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Greater Utica Sunrise Rotary Club –7150 Meetings at 7:00 a.m. every Tuesday at the Heritage Health Care Center - Sunset Ave, Utica, NY Officers Board of Directors President Anita Brown Sadieann Spear Past President President-Elect Cal Lyon Scott Williams Vice President Rick Parker Audrey Johnson Secretary Terry DeCola Mike McCoy Treasurer Cathy Raymonda Ed Jekel December 9, 2003 WELCOME, GUESTS! Our Guests Today: Audrey Ives, DG, Baldwinsville Bob Craig, Baldwinsbille Patsy Glista, Prospective new member Weekly Activities December 16, 2003 TRIVIA FOR TODAY REGISTRATION: Scott Williams PROGRAM: Linda Beha’s Holiday Special Dr. Trivia, Rick Parker is back MEMBER MOMENT: Trey Miller QUESTION: December 23, 2003 Who was the first African-American to HAPPY HOLIDAY! win the Heissman Trophy? December 30, 2003 GUESSES: Jim Brown was the most HAPPY NEW YEAR! popular answer given. January 6, 2004 ANSWER: Ernie Davis #44 REGISTRATION: Dean Burth PROGRAM: Bruce Davis MEMBER MOMENT: Ed Paparella January 13, 2004 REGISTRATION: Bruce Davis PROGRAM: Club Assembly MEMBER MOMENT: Rick Parker DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 50/50 WINNER Jim Collis December 11 John Pawloski Allan Smiley December 13 MEMBER MOMENT MIKE MCCOY Mike was born and raised in New Hartford, New York. He attended Oswego State College. He married and moved around a lot; he lived in South Bridge, MA, Milford, MA and moved to Little Falls in 1974. He has three children: one daughter at Geneseo, a son in the 10th grade and a daughter in the 7th grade. Mike participated in the DATES TO REMEMBER Salvation Army bell ringing this weekend and was surprised at the little kids who had to donate. Even the high school and college kids were big on giving. The youth are coming through! CLUB BUSINESS December 10, 2003 – Holiday Party The holiday party date is set for December 10th; the event will take place at Hart’s Hill Inn. Salvation Army Bell Ringing A warm thank you to all the bell ringers on Saturday! We actually had a very nice location and pleasant atmosphere just outside Target’s but inside the mall. It was amazing how much more we collected this year – not certain whether it was the year or the location. Little kids tugged at parents for change for the kettle, and groups of teenagers emptied their pockets of change. Christmas Party – December 10th This party is the highlight of our year! Each person brings two gifts, one a gag gift and one gift around $10 to $15. All gifts are wrapped and will be auctioned off that night. Bruce informed us that we will have envelopes with “mystery” prizes in them. (The envelopes will have a list of what’s in them, but no one knows on what they are bidding.) The money that is raised is split among three clubs. Red Cross Car Raffle Today is the day GUS does the ticket sales at the mall; we still have some slots open. Bruce and Scott are doing two hours during the lunch shift. Patsy Glista reported that 430 tickets have been sold. Board Meeting December 11th at the Moose River Restaurant. GUS Rotary Program Listing Is being revised since we have had some member changes. We have lost Linda Henry (who has resigned due to work and hopes to rejoin) and Trey Miller (family reasons) and have added Patsy Glista. Anita will have a new listing for us by December 16th. Rotary Dues Dues for the second half of the year are due. Cathy Raymonda will send out reminder notices for those who have not paid. Holiday Meeting Next Week Don’t miss our next meeting. Linda Beha puts together a really fun program! Centennial Committee Eleanor Moran reported that the committee has the chairs and subcommittees. She will send out this list next week. POLIO PLUS Linda Beha’s neighbor has a son in the Peace Corps in Malia. In honor of their son, they donated $100.00 for Polio Plus. Linda Beha and Rick Parker, Polio Plus Chairperson TODAY’S PROGRAM DISTRICT GOVERNOR ANDREA IVES Bob Craig, aide to the Andrea provided the introduction: Andrea Ives is the first District Governor from the Baldwinsville Club and the first woman Governor for District 7150. She has served as President and chairperson for each avenue of service. