thanks to Bruce's Bakery baker/owner Joel for treating the Club to breakfast!!
Happy birthday Jerry..on 8/16 Jerry will celebrate with his family a milestone birthday by returning to a summer cottage of his youth!!
Gold Coast Secretary met with President Mike on Friday after the mtg. Mike is now at:
Highfield Gardens Care Center
for rehab after spending a mth at North Shore.
Location is 199 Community Drive GN NY 11021 and facility telephone is 516 303-0123 (he gets no cell signal). Visiting is 7 days a week 10 AM-10PM. No fixed date of departure.
Congratulations to Doug as his Hopscotch Airline achieves a new milestone. Congatulations to Jay Shah on Sept 1 he completes his training at Morgan Stanley!!
District Card Exchange and GSE Team from India info sent seperately.
8/23 JFK Club Rock N Roll fundraiser (sent previously)
9/16 Official Gov visit to Club
9/24 Leadership Institute
Gold Coast Notes - August 12, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Aug 04, 2011
We thank Vivian for leaving her sickbed to deliver a $200 check in favor of Rose Brucia Foundation, which produces puppet shows for elementary students in dealing with strangers.
Goodbye to Jesse, our renaissance man!! His son was on Extreme Chef (repeat Sun nite 8/7 Food Chnl at 11 PM..Survive the Farm episode).He and his wife were an inspiration to us all.There will be a Gold Coast guest room in their Florida pad I am told.
Mike doing well and remains for after care at North Shore for a few more days.
Emma off to Mexico for fun in the sun..enjoy.
Jay enjoying some time with his boys before they depart for Tokyo.
We will support a new project..Interfaith Food Pantry in Great Neck. Our very own Lisa has been active over the yrs.with this charity and will be our contact person.
We can begin with clothes donations which are sold to raise funds for food and step up efforts over time.
8/23 JFK Club Rock n Roll Event (notice sent previously)
9/16 Official Gov. Karsai Visit
9/24 Leadership Institute..7 Gold Coasters to attend..a Club record
10/18 Business Networking..(notice sent)
await feedback from AG Jeff to our invitation to local Clubs to meet with us in Sept.
Gold Coast Notes - August 5, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jul 28, 2011
President Mike's surgery rescheduled for today..he will contact us when he is recovered. We wish him fast recuperation and return to us.
We welcomed Abul upon his return and wish his daughter good luck in taking Medical School Exams.
Club will finalize discussions at next weeks Board mtg to support local Interfaith Food Kitchen which came about from a suggestion by President Mike. Gold Coaster Lisa long involved and will be point of contact. 
Club has registered so far 6 attendees for Leadership Institute Sept 24.
Level one :Dennis, Abul,Joel,Jay Shah...Level three :Emma and Betsy.
Await AG Jeff response to his suggestion (and our invite) to local Clubs to have joint mtg in Sept. at Bruce's.
 Vivian to present Club with check for $200 for Rose Brucia Foundation as her schedule permits.
Gold Coast Notes - July 29, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jul 21, 2011
While Pres. Mike remains at North Shore Hospital, Past Presidents will take turns running the mtg. Today led by Past President Clarisse.
Looks like Mike will have operation next week so will remain at North Shore for a bit of time. He appreciates all the visits and calls but check first to see if he is available before visiting.
Nice turnout on a record heatwave day!!
John Motchkavitz received the Gold Coast Super Educator award!!
We have invited Gold Coast scholarship winner Molly Vallejo and family to share breakfast with us.
John will invite Saddle Rock Elementary Robot Club  mentor to meet the Club in Sept. This will serve as an extension of our support of the robot project and introduce Early Act program encouraged by RI.
District Secretary Vivian has secured our winning check in favor of Rose Brucia Foundation (how  kids should deal with strangers) and will make personal presentation at her earliest convenience. Thanks Vivian!!
Secretary Jay taking names of Gold Coast  attendees for 9/24 Leadership Institute. Fun, educational and great way to network with Rotarians from District 7250 and 7260!! Plse e mail your ability to attend.
Oct 18 District networking event. Details sent previously.
AG Jeff contacting local Clubs with dates we provided in Sept so that we may host a multi Club breakfast.
We will explore with Gold Coaster Lisa how we may support local food pantry..a project she and her family have supported for many years. This will serve as an extension of our Turkey basket project in Brooklyn managed by Jesse and his wife past few years.

Gold Coast Notes - July 22, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jul 14, 2011
Club welcomed Kayla who lives in Delaware and rang Club bell. Busy schedule with Aunt Emma..bowling, horseback riding etc.
Past President Jay met with newly crowned Gold Coast President Mike in his North Shore Hospital room (located on Community Drive in Manhasset) after Friday mtg.
Mike expressed his deep appreciation for all the calls and visits from his fellow Gold Coasters. He awaits a date for surgery and expects to be there for quite some time. Somehow he managed to smuggle in a giant laptop and has his cell so he remains wired!! Suggest potential visitors call first to determine his location and availability of receiving visitors on any particular day.He discussed the budget and suggested some projects and expects the Club to move forward while he recuperates.We all wish him a speedy return!!
Rotary Leadership Institute: Sat. Sept. 24 Melville Marriott..from breakfast till early afternoon.
This is a fun and informative way to expand your knowledge of Rotary and also meet fellow Rotarians from Districts 7250 and 7260 as well. Club pays. Please  e mail Secretary Jay who will sign you up for various levels 1,2,3,graduate.
We should soon receive check from District for Rose Brucia Foundation we obtained by growing membership last year. Thanks Vivian, District membership chair, for cheering us on to victory!!
Rotary International President Banerji will provide Clubs with the opportunity to receive two awards this year...Presidential Citation and also Change Maker Award. We will review requirements as a guide to a well run Club (and perhaps even win!!).
Bruce's baker Joel has proudly hung his Presidential Citation award on restaurant wall.
AG Jeff contacting area Clubs in response to our invitation to hold joint breakfast meeting in Sept.
Gold Coast Notes - July 15, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jul 07, 2011
Gold Coast President Mike currently in North Shore Hospital for tests..we wish him speedy recovery..Doug will keep us updated as to Mike's progress.
Jeff Jardine is Asst. Gov. of the Rotary Breakfast Clubs. This was his first official visit to a Club.!!
 He requested a few Clubs in the area get together for fellowship/idea exchanges.
Gold Coast will host the first of these meetings either Fri 9/16 or 9/23 at Bruce's Bakery. Jeff will contact GN Rotary, Manhasset Rotary, Roslyn Rotary, Williston Rotary to determine which date best for Clubs involved.
Gold Coast Club is well represented in District Gov. Gabor's Leadership Council..Dennis will serve as International Director (involving efforts to ship supplies to Rotary Clubs in other Countries),Mike will serve as web advisor, Jay will promote Leadership Institute Conference in Sept.
PDG Ravi noted that our Club has participated in grant's of over $400,000 last year and again  this year for a number of worthy causes all over the world.
Past Gold Coast President Jay gave a Rotary Presidential Citation to Joel who is  our host at Bruce's bakery.
AG Jeff will secure our check from the District for winning recent membership drive..$200 to Rose Brucia Foundation.

Meeting Notes - July 8, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jun 30, 2011
Excellent turnout for First meeting of new Rotary year (50%)!!
Jesse's son will be featured on "Extreme Chef" episode. We will be alerted as to date.
All enjoyed installation dinner.
Our donations to Haiti Well and C P charities have been acknowledged with notes of appreciation.
Rotary International has submitted to Club semiannual report update  with bill. Club has amended report and paid today.
Discussion was held about payment of increased District dues, which will be a burden particularly on small Clubs. Nevertheless, in the interest of overall support of the Rotary mission and to foster harmony within the District, Club voted to pay new amount when billed.
President Mike will review past budget and leadership structure and make recommendations as to his 2011-12 budget, projects, Club structure at the July 8 mtg.

