Posted by Tina Pavlot on Sep 14, 2019
Here's what you missed at this week's meeting!
Meeting Recap 9/12/19
Joseph Saba – Asst District Attorney
Peter Gaughan – Rotaract Intern
John Zygmunt – Veterans Outreach
Darby’s sister
Invocation: Elizabeth Nassar
Rotarians in the News: Roger Breslow – trolling on Facebook
  • Steve Gannon mentioned that fellow Rotarian, our President Joseph Caruso, came to his aid during a motor vehicle accident
  • The Passalacqua Law Firm and Express Employment are both opening branches in Syracuse
  • Larry Calabrese is back at the Masonic Home.
  • Pride of Workmanship (POW) nominations deadline is fast approaching. Consider emailing the information out to your contacts. Who do you know?
  • The monthly meetup will be the 25th at Palm Springs Mini Golf.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is Sept 28th at VVS Highschool in Verona.
  • POW Awards is Oct 17th
  • Fall Conference is Oct 19th at the Lake Ontario Conference Center.
  • John Zygmunt spoke and mention the Veterans Outreach is collecting toiletries. Keep an eye out for upcoming events.
  • Pin Down Polio event is Oct 23rd at Vista Lanes. See Stephen Turnbull to sponsor the event or register a team.
  • Adopt-A-Highway fall cleanup is scheduled for Saturday Oct 26th from 8 – 11 am. 20 people are needed. RSVP to Stephen Turnbull by Oct 18th.
  • New Member Mixer will be held at the Delta on Nov 21st
  • The Special Needs Christmas party will be held on Dec 6th
  • Dominick Passalacqua’s granddaughter is doing well and we’re glad to hear it!
Dominick Passalacqua briefly spoke on Rotaract. Our club currently has 19 potential host businesses. He spoke of last year’s intern who is currently studying at Yale Law School. He introduced our Assistant District Attorney, Joseph Saba and intern Peter Gaughan. Peter thanked the Club for the opportunity to intern with the DAs office.
Dominick then turned the podium over to Maria Pavelock, singing her praises for her efforts within the committee. Maria gave us the history of the Rotaract program and how it all, after determined work, finally came to be internationally chartered in 2014. She spoke of the development of the internship program, unique to the Rotary Club of Utica. She shared with us many pictures of events Rotaract students were involved in as well as pictures of interns on the job. Internship applications for the spring and fall of 2020 are due Nov 15th. She encouraged us to invite businesses to join the list of host businesses accepting interns (must have at least 5 employees). Maria educated us on Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fully funded fellowships for master’s degrees at one of their peace centers. And did you know there are 900 Rotaract Club in the World?
(Note: you can view and listen to the entire program on our Facebook page (click here). Many thanks to Tina Pavlot for recording and posting!)
Next week’s program: Club Assembly