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Newsletter - Current Jun 15, 2017
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"The Peal"

Rotary Club of Canandaigua


Official Newsletter of the Canandaigua Rotary Service Foundation

Meeting time:  No. 44  Volume 97 Rotary Serving Humanity
Thursday 12:15           www.canandaiguarotary.org Est. April 24, 1919
Wine and Culinary Center June 15, 2017 Club No. 4765, District 7120

 


 

Today's program: Four Way Test Awards
Next week: Past President's Day - Bring Your Wallets!!
Pledge: Ellen Polimeni
Invocation: Jim Brennan
Song Leader: Dick McCaughey
Visitors:                    Susan Winship Johnson - guest of Tim & Sandy Reed; Nancy Stelnyk - proposed Rotarian and guest of Jodi Kaufman, Curt Hill - guest of Jenny Goodemote, Kevin Guarino - guest of Dan Kelley, and Dan Mackey - guest of John Goodwin
Visiting Rotarians: Bob Metzger & Tom Mees

 

 

Remembrance:

Cards were signed for Dick Appel who is recovering from heart surgery and Marie Shelanskey who is in hospice care.

Announcements:

Adopt a Highway - is Saturday, June 17th at 7:30 a.m.  Show up in the east parking lot of Roseland Bowl if you can help.  See George Herren for questions or to sign up.

Outhouse Park Project - Steve Smythe thanked all members that showed up for the spring clean-up of our fitness trail.  Be sure to stop at the park to see the results of their efforts.

Birthday Wishes Joe Kardesh was celebrating his birthday, so the group sang to him.

District Conference Awards - Club Bulletin - The PEAL received 3rd place; Attendance Award - Division D - we placed 1st; Literacy Award - thanks to Peter Mulvaney & Paul Miller for their efforts in the community.  Library boxes full of books have been placed on Saltonstall Street and at Jefferson Avenue park to try to get parents to teach their children to read.  Other literacy projects included a Reading Fest at FLCC, passing out dictionaries to youngsters, and passing out copies of the US Constitution to students.

Fourth of July Parade - Yes, we will participate!!  Gloria Dancause will be heading up our group.  If you can help in the preparations for the parade see Gloria on Thursday after our regular meeting.  If you would like to walk or ride in the parade, let Gloria know ASAP.  In past years we've won trophies for our participation in the parade.  So let's all sign up to participate this year!

 

Program:

Steve Hedworth, Canandaigua City Police Chief talked of his career.  He grew up in the Phelps area, attended Auburn Community College for his Criminal Justice degree and completed his Bachelors degree at RIT.   He started at the Canandaigua PD in 2000 as a patrol officer.  Steve says he trys to be a problem solver and to affect change.  Since becoming chief he has strived to connect with the community - the hospital, schools & Partnership for Ontario County.  He oversees a staff of 27.  He states the basic problems in our area are mental health issues, bullying, and opioid issues.  He believes that early intervention and early education can help with some of these issues.  

Some recent actions of his force are:

~ 15 cameras in downtown area are helping to solve crimes

~ There are more officers walking the streets during daylight hours for more interaction between the police and the community.

~ There will be 4 bike cops this summer

~ Car Seat Training & Exchange program.  They've reached out to the hospital and area service organizations in regards to car seat safety.

~ - "Do the Right Thing" program in the county recently recognized 30 young people for doing something good.

~ Officers will go in to Driver Education classes this summer to interact with student drivers.

~ Narcan injection program, where the drug is administered to reverse the effects of heroin overdose, has more than doubled this year from last.

The Police Chief closed saying that his office would be happy to do presentations for any community or neighborhood group.



Fines & Happy Dollars:

Mary Green bought the Pit Pass for $25.  She also paid some happy dollars as her sister Martha Powers (who is recovering from a lung transplant) was awarded a Paul Harris recently.  Marty Potter announced that her grandson finally arrived weighing in at 9 lbs 5.6 oz!  Ken Poole celebrated his grandson's first birthday on the same day that Ken's dad would have turned 100.

All About Me:  Bob Palumbo was quick to identify Jeff Anthony.

District Changeover Dinner - is June 26th at 6 p.m. at Woodcliffe Lodge.  Let's send DG Tom Rogers off in style!  You need to make your reservations by June 19th on the District website, which is     www.Rotary7120.org

 

Foundation Reminder:

It is amost the end of our Rotary year.  If you haven't made your foundation contribution yet for this year, be sure to do so before June 30th.

50/50 Drawing:  Jodi Kaufman drew the 8 of diamonds.  Tom Mees and the Consortium walked away with $17.