Posted by Michelle Brandstadt on Feb 29, 2020
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 2/27/20
Reception Desk: Jill Koch & Tina Pavlot
Leading in Song: Travis Rabbers
Invocation: Natalie Brown
Visitors: Darby O’Brien
  • MaryAnn Imundo – guest of Ralph Imundo
  • Dr. Herb Sipp – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
  • Nick Angelicola – guest of Marie Masca
  • Jackie Walters – guest of Doug Walters
  • Felix (exchange student) & his family (from Germany)
  • Deb Ellis (counselor), Nina Fellone (senior), Holly Simon (senior) – New York Mills High School
50-50 Winner: Tina Pavlot
Rotarians in the News: Dr. Roger Breslow
  • in the OD: Stephen Turnbull for The Catalyst Group; Pam Mustee recruiting for the Heart Run & Walk; John Bartholomeo’s Mohawk Valley Wellness fundraiser for friend battling cancer; Phil Bean
  • on Facebook: Linda Iannone pictured with Oak Ridge Boys; Rick Synek with multitude of donations for Feed Our Vets
Outstanding Educators Awards Program
Today was the first day of presentations by local high school students for the Outstanding Educators Awards Program. Today’s students are from New York Mills High School. Marie Mosca introduced seniors Nina Fellone and Holly Simon as well as school counselor Deb Ellis. Nina spoke today; Holly will speak at another upcoming meeting.
Nina indicated her desire to become an elementary school teacher because she likes to work with children and would like to give back to a profession that she has benefited from as a student. Nina’s activities include Student Council Class President and Executive President, Volleyball, Yearbook Club, Prom Committee, Chorus, Field Hockey, mentoring middle school students, and NYSCLSA Leadership Conference. Her awards include Student of the Month, Outstanding Leadership Award, and NY Mills Optimist Club Youth of the Month.
Pictured: Nina Fellone and Holly Simon
  • Upcoming meeting programs: 3/5 Club Introspection; 3/12 U.S. Census; 3/19 Club Assembly; 3/26 offsite at CABVI Wellness Center
  • June 19 is our club’s first annual Service Above Self Gala; for more information go to:
What Have You Done to Make Rotary Proud:
  • John Bartholomeo’s Mohawk Valley Wellness fundraiser for friend battling cancer
  • Rotary International marked 115 years on Feb. 23, 1905 with 1.22 million members
  • 2/23 Utica City Football Club event was well-attended and everyone had fun; thank you Tina Pavlot!
  • P Joe attended the District Foundation Gala Dinner, where he heard inspirational speakers and met Rotary, a service dog whose training is being funded by five 7150 district clubs. Thanks go out to Don Reese for donating a silent auction basket on our club’s behalf!
  • Congrats to ADG Judy Reilly for competing in the Disney Princess Race Weekend in Walt Disney World, for which she completed a 5K run on Friday, a 10K Saturday, and a half marathon Sunday
P Joe introduced Tim Reed who, along with Bill Keeler, started the Real Men Get Tested campaign to encourage men to get tested for colon and prostate cancer. Mr. Reed reported that 64,000 men die each year from the two cancers. The campaign, which ends Father’s Day, uses humor to educate people about the diseases and encourage discussions and testing.
Mr. Reed’s last words were, “Men, get tested!”
Next week’s program:  How Do You Do Rotary Club Introspection