Posted by Joe Caruso on Nov 06, 2019
Read President Joe's weekly newsletter on current Rotary Club of Utica happenings and how Rotarians Share Rotary!
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
November 5, 2019
Fellow Rotarians, RSVP for this week’s Rotary meeting today with the link that follows below to confirm a) that you are attending; in this way, we can provide our gracious meeting hosts at the Yahnundasis with a number so that we can all limit waste of food and resources. Click Thursday Meeting Lunch RSVP today! We look forward to seeing you!
imageimageCONGRATULATIONS to Stephen Turnbull, Rotary Club of Utica’s first-named Rotarian of the Month.  In addition to chairing last month’s successful Pin Down Polio fundraiser and the Adopt-a-Highway cleanup, serving on the membership, youth exchange and public relations committees, developing an end-of-Rotary year-gala (to be announced), and serving as club vice president, in his spare time, Stephen has been active this past month in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research.  As the award reads, Stephen personifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.  Well done, Rotarian!
THIS WEEK, we’re having a Club Assembly! Come to lunch at the Yahnundasis and hear your fellow Utica Rotarians talk about the projects in store for the coming months. (Please see yellow RSVP at the top of this newsletter and reply today!). Another great opportunity to bring a guest, and SHARE ROTARY!  See you there!
LAST WEEK, we welcomed fellow Rotarian and past president of the North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club, Steve Karboski, partner in McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, who spoke to us about the importance of funeral pre-planning. Thank you, Steve, for a poignant reminder.
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Please look to the Rotary Club of Utica Facebook page and/or
       website for a more complete recap of last week’s meeting.
imageIN MEMORIAM: We mourn the passing of Marlene Brown. Marlene was a past member of our club, District Governor in 2007-08, and the founder of one of the first Rotary “e-Clubs”, which she was leading at the time of her passing. She was also a life-long educator.  Please consider donations in Marlene’s memory to Rotary International, donations can be sent to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, Il 60693 USA.
imageVeteran Appreciation Dinner & Trivia Night – Saturday, November 9: Mary Ann Hallak, chair of Utica Rotary’s veteran services committee, is graciously hosting this wonderful event at Cornerstone Community Church on Plant St./Oneida Square (Plymouth-Bethesda Church). Volunteers appreciated. See poster below for more info. What a great way to thank our Vets!
imageCycle Nation: The Rotary Club of Utica has a team in the upcoming Cycle Nation event to be held Thursday, Nov. 7th at Thrive Athletic Center (New Hartford) to raise money to fight heart disease and stroke with the American Heart Association. Utica Rotarians David Bagley, Deb Burke, Jerry Kraus, and Elizabeth Nassar will be representing our club in the 2-hour cycling event, and has a goal of raising $1,000. If you'd like to help our team reach its goal, please see or email any of the team members.
Upcoming Events: Great opportunities to invite a guest and SHARE ROTARY!
  • Thurs., Nov. 7th: Weekly Rotary Luncheon, noon, Yahnundasis. Your Fellow Utica Rotarians will be presenting on club projects in store for the coming months.
  • , Nov. 9th: Veteran Appreciation Dinner & Trivia Night, Cornerstone Community Church. Volunteers needed.
  • Fri., Nov. 15th: Hope House Dinner. Volunteers needed for meal prep and service.
  • Thurs., Nov. 21st: New Member Mixer. Delta Hotel (formerly Radisson)
  • Fri., Dec. 6th: 50th Annual Special Needs Christmas Party. Sign up to volunteer!
New Member Mixer: Have you invited your prospective member? Reach out TODAY and invite that special someone who can benefit from Rotary and help us carry out our good works. The always fun event will be Thursday, November 21st (5:30-7:30) at the beautiful, recently remodeled Delta Hotel (formerly the Radisson) in downtown Utica.
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday noon at the Yahnundasis for another inspiring and entertaining gathering of fellowship. Rotary Connects the World!
In Rotary Service,
Joe Caruso
President, 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Utica, NY USA
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