Rotary Club of Palmyra-Macedon
"Service Above Self" Chartered 1950

Join us for lunch on Wednesdays

Wednesdays 12:05 p.m.
Luncheon Meeting

Weekly except last Wednesday of the month at:

American Legion

128 Cuyler Street, Palmyra 



Last Wednesday of the month at:

 Parkwood Heights
1340 Parkwood Drive, Macedon


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     This week’s Rotary program was dedicated to healthy eating.  Cailin Kowalewski is a Nutritionist and Consumer Sciences Director for Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension.  She provides classes for the public on things like food preservation and safety and heart disease prevention for women.  Cailin and her team will conduct classes on these and other topics to interested individuals or groups.  Anyone can contact the WCCCE to learn more and schedule classes.
      Cailin is also developing a Farm to School Program with the Pal-Mac Middle School.  She is currently working with the student leadership team.  The students involved are learning about healthy food options and will be selecting a meal to serve for lunch on Leadership Day this spring.
      Joining Cailin was Maggie McHugh, a Senior Nutritionist involved with the Eat Smart New York program.  Her team works with income eligible individuals in the SNAP program to help them learn to shop and prepare healthy meals using their benefits.  The goals of the group are to increase quality of life by reducing refined sugar consumption and increasing fitness levels .  These are accomplished by direct education in churches, schools and food pantries.   
       If you are interested in more information you can contact Cailin at the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension in Newark NY or you can check out EatSafelyNewYork at
Maggie McHugh, TJ Chamberlain
and Cailin Kowalewski
Students Kyle Elmer and Amanda Steen
            This week Pal-Mac Rotary inducted our newest member, Michele Waege.   Michele was sponsored by Maurina Schmidt and is currently working at the Macedon branch of Lyons National Bank.
            We also want to celebrate Jenn Habecker, a Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Agent, who joined our club last fall and was sponsored by Eric Chapman..  Due to changeovers in publicity staff we are behind in our notifications and are working hard to catch up. We are grateful to have both of these professional women join our club.
Pres. Hopkins, Maurina Schmidt, Michele Waege 
Eric Chapman, Jenn Habecker, Pres. Hopkins

Rotarian Bob Ike provided this week’s program – a very enlightening and informative presentation about the Pal-Mac Middle School’s Lighthouse Leadership program for students in Sixth through Eighth grade. Students Reagan Diehl, Avery Fedor and Tatum Smyth each did an excellent job of describing the goals of this extracurricular program. They were joined for our meeting by Middle School Principal Darcy Smith and sixth grade teacher Jamie Hageney.

Also known as "The Leader in Me", this program is based on the principles found in author Stephen Covey’s work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me. This process guides students in developing their full potential by teaching skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation skills and the ability to work in groups. Although it is an extracurricular activity, the program is aligned to many state and national academic standards, and its values carry over into the classroom every day.

(Photo caption: Left to right, Darcy Smith, Tatum Smyth, Reagan diehl, Avery Fedor, Jamie Hageney)

Thanks to the Club and all who helped hand out the Dictionaries to the 3rd graders and Thesauruses to the 4th graders. The children are always so excited to get these. Our exchange students are always the hit of the day, the kids have such interesting questions for them.

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