Posted by Joe Caruso on Sep 09, 2019
Read President Joe's weekly newsletter on current Rotary Club of Utica happenings and how Rotarians Share Rotary!
Fellow Rotarians,                                                                                                        September 9, 2019
imageLAST WEEK, we enjoyed our weekly lunchtime fellowship off-site, but on familiar ground: The Rotary Pavilion at The Utica Zoo!  And for the second week in a row, our speaker was Utica Rotarian Mark Simon, who gave a thorough and engaging presentation on the newly accredited zoo and plans for their future. Thank you, Mark!
THIS WEEK: Our program will be presented by our Club’s Rotaract Committee.  Rotarians Maria Pavelock and Dominic Passalacqua and committee will describe this this very special effort to engage the young adults of our community, and introduce our Rotaract Intern for the Fall Semester, who will be working with the Office of the Oneida County District Attorney. Thanks in advance to Past President David Bagley, who will preside at this meeting, as other obligations will take me away this Thursday. And what a great opportunity for you to bring a guest, and SHARE ROTARY! 
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Pride of Workmanship Awards (Roxanne Mutchler, Committee Chair)
Please note: The close of nominations – September 19th - is fast- approaching, so please go to and submit your choice for consideration of this most prized award!
Since 1990, The Rotary Club of Utica annually presents its signature Pride of Workmanship Awards, honoring individuals who exemplify commitment, professionalism, creativity, enthusiasm and initiative in their jobs. These individuals make a positive difference to their employers, whether it be in a business or organization; and they demonstrate an understanding of the award’s motto: “Do it once, do it well. Build a better America.”
Companies and organizations may nominate an outstanding employee by using the POW Nomination Form on the website. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 19.
The Pride of Workmanship Awards Program takes place at noon Thursday, October 17, at Yahnundasis Golf Club, New Hartford. For more information, see the pages at the end of this newsletter.
Upcoming Events:  
All great opportunities to bring a guest, and SHARE ROTARY!
  • Wed., Sept. 25: our Monthly Member Mixer will meet at Palm Springs Mini-Golf on Maynard Drive in Marcy!
  • Thurs. Oct. 17th: 28th Annual Pride of Workmanship Awards
  • Wed., Oct. 23rd: Pin Down Polio! with Area 2 and Area 3 Rotary Clubs; Vista Lanes, 550 Oriskany Blvd.
  • Wed., Oct. 30th: Monthly Member Mixer (place TBA)
  • Thurs., Nov. 21st: New Member Mixer. Delta Hotel (formerly Radisson), Utica.
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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.
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
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