The Rotary Club of Bronxville, New York Announces New Board Members

By Susan Johnson, Rotary Club of Bronxville

July 19, 2023: The Rotary Club of Bronxville has named Lou Maggiotto as its next President, succeeding James Smith, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2023.

Lou has been an attorney in Bronxville at Nobile Magarian & DiSalvo for more than 20 years and was President of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Board for one year. In his hometown of Hastings-on-Hudson, Lou has been the Acting Village Justice and member of the School Board. Professionally he was an Associate at Kaye Scholer (now Arnold and Porter), General Counsel at Hartz Mountain and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Lou and his wife Susan have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Outgoing Bronxville Rotary President James Smith is Downstate Regional Officer of Trustco Bank in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, Orange, Putnam, Duchess, and Ulster Counties. As Rotary President and Program Chair he created an innovative speaker’s program for weekly meetings.

He presided over the 2023 Annual Gala which netted over $45,000 for Neighbors Link and the recent Day of Service on May 20th, volunteering for the Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy (BRPRC) to clean up and beautify a section of the Bronx River Reservation. James and his wife Kristen have two daughters, Madison and Mackenzie.

New Rotary Club officer:
• Eileen McCabe, Vice President, and Director

Current Rotary Club officers:
• David Stern, Vice President
• Adolph “Chip” Schultz, Treasurer
• William Zambelli, Secretary

New At Large Directors (three-year term expiring June 2026):
• Gary Finger
• Susan Johnson
• Nicky Standard

Current At Large Directors (two-year term expiring June 2025):
• Valon Nikci
• Eduardo Saponara
• Ruth Walter

At Large Directors (one-year term expiring June 2024):
• Joel Benoliel
• Richard Pink (to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Anne Coyle-Lemberger. He will be eligible for a full three-year term in 2024)
• Mark Welshimer

“I have long admired Rotary’s commitment to community service that we’ve seen in action for many years in Bronxville and around the world. It is my privilege to be at the helm of this organization focused on improving the quality of life for future generations and work with its talented and dedicated members,” said Lou.

Actions Regarding the Rotary Club of Bronxville Foundation
The Nominating committee also recommended that Peter Thorp, upon expiration of his term as Trustee for the Rotary Club of Bronxville on June 30, 2023, be re-selected for a new five-year term commencing immediately following that date. Under its Trust Agreement, the Foundation has five Trustees, all having five-year terms that expire each year on June 30th.

About the Rotary Club of Bronxville
Rotary Clubs, which are built on a tradition of service, are actively recruiting new members looking to focus their time and talent on community service, specifically on protecting the environment. To learn more about the Bronxville Rotary Club visit our website (; follow us on Facebook ( and Instagram

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Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”

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