Rotary Club of Webster

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The abbreviated Spoke!

 

I am guessing on attendance as I forgot to take notes until the speaker started because of trying to run the meeting and I forgot happy dollars too so……………..

 

Present: Dennis, Herb, Donna, Dolly K, Jim Isaac, Robert Williams, John Schuler, Brian, Bob, Spencer, Tom, Terry, Rich, Chuck Mertz, Karen Parkhurst, oh and me!

 

Bob lead us in the pledge and Robyn did the invocation(nowhere near as good as Ross does) and Spencer introduced our prospective member Robert Williams.

 

Herb reminded everyone that this was the last day of Foundation month if they wanted to make a contribution online.

Dolly, Tom, Brian and Spencer reported how much they enjoyed the Josie Waverly show and the good turnout for the fundraiser.

 

Robyn updated the group on Helen Rouff’s health situation

 

Chuck updated everyone on Carol’s situation and suggested visitors after 1pm at Heathwood Memory Care  on 250/441

 

Eastern Cities is this coming Tuesday if anyone is interested go to Rochester Rotary’s website to register

 

Brian will be ringing the bell for the Salvation army this Saturday the 2nd at White Christmas in the Village if anyone is interested in sharing the duty.

 

Rich updated the troop dinner for January 6th and also the Miracle Field check presentation on the 16th at 8:30am at the Rec Center.

 

Our speaker Karen Parkhurst shared her international project on the clean water project in La Palma Nicaragua that she is raising money for currently. She has done other projects in the area there and shared a slide show of the villages and the people there. Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the world and the Rotary projects have brought over 500 solar ovens to the country along with potable water to the needy village. Many Rotary clubs (14) have partnered together to complete the last project so she is hoping other clubs will do so for this project. Our group mentioned that we are interested in a global project and would discuss it at the board meeting and then at the club level. Thank You Karen!

 

There was no 50/50 as we had no tickets or bell for the meeting so we chatted about leaving them at Penfield so we will double up at our next meeting on Dec 7th at 6:30 at Penfield Country Club for a club assembly.

 

Cheers!!!

Meeting of 11/30/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

The Spoke...just a hub of activity here at Webster Rotary

Present: Dolly, Brian, Spencer, Dolly, Donna, Bill, Kathy, Joe, Don, Robyn, Ross, Rich, Terry, Tom, Herb, Dennis, Ray.

 

Bill started the meeting after the pledge and invocation with a report on the North Avenue project and thanks Dolly, Brian, Spencer, Susan, Tom for coming out and helping. They had 30 people painting from 1 to 530 and then Ron Noyes and Bill finished it up the next day. Go Bill!

 

Herb reminded everyone that we have adopt a highway at 7:30 on the seventh With a rain date will be the 14th and Dolly said we have three Interact students helping.

There will be no meeting on the 12th as Penfield is not available those wishing to attend the miracle field wine fundraiser should go online and purchase their tickets for that night. We will be back at Penfield country club on the 19th with the speaker from Children Awaiting Parents and on the 26th we’re hoping to do a little bit of a Halloween fun meeting.

 

Pen Web is having their annual brew and pairing on 16 November which is one of our meeting nights right there at Penfield so it’s strongly suggested we forgo the meeting and socially attend the Pen Webs dinner for $40 apiece. Members who went last year said it was an amazing dinner.

 

The dictionaries are in for the dictionary project and they are stamped and the sign-up sheet was passed around for members to take their schools.

 Ray reported on the membership meeting and feels we needed to take a club assessment, change your meeting format especially if we want to attract younger people and consider monthly dues instead of once a year.

Brian passed out pancake breakfast tickets and posters. President Joe reviewed the budget and Rich suggested that he creates a budget work out between charities and club since we are a 501C 4. Herb gave us a balance that he thinks is accurate and current for the moment for what is in the checkbook. Joe will redo the budget and separate them out differently for us.

 

Rich reported on the garlic festival that 12,000 to go to the Miracle field, 1800 down to the Hope House, the community chest and miracle field also. President Joe and went over the committee list and then asked for a chair person to have for those committees. Dolly gave a report on interact and that she would try to get emails of the parents as prospective members.

 

The 50-50 Donna pulled the seven of diamonds so the game goes on.

 

 Happy dollars: Ray for membership

 Bob gave five dollars for a good vacation

Pres. Joe for creative good conversation about the budget

Kathy for the BOD meeting and her art of dying conference that she was heading to in New York City

 Dolly is happy that she is short on cash LOL

Tom was interested in Kathy’s conference

Dolly M for a 20 mile bike ride

 Rich for his aunt Faith from Montreal and that he has a house in Columbia from hurricane Matthew that they are heading to repair

 Don for Bill and the painted house

 Bill’s was for Ross’s marvelous PowerPoint and for Tom Smock and Dolly’s ladders

Terry is for Rich going to South Carolina and a safe trip to Montreal

Donna’s was a lovely meeting

Dennis for Bill Ruoff he is the most benevolent person he’s known

Ross for the good looking house on North Avenue and lunch for this family at the Glen Iris Spencer for increasing membership

Brian for Bill Rouff, a great meeting and Joe as president instead of him

Herb for the best round of golf is it in 25 years at Shadowlake

Robyn for Jordan’s burial and all the friends that helped make it beautiful and the fact that Rotary is about a bunch of good people worrying about other people.

 

See you on Oct 19th at Penfield Country Club

Meeting of 10/5/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke stuff!!!
Meeting on Sept 28th at PCC and present were: Dolly K, Dolly M, Ross, Bill, Don, Robyn, Barry
Howard, Prez Joe, Donna, Herb, Dennis, Spencer, John, Terry, Rich, Tom, Brian and our guests
the Nye Family, Kathy,Bruce, Rob and Sheila.
Prez Joe asked Rob Nye to tell us a little bit about their interest in Rotary. Bruce was a rotarian
in the Caledonia club for many years then moved to the Carolinas and enjoyed Rotary there.
The family moved the parents to Webster to be closer so they could watch out for them and they
are looking for the opportunity to interact with our group.
Robyn gave an update on the Recovery Walk and said they had a great time and were the top $
$ team. She thanked the Rotarians who came out and those who supported the walk. Team
Jordan is ready for next year!
Camp Haccamo weekend is fast approaching with the opportunity to help serve lunch on
Saturday the 7th at noon.(let Dolly K know if you will be there) Sunday the 8th is the Hike for
Haccamo so please go to www.camphaccamo.org to sign up or just donate. Josie Waverly
concert is Nov 17th and Prez Joe asked if the club would sponsor a table of ten for $315 for the
event. Bill R moved to purchase the table and Dolly second.
John Schuler gave an update as to him sending Shelter Box and Rotary International checks for
the Hurricane relief fund. Ross moved that we send an additional $1000 to Shelter Box since it
was in this years budget and Puerto Rico is in such dire shape they could use it. It was
approved quickly!
Bill gave an update on the Project on North Ave and thanked Rich, Brian, Dolly, Spencer and
Susan for helping scrape and prime. Sunday Oct 1st will be painting day and Immanuel
Lutheran Church will be hosting a light lunch at 12 for volunteers
Ray is attending the membership meeting and next week will be our workshop to go over
financials, committees, and the Pancake Breakfast. Set up will be Nov 11th and the breakfast
Nov 12th. Rich sent out 3 boxes to the troops please remember to bring stuff in.
Barry Howard was our speaker and gave an update and history on the Webster Chamber of
Commerce. He thanked Rotary for being a member and mentioned that the Chamber is truly the
voice of business as it is solely run by members not town funds to support it and the Chamber
wants to make Webster a Community of Choice. Some of the things the Chamber has been
responsible for over the course of its existence are creating Branch banking for NYS, convincing
Xerox to move out to Webster, and petitioning phone changes so calling across the street would
not be long distance due to the exchange number you had. Our own Bill Rouff instigated the
replacement of the WEBSTER plantings and stonescape and will the help of Tony Infantino of
warm 101.3, they raised $6000 by 8am that morning of the drive! Go Bill! The Chamber also
helped creat the Business Improvement District and the Webster Economic Development
Alliance which is a one of a kind organizations consisting of the School District, Town, Village,
Chamber and BID. The Chamber also host after hours networking, Power Hours, and Breakfast
before Business for its members and interested guests. Barry also mention that the Chamber is
experts in the Health Care Insurance field so anyone wishing to figure out what is best for them
should call him..No charge.Thank you Barry for an interesting presentation!
John won the 50/50 and pulled the 6 of spades.
Happy Dollars raised $129
Ross, for the guests and speaker
Tom, Ditto
Dolly M, climbing St Regis trail this weekend
Dolly K, Guests and speaker
John, welcome to the Nye’s and for Barry
Dennis, Happy Family Reunion, speaker
Joe, Nye Family, and Barry
Terry, speaker and guests and for her Aunt who passed away yesterday at age 94
Brian, Barry, Nye’s, and he filled his recycle toter twice cleaning stuff out
Bill, speaker, guests and the North Ave project
Rich, see Terry above
Spencer, speaker/guests and that his daughter is doing well after her Blood sugar event and a
trip to NYC
Don, Bill’s project and guests
Donna, NFL
Robyn, beautiful song recorded by her gospel choir for Jordan’s burial this Saturday, for the
speaker and guests and the Recovery Walk.
Stay tuned for all the latest news and enjoy this Fall weekend!
N\Meeting of 9/28/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke stuff!!!
Meeting on Sept 28th at PCC and present were: Dolly K, Dolly M, Ross, Bill, Don, Robyn, Barry
Howard, Prez Joe, Donna, Herb, Dennis, Spencer, John, Terry, Rich, Tom, Brian and our guests
the Nye Family, Kathy,Bruce, Rob and Sheila.
Prez Joe asked Rob Nye to tell us a little bit about their interest in Rotary. Bruce was a rotarian
in the Caledonia club for many years then moved to the Carolinas and enjoyed Rotary there.
The family moved the parents to Webster to be closer so they could watch out for them and they
are looking for the opportunity to interact with our group.
Robyn gave an update on the Recovery Walk and said they had a great time and were the top $
$ team. She thanked the Rotarians who came out and those who supported the walk. Team
Jordan is ready for next year!
Camp Haccamo weekend is fast approaching with the opportunity to help serve lunch on
Saturday the 7th at noon.(let Dolly K know if you will be there) Sunday the 8th is the Hike for
Haccamo so please go to www.camphaccamo.org to sign up or just donate. Josie Waverly
concert is Nov 17th and Prez Joe asked if the club would sponsor a table of ten for $315 for the
event. Bill R moved to purchase the table and Dolly second.
John Schuler gave an update as to him sending Shelter Box and Rotary International checks for
the Hurricane relief fund. Ross moved that we send an additional $1000 to Shelter Box since it
was in this years budget and Puerto Rico is in such dire shape they could use it. It was
approved quickly!
Bill gave an update on the Project on North Ave and thanked Rich, Brian, Dolly, Spencer and
Susan for helping scrape and prime. Sunday Oct 1st will be painting day and Immanuel
Lutheran Church will be hosting a light lunch at 12 for volunteers
Ray is attending the membership meeting and next week will be our workshop to go over
financials, committees, and the Pancake Breakfast. Set up will be Nov 11th and the breakfast
Nov 12th. Rich sent out 3 boxes to the troops please remember to bring stuff in.
Barry Howard was our speaker and gave an update and history on the Webster Chamber of
Commerce. He thanked Rotary for being a member and mentioned that the Chamber is truly the
voice of business as it is solely run by members not town funds to support it and the Chamber
wants to make Webster a Community of Choice. Some of the things the Chamber has been
responsible for over the course of its existence are creating Branch banking for NYS, convincing
Xerox to move out to Webster, and petitioning phone changes so calling across the street would
not be long distance due to the exchange number you had. Our own Bill Rouff instigated the
replacement of the WEBSTER plantings and stonescape and will the help of Tony Infantino of
warm 101.3, they raised $6000 by 8am that morning of the drive! Go Bill! The Chamber also
helped creat the Business Improvement District and the Webster Economic Development
Alliance which is a one of a kind organizations consisting of the School District, Town, Village,
Chamber and BID. The Chamber also host after hours networking, Power Hours, and Breakfast
before Business for its members and interested guests. Barry also mention that the Chamber is
experts in the Health Care Insurance field so anyone wishing to figure out what is best for them
should call him..No charge.Thank you Barry for an interesting presentation!
John won the 50/50 and pulled the 6 of spades.
Happy Dollars raised $129
Ross, for the guests and speaker
Tom, Ditto
Dolly M, climbing St Regis trail this weekend
Dolly K, Guests and speaker
John, welcome to the Nye’s and for Barry
Dennis, Happy Family Reunion, speaker
Joe, Nye Family, and Barry
Terry, speaker and guests and for her Aunt who passed away yesterday at age 94
Brian, Barry, Nye’s, and he filled his recycle toter twice cleaning stuff out
Bill, speaker, guests and the North Ave project
Rich, see Terry above
Spencer, speaker/guests and that his daughter is doing well after her Blood sugar event and a
trip to NYC
Don, Bill’s project and guests
Donna, NFL
Robyn, beautiful song recorded by her gospel choir for Jordan’s burial this Saturday, for the
speaker and guests and the Recovery Walk.
Stay tuned for all the latest news and enjoy this Fall weekend!
Meeting 0f 9/28/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
 
( not as creative as The John Doerner Spoke but still
 
 bringing the facts!!!)
 
Present: District Governor Don Milton, his life partner Ruth Cronkwright, Herb, John, Dolly K, Prez Joe, Robyn, Brian, Amy Winslow, Norie Willink, Donna, Ross, Terry, Tom, Rich, Bill, Ange and Lil Campisi, AG Linda Kohl, Mark Wyse from Ontario Walworth Club, Dolly M, Karen Collins.
President Joe started the meeting with I can't remember who leading the pledge and Ross doing his usual thoughtful invocation. President Joe asked for a motion on the floor to send more money to help with the flood disaster from Hurricane Harvey and Irma. A motion was made for the club to send $2000  to Rotary International to help with both disasters and to send our yearly $1000 to Shelter Box now. Ross moved and the motion was seconded by John and passed with all but one yea. Rich then gave a report on the Garlic Festival and said they saw 3700 through the door but the group had set a quota of $20000 gate fees to be met in order to continue with the festival. The amount was shy of $18,000 and Rich will not be chairman of the group next year. The fate will be decided soon.
Robyn suggested that the club consider having the October 12th meeting be a social one so the group could support the Miracle Field's Wine Tasting event. It is at the Webster Arboretum and is $40 which included food and wine. 
Adopt a highway is Oct 7 at 7:30 at the Gazebo park and then to complete your Rotary day... head over to Camp Haccamo Sunshine Campus to help serve lunch at 12 noon for the adult retreat weekend. Let Dolly K know if you are free to help.
Then...wake up the following morning and head to the Hike for Haccamo at the Sunshine Campus with registration starting at 9:30 and Walk at 10.
Linda Kohl then introduced Governor Don with a little information on his past as a faculty of empire state college, he joined the Penfield Rotary club 40 years ago. His lifetime partner Ruth Cronkwright is a member of the Fairport Rotary. District Governor Don then thanked Rich for his work with the shelter box, Ross Willink for everything he has done in his course of Rotary, and Bill Ruoff who he has known forever, and Dolly who was the secretary to him when he was running Camp Haccamo . He also recognized Mark Wyse as the past District Governor, Linda Kohl and Herb as the foundation chairs, and Linda Kohl as our assistant governor. He then went to talk on how Rotary international president Ian Reisley wants the making a difference team for 2017 to 2018 to focus on membership, foundation goals, and strategic development plan for clubs with visions, goals and measuring what was successful and what was not. Governor Don also mentioned the Atlanta International Conference where the main focus was talking about eradication of polio and the 42,000 members that were there had the opportunity to listen to Bill Gates speak and be committed to the match two for one for polio funds for the next three years.
President Riesley also talked about every Rotarian in the world planting one tree by the end of April in order to re-forest the planet as people of action campaign. District Governor Don also said he would like Webster to get a presidential citation and commanded us for always having our dues paid on time so we just need four more categories to get that citation.Don's initiative is to address child hunger and he really wants the district grants to be utilized by all the clubs and his hopes how to recruit alumni of past Rotarians to help exchange students and scholarship recipients to become Rotarians later in life.
Ruth gave us an update on the upcoming district conference to be held May 4 fifth and sixth at Saratoga New York and promised a lot of fun for all. She wanted everyone to go on the district website and check out the video of Don promoting the conference as it is very entertaining. Governor Don also mentioned that everybody needs to have three bones it which phone a backbone and a funnybone in order to get along in life. President Joe then proceeded to have Governor Don award Brian Winslow who is Paul Harris the word for making the level of contribution needed to Rotary international foundation.
Dolly gave us an update on Jim Isaac and said he is doing well from his knee surgery and should be home shortly but is appreciative of all the cards and communications from the club. Chuck Mertz is also doing well and Carol is all set in her new place. Bill Ruoff then talked about working on the house at 93 North Ave. they're scraping this weekend and will be painting on October 1 around 11:30- 12 o'clock start time he will have more details to follow.
Lil Campisi won the 50-50 and pulled the king of spades so the game continues. Happy dollars for today were; lots for Governor Don and his lovely partner Ruth, for other guests Linda Kohl and Mark Wyse, Brian for his Paul Harris award, Rich for the garlic festival, Donna was just happy to be here, Mark was happy that they were able to help out at the garlic Fest with his band and also thankful for all of our support for their upcoming charity dinner. Ross and Bill both were happy for each other's participation at their wellness on Wednesdays where they did a PowerPoint on the Webster Rotary. You go boys! More people congratulated Brian with their happy dollars, Bill Ruoff also was happy for Helen's 90th birthday and the fact that he was scraping the house and for working with Ross. Kathy was thankful for two weeks in Hawaii and our guest Ruth was happy for renewing friendships and Don was happy for being amongst friends and Robyn was happy that her gospel choir recorded a beautiful song to play at Jordan's burial on the 30th. She also mentioned that Jordan pranked them all by having somebody's phone ring at the only half rest of silence in the whole song. Next weeks meeting will be at Penfield Country Club and the speaker will be Barry Howard from the Webster Chamber of commerce. $129 was collected for happy dollars!
Thank you All!
Meeting of 9/21/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
 
( not as creative as The John Doerner Spoke but still
 
 bringing the facts!!!)
 
Present: Herb, John, Dolly K, Don, Prez Joe, Robyn, Brian, Dennis, Donna, Ross, Terry, Tom, Rich, Bill, Bob, Jim Issac
President Joe started the meeting with Robyn leading the pledge and Ross doing his usual thoughtful invocation. President Joe asked for a motion on the floor to send a specific amount to the Houston Rotary Club to help with the flood disaster from Hurricane Harvey. A motion was made for the club to send $1000 with the option of any other member that wanted to contribute on their own to make a check out to Webster Rotary and it will be added to the total sum sent to Houston. Motion was seconded (is that a word?)and passed.
Robyn then took the floor to discuss the upcoming Rocovery Fitness Family fun 5 k walk/ run in Jordan's memory. The event is 9/23 and anyone wishing to donate can go to        https://runsignup.com/Race/48425/Donate/HOLmC9e4pOwkTF4g         
Anyone wishing to walk just check with Robyn.
President Joe passed around a pad of paper with the various committee needs for the club and encourage everyone to participate in at least one committee. The group will support all the events but a few people need to manage the events. Since Kathy and John were in Hawaii Robyn signed them up for every committee.lol
Foundation chair Ross noted the following people as having paid their foundation dollars for the current term:
Bob Goldstein(he knew better not to pay right away. Haha)
Ray Manginell
Brian Winslow
Ross Willink
Don Pegelow
Donna Hepburn
Thanks to all that have gotten theirs in so quickly and when you are able please give your check made out to the Rotary Foundation( right Ross?)
Bob Goldstein won the 50/50 and because I was chatting with Herb I didn't hear the card he pulled but either way the game goes on..sorry Bob
Happy Dollars 😊💰😊💰😊💰😊
John today was the last day he would be 65
Tom happy for cow pastures
Jim Isaac happy to be here
Dennis happy for the Winslow party wanted to make it a Regular thing
Bob happy to give Bill money to happy dollars
Bill happy to give 2 dollars of Bobs money
Donna happy to be seated between two studs(not 2x4's)
Joe happy for the generosity of the club for Houston
Ross forgot what he was happy for
Dolly happy for a good camping 2 weeks
Terry has no idea what she is happy for
Rich was not happy
Brian was happy that his last son got married, both Shauna and Andy are now practicing dentists and that he has a new car with gps!
Herb was happy it was his maternal grandmother's 125th Birthday if she was still alive
Robyn was happy for the article in last Saturday's paper and the fact that her gospel choir is going to sing in Italy and that she is staying at the cat house. She also forgot to say thank you for the Paul Harris Award the prior week!
 
Bill Rouff brought up a project for the group to consider in helping a house on North Ave get the tlc it needs along with 3 church groups helping. The group asked for a more detailed scope of the project and a date before committing but is definitely interested in helping. More to follow.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!🎉🏕🚲🏌️⛷🍻🍷🍩🍦🌭🍔🌽👙😎
Meeting of 8/31/2017 Robyn Whittaker 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Attending:
Discussion Items:
 President Joe reviewed upcoming events and activities including:
o Camp Haccamo “Prom Night” on Thursday, Aug. 17. Dinner at 5:30 and a headcount is needed. Plans for car pool call for meeting at BJ’s parking lot at 4:15.
o District Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 at Lima CC.
o Adopt-A-Platoon. Rotarians are reminded to bring a donation item each week such that we might be able to support sending a package to troops each week. Cash is acceptable to help pay postage.
o Saturday, Sept. 23 is the “ROCovery Fitness Friends and Family 5K” at Seneca Park. Rotarians are invited to join “Team Jordan” and on-line registration is available at <https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/3rdAnnualROCoveryFitnessFriendsandFamily5kRunWalkandCookout>. Note that a donation from Webster Rotary in Jordan Leavitt’s memory has been made.
o We’re reminded that Jordan’s Birthday Picnic is Wednesday, Aug 16 at Kiwanis Park.
o Save the Date! Rotary’s Camp Haccamo Challenge Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 8th, 9:30am at the Sunshine Campus.
o We’re reminded of plans for the August 31st meeting devoted to organization and budget.
 President Joe reviewed the following Committees and positions that he’s seeking to fill, including:
o Vice-President’s position
o Rotary Foundation [Herb, Ross, Donna]
o The Spoke [Robyn & John]
o Membership
o Adopt-A-Platoon (liaison and gift packages)
o Interact / Scholarship
o Literacy / Dictionary Project / Little Libraries
o Pancake Breakfast (Sunday, Nov.2)
o Annual Christmas Party
o Charities Dinner [May 11 at K of C Center; Marketing, Ticket sales, Raffle, “Entertainment”]
o Robynpalooza Golf Tournament [Robyn]…likely June 29 at Ontario CC.
o “Green Space” including Webster Arboretum, Camp Haccamo garden, Adopt-a-Highway.
Guests: __Lil Campisi, Katie Peake & Parents__________________
Angelo Campisi
Rich Comins
Terry Comins
Joe Corona
John Doerner
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Kathy Doerner
Herb Gauch
Bob Goldstein
Donna Hepburn
Jim Isaac
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Dolly Kujawa
Dolly Maguire
Marlene Manginell
Ray Manginell
Don Pegelow
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Joe Pustulka
Bill Ruoff
John Schuler
Spencer Shull
Tom Smock


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Robyn Whittaker
Ross Willink
Brian Winslow
Dennis Zink
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August 10, 2017
 A presentation was made to scholarship winner Katie Peake and her parents, Cindy & Todd. Katie outlined her college plans and goals to join the medical profession as a Forensic Pathologist.
Action Items:
 Robyn inquired as to interest in scheduling programs for the coming year’s Rotary meetings. A brief brainstorm generated the following possible focus areas:
Police Department representative
Chamber of Commerce representative
Historical
Medical / Health
Humor
Tours [perhaps quarterly or when Penfield CC is unavailable.
Don Milton, District President (9/21?)
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 24 Picnic at Winslow’s
 “Our 3 guests” (9x)
 “Go Bills and Yankees”
 “Terry’s niece is expecting a baby”
 “For everything”
 “Katie’s parents and younger daughter to be Interact Pres.”
 “Go Bills”
 “Katie’s plans to enter the medical profession”
 “Recent Gospel Choir performance”
 “Ross’s grandson getting married”
 “Guests and new Interact President”
Mark your Calendar!
8/17 – Camp Haccamo Prom Night
8/24 – Picnic at the Winslow’s
8/31 – Workshop at Penfield Country Club
9/8 – District Golf Tournament (Lima CC)
9/8-10 – Garlic Festival
10/8 – Camp Haccamo Challenge Walk
5/11/18 – Charities Dinner
50/50 : John Schuler - 4 of clubs
Meeting of 8/10/2017 John Doerner 2017-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
June 29, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Bob Goldstein, Dennis Zink, Herb Gauch, Spencer Shull, Tom Smock, Rich Comins, Kathy Doerner, Ang Campisi, Terry Comins, Brian Winslow, John Schuler, Joe Corona, Ray Manginell, Donna Hepburn, Bill Ruoff
 
Visitors: Lynne Goldstein, Judy Zink, Mary Gauch, Kathy (Mary’s sister), Sue Thomas, Pat Font, Karen Collins, Lil Campisi, Amy Winslow, Helen Ruoff
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brian Winslow
 
Song: God Bless America led by Kathy Doerner
 
Prayer: Brian Winslow
 
Location: Hedge’s
 
 
Miscellaneous
  • Brian recognized our guest for our changeover dinner
  • Brian recognized those that we lost this year: Shirley Isaac, Henry Kujawa, and Jordan Leavitt
  • Brian also shared that Dolly Maguire recently lost her sister
  • Kathy provided a report that we raised between $5,000-$6,000 for Robynpalooza
  • Rich provided an update on the Tour du Lac cyclists; no homes will be needed nor storage as they will be at the Holiday Inn Express; Webster Rotary will host them on 7/20 at a place to be determined
  • Red Wings game will be re-scheduled
  • Brian also shared some updates from the District changeover dinner from Monday evening; Rotary is moving in a different direction and asks the question What do Rotarians do?; District 7120 met the $100 per member Foundation goal; RI President asks What do we do in our communities?
 
