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Pittsford

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Pittsford Community Library
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY  14534
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We welcome you to attend the 14th annual "A Taste of Pittsford" on Monday March 13, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Nazareth College, Shults Center.  This elegant evening out is an opportunity to enjoy ALL the exceptional tastes of Pittsford's fine dining establishments, Finger Lakes area wineries, craft brewers and spirit makers.  In the past 13 years, this event has raised over $100,000.  Funds go directly to the many projects and causes that the Rotary Club of Pittsford Foundation supports, including the first-ever Pittsford Community Garden, Pittsford Food Cupboard and Saint's Place.
 
Tickets are $45 per person ($300 group of 8) and may be purchased as follows:
  • By mail:  Rotary Club of Pittsford, NY, PO Box 161, Pittsford, NY 14534 (make checks out to "Pittsford Rotary Foundation")
  • Online (click on the PayPal link above)
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We met again on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in the Pittsford Community Library for breakfast and fellowship. Rotarians brought in 3 bottles of wine for auction baskets for our March 13 “Taste of Pittsford” gala at Nazareth College.  There continues to be a lot happening behind the scenes in preparation for this annual extravaganza thanks to Jim Murphy, Harold McAulliffe, Jeanne Strazzabosco and others.  Please continue to encourage everyone you know to attend and sell those tickets.
 
Whit Merrill is coordinating attendees for upcoming District 7120 District Training Assembly on Saturday, Apr 8 at  Newark High School.Save the date for the Rotary District 7120 Conference on Fri, May 19 to Sun, May 21 at the Ambassador Center, in Erie, PA.
 
 
We welcomed our Nazareth College Scholarship Award winners, Angela Tona and Monica Grisdale, who were accompanied by Sandy Halbstein and Jamie Fazio, Development Coordinators at Nazareth College.
 
Angela Tona is a senior studying Social Work, Interfaith Studies, and Music. Currently a full-time intern with the Metro Justice Center, her passion for service and knowledge has led her to serve at multiple agencies in the city of Rochester such as Asbury Dining and Caring Center, SWAN, the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, and others. She has taken advantage of many opportunities abroad in countries such as Turkey, India, Germany, and Poland studying the history of Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. Angela plans to spend a year serving with Americorps after graduating in May of 2017.
 
Monica Grisdale is a junior occupational therapy student at Nazareth College with a minor in psychology. She dedicates time to the community through her volunteer work with the Special Olympics, Best Buddies at Nazareth College and various events for children who attend Rochester City schools.
We met again on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in the Pittsford Community Library for breakfast and fellowship.
 
FYI, if Pittsford Schools close or delay Wednesday morning due to weather conditions, we do not meet.   
 
Kevin O’Grady talked us about the benefits of being an annual club member sponsor from January 1 through December 31.  Pres. Matt was a “Ruby” level club sponsor in 2016 and will be once again this year.  Do consider a club sponsorship at a level that is right for you.
 
Today's guests were Rotarian Rachel Baker August, of the Rotary Club of Rochester, and former Pittsford Rotarian Colleen Farley.

Of course, tickets are on sale for the March 13 “Taste of Pittsford” at Nazareth College.  There continues to be a lot happening behind the scenes in preparation for this annual gala event thanks to Jim Murphy and his team.  Please continue to sell tickets.

In fact, some Rotarians already brought in a bottle of wine or two for several baskets that we can create to be auctioned off at The Taste.
 
Save the date -– Saturday, May 6  for R-Community Bike Drop.   More to come from Steve Wilterdink in the weeks ahead.
 
Save the date -– Saturday, May 20 for our Annual Fishing Derby.   More to come from Kevin O’Grady in the weeks ahead.
 
Save this date -- Wednesday, June 28 at The Highlands for our annual Change-over dinner.  
 
We welcomed Joan G. Malley, the Managing Director of Harbor House of Rochester.  The Mission of Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. is to provide temporary lodging for families of adult critical care patients who live outside the Rochester area and are receiving care at the University of Rochester Medical Center or other area hospitals. Harbor House provides a “home-away-from-home” environment of safe and supportive living that eases the emotional and financial burdens on families.
 
