The Rhinebeck Rotary, at a regular meeting at The Beekman Arms on Monday, January 30, 2017, hosted Harold Teller, District Executive Director of the Boy Scouts of America/Hudson Valley Council, David Petrovits, Co-Chair of the Council’s fundraising committee, and Raymond Van Voorhis, an architect and principal with the architecture firm of Lisum, McCormack, and Van Voorhis.
Photo courtesy of: Irving Solero
Pictured, left to right: Harold Teller, Raymond Van Voorhis, Maureen Gates, David Petrovits
All three gentlemen spoke of plans underway to revitalize Camp Noteeming, a 300-acre reserve in Pleasant Valley. Currently serving over 7,000 Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts, a fundraising goal of $10,000,000 has been set in order to turn the camp into a year-round residential facility, complete with modernized camp sites, a swimming pool, ball fields, an expanded dining hall, a trading post, a science/technology/engineering/arts/mathematics building, shooting ranges, and an education center. When completed, the renovated camp will be available for use by community groups as well as Scout troops and packs.
A three- to five-year plan is in place and those interested in supporting the fundraising initiative should contact David Horton at 845-566-7300, ext. 304 or at David.Horton@scouting.org.
The Rhinebeck Rotary Club meets on Mondays at the Beekman Arms at 12:15 pm throughout the year and is a humanitarian organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through various local, national, and international service projects. Regular club meetings typically feature speakers who cover a wide variety of human interest topics. For information on becoming a member, to reserve a speaker’s spot at a meeting, or to attend a meeting to hear a specific speaker, please contact Lou Trapani at 845-876-3088, ext. 14.