Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
 
Meeting Recap 01/09/20
Visitors:
  • James and Ellen Smith
  • North Utica/Whitestown Rotary member
  • David Edelstein
Rotarians in the News: Roger Breslow
  • Operation Sunshine and Rev. Paul Drobin were mentioned in the OD
  • Nick Passalacqua is enjoying his new office in Syracuse
  • Tina Pavlot was seen on facebook observing Ukrainian Christmas
  • Feed Our Vets (Rick Synek) has found a new home at 587 Main Street in New York Mills (Fitness Mill building)
  • Heather Beebe and the women on her retreat are safe from the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Keep Puerto Rico in your thoughts.
 
Announcements:
  • Annual gala event will be held at the Delta on Friday, June 19th. If interested in helping to plan the event, please contact Stephen Turnbull and attend the next planning meeting Jan. 30th 5:30 pm at M&T Bank.
  • Rotarians will be getting together Sunday Feb 19th 2 pm on the stage for a Utica City Football Club (soccer) game. Tickets, to include food, will be available for purchase soon.
What Have You Done to make Rotary Proud:
  • Rotary District Governors have agreed to establish a central fund into which donations can be made to support the victims of the devastating bushfires in Australia. https://rawcs.org.au/?fbclid=IwAR2_O7PZF1MR2Oc8VFzr5aXAVJ3NOLB6v9rB7YsemZEB9yx-F6C3897xkE0
  • Jerry visited the Port St. Lucie Rotary in Florida. Many of their members’ roots can be traced back to CNY. They presented him with a flag and we will send one in return. President Joe presented him with the Rotarian of the month (Dec) award.
 
Program:
James and Ellen Smith presented on their trip to India when they returned home with their son Erik, our outbound 2018-2019 youth exchange student. They had some great pictures and spoke of the way of travel in India, explained some temples and the importance of their National Anthem. Their trip was mainly planned by Eric and two other exchange students who joined them on it.
 
(View the Smiths' presentation at the club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uticarotary/videos/815116995600914/)
 
 
Next week’s program: Dan Williams presents on the Daniel Barden Mudfest.