The Harbor House of Rochester is a four-bedroom facility, located two short blocks south of the University of Rochester Medical Center. You will find the peaceful home situated in the quaint Upper Mt. Hope neighborhood at 89 Rossiter Road.
We met again on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, as usual, in the Pittsford Community Library for breakfast and fellowship.
 
Do encourage colleagues of yours outside of the Rotary family to come and see first-hand what we do as a civic service-oriented Club.  We had at least two guests last week thanks to Jeanne Strazzabosco (Zena Dorsey) and Don Henderson (Akua Ajuvon).  Pres. Matt invited both to return in the morning.  Others who bring guests should definitely encourage them to return.
 
This week's guests are Julie Poisson, exchange Student from France, Zena Dorsey, guest of Jeanne Strazzabosco (her second time) and Erick Bond of Bond Financial, an
employee benefits consulting firm in Pittsford.

Tickets are on sale for the March 13 “Taste of Pittsford” at Nazareth College. There continues to be a lot happening behind the scenes in preparation for this annual gala event, thanks to Jim Murphy and his dedicated and motivated team. Please encourage all family, friends, neighbors and professional colleagues to join us for an evening of fine dining.  This is the time to see the best of the Club in action.
 
Save the date -– Saturday, May 6 for our annual R Community Bike Drop.   More to come from Steve Wilterdink in the weeks ahead.
Many thanks to Peter Crooker, Jim Cameron, Eli Bannister and Whit Merrill (and sons) for their efforts last Saturday at the Saints Place warehouse.

We met again on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, as usual, in the Pittsford Community Library for breakfast and fellowship.
 
DGE Vinay Asthana and his wife Seema from India, our visitors last Wednesday and Western New York tourists last week, are now in California.  Thanks to Bob Vukosic for acting as tour guide for much of the week. And Pittsford Rotarian Jai and Shashi Goel, their hosts for dinner on Friday evening, left for India last night.  They return in a couple of weeks.
 
Many thanks to Peter Crooker, Jim Cameron, Eli Bannister and Whit Merrill (and sons) for their efforts last Saturday at the Saints Place warehouse.
 
Of course, tickets are on sale for the March 13 “Taste of Pittsford” at Nazareth College.  There has been a lot happening behind the scenes in preparation for this annual gala event.
 
Paul Schenkel, Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Pittsford, will return to the Club to speak to us about the first-ever Pittsford Community Garden we are sponsoring with Service Budget funds and a District 7120 Simplified Grant.
We met again on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, as usual, in the Pittsford Community Library for a hot breakfast and fellowship.
DGE Vinay Asthana and his wife Seema from India, visitors to Western New York this week with travel guide Bob Vukosic, shared their Rotary experiences with us.
 
Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday week and is ready for all that 2017 has to offer.
 
We reconvened for the second half of the 2016-17 Rotary year on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, as usual in the Pittsford Community Library for breakfast.
 
Vice President Sharon Garofanello informed Pres. Matt yesterday that her father, Joseph Garofanello, passed away Christmas week.
 
The obituary will be in Wednesday's paper.  Calling hours are Friday, January 6, 2017, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Falvo Funeral Home in Webster.  The funeral mass is Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Flower City Park in Rochester.
 
Please keep Sharon, her father and the entire extended Garofanello family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
JANUARY HAS ARRIVED! Whit is sponsoring a “First Friday” evening at the Erie Grill this coming Friday, January 6 at 5:00 pm.
 
Isabel Miller requests our assistance organizing the Saints Place warehouse on Saturday, January 14, instead of January 7.
 
Tickets are on sale already for the March 13 “Taste of Pittsford” gala at Nazareth College.
Pres. Matt spoke this week about how Pittsford residents voted on Election Day.
The Arc of Monroe County offers a variety of welcoming, caring community residential facilities that meet the needs of people with a range of abilities. The Rotary Club of Pittsford  hosts a Christmas party annually for as many as thirty-seven ARC of Monroe residents, staff and executives who live and work at any of the ARC residences in Pittsford. Twelve Rotarians, three spouses and fourteen Interactors signed-up to host the event last Saturday, Dec. 3.
 