Happy Dollars raised $192
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 7/6 – Independence Day week; no meeting
  • 7/13 – Webster Firemen’s Carnival
  • 7/20 – Host Tour du Lac cyclists; place to be determined
  • 7/27 - Meeting
Meeting of 6/29/2017 Joe Corona 2017-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
June 22, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Donna Hepburn, Bob Goldstein, Don Pegelow, Bill Ruoff, Herb Gauch, Dennis Zink, Rich Comins, Tom Smock, Ang Campisi, Ross Willink, Terry Comins, Brian Winslow, Joe Corona, Dolly Kujawa, Ray Manginell, John Doerner, Kathy Doerner
 
Visiting Rotarians: DG Tom Rogers
 
Visitors: Sandy Rogers, Karen Collins, Lil Campisi, Eric Muth, Kim Muth, Victoria Muth
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brian Winslow
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Miscellaneous
  • Brian provided an update on attaining $100 per person donation to the foundation district wide; currently it would require $3.60 per person in the district to attain the goal; Herb suggested that we donate $5.00 per person
  • Continue to keep Robyn and her family in your prayers
  • Kathy provided us an update on Robynpalooza; 72 golfers registered and registration starts at 11:00 on Friday
  • Rich read a thank you letter from Matt Fisher (Adopt a Platoon) for the recent package they received
  • Rich also shared that he has been speaking with Ian Forbes as they are running the Tour du Lac and will be here 7/20 and they need places for 11 riders and a garage
 
DG Tom Rogers Visit
  • DG Tom Rogers joined us to present a Paul Harris Fellow to Kim Muth for her efforts with the Interact Club
  • DG Tom Rogers also shared with us that Webster has contributed $3,000 to the foundation
 
50/50 Winner
  • DG Tom Rogers won the 50/50 winner and donated the monies to Polio Plus
 
Happy Dollars
  • Ray – for Kim Muth
  • Brian – for Tom and Sandy visit, Kim Muth, and everyone attending
  • Ross – for Kim Muth
  • Terry – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Kathy – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • John – for a successful golf outing
  • Rich – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Karen – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Ang – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Herb – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Dennis – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Donna – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Tom – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit and successful golf outing
  • Dolly – for Kim Muth and Tom and Sandy visit
  • Joe – for Kim, Eric, and Victoria Muth and Tom and Sandy visit; for Brian’s last week as President
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 6/26 – District Changeover Dinner @ Woodcliff
  • 6/29 – Changeover Dinner @ Hedges
  • 7/6 – Independence Day week; no meeting
  • 7/13 – Webster Firemen’s Carnival
  • 7/20 – Rochester Red Wings vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • 7/27 - Meeting
Meeting of 6/22/2017 Joe Corona 2017-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
June 1, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Brian Winslow, John Schuler, Herb Gauch, Ray Manginell, Terry Comins, Joe Corona, Rich Comins, Tom Smock, Dolly Kujawa, Ross Willink, Don Pegelow, Donna Henderson, Bob Goldstein, Bill Ruoff, Dennis Zink
 
Visiting Rotarians: Lee Loomis
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brian Winslow
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Charities Dinner Recap
  • Herb provided Charities Dinner recap
    • Tickets + extra dinners - $22,175
    • 50/50 - $750
    • Gift cards - $290
    • Total Revenue - $23,215
    • Webster Columbus Center - $1,493
    • Caterer - $3,357
    • Gift Cards - $140
    • Prizes $9,100
    • Total Expenses - $14,090
    • Total Profit - $9,125
  • Brian asked us to consider if it makes sense to continue with Charities Dinner; can we find other avenues that can help us fundraise?
 
Lee Loomis – Camp Haccamo Update
  • Lee Loomis joined us to review where we stand with Camp Haccamo
  • Committee was formed in 2015 to review Camp Haccamo and relationship with Sunshine Campus
  • In 2015, a letter was sent to all Presidents asking for feedback on the camp and 2 options were provided; Option A – continue with 2 week camp or Option B – hire Sunshine Camp to run 1 week camping session under the Camp Haccamo name but we would be out of the camping business
  • After all feedback was gathered, a vote was taken and by a 2 to 1 margin option A was selected and we remained in the camping business
  • Since this vote, a Go Forward Plan was put together and 1st week of camping season is dedicated to youth (up to age 18) and 2nd week of camping season is dedicated to adults (18-30)
  • Additionally, Causewave (formerly Rochester Ad Council) was hired to run annual appeal and create a brand platform that we can use and leverage
  • Multiple committees were created including Adult Retreat Weekend, Public Relations, Rotary Engagement, and Camper Engagement
  • An orientation program and director’s handbook was created for all club director’s on the Camp Haccamo board
  • A concerted effort is being made to create a road map of activities and milestones so that the Operations Committee functions are documented
  • Each officer and director is required to create a Personal Improvement Plan and each club is asked to have 2 members on the board; 2 new executive positions were created: Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
  • Updated agreement with Rochester Rotary Charitable Trust
  • Created an Adult Retreat Weekend which runs Columbus Day weekend; this year it had 61 campers and this was focused on the population age 30+
  • We will continue to partner with Sunshine Camp to run Adult Retreat Weekend; we are the only Adult Retreat weekend in Western New York
  • 2016 Annual Appeal brought in $5,000; part of the Causewave output was also to solicit support from camper families and assess special needs population (youth 4,500 and adults 10,000)
  • Camp Haccamo is unique in that it encompasses all needs: physical, mental and emotional/behavioral
  • Costs $173,000 per year to run camp; Foundation $1.6M with rate of return between 4% and 6%; running $60,000 deficit annually
  • How can Rotarians help: car show, Annual Volunteer Day, Carnival Night, Prom Night, Adult Retreat Weekend, Haccamo Challenge, Josie Waverly dinner and concert, Annual Appeal
 
Rich Updates
  • Don’t forget to bring in your Garlic Festival volunteer sheet and troop donation
  • Prayers for Carol Mertz as she is in intensive care with low salt levels
 
50/50 Winner
  • Dennis Zink was the 50/50 winner but pulled the Queen of diamonds
 
Happy Dollars - $48
  • Ray – Lee’s presentation
  • John – brother-in-law is out of hospital
  • Dennis – Lee’s presentation
  • Terry – Lee’s presentation
  • Herb – Lee’s presentation; great Charities Dinner
  • Brian – Lee’s presentation; good District Conference; DC visit and his son is almost complete with becoming pediatric dentist
  • Lee – 12 presentations and 5 to go and has commitment from all to assist at Adult Retreat Weekend
  • Tom – Lee’s presentation; great Charities Dinner
  • Dolly – Lee’s presentation; great Charities Dinner; being happy
  • Ross – Lee’s presentation
  • Joe – Lee and Dolly’s commitment to Camp Haccamo
  • Bob – Webster is officially at $100 per member to Foundation
  • Donna – 7 year old and 9 year old great baseball players
  • Bill – Shelter Box; Polio Plus; Adopt a Platoon; Surprise, AZ event
  • Don – Lee’s presentation; Foundation
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 6/8 – Regular meeting – location TBD
  • 6/15 – Regular meeting with Paul Harris presentation – Penfield CC
  • 6/22 – Regular meeting – Penfield CC
  • 6/23 – Robynpalooza @ Ontario CC 1:00 shotgun start
  • 6/26 – District Changeover Dinner @ Woodcliff
  • 6/29 – Changeover Dinner @ Hedges
Meeting of 6/1/2017 Joe Corona 2017-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
April 27, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Rich Comins, Spencer Shull, John Schuler, Herb Gauch, Joe Corona, Don Pegelow, Bob Goldstein, Donna Hepburn, Dolly Kujawa, Dolly McGuire, John Doerner, Kathy Doerner, Brian Winslow, Ross Willink, Robyn Whittaker
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brian Winslow
 
Song: America The Beautiful
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Ron Kampf (sp) is running a shoe drive; donate wearable shoes that will be donated to worthy charities
  • Brian read a new RI policy regarding raffling guns or doing events that have a gun association and a petition that would allow Rotary clubs to continue to raffle guns and have events with gun associations as long as licensed users are present and run the event
  • Rich provided the volunteer sheet for Garlic Festival; you are encouraged to bring the sheet in as soon as you can so that they can prepare the assignments; bring to Rich or Dolly McGuire
  • Dolly K discussed that the Thomas Interact ceremony is scheduled for 5/10 at 6:30
  • Provide Robyn the head count for Charities Dinner by Tuesday 5/2
 
50/50 Winner
  • Rich Comins was the 50/50 winner but pulled the 5 of diamonds
 
Happy Dollars
  • Brian – one of his clients attended Rory McIlroy’s wedding in Ireland
  • Don – Brian’s story
  • Donna – Brian’s story
  • Herb – great time in Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach
  • Dolly K – article in Webster Herald on his nephew who is a Naval captain
  • Dolly M – beautiful day
  • John – great time in Hilton Head
  • Kathy – road trip to Iowa from Hilton Head and home in 2 days
  • Robyn – moved into her loft
  • Ross – successful eye doctor visit; no macular degeneration
  • Rich – Kathy’s road trip
  • Spencer – Ross’ successful eye treatment
  • John – for sitting at Joe’s table
  • Joe – for being back after a couple of weeks on the road for work
  • Dennis – for a beautiful day
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 4/29 – Adopt a Highway at 7:30 @ Gazebo parking lot; Sunshine Camp cleanup starting at 9:30, let Dolly K know if you will be able to attend
  • 5/4 – Regular meeting – will review Charities Dinner assignments
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner @ Columbus Center
  • 5/11 – Regular meeting
  • 5/13 – Gear Up Rotary bike ride
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
  • 5/25 – Regular meeting
  • 6/1 – Regular meeting – Lee Loomis guest speaker
  • 6/8 – Regular meeting
  • 6/15 – Regular meeting
  • 6/22 – Regular meeting
  • 6/23 – Robynpalooza @ Ontario CC 1:00 shotgun start
  • 6/26 – District Changeover Dinner @ Woodcliff
  • 6/29 – Changeover Dinner
Meeting of 4/27/2017 Joe Corona 2017-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
March 23, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Ray Manginell, Joe Corona, Dennis Zink, Rich Comins, Robyn Whittaker, Herb Gauch, Ross Willink, Dolly McGuire, Tom Smock, Dolly Kujawa, Donna Hepburn, Bob Goldstein, Don Pegelow, Brian Winslow
 
Visitors: Dolly McGuire, Fritz Sierk
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Brian Winslow
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Fritz Sierk – Owner of The Coach Sports Bar
  • Eight years ago when Fritz turned 40 his step mother bought him the gift of Outward Bound
  • Fritz chose the most difficult trip he could find; goal was to learn and experience something
  • He selected Patagonia which is the mountainous region between Argentina and Chile for a 23 day trip
  • Unfortunately, lost suitcase in Detroit on his way to South America
  • They hiked through the mountains and lived on a glacier; they carried all of their equipment and food in and each carried a pack of 60-80 pounds
  • Their hikes lasted 7-10 hours per day with 12 hours being their longest day
  • Group consisted of 5 women and 7 men along with their guides
  • The trip was the end of December through the end of January
  • They consumed over 5,000 calories each day and rested each hour for 5 minutes; by the end he lost 20+ pounds
  • Each member of the team went through Solo – 36 hours of solitude where you are provided minimal rations and are meant to not do anything
  • Trip started at 3,000 feet above sea level and summit was 11,000 above sea level; camp was at 9,000 feet above sea level
  • He prepared by hiking every day; showers were any time they found a lake or waterfall; typical water temperature was 23!
  • Mountain was called Tronador – Thunder Herd in Spanish; it had a peak in Argentina and Chile
  • They had to build walls of ice and snow to protect them from the wind and cold; they were 4 to a tent and had to use the refuge a couple of times due to incoming storms
  • They trained daily in case of falls into the crevasse; bigger guys were at the end as anchors
  • When they came back down the mountain, they did service work in town by helping to clean the water supply.  As a thank you the town provided Pepsi and a traditional Argentinian meal
  • The group still keeps in touch via Facebook
 
50/50 Winner
  • Bob Goldstein was the 50/50 winner but pulled the 4 of diamonds
 
Happy Dollars
  • Ray, Don Bob, Donna, Dennis, Joe, Ross, Dolly M, Tom, Dolly K - Speaker
  • Herb – Grandson scored 2 goals in a tournament; Mary is able to drive
  • Robyn – Back at the cat house
  • Rich – Terry’s back in surgery at RGH due to some complications; their sister from Syracuse is recuperating from a hand infection
  • Brian – Isaac recently installed a new furnace and AC system
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 3/26 – Foundation Brunch at Ravenwood 12-3 $30
  • 3/30 – Induction of Dolly McGuire and John Doerner at Shadow Lake (Lake Room); it is a guest night!
  • 4/8 – District Assembly @ Newark High School; thus far Robyn and Joe will be attending there is room for 4 more
  • 4/11 – Joint meeting with Kiwanis and Lions @ Hedges 6:00 cocktails; 6:30 dinner
  • 4/20 – Regular meeting
  • 4/27 – Regular meeting
  • 4/29 – Adopt a Highway at 7:30 am @ Gazebo parking lot; Sunshine Camp cleanup starting at 9, let Dolly K know if you will be able to attend
  • 5/4 – Regular meeting
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner @ Columbus Center
  • 5/11 – Regular meeting
  • 5/13 – Gear Up Rotary bike ride
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
  • 5/25 – Regular meeting
  • 6/1 – Regular meeting
  • 6/8 – Regular meeting
  • 6/15 – Regular meeting
  • 6/22 – Regular meeting
  • 6/23 – Robynpalooza @ Ontario CC 1:00 shotgun start
  • 6/26 – District Changeover Dinner @ Woodcliff
  • 6/29 – Changeover Dinner
Meeting of 3/23/2107 Joe Corona 2017-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
March 16, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Joe Corona, Dennis Zink, Rich Comins, Robyn Whittaker, Dolly Kujawa, Ross Willink, Brian Winslow, Bill Ruoff, Don Pegelow, Herb Gauch, Kathy Doerner, Bob Goldstein, Spencer Shull, Tom Smock, Donna Hepburn, Ray Manginell
 
Visitors: Norie Willink, Amy Winslow, Helen Ruoff, Denny & Kathie Brunner
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Joe Corona
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
We were entertained by “Heartstrings.”  Denny and Kathie Brunner are a guitar and fiddle duet.  They were joined by the vocal stylings of Bill Ruoff, Dolly Kujawa, Kathy Doerner, and Robyn Whittaker.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
 
Denny and Kathie can be reached by email at fiddlinkatie@aol.com or by phone at 315-986-2635
 
Miscellaneous
  • Dolly McGuire’s mother-in-law passed away recently
  • Rich updates on Adopt a Platoon – Kong is leaving for Afghanistan; he has sent 2 emails to Fort Drum and he has yet to hear back
  • Rich updates on Garlic Festival – the 3 charities that will benefit are Miracle Field, Hope House, and Community Chest
  • Rich announces return of Tour du Lac on 7/20; ride will benefit Wellspring Niagara Cancer Institute, more details to follow
 
50/50 Winner
  • Dennis Zink won 50/50 and pulled the Joker and then pulled 2 of hearts
 
Happy Dollars
  • Tom – Storms have passed and sunshine has returned; Pat’s doctor visit is tomorrow
  • Spencer – Electricity is back and the grandkids stayed over during power outage
  • Bob – Great entertainment and never lost power
  • Don – Great entertainment
  • Bill – Great entertainment
  • Ross – Great entertainment
  • Dolly K – Never lost power and hosted the Ruoffs as guests
  • Kathy – Great entertainment
  • Robyn – Successful pasta dinner for Relay (raised over $1,500); prayers for Penny Swingly; great entertainment; returns to the cat house Wednesday
  • Rich – Great entertainment
  • Donna – Happy day
  • Herb – Great entertainment and surviving the storm
  • Dennis – Great entertainment
  • Ray – All firefighters safe after a fire in the city during the day
  • Brian – Great entertainment and surviving the storm
  • Joe – Great entertainment
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 3/23 – Penfield Country Club – Fritz Sierk on Patagonia
  • 3/26 – Foundation Brunch at Ravenwood
  • 3/30 – Induction of Dolly McGuire & John Doerner – Location TBD
  • 4/8 – District Assembly @ Newark High School
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner
  • 5/13 – Bike tour
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
Meting of 3/16/2017 Joe Corona 2017-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
THE SPOKE
ROTARY’S MOST WIDELY READ NEWLETTER
THIS EDITION FOR MARCH 9, 2017
PRESENT: DOLLY M., DOLLY K., ROBYN, RAY, ROSS, BOB, DENNIS, BILL, HERB, KATHY, BRIAN
VISITING ROTARIAN: JIM ISAAC
GUESTS: AMY WINSLOW, NORIE WILLINK
Prayer: Ross
Well Folks, here I sit in my office high atop the venerated Hawley building in downtown Village of Webster; have I ever told you that this building on East Main Street, for years, housed the Hawley Hardware store, owned and operated by ‘Bob’ Hawley who was mayor of the village for over thirty years; over the hardware store were several rooms which served such clientele as beauty salons, apartments, and for some, like myself, office space.  Tonight I sit in the dark, not by choice as there has been a power blackout such as the town and village have never seen; well, hardly ever, discounting World War II and several ice storms.  This time it seems somewhat eerie as there is complete darkness as far as the eye (even in the dark) can see; also, in my mind’s eye (a different eye) there are visions of figures walking in single file, akin to the Senecas and Mohawks that traversed these same lands many thousands of years ago; or, farmers dressed in bib overalls astride their tractors, tilling the fertile soil that gave birth to so many apple orchards.
Another day, another great day, for today, after two days of nonstop snow we now witness a snowy December in the middle of March, talk about March madness!  This afternoon, I sit in my office high atop the Hawley Building looking in all directions and everything within view is covered with a blanket of white; so beautiful, a masterpiece of Nature’s incomparable beauty; I wonder what dear Ward Mann would have thought of such a painting?
Our meeting of March 9th was held at Jeremiah’s Restaurant in Penfield; it was a fairly well attended affair considering the windstorm and the goofy weather.  President Brian kicked it off by telling all about his ‘cardiac experience’ (3/1/17); so now he officially belongs to the Stent Club which probably has more members than either political party; thank our lucky stars for doctors and dentists for they can fill the human body with more parts than an auto store carries.  Good luck, Brian and to Donna Scott who also joined that club on the same day as did Brian.
$Happy!  Brian (Big Bucks) happy to be here; Herb, for the general (hopefully referring to Brian); Dennis,(Big Bucks) for Brian; Bob, $1 for each stent; Robyn, for Brian, sold her house, closing tomorrow; Dolly M., for Brian; Jim Isaac, for Brian, and thanks to those who attended the Euchre Tournament which netted $875; Dolly K., (Big Bucks) for Brian; Ross, for his chauffer being back, the power back on, and one bed again; Amy, for the return of the Drill Sergeant, Bill, for Brian.
A surprise and added bonus was a friend/guest of Robyn – a Magician!
The mustached fellow with the ready smile, expansive voice, and quicker than the eye hands plied us like warm taffy as he played card tricks, coin tricks, paper money tricks and formed balloons into animal shapes (this guy was not only good, he was very friendly and kept us in stitches.  His name is Chris Wilkinson, he plays to groups like ours and birthday parties, anniversaries and other gatherings.  Very good surprise and a great ending to a welcome night, thank you Robyn.
Meeting of March 16th: We will be back at the Penfield Country Club and this will be a St. Patrick’s Day type event; there will be entertainment, so bring someone with you, this promises to be more Irish than you could have ever hoped for.
Meeting of 3/9/2017 Bill Ruoff 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
March 2, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Robyn Whittaker, Rich Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Joe Corona, Kathy Doerner, Tom Smock, Bob Goldstein, Herb Gauch
 
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Isaac
 
Visitors: Dolly McGuire, Pat Font
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Tom Smock
 
Location: CDS Life Transitions Center  860 Hard Road
 
 
Taryn Mullen – Executive Director of CDS Wolf Foundation
  • Taryn is responsible for public relations and marketing for CDS along with fund raising efforts.  She has been with CDS 7 years.
  • Lou & Phyllis Wolf, the Quackenbush Family, and the Donahue Family started CDS in 1977.  This year is their 40th Anniversary.
  • The goal of the Life Transitions Center is to provide opportunities to people with diverse needs after the age of 18.  CDS has 26 residences and also one for veterans.
  • Taryn provided us a wonderful tour of their beautiful facility that was built in 2008.  They were originally located on Perinton Parkway.
  • We started in the Town Square, which included a media center, Dave’s Snacks (which is run by the students), an art studio, a dance and music studio, and a fitness and aquatics center.  As you walk through the facility, you will see many pieces of art that are available for purchase.  The media center provides the students an opportunity to Skype with local students in school.
  • Most of the students that visit the center use public transportation to get there and you may have seen the CDS buses in the community; recognizable by the butterfly!
  • Besides the residences, they have 4 other sites: 1 on Creek Street, 2 in Perinton, and a training facility on Blossom Road.
  • Many of the students that go to the Life Transitions Center have been to Camp Haccamo.
  • Fitness is a very important aspect of their life with 95% of the students using the fitness facility and they have goals that they want to attain.
  • The aquatic center is fully handicapped accessible and at the time it was built NYS didn’t believe pool therapy was necessary.  Because of this, the aquatic center was built through a $1M capital campaign.  Many veterans and seniors also use the facility.
  • As we progressed through the facility we come upon Flutter, the restaurant that is fully staffed and run by the students.  In fact, some of the students have progressed to jobs in the community as a result of their experience at Flutter.
  • CDS has 2 major fundraisers: Strikes for Abilities this Sunday at Empire Lanes and is celebrating its 10th anniversary and their 30th Annual Golf Tournament on 7/17 at Monroe Golf Club.  They also have business reach out to them to partner on fundraisers.
  • One other component to CDS is Unistel Industries.  Unistel provides work opportunities in the fields of mailing, packaging, fulfillment, and light assembly.  It has 80 employees and they do work for Wegmans, Dinosaur BBQ, and the NYS Prison System.
  • Additionally, they have a contract with Harris RF to assemble the dust cap for military radios and they have partnered with Harris RF for 10+ years.  They are always looking for new partnerships.
  • At the Blossom Road facility, they are producing and packaging over 55 different spices.  Their largest client is the U.S. military.  Branded Salute Seasonings, you can purchase them at Wegmans and a broader array online.  The proceeds benefit veterans.
  • iCircle is one of the newer parts of the CDS umbrella.  They provided managed long-term care serving Monroe and Wayne County.  The have 6 organizations in total under the CDS umbrella.
  • CDS employs 700+ employees and is celebrating their 40th Anniversary!  If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, you can contact Deb Beam at CDS.
 
