Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs, NY
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P.O. Box 1307
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Major Gift Announcement
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 Announcement Dan Henderson 2017-02-05 05:00:00Z
Major Gift Grant program re-activated for 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.
Major Gift Grant program re-activated for 2016 Dan Henderson 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z
Skidmore Student Presents Update on Haitian Project
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.
Skidmore Student Presents Update on Haitian Project Dan Henderson 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z
Alice Benfey, Regional Director of The Community Hospice
Alice Benfey, Regional Director of The Community Hospice Kirstin Drabek 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z
Jesse Jackson, President and Chief Creative Officer at LOOK TV
Jesse Jackson, President and Chief Creative Officer at LOOK TV Kirstin Drabek 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z
Lois Celeste, Executive Director of the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga
Lois Celeste, Executive Director of the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga Danny Henderson 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z
Saratoga WarHorse Foundation to Receive Major Gift Award of $16,090
Saratoga WarHorse Foundation to Receive Major Gift Award of $16,090 Danny Henderson 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club held its 90th Anniversary and Inauguration Dinner
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club held its 90th Anniversary and Inauguration Dinner Danny Henderson 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z
Amy Amorosa, Small Business Development Center (University at Albany)
 
Amy Amorosa, Small Business Development Center (University at Albany) Danny Henderson 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z
Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Will Award Up to $18,000 in Major Gifts in 2014
The Major Gift Requests Application can be found on the left side of the page under the Downloads heading.
Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Will Award Up to $18,000 in Major Gifts in 2014 JoAnn Buchas 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z
John Kelly, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
 
John Kelly, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Danny Henderson 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z
Bob Nevins-Saratoga Warhorse
Bob Nevins-Saratoga Warhorse Danny Henderson 2013-12-11 00:00:00Z
Kathy McNeice, Program Director for Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center
Kathy McNeice, Program Director for Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center Danny Henderson 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z
World's Biggest Commercial
World's Biggest Commercial Danny Henderson 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z
Saratoga Springs Education Foundation Honorees
Saratoga Springs Education Foundation Honorees Danny Henderson 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z
Kate Van Buren, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County
Kate Van Buren, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County Danny Henderson 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z
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District Governor, Sue Austin
District Governor, Sue Austin Danny Henderson 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z
Make-A-Wish foundation
Make-A-Wish foundation Danny Henderson 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z
Special Olympian Emily Stephen
Special Olympian Emily Stephen Danny Henderson 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z
Posies to End Polio
Posies to End Polio Danny Henderson 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities Danny Henderson 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z
Susan Bokan of the Saratoga Springs Community Garden
 
Susan Bokan of the Saratoga Springs Community Garden Danny Henderson 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z
Suzanne D’Iorio of Taylor’s Heroes
Suzanne D’Iorio of Taylor’s Heroes Danny Henderson 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z
Courtney Shaler Smith
Courtney Shaler Smith Danny Henderson 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z
Amy Godine
Amy Godine Danny Henderson 2013-03-13 00:00:00Z
No Meeting-5th Wednesday
No Meeting-5th Wednesday Danny Henderson 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z
Business Meeting
Major Gift Applications Now Accepted
Reminder – Senior Citizen of the Year Award
Home Show Committee Needs Your Help!
Business Meeting Danny Henderson 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z
New Members Inducted
New Members Inducted Danny Henderson 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Danny Henderson 2013-01-02 00:00:00Z
Thank you Joytones!
Thank you Joytones! Danny Henderson 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z
Travis Bullard of Global Foundries
Travis Bullard of Global Foundries Danny Henderson 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z
The Saratoga Independent School & Please Help Out with the Blood Drive
The Saratoga Independent School & Please Help Out with the Blood Drive Danny Henderson 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute
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 Leadership Institute Danny Henderson 2012-10-03 00:00:00Z
Rotary Welcomes Brunch Honorees

At our September 12th meeting, we welcomed the honorees for the Rotary Education Foundation Brunch – Jeanette Jordan and Libby Smith-Holmes.

