Bulletin Editor
Ruth Lundin
Sep 20, 2021
Executive Director of the National Comedy Center
Sep 27, 2021
Official Visit
Oct 04, 2021
Oct 11, 2021
Columbus Day Observed
Oct 18, 2021
Workforce Readiness Programs
Oct 25, 2021
Jamestown Urban Design Plan
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Make Up Opportunities 
Wednesdays at 8:00 AM
Zoom Teleconference Meetings
Effective until further notice
FALCONER — 1st and 3rd Thursday of month, 7 a.m., Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Falconer
WESTFIELD / MAYVILLE — Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., UM Church, Westfield
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Zoom Teleconference Meetings
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Today's Chairwoman: President Joni Blackman
Weather: Rainy
Invocation Sharon Hamilton shared a prayer from Prayers from Chautauqua by Joan Brown Campbell.  
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: DG Frank Adamson (by Zoom), Asst DG Michele Starwalt-Woods.
Governor Frank thanks us for our good work. We should receive the Rotarian Citation for achieving our goals as will the AM Club. He is hoping he can personally bring Citations to Greater Jamestown, AM, and Falconer at a joint meeting.
Assistant-DG Michele presented banner  flag and pins for this Rotary year and a notebook for Joni. She received them very belatedly, since they were sent to the wrong zip code. We were just all glad that we could receive them at a meeting in person!
Diana Meckley announced that the Literacy Committee is embarking on the next project-JPS LEAP program. Rotary is starting with one school this year. It will be in person and masked at Love School, July and August. ½ hour time slots, but you can sign up for an hour. The hours are Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 to noon. You will be assigned to a room and you can choose to do 1 on 1 or read with small group. Fletcher School is another possibility. They will be having elementary and middle school classes. More to come.
Board meeting Friday at 9 am via zoom. Joni will send out invitations.
Youth Exchange: The two students who participated in Slapshot will speak next week.
Sergeant At Arms Doug Conroe has returned and was in great form! The Ice Arena has completed their project expansion, thanks in part to the Gebbie Foundation. Kathy Burch, Gebbie Foundation CFO was fined. David Troxell paid up for the Tarp Skunks having 1,500 people at the opening!
Happy Bucks: Becky Robbins announced BPU kicked off the Cents for St. Susan last week. Tory Irgang was very happy! $365,000 was raised during GiveBigCHQ. There was live music at the ball park. Public Market opening was marvelous. Cummins recycling was wonderful. Joanna Dahlbeck retired on Saturday. Andy Goodell-great to see us all and celebrate that the session is over.
The President’s Dinner will be held at the Doubletree on Monday, June 28 at 6pm and will include a fun-raiser, as well as the honors dinner. For $60 per person, we will have dinner and $30 of that price will go for a mystery box raffle. There will be 6 boxes, 3 of which will contain fabulous prizes.
Annual Charity Golf Classic at Moon Brook on August 30 MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BY 8/15. These are the rules as established by the country club and must be strictly adhered to. Entry fee is $135; sponsorships are $100. Registration forms are available on our website:
Dues must be paid by June 30th and you can pay them on line. Please include the carrying fee of $6.00.
Greg Edwards of the Gebbie Foundation
John Lloyd introduced Greg Edwards, Executive Director of the Gebbie Foundation. His team at Gebbie: himself, Senior Grants Director-Andrea Magnuson, and Kay Burch, CFO. Andrea Magnuson is retiring and her replacement has just started work--Mikayla Certo.
As some of you know, the Gebbie Foundation has been in Jamestown since 1964. It currently has an $80 million endowment, distributing $3.5 million a year. From its founding, it made a huge difference in the Pearl City, providing the lead gift for CRCF and a large gift for Chautauqua Institution when it was on hard times. Non-profits relied on the Gebbie for a wide range of programs.
In the 1990’s the board studied how it could best impact the community with its annual distribution. It was decided that investing in the core of Jamestown should take priority. Economic development, rejuvenating  downtown Jamestown through collaboration, coordination and partnership became the focus. Northwest Savings Bank Arena was the first project.
Taking direction from the 2006 Urban Design Plan, Gebbie funded the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. That Urban Design Plan provided clear direction and received an award for implementation. Dreaming big was called for. For example, the Train Station was not only preserved, but evolved into the National Comedy Center.
Gebbie and COVID. Not only did the Foundation contribute to the fund for direct relief, it also looked at how it could assist downtown venues using the Urban Design Plan 2.0. A major impetus was activating the Chadakoin Riverfront. It was determined, through a study by Twan Leenders that the river is navigable. Major funders are joining to develop the Chadakoin Basin-both for in-water activities and as a location for festivals. Panzarella Park is being envisioned as a natural history area.
Click here to download the Gebbie Presentation, given by Greg Edwards. 
For more on the Gebbie Foundation and the Chadakoin Basin, please view the Zoom Session!