Posted by Michelle Brandstadt on Nov 03, 2019
Here is what you missed at this week's Rotary meeting!
Meeting Recap 10/31/19
Reception Desk: Catherine McEnroe
Leading in Song: David Bagley
Invocation: Norma Montagnino-Gemza
Herb Sipp – North Utica-Whitestown Rotary Club
50-50 Winner: Bob Dellecese
Rotarians in the News: Roger Breslow
  • OD: Jerry Krause awarded Community Service Award from Senator Joseph Griffo
  • Facebook: Elizabeth Nassar displayed a framed article by Dr. Eugene Nassar; Norma Montagnino-Gemza commented on running into Wanda Bruchis at the Dublin airport
Member Induction: New member Judy Gigliotti, sponsored by Bob Dellecese
  • Jerry Krause announced that a 4-person (Jerry, Deb Burke, Elizabeth Nassar, TBD) team representing Rotary Club of Utica is participating in the American Heart Association Cycle nation fundraiser event on Thursday (11/7), 5- 7 p.m., at Thrive Athletic Center. Support and team donations (donate at ) are welcome!
  • F.T. Proctor Park cleanup – Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Veteran Appreciation Dinner & Trivia Night – Saturday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church; veterans are free; others $5; contact Mary Ann Hallk-Serwatka
  • New Member Mixer – Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott; members are $30 and guests are free; contact Jill Koch
  • Hope House Dinner Service – Friday, Nov. 15, 12:30-3 p.m. (prepare) and 3:30-5:30 (serve); contact Michelle Brandstadt
What Have You Done to make Rotary Proud:
  • Pin Down Polio event (Stephen Turnbull/Stephen Karboski) raised $5,442
  • Area 2 & 3 Rotary Club cleanup of Casimer Pulaski Highway
  • Stephen Turnbull raised $1,120 for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign
  • Stephen Turnbull participated in a CABVI hockey event
  • Jerry Krause: Community Service Award
Rotarian of the Month: President Joe introduced a new award to recognize the service of a member; this month’s award went to Stephen Turnbull
Stephen Karboski, licensed funeral director at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski and Nun, spoke about the importance of preplanning funerals so your wishes are known and to lessen the burden on family members.
You can view the entire presentation at our Facebook page (
Next week’s program: Club Assembly