Meeting Minutes - July 12th, 2017

It’s a new Rotary year - Good Luck and Best Wishes to the 2017-18 Officers and Directors of The Rotary Club of Yorktown! Speaker Sam Gambino and Al Lotracchiano from the Carmel Club spoke about their fundraiser, Basketball Shootout held in March. This event has been very profitable, 90% of the profit is used for scholarships and given to charitable organizations. 10% is used for expenses. This past year, they made $52,000. They have access to the high school gym, the Interact club and all members participate. This fundraiser has been very successful and popular in the area. This year’s tournament had 137 participants and the money went to 46 charities. We can learn from them, so let’s see

Meeting Minutes - June 28, 2017

REMINDER: There will not be a lunch meeting on July 5. Meeting Notes • This was our first night meeting; we will hold a night meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with a changing venue. • This meeting was held at the Yorktown Museum, where Adele Hobby told us the history of the museum and gave us a tour. • Alice treated us to an absolutely delicious dinner -- thank you Alice! •Rich Abbate was inducted as the newest member to our Club -- Welcome Rich! • Alice presented Yorktown High School Senior Juliane Statler with a $1,000 check for our Service Above Self Scholarship in Lorraine DeSisto’s memory. Julianne told us about all of the community service work that she has done. Good lu

Meeting Minutes - June 21, 2017

Guest Speaker Our own Helen L. attended the RI Convention in Atlanta last week and she gave us an overview. She said that at least 40,000 people attended the convention and that the featured speakers, Bill Gates and Ashton Kutchner (he is deeply involved in human rights issues) were well received, the breakout sessions were excellent and there were interesting displays of the many Rotary projects around the world. In addition there were tourist packages available and she visited the World of Coke (Coca-Cola) and the Georgia Aquarium. Helen told us that it was an enjoyable and productive week and she would encourage any member to attend future Conventions. Thank you, Helen. Meeting Notes Pr