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Feb 23, 2017
7am - 8am
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Mar 02, 2017
Rotary Literacy Month
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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY  14830
United States
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Corning Rotary's 17th Annual International Evening
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The Stories of Corning Rotary
The Rotary Club of Corning is offering scholarships to high school seniors graduating in June 2017.

Corning Rotary gets into a pickle with Winfield School’s kindergarten and first graders!

The Corning Rotary Club is pleased to announce its newest Paul Harris Fellow, Dr. Geraldine Fisher Wolfe.  ~Corning, NY
The Corning Rotary Club presents the Paul Harris award to outstanding Club and community members in recognition of activities that exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”.

Rotary Youth Exchange descends upon Corning!



Ted Goldwyn’s son Noah invites all Rotarians and friends to participate in his service project, the inaugural Starlight Mile Run for Camp STAR.


The event is a one mile walk/run taking place the evening of Saturday, May 21st, at 8:30 pm, on the Painted Post Running/Biking Trail. Registration will be held between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Craig Park in Painted Post. Cost is $10 per child (ages 0 – 17), $15 per adult, or $30 for a family of four. All proceeds will go toward Camp STAR (se info below).


To register online, please go to http://www.lightboxreg.com/star-light-mile-for-camp-star?mobile=0. For more information please contact Ted Goldwyn at tgoldwyn@stny.rr.com, or 914-715-2248 (cell). Thank you!


About Camp STAR


Camp STAR is a week-long camp for children, ages 6 through 12, with a physical or developmental disability that might keep them from enjoying a typical camping experience.


The camp was founded in 1963 and is sponsored by 11 Rotary Clubs from the Southern Tier of New York State including the Bath, Canisteo, Corning, Chemung Sunrise, Elmira, Elmira Heights, Hammondsport, Hornell, Horseheads, Prattsburgh and Watkins-Montour Rotary Clubs.

The camp is housed at the peaceful, rural setting that is Watson Homestead.


For more information, please visit the Camp STAR website at: http://www.campstar.org/.

     The Corning Rotary Club raised over $4,700 for local youth literacy programs at its inaugural “0.0K Race for Literacy”. The “race” was held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Southeast Steuben County Library, Nasser Civic Center Plaza, in Corning, NY. 


All proceeds will benefit the Corning Rotary Club’s Literacy Initiative. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the Club “adopted” the incoming Kindergarten class at Corning’s Winfield Street Elementary School. Over the course of three years, each student will receive one book a month to keep, helping them develop a love for reading along with skills in speech, communication, logical thinking, language, improved concentration, and focus.


The event began with a short jog around the Plaza, followed by a complimentary buffet dinner and beverages. Jen Batzing, principal of the Winfield Street Elementary School, was the keynote speaker. Children enjoyed several special activities at the Library, including an obstacle course and movie. All participants received “swag bags” including a limited-edition “0.0K”-themed pint glass or water bottle.


Given the success of the event, Corning Rotary plans to host the 0.0K race as an annual fundraiser.

The Corning Rotary Club of Corning announced that it is once again awarding financial scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in the greater Corning area.


“We are delighted to be able to offer these valuable scholarships again this year,” says Dr. Geraldine Wolfe, Corning Rotary board member and member of the Scholarship Committee. “It is important to recognize and reward our local high school and Corning Community College students with scholarships in honor of their commitment and dedication to community service right here in the Corning area.”


To be eligible, seniors must graduate in June 2016 and must enter a continuing education school program of two or more years by the fall of 2016. The scholarships are also available to second-year students at Corning Community College who are continuing their education at a four-year institution. Although scholarship amounts vary from year to year, in the past awards of up to $1,000 have been granted to scholarship winners.


The primary criteria for selection are a student’s demonstrated commitment to community service during his/her high school or college years, together with acceptance into a continuing education program of the student’s choice.


Applications are available at Corning Rotary website.  Just click HERE.  Applications are also available in the guidance offices of all local Corning-area high schools, and at Corning Community College. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 29, 2016.


All applications will be reviewed and selections made entirely at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of the Rotary Club of Corning. Application finalists may be interviewed by the Committee.  Scholarship awards will be announced by early June 2016. 


Questions may be directed to an applicant’s high school guidance office or to Kate Danforth by phone: 962-4034 or email: danforth@corning-cc.edu.

Rotary Members Nora Smith, Pauline Emery and Buddy Cutler participated in WETM-TV's weekly program named Community Focus, which aired on March 27th.
Use the link below to go to WETM-TV's page and view the 24 minute segment.  Once the player starts, you can use the playlist function (2 icons to the right of the Play button) to select the program, as new programs are continously added to the site.  It is titled "Community Focus Corning Rotary".

The Corning Rotary Club honors member Michele Donegan as the Club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow.


Donegan, a Rotarian since 1991, is the General Manager of the Radisson Hotel Corning. Born and raised in Corning, Donegan graduated from Corning East High School before going on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Resort Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Syracuse University.


As a member of the Corning Rotary Club, Donegan has served as President, on the International Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Camp STAR. In the local community, she has served on the Gaffer District’s Board of Directors and as the Chairperson of the Marketing & Communication Work Plan Group. She has also served on the Watson Homestead Board of Directors, the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, and received the United Way’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year award. Donegan has also served as Secretary for the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association.


Donegan’s local volunteer activities have included work with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and with the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. Donegan is also a founding member of the Fund for Women.


The Corning Rotary Club presents the Paul Harris award to outstanding Club and community members in recognition of activities that exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”.

Corning Rotary Club Literacy Initiative
Have you ever wanted to be in the front of the pack at the starting line of a race?  This is your chance!  Put on some running duds and pin on a bib!  Please join us on April Fool’s Day, Friday April 1st to stand at the start line and participate in this unique race.  Your participation will help the children in our area develop reading, speech and communication skills. Click on the link below to register for this fun filled evening!

Looking forward to seeing you on race day in your best running duds!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Buddy Cutler
    February 5
  • Rick Rossettie
    February 13
  • Theresa Rossettie
    February 16
  • Melanie Moon
    February 17
  • Charlie Tyo
    February 20
  • Walter Douglas
    February 25
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