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