Posted by Tina Pavlot on May 16, 2019
Here is what you missed at this week’s Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 5/16/19       
  • Paige Reina – guest of Mary Ann Hallak-Serwatka
Rotarians in the News:
  • Linda Iannone and Mary Lou were referenced on facebook
  • PE Joe Caruso’s birthday was yesterday
  • Jim Day and our exchange student Ophelia helped with the Utica Zoo clean-up yesterday evening.
  • The Urban Concerns committee helped at the House of the Good Shepherd spring concert yesterday evening by serving refreshments.
  • Turnbull Insurance, along with other businesses, is sponsoring a free shredding event on Saturday, May 18, from 9 - noon at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors on French Rd. Any donations made go to CNY Quest.
  • Our monthly meet up will be at Swifty’s Wednesday, May 29th, starting at 5 pm.
  • There will be comedy at the Uptown Theatre May 25th and 26th starting at 7pm for $10.
  • JoElyn Wakefield Wright announced Hope House’s inaugural awards dinner/fundraiser on June 6th at Breeze’s. The fundraiser is for Hope House’s capital fund and they are honoring Mark Wolber. Contact JoElyn for tickets ($50) or to sponsor a program ad.
  • Adopt a highway cleanup will be Saturday, June 8th from 8 – 11. See Stephen Turnbull by June 1st to sign up.
  • The district-wide changing of the Guard will be held June 27th at Links in Syracuse.
  • Dominic Passalacqua let us know that his granddaughter is doing well.
  • PE Joe Caruso will be having an informal Utica Rotary meet up at the Beer Hub Monday, May 20th at 5 pm. Please join him and let him know what you’d like to see for the 2019/2020 year.
Program: Dr. Jamie Wallace of Sitrin Health Care Center.
Dr. Wallace made us aware that physical therapy is direct access, meaning one can visit a physical therapist without being referred by their primary doctor. He helped to develop their orthopedic injury clinic. Within the first 4 visits they can evaluate the extent of your injury and advise on how to proceed. Did you know that one can lose 30% of their strength after just 72 hours of being bed ridden? Also, dizziness, due to vertigo, may be addressed quicker by a physical therapist as opposed to your doctor or a hospital visit.
Next week’s program: Bob Ahlers presenting on the unique geology of the Mohawk Valley.