President: June Losurdo
President-Elect: Mary Berens
Vice President: Frank Towner
Treasurer: Bill Hawley • Secretary: Joanne Lamoureux 

December 26, 2017


Fellow Rotarian Dave Flinn passed away on Saturday, December 23, at around 2:00 p.m. Jeff True sent the following remembrance:

Dave was the epitome of a Rotarian. He joined our Ithaca Club on July 1, 1966, and was an active member for over 51 years. Of late he served on the Club Orientation Committee.

He was President of the Club in 1972.

He was our District Governor in 1989 — one of the younger to serve at the time.

And he believed in the work of the Rotary Foundation, earning the first of many multiple Paul Harris Fellows in 1976. Continuing into the future he will leave additional resources as he become a Foundation Benefactor in 1989. And he always looked forward to attending the next Rotary International Convention.

We, and Rotary, have lost a lifelong Rotarian who committed himself to 'Service Above Self' for decades. He will be missed.

David was Age 79.


At tomorrow’s regular weekly meeting (Dec. 27 at Coltivare), our speaker will be Fay Bunnell, RN, an Elder Care Coach with Elder Frontiers. Fay’s topic is, “Connecting with Joy in Elder Care.”

On January 3, 2018, George Gull and Nancy Potter will introduce our speaker, Lusine Mehrabyan, who will share stories and experiences a from 2-year Master’s program in the UK that she was in through the Rotary Global Scholarship Program. Her program title is, “Finding the ‘Joie de Vivre’.”

The newsletter as a recap of the previous week’s meeting is on break. We’ll be back on January 9 to report on the January 3 meeting. Many, many thanks to the reporters who sit amongst you at every meeting taking notes, and then later on compile them so that yours truly can produce the newsletter. They are the fuel that runs the newsletter, and they deserve much more recognition than they receive. Over 2017, our reporters have been:

Kelly Buck, Jessie Stone He, Dan Weed, Sherrie Negrea, Margaret Frank, and Gail Lyman.

On a side note, it has been my understanding that Dave Flinn was a driving force behind our newsletter for many years, perhaps even being the Ithaca Rotarian who launched it. I will add that to Jeff’s recognition, and salute you Dave for that on behalf of all us.



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