Last week, Lance Young Executive Vice President and General Manager of Del