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Sue Jones
Jun 14, 2021
Gebbie Foundation - "Whats happening in Jamestown!"
Jun 21, 2021
"The Hotel Industry vs Pandemic"
Jun 28, 2021
Rotary President's Dinner (no noon meeting)
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ROTARY IN PERSON!!!!!!!!! 6/7/2021
Note:  Missed the meeting?  No problem! We have been recording our regular Zoom meetings.  Please visit the following link to watch all up to date Rotary Meetings:
Weather: HOT, HUMID and sunny Spring Day!
Today's Chairwoman: President Joni Blackman welcomed many, many smiling faces to our first in-person meeting after the Pandemic. Everyone looked wonderful and all seemed so animated and excited to be back at the Doubletree. Lunch was delicious – regular lasagna and vegetable lasagna, tossed salad, finished with vanilla ice cream.
Pledge & Four Way Test:  President Joni Blackman
Invocation:  Filling in for Kirk Young, Maria Kinberg read from a piece by Mother Theresa.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: introduced by President-Elect Kevin Sixbey and Membership Chair Tory Irgang. The Club welcomed visitors Marissa Troxell, lovely bride of member David Troxell and John Dominic. Tory introduced new members since the Club’s last in-person meeting in March 2020. They included: Melissa Meyer, new Director on our Board; Joanna Dahlbeck; Maria Kindberg, who will be the new club Treasurer; Paulette Klein and Mary Schiller, who will join the Board of RCJCSF (Rotary Club of Jamestown Community Service Fund).
April Birthdays - Foundation committee person, Sue Jones saluted birthday celebrants: Kurt Johnson, June 7; Lucy Miller, June 7; Mike Bird, June 17; Debora Morlock, June 26; Noah Goodling, June 29; and Ken Lawton, June 29. The Club saluted them with a rousing Happy Birthday to the June Blossoms! Mike Bird was the winner of the free lunch! July birthdays will be celebrated on July 12.
President-Elect Kevin announced new members of the RCJCSF Board who include Lisa Goodell (1 year), Eric Harvey and Randy Sweeney. Vince Horrigan explained the origin and function of this not-for- profit arm of our Club.
President Joni announced 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 and 3 that will contain NOT so fabulous prizes. PLEASE, PLEASE, COME! And honor our outgoing President and those who have worked so hard for our Club during this past challenging year and welcome in those who have agreed to serve our Club for the next year. The Fun-raiser has been added as we have not had one single fundraising event for the past year and need to replenish our coffers, in our to do our good works here in our community and around the world.
Mike Bird announced that all participants for the 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:
Treasurer Russ Webb reminded everyone that dues must be paid by June 30th and you can pay them on line. Please include the carrying fee of $6.00.
David Troxell brought lawn signs advertising Jamestown’s own baseball team – The Tarp Skunks and urged everyone to take one and plant it in their front lawn to help the team grow. Opening night is Thursday, at 7pm at the Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Stadium.
Diana Meckley announced that the Literacy Committee is working on presenting another radio program – this time an episode of Fibber McGee & Molly.
Happy Bucks:
Doug Conroe fined the following:
Russ Diethrick for WJTN interview regarding the Babe Ruth World Series scheduled for August of this year.
Tory Irgang for the new fund at the CRCF to benefit the Jamestown Trolley car.
Jim Smith’s table was quizzed – how many charities are involved in the Big Give? The table members guessed 80 and it was well over 120!
Greg Jones was fined for being the bugler for Memorial Day dedication of the Bemus Point Stow Ferry.
Russ Diethrick paid $1 to hand Whitey Ecklund an autograph of Whitey Kurowski, third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in the late 1940s.
Diana Meckley paid for her new Toyota Highlander; for being together as Rotarians again and for Paulette joining the Literacy Committee.
Greg paid for the wonderful donor who rode the ferry on Sunday while he piloted and donated $10,000!!!!
Vicki McGraw paid for spending the week chasing her 13 month-old granddaughter and enjoying every moment.
Randy Sweeney paid for us all being back together again!
Happy Buck donations can be sent by clicking here!
 Jim Kurtz - Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veteran Memorial
Our program today was presented by Jim Kurtz, Board Member of the Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veteran Memorial.
An employee of the Chautauqua County Health Dept. for 34 years, he has been retired for 17 years. He has been married to Arleen for 56 years and they have made their home in Mayville for 50 years. Jim has served on many boards and committees with many of the charities and service organizations of the county.
Jim and Tom Jordan, treasurer of the organization gave a wonderfully, stirring, entertaining presentation regarding the Veterans Memorial, the commemorating bricks and wall, the new gazebo and the local service men who have been honored including the County’s Medal of Honor winners so that absolutely none of them are ever forgotten. Wonderful information and wonderful stories.
PLEASE, PLEASE, watch the video of his presentation below and look up the Chautauqua Heroes Hometown Veterans Memorial.
Join us next week for an update on what is happening in Jamestown presented by Greg Edwards, Executive Director of the Gebbie Foundation.