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Geneseo Rotary Club Newsletter. Birthdays. Upcoming Programs

Geneseo Rotary Club Newsletter Club 4780 of District 7120 January Marilyn Lyon PP Chris Rider Birthdays Jan. 7th Jan. 11th Stephanie Fadale Jan. 15th PP Kurt Fletcher PP Dick
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Geneseo Rotary Club Newsletter Club 4780 of District 7120 January Marilyn Lyon PP Chris Rider Birthdays Jan. 7th Jan. 11th Stephanie Fadale Jan. 15th PP Kurt Fletcher PP Dick Gallivan ************* January 28th January 29th Wedding Anniversaries PP Art Hatton Darcy Lynch Jan. 14th Jan. 17th PP Dick & Sally Gallivan Jan. 31st Upcoming Programs January 3 Sue Anderson, Penn Yan Rotary January 13* visiting DGE Gehan Siribaddana /Sri Lanka January 17 No Meeting (MLK Holiday) January 24 Literacy Volunteers Update January 31 Sal Simonetti, Chief, SUNY Geneseo Police *NOTE: This meeting is on Thursday. Contact PP Dave Parish with program suggestions. B Rotary Archive y the 1920 s, Rotary knew it could be successful in large cities, but could it be successful in smaller cities and even small towns. We know the answer because Rotary is everywhere. It is not the size of the city but rather, it is the size of the heart of club members that determines the success of a Rotary Club. Source: R.G.H.F. Rotary District 7120 Conference Rededication to Rotary April 29th May 1st Wyndham Hotel Gateway Plaza Gettysburg, PA For Conference Schedule visit: See page 10 for conference and hotel registration info. January 2011 P a g e 2 December 50/50 Drawing Winner$ 12/6 PP John Lanpher 12/20 PP Kurt Fletcher ********* The 4-Way Test Of all the things we think, say or do; 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?. Herbert J. Taylor wrote this short document for his Club Aluminum Company in It was adopted by Rotary in January Mr. Taylor was President of the Rotary Club of Chicago, ; and Rotary International, Monday, January 17th The Newsletter masthead background is a snowy Genesee Valley scene. IN MEMORIAM Paul Percy Harris April 19, January 27, 1947 January 2011 P a g e 3 District 7120 Oratorical Contest on Ethics March 26th S.U.N.Y Brockport 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Presidential Dining Room Sponsored by Rotary District 7120 and Rochester Area Colleges Food Pantry Day January 3 January is Rotary Awareness Month ROTARY ARCHIVE January, 1911 The first issue of The National Rotarian (later The Rotarian) is published. The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on January 6th. SERVICE ABOVE SELF January 2011 P a g e 4 BACK ROW: Pres. Matt Gaynor, Tim McMahon, Charles Tyo. FRONT ROW: Yacarely Mairena, Kellan Morgan Pres. Matt Gaynor, Kellan Morgan, Yacarely Mairena (Photos by Michael Johnson) Club Makes Donation for Solar Panel Project in Nicaragua n Monday, November 29th President Matt O Gaynor, Charles Tyo, Tim McMahon, SUNY Geneseo graduate Kellan Morgan and Yacarely Mairena met at the Bank of Castile to discus the work McMahon, Morgan and Yacarely are doing in Nicaragua for Fuente de Pino, a women s cooperative. Our Club will be donating $1,000 towards the purchase of five solar panels to assist their efforts. McMahon, Morgan and Mairena are helping a group of approximately twenty women who manufacture beautiful handmade pine needle baskets in a community near El Sauce, Nicaragua. Presently the baskets are being sold locally in Rochester and Buffalo. The current limitation to the number of baskets the women are able to produce is they can only be made during daylight hours: there is no electricity to light their homes after sunset. A single solar panel with batteries is capable of lighting four light bulbs so the women will no longer need to rely on smoke producing fuel which affects the health of their family members and the quality of the baskets. Charles Tyo remarked it is a low-cost improvement in a simple system that will bring artificial light into their homes which will significantly improve their lives. December Club Donation $300 to Geneseo Thunder Baseball Team The deadline for the February Newsletter is January 28th January 2011 P a g e 5 January 2011 P a g e 6 Rotarians Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army s Red Kettle Campaign December, 2010 PP Dick Gallivan. (Photo by Bob Lyon) PP Dave Parish (Photo by Mary Kay Yanik) The Red Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army s largest fundraising event. PP Kurt Fletcher and a Wal-Mart shopper. (Photo by Mary Kay Yanik) The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth, ( ) a British minister. January 2011 P a g e 7 Olga Varechtchouk, Pres. Matt Gaynor (Photo by Marilyn Lyon) Rotaract Club President Visits Club n Monday, December 20th, Olga Varechtchouk, Rotaract O Club President, visited our Club meeting. She gave an overview of some of the projects the Club participated in for the fall semester: knitting caps for chemo patients at Strong Hospital, participating in the Geneseo CARES program which