Miscellaneous
  • Robyn updated us on Brian and that he is home and feeling great after his surgery.  He hopes to return next Thursday!
  • Herb – 59 tickets are out for Charities Dinner and we are in a good position at this point in time but we want to stay ahead of the game!
  • Grant application – we need to figure out which grant we want to apply for soon as the application is due in April
  • Dolly – 4/29 is cleanup day at Sunshine Camp; let Dolly know if you can assist
  • Rich – Garlic Festival update that the proceeds will benefit Miracle Field and we elected to help support Hope House with our portion of the proceeds
  • District Conference – if you are interested in attending the conference, the early bird expires 3/31 where the registration fee is $175; on 4/1 it increases to $200
  • Herb notified us that Mustafo from NEQ contacted him and offered to come in and talk to us about the recent conversations related to Union Hill and Webster emergency services; we all felt it would be a good idea and Herb will check with him and his availability
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 3/9 – Penfield Country Club – Surprise Guest
  • 3/16 – Penfield Country Club – General Assembly
  • 3/23 – Penfield Country Club – Fritz Sierk on Patagonia
  • 3/26 – Foundation Brunch at Ravenwood
  • 3/30 – Induction of Dolly McGuire – Location TBD (possibly Hedges)
  • 4/8 – District Assembly @ Newark High School
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner
  • 5/13 – Bike tour
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
Meeting of 3/2/2017 Joe Corona 2017-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
February 23, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Ross Willink, Donna Hepburn, Rich Comins, Bill Ruoff, Don Pegelow, Bob Goldstein, Terry Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Herb Gauch, John Schuler, Joe Corona, Brian Winslow, Tom Smock, Dennis Zink, Ray Manginell, Robyn Whittaker
 
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Isaac
 
Visitors: Dolly McGuire, Karen Collins, Steve McAlpin
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Dennis Zink
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Miscellaneous
  • Rich discussed a recent Garlic Festival meeting where they discussed the donation program of the festival
  • The festival will benefit Miracle Field and also a charity of each club’s choice; we may consider Camp Haccamo, Hope House, Comfort Care, etc.
  • Rich emailed Captain McGrath and Mike Plummer trying to schedule a meet and greet with our Adopt a Platoon; targeting end of March/early April
  • Tom ran into Nate’s mother at the Webster Rec Center and she said Nate is doing great and is looking to possibly go to Brazil to work on a pure water project
 
Special Guest Steve McAlpin
  • Steve McAlpin is a Webster resident who spent a tour in Bosnia and Afghanistan
  • In Afghanistan, he was based at Bagram Base – February 2002
  • Bagram Air Base is the largest in Afghanistan and was built by the Russians
  • He was charged with getting supplies for Afghanistan and expanding the base
  • They had 23 translators on base to assist
  • There were 2 “Allies” on base: Gen Baba Jaan (warlord) and BG Sherl Alam
  • He was allowed to attend many cultural events
  • He also worked on battle damage assessment
  • One of his favorite saying is Mushlail Nast, which means No Problem!
  • He started a project on base where he started a school to help educate the Afghan children
  • He is a special ed teacher by trade and started Humanitarian Assistance Program
  • The program requested items from churches and donations to help their school
  • He recruited 17 teachers to help out and ordered 208 desks for the school
  • He worked with Colonel Ed Dorman and allowed Steve to teach if he could teach; helped to teach conversational English
  • School taught men Afghan men 17-29 and girls which was forbidden by the Taliban
  • The school was outdated and students had books that were 23+ years old
  • With the assistance of Jawad, his translator, he was able to teach the Afghan children
  • Many students didn’t know why America was in their country or even where America was located; they brought in a globe to show them where America was located because they thought most students would think the world is flat if you brought a map
  • Unfortunately, the school was forced to close and Colonel Kassem Saleh told them “Teaching English to Afghans is stupid”
  • Steve was then transferred to Kabul where he started painting
  • He painted “Window of Opportunity” which show many of the contrasting things that were taking place in Afghanistan; the humanitarian efforts vs. the effects of the Taliban
  • The painting has 5 Americans that represents the 5 points of the star and 21 people to represent the 21 gun salute
  • He sent the painting to President George W. Bush and the painting ended up on display in George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • During President Bush’s term, he received over 43,000 gifts and 300 are on rotation in the museum but Steve’s painting is the only permanent display
  • Steve travels with Reagan, a service dog, due to suffering from PTSD; Reagan’s jacket and leash are made from one of Steve’s old uniforms
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Steve McAlpin wins the 50/50
 
Happy Dollars - $76
  • Dolly, Dolly, Karen, Bob, Don, Bill, Donna, Ross, Dennis, Tom, John, Brian, & Joe – for our guest Steve McAlpin
  • Jim – Penfield and Rochester Rotary euchre tournament tickets
  • Terry – for Steve McAlpin and for upcoming surgery
  • Rich – for Steve McAlpin and Steve’s parents have been great supporter of Charities Dinner
  • Robyn – for Steve McAlpin, great Valentine’s party, and Brian with no facial hair
  • Ray – for Steve McAlpin and for feeling better after the flu
  • Herb – for Steve McAlpin and for his new car lease
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 3/2 – Tour CDS Monarch Life Transition Center (860 Hard Road) @ 6
  • 3/9 – Penfield Country Club – Surprise Guest
  • 3/16 – Penfield Country Club – General Assembly
  • 3/23 – Penfield Country Club – Fritz Sierk on Patagonia
  • 3/30 – Induction of Dolly McGuire – Location TBD
  • 4/8 – District Assembly @ Newark High School
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner
  • 5/13 – Bike tour
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
Meeting of 2/23/2017 Joe Corona 2017-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY’S MOST WIDELY READ NEWSLETTER
This Edition For January 26, 2017
Present: Brian, Terry, Dolly M., Bob, John, Herb, Bill, Don, Donna, Tom, Ray, Dennis, Kathy, Ross, Robyn
Flag: Brian                               Prayer: Ross
Locale: Penfield Country Club; Menu: Salad, Chicken French, Potato Crusted Tilapia, Grilled Prime Rib (coffee extra)
WELCOME BACK !
Hey, it’s good to be back, a quick “Howdieee” to my longtime friends in Webster Rotary and our new found friends who, lately arrived, unfortunately missed out on the Grantland Rice, Henry Clune, Graham McNamee, Heywood Hale Broun style of prose that formerly emanated from the lithe and supple fingers that played across the keys of my Remington Electric Typewriter (with the spool of white eraser tape) which until of late have sat with dust cover on my highly polished oak desk in my office here high atop the Hawley Office Building in downtown Village of Webster, New York.  From my vantage point in my paneled office with the ceiling to floor windows I can look out over the sea of houses dotting the landscape, formerly farm land that was covered with apple and peach trees; the blue revolving light situated on the cupola that rests on the roof of this building shines its beacon over the snow covered ground and out over Lake Ontario where it bounces off the sheen of the tranquil waters like a skimming pebble and can easily be seen by our Canadian neighbors to the North.  During World War II this office was occupied by Secret Service members and the blue light was used to send messages to their counterparts in Canada when tracking foreign agents seeking to cross the lake to gain entry into the United States, acting as saboteurs, to damage our factories and cause disruption to the war effort.  Before it became a blue light, it was a white searchlight that was used to spot smugglers from Canada who used small type powered boats to dump kegs of whiskey and rum overboard into the shallow waters of the lake just offshore of Oklahoma Beach in Webster.  The smugglers usually would hightail it back to Canada unless intercepted by the Coast Guard or Sheriff’s Patrol but the kegs of booze would be confiscated and stored in warehouses in Charlotte where it was found, later, that most of it was used at political rallies.
When it was agreed that Joe Corona would henceforth take on the painstaking mission of composing our weekly SPOKE, I quietly retired into the shadows and, except for rare occasions, relegated my Remington to the dustbin of history, never saying a fond farewell to my faithful readers across the globe (the basis for our masthead); so now, permit me this opportunity to saddle up Ol’ Mossback, and ride off into the sunset as I bid you all a good bye knowing that as we tip one last glass at the Last Chance Saloon, you will have had the pleasurable reading of this missive (and that is undoubtedly why it’s not written anymore!).
As any good cowpoke would do when it was time to turn the reins over to the newer tenderfoot, I tip my Stetson a mite to Joe not only a sayin’ what a good job he’s a doin’ but I’m surely wishin’ him well.  Thank you, Joseph.
President Brian called for a moment of silent prayer as our way of commemorating the life of Henry Kujawa, friend of Rotary, and, friend to all; Henry, referred to, fondly, as Saint Henry is the husband of Dolly Kujawa and attended countless meetings where he was always the good sport.  A mild mannered man, friend to all who knew him, spent his working years as an educator, his military years as a Navy Aviator and his political years as a Webster Town Board member and Town Supervisor; how he ever had the time to be a father to seven children, God only knows and that is why he is a saint.  (Ross included Henry in his prayer this evening).
The memorial service for Henry Kujawa will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 7pm at the United Methodist Church located at 169 East Main Street in the Village of Webster.
ADOPT A PLATOON:  Dennis mentioned an article about a local helicopter detachment that is being deployed to Afghanistan; following up on the article, Dennis proposed that we consider adopting this unit under our ADOPT A PLATOON designation just as we have been doing with forces from Fort Drum.  The club voted to go forth with this proposal, watch for further developments.
TIMEFRAME FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS:
  1.  FEB. 2ND  AT BRIAN’S HOUSE, 200 JUDSON ST., CORNER COBB ST. IN THE VILLAGE; 6:30 PM, A WORK SESSION MAKING LITTLE LIBRARIES; BRING YOUR ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER OR DRILL ONLY TOOLS NEEDED, BRIAN HAS ALL OTHER TOOLS.  DESSERTS NEEDED, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BRING.
  2. FEB 9TH AT WEBSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY; DECISION AS TO WHAT TO EAT WILL BE MADE AT FEB 2ND MEETING.
  3. FEB 16TH  AT PENFIELD COUNTRY CLUB, JACKSON ROAD; VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY AND MEETING - $25 PER PERSON – BRING YOUR VALENTINE.
  4. FEB 23RD  AT PENFIELD COUNTRY CLUB
NOTE: JOE, WOULD IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A MONTHLY CALENDAR POSTED IN THE NEWSLETTER WITH PERTINENT DATES?
PP ROBYN ANNOUNCED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE ORIGINAL GOLF DATE SLATED TO HELD AT EAGLEVALE HAS BEEN SCUTTLED FOR REASONS LEFT UNSAID HERE.  THE ORIGINAL DATE WAS TO BE JUNE 21ST, BUT NOW A NEW DATE IS UNKNOWN UNTIL ENOUGH GOLFERS SIGN UP FOR HER TOURNAMENT.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO CONTACT OTHER GOLF CLUBS TO FIND OUT PARTICULARS; SO FAR HERB WILL CONTACT BROOKWOOD, TERRY/LIMA AND JOHN/WEBSTER.
ROTARY BIKE RIDE: MAY 13TH; A MULTI-MILED EVENT; 53 MILES, 26 MILES, OTHER CATEGORIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH WEBSTER PARKS AND RECREATION AND FRIENDS OF WEBSTER TRAILS; MORE ON THIS LATER FROM ROBYN.
DISCUSSION ON MAKING A BUSINESS CARD FOR THE CLUB.
MORE DATES:
  1. APRIL 29, ADOPT A HIGHWAY
  2. MAY 5, CHARITIES DINNER
  3. MAY 13, BIKE RIDE
  4. MAY 20 DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN ERIE, PA.
 
50/50 TICKET HELD BY DOLLY MAGUIRE DID NOT DRAW THE ACE OF SPADES.
 
$HAPPY: TOM, JUST HAPPY; ROSS, HIDDEN FIGURES MOVIE; ROBYN, NO SURGERY ON HER FOOT; KATHY, FOR HER 8TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER – HENRY KUJAWA; JOHN, FOR HENRY AND HIS DAUGHTER ADOPTING A DOG; HERB, $6 – ONE FOR EACH GOAL HIS GRANDSON SCORED IN A HOCKEY TOURNAMENT; BRIAN, FOR DOLLY MAGUIRE AND JOHN DOERNER JOINING OUR CLUB; DENNIS, FOR DOLLY; BOB, FOR LEAVING EARLY; TERRY, FOR HENRY, GOOD NECK X-RAY, PISTOL PERMIT; DOLLY M, FOR HENRY AND DOLLY; BILL, FOR HENRY; DON, FOR HENRY; DONNA, FOR BEING HERE.
$HAPPY TOTAL: $55
 
KATHY AND ROBYN SEE ADDITIONAL E-MAIL, THANK YOU.
YOURS IN ROTARY, BILL RUOFF (RIDING OFF IN THE SUNSET, CURTAIN FALLS)
Meeting of 1/26/2017 Bill Ruoff 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
January 19, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Terry Comins, Herb Gauch, Ross Willink, Spencer Shull, Bob Goldstein, Dennis Zink, Ray Manginell, Joe Corona, John Schuler, Don Pegelow, Brian Winslow, Bill Ruoff
 
Visitors: Dolly McGuire
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Dolly McGuire
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
A big thank you to Jim and his team at Penfield Country Club for a job well done and a fabulous meal.  Dennis shared a very beautiful thank you that he sent to Jim!
 
Happy Birthday!!!
  • Donna on 1/19
  • Brian on 1/22
  • Herb on 1/23
 
Correspondence
  • We received thank you cards from the students at Klem North for the dictionaries
  • We received thank you cards from Nathan Rick and him mother for the scholarship dinner
  • We received a thank you card from Jim Isaac and his family for all of the thoughts and prayers that were sent to his family on Shirley’s passing
  • We received a thank you from Stacy Snider at Maplewood for the greeting cards that Dennis dropped off
  • We received a thank you letter from Tracy Dreisbach at Camp Haccamo for the recent donation in memory of Shirley Isaac
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Joe Corona wins the 50/50 and drew 6 of clubs
 
Miscellaneous
  • Thomas Interact advisor Kim Muth had her baby
  • Henry Kujawa is hanging strong
  • Dolly McGuire will be joining us
  • Kathy & Robyn are talking to John Doerner about joining us
  • Brian motion to nominate Kathy for Vice President, 2nd Bob Goldstein, unanimous carry
  • If you know any high school seniors encourage them to apply for the scholarships
  • John suggested a March meeting dedicated exclusively to committee meetings
  • Dennis ordered charities dinner tickets today; Cinco de Mayo theme
 
Happy Dollars - $30
  • Dennis – trip to Florida
  • Bob – grandson made the all county band
  • Spencer – Dolly McGuire joining
  • Ross – not having to do The Spoke this week
  • Herb – Dolly McGuire joining, upcoming birthday
  • Terry – great meal
  • Dolly – great meal
  • Bill – he and Helen celebrated their 57th anniversary on the 16th; Henry hanging strong
  • Brian – Dolly McGuire saying yes to joining, son’s birthday was last week, hopefully John Doerner joining, apology dollar for dinner
  • Don – Henry hanging strong; Dolly McGuire joining us
  • John – great turnout at meetings
  • Joe – Happy Birthday to Donna, Brian, and Herb
  • Ray – Dolly McGuire joining us and hopefully John Doerner
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 1/26 – Penfield Country Club with a surprise guest
  • 2/2 – Brian’s house (200 Judson Street) for assembly of the little libraries
  • 2/9 – Webster Library tour
  • 2/16 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Penfield Country Club
  • 2/23 – Penfield Country Club with guest speaker Steve McAlpin
  • 4/8 – District Assembly at Newark High School
  • 5/5 – Charities Dinner
  • 5/13 – Bike tour
  • 5/19-21 – District Conference in Erie, PA
Meeting of 1/15/2017 Joe Corona 2017-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
 
Webster Rotary Spoke
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of 1/12/2017
 
Webster Rotarians present: Rich, Terry, Herb, Bob, Ray, John, Spencer, Tom, Don, Brian, Ross
Prospective Rotarian: Dolly McGuire
President Brian called the meeting to order and asked Spence to lead us in the pledge to our flag and me for the prayer.
Health Report: If you see our past president today she might give you the boot, because that’s what she is wearing as a result of an unfortunate accident leading to a broken foot.  Best Wishes for rapid healing, Robyn.
 Continue to offer your prayers for Dolly and Henry.
Discussions:
Lending Library- The first topic of discussion was the constructing of boxes for the lending library.  Brian suggested that because he has all the necessary equipment in his garage that we meet there and set up an assembly line.  No decision was made.
Garlic Festival-Rich reported that the Garlic Festival Committee had a meeting to distribute the proceeds from the festival. The profit was $11,000, $5,000 to the miracle field, $3,100 beep baseball $2,900 Kiwanis. Next year’s festival will be September 9-10.  Some minor changes are planned, same site, one entrance, more handicapped parking, better signage to site, information on charities supported by festival, May 15 application deadline for vendors, extra charge if application is not timely. Webster Rotary plans to sell coffee and donuts.  Location no yet decided- maybe outside of building.
Charities Dinner-A reminder that the Charities Dinner is Friday, May 5.  Format, etc. will remain the same, line up your prospective attendees.
Arboretum-Plans are generally on hold until spring when we will have a workday.  There are still plans to build a pavilion but it’s questionable as to whether we should build a bridge.  The bridge would not be “over troubled waters” in fact the trouble is there no water to build the bridge over.  It was reaffirmed that the trees are to be dedicated only to Webster Rotarians who are members at the time of their death.
20/20 Ray drew the 9 of clubs.
Happy Dollars: Brian-Sons 33rd birthday, Daughter-in-law (Colleen) defense of her PhD thesis “Interferon Regulatory Factor 8 as a major negative regulator of myeloid-derived suppressor cell production and function in neoplastic diseases”, Herb-8 year old grandson 1st hockey goal, Bob-happy, John-Happy, Don-Happy, Ray-Dolly back, Colleen, Spencer-happy to be here, Tom-Dolly back, warm weather, prayers because he’s taking grandson to zoo, Terry-warm weather, Dolly back, Brian’s daughter-in-law thesis , Rich-Dolly back, Dolly-good to be back, Ross-Colleen, Dolly back.
Board Meeting-Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Rotary regular meeting-Thursday 1/19/2017 at Penfield Country Club
Meeting of 1/12/2017 Ross Willink 2017-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
January 5, 2017
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Robyn Whittaker, Dennis Zink, John Schuler, Herb Gauch, Tom Smock, Rich Comins, Terry Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Bob Goldstein, Donna Hepburn, Bill Ruoff, Don Pegelow, Ross Willink, Kathy Doerner, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Brian Winslow, Joe Corona
 
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Isaac
 
Visitors: Judy Zink, Terry Schuler, Mary Gauch, Karen Collins, Lynn Goldstein, Norie Willink, John Doerner, Amy Winslow
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Rich Comins
 
Prayer: Marlene Manginell
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Next board meeting is 1/18 at the Atlantic
  • Next week’s Rotary meeting will be at Penfield CC and will be an assembly
  • Robyn has some programs lined up for February and March
 
50/50 Drawing for Rich’s Cookies - $51
  • Amy won 1
  • Don won 1
  • Mary won1
  • Ross won 2
  • Joe won 1
 
50/50 Drawing
  • John Schuler wins the 50/50 and drew 7 of diamonds
 
Happy Dollars - $52
  • Kathy – she and Robyn joined a gospel choir
  • Robyn – great trip to New Orleans
  • Dennis – nice venue
  • John – niece adopted a baby
  • Herb – nice holiday season
  • Tom – Robyn’s trip to New Orleans
  • Rich – his birthday
  • Terry – Rich’s birthday, being here, and Rich’s cookies
  • Karen – Rich drove them to her sister’s home in Pennsylvania
  • Jim – thank you for the support for the concert
  • Dolly – Henry’s 85th birthday, great holiday season
  • Bob – grandson got 1500 out of 1525 on state exam
  • Marlene – holidays over
  • Donna – holidays over
  • Bill – Happy New Year
  • Don – Happy New Year
  • Ross – Happy New Year, great to have son in law as a dentist, great grandson Noah’s 1st birthday
  • Brian – Donna is feeling better, holiday company & full house, getting back into the groove
  • Joe – being part of cookie row, reuniting the Van 5, Happy New Year
 
Next week’s meeting is at Penfield Country Club
Meeting of 1/5/2017 Joe Corona 2017-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
December 29, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Kathy Doerner, Kolly Kujawa, Marlene Manginell, Ray Manginell, Joe Corona, Herb Gauch, Terry Comins, Dennis Zink, Tom Smock, Spencer Shull, Robyn Whittaker, Ross Willink, Brian Winslow, Bill Ruoff
 
Visitors: John Doerner, Mary Gauch, Pat Font, Sue Johnson, Norie Willink, Amy Winslow, Isabel, Carlene, Nathan, Linda
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Terry Comins
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Penfield Country Club
 
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • We were visited by our scholarship winners Isabel and Nathan
  • Nathan attends Univeristy of Pittsburgh and is studying electrical engineering.  He thanks Thomas for helping to prepare him for college.  He has joined Rotary Interact on campus.  He helps to collect snacks for city school kids in Pittsburgh
  • Isabel attends SUNY Geneseo and is studying Spanish and education.  She also thanks Thomas for helping to prepare her for college.  She has joined the Spanish and education clubs and is hoping to study abroad in Costa Rica in the future.
  • Both are very appreciative of the scholarship that Rotary provided!
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Bill Ruoff wins the 50/50 and wins $22
 
Happy Dollars
  • Brian – for his family gathering
  • Bill – for winning the 50/50, for his Rotary return after a little hiatus, for the song “It’s All About the Animals”
  • Dolly – for the holidays being over as well as no more cookies and happy that we were all here
  • Kathy – for the scholarship winners and the nice venue at Penfield Country Club
  • Robyn – for a healthy and safe New Year, our scholarship winners, and for her upcoming New Orleans trip for her brother’s 50th!
  • Ross – for our scholarship winners and Happy New Year
  • Spencer – for a great Christmas with family
  • Tom – for our scholarship winners
  • Dennis – for our scholarship winners and their families
  • Isabel – thank you for scholarship monies and dinner
  • Terry – for our scholarship winners and for being here after neck surgery
  • Herb – for our scholarship winners
  • Ray – for our scholarship winners
  • Marlene – for having her granddaughter over
  • Joe – for our scholarship winners and Happy New Year
 
Next week’s meeting is at Penfield Country Club
Meeting of 12/28/2016 Joe Corona 2017-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
 
Webster Rotary Spoke
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of 12/1/2016
 
Webster Rotarians present: Rich, Herb, Marlene, Ray, Don, Spence, Tom, Robyn, Brian, Ross
Visiting Rotarians Jim Isaac (Rochester)
President Brian called on Don for the pledge to the flag and me for the prayer.  Brian raised the question as to whether there is anything we should be doing for the people devastated by the forest fires.  It was decided that the district usual initiates such action, and Brian would contact District Governor Tom.
Robyn suggested that we pin Shirley Isaac’s badge to our Rotary banner which she did, followed by a round of applause.
Christmas Party: Robyn reporting for Kathy, only 1 group home has responded and 18 guests have signed up so far.  Kathy will make some follow up phone calls.  Dennis has arranged for Santa to arrive at 6:15 P.M.
Brian said that we most of the needed tablecloths, etc. At next week’s meeting we will finalize the plans for the party.
Treasurers Report: Veteran sailor Herb said he would report on the “State of our Ship” and apparently everything is ship shape.  We have $30,600 in our account with outstanding bills for Rotary International dues of $2,000, Scholarship of $1,000 and $500 for Comfort Care.  We have paid for 2 shelter boxes $2,000, Camp Haccomo dues and donations to Sunshine Camp and Camp Haccomo  in memory of Shirley Isaac. This led to a discussion of whether we should be carrying such a large balance or should we spend it on  new projects.  Robyn said that the town was planning major improvements to Sandbar Park, including a board walk along the lake.  She wondered about giving Rotary visibility by having a Rotary bench on the board walk.  It also was suggested we might ask for a matching grant for a Gazebo at the Rotary Grove.
Membership Report: Robyn and Ray gave a report for the membership committee.  Robyn commented on the fact that there were only 11 at tonight’s meeting which just highlighted the need for new members.
She handed out a “Rotary Membership Satisfaction Survey” and bribed each member with candy kisses to complete it.
Some of the suggestions from the committee were:
 . Have place cards made for local businesses saying “We support Webster Rotary Club”
. Business cards for each Rotarian to hand out with Rotary information on the back.
. Greater use of social media, including bringing current members up to speed on Facebook and Twitter.
. Completing a brochure about the club including some group photos of current members.
. Having a separate info booth on Rotary at community events.
. Having different levels of membership eg. Partial membership, young professional membership, associate members friends of Rotary
. Recruit new members from local colleges-start and Rotoract club at a local college.
. Fill in gap in current membership by earmarking specific professions eg. Clergy, Attorney, Physician to more clearly reflect the makeup of the community
. Recognize some community members for their service to the area by giving them a plaque and present it at a special luncheon.
Bell Ringing,    Brian will check with Don Alhart on ball ringing for the Salvation Army.
New Fund Raiser
Robyn informed us about a potential fund raiser.  There will be a wine judging contest in Rochester and after the contest they give the leftover wine to some local charity.  The charity (eg) Webster and other local Rotary clubs who could hold a “Savor the Flavor” after the event and sell and serve the wine with food samples from local restaurants.  More on this later.
Weekly 50/50 –Rich Comins drew the 4 of clubs
20 week 50/50 #158 Mary Ann Frail $25, #114 Lisa Fisher $15, #154 Barb Bakin $10
Final Drawing of 20 week 50/50
$400 #72 Wendy Wright
$250 #134 Webster Rotary (unsold)
$150 #123 Keith Champrey
$75 #188 Christine Comins
$50 #129 Bpb and Austin Worham
$25 #181  Elizabeth Doerner
$25 #59 Dolly Kujawa
Happy Dollars
Don- For everyone
Herb- Thanksgiving, good report on Mary, upcoming daughter’s birthday
Ross-great article and photo by Jim Memmot in D & C
Robyn-Oldest son completed rehab program
Ray-A Happy Thanksgiving
Jim-Thanks for all the tickets purchased for Rotary Christmas Concert
Brian-Thanks to Robyn and Ray for presentation
Upcoming meetings and events
Tuesday 12/6 Eastern Cities Dinner
Thursday 12/8 Location? (Brian will e-mail and call regarding location)- Christmas party discussion
Thursday 12/15 Rochester Rotary Christmas Concert
-No Webster Club meeting
Friday 12/6 Webster Rotary Christmas Party
Thursday, 12/22 No meeting-Merry Christmas
Thursday 12/29 Christmas- re-giving, White Elephant meeting, Penfield Country Club Guest Night $25 per person
Thursday 1/5 Lillian’s- Scholarship winner’s reunion
 
Ross
 
 
Meeting of 12/1/2016 Ross Willink 2016-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
November 17, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Bill Ruoff, Don Pegelow, Bob Goldstein, Herb Gauch, Robyn Whittaker, Dolly Kujawa, Spencer Shull, Rich Comins, Kathy Doerner, Joe Corona, Brian Winslow, Ross Willink, Ray Manginell
 
Visitors: Terry Comins, Karen Collins, Judy Schwartz, Mathon Noi
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Spencer Shull
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Lilian’s Restaurant
 
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 11/24 – Happy Thanksgiving! (no meeting)
  • 12/1 – Lillian’s
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
  • 12/8 – Lillian’s
  • 12/15 – Rochester Rotary RPO Christmas Pops
  • 12/16 – Christmas Party
  • 12/22 – No Meeting
  • 12/29 – White Elephant Night; place to be determined
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Brian expressed a big thank you to all who volunteered on Pancake Breakfast Sunday and those who sold and purchased tickets
  • Pancake breakfast profits look to be around $1,300; big piece was the reduction in costs from last year
  • All 3 50/50 winners gave all or a portion of their winnings back
  • Attendance was 196 people
  • Interact team was incredible
  • Couple of items needed for next year include a wisk and Rich will provide hot mitts
  • Kathy and Brian will meet with Dennis to work through details of the Christmas dinner
  • Couple of upcoming holiday events: 12/3 Christmas Village with a train ride with Santa and It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Foundation update: half have made donations; Bob will email those who have yet to contribute for this year; minimum for this year is $26.50; $100 becomes a sustaining member
  • Dictionary project is complete for 2016; Spencer and Bill shared letters from the school kids
  • Rich Comins has agreed to be the Donations chairman
 
Building Minds in South Sudan – Mathon Noi and Judy Schwartz
  • Mathon lived in Rochester for 7 years and has lived in Buffalo for the past 8 years
  • He is married and has 2 children
  • He shared his incredible story about coming to the US as a refugee from South Sudan
  • He is a member of the Dinka tribe that was driven from their homeland and into a refugee camp
  • He shared with us the 60 Minutes piece on the Lost Boys of Sudan
  • He was 21 years old when he arrived in the US and arrived here with the assistance of the Catholic Family Centers
  • He became a US citizen in 2007; attended MCC and finished his accounting degree at Niagara and works for Citigroup
  • During his first trip back to Sudan, he met his father after being separated for 18 years.  Unfortunately, his mother was killed
  • He started Building Minds in South Sudan with his cousin Sebastian Maroundit
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Herb Gauch wins the 50/50 and draws the 3 of spades
 
50/50 Drawings
  • 18 – Don Johnson
  • 150 – Christy Comins
  • 197 – Terry Lally
 
  • 85 – Tracy Brown
  • 139 – Robyn Whittaker
  • 106 – Howard Fleischman
 
Happy Dollars - $52
  • Bill – speaker, respect for PDG Ed Cullen as he passed away this week
  • Don – speaker
  • Terry – speaker, challenge to Rich about Thanksgiving and Christmas invitation; not feeling well for the breakfast
  • Bob – speaker and pancake breakfast
  • Herb – speaker, granddaughter Madeline’s help at pancake breakfast
  • Ross – speaker, good news Dr. Lattamore’s help on his eyes, bad news – shot in the eye for macular degeneration
  • Ray – speaker
  • Kathy – speaker and glad to be back
  • Karen – speaker
  • Rich – speaker, invitation to Thanksgiving and Christmas by Terry
  • Spencer – speaker
  • Dolly – speaker and Josie Waverly contest this Friday
  • Robyn – speaker and moving back home
  • Joe – speaker and great pancake breakfast
  • Brian – speaker, great pancake breakfast, and escaping a speeding ticket by being a Rotarian
Meeting of 11/17/2016 Joe Corona 2016-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
November 10, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
Special thanks to Bill Ruoff for providing notes!
 