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the bequest society. Andrea is a member of the florist industry and design work. She is very interested in Literacy as evidenced by her membership in the US Programs of the Lau Bach Literacy International in Syracuse and the Literacy Task force in this zone. Her life skills include flying an airplane and riding a motorcycle. District Governor Andrea Ives prefers breakfast clubs; she cites the energy level of the Intercity Syracuse Club as an example. They started the “Hoops for Peace” program where Junior High School age boys and girls join a team and play in competition with other schools and organizations. They have moved on to Phase 2, which is getting involved with suburban schools. The club also was involved in getting dictionaries to third graders. In two months they made the decision, spent the money and got the materials. If Andrea were to describe herself, the one word she would use would be education “I am a life long learner.” She has been a Literacy tutor since 1973 and now works with other tutors. She has taught high school English and adult education in floral design. Rotarian: The important thing is not why you became a Rotarian but why are you still here. Why aren’t we talking to other people about this? It is the duty of every Rotarian to get out there and talk about Rotary. “Rotary is a house of many rooms, and there is a place for everyone in Rotary.” Talk from your heart, your own feelings and emotions. Be informed. District: Provides resources and education opportunities. There is a District Assembly every spring for the Service Chairs. Ed Paparella taught Rotary 101 for anyone who joined Rotary in the last year. The Rotary Foundation assembly is in the fall. Membership and Retention training was last Saturday. President Elect training seminar is held in March. Group Study Exchange: What an amazing group from South Africa! We have a team going out in the spring. Ward Vuillemot is the team leader; there are two members from Utica and two from Syracuse. Conference: a learning opportunity with wonderful speakers. Great people from our own District were present. We achieved everything we wanted to in the atmosphere of a friendly setting. M & M’s: (bags of M&M’s for every Rotarian) - Money and Membership The District has resources available to us. It is the job of the District Governor to be a steward for these. The District is a conduit for information: from clubs to Rotary; from Rotary to the clubs. Money: Good news! Polio Plus has $116 million in cash and pledges. The minimum goal was $80 million. Honor that pledge. It means inoculation and ongoing support. Pledges to Polio Plus have detracted from other giving. “Why save a life if you condemn that life to poverty.” We need to concentrate on annual fund giving also. Last year the District goal for annual giving was $68,000; we fell $10,000 short. The goal for this year is $125,000 which is an average $78.00 per person: less than 25 cents a day or less than 2 Duncan Donuts coffee each week. Note: In three years the annual program funds come back to the District to fund GSE or CAP programs. Makeup and Jewelry: This is part of being an educated Rotarian. Do a makeup at another club; see how other clubs work. Network. Wearing your “Jewelry” identifies you as a Rotarian: wear your pin to church, social events, work. It is a great opening to talk about Rotary when someone asks about your pin. Other District Programs: Literacy and Newsletter Training “Lend a Hand” What Rotarians have always done – Friendship, Fellowship, Support Youth Exchange Help to those in need RI President is from Nigeria; his concerns are Aids/HIV, literacy, hunger/poverty and a support system for those in need. Family of Rotary: We as Rotarians belong to a “family.” We have our own families; make them a part of our programs, for example, highway cleanup We have an extended family of Rotary: past members who cannot belong for personal or business reasons, spouse of deceased. Keep them a part of Rotary through projects, social events. District Fund Raiser: 100% silk, limited edition necktie and scarf with Lend a Hand motif at $25.00 each. Two ties have been signed by President Jonathan and will be auctioned at the Foundation Dinner. “We will take cash, checks, credit cards!” Bob Craig, aide to Andrea, moved to Baldwinsville from Rochester. Bob has a 20-year perfect attendance program! Please send your news tips to: Laraine Dell firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 735-2554
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