Posted on Nov 15, 2018
Thank you for inviting  your friends and associates to the open house .  We introduced five people to Rochester’s three Rotary Clubs.  A personal ask is important. Keep up the buzz.  We want everyone to know that Rotary offers service opportunities for those interested in making a difference. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, our members learn about the issues facing our community and communities all over the world.  We partner with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and take action.  Along with these opportunities to serve, members network at weekly meetings, creating lifelong friendships and business connections.
Rotary Buzz - 3-Club Open House Patricia McCleese 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Cradle to Career Community Report Summit reviewed why this collaborative initiative is so important, the progress made so far, and the next steps to be taken.  Julie Brock, Executive Director, used the experiences of a student to guide us through the data. It made the information very meaningful.  This initiative started because the 3 Rochester Rotary Clubs formed a team to explore how Rotarians' service could make an even bigger impact in the community. The hope of doing good has grown into a community focus. 
Cradle to Career - Community Report Patricia McCleese 2018-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory…will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
– Abraham Lincoln, 1861
I enjoyed the Better Angels Skills Workshop.  It did cover the following objectives. 
  • Learn skills to have respectful conversations with people who disagree with you.
  • Clarify differences
  • Search for common ground
  • Deal with the stress among family members and friends whose view differ from yours
My main take away is that conversations with members of our families , circle of friends and / or associates must be approached with a  mind set of understanding. The goal is not to change or persuade others to your side. The purpose is to listen and to try to understand. You may discover areas of common interest; you may come to appreciate the person's point of view; you may find common ground or you may agree to disagree. This type of work is essential if we are going to move forward. 
Better Angels Workshop - October 18 Patricia McCleese 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary? This session focused on personalizing what it means to be a Rotarian. It is not just what we do or how we do it. The spotlight was on why we do what we do. When someone asks me , "Why Rotary?", my answer will no longer be - 1.2 million members join together to do good in the world. We are eradicating polio etc. Now I will say, "Why Rotary?". Rotary enriches my life with purpose, friends, fun, and the ability to do good around the world. What is your answer to "Why Rotary?"
Ed Marek, DG 2020-21,  lead us in conversation at this year’s District 5960 One Rotary Summit. Great meeting! 
Rotary One Summit Patricia McCleese 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Super fun time at Fred and Carol's place on August 16th. Music, friends, good food - the rain stopped just in time. 
BBQ provided by Chef Mike, Chef Chris, Saucy Chef Scott, and Weber Chef Steve. 
Music by D'Sievers duo!
Music and BBQ Fun Patricia McCleese 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
YOU ARE INVITED to our annual World Polio Day event to raise awareness and support to end polio - a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children.  It's a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary's work!  Details to come for this Fall, 2018 event.
World Polio Day 2017-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Believe in Me Bike Ride - Volunteer Sign Up Stephanie Fisher 2017-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Believe in Me Bike Ride - Member Sponsorship Stephanie Fisher 2017-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Believe in Me Bike Ride Stephanie Fisher 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary US Bank Holiday Classic SLF 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0