OPENING: Pres. Vickey opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag. AnnMarie selected “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for our song. Jase gave the Thought-For-The-Day. The opening finished with the 4-Way-Test.
INTRODUCTIONS: Jim introduced our speakers. We had no other guests or visitors.
IN ATTENDANCE: Jase Baese, Vickey Beaver, Dan Fuka, AnnMarie Hautaniemi, Alan Littlefair, Jim Lorbeer, Kathryn Mapes, Ev Morse
ITHACA ROTARY CLUB TO HOST LOCAL CLUB EVENT
“The New Kids on the Rotary Block meet the Old Kids of the Earth!”
Who? The Ithaca Rotary Club hosting all local Rotary Clubs
What? Local Club Social – light refreshments
Where? The Museum of the Earth – 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca
When? Monday, July 23rd, 2012 – 5:30-7:30 PM
Why? Let’s meet and greet! Let’s get to know each other! Bring and introduce your new members!!!
How? $10 per person
What next? Register NOW by mailing your check by July 20th, to:
Kati Torello, Treasurer
22 Catherine Drive
Dryden, NY 13053
Heidi W. Goldstein, Past President
Rotary Club of Ithaca, NY USA
Questions? Call me, 898-3221
Cooperstown Rotary Club is inviting all the District Rotarians and their families to the Glimmerglass Opera of The Music Man on July 20, at 7:30 PM. Contact Linda Jackson (ljackson) for additional information and reservations.
The Club will earn a bit of money each time you use the search engine, www.goodsearch.com. When you first sign on enter your organization as Lansing-Ithaca Rotary Club, then do your search. If you do not find the results you want then try Google or another search engine.
Farmers’ Market last week brought in only a few dollars as we were rained out.
- Bring small paper bags if you have them for when we sell one or two muffins.
- We regularly need volunteers to be at the booth talking about Rotary and selling baked goods.
- It would be helpful if members can help buy food mixes, cash, banners, or whatever is needed to help support our efforts at the Lansing Farmers’ Market.
Student From France – Janet Steiner asked that anyone interested in hosting a Rotary-sponsored student from France contact her at steinerjanet. She just needs a place to stay for one semester as she learns at Cornell. Start date is August 13.
HAPPY – SAD $$$: Dan challenged members to wear Rotary pins, donating $1 per pin per person up to 5 pins. Boy, was he surprised! We ended up with about $20 in pin dollars alone. Dan created a new category he dubbed “stupid dollars” for forgetting his own pins. Many folks were happy in general or were sad to have missed some meetings. After the meeting, Ev contributed for his recent 95th birthday!
We were honored to have Pam Hamel and Roger VandePoel from Tetra Tech talk to us about the company. Pam is an architect, director, and senior project manager. Roger is a senior architectural designer.
The Ithaca office started out as Fred K. Thomas’ architectural firm. Later, it became The Thomas Group. In 2002, it was bought by Tetra Tech, an international firm of related building services, which held off on renaming the company until 2010. With over 100 employees at the 48-year old firm, they are now part of a 330-office, 13,000+ people mission.
Specializing in government buildings, the company collectively does everything from architecture, interior design, and engineering to specialty services such as security and technology. Their local work includes the master plan for Tompkins Cortland Community College and Ithaca College, the Tompkins County Human Services building, and the Cass Park ice rink.
Building structures vary from schools to airport hangers to bus garages. Their expertise has been used for as unexpected circumstances as retrieving an enormous road clearing machine used on the ice roads featured on Ice Road Truckers to working with a university in Qatar to build a series of structures modeled after a training facility in NY to train fire fighters and other first responders.
Yes, we do a recap here, but if you’d been at the meeting, you also would have gotten a complimentary sub-compact fluorescent bulb to take home with you, thanks to Pam and Roger. It even has cool packaging with informative tips about energy efficiency.
July 10 – Pam Hamel – From Tetra Tech Architects
July 17 – Club Fellowship
July 24 – AnnMarie presents what we need to know about The Rotary Foundation right now.
July 31 – Club Assembly
Aug, 7 – Meet with District Governor, Dale Flinn
DATE SONG SELECTOR THOUGHT FOR THE DAY INTRODUCTIONS
July 17 Ev Morse Vickey Beaver Alan Littlefair
July 24 Dan Fuka Kathryn Mapes Art Muka
July 31 Jase Baese Jim Lorbeer AnnMarie Hautaniemi
Aug. 7 Alan Littlefair Vickey Beaver Ev Morse
Aug. 14 Dan Fuka Kathryn Mapes Art Muka
Aug. 21 Jim Lorbeer AnnMarie Hautaniemi Jase Baese
Aug. 28 Vickey Beaver Ev Morse Alan Littlefair
The Rotary Four Way Test of all the things we think, say, or do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?