|Major Gift Announcement||Posted by Dan Henderson||on Feb 05, 2017||
The next Major Gift Award will be granted in 2018 as the club will not be designating a beneficiary this year. We will advise when applications should be submitted in the future. Thank you.
|Major Gift Grant program re-activated for 2016||Posted by Dan Henderson||on Jan 12, 2016||
The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs is pleased to announce the re-activation of its Major Gift Grant program. A total of up to $36,000 will be available for community organizations in this cycle. The minimum grant is $5,000.
|Skidmore Student Presents Update on Haitian Project||Posted by Dan Henderson||on Jan 05, 2016||
Kengthsagn Louis is a junior at Skidmore College who spent this past summer building a science laboratory at her former high school in Port au Prince, Haiti.
|Alice Benfey, Regional Director of The Community Hospice||Posted by Kirstin Drabek||on Mar 10, 2015|
|Jesse Jackson, President and Chief Creative Officer at LOOK TV||Posted by Kirstin Drabek||on Mar 10, 2015|
|Lois Celeste, Executive Director of the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Sep 09, 2014|
|Saratoga WarHorse Foundation to Receive Major Gift Award of $16,090||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jul 08, 2014|
|The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club held its 90th Anniversary and Inauguration Dinner||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jun 24, 2014|
|Amy Amorosa, Small Business Development Center (University at Albany)||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 21, 2014||
|Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Will Award Up to $18,000 in Major Gifts in 2014||Posted by JoAnn Buchas||on Jan 20, 2014||
The Major Gift Requests Application can be found on the left side of the page under the Downloads heading.
|John Kelly, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 14, 2014||
|Bob Nevins-Saratoga Warhorse||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Dec 10, 2013||
|Kathy McNeice, Program Director for Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Nov 19, 2013|
|World's Biggest Commercial||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Nov 18, 2013|
|Saratoga Springs Education Foundation Honorees||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Sep 17, 2013|
|Kate Van Buren, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jul 23, 2013|
|test||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jul 22, 2013||
|District Governor, Sue Austin||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jul 16, 2013|
|Make-A-Wish foundation||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jun 11, 2013|
|Special Olympian Emily Stephen||Posted by Danny Henderson||on May 14, 2013|
|Posies to End Polio||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Apr 30, 2013|
|Volunteer Opportunities||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Apr 30, 2013|
|Susan Bokan of the Saratoga Springs Community Garden||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Apr 30, 2013||
|Suzanne D’Iorio of Taylor’s Heroes||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Apr 09, 2013|
|Courtney Shaler Smith||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Mar 19, 2013|
|Amy Godine||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Mar 12, 2013|
|No Meeting-5th Wednesday||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 29, 2013|
|Business Meeting||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 22, 2013||
Major Gift Applications Now Accepted
Reminder – Senior Citizen of the Year Award
Home Show Committee Needs Your Help!
|New Members Inducted||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 15, 2013|
|Happy New Year!||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jan 01, 2013|
|Thank you Joytones!||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Dec 18, 2012|
|Travis Bullard of Global Foundries||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Oct 16, 2012|
|The Saratoga Independent School & Please Help Out with the Blood Drive||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Oct 09, 2012|
|Rotary Leadership Institute||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Oct 02, 2012||
The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America, Inc. gives leadership training to Rotary members throughout the east coast. We’re lucky to have the program available locally this month at Siena College.
The Rotary Leadership Institute sessions will be held at Siena on Saturday, October 20th. The program consists of four options: Part I, Part II, Part III, and graduate courses. Those completing each part are eligible for the next part. Those completing all three are eligible for the graduate courses.
The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership skills for voluntary organizations. Courses include: “The Rotary Foundation”, “Membership Development and Retention”, and “Creating Hands On Service Projects”.
The Rotary Leadership Institute session at Siena is a full day event, with breakfast, lunch, and a coffee break provided. The cost is $75. Please talk to Matt Dorsey if you’re interested in attending. In the past, the Executive Board has supported covering the cost of this training for those who are interested in attending.
Additional Details on Spirit of Peace Festival
The Spirit of Peace Festival is being held on November 8th at the Hall of Springs. The following entertainers have just been announced for the event: World Rising Stars Champions Ricardo Sopin and Iraida Volodinao, who will perform an Argentine Tango; John Pezzulo, who plays a unique fusion of flamenco and jazz guitar and who has performed at Proctors and Turning Stone; and our own Wild Irish Acres Dancers from Saratoga.
The District is also looking to video tape the first leg of the Spirit of Peace run down the Avenue of the Pines at Saratoga State Park on October 27th at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to cheer on the runners as they enter the Park. Contact Assistant District Governor Steve Heidorn if you’re interested.
|Rotary Welcomes Brunch Honorees||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Sep 18, 2012||
At our September 12th meeting, we welcomed the honorees for the Rotary Education Foundation Brunch – Jeanette Jordan and Libby Smith-Holmes.
|Rowland's Hollow Creek Preserve Opens||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Sep 11, 2012||
On September 7, 2012, Saratoga P.L.A.N opened the 45-acre Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve in Saratoga Springs. The Preserve, located off Grand Avenue, west of Slade Road, includes nearly a mile of trails consisting of a ½- mile loop and a shorter ¼-mile loop. The trails were made possible by our $20,000 major gift awarded earlier this year.
The Preserve is part of an innovative conservation subdivision project, which created the Preserve in conjunction with the new Meadow Vista Estates development. A wooded trail system invites people to safely explore the Preserve while the woodlands protect wildlife habitat and the unpaved lands protect the water quality and wetlands surrounding Rowland Hollow Creek.
The Preserve’s sign on Grand Avenue prominently displays the Rotary logo next to the Saratoga Plan logo, forever memorializing our gift to this worthy project.
The Saratogian article covering the opening of the Preserve can be found at:
|Rotary Track Day was a Success!||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Sep 04, 2012||
Rotary Track Day on August 29th was a terrific success, with about 50 Rotary members, friends, and family attending. Thank you to David Patterson, Social Committee Chair, and Charlie Wheeler for their hard work in pulling the event together.
We were especially happy to see Bill Young attend the event with his wife. Good to see you Bill!
|Thank You to Our Members!||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Aug 21, 2012||
Thank you to the following Rotarians who took time out of their day last Saturday to volunteer to man a Salvation Army kettle at the Saratoga Racecourse: Stephen Kyne, Matt Dorsey, Lynn Schulz, Jill Robbins, Charlie Wheeler, Bill Hieber, Marlo Merrithew, Don McPherson and Don’s daughter.
Special thanks to our Community Service Chair Stephen Kyne for organizing the event.
Thank you also to Bob Jackson and Kaitlin Russitano who have spent many hours updating our Club Runner website.
Thank you to Florence Andresen, Gina Michelin, and Maria Heise who have been preparing for the Rotary Education Foundation Brunch on October 21st. If you haven’t sent your RSVP in to Florence and Gina, please do that as soon as you can!
If you know anyone who is involved in a Rotary project and deserves our thanks, please tell Matt Dorsey so that we can recognize their efforts.
Bring a Prospective Member to Lunch
The Executive Board has approved a policy of paying for the lunch of any prospective member brought in by a current member. After the first “free lunch”, the guest or member will have the responsibility of paying for future meals.
Thank you to Steve Heidorn for bringing prospective member Gary Millard to our last lunch.
Committee Chair News
If you’re a Committee Chair, please contact Matt Dorsey during the last week of August to discuss your plans for the upcoming year. As always – thank you for your service!
|Friendship Family Program for International Students at Skidmore College||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Aug 14, 2012||
The incoming Class of 2016 includes the largest number of international students in Skidmore’s recent history. Each of these students will be invited to participate in the International Friendship Family Program and Skidmore is once again looking for Saratoga community families and individuals interested in engaging in what can be a meaningful intercultural relationship. The responsibilities are light but the rewards can be many.
Citizens of the following countries will be joining the Skidmore community in the fall: Austria, Bhutan, Canada, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
Skidmore will match you with an incoming international student and you'll have a chance to meet early in the new semester; their Welcome Picnic is held in mid-September. Then, throughout the school year they plan optional gatherings while you and your student guide the rest of the relationship. Samples of group events include picnics, pumpkin carving, a dinner and dessert reception at a basketball game, and bowling; each year is different. At your own schedule and pace, you may arrange to check-in with your student as needed. Some students enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with a local family, others participated in school presentations, grocery shopping expeditions and even a short family vacation. It is all up to you.
