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Dec 04, 2023 11:00 AM
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Dec 09, 2023
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Dec 09, 2023 12:00 PM
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No Noon Meeting
Dec 18, 2023
Rotary Club of Jamestown Annual Meeting
Dec 25, 2023
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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 Falconer Fire Department Exempt Hall located at 1 Coleson Drive Falconer NY, 14733.
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 Teleconference Meetings - Effective until further notice - Fredonia, NY 14063
Committee meetings or social events can also be used as make-ups.
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November 27, 2023 Rotary Meeting

Today's Chairwoman: President Ruth Lundin welcomed all and led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem.

Invocation: Was given by Mike Roberts with many thanks to our Creator God.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Marion Beckerink , President-elect, introduced guests:   Zack Agett, (Randy Sweeney’s guest) Jen Swan-Lueze, and Galena Duba-Weaver.


RUTH LUNDIN, PRESIDENT: Venue Task Force, led by Mike Roberts, has heard your concerns and has been working diligently, interviewing 11 potential venues.  They will make an announcement once the task force has vetted the venues.  An announcement will come soon as our contract with The Double Tree ends December 31st.  A member vote will be necessary to make this change.  

Ruth reported for John Healy in his search for a new Rotary Secretary.  If anyone is interested, please contact John. A job description is available.  Lisa will be available for support to the new Secretary. 

The Annual Meeting will be December 18th.  Please try to attend as a quorum is necessary to elect our new leaders.

The Membership Committee will be considering an Engagement Pledge for the Club.  Once again you are urged to email Lisa with any make-ups you have attended, including bell ringing.

The next meeting (December 4th) is the annual A’Capella at First Lutheran Church for lunch and concert.  The cost to members will be held at $15 but the cost to the Club is $25. If you are able to pay the $25, please do so.  The luncheon starts at 11:00-11:15 with concert to follow.  

JONI BLACKMAN, FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSON: Birthday celebrations will be held on December 18th.  

EMILY CAMA, SOCIAL CHAIRPERSON:   The holiday party will be held on December 9th at the Northwest Ice Arena. There will be a gift exchange activity. Please bring a  $10-15 wrapped gift to be exchanged. Please RSVP to Emily  by Monday, Dec. 4th..

MAX EIMILLER:  Fundraiser:  Before the holiday party is the Mini Golf Bar Crawl, 12:30-5:00pm  4 person teams-$80 per team. Registrations is at noon at the Ice Arena on December 9th.  Teams will be visiting The Pub, Shawbucks, Brazil and The Beer Snob.

50/50 Drawing $44 to Dr. Rohit Gosain, our guest speaker, who donated it back.

Sergeant At Arms: DOUG CONROE received $12 from those leaving early, Those fined were Amy Rohler for a $5,000 gift from Northwest Arena for United Way. Tory Irgang for the Giving Tuesday event; Sue and Greg Jones for their challenge matching gift to JCC; Vicky McGraw, Dan Felton for serving or being elected to the Chamber Board; John Lloyd for being a television celebrity.  

Happy Bucks:  Emily Cama and family have a new family member, our exchange student.  Also happy bucks from Dan Heitzenrater, Kristin  Melville, Dr. Gosain, Tim Edborg.

Dr. Rohit Gosain, MD - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - UPMC Chautauqua

Kristin Mellville introduced Dr. Rohit Gosain, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist and chair of the department of Hematology and Oncology at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center located at UPMC, Chautauqua.  Dr. Gosain is a graduate of University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in Computer Engineering.  He pursued a Doctor of Medicine at Saba University of Medicine, Saba, WI.  He completed his Intern Medicine Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University at Buffalo.  He has received notable honors and awards, has authored medical publications and articles on the treatment of cancer immunotherapy, among others. Along with his brother, Rahul Gosain, MD has developed the Oncology Brothers, an information site which offers their perspectives on the newest oncology developments and cancer treatments to bridge the gap between community and academia.  

Dr. Gosain’s presentation “Decoding Cancer: Exploring the Essentials” included a slide presentation on what is cancer, what causes cancer, the types of cancer, treatment of cancer and what one can do about it.    Cancer is caused by mutations of the cells.  Causes of cancer incude genetics, tobacco use, infections, radiation, age, and environmental causes. The types of cancer include lung, breast, prostate, colorectal; early diagnosis and keeping updated with screenings is extremely important.  The most prevalent cancer in males is prostate cancer and breast cancer in females. Dr. Gosain traced the history of cancer from 1943 until 2011. He presented the future of cancer which includes immunotherapy, target therapy and liquid biopsy. 

Patients must ask their doctors questions and advocate for themselves. Therapies are increasing lifespans. Physicians must embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it is transforming the world, including medicine.  Dr Gosain predicts physicians will be replaced if they do not embrace AI. Preventing cancer includes quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, protect skin from sun exposure, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get recommended cancer screenings.  He ended his presentations with a quote from Desmond Tutu “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Dr. Gosain, in his presentation, gave many more details of interest.  You may listen to the entire presentation on the Rotary website.

A donation was made in Dr. Gosain’s name to help vaccinate children against polio.