Brunch Honorees

Rotary Welcomes Brunch Honorees Danny Henderson 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z
Rowland's Hollow Creek Preserve Opens
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:

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Rowland's Hollow Creek Preserve Opens Danny Henderson 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary Track Day was a Success!
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!
Rotary Track Day was a Success! Danny Henderson 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z
Thank You to Our Members!
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!
Thank You to Our Members! Danny Henderson 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z
Friendship Family Program for International Students at Skidmore College
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.
Friendship Family Program for International Students at Skidmore College Danny Henderson 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z
Installation Dinner - Thanks to Jim! Welcome Matt!
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.
Installation Dinner - Thanks to Jim! Welcome Matt! Danny Henderson 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z
Mayor Scott Johnson
Mayor Scott Johnson Kaitlin Russitano 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z
Pick Up Your Posies
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.
Pick Up Your Posies Kaitlin Russitano 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
Installation Dinner
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 robert.schermerhorn@lpl.com 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.
Installation Dinner Kaitlin Russitano 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
Transitional Meeting for Outgoing and Incoming Committee Chairs and Board Members
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.
Transitional Meeting for Outgoing and Incoming Committee Chairs and Board Members Kaitlin Russitano 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
Brian Hassett of the United Way visits Rotary
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.
Brian Hassett of the United Way visits Rotary Kaitlin Russitano 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
Installation Dinner
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 robert.schermerhorn@lpl.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. 
Installation Dinner Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-30 00:00:00Z
Business Meeting Recap
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.
Business Meeting Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-30 00:00:00Z
Strategic Planning Meeting
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.
Strategic Planning Meeting Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z
Celebration of Heroes
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.

Event
Celebration of Heroes
Date
Jul 13, 2012
Fee
Rotarians $45.00, General Public $55
Location
Saratoga Hilton
View Map
534 Broadway
Saratoga springs, NY 12866
United States
Details
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.
Celebration of Heroes Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z
Honored Widows
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

Honored Widows Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Saratoga Chamber Vice President, Kathleen Lucey

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. 

 
Chamber trip to Abu dabi.  http://www.saratoga.org/userfiles/file/UAE%20Flyer2.pdf  

Saratoga Chamber Vice President, Kathleen Lucey Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Free Electronic Recycling
 
Free Electronic Recycling Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Last Call For the District Conference this Weekend - May 18-20
 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.

Last Call For the District Conference this Weekend - May 18-20 Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Posies for Polio Reminder- Please Bring Order Forms!!
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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.
Posies for Polio Reminder- Please Bring Order Forms!! Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z
Skidmore President, Philip Glotzbach Visits Rotary
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
landscape.
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.
Skidmore President, Philip Glotzbach Visits Rotary Kaitlin Russitano 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z
Posies for Polio
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.
Posies for Polio Dennis Wilson 2012-05-08 00:00:00Z
Rodney P. Scoville (1917 - 2012)
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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
Rodney P. Scoville (1917 - 2012) Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-26 00:00:00Z
Senior Citizen Award Recipient, Marj Shaw
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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”.                                          

Senior Citizen Award Recipient, Marj Shaw Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-25 00:00:00Z
Rebuilding Together Recap
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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. 
Rebuilding Together Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-25 00:00:00Z
Saratoga PLAN
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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
Saratoga PLAN Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z
Interfaith Fundraiser Dinner for Shelterbox
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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 emeehan@nycap.rr.com or 885-3761.
Interfaith Fundraiser Dinner for Shelterbox Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Meeting Recap
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 ourselves with confidence and having knowledge of warning signs of escalation are all parts of truly learning to defend oneself.  Their goal is to assist our students on a path or journey in their lives that will lead them to HAPPINESS, CONTENTMENT, AND INTERNAL PEACE! 
Last Week's Meeting Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z
Lisa Nichols of the Saratoga Regional YMCA

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 lisa@saratogareginalymca.org OR Susan Rhoades at 518-583-9622 ext 104, or at susan@saratogaregionalymca.org You make a living by what you get.  “You make a life by what you give.”

