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Skantarian Newsletter
Jan 16, 2020
Editor:  Ward  Vuillemot  
Asst. Ed.  Mary Giroux
Skaneateles Rotary Club 4859
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Skaneateles Rotary Club
PO Box 316
Skaneateles, New York 13152
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Birthdays & Club Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Allyn
January 1
Bill Reckmeyer
January 2
Steve Schwartz
January 3
Andrew Stevens
January 14
Join Date
Bill Reckmeyer
January 1, 1972
48 years
Robin Jowaisas
January 4, 2001
19 years
Dale Drake
January 21, 2016
4 years
Bill Allyn
January 25, 1990
30 years
Skaneateles Rotary Club
Rotary International
District 7150
CNY BooksForTheWorld
Rotary Leadership Inst.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Pres.
Sergeant at Arms
Vice President
Director 2018-20
Director 2018-20
Director 2018-20
Director 2018-20
Director 2019-21
Director 2019-21
Director 2019-21
Director 2019-21
Youth Exchange Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Interact Chair
PR Committee Chair
Program Chair
Worthy Cause Chair
RYLA Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Club Admin
Elect-Media Chair
Grants Chair
Bulletin Editor
Chairperson, Skan. Rotary Foundation
Vice Chair, Skan. Rotary Foundation
Treasurer, Skan. Rotary Foundation
Secretary, Skan. Rotary Foundation
Trustee, Skan. Rotary Foundation
THIS WEEK  - JAN 16, 2020 - 6:30 PM
The Sherwood Inn
Service Project Planning 
including; SSRC's WinterFest volunteers
   .... & BSA Klondyke Derby lunch volunteers
NEXT WEEK  - JAN 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM
The Sherwood Inn
Central New York Land Trust 
Albert Joerger, Exec. Dir.
HAPPY HOUR - Tues., Jan 21st
Happy Hour - at the Blue Goose - 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Hosted by Bill Buterbaugh
ASSIGNMENTSJan 16,2020Jan 23, 2020
  50/50 Ticket SalesTodd MayJohn O'Sullivan
  Meal Ticket SalesTerry McCormickGary Ozminkowski
Charlie McElroy
Chris Pateras
  InvocationJohn MoranKaren Price
50/50 sales folks should  arrive for setup 20 minutes early
Please find a replacement if you will not be present for your assignment!
CLICK HERE to see 50/50 & Meal Ticket Sales duties and instructions
LAST WEEK - Jan 9th, 2020
The Rotary Foundation - Co-Pres. Mary announced the YTD Rotary Foundation giving numbers and encourage members, who have not yet participated, to do so, as she would like to see 100% of the membership contribute to good works of the Rotary Foundation.  Contact Bill Buterbaugh with you contributions.
We have met and exceeded both our Annual Giving (AG) and PolioPlus (PP) goals by 133% and 462%. respectively.  That's $6,800 AG and $9,245 PP for a Total of $16,047 as of 12/31/19.  With the 2 for 1 Gates Foundation match, that amounts to $27,738 for Polio Eradication.  
3 Month Meeting Schedule - Bill Buterbaugh distributed and discussed the proposed 3 month trial meeting schedule and agenda.  To review, visit the Speakers or Calendar on the home page of our website at 
Jim McQuiggan departs - Announced that he was resigning from SRC, as they have purchased and moving to a home in Watkins Glen.  As one of our more active members, he will be missed by our members and for his leadership.
Program:  2020 Annual SRC Meeting & Elections. - The 2020 Officers and 2020-22 Directors were elected at this meeting.  (see the election results notice below)
5050 - Won by Bill Huba, but the Queen still hides in the deck.
Guest:  Kelly McQuiggan
Membership/Attendance:  49 Active members (22 attending @ 44%)
WINTERFEST - A Taste of Skaneateles
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Buy a Taste Pass on site good at 20+ taste providers. Non-profit fundraiser - all food provided by local restaurants/vendors (Tickets: $15 Single, $25 Couple, $30 Immediate Family)
12:30 PM - Polar Bear Plunge near Gazebo - Non-profit fundraiser for First Responders and Education
12:30 -2:30 - Kid activities at United Methodist Church - Including Baltimore Woods program and Syracuse Zoo mascot
1:00 PM - Ice Carving Demo near Gazebo (also see ~ 20 other beautiful ice sculptures scattered through downtown and outskirts)
Scavanger Hunt: Free - Pick up a "mystery phrase" sheet downtown during the Saturday event. Follow instructions and get phrase letter clues at dozens of merchants. Hand in completed sheets at designated locations by the following Monday, All correctly solved puzzles will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes!
Club Leadership Training & Information
On February 8th, District 7150 is hosting a "Super Saturday" event at VVS High School.  The event will include training sessions for all Rotarians and Pre-PETS for our incoming club presidents.  Breakfast will be offered free of charge from 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the training beginning at 8:30.  I encourage you to plan to attend at least part of the event so that the attendees can become familiar with each of you and realize the resource that is available through your knowledge and expertise.
You can register through the District website.  CLICK HERE
Enjoy an evening of fellowship with Rotarians from around the district. There will be a silent auction to support The Foundation and Rotary Foundation awards from 2018-2019 will be awarded.
