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Sue Jones
Speakers
Nov 08, 2021
The Chautauqua Center
Nov 15, 2021
WCA Foundation
Nov 22, 2021
Jamestown Pride
Nov 29, 2021
Social Event TBD
Dec 06, 2021
JHS A ‘Capella
Dec 13, 2021
Club Annual Meeting
Dec 20, 2021
Christmas Party
Dec 27, 2021
Social Event TBD
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Make Up Opportunities 
 
AM CLUB Meets in a hybrid format  the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Venue 31.
 
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
 
FREDONIA/DUNKIRK
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Zoom Teleconference Meetings
Effective until further notice
 
 
Committee meetings or social events can also be used as make-ups.
 
 
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Note:  Missed the meeting?   Please visit the following link to watch all up to date Rotary Meetings:  https://jamestownnyrotary.org/page/zoom-meetings
 
 
Today’s Chair: Kevin Sixbey, President
 
Invocation: Tory Irgang
 
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Barb Horrigan and Dewey Jones, prospective member
 
Announcements:    
 
Ruth Lundin announced the VISION committee will meet at NOON at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
 
Ruth thanked all who helped with the Jamestown Neighborhood Cleanup last weekend including Andy Goodell, Sharon Hamilton, Tory and Adam Irgang, Hiroki & Kenji Walters, Steve Sandberg and “better late than never” Lynn Gruel.
 
 
District Grant Qualification Sessions will be held by ZOOM Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 OR Monday, Nov. 8 from 7:00 to 8:00. This is a MUCH-IMPROVED way for Clubs to fulfill their obligation of at least two members qualifying so that we may apply for district grants. It is also a wonderful way to learn more about the grant procedure. Let Kevin or Sue Jones know if you would like the appropriate links.
 
Cheri Krull announced again that the district will begin the Student Exchange Program once again. If you know of students who might be interested or adults who might be interested in hosting students let Cheri know…but most importantly if you can join this great committee, sign up with Cheri.
 
Sue Jones celebrated the following “goblins” birthdays: Deb Kathman, 11/3; Melissa Meyers, 11/22; and Mike Roberts, 11/23. Melissa won the free lunch!
 
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS:
 
Foundation Chairman Greg Jones thanked the Club members for their dedication to the success of The Rotary Foundation through their continued birthday donations to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Rotary’s Nice areas of Worldwide interest that the Rotary Foundation supports and makes happen are:
 
  • Ending polio
  • Fighting Disease
  • Promoting Peace
  • Providing Clean Water & Sanitation
  • Supporting Education
  • Saving Mothers & Children
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Disaster Response
 
So far in 2021, only two cases of wild polio have been reported – the lowest circulations of the disease ever – with one infection each in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two countries where polio remains endemic.
 
Rotary has challenges of political change and security concerns in Afghanistan but the polio program there is used to adapting operationally during uncertainty.
 
According to the WHO and UNICEF, nationwide house-to-house polio vaccinations will resume in Afghanistan in early November, providing access to children in areas where campaigns had been banned for the last three years.
 
So here we are today in small, rural Jamestown, NY, honoring a member of our Rotary Club for his third $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation, thereby doing his share to make good things happen around the world.
 
Tim Edborg has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jamestown since 1999. He was President of the Club in 2005-2006. He is Senior Vice President – Wealth Management with the Great Lakes Consulting Group of UBS Financial Services, Inc.
 
Edborg, graduated from Jamestown Community College, SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and from SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry. After graduation he continued his passion in music, playing the drums with several area groups. In 2014 and 2015 he charted the Billboard Hot Single Sales as a writer and producer with two different songs (one at #6 and one at #14).
 
He is a former competitive power lifter with a NYS deadlift record (505 pounds in the 148 pound weight class in 1986) and he continues to be his older brother’s weightlifting coach. He holds two world records. Tim was also a boxer with the Jamestown Boxing Club at the YMCA in the mid-1970s and has just recently taken up the sport again.
 
Tim is married to his wife Lianne and they have two grown children. In his spare time, he loves to cook, especially steaks and makes his own salt rub.
 
 
L to R: Kevin Sixbey, Club President, Paul Harris Fellow Tim Edborg and Foundation Chairman Greg Jones.
 
Tim wanted to use his Foundation donation, along with the opportunity to name another PHF, to select a great friend and community supporter.
 
This person met their spouse in kindergarten and attended the University of Cincinnati. Due to their work, this person had to move 14 times in 28 years. The new PHF served on the Board of the Chautauqua County Humane Society and dressed as Santa Claus for Christmas dog and cat photos.
 
The recipient served on the Finance Committee of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church and directed the Children’s Choir. She also served on the Creche Board as Treasurer. And finally, SHE served as special assistant to the campaign committee of Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan.
 
Our new Paul Harris Fellow is none other than Barbara Ann Horrigan, wife of Colonel Vince Horrigan. The couple live in Bemus Point, have been married for 50 years and are the proud parents of a son and a daughter and four granddaughters.
 
