Posted by Michelle Brandstadt on Feb 23, 2020
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 2/19/20
This was a joint meeting with New Hartford Rotary Club with Israel Acosta filling in for P Joe Caruso.
Reception Desk: Deb Burke & MaryAnn Hallak-Serwatka
Leading in Song: Travis Rabbers
Invocation: Darby O’Brien
Visitors: Elizabeth Nassar
  • Stephen Long – Mohawk Valley Rotary Club
  • Dr. Herb Sipp – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
  • Nick Angelicola – guest of Marie Masca
  • David Edelstein – guest of Joe Caruso
  • Carolyn Lampman – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
  • Felix – exchange student from Germany
  • Joe Madia – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
  • Sofia – guest of Deb Burke
  • Marc – Rep. Anthony Brindisi
  • Claudia Stankiewicz – Rep. Anthony Brindisi
50-50 Winner: Devon Hoffman
Rotarians in the News: no news today
What Have You Done to Make Rotary Proud:
  • Israel Acosta recognized the great weekly programs organized and presented by the club
Israel Acosta introduced Representative Anthony Brinidisi, U.S. Congressman for the 22nd District of New York. Rep. Brinidisi spoke of his work on the committees he belongs to—Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and Armed Services—as well as legislation he has introduced and was signed by President Trump. An issue he is working hard on is lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
Rep. Brinidisi belongs to the Problem Solvers Caucus, which is a bi-partisan group made up of 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans. The group meets once a week to discuss ways to work together on issues. He also has three advisory committees to help him with issues on veterans, the environment and agriculture.
After speaking, Rep. Brindisis answered questions for 20 minutes.
Next week’s program:  Tim Reed – Real Men Get Tested