Posted by Michelle Brandstadt on Dec 13, 2019
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 12/12/19
Reception Desk: Jennifer DePasquale & Bart Gorman
Leading in Song: JoElyn Wakefield-Wright
Invocation: Heather Beebe
  • Heather Bagnall – P Joe Caruso
  • Lauren Fisher – P Joe Caruso
  • Mateo – Heather Beebe’s son
50-50 Winner: Jill Koch
Rotarians in the News: Roger Breslow
  • Utica OD: Gina Ciaccia Opinion piece on death (Abraham House); Siobhan Dugan Opinion piece on Christmas memories (Darby O’Brien’s sister); Rick Synek (Feed Our Vets) still looking for a new place
  • Greater Utica Sunrise and Sauquoit Rotary Clubs are collecting new/gently used shoes; contact Joyce Astafan for more information
  • Lauren Fisher made a request for new socks she is collecting for local community organizations through Knock, Knock Give a Sock. Jennifer DePasquale has volunteered to be the club liaison for this project. Socks can be brought to the next Rotary meeting or contact Jennifer for more information.
  • Hope House dinner service on Friday, Nov. 15
  • Member Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica
What Have You Done to make Rotary Proud:
  • Several club members helped deliver Thanksgiving dinners
  • Youth Exchange student Felix gave a presentation; his host family was present at the meeting
  • Jessica Merrell (RCIL) is a new member of Rotary Club of Utica
  • The 50th Annual ARC Christmas Party, organized by Amy White, was this past Friday; several members served
Nine members of The House of the Good Shepherd Choir, directed by Musical Director Teresa Dunn and backed up by a complete band, performed five lively holiday songs. Ms. Dunn invited members to see the complete concert on Tuesday, December 17.
Next week’s program: P Joe Caruso – 2019 RI Convention in Hamburg