Our twelfth meeting of the Rotary 2016-17 was this Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in the Fisher Room of the Pittsford Community Library. We were joined by Whit Merrill's guest, Chris Edgecomb and Rotary Exchange student from France, Julie Poisson.
 
Our two Interactors who attended RYLA in June attended and talked about their experience. RYLA organizers asked all attendees to report back to their sponsoring clubs.  Pat Mallery introduced them as we welcomed both Isha Kenkare (Sutherland HS) and Jessi Dirksen (Mendon HS) early in the program.  They both had to get back to school without delay.
 
Jim Murphy announced that Amica granted a $2200 award to Saints Place.  Isabel Miller, Saint's Place Executive Director, was not able to join us. However, they are also looking for a part-time driver, Monday through Thursday.
 
Peter Crooker spoke to us about preparations for our 50th Pasta Supper on Election day, Tuesday, November 8.
 
We need several more volunteers to assist with various tasks during the Teddy Bear Picnic on September 28, our next meeting. The planning is underway and the evening with our sister HF-Mendon Club appears to be shaping up to be another Rotary fellowship and service success. BTW, don’t forget to bring a stuffed animal next week.
 
Remember to e-mail Pres. Matt directly if you would like to attend the November 9 dinner with Rotary International President John Germ.  WeOur Club paid for one table for our Club at the Convention Center that Wednesday evening right after the Tuesday Pasta Supper.
 
There was also a sign-up sheet for Saints Place for this coming Saturday, September 24, to help the staff organize the warehouse after their successful “Super Sale.”
 
Sharon Garofanello introduced our featured guest speaker, Carol DeMoulin, a Rochester Rotarian and the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester NY. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, supported more than 1,400 families and children. Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While Ronald McDonald House Charities cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, they help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to keep their child healthy and happy.
 
 

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