Posted by Tina Pavlot on Feb 15, 2019

Here is What You Missed at This Week’s Rotary Meeting!

Here is What You Missed at This Week’s Rotary Meeting
Meeting Recap 02/14/19     
  • Travis Rabbers – former Rotarian from Michigan
Rotarians in the News
  • State Sen. Joseph Griffo awarded the NYS Senate Commendation Award to Rev. Paul Drobin
  • Eve Van de Wal of Excellus BCBS presented the Genesis Group with a $5,000 campaign sponsorship
  • David Mathis was the main speaker at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Utica-Oneida chapter of the NAACP.
  • Anita Vitullo honored as a 2018 Living Legend by the Oneida County History Center
  • Delvin Moody announced his candidacy for Utica common council
  • There will be no meeting held next Thursday. Instead…
  • Attend the Member Mixer will be held Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Uptown Theatre for Creative Arts. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend and bring a potential new member as a guest.
  • President David is looking for a volunteer to help prepare a display of pictures to represent our club at the District Conference, to be held in Lake Placid, May 3rd – 5th
  • The website is coming along nicely. Bob Stronach will be the administrator of it.
  • The Recap News Committee is looking for additional members willing to help with the recap news on a rotating basis. If interested, contact Michelle Brandstadt or Tina Pavlot.
Program: Joe Caruso introduced Michelle Truett of the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series. The Levitt AMP grant is awarded to different cities each year. This year Utica won again, and against 42 other cities. The music series brings 10 concerts to Kopernik Park between June 24th and August 26th on Monday nights; averaging 430 people per concert. The five core values of Levitt AMP Utica are catalytic, dynamic, joy, inclusivity and connectedness. This year Michelle is hoping to reach out to even more refugees and immigrants, welcoming them to experience the music, culture and camaraderie Utica has to offer. 57% of their budget goes toward the talent which includes both international headliners and local talent. They are looking for increased funding this year and hope to be awarded multi-year funding after this season.