Monghol Burei Academy Students
Speaker: Gary Padak, Rotary Club of Jamestown President, introduced the Club Assembly. 
Gary shared our list of achievements from 2015-2016:
Raised a total of $23,700 in funds!
  • Fall Fundraiser at Lucy/Desi Museum –October, 2015 -$3,800 raised.
  • 3rdAnnual Fire and Ice Ball –February, 2016 -$10,000 raised.
  • Annual Rotary Charity Golf Classic –July, 2016 -$7,500 raised.
  • Rotary Club of Jamestown, NY Website Advertising Sponsorships -$2,400 raised.
Total of 14 Community Service Projects (some examples below)
  • Partnered with The Resource Center to sponsor and fund Camp ONYAHSA for developmentally disabled children and adults, $15,725.
  • Provided funding for Children of the Book Summer Reading Camp and volunteered as readers to children who attended the camp, $2,000.
  • Provided funding for Prendergast Library Summer Reading Program, $2,000.
  • Conducted Mock Interviews for Jamestown High School career education students in December 2015 and April 2016, 125 students.
  • Performed Highway Clean Up on Interstate I-86 in October 2015 and April 2016
  • Volunteered as readers to children participating in the PARP (Parents Are Reading Partners) Program at Bush Elementary School, 18 Rotary volunteers.
  • Conducted 3rd Annual Used/New Book Drive amassing over 1,000 books that were distributed to the Family Learning Council, local schools, and local libraries
  • Funded Rotary Music Scholarship for student studying at Chautauqua Institution, $1,500.
  • Volunteered for Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in November and December, 2015, 35 Rotary volunteers.
  • Provided support for Jamestown High School A’ Capella Chorus, $250
  • Provided funding for Jamestown Trolley #93 Restoration Project –Local Economic Development, $600.

Total of 8 International Service Projects
  • Funded a Haitian water well through “Water for Life, Rotary Club of Ancaster, ON, $4,500.
  • Donated funds to support School for Orphaned Children in Uganda, St. Catherine’s Rotary Club, $1,500.
  • Sponsored one (1) outgoing and one (1) incoming Youth Exchange Student.
  • Purchased a new water filtration system for 300+ students at Monghol Burei Academy in Cambodia, $1,700.
  • Donated funds to support Save the Mothers Hospital Project in Uganda, $2,000 for surgical supplies.
  • Donated funds to support transportation costs for Monghol Burei Academy Eyeglasses Project, $800.
  • Set aside funds to support 2016-2017 Global Grant proposal for Save the Mothers project for maternal and child health in Uganda, $10,000.
  • Set aside funds to support eventual resumption (early 2017) of Women’s Weaving Cooperative project in Nepal, $1,600.

2015/16 Rotary Foundation Contributions
  • Polio Plus Fund = $6,000.
  • Rotary Foundation –Share = $3,000.
  • Awarded five (5) Paul Harris Fellowships in 2015-2016.
  • Established our first Interact Club (with Southwestern School District).
  • Achieved increase in membership to 101 members by June, 2016.
  • Conducted 40 weekly meetings with program speakers that enriched the lives of club members.
  • Held 4 special social events throughout the year including Corn Roast, Christmas Party, Area 17 Rotary Club Mixer, and Annual Recognition Dinner.
  • Relocated the Club’s office to a new location.
  • Gary shared 2016-2017 committee and chairs
Rotary Club goals for 2016-2017
  • Develop and submit RI Global Grant focused on Save the Mothers Project in Uganda.
  • Develop and submit District Grant focused on local community need (e.g. drug addiction, literacy etc.).
  • Meet criteria for and obtain a 2016-2017 RI Presidential Citation.
  • Membership of 105 by June 2017 (9 new members, retain 96 of 101 current members).
  • Engage in thirteen (13) community and international service projects.
  • Foundation Giving:Polio Plus Fund$5,000 / Rotary –SHARE$4,000
  • Establish ad-hoc committee to begin planning for 100thanniversary of Club in 2019.
  • Award eight (8) Paul Harris Fellowships
  • Formally certify Southwestern School Interact Club and strengthen Club’s relationship with Rotary Club of Jamestown.
  • Review and implement revised set of Club by-laws
Gary entertained a motion to accept goals; County Executive Horrigan motioned to accept goals; Dean Weaver and Kurt Johnson seconded; all in favor said “I.”