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Rotarily Yours - March 18, 2024

President Ruth opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Canadian National Anthem (we need great practice on this) followed by the Star-Spangled Banner. Ruth then raised a glass to toast the King and Canada, the office of the President of the United States and to Rotary International. Vince Horrigan gave today’s invocation.

The following guests were introduced by President-Elect Marion Beckerink: Jody Osgood, Jen Swan-Leutz, and Katlyn Bowen Burns.

Please listen to the ZOOM recording of Governor Marcin’s moving presentation.

Marcin then went on to induct Jason Sample (sponsored by Mark Olson) and Patricia Graves (sponsored by Marion Beckerink) into membership in our fine organization.

President Ruth announced that Brennen Webb, Rhonda Johnson, Wayne Rishell and Jody Osgood have applied for membership in our Rotary Club. If there are any objections, you should notify the secretary Lisa Goodell immediately.

George Harper reminded the membership that Highway Cleanup will take place at Route 60 on April 13 at 9am.

The Auction Committee will meet tomorrow at noon at Moon Brook Country Club.

The 50/50 of $36.00 was won by Michael Roberts.

Sergeant at Arms Mike Conroe fined for St. Patrick’s Day; and for those who remembered past Rotary magazine Hope and Grief articles, and for the articles regarding taking one’s own life.

He also fined people for Mental Health week and for National Agriculture Day and for teams competing in March Madness basketball competition.

Mike Roberts paid Happy Bucks for Mark Olson’s Service Above Self; for Sharon Hamilton for her service to the Salvation Army, The High Rise (after their recent fire) and the UCANN Mission and their struggles with building asbestos removal.

DG Scott paid several Happy Bucks and Sue Jones paid $20 for the Rotary Club of Jamestown and their participation in the Water Filter Mission in Jalisco, Mexico that they just participated in. The 177 filters that were distributed were very well appreciated by the beautiful people of Tomatlan, Mexico on Saturday, March 16.

The meeting was closed with the recitation of the Rotary 4 Way Test.

The Social Committee has decided not to have an event the week of April 1, and instead to have a social event – just a meet and eat – the week of April 8, probably April 10. Location TBD.

Sue and Greg Jones were PROUD to represent the Rotary Club of Jamestown Saturday, March 15 on a mission trip to Tomatlan, MX with members of several Rotary clubs in the US and Canada and members of the Puerto Vallarta Sur Rotary Club and local partners “Proyecto Agua Limpia” and Tomatlenses Unidos” as they all ventured high into the mountains to distribute the Sawyer International Bucket System. 

The project is designed to support Rotary’s area of focus of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene by providing poor rural communities in Jalisco, Mexico with a long-term solution of sustainable equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water as well as improving community hygiene knowledge, behavior and practices that help prevent the spread of disease.

The system provides all the necessary components to convert a 5-gallon bucket (provided by each recipient) into a low cost and long-lasting gravity fed water filtration system that can purity up to 170 gallons of water a day for 10-plus years with only a routine filter low maintenance that recipients can support. 

This project also provides the schools in the area with water filter systems, training, and an instructional poster on personal hygiene so the teachers can add it to their curriculum. This encourages the children to use the system at home which promotes positive and healthy behavior changes within the entire family. 

This is the second mission trip for the Joneses, who also volunteered in January. This trip the group presented to 177 families who were so very grateful for the systems.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Jamestown, NY!

Scott Marcin, District 7090 Governor

Our very special guest today is Scott Marcin, District Governor of our very own 7090 and a member of the Amherst South Rotary Club. Mike Harrington, Assistant District Governor of Area 16 and President of the Westfield-Mayville Club for the third time introduced Michele Starwalt-Woods of the District Public Image Committee and is transitioning out of Membership chairman while preparing for District Governor Elect, who then introduced Scott!

    Scott attended West Seneca West High School, then UB, followed by law school at Cleveland Marshall. He passed the bar and practiced for several years, then changed to financial planning, now with Vision Financial Group. He joined Amherst South in 2012, became secretary, then president-elect and has had a lengthy run as president. He’s very proud of their Bowl-a-thon which provides the funds for their many other projects. Scott is most proud of their Club’s sponsorship of the very active Buffalo State Rotaract club. Scott is also a PHF +3.

    Scott’s wife Amy passed away one week ago of breast cancer. They have twins and Scott has a dear dog Manny.

    My Rotary family has been a tremendous personal support in the past few weeks. Rotarians really support Rotarians.

    Thank you to Jamestown Rotary for all the wonderful things that you do for your community and around the world. He is proud to be your District Governor.

    We have 70 clubs and 2,000 members; I’m leading a group that is full of leaders already following the tenets of Service above Self and the Four-way test. Our members see problems, seek solutions, and deliver action to meet those challenges. You can go anywhere and see the Rotary insignia and drop in for the meeting, and you immediately have a group of friends.

    Scott spoke to the honor of leading 70 Clubs in Western New York. He considers it the ultimate honor to be a Rotarian at this time of 45,000 Clubs and 1.4 million members. 

    Please continue to create hope in the world and continue to change lives.

    Rotary International’s President has asked us to focus on mental health issues as he lost his own brother to suicide, which no one expected. Pay attention to each other and how we seem to feel and interact.

    Develop your own elevator speech for Rotary – which is hard for Rotarians because we know how much Rotary does in the world for all of us. Try and put what Rotary means into a 30 second speech – it’s difficult.

    Remember these upcoming dates:

    • April 20th - The kickoff of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - One of Rotary's single largest Environmental Service Projects, started by our own PDG Frank Adamson, from Fonthill RC.  Get your club together for this project to help clean up our most precious resource or collaborate with another club and do not forget to invite a friend.
    • April 26th and 27th - The Rotary International D7090 District Conference.  Make plans to join our Friday Rotary Foundation Celebration in Silo City, where we get a chance to honor those who made great contributions to the Foundation, and then come on out on Saturday, at the Northwest Amherst Community Center, for a full day of Rotary with the conference's focus on the issue of Mental Health.  There will be plenty to learn about and service projects to participate in and plenty of fellowship and fun with your Rotary friends.  If you have never gone to a District Conference, make this your first.
    • As always, all these events can be registered at our District Website, along with other District offerings at