Although she has only been involved in Rotary for about three years, Lauren Rooney is no stranger to the concept of community volunteerism; she was an EMT with the New Paltz Rescue Squad for more than 22 years. A friend invited her to attend one of the Rotary’s Thursday luncheons at Garvan’s, and she “immediately fell in love,” she says. “The members of Rotary are so kind and welcoming. And the message of ‘Service above self’ really resonated with me . . .
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