 
Rotarians: Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Rich Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Tom Smock, Bill Ruoff, Ross Willink, Brian Winslow, Dennis Zink, John Schuler, Robyn Whittaker, Donna Hepburn, Bob Goldstein, Spencer Shull, Herb Gauch
 
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Isaac
 
Visitors: Terry Comins
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Herb Gauch
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Lilian’s Restaurant
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 11/17 – Program – Building Minds in South Sudan
  • 11/24 – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 12/1 – Lillian’s
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
  • 12/8 – Lillian’s
  • 12/15 – Rochester Rotary RPO Christmas Pops
  • 12/16 – Christmas Party
  • 12/22 – No Meeting
  • 12/29 – White Elephant Night; place to be determined
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Brian is requesting a chairperson to head up a committee to oversee our charitable contributions (keeping track of who we contribute to, how much, when the funds are contributed, and how frequently)
  • Saturday 11/12 – speaker at Webster Museum Ted Ellstrum (Ross Willink’s brother in law and former Webster Rotarian) will speak on his World War II experiences while serving with the Army Air Corps flying missions “over the hump” (China-Burma-India) theater of operations
  • Robyn proposed enacting 2 major fundraisers in the future; Robyn was featured in Webster Living magazine
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Bill Ruoff wins the 50/50 and draws the 9 of hearts
 
50/50 Drawings
  • 67 – Joe Corona
  • 51 – Tom Bates
  • 81 – Pat Seeland
 
Happy Dollars
  • Jim – Penfield euchre tournament coming up, Christmas Gala on 12/15, thank you for the condolences and gift basket from Webster Rotary
  • Rich – President-elect Trump
  • Tom – being happy
  • Dolly – happy to be here
  • Herb – Veterans Day, daughter Tracey and Thad for 10 years of wedded bliss
  • Spencer – Veterans Day
  • Ross – Veterans Day and those still in service
  • Brian – good report on Andy – his wife is awesome
  • Dennis – for veterans
  • John – for a successful pancake breakfast, leaves in neighbor’s garage, going to Florida
  • Bob – for being here with all you lovely people
  • Terry – President-elect Trump, Marine Corps birthday, Veterans Day
  • Donna – pancake breakfast
  • Robyn – Veterans Day, no more political commercials, reign at the Villa will end Saturday
  • Bill – Veterans Day
Meeting of 11/10/2016 Joe Corona 2016-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
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Webster Rotary Club Newsletter
“The Spoke”
Meeting of November 3rd, 2016
 
Members present:
President Brian, Rich Comins, Herb Gauch, Donna Hepburn, Dolly Kujawa, Don Pegelow, Bill Ruoff, John Schuler, Tom Smock, Robyn Whittaker, Ross Willink, and yours truly, DZ.
 
Guests:
Steve McAlpin and his service pooch Reagan. Yours truly ran into Steve at the asparagus display in the produce department at Wegmans on October 30th. I noticed his service dog and engaged Steve in conversation about service dogs and Steve’s military background. He is a retired major and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. At age forty-one he entered airborne training. He now lives in Webster.
I told Steve about our Adopt-a-Platoon program in detail including the great boxes we pack and send every week and the big party we have for our platoon when they return home. He was very impressed and said he was considering attending one of our meetings because a friend of his, Rich Comins, had previously invited him. I told him that Rich was the pillar of our Adopt-a-Platoon program. Lo and behold, four days later he was at our meeting. Let’s hope Steve joins our club or at least attends meetings periodically as his input to us as a veteran would no doubt be helpful in our military projects.
 
50/50 Club Winners
 
Week 15
#149 Nancy DiBella
#165 Judy Zink
#189 Robyn Whittaker
 
Week 16
#13 Terry Comins
#39 Heather Stokes
#16 John Anderson
 
Grand 50/50 Winner was non other than yours truly, DZ, drawing ticket #222. I subsequently drew the 5 of diamonds so the pot increases once again.
 
Our 39th Annual Pancake Breakfast will take place this Sunday, November 13th, at the Firemen’s Exempt on Sanford Street, as usual.
We pretty much have this event down to a science, however, your participation is very important to fill the slots of labor requirements so please sign up for your time. Yours truly will not be in Mexico therefore I will assume my usual high tech position as grand master of cleaning pots, pans, and trays.
 
The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus program is seeking a donation of $26.50 from each Rotary club (that’s right, $26.50 from each club, not each Rotarian). The Gates Foundation will double that donation to help eradicate polio once and for all.
The unusual number , $26.50, comes from the first donation made to the newly formed Rotary Foundation founded by Arch Klumpf 100 years ago next year.
 
Past president Robyn told us of a potential fund raiser to support the Rotary Foundation, a 26.5 mile cycle ride (not race). She knows of a local route used by others and it can be modified to fit the 26.5 mile (or thereabouts) route for participants. The entry fee would be, you guessed it, $26.50, and the proceeds would be donated to the Rotary Foundation. A date next May is under consideration and we will hear more about it from Robyn. Thanks, Robyn, for your never-ending enthusiasm and energy.
 
Forty-nine happy dollars were raised for various happenings, however, most dollars were contributed in memory of our beloved friend, Shirley Isaac, who passed away October 28th.
The program for the Celebration of the Mass of Resurrection for Shirley contained a poem entitled “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. It was very emotionally moving and I have included it as an attachment to this newsletter.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim at this very difficult time and we pledge our support to him.
 
Our meeting this Thursday, November 10th, will once again be held at Lillian’s restaurant.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Dennis
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October 20, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Robyn Whittaker, Bob Goldstein, Don Pegelow, Bill Ruoff, Dolly Kujawa, Herb Gauch, Brian Winslow, John Schuler, Ross Willink, Marlene, Manginell, Ray Manginell, Joe Corona, Rich Comins
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Dolly Kujawa
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Lilian’s Restaurant
 
Menu: Bob Goldstein
 
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 10/24 – End Polio Day
  • 10/27 – Carolyn Reardon – elder law attorney
  • 11/3 – Program – Jim Wesley, Drug Supervisor Monroe County Crime Lab
  • 11/13 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 11/17 – Program – Education in Transforming Lives in South Sudan
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
  • 12/15 – Rochester Rotary RPO Christmas Pops
  • 12/16 – Christmas Party
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Robyn is working on updating our Webster Rotary brochure
  • Oratorical contest for Rochester area college scholarship; reach out to Interact advisors to gauge interest
  • EBay auctions to benefit Rotary (10/26-27) – vintage posters, rare autographs, doll houses, and fine arts
  • Dictionary project – work with the schools to schedule the visit
  • Pancake breakfast – Brian has sign up sheets for volunteering for the pancake breakfast
  • Trunk or Treat will be 10/29 12-3 – need firm commitments from those who will participate; we will set up the shelter box as a spook house; Brian, Rich, Herb, and Bill will set up the box
  • Pen Web event Brew & Dinner Pairing at Penfield Country Club on Thursday 10/27; $40 per person or group of 12 $450
  • Robyn discussed the Webster Chamber of Commerce and possibly putting on a program with Lions and Kiwanis
 
50/50 Drawings
  • 168 – Susan Finn
  • 161 – Jim & Emily Payne
  • 102 – Tom Wesley
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Brian Winslow wins the 50/50 and draws the 9 of spades
 
Happy Dollars - $53
  • Joe – for beginning my journey with a dietitian
  • Rich – Saturday night is the Lions Club annual steak dinner, for his aunt’s 80th birthday who lives in Kentucky, visiting Ark Encounter (life size replica of Noah’s Ark) just south of Cincinnati
  • Ray – for being happy
  • Marlene – for becoming a part time employee at Mayer’s Cider Mill
  • Ross – for Amy’s birthday, for not having an appointment at the dermatologist tomorrow, 2 great quotes “Always give 100% unless you’re giving blood” & “If at first you don’t succeed, try again unless you are a parachutist”
  • John – for his upcoming trip to Florida
  • Brian – for Amy’s 60th birthday
  • Bill – for Schutt’s Cider Mill (Darren Schutt), healing Dolly’s arm, for Joe’s assistance on his wellness program
  • Don – for all here
  • Bob – for being happy
  • Robyn – for finding $20 at the cat house
  • Dolly – for Henry’s eye surgery, a great birthday, planning next year’s birthday
  • Herb – for Mary’s clean bill of health from the neurologist, for his oldest granddaughter (Mary Josephine) 14th birthday
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October 13, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Rich Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Ang Campisi, Bill Ruoff, Brian Winslow, Kathy Doerner, Robyn Whittaker, Ross Willink, John Schuler, Ray Manginell, Spencer Shull, Dennis Zink, Joe Corona, Donna Hepburn, Bob Goldstein, Don Pegelow
 
Guests:  Karen Collins, Henry Kujawa, Lil Campisi
 
Speaker: Honorable David Corretore, Webster Town Justice
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Rich Comins
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Lillian’s Restaurant
 
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 11/3 – Program – Jim Wesley, Drug Supervisor Monroe County Crime Lab
  • 11/13 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 11/17 – Program – Education in Transforming Lives in South Sudan
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
  • 12/15 – Rochester Rotary RPO Christmas Pops
  • 12/16 – Christmas Party
 
Board of Director’s Meeting Update
  • 501(c)3 filing has been put on hold for now; only 10% of clubs has it and it requires additional paperwork and cost to file
  • Donations that will be written: $2,000 for shelter box for Haiti and $1,500 to Camp Haccamo from Robynpalooza
 
Miscellaneous Items
  • Our outbound exchange student, Robin, from last year will be in town over the holidays and we will work on having her present to us the 1st or 2nd week of January
  • Village is doing a trick or treat trail throughout the village; Robyn suggests that we partner with Lions and Kiwanis to hold a Trunk or Treat and use the shelter box as a spook house; the village event is 10/29 12-3
  • Robyn suggested that we hold a Service Above Self luncheon where the community nominates a person who is doing great service work in the community and invite the town supervisor and village mayor (Robyn, Kathy, and Joe will be on the committee)
  • Kathy also shared the she and a team from the cancer center help prepare breakfast one Friday a month at the Open Door Mission; she suggested that we do the same; the Open Door Mission usually gets between 20-75 people eating breakfast
  • Ross passed out Rotary magnets for all of us
  • Rich had some left over raffle prizes from the Garlic Festival
  • Dictionary Project – all books have been stamped; we will keep the same assignments as last year and you can start calling to schedule the distribution
 
50/50 Drawings
  • 73 – Beth Kittleberger
  • 39 – Heather Stokes
  • 161 – Jim & Emily Payne
 
Honorable David Corretore – Webster Town Justice
  • He blames Rotary for being a judge as his grandfather John Ryan was a life long Rotarian and attended every meeting for 40 years
  • He has been a town judge for 29 years after Judge Van Ingen retired; Judge Van Ingen encouraged him to run for the position
  • He has married 1,065 couples and presided over 75,000+ cases
  • Anything that happens in town starts with town court but felonies end in county court
  • Preliminary hearings take place within 6 days of arrest
  • Drug use is a big culprit as to why crimes are committed and heroin use in particular today; a pack of cigarettes is more than a pack of heroin
  • Court is now in the old library building; town board will be moving into that building as well; all of the furniture came from NYS Hall of Justice
  • The best day to attend to court as a visitor is Wednesday; 8-2 or 12-6:30
  • David’s counterpart is Judge Thomas DiSalvo
 
50/50 Drawing
  • David Corretore wins the 50/50
 
Happy Dollars
  • Ray – for membership meeting on Saturday and David’s visit
  • Spencer, Dennis, Joe, Bob, Don, Karen – for David’s visit
  • Donna – for a wonderful Tony Bennet concert
  • Ang – for heading down to Florida
  • Dave – for providing him with memories of his grandfather
  • Rich – for Joe helping with the Garlic Festival site
  • Dolly – for David’s visit, bringing Henry out, and spending an evening with Ang & Lil
  • Bill – for recent 4 day visit to Glens Falls, for David’s visit, and Dolly’s birthday
  • Brian – for David’s visit, the clean up at the Arboretum, for an evening with Ang & Lil, and for his father’s birthday (turning 90)
  • Kathy – for her 35th college reunion at Niagara, David’s visit
  • Robyn – for David’s visit, membership seminar, Ross’ gift of the magnets, and for her continued stay at the cat house
  • Ross – for David’s visit, a beautiful day at Letchworth Park, and wondering if Joe’s fish was the bait or an actual fish he caught
  • John – for David’s visit, his daughter and son in law recently moved out of their home and purchased their home, and a Webster Herald article on Robyn
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Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
October 6, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Don Pegelow, Joan Fyfe, Joe Corona, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Tom Smock, Rich Comins, Dolly Kujawa, Herb Gauch, Bob Goldstein, Brian Winslow, Ross Willink, Dennis Zink
 
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Isaac
 
Guests:  Shirley Isaac
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Goldstein
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Lillian’s Restaurant
 
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 10/8 – Arboretum Work Day @ 9 am; rain or shine
  • 10/13 – Program Judge Corretore
  • 11/13 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
  • 12/15 – Rochester Rotary RPO Christmas Pops
  • 12/16 – Christmas Party
 
New Home
  • Lillian’s officially won the vote to be our new home 12-6.
  • Unless you hear differently from Brian, plan on meeting at Lillian’s weekly
 
Webster Living
  • Webster Living had a great article and picture of our recent Adopt a Highway
 
Pancake Breakfast
  • Brian has tickets and posters for the pancake breakfast
  • Brian is also working on the sign up sheets for the breakfast and will have those out in the next week or two
  • Dolly is going to connect with Interact for volunteers as well
 
501(c)3 Application
  • Brian, Herb and Rich will get together to review the application
 
Foundation Update
  • Bob said we have an open account that is waiting on some donations
  • If you can’t make the $100 donation, it is suggested that you donate $26.50
 
50/50 Drawings
  • 153 – Donna Hepburn
  • 102 – Tom Wesley
  • 22 – Rick Leszyck
 
  • 83 – Tom Smock
  • 175 – Jordan Leavitt
  • 140 – Tom Smock
 
  • 122 – Tim Treadwell
  • 119 – Michael Yeomans
  • 110 – Ann Harris
 
50/50 Drawing
  • Don Pegelow wins the 50/50 and pulls the 6 of hearts
 
Happy Dollars
  • Marlene – for the great weather and switching to some new gluten free recipes
  • Ray – for being happy
  • Tom – for his oldest grandchild working on a Master’s at Bowling Green
  • Jim – for losing on property and for the upcoming Pops concert
  • Dolly – for finding 3 Lego men in her grandson’s underwear
  • Dennis – for being happy
  • Ross – for the Ryder Cup win, for the Bills win, and for surviving his great-niece’s wedding in a downpour
  • Joan – for being happy
  • Brian – for finding a Rotary home, for surviving the downpour at the wedding, for his grandson’s new sneakers that light up!, and for his sister’s anniversary
  • Don – for Dolly and her underwear
  • Bob – for his birthday, his surgery went well, for staying out of people’s underwear
  • Herb – for the Ryder Cup win and for Phil Mickelson’s performance, for the Red Sox, and for his granddaughter Madeline’s birthday
  • Joe – for being happy and his upcoming fishing trip
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Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
September 22, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Rotarians: Dolly Kujawa, Joe Corona, Don Pegelow, Spencer Shull, Terry Comins, Ang Campisi, Herb Gauch, John Schuler, Ross Willink, Brian Winslow, Rich Comins, Bill Ruoff, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Robyn Whittaker, Kathy Doerner
 
Visiting Rotarians: District Governor Tom Rogers, Tim King, Mark Wise
 
Guests:  Henry Kujawa, Sue Thomas, Karen Collins, Terry Schuler, Mary Gauch, Sandie Rogers, Amy Winslow, Norie Willink, Freida Tellier
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  District Governor Tom Rogers
 
Prayer: Ross Willink
 
Location: Hedge’s Restaurant
 
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 9/24 – Adopt a Highway 7:30 at the gazebo
  • 9/25 – Hike for Haccamo – Genesee Valley Park
  • 9/29 – Meeting at Lillian’s – Mark Yaeger – Arboretum water discussion
  • 12/6 – Eastern Cities Dinner
 
Mark from Ontario Walworth
  • Ontario Walworth Charities Dinner on 10/1 at Ontario Golf Club; tickets $100 or $35 dinner ticket
 
Dictionary Project
  • Joe Pustulka has ordered the dictionaries
 
Sergeant at Arms
  • We are in need of a Sergeant at Arms; the SA greets everyone each Thursday and collects the dinner money and will also run Happy Dollars; if you are interested please let Brian know
 
50/50 Raffle
  • 43 – Shirley Webb
  • 27 – Mark Campisi
  • 57 – Dolly Kujawa
 
  • 97 – Richard Manginell
  • 162 – Tim & Colleen Winslow
  • 91 – Lisa Adler
 
District Governor Tom Rogers
  • We are Tom’s 52nd club meeting since 7/1
  • Tom presented Brian the Rotary theme banner
  • Tom’s first exposure to Rotary was in 1979 as party of a group study exchange in England where he attended 37 meetings covering 22 clubs
  • In 1980, he joined the Canandaigua Rotary Club
  • In 2006-2007, he was elected as President
  • Tom shared the celebration of Foundation’s 100th Anniversary and the $200M contribution by the Gates Foundation
  • “Great endeavors come from great opportunities”
  • Goal for Foundation is for all 2,402 members in our district to contribute $26.50 just like the first gift in 1918 by John Jervis
  • Tom shared the tremendous success that the literacy project has experienced
  • Tom’s goal for membership this year to get a net gain of 1 member per club; 26 clubs had a net gain last year; Canandaigua is looking to add 10
  • Tom also discussed the evolution of Rotary with some of the procedural changes in response to the change work and membership environment
  • He encouraged all of us to sign up on My Rotary on rotary.org; currently we have 10 out of 23 members signed in there
  • Tom also discussed many of the upcoming initiatives such as Public Image and working on our social media presence; the development of the Grapevine newsletter has gone from 4 pages to 20 pages; many new seminars related to membership and foundation
  • Tom’s passion with Rotary comes from his love to spending time with people of with same values
 
Happy Dollars
  • Joe, Ray, Marlene, Bill, Don, Dolly, Terry, Rich, Ross, Brian – District Governor Tom Roger’s visit
  • Kathy – reconnecting with friends from 3rd grade
  • John – because he is happy
  • Robyn – back at the cat house
  • Herb – for the last vestiges of summer and for Allison’s birthday
  • Spencer – for surviving Susan’s 50 year reunion
  • Mark – for Webster’s support of Ontario Walworth
  • Ang – for learning about the cat house
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September 15, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Attendees:  Brian Winslow, John Schuler, Don Pegelow, Bob Goldstein, Joe Corona, Dolly Kujawa, Herb Gauch, Tom Smock, Donna Hepburn, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Dennis Zink, Ross Willink, Rich Comins, Robyn Whittaker
 
Guests:  Henry Kujawa
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  John Schuler
 
Location: Webster Arboretum – Rotary Grove
 
Plans for the Webster Grove
  • Front paw paw has died and needs to be replanted as it is a dedicated tree
  • Mark Yaeger will visit our meeting in 2 weeks to discuss the water situation
  • For any tree, any branch that hits Brian’s head need to be trimmed back
  • 3 dead spruces need to be removed
  • Need to clean up the berm
  • Bridge building process needs to be thought out carefully; goal is for a master plan where we have a bridge and a paver walkway to increase accessibility
  • Pathway needs to be cleared and ultimately would prefer pavers
  • Arbor needs to be spruced up as it is need of a clean up
  • Would love to be able to add a pavilion in the future to make it a picnic spot for Rotary family and friends
  • We bought 24 trees for dedication and believe 15 or 16 have been used
  • Looking at an October date for clean up
 
Charities Dinner
  • Officially, moved to May 5, 2017 with a Cinco de Mayo theme
 
Garlic Festival
  • Rich reported that over 2,600 people attended the festival
  • Webster Recreation Center was a great venue
  • Rotary made $130 from the sale of coffee and doughnuts
  • Vendors suggested having just one entrance
  • We suggested that we need a better more visible location in the festival
 
Paul Harris Fellow
  • We won a Paul Harris Fellow at the District Golf Tournament
  • We also need to plan a date to award Kim Muth her award before she gives birth
 
Pancake Breakfast
  • Dennis will have flyers & tickets by our next meeting
 
50/50
  • Brian Winslow wins 50/50 and pulls the 8 of Spades
 
Happy Dollars - $38
  • Herb, Robyn, Marlene, Ray, Dennis, Tom – Great Garlic Festival
  • Donna – for her SU pedicure
  • Ross – for 2 grandchildren baptized
  • Rich – for the volunteers who worked at the festival
  • Don – for Bob donating him $1
  • Brian – for the Garlic Festival, grandchildren baptized, clean colonoscopy, and a productive Board of Director’s meeting
  • Joe – for the Garlic Festival and first trip to the Grove
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 9/22 – Meeting at Hedges – District Governor Tom Rogers
  • 9/29 – Meeting at Lillian’s – Mark Yaeger – Arboretum water discussion
  • 11/9 – Eastern Cities Dinner
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Meeting of September 8th, 2016
Members present:
Brian, Ross, Kathy D., Robyn, Dolly, Herb, Terry C., Donna, Bob G., Don P., Ange, Rich, Tom Smock, Spencer, Joan, Ray & Marlene, John S., and yours truly (pinch hitting for Joe C.), DZ.
Guests:
Lil Campisi, Jim & Shirley Isaac, Karen Collins, Kathy Thomas, Terry Schuler
    This week our Nomadic club of many months met at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club on a trial basis. It appears we are down to two finalists for our regular meetings, Shadow Lake and Lillian's. Please contact Robyn and/or Brian to vote for your preference and hopefully we will be able to pitch our tents once and for all as it has been a long circuitous journey. Thanks to Robyn for arranging the meeting at Shadow Lake.
    Important!!!
        This week, September 15th, we will meet at 6:30 P.M. at the Webster Arboretum, 1700 Schlegel Road. Brian is arranging for pizza with various toppings as expressed by members on Thursday night last so just bring your appetite. This is a regular meeting, not a work party.
    Treasurer John reminded us that dues are due, in fact if you have not paid them as yet they are past due. The dues are $155.00 and John will readily accept your remittance. Thanks for listening.
Some important dates to jot down or input to your i pad, smart phone, desk calendar, lap top, desk top, memory (not recommended).
    September 22nd, Visit from our new District Governor, Tom Rodgers. Dinner meeting at Hedge’s Nine Mile Point Restaurant, 6:30 P.M. Please contact Robyn to let her know your choice of dinner, prime rib, chicken or fish.
    September 24th, Adopt-a-Highway, 7:30 A.M. Meet at gazebo parking lot in the village.
    September 25th, Hike for Haccamo, contact Dolly to sign up or sign up on line.
    September 29th, Our meeting place will be determined.
    November 9th, Eastern Cities Dinner (contact Jim Isaac)
    November 20th, Pancake Breakfast 
    December 9th, Annual Christmas Party for all the folks we support in the community.
    May 5th, 2017, (It will be here before you know it) Annual Charities Dinner
    Now here is a good idea:
        Karen Collins mentioned that at the recent District Conference various Rotary clubs had baskets filled with items representative of their locale. For example, Ontario/ Walworth (or was that Williamson?) had a basket filled with apples and apple-related items. Karen suggested that we begin now to assemble a basket for Webster starting with the Garlic Festival. We have a year to do this so we have time to be very creative. Thanks, Karen, for suggesting this. It sounds like fun!
50/50 Club Winners
#56 Terry Comins, $25.00, #132 Bob Goldstein, $15.00, #94 Lisa Adler, $10.00.
The Other 50/50 Club
Brian drew the Ace of Hearts so the pots swells greater.
Happy Dollars
    Now this is the hard part because I could not hear above the din of the crowd, however, most happy dollars, including mine, were just because we are happy. I was happy just to be among my Rotary family again.
    There were a few specific contributions I caught as follows:
    Robyn for winning $250 at the Kiwanis charities dinner, Terry C. for a pleasant day with her sister, Spence for the Garlic Festival, and Ray & Marlene for their first television commercial for their new e-commerce business venture (I think we all would like to know more about this, Ray & Marlene), and last but by no means least Brian was happy because he had a good colonoscopy which he colorfully described to us (aren’t colonoscopies fun?!).
Thought of the week:
    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
        Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Thanks for reading. Joe C. will return next week and resume his duties as editor.
DZ
 
 
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The Spoke
Rotary’s Most Widely Read Newsletter
September 1, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Attendees:  Bob Goldstein, Bill Ruoff, Don Pegelow, Ross Willink, Donna Hepburn, Brian Winslow, Robyn Whitaker, Joe Corona, Ray Manginell, Marlene, Manginell, Tom Spock, Spencer Shull, Herb Gauch, Jim Isaac, Shirley Isaac, Rich Comins, Dolly Kujawa
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Goldstein
 
Prayer:  Ross Willink
 
Location: Lillian’s Restaurant
 
50/50
  • 148 Melissa Ghera, 171 Barb Eakin, 120 Sara Reczek
  • 11 Terri Comins, 29 Jim Baker, 178 John Doerner
  • 148 Melissa Ghera, 112 Doris Garcia, 142 John Doerner
 
Charities Dinner
  • Looking at alternate dates for Charities Dinner due to District Conference.
  • Currently, booked for May 19, 2017.  Looking at April 28 or May 5.
  • Everyone is comfortable with looking at May 5, 2017.
 