At the end of a semester, students may seek a ride to a local train/bus station or the airport. Friends to our international students have also offered storage space for student belongings (a few boxes, luggage, or “the dorm fridge”) during a summer vacation or semester off-campus.
Friendship Families have shown exceptional care for the needs of our students from around the globe while the students have enjoyed knowing that a community member knows them and is concerned for their well-being. One-year visiting scholars selected by the Office of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges also enjoy participating in this program.
Please contact Darren Drabek or 580-8155, if you’d like an application form for the program. Thank you to our new Rotary member Kristin Drabek for bringing our attention to this program.
|Installation Dinner - Thanks to Jim! Welcome Matt!||Posted by Danny Henderson||on Jul 10, 2012||
Our Installation Dinner at Saratoga National Golf Club was an outstanding success. The evening featured three major gift donations of $20,000 each to Saratoga Hospital for its Community Health Resource Center, to Saratoga P.L.A.N. for enhancement of the the 43 acre Rowland Creek Preserve on Grand Avenue, and to the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library for the children’s area of the Library.
A Rotary Lifetime Achievement Award was given by President Jim Doern to Ed Lenz for his many years of distinguished service to the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. In addition, Rotarian of the Year Awards were given to Heather Kissleback and Bob Jackson, and the Young Rotarian of the Year Award was given to Dan Henderson for his terrific support of the Club during this past year.
President Jim Doern thanked Club members for their many efforts in making his year a tremendous success. Newly minted President Matt Dorsey thanked Jim for his support during the past year, and pledged to “hit the ground running” with Jim’s help.
Matt also noted that he was especially proud to be a third generation Saratoga Springs Rotary Club President, after his father Francis E. Dorsey, Jr., who served as President in the 1960s and his late grandfather Francis E. Dorsey, Sr., who served as President in the 1940s.
Club’s First Organizational Meeting Held
The Club held its first Organizational Meeting on June 23, 2012, consistent with the provisions of our recently passed Strategic Plan. The Meeting was held at the Longfellows Conference Center and we had a full house. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to be there.
The group was treated to an in depth discussion of Club finances by George Walker and Jeff Many. There was a vigorous question and answer period and everyone left with a better understanding our financial standing. Thank you to George and Jeff for their informative presentation. After reports from Committee Chairs and Officers, there was a lively discussion about changes we could make in the Club to better improve our operations and membership participation. A set of recommendations was approved for forwarding to the Club Membership at our next business meeting on July 25, 2012.
|Mayor Scott Johnson||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 19, 2012|
|Pick Up Your Posies||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 05, 2012||
Just a reminder; Wednesday is pick up day for the roses that you sold. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please make arrangements to have someone pick up your order. We will not be holding any roses past 3:00 PM.
|Installation Dinner||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 05, 2012||
Please join us for the Annual Rotary Installation Dinner on Tuesday, June 26th at Saratoga National Golf Club located at 458 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar followed by a beautiful plated dinner. The cost will be $35.00 per person and all checks can be made payable to Rotary.
This will be a memorable evening where we will honor our outgoing president Jim Doern, as well as welcome our incoming president Matt Dorsey. We hope all are able to attend! Kindly RSVP to Robert Schermerhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 12th. Also, Bob has reserved some tee times for those in golfing prior to the event! The cost will be at the discounted rate of $85.00 per player. Please let Bob know if you are interested by calling him at 584-2555.
|Transitional Meeting for Outgoing and Incoming Committee Chairs and Board Members||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 05, 2012||
As part of the transition to Matt Dorsey's year as president and in furtherance to the Strategic Planning recommendations we will have an organizational meeting on Saturday June 23 at Longfellow’s Inn from 9 to 12. This will be a training and planning event specific to Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. We expect the current and incoming boards in attendance as well as current committee chairs and incoming committee chairs. We also invite all club members to attend to participate in planning for next year! We will give you more information as we get closer.
|Brian Hassett of the United Way visits Rotary||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 05, 2012||
Last Wednesday, we were privileged to have Brian Hassett the CEO of the Capital Region United Way visit our club. Mr. Hassett said that the United Way believes that together they can accomplish far more than any individual or single organization alone. He calls it “living united.” Brian stressed that today more than ever, when the challenges we face can seem overwhelming, it is important to recognize that good things happen when we focus our collective energy on the issues that matter most.
Our futures are linked as individuals, families, businesses and communities across the Capital Region. That means when one person succeeds, we all benefit. United Way is committed to changing lives and local conditions by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life. Research and experience shows that these are: a quality education, a stable income, good health, and the ability to meet one’s basic needs. Mr. Hassett pointed to the Boys and Girls clubs as one of the great programs the United Way supports. He spoke about their initiatives to become more in touch with and get greater support from the business and citizens of Saratoga County. The vision of the United Way is to be a leader in bringing people and resources together to achieve measurable and sustainable improvements in the local quality of life.
|Installation Dinner||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 29, 2012||
Please join us for the Annual Rotary Installation Dinner on Tuesday, June 26th at Saratoga National Golf Club located at 458 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar followed by a beautiful plated dinner. The cost will be $35.00 per person and all checks can be made payable to Rotary.
This will be a memorable evening where we will honor our outgoing president Jim Doern, as well as welcome our incoming president Matt Dorsey. We hope all are able to attend!
Kindly RSVP to Robert Schermerhorn at email@example.com by Tuesday, June 12th.
Also, Bob has reserved some tee times for those intserested in golfing prior to the event! The cost will be at the discounted rate of $85.00 per player. Please let Bob know if you are interested by calling him at 584-2555.
|Business Meeting Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 29, 2012||
At last weeks Business meeting the club voted to approve $1000 Donation to the Salvation Army camp located in Penn Yan, Ny for Camp Equipment and supplies. Our local Salvation Army annual sends 17 kids to this camp which includes traditional camp activities such as boating and swimming. The club also approved a $1000 donation to The Friends of Camp Little Notch to help provide scholarships to you girls 7 to 17 to attend this camp in Fort Ann, and the camp services kids from Saratoga County. Camp Little Notch gives the girls opportunities to practice living in harmony with each other and nature. The club voted a $1000 donation to the Saratoga History Museum to help fund a new phone system. They have been operating with a phone system from the 1970s. The new phone system will allow the museum better service their patrons.
|Strategic Planning Meeting||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 22, 2012||
As part of the transition to Matt Dorsey's year as president and in furtherance to the Strategic Planning recommendations we will have an organizational meeting on Saturday June 23 at Longfellows Inn from 9 to 12. This will be a training and planning event specific to Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. We expect the current and incoming boards attendance as well as current committee chairs and incoming committee chairs. We also invite all club members to attend to particpate in planning for next year! We will give you more information as we get closer.
|Celebration of Heroes||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 22, 2012||
You are invited to the Celebration of Heroes. You can register for this event online or use the paper registration that is attached to this email.
Celebration of Heroes
Jul 13, 2012
Rotarians $45.00, General Public $55
Saratoga springs, NY 12866
Come and celebrate the beginning of the new Rotary year with a twist.
What better way to start off the new Rotary year then with a "THANK YOU"! Join us in an evening of Celebrating those who personify "Service Above Self".
Each charitable organization is invited to bring a Tri-fold display of their favorite project. These displays will be voted on by the evenings attendees. 1st place receives $1000, 2nd receives $500 and Third receives $250.
Rotary clubs are also encouraged to create tri-fold display which will also be voted upon. The winner will receive District 7190's Helping Hands Award.
A short changeover ceremony will take place, pinning the new District Governor.
Visit the Celebration of Heroes Web Site for more details.
Want more exposure? Advertise your business to over 300 business owners and charitable organizations. Become an event program sponsor. For $250 you will receive a business card size ad in the program, a link on the event web site and 2 tickets to the event.
