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Newsletter 3/19 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Bethany
  • 4 Way Test – Shawn
  • Invocation – Tom (quotes from Val)

Bethany updated us on 3rd grade book project. Books have been ordered and we are moving forward with presentation to the 3rd grade class on March 28 from 0830-0930 at Millard Fillmore Elementary. Meet at the front office area wearing Rotary clothing if you are able to attend.

Bob Balk suggested a scholarship/award for Eagle Scouts who are graduating high school. Discussion ensued. Idea tabled until we have anyone who fits that criteria graduating.

Mike received RI convention delegate card for conference in Hamburg. Will forward on to DG Marv to represent us.

March district newsletter is out. Mike highlighted a few points…

  1. Membership is down district-wide. We are still looking to add one member to our club this year.
  2. Grant application for 19-20 has been submitted. Thanks to Wayne for spearheading paperwork!
  3. District Changing of the Guard will be Thursday, June 27 at Traditions at The Links in Syracuse. More info to come.
  4. District Assembly will be April 6 @ VVS High School. Time TBA; most likely AM to early PM. Breakfast is usually served by VVS FFA.
  5. District Celebration (aka District Conference) is coming up! If you haven’t registered, please do so ASAP. This year’s donation drive will be for foster kids in the district. Saturday night is cocktail attire or your best Roaring ’20s garb!
  6. We were mentioned in the DeWitt article about Books for the World. Thanks to DeWitt for their “muscle” on this project!

Levi and Mike will finalise this year’s grant paperwork (Historical Society preservation goods) this weekend.

We are all thinking of Bob Copley as he continues on the mend!

Flooding in the Midwest is happening – Maybe a Rotary fund drive in the future?

We recieved a patch for our donation to this year’s Rose Parade float for Rotary.

Letter from MCS about scholarships was also received. Colleen to contact school. If you wish to be on the scholarship committee this year, please contact her.

A longtime Rotary Auction patron will be downsizing soon and wanted Stuart to take a look at some of the things she has. After visiting and “shopping” he made a list of viable options for our auction in August. We thank them for thinking of us and their gracious donations!

Foundation report from Bob Balk – We are at 33% of our goal for the year. Our PolioPlus goal has been blown out of the water as we are at a whopping 3,282% of our goal!

Pat Kinney will be presenting on behalf of Hope Food Pantry at an upcoming meeting. Mike will contact her to set up a day that works for all.

Gregg did fines.

 

Newsletter 3/12 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Bethany
  • 4 Way Test – Shawn
  • Invocation – Tom (quotes from Val)

A few members brought in food and personal care items to donate to the Hope Food Pantry.  This is the only pantry in Moravia now; a $6 donation (monetary or in kind) equates to 35 lbs of meat able to be purchased.

Tom gave the club an update on Joan, and Gregg was able to attend his first meeting in a while.  Here’s to both of them feeling better!

Wayne reported that there was slight complication with the District Grant, but that it had been sorted out; missed filling out a few sections and a misunderstanding on wording.  Both, the First Aid Instructor Kit and Training and the Scholarship application, were submitted.

Mike and Levi are in the process of completing the Grant Final Report for 2018-19.

The club polio fund collection, RotoPig, is at $65, with $3300 donated in Val’s name.

The club received thanks for contributing to the Books for the World; the $115 donation contributed to purchasing multiple pallets.

There will be a Finance Committee meeting, before the regular club meeting – 3/19, at 5pm at Mike’s office.

March 23rd, Jamie (from the Betty Blue), will be participating in a Polar Plunge at Taughannock Falls (yes I had to Google how to spell Taughannock).  There is a donation jar at the Betty Blue with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill club is asking for volunteers for two FFA breakfast events; March 23-24 and March 30-31, 7am – 12pm (can do one or more for one or more hours) at VVS High School. If you can help, please email your availability to Sarah Ouellette, the VVS FFA Advisor, at souellette@vvsschools.org.

District Training is April 6th from 8am – 12pm at VVS High School.  All club officials are encouraged to attend.

April 30th meeting is cancelled – District Conference is the following weekend, May 3-5.

Newsletter 3/5 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

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Wayne informed the club that the district grants for 2019-20 have been completed.  There will be two grants submitted. The primary grant is for purchasing First Aid, CPR, AED Training equipment for Four Town Ambulance Corp and funding attendance of the instructor course for two people. The second grant submitted is to partially fund the Moravia High School Scholarship the club presents.

Bethany reported that the discussion is on going with the elementary school regarding the third grade book project.  She has another book suggested for purchase and will look at getting a list of a few others just in case.  The budget for the project is estimated to be around $600, which is about $8 per book, for 76 students.  The pending date for the presenting the books is March 28th.

Tom would like members to bring food and personal care items to the next meeting – March 12th.  The items will be boxed before the meeting and donated to the Hope Food Pantry.

A finance committee meeting will be held before the club meeting on March 19th (5pm).

There will be a Polar Plunge on March 23rd.  There is a donation jar at the Betty Blue with funds raised going to support the Special Olympics.  Jamie (from the Betty Blue) will be participating

The COLHS will be having a banquet on April 25th at the Locke Fire House.

At the Betty Blue, a Horseshoe League meeting will be held April 30th; the club meeting will be cancelled.  This is also the meeting directly before the District Conference – May 3-5 in Lake Placid.

Mike would like club members to send him suggestions for awards for club members to be presented during the District Conference.

Newsletter 2/26 – St Patrick’s

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Bethany
  • 4 Way Test – Shawn
  • Invocation – Tom

The meeting was held at St Patrick’s church hall.  Jeremy Caza was our guest.  He gave a presentation on estate planning and charitable planning.  He discussed the overall process and difference of transferring an estate while alive and after death; importance of a will, liquidation of assets, and health and financial proxies.

Bob Balk made the club aware of a death in the community and the potential to assist the family through a fundraising event in the future.

Cayuga County Office of the Aging sent a letter to the club seeking volunteers for the county Meals on Wheels program.

Bethany reported that the discussion is on going with the elementary school regarding the third grade book project.  The initial book requested is, unfortunately, no longer in print and not available.

There will be a Polar Plunge on March 23rd.  There is a donation jar at the Betty Blue with funds raised going to support the Special Olympics.

Also, at the Betty Blue, a Horseshoe League meeting will be held April 30th; the club meeting will be cancelled.  This is also the meeting directly before the District Conference – May 2-4 in Lake Placid.