Gold Coast Notes..July 1, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Jun 20, 2011
 This Friday's meeting is cancelled.  Thank you to everyone for attending Tuesday nights dinner and new member induction ceremony.  Special thanks to President Jay and trainer Ed for making the evening such a success. 
Meeting cancalled June 24, 2011 Michael Baras 2011-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jun 16, 2011
Jay is in training at Morgan Stanley and seeks a way to participate in Community service. When younger, he attended a Rotary mtg in India, and has decided to join our Club!! We are happy to have him.
Liran Hirschkorn,bank mgr Bayside CNBNY, was introduced by Joel and he enjoyed the mtg last week and has expressed an interest to join as well!!
JUNE 21: Installation Dinner
Included in your dues (guests $60).
Next week we will celebrate the Installation of Mike Baras as next Gold Coast Club President!! Mike is very talented..restauranteur, financial advisor and web master (he designed and maintains the Gold Coast site). A few awards will be distributed by current President Jay but speeches will be minimized in favor of fellowship.
Time: 6 PM
Place: Graffiti Restaurant (
          8285 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury NY

Tsunami Relief: The Club has donated $500 to Japan Tsunami relief.
Jesse and his wife represented the Club at Classical India dance concert at Syosset Middle School..all proceeds to go to this effort. Thank you Ravi for alerting us to  this event.

Gold Coast Notes..June 17, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Jun 09, 2011
 Doug and Motch presented Molly Vallejo Rotary Robotics Award at GNSHS assembly last week.  Dennis suggested we invite Molly (and her parents) to breakfast to explain Rotary and for Photo OP

At last weekend's COPS meeting Jay was presented with the "big" check and Vivian will visit our club to personally deliver the real one which we will be donating to the Rose Bruscia Educational Foundation to combat child abduction.

Joanne from the Westbury club who we partnered with for the Auction To Benefit Haiti assures us "the check is in the mail". This enabled us to complete our commitment to build a fresh water well and was generously matched by another foundation that does work for the people of Haiti.  Special thanks to Clarisse for coordinating the event and her exceptional efforts of making the event a success.

Ed's new project, Rotary Junior Golf has been launched.  More information is available at []

Ravi reminds Club that Tsunami Fundraiseris on 6/17 7:30 PM
at South Woods Middle School Auditorium  99 Pell Lane  Syosset,NY 11791
Classical Dance from India will be program. Club has tkts ($25) so contact Chris..or buy at the door.

Governor Elect Kasai was so impressed with the Facebook integation widget on our club website that he request I copy it on the District 7250 site. 

Happy Birthday to our newest member Joel on the milestone!

Congratulation to President Jay who is in Chicago attending the graduation of his son Andrew from DePaul University

Congratulations to PP Doug for HopscotchAir's [] greater involvement with SwissAir and the latest additions to his rapidly growing fleet.

Annual Dinner and induction of officers is at  Graffit Restaurant (
Included in your dues (guests $60).
June 21  6 PM Grafitti 8285 Jericho Tpke Woodbury.
Nice meal..some awards.
Located just west of Cresh Hollow CC,  free parking in shopping center.
Gold Coast Notes..June 10, 2011 Michael Baras 2011-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jun 02, 2011
Welcome Dennis Klainberg as a new member!! He has been a Rotarian since High School and active in two other Clubs and the District as well.A great addition to Gold Coast.
John: Doug will present  Gold Coast Rotary annual $250 scholarship to Molly Vallejo at next Wed awards ceremony for GN South. Still seeking to introduce us to Elemetary School sponsor of Lego Robotics Club who his HS team will mentor.
Ravi reminds Club that Tsunami Fundraiser
6/17 7:30 PM
at South Woods Middle School Auditorium  99 Pell Lane  Syosset,NY 11791
Classical Dance from India will be program. Club has tkts ($25) so contact me..or buy at the door.
Installation Dinner: Included in your dues (guests $60).
June 21  6 PM Grafitti 8285 Jericho Tpke Woodbury.
Nice meal..some awards..passing of the bell to Mike!!
Pres Elect Mike and Pres Jay will receive $200 Membership growth award from District at COPS mtg Saturday for Rose Brucia Foundation . Their mission is to caution young children about strangers using puppet shows.
Club has sent $2500 to Roots of Development for Gold Coast water well in Haiti!!
Club will support Joel's charity United Cerebal Palsy with $200 ad in Journal. Joel has been a most active and helpful member.
Ed working on Junior Golf project that could prove a very interesting new project for the Club.
Joel has suggested to Liran Hirchkorn,banker at Community Ntl Bank Bayside, meeting with the Club as a potential member..will visit with us June 10!! Thnx Joel.
Mike will preside over June 10 mtg as Jay in Chicago for son's graduation.
Gold Coast Notes June 3, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on May 26, 2011
Gov. Ravi has just returned from the annual Rotary International Convention..held this yr in New Orleans...18,500 Rotarians from around the world!! Next yr. Thailand.
Tuesday June 21.. Pres Elect Mike's Presidential Installation Dinner at 6PM..cost is included in annual dues..guests,partners,significant others,friends..cost $60 non members.
Location: Graffiti American Grill 8285 Jericho Tpke, Woodbury
Plse advise me how many will attend from each member, so I can advise restaurant.
June 17..Tsunami Fundraiser for Japan..Classical Dance program from India..location: South Wood Middle School Auditorium
99 Pell Lane Syosset,NY 11791..cost $25.
Art Auction..raised $1600 which will go to Roots of Development for our water well in Haiti.
District Membership Award: We will get $200 for membership growth from the District which will be dedicated to Rose Brucia educational program for young children to prevent child abductions.
Those who have received dues notices plse send $$ to Club PO Box as indicated.
Gold Coast Notes..May 27, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on May 19, 2011
Happy Birthday to Jesse...poet, scientist, real estate mogul, and Gold Coast Rotarian. Jesse kindly shared his recent speech about his young life that he gave to 250 members of a Haiti Association.
Installation Dinner....June 21 at 6 PM..cost is included in members dues..those wishing to bring guests $ 60 charge.
Mike will make final arrangements but is favoring Graffiti 8285 Jericho Tpke,Woodbury.
This is one of our most popular Club events with awards given to Gold Coasters for their achievements during the year!!
Japan Tsunami Relief: June 17 at 7:30 PM South Woods Middle School Auditorium  99 Pell Lane,Syosset NY 11791  Cost: $25 adults/$10 seniors and students...Program of India Classical Dance
Lots of fun and a worthwhile cause. 
Art Auction: was a success..Club expects to receive $ 1600..will give $2500 to Roots of Development for the well in Haiti and they will be able to get this matched!! Especial thanks to Clarisse for jumping in at the last minute to coordinate efforts as Jay and Mike dealt with medical issues!!!!
District Award..Club will receive $200 from District as award for membership growth. 
Club will work with Motch and his team to support Elementary Robotics, the SH Golf Club, and our annual scholarship award to deserving student.
Annual Club dues are now being collected. Mailers have been sent out today.
Gold Coast Notes..May 20, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on May 11, 2011

Meeting cancelled, this Friday, May 13

next regular meeting at Bruce's on Friday, May 20th  8:00am

Look forward to seeing everyone at Thursday Night's Auction for Haiti held in conjunction with Westbury - Carle Place Club at Wicker's restaurant. 