Rotary exchange student Julie Poisson and Rotarian Pat Mallery picked up the food donated by Wegmans.  They arrived at Calkins Road Middle School around 10:30 a.m. Thanks to Pittsford School Superintendent Mike Pero, the venue was free of charge. Pat asked the Interact Clubs of Pittsford members to be there by 10:30 to help move the food, games and decorations to the dining area.  They set-up two aisles outside the school's serving area for the buffet lunch.  Other than ice, we didn't use anything from the CRMS kitchen.  They also helped with decorating the Christmas tree, set-up, clean up and tear down.
 
The Interact Clubs of Pittsford also celebrated with a sheet cake for dessert to commemorate having logged 20,000 hours of community service over the past fifteen years.
 
Pat brought the song sheets we use for Candlelight night and Harold McAuliffe led the sing-along.  Julie played the piano and Victoria Soong played Christmas songs from her I-phone. Rotarian Gaven Hurley played Santa again this year and he gave each of our guests five scratch-off lottery cards for their Christmas presents.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 was our 23th Rotary week together this Rotary year.  We hope that everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday!
Thank you to everyone who brought available “bags and mags” to our meeting today. We will put them to good use at the Pittsford Food Cupboard and Saint's Place.
 
We had a wonderful holiday celebration complete with raffles and auctions last Thursday, December 1, at Monroe Golf Club.  Many thanks to Club members who kindly donated live auction baskets -- and yes, one ornamental tree of scratch-offs -- to the festive evening.
 
Richard Colby and Pat Mallery highlighted Tuesday's, December 6, “Candlelight Night” in the Town of Pittsford.  Lynn Freshman had a wonderful evening with RI President John Germ at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center for the 91st Eastern Cities Dinner.
 
Don’t forget to read Sophie McCormick’s latest account of life “down under” (click here) as our outbound exchange student in Australia.
 
Don’t get scammed!  Jason Ingalls from Canandaigua National Bank, our guest speaker, shared several types of scams and showed us how to safeguard our electronic identity and assets this holiday season.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 was our 21th Rotary week together this Rotary year.  This meeting was our last one in November, as the Annual Holiday Party on Thursday evening, December 1, is our next event.  There is no morning meeting on Wednesday, November 30.
 
We were joined by former exchange student, Taylor Blackwell and current exchange student, Julie Poisson. Taylor Blackwell is a 2012 graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School.  She was vice president and co-president of the Interact Club, and received the Student Service Award in 2012 from Pittsford Rotary Club.  As a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Taylor visited France from August 28, 2012 through June 28, 2013.  She stayed in the town of Rambouillet, a town of 30,000 people that is located southwest of Paris.

Remember to register with Sharon Garofanello for the Holiday Party on Thursday evening, December 1 at Monroe Golf Club.  The dinner promises to be festive and fun with raffles and a sing-a-long with Lynn and Manny Freshman.  We need to provide Monroe Golf Club an approximate count on Wednesday!
 
Our District Governor Tom Rogers and his wife Sandie, plus Assistant District Governor Susie Rose and husband Michael, will be our guests of honor at the party, always a treat for all of us.  Lisa Hernes, our caterer, and her husband are joining us too.
 
Pete Crooker presented the “Golden Meatball Awards,”  a post-Pasta Supper Club tradition to Eli Bannister.  The Golden Meatball award is given to one Rotarian and one non-Rotarian who exemplified service above self in their service work at our Annual Election Night Pasta Supper.
 
President Matt spoke of the Habitat Dedication last Saturday, Nov. 19. Habitat's newest homeowner, Kareny Morales, shared with everyone that her "resolution was to become a homeowner by the end of this year, and we all helped her make it happen. Habitat home dedications are the culmination of an incredible amount of work from Habitat's home buyers, coaches, sponsors, and volunteers. The powerful example set by the Habitat Interfaith Partnership and Pittsford Rotary over the course of building this house (and 6 other houses before it), have shown the direct positive impact that can be accomplished when people come together to see that they have more in common than they are different, build bridges among communities, roll up their sleeves, and put love into action.  
 
