On July 11th, a beloved tradition continued to flourish as the Rocky Point Rotary Club once again served lunch to the lively campers and dedicated staff of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. The day dubbed as "Taco Tuesday" turned out to be a triumphant success, exhibiting a heartwarming instance of community service and togetherness. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, nestled in Center Moriches, New York, is a summer haven dedicated to providing children with disabilities a nurturing and fun-filled environment for recreation, education, and personal development.
Eleven altruistic Rotarians and one devoted non-Rotarian took up the task of preparing the meal from scratch, demonstrating not just their culinary skills, but also their deep commitment to serving the community. The scent of the freshly prepared tacos wafted through the air, creating a joyful atmosphere of anticipation. When the meal was served, the campers' faces lit up with joy, a priceless reward for the efforts of the volunteers.
At the helm of this charitable endeavor were Ann Marie and Jeff Davis, who efficiently organized all aspects of the event. Their hard work, meticulous planning, and extraordinary dedication ensured a smooth and enjoyable day for all involved. Their efforts perfectly encapsulated the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".
The relationship between the Rocky Point Rotary Club and Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck spans over 40 long and fruitful years. Throughout this period, the club's members have consistently donated their time, efforts, and resources, embodying the spirit of giving. As part of this remarkable partnership, the Rotary Club's next venture is to host a dinner at the camp on August 10th, already generating an air of enthusiasm among the campers and staff.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a revered institution, has been nurturing the spirit of inclusivity, camaraderie, and fun for the less fortunate, providing a memorable experience for countless children over the years. The camp relies heavily on the generosity of organizations like the Rotary Club and benevolent individuals who volunteer their time, efforts, or make financial contributions to help maintain the camp's operations.
While the Rocky Point Rotary Club has been phenomenal in supporting the camp, the continuous functioning of such an institution demands consistent support. The beauty of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's mission is that it is a shared effort, a testament to the spirit of community and generosity. Become part of this extraordinary journey. Donations, whether monetary, in-kind, or volunteer time, are always welcome and immensely appreciated. Not only will your contribution ensure the continuation of this beloved camp and its traditions, but it will also provide a lifeline for these children who look forward to a magical experience at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.
Witnessing the spark in a camper's eye when they bite into a lovingly prepared taco, or the excitement that ripples through the camp at the prospect of the upcoming dinner, it's clear that these moments are about much more than just meals. They are a testament to love, compassion, and the unity of our community. By donating, you're not just funding a lunch or dinner; you're fostering smiles, creating joy, and supporting a tradition of love and generosity that has been ongoing for more than four decades.
In the spirit of giving and community, let's come together to ensure that the Rocky Point Rotary Club can continue this tradition of service for many more years to come at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.