The Amityville Rotary Club is honored to welcome Mary Ellen "Mel" Elwood, who serves as the District Governor for Rotary District 7255 (2021-2022) and Frank Seibert, Assistant District Governor to our weekly meeting which was held on September 16, 2021.
Pictured is District 7225 District Governor Mel Ellwood presenting Amityville Rotary Club President Kevin Battcher with the 2020-2021 Rotary Flag.
About Mel: 
Mel joined the Rotary Club of Riverhead in 2008 and immediately volunteered to run the clubs March Madness Pool thinking she was going to run a college basketball pool, nevertheless she proceeded with the club’s raffle raising the most money since the raffle’s inception.  Mel served on the club’s board of directors, was the club president in 2013-2014, and AG from 2016-2019. She has served on several District Conference committees, was twice a member of the District Nominating committee, is an RLI graduate and facilitator and multiple Paul Harris recipient.
In 2005 Mel started selling real estate and quickly realized that all of her previous work experience had prepared her for a successful real estate career. She has earned her broker’s license; completed two designation courses: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and is currently working on her Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). Mel currently works for Century 21 Albertson Realty on the North Fork where she manages a sales team of nine and lists & sells homes.

After graduating from the University of Dayton Mel began her Public Relations career working for the United State Football League then moved into PR Agency life working for a number of PR Firms in Manhattan as a PR executive and then as a Director of Human Resources.
Mel first started serving in her community at the age of 10 when she hosted Ronald McDonald Carnivals in her back yard to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and the community service has continued since.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family (she has 21 nieces & nephews), singing at St. Rosalie’s Church in Hampton and hanging out with friends.
About Frank:
Frank Seibert is proud of his 27 years of service to Babylon Village and its residents as a member of the Architectural Review Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a Trustee and Deputy Mayor. He has helped guide residents and developers along a smooth path from the start of a project through completion with guidance, code review, and enforcement to protect the interests of Babylon Village and its taxpayers. 

As a firm believer in community service, he has served as President of both the Babylon Rotary and Babylon Lions Clubs and as a member of the Babylon Beautification Society for over 25 years. He was selected as the Lions Club Man of the Year in 2008, Rotary Club Man of the Year in 2010, and Nathaniel Conklin Volunteer of the year in 2018.

He has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years as an agent, broker, and risk manager and hold four professional designations and certifications. Frank received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration and human resource management from Stony Brook University.