The Rotary Club of Irondequoit is a dynamic service organization made up of compassionate, action-oriented members who reflect the diversity of our community.  We facilitate and inspire positive change locally and globally, all while having fun and building lasting relationships.  
 
Are you a person who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Club News
July 2022: 
 
Thanks to the Camp Haccamo Playhouse Painting Crew of Kim & Rob Miranda, Dave Shaheen, and Bob Scheidt, the Playhouse is all ready for the upcoming camping season! 
 
Special thank you to Pete Ruddy of Priced Rite for donating time and supplies on the interior paint job.   Dave Shaheen and Bob Scheidt donated time and supplies for the floor.
 
Great job!
 
The Irondequoit Rotary 2022 Changeover Dinner was held June 28th at Sweet Briar Lodge where we experienced a "peaceful transition of power" from outgoing President Lynn Wozniak to incoming President Kim Miranda.
 
 
The evening started out with Mike Peace & his amazing band which was renamed the Kim Miranda Band!  Kim called up members in the audience to play in her band.
 
We thanked President Lynn Wozniak for guiding us through a very successful Rotary year with many accomplishments:  successful Pasta Dinner & Reverse Drawdown fundraisers, the creation of a new long-term strategic plan, and continued work for all the Irondequoit & worldwide charities that benefit from our support.  Lynn passed out pins in appreciation of all of us working so well this year.  We all had our moments where we "led the flock and rose to the front of the V".  Quack quack!
 
This year's Paul Harris presentation was made by Bob Scheidt.  Bob opened up the program remembering Major General Norb Rappl who chaired the Paul Harris Committee for many years.  In lieu of silence we dedicated our joyful time to Norb!  General Rappl always wore Hawaiian shirts while announcing the Paul Harris recipients so Bob brought a necklace from Hawaii to be worn by future announcers in Norb's honor.  
This year's recipient of the Paul Harris Award was Dan Dwyer.  Congratulations to Dan who has been a vibrant member of our club taking leadership roles in many projects!
 
Incoming President Kim reviewed the new Rotary theme for 2022/23 called "Imagine Rotary" in which Rotary International President Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world!  President Kim ended with: "While we celebrate our rich history and thank those who came before us, I invite you to join me in imagining and bringing to life the rotary of tomorrow!".
Major General (Ret) Norbert J. Rappl passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2022.  The Irondequoit Rotary Club is deeply saddened and will truly miss Norb's leadership, his generosity of time, talents & treasure, and certainly his camaraderie.   The club extends its deepest condolences to Bernice and  family who we all consider part of our Irondequoit Rotary FAMILY.  
 
In addition to the many accomplishments mentioned in the obituary below, Norb was the last surviving Charter Member of the Irondequoit Rotary Club established in 1967.  He is a Past President of our club, a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and former editor of the club bulletin for many years.  Norb served as the chairman of the club's Paul Harris committee.  In this role during our annual Installation Dinners, Norb surprised and congratulated new Paul Harris Fellows with a charm and wit that will never be duplicated.  His speaking and "roasting" talents were world class.  
 
Here is the link to obituary:
 
 
Norb's  family will receive friends Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Paul Harris Funeral Home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Thursday, March 24, 10:00 am at St. Kateri at Christ the King Church for his Funeral Mass.
 
Click HERE for a look at some pictures of Norb's time in Irondequoit Rotary.
 
Rest in Peace, Major General Norbert Rappl and thank you for your tremendous service to our nation, our community, and to our club.
Over 40 residents of the Legacy at Cranberry Landing had a happy Valentine's Day thanks to a gift from our club.  Club members sent personalized Valentine's Day cards plus cookies and carnations!  Thanks to B.J. Cunningham for leading us in this annual effort!
 
See all pictures HERE.
Irondequoit Rotary was proud to support Earth Day & Invigorate Irondequoit by cleaning up along the Irondequoit Bay Marine Park this past Saturday. Many thanks to all club members who participated!! Thanks also to Pontillo’s (Ridge Hudson) and Guido Barbone, owner, for donating a fantastic pizza lunch for all the workers!!
 
 
See more photos here:   photoalbums/earth-day-cleanup-2021