Newark Rotarian David Christler was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin at our last Rotary meeting.
  • Trudy Hicks -- she is the same, please continue to pray for her.
  • We need volunteers to help take notes for the meeting
  • Service Above Self is October 28th -- no lunch meeting that day
  • Still collecting Silent Auction Items
  • Lasagna Dinner - November 7th -- need 2 workers for 2nd shift
Scott Healy discussed Polio Plus, which supports global efforts to eradicate polio.  In 1988 WHO challenged the world to eradicate polio.  Rotary is largest, non-governmental agency to support this effort.  World Polio Day is:   Sunday, October 24th. The last case was in Pakistan in March 2021.
Dave Christler was presented the Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin by PDG Dave Hannan. Congratulation Dave!
Tim Johnson drew 9 of Clubs and the pot continues to grow.
Charlie Hallagan
Lucina Hallagan
Clayton Depew just returned from Italy.
Hannelora announced the birth of 2nd great grandson on 9/22/21. His name is Zachary. Everyone is healthy and happy.
Norma spent the last week of September taking a bus tour to North Carolina, her first trip since COVID. She went to the Outer Banks.
Introduction by Norma Madayag-Reilly:  David Johnson, first corporate member of Rotary --  ARC Wayne.  Director of ARC Wayne Foundation.  Grew up in Ontario.  Currently lives in Victor with 2 teenage girls and his partner.  He was a “mentor” with Big Brother/Big Sisters for more than 30 years, a former board member of the American Red Cross of Wayne County Chapter and former member of the Wayne County Board of Directors.  He has coached soccer and played soccer at various levels for more than 35 years.
Responsibilities:  grant writing and managing the foundation
  • Undergrad degree in criminal justice -- did not meet the vision requirement for law enforcement.  Finished his degree regardless and trusted he would find his niche
  • Began working with Red Cross and began grant writing -- found he was good at it and loved it.
  • Has continued to desire to serve in any area that he can -- but has found his heart is for the individuals who are served by ARC Wayne.  In particular his gift and talents are in the area of grant writing.  Through his efforts he is able to procure funds to continue vital programing for ARC Wayne.
  • Began the process of creating the Foundation of Wayne ARC -- established in 2013.
  • Mission:  Support the individuals and programs of ARC Wayne.
  • The have several fundraising events that are key to supporting ARC.
  • Wayne County is a difficult area to fundraise -- no TV station, no central newspaper, it is a wide county and different parts of the county are focused in different areas:  i.e. Syracuse or Rochester.  Hard to get the message out centrally.
  • One thing Dave must continually educate folks on is that ARC Wayne is not a Federal Agency.
  • ARC of Wayne has a powerful story -- this is what motivates Dave and telling that story is his passion.
How do they support the individuals they serve:
  • Since 2014 awarded 100 grants providing over $100,000 -- some examples:  bounce house at Roosevelt, guitar lessons and help when there are individual needs.
  • If anyone ever wants a tour -- Dave is happy to show you ARC of Wayne.
  • In addition to supporting individuals -- ARC provides jobs in the community.
  • The focus is on individual abilities -- not disabilities.
  • Where do funds from Erie Shore Landing, Print Shop, Ice Cream go?  Goes back into general operating budget.
  • Is there a story behind how you got involved with ARC?  A family friend, when looking for jobs, told him about a job available at Wayne.  Funny story -- didn’t think he would last, his 2nd day was the worst ever!  But here he is and loving it!
  • Employ approximately 650
ARC of Wayne is the best kept secret in Wayne County.
Open Meeting and vote on amended by-laws
Greeter: Lucina Hallagan
Cashier: Steve Hallagan