Rotary Club
of Grand Island, NY

Volume 2 | Issue 1  (1/5/2020)

GI Rotary Bulletin  
What GI Rotarians are thinking 
and talking about!
Start the New Year Right!
Breakfast Meeting @ Eggsquisite, Jan 8, 7:15 AM
After what we hope was an enjoyable Holiday Season, your Grand Island Rotary will be ready and raring to go Wednesday, Jan 8 for a breakfast meeting at Eggsquisite.  Yes, we will start at 7:15 AM, so please get there several minutes early to order your breakfast.   The GI High School Principal, Mike Lauria, will describe New Initiative at the High School, (thanks to POD leader, Brian Graham organizing the meeting) and President Dick, plus Pres. Elect Sherry will brief us on upcoming events.  

Thanks to Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Thanks again to all the Bell Ringers: Rotarians, Interactors, EarlyActors, who worked hard to raise funds for the Salvation Army last month.  You provided a wonderful boost for the Salvation Army funds, they so desperately need.

January Service Project - Help Habitat for Humanity

We have a seperate note below about our January Service project - helping Habitat for Humanity - Buffalo with a project on Jan. 25.  See that note and click on the tab to get involved.

Undie Sunday for Two Weeks in February

We will again have that vital Undie Sunday (for two weeks!) from February 10 - 24, in order to collect underwear, socks for homeless men and women, children.  Sherry Miller will have more info at the Jan. 8 meeting, please be available to help distribute flyers, place the 'hampers' and collect them, then sort the clothing.

Board of Directors Meeting with DG, January 15

Next week, Jan. 15, we have an important Club Board of Directors meeting (7:00 at Eggsquisite) with District Guv, Bob Artis to review our activities and hear his message.  All Members are welcome.District Scholarship for College Freshmen still Open

Meat Raffle, March 7, Line up Raffle Gifts!

Do you have the BIG MEAT RAFFLE, March 7, at K of C Hall, on your calendar? We hope so.

Upcoming Events for Grand Island Rotarians 
January - a New Calendar Year
Club Breakfast Meeting
Club Board Meeting
Club Dinner Meeting
Habitat Humanity Service
Possible Social Event
Club Breakfast meeting
Undie Sunday Collections
January 8, 7:15 AM
January 15, 7:05 AM
January 22, 6:15 PM
January 25, 9:00 AM
January 29
February12, 7:15 AM
February 10 - 24
Eggsquisite Eats, G I Blvd
Eggsquisite Eats, G I Blvd
Buffalo Launch Club
You will be notified!
Venue & Type? ?
Eggsquisite Eats, G I Blvd
Churches, stores, etc
Solving our Leadership Needs -
Have you Responded to Nominations Survey?
We know several of you have responded to the Email asking for nominations / suggestions on Officers needed for this Club in 2020 / 21 (starting in July).  President-Elect Sherry Miller will be President in 2020/21, you knew that.  Please help her fill out a Leadership Team for that year (starting July 2020, AKA just 6 months away).  A President Elect for 2021 / 22 should be elected (or perhaps two folks could share that post).  There is also a Director (3 year term) position to fill.  Hank Kammerer has grudgingly offered to take the Secretary post another year, but there is a crying need for someone to either be understudy for year - or to become Secretary with Hank working alongside to ease the transition.  In addition, Director Mary Haggerty needs at least one Member to join her on the Scholarship selection committee.
Let's try this - some of you have had experience with helping at a Habitat project.  All of you know the concept - rehabbing homes to give first-time home buyers a good chance of becoming stable parts of the community.  We have a tentative date of Saturday, Jan 25, for much of the day (starting at 9 AM)  Mike Malaney will have more details at the meeting, please consider helping that Saturday, and as a first step, go to the web site for preliminary sign-up and registration:
District Scholarship Applications for College Freshmen Still Open
If you know of a family who has a current College or Trade School student in their first year of higher education and they live anywhere in the District 7090 (WNY and Niagara Peninsula), urge them to get in contact with Mary Haggerty for the chance to apply for a $5000 scholarship.  The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 30, 2020.
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, Jan thru March - Brian Graham
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