Mary Reed, Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club of Rochester, was today's guest speaker. Gilda’s Club Rochester had been serving the Greater Rochester community since 1959, first as Cancer Action, Inc., and then in 2000 as Gilda’s Club. They receive over 17,800 visits yearly with over 1,200 FREE programs offered to men, women, teens and children who are affected by cancer. Their programs offer much-needed social and emotional support to those living with cancer along with their families and friends. Named for legendary Saturday Night Live comedienne, Gilda Radner, whose spirit lives on as members both give and receive love and laughter through their unique programs and events.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, marked our 20th week together this 2016-17 Rotary year. We returned to the library for our typical sunrise breakfast meeting after a most successful Election Day evening of pasta, sauce and meatballs. Now that we served 800+ suppers last Tuesday, we are closing the books on our second of three major Club fundraisers this Rotary year! Today's guest is exchange student Julie Poisson.
 
DECEMBER IS BUSY! SAVE THESE DATES! Our Annual Holiday Party is Thursday evening, December 1 at Monroe Golf Club, and takes the place of our Wednesday morning meeting on November 30. The event promises to be festive and fun with raffles and a sing-a-long with Lynn and Manny Freshman. Please register now with Sharon Garofanello.
 
Saturday, December 3, is our “Special Friends Luncheon” at Calkins Road Middle School. Pat Mallery told us that he is preparing for 100 guests including 21 ARC of Monroe residents and staff, families and friends of Rotarians and Interact volunteers.
 
Tuesday, December 6, is the traditional “Candlelight Night” in the Town of Pittsford. Richard Colby passed out a sign-up sheet to volunteer as bell ringers for the Salvation Army.
 
RI President John Germ will be featured by the Rochester Rotary Club at the Joseph Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, also on December 6. We have reserved a table of ten already for the dinner.
 
Finally, Pat Mallery is bell ringing with the Interact volunteers all day at Eastview Mall on December 17.
 
Club member Bill Taylor was our guest speaker at today's meeting. He reflected on his first of 14 years of duty as an elected New York State Supreme Court Judge. He shared some very interesting tort cases. Judge Taylor was formerly Pittsford Town Justice and County Attorney.
Our 50th Annual Pasta Supper turned out to be an incredibly memorable event as we served well over 800 meals, a Club record.  And as we realized later that evening after final clean-up of the Pittsford Mendon High School Commons, November 8, 2016, won’t be forgotten for more than just the fabulous pasta dinners we served.
 
Co-chair Pete Crooker authored a heartfelt thank-you on behalf of fellow chair Don Henderson.  Pete’s message to the Club follows.
 
Pittsford Rotarians:
 
Don Henderson and I wish to express our sincere gratitude for the great effort club members turned in for the 50th Annual Election Day Pasta Supper Tuesday evening.
 
Surplus food has been donated and everything has been wrapped up except for some of the members who have yet to settle up with ticketmaster Harold McAulliffe.
 
In a nutshell, 2016 ticket sales relative to 2015 sales ended as follows:
    “Dine In” tickets taken at the line = 345, up 29 over last year;
    “Take Out” tickets collected = 106, up 31 over last year;
    “Drive Thru” tickets collected = 240, up 48;
    Total tickets collected = 691, up 108.
All in all, we served over 800 meals including complimentary ones to Veterans, Interactors, custodians, ARC home residents and hospitality student volunteers from RIT and MCC.  
 
Many offered praise for "not just your average pasta fund raising meal, but an excellent one."
 
Don and the entire kitchen crew -- and Luke Stuart and his take-out/drive-thru squad -- really made the supper a fabulous success.
 
As far as sponsorships went, we had 19 Bronze/Silver/Gold sponsors, resulting in $3600.  The first-time “Poster Sponsor” effort resulted in 7 new backers, yielding an additional $350.
 
In closing, I have enjoyed working with Don and club members and friends of Rotary for the past 15 years as co-chair of the supper; I am looking forward to a much smaller role hereafter.

 
President Matt adds a personal thanks to all of our participating membership and our outstanding Co-chairs Peter and Don. You all absolutely exemplify our motto of “Service above Self.”  
 
The Pittsford Halloween Festival is a good example of how the town and Rotary Club can work together to  benefit the entire community. The Town of Pittsford’s 14th annual Family Halloween Fest was on Sunday, 10/23 from 2 – 5PM at the St. John Fisher College Student Life Center. The fest is a fun family trick-or-treat alternative featuring games, crafts, activities, refreshments and an annual costume parade at 3:30pm. Admission is free, however guests are asked to bring one canned food item per person to benefit the Pittsford Food Cupboard.
 