Cocktail attire is suggested.
|Honored Widows||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 15, 2012||
Last week we were honored to have with us some of the spouses of deceased members, we would like to thank the attendance of:
Bill Van Dorn‘s wife - Marge and his daughter Margaret
Jim Cudney‘s wife - Caryl
Pete Wait‘s wife - Jane
Jack O’Connell wife - Sheila
Don Lee’s wife - Rose
Norm Brown’s wife - Ellen
Harry Dutcher’s wife - Monica
|Saratoga Chamber Vice President, Kathleen Lucey||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 15, 2012||
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Vice President, Kathleen Lucey was a speaker on May 9th the Longfellows. Ms. Lucey indicated she would be taking over the role of coordinating Leadership Saratoga the Chamber’s much heralded leadership training program. She recognized the many successful years of service that Linda Toohey had spent coordinating this worthwhile venture. Leadership Saratoga is designed to develop leadership skills for a greater volunteer, appointed or elected leadership in organizations in Saratoga County. The skills developed in the program are needed to assist non-for profit boards, school districts, communities, governments, human service and cultural organizations. Networking contacts and crucial information about our local communities were touted as benefits of this program.
|Free Electronic Recycling||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 15, 2012||
|Last Call For the District Conference this Weekend - May 18-20||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 15, 2012||
Mark your calendars for May 18-20 for the 2012 District Conference at the historic Fort William Henry Resort and Conference Center in beautiful LakeGeorge! A golf Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday evening dinner cruise is planned. Rooms rates range from $89 to $139. Plan on bringing your family. Registration will be available soon either on the District website or via mailed in form. Credit Cards will be accepted! Please contact Bill Nathan if your are interested.
|Posies for Polio Reminder- Please Bring Order Forms!!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 08, 2012||
We recently kicked off our annual Posies for Polio campaign and
are asking that each Rotarian commit to selling at least 5 dozen
roses. We are striving for 100% participation in this effort.
|Skidmore President, Philip Glotzbach Visits Rotary||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on May 08, 2012||
Last Wednesday, our club was privileged to
welcome Dr. Philip Glotzbach as our guest. Always
a charismatic speaker, President Glotzbach’s
presentation went far beyond what Skidmore
College offers its students, and even the Saratoga
Springs community. Relevant to the many recent
conversations around the cost of higher education
in this country, Dr. Glotzbach discussed the value of
a liberal arts education. He outlined the fluidity with
which a college graduate armed with a liberal arts
degree can more easily navigate the professional
Dr. Glotzbach delivered a wealth of
information around this topic, as well as the various
ways one might afford higher education. For more
information about Skidmore College and Philip
Glotzbach, visit www.skidmore.edu.
|Posies for Polio||Posted by Dennis Wilson||on May 07, 2012||
We are in the early stages of our Posies for Polio campaign. Please bring your order forms to this weeks meeting. Remember, we are striving for 100% participation. In lieu of roses we are accepting donations. Thanks for your efforts.
|Rodney P. Scoville (1917 - 2012)||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 25, 2012||
Rodney P. Scoville The Reverend Rodney P. Scoville died on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, following extended care from Saratoga Hospital, the Wesley, the Eddy Village Green, The Community Hospice and family members. Rodney was born in Perth, New York on September 4th, 1917 to Reno P. and Hazel E. Scoville. He graduated from Gloversville High School in 1935 and from Green Mountain Junior College in 1937. After working in several businesses in Gloversville, he enlisted in the US Army in March of 1941. Following basic training, he married Dorothy H. Scoville, the “Great Lady” to whom he was married for over 68 years, and they traveled together as he attended officers' candidate school. Commissioned as a second lieutenant, Rodney was assigned to the 320th Infantry Regiment as a platoon leader and saw combat in France and Germany in the months after D-Day. Wounded in action, he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, and was ultimately promoted to the rank of captain and company commander. His wartime experiences had a profound effect upon him, and guided him to a life dedicated to peace and to the service of others. Following his discharge, Rodney attended Union College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947. He then proceeded to Union Theological Seminary and graduated in 1950 with a Master of Divinity degree. Designated an Elder of the Methodist Church in 1951, Rodney and Dorothy together served congregations in Alpine, New Jersey, St. Louis, Missouri, Castleton-on-Hudson and Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1970, Rodney left full time ministry to pursue both a Master's Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany and his vision of being a “worker-priest,” living his faith out in the world. He graduated in 1972 and worked for Albany County Department of Social Services as a child protection caseworker and then as a family counselor with the Family and Children's Service of Albany. During this time, he continued to serve as an “interim” pastor to many congregations, including United Methodist Churches in Albany (Calvary-Pine Hills, now Emmaus), Esperance, Rexford, and Malta Ridge, the Roessleville Presbyterian Church in Albany, the Amityville Reformed Church in Vischer Ferry, and the Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville. During retirement, Rodney and Dorothy enjoyed traveling with friends and relatives, playing bridge, and participating in the social life at Prestwick Chase in Saratoga, where they enjoyed the last 10 years of their lives together. Rodney remained active into his 90's, making pastoral calls to the sick and grieving, as a member of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, as chaplain for the Community Hospice of Saratoga, and as a bowler, golfer, sports fan, husband, father and grandfather. Despite the challenges of declining health and the loss of his beloved wife, he will be remembered always for his ready, warm and welcoming smile and his undiminished concern for those in our society and around the world who are hurting. Rodney is survived by a son, Paul Scoville (Teri) of Albany, New York; a daughter, Judith Richards (Gary) of Schenectady, New York; and three grandchildren, Christopher Scoville (Erin), Laura Scoville, and Eve Richards. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 1:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in his honor are respectfully asked to consider the Community Hospice of Saratoga, the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, or the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation.
Published in The Saratogian on April 26, 2012
|Senior Citizen Award Recipient, Marj Shaw||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 24, 2012||
Mrs. Marjorie (Marj) Shaw received the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club’s Senior Citizen of the Year Award during the April 18, 2012 luncheon meeting. Mrs. Shaw was nominated by Valerie A. Muratori, Executive Director of Saratoga Bridges.
Mrs. Muratori remarked, “Many people throughout our community have been very fortunate to receive her generosity of time, expertise, experiences, knowledge, enthusiasm and support. Her strong sense of faith provides her with the foundation to be an invaluable role model in our community.”
Mrs. Shaw numerous accomplishments, include:
o Secretary of Saratoga Bridges Board, formerly Vice President
o Chair of the Saratoga Bridges Guardianship Committee and active membership recruiter
o Member of the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary for over 50 years
o Sunday School teacher, piano and choir member—The Ballston Center Presbyterian Church
o Usher at Proctors Theater
o Member of the Dunning Street Cemetery Association for the Town of Malta
o Active member of the Malta Senior Center
o Former Special Olympics Coach, American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator and 4-H Leader
o Samaritan’s Purse Coordinator shipping school supplies, personal hygiene items and Christmas gifts to children in Africa.
She is retired from the Saratoga Hospital Lab. She and her husband, Bill, have been married 60 years. They have six children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchild. She plays the piano, sings, enjoys reading and watching her family play sports.