Meeting cancalled May 13, 2011 Michael Baras 2011-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Apr 21, 2011
Best wishes for a happy and healthy Passover, Good Friday and Easter holidays!!!
Great News: Joel Meltzer, accountant for the past 37 years, has joined our Club today.
He has already made contributions to the success of our Wine Taster and Art Auction fundraising efforts and pledges to pass the word about us to his circle of friends. Thanks to David for introducing Joel to us!!
We now are a 20 member Club.
President Elect Mike will finalize arrangements for his June Installation Dinner and advise us next week of exact details. He will invite us to join him at a lunch at his chosen venue (for those wishing to be food tasters).
Pres. Jay and Pres . Elect Mike will attend District Assembly April 30. Mike will represent the Club and Jay the Rotary Leadership Institute.
May 12 is our Art Auction fundraiser for our Haiti Well project.
All members have been given invites which they should distribute and collect with checks made out to Gold Coast Rotary.
We must begin reporting to Auction house the following info from our attendees:
name,address,tel,paid (Y/N),tkt seller(which member),art preference of attendee
Each Club will have a spreadsheet at the door with this info to ensure smooth handling of attendees.
As you sell tkts plse report the above to me for inclusion in Gold Coast spreadsheet.
Our goal is 150 attendees from both our Club and Westbury Club which will trigger max. amount from Auction House to our Clubs.
Gold Coast Notes..April 22, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Apr 14, 2011
 Congratulations to Dr. Leslie and his granddaughter who is celebrating her Bas Mitzvah at which party Leslie will be playing his bass guitar!!
Wishing all the best to those who celebrate upcoming Easter and Passover holidays!!
We hope Betsy and Joel will survive tax date workload and join us for bkfst soooon!!
Wine taster: was great fun ...raised $ 2500+..
May 12 is our next Fundraiser..a joint Art Auction with Westbury Rotary Club..have begun headcount..all members have received 5 tickets
each to sell.The key to this success is attendance at the auction itself.
We will need exact contact info of attendees as tkts are sold so plse report this info as you obtain it.
Induction Dinner..We will celebrate the induction of our new Club President Michael Baras either June 20 or June 21. Plse pencil in the dates and you will be informed final details. Note this dinner fee is INCLUDED in your dues so all members plse attend.
District Assembly..4/30 8 AM-2:45 PM at Bldg 14 at JFK (details on Dist. website)
Dr. David has been a Rotarian for 28 yrs and is a member of Rotary Club of SW Queens. They invite those who can attend on 4/26 to Prima Pasta Restaurant, Howard Beach $20 for National Flag Project (details e mailed separately).

Gold Coast Notes..April 15, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Apr 07, 2011
I am happy to report that our winetaster last night attracted a record 50 attendees generating $ 2395, also a record.
Great fun was had by all.
Special thanks to Gov. Ravi who attended, having arrived just hours before from Asia on Rotary International business. Also his son, Amogh, our secret weapon, who sold out all raffle tickets and balloon prizes!!!
Jerry had the brilliant balloon idea and secured the most prizes to make it a success.
Clarisse for donating the venue and food, Betsy for the rare cheeses and balloon blowing, Ed for all his advice to the Club as mentor and Emma who is master funds manager and advisor to President Jay.
Finally to President Elect Mike and all his efforts in creating flyers, evites etc.
Of course, without the kindness of
The Wine Market
2337 New Hyde Park Road New Hyde Park NY 11042
represented by Varinder last night , there would not have been any I encourage all our friends to support this fine establishment as they have supported us over the years.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser Report Jay Mancus 2011-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Apr 07, 2011
We are pleased to announce our newest member, Dr. Leslie Josephy. He is is a retired urologist and an active guitar bass player and pilot and former Rotarian from upstate NY!!! Induction ceremony to follow.
Next to join will be accountant Joel Meltzer who will attend tonight's winetaster and has kindly contributed gifts towards its success.
We will then have a total of 20 members.
Tonight is our Wine Taster/Fundraiser..looks like 50 attendees shall come, lots of prizes, fun for all. See you at HSBC Bank at 6:30 PM in Glen Oaks Shopping Center.
Thanks to Doug, Jerry and Jay for making a presentation at the South HS Career forum. This top rated HS has an excellent internship program that enable students to better understand various career opportunities. Vocational Service is one of Rotary's Five Avenues of service. In addtion to Robotics and Scholarship we seek to expand support of various school activities.
 Congratulations to Jesse who made a speech to 250 people from his hometown in Haiti. We invite his Association to enjoy our upcoming May 12 Art auction, which will focus on funding our water well in Haiti. Clarisse has invited people from Roots of Development in NY and DC to attend as well!!
Gold Coast Notes..April 8, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 31, 2011
One of Rotary Five Avenues of Service is Vocation.
The South HS has an excellent career day and internship program for students.
Those who may wish to participate (in addition to our very own Doug Okin) as a speaker (15 minutes) on April 7 career day , plse call SH business teacher Rick Vine at 441-4841. Speakers representing all fields are welcome.
GNS High School vocational speakers requested Jay Mancus 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 31, 2011
Dr. Leslie Josephy, retired urologist and a former member of the Rotary Club of Poughkeepsie, introduced himself to the Club and expressed interest in joining the Club..received a warm welcome!!
April 8: Winetaster/Fundraiser  6:30-8:30PM
location: HSBC  257-15 Union Tpke  Glen Oaks, NY  (enter through the back of the Glen Oaks Shopping Center). Cost $25.
Members making progress obtaining gift donations and attracting attendees. Jerry has made outstanding contribution to its success.
More to follow.
South HS Robotics:
The Team won the Underwriters Laboratory Industrial Safety Award for the third consecutive year. One student is in the running to spend a weekend with founder of the competion, inventor Dean Kamen. We will establish a dedicated bank account to support this 80 student Club and seek sponsorships in the local community.
Educator John Motchkavitz will also mentor the Elementary School robotics Club and will invite the teacher from Saddle Rock School to attend a bkfst to meet with us. We will sponsor a lego kit for them.
Meanwhile the DECA business Club garnered 29 awards, the best in NY State. Congratulations to John, his staff and his 200 robotics/business students!!!
Career Day at South HS is 4/7. Our own Doug Okin will speak..others can volunteer. Will distribute more info soon.
Gold Coast Notes..April 1,2011 Jay Mancus 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 24, 2011
S H Robotics:
Best Wishes for success to our South HS Robotics Team competing at Hofstra Regionals this weekend to attend the global competition late April!! This HS Club we sponsor has produced outstanding students who are able to earn recognition and scholarships due to their efforts in this endeavor. Our sponsorship will soon expand to the Saddle Rock Elementary School which will focus on Lego robots, under the mentorship of fellow Gold Coast Rotarian and educator John Motchkavitz.
April 8 Winetaster/Fundraiser:
Thanks to Jerry for donating books, fancy hat and free chiropapractic session from his son as prizes for April 8 Winetaster. We are currently accepting checks and prizes towards its success. Mike will followup with e mail invites to other Clubs and Jay will mail some more flyers to those wishing to hang them in local area stores.
Gov. Ravi busy in Thailand helping to arrange next years World gathering of Rotarians!!
Ed suggested interesting new Club project with students..will do more research and bring to Board in April for discussion.
May 12 we will work with Westbury Club to conduct Art Auction for Haiti. Details to follow.

Gold Coast Notes..March 25,2011 Jay Mancus 2011-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 18, 2011
Thank you all donors and those who worked the tag sale Sunday.  Special thanks to Lynn for the use of her lawn and generous hospitality.
Tag Sale Jay Mancus 2011-03-18 11:27:13Z 0
Posted by JESSE GOURDET on Mar 18, 2011
In the name of the Brookdale community, my wife Yanick and I present our sincere thanks to you for the generous support you provided for the Thanksgiving project.
This year goal of 250 baskets was surpassed. People opened their heart and their wallets in a big way. A total of 257 baskets were delivered to churches and community centers for distribution to families in need. They are all grateful to you for providing a Thanksgiving meal.
Thanksgiving Baskets JESSE GOURDET 2011-03-18 11:24:18Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 17, 2011
Mike and Jay will attend Multi District President Elect Training Seminar this weekend.
Winetasting/Fundraiser: April 8 6:30
All members have been sent a mailer with some flyers and tickets for Winetaster/Fundraiser. Each member will be billed for two tickets but will be encouraged to attend and bring many friends. Great wine, treats, gift basket, balloon prizes....
We will keep and circulate a list of prizes and encourage full participation.
Prizes to date: US bond , Basket of books, wine, lotto ticket tree, pilates class, equinox gym entry tkt, ...plse e mail me what prize you are able to obtain for this funraiser.
South HS Robot Project: Team to compete in regionals next weekend. Good luck!! Will advise if they are competing at reserved time frame. Elementary school robot club to be sponsored by Club soon. 
District Assembly..April 30..Pres Elect Mike to vote on proposed budget increase to $82.50 per member for District activity. Plse advise your opinion if he should support this increase.
Gold Coast Notes..March 18,2011 Jay Mancus 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 17, 2011
GCLS Rotary president Jay, Joel, Rotarian/Author Jesse Gourdet and Bruce

Jesse's Book of Poetry signing/fundraiser at Bruce's Bakery a success!!
Raised $$ for Turkey drive and presented a poem "Happy people eat at Bruce's" to proprietors Bruce and Joel. They will hang it in new restaurant they are opening in NYC in two weeks!!
Thanks to all who attended and especially Lynn who organized the event for the Club with great PR as well.
Note: Those wishing to make Thanksgiving contribution please mail checks to Club as we will present check to Jesse Nov.19 so he can prepare baskets.