Garlic Festival
  • Looking for volunteers to man the booth to sell coffee & doughnuts and promote Rotary
 
Pancake Breakfast
  • Preliminary planning for Pancake Breakfast
  • Dennis will prepare the flyers & tickets
 
50/50
  • Bill Ruoff wins 50/50 and pulls the Ace of Hearts
 
Happy Dollars - $79
  • Rich – Shirley Isaac’s 80th Birthday, Battalion Formal at Fort Drum, leased a new truck at Bob Johnson, fixing roof on home in Clayton
  • Spencer – started new business with Susan, Once Upon a Pedestal
  • Tom, Marlene, Ray – for being happy
  • Robyn – her trip to Mackinaw Island with Walter & his sister
  • Dolly – Happy Birthday to Shirley and Henry is home!
  • Donna, Don, Bob – Happy Birthday to Shirley
  • Ross – Happy Birthday to Shirley and Andy had a good report
  • Bill – Happy Birthday to Shirley, his birthday on Saturday and sharing a Reese Witherspoon joke with us!
  • Jim – Happy Birthday to Shirley & Bill; grandson graduated from Johnson & Wales
  • Herb – Happy Birthday to Shirley and Mary is doing better
  • Brian – Happy Birthday to Shirley and Bill, Andy’s MRI went great, last week’s picnic
  • Joe – Happy Birthday to Shirley and Bill, thank you to Brian for hosting a great picnic
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 9/8 – Meeting at Shadow Lake
  • 9/10-11 – Webster Garlic Festival
  • 9/14 – Board of Director’s Meeting @ 7 am @ Atlantic
  • 9/15 – Meeting at Arboretum
  • 9/22 – Meeting at Hedges? – District Governor Tom Rogers
  • 9/24 – Adopt a Highway
  • 9/29 – Meeting at place TBD; possible program
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July 28, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Attendees:  Brian Winslow, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Robyn Whitaker, Ross Willink, John Schuler, Bob Goldstein, Donna Hepburn, Joan Fyfe, Herb Gauch, Dolly Kujawa, Tom Smock, Rich Comins, Kathy Doerner, Joe Corona, Bill Ruoff
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Robyn Whitaker
 
Song: America the Beautiful
 
Prayer:  Ross Willing
 
Location: Webster Schroeder High School Library
 
Club Assembly
  • President – Brian
  • President Elect – Joe
  • Vice President – TBD; in line to become President Elect and eventually the President, in charge of major fundraisers and projects, think about nominations and email Brian with your nominations
  • Secretary (for life) – Dennis
  • Treasurer – John (Herb – backup)
  • Programs – Joan
  • Sergeant at Arms – Don (currently, may be looking for new)
  • Membership – Robyn
  • Community Service – Kathy
  • PR & Marketing - Donna
  • Scholarship – Rich & Dolly
  • Historian – Bill
 
Permanent Home
  • In consideration for our permanent home are Jeremiah’s, Lillian’s, Napa, McGregor’s.
  • After a lot of conversation, we agree that Lillian’s is our best choice based on location, menu, and they want us!
  • Looking to keep the dinner price tag to around $18
  • Herb agreed to be our liaison to contact Lillian and schedule a meeting with them to determine a menu for us
  • We will also work on getting an updated list of birthdays and anniversaries; we have computer, projector, and screen for programs
 
Miscellaneous
  • Dolly read a thank you note from Nathan Riek, our Interact scholarship winner
  • John will be mailing out dues notices; dues are $155
  • Arboretum clean up will be in the fall; possibly October when we can potentially have the Interact students help out
  • Rich is still looking for 12 50/50 tickets but he suggests that the club buy them and have those winnings go back to the club; all agreed
  • Garlic Festival – need volunteers to help the event and to man our booth/tent, we will also be selling coffee and donuts
 
Happy Dollars
  • Robyn – nice not having to bring stuff in
  • Ross – 5 members of the family that played great and won the lacrosse championship
  • Ray – Brian’s 2nd meeting, chicken BBQ
  • Marlene – had a cancer scare but is proudly cancer free
  • John – getting out of a crowded house
  • Bill – Yolickity fundraiser for Historical Society
  • Bob, Donna, Tom – what the hell
  • Joan – great meeting and Marlene’s good news
  • Herb – Mary’s birthday and eldest daughter’s birthday, great club
  • Kathy – healthy safe and kind presidential election
  • Brian – thank you for all the support, winning lacrosse team, headed to Hershey for Timothy’s white coat ceremony
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 8/4 – Meeting location TBD
  • 8/13 – Chicken BBQ @ Webster Village Party in the Park – 5:00 – Veteran’s Gazebo Park; Shelter Box to be set up for the Wine Walk
  • 8/18 – Camp Haccamo Prom Night – we will be serving dinner to the campers, arrival at 5
  • 8/25 – Picnic at 200 Judson Street aka Winslow Home, bring a dish to pass
  • 9/8 – Literacy Day
  • 9/9 – District 7120 Golf Tournament @ Lima Country Club – Robyn, Herb, Brian, and John will represent Webster!
  • 9/10-11 – Webster Garlic Festival
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July 21, 2016
Submitted by Joseph Corona
 
 
Attendees:  Bob Goldstein, Joan Fyfe, Donna Hepburn, Dolly Kujawa, Ross Willink, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Tom Smock, Herb Gauch, Joe Corona, Brian Winslow, Bill Ruoff, Rich Comins
 
Guests:  Pat Font
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Goldstein
 
Song: My Country Tis of Thee
 
Prayer:  Ross Willink
 
Location: Napa Wood Fired Pizza
 
Brian’s First Official Meeting!
  • Next week’s meeting will be on Thursday 7/28 @ 6:30 at a place to be determined.  The location will be sent out this week.  The meeting will be a club assembly where we will review all current projects and job functions.
  • Brian would like to have dinner meetings as has been tradition and we will work on ways to make that happen
  • Dues for 2016-2017 will be $155.  Please submit payment to John or Herb.
  • This is the 100th year of the Foundation.  Our goal is to have each member contribute $100 as we did last year!  Bob has sent out bills for this.  Please submit your contributions to Bob or Herb.  $100 by each member provides us a banner for our flag.  Last year, the Foundation raised over $269M.
  • Club 50/50 – Still need 42 tickets returned
  • Brian met with Liz, Donna, and George at the Arboretum.  There is a tremendous amount of clean up and dead trees to take care of.  Some of those trees are dedicated trees that need to be cleaned up and possibly replaced.  Goal is to replace any dead trees with trees that are native to these weather conditions.  Herb has a list of the dedicated trees.  The arbor needs to be repaired.  We may be looking for grants to do additional work such as building a bridge to improve handicap accessibility.  We need to work on design work and may ask the Boy/Eagle Scouts for help.  Rich will ask Mark Yeager for drawings of the lay out of the Arboretum.
  • Bill raised a toast to the 70th anniversary of Webster Rotary!
 
50/50
  • Herb wins the 50/50 but pulls the jack of hearts.
Happy Dollars
  • Bob, Joan, Herb – Brian’s first meeting
  • Donna – Happy day
  • Dolly – Henry is home, no more vacationing in the hospital
  • Ross – 91st birthday
  • Ray – Brian’s first meeting and birth of grandson Luca
  • Marlene – birth of grandson Luca
  • Tom – convention is over
  • Bill – hot weather
  • Joe – Brian’s first meeting and Ross’ birthday
  • Brian – mom’s 87th birthday and she is feeling better, son is in Hershey, and only 49 more meetings left in his reign
 
Closing Song – Happy Birthday for Ross!
 
Upcoming Schedule
  • 7/28 – Meeting TBD @ 6:30
  • 7/31 – Work at the Arboretum @ 10:30
  • 8/13 – Chicken BBQ @ Webster Village Party in the Park – 5:00 – Veteran’s Gazebo Park
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June 16, 2016
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Attendees: John Shuler, Dennis Zink, Ross Willink, Rich Comins, Herb Gauch, Bill Ruoff, Donna Henderson, Susan Shull, Spencer Shull, Robyn Whittaker, Bob Goldstein, Kathy Doerner, Tom Font, Brian Winslow, Marlene Manginell and Ray Manginell
Guests: Lil Campisi, Karen Collins, Walt Dorfner and many residents of The Maplewood.
Location: Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, NY
Program: An umpteen parter featuring (1) Rotary in the community, very well done power point illustrating the projects we undertake, to wit: Adopt A Highway, Adopt A Platoon (many pictures of the recently enacted welcome home dinner for the returning troops of the 10th Mountain Division), Charities Dinner, Rotary Grove, etc.
Next (2) was a slide show of a trip to Ireland undertaken by Robyn and Walt Dorfner; very interesting pics, lots of scenery such as high cliffs (The Cliffs of Moher) which seemed to dive right into the ocean and the Aran Islands, resulting land forms from matter that fell from the cliffs and piled up into the brine below.  This odd couple flew to Dublin, Ireland, rented a car and drove to the opposite coast, visiting Town of Dingle, City of Galway, the INCH Strand Beach, Adare Waterford Church (lots of churches and castles), many thatched roofs in Town of Adare, the Jameson Irish Whiskey building.
In Dublin, a typical Irish breakfast consisted of eggs, two sausages, muffin, Canadian bacon, something like hash and coffee (sounds yummy).  They visited The Temple Bar, popular from 5pm on; St. Steven’s Church, The Tuelamore Dew (whiskey) establishment and Trinity College.  Much greenery, many statues and age-old buildings are everywhere in dear old Ireland.  Most entertaining, most entertaining and to think this fast moving pictorial romp through the Emerald Isle was in fact enhanced by the passing of samples of Guinness beer and Irish cupcakes, my, my what a treat.  Pardon dear onlookers as we doff the derby to St. Patrick’s adopted island home and wistfully dispatch a bit o’ libation with gracious awareness and gratitude to the pubs and many pubsters who not only enlightened this eve of frivolity but kindled the spark and warmth of yearning to visit anon that verdant place which sits so serenely astride the briny seas, so close to Mother England; God Save The Queen!
But wait:  There’s more!  Leading with dulcet tones, the merriment picked up in tempo as our own Kathy, or is it Katy; K-K-Katy, sure an Irish lass who would sing at the drop of a shillelagh, then prompted the assemblage to come forth with “America The Beautiful”; ah, begorra, what a fine sound as the elderly but passionate wheel chaired ladies joined in and ‘Heavens above’ they knew every word and sang with gusto; however, it did not stop there as the grand choir immediately burst into a more profound volume with “God Bless America”!  Sure, with nary a dry eye in the house, but smiles all around, the singing and the volume probably would have intensified, but President Robyn had other plans for then she switched gears and took us to Munich, Germany and then to Florence, Italy; now those were sights to see and a night to remember.  Thank you, Danke shoen, Gracci, Mlle Robyn.
Webster Rotary Board of Directors to meet at the Atlantic Restaurant at 7:30 a
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June 2, 2016
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Attendees:  Robyn Whittaker, Joe Corona, Herb Gauch, Rich Comins, Bob Goldstein, Ange Campisi, Dolly, Kujawa, Donna Henderson, Ross Willink, Brian Winslow, John Shuler, Bill Ruoff, Ray Manginell, Marlene Manginell, Spencer Shull, Dennis Zink
 
Visiting Rotarian:  Vicky Ferren
 
Guests:  Ron Camp, Kirstyn Smith
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Brian Winslow
 
Prayer:  Ross Willink
 
Location: Webster Schroeder Library
 
 
Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic – Vicky Ferren
Vicky came and presented to the club the ticket packages for us to try and sell for the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic.  The players in the classic are aspiring LPGA players.  This is an effort us to sell the golf ticket packages and the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Camp Haccamo.  She also provided 2 documents that outlined the costs of the packages and how to create unique posters, etc.  The tournament runs 7/11-7/17 at Brook-Lea Country Club.  If you have any questions, you can email Vicky at vferren@sagerutty.com.
 
Program
National Beep Baseball Association – Kirstyn Smith & Ron Camp
Ron met Kirstyn through his work with Miracle Field.  The National Beep Baseball Association (http://www.nbba.org) held their World Series in Rochester last year and this year it will be held in Ames, IA.  The Rochester team name is Rochester Pioneers.  Kirstyn grew up in Rochester, NH and moved to Rochester, NY 20 years ago when she met her husband.  At the age of 8, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that slowly deteriorated her eyesight.  She completely lost her eyesight 5 years ago.  She has 2 sons, 16 and 13.  Growing up, Kirstyn resisted help from the blind community, as she didn’t want to be associated with blind people at first.  On the beep baseball team, everyone is welcome no matter what athletic capabilities you have.  They are always looking for new players and new volunteers to help with the team.
Each batter takes 4 swings and the pitcher calls out, “Get ready ball.”  The ball makes a loud sound as it travels toward home plate.  There are 6 players in the field and the object it to get to either 1st or 3rd base before the fielders find the ball.  1st and 3rd base are 100 feet away from home plate.  All hitters wear blindfolds.  The game lasts 6 innings and each inning concludes once 3 outs are reached.  Practices run at least 3 hours and Monday 6/6 the Pioneers will be playing a game at Frontier Field before the Red Wings game at 5:30.  They use aluminum bats that weigh between 34 and 38 ounces.  The outfield fence is 175 feet from home plate.  Teams are coed and the NBBA is trying to get more women involved in the sport.  NBBA has been featured on ESPN and CBS Sunday Morning
 
Charities Dinner
The charities dinner was a success raising $9,429.04 in profits.  Any constructive criticism and feedback is welcomed.  The theme next year needs to be disseminated earlier.  We need to get a better head count on those attending dinner next year.  We need to develop a committee to work on this earlier in the year, 6 months in advance.  Herb proposes 5/19/2017 for next year’s dinner
 
Returning Troops Welcome Party
The returning troops welcome party will be 6/11 at noon at the American Legion.  A chicken BBQ will be served.  We are encouraging people to line the route to waive American flags to welcome the troops home.  The route starts at Crown Electric.  The troops will have 28 adult, 2 children, and 1 service dog.  We would like to do a 50/50 at the party.  50% goes to the winner and 50% goes to the troops as they are headed to Niagara Falls.  Set up will be at 11am.  All silverware and paper products have been purchased.  Article has been sent to the Webster newspapers and Rich has sent out invitations as well
 
Robynpalooza Golf & Dinner
Please email Robyn if you intend to attend the dinner after the golf tournament.  Dinner is at 6 at Eagle Vale.  If you only intend to attend the dinner, the cost is $35.  Additionally, please bring in any bottles of wine to donate to the gift prizes for the event.  Robyn got a great deal on insulated lunch bags and those will be distributed as well.  There are currently 52 registered golfers.  Volunteers are needed the day of the event.  We are looking for a volunteer to help make Jell-O shots!
 
50/50
Marlene wins the 50/50 but pulls the 5 of spades.
 
Happy Dollars
Bill – glad to be back, granddaughter graduated, Helen won $400 and is feeling better, meeting Mariano Rivera
Rich – Robyn sending in the troop announcement to the newspapers
Herb – for all the good things we are doing
Bob – Robyn’s leadership
Dolly, Donna, Ross, Robyn, Ray, Marlene, Dennis, Spencer, and Joe – for Kirstyn’s presentation
Kirstyn – her dad was a Rotarian in Rochester, NH and she had a scholarship from Rotary
Ron – for challenger kids and beep baseball
Brian – for Kirstyn’s presentation, his son’s last chemotherapy box, and one of his student’s thanking him for his teaching
 
Upcoming Schedule
6/4 – Adopt A Highway @ 7am @ Gazebo Park
6/9 – Ravenwood Golf Club Field Trip – 5:30 Golf Lesson 6:30 Dinner
6/10 – Schroeder Interact Ceremony @ 7am
6/11 – Welcome Home Party for Platoon @ American Legion @ noon
6/16 – Maplewood Social @ 6:30
6/24 – Robynpalooza Golf Tourney and Dinner @ Eagle Vale @ 6
6/30 – District Changeover Dinner @ Canandaigua
7/7 – Webster Changeover Dinner @ Hedges
7/16 – Red Wing Rotary Day
7/30 – Arboretum clean up?
8/13 – Chicken BBQ in conjunction with Wine Walk
11/9 - Eastern Cities dinner
 
 
See you at Ravenwood on Thursday
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Attendees:  John Schuler, Joe Corona, Ange Campisi, Don Pegelow, Herb Gauch, Rich Comins, Tom Smock, Dolly Kujawa, Joan Fyfe, Marlene Manginell, Ray Manginell, Bob Goldstein, Kathy Doerner, Robyn Whittaker
 
Guests:  Karen Collins, Pat Font
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Rich Comins
 
Prayer:  John Schuler
 
Location: Webster Schroeder Library
 
Program
Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester CEO Jaime Saunders
Originally called Alternatives for Battered Women for over 40 years, the organization recently changed its name to Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester.  They serve victims of domestic violence; women, children, and men.  They are the only certified provider of domestic violence services in Monroe County.  Why the name Willow?  Willow is a beacon of hope, it bends but doesn’t break, and it has strength from within that radiates out.  They serve more than 7,000 clients per year and over 10,000 students.  They offer a 24/7 hotline, a 40-bed shelter, prevention education, a counseling center, children’s programs and court advocacy.  One in 3 women are victims of domestic violence and one in 4 men.  Local high profile cases include: Charlie Tan, the tragedy in Geneseo, and Alex Kogut from Brockport.  Over 4,800 incidents are reported annually in Monroe County; 51% from the suburbs and 49% in the urban areas.  The impact of family violence affects children tremendously; cognitive development, social emotional learning, poverty, and they are likely to grow up to become a victim or a perpetrator of violence.  The CDC calls it a public health epidemic.  Because of the tremendous need, Willow turns away over 1,600 because their shelter is consistently full.
They are in the midst of an $8M Safe Place Campaign to help build a new shelter and public administration building.  They have raised over $7M and will be opening a new shelter in September.  It will include and on-site pet shelter and expanded counseling center and public accessibility for the first time.  Volunteer opportunities about at Willow including helping them move in September.  Current initiatives include: Heal program at Strong, virtual orders of protection, deaf and hard of hearing inclusion project, and Trauma Informed Care practices.  They can be reached at www.willowcenterny.org for donations.  Thank you to Jaime Saunders for a very emotional and thought provoking presentation.
 
Maplewood Event – Robyn Whittaker
Robyn spoke with Greg Chambery on an evening to spend with the residents on 5/26.  This may include a pizza party with the residents.  Robyn will circle back to Greg on details, etc.  More to follow.
 
Changeover Dinner – Robyn Whittaker
The changeover dinner is tentatively set for Thursday, 6/16 @ Hedges.  We will need to confirm with Brian to see if this date works.
 
District Conference
Robyn received the Governor’s Leadership Award!  Yay Robyn!  Job well done!
 
Awards
Kathy was recognized and received the Champions of Hope Award!  Congratulations Kathy!
 
Charities Dinner
There are 7 tickets left.  Rich bought new table clothes as last year’s are a bit worn.  Don’t forget the Hawaiian theme!  Please email Herb the number of actual attendees by next Friday.  Also please bring in any gift cards by this Thursday’s meeting
 
Special Event
Keller’s Kats Rescue Chicken BBQ/Paw It Forward Fundraiser on 5/14 at Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Building from 11-4; cost is $12 and food is served 12-3.  The event is also collecting items for the Willow Domestic Violence Center.
 
Miscellaneous – Rich
Rich handed out the Garlic Festival volunteer sign up form.  Forms must be completed and submitted by 7/1 to guarantee you a T-shirt.  Currently, there are 51 vendors of which 13 are garlic focused.  There are 4 food trucks and are looking for 6 more.  At our Rotary tent, we will want to sell/promote a product as all proceeds go to the club.
The Troop Dinner will have 20-25 guys and will probably total over 40 once you factor in family members.  We will have the Patriot Guard, WPD, and WFD.  Invites will go out to Greg Cody, Todd Baxter, Mike Nozzolio, and Mark Johns.
 
50/50
Dolly wins the 50/50 but pulls the 7 of hearts.
 
Happy Dollars
Marlene & Ray – the grand opening of Manginell’s Discount Center!
Bob – sitting next to 2 entrepreneurs
Dolly – her nephew is a US Army captain
Ange – good to be back but wished it were warmer
Herb – great trip down south and the good times at the District Conference
Kathy – fundraising event raised over $73,000 for the Lipson Cancer Center
Joe – for the good times of the van 5, congratulations to Kathy on her award, and to Joan for bringing in Jaime Saunders; our great speaker
Karen – for a fun weekend in Hershey
Pat – for National Nurse’s Week
Tom – for being a retired nurse
Rich – for a fun weekend in Hershey and having Ange back
John – for the successful completion of the wedding
Robyn – for the van 5
 
Upcoming Schedule
5/12 – Webster Thomas Interact Ceremony @ 6
5/19 – Heritage Christian Center @ Webster Schroeder High School @ 6:30
5/20 – Annual Charities Dinner @ Knights of Columbus @ 6:00
5/26 – Social Dinner TBD
6/2 – Living Blind @ Webster Schroeder High School @ 6:30
6/4 – Adopt A Highway @ 7am
6/9 – Ravenwood Golf Club Field Trip
6/11 – Welcome Home Party for Platoon @ American Legion @ noon
6/16 – Changeover Dinner @ Hedges?
6/24 – Robynpalooza Golf Tourney and Dinner
6/30 – District Changeover Dinner @ Canandaigua
 
 
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
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Present:  Robyn, Brian, Kathy, Dennis, Donna, Ross, Dolly, Spencer, Ray, Marlene, Joan, Joe C, Bill, Tom
 
Guests:  Susan, Pat, Dolly
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bill
 
Prayer:  Ross
 
Song: Happy Birthday in honor of Kathy!
 
Location: Webster Schroeder Library
 
 
Presentation on China
Thank you to Bob Willard for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation!
 
District Assembly
District Assembly will be Saturday, April 23 in Penn Yan.  Kathy, Robyn, Dennis, and Spencer will be attending.
 
District Conference
Attendees are Kathy, Robyn, Joe C, Ross, Norie, Karen, Rich, Brian, Amy, Dennis, and Mary.  Kathy has ordered leis for us to wear.  Paul Harris will be awarded to the best presentation on our programs.
 
Charities Dinner
Bring any unused tickets back for Dennis.  117 have taken advantage of the early bird deadline.  We need gift cards for the raffle/auction prizes.  Please bring in the gift cards no later than 5/6.
 
Golf Tournament
We already have 2 foursomes for the tournament.  Robyn provided brochures along with cards for the event.  Please go to robynpalooza.com.  You can’t register online but there is a pdf that you can complete online.  Robyn will send out a merchant letter that can be used.
 
 
Event Ideas
Halloween Séance Dinner has been cancelled for this year
Easter lily sale & Christmas poinsettia sale
 
Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is Saturday.  Ray, Marlene, and Robyn worked the event.  Over 15,000 bags of rice meals were prepared!  Next year we would like to coordinate a bigger turnout
 
Membership Drive
How do we encourage new membership?  Especially millenials?  Brian suggested that each Rotarian bring a Rotary sticker to businesses they interact and ask them to display the sticker.  We are re-establishing our membership in the Webster Chamber of Commerce.
 
Pictures
Whenever you are at any Rotary event, be sure to grab a picture to share!
Bill requested that we begin cataloging all pictures of Rotary and Rotary events.  Joe volunteered to scan and catalog the pictures and store them on Google Drive, etc.  Bill will begin bringing in pictures to begin this project.
 
Special Event
Keller’s Kats Rescue Chicken BBQ/Paw It Forward Fundraiser on 5/14 at Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Building from 11-4; cost is $12 and food is served 12-3
 
Next Meeting
There will be no meeting next week but Bill will be coordinating dinner at Cranberry Creek at 6:30 next Thursday.  Please email Bill if you plan on attending!
 