Mrs. Shaw says, “If you give your time, energy and financial resources YOU in turn will be rewarded”.
|Rebuilding Together Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 24, 2012||
All told we had approximately Twenty Rotarians and family members including Amber and Aaron Boone’s young children. It was a very productive and rewarding day. Raking and yard clean up, new bathroom installed, deck repair and new front door to the mobile home in a park in Saratoga Springs. Bill Heiber did a great job coordinating and as the House Captain! Michelle Larkin said this was our ninth year of Rebuilding. The Rotary spirit shined through and the homeowner was very appreciative.
|Saratoga PLAN||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 17, 2012||
On April 11, Maria Trabka, the Executive Director of the Saratoga Plan spoke at Rotary. Saratoga Plan is a land trust. As a land trust, they protect land in the Saratoga region through purchases and donations of land and conservation easements, to protect important natural resources and open spaces. They have protected over 3,387 acres of farmland, forest, natural habitat, trail corridors, historic places, and water resources in the Saratoga region and have over 1,000 acres of projects now in the work. Maria spoke about how Saratoga PLAN helps protect the exceptional quality of life in our region conserving open spaces and special places for present and future generations. Saratoga P.L.A.N. helps communities make long-term decisions to sustain the Saratoga Region as a great place to live, work, visit, and farm. Maria spoke about how currently they are trying to acquire rights and develop a sheep farm along the Hudson River. She also touted some of their upcoming events such as a Bird Walk at Bog Meadow trail on April 22, 2012. For more information about the Saratoga Plan you can go to www.saratogaplan.org
|Interfaith Fundraiser Dinner for Shelterbox||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 10, 2012||
A fundraiser and interfaith dinner will be held at the Presbyterian Church New England Congregational Church on May 20th to raise money for disaster relief. It will be sponsored by PNECC, Temple Sinai and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Last year's even brought in over $3,000 in donations to purchase three Shelter Boxes to be sent to flood victims. Shelter Box is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter and equipment to people affected by disaster worldwide. Dinner choices will be Indian or American. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Elizabeth Meehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 885-3761.
|Last Week's Meeting Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 10, 2012||
Master Brian Miller from Cutting Edge Tae Kwon Do spoke at last weeks meeting. He discussed the philosophies at Cutting Edge, that everyone has the ability to benefit and prosper in their life through the teachings of the Martial Arts if it is done with honesty, integrity and a focus on personal growth. Cutting Edge offers each class trying to find the perfect balance of MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. They strive to challenge your mind, and improve your physical health, all while teaching about an Indomitable Spirit that can help us rise above all adversity in our lives.
Although Self Defense is a huge component of their teachings...martial arts is not just a bunch of Kicks and Punches. Being aware of our environment, presenting
|Lisa Nichols of the Saratoga Regional YMCA||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 03, 2012||
At last week’s meeting, Rotarian, Lisa Nichols discussed each of the 5 branches of the Saratoga Regional YMCA and what they offer to our community. She had exciting news about the expansion of their Wilton branch and what wonderful changes will be happening there.
The YMCA gave out almost $1,000,000.00 in scholarships last year while raising only $180,000.00. This year, the need is expected to be greater. Therefore, the push is on to raise funds so they can continue to offer memberships and programs to those in need, as well as give each military family stationed locally a free membership.
Saratoga Springs has just been named #3rd healthiest county in NY…. The Saratoga Regional YMCA believes it is because they are here for our community with exercise, education and support. “The Y” offers more than just exercise, they offer stress relief, parent connections, Sr. connections, parent date nights and much more - everything for your Spirit, Mind and Body.
If you are interested in supporting the YMCA through their We Build People Annual Campaign, please contact Lisa Nichols at 518-583-9622 ext 102, or at email@example.com OR Susan Rhoades at 518-583-9622 ext 104, or at firstname.lastname@example.org You make a living by what you get. “You make a life by what you give.”
|Rotary Foundation of Rotary International||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 03, 2012||
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International recently sent our club a certificate of appreciation for our financial support in their mission of eradicating polio. If you have not participated in this year’s appeal, please do so today!
|The Celebration of Heroes||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Apr 03, 2012||
The Celebration of Heroes event is desired to thank all those who work or volunteer for a Not-For-Profit in the Capital Region. Join MC’s for the evening Tim Drawbridge and Dan Bazile with District 7190 for a delightful evening of fun, music, dining and networking on July 13, 2012 at the Saratoga Hilton. Cocktail attire is suggested.
|SAVE THE DATE||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 27, 2012||
Community Service Project with Rebuilding Together April 21, 2012. Contact Bill Heiber for
information or to
|Community Calendar||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 27, 2012||
Give Our Regrets to Broadway – Shelters of Saratoga Annual Gala
March 29, 2012 – 6-10 p.m.
For more, visit: www.sheltersofsaratoga.com
Homemade Theater (HMT) Annual Benefit
March 31, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Spa Little Theater
For more, visit www.homemadetheater.org
2012 4-H Walkathon Corporate Partners Challenge
May 5, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.
Saratoga Spa State Park (Warming Hut)
For more, visit: www.ccesaratoga.org
|GSE Team Arriving from Japan||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 27, 2012||
Dan Stec of Rotary District 7190 is looking for volunteers to host a GSE team member during their week’s stay in the Saratoga area – May 19-26. This year’s GSE Team from Japan consists of four members (all male) and one leader (female). The district is also looking for volunteers to provide transportation for team members during their stay and others to help organize vocational, cultural and other activities during the week. Vocational interests include government, education, management, human resources, welfare and medical training. Cultural interests include music performance or plays, baseball and other sporting events, museums, local food, multiculturalism and art. If you are able to help in any way with travel or any of the activities or host a team member, please contact Dan Stec at email@example.com or call 518-399-9649
|Business Meeting News||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 27, 2012||
At last week’s Business Meeting, we were pleased to approve the following donations:
Saratoga Shakespeare Company - $1000
Alzheimer’s Association - $500
Gift of Life - $100
RYLA - $750
Saratoga Springs Horse Show - $200
YMCA - $1840
Franklin Community Center - $4000
|Tom Fueston of Saratoga Springs Horse Show||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 20, 2012||
Last week’s speaker was Tom Fueston of the Saratoga Springs Horse Show. The Horse Show has been operating at the Saratoga Racecourse for 53-years. This year’s Horse Show is scheduled May 2-6, and May 9-13. Fueston offered a detailed presentation of the Show’s 53-year history, and talked about the Show’s reorganization and the establishment of the Capital Fund of Saratoga, which is a not-for-profit agency. Horse Show proceeds will be used to fund other not-for-profits in Saratoga County.
Fueston offered a detailed budget of the Horse Show and assessed its economic impact on the community. Each year anywhere from 400 to 700 horsemen and women participate in the Show.
|Last Week's Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 13, 2012||
Last week’s Rotary luncheon guests were Mary and Douglas Lyall, who discussed the safety and protection of children. The Lyalls daughter, Suzanne Lyall, was last seen alive in 1998 at the University at Albany campus. Since then, the Lyalls have tirelessly searched for their daughter, and have offered assistance to other parents whose children are missing. The Lyalls discussed their Surviving Parents Coalition, as well as their Center for Hope website, www.hopeformissing.org.
The Lyalls are now launching a new program called radKIDS, which will teach children about school safety, home safety, out-and-about safety, vehicle safety, personal safety, physical defense and “good, bad and uncomfortable touch”. The Lyalls are both certified instructors and hope to start an instructor program. The program addresses the handling of realistic defense against abduction. The Lyalls hope to partner with various school districts in Saratoga County to instruct students on the importance of preventing abduction. The radKIDS website is www.radkids.org.
|ROTARY HOME SHOW = SUCCESS!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 06, 2012||
|YMCA SUPPORT||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 06, 2012||
Dear friends of the Saratoga Regional YMCA,
WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO BRING THE LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA PROGRAM TO THE SARATOGA REGIONAL YMCA!
LIVESTRONG®at the YMCA helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals. This research-based program offers those living with, through and beyond cancer a safe, empowering environment to participate in activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with specially trained Y staff to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive “community” where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
Here’s how you can help: Go to http://vote.livestrong.org/vote2012/regions/8/223-saratoga-regional-ymca/ to cast your vote for the Saratoga Regional YMCA. Voting ends on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm. We encourage you to pass this link along to everyone you know who can help! The top two vote earners in each district will receive the grant to implement the LIVESTRONG®at the YMCA program.
Thank you in advance for your vote to make this project possible at the Saratoga Regional YMCA. Your efforts will make a difference in the community, in our Y, and, most importantly, in the lives of survivors.
|Home Show Recap from Charlie Wheeler||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Mar 06, 2012||
This past weekend was a success according to all who participated. Attendance was up. The crowds were consistent from the time that the doors opened until Sunday afternoon when we had to chase the last few from the exhibit floor. Comments from the exhibitors the public at large were all positive. Several exhibitors expressed that this was one of their favorite shows, with an easy move in and how much they appreciated the Hospitality area.. All who were involved should feel proud of their accomplishments. It takes a dedicated to team to put on an event in as a professional fashion as the Saratoga Home Show is run. Congratulations to all of you. We offer special thanks to our Home Show committee members:
Booth Sales: Heather Kisselback, Bob Jackson, Jim Marco, Lynn Schulz, Jill Robbins
|Ribbon Cutting - Friday, March 2nd @ 4:45pm||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 28, 2012||
Dear Fellow Saratoga Rotarians:
The Homeshow is upon us!! One of the imperatives of being a member of Saratoga Springs Rotary is supporting the Homeshow. Remember this Event raises nearly all of the money we give away during the year. There is no more effective use of our time in terms of Service Above Self. This event goes to the core of what it means to be a Saratoga Springs Rotarian. It is also a lot of fun and good fellowship.
