Posted by Jill Koch on May 25, 2019
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 05/23/19     
  • Veronica Murphy guest of David Bagley
  • Alison Cahalan guest of Jerry Krause
Rotarians in the News:
  • President Elect Joe Caruso and President David Bagley pictured in the OD, presenting a Utica Rotary donation of $2,000 to the Hope House
  • Jerry Krause pictured at Fur Ball event to benefit Stevens Swan Human Society
  • Nick Passalacqua mentioned for involvement in high profile case
  • Rotary Changing of the Guard at Traditions, Links at Erie Village, on June 27
  • After-hours get-together this month is Wednesday May 29 at Swifty's 5:00 – 7:00
  • Mohawk Valley Rotary Club hosting Comedy show June 1st, watch for flyer from President Dave next week
  • RCIL is having an event called Many Hearts, One Purpose to help people live more independently June 5th contact Jennifer DePasquale for more information
  • June 6th there will be a benefit at Hope House honoring Mark Wolber, local attorney, contact JoElyn Wakefield-Write for more information.
  • All set for boilermaker water station located in front of Parkway Center, thank you Mary Joan Foresti!
Bob Allers, area scientist, explained the peculiar geology of the Mohawk Valley, and how it played a pivotal role in the history of the early United States.  Bob’s presentation was excellent, but would be hard to summarize here, so listed are some fun facts about the Utica area’s rock.  Many people settled in the Mohawk Valley because it was the one path through the Appalachian Mountains that you could travel from the east to the interior.  Native Americans had used this path for thousands of years.  Around this area we have what is called Utica Shale, very crumbly black rock.  Syracuse is referred to as salt city.  The Herkimer diamond mines are really filled with quartz.  The Adirondack Mountains are very old.  The rock of NY is similar to the rock found on the moon.  Utica Rotary will have Bob back again and you won’t want to miss him again.
David Bagley with Bob Aliers
President David Bagley with Bob Allers.
Next Week’s Program: CEO of ICAN, Steve Bulger (ICAN was previously Kids Oneida)