Posted by Joe Caruso on Nov 22, 2019
Read President Joe's weekly newsletter on current Rotary Club of Utica happenings and how Rotarians Share Rotary!
image  November 18, 2019
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
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!
Welcome, newest Rotary Club
of Utica member, Marie Masca (left) introduced to our club by Rotarian Kris Teodorakos.
Last Friday was our fall Hope House Day.  Rotarians Dave Jones, Catherine MacEnroe and Tina Pavlot prepared a delicious pork loin dinner, which Rotarians Jennifer DePasquale, PP Dave Bagley,  Bob Dellecese, Joann Longo, and President Joe Caruso lovingly served.
imageMember Mixer! Thursday, November 21st (5:30-7:30) at the beautiful Shade Bar & Grill of the Delta Hotel (formerly the Radisson), 200 Genesee Street in downtown Utica. Invite that special someone who can benefit from Rotary and help us carry out our good works.
Looking for a Few Good Rotarians  New to Rotary and looking for an avenue to service? Been with Rotary awhile but want to re-engage? Have we got opportunities for you! Looking for committee chairs or committee persons for the following: 1) Urban Affairs Committee; 2) Weekly Program Committee; Weekly Set-Up Committee; 3) Outstanding Educators Committee. Contact Joe at
imageLAST WEEK, our speaker at the Yahnundasis will be Kelly Blazosky, president of Oneida County Tourism, who will bring us up to date on the state of our county’s tourism affairs.   THIS WEEK, our speaker will be Daniel Shumway, local author, who will speak about the history of local breweries.  (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!
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Upcoming Events: Great opportunities to invite a guest and SHARE ROTARY!
  • Thurs., Nov. 21st: Member Mixer. Delta Hotel (formerly Radisson)
  • ., Nov. 28th: Thanksgiving -no meeting – annual meal delivery (sign up 11/21)
  • ., Dec. 2nd: “Turkey Time Trivia” by NU/W Rotary, at Elks Lodge, Champlin Ave.
  • ., Dec. 5th: Our Exchange Student Felix from Germany will present.
  • Fri., Dec. 6th: 50th Annual Special Needs Christmas Party. Sign up to volunteer!
  • , Dec. 12th:  House of the Good Shepherd to perform for us!
  • , Dec. 17th: Area 2&3 Rotary Holiday Party, Aqua Vino Restaurant, 6pm-9pm
  • , Dec. 17th:   Holiday Concert at House of the Good Shepherd (RCU serves refreshments)
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
  Share Rotary!
Please look to the Rotary Club of Utica Facebook Page and/or website for a more complete recap of last week’s meeting.