RYE, N.Y. – Jason L. Mehler was officially sworn in as Rye Rotary Club’s president on Friday, July 1, for a one-year term.
Mehler has been a member of Rye’s Rotary chapter for three years, serving as the club’s vice president and also as the speakers' coordinator. He succeeds Pamela Dwyer, who served as president for the past year.
Mehler first moved to Rye in 2000 and has since become an avid community volunteer. He is currently serving his second term on the Rye Town Park Advisory Committee and was previously a member of the Rye Recreation Commission. He is also an American Red Cross volunteer. Mehler’s wife, Carin, is a teacher at Rye Middle School and together they have two daughters, Emily, a rising ninth-grader at Rye High School, and Rachel an incoming seventh-grader at Rye Middle School.
At the helm of Rye’s local Rotary chapter, Mehler intends to continue his involvement recruiting new members and expanding the club’s reach throughout the community. “We always try to recruit new members,” Mehler said. “A few years ago, our numbers were steady, but we recently added 12 new members and there is tremendous interest by others in the community to join the club.”
Among its new members are Rye Middle School Principal Ann Edwards, Rye City Councilman Terry McCartney, Rye City Police Commissioner Michael Corcoran and local attorney Rita Tino.
The Rye Rotary Club is one of approximately 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries. The Rye Rotary Club provides annual need-based scholarships at Rye High School as well as other grants, community and vocational awards throughout the community.
The Rye Rotary Club conducts weekly breakfast or lunch meetings, held at Whitby Castle at Rye Golf Club or Ruby’s Oyster Bar and Bistro on Purchase Street in Rye. Click here for more information about the Rye Rotary Club.