The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

March 9, 2022

Meeting Notes
Foundation Bullet:  What is SHARE?  Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities, such as vocational training teams. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund (DDF), after 5% is deducted for operating expenses.  At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.
Meeting tonight at Merchant's Grill semi-private room off the bar.  Great to see everyone in person for the 1st time this year.  Next week's meeting (March 16th) will be live and in-person at:  Merchant’s Grill (Upstairs Private Room) – 881 Merchants Rd. Rochester, NY 14609   It will be a BUSINESS MEETING.
President Lynn Wozniak, Terri Bastuk, and Dave Shaheen presented our donation to InterVol for the Ukraine Humanitarian Initiative.  Tonight, non-cash donations were collected and will be dropped off at InterVol as supplies for thousands of displaced persons and refugees suffering from the invasion of Ukraine.  
Comedian Steven Wright Quote of the Week:  "Half the people you know are below average"
Program Notes
Ray Holla introduced Robert Williams who is the new President of Camp Haccamo.  He is a Webster Rotarian who started work with Haccamo as Treasurer.  Robert was very appreciative of our club's support for Haccamo both financially and with our many volunteers.  He reviewed the history of Haccamo from its beginnings in Penfield to the current camp held at Rotary Sunshine Campus.  Currently there are 275 campers and their families that benefit each year.   The camp is a great opportunity for campers to have new life experiences and provides respite for families that care for them 24/7 the rest of the year.  Each year, there are many campers turned away so a longer term goal is to raise more funds so that more campers can be served.    We are hoping that the camp this year will be much more "normal' than the last few years due to Covid.  The Camp is looking to expand the representation on the Board so they are looking for more volunteers both from Rotary and outside of Rotary clubs.  Costs are rising so more reason to increase funding so that the foundation is not drawn down.  New plans are being made to:  hire professionals to help with fundraising, explore ways to increase voluntary registration fees with those camper families that can afford it, and increase communications with supporting Rotary clubs. 
Next big event for the camp is the 9th Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show on Saturday, June 4, 2022.  
At the end of Michaels Presentation, President Lynn presented Michael and Dolly Kujawa, Executive Director of Camp Haccamo and a great friend of our club with our annual donation to the camp.
Many contributions for: Foundation, Ukraine, Camp Haccamo Presentation and Terri Bastuk/Tom Kosanke for their work on meeting venue (NOT Tom & Jerry).  Kim Miranda is happy to have her power back on after recent high winds.  Dan Dwyer reports that his Mom had successful cataract surgery.  Congrats to Grandpa John Mendick who has 2 more grandkids:  James Michael (Oct 29) and Lily Grace (Feb 27).  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lynn Wozniak
March 19
Bob Spatola
April 12
Lily Lynch
April 16
Bob Spatola
Lorraine B Spatola
March 27
Lee Steinfeldt
April 11
Join Date
Therese Corrigan-Bastuk
March 1, 2002
20 years
Jim Kozlowski
March 4, 1998
24 years
Bob Spatola
March 7, 2007
15 years
Peter Mendick
March 12, 2004
18 years
Norbert Rappl
March 27, 1967
55 years
Joyce Soporito
April 1, 1995
27 years
Dave Long
April 29, 2020
2 years
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Upcoming Events
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Mar 15, 2022 7:00 PM
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Mar 16, 2022 6:15 PM
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