The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

February 16, 2022

Meeting Notes
Foundation Bullet:  WHAT IS A ROTARY FOUNDATION GLOBAL GRANT FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING?  Established in 1965-1966, the Group Study Exchange Program was an educational program that promoted international understanding through organized travel and personal contact.  The program evolved as Rotary updated its grant model and placed this activity within global grants. Vocational training under global grants builds skills within a community by offering local training or by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study in their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field. This type of training is often effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project
2022 District Grant project:  Tom Kosanke shared an idea for the grant to help Keeping Our Promise (recent program we saw that supports Afghan refugees).  Project would be to provide funding to have DMV training manuals translated to improve refugee ability to get drivers license.  See Tom or Terri Bastuk with any other ideas for a grant project this year ASAP.  Total project cost is usually around $3000 ($1500 from District, $1500 from our club).
Valentine's Day:  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.   
B.J. reports that the St. Patrick's Day event at St. Ann's will be the same as last year:  no party but we will provide cookies.
Meeting Location:   Terri Bastuk & Tom Kosanke are managing this project.  Two locations have been selected to try out:  Merchant's Grill on March 9 & 16 and Brody's on March 23 & 30.  
Strategic Plan:  President Lynn is looking for members to serve on the committee needed to clean up the work done in the workshop, prioritize it and bring recommendations to the club for a vote.  Please see her if you can help.
Raise A Glass Foundation:  Craft Beer Competition held Feb. 12-13 was a huge success.  Thanks to all that helped,  Record number of entries and good support of volunteers from Rotary.  Lots of beer left over and the committee is crafting plans to turn that into donations for Haccamo, etc.
April 23rd will be a busy day - 3 events on same day:  Rotary Earth Day cleanup at the lake, Wine/Sprits competition, and possibly clean-up at Camp Haccamo.  
Literacy Seminar:  attended by Andrea Sauer.  The problem was eye opening - 17% of world population is illiterate.  Lots of good programs happening worldwide and locally to help and Rotary has this as a key objective.  Speakers from Greece NY School District covered a program they run.  Kim Miranda is pursuing a speaker to delve further and Lee Steinfledt talked about a program run at Eastridge.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program:  The District will host 9-11 students from around the world (Spain, Slovakia, Belgium, Austria, Brazil, Argentina, Poland) and is looking for Host Families.  Please see Lynn if you can host or know a family that can host these students.  
District Club Achievement Award:  our club will submit our work promoting Police Partnership (night out, coloring books, shop-with-a-cop, etc.) for this award.
Eastridge T-Shirt Ad fundraiser:  our board has recommended and the club voted to approve up to $500 to buy an ad on the T-shirt that Eastridge students will sell in order use to raise funds.  
Veteran's Committee:  decided to use their budgeted $1000  to support Veteran's Outreach.  We will have a speaker soon.
SPEAKERS NEEDED for upcoming meetings.  Remember, since we are on Zoom, the speakers can be from ANYWHERE so please be creative.  Send any ideas to Kim Miranda.
Comedian Steven Wright Quote of the Week:  "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize."
Program Notes
None tonight - Business Meeting
Many contributions for: Foundation, everyone's good health, & B.J. Cunningham's work on Valentine's Day project.  Dick Butler looking forward to a month in Paris!  Jessica Franco thankful for our club's support of IPD.  Prayers for quick recovery for Tony Proietti's recent surgery.  Terri & Bill Bastuk had a "3 Ring Circus" with their recent hand problems.  Prayers for Ray Holla's Mom and his neighbor who are both in the hospital.  Jim Kozlowski's daughter's parked car wrecked by a hit-and-run.  Kim Miranda & family had a great time in Vegas for husband's 50th birthday celebration.  Jason Miller in the middle of 2 month tax HELL season.  President Lynn celebrated granddaughter's 3rd birthday and had fun at beer competition.  Louis DiPrima loves splashing around at Splash Lagoon Water Park with his daughter.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrina Freeman
February 16
Rocco Leone
February 19
Lynn Wozniak
March 19
Bob Spatola
Lorraine B Spatola
March 27
Join Date
Raymond Holla
February 1, 2002
20 years
Jason Miller
February 7, 2013
9 years
Therese Corrigan-Bastuk
March 1, 2002
20 years
Jim Kozlowski
March 4, 1998
24 years
Bob Spatola
March 7, 2007
15 years
Peter Mendick
March 12, 2004
18 years
Norbert Rappl
March 27, 1967
55 years
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