50/50
Spencer wins the 50/50 but pulls the 10 of clubs.  $32 was raised
 
Upcoming Schedule
4/28 – Social Meeting @ Cranberry Creek @ 6:30
4/29-5/1 – District Conference in Hershey, PA
5/5 – Willow Center @ Webster Schroeder High School @ 6:30
5/12 – Webster Thomas Interact Ceremony
5/19 – Heritage Christian Center @ Webster Schroeder High School @ 6:30
5/20 – Annual Charities Dinner @ Knights of Columbus @ 6:00
5/26 – Social Dinner TBD
6/2 – Living Blind @ Webster Schroeder High School @ 6:30
6/9 – Ravenwood Golf Club Field Trip
6/11 – Welcome Home Party for Platoon @ American Legion @ noon
6/16 – TBD
6/24 – Robynpalooza Golf Tourney and Dinner
6/30 – Changeover Dinner at Hedges
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Present:  Dolly, Bob, Donna, Joan, Robyn, Ray, Marlene, Joe C, Kathy, Dennis, Bill, Ross, Rich,
 
Pledge of Allegiance:  Dolly
 
Prayer:  Rich
 
Location: Webster Schroeder Library
 
District Assembly
District Assembly will be Saturday, April 23 in Penn Yan.  Kathy, Robyn, Dennis, Spencer and Susan will be attending.
 
District Conference
Attendees are Kathy, Robyn, Joe C, Ross, Norie, Karen, Rich, Brian, Amy, Dennis, and Mary.  Unfortunately, the bus is a no go so we will look to rent a mini-van or van to drive down.  We will go down with a Hawaiian theme for this year to represent the Webster club.  Robyn guarantees, “We will all get leid at the conference!”  Kathy will work on coordinating the table set up at the conference.  If you have pictures, please send them her way.
 
Foundation Update
Bob reports that all club members have contributed $100!  Our club goal is to try to reach $3,000.
 
Our Charities Dinner
49 tickets are still to be distributed.  109 have taken advantage of the early bird deadline.  We need gift cards for the raffle/auction prizes.  Each person is asked to bring at least 1 but the goal is to have 2 per person.  Robyn will provide a letter if you are out asking for donations.  Please bring in the gift cards no later than 5/6.
 
Golf Tournament
Robyn is in need of a jpeg of Camp Haccamo for the brochure.  Dolly will try to get one for her or put her in touch with the right person.  The tournament is scheduled for 6/24 at Eagle Vale.  We are looking for hole and tournament sponsors.
 
Scholarships
Unfortunately none of the kids at Thomas Interact knew about the scholarship.  Half of the money is disbursed in January and half in June.  Many things have changed with the scholarship program.  We need to set criteria for selection.  Students need to provide class schedule, tuition bill, and transcripts of grades.  We must keep document s for 7 years for recordkeeping purposes.  We need to appoint a guardian of the documents.  Interact ceremony at Thomas will be 5/12.
 
Girl Scouts
We raised $100 for the girl scouts.  Robyn will purchase and deliver a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart and a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby to the girl scouts on Sunday
 
Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is Saturday.  Ray, Marlene, and Robyn will be working the event and Joan is donating to the effort.
 
Sunshine Camp
Sunshine Camp cleanup is scheduled for 4/16 from 9-3.  If you can help out, let Dolly know.
 
Returning Army Troop Celebration
Scheduled for June 11, 2016 at the American Legion in Webster from 12-4.  We need to work on getting the brochure/invitation out soon.  Police and Fire Department will escort the troops into Webster.  We may possibly have the Patriot Guard as well.  Meet at Crown Electric at 11:45 for the escort.  Kathy will check with Joe P on the availability of the marching band.
 
Garlic Festival
Rich reported that there was a meeting yesterday.  The profits will go to support the Miracle Field but that each organization will have an opportunity to select their own case as well.  Lions will be using profits also to support Beep Baseball.  They are still discussing how to decide where to donate the profits.  They were able to get a great deal on generators due to the charities that they are supporting.  Rich will bring in volunteer sheets at our next meeting.  If you commit by 7/1, you will receive a T-shirt.  Festival runs 9/10-11.
 
Changeover Dinner
Changeover dinner is scheduled for 6/30 @ Hedge’s.  Brian and Robyn are looking at church venues for a permanent home.  Webster Baptist called us opening their doors as a permanent home.  Nucci’s not really conducive for a meeting place.
 
50/50
Marlene wins the 50/50 but pulls the 4 of spades.
 
Happy Dollars:
Ross – first time he leased a car and received a check for $2,200 and Norie’s birthday on Sunday
Bill, Dennis, Joe C, Ray, Joan, Donna – for being here
Ray – for the dessert spread
Marlene – for her son, daughter in law, and grandchild coming to visit
Kathy – for receiving an award at work!
Dolly – for Kathy’s award
Bob – for Kathy’s award and upsetting Dolly
Robyn – for her bathroom remodel and for her other son returning home while she is still at the villa
 
Upcoming Schedule
4/14 – Joint Meeting @ Hedge’s
4/21 – Webster Schroeder Counseling Center – China Contrasts with Robert Willard
4/28 – Social Meeting @ AJ’s Steakhouse (possible permanent home)
4/29-5/1 – District Conference in Hershey, PA
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March 17, 2016
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Present: Robyn, Joe C, John, Brian, Rich, Tom, Ross, Joan, Donna, Bill, Bob, Don, Dolly
 
Visiting Rotarians:  None
 
Guests: Karen Collins, Pat Font, Dolly McGuire, and Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Rich
 
Prayer: Dolly
 
Location: Webster Schroeder High School Library
 
 
Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger
Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger was kind enough to join us to for a very interesting and fact filled presentation on the history of the Webster Police Department.
 
The police department was started in 1928 when Homer Pulver asked to be the first police officer for the village.  After having been turned down initially, he was hired 6 months later without pay.  He solved 17 of  28 burglaries in the village.  The state troopers assisted him.  He retired at the age of 44.  Albert Hessler became the 1st town of Webster police officer.  He policed both the town and the village.
 
Chief Rieger was hired to the police department in 1989.  He grew up on Whiting Road and attended Klem North, Schroeder Junior High School, and Thomas High School.  He was part of the first combined Webster High School.  He was a conservationist and wanted to become a game warden.  He attended CCFL and interned for the DEC in Warrensburg.  He was a park ranger in Lake George but then returned to finish his schooling at Brockport.  He applied and began working for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.  He was there 4 months in 1988 before he joined the Webster Police Department in 1989.
 
The department’s goals are to protect life and property, resolve conflicts, maintain community security, reduce the opportunity for crime, and preserve the peace.
 
There are currently 31 members of the police department.  It takes 6 months to hire a new police officer.  The department runs 3 platoons (11p-7a, 7a-3p, and 3p-11p).  The patrol area is broken down in 3 areas: 951 is west of Five Mile Line Road, 952 is between Five Mile Line Road and 250, and 953 is 250 to County Line Road.
 
In 2015, the department answered over 37,000 calls.  The ideal ratio is 1 office per 1,000 residents.  There are currently 46,000 Webster residents and 31 officers.  Ogden, Webster, and Brighton were recently named as one of the safest communities.  The department maintains a Facebook page and can be found at websterpolice.org
 
Joint Meeting
Robyn needs a head count by 4/7 for the joint meeting with Kiwanis and Lions.  Jillian Ferrence will be the guest speaker for the evening.
 
Little Library
Robyn is talking to her landlord and the village about creating a little library.  This will help us promote our literacy campaign.
 
50/50 Win
Bob wins 50/50 but pulls the Queen of Hearts and the pot grows!!!
 
Happy Dollars
Bill, Joan, Bob, Don, Dolly, Rich, Ross, Tom, John, Tom, Robyn, Brian – Thank you to Chief Joe Rieger and the Webster Police Department!
Dolly – Henry out of the hospital
Karen – for being Irish
Rich – sold home in Arizona
Ross – for Joe taking over the newsletter
Pat – for Dolly attending
Joe – for a Syracuse win vs. Dayton
Joe R – for his triplet girls
Robyn – for being Irish
 
Ross’ Irish Prayer
May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home
May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures
May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours
 
Upcoming Schedule
3/24 – The Villa/Cat House (15 San Rafael Drive in Pittsford) – Shelter Box presentation by Rich
3/31 – Social Meeting @ Nucci’s (possible permanent home)
4/7 – Webster Schroeder Library – Building Minds in South Sudan
4/14 – Joint Meeting @ Hedge’s
4/21 – Webster Schroeder Counseling Center – China Contrasts with Robert Willard
4/28 – Social Meeting @ AJ’s Steakhouse (possible permanent home)
4/29-5/1 – District Conference in Hershey, PA
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Webster Rotary Club

Newsletter

“The Spoke”

Meeting of January 21st, 2016

A Reminder

Our meeting of this Thursday January 28th, will be held at Hope House

1450 Ridge Road next to Holy Trinity School

5:45 P.M.

Please consider bringing a food item, clothing, diapers, or any other item you  wish to help others in need.

Following the meeting we will adjourn to the Mac & Cheese Restaurant for dinner.

It is located in the former Burger King building in the village of Webster.

Members present:

President Robyn, Brian, Joe C., Dolly, Bob G., Don P., Billy R., Kathy D., Ross, Rich, Ray & Marlene Manginell, Joan, Herb, and yours truly, DZ.

Guests:

Karen Collins, Pat Font,

New member- elect:

Tom Smock

Charities Dinner

Dennis announced that tickets are now available for the charities dinner to be held May 20th at the Knights of Columbus. Traditionally reserved tickets have been set aside and requests for special numbers will be honored on a first come first served basis.We needn’t elaborate on the importance of selling tickets for this event, our single largest fund raiser of every year. Also, as a sales incentive we are again offering the opportunity to win $150.00 if you buy an early bird ticket.

50/50 drawing

$25.00 #22 Karen Serow

$15.00 #19 Tim King

$10.00 #150 Tracy Weiman

The big 50/50 drawing was initially won by yours truly, however, I drew the 3 of clubs. The pot now stands at $69.00 and growing.

 

Mark Yeager, Director of Parks & Recreation, was our guest speaker. Notwithstanding  hot issues relating to pickle ball (joke, Robyn), we enjoy having available to us no less than ten town parks of various sizes including seven substantial athletic fields. The recreation center on Chiyoda Drive is a modern facility with plenty of opportunities for residents of all ages. A senior luncheon program is available for a very modest price. Jim Isaac can be seen almost every Thursday at the euchre game with Shirley alongside cheering him on.

Mark exhibited enthusiasm for his job and encouraged us to consider volunteering for any of the recreational activities that abound. In particular, he mentioned that the arboretum is in great need for volunteers as several board members have moved on or away.

Although Friends of Webster Trails does not fall under his department cooperation between the two entities makes for an even greater hiking experience. For example, take a walk in the Gosnell Big Woods and you will walk through beautiful old growth forest that will amaze you.

Google Town of Webster Parks and Recreation for a comprehensive picture of all of the activities available to residents of the town. In addition, you will find links to Friends of Webster Trails and the Arboretum, two of the finest gems in the crown of our town.

Happy Dollars of Note:

Many of us paid happy dollars that evening in recognition of Mark’s presentation and his devotion to providing activities to all town residents.

Bob G. ...just happy to be here.

Don P. ...no major snow storms, as yet.

Herb....Birthday.

Brian...60th birthday (can you believe that!? Somebody check is ID)

New member-elect Tom Smock...happy to be here.

Kathy D....great Florida trip

Ross...he now knows at least two members read the newsletter.

Dolly...St. Henry is making progress. We are all happy to hear that.

Marlene...happy that renovation's to their home are now complete after 15 years.

Robyn...thanks to Brian for filling in while she was in Florida jet skiing and visiting Disney in festive garb, Also happy that her neighbor and adopted father will soon reside in Maplewood. She was also happy that yours truly volunteered to fold a pile of towels as I awaited my turn for a shampoo and cut at her hair emporium. She really does a great job, you know.

Our program for February 2nd is Mark Johns at the Schroeder library.

February 11th we will meet at Lillian’s restaurant for our Valentine’s Day party.

February 18th, Bill Ruoff will speak about the 110th anniversary of Rotary.

In closing, I will mention again what an outstanding job Joan has done as program chairperson. I am reminded of days gone by when Jim Hill was program chairman and we looked forward to our weekly meetings. The job is no small task with many phone calls, juggling calendars, you name it. Thank you, Joan, for a job well done.

We make a living by what we get.

We make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

See you at Hope House,

DZ

Meeting ot 1/21/2016 Dennis Zink 2016-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
 
Webster Rotary Spoke
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of 1/14/2016
Last week you received the “NEW YORKER, version of The Spoke, this week is the “READERS DIGEST” edition.
Webster Rotarians present: Rich, Joan, Herb, Bob, Don, Joe P., Bill, Brian, Dennis
Visitors: Karen Collins, Pat Font, Tom Smock, Norie Willink, Amy Winlsow, Carmin Gumina, Speaker
Substituting for President Robyn, who is basking in the warm 40 degree sunny Florida sunshine, President Brian called on Bill for the Pledge to our flag and me for a prayer.
Business Items:
Brian reminded us that April is fast approaching and that the District Conference is April 29-May 1 in Hershey, Pa. Start making plans to attend
Rich is recruiting volunteers for the Garlic Festival.
Dennis is gearing up for the Charities Dinner.  Get you prospective buyers lined up for tickets there are 225              to be sold.
There are still 4 troop members who need a Rotary correspondent.  See Rich.
 Joan (good to have her back) thanked everyone for their good wishes, cards and help. She volunteered to bring the dessert for the meeting of 1/21.  She suggested that when we have a charitable organization speak to us, we each make a $5 contribution to the charity.  The board will consider that at the next meeting.
Program:  Joan introduced our speaker for the evening, Carmen Gumina.  Rather than use the 3 page vita that Carmen provided she said he grew up in Webster, was a biology teacher, an elementary school principal and is now Superintendent of Schools.  Carmen said he felt right at home at Schroeder Library because this was his school, the school he attended and from which he graduated.  Speaking in his usual informal, down to earth, informative style he selected as his format, 50 years of growth for the Webster Schools and Webster community.  He highlighted 1965, 1990 and 2015.  In 1965, Carmen was 5 years old and the first Gumina, Carmen’s older brother started in the Webster Schools.  In 1965 the town had a population of 19,000 and the schools had 3,250 students in 1990 the town grew to 37,000 and the schools 6,500 and in 2015 the town is 54,000 and the school 8,600.  In 1965 mirroring the culture of the time a popular club was “the Future Homemakers of America.”  Carmen showed a graph showing how from 1965-1990 you could see the trend of the society changing from manufacturing to service and technology. Shop because technology, a World of Work program had been started as well as a Math League.
 Carmen shared some interesting statistics about the district.
We are the 3rd largest district in Monroe County (Rochester and Greece being larger)
We’re in the top 25 districts in the state (out of 709 districts).   
We’re in the top 20 employers in Monroe County with 15,000 employee. (over half live in Webster)
The district has a graduation rate of 95%, if you consider those who have gone to the Webster district K-12 and it goes up to 99%. (You see students entering the district from disadvantaged areas, such as Pittsford have a harder time-Nah, just kidding I wanted to see if you were paying attention.
Our students have a 3.5 average in AP courses and last year we had 347 AP scholars. 
The Class of 2015 were awarded $10,000,000 in scholarships and did 3,500 hours of community service.
In addition to the regular studies the district is focused on developing 7 essential skills:
Resilence, collaboration, Time Management, Self Management, Communications,  Integrity, Perseverance,
After his informative and interesting presentation, Carmen took part in a lively question and answer discussion. In answer to a question about what bothers him most about Albany’s mandates or policies, he said the two things he would like changed deal with financing.  1.  They should “tweek” that tax cap to make it more attuned to real inflation and 2. Restore gap completely. The state borrowed money from the schools districts and has never repayed it.  Webster is owed 4.1 million, we will get 1.7 million of it back this year.
Very nice presentation Carmen-Thanks.
Happy Dollars: Carmen made most of us happy including: Brian, Dennis, Don, Bob, Herb, Joan, Bill, Joe and Ross.  In addition Karen was happy because Pat and Tom were back, Joan because she was back, Bill because Henry can walk, Herb for his 2 granddaughters, Joe because it’s his first meeting of the New Year and me for our 6 day old great grandson and because I had to destroy a waste paper basket that I used to hold up a shelf when I put a bench together.  It was jammed between the seat and shelf.
20 week 50/50 winners
$25 Bill Eametta#54
$15 Peter McGaw #36
$19 Bill Ruoff #192
Nest Week 6:30 P.M. Schroeder Library-Speaker is Mark Yeager
Failure is not Fatal” Carmen Gumina
A Belated Happy New Year  
  Ross
Meeting of 2016 Ross Willink 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
THE SPOKE
ROTARY’S MOST WIDELY READ NEWSLETTER
This Edition For January 7, 2016
Present: Robyn, Bill, Rich, Marlene, Ray, Kathy, Ross, Brian, Dolly, Donna, Bob, John, Herb
Visiting Rotarians: Spencer Shull, Susan Shull
Guests: Karen Collins, Norie Willink, Mary Gauch, Lyn Goldstein, Terri Schuler, Tom Smock, Pat Font
Flag: Bob                    Prayer: Ross
AHA! White Elephant Nite at Lilian’s Bistro in Penfield (and what a night it turned out to be!)
The inimitable Ms. Whittaker, in her usual effervescent, Pollyanna exuberant show stopping, high stepping, “Hello Dolly” sing song welcome to those fortunate enough to witness such hilarity, did, in one fell swoop, welcome the fealty, the enraptured, the encompassed, not only with her gyrations but with words of warmth, affection and remembrance.  Is that a way to start off a meeting, who could ask for anything more?  Even Gerry Barrett# would have been proud.  So, we do not sing like we did in days of yore, but now we know we are family, courtesy of our El Presidente.
Source: File:We Are Family - Sister Sledge.jpg - https://en.wikipedia.org""We Are Family" is a song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play.
#Gerald Barrett, longtime Webster lawyer, Webster Village Attorney, and prime mover in shaping future Webster by bringing Xerox here; charter member Webster Rotary, noted for booming singing voice.

"We Are Family" eventually went Gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the US charts in 1979. Along with the tracks, "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "Lost in Music", "We Are Family" reached number one on the disco charts. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, made popular by the Pointer Sisters, and was featured in both the 1996 film The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, and the 1997 film The Full Monty."
El Presidente Robynasquez, after calling on Senor Goldstein for the Pledge of Allegiance and Senor Willink for the prayer, then asked Senor Comins to introduce new guests, namely Tom Smock and Pat Font, and then, to make sure all introductions were in order, El Presidente circled the room identifying all persons therein by name and what their connection is to Webster Rotary (or, Rotary in general).
Tom Smock is retired, lives in North Ponds Apartments, is looking for service to the community, and his daughter is business owner of Stokes Acupuncture at 103 North Avenue in the Village.  Pat Font is also retired, she is a former school teacher from Churchville-Chili School District.
Pres. Robyn (short for you know what) announced a Murder Mystery (I think I heard the word (Séance) used in this announcement, to be presented sometime in October (if what I am reporting is true, we will have lots of time to iron out the details.)
Check your meeting schedule; there will be a surprise on the 1/28th meeting.  This week (1/14) we shall be meeting at Schroeder High School, in the library, at 6:30 pm, speaker will be Carmen Gumina.
Meals For Other Nations (originated by Jack Best): Robyn will send info to our members, so far we have four volunteers for the program; Kathy, Rich, Spencer, and Susan.
CHARITIES DINNER: MAY 20TH, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Report On Christmas Party: Report made by Kathy Doerner.  A job well done, a well deserved round of applause.
Report on Adopt A Platoon: Report made by Rich Comins, 24 boxes sent, troops may be in Iraq.  At this point I am going to ask Rich to send out some information he gave us at the meeting about sneakers, shoes and a website known as SHARK TANK.  The Shelter Box program is now including a new lamp with the tent and other items, will give light at night.  Robyn proposed stationing a Shelter Box during this year’s Wine Walk; it could be placed next to the Harmony House, people could donate as they walk by.
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXTRAVAGANZA!  Oh yes, it was a dilly, read on and find out why!
  1. Ugly sweater, snowman kit and hoodie to Rich Comins
  2. Brownie maker to Mary Gauch
  3. Bob Goldstein steals Rich’s hoodie, Rich picks again: Christmas towels and soap
  4. Extra number
  5. Christmas Snowman Doll to Ray
  6. Kathy steals Rich’s towels, Rich picks again: Homemade noisemaker
  7. Shotgun shells to Ross
Lyn takes Bob’s Hoodie
  1. Candle to Herb
  2. Christmas Candle Wreath to Donna
  3.  Herb took Mary’s Brownie Maker, Mary picks again, this time an ornate Wooden Box
  4.  Brian steals towels from Kathy, Kathy steals wood box from Herb
  5.  Vegetti vegetable cutter to Herb
  6.  Picnic ware to Norie
  7.  Gift box hand lotion and perfume to Karen
  8.  Chocolate Chip cookies to Dolly
  9.  Chocolate Chip cookies to Marlene
  10.  Garlic and candle to Bill
  11.  Picture frames and candy to John
  12.  Chocolate and red and white stripe pajamas to Robyn
  13.  Extra number
  14.  Spencer steals Marlene’s chocolate chip cookies
  15.  Hand held clothes pressing steamer to Marlene
  16.  Pat steals Spencer’s cookies, Spencer steals Dolly’s cookies, Dolly steals Pat’s cookies
  17.  Popcorn, Coca Cola cup, large glass to Pat
  18.  Bar B Q grill tools to Tom
50/50 (weekly) Rich Comins; Rich picked the 3 of Diamonds; just like the Powerball the pot grows.
Pop Corn 50/50 - #122, Mary Marasco, 149, Donna Hepburn, 138 Joan Fyfe, 82 Jen Wurzbacher, 94 Karen Saylor, 95, Ange Campisi
$HAPPY: Brian, happy to be back with Rotary after extended absence, son Andrew received clean bill of health; Ross, $5 because he and Norie have finally closed on their new house; Dolly, $2 for Henry finally being able to get up and walk; Bob, glad Santa Claus is done; Lyn, glad Henry is walking; Herb, for a great Christmas Party and that Henry is on the mend; Kathy, $5 for the opening of a new Cancer Treatment Center in Batavia, story of a boy with cancer who wanted to soak in a hot tub, people on Lake Road volunteered their hot tub, the boy’s wish was fulfilled as he spent some time there and then, very sadly, the next day, he died; Rich, for his daughter giving birth to first grandchild, 7 lbs., 14 oz.; Tom, $6 for six week post op knee surgery; Marlene, went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., had ear pierced, ear became infected, she is better now; Ray, happy the F.B.I. thwarted a terror plot in Rochester; Robyn, great press in Webster Herald and Dennis’s article in newspaper about our retiring Santa Claus, Ron LaForce.
As I sit in my office, high atop the Hawley Building in downtown Village of Webster, in the still of the night, I gaze out of my curved window glass at the area to our North, aglow in the radiant illumination cast by the blue light affixed on the roof; it shimmers out over the hoarfrost covering the vast housing tracts which wind their way to the lake and then the water expands the irradiation to further expel it to farther points such as Cape Vincent, Oswego, Brockville Ontario, Kingston Ontario and Cobourg, Ontario; there our neighbors to the North, already covered in a blanket of white are skating on the frozen ice of their myriad ponds and streams and the ever increasing thickness of the ice of the great lake which separates us and there, also, is other activity as Rotarians all along the shore of our life giving Lake Ontario ready their projects for the coming year and they wave as we wave to them, Happy New Year, Peace we pray, God Bless Us All.  Bill Ruoff
meeting of 1/7/2016 Bill Ruoff 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Newsletter Logo
 
Webster Rotary Club Newsletter
“The Spoke”
Meeting of December 10th, 2015
Published January 3rd, 2016
 
Members present:
President Robyn, Dolly, Don P., Rich, Herb, Donna, Ray & Marlene Manginell (good to have you aboard, folks), Kathy D., P-e Brian, Joe C., Ross, Billy R., and yours truly, DZ.
 
Guests present:
Karen Collins (Hi Karen)
 
Our pancake breakfast appears to have been a success and Brian would like all monies turned into him for ticket sales so that he can present the club with a bottom line.
 
Our future meetings at Webster Schroeder will be held in the library, not N-100 as in the past.
 
Robyn asked for a commitment from those who are willing to take a bus to the District Conference. Please let her know asap.
 
A You Tube video of Hershey Pa. can be viewed at “7120 City of Hershey”".”
 
Rich recently sent five boxes to our platoon. Each box costs $15.90 to ship. If you do not have time to shop for items to ship Rich will gladly accept cash to help with postage costs.
 
Herb & Brian recently attended a fireside chat hosted by DG Tom Rodgers and Daryl Christiansen. More to follow. It was suggested to combine some meetings meetings with other clubs to promote fellowship.
 
Joan is once again working on programs regardless of her recent health issues and we appreciate her efforts. This is not an easy task and requires a great deal of time, phone calls, return phone calls, etc. Thanks, Joan.
It was suggested to invite the community when we have a guest speaker as a means of creating additional awareness of our club.
 
President Robyn proposed a murder mystery for one of our February programs. More to follow.
 
We caught up on small 50/50 drawings as follows below:
#15 Jacob Doerner
#156 Joe Pustulka
#168 Brian Winslow
 
#198 Dennis Zink (that’s me, Yayyyyyyyyyyyy)
#39 Allison Gribben (sp?)
#145 Donna Hepburn
 
#82 Gerry Weisbacher
#74 Terry Schuler
#62 Paul Eakin
 
The Big 50/50 was won by Marlene Manginell who drew the Ace of Clubs (darn close) so the pot is now at $30.00 and growing.
 
