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Jamestown

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Robert H. Jackson Center
305 East Fourth Street
Jamestown, NY  14701
United States
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As the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, executive director John Jablonski III spoke before the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club to detail some of his organization's work. Over the years, the CWC has led conservation efforts to preserve more than 796 acres of land across Chautauqua County and 2 miles of shoreline around Chautauqua Lake and its outlet. Among other projects, Jablonski said the organization is now working to put conservation measures in place to protect 21 acres on Hoag Road and 35 acres near the intersection of Route 394 and Fardink Road. In addition, several erosion control projects are either under way or in the planning stages for various tributaries of Chautauqua Lake. Jablonski is pictured above with Doug Conroe, the sergeant-at-arms of the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club and a member of the CWC board of directors, and Gary Padak, the vice-president of the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club. For more information about the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, visit them online.
 

 
 
Curt Anderson, the Business Advisor at the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College, spoke to the Noon Rotary during the June 29 meeting. With the help of Simone Mullinax, a member of the JCC communications faculty who teaches a social media course, Curt launched a program that partners Mullinax's students as paid interns with local manufacturers to help these local businesses make a great digital first impression. Curt said 94 percent of businesses with a marketing department make use of social media, and it's not always possible for so-called "digital immigrants" -- those born prior to 1980 or so -- to make the leap into the world of social media and modern web design. Local clients include The Resource Center, Borsari Foods, Jamestown Mattress Co., and Triple E Manufacturing.
 
If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a paid JCC social media intern, contact the Small Business Development Center at (716) 338-1024.
 
Pictured below are Rotarian Phil Cala, Curt Anderson the Business Advisor at the Small Business Development Center at JCC, and Rotarian Irene Dobies, the Director of the SBDC at JCC.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Once again this fun night was held at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club with  the service and the food being superb. This is the event where Rotary says “thank you” to all who contributed in making this another outstanding Rotary year.
Highlights of the evening were, perfect attendance recognition: Vicki McGraw, Diana Meckley and Dan Overcash; Service above Self award: Kathy Benson for her dedicated work on our” Fire and Ice Ball”; Stacy Hannon: for her leadership of the social committee and Lisa Yaggie for her work with our exchange program both in our club and the district. Our exchange student to Finland, Haley Morganstern, receive the Brenda Morrow scholarship to help defray her exchange student expenses. The Rotarian of the year went to Christy Brecht who is finishing up fifteen years of serving our club as treasurer, one of our most time demanding and important positions within the club. Lastly two Paul Harris awards were presented: President Todd Allen for his yearlong leadership as club president who in turned named non-Rotarian Gaylene Lindell a Paul Harris Fellow.  Gaylene is the owner of her own jewelry store on Fluvanna Avenue and has been a major supporter of our “Fire and Ice Ball” donating both real and the “fun” not so real rings for our charity raffle. Gaylene is very involved in our community with many organizations and is now serving her eight consecutive term as president of the Kiwanis Club of Falconer!   
SOME FUN PHOTOS
Randy Sweeney with Haley
Christy Brecht with Todd
Gaylene and Todd
Todd and Kathy
Todd and Lisa
Todd and Stacy
Incoming president Mike Moots with Todd Allen and Spud Ericson
Just enjoying the evening
 

 
 
One of the most fun, no pressure, golf outings will again be held at Moon Brook Country Club on Monday July 14, 2014. All the information is here so why not put together a foursome, play golf at as good a course as anywhere and also consider being and encourage others to be a sponsor. 100% of the net funds will go to local or international Rotary projects some of which are listed on the sign up form. Don't wait, come and join us a Moon Brook the country club that the Jamestown Rotary Club founded in 1920! All the information you need is below to have a fun day with friends and leave with that good feeling of supporting the work of one of the worlds top service organizations! So call or copy and paste the sign up and send to the address given. 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Paul Hoffman, a Lender Relations Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration office located in Buffalo, spoke during the June 8 meeting and updated the group about SBA loan policies and practices. The SBA is an independent federal agency that provides aid, counsel, and assistance to small business owners. Hoffman said 99.3 percent of businesses nationwide are considered small businesses and thus eligible for SBA assistance. The SBA is the parent organization for our local Small Business Development Council, which is housed at Jamestown Community College's locations in Jamestown and Dunkirk.  
 

 
 
Jamestown Noon Rotary Club president Todd Allen, left, and Laja Witt-Doerring, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Wien-Schonbrunn, Austria, exchanged Rotary flags. During the Noon Rotary Club's recent meeting, Witt-Doerring, pictured here in traditional Austrian garb, spoke about her year as an exchange student at Jamestown High School. Each year, about 8,000 students from across the globe participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange, a program that enables students to study abroad for up to a full year as an international student hosted by a local Rotary club. 
Laja has been a wonderful young lady to have visit us for a year that went way too fast!
 
 

 
 

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Speakers

Jul 06, 2015
John Jablonski
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
Jul 13, 2015
Rotary Golf Tournament
No Noon Meeting
Jul 20, 2015
Rotary Music Scholarship Recipient
Chautauqua Institution Music Department
Jul 27, 2015
Carol Rausch
Chautauqua Opera Company