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Kohls for Kids 2019

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. 
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Holiday Food Drive 2019

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!
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Kohl's For Kids

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Jan 06, 2019
Another Satisfied Customer at the Annual Kohl's for Kids Event
January 5, 2019
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Paul Harris Plus 2

Daniell Bulger (l), Paul Harris Chair present Teri Mahonski (r) with her Paul Harris Plus 2 pin.  
October 22, 2018
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Siobhan Davey Paul Harris Plus 2

Siobhan Davey (r) receives her Paul Harris Plus 2 from Foundation Chair Danielle Bulger (l) at the eptember 17, 2018 club meeting
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Can Packing 2017 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow - Rob Flanders

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
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2017 Day of Caring 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Students Visit

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Mar 28, 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
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New Paul Harris Fellows

Vestal Rotary announced three new Paul Harris Fellows at its January 9th meeting.  Receiving the award were Andrew and Michael Matsushima, sons of District Governor Richard Matsushimaq, and Michiko Ogawa for her assistance with District's 7170 Peony Project.   Also, pictured receiving his Paul Harris Plus 3 pin from Paul Harris Chair Danielle Bulger was club President George Schwarztrauber.  Congratulations all!
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Kohl's For Kids - 2016! 2017-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Holiday Food Packing 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Elliott Weissmann Rebounds from Poland Mark Capobianco 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome District 7170 Inbound Exchange Students Mark Capobianco 2016-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Valentin B.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016
On August 22, 2016 Club President George Schwarztrauber welcomes our 2016-17 inbound exchange student, Valentin (Val) B.  Val presented our club with a banner from his home club Veriers-Vesdre, Belgium.  Welcome Val!
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Welcome Bud Dahlgren

Bud Dahlgren (c) was inducted into our Club on August 15, 2016.  He is the 1st member ever to be inducted into our club in 2 different centuries; Bud was a former Vestal Rotarian last century.  He is pictured with membership chair Peter Griffiths (l) and his sponsor and friend Bill Scannell (r).
Welcome Bud! 
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Pass The Gavel

Posted on Jun 29, 2016
George Schwarztrauber (l) was induced as the 60th club president and the first to ever serve a second term.  Teri Mahonski (r) is pictured "Passing the Gavel" to the new president.  
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Thank You Vestal United Methodist Church 2016-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Neww Member Matt Conlin!

Posted on Apr 26, 2016
Matt Conlin was inducted into the club on April 25th, 2016  
He is pictured her with his sponsor Andy Papaleo (r), Membership Chair Peter Griffiths (l) and Club President Teri Mahonski (far left)
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Return to California Grill

The Vestal Rotary Club returns to the newly renovated California Grill on Monday, May 2nd.
Thank you to our temporary host at the Vestal United Methodist Church.
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Paul Harris Fellow

Posted on Mar 29, 2016
Carol Belva (l) received her Paul Harris +4 pin on March 7, 2016 from Club President Teri Mahonski (r)
Congratulations Carol!!!!
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Welcome Brian Baldia

Posted on Mar 29, 2016
Brian Baldia (second from right) was inducted into the club on March 21.  He is pictured her with Club President Teri Mahonski (far left), Membership Chair Peter Griffiths (far right) and co-sponsors Steve and Christine Day (center).  Welcome Brian. 
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Vestal Rotary Open House 2016-03-29 04:00:00Z 0

