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Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Many cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.  Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. It is really not that important where it started but why. It was borne out of the civil war and a desire to honor our dead. Officially proclaimed 5 May 1868. General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the republic in General Order no 11 declared “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. Please take the time to remember those who have lost their lives in defense of this great country.
Memorial Day 2015-05-22 04:00:00Z
Content and pictures needed.
Fellow Rotarians,
I am looking to you for pictures of recent events, and meetings from the club, dates of future events, and any other interesting info. Please email me what you have. (you can click on the email me link to do so..) From now on any text that will be active (a link to a webpage or an email address will show in blue just click on it). I am going to duplicate the content from this page to our Facebook page.
Thank you
-Charlie Lang
Content and pictures needed. 2015-05-19 04:00:00Z
May 18 Meeting
Congratulations to our newest club members, Charlie Lang, Christina Lang, and John Fetsock who were inducted at the May 18 meeting.
To all our members, please remember that this is your website. If you wish to add a story or would like me to add something, then please just email the information and I will post it. For those who do not attend every meeting, its a great way to keep informed of club happenings. Our newest member Charlie Lang will be joining me in admin duties for the site...Thanks Charlie!!
May 18 Meeting 2015-05-19 04:00:00Z
Shelter Box
According to the Shelter Box website, we have provided 2 shelter boxes. Box 2056 went to Kenya 12/08/2011 and box 22933 to Iraq Kurdistan 01/14/2014. Time to donate another box!!!
Shelter Box 2015-05-19 04:00:00Z
Charter night at Overboards!
Those who missed it, we had a fun time celebrating our 65th Anniversary! Thank you to the crew at Overboards, the food and atmosphere was wonderful. Welcome our new club members Branson and Melissa Cass and Danny Hymowitz. Also Welcome Nicole Santelli, another recent new member! Thank you to our district Governor Carole Hemphill for joining us and also thank you to everyone for the donations to the food pantry!
Charter night at Overboards! 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z
Annual Charter Night
Its that time of year again! On Mar 27 our club will be 65 years young. That is quite a milestone.
the annual Charter Night celebration will be held at Overboards on Mar 31 2015. Cocktails 6-7 and dinner at 7.
Contact Chick Lang to sign up .
Annual Charter Night 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z
Mar 23 program..Art Frey talks about the Lions and the food pantry
Art Frey gave us some info on the food pantry and also what the Lions major projects were. The food pantry is housed at the Moravian Church and thanks to many donations ia able to feed a large number of families. One item which they need are cans od fruit so we have decided to make Charter night a night of donating cans of fruit...bring a can of fruit to Overboards on Mon Mar 30. Art also spoke about the Lions emphasis on blindness and eye conditions.(If you have old glasses lying around the house, donate them to Lions) They support Beacon Lodge which is a five hundred and eighty-three acre summer camp for children and adults with special needs including blindness, deafness, and many other physical and mental challenges. A project which parallels Rotary's well water and other water projects is Lions Clean River Water project...cleaning up river waters to prevent blindness. We were delighted to have so many Lions join our meeting that night and hope that in the future, we can work together on a community project.
Mar 23 program..Art Frey talks about the Lions and the food pantry 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z
May Raffle
Contact Diana Lang to get your raffle tickets. Nelson Rae has the sponsor forms.
This is an important fund raiser for us so please sell those tickets.
May Raffle 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z
Recap Jan 19 2015
Andy and Barbara Pace gave a wonderful program on the progress of Little Creek Lodge. Little Creek Lodge is an extended care recovery program with a minimum stay of 90 days for men ages 18 to 28. They provide the tools for long term recovery from chemical dependency both drug and alcohol. Their purpose is to guide residents into building a strong foundation, mentally, spiritually and physically to manage daily, sustainable recovery. This facility located on 191 in Hamlin has 16 beds. Their program provides three days of counseling and three days of adventure programs. They currently have about a 74% success rate. This is a private pay facility , no insurance accepted and takes clients from anywhere east of the Mississippi. All potential residents must be in rehab status medically cleared with no risk of detox and referred by a reputable agency such as licensed rehab.
It was a really interesting program for those that missed it.
Next week our outbound student for 2015-2016 will be attending our meeting. Please come out and show your support.
Recap Jan 19 2015 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z