LeRoy Pennysaver & News

LE ROY PENNYSAVER & NEWS - OCTOBER 1, 2017 LeRotary Notes Following the Pledge of Allegiance, grace and an out- standing rendition of O’Canada led by Jim Ellison, Tracy Ford introduced our District Gover- nor Reg Matteson and his wife Loretta as our presenters and guests. President Scott kicked off the meeting by asking for an- nouncements and Bob Bennett obliged with his usual weekly commercial for the Appliance Raffle and the need to sell tick- ets. Sam Vagg announced that the LeRoy Business Council will be having an exploratory meeting for community mem- bers looking to make changes to our community following their monthly meeting on October 2nd at 5:30 at Capish Restaurant. Christine Gephart announced that Early Act will be holding an Alex’ Lemonade Stand to support Childhood Cancer Re- search on Friday from 4-7 and Saturday from 11-2 at McDon- ald’s on Main Street. The goal is to raise $500 for the charity. President Scott wrapped up the announcements with a reminder about the potential new member mixer on Wednesday, Septem- ber 27th from 5-7 at Creekside. All Rotarians are invited to par- ticipate. Jim Ellison had a missed meeting as he was attending a naval retirement of an admiral friend in DC. The head of the joint chief of staff presided over the retirement ceremony and luckily Jim had a board meeting as a make-up. Merritt Holly and Lauren Humphrey used green cards as make-ups although Lauren tried to bribe President Scott with chocolate from her trip to Estonia. None the less it still cost her. Jerry McCullough used the family picnic and a green card for his two make ups and Ron Pangrazio graced the Batavia Rotary with his pres- ence yesterday because he was too busy golfing last Wednes- day. Lauren Humphrey was the lone fine today. She had to pay hourly national average for babysitters in the US. Fellow LeRoy Rotarian and Assistant District Governor Tracy Ford introduced District Governor Reg Matteson as our presenter. Reg was originally from Alberta, Canada and later moved to Ontario. He retired in 2012 and has since made Ro- tary his line of work. He is a three time Paul Harris Fellow and along with his wife Loretta has hosted 5 Rotary Youth Ex- change Students. Reg began his presenta- tion by recognizing Tracy Ford, Sam Vagg, Ben Deragon, Jim Ellison, Mary Margaret Ripley and Bob Bennett for their out- standing service to Rotary. He then went on to review Rotary Internationals goals for 2018; Supporting and Strengthen- ing Clubs, Focus on increasing Humanitarian Services and En- hancing Rotary’s Public Image. The District Governor then went on to discuss some up- coming events. The 2017 Dis- trict Conference, in Niagara on the Lake Oct. 27-29th will be a great event with guest speakers, shopping and golf and oh by the way you save up to 30% on the dollar exchange rate. The 2018 International Convention will be held on June 23-27th in To- ronto, Canada. This may be the closest IC to us in our lifetime. We are one of 5 host districts for the event and all are encouraged to attend. Reg went on to let us know that “You have to be the change you want to see in the world” and wished us well. President Scott present- ed the District Governor with a check for Polio Plus to help eradicate polio from the world. The DG then picked the 50/50 raffle ticket which Jim Ellison won most likely for his rendi- tion of O’ Canada. GCC’s A GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION Corner Q & “What’s going on at GCC in October?” Wed., Oct. 4 Historical Horizons Lecture: “Out Flew the Sabres: The Battle of Brandy Station” 7 PM | T102 | FREE Fri., Oct. 6 Funky Dawgz Brass Band 7 PM | Stuart Steiner Theatre genesee.edu Thank you for your local support of our 5th Annual "Corn & Sausage Roast" Special recognition to those who helped make this possible: Corn from Duncan McKenzie, Pully's Farm Market and Harris Farms; Salt potatoes & peppers from Crinkovichs Farm Mar- ket; Onions from Mortellaro & Son; Sausage from Save-A-Lot American Legion Botts Fiorito Post 576 Don't waste precious time traveling around ... SHOP LOCALLY! Le Roy Pennysaver Mon.-Fri. 8 am to 5 pm