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Weekly Spokes – January 14, 2020

Club Announcements:
Fundraising Committee meeting-2/21 immediately following

We received a thank you note from Beverly Animal Shelter for
the donation made in memory of long time SF Rotarian Mike

Romulus Dictionary deliveries scheduled for 2/12

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Weekly Spokes – January 7, 2020

Club Announcements:
Romulus Reading week is coming up-We will be delivering
dictionaries and reading at 9 am on 2/12, let Liz know if you
would like to sign up.

New Member packets with committee listings have been
updated. Please use for prospective members.

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Spokes: July 3, 2018 Volume 178, Issue 168

  • May 15—Seneca County Addictions Program, Eric Parks and Robert Hicks from SC Community Counseling and Addictions Program
  • May 22—Seneca Falls Police Department presented by our own Fred Capozzi (retired Police Chief)
  • May 29-Club Assembly-we saw an excellent video from last year’s Relay for Life, received an update on Budget for 2018-19, Music Fest (September 9th at del Lago), and then a great time learning about each other at our table
  • June 5-Junior Rotarian Day—great time with our Juniors Rachel Sullivan – SUNY Cortland – Speech & Hearing, tennis Keegan Baker – Keuka – nursing Hannah Lang – SUNY Albany Business Admin Jessica Doughterty – Penn State – Business and Statistics Mary Protta – teaching English as Second Language Carson Butler – Dickenson – French Ben McDonald – SUNY Binghamton-Environment & Pre-law
  • June 12-Julie Bellone officially became a member!
  • June 19-Changeover Dinner with Paul Harris awards, thanks and goodbye to Eric Johnson 🙁
  • June 26-Club Assembly led by our new President Dave Markel
  • July 3—Wonderful Tour of Seneca Falls Historical Society—Part 1, First Floor by our own Kathy Jans Duffy

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Spokes: March 7, 2017 Volume 148, Issue 138

Safe Harbors provides free, immediate, confidential support for victims of all forms of sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, and child and elder abuse in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties.

In October 2016 they opened space at Academy Square in Seneca Falls.

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Spokes: February 14, 2017 Volume 147, Issue 137

Eric discovered a video on the history of Rotary with pictures from the beginnings—1905. We learned quite a few new interesting things:

  • Do you know what the very first Rotary project was? for a public toilet.
  • Paul Harris had an idea for business folks to get together and it spread throughout the world.
  • First video shot was in the ’20s of the original club with Paul Harris. Charles Sale from New Rochelle, NY visited the Chicago Club and had it videotaped.
  • This was when the Round Table was started where everyone talks and no one listens.
  • Social events were scheduled during the week not just meeting day – picnics, dinners, vaudeville to promote fellowship
  • Harris was an attorney but when graduated went on the road and filled a variety of positions. He lived in the Beverly Hills area of Chicago. Gathering of the original group for the video in the 1920s was in their home garden.
  • First Rotary Convention 1910.

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