April 2023 Message from Mario Salati, Endicott Rotary President
We are glad to see that our  long winter is coming to an end and that spring is squeaking through with warmer weather and nature showing it’s beautiful colors.
I would like to thank all who presented (or gave input) at our “State of Endicott Rotary” at our March 30th meeting:  Betty Casey, Tom Johnson (Dave Powell), Tom Latini, Darlene Leonard, Kim Potter, and  Brian Steele…all was well received and informative.
Thank you for those that completed our recent Club survey.  We received 47% back from our members. Although we would have liked 100%, all research says that if you receive at least 1/3 (33%) back you’re doing well, and we surpassed that.  I’m concluding that those that did not turn one in, are satisfied with the overall operations of our Club.  Here are a few general comments gained from the survey.  (I gave a more specific summary at our meeting on March 30th.) Results:
  • Members feel extremely welcomed and Club is very friendly
  • Meetings are informative and fun
  • Overall good variety and educational speakers
  • Club leadership is positive and transparent
  • Members feel they are valued
  • Excellent meeting place, and positive about food and staff
  • Positive exposure throughout our community
  • Great camaraderie
  • Good networking opportunities
  • Good and important community projects
  • Overall, members feel very positive about our Club
We know that we should not rest on our laurels and must work to strengthen and improve wherever we can.  Some comments and suggestions were given in the following areas:
  • Pursue ways where we can bring in younger members
  • Ensure that all members are respected with their opinions and ideas
  • More involvement with district and international endeavors
  • Keep our meetings moving along, give time to our speakers, and stay withing 20-minute presentations
  • Continue to encourage attendance and project participation
  • Sponsorship and support of community events…maintain high visibility within our community
  • Pursue partnerships with other community organizations
  • A little more variety with lunches…include more vegetables
  • Continue to reinforce service above self…think of “the whole vs. self”
It takes all of us, with all our efforts, to continue to make Endicott Rotary the premier service club in the “Greater Endicott” community.  Thanks to all of you!
Wishing you the best,
Mario A. Salati
1926 Wurlitzer Band Organ
Endicott Rotary acquired the 1926 Wurlitzer Band Organ 
which will be on loan to the local Endicott communities
gracing the areas world famous Herschel Carousels
The band organ is scheduled to be on a yearly rotation between 
West Endicott Park in the Town of Union and 
George W. Johnson Park located in the Little Italy 
section of the Village of Endicott
1926 Wurlitzer Band Organ
Music Rolls in the Band Organ
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Endicott Rotary getting ready for the Village of Endicott Holiday Parade