Rochester Rotary Club RotoScoop
July 30th, 2019
President Wayne Hodges opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, then we sang God Bless America a capella, and recited the modified Four Way Test (with assorted feedback from multiple past presidents).  The invocation was given by Tate Vo, challenging us to think about the sustainability of our conveniences, and how they affect the world.  Lunch was served.  There were 43 members present, and six guests, Sandeep Chada, guest of Jeff Duperon, Josh Hage, guest of Christine Hage, Amber Joseph, guest of Maria Willett, Suzy Marsh, guest of Cyndee Andrews, and Kris and Donna Williams, guests of Roger Roller.
Ron Diliddo -- very excited to have cataract surgery, restoring his vision to 20/30, correctable to 20/20.
Paul Haig -- his daughter is in Vienna for a semester abroad.
Ron Lichtle -- happy to be out of touch with the world for a week, fishing up in Canada.
Shirley Gofrank -- happy that Phil McPeek was able to secure a thousand dollar dinner sponsor for the golf outing, Hamilton Chevrolet.
Kyle Johnson was absent, and keeps the bejeweled trophy for another week.
Roger Roller introduced Kris Williams, a MSU student who spoke about her experiences at school, and her plans to attend med school, eventually becoming an orthopedic surgeon.  Several experiences that she described fit perfectly with our mission in Rotary.  Very impressive to hear her stories, she was very thankful to our club for our financial assistance to help her attain her goals.  Kris' sister Donna also came with her, she is a Junior at Rochester High School, and is involved in the RHS Interact Club.
Rhonda gave a quick talk on the golf outing, August 26th at Twin Lakes Golf Club.  This year, the outing will benefit Mental and Emotional Health Services through the Rochester Community School Foundation.  She bestowed a green official Master's golf hat to Phil McPeek for securing Hamilton Chevrolet as a major event sponsor (more green hats are available, if you wish to follow suit).  Please see Shirley Gofrank if you are interested in hole sponsorship, Janet Drobnich if you have goodie-bag items, and Rhonda if you want to golf, or have any other questions.  Additional information can be found here:
Jay Eastman gave an update on the golf ball drop, the prize money is covered by sponsors (Dillman and Upton, Goldfish Swim Schools, Bloom Pediatrics), so now we need to sell tickets!  This event will benefit our Guatemala medical mission.
Happy Birthday to the following Rotarians:
Rachel Aviles
Wayne Hodges
Happy Club Anniversary to the following Rotarians:
Nancy Dossin
Phil McPeek
Today's sheriff report was simple, everyone put $5 on the table.  $164 was collected for our charity work (somehow that doesn't divide by $5...)
David Eardley introduced our speakers, Lori Grein, Executive Director for Strategic Communications and Concetta Lewis, Executive Director for Special Education.  Lori spoke briefly about the John M Schultz Educational Campus, paid for through our bond efforts in 2015.  This building houses the special education adult transition program, the alternative center for education (ACE), and the adult education program.  Susan Demeniuk, the principal for ACE high school, spoke about the alternative program for education.  This past year's graduation rate at ACE was 94%.  Concetta Lewis then spoke about the special education adult transition services offered through this building for students with cognitive impairments up to age 26.  In particular, she spoke about teaching functional life skills such as laundry, grocery shopping, etc.  Lori Grein then spoke again about one of the priorities of the Rochester School District being social and emotional wellness.  Our golf outing this year will be directly benefitting the Rochester Community Schools Foundation to help with depression, substance abuse, and suicide, common in our local youth.  This money will assist in paying for the manpower to make that happen.  After the talk, a tour was offered of the facility to see the different educational offerings housed within the building.
Upcoming meeting schedule:
Tuesday, August 6th at Rivercrest
President Wayne adjourned the meeting at 1:30ish p.m.
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