Book Signing - Let It Be Easy Jay Mancus 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 10, 2011
An expression of concern and offer to help will be sent to Rotary International President Nominee Tanaka of Japan.
Glad to see Gov. Ravi just back from Fiji!! The Club has requested he attend the next Council of Legislation representing the District.
Jesse will be keynote speaker on March 19 at Adria Hotel on Northern Blvd before 200 people at Association for Development of L'Asile, Haiti.
April 8 6:30-8:30PM at
HSBC Bank  257-15 Union Tpke   Glen Oaks, NY 11004
in Glen Oaks Shopping Center (next to Burlington Coat).
Tickest $25. Great Wines will be provided as well as gift baskets,raffles, cheese and special baloon prizes.
This is our major fundraiser. Each member will be e mailed and snail mailed flyers and tickets to sell. To ensure success each member will be billed for the two tkts so plse attend with a friend!!!
The special baloon prize idea put forth by Jerry. Try to obtain one donation from local restaurant, service provider etc and we will place their offerings on a piece of paper inside ballons that we will sell. The object is all who buy a baloon will win something.Great fun and adds to revenue of the evening!! We will keep running list of prizes and need all members to help with this.
South HS Robotics: 
Jerry and Jay met the new robot..amazing!
March 24-26 1200 High Schoolers from 50 Schools will compete in regional competition at Hofstra Sports and Exebition Ctr. Open to public so lets cheer em on.
 The winners will go to global competition this year in St. Louis 4/27-30. The Club will open a dedicated bank account for this project to build support for this project throughout the year.
Saddle Rock Robotics: We will support the Elementary School Club that will build Lego robot under supervision of the South HS Team!!
President Elect Mike and President Jay will be attending weekend Multi District PETS Conference this weekend. Will absorb latest Rotary procedures and meet fellow Rotarians from NY and Suffolk Districts.
Gold Coast Notes..March 11,2011 Jay Mancus 2011-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Baras on Mar 07, 2011
March 25-26
our South HS Robotics team under the leadership of Gold Coast Rotarian John Motchkavitz will attend regional competition at Hofstra University David S Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex with his team!! There will be 47 other HS teams there and 10,000 spectators. We wish them luck.
Its open to visitors so if you can attend and make way to the pit area they are team # 2638.They are up any time  Fri its (from 9-4), Sat (9-noon).

Thanks to Rtn. Motch for the introduction to this years robotics entry.  Since this is a "coopetition" we will not reveal the GNS HS entry.  Pictured are the prior three champions in the GNSHS Hall of Fame

Robotics Project 2011 Michael Baras 2011-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 03, 2011
Newest member David attended Multi Rotary Club business card exchange..Rotarians there were impressed that Gold Coast can attract young members..i guess we are young at heart!! David has a list of prospective new members who may join in a few mths.Thanks David.
Happy birthday Lisa (March 9!!)..swim an extra lap to celebrate.
Tuesday March 8 at 10:30 Motch Madness!!
Rotarian John Motkavitz has invited the Club to meet the newest Robot that the SH Robotics Club will enter to compete in regional then world finals. All Club members are welcome to meet us at South HS (just call his cell number when u arrive).In addition to meeting the Robot we will:
1)discuss a Robotics sponsorship letter for local corp.
2)student fundraiser for Robot Club
3)support for Saddle Rock Lego Robot Club
4)permission to use coin wishing well at school
April 8..Winetaster/Fundraiser:
We have kindly received approval from Mr. Gupta who will provide three vendors who will donate 15 wines for our fundraiser. (Note his store is The Wine Market  2337 New Hyde Park Rd, New Hyde Park..very large with full range of choice).
Jerry provided some great ideas from his Trout Society event
that will enhance the fun and increase the revenue for the Club.
We have only one month to make sure this is a success and look forward to full Club support to generate attendance. Will need to distribute posters,create prize baskets, invite friends etc.
Thnx to Gov. Ravi, Mr.Gupta and Jerry.
May 12..Art Auction/Fundraiser..joint effort with Westbury Club..
more to follow.
Gold Coast Notes..March 4,2011 Jay Mancus 2011-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Feb 24, 2011
 Very happy to induct newest Club member David Lilienthal, financial advisor, Edward Jones. He has pledged to help the Club grow and we appreciate his enthusiasm to participate.
Congratulations to Motch..the Robot has been built. We will work with the SH Robotics Club to raise funds for what we hope will be a successful return to the FINALS.
Thnx to Jerry who provided us a peak at his formative experiences growing up as a kid when radio was king!! The Club anticipates a book from him in the future.
Ed's book has gone to the printers.He will bring a copy in a few weeks for us to enjoy.
May 12 is date for Auction /Fundraiser to pay for our water well in Haitai. We will meet Sat. 2/26 at 10 AM at Harvest Diner 841 Old Country Rd Westbury ,with members of the Westbury Rotary Club, to work out details of this joint event. Feel free to attend if available.
April 8 is fundraiser/winetaster at All Saints Church in Great Neck. This is always a popular event.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...February 25, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Feb 17, 2011
Happy Birthday to Julia..enjoy and we look fwd to celebrating with you soon !!!!
Next Fri: We will induct newest member David Lilienthal of Edward Jones
Also on 2/25 Jerry Berkson, retired GN Schools educator, will speak about his life experiences.
Gold Coaster and former District Governor Ravi has just returned from India where he represented worldwide Rotary President
South HS Robotics Club has assigned student Molly Vallejo as a liason to us.
April 8..Winetaster/Fundraiser..6:30 PM at All Saints Church  855 Middle Neck Rd Great Neck..very popular and fun event..only $ donated by The Wine Market  2337 New Hyde Park..all proceeds to Club.
May 12..joint Club Art Auction /Fundraiser to support Haiti..our proceeds to go to our well there
at The Wickers  206 West Old Country Rd, Hicksville..6:30PM
The bigger the attendance the more the Auctioneer will guarantee the Clubs so turnout is key.
The Club has submitted to Gov. Donno Club Presidential Citation form.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...February 18, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ravi Bhooplapur on Feb 16, 2011
Rtn. Ravi Bhooplapur from New York, USA who is also the Chairman of the Gift of Life India, took up the cause of children with congenital heart defects.
SAVING A CHILD'S HEART Ravi Bhooplapur 2011-02-16 21:22:05Z 0
Posted by Ravi Bhooplapur on Feb 15, 2011
Rtn. Ravi Bhooplapur from New York, USA who is also the Chairman of the Gift of Life India, took up the cause of children with congenital heart defects.
SAVING A CHILD'S HEART Ravi Bhooplapur 2011-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Feb 10, 2011
Happy Birthday Emma (on Valentines day!!!)
Congratulations to Lisa on her new job at law firm Berwitz&DiTata LLP (Garden City)..she will focus on Elder Law (and mentions Gold Coast Club in her bio!!!)
Well Done John on losing 30 pounds (following a diet of Oatmeal and working 24 hrs a day with the HS Robot Club!!).
Thanks David.. for referring potential new member Joel Meltzer..David's Club induction scheduled for 2/25!!
Motch Madness  (HS Robot Club update):
John Motchkaviz (super educator) brought us up to date on the South HS Robotics Project. He has 80 students seeking to compete in this year's contest. Currently they are broken into a variety of groups to accomplish specific tasks. Regionals will be held 3/24-26 at Hofstra and then on to finals in St. Louis in April should they again qualify for world tournement. This year one part of the contest includes a large robot racing to a pole to offload a smaller one that has to climb up a pole...requiring speed,dexterity etc etc
The Club will seek local company sponsors and work with students on a fundraiser for the Robot Club.
In addition his Club will be working with the Saddle Rock Elementary School to start a Robot Club there..and our Club will purchase a Robot starter kit for them. We will invite the Elementary teacher advisor to enjoy a bkfast with us to celebrate this new project!!
Motch will be happy to appear on a Rotary TV series "Rotary Heros" once the current competion is complete. Motch will ask one of his students to liason with the Club to provide updates.
Wine Taster/ April 8  cost $25..location All Saints Church  855 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck..6:30-9:30PM
Art Auction/fundraiser: focus on raising money for our water well in Haiti..joint effort with Westbury May..details to follow.
Mike will represent the Club at this weekend Council of Presidents.
Hawaii: Ed has won a raffle in the past with a Rotary Club in Hawaii..details are those with interest
Ravi will return to the Club 2/18 and update us on his travels. Jerry will speak about his life 2/25!!
The Club will invite editor of GN Record to an award bkfst.
Julia sends regards to all... working hard at law school and internship but plans to attend a meeting soon!!!keep up the good work Julia.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...February 11, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Feb 03, 2011
Welcome back Leslie..missed but not forgotten..
 Great to see Doug back from the ALPS!!
Happy New Year to Betsy!!!
 Motch Madness:  The Club will work closely with Rotarian John Motchkavitz and his South HS Robot Club. We wish to secure corp. sponsors as well as hold fundraiser working with students. In addition his Club will be the subject of Rotary TV "Rotary Heros".
 Wine Tasting agreed for April 8. Details to follow.
 Working with Westbury-Carle Place Club to hold joint art auction fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for the water well we have built in Haiti.Details to follow.
 Pres. Elect Mike will attend Multi District PETS (Pres. Elect Training Seminar) March 19 and 20. Jay will be there as one of the facilitators so Club will be well represented.
 March : Club will submit request for Presidential Citation  to Gov. This year there are points for each Ave. of Service which serves as a useful guide to well run Clubs.
 Club will contact Gov. Ravi to discuss purchase of a coin gathering wishing well to be used at fundraisers.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...February 4, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 27, 2011

