Rotary Club of the Pelhams celebrated its 75th Anniversary with the Tastings XVI wine and food event on Oct 16, raising funds for heart surgery medical missions for foreign children through Rotary’s Gift of Life program. Some of the proceeds also will be used for donations to youth programs in Pelham and nearby communities.
Honorees for the event were past presidents of the Rotary club, past Rotary Scholarship winners and Pelham families who hosted children for heart surgeries in the U.S. .
Restaurants, caterers and bakeries offered signature dishes at the event with music provided by members of the Philip James Orchestra.Blue Dog Wine & Spirits was the major sponsor.
In addition to ticket admissions, the event received donations, which can continue to be made online at
Copies of the Rotary 75th Anniversary Commemorative Journal distributed at the event are available for browsing or for free at the Town of Pelham Library and Pelham Art Center. It contains information on the history of the Rotary club, names of past presidents and names of many of the past Rotary Scholarship winners and photos of the Pelham families and the children they hosted for heart surgery. Additional copies are available by contacting Maggie Klein at
Rotary club of the Pelhams President Kevin Falvey (center) holds knife to cut cake celebrating
the club’s 75th Anniversary with some members of the club who were present at Tastings XVI
        Honoree past presidents in attendance (left to right): Maggie Klein, Wayne Parks, Clue Noble,
      Ellis Moore, Kevin Falvey, Marty Ketels, Bob Rendon, Betty Bucher and Lyn Roth-Jacobs
Honoree Pelham families who hosted foreign children for heart surgeries (left to right): Dr. Bill
Jacobs and Lyn Roth Jacobs; Kathie O”Callaghan and Bruno Walmsley; and Evan Felicetti,
Marie Dumas and John Felicetti
Rotary Scholarship winner Sara DeLeno (2012) at right with her mother and Rotary President
Kevin Falvey
Rotary member Andy Johnson of Blue Dog Wine and Spirits (right), sponsor of Tastings XVI
Caterer Depot Dave Katz was among restaurants, caterers and bakeries offering signature dishes
at Tastings XVI
Elected officials attended Tastings XVI: 
Left to right— Rotary members Kathie O’Callaghan and Charlotte Mouquin, Westchester County
Executive George Latimer, Rotary member Maggie Klein, County Legislator Terry Clements
and Assembly member Amy Paulin