Rotary Club
of Grand Island, NY

Volume 1 | Issue 9

G I Rotary Bulletin  
an edited fraction of any news that might be printed
Immediate Action Items!
Rotary Shirts are Here - A reminder that  President Dick Earne has the shirts that many ordered.  You can pick them up at Dinner meeting 8/28.  Bring a check for $33 (yes, he saved you $2!) made out to Grand Island Rotary.  Proudly wear the G I Rotary name while serving the community, and having fun.  Note that he ordered a few more - great news sartorially!
Before Coming to Rotary Meeting Wednesday:
Help Clean Garden at Kaegebein School! - Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 9:30 - Noon, it would be wonderful if you could 'pull weeds' and help get the garden at Kaegebein School ready for the new school year.  Please let Mary Haggerty know you can help by Emailing her at:  Bring gloves, trowel, water bottle and have fun!
Upcoming Events for Grand Island Rotarians
Include in Your Plans!
Kaegebein Garden CleanUp
Club Dinner Meeting
Club Breakfast Meeting
Rotary Zone Conference
Eastern Cities Dinner
Club Assembly
Taste of GI Booth
Rotary Leadership Institute
District Youth Conference
District Conference at Sea!
August 28, 9:30 - Noon
August 28, 6:15 PM
September 11, 7:15 AM
September 17 to 21
September 23, 4:30 PM
September 25, 6:15 PM
September 28, 10AM-5PM
October 5, 8 AM - 4:15 PM
October 19
October 20 - 27
Kaegebein School, Love Rd
Buffalo Launch Club
Burger King, G I Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Rochester NY
GI School District Office
Town Commons Park
NCCC, Sanborn NY
Virgil, Ontario
Fort Lauderdale +
What's Happening at Grand Island Rotary
Taste of Grand Island - Looking for volunteers for set up and working 2-4 hour shifts.  I will have a sign up sheet at this coming Dinner Meeting.  Set up at 10 AM and the event runs from 11 AM to 8 PM.  Note that this runs later hours than in past years.  
Dinner meeting at Launch Club this Wed - Aug 28, 6:15 PM.  Program will be speaker from School System describing what G I Schools are doing with technology, both to improve teaching methods , and get students ready for a future surrounded with 'technology'.
Chris will supply the 2019-2020 budget for membership voting at Wednesday's meeting. 
If anyone is interesting in helping with Meals on Wheels, please talk to Dan Flaim.  

Membership Moments
  • 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!
  • Keep thinking Membership Prospects  Are the folks you meet every day at business, socializing, family, people interested in service opportunities?  Fill out that Membership Lead Card and turn it in.
  • Hope you read Pres. Elect Sherry's recent note about the Survey you finished a few weeks ago - particularly her insight: there is general satisfaction with Club, however, we are not inviting friends, co-workers, family to join; why is that?  Are you prepared to make our Club stronger, to make it GROW!  Increased Membership is the Key.
Rotary Beyond Grand Island's Shores
  • The whole idea of ROTARY and its concept of 'Service Above Self' starts local with a community minded Club.  Our local, Grand Island, Rotary is important in itself, can and should do great things locally.  But there is so much more, which Rotary International can and does do; please be aware and participate.   Here are some of what can be done 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 and perhaps a table for us to hear a notable Rotarian and meet with Rotary leaders from all Upstate NY and Niagara, Ontarion.
  • To really develop your Leadership Skills, Network and increase your base knowledge of Rotary, you should participate in RLI - Rotary Leadership Institute.  Three sessions, covering all levels of leadership, both for yourself, and for your Club & District, are being held Saturday Oct 5 at NCCC in Sanborn.  Talk to President Dick and others who have taken one or more of these sessions - they are worthwhile, both personally and for the Club!
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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