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020
WHERE: Craftsman Inn & Suites, Fayetteville, NT
HOW TO REGISTER: On-line, D7150 website. CLICK HERE for the direct link
Board of Directors - Summary Notes .... by Ward
The SRC BOD met Jan 9th, 2020 and following are the summary notes of that meeting.
  • Minutes of the December meeting - were review and approved (these can be accessed on our website)
  • SA Bell - Results of the SA Bell Ringing were shared ($1979.89). Thanks to all that participated
  • Worthy Cause - No proposals placed before the Board
  • Financials - Club Skaneateles Foundation financials reviewed, which showed that we are in good stead for the year.
    • Proceeds of the Annual Christmas Fundraiser - of $13,200 were distributed to CNY Community Foundation, Skaneateles & Spafford Food Pantries, and Skaneateles Outreach. 
  • Service Projects
    • January - SSRC's Winterfest.  Our members will be participating as volunteers.
    • February - BSA Klondike Derby  We will be preparing lunch for the event
  • 3 Month meeting and project schedule - reviewed by Bill Buterbaugh.  (see web speaker-listing for details)
  • Membership - Jim McQuiggan has resigned as they are moving to their new home in Watkin Glen.  Tim Donovan was removed from the club membership.
  • Slate of 2020-21 officers and BOD's-  approved for election a our Annul Meeting.
  • District Grant - Dale Drake will plan an multi-club grant to support a Baltimore Woods project.
  • Rotary Foundation Giving to date - was reviewed and results were shared with the club membership via the newsletter.
  • Paul Harris Fellowship presentations - are to be made on Jan. 30th 
SRC Annual Meeting Voting Results
The following Skaneateles Rotary club future leadership was voted upon at our Annual Meeting of Jan. 9, 2020.
Board of Directors -  (2 year term commencing July 1, 2020)
  • Bill Buterbaugh
  • Marv Langley
  • Tyler Lorey
  • Jay Stith
Officer for 2020-21 (commencing July 1, 2020)
  • President - David Lee
  • Pres-Elect. - Terry McCormick
  • Vice-Pres - TBD
  • Secretary - Mary Giroux
  • Treasurer - Duane Weaver
  • Exec-Secretary - Cheryl Silvestrini
  • Sgt@Arms - Chuck Williams
Skaneateles Rotary Annual Valentine’s Dinner
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:00 p.m. at The Sherwood Inn
Spouses & Significant Others Welcome!
$25 per person
RSVP by Feb. 4th to Cheryl at 761-9027 or email:
(please specify your dinner choice)
Chicken Francaise (lemon-butter sauce), Pasta Primavera or Top Sirloin Steak
CLICK-HERE to down-load the event flyer
Rotary District 7150 Conference
Save the Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Join us in celebrating the 7th anniversary of the United Nations with fellow Rotarians and the international community here in CNY.
Visit the historic village of Liverpool, which was founded on the salt industry and willow weaving.
Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY
More Information to follow.
District 7150, Rotary & Other Events.
CLICK HERE for quick access to the D7150 Calendar of other district club's events.
  • Feb 8, 2020 - Rotary Training (replaces pre-PETS) for PresElect., Sec., Treas, RF Chair, Mbr Chair and PR Chair - VVS High School, Verona
  • Jun 6 - 10, 2020 -  RI Convention 2020 in Honolulu Hawaii - CLICK HERE for information
  • Oct 17, 2020 - D7150 Conference - Holiday Inn Conference Center Hotel, Liverpool, NY 
 CLICK HERE to access and read the DECEMBER 2019 edition of the District 7150 newsletter, and discover all the many Rotary events and happenings within our CNY Rotary clubs.
Our Rotary YE Students - 2019-20
Outbound -  
           Shane Rutledge - to Belgium
           Eva Lombardi - to Taiwan
Inbound -
Simon Hess -from Switzerland - Hosted by:  Ian& Kary Raddant 
Amira Aguilar - from Mexico - Hosted by: Tom & Pat Benedict
Lily Arias - traveling to Santander, Spain (Marina ,host sister)
Grace Bailey - traveling to Treviso, Italy   (Alice, host sister)
Ashlen Rossi -  traveling to Torreviega, Spain  (Valentina, host sister)
Ward reminds us that make-ups must be reported to him via email or noted on the back of you dinner card to receive the proper credit.  He does not automatically apply them.  YOU MUST take the action to let him know the "when & where" to be credited for attendance make-up.  His email is:
     To learned more about attendance make-ups, visit our web-site, Site Pages and click-on Attendance make-up procedure.
Skaneateles Rotary Club
Upcoming Speakers & Events
See SPEAKERS below or CLICK on the  Speaker's tab on our website's Home Page.
Jan 16, 2020
SSRC's Winterfest volunteers & BSA Klondike Derby lunch
Jan 21, 2020
Jan 23, 2020
Central New York Land Trust
Jan 25, 2020
Jan 30, 2020
Feb 01, 2020
Feb 06, 2020
Feb 13, 2020
Guests invited
View entire list
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