Rotary Membership Has Its Rewards: Miss New York Pays a Visit

Luncheon with Miss New York
47 members and guests attended the RCNY luncheon on Feb 19 at the 3 West Club, Grand Salon. They were honored by the presentation of Miss New York, Jillian Tapper, whose positive and charming demeanor gave the audience great satisfaction about the Miss New York Scholarship that RCNY has been funding for the past several years.


 Jillian Tapper
  with DG David Del Monte, RCNY President Rick Martin and RCNY President Elect Sonny Lee
Jillian Tapper, Miss New York 2014, is a world champion baton twirler, mentoring advocate and sports reporting enthusiast. A performer her entire life, Ms Tapper is a natural crowd pleaser and has entertained millions of people over the course of her career.

As the former Feature Twirler for Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs, past Senior Class Council President and member of Alpha Delta Pi’s Executive Council, Ms Tapper has a proven track record for leadership and success. Ms Tapper relocated to New York to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting and is currently working for The Bleacher Report and just completed an internship with the Mets.

Throughout her year of service, Ms Tapper will promote her personal platform, “Amaze Me,” a mentoring initiative designed to encourage individuals to become mentors in an effort to address our country’s mentoring gap. She hopes to partner as Miss New York with iMentor, the Mentoring Partnership of New York and Mentor Connect to help spread this message to various nonprofit organizations, schools and corporations across the state of New York.

Ms Tapper assumed the title of Miss New York following the crowning of Kira Kazantsev as Miss America 2015 on September 14. Ms Tapper was a runner-up in the prestigious Miss New York program that has now produced three Miss Americas in a row.

Her wonderful presentation and positive and charming demeanor gave the audience a great feeling about the Miss New York Scholarship that we have been funding through our own New York Rotary Foundation for the past couple of years. President Rick presented Jillian with a Rotary pin as an Ambassador of our club during her journey throughout New York and other Rotary Clubs in and around the city.

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