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Chris Anderson
Jun 27, 2022
Moon Brook Country Club
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Make Up Opportunities 
AM CLUB Hybrid meetings at Venue 31 - Meetings at 7:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
FALCONER — Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 AM at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History located at 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown, New York
WESTFIELD / MAYVILLE — Currently meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 5pm via ZOOM. Contact Janese Berkhouse at 716-397-8801 for Zoom details.
Meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM - Zoom Teleconfrence Meetings - Effective until further notice - Fredonia, NY 14063
Committee meetings or social events can also be used as make-ups.
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June 13, 2022 - Rotary Meeting

Today's Chairman: President Kevin Sixbey with 4-Way Test
Weather: Sunny, warm and beautiful!
Invocation: Rev Lee Magnuson – Bring us Together

Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Mark Geise, Jay Churchill, Shannon Barnhardt, and Dee Rosenthal


Dee Rosenthal – spoke for Community Blood Bank and the shortage facing them and may others.  The need is ongoing.  She shared a list of upcoming blood drives in the area.  Please share with others!

Tarp Skunks Game – tickets are available.  July 9, 2022 – 6:30pm.

Presidents Dinner – Michele shared information with the club.  There will be no golf.  6:30pm apps, 7pm dinner - $40/person. 

Literacy Committee – Lee Magnuson volunteered 6 times.  Diana reminded our members how important it was for people to volunteer for the opportunity, we only filled 60% of available slots.  Would be nice to have more participation next time. 

David Troxell – asked the County Executive to declare sometime in August as Chautauqua County Book Club week.  Please let David know if anyone knows anything about local book clubs.  Please contact David by phone or email. 

Membership Day is today as well!  Kevin asked some members to share some information! 

Object of Rotary – Vince Horrigan
Avenues of Service – John Lloyd
Areas of Focus – Diana Meckley
Rotary’s Motto – Dr. Greg Jones
New Member Induction – Tory Irgang

The Club welcomed two new members to the club: Lori Brokelbank and Gene West.  If you get a chance, please be sure to welcome Lori and Gene to the club.  We appreciate their willingness to put Service Above Self. 

Sergeant at Arms: Doug Conroe – Amy Rohler – United Way awards – over a million dollars raised!; Mark Geise – for Katie; New Rotary International President – Jim Smith’s table has to pay for not knowing where she was from; RYLA – Becky’s table had to pay dearly!  50,000 students in RYLA.

Happy Bucks: Diana or Rotary Readers; Becky for a new grandson; Vince Horrigan – go see Top Gun Maverick!

Lou Nalbone - Chautauqua Aircraft Sales & Dunkirk Avionics
Dr. Greg Jones introduced our speaker for today, Lou Nalbone, Owner, Chautauqua Aircraft Sales & Dunkirk Avionics.  Lou has over 50 years of experience in the aviation business.   John Nalbone, Lou’s father, started the Werle Flight School in 1946 in Dunkirk.
Dunkirk Airport was built in WWII as part of the US Defense Systems initiative.  After the war it fell into disuse.  John Nalbone took over the airport and began bringing it back to life.  On off times, the facility was used for Sports Car and Drag races. 
In 1962, an air show was brought to the airport on Labor Day weekend.  It was an overwhelming project with very little profit, but attracted a number of people from the community. Since 1963, the Air Show morphed into the Fly-In Breakfast, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dunkirk.  Also shared with Fredonia Rotary Club as well today. 
Lou took over the operation in 1991.  Lou was also instrumental in offering an aviation pilot course with Jamestown Community College.  This offering expanded operations exponentially at the airport.  The Professional Pilot Program with JCC have been a major success. 
Chautauqua Aircraft Sales & Dunkirk Avionics concentrates on airplane maintenance business as well. 
·       Maintenance
·       Inspections
·       Import aircraft
·       Avionics – install radios, GPS,etc. and transfer legacy aircraft into modern navigation systems. 
Jamestown Airport – thankful for the airport for the space that they have there; Chautauqua Aircraft Sales & Dunkirk Avionics has a maintenance operation there as well as a flight school.