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Newsletter 1 October 2019

1 October 2019

October duties
Pledge – Levi
Invocation – {Looking for a volunteer}
Four Way Test – Bethany
Fines – Shawn

Stuart, standing in for President Bob, called the meeting to order at 6.05pm.  Levi led the pledge; Stuart gave the invocation.

We welcomed MCS HS Principal Karl O’Leary, Ithaca Sunrise Rotarian Dewey Neild, Carol, Tara & Mya, Jacqlyn and YE student Aori to the meeting.

Treasurer’s report from the auction netted us $4,217.45 as well as the TBD cost of the 10-10 BBQ gift certificate.  The migrant dinner a few weeks ago cost $278.39. The Board approved a ShelterBox for Hurricane Dorian relief at their last meeting.

Our World Polio Day event is still TBD for October 24th.

Foundation giving for the year so far:
$3,000 annual fund goal is already at 54% with $1,620 already given.
If you would like to donate to the RI Foundation, you can go online or give a check to Tom.

In old business…

The FFA tractor pull went well!  Still working a few kinks out, but it was a gorgeous day and all had fun.

District Conference is 19 October in Oswego at the Lake Ontario Conference Center.  There’s still time to register and join Rotarians and their families from around the district!

Last year’s scholarship recipients are contacting us/the school to get their money.

Our program tonight was YE student Aori, who shared with us about her home in Japan.  She lives with her parents, brother, sister, grandparents and pet rabbit named Belle. She loves Disney and has been dreaming of spending a year abroad for a long time.  She is enjoying her time in “beautiful Moravia” and loves pizza and trying all the different foods here in NY. She had remarked the portion sizes are much larger here than at home!  She is currently playing volleyball and looking forward to all the opportunities YE will give her this year!

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Newsletter 6/25 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Gregg
  • 4 Way Test – Mike
  • Invocation – Bethany

We welcomed Eli who came with Shawn tonight as well as Lauren who was visiting us again!

Congrats to all the new PHFs (Paul Harris Fellows for those of you who may not be up on your Rotary acronyms)!

District Changing of the Guard is two days away on Thursday in Syracuse.

Our Changing of the Guard will be next week, 2 July at Fillmore Golf Course. $13.50 per person. Menu includes chicken, fish, pasta, veggie, rolls and coffee & tea service. Bob Balk to bring dessert. Please send a message to Stuart if you are planning to attend and were not at last night’s meeting.

Powers Library needs help with the annual book sale again this year. 30 July @ 5.30pm and again on 3 August @ 3pm after the sale is over. Colleen to confirm where we’ll be on 30 July as books could be in several different places.

Mike attended the MCS Seniors Honors Reception last week to award three $1,000 scholarships as well as one Service Above Self award that was chosen by MCS faculty & staff. Congrats go out to Elijah Davis, Emily Kehoe, Sierra Lyon and Kaleb Frierson.

Tonight we said goodbye to Jeff as he’s headed for sunnier shores and retirement!

We received a thank you note from the 6th grade for the tools donation for the Dry Creek Cemetery project.

Kathi’s farewell party will be Monday, 5 August @ 6pm at the Carmichael’s home – 174 N. Main Street. Her final program for us will be Tuesday, 6 August at our regular meeting. She leaves to head back to Germany on 7 August.

Upcoming meeting to be held at Summerhill Brewery – Stay tuned for more info!

Some other upcoming events:
20 July – MFD/VFW parade – float/march again this year?
10 August – Fillmore Days & bathtub races at The Glen – set up a tent to promote the auction?
16 August – Auction @ MFD

Dues will be due soon for the 19-20 year!
$152 for the full year
$76 for six months

Gregg did fines this evening.

 

Newsletter 6/4 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

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

District Changing of the Guard is June 27th, $30, register online at the district site.

Club Changing of the Guard will be July 2nd at 6pm, the normal meeting time.  No plans have been finalized yet.

Mike has asked for volunteers to the St. Anthony festival in Homer/Cortland, June 9th.  If able to help please be there by 11:30.  Mike will be at a game booth and would like help for setup and running.  There is also need for servers at a couple of food booths.

The meeting on June 11th will be at Community Bank; we will be saying goodbye to Jeff.  He is moving to warmer climates!

Club meeting on June 18th will be at St. Patrick’s.

Community Garden dedication ceremony is Monday June 17th, from 10:30 – 11:30.  A paver (correction of ‘brick’ from before) was purchased in memory of Val.

The Chamber of Commerce will be turning 100 and celebrating June 21st; dinner is $25.

The Dry Creek Cemetery project equipment is on order through Alpine.

August 5th will be a farewell party for Kathi.  Our incoming student for 2019-20 is Aori, a female student from Japan.  As always, need to identify host families.

Wednesday August 7th is the Welcome Home dinner for exchange students at the Baldwinsville Fireside Inn.  $25 if registered by July 24th, or $30 at the door.

Club dues are coming up in July, it will be $156 for the next Rotary year.

Newsletter 5/28 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Stuart
  • 4 Way Test – Stuar
  • Invocation – Bob

Stuart, yes that Stuart, forgot part of the 4 way test, and got fined an extra dollar. 🙂

Next month duties are: pledge – Bob, invocation – Tom, 4 way test – Shawn.

District Changing of the Guard is June 27th, $30, register online at the district site.

Club Changing of the Guard will be July 2nd at 6pm, the normal meeting time.  No plans have been finalized yet.

Mike has asked for volunteers to the St. Anthony festival in Homer/Cortland, June 9th.  If able to help please be there by 11:30.

Community Garden dedication ceremony is Monday June 17th, from 10:30 – 11:30.  A brick was purchased in memory of Val.

MHS scholarship recipients have been chosen and the school has chosen a service award recipient as well.

The club discussed the possibility of using trust fund monies to support the Four Town building project.

A family night during the month of June was proposed; going to Scoops.

At an earlier meeting a community project was brought to the club.  The sixth grade class has a program to cleanup Dry Creek Cemetery. This year the club has decided to aid the project by purchasing hand equipment needed, and participation.  A desire to form an ongoing supported program and committee was expressed.

Newsletter 5/7 – Betty Blue

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Levi
  • 4 Way Test – Tom
  • Invocation – Stuart
District Conference went well.  The food was good and the entertainment original.  Saturday night was a Murder Mystery dinner.
Next District Conference for the next (Rotary) year will be in Oswego on October 19th, 2019.  This returns the DC to the beginning of the Rotary year.
John was able to attend, and Bethany was back from her trip.
Moravia High School scholarships are being collected and will be reviewed.  It is too late, and we did not receive a candidate, to send to RYLA.
Interact (a high school Rotary club) was discussed.  Now seemed a better chance of getting one started with the increased Rotary presence in the Moravia School System.  A committee was organized of John, Bethany, Wayne, and Mike.
Bylaw review and updates were discussed.  Specifically, the implementation of delegate membership.
Possibly making a donation to the Summer Recreation Program was brought to attention of the club.
Bob reported that our foundation giving was at 93%, $174 per capita, putting Moravia at 3rd in the district.  We also have 10 sustaining members.