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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.

 

Newsletter 4/9 – St Patrick’s Hall

Monthly Duties:

  • Pledge – Levi
  • 4 Way Test – Gregg
  • Invocation – Stuart
Stuart led the meeting, and made chili for everyone as the meal.
The club received a thank you letter from MHS Drama Club for supporting the show with an ad in the program.  All shows were sold out (in fact oversold), and several of the students expressed interest in continuing in the theater after graduation.
Pat Kinney, from the Moravia Hope Pantry, gave an enthusiastic presentation of the backpack program and the food pantry.  The backpack program aids over 100 children each week; the program purchases all the food distributed – 4 servings of grain, dairy, and fruits and vegetables – at a cost of $4 per bag, or $400 each week.  The food bank is servicing nearly 100 families, with over 100 meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas; in addition, personal care items are provided.  They have also arranged for the NY Food Bank mobile truck to come to Moravia.
The Hope Pantry is a non-profit, tax exempt agency working directly with the NY Food Bank.  They are located in the Chronicle Guidance Building at 66 Aurora St. and are open the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am to noon.
Val’s internment will be May 11th, 11am, at Pine Grove in Lansing.
Club Assembly will be April 16, our regular meeting day, at St Patrick’s Hall.
COLHS will be holding a dinner at the Locke Fire House April 25.  Mike has cancelled the regular club meeting on April 23 in lieu of attending the dinner.
April 30th meeting is cancelled – District Conference is the following weekend, May 3-5.  District would like clubs to bring donations for children; blankets, school supplies, stuffed animals, etc – for any age group.  Stuart, Tom, Mike, and Levi will be going, if you would like to donate something and will not be attending.