Lisa Nichols of the Saratoga Regional YMCA Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

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!


Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z
The Celebration of Heroes

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. 

The Celebration of Heroes Kaitlin Russitano 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z
SAVE THE DATE

Community Service Project with Rebuilding Together April 21, 2012.  Contact Bill Heiber for

information or to  

sign-up.

SAVE THE DATE Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z
Community Calendar

Give Our Regrets to Broadway – Shelters of Saratoga Annual Gala

March 29, 2012 – 6-10 p.m.

Longfellow’s Restaurant

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

Community Calendar Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z
GSE Team Arriving from Japan
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 danstec@earthlink.net or call 518-399-9649
GSE Team Arriving from Japan Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z
Business Meeting News

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

Business Meeting News Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z
Tom Fueston of Saratoga Springs Horse Show

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.

Tom Fueston of Saratoga Springs Horse Show Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Recap

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.


Last Week's Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-14 00:00:00Z
ROTARY HOME SHOW = SUCCESS!
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ROTARY HOME SHOW = SUCCESS! Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z
YMCA SUPPORT
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. 
YMCA SUPPORT Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z
Home Show Recap from Charlie Wheeler
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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
Floor Manager: Robert Jackson
Office Manager & Graphic Support: Vic Cinquino
Rotary Booth:  Dave Snyder
MarketingGreg Grieco, Deborah Miles-Czech, Sara Dallas, Kris O'Brien, Wendy Chalklis
Business Manager: Jeff Meny
Sponsorships: Jim Olsen, Steve Heidorn
Logistical Support: Bill Heber
Immediate Past Show Chair: Chuck Martin
Hospitality: Mary Hendrickson, Davis Mead, Bill Heber
Administrative Support:  Maria Heise
Web Site: Kaitlin Russitano
Show Chairman: Charlie Wheeler

Home Show Recap from Charlie Wheeler Kaitlin Russitano 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z
Ribbon Cutting - Friday, March 2nd @ 4:45pm
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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. 

 
James Doern
Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs

Ribbon Cutting - Friday, March 2nd @ 4:45pm Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z
Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Salvation Army join Rotary Club
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
Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Salvation Army join Rotary Club Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z
Cocktails at the Parting Glass Social Committee Event
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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.
Cocktails at the Parting Glass Social Committee Event Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Home & Garden Show to benefit nonprofits, students
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.

Rotary Home & Garden Show to benefit nonprofits, students Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z
Donations Approved at Business Meeting
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.
Donations Approved at Business Meeting Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z
Home Show Volunteers
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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!
Home Show Volunteers Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z
It's Time to Start Gearing Up for the 2012 Home Show!

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."

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It's Time to Start Gearing Up for the 2012 Home Show! Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z
Save The Date- Champagne Dinner, Raffle & Auction

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

Save The Date- Champagne Dinner, Raffle & Auction Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary's home and garden show March 2-4
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Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012

SARATOGA 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's home and garden show March 2-4 Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary Business Meeting Recap
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 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.

Rotary Business Meeting Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z
Today's Speaker Howard Litwak
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 Twin Bridges Rotary presents: “Global Foundries-The Engine That Pulls the Train of Economic Growth”

 Mr. Litwak decided about a year ago that he wanted to be out in front of what the opening of Global Foundries was going to mean to our community and so started researching.  His presentation today is the product of that research.  We are pleased to welcome him to our meeting today.

Today's Speaker Howard Litwak Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z
Slate of Officers for 2012-2013 Year

Office                                                    Nominee

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 

Slate of Officers for 2012-2013 Year Kaitlin Russitano 2012-02-01 00:00:00Z
SARATOGA HOSPITAL AND THE SARATOGA SALVATION ARMY NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBERS OF SARATOGA SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB (from recent Press Release)

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

SARATOGA HOSPITAL AND THE SARATOGA SALVATION ARMY NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBERS OF SARATOGA SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB (from recent Press Release) Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-25 00:00:00Z
Longtime library director Harry Dutcher, who was responsible for Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street, dies at 66

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.”