St Patricks Day Party

St Patrick's Day Party Raffle Winners
Grand Prize Winner - Mike & Celeste Cokley
$1,00 Winners
Fred & Anne Kuhen
Jim Garceau
$500 Winners
Kathi & George Roberts
Dan Gates
Thanks you to everyone who help make this one of most successful events ever.  Special thanks to the organizations and individuals who donated items for our auction, to the people who bought tickets for our raffles and to everyone how joined us at Terra Cotta on March 12th for a fun filled evening.  
Thank you to our sponsors!
4 Corners Salon
Jennifer Savich
Panera Bread
AMC Theater
Johnson, Lauder & Savidge, LLP
Patti Nirchi
American Fitness
Precision Automotive
Kampai Japanese Steakhouse
Red Lobster
KW Fitness / Kevin Webb
AP Entertainment
Lalor Family Dental
Roberts Eyecare
Audio Classics
Rossi's Pizza
Barrett & Mahonski
Lily Style Loft
Binghamton Fluorescent
Liquor Town
Spiedie & Rib Pit
Buffet Star
Cathy Manger
McDonalds "Somac"
Take A Break
Cold Stone Creamery
McNeil Music
The Colonial
Comfort & Son's Jewelers
Miller Auto
The Galley Tavern &Grill
Elizabeth's Shoes & Accessories
The Studio Of Mary Myers
Mr. Tire
Tioga State Bank
EZ Red Innovative
NBT Bank
Traditions At The Glen
FedEx office
Nestle Toll House Cafe By Chip
Gilroy Plumbing & Heating
Number 5
Van Cott Jewelers
Olive Garden
Vestal Parkway Subway
GS Business Solutions
Outback Steakhouse
Walsh Family
JD Tool
P.S. Restaurant
Weis Markets
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New Meeting Location

Posted on Feb 16, 2016
Due to the temporary closure of the California Grill, beginning Monday February 22, The Vestal Rotary Club will meet at the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St, Vestal.  The meeting will be held in the basement dining room beginning at 12:15 PM.  
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Valentines Day Dinner @ Kampai

Vestal Rotary Annual Valentines Day Dinner at Kampai - February 8, 2016
Thank You Richard for being such a wonderful host!
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Club Make-Up Information

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Jan 11, 2016
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. 


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Polio Plus Club Auction 2016-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

2015 Kohls for Kids

Posted on Dec 29, 2015
Vestal Rotary conducted its annual Kohl's for Kids holiday shopping program.   More than $2,900 worth of merchandise was purchased for the 27 children from our community who participated this year.  Thank you to the Rotarians, freinds and memebrs of the Vestal Central Schools who made this program possible.  Check out more photos in the Kohls for Kids photo album.  
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JC Rotary Visit

Posted on Dec 28, 2015
Members of the Johnson City Rotary Club visit on Monday, December 14, 2015.  Pictured with the JC club are President Teri Mahonski (far right) and District Governor Elect Richard Matsushima (front row center)
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A Look Back In History

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Nov 24, 2015
Ted Wolf (l) and George Schwarztrauber (r)  hold up Vestal Rotary Club Explorer Post 250 Banner
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Welcome Ali

Welcome Ali

Our new exchange student Ali San Martin has arrived.  Ali is from Tehuacan, Mexico.  She has several brothers and sisters including an older brother who was an exchange student last year in Waverly, New York.  She is pictured here with Siobhan Davey who is her current host family.  Welcome Ali!
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Dick's Open

Posted on Sep 01, 2015
Another Successful Dick's Open.  Thank you Roy and Andy for your leadership!
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Grace Lutheran Chruch Donation

George Schwarztrauber, Chair of the Vestal Rotary Foundation, John Miller, Head Elder and Teri Mahonski, club president 
At the August 24th meeting the Vestal Rotary Club will presented a $1,000 donation to the Grace Lutheran Church destroyed by fire in May. Head Elder John Miller, chair of the church’s rebuilding project, was present at the club meeting to accept the donation and to provide an update on the rebuilding initiative.  
The donation to assist in the church’s rebuilding efforts is being made through the Vestal Rotary Foundation, the non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable arm of the Vestal Rotary Club whose mission is to support the food and clothing needs of the community, as well as providing community support responding to emergencies resulting from fires or floods.
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Richard & Debbie Matshshima - Major Donor Recogntion 2015-08-10 04:00:00Z 0

Club Picnic

The club picnic was held on August 8, 2015 on Quaker Lake.  Many thanks to Commodore Ed Budnikas for his scenic board rides and more importantly to his wife Monica for her hospitality.  
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Welcome Kris Yelverton

