The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

August 20, 2022

Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick
On August 10, Rory Fitzpatrick, Irondequoit Town Supervisor was our guest speaker. Supervisor Fitzpatrick is enjoying his new role and says the Board is working well together.
Rory is totally focused on what is happening within the Town, its needs and its people. He is working hard to better the working environment for the Town employees in all departments. Improving communication and training at all levels to help overcome the challenge of a campus with multiple buildings. In the end they will all better serve the townspeople. 
Monthly Lunches with seniors, Supervisor Saturdays, and Reading to the little ones at the library are some of the public outreach he is involved in.  Irondequoit Rotary  will be included in an upcoming meeting with non-profit organizations within the town.  We will be assesing needs within the community and how we can help support the town.   
He is increasing the Town’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, called One Irondequoit by adding a DEI Officer that is not dedicate to any one group, but will work with and for all racial and ethnic groups in the Town.  We will have a new DEI advisory group that is composed of representatives from local racial and ethnic organizations.
Rory promoted Erin McGee to Town DPW Commissioner. She is the Town’s first female Commissioner of Public Works. She has undertaken many new projects already.  We celebrate (quietly) that she is the first female in this position.  But are most proud that she was selected because of her qualities, knowledge, experience, and being the best candidate for the position!
Common threads througout tonight discussion were the needs of the town  and having the right people in the best positions regardless of any political affiliation.  
Other discussions were involving The Irondequoit Police Department (staffing, hybrid vehicles, and tazers), Streets, Trees, Reassesment (Being proactiv on communications and education for property owners regarding next years Assessment), Newsletter, Media, ATV's (the groups driving unsafely through town), the uses of Rescue Plan Money from the federal government, and a Bulldozer!
Thank you Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick for your service!
Business Meeting August 17
Business Meeting August 17, 2022 In attendance: Kim, Peter, John, Doug, Dave, Bob Spatola, Dick, Lynn, Lee, Lily, Ken, Lou, Andrea, Tom, Dan, Jim, Bob Scheidt, Terri, Ray, and Jason. 
Lou passed out new business cards for Irondequoit Rotary Club.  The new brochures were handed out at the National night out recently.  Wednesday September 7th will be the new member induction for Greg Blair and Tabitha O'Connor.  
Bob Scheidt announced Pasta Dinner 2022 is set for Sunday November 6th at Bishop Kearney as a drive thru style event,  Our main sponsor Paris Kirwan has increased their donation!!
Rotary Foundation has an opening on the board.  Send in requests by the end of week. West Irondequoit has video from the Pittsford Interact students to promote their new club.  Kim to share with the group in the future. 
August 24 meeting will be held at the Dwyer residence.  Emails went out Friday.  If you did not receive it please send me a message and I will forward it again. Guests will be received starting at 6pm.  Please see email for details.  Dan talked about the Raise a Glass Auction, 1000 bottles of wine on the wall. Auction the first week of February 2023. Suggested money needed for landscaping and signage around our lighthouse. 
Lastly, much discussion around our budget.  After many comments and explanations everyone had the opportunity to make comments while going around the room. Great comments and suggestions including our major project definition, Suggestions included: increasing our current signature projects, looking at an international project, working together with our Irondequoit Foundation, and others.  Past President Lynn will be heading this project and looks forward to having alot of participation. More to come.  Lynn put forth a motion to vote on the budget submitted to the group and Ray seconded it.   All present voted YES with the exception of 1 NO(Peter) and 1 abstention(Jason).
Program Notes
The Memorial Service for Norbert Joseph Rappl, Major General, US Army
June 27, 2022 Arlington National Cemetery
Many contributions for Ken's mother going into hospice, The Town Supervisors presentations, the generosity of the Mendicks, Louis DiPrima’s newborn daughter Lucia, success of the National Night out and Louis’s hard work to get our part of the event organized, fun of Carnival Night at HACCAMO, and putting on the dinner for the Breast Cancer Coalition, Congratulations to outgoing Club president on successful year and best wishes for incoming president, budget process, Andrea's first time collecting fines, BJ – trip to Alaska, Bob Spatola – On son being able to go back to work after long illness and the antics and fun of his grandsons, Doug – Visited his daughter in Ohio,Tom – For the formal approval of our District Matching Grant with Keeping Our Promise organization, Jessica – in memory of police officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz; and also for the recovery of Officer Sino Seng.  She also informed us that the ITALEO Club is collecting for the families of the officers.  They particularly need gift cards for Officers Sino Seng’s family.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Elena Barbone
August 25
Dick Butler
August 28
Dominick Fantauzzo
August 28
Guy Kittelsen
September 4
Rosemary Fiore
September 7
Kenn Van Dieren
September 12
Kimberly Miranda
September 16
Dave Long
September 25
Lou DiPrima
Fran DiPrima
August 1
Lester Kaszuba
August 24
Join Date
Guy Kittelsen
August 1, 1972
50 years
Jennie Gugino
August 23, 2017
5 years
Bob Scheidt
September 30, 1998
24 years
Aug 24, 2022 6:15 PM
Bethel Express

Meeting tonight at Dan Dwyer's House (more details to follow)

Sep 14, 2022
Oct 05, 2022 6:15 PM
District 7120 Governor Visit
Oct 19, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Bocce Night Steak Roast
Camp Eastman Rotary Cabin
Aug 31, 2022 6:15 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 06, 2022 7:00 PM
Board Of Director's Meeting
Oct 11, 2022 7:00 PM
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