This year’s Homeshow is dedicated to Don Lee. Don Lee was instrumental to making the Homeshow such a success to our club and I ask that we show support at the ribbon cutting event during the opening this Friday, March 2nd at 4:45. It will mean a lot to Rose Lee and Don’s son who will be there. We need a good showing, so please take the time out to attend.
Also, we are still in need of volunteers to work the show. So if you have not signed up do so, and if you have, consider taking another shift. So many people are working so hard to make this show successful, so please show your support to them and to this important Service. Contact Vic Cinquino or Bob Jackson to sign up to volunteer.
|Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Salvation Army join Rotary Club||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 28, 2012||
Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 - Saratogian.com
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Salvation Army are the newest members to join the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club under the new corporate membership program instituted in 2011.
The Rotary Club serves the Saratoga community by providing funding, expertise and labor for local organizations and service-oriented events.
Saratoga Hospital President and CEO Angelo Calbone and Ambulatory Care and Human Resources Vice President Jeff Methven join Brad Sexauer, vice president for strategy and market development, and Rich Hoffman, pastoral care services, in representing Saratoga Hospital in Rotary. The hospital has been a vital part of the community for more than 100 years.
The Salvation Army of Saratoga is represented in Rotary by Capt. Amber Boone. The organization provides a variety of the activities that serve the community, including programs that provide food and shelter, drug/alcohol rehabilitation and after-school tutoring and enrichment for middle school students.
Membership in the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club offers an opportunity for businesses and individuals to become more involved and make a positive impact in the community. Members of the club meet at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Longfellows Restaurant for fellowship, lunch and an informational program. Community residents and businesses interested in membership are invited to attend. Information about membership is at www.saratogaspringsrotary.org.
Each year, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club raises funds for its charitable and educational programs through the annual Home and Garden Show, which will be held Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Complete information can be found at www.saratogahomeshow.com
|Cocktails at the Parting Glass Social Committee Event||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 21, 2012||
At the conclusion of the Home Show on Saturday, March 3rd please join us at the Parting Glass on Lake Avenue. The event starts at 7:00 pm and there will be an assortment of food platters, along with an Irish band that kicks off at 9:00 pm. The purpose of the event is to bring the club together to kick back and wind down from all the hard work that has been put into the show. Please contact Bob Schermerhorn with any questions relating to the event.
|Rotary Home & Garden Show to benefit nonprofits, students||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 21, 2012||
Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012 – Saratogian.com
Thousands of people who stop by the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Home & Garden Show — which this year is March 2-4 at the City Center — do so to look for ideas and to check out the more than 120 vendors.
At the same time, attendees are helping local nonprofits, as well as college-bound students.
In recent years, the show has raised more than $100,000 annually, most of which is divided between local contributions and major financial gifts to community organizations and youth scholarships.
In its last fiscal year, Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $14,800 to CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services in Malta and $7,000 to the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs. Additional contributions totaling more than $24,000 were given to other local organizations such as Little League, Rebuilding Together, Shelters of Saratoga and Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services.
The club also provided $10,000 to Rotary International to support polio eradication around the world, to help Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims and for other humanitarian projects.
An additional focus of Saratoga Springs Rotary is youth scholarships. In 2011, the club awarded 14 area high school seniors with scholarships worth $48,000 for their pursuit of post-secondary education. The scholarship program is supported financially by the not-for-profit Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation.
Saratoga Springs Rotary Club scholarships in the past few years have ranged from $1,500 up to the club’s Presidential Scholarship, which provides $16,000 over four years to one graduating senior. For details about the scholarships, go to www.saratogaspringsscholarships.org.
For more details about the upcoming home show, go to www.saratogahomeshow.com.
To learn more about the club and how to join, go to www.saratogaspringsrotary.org or call president Jim Doern at 581-8441.
|Donations Approved at Business Meeting||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 21, 2012||
At the last business meeting, February 15, the club approved donations to the following local organizations. A donation in the amount of $500.00 for the Memory of Norman Brown was given to Wesley Health Care Facility. Other donations included Junior Achievement, who received $350.00, a $300.00 donation went to Saratoga Miss Softball, Advanced Coaching and Training was approved for $250.00, $2,500.00 was approved for Rebuilding Together program, $100.00 for Relay for Life, Saratoga Springs School District Robotics Team received $200.00, Sponsor a Scholar received $1,500.00 and $250.00 was given to Hometown Health.
|Home Show Volunteers||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 14, 2012||
It's that time of year again! Make sure to clear your schedule for the weekend of March 2nd, 3rd & 4th and sign up to volunteer at the Rotary Home Show. The Home Show Committee has been working really hard to make this year's show even better! Today at lunch, and the next two lunch meetings, Vic Cinquino will be passing around a sign up sheet for different time slots for the weekend. Please help out the committee and sign up!
|It's Time to Start Gearing Up for the 2012 Home Show!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 07, 2012||
Don McPherson is asking for volunteers from our club to visit other Rotary clubs in the area and pass out Home Show tickets. This opportunity is to not only spread out our attendance base, but also say thank you to the other Rotarians in the area who are working hard in their communities. It also gives our club member a chance to make up any absences. We see this as a friendly gesture that builds Rotary good will at the same time and gets our members out of their seats. These visits can be made any time over the next 3 weeks as people are going about their daily schedules. You can find the meeting times and dates of other clubs on District 7190 Website. Once the website is loaded, you will find a link on the left side of the page under "District Info", click the third link down, "When/Where Clubs Meet."
|Save The Date- Champagne Dinner, Raffle & Auction||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 07, 2012||
Area 7 Rotary Clubs from District 7190 will be sponsoring a Champagne Dinner, Raffle and Auction among other activities at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse – 2 Freemans Bridge Road in Glenville. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Hometown Health Center in Schenectady. Sandra Nolin from the Scotia Rotary is with us today promoting this event. The event will be held on May 18, 2012 from 6-11PM
|Rotary's home and garden show March 2-4||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Feb 05, 2012||
Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012SARATOGA SPRINGS — More than 120 exhibitors will offer diverse products and advice at the 2012 Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Home and Garden Show set for March 2-4 at the City Center.
Proceeds will benefit Saratoga area nonprofit organizations, youth scholarships and Rotary’s International humanitarian efforts.
A new feature created with the Downtown Business Association is $1 admission on opening night for adults, with a dinner receipt from a downtown Saratoga Springs restaurant dated between Feb. 27 and March 2 inclusive. Each receipt is good for two adults.
“We want to make it easy for people to enjoy dinner after work and then come over to the show. Friday night is a great time to meet with exhibitors, as the show has just opened up for the weekend,” Chairman Charlie Wheeler said in a press statement.
Saturday, a “Summer Fun — Stay & Play Showcase” presented by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will give attendees ideas for a summer “stay-cation.” This area will feature more than 30 regional summer hotspots and activities.
Throughout the weekend, attendees have the chance to win hourly door prizes and this year’s grand prize, a Samsung 46-inch LCD flat-panel HDTV.
The show includes many local experts and longtime exhibitors, such as California Closets, Capitol District Supply, Jerome Roofing, Mandy’s Spring Nursery and Granite & Marble Works, as well as companies exhibiting energy-saving, green products and high-tech home solutions.
Adirondack Trust Co. is the show’s major sponsor. Other sponsors include Allerdice Building Supply, Ray Supply, Crawford Door & Window and The Saratogian.
For details, go to www.saratogahomeshow.com.
For more about Rotary International, go to www.rotary.org.
|Rotary Business Meeting Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 31, 2012||
Last week, representatives from Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Salvation Army were inducted into the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club under the new corporate membership program. This week, we are pleased to be posting two additional corporate memberships with the YMCA of Saratoga and Key Bank.
