Rotary Club
of Grand Island, NY

Volume 1 | Issue 11

GI Rotary Bulletin  
What GI Rotarians are thinking 
and talking about!
Immediate Action Items!
Taste of GI is just Three Weeks Away - We need lots of cooperation and help.  Looking for volunteers for set up and working 2-4 hour shifts.  Pres. Elect Sherry will have sign up sheet at our Breakfast Meeting.  Please help during set up 10 to 11, the event runs from 11 AM to 8 PM
We need workers to take food orders and sell the 50/50 tickets and we are discussing having an appeal to the kiddos with guess the number of items.  If you are willing to work with Major cooking we need to be able to spell him during the day.  Sign up at meeting or Email Sherry with your availability.
Shift 12 noon - 2 PM
Shift 2 PM - 4 PM
Shift 4 PM - 6 PM
Shift 6 PM - Closing at 8 PM 
Upcoming Events for Grand Island Rotarians
Include in Your Plans!
Club Breakfast Meeting
Rotary Zone Conference
Eastern Cities Dinner
Club Assembly
Taste of GI Booth
Beaver Pkwy CleanUp
Rotary Leadership Institute
District Youth Conference
District Conference at Sea!
September 11, 7:15 AM
September 17 to 21
September 23, 4:30 PM
September 25, 6:00 PM
September 28, 10AM-8 PM
October 5, 8 AM - 11 AM
October 5, 8 AM - 4:15 PM
October 19
October 20 - 27
Burger King, G I Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Rochester NY
GI School District Office
Town Commons Park
Kaegebein Parking Lot
NCCC, Sanborn NY
Virgil, Ontario
Fort Lauderdale +
What's Happening at Grand Island Rotary
This week, 9/11, our Breakfast Meeting, we hope you will share some Remembrances:
  Where were you?
  What memory has had the most impact?
  What did you learn that has stayed most meaningfully with you?
Note that we have our Adopt-A-Hiway cleanup of Beaver Island Pkwy on Saturday, Oct 5 - mark your calendar.
If anyone is interesting in helping with Meals on Wheels, please talk to Dan Flaim.  
Membership Moments
  • PLEASE COMPLETE THE 2nd SURVEY.  Are you hesitating because we asked your thoughts on Club Culture?  But what the heck do we mean by culture? How about this:  Organizational culture includes an organization's expectations, experiences, philosophy, as well as the values that guide member behavior.  Culture can be conservative or progressive, unchanging or experimental, etc. 
  • Club Assembly, Sep 25 - Futuring Workshop 
    Please make every effort to come and participate in what is sure to be a lively discussion.  It will be a casual working evening, starting at 6 PM, at the GI School District offices on Ransom Rd. Subs, or wraps, will be brought in to eat.  The results this night will help set priorities for goals over the next 3 years so everyone's input is vital to the club.  We do not want to lose what you value while expanding our appeal to a broader range of potential members.  How do you want to spend your time with club members, what are your priorities for service and social get togethers?  If meetings bore you, what would juice it up while keeping the business of the club rolling along? 
  • Please remember to bring copies of the Rotarian Magazine to Pres. Elect Sherry at the next meeting, for placement in waiting rooms around Grand Island.  Of course that is after you have read it!
Rotary Beyond Grand Island's Shores
  • ROTARY and its concept of 'Service Above Self' starts local with a community minded Club.  Our G I Rotary is important in itself and can do great things locally.  But there is so much more Rotary International does; please be aware and participate.   Here are some items to extend yourself and your concept of Rotary:
  • An opportunity to rub shoulders with RI Leaders from US Northeast and Ontario - volunteer to pick them up from Buffalo airport, drive them to Niagara Falls, CA, for a major Zone Institute there running Sep 17 - 21.  See President Dick Earne for details.
  • A unique chance to see & hear the RI President Elect, Holger Knaack of Germany at Annual Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner in Rochester, Monday, Sep 23. President Dick Earne will arrange car-pooling to hear a notable Rotarian and meet with Rotary leaders from all Upstate NY and Niagara, Ontario.
  • To develop your Leadership Skills, Network and increase Rotary knowledge, participate in RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute).  Sessions covering all levels of leadership, both for yourself, and for your Club, will be Saturday Oct 5 at NCCC in Sanborn.  Talk to Pres. Dick and others who have taken these sessions - they are worthwhile, both personally and for the Club!
  • How about enriching yourself, and your partner, by joining a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Sweden and Latvia in May / June of 2020.  What's involved - generally couples will first host, then visit, couples in the partnered area over a 4 week period to gain understanding of the sameness, and differences, of lives of Rotarians between here and Sweden / Latvia. Of course, tourism also! Sound interesting? Email John Crossingham: for info. 
  • Our neighbor club in Niagara Falls announced a new meeting location and schedule.  They will now be meeting at 6 PM the 4th Thursday of each Month at N.F. Boys & Girls Club, 725 17th St N F 14301.   It is good to visit another club from time to time and pick up ideas, broaden your connections with other Rotarians and socialize. 
Grand Island Rotary Club Officers and Directors for 2019 - 20
President - Dick Earne
President Elect - Sherry Miller
Treasurer - Dan Flaim
Secretary, Bulletin Editor - Hank Kammerer
Director, Membership Chair - Mary Haggerty
Director - Brian Graham
Director - Christine Learman
Director - Kyle Clayton
Scribe - Mike Billoni
POD Leader, July thru Sept. - Christine Learman
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