That was the sentiment Saratoga Springs Library Board of Directors President Kenneth Bollerud remembers about Harry Dutcher, the library’s former director and the man Bollerud said is largely responsible for the library now on Henry Street.

Dutcher died at the age of 66 Thursday, Jan. 10, in Saratoga Hospital.

“We were very lucky as a community to have had him,” Bollerud said Saturday. “He would not accept second best.”

Bollerud was actually on the board of directors in 1982, when Dutcher was hired as library director.

“He had a wonderful feeling the day he talked to the board of directors,” his widow, Monica Dutcher said Saturday. “We loved the community the first time we drove in.”

She said when she and Harry went out in the city, people would spontaneously thank him for his service to the community over his quarter-century as director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

When he started at the library three decades ago, it was located at the corner of Spring Street and Broadway. Dutcher gathered support for an expansion, and according to Bollerud, he did not compromise on what the library needed.

“He was very diplomatic. He brought people in,” he said. “He saw what was possible out there … and we reaped the benefit of it.”

According to librarians at Saratoga Springs Public Library, Friday was a somber day.

“He was extremely professional, but he was also a kind, nice man and a good friend,” said Miriam Meier, a retired director of the Southern Adirondack Library System who knew Dutcher for more than 20 years. She highlighted his foresight in his work.

Meier said Dutcher was on the cutting-edge of library science when she was director in the late ’80s and was at the forefront of Southern Adirondack Library System’s efforts to shift card cataloguing to electronic searches.

When she went to school for library science, Meier said she could have never imagined the number of people sitting at their computers, working, as they were in the library Saturday.

“It’s not just a place where you come to get a book and go home, and he saw that as a possibility,” Meier said.

Longtime library director Harry Dutcher, who was responsible for Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street, dies at 66 Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z
In Memory of Harry Dutcher
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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.

In Memory of Harry Dutcher Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z
Senior Citizen Award Nominations
 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.

Senior Citizen Award Nominations Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-11 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Update

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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)

 Our club has a goal for the fiscal year, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, of 100% participation in Rotary Foundation giving by our club members. To date, we have achieved 60%.

 We now launch Phase 2 to secure 100% member participation by the date of our installation of new officers in June.  For those of you who have generously donated to this primary activity of Rotary, our Committee is most grateful.  Donations by members have ranged from a few dollars to several hundreds! 

 No matter the amount given, our club has generously matched your contribution.  All monies are recorded in an on-line account that you may access using your personal identification number.  You will find that number printed on your Rotarian magazine cover or contact John Nelson at johnnelso@aol.com.  Google Rotary Foundation and enter your number.  You will receive a confidential report of the money you have donated indicating the amount and year.   

 Once your account records $1,000, you will automatically be awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF).  An honor all Rotarians can be proud to achieve!

 If you are not already a PHF, a donation of $100 is matched by our club.  Furthermore, you will be eligible for a match of $100 from the District.  Thus resulting in a value of $300 in your account.  In just a few years you can achieve that goal!

  

Rotary Foundation Update Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-04 00:00:00Z
Today’s Speaker – Cheryl Lawyer – Guiding Eyes for the Blind

 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.  

Today’s Speaker – Cheryl Lawyer – Guiding Eyes for the Blind Kaitlin Russitano 2012-01-04 00:00:00Z
In Memoriam – Norman Brown (1926-2011)
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 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

In Memoriam – Norman Brown (1926-2011) Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z
Please Help Us Reach 100% Participation
 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.

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Please Help Us Reach 100% Participation Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z
Business Meeting Recap
 At the last business meeting we approved Donations to Shelters of Saratoga for $500 and Act with Respect Always for $250.00.   

Business Meeting Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z
Food Donations for Franklin Community Center
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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.
Food Donations for Franklin Community Center Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
 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.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z
Christmas Party Recap
 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.

