The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

June 28, 2022

Meeting Notes
"Community Is Stronger Than Cancer"

Last Wednesday, a group of Ken, Ray, Lou, Tom, Dick, Kim, Michelle, Jason, and Kathryn were Community Chefs at the Cancer Support Community of Rochester, 255 Alexander St. We had the honor of meeting their new CEO, Jim Love, and preparing a delicious Taco dinner for members dealing with Cancer. After dinner, we toured their recently renovated facility and learned about the different programs offered to support over 5,000 Individuals annually. This year will be CSC's first holding their daycamp at the Sunshine Campus Rush, NY. Ray will connect with them to potentially help and receive counselors between our camps, which are on separate weeks.
Thursday, July 28 meeting is at Camp Haccamo. Meet at the pavilion by 5:30 for dinner. More info to come on a special menu for $15; otherwise, we will eat Tacos like the campers.
Program Notes
INTERACT CLUB – It is almost official! More information to come on startup activities and the launch of the Interact club at West Irondequoit High School this fall.
DICTIONARIES – Kenn and BJ are ready to start working on the annual Dictionary Project after school is back in session in the fall. Lou offered his garage as the delivery point for the large shipment of dictionaries. Unsure if Fran is aware or will be surprised!
HOLIDAY BASKETS – Our Holiday Basket Packing Project will be Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the lodge at Eastman Park. There will not be a meeting that night. We will pack and party instead.
PLAYHOUSE – Pete Ruddy from Priced Rite Painting (585-259-7952 painted the walls and ceiling of the playhouse last week. We are very grateful that Pete donated his time, paint, and equipment for the project. The club discussed ways to thank Pete for doing this for the kids at camp.
Update: Dave Shaheen and Bob Scheidt finished up by painting the floors! Thank you to the team of Bob Spatola, Lou DiPrima, and Peter Mendick for their time and talent! Check out Facebook and the website for pictures of the beautiful playhouse. Also, see the May 11 Rondequoter for photos of the fantastic plywood job that got us started on the interior!
MEMBERSHIP – The membership committee has been VERY busy. They passed out copies of the newly updated club brochures, a new member mentor program description, a new member passport, a short elevator speech, and a longer background document about the Rotary and Club to include in the new member packet. Business cards for outreach are coming soon.
FOUNDATION – Kenn encouraged everyone to consider joining our District’s PolioPlus Society. For more information or to join, see an email from Janet Teneiro sent on July 10, 2022, with the subject line The PolioPlus Society.
PAUL HARRIS AWARD COMMITTEE – The club’s Paul Harris Award Committee met and elected Jim Kozlowski as its new chair. They also added the following members to the committee: Bob Spatola, BJ Cunningham, Therese Corrigan-Bastuk, Lou DiPrima, and Ray Holla. The committee decides who to award a Paul Harris at the club’s annual installation dinner.
Members gave many kudos to the membership committee for their hard work and to Jason Miller for getting all the club finances into Quickbooks. Congratulations to Jim and the new Paul Harris Award Committee members! Many expressed appreciation to Pete Ruddy for painting the playhouse. On a personal level, Jennie was grateful for visiting family members,s and her children and grandchildren who got COVID while in Italy but are now safely home. Bob Spatola appreciated the opportunity to attend General Rappl’s funeral in Arlington and is grateful family members recovered from COVID: Lou shared that he has been busy putting together baby cribs for his soon-to-arrive grandchildren. Tom shared that he did well in a bike race this weekend, but he was sad to report that he could not take up his daughter’s offer for a last-minute trip to Paris because of the race.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Kozlowski
July 5
B.J. Cunningham
July 7
Lee Steinfeldt
July 12
Richard Tantalo
July 13
Lester Kaszuba
July 21
Joyce Soporito
July 24
Elena Barbone
August 25
Dick Butler
August 28
Dominick Fantauzzo
August 28
Therese Corrigan-Bastuk
Bill Bastuk
July 25
Lou DiPrima
Fran DiPrima
August 1
Lester Kaszuba
August 24
Join Date
Richard Tantalo
July 1, 2000
22 years
Kimberly Miranda
July 17, 2019
3 years
Aaron Johnson
July 22, 2020
2 years
Guy Kittelsen
August 1, 1972
50 years
Jennie Gugino
August 23, 2017
5 years
Jul 27, 2022
Aug 10, 2022 6:15 PM
Irondequoit "Happenings"
Aug 17, 2022 6:15 PM
Aug 24, 2022 6:15 PM
Bethel Express
Sep 14, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Carnival Night at Camp Haccamo
Jul 28, 2022 6:15 PM
IPD National Night Out
Irondequoit Town Hall
Aug 03, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Of Directors Meeting
Aug 09, 2022 7:00 PM
Bocce Night Steak Roast
Camp Eastman Rotary Cabin
Aug 31, 2022 6:15 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 06, 2022 7:00 PM
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