Our meeting on January 7th, will be held at Lillian’s Restaurant in the Penn Fair plaza, as before.
It is our annual White Elephant night that gives everyone a chance to dump (oops, strike that) pass along or re-gift, if you will, items that you feel someone else might appreciate more than you do. Please bring one item. This is a lot of fun.Laughing out loud
 
January 14th we will have Carmen Gumina, Supt. of WSD, as our guest speaker, location Schroder library.
January 21st we will have Mark Yaeger as our guest speaker location Schroeder library.
Additional programs can be view on the attachment I have included that was issued by Joan.
 
It was generally agreed that the Rochester Rotary Christmas Pops concert was the best ever. It was great to have Jeff Tyzik back at the baton and, of course, the chorale was just spectacular....the best of the best from all around the region.
 
Our annual Kids’ Christmas Party was great as usual in spite of a mishap on the timing of Santa’s arrival. All ended well, however, and we now bid farewell to Santa (Ron Laforce) after two decades of helping the Webster Rotary club. I have attached two editorials that appeared in the local press, D&C (highly edited short version of what I wrote) and the entire version of what I wrote (Webster Herald). It has been my privilege to know Ron all these years. Although he is not a Rotarian he lives our motto of “Service above self.” Thanks, Santa.
And be sure to read the attachment above of the special feature regarding the Webster Rotary along with the picture of President Robyn, Ross & Norie.
 
This letter is being composed on Sunday, January 3rd and President Robyn has kept us up to date during the Christmas holidays with emails passing along important information.
We have been following St. Henry’s challenges and he is in our daily thoughts and prayers. We learned of Dolly’s auto accident and are thankful that she was not injured in spite of the car being totaled. This is a great opportunity to call Dolly and ask her if you might drive her someplace or do some grocery shopping in her behalf.
We also learned that Joan was in Immediate Care and once again offer to assist her in whatever way we are capable.
 
Herb and yours truly will once again coordinate the annual charities dinner ticket sales. As you well know, this is our biggest fund raiser and the participation of every member is very important to the success of the event. Much more to follow.
 
It seems like it has been forever since we had a meeting and I’m sure we all look forward to the beginning of President Robyn’s second half of her term. One thing for sure, as I suggested when she assumed the office, “fasten your seat belts.” Life is good.
 
A closing thought:
We should all be concerned about the future. We will live there someday.
Ziggy
 
Regards,
DZ
 
Meeting of 12/10/2015 Dennis Zink 2016-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
Webster Rotary Spoke
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of 10/8/2015
Meeting with ER Club on 10/1/2015
The following Webster Rotarians and guests enjoyed the hospitality of the East Rochester Club last Thursday at the Grapevine Restaurant: Rich, Kathy, Herb, Bob, Donna, Dolly, Don, John, Robyn, Brian, Dennis, Ross, Prospective Rotarians Ray and Marlene Manginell, Guests Shirley and Jim (Rochester Club) Isaac.  In addition to a warm reception and a good meal we had the pleasure of hearing an informative and enthusiastic presentation on Camp Haccamo for the Co-director Alison Schmit.
Beautification of Rotary Grove 10/3/2015
                                                                    
In addition to 3 generations of Winslows ( Brian 59,Ted 31, Tim 26 & Colton almost 2) the following Rotarians spent Saturday Morning cleaning up and landscaping Rotary Grove: Rich, Robyn, Bill, Herb, John, Dennis, Dolly, Ray, Marlene, Karen Collins and 4 Thomas Interact members.  It is my understanding that they removed a large amount of brush and undergrowth and greatly improved the appearance of the grove. (Information from Rich and Brian)
Meeting of 10/8/15 Schroeder High School Room N100.  Our 1st official meeting as a dessert club. 
Rotarians present: Ange, Joe C., Rich, Kathy, Herb, Bob, Dolly, Marlene. Ray, Joe P., Bill, Robin, Brian, Dennis, Ross
President Robyn called the meeting to order and asked Bill to lead us in the pledge to our flag and Dolly for the prayer.  In keeping with this year’s theme, “Rotary is a gift to the World”, President Robyn gave Dolly a gift (which included a bottle in a paper brown bag) for all her work for Camp Haccamo and Rotary
Reports and Information
Rich explained the work done last Saturday Rotary Grove on the and said we would be applying for a grant to build a bridge for handicap access  to the arboretum.  He has approached Lowes to see if they would help with a donation of materials and labor. 
Joe P distributed sign up sheets for the distribution of dictionaries to 3rd graders.  This year the dictionaries will be delivered by the school districts to the elementary schools.
Eastern Cities Dinner 10/18 4:30 registration/reception, 5:30 dinner and program.  Sign up online and mention you are from the Webster Club.  $50.
Rochester Leadership Institute 11/7 Canandaigua. President Robyn is going.  Anyone interested in going should contact her.
Dolly and Robyn reported on Thomas and Schroeder Interact Clubs.  Thomas has 206 members and Dolly has recruited 4 members for working at the arboretum and 4 to help with the highway cleanup.  No report on Schroeder.
Bill payed tribute to Robert “Bucky” Buckpit, longtime Rochester Rotarian who died 10/3  Bob was past president, generous contributor to Rochester Sunshine Camp and song leader for the Rochester Club.
Adopt-a-Highway-Last pickup of the year.  Saturday 10/10 at 7:15 A.M. Usual meeting place (parking lot next to the Veterans Memorial Park)
Adopt-A-Platoon-Rich received word through Herb that there is a platoon we can adopt.  At this point we have little information about the troop because they are already deployed in Iraq and will be there for 9 months.  Rich is in the process of getting more information about the troop. ( A contact person, number in troop, birthdays and anniversaries and likes of each member.)  Dennis will send out a list of suggested donations.  The club underwrites the postage ($14 per box) and club members and friends supply the goodies.
Ronald McDonald House-Next Thursday we will be preparing dinner at the Ronald McDonald House. This will be in place of our regular meeting.  8 Chefs are needed, so far 6 members have agreed to go.  Menu is ham, potatoes, vegetable and apple crisp.  Preparation starts at 5 P.M. Plan to leave Webster at 4:15 P.M.
Our foundation party is planned for Thursday 11/5 at Hedges.  There will be humorous informative talks and games.  Menu choices same as our last meeting there: Prime rib, Chicken French, Tuna.  Watch future Spokes for more information.
Irondequoit Pasta Dinner 11/8 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Bishop Kearney High School.  The club has bought tickets, if you want to buy one see Robyn.
Brian reported on the Pancake Breakfast and distributed posters and tickets.  It’s our 38th annual one and will be on Sunday, 11/15 from 8 A.M. to Noon. Plan to do the same job you did last year.  Each dictionary that we distribute will have a bookmark advertising the breakfast.  Start selling tickets.
6 weeks’ worth of drawings were made for the 20 week 50/50.  That catches up to date.
Happy Dollars: We had a very happy group, my observation is that everyone in attendance was happy for one or more reasons.  Fortunately or unfortunately neither my ears nor the mike on my android could pick up all of the reasons so not to slight anyone, I’m not reporting any, except Dolly’s $10 for her 75th birthday, Happy Birthday, Dolly.
If you have not paid your dues or your catch up $20 Happy Dollars do so ASAP
Enjoy Western NY fall weather
Ross
Jim Isaac made a cameo appearance to distribute information on the Rochester Rotary RPO Holiday Gala Pops Concert, Thursday 12/17, 7:30 P.M. $50 per person
Future meetings:
10/15 Cooking at Ronald McDonald House 5:00 P.M.
10/22 Schroeder High School @6:30 Dessert meeting’
10/29 Lillian’s in Penfield at 6:00 Social Meeting
11/5 Hedges Foundation/Induction Party @ 6:30
11/12 Schroeder High School @ 6:30 Dessert Meeting
Meeting of 10/8/2015 Ross Willink 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
THE SPOKE
ROTARY’S MOST WIDELY READ NEWSLETTER
(This Edition For 4/2/15)
Present: Bill, Ross, Robyn, Dennis, Dolly, Donna, Herb, John, Rich, Bob, Joe
Guests: Karen Collins, Terri Schuler, Barry Major, Karrington Major, Cherish Major, Stariah Major, Angela Major, Daniel Tronner, Shannon Fischer, Nick Delaney, Joe Netti, and, the one and only Professor Kevin French (who is also our speaker).
Flag: Kevin                        Prayer: Dolly                         Menu:   Buffet
TONIGHT’S PROGRAM:   PRESENTED BY KEVIN FRENCH -                                                                                                                        ‘TOOL KIT AWARDS TO (VETERANS) GRADUATING FROM HVAC COURSE AT MCC.’
Kevin outlined the HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) program taught at MCC (Monroe Community College) stipulating that it is arduous, complicated and in the end teaches the student all there is to know about installation and repair of furnaces, other forms of heating units, ventilation (the ductwork that usually lies hidden throughout your dwelling) and air conditioning; it prepares the student for the outside world and the hiring rate for graduates of the program are phenomenally high.  Approximately 30% of the student population in the HVAC program are veterans and tonight’s recipients of the Johnstone Company HVAC Tool Kit are all veterans:
                           Barry Major/U.S. Air Force Supply
                        Daniel Tronner/U.S. Army Airborne/82nd Abn. Division (saw action in Haiti, Iraq,                                          and Afghanistan)                 
                           Nick Delaney/U.S. Navy and U.S. Army
                          Joe Netti
In a later conversation I had with Nick Delaney I found that he was stationed in Hawaii with the 25th Division.  The 25th is famously depicted in the movie, “From Here To Eternity” where some of the scenes are of the Schofield Barracks that are caught in the onslaught of the Japanese fighter planes at the onset of the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7, 1941.  Schofield Barracks are built in an architectural design known as ‘Quartel’ and I know of only one other army base that has such barracks and that is Fort Benning, Georgia, where I was stationed in such barracks coincidentally at the same time in 1953 when the movie was released.  I asked Nick what some of  his favorite memories were of Hawaii and he referred to not his navy experience nor his army experience but watching a burial ceremony taking place aboard and below the sunken U.S.S. Arizona, for there survivors of that fatal day in 1941 can request that their ashes be buried with their shipmates who lie entombed in the sunken ship.
Kevin went on to read letters written by the men being honored tonight; these letters were filled with praise for the program, for Kevin French and for the opportunity it affords a graduate to go out into the world and have an occupation that not only earns an income but provides a sense of pride for they will be serving clients that have a great need for those services.
The Tool Kits awarded tonight contain hand tools, electrical tools, ratcheting tools and many specific tools that are needed by such technicians in the HVAC field.  These kits (hand tools) go with the owner from job to job and they become very special to the owner, as having a special relationship.
In a semi-final note, Webster Rotary worked with Kevin French and MCC to obtain these tool kits, thereby providing a valuable role for community service; a role that these young men will remember for years to come.
On a final note, Kevin thanked the club for these awards; I think it is only fair to say, ‘Thank You, Kev, for the example you set forth and for providing the opportunity for people to learn a trade that is greatly needed in our highly technical society of the modern age.”
$HAPPY:  Bob, for Joe Netti
                  Donna, for sitting next to Bob
                  Herb, for the Tool Kit recipients
                   Dennis, for Tool Kit recipients
                   Robyn, for Tool Kit recipients, prayers for Brian’s Andrew
                   Kevin, for Tool Kit recipients, not having to …………. (what did you say, Kevin?)
                   Ross, for Dolly’s prayer, Tool Kit recipients, Cortland beat Ithaca in double overtime      and Scotty had 45 saves and an assist – ball went way downfield to an attacker who scored!)
                   Rich, for Tool Kit recipients, Bob won’t have to bug him anymore
                   John, for Tool Kit recipients and for this wonderful sunny day today.
An evening to remember.
Bill Ruoff, for Rotary
                 
 
 
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"No Legacy is so rich as honesty" William Shakespeare born  April,23, 1564
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"God expects from men....that their Easter devotions would in some way measure up to their Easter dress." Robert South
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Thought of the week 4/3/2014 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
" A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." Old Greek  Proverb
Thought of the week 3/27/2014 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between  them is sometimes  as great as a month." Henry Van Dyke
Thought of the week 3/20/2014 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 3/13/2014 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
"Daylight Saving Time: Only the government would believe that you could cut off the top of a blanket, sew it on the bottom, and have a longer blanket" Anonymous
Thought of the week 3/6/2014 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
#5 
Who is the current RI president and where is he from? 1 Dubloon
What is his theme this year? 1 Dubloon
#6
What is the name of the founder of Shelterbox? What is the name of his Rotary Club? Why did he start sShelterbox? 3 Dubloons
What does Rich Comins have to do with Shelterbox? 1 Dubloon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Mine Questions 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 2/27/ 2014 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Who was Arch Klumph and what did he do? 2 Dubloons
 
Who was Harry Ruggles and what is he known for in Rotary? 2 Dubloonsl
Gold Mine Questions reminder 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company" George Washington
Thought of the week 2/20/2014 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 2/13/2014 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Who was Arch Klumph and what did he do? 2 Dubloons
 
Who was Harry Ruggles and what is he known for in Rotary? 2 Dabloons
Gold Mine questions group 4 2014-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 2/6/2014 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Which Rotary Club first admitted women? what was the year? What happened to yhe club? 3 Dubloons
 
What caused a change in the bylaws of Rotary to allow women members? 1 Dubloon
 
What was the first year women were allowed to join Rotary? 1 Dubloon 
 
 
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"the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and convenience but where he stands in a time of challenge and controversy" Martin Luther King Jr.
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"Let our New Year's resolution be this: We will be there for one another as a fellow member of humanity, in the finest sense of the word" Goran Reisson (Former Prime Minister of Sweden)
Thought of the week 1/2/2014 2013-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year
 
 
MINING STARTS JANUARY 2,2014
Happy 2014 2013-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plentrous in mercy,is to have the real spirit of christmas" Calvin Coolidge
thought of the week 12/26/2013 2013-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas
 
Shallow Mines yield 2 Dubloons deep mines yield 5 Dubloons
Merry Christmas 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 12/19/ 2013 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
GOLD DABLOONS PRIZES VARY EACH WEEK AMOUNT OF GOLD DEPENDS ON MINE DEPTH
Gold Dobloons 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others" Nelson Mandela
Thought of the week 12/12/2013 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
KNOWLEDGE IS WEALTH 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the weeek 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Get rich Quick 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have you will never,ever be satisfied" Oprah Winfrey
Thought of the week 11/28/2013 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Get Rich Quick 2013-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 11/21/2013 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Mine for gold 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
" My heros are those who risk their lives everyday to protect our world and make it a better place--police, firefighters and members of the armed forces." Sidney Sheldon
Thought of the week, 11/14/2013 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
THE GOLD RUSH IS COMING 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more you are a leader"
John Quincy Adams
Thought of the week 11/7/2013 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
"I don't know if there are ghosts or Goblins but there are always more tricks or treaters than there are neighborhood kids." Robert Brault
Thought of the week 10/31/2013 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
"I have wondered at times what the ten commandments would look like if Moses had run them through congress" Ronald  Reagan
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Thought of the week September 12. 2013 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
"Griticising others, giving them an unwelcome feeling, can be done by anyone. Uplifting them and giving them a good feeling -that takes a special gift and spending time." Rabbi Nachman
Thought of the week 9/5/2013 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character" WA Ward
Thought of the week August 29,2013 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Thought of the week 8/15/2013 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
"I f I'm on the (golf) course and lightning strikes, I get inside fast, if God wants to play through, let him" Bob Hope
 
Thought of the week 8/8/2013 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
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WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE
The official voice of Webster Rotary
  Meeting of August 1, 2013
 
Webster Rotarians present: Ange, Rick, Kathy, Herb, Bob, Maury, Dolly, Chuck, Joe, Bill, John, Robyn, Brian, Dennis, Ross
 
Visiting Rotarian and guests: Jim Isaac (Rochester, )Shirley Isaac
After the reading of the menu, pledge to our flag and prayer, President Rick announced that this evening was a club assembly and a chance for members to bring up any topics of concern.
 
He then read a Thank You note from John, Dawn, and Freida Tellier expressing their appreciation for everything that the Rotarians did in memory of Roger.
 
Rick then announced the following actions of the Executive Committee:
*Agreed to sponsor a new troop from the 3rd division out of  Fort Drum starting in December 2013.  Our current troop should be home from Afghanistan in November.
*Our organization chart calls for a President, President Elect, and Vice President.  For the 1st time in many years we now have someone in each position. Robyn has agreed to be Vice President.
* Herb continues as Chairman of the Membership Committee
* Dennis has agreed to assume Roger’s role with the Rotary Grove.  He and Rick will meet with Mark Yeager (Webster Parks and Recreation) in the near future.
* Rick asked for volunteers to take care of the food at our various events.  Kathy volunteered to be responsible for the Christmas Party (12/13), Brian and Herb for the Pancake Breakfast (11/17).  We still need someone to provide the refreshments at the 2 Interact Ceremonies
* The Charities Dinner will be organized by Robyn, Jerry and Herb.
* Joe will coordinate the Oratorical and Music scholarship contests at both Thomas and Schroeder.
*Chuck raised the question about the use of our Website.  He said he would be willing to manage it if we would make greater use of it.  This resulted in a lengthy discussion as to why it isn’t used more and ways to increase its usage.  Concerns were expressed about the difficulty of getting to various sections of the site and that the site was not user friendly.  It was suggested that the whole club needs a program on how to navigate the site and those putting information on the site need training on how to use the new format.  It was further suggested the biographical information should be added to each members profile and that these profiles should be kept up to date.  It was observed ested that with new and younger members we need to make more use of electronic communications. Smart phones, Facebook and Twitter are not the future they are the present. Chuck agreed to take on the responsibility of Website Manager and will try to incorporate some of the suggestions.
 
Why did Robyn and Kathy wear cowboy straw hats to the meeting?  I say tomato, the say tamato, I say Rotary and they say Rodeo.  It seems that when Robyn & Kathy were in NYC, spending their Rotary winnings, they both misspoke saying “rodeo” when they were referring to Rotary.  Tonight they were really wearing Rotary/Rodeo hats.
 
Herb thanked those who helped with the recent Adopt-And-Highway pickup and said the next one will be in September after school starts.
A quandary-too many Happy Dollars, my slow note taking skills, other people talking are my excuses for not recording all of the Happy Dollar donations.  The quandary-should I publish those I have readable notes on and possibly offend those who I missed or not report any Happy Dollars?  With apologies to those I missed or misquoted here is what I have.  Happy Dollars from Kathy-PGA and Buffalo Bills in town, Bob-just happy, Ange-granddaughter is getting married, Jim Isaac-record month for Isaac, cash register just kept ringing, Chuck-Shirley being here, Dolly-?, Maury-visit to Cape May, Joe-anniversary and Tiger not liking Oak Hill Greens, Brian-for the chocolate syrup and being able to repair broken teeth for a former patient who drove up from Long Island for the appointment, Rich-getting rid  beans and squash.
 
20 week 50/50 winners #83, #15, #30.
 
50/50 drawing-Ange drew the 7 of diamonds.  6 more numbers were then drawn and each winner got green beans or squash from Rick’s garden.  Thanks Rick, the beans were delicious.
 
Up Coming Events:
Thursday, August 8-District Governor Ellen Hughes official visit. Guest Night
Thursday, August 15-Club Assembly
Thursday, August 22-Camp Haccamo Senior Ball, 5 P.M. at Rochester Sunshine Camp
      (Takes place of regular meeting)
 
Thought of the Week
Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much” Robert Greenleaf
 
My apologies to John (another one of my senior moments), the thought of the week that Bob read was for 7/25 not 8/1.  The two weeks were in reverse order on the website and I erroneously indentified the wrong quote.
 
See you next week.
Ross
 
                                                Meet our new District Governor
   Ellen and Jim Hughes
 
Ellen and her husband Jim are both members of the Waterloo Rotary Club.  Ellen he has been a Rotarian for 18 years and has served as President of her club on two occasions.  She he has been active in the Youth Exchange Program on both the district and club level.  She has an adult daughter, son and step-daughter.  She is the grandparent of an “adorable little girl” and expects and second grandchild this month
 
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Thought of the week 8/1/2013 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 7/25/2013 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 7/18/2013 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
 
"When I have been to Canada, I have never heard a Canadian refer to an American as a "foreigner". He( she) is just called an American. And in the same way, in the United States, A Canadian is not a " foreigner" they are "Canadians." This simple destinction illustrates to me better than anything else the relationship between the two countries" Franklin Roosevelt 1936
Thought of the week 7/11/2013 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week June 27, 2013 Ross Willink 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
 
Webster Rotary Club Newsletter
"The Spoke"
Meeting of June 20th, 2013
 
Members present:
P-e Rich, John Schuler, Dolly, Ange, Billy R., Don P., Jerry, Bob G., Ross, Robyn, Kathy D., newest member Brian Winslow, Donna, Herb, and, yours truly, DZ.
 
Guests:
Norie Willink & lil Campisi
 
Please take notice!!!
This Thursday, June 27th, will be our annual changeover dinner to welcome new slate of officers for 2013-2014 Rotary year. It will be a GUEST NIGHT, usual 6:30 PM starting time at Streppa's.
We will also award two scholarships to Webster Thomas/ Webster Schroeder Interact students. Editor's note: This is always a great moment as we have a first-hand chance to meet some of the great students in our school system and learn about their future plans.
We will also bestow Paul Harris awards to two worthy recipients. Always a mystery and always well-deserved.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Ross & Norie celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 19th. Congratulations and many happy returns.
Maury & Sharon celebrated their anniversary on the 22nd and, in addition, it was Maury's birthday.
Yours truly and Joan Fyfe will celebrate birthdays on the 26th. By the way, did you see Joan's name in the "D&C" on Sunday in that article about the long-closed safe that is to be opened this week that relates to Susan B. Anthony. Joan had a part in the project.
 
The big 50/50 drawing was won by Jerry who drew the two of clubs so the pot is now up to $266.
 
Numerous Happy Dollars were contributed for a wide spectrum of events which each week greatly enhance our ability to continue our projects so please continue to "don't worry, be happy."
 
Dolly reported that the PGA in August needs volunteers in virtually all categories. The Sunshine Camp is a benefactor of the event so it's worth the time investment.
 
Dolly also reported that the Classic/Antique Truck & Car meet will be held at the Damascus temple on July 14th, benefit of Camp Haccamo.
 
The annual Hike for Haccamo will be held on October 12th.
 
Our program for the evening was presented by Kathy Doerner, one of our newer members and a privilege to have as a Webster Rotarian.
Kathy's subject was "Cancer, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow."
Kathy graduated from Niagara University and the very next day began her career as a cancer nurse at Roswell in Buffalo. She wanted to be a nurse from age two (yes, age two) and never looked back. She thought she wanted the challenge of the Emergency Department but by chance started at Roswell where she found her life passion and has subsequently lived it for 33 years, primarily at Rochester General.
Back in the day, when you heard of someone being admitted to Roswell it was akin to a last futile attempt to cure the patient, usually unsuccessfully. Today Roswell is a sprawling campus of research labs and is administering treatments to live with many forms of cancer if not totally cure them.
Kathy's major career venue has been Rochester General. She emphasized early detection, early detection, early detection. In men the most prevalent cancers are prostate, lung and colon. In women breast, lung and colon are most prevalent. All can be detected early but you MUST be your own advocate and get checked out at regular intervals, especially as we grow older. The hierarchy of treatment is surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and several others that require extensive description.
Kathy spoke of the joy of watching a cancer patient check out of the RGH treatment program knowing she would never see the patient again because they were completely cured. There have been so many breakthroughs in early cancer detection/treatment that people routinely live long lives with cancer and in many instances pass away from something other than the cancer itself. 
At the conclusion of her presentation Kathy held two fingers together, almost touching. She said we are just that far away from finding a cure from that horrid disease and we all hope we will live to see it.
Kathy's enthusiasm for her chosen career was inspiring, to say the least. I am sure we all share the same opinion that we are honored and privileged that she chose to join our Webster Rotary family. Thanks, Kathy. 
 
Please remember to bring in items to send to the troops. We have 28 hungry guys to take dare of.
 
Thought of the Week
A penny saved is a government oversight.
Regards,
DZ
 
 
Webster Rotary Spoke 6/20/2013 Dennis Zink 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Thought of the week 6/20/2013 Ross Willink 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
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WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of June 13, 2013
 
Webster Rotarians Present: Ange, Rick, Kathy, Herb, Bob, Maury, Dolly, Jerry, Chuck, Don, Bill, John, Robyn, Brian, Dennis, Ross
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Jim Isaac (Rochester), Karen Collins, Shirley Isaac, Sharon Kildal, Norie Willink, Tim McDonnell (Speaker)
 
President Chuck with a ringing of the bell convened the meeting.
Kathy-Salute to our flag, Me-prayer, Bill-song “Smile”, Bob-Menu
 
When called to give Rotarian’s birthdays and anniversaries Dennis must have been tired of saying “nothing to report wait until next week” because he searched the Internet and reported such birthdays as Barbara and George Bush and Hopalong Cassidy.
 
Announcements and reports
President Chuck reported that we were close to 100% in contributions to the Rotary Foundation only 3 members have not made a contribution.  There are 2 more weeks to make a contribution during this fiscal year.
 
Rich reported that there are still 102 tickets out for the 20 week 50/50 raffle.  He would like to start the draw in July so all monies should be in by July 1.
 
He also reported that the good news is that the Webster based 401 Army Reserve Unit will not be deployed to Afghanistan.  The bad news is that we will have to adopt and different troop.
 
I reported that Norie and I had visited Roger and Freida Tellier and Freida gave us this note to read to the club.  “Thank Rotarians for rides, muffins and salads, flowers and cards, homemade applesauce, home haircut, meals for Freida (found in the refrigerator), good wishes, 1 perfect rose on doorstep, you know who you are, thanks!!!”
 
50/50 My number was called and I drew an ace but unfortunately it was the ace of diamonds.
 