Christmas Party Recap Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z
Last Week’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics
 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

Last Week’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z
Today’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics
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 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

Today’s Speaker – Juergen Klingenberg of Hound Dog Graphics Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z
Christmas Party – Friday, December 9th
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 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.
Christmas Party – Friday, December 9th Kaitlin Russitano 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z
Craig R. Gould Posting for Membership
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.
Craig R. Gould Posting for Membership Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z
Today at Lunch We Welcome CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services
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.
Today at Lunch We Welcome CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z
Community Donations
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  At our business meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, we approved several donations to worthy entities in the community.
Community Donations Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Recognition

 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.

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Paul Harris Recognition Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z
New Member - Steven Kyne
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 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.
New Member - Steven Kyne Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z
Home Show Committee Meeting @ 11:00am Longfellows

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  

Home Show Committee Meeting @ 11:00am Longfellows Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z
Bringing World War II-era music to life: Greenwich man portrays Glenn Miller
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By PAUL POST, ppost@saratogian.com 

 As seen in the Saratogian: Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bringing World War II-era music to life: Greenwich man portrays Glenn Miller Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z
Thank You to Our Veterans
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    HARRY DUTCHER                              VIETNAM VET-COMBAT UNIT
    BILL HARRISON                                 PARATROOPER 101st AIRBORNE 
    EDDIE HICKS                                     MISSILE DEFENCE SPECIALIST      
    BOB JACKSON                                   VIETNAM VET-EXPLOSIVE DISPOSAL
    ED LENZ                                            VETERAN BERLIN CRISIS
    JIM OLSEN                                        ARMY CAPTAIN 1959-1961
    CHARLIE WHEELER                            VIETNAM VET-COMBAT ENGINEER
 
AIR FORCE
 
    BILL ENNIS                                         1969-1973 NEVADA EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT TEST SITE
    JIM FREY                                            CAREER OFFICER VIETNAM AND DESERT STORM
    ROGER MILLER                                    VIETNAM COMBAT VETERAN
 
MARINES
 
    DAVIS MEAD                                       SERVED 1961-1966
    BILL YOUNG                                         SERVED 1961-1963
 
NAVY
 
    ED AUGUSTYN                                      WORLD WAR 2 VET SEABEES 1943-1946
    JOHN NELSON                                       WORLD WAR 2 VET SERVED 1942-1946
    ROGER CALKINS                                    KOREAN WAR SERVED 1952-1956

Thank You to Our Veterans Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z
SARATOGA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AND SARATOGA ROTARY CLUB

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,
Nov. 9, in the school’s Loewenberg Auditorium.

            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.

SARATOGA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AND SARATOGA ROTARY CLUB Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z
Rock and roll-themed party to raise funds for kid fitness in memory of the late SSHS grad Pfc. David Taylor Miller
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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.

Miller was killed June 21, 2010, in Afghanistan. He would have turned 21 this Veteran’s Day (11-11-11).

As a youngster, he struggled with his weight, but lost more than 30 pounds after joining the U.S. Army.

The group Taylor’s Heroes will be promoting fitness and nutrition to children to help them create a healthy, happy lifestyle. The group’s goal is to provide children with the tools and support they need to get healthy and stay healthy. This will be achieved through different forms of exercise and nutritional education, taught by certified professionals throughout the year.

Taylor’s Heroes wants to help kids learn such skills, which will last a lifetime and create a worthy legacy for Miller.

The Nov. 11 party will have a rock and roll theme and feature a band, food, silent auction, guitar hero station, photography and a cash bar.

People may support the benefit as a sponsor, donating to the silent auction or buying tickets and joining the party.

Miller graduated from Saratoga Springs High School and joined the army during his senior year.

He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

For more information, call 894-1658 or go to www.taylorsheroes.com

Rock and roll-themed party to raise funds for kid fitness in memory of the late SSHS grad Pfc. David Taylor Miller Kaitlin Russitano 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation Brunch

ImageThe 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.

 

 

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation Brunch Deborah Czech 2011-10-30 00:00:00Z
Donald Lee
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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.

Donald Lee Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-30 00:00:00Z
Souther Adirondack Library System offers "ebooks"

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.

