Posted by Tina Pavlot on Mar 08, 2019
Here is what you missed at this week’s Rotary meeting.
Meeting Recap 03/0719       
  • Proctor students James Moore, Leah Boykin and Nicholas Garfile with their advisor Mark Mullen and Kerry Calogero
  • New York Mills students Morgan McGauley and Abbey Cooperwheat with their superintendent Joanne Shelmidine
  • Tom Scrwatka
  • Travis Rabbers
  • Rebecca McLain
  • Lisa Wilsey
Rotarians in the News
  • Jerry Kraus was pictured for his retirement party held at the Stanley
  • Rick Synek was mentioned for Feed our Vets
  • 75 years ago James Irish was in the OD for his presentation at the Rotary Club of Utica
  • Rev. Paul Drobin was mentioned in the Town Crier for this church window donation to the Oneida County History Center
  • Nick Passalacqua’s pictures of his daughter of facebook are encouraging
  • President Dave is looking for one more volunteer to help prepare a display of pictures to represent our club at the District Conference, to be held in Lake Placid, May 3rd – 5th
  • Linda Iannone volunteered to prepare the door prize for the District Conference.
  • The Recap News Committee is looking for additional members willing to help with the recap on a rotating basis. If interested, contact Michelle Brandstadt or Tina Pavlot.
  • The membership committee is meeting up for a social mixer the last Wednesday of each month. Members are encouraged to stop in, bring a guest, and enjoy one another’s company. Wednesday March 27th they will be meeting at the Beer Hub on Genesee Street in South Utica.
  • Mario Colon will have his art displayed at the Cogar Gallery at Herkimer College Friday, March 8th at 5 pm.
  • Rotaract news: Mar 21st Luke Perry will be our guest speaker. Let Maria Pavelock know any topics you would like him to discuss.
  • Rotaract news: Mar 20th Utica College Rotaract forum is taking place at the Clark Building downtown
Outstanding Educator Program news: Joe Caruso introduced NY Mills students Abbey, VP of her class and Morgan, President of her class to speak of their volunteer efforts at school. See Joe is you’d like to volunteer to help with this program.

Program: Bob Stronach introduced Brian Howard, Executive Director of the Oneida County History Center, formerly known as the Historical Society. The center is ran by 13 board members, 1 full time staff, 1 part time staff and volunteers manning the research library, exhibits and bookstore. They have been open for 143 years. They aim to preserve history and promote the culture of the greater Mohawk Valley.

Next Week’s Program: Joint program with North Utica/Whitestown club. Bob Ahlers presenting on the unique geology of the Mohawk Valley.