Happy Dollars: Kathy-happy to be here among happy people, Robyn $10 for a great day at the LPGA and her upcoming golf tournament, Herb-Red Sox’s took 2 out of 3 and Robyn’s tournament, Jim Isaac-just being here, Ange-ditto Jim, Bill-Granddaughter and sister’s OK after car accidents, Maury-LPGA thanks to Bob, and speaker, Dolly-Son’s back operation, Dennis-rain moving on, Brian-1st regular meeting and daughter getting tenure at East Irondequoit, Me-granddaughter Gretchen 2nd in Mid-Atlantic Crossfit games and for visit to the Telliers.
 
Speaker: Our speaker was Tim McDonnell, a former junior high science teacher in Victor and currently an instructor at MCC and in the Osher program at RIT.  Osher is a program for people over 50 who are interested in lifelong learning.  Tim talk was about the importance of Geography in Modern America or “Why geography matters”.  He started his presentation by illustrating how ignorant many Americans are when it comes to knowledge about geography, including the ability to read a map. He then proceeded by demonstrating the importance of geography in many aspects of our lives.  For example, the topography of the land around the nuclear plant in Japan lead to the safety features of that plant being underwater thus causing the nuclear disaster.  Another example is that the Mohawk River separates the Adirondack Mountains from the Catskill, making it possible for NY State to build the Erie Canal and become thus the Empire State and opening up the westward expansion of the United States. Pennsylvania’s canal system was not successful because they have no gap in their mountains.  While we all may be aware that part of the city of New Orleans is below sea level, probably few were aware that New Orleans is closer to the Gulf of Mexico than it used to be.  This resulted from damming the Mississippi so that the Mississippi delta is smaller than before.  This makes it more difficult to protect New Orleans from future hurricanes.  Centers of population are very much controlled by the geography of the area.  Most large centers of population are located near bodies of water.  In NY State the major cities are along the Erie Canal, the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Tim also talked about the changing demographics of the world, the aging population, the effect of wars and disease on the population growth and the predicted age distribution in various countries.  Russia  has a very low birthrate leading to an aging population while Mali has and very high birthrate leading to a young population.
Tim’s presentation was interesting and informative with outstanding visuals.  Thanks Tim
 
President Chuck reminded us that June 27th is the Change Over Meeting with the presentation of the Interact Scholarship and Paul Harris Awards.  A count of those planning to attend is needed.
 
Next week Kathy Doerner will speak on “Cancer-yesterday-today-tomorrow”
 
Thought of the week
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it”  John Steinbeck
Until next week
Ross
Webster Rotary Spoke 6/13/2013 Ross Willink 2013-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meeting of June 13, 2013
 
Webster Rotarians Present: Ange, Rick, Kathy, Herb, Bob, Maury, Dolly, Jerry, Chuck, Don, Bill, John, Robyn, Brian, Dennis, Ross
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Jim Isaac (Rochester), Karen Collins, Shirley Isaac, Sharon Kildal, Norie Willink, Tim McDonnell (Speaker)
 
President Chuck with a ringing of the bell convened the meeting.
Kathy-Salute to our flag, Me-prayer, Bill-song “Smile”, Bob-Menu
 
When called to give Rotarian’s birthdays and anniversaries Dennis must have been tired of saying “nothing to report wait until next week” because he searched the Internet and reported such birthdays as Barbara and George Bush and Hopalong Cassidy.
 
Announcements and reports
President Chuck reported that we were close to 100% in contributions to the Rotary Foundation only 3 members have not made a contribution.  There are 2 more weeks to make a contribution during this fiscal year.
 
Rich reported that there are still 102 tickets out for the 20 week 50/50 raffle.  He would like to start the draw in July so all monies should be in by July 1.
 
He also reported that the good news is that the Webster based 401 Army Reserve Unit will not be deployed to Afghanistan.  The bad news is that we will have to adopt and different troop.
 
I reported that Norie and I had visited Roger and Freida Tellier and Freida gave us this note to read to the club.  “Thank Rotarians for rides, muffins and salads, flowers and cards, homemade applesauce, home haircut, meals for Freida (found in the refrigerator), good wishes, 1 perfect rose on doorstep, you know who you are, thanks!!!”
 
50/50 My number was called and I drew an ace but unfortunately it was the ace of diamonds.
 
Happy Dollars: Kathy-happy to be here among happy people, Robyn $10 for a great day at the LPGA and her upcoming golf tournament, Herb-Red Sox’s took 2 out of 3 and Robyn’s tournament, Jim Isaac-just being here, Ange-ditto Jim, Bill-Granddaughter and sister’s OK after car accidents, Maury-LPGA thanks to Bob, and speaker, Dolly-Son’s back operation, Dennis-rain moving on, Brian-1st regular meeting and daughter getting tenure at East Irondequoit, Me-granddaughter Gretchen 2nd in Mid-Atlantic Crossfit games and for visit to the Telliers.
 
Speaker: Our speaker was Tim McDonnell, a former junior high science teacher in Victor and currently an instructor at MCC and in the Osher program at RIT.  Osher is a program for people over 50 who are interested in lifelong learning.  Tim talk was about the importance of Geography in Modern America or “Why geography matters”.  He started his presentation by illustrating how ignorant many Americans are when it comes to knowledge about geography, including the ability to read a map. He then proceeded by demonstrating the importance of geography in many aspects of our lives.  For example, the topography of the land around the nuclear plant in Japan lead to the safety features of that plant being underwater thus causing the nuclear disaster.  Another example is that the Mohawk River separates the Adirondack Mountains from the Catskill, making it possible for NY State to build the Erie Canal and become thus the Empire State and opening up the westward expansion of the United States. Pennsylvania’s canal system was not successful because they have no gap in their mountains.  While we all may be aware that part of the city of New Orleans is below sea level, probably few were aware that New Orleans is closer to the Gulf of Mexico than it used to be.  This resulted from damming the Mississippi so that the Mississippi delta is smaller than before.  This makes it more difficult to protect New Orleans from future hurricanes.  Centers of population are very much controlled by the geography of the area.  Most large centers of population are located near bodies of water.  In NY State the major cities are along the Erie Canal, the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Tim also talked about the changing demographics of the world, the aging population, the effect of wars and disease on the population growth and the predicted age distribution in various countries.  Russia  has a very low birthrate leading to an aging population while Mali has and very high birthrate leading to a young population.
Tim’s presentation was interesting and informative with outstanding visuals.  Thanks Tim
 
President Chuck reminded us that June 27th is the Change Over Meeting with the presentation of the Interact Scholarship and Paul Harris Awards.  A count of those planning to attend is needed.
 
Next week Kathy Doerner will speak on “Cancer-yesterday-today-tomorrow”
 
Thought of the week
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it”  John Steinbeck
Until next week
Ross
Webster Rotary Spoke 6/13/2013 Ross Willink 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night  is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." John Steinbeck (Thanks to Bill Ruoff)
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Webster Rotary Spoke June 6, 2013 Bill Ruoff 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Ross Willink on May 27, 2013
" The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops-no, but the kind of man the country turns out." Emerson
Thought of the week May27,2013 Ross Willink 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
 
WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE
The official voice of Webster Rotary
Meetings of May 16 & May 23, 2013
 
The May 16th meeting was held at the Webster Thomas High School in conjunction with the Thomas Interact Club’s Induction Ceremony.
Webster Rotarians present: Rich, Herb, Dolly, Jim, Chuck, Don, Robyn, Ross
Guest: Karen Collins, plus Interact students and their parents
 
Kimberly Rugg, Rotary Interact Advisor welcomed everyone to the meeting.  The Thomas Interact officers reported on the clubs activities, which included more than 20 organizations that receive services from the club members.  108 students were inducted into the club, 25 whom were recognized with Distinguished Service Awards for 20+ hours of service.  President Chuck was the keynote speaker and gave and very appropriate talk about Rotary International and urged the Interact members to continue their volunteer activities in the community and college.  He encouraged them to join the Rotoract Club in college and if there wasn’t and Rotoract club to start one.  He congratulated all of the students for modeling the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”
.  After the meeting the members of Webster Rotary served refreshments.
 
Thought of the week:  “Spring is natures way of saying “Let’s Party
                                                Robin Williams
 
Meeting of May 23
Webster Rotarians Present: Ange, Rich, Kathy Doerner, Father Paul, Herb, Bob, Donna, Maury, Dolly, Jerry, Chuck, Don, Joe, Robyn, Dennis, Ross
Guests: Speaker-Major General Robert Mixon.
President Chuck lead us in the pledge to our flag, Father Paul delivered the prayer and Bob read the menu
 
REPORTS
President Chuck reported that John had informed him that Roger had been admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital.  The doctors haven’t decided on the appropriate treatment.  Although Roger  requests no guests, prayers and cards are certainly appropriate.
 
Rich had an E-mail from the troops reporting that they were doing fine and had no injuries.  They are looking forward to returning to Fort Drum in September.  If this holds true, the will probably have their welcome home celebration in October.
 Rich also reported that 34 of the 200 tickets for the 20 week 50/50 have been sold.  He distributed the rest to each member to buy or sell.  That works out to 8-9 tickets each.  Money for all tickets is due by July 1.
President Chuck received and communication from an Oklahoma Rotary Club informing all Rotary clubs that they were setting up and Hurricane Relief Fund, and clubs and individuals can make contributions to:
                        Oklahoma Rotary
                        Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
                        P.O. Box 13800
                        Oklahoma City, Ok. 73113-3800
 
Robyn announced that she had bags that would become luminaries for the “Relay for Life” on June 1.  The bags can be decorated with photos, poems, drawings, etc. and the person’s name and brought to next weeks meeting or to Robyn’s shop.  Donation per luminary is $5.
Herb had programs from the Charities Dinner and he suggested that anyone who had sold an ad should give a program to the person to show what the ad looked like.  He also reported that the first highway pickup was successful although there were only 2 Interact
Members and 3 Rotarians.  Thanks to those who showed up.
Adele had won $500 at the Reverse Raffle which she donated to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Dollars: Ange-Roger and a new vehicle, Rich-Roger, Kathy-Memorial Day, Father Paul,- Roger and victims of  the hurricane, Herb-Roger and granddaughters 2 lacrosse goals, Bob-Roger and hurricane, Donna-just happy, Maury-Speaker, Dolly-Roger and daughters adoption of 3 children he has been finalized, Chuck-11 year old grandson Minnesota State Wrestling Champion, Joe-daughter, Robyn-just happy, Dennis-2 weeks in Mexico and Roger, Ross-Roger
 
50/50 Dolly won the chance to draw and came up short with the 3 of diamonds
 
Speaker:
Our speaker was Major General (Retired) Robert Mixon.  Jerry introduced the general and told of his impressive record of 33 years in the U.S. Army.  His last assignment was as Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado.  He also served ad Deputy Executive Assistant to General Colin Powell.  He is currently Executive Vice President of the CDS Monarch. (The General he has two sons in the army-both lieutenants.  One is currently deployed and the other is scheduled for deployment)
 
The General spoke to us about the Warrior Salute Program “that helps veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury regain their lives and dreams.”
This is and unique, one of and kind, program and its home office is right here in Webster at the CDS Monarch facility 860 Hard Road.
The Warrior Salute Program provides “quality clinical and rehabilitation therapies, employment opportunities, and temporary housing.”  They have the Nucor house in Penfield for temporary housing of their clients.  To illustrate the need for such and program, General Mixon said that on any given night there are 50,000 veterans who are homeless, sleeping under bridges, in doorways or other outdoor areas.  The program cost $500,000 per year or approximately $25,000 per veteran.  The program gets no government support and depends upon individual contributions and company partners.  They also make a high quality seasonings which they sell.
Two unique aspects of the program are that they continue on-going contact and support when and veteran he has completed the 6 months program and they also provide support for the veteran’s family.  The General said that we should be proud of what Webster is doing and invited us to visit the Hard Road facility and to serve as volunteers in the program.
He closed by reminding us that 3 P.M. Monday (Memorial Day) is the official time to pause and honor all those men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country.  Thank You, General for and very interesting presentation about and much needed service for our veterans.
 
Upcoming Programs
Tuesday, May 28th, 7 P.M. Schroeder Interact Induction Ceremony, Schroeder High School Auditorium.
Thursday, May 30th 6:30 P.M. Speaker Carolyn Adriaansen, “Have Outhouse will travel
Guest night
Thursday, June 6th 4 P.M. Don Killian, Tour of Channel 8 , 201 Humboldt Street, followed by Club Assembly at Streppa’s Club Assembly-Guest Night
Thursday, June 13th-Speaker-Tim McDonnell-osher, “Geography”-Guest Night
Thursday, June 20th-speaker Kathy Doerner “Cancer-Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” Guest night
Thursday, June 27th 6:30 Change Over Dinner-Paul Harris Awards
 
Thought of the Week
Memorial Day is one of the most significant and beautiful occasions of the year.  It shows the sentiment of the people toward those who gave their lives for and good cause and it teaches and lesson in patriotism which is without parallel.”  Rev. C.E. Allison
 
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"Donot go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"It is a mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it ." Aristotle
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"Millions long for immortality who know not what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." Susan Ertz
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" God gives everyone a worm,but he doesn't put it in to their mouth." Swedish proverb
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God expects from men....that their Easter devotions would in some way measure up to their Easter dress." Robert South
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"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity" John F. Kennedy

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Posted by Ross Willink on Mar 20, 2013
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another, the difference betwen them is sometimes as great as a month." Henry Van Dyke
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Posted by Ross Willink on Mar 10, 2013
"May the roof above us never fall in, and the friends beneath it never fall out"  Irish saying.
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Posted by Ross Willink on Mar 04, 2013
"You can't buy happiness but you can buy a book and that's kind of the same thing" Author unknown . March is Rotary Literacy month
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Posted by Ross Willink on Feb 24, 2013
"If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome" Anne Bradstreet
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Posted by Ross Willink on Feb 17, 2013
"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles ,the character of an honest man" George Washington
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"Think of how stupid the average person is and realize that half of them are stupider than that." George Carlin
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Posted by Ross Willink on Jan 28, 2013
"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle moment."   John Boswell
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Posted by Ross Willink on Jan 20, 2013
"Darkness con not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate ; only love can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.
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Posted by Ross Willink on Jan 13, 2013
"Our scientific power has out run our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men"  Martin Luther King Jr.
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"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings all the snow in Alaska wont make it a White Christmas" Bing Crosby 

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"With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounding determination of the American people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us god."  FDR in his speech to Congress 12/8/1941

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The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".

 

 -- Ronald Reagan 

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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.  - Franklin P. Adams
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WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE

The official voice of Webster Rotary

Meeting of 1/10/2013

 

WHITE ELEPHANT PROGRAM DRAWS NEAR RECORD CROWD

 

21 Webster Rotarians and guests attended the second meeting of the New Year to see what re-gifted treasures they could take home.  Those in attendance were Webster Rotarians: Terry, Kathy, Joan, Herb, Bob, Donna, Dolly, Jerry, Chuck, Bill, Robyn, Dennis and Ross

Guests: Jim Isaac (Rochester club), Kenn Van Dieren (Irondequoit club and ADG), Mary Gauch, Lynne Goldstein, Shirley Isaac, St. Henry Kujawa, Carol Mertz and Norie Willink

 

Pledge                                      Prayer                          Menu

Lynn Goldstein             Ross                             Bob

 

Happy Anniversary to Helen and Bill Ruoff (1/15) and Happy Birthday to Donna (1/19)

 

President Chuck reported on 2 actions by the Executive Committee:

  1. The Rotary Interact Scholarship will be re-named after Mike Chiapperini and Thomasz Kaczowka (Pending Family Approval)
  2. Paul Harris Awards will be given to Police Officers Sgt. Kevin Hall and Mark Reed

50/50    $517 in the pot with 9 cards still in the deck.  Kathy won the right to draw the Queen of Clubs.

 

Chuck reminded Rotarians that if they haven’t donated $20 for the 1st Responders, they should give the money to Treasurer Jerry.  The 5 rooms cost $363 any excessive will be donated to the West Webster Firemen’s Fund.  Participation has been excellent.

 

Terry reported that Karen Collins is recovering well after her knee surgery.  Starting Friday she will be rehabbing at the Maplewood Nursing Home.

 

Nurse Kathy reminded us that it’s not too late to get a flu shot.  This year it is especially important to have one.

 

ROBYN and Herb reported on the proposed changes in the Charities Dinner.  It will still be at the Knights of Columbus with a promised change in number and ability of the bartenders and a change in the caterer.  There will be a printed program with facts about Webster Rotary and advertisement from local businesses and  a raffle for baskets ..  Each member is to solicit at least 2 ads ($25 and a business card) and 2 donations for the baskets.  The cost of the tickets remain $100 but the cost for just the meal and open bar is $35.  The event will be held on May 10th and tickets will be available in a couple of weeks.

 

White Elephants:

According to The Random House Dictionary, a white elephant is “a possession unwanted by the owner but difficult to dispose of” or to paraphrase  Dennis “to foist off holiday gifts of no useful purpose to someone else.” 

This year’s white elephants ran the gamut from gray elephants (did you really mean to give that away)-golf lessons at Ravenwood, tool sets, a new cookbook, to white elephants (it’s ok but you can have it)-rocket alarm clock, electric jar opener, fruit cake, Webster Museum mug with candy kisses to Albino elephants (really bizarre stuff) musical instrument of wood and small cymbals from Italy, a really ugly lamp and a Chia Pet of an ex-presidential candidate.

Very Little stealing of others treasured gifts, either we’ve mended our thievery ways or no one valued the selected items.  The golf lessons were stolen the maximum times (3) and by a clever in family steal the gift ended up in the Kujawa family.  The only other steal was the cookbook.  Many laughs but I heard a number of people say “This is coming back next year!”

Thought of the weekTo shorten winter, borrow some money that is due in spring” W.J. Vogel

 

You can now follow District 7120 activities on Facebook.  www.facebook.com/Rotary District 7120.

Upcoming Speakers

Thursday, January 24-Greg Goater “American Trivia and Factoids”

Thursday, February 21, Ashley Steeves “Camp Haccamo

Peace Through Service

Ross

 

                                 

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Webster Rotary Club
Newsletter
"The Spoke"
Meeting of November 29th, 2012
 
Members present:
President Chuck, Jerry, Bob G., Roger, Maury, Terry, Robyn, Donna, Billy, Dolly, Don P., Herb, and, yours truly, DZ.
 
Honored Guests:
Jim & Shirley Isaac
 
It gets busy this time of year so here's the Webster Rotary lineup for the next several weeks.
Dec. 6th, Jim Lockwood will speak on St Nicholas and it is a guest night.
Dec. 13th, Peter Mills, guitarist will play "Sounds of the Season." It is a guest night also.
Dec. 20th, RPO Holiday Gala Concert, Kodak Hall at the Eastman theater, no regular meeting at Streppa's
Dec. 27th, Club Assembly, Streppa's
Jan. 3rd, Club Assembly, Streppa's
Jan. 10th, White Elephant auction, you remember this event. It allows you to re-gift a Christmas present and have a lot of fun trading it for something else you may like to have.
 
    Maury has been doing a great job lining up programs and many more are sure to follow.
 
Small 50/50 raffle winners
Joan Fyfe $25
Dawn Tellier $15
Maury Kildal $10
 
The district-wide Strive for $5 on behalf of the Rotary Foundation appears to have been successful with excellent participation by our club. Good job!
 
Terry mentioned that the RCSN has been officially disbanded and she will soon be looking for additional assignments.
 
Herb again reviewed with us methods of attracting prospective members and we were asked to give more attention to this vital effort to sustain our club.
 
Robyn provided additional information regarding a new venue for our annual charities dinner. A final decision is anticipated right after the first of the year so that we can order the tickets and begin our sales effort.
 
The annual Kids' Christmas party is Friday, December 14th. Interact students will assist with setup but additional help is needed. Please see Roger for an assignment. Rich sent out invitations and has received some replies thus far.
 
Rich identified a platoon in Afghanistan and has sent two boxes thus far. More will follow. We'll receive a full report when he returns to our ranks.
 
We also have an opportunity coming up next week to go to Fort Drum to met a new platoon about to be deployed. We'll hear more about this on Thursday, Dec 6th.
 
Various happy dollars were contributed for a variety of reasons but one in particular stands out. Donna won in the recent multi (and I mean multi!) Powerball lottery. She generously donated the entire proceeds to the club. Thanks, Donna.
 
We were visited by Sue Hebner of the Springfield, Ohio Rotary club. Sue is in Webster looking after her mother after surgery at URMC. Sue gave us a brief history of her club. It is the 98th Rotary club chartered by Rotary International in 1914. Current membership is at 200+ members with 25% female representation. Their first female member was inducted in 1988.
Sue is originally from Webster and Bill and Dolly took a walk down memory lane with her as they had so much in common regarding people and places in bygone days.
We were delighted by having Sue join our ranks for the evening and look forward to her making up a meeting again at our club.
 
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley.
 
Best Rotary regards,
DZ
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WEBSTER ROTARY SPOKE

Meeting of 8/9/2012

 

DISTRICT GOVENOR GAVEN HURLEY VISITS WEBSTER ROTARY

Large turnout for Govenor’s visit

Webster Rotarians Present: Ange, Rich, Terry, Joan, Herb, Bob, Donna, Maury, Jerry, Jim, Chuck, Don, Bill, John, Roger, Dennis, Ross.  Missing: Adele, Cathy, Dolly, Robyn.

Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  Gavin Hurley, D.G. (Pittsford), Jim Isaac (Rochester), Lil Campisi, Karen Collins, Mary Gauch, Shirley Isaac, Terry Schuler, Freida Tellier, Norie Willink, Judy Zink, Mary Hurley, John Bates, Father Paul

 

Herb lead us in the pledge to our flag, I offered and prayer and songmeister Bill lead us in “When Irish Eyes are Smiling

 

Announcements:

Secretary Dennis reported that Kathy Byers has a birthday on August 11.  Happy Birthday Kathy-we miss you!!

President Chuck announced that:

* John Schuler has accepted the position of Vice President-Congratulations John or should I say congratulations Webster Rotary.

 *On Saturday, August 18 it will be Rotary’s night at the Red Wings baseball game.  Money raised will be donated for Rotary’s Literacy Program.

*The district will rebate $10 per member to the clubs.  The monies come from excessive revenues and prudent fiscal management.

*The PenWeb Club is sponsoring and “Books for the World” project and is seeking funds for shipping.  They are looking for $155 to ship each pallet.

* The Rotary Leadership Conference is scheduled for November 3rd.  We normally send 4-5 members.  The club pays the costs.  Gov. Gavin said that “people who attend this conference stay with Rotary”

 

1st week drawing of our 50/50 20 week raffle: $25 Beth Bartell, $15 Meggy Hurley, $10 Lynne Goldstein.

Governor’s message:

 Prior to introducing the Governor, President Chuck had all the Webster Rotarians recess to the hall and don green T-shirts with Hurley printed on the front.  We the marched, clapping back into the meeting room.  President Chuck introduced District Governor Gavin ending the introduction with a quote from Mary Poppins “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”  Gavin had counseled the president that they should have fun at their meetings.

Gavin has been and Rotarian since 1982 when he joined the Morristown, N.J. Rotary Club.  He has not only been very active at the local level, President of Pittsford 2001-2001, but he was team leader for a group study exchange to Finland.  His wife, Kathy, is Professor of Harp at the Eastman School of Music.  Both are multiple Paul Harris recipients.

Gavin started his message by talking about our yearly theme “Peace through Service” and gave us some interesting insight about our Rotary International President Sakuji Tamaka.  “Service is what we do, Peace is what we desire.” Gavin recognized the veterans in our club, thanking them for their service.  We fight wars to defend our freedom or to provide freedom for others.  Americans have an interpeace not found in many other countries. Others cannot believe that there are poor people in America,

how can there be poverty when we have pure water, plenty of food, cars, cell phones, education, etc.

R.I. President Tanaka, unlike most past presidents who came from wealth, was dirt poor, in fact he was a dirt farmer until a teacher recognized his potential and made it possible for him to get an education.  Tanaka regrets that he didn’t get an opportunity to thank that teacher, he regrets that he hasn’t said thank you enough.  He will be speaking in Rochester on November 4th

Governor Gavin promises that it will be an “interesting year” not necessarily and good year but an interesting one.  As and result of the “Future Visions” programs there will be some interesting changes.  For example, next year matching grants must be $30,000 or more.  Clubs will probably work together on these grants.  From now on the district will get back 50% of all monies donated to the annual fund. 

Future changes will also be made in membership and attendance.  Only thing for sure is that we will be required to pay dues to Rotary International.

To increase membership we should focus on “What is Rotary and what does it mean to me?  Share our enthusiasm about Rotary with prospective members.  We are more that 1,200,000 members.  In addition we have family members, Interact, those who support our charities and others.  You (we) make a difference everyday, locally and throughout the world.

 

We thanked Gavin for an interesting and inspiring message delivered with his sly Irish humor.  He presented Chuck with a book-a large book-about Paul Harris and Rotary.  He in return got a green Hurley T-shirt.

 

Happy Dollars

Jim-Gavin was president of the Pittsford when Jim was president of Webster, both wives are harpists(let Jim explain that to Lori), Bob-to make Jim stop talking, Father Paul enjoying being with the club, Roger-wife and neighbor John attending, Dennis-Jim isn’t around much but still has the BS, Maury-grandson spent 2 weeks in Japan, Bill-District

Governor, Terry-Gov. visit, Herb-Gov, visit, good golf M & W and Women’s soccer Gold (go USA), Ange-Red Sox, Joan, Gov. me-Gov., Donna USA Gold in Soccer, John Gavin being here, Gavin-because we really like each other, Rich-Gov visit and Lori Lytle putting up with Jim.

 

Thought of the Week:

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people do not want responsibility.  Sigmund Freud.

 

50/50-Shirley drew the queen of hearts

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Peace through Service

      Ross

 

                                     

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