Where We Meet
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kingston!
Kingston Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 5:45 PM
Alternating In Person and Virtual
Kingston, NY 12401
United States of America
Our meetings are Virtual and In Person. There is an In Person breakfast meeting every second Wednesday. There is an In Person dinner meeting every third Wednesday. All other meetings are on Zoom.
Home Page Stories
Join us at Christina's Restaurant on September 21st
Peter Rakov remembers Kingston’s famed Seal College and its biggest star: Sharkey.  Sharkey, Kingston’s celebrity seal and stage, screen and TV star of yesteryear, is showcased in local author’s new book. 
Interviewed by NPR’s Joe Donahue about his book “Sharkey, When Sea Lions were Stars of Show Business (1907-58)”, our speaker, Gary Bohan, Jr. will share the compelling story of an unusually gifted, trained sea lion who shared the stage with practically every important performer of the first half of the twentieth century including: Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges.  He headlined with sports legends like Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson.  And he appeared on nearly every pioneering variety show of early television, alongside TV icons such as Milton Berle, Imogene Coca, and Ed Sullivan. With a personality larger than life, Sharkey was the highest-paid single animal act of his day.
Author Gary Bohan Jr. hails from Kingston, New York, where Sharkey was trained and is the great-grandson of Sharkey's trainer, Mark Huling. Mr. Bohan also plays trumpet and has recorded and toured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, including with Itzhak Perlman's "In the Fiddler's House" project, which resulted in a PBS documentary and two best-selling recordings.
The UCSPCA is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by providing temporary shelter and finding adoptive homes for homeless, abused and neglected animals; conducting cruelty investigations; eliminating the crisis of homeless animals by providing low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and by spaying or neutering all animals offered for adoption; providing humane education and by working to improve laws to end animal cruelty.
Our Leadership Team
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Board Member 1 Year
Board Member 3 Year
Board Member 2 Year
Immediate Past President
Sergeant-at-Arms
Membership Chair
 
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