Gov. Donno visits Gold Coast Club

Gov. Donno discussed some intiatives he is undertaking to make Rotary better known to the wider community. He has created a TV show to be broadcast on Chnl 55 "Everyday Heros of Rotary" and has suggested that Motch and his robot project will be featured in future programming. He reminded us that Rotary began as a networking organization and encouraged us to remind members that there are 2000 Rotarians on LI which  may be a source of networking. He is compiling a list of Projects and Donations of all the Clubs to be maintained by the District to publicize the positive impact of Rotary to the Community.
Gold Coast Club provided the Gov. with a booklet highlighting various projects and plans for growth. Though small in membership number (17) the Club has had an outsized impact engaging in a  number of very impressive projects over the past 6 yrs. In addition, the Club has had many members actively support the District in a leadership capacity over the yrs. 
We thanked the Gov and Asst Gov for their visiting with us to exchange ideas.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...January 28, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 27, 2011
Congratulations Doug for appearing on TV in Hofstra's series of  commercials :" We got our edge at Hofstra!!" stop Hollywood!!
Congratulations Ed on the upcoming publication of his autobiography "Granite Orchard" soon available for purchase!! Who will play Ed in the movie??
This Friday Jan. 7 is our first Board mtg of the to all members and prospective members to attend as we plan the next few mths.
Jan. 21 Gov. Donno will make his Official Visit to the Club where he outlines his vision for the District and we discuss our activities.
South HS Robotics Project: will be a major area of support the next few mths  securing sponsorships and working with students in a fund raising effort. In addition, Gov. Ravi has submitted a Grant request to Rotary Intl and we await the outcome.
April 8 is our tentative date for winetaster/fundraiser to be discussed this FRi.
We encourage an effort to attract new members as well as speakers
of interest for weekly mtgs.
Meeting Notes, December 31, 2010 Jay Mancus 2011-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 19, 2011
Due to snowstorm, our regular bkfst is cancelled for tomorrow Jan 21.
The Official Governor Visit has now been rescheduled for the following Friday Jan. 28 at 8 AM at Bruce's Bakery 34 Middle Neck Rd Great Neck.
I encourage all members and potential members to attend.
January 21st Meeting cancelled Jay Mancus 2011-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 13, 2011
NOTE: Gov. Donno will make his official visit next week Jan.21.
South HS Robotics: have now received information as to what the theme of this year's competition will be...Club will discuss with Motch various fundraiser ideas leading up to finals in April.
Haiti Water Project: plse ck
which is the water project supported by the Club. We will hold a dedicated fundraiser to complete our $5,000 contribution half of which Gov. Ravi has kindly raised. Betsy and Jesse will lead Club efforts.
Mike wil attend the PETS (Pres. Elect Training Seminar) 3/20-21 at Mariott Islandia which is required of all incoming Presidents.
Wine Taster April 8...Clarisse will explore most cost effective arrangements and report to Club.
Gold Coast Rotary Notes...January 14, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 13, 2011
Congratulations to Clarisse on her Birthday!!
District Membership Chair, Vivian, reviewed terms of a District contest with rewards for Club growth. Our plan calls for an increase to 25 members by end of July 2011. However our primary goal is to ensure new members can foster fellowship that is key to what makes our Club special.
Potential member Hind Hatoum joined us for bkfst. She is a real estate broker for Zip Realty and the mother of 2 teenage boys. She has particular background in supporting UN projects and we have invited her to attend future mtgs to meet the rest of our members over time.
The Club will be working closely with educator John Motchkavitz and his 80 member Robot Club over the next few months. We shall be seeking Club sponsors and exploring fund raiser raffles with Robot and Decca Clubs.
Club Trainer Ed is checking availability for Wine Taster /Fundraiser for April 8.
RYLA seeking applicants...for discusssion at next week's mtg.
Lynn has submitted an article to GN Record showing Jesse presenting his poem about Bruce's Bakery to Bruce and Joel. Thnx Lynn!!
Meeting Notes, December 10, 2010 Jay Mancus 2011-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Jan 06, 2011
Welcome back Jerry who has been dealing with a winter cold past few weeks!
South HS Robot Club...major Club initiative next few months including seeking corp. support as well as fundraiser to enable widest possible student participation. This week they learn what type of robot they must build and compete with.
Haiti Well project: Club has pledged $5,000 for completion of a much needed well in Haiti. Gov. Ravi has raised half of Club commitment. Betsy will lead fundraiser for remainder.
PETS: President Elect Training Seminar..will be muli District including NY and Suffolk Districts at Mariott Islandia. Dates March20-21
Jan. 21 Official Visit by Gov. Donno all are invited to attend.
Wine Taster/Fundraiser: tentaive date April 8. Checking various venues including local winery and HSBC bank as possible locations.
New Members: We shall soon learn whether David Lilienthal and Hind Hatoum wish to join as new members. They have expressed interest but wished to determine status early in new year.
Christopher (Teach for America..Yazoo City) thanks the Club
for donation to his project  He will seek balance of funds needed from local Rotary Club.