The following donations were also approved:
Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council $500
Saratoga Springs Public Library $200 (In Memory Of HarryDutcher)
Friends Forever $200
Salem Rotary Club $200 for the 7190 Rotary Youth Exchange
Saratoga Childrens Museum $250.
Saratoga Pop Warner $500
Universal Preservation Hall $500
Our proposed slate of officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year were also approved.
We also congratulate Bill Young for his third Paul Harris Fellow.
|Today's Speaker Howard Litwak||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 31, 2012||
Twin Bridges Rotary presents: “Global Foundries-The Engine That Pulls the Train of Economic Growth”
|Slate of Officers for 2012-2013 Year||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 31, 2012||
President Matt Dorsey
President Elect Maria Heise
President Elect Designee Charles Wait, Jr.
Vice President/Programs Rich Hoffman
Treasurer Heather Kisselback
Assistant Treasurer Lynn Schulz
Secretary Sara Dallas
Assistant Secretary Wendy Chalkis
Director Bob Reed
Director Roger Calkins
Past President Jim Doern
Home Show Charlie Wheeler
Sergeant at Arms Richard Schultz
|SARATOGA HOSPITAL AND THE SARATOGA SALVATION ARMY NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBERS OF SARATOGA SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB (from recent Press Release)||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 24, 2012||
Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Salvation Army are the newest members to join the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club under the new corporate membership program instituted in 2011. The Club serves the Saratoga community by providing funding, expertise and labor for local organizations and service oriented events.
New representatives for Saratoga Hospital are Angelo Calbone, President and CEO and Jeff Methven, Vice President/Ambulatory Care and Human Resources. Brad Sexauer, Vice President for Strategy and Market Development and Rich Hoffman, Director of Pastoral Care Services are current Rotarians bringing the hospital’s corporate membership to four. Saratoga Hospital has been a vital part of the Saratoga community for more than 100 years.
The Salvation Army of Saratoga is represented in Rotary by Captain Amber Boone. The organization has a variety of the activities which serves the community, including programs which provide food and shelter, drug/alcohol rehabilitation and after school tutoring and enrichment for middle school students.
Each year, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club raises funds for its charitable and educational programs through the annual Home and Garden Show. In recent years, the Club has raised more than $100,000 annually. The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Saratoga Springs City Center, with proceeds to benefit Saratoga area non-profit organizations, youth scholarships, and Rotary’s international humanitarian efforts. Show hours are Friday, March 2 from 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, March 3 from 9 am to 7 pm; and Sunday, March 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. General admission for adults is $6; children 5-12 are $1, and children under 5 are free. Complete information is at www.saratogahomeshow.com.
Membership in the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and individuals to become more involved and make a positive impact in the community. Members of the Club meet every Wednesday at 12:15 at Longfellows Restaurant for fellowship, lunch, and an informational program. Community residents and businesses interested in membership are invited to attend. Information about membership is at www.saratogarotaryclub.org.
|Longtime library director Harry Dutcher, who was responsible for Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street, dies at 66||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 17, 2012||
Published in the Saratogian 1/14/2012
By LUCIAN McCARTY
SARATOGA SPRINGS — “We’ve got a good, basic library here — let’s make it excellent.”
|In Memory of Harry Dutcher||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 17, 2012||
As posted in the Saratogian 1/18/2012
Harry J. Dutcher Saratoga Springs, NY - Harry J. Dutcher of Meadowbrook Road died on January 12, 2012 in the intensive care unit of Saratoga Hospital. He was 66. Born on August 21, 1945, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of Isabelle and James Dutcher. Harry grew up in New Jersey before attending Florida State University as an Undergraduate. He completed his studies and received a B.A. in English Literature from Bloomfield College in N.J. He subsequently served for three years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Service Medal. On August 14, 1971, he married his friend and sweetheart, Monica King of Irvington, N.J. Harry followed her career advice and attended Drexel University School of Library Science, obtaining his M.L.S. in1973. He began his professional career at the Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing, N.J. and later took the position of Assistant Director at Kitchigami Regional Library in Pine River, Minnesota. His beloved daughter, Kate, was born in March, 1978. The Nursery staff told Harry and Monica that Kate "cried in a N.J. accent." In1979 he took the position of Audio/Visual Consultant with the Lincoln Trails Library System in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Harry and Monica had hoped to return east to raise their daughter near family. He happily saw and answered an ad in the NY Times for Director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Harry started the position in August, 1982. Recent articles in the Saratogian and Schenectady Gazette detailed his 25 year career at the helm of the SSPL, where he was responsible for galvanizing the necessary support and ultimately overseeing the construction of the new state-of-the-art Saratoga Library. A longtime folk music enthusiast, Harry was also a member of the board of his cherished Caff Lena in Saratoga and he often indicated that this historic venue was one of the principal reasons he chose to come to Saratoga. Harry was also a member of the Saratoga Rotary Club, and was actively involved in the Saratoga Literacy Volunteers program. People were always struck by Harry's modesty, intelligence and unique sense of humor and irony. His disarming personality never failed to win people over. Survivors include his beloved wife Monica; devoted daughter Kate and son-in-law John Buglino; his brothers and sisters through marriage, Robert and Mariah King, James and Linda King, Terry and Maggie King, Maureen and Michael Sumner and Michael and Patricia King. He is also survived by 8nephews and 7 nieces, all of whom hold a special place in their hearts for Uncle Harry. A Memorial Service for Harry will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to honor his memory are asked to do so through a contribution to the Saratoga Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
|Senior Citizen Award Nominations||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 10, 2012||
Our club will be presenting its thirteenth Saratoga Springs Rotary Senior Citizen of the Year award at the April 18, 2012 meeting.
Rotarians are encouraged to nominate a deserving senior for this award. The successful recipient must be 65 or older and a resident of Saratoga County. This year’s deadline for nominations is March 16, 2012. Please see Sara Dallas for more information.
|Rotary Foundation Update||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 03, 2012||
As 2011 came to a close, Brad Sexauer, Bob Soffarelli, and Bill Young told club members about the Programs The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International sponsored with our donations. (Contact John Nelson for a copy of the written program, 2010 Facts)
|Today’s Speaker – Cheryl Lawyer – Guiding Eyes for the Blind||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jan 03, 2012||
Cheryl Lawyer is the Outreach/Community Education Coordinator for the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc., (NABA). Her responsibilities include educating the 15 counties served about vision loss and NABA’s vision rehabilitation services. Ms. Lawyer has over 20 years experience in sales & marketing in the Capital Region and is a NYS Certified Elementary Teacher.
She also serves as the Northern New York Region Coordinator (volunteer) for Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Raising Program. Based in Yorktown Heights, NY, Guiding Eyes is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services. For more information, visit www.guidingeyes.org.
|In Memoriam – Norman Brown (1926-2011)||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 20, 2011||
Norman R. Brown passed away Sunday, Dec. 18th at Wesley Health Care Center, with his beloved wife Ellen at his side. Born Oct. 12, 1926 in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of the late I. Reed and Isabelle Dake Brown. Norm graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1944 and was an alumnus of Temple University in Philadelphia. Norman returned to Saratoga County after college and became partners
with his father and the I. Reed Brown Insurance Agency. Norm took over the agency when his father retired in 1952. He had a successful insurance and real estate business which he sold in 1990 when he retired. He considered all of his clients friends. All his life he had a deep love for Saratoga County and the surrounding region, often referring to the natural beauty and real estate as “diamonds in our own backyard”. Norm was very active in his community serving as President of Saratoga Board of Realtors in 1970, Realtor of the Year in 1971, past president of Ballston Spa Rotary Club and member of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club receiving The Paul Harris Award, past treasurer and one of the founders of the Brookside Museum, past president of Ballston Spa PTA, member of the Boy Scout Council and Council of the Salvation Army, past treasurer of the Christian Science Church in Saratoga Springs and member of the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. He is survived by his wife, Ellen and his children Cheryl and Kenneth, and grandchildren, Kate and Lauren. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 5pm Wednesday, Dec. 21st at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Donations may be made to Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or a charity of one’s choice. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
|Please Help Us Reach 100% Participation||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 20, 2011||
Please join our campaign to achieve 100% participation in giving to support the Rotary Foundation. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated! Please see John Nelson to give or contribute online via www.rotary.org.
|Business Meeting Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 20, 2011||
At the last business meeting we approved Donations to Shelters of Saratoga for $500 and Act with Respect Always for $250.00.
|Food Donations for Franklin Community Center||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 20, 2011||
Steve Heidorn will be collecting food donations over the next several weeks for the Franklin Community Center's food pantry.
