April 2020 News

JFK Runway Run 5k event: Due to the pandemic, we are taking a wait-and-see stance as well as keeping in touch with the Port Authority to determine the new date. Please visit our official page for this event: JFK Runway Run

We are holding our monthly meetings via ZOOM. If you are a member and would like to join us, please email for access information.

March 2020 News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most if not all of our meetings and events have been cancelled, postponed, or is being done via video conference. Please contact us if you have any questions about this. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe!

Our JFK Runway Run 5k event has been POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently working on a new date (most likely in October) and will post an announcement as soon as a date is confirmed. Keep an eye on our JFK Runway Run page or follow us on any one of our social media.

JFK Rotary Club (that’s us) and JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce (JFKCoC) met at the beautiful Cradle of Aviation museum for a networking event. Here’s a link to this event’s photography gallery on Flickr.

December 2019 News

The date for our annual fundraiser, the JFK Runway Run, has been confirmed! It’s on:

APRIL 26, 2020!

More information and updates can be found here. Sign up and join us for a run (or walk) on an actual runway at JFK Airport!

Children’s Christmas Party at JFK

The JetBlue hangar at JFK building 81 was transformed into a kids party like no other. The JFK Airport Rotary Club invited 450 kids with special needs from the local community to enjoy the day with everything a child could want during the holiday season!

The kids were treated to backpacks and books, sweet treats and snacks, gifts, t-shirts, hats and so much more! The entertainment kept the kids moving for sure. The princesses, the clowns, face painting, therapy ponies, therapy dogs, NYS Troopers with their dogs, live bands, Mr. Met and Sparky, a JetBlue airplane and Yes…Santa and Mrs. Claus!! The day was spectacular! It could not have happened without the JFK Airport Rotary Club and their elves, JetBlue and all the sponsors and donors.

A BIG thank you to JetBlue for the hangar space and operational support, Brooke Jackman Foundation INC for the wonderful backpacks and gifts for all the kids, Duty Free for gifts and treats for the kids, HMSHost for breakfast, and NY Islanders hockey, Royal Waste Services, Inc., Unity Electric, Metropolitan Airport News, Russo’s on the Bay, Aviation Career and Technical Education High School, The ARK at JFK, Work n Wear Uniforms, N.Y. Mets, VRH Construction, Worldwide Flight Services, GEODIS, CDS Mestel Construction Corp., Godiva Chocolatier, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, M·A·C Cosmetics, JCM, Costco, McDonald’s, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Corporate Loss Prevention, Astor Chocolate, Long Island Blues Warehouse , Airline Vending Services Inc, HorseAbility, DH2 Chauffeured Transportation, TWA Hotel, SGE, Entertainment Plus, ABM, TNT Construction, and NYS Troopers for everything else. I truly hope I got everyone. Thank you!!

All the photos of this amazing event are available on Flickr.

Katie Bliss
President, JFK Airport Rotary Club

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