Once again, thanks to Pat Mallery, who orchestrated a wonderful afternoon last Sunday with all the enthusiastic and well-costumed Interactors, who also deserve our gratitude.  Many thanks, too, to all our Rotary volunteers, and especially our chief organizer, Pam Wright, for creating another memorable affair.
During the late 1980s, the New York State Department of Transportation re-assessed its priorities in view of a declining work force and a reduced operating budget. DOT's first priority was then - and is now - to operate the state's highways and bridges safely and cost-effectively; for example, to resolve safety issues, to maintain pavement and guide rail or to control ice and snow. As a result, fewer and fewer resources were available for roadside beautification or other aesthetic-related activities.
 
The Rotary Club of Pittsford has signaled its commitment to keeping Pittsford beautiful by adopting East St. from Rt. 96 to Mile Sq. Rd, a 3-mile stretch, and pledging to keep it litter-free.
 
DOT outfitted us with the appropriate orange safety gear; provided trash bags for roadside clean-up; and, properly disposed of the trash that was collected. The Department also erected a blue-and-white Adopt-A-Highway sign within the adopted highway to acknowledge our efforts.
 
East St. clean-up Chairperson, Pete Crooker organized a clean-up on Saturday, October 15. Rotarians Pam Wright, Billy Pieper, Grace Soong, Roger Zanglein, Pete Crooker, Pat Mallery, Matt Wahl and Charlie Turner met at 8:00 that morning at the Pittsford Little League Baseball on East Street to pick up the DOT garbage bags, rakes, work gloves and reflectorized jackets. They divided the group into 3 teams working about 2-miles per team (both sides of the road).
Pittsford and Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary clubs collaborated on the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on September 24 at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford. This year, they donated over 50 Teddy bears, stuffed toys and baby blankets which will be used by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and area Emergency Medical Technicians to help soothe children caught in an emergency or traumatic situation.
 
Event Chair, Bruce Spector, along with Chef Jim Cameron grilled chicken breast and steaks for the Rotarian's extended families and guests Monroe County Captain Bob Clar, Pittsford Volunteer Fire Chief Rob Cline with his wife Kelly Cline, and Deputy Director of Operations for the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Don Hammond. Everyone brought an appetizer, side dish or dessert to accompany the main course.
 
Singing sensations, Drew Moore and Lynn Freshman, started the evening's program by leading the "The Star Spangled Banner".
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7834/Stories/fun-and-fullfilment-at-the-teddy-bear-picnic#sthash.YiVb6Y9h.dpuf
Pittsford and Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary clubs collaborated on the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on September 24 at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford. This year, they donated over 50 Teddy bears, stuffed toys and baby blankets which will be used by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and area Emergency Medical Technicians to help soothe children caught in an emergency or traumatic situation.
 
Event Chair, Bruce Spector, along with Chef Jim Cameron grilled chicken breast and steaks for the Rotarian's extended families and guests Monroe County Captain Bob Clar, Pittsford Volunteer Fire Chief Rob Cline with his wife Kelly Cline, and Deputy Director of Operations for the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Don Hammond. Everyone brought an appetizer, side dish or dessert to accompany the main course.
 
Singing sensations, Drew Moore and Lynn Freshman, started the evening's program by leading the "The Star Spangled Banner".
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7834/Stories/fun-and-fullfilment-at-the-teddy-bear-picnic#sthash.YiVb6Y9h.dpuf
Pittsford and Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary clubs collaborated on the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on September 24 at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford. This year, they donated over 50 Teddy bears, stuffed toys and baby blankets which will be used by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and area Emergency Medical Technicians to help soothe children caught in an emergency or traumatic situation.
 
Event Chair, Bruce Spector, along with Chef Jim Cameron grilled chicken breast and steaks for the Rotarian's extended families and guests Monroe County Captain Bob Clar, Pittsford Volunteer Fire Chief Rob Cline with his wife Kelly Cline, and Deputy Director of Operations for the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Don Hammond. Everyone brought an appetizer, side dish or dessert to accompany the main course.
 
Singing sensations, Drew Moore and Lynn Freshman, started the evening's program by leading the "The Star Spangled Banner". 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7834/Stories/fun-and-fullfilment-at-the-teddy-bear-picnic#sthash.YiVb6Y9h.dpuf
Pittsford and Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary clubs collaborated on the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on September 24 at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford. This year, they donated over 50 Teddy bears, stuffed toys and baby blankets which will be used by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and area Emergency Medical Technicians to help soothe children caught in an emergency or traumatic situation.
 
