Posted by Tina Pavlot on Feb 07, 2020
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 02/06/20
             ·        Dr. Herb Sipp – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
             ·        Anthony Owens – Guest of President Joe
             ·        David Edelsten
Rotarians in the News: Roger Breslow
             ·        We missed the good doctor this week.
·        John Burdick is making progress towards remission of bone cancer, Jim Day had surgery for a detached retina and Jim Smith, a youth exchange host father, lost his father. Please keep them all in your thoughts.
·        Deb Burke brought to our attention that The Women of Rotary of Greater Utica distribute American flags to new U.S. citizens
·        John Bartholomeo of Mohawk Valley Wellness has teamed up with Pam Mustee of the American Heart Association in his “100 Reasons to Give” campaign for the month of February.
·        John Bartholomeo is also hosting ‘ChefStrong – Workout For A Cause’ fundraiser Saturday, February 15th for his good friend Brian Donovan of The Balanced Chef who recently had a brain tumor removed.
·        2/23 Utica City Football Club at 2 p.m.; tickets are $30 (includes food); see Tina Pavlot to purchase
Heather introduced our speaker Jane Dominigue, the Executive Director of the Thea Bowman House. Heather serves on the Thea Bowman House board and had many kind words to say about Jane.
The Thea Bowman House began in 1986 with 10 kids in an after-school program, funded by a $10,000 grant. People and families started reaching out for help so in 1988 a food pantry was opened, serving more than 250 families per month. Parents had a need for full time day care so in 1990 the Thea Bowman House opened a childcare center.
Wednesday February 12th at 4 pm the mayor will officially declare it Thea Bowman Day in Utica to honor sister Thea.
Pictured: Jane Dominigue
Next week’s program: Tom Deuson speaking about ShelterBox