Souther Adirondack Library System offers "ebooks" Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-26 00:00:00Z
Annual Review Passed by the Club

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.

Annual Review Passed by the Club Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-26 00:00:00Z
Happy Hour at the Turf Club
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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.
Happy Hour at the Turf Club Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club welcomes Adirondack Trust Co. - As seen in the Saratogian on Oct. 28, 2011
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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.
Rotary Club welcomes Adirondack Trust Co. - As seen in the Saratogian on Oct. 28, 2011 Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z
NEWSLETTER for October 12, 2011 Luncheon
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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 for October 12, 2011 Luncheon Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-12 00:00:00Z
NEWSLETTER October 5, 2011 - See You at Lunch!
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        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.
NEWSLETTER October 5, 2011 - See You at Lunch! Kaitlin Russitano 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z
Brunch event to benefit Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation scholarship; Marcia White and Alphonse Lambert to be honored

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.

The brunch is one of the major fundraisers for scholarships awarded to local college-bound high school seniors.
 

Brunch event to benefit Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation scholarship; Marcia White and Alphonse Lambert to be honored Kaitlin Russitano 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Donates to FLood Relief, Horn of Africa Efforts
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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.

These funds will be added to other donations from other Rotary clubs in the 7190 District, which includes Saratoga.

Rotary Club Donates to FLood Relief, Horn of Africa Efforts Kaitlin Russitano 2011-09-26 00:00:00Z
International Services Committee Update

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)

International Services Committee Update Kaitlin Russitano 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z
UPDATE : August 31st Rotary Lunch moved to the Saratoga Race Course
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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 MILLER/emiller@saratogian.com)

UPDATE : August 31st Rotary Lunch moved to the Saratoga Race Course Kaitlin Russitano 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
Help the Education Foundation

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 @ mheise0878@aol.com 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.     

 

Help the Education Foundation Maria Heise 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
Temporary Guidelines for Corporate Membership
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. 
Temporary Guidelines for Corporate Membership Kaitlin Russitano 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
Digital Artist & Architect Opens Studio in Saratoga Springs (as featured in the Saratogian) By: Suzanna K. Lourie
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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.

Digital Artist & Architect Opens Studio in Saratoga Springs (as featured in the Saratogian) By: Suzanna K. Lourie Kaitlin Russitano 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z
August 31st, 2011 A Day At the Track!
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.
August 31st, 2011 A Day At the Track! Kaitlin Russitano 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z
An American Royal Family & the One Who Chose a Different Path
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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.
An American Royal Family & the One Who Chose a Different Path Kaitlin Russitano 2011-07-27 00:00:00Z
Audit Committee Report Enacted
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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.
Audit Committee Report Enacted Kaitlin Russitano 2011-07-27 00:00:00Z
Newsletter
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 :

Ellen Tuzzolo and Friends of Camp Little Notch

Newsletter Kaitlin Russitano 2011-07-20 00:00:00Z
Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our Rotary Club! 

 

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Welcome to Our New Website! Kaitlin Russitano 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z
Security and Integrity of Your Data
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Security and Integrity of Your Data Kaitlin Russitano 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z
Saratoga Rotary Club Gifts $21,800 to Franklin Community Center and CAPTAIN for Youth Homeless Shelter
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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.”

Saratoga Rotary Club Gifts $21,800 to Franklin Community Center and CAPTAIN for Youth Homeless Shelter Kaitlin Russitano 2011-06-30 00:00:00Z
Video from 2012 International Convention
Video from 2012 International Convention Danny Henderson
News from Schoharie County Coat Drive
 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.
News from Schoharie County Coat Drive Kaitlin Russitano
Gift of Life Dinner Dance, A Program of Rotary District 7190

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.

Gift of Life Dinner Dance, A Program of Rotary District 7190 Kaitlin Russitano
August 17th @ 11:30am, Meeting at Longfellows of the Rotary Foundation & International Services Committees

The Agenda:

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

August 17th @ 11:30am, Meeting at Longfellows of the Rotary Foundation & International Services Committees John Nelson