There will be a box at each Wednesday meeting for you to leave your donations. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you.
|Salvation Army Bell Ringing||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 13, 2011||
Thank you to all who have volunteered their time ringing the Salvation Army bell at the Wilton Mall. The next and last opportunity to offer your service will be this Sunday from 10am-8pm.
|Christmas Party Recap||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 13, 2011||
Our Rotary Christmas party was a success with 65 plus people attending at the Union Gables. Longfellows provided wonderful food was excellent. Four high school students performed Jazz renditions of Christmas songs. The quartet included Don and Kathy McPherson’s son Cameron on Saxophone. Everyone raved about the music. Thank you to Bob Schermerhorn for putting it together.
|Last Week’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 13, 2011||
We would like to thank Juergen Klingenberg for taking the opportunity to speak with our club last week. Juergen and his staff at Hound Dog Graphics have generously donated their services to our club by redesigning our Home Show web site.
If you would like to follow the web-site’s progress, please visit www.saratogahomeshow.com. If you’re interested in talking to Juergen about needs for your business, please contact him via email at Juergen@hounddoggraphics.com.
|Today’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 06, 2011||
Leading the "hdg" design team - Juergen, a graphic designer and web development specialist with over 25 years of experience in the Graphic Design and Web Development Industry, drives the direction of this successful multi-faceted creative team at Hound Dog Graphics and directs the marketing team for the new venture Local Living In.
Trained at the school of Visual Arts in Manhattan and working for a number of New York Ad Agencies like Satchi-Satchi, McCann-Ericson and Smith-Greenland for clients like BMW, RJ Reynolds, and SONY.
Hound Dog Graphics, a boutique graphic and web design studio and Local Living In, a local small business marketing firm are located just outside of historical Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Springs Rotary is thrilled to have Juergen and Hound Dog Graphics creating our Home Show website. A service he has offered free of charge! Please join us in welcoming him today. Contact: Juergen@hounddoggraphics.com
|Christmas Party – Friday, December 9th||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Dec 06, 2011||
Please join us for our annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 9th at Union Gables Bed Breakfast from 7 – 10 PM.
Our gathering will be catered by Longfellow’s and the cost will be announced at today’s meeting. You may also sign up
today or contact Kaitlin Russitano or Bob Schermerhorn by this Friday, December 2nd.
|Craig R. Gould Posting for Membership||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 29, 2011||
Craig Gould of Saratoga Springs has posted membership to our club. Mr. Gould is a former Rotarian who served our club from 1986-1999. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY Cortland, is a semi-retired insurance broker and enjoys gardening, golf, reading and sports.
|Today at Lunch We Welcome CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 29, 2011||
We are thrilled to welcome Sue Malinowski and Robin Matthias from CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services for today’s program. Sue has served as Executive Director since August of 2010. Prior to that, she served on CAPTAIN’s Board for three years
while working at Saratoga Hospital as their Education Director. Robin Matthias joined CAPTAIN a little more than a year ago
as their Marketing & Development Coordinator. CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services was one of two major gift recipients at
our 2010 Installation Dinner.
|Community Donations||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 22, 2011||
At our business meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, we approved several donations to worthy entities in the community.
|Paul Harris Recognition||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 22, 2011||
We were proud to honor Paul Harris Fellows Emily Muller and Dave Snyder with the two sapphires in recognition of their total contribution between $3,000.00 and $4,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation. Florence Andresen was also recognized with one sapphire for her contribution of $2,000.00 and $3,000.00 for the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus Project.
|New Member - Steven Kyne||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 22, 2011||
Saratoga Springs Rotary also welcomed new member Steven Kyne. Steve is a Saratoga native, graduate of State University of New York at Albany where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. He is a partner of Sterling Financial, LLC, located at 18 Division Street Suite 202 in Saratoga Springs. The Rotary club whole heartedly welcomes Steve Kyne to the organization as a new Rotarian.
|Home Show Committee Meeting @ 11:00am Longfellows||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 15, 2011||
Members are asked to bring a written description of their subcommittee’s duties, the number of members on their committee and any related time lines covering the implementation of their committee’s area of responsibility. This information will be included in the new HOME SHOW MANUAL
|Bringing World War II-era music to life: Greenwich man portrays Glenn Miller||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 15, 2011||
By PAUL POST, firstname.lastname@example.org
As seen in the Saratogian: Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
|Thank You to Our Veterans||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 10, 2011||
|SARATOGA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AND SARATOGA ROTARY CLUB||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 08, 2011||
Saratoga Springs High School, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, will hold the eighteenth annual Academic Recognition Program at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
To be eligible for this award, a student must be a junior or senior who had an average of 90 or higher for at least three of the four quarters of the 2010-2011 academic year. There are 170 winners in the class of 2012 and 159 in the class of 2013.
Please see the list of names below. An asterisk accompanies the name of each senior who is a second-time winner.
|Rock and roll-themed party to raise funds for kid fitness in memory of the late SSHS grad Pfc. David Taylor Miller||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Nov 08, 2011||
As Seen in the Saratogian on Thursday, Oct. 6th, 2011
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Guitar Hero Fundraiser, in remembrance of the late Pfc. David Taylor Miller, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Universal Preservation Hall at 25 Washington St.
|The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation Brunch||Posted by Deborah Czech||on Oct 29, 2011||
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation honored Marcia White, President and Executive Director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Alphonse Lambert, Athletic Director, Head Coach, and Physical Education teacher at Saratoga Central Catholic High School, at its twelfth annual fundraising brunch on Sunday, October 30 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
|Donald Lee||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 29, 2011||
It is with humble sadness that we announce the passing of Donald I. Lee. Don Lee was a pillar of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, having joined in December of 1965 and remaining a devoted Rotarian for nearly 46 years. Don served as president of the Club in 1972- 73 and during his presidency he established the Home Show. He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award in 1987.
Don was the president of Lee & Lee Associates and participated in the insurance business for many years. He was born on January 6, 1927 in Johnson City, NY. Don graduated from Syracuse University. He also served his country in WWII. Best wishes go to his widow, Rose, and the rest of his family. Don Lee was a great Rotarian and he will be deeply missed.
|Souther Adirondack Library System offers "ebooks"||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 25, 2011||
If you want to check out an “ebook” from the Southern Adirondack Library System, all you need is a library card. That was the message of the Library System’s Sara Dallas and Jennifer Ferris at last week’s luncheon. Patrons need to only choose their book, add it to their cart, and download it to their device. The procedure is similar to shopping on line, and if necessary, patrons would be asked to wait for the ebook to be become available. Tablets and smart phones are compatible with online books. The download will be available on your device for either 7 or 14 days, and it is free of charge.
Sara and Jennifer noted the service is available at a number of libraries in surrounding counties. More information is available at www.sals.edu or at 584-7300.
|Annual Review Passed by the Club||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 25, 2011||
Following the recommendation of our Audit Committee, the Rotary Club has hired Fredette, Sankowski & Company to prepare our annual review. The decision comes following a proposal from CPA Walt Sankowski. The annual report will enhance the transparency of our Club’s financial and accounting methods. Walt also promised to make recommendations on how to improve our accounting methods where appropriate.
We wish to thank Walt for his thoughtful presentation, and we also wish to thank the Audit Committee, chaired by George Walker, for its recommendation.
|Happy Hour at the Turf Club||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 20, 2011||
Our first Happy Hour will be on Friday Oct. 21st at The Turf Club on the corner of Nelson and Union from 5:30-7:30pm. Finger Foods will be offered. Also this will be another chance to honor Sam Aldrich on the publishing of his new book. Both Phyllis and Sam will be in attendance.
