The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

May 4, 2022

Meeting Notes
Meeting Venue:  May 11th regular weekly meeting is at Cobblestone on Main (109 West Main Street, Webster).  This trial will be in a private room at Cobblestone on Main.  The room is ADA accessible.  We will receive individual checks, so cash, debit or credit card is accepted. The  separate checks based on your meal selection, tax and 20% gratuity.  If you order any drinks, they will be on the same check.  Terri Bastuk will send out emails for you to sign up to order your food.  The meeting on May 18th will be at Pasta Villa.
Membership:  Lou DiPrima and committee will meet next week to start working on Strategic plan initiatives for Membership.
Drawdown:  roughly 80 tickets reserved so far.  See Dave Shaheen & Tom Kosanke for your tickets.  Please bring in all ticket and dinner monies to the May 11th meeting.
Scholarships:  Scholarship award for West Irondequoit was completed.  East Irondequoit award will be presented on June 9th.  
Haccamo Playhouse:  the plywood is in after heroic efforts by Bob Spatola and Lou DiPrima.  Work will begin soon to have this installed.
Strategic Plan:  President Lynn is cracking her whip to get names assigned to all initiatives from the Strategic Plan.  Sounds like plenty of activity is underway.  Thanks for everyones efforts.
Movie Night at Town Hall:  We looked into sponsoring a movie night but the costs were too expensive so we will not pursue this activity.
Beer:  7 cases still remain for our club to disseminate.  See Tom Kosanke if you want beer or know of a way to use this beer as a fundraiser for the club.
Quote of the Week by Steven Wright:  "The EARLY bird may get the worm, but the SECOND mouse gets the cheese."
Program Notes
Virginia "Ginny"  Nacy and Victoria Beatham from Drug Free Irondequoit (DFI) were our presenters.  Ginny is President/Chairman of the Board and Victoria is Program Director.  Ginny founded DFI in 2016 along with former Town Supervisor Dave Seeley and former IPD Chief Rich Tantalo after the death of her son from an overdose. 
DFI is a coalition of community sectors that is the primary advocate for prevention and reduction of youth substance use in Irondequoit as well as the neighboring parts of Rochester closest to Irondequoit.  DFI focuses on YOUTH and their PARENTS or TRUSTED ADULTS so that we can reduce the numbers of people starting on the path to addiction. 
Most work is using communication vehicles to inform the community on how to lead a healthful lifestyle.  Much of the communications currently is geared to Parents so they can learn how to talk to their kids about drug use.  A Youth committee is being formed to start getting youth more directly involved.  DFI is considering a name change to UPLIFT IRONDEQUOIT as the current name does not work well with youth. 
The organization has successfully received 2 large grants that drive their revenue but these grants are coming up for renewal.    Victoria reviewed several marketing campaigns targeted to Parents on early conversations.  The Child Care Council is working to develop material with DFI regarding Coping and skills for Resiliency.  There is also a program with Funeral Homes to collect unused prescriptions.  DEA Drug Take-Back day was a recent success due to the campaigning of DFI and IPD.  There was a recent successful Pizza Box campaign regarding prevention.  A Prom Bag is being developed for the town High Schools to support safe driving and information on the Good Samaritan Law (call for help if needed and you will not be criminalized). 
The group is also very active working with Town & State policy regarding Cannabis legalization.  The town recently "opted in" to allow cannabis dispensaries and consumption retail which was a surprise to many club members who were unaware.  Zoning regulations of these locations is now a main focus.  Great presentation from a very important community group doing wonderful work.
Multiple contributions for:  tonight's speakers from DFI, Mother's Day, tonight's venue, Scholarships completed, & the Sea Breeze cleanup crew last Saturday.  Doug Decker thanks all for support of successful MS Walk.  Kenn Van Dieren recovering quickly from Covid.  Lou DiPrima celebrated his 2 day birthday with 35 oysters!  B.J. Cunningham has a new RV twice the size of the old.  Tom Kosanke making plans for a trip overseas with the family.  Jennie Gugino and family recently honored at Mercy High School.  Prayers of support for Linda Szefc.  Thanks for Pontillo's on Hudson for supplying free pizza to the cleanup crew on Saturday.  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lou DiPrima
May 3
Andrea Sauer
May 8
Bob Scheidt
May 31
Dan Dwyer
June 24
Bob Scheidt
Judene Scheidt
June 23
Dick Butler
Linda Butler
June 27
Join Date
Lynn Wozniak
May 11, 2011
11 years
Andrea Sauer
June 3, 2020
2 years
Dick Butler
June 3, 1996
26 years
Elena Barbone
June 3, 2020
2 years
Dan Dwyer
June 25, 2008
14 years
Linda Szefc
June 30, 2016
6 years
Thomas Kosanke
June 30, 1991
31 years
May 11, 2022 6:15 PM
Paul Harris Plus Awards
Jun 01, 2022 6:15 PM
Jun 22, 2022 6:15 PM
Student Scholarship Awards
Jun 28, 2022 6:15 PM
Changeover Dinner
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Zoom Meeting
May 17, 2022 7:00 PM
Business Meeting
May 18, 2022 6:15 PM
Irondequoit Rotary Annual Drawdown Dinner
Ridgemont Country Club
May 26, 2022 6:00 PM
Business Meeting
Jun 15, 2022 6:15 PM
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