 
Left to right: Col. Vince Horrigan, President Kevin Sixbey, Paul Harris Fellows Barbara Horrigan and Tim Edborg.
 
Fines & Happy Bucks: Members with winning football teams paid up and so did all who did not wear their Rotary pin.
 
Someone paid for Mike Roberts having the best Halloween treats!
 
Max Eimiller paid to offer tickets for sale for a fundraiser in memory of his cousin who was killed riding his skateboard last Mother’s Day. A fund has been established in his honor at the CRCF. The fund raiser will be held Nov. 20 at the Elks Club. Please see Max for tickets.
 
ATTENTION EVERYONE!!!!    
 
THIS IS A RESULT OF SOME OF OUR FUND-RAISING EFFORTS
 
The Rotary Club of Jamestown, NY, District 7090 has partnered with the Rotary Club of Karachi Sunset Millennium-District 3271 on a joint Rotary polio project for the rehabilitation and improvement of a polio/vaccination center at the Government Marwat Dispensary, Korangi District, Karachi, Pakistan.
 
Located in a densely populated and low-income area of Karachi, this dispensary is providing health facilities to a huge population of the area through male and female OPD administering polio vaccinations, Covid vaccinations and many health procedures for children.
 
The dispensary also serves as a facilitation and training center for Polio teams, but its poor and dilapidated condition is both alarming and worrisome. There are no toilets or drinking water, no proper seating for patients or furniture for staff and patients. The entire building lacks basic cleanliness, inside and out with failing building foundation and wall structure; the roof is in faulty condition and the windows are broken. The vaccination room equipment is in poor condition and the polio facilitation room is small and congested for the workers and supervisors during training and reporting sessions. Karachi Sunrise members met with the local Government officials who have ensured their cooperation and proper management of the center after improvements are made.
 
The Karachi Sunset Club decided to support this Health center by improving and providing some basic requirements so that it can serve the community more effectively. The plan is to clean, repair and repaint the building and provide basic furniture and equipment for the vaccination rooms. Improvements will include a male and female toilet with a water supply for each stall and a clean drinking water filter unit. And finally, a fiberglass shed for visitors, concrete benches, wall-mounted fans and plantings of trees and shrubs in open spaces will be added.
 
Improvements are estimated to cost $4600 which have been underwritten by the Rotary Club of Jamestown while the Karachi Sunset Club supervises the physical improvements to the building.
 
Discussion between the two clubs led by Jamestown Rotarian David Troxell, began almost a year ago when the Jamestown Club was searching for a polio prevention focused project. This project was most appropriate as Pakistan and its neighbor Afghanistan are the final nations with polio cases.
 
Now that construction has begun, plans are being made for Jamestown Rotarian David Troxell and his wife Marissa to visit Karachi for the conclusion of some of the construction and the formal opening celebration in early December. The Troxells have been instrumental in bringing several international projects to the Jamestown Club including school improvements in Cambodia, a school cafeteria in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, school improvements in Moshi, Tanzania, and a women’s weaving cooperative in Nepal, all in cooperation with other Rotary Clubs.
 
The Clubs look forward to sharing photos of the finished project when the Troxells arrive there in early December. A wonderful example of two Rotary Clubs on different sides of the world, working together to end polio NOW!
 
 
Stories
Grace McKenzie - Outreach Coordinator for WIC
Diana Meckley introduced Grace McKenzie the Outreach Coordinator for WIC (Women, Infants and Children).
 
Grace has worked in Community Relations and Outreach with non-profit organizations for the past 15 years. She holds a master’s degree in Education from Buffalo State College and is currently employed by Catholic Charities of Buffalo as the Outreach Coordinator for WIC covering Erie, Niagara & Chautauqua Counties.
 
Grace lives in Blasdell with her two daughters and travels to Chautauqua County several times each month. Our Literacy Committee is exploring a potential Literacy Project collaboration with the organization.
 
WIC is a free program for Pregnant women; breastfeeding moms until the infant turns 1 year old; new moms until the infant turns 6 months old; and infants and children up to age 5.
 
A foster parent or any caregiver can sign a child up for WIC. To receive benefits, you must reside in NY State AND meet certain income guidelines. If you receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF you automatically qualify.
 
WIC provides Nutrition Education that will help the recipient create healthy, affordable meals and receive professional advice for any nutrition concerns. WIC also provides Breastfeeding Support from International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants, free breast pumps and encouragement from peer counselors.
 
Participants can purchase healthy foods with eWIC cards that can be used at many local stores as well as Farmer’s Market checks to get fresh fruits and vegetables. WIC also provides numerous referral services to the participant and their family.
 
Left to right, Rotary Literacy Chairman Diana Meckley, Grace McKenzie WIC Coordinator and Kevin Sixbey, President of the Rotary Club of Jamestown.
 
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