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November 8, 2021
Nov 08, 2021 12:15 PM
Salvation Army
Nov 22, 2021 12:15 PM
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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
 No speaker today due to a conflict with the speaker's schedule.  John Shaffer will be rescheduled.
Community Service-
Aaron M. spoke about the Riverbank cleanup  held Oct 16th, and we had 10 people attending, including 6 Rotarians and family members. The club is going to try to do more of these small projects and members are encouraged to attend to build camaraderie and fulfill the avenue of service.
Aaron mentioned that we are unable to attend the monthly Willow Point Wine and Cheese parties in person ( due to COVID)- but that the club is planning various projects at the home.  We sent pizzas to their Halloween party  and will be writing personal notes to residents this month.
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 last week.  Grants of  $1,500 will be voted on by the Community Service Committee.
St. Pats Raffle-
The raffle is scheduled for March 19th, and we will be distributing tickets before the holidays so that members can begin selling. The committee, headed by Vince,  will be finalizing what we are doing soon, since we have an opportunity to change what we have done in the past due to the new location and cocktail party format rather than dinner. 
Board meeting-
Next board meeting is Nov 16th, 7:00 pm at George S. home.
Two new members have been approved:
Josh Enfield
Jon Holmberg
WELCOME to both!
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.
Chamber Thanksgiving Luncheon-
The club will be continuing to support the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving luncheon on Tuesday, November 9th. Tickets are $30.00.    Reservations had to be to Bill by Nov. 1st. 
$21.00 to the winner George S.
Don's Joke Corner
Why did the cranberries turn red?  Because they saw the turkey dressing!
Quote of the Week
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."
          --Henry Van Dyke
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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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