assisted local senior citizens and collecting food for a needy family at Thanksgiving. She also spoke about a Spring 2011 event the Rotaract Club will participate in. The Relay for Life, which will raise money for the American Cancer Society, will be held on April 16th in Kuhl Gym. Olga is a Junior at SUNY Geneseo majoring in Biology. In the Spring 2010 semester she was named to the College s President s List. President List students carry 12 or more hours in courses and earn a semester grade point average of 4.0. Geneseo Rotary Holiday Buffet, December 13th A s guests entered the Valley Oak for the evening s cocktail hour, they were greeted by the sounds of seasonal music played by harpist Diane Leffler. The tables were festively decorated by Dorothy Welch and Pam Widmer with sprigs of holly and red ribbon. At 7:00 pm everyone sat down to enjoy hot soup and caesar salad followed by buffet entrees of sliced tender top round and roasted turkey. A cake decorated with holly and Happy Holidays was served for dessert. After dinner, President Matt Gaynor honored Scott Kamakaris by saying On behalf of the Geneseo Rotary Club, thank you for your dedication and tireless efforts at the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp. Scott has been a volunteer at the Camp for over ten years. He then presented Scott with a Mag Lite flashlight that had the Rotary logo and camp motto Here Is Love. Scott s parents, James and Joyce Kamakaris were in attendance for the presentation. President Matt Gaynor also honored PP Dick Thomas with a 40 year perfect attendance Rotary pin and an acrylic award inscribed with: PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD Presented to Donald R. Dick Thomas For 40 Years Perfect Attendance Rotary Club of Geneseo This was preceded by a PowerPoint presentation entitled A Walk Through U.S. History With A Noted Rotarian which described PP Dick s participation in historic surveying events such as the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Mason-Dixon Line Survey, etc. which was enjoyed by all. (Holiday Buffet photos by Mary Kay Yanik and Bob & Marilyn Lyon are on next page) January 2011 P a g e 8 Diane Leffler PP Sally Heitzman and Scott Ray Diane Leffler Dorothy Welch, PP Lou Lombardo and PP Art Hatton Holiday Buffet James and Joyce Kamakaris Bruce Godsave and PP Dick Gallivan Sharyn Duffy, John Brill, Bob Lyon Pres. Matt Gaynor Scott Kamakaris Margie Wallin Pres. Matt Gaynor and PP Dick Thomas January 2011 P a g e 9 Ticket Prices for the Spaghetti Dinner on March 8th are: Adults $8.00 Children (10 and under) $4.00 KEYBOARD KAMP UPDATE Geoff Clough has delivered the CD recordings made at the end of last summer s Kamp to the participant families. Currently three Kampers are receiving follow-up lessons from Geoff and three from Chrissy Dreu. (As reported in the Good Neighbor Committee Meeting Minutes 11/19/10) Thanks to Howard Stewart s handiwork, we are re-introducing the duck to the table at check-in for those folks who duck out early. $2.00 fine. May you not fall into the popular error of thinking that happiness is to be found in outdoing your neighbors. Paul Harris January 2011 P a g e 10 Thank You Letters Received During the Month of December From the Livingston County Business Education Alliance for our membership renewal. From the ARC for our sign patronage at the Ramon Rocha Walk. From the Quality Inn/Valley Oak Event Center for having our Holiday Buffet there. District 7120 Conference, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania HOTEL REGISTRATION WYNDHAM HOTEL, Gateway Plaza, Gettysburg, PA Call Hotel Directly for Room Reservation by March 15, 2011 : (717) Conference ID# - Rotary Gettysburg 2011 Double Occupancy - $ per night plus 9% occupancy tax Single Occupancy - $ per night plus 9% occupancy tax $ per cot (if desired for additional occupants) Reduced Rate Available on April 28 and May 1 (Extended stay) $99.00 per night per room plus 9% occupancy tax CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Must Register no later than March 15, 2011 Conference Registration Fee includes: Conference Materials, Breakout Sessions, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Night Dinner, Sunday Brunch and House of Friendship. (Hotel room fee is not included here ) $ per couple $ per single $ $ per child 13 and over $ per child 12 and under $ First-time Conference Attendee Discount - $25.00 per Rotarian ($ ) Saturday Afternoon Options: Choose # 1 or # 2 1. New Gettysburg Visitor s Center, Museum & Gettysburg Battlefield Tour (Space Limited) Price: $ per person - Transportation to and from Wyndham Hotel included. Number of reserved tickets: under name of $ OR 2. Eisenhower Farm Tour - Price: $7.50 per person Begins at Gettysburg Visitor s Center Number of reserved tickets: under name of $ The Golf and Bicycle Activities are Pay as You Go see website below for details. Enclosed is a Check or Money Order - Payable to Penn Yan Rotary for TOTAL $
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