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California Grill - Basement Dining Room
912 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850
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Hello from Vestal Rotary,
Hope you all doing well and weathering this "storm".
As you may have heard, Andy Papaleo (AP Entertainment) has been doing “Household Team Trivia with Musical Clues" (HHTWMM) on Facebook.  It's been fun and a great diversion.
We came up with the idea have doing one for both a "fun" night and an optional fundraiser.
It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30PM.
You will need 2 devices to participate. 
1-A computer or tablet or phone to listen to the questions and music clues on Facebook at (or search Vestal Rotary), look for the "Live" event.
2-A cell phone to text the answers.  One person per "team" will first text your team name to Andy (he will show his number at the Live Event) and then text your answers.
Optionally, you can setup your own team Zoom or other online meeting or conferencing for your team members to discuss questions and chat.
We have a PayPal link setup for an optional donation at:
Reconnect with your friends in and out of Rotary and get yourself a team to play.
Thanks and stay safe and sane!
George Schwarztrauber -
Vestal Rotary 
On Monday, December 30, 2019, the Vestal Rotary Club held its annual Kohls for Kids shopping program.  25 elementary-aged students from the Vestal Schools were treated to a morning of shopping at Kohls.  The children arrived with a shopping list of specific clothes or shoe purchases that they needed.  Rotary club members, their friends, and Vestal School staff served as personal shoppers, assisting the children with their purchases.  Once all of the purchases were completed the children and their personal shoppers went to the Outback Steak House and were treated to a lunch of hamburgers and fries. Following lunch, the children's parents arrived to take them and their new clothes home. 
Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success.  Special thanks to Rob Flanders, Kohls for Kids chairperson, Kohls General Manager Kyle Neil and Kathy Wood and the rest of the Kohls staff who dedicated two check out lines for our children, to Outback Steak House and our host GM Tom Conklin for the special arrangements for our lunch, to Melisa Brock and Linda Smoker from the Vestal Central Schools for their help with monitoring the children and to Regina Felice from VCS for taking photographs of the event. 
Each December the Vestal Rotary Club conducts its annual Holiday Food Drive.  This event is supported by the greater Vestal Community.  During the month of December club members bring canned food to each meeting at the California Grill.  The Vestal School District collects the food and transports it to the Town Water Barn.  Members of the community also make generous financial contributions allowing the club to purchase additional food items.   This year the club collected more than 7,300 individual canned and boxed food items and an additional $4,400 used to purchase additional food.  On the evening of December 18th, club members gathered at the Town Water Barn to pack food boxes for distribution to families in our community.  They were assisted by members of the Boy Scouts, Troop 225 and Vestal High School students.  The school district, churches and others in our community helped the club identify the families who would receive the food boxes.  On Thursday, December 19, employees of the Town of Vestal delivered the food boxes to 31 very appreciative families. 
Thank you to all members of the Vestal Rotary Club, Vestal School District and the Town of Vestal for making this project so successful.  A special thank you to Carol Belva, chair of the Holiday Food  Committee and George Schwarztrauber for their dedication, leadership and the countless hours they invest in this project each year!
Another Satisfied Customer at the Annual Kohl's for Kids Event
January 5, 2019
Daniell Bulger (l), Paul Harris Chair present Teri Mahonski (r) with her Paul Harris Plus 2 pin.  
October 22, 2018
Siobhan Davey (r) receives her Paul Harris Plus 2 from Foundation Chair Danielle Bulger (l) at the eptember 17, 2018 club meeting
Eliott Brodsky was inducted on March 19, 2018.  He is flanked by membership chair Peter Griffiths (r) and Club President and sponsor Ted Wolf (l)
Rob Flanders Congratulated for his Paul Harris Plus Achievent.  He is flanked by club president Ted Wolf (l) and Rotary Foundation coordinator Danielle Bulger (r)
October 2, 2017
Club President George Schwarztrauber present a check for $500 to the Vestal High School Interact Club.  Vestal Rotary is a sponsor of the Interact Club's entry into the Canstruction competition to be held at the Oakdale Mall April 23-27, 2017
Attendance Credit Policy
Revised January 11, 2016
It is the policy of the Vestal Rotary Club to award attendance credit as follows:
  • Attending a regular meeting of another rotary club.  In addition to an attendance credit, Vestal Rotary Club members will be eligible for dues (monetary) credit upon presentation of a receipt from the club visited.
  • Hosting a Board Meeting. 
  • Attendance at a Vestal Rotary Club Board Meeting
  • Participation of at least 30 minutes on the Rotary International eClub website.
    • Providing our exchange student with a special community or cultural experience. 
    • Recruitment of a New Member.  The new member sponsor is entitled to four total credits, one for each quarter following the induction of the new member.
    • Recruiting a host family for our exchange student.  The club member would be entitled to four total credits, one for each quarter. 
    • Attendance at one of the following club activities:
      • Nursing Home
      • Dick’s Open
      • Club Picnic
      • Chamber Holiday Luncheon (includes dues credit)
      • December Holiday Party
      • Holiday Can Packing
      • Coats for Kids
      • Valentine’s Day Dinner (includes dues credit)
      • RYLA Interviews
      • Exchange Student Interviews
      • St. Patrick’s Day Party (set up, clean up or working the event is worth 2 credits.  Simply attending the event is not worth any attendance credits.)
      • District Conference/Events.  Up to one credit for each day attended.
  1. Attendance/dues credits for attending another rotary club meeting require the submittal of receipt from the rotary club signed by the secretary of the club visited.
  2. For all other attendance credits club members are responsible for notifying the club secretary in writing or via email of the event and date that triggers the attendance credit. 
  3. All attendance credits are eligible to be used during the program year in which they are earned (July – June).  Any credits not used by June 30th are forfeit.