The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967
January 10, 2018
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Club Service
Community Service Chair
Past President
Jan 17, 2018 6:15 PM
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Upcoming Events
Prospective Members Meeting
222 Oaklawn Drive
Jan 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Valentine's Day Party
The Legacy at Cranberry Landing
Feb 07, 2018 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
Feb 14, 2018 5:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Party
Mar 07, 2018
Board Meeting
Mar 14, 2018 5:00 PM
Attendance: 19 members, 3 guests
Meeting Responsibilities
Zamiara, Joshua
Marzano, Jerry
Corrigan-Bastuk, Therese
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Meeting Notes
Announcements:  Les Kaszuba shared with us that Joyce Soporito’s brother died very unexpectedly, and that he attended the calling hours.
There was a request from Bob Scheidt to provide a heads up to the club he is going to propose that we vote at next week’s meeting,  January 17 to hold our meetings at Remington’s in the future.  He wanted to give the club advance notice of the important vote.
Program Notes
General Norbert Rappl spoke to us about his career In the military. He joined the U.S. Army in 1952, after graduating from St. Bonaventure.  After graduating from boot camp with a score in vision that prohibited him from being sent overseas, he spent some time stationed in the United States.  During this time, he met and proposed to a lovely young lady named Bernice.  He convinced her to marry him while he was home on leave for the holidays, and she returned with him to his military base, and enjoyed life as a military bride.  One exciting event was when a shell went astray during a drill that Gen. Rappl was a part of and he later discovered that it had landed in the backyard of the place where he and Bernice were living.   Then, despite his score in vision, he was sent overseas to Korea.  He ended up as an instructor, a role he fulfilled through most of his time in Korea.  At the end of his term, he was asked to instruct the new instructor.  Back in the states, he remained in the service, and periodically was called back into action.  Each time, Bernice asked him when he planned to get out, and each time he told her he was in line for a promotion, which continued until he received his status as a two-star general.  He retired in 1987.
John Mendick, for General Rappl, Lou DiPrima’s mother, Jerry Marzano, Linda Szepf and everyone’s health; Les Kascuba, for all veterans and for a speedy recovery for all those in the club who are dealing with illness; Tom Kosanke, for the general’s talk, all veteran’s, everyone’s healt, a happy birthday to Terri Corrigan-Bastuk; Terri Corrigan-Bastuk, for the general’s speech, everyone’s health, spending her birthday with baby Lola, and the Citizens of the Year award Peter and John Medick are receiving from the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce; Doug Decker, for all veterans, Terri’s birthday, Lou DiPrima’s mother, everyone’s health and best wishes for a good year in 2018; Bob Scheidt, for the good health of all members; BJ Cunningham, a thank you to General Rappl for his program; Dave Shaheen, for General Rappl’s program, for Jerry Marzano’s health and the health of other Rotarians with health issues, Terri’s birthday, and a trip to Broadway; Kenn VanDieren, for the general’s program, Peter and John’s awards, dinner at Remington’s, $5 for foundation;  Lee Steinfeldt, for General Rappl’s program, health of all Rotarians facing health issues, honor to all veterans, John and Peter’s chamber award, Terri’s birthday, and $5 for polio; Mark Hiscock, for the great presentation and Peter and John’s awards; General Rappl for seeing Chief Rich Tantalo at lunch, and the chief not seeing Norb but then recognizing his car and coming back in to say hi; and when Norb asked how he recognized his car, being told by the chief that he knows a lot about him, for his daughter Laurie’s successful breast cancer surgery and for Betty’s health, as she has had a setback; Guy Kittelsen, for the general’s talk, Bernice, and their daughter, Laurie, for Betty’s toothwork, caused by cancer treatment, for Terry’s birthday and the Mendick’s award; Peter Mendick, for no pin, Terri’s birthday, Norb’s presentation, Betty, Jenny, Gugino, who has had surgery, good wishes for Ray Holla in Florida and the award he and his brother are to receive, a great time in NYC and condolences for Joyce’s brother;  Bob Spatola, for forgetting to ask that the club recognize guest Deb Van Dieran, for the general’s presentation, Terri’s birthday, John and Peter’s award, Norb’s daughter, Betty, and a book and documentary about a man called “The American St. Nick,” who organized a drive to bring Christmas to a village in Germany during World War II.  He recommended that everyone read the book or watch the documentary.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Louis DiPrima
January 20
Rocco Leone
February 19
Jerry Marzano
February 4
Join Date
Lou DiPrima
January 1, 1996
22 years
John Mendick
January 5, 2011
7 years
Louis DiPrima
January 8, 2013
5 years
Dave Shaheen
January 9, 2002
16 years
Rocco Leone
January 13, 2016
2 years
Raymond Holla
February 1, 2002
16 years
Jerry Marzano
February 4, 2015
3 years
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