Gold Coast Rotary Notes...January 7, 2011 Jay Mancus 2011-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 16, 2010
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MEETING DEC. 24....NEXT MTG 12/31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gov. Donno stopped by on unofficial visit. He will make official visit Jan. 21 (mark your calendar). At formal mtg he reviews our Clubs plans for growth/activities and Gov. provides his vision for the District. He noted that he encouraged business networking as part of Rotary experience.
Bruce of Bruce's Bakery will be on Food Network in"Cupcake Wars"
 Ed will try to secure April 8, 2011 as date for Club's Winetaster/Fundraiser at All Saint's Church. He will encourage Deaconess and Father Pae to enjoy  mtg with us as followup to President Jay's visit to the Church.
Our major project next few mths will be support of South HS Robot Club..we shall seek sponsors from local community as well as work with 200 students to raise funds to maximize Club's ability to send members to the world finals to be held in St. Louis.
The Robot Club consists of 80 students led by Gold Coast Rotarian John Motchkavitz. Students also serve as volunteer firemen and feed the homeless so they engage in full range of community service and have earned our support.
Their website is
also view  who are the creators of this robot competition which serves to encourage science and engineering students.
Meeting Notes, December 17, 2010 Jay Mancus 2010-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by JESSE GOURDET on Sep 21, 2010
On Wednesday August 11, my new book Let It Be Easy was released for purchase on and other book sellers.
Let It Be Easy JESSE GOURDET 2010-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Mar 28, 2010
GN South Robotics Club won the Chairmans Award which is the highest that can be achieved.
GN South Robotics Club Jay Mancus 2010-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Action For Women Michael Baras 2010-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Edwin Casey on Jan 17, 2010
Boston, MA - The Boston Casey's are pleased to announce their newest free agent signing, Emmet O'Malley Casey. Mr. Casey showed an impulsive side as he rushed to join the Casey's on Sunday, Jan 17th. After a brief 2 hours of negotiation at 12:37 pm.
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New Rotary Clubs Michael Baras 2009-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jay Mancus on Dec 03, 2009
Saturday Dec 5 is Kids Day Out Project where we give approx 50 needy kids a day out
Kids Day Out Project Jay Mancus 2009-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eileen Stier

Meeting Date Correction - there will be a meeting on December 6, 2013 at our regular time and place.

Look forward to seeing you all at the wine tasting later that evening!!

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Posted by Eileen Stier

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Chankukah

(for those who are celebrating).


REMINDER:  We will not be meeting November 29, 2013.



We were pleased to be able to donate bags of clothing and tolietries to Great Neck So. HS team for the Midnight Run Homeless Charity event on November 22, 2013.  These events are gratefully received by those in need, especially at this time of year.


We also were able to provide significant donation of toys to Toys for Tots program through our new member, Anthony Ringston Sr., that were given out to children at hospital!  


Upcoming Events:


Hope you can join us for our Wine Tasting Event

for the benefit of Great Neck So. Robotics Team

Date & time: December 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Place:  Glen Cove Center for Nursing & Rehabiltation

 6 Medical Plaza

 Glen Cove,NY 11542


Cost:  $30.00 for one $50.00 per couple

  Questions: JOHN MOTCHKAVITZ 516-236-1567  





Wednesday, Dec 3 the Manhasset Rotary will hold a lecture by doctors on Renal (Kidney) treatment..they meet for lunch at Pearl East Restaurant in Manhasset. Please let Pres. Joel know if you will attend so he can inform them of seating requirements. 



Gold Coast Notes - November 22, 2013 Eileen Stier 0
 Please note there will be NO Friday meeting this week Dec. 14 as we will be attending the Foundation Dinner the eve before.
Our next meeting will be Dec. 21.
Meanwhile,  joyous holiday wishes to all who celebrate the various holidays at this time.
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Gold Coast Rotary Club was pleased to provide  a donation of $1800 to members of the South HS Robot Team which is mentored by HS Technology Chair John Motchkavitz. The Robotics Teams in the past six years have won a significant number of awards in both Regional and National competitions.
The HS conducts Robotic classes, that will soon earn college credit for attendees, as well as the Club which has 60 members. They explained that a variety of skills are needed to produce results they seek including computer programming skills, communication skills, safety skills, mechanical skills. Members of the SH Club are mentoring other schools seeking to have a successful Robot Clubs.
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We meet Fridays at 8:00 AM

All Saints Church
855 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY 11024
United States

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NO meeting this Friday 9/14 as many of us will be attending the Leadership Institute all day Saturday at Melville Mariott. Next mtg will be 9/21/2012
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Next Meeting September 7
Enjoy holidays and if you have yet done so please pay dues
Gold Coast Rotary
PO Box 234021
Great Neck NY 11023
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Posted by Michael Baras
As Gold Coasters enjoying summer trips we have agreed a special summer schedule:
next mtgs in August:   8/10  and 8/24..then next mtg Sept 7
from Sept 7 meeting we will resume weekly schedule
we are meeting on above dates at 8 am Fridays at Great Neck Diner
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Posted by Michael Baras
As Gold Coasters enjoying summer trips we have agreed a special summer schedule:  
next mtgs in August:   8/10  and 24..then next mtg Sept 7
from Sept 7 meeting we will resume weekly schedule
we are meeting on above dates at 8 am fridays at Great Neck Diner
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Posted by Michael Baras
 I am pleased to report that at today's Council of Presidents Mtg our Club was given a $200 award for membership growth and Vivian will followup with a visit with the real ck in favor of Rose Brucia Foundation.
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Posted by Jay Mancus
Happy Birthday to Motch!!
Welcome back Betsy!!
Gov. Ravi..welcome home!!!
RI requires the Clubs to designate officers for July 2011-June 2012
Current Gold Coast President Jay reviewed some highlights achieved to date:
Revision of By Laws
Creation of Committee Structure
Tag Sale
Thanksgiving Project
Jesse book signing/fundraiser
Seed Money for Yazoo Project
To Do:
increase membership by 5 new members by June 2011
Robot Club support..raffle,sponsorships,
Wine Taster (4/8 suggested date)
Installation Dinner
Jesse reported about Turkey Project: He raised a record $9,000 of which the Club raised 1/3!!
Motch described the forward calendar of the Robot project.
Jan 8 the Robot Clubs assemble at Stony Brook 
In March they go to Hofstra to compete in regionals and if they can achieve positive outcome will compete on a global basis this yr in St. Louis.
There are now 3 classes consisting of 80 students .
Gov. Ravi has requested a grant to support the Club from Rotary International.
Meeting Notes - December 3, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
President Jay presents check to chairman Jesse for annual Thanksgiving Gift Basket program.

Please Note: We will NOT have a mtg next Fri. Nov.26 !!
Next mtg will be Fri. Dec.3 which is a Board mtg open to all.
Turkey Basket Project: Gold Coasters were pleased to present Jesse and his team at Brookdale Hospital with a record $3,000 for needy families in the area served by the Hospital. 
Yazoo:  Teach for America teacher, Christopher Matles, may visit us when he returns home for a vacation. He is in discussions with the Yazoo Club in Miss. to discuss his college prep project at the local HS .
South HS Robot Club: is our signature project. Gov. Ravi is working with Rotary International to secure a grant.
David Lilienthal of Edward Jones has placed our speaker recognition certificate proudly on his wall of achievements and will join us in the New Year!!
Sal Marino is busy joining lawyer related organizations but will also join in the new year !!!!!!!!
Enjoy a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Meeting Notes - November 19, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Pictured Guest Speaker: David Lilienthal and President Jay
The Club celebrated with  Sal Marino on passing the bar exam. He will specialize in personal injury and bankruptcy law and plans to join our Club.
Eliane Quinones is our Asst Gov. and has been an important link for us with the District.
Guest speaker was David Lilienthal, broker, at Edward Jones in Bayside. He specializes in dividend investing and plans to join the Club in the new year!! He noted that HQ of his firm is in St. Louis and he knows many Rotarians at his firm. Edward Jones is an old style firm with high levels of personal contact and service.
This Saturday Nov 13 Event:  Our very own Jesse Gourdet will sign copies of his book of poems "Let it be Easy" at Bruce's Bakery 34 Middle Neck Rd from 3-5.
We are in final stages of collecting for our annual Turkey Drive.  plse mail cks to Club as follows:
Rotary Club of Gold Coast
PO Box 234021
Great Neck, NY 11023-4021
Pres. Jay had nice meeting with the new team at All Saints Church..
We have provided Teach For America volunteer Christopher Matles with seed money to begin his college prep project at Yazoo City, Miss. H S. 
Meeting Notes - November 12, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congratulations to Sal Marino on passing the bar exam!!! Gold Coasters look foward to celebrating this achievement when he is free.
Speaker: next Fri Nov. 12 guest speaker David Lilienthal of Edward Jones will discuss investing. Please give him especial warm welcome!!
Sat Nov 13: 3-5 PM at Bruce's Bakery :
Jesse will be signing copies of his book of poetry.
Yazoo Mississippi Project: Club has sent ck to Teach for America's Christopher Matles for his college prep program at local HS. Club has introduced him to local Yazoo Rotary who should further support his efforts at their HS.
Turkey Project: We are accepting donations for annual Turkey Project
with goal of giving ck to Jesse by Nov. 19!!
Robotics:  Motch has submitted to Gov. Ravi backing for his efforts to secure Grant from RI for this award winning HS activity.
Club has reached out to Jericho Sunrise and Hicksville South to engage in a joint auction fundraiser. Await response.
Meeting Notes - November 5, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Leslie..enjoyed Homecoming weekend at daughters college!!
Lynn, Clarisse, all others..thanks for Tag sale fundraiser success !!
Thanx to Clarisse's brother to Afghanistan..for keeping us safe at home!!
Nov 12..guest speaker: David Lilienthal,
  Financial advisor, Edward Jones..dividend investments
Nov. 13..Jesse book signing 3-5 PM at Bruces when Joel will receive award from Club!! Motch will create poster for the event.
John and Jay have submitted backing to Gov. Ravi to secure Grants from RI for Robotics Project..thnx Gov. This year Robotics Club has record 80 students.
Please e mail Ed who will mail out thanksgiving basket fundraiser letter..will circulate letter for those wishing to do own mailers. Last year we raised $2000 that supported 230 baskets to Brookdale Hospital community.
Congratulations Gold first mtg of Council of Presidents Saturday we received award as number 2 Club in District (per capita) for RI Foundation giving.
Julia finalizing Yazoo City HS school spirit day program supporting her friend who is part of Teach for America program.

