This year the District Conference will be May 19-21 at the Ambassador Center in Erie, PA (which is owned by a Rotarian). Indoor pools and waterpark are nearby.
Friday’s events include the Parade of Flags and Charity casino fundraiser for Rotary International Foundation.
Our Junior Rotarians took charge of today’s meeting—what an impressive group!
- Stu Ganzon
- Catherine Porter-Syracuse U
- Samantha Espistodo – Clarkson
- Olivia Baxter-Farleigh Dickenson
- Lauren Major – SUNY Upstate
- Liz Bovee – oratorical contest finalist
- Ben Cafolla Madison Hillimire – U Hartford
- Nick Shaffer-SUNY Delhi
- Eric D’Eredita – Nazareth
Cynthia Huling Hummel, a volunteer with Alzheimer’s Association spoke to us about Your Guide to Help in Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes Region.
Previously she was a minister in Lyons and Waverly while living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for several years. One of her greatest fears is speaking to others, yet here she was sharing with us.
When she was Peace Corps worker, the Rotarians built the school she worked in. So she has always had a fondness for Rotary.
The Montezuma Audubon Center is the Conservation Hub for Habitat Restoration. In 1905 Rotary started the same year as Audubon. Their mission is to conserve and restore national ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, but we are all interconnected. Audubon covers across the US with 50 centers and 1 million visitors each year. In 1905 when founded in NYS, their goal was to conserve little parks like Vince’s Park but as time went on realized that was too small. Now have sites throughout birds’ lifecycle – North and South America including the Caribbean. They follow five pillars – putting land to work, sharing seas & shores, saving important bird areas, shaping healthy climate & clean energy, creating bird-friendly communities…