We have also invited our friends at the Wilton Rotary to join us for some joint club fellowship. Please RSVP Kaitlin Russitano so that we may let The Turf Club know how many will be in attendance.
|Rotary Club welcomes Adirondack Trust Co. - As seen in the Saratogian on Oct. 28, 2011||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 18, 2011||
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club recently inducted The Adirondack Trust Co. as its first corporate member. Corporate membership is a new concept for Rotary and the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club is one of only a few clubs nationally to be accepted into this pilot program of Rotary International. The corporate membership allows up to four participants from a business or organization to share the responsibility of attending the club’s weekly meetings, providing greater flexibility to people who travel or whose schedules change frequently.
|NEWSLETTER for October 12, 2011 Luncheon||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 11, 2011||
Keith Ellis of the Adirondack Folk School visits Rotary
Adirondack Folk School representative Keith Ellis addressed last week’s Rotary Luncheon. The Folk School is located in Lake Luzerne and offers a variety of adult education classes. Mr. Ellis, a member of the Warrensburg Rotary Club, discussed the mission of the Adirondack Folk School which is to inspire “hands, heart, & mind” by teaching traditional arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondacks in a hands-on, non-competitive learning environment.
|NEWSLETTER October 5, 2011 - See You at Lunch!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Oct 04, 2011||
At our meeting on September 28, 2011, Bo Goliber of the Franklin Community Center spoke about the Not for Profit service agency located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs. The Rotary Club recently gave the Center a major gift of $7,000.00 to replace windows at its location.
|Brunch event to benefit Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation scholarship; Marcia White and Alphonse Lambert to be honored||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Sep 27, 2011||
Published Friday, September 23rd, 2011 on Saratogian.com
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation will honor Marcia White and Alphonse Lambert at its 12th annual scholarship fundraiser brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
|Rotary Club Donates to FLood Relief, Horn of Africa Efforts||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Sep 25, 2011||
As printed in the Saratogian on Saturday, September 24th, 2011
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club has donated $2,000 to assist homeowners and other organizations in rebuilding the flood-ravaged areas of Saratoga and surrounding communities such as Middleburgh and Schoharie.
|International Services Committee Update||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Aug 23, 2011||
The following actions were taken by the membership on recommendation of the Club’s Foundation and International Services Committee.
A donation of $700 will be made to The Rotary Foundation to support the activities in the Horn of Africa. John Nelson started a special fund: Rotary Horn of Africa Famine and Refugee Relief Fund #G10008 . He reported a special committee of Rotarians from Africa will have the responsibility for granting and monitoring funds distributed for needed services.
A donation of $300 will be made to Karen Flewelling, a retired Saratogian teacher working in conjunction with Habitat for Humanities. The funds will help support construction of cisterns in the Vareza Grande District of Brazil. (Read the Saratogian for November 26, 2010 about her work)
|UPDATE : August 31st Rotary Lunch moved to the Saratoga Race Course||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Aug 16, 2011||
We will have lunch at the track on August 31st courtesy of Bob Schermerhorn and Greg Greico and Charlie Wheeler’s help. This will replace our normal lunch. We have about 50 spots reserved for members, if we have any spots left we will offer then for guests. There will be free parking and you will be responsible for paying the General Admission price of $3.00 plus $12.00 for a boxed lunch provided by Longfellows. Boxed lunch choices are either a Chicken Caesar Wrap OR a Turkey Wrap (Turkey w/ Smoked Mozzarella & Cranberry Mayonnaise). Each wrap includes pasta salad, pickle, potato chips, cookies and soda OR water. A list will be passed around at lunch today for your choice of wrap. The Saratoga Brewery has also donated samplings of their Root Beer & Saratoga Lager. Abstract artist Victor Cinquino stands in his new gallery, called CinquiStudio, at 36 Phila St. in Saratoga Springs. (ERICA MILLERemail@example.com)
|Help the Education Foundation||Posted by Maria Heise||on Aug 16, 2011||
The Education Foundation is looking for a variety of silent auction items for the brunch October 30, 2011. Please send information about the items to Maria Heise @ firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at 369-1759. Maria will be picking up the items the first week of October. Also, if you have not done so already, please send your reservations to Florence Andresen. The cost is $60 per person.
|Temporary Guidelines for Corporate Membership||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Aug 16, 2011||
I am pleased to announce that the Membership Committee has been approved by the Board on Monday, August 15h in support of temporary guidelines for corporate membership.
|Digital Artist & Architect Opens Studio in Saratoga Springs (as featured in the Saratogian) By: Suzanna K. Lourie||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Aug 09, 2011||
Local artist and architect Victor Cinquino brought a new edge to the Saratoga art scene July 19 when he opened Cinqui-Studio on the second floor of the historic Palmetto Fruit warehouse building at 36 Phila St.
“Deep down, I’ve been a modernist for a very long time,” Cinquino said.
|August 31st, 2011 A Day At the Track!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Aug 09, 2011||
Thanks to the Social Committee & Charlie Wheeler, we will be having a luncheon at the Saratoga Race Track. Instead of meeting at Longfellows we will have boxed lunches & beverages provided at the Festival Tent.
|An American Royal Family & the One Who Chose a Different Path||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jul 26, 2011||
For those of you who heard Sam speak at our Rotary luncheon it goes without saying that he is an engaging individual whom has lived a life filled with unique and exciting experiences. An article very much worth reading appeared in the Saratogian on Friday July 22, 2011. Interesting highlights include descriptions of Aldrich fox trotting with Queen Elizabeth, as well as a story of Aldrich marching side by with Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery Alabama.
|Audit Committee Report Enacted||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jul 26, 2011||
The Audit Committee which is comprised of Committee Chair George Walker, Karl Broekhuizen and Patti Sopp rendered a report at the request of past president Emily Muller at the July 20th meeting. The report was endorsed by the club.
|Newsletter||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jul 19, 2011||
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 :
Ellen Tuzzolo and Friends of Camp Little Notch
|Welcome to Our New Website!||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jul 12, 2011||
Welcome to our Rotary Club!
|Security and Integrity of Your Data||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jul 12, 2011||
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|Saratoga Rotary Club Gifts $21,800 to Franklin Community Center and CAPTAIN for Youth Homeless Shelter||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||on Jun 29, 2011||
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club marked its 87th year of service to the Saratoga Springs community at its annual dinner held last night at the Wishing Well restaurant, where the Club presented two local organizations with major financial gifts for this year. The CAPTAIN for Youth Homeless Shelter in Malta received $14,800. CAPTAIN programs and services addresses youth homelessness, poverty, youth violence, alcohol/drug use and other issues affecting area youths. Franklin Community Center of Saratoga Springs received $7,000. Franklin Community Center provides basic needs and services to less fortunate individuals and families to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes.
In addition to these gifts, Saratoga Rotary gives throughout the year to numerous local organizations. “The Club gave out $48,000 in scholarships to graduating area high school students and more than $24,000 to local organizations like Rebuilding Together, Shelters of Saratoga, domestic violence services, Little League Baseball and others,” says Emily Muller Esq., Rotary president for the 2010-11 year. “And, we also were able to give $10,000 to Rotary International to support their efforts to eradicate polio around the world, help Japan’s quake victims and other vital projects.”
|Video from 2012 International Convention||Posted by Danny Henderson|
|News from Schoharie County Coat Drive||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||
We recently received word that the Schoharie County Coat Drive for kids in cooperation with Operation Warm and several regional Rotary Clubs including Saratoga Springs was completed on November 16th.
|Gift of Life Dinner Dance, A Program of Rotary District 7190||Posted by Kaitlin Russitano||
The event is scheduled for Friday, September 16th from 7:00pm–11:00pm at the Tec-Smart Building, 345 Hermes Road in Malta, NY. The event is being catered by Foods and Frostings and Features DJ Rich Tollner. Price of ticket is $75 per person, or Honorary Committee price of $125. If you have questions contact Brenda Tholin at 884-8467 or email her at BLTHOLIN@AOL.COM.
|August 17th @ 11:30am, Meeting at Longfellows of the Rotary Foundation & International Services Committees||Posted by John Nelson||
1. Review and Committee Approval of 2011-12 Budget
2. “Cisterns in Brazil” grant request from Karen Flewelling
3. Status of Grant Request for Dr. Streit’s Transport of Medical and other books to Kigali Medical School Foundation, Rwanda