Event Chair, Bruce Spector, along with Chef Jim Cameron grilled chicken breast and steaks for the Rotarian's extended families and guests Monroe County Captain Bob Clar, Pittsford Volunteer Fire Chief Rob Cline with his wife Kelly Cline, and Deputy Director of Operations for the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Don Hammond. Everyone brought an appetizer, side dish or dessert to accompany the main course.
 
Singing sensations, Drew Moore and Lynn Freshman, started the evening's program by leading the "The Star Spangled Banner". 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7834/Stories/fun-and-fullfilment-at-the-teddy-bear-picnic#sthash.YiVb6Y9h.dpuf
Pittsford and Honeoye Falls-Mendon Rotary clubs collaborated on the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on September 28 at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford. This year, they donated over 50 Teddy bears which will be distributed by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Victims Advocate and Pittsford Emergency Medical Technicians to children caught in emergency or traumatic situations. In addition to the stuff toys, Rotarians also brought an appetizer, side dish or dessert to accompany the main course. Rotarian Jim Cameron grilled chicken breast and steaks.
 
Monroe County Sheriff Department Captain Paul DeLella, his wife Mary of Monroe County Victims Advocate, President of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department Todd Long, and Monroe County County Clerk Candidate Cheryl Rozzi were a few guests. Emcees were Presidents of both Clubs, Matt O'Connor and Joseph Rosensheim. Singing sensations, Manny and Lynn Freshman, started the evening's program by leading the "The Star Spangled Banner". President Matt presented a check to Todd Long. And President Rosensheim announced that other Monroe County Rotary Clubs will pursue a similar Teddy Bears picnic.
 
Rotarians Grace Soong, Pete Crooker and Bob Vukosic volunteered 3 hours of their Saturday morning to move furniture, linens and other donated household items at Saint's Place in Pittsford, St. John of Rochester in Fairport, and their furniture warehouse in Rochester on September 24.  Saint's Place furnishes refugees with all of the necessary items the refugee will need in order to create a home. Sofas, chairs, tables, beds, lamps, all kitchen utensils, bed linens, bathroom accessories, etc. Most of these items are donated by the people of Rochester, NY. Other items like beds, bed frames and pillows are purchased by Saint's Place from funds raised during their super sales and donations. They operate a clothing closet at St. John of Rochester. The Clothing Closet is open four days a week, and provides a vast array of clothing for men, women and children.

The annual Rotary Club of Pittsford Golf Scramble was held at Victor Hills Golf Club on August 8, 2016. Proceeds benefited the Pittsford Food Cupboard, Rotary International Foundation and other Pittsford Rotary Club service projects.

We had an absolute perfect day for golf. Over 60 golfers participated in the scramble format. Registration started at 9 am. Continental breakfast was served during registration. The shotgun start was at 10 a.m. The golfers enjoyed blue skies, lunch at the turn, beverages & snacks that were delivered all day long.  At the end of the day, they had a delicious steak and chicken dinner.

Participants joined in the putting contest and the Woodcliff getaway raffle. A million thanks to Rotarian John Bernacki for donating our raffle prize. Over 40 door prizes were awarded, and each golfer took home a bottle of wine. They all had a great time!

Our Winners were:
1st Place: Team McCoy at 9 under
2nd Place: Team Turner at 7 under
1st Place Mixed: Team YMCA at 2 under
Putting Contest: Steve Schmidt
Closest to the rope: Al Shaw
Closest to the pin: Steve Schmidt
Woodcliff Get-A-Way Weekend : James Keogan

Thanks to all Rotarians who assisted with the Tournament:Charlie Turner, Kevin O’Grady, Jim Cameron, Jim Murphy, Margaret McManus, Cart Girls, and registration volunteers. It was a little hectic at first, and golf scramble Chairman Peter Brown and co-Chairman Chris McCoy appreciate all the help that they received.  They would like everyone recognized for their contributions.
 
Photos provided by Margaret McManus and Taylor Soong (mostly Margaret). Video was created by Grace and Victoria Soong.