Warwick. Rotary Club to donate 1,000 roses to local senior citizens

| 21 Feb 2020 | 12:15

Approximately 1,000 long-stemmed roses will be given to Warwick seniors and military veterans in April by members of the Warwick Valley Rotary Club, whose motto is “Service above Self.”

The tribute to the seniors as valued community citizens ties in with the Village of Warwick’s official flower - the rose.

Under the leadership of Rose Chair Joyce Perron, Warwick Rotarians have begun selling hundreds of dozens of roses to family, friends and business associates to share with loved ones and employees. Perron pointed out that the roses are a perfect gift for Administrative Professional's Day, April 22, or for someone you simply value.

Rotary Past President Stan Martin is coordinating the rose donations to seniors.

Roses will be distributed again to Liberty Green’s three senior residential buildings, Devon Woods, Mount Alverno Assisted Living Center, Schervier Pavilion, Burt Farms, Creekside Apartments and St. Anthony Community Hospital.

This year Warwick Meals on Wheels recipients and Village Cove residents have been added to list.

Warwick Valley Rotary uses profits from the rose sale and other fund raisers to help support three dozen community non-profit organizations and scholarships.

Roses can be ordered at warwickvalleyrotary.org or by calling Joyce Perron at 988-7685. April 10 is the order deadline.

The Warwick Rotary Club was started in 1922 but disbanded during World War II. The current club was chartered in 1976 and is celebrating its 44th anniversary. The club meets every Wednesday noon at the Landmark Inn. Community-minded visitors and prospective members are invited to attend.