Vigilant News both Fit and Unfit!
November 22, 2021
Nov 22, 2021 12:15 PM
Ely Park Golf Course
Dec 06, 2021
Rise-NY, formerly SOS Shelter
Dec 20, 2021
Trailside Inn
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Meeting Information
Service Above Self
Mondays at 12:15 PM
California Grill - Basement Dining Room
912 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850
United States of America
In Person and Zoom Meetings every other week at 12:15PM (See Calendar Tab)
District Site
 Capt. Joe of the Salvation Army spoke to us about their programs in Broome County and how we can assist. Their primary programs are the food pantry and the soup kitchen.  They served 7,000 families and 13,695 meals and are up 35%.  They never closed their doors due to Covid.  You can volunteer to ring a bell for a 2 hr shift, sponsor a kettle or host a virtual fundraiser.  New ways to donate to the kettles this year include pay pal, venmo, apple pay and google pay. 
Thanks received-
The club received a thank you note from Dr. Ed for the flowers.  He is doing better and is able to go out with Monica.  The Hobart Club sent thanks for our donation to their International Project.   Jan Forsburg, the Vestal school nurse, thanked us for her retirement gift.  We honored her for all the work she has done over the years with our Coats for Kids project.
Community Service-
The club members wrote 50 notes of cheer for the residents of Willow Point, which will be delivered by Thanksgiving.
The club is launching a new grant program for community service organizations. Vestal  Rotarians will be able to nominate non- profit groups who serve Vestal residents.  An email outlining the details of the program and the nomination form was sent earlier this month.  Grants of  $1,500 will be voted on by the Community Service Committee.
St. Pats Raffle-
The raffle is scheduled for March 19th, and George will be distributing tickets via mail before the holidays so that members can begin selling.  Members will receive the number that they sold last year or a minimum of 5 tickets.
Annual Food drive-
Watch your email for team assignments for the food drive. beginning after Thanksgiving. This year, as last, we will be collecting monetary donations rather than cans.  We also need rotarians to distribute the gift cards to needy families.
Coats for Kids-
We will be able to do our Coats for Kids again this year the week after Christmas.  We will take 25 elementary kids form Vestal schools shopping at Kohl's with lunch to follow at Outback Steakhouse. Rob will schedule a date mid-week.  This is a very rewarding project, so try to attend.
New member inducted-
It's been a while since we added a new member ( pre-pandemic) but Ethan inducted our 34th and youngest member Jon Holmburg. Jon is 21 yrs old and surplanted the previous youngest member ever inducted ( Neil Guiles-23 yrs old).  Jon owns Vibes Rolled Ice Cream in Binghamton.  It is a treat filled with various toppings and originated in Thailand.  Welcome Jon!
It was a special treat to have an in-person finemaster again and Neil in his humorous style collected much money for the coffers and a good time was had by all.
Calling all members-
Julie C. is looking for assistance with producing the Vigilant. Please email her if you are willing to volunteer.
The club needs a new historian now and a new treasurer beginning July 1st.  Please contact Bill S. if you are willing to assist.
$23.00 to the winner Jon H.
Don's Joke Corner
Q: What did the pilgrim wear to dinner?
A: a har-vest
Pilgrim Clipart - ClipArt Best
Q: What did the turkey say to the computer?
A: Google, Google
Quote of the Week
"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives."
          --Oscar Wilde
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
George Schwarztrauber
November 28
Spouse Birthdays
RaeAnne Miller
November 6
Andy Papaleo
Erin Papaleo
November 11
Jeffrey Ahearn
Deborah Ahearn
November 19
Join Date
George Schwarztrauber
November 18, 2002
19 years
James D. Ward
November 24, 1997
24 years
Andrew Matsushima
November 29, 2017
4 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Executive Secretary/Director
Russell Hampton
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