Meeting Notes - October 29, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Newest Gold Coast Rotary Club member Abul welcomed by IPP Emma and President Jay

Condolences to friend of the Club Charles Panellino, husband of Clarisse,  on the passing of his mother.
Congratulations to Abul, who was officially inducted today (photo left).
TAG SALE Fundraiser: This Sunday Lynn will host Gold Coast Tag sale from 11-5 at 20 Arrandale Ave Great Neck. Please attend to help sell and bring items you wish to donate.
Thanksgiving Project: Each yr we donate funds to support Brookdale Hospital lab's Thanksgiving baskets drive. Please email Ed your holiday mailing list.
Nov 13 from 3-5 PM at Bruce's: Jesse will be signing his book of  poems.
Jesse will donate a portion of proceeds for charity.
Julia finalizing proposal for Yazoo City HS school spirit project.
Emma plans to travel there early visit Yazoo Club to support this project.
Grant: Motch updating grant request with invoices so RI can provide grants to this great project.
Upcoming Mtgs:
Oct 26 District Membership Mtg at Gino's 1113 Jericho Tpke New Hyde Pk 6:30-8.
Any Gold Coasters may attend...plse advise Jay if attending.
Oct 30: Council of Presidents..Holiday Inn Westbury..Jay and Mike will attend.

Meeting Notes - October 22, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Welcome back Ed!!!
Best wishes for Betsy.
Well done Doug..nifty Newsday profile Friday!!
Gold Coasters attended Leadership Institute
(largest District contingent)
Pres. Jay made contact with Yazoo City Rotary 
Tag Sale: Lynn's Home 11-5PM Sunday 10/24.
Robot Grant: Pres. Jay will work with
Motch and Ed to re-submit grant request to RI.
Club has decided to pay $40 annual District dues.
Lynn will commence arrangements for presenting Joel
with a poster of Jesse's poem about Bruce's and Gold Coast.
We will approach 2 Clubs to partner on an auction fundraiser.
Meeting Notes - October 15, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
The District has increased dues at a mtg to which we were not invited.
Club will determine action in near future.
Oct 24 Gold Coast Tag sale from 11-5
20 Arrandale Ave  Great Neck.
Drop off or bring items for sale.
Jay will call Yazoo City Rotary to support Julia's Teach for America
To Fundraise we will contact Flushing Club to partner with us .
Gov. Ravi requests we resubmit updated Robot Grant request.
Jesse notes Thanksgiving fundraiser note be mailed by Oct end. Wishes to receive ck by Nov.19 to fund baskets.
Lynn will arrange Jesse-Joel photo shoot to celebrate Jesse's book release!!
Meeting Notes - October 8, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Major rainstorm..Board mtg next FRi Oct 8 
Oct. 9 is Leadership Institute..Melville Marriott .
Oct. 24 is Gold Coast Tag sale at Lynn's home
Need Gold Coasters to help with sales..
11 AM-5PM only in good weather. 
Need to send out fundraiser letters for Thanksgiving Baskets.
Julie interested in supporting a friend in teach for America program.
Jay will follow up with Doug and Elementary School to introduce "Stranger Danger" program to students.
Lynne suggests we partner with friendly Clubs for joint fundraisers.
Abul wishes to introduce a Vocational Program for College grads.
Jay will send protest letter to District Leadership regarding handling of District Dues Issue.
Meeting Notes - October 1, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Meeting Notes - September 24, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Board meeting postponed till September 24.
President Jay returns from Chicago where he met Past DG and Mrs. Ravi for a tour of Rotary HQ.
Lynn confirms date of Tag Sale and tentative approval of town board pending Letterhead request from Rotary.
Past Pres Doug proposes his colleague, Imam Salam for club membership.
Meeting Notes - September 17, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Friendly meeting with great fellowship and stories.  
Lynn received verbal approval for tag sale
Emma thoroughly enjoying retirement 
Board Meeting postponed till President Jay returns on the 17th.
Meeting Notes - September 10, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Friendly meeting with great fellowship and stories.  
Ravi heading to Aruba to welcome the new class of doctors in training. 
Board Meeting postponed till President Jay returns from Windy City on the 10th or 17th.
Meeting Notes - September 3, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Due to back-to-college/ pre-Labor Day vacation season a modified meeting was held with extreme fellowship.  Everyone in attendance wishes our traveling members good fortune and we look forward to their safe return.
Meeting Notes - August 27, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Special thanks to Fahmi, daughter of Abul Quadir, our (second) newest member who spoke about her summers work and bio-medical research projects before returning to University in Calif.
Meeting Notes - August 20, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Leslie Hunter
1) Pres Jay will represent our District at Leadership Institute 8/27
2) We are still seeking host family for 16 yr old youth exchange Simon from France..non Rotarians are fine..must live in North school area of GN.
3) 8/20 Fahmi the daughter of new member Abul will speak to us about her medical research .
4) Pres Jay and Lynn will attend District Membership Committee first mtg in Bayside 8/24.
5)10/24 will be Gold Coast Tag sale fundraiser ..project managed by Lynn...
Meeting Notes - August 13, 2010 Leslie Hunter 0
On Wednesday August 11, my new book Let It Be Easy was released for purchase on and other book sellers.
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Posted by Jay Mancus
Super educator John enjoying family road trips.
Emma visiting Rotary Mexico Club with our friend Annie!
Leslie enjoying family reunion in Florida.

All members received budget and by-laws for review
Lynn has volunteered to lead tag sale in Oct.
Clarisse will see if winery will be available fthis year.
In Sept we will create a calendar of fundraisers 

Ed suggested each member should begin to think of a challenge, experience ,etc that impacted upon his or her life as a member of the Gold Coast Club.
Meeting Notes - August 06, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Welcome to Abul Quadir our newest member!! 
Welcome home Gov. Ravi who was recognized at world RI mtg in Montreal!!
Welcome back Lynn from Fla.
Hasta luego to Emma who is off to Mexico 

President Jay and Advisor Ed have completed budget and by-law revisions
Jay and Doug working with Elementary School
Jacki Yonick presented plans for District RYLA
Meeting Notes - July 30, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Pres. Jay and Club Trainer/Mentor Ed working on budget
Webmaster Mike will now be transmitting all e mails via our Club website
Pres. Jay met with Leadership Institute
PP Doug and Jay will meet Elementary School to establish EarlyAct
July 30 RYLA presentation by Jackie Yonick
Meeting Notes - July 23, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Jerry Berkson joined us as a potential member.
Congratulations to Jesse
We reviewed some upcoming projects
Rose Brucia Foundation
Thanksgiving baskets
GN South Robotics
100% Paul Harris Awards Club
Great Neck North.. Action for Women
"Early Act" Clubs at Elementary School
Sister Clubs
Meeting Notes - July 16, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Meeting Notes - July 09, 2010 Michael Baras 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Continued speedy recovery to Pres. Elect/Webmaster Mike.
Congrats Grandma Clarisse on birth of Colton Anthony.!!
GC Scholarship student Keith Lang to join us for bkfst
this Fri
Will discuss projects

Meeting Notes - July 02, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Susan Elliott, Principal of Great Neck South HS came to thank us for the support
Great Neck Record printed nice article

Good luck and speedy recovery
to Mike

Gov. Ravi has applied for a grant from Rotary International
Congratulations to Betsy and Jesse on receiving Paul Harris award
Meeting Notes - June 18, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Doug made Scholarship presentation to South HS student
Thanks to Tsr Betsy, we are in
full compliance with Charitable filing requirements
Next Wed 6/16 is District Art Museum
Meeting Notes - June 11, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congratulations to Doug who was voted GQ award by the Club
Rotary raffle
Pres Elect Jay will develop a plan for his tenure
The Club's Goal will be 100% Paul Harris Club.
Dues are being collected
Ed volunteered to recognize members birthdays
Congratulations to Gov. Ravi
Meeting Notes - June 04, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congratulations to Pres. Emma who retires today
John Motchkavitz reported about South HS Robotics Club

The Robot & South HS Team attended an awards event
Club wishes to increase the support for GN North HS "Action for Women Club"
Have a great Memorial weekend
Meeting Notes - May 28, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Lynn has written an article  regarding Robotics Club
Ed and Jay will seek to obtain a grant from RI
Doug will arrange a meeting with advisors of GN North "Action for Womens Club"

Meeting Notes - May 21, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Gov. Ravi said the Robotics presentation was outstanding.
Clarisse, Lynn and Jay attended Flushing Club
Gold Coast members will support Jericho Sunrise fundraiser
Dues are requested by May 31

Meeting Notes - May 14, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Welcome Abul Quadir, our newest member!!  
Motch and the Robot Team did a magnificent job
GSE Team from Taiwan

Annual dues are now due
Upcoming events

Meeting Notes - May 7, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
District Conference
Rotary leadership changes
Robotics Team did well
May 2..Tag sale at Lynn's House
Doug invites all  to attend a party at Hopscotch Air

Meeting Notes - Apr. 23 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Meeting Notes - Apr. 16 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Great Neck South Robotics team
District Conference
Installation Dinner
Jericho Sunrise Club hosts Mother's Day Bowling
Lynn will contact Flushing Club

Ed will arrange golf outing

Meeting Notes.April 9,2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Please submit application forms for District Conference | June 1 eve is Installation Dinner | GSE team from Taiwan hosted by Lisa & Jay | Motch had meeting with editor of GN Record | Special visit from two members of GN South Robotics Team
Meeting Notes - Apr. 02 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Gold Coast Installation Dinner
Rotary Gold Coast Tag sale
- May 2
Lisa and Jay host GSE team from Taiwan
Robotics & Action for Women Club to speak at the District Conference

Meeting Notes - Mar. 26 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congrats to Pres. Emma who will retire
President Elect Jay and Secretary Elect Lynn will attend multi District training
Betsy Malik & Nadeem Wamiq have decided to retain
Club membership
Jay & Lynn will introduce "Action for Women" Club Pres. to Jericho Sunrise Club.
Discussing Tag sale @ Lynn's home

Meeting Notes - Mar. 19 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congratulations Billy Okin who celebrated his 4th birthday.
Welcome Jay who returned from Japan.
Thnx to Lynn for great Gov. Homecoming Dinner
Mike Bogart: frontiersman and kayaker .
Meeting Notes - Mar. 12 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Michael Baras
Dear Lynn, Thank you so much for arranging such nice and wonderful home coming , Every minute we have enjoyed and thanks to all our members to making a such nice event. Once again thanks from the bottom of my heart to all the members and Ed Casey for providing historic location . With Kind Regards RAVi & Jaya Bhooplapur
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Posted by Lynn Marino
Our Wine-Tasting Fundraiser on the 12th || We received a letter of thanks from the Westbury School children || Rotarian Karen Signoracci Suero spoke to us about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Moriches || DISTRICT GOVERNOR RAVI'S HOMECOMING
Meeting Notes - Feb. 19 2010 Lynn Marino 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Pres. Emma is pleased to report final amount collected at Wine taster was $ 1803. Thanks to all for making this a success!!! Secretary Jay will be overseas till 3/ his absence please direct all e mails to Lynn Marino at Also note she is managing the Gov. Homecoming which we hope Gold Coasters will attend in large numbers..plse advise Lynn for headcount purposes your attendance at this significant and fun event.
FYI - February 17, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
I am happy to report that the winetaster/fundraiser was a success
with the Club raising approx $1750 and a nice turnout from Rotarians from many Clubs.
Valentine's Winetasting Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
No Bkfst Mtg this Fri 2/12
Welcome our newest members:
Leslie Hunter and Julia Sands

Support of Danielle Polland's Action for Women
Meeting Notes - Feb. 5 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
David Richardson runs the Nassau County Boy Scout program.
Welcome Leslie Hunter
Welcome Susan Cohen  
Jesse thanks all for their wishes
Our well built in Haiti escaped damage
Gold Coast home being built in Nicaragua
Meeting Notes - Jan. 29, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Congratulations Grandpa Ed
Clarisse in Florida  
Welcome home Gov. Ravi
Club Winetasting
"Alliance for Women" project
Jesse thanks all for concerns for Haiti
Meeting Notes - Jan. 22, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Meeting Notes - Jan. 15, 2010 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Edwin Casey
Boston, MA - The Boston Casey's are pleased to announce their newest free agent signing, Emmet O'Malley Casey.  Young Mr. Casey showed an impulsive side as he rushed to join the Casey's on Sunday, January 17th.  After a brief 2 hours of intense negotiation, Casey's CEO, President, General Manager, and Mom-in-chief Amy Casey sealed the agreement with Emmet at 12:37 pm.
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Posted by Lynn Marino
Due to absence of members due to weather conditions, the Board Meeting will be moved to January 15th.
Ed reported back on the meeting he attended as Program Director of the District Conference, which will be held here on Long Island in the spring.
Meeting Notes - Jan. 08, 2010 Lynn Marino 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Danielle Polland, President of Action For Women Club
Gold Coast House named in Nicaragua
Next Kids Day Out in January
NO MTG  Dec 25 and JAN MTG Jan 8!!!!
Meeting Notes - Dec. 18, 2009 Jay Mancus 0
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Meeting Notes - Dec. 4, 2009 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
THERE WILL BE NO MTG NEXT FRI NOV.27 (day after Thanksgiving).
Jesse thanked all for donations of Turkey baskets. Special thanks to newest member Lisa and to Sasan
Gov. Ravi invites Gold Coast members to attend Charter Presentation
Thanks Manny for the idea and funding of "Kids Day Out"
Website URL will be registered as GCLSROTARY.ORG

Meeting Notes - Nov.20, 2009 Jay Mancus 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Leadership Institute
Kids Project

Eddie Lyon Eagle Scout/Foster care project

Condolences to Doug for the passing of his grandfather, Jack, age 103
Meeting Notes: Oct. 2,2009 Jay Mancus 0
Meeting Notes: Oct. 9,2009 Lynn Marino 0
Posted by Jay Mancus
Thanksgiving Baskets
"Kids day out" Project: first date is Dec. 5
Club Website looks forward to input from all
Tony D'Urso sent thank you for fund for Nicaragua
Reaching out to interfaith breakfast group
District Rotary Peace Scholar
Congratulations to Gov. Ravi for hosting a very successful Foundation Dinner
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