Kris Yelverton was inducted into the club on July 21, 2015.  Pictured with Kris are Pete Griffiths (L) Membership Chair, Sponsor Bill Scannell (R) and Club President Teri Mahonski
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Paul Harris Fellow

Andy Papaleo is the newest Paul Harris Fellow in the Vestal Rotary Club.  Pictured with Andy is Rotary Foundation Club Chair Danielle Bulger 
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Vestal Rotary Welcomes New Members

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

On July 13, 2015 Vestal Rotary inducted three new members into the club.  Picture from left to right are new members Michael Costantino, Daisy Dawson, and Rob Warholic, along with their sponsor Richard Matsushima and membership chair Pete Griffiths.  

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Vestal Rotary Foundation Trustees

Posted on Jun 02, 2015
In accordance with the bylaws of the Vestal Rotary Foundation, 10 members of the Vestal Rotary club were nominated to serve as Trustees of the Foundation for the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This list of candidates was presented to the club at its regular meeting on June 8, 2015.  At that meeting the list was modified and approved by acclimation.  As a result the following individuals will serve as foundation trustees for the Vestal Rotary Foundation.
Carol Belva
Mark Capobianco
Siobhan Davey
Steve Day
Rob Flanders
Neil Guiles
Teri Mahonski
Art Pavelski
Bill Scannell
George Schwarztrauber
Jim Ward
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New Member Information 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
St. Patrick's Day Raffle Party - Thank You 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0

St Patrick's Day Raffle Party

Posted on Feb 23, 2015
The 23rd Vestal Rotary St. Patrick's Day Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, March 14th at Terra Cotta in Binghamton.  Tickets for this event are $100 and includes admission to the party as well as entry into the Benefit Raffle.  First prize is $7,000.  Only 200 tickets will be sold.  If you are interested in attending this event call 765-9780 for additional information.
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Casino Night

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Jan 15, 2015
Vestal Rotary Casino Night hosted by the Hearth at Castle Gardens was held on Friday, January 23rd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  The event was a big success. Thank you to everyone at Castle Gardens for making this event happen.   
Casino Night Mark Capobianco 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0

Coats For Kids

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Dec 31, 2014
Rotary finished the year with its final service project.  Club members held an after Christmas shopping party at Kohl's for area youth.  Rob Flanders, event coordinator described the day as "very rewarding" not just for the children, but for the Rotarians as well.  Following the shopping spree the children were treated to lunch courtesy of the Outback Steak House.  
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Gift Wrapping for Willow Point

Posted by Mark Capobinaco on Dec 31, 2014
Club members wrapped gifts for the residents at Willow Point prior to the December 15 club meeting.  The gifts were distributed on Sunday, December 21st.  
Gift Wrapping for Willow Point Mark Capobinaco 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0

HolidayFood Drive

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Dec 30, 2014
Another successful holiday food drive.  Club members collected nearly 5,000 canned food items.  On Wednesday evening, December 17, club members and Vestal Boy Scouts met at the Town Water Barn to pack boxes of food for 26 families.  The food boxes were delivered by the Town Water Department the following morning.  Thank you to club members, the Vestal Central School District and the Town of Vestal Water department for making this event possible.  A special thank you for Holiday Food Drive Coordinator, Carol Belva whose leadership made the event a success.

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Congratulations Richard

Posted by Mark Capobianco

The Vestal Rotary Club is very proud to announce that Richard Matsushima has been selected as District Governor Nominee Designate for District 7170. Richard will serve as the 2016-17 District Governor. 

Congratulations Richard!  

Congratulations Richard Mark Capobianco 2014-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

Exchange Student Has Arrived

Posted by Mark Capobianco on Aug 26, 2014


Our new exchange student Andre, arrived.  He is pictured here with his counselor, Siobhan Davey and our Exchange Program Coordinator, Steve Day 

Exchange Student Has Arrived Mark Capobianco 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0