Liberty Rotary Club was proud to recognize three new "Paul Harris Fellows" at our meeting on August 5th, 2020.  District Governor Tony Marmo attended the virtual ceremony and spoke about the Rotary Foundation and Paul Harris Fellow recognition.  The three new "Fellows" are Barbara Carr, Charlie Mangini and Anthony Sinacore.  We wish sincere congratulations to these worthy recipients, and thank them for their contributions to Rotary and their community.
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Barbara Carr (Presented by Susan Kraycer) – After more than 40 years in the Mortgage Banking industry, Barbara retired in September, 2018.   During her career, she was Vice President of two banks, a Trainer for the industry and a Mortgage Loan Officer.  She served six terms as President of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women – Hudson Valley; and also served two terms on Freddie Mac’s Community Lending Advisory Board.   Since retirement, Barbara is working part time for Catskill Veterinary Services as their Practice Coordinator.
Barbara is a graduate of Leadership Orange, Class of 2000 and 2012 graduate of the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Fellows Program.
Barbara joined the Rotary Club of Monticello 6+ years ago and has served as Board Member, Treasurer and President.   She served as Chair of the annual Coat Drive and is Chair of the Taste of Sullivan committee.  She organizes Friendship Friday events and serves on various other committees for the club.
In addition to her active role in Rotary, Barbara is the Secretary and Member of the Monticello High School’s Academy of Finance Advisory Board.
Barbara resides in Monticello with her life partner, Doug Muller; his son Sean; and her dog, Molly.
Charlie Mangini (Presented by Judy Siegel) is a managing partner at Do-Over Real Estate Solutions, a Real Estate Investment Company dedicated to “Helping provide Sullivan County a Do-Over, one home at a time”. Established in 2019 along with his fiancée, Jacquie Leventoff, Do-Over Real Estate Solutions is quickly having a positive impact on our community by acquiring multiple dilapidated properties and employing local craftsman to completely renovate homes to their former luster with modern amenities.  Their goal is to provide “key ready”, affordable housing to current and potential residents throughout our county.
Prior to creating Do-Over Real Estate Solutions, Charlie had a successful career in retail distribution spanning 30 years including the position of Director of Distribution for the Kohl’s Mamakating Distribution Center when it opened in 2002.  While Charlie’s career has required him to live throughout the United States including Las Vegas, Milwaukee, San Diego, Virginia Beach and Dallas, Charlie chose to return to Sullivan County for the next chapter of his life.  He and Jacquie have embraced a vast community of giving friends and organizations who are working hard to revitalize Sullivan County towards her bright future as a premier diverse destination to work, play, and live.
Charlie was originally in the Addison, Texas Rotary Club and transferred to the Liberty Rotary upon his arrival to the area in 2019.  He is a past member of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Charlie has also recently acquired his New York Real Estate License and is a registered sales agent with Cabins and Canoes based in Forestburgh. Charlie is very proud of his two sons who currently reside in Wisconsin. Nick (27) is an IT Technical Analyst at Briggs and Stratton and Matt (24) a Firefighter and Paramedic with the Brookfield Fire Department.
Charlie lives in South Fallsburg with Jacquie and D.O.G. (Dee-oh-gee), the sweetest mutt you will ever meet!
Tony Sinacore (Presented by Jack Strassman) has been a resident of the Village of Liberty and Sullivan County since 2005. Upon his retirement from the U. S. Navy after 20 years of active service, Tony entered the field of education as a Business Education teacher in 1995. His career evolved and in 2001, Tony became a Building Administrator. He finished his career as an Administrator in 2017 after serving the Liberty Central School District for 12 years. Shortly before Tony retired, he ran for the Liberty Central School District Board of Education and took office on July 1, 2017. Tony completed his first term on June 30 of this year and was re-elected to a second term. He was selected as the Board Vice President.
Tony chose to become a Board member because he felt he could better serve the school community and its student and put his knowledge of the education system to good use. Tony was appointed to the Sullivan County BOCES School Board on July 1.
Tony Joined the Rotary in 2007 and has served as secretary of the club.  He is active in a number of committees including Youth Exchange, Spaghetti & Meatball Supper, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA and the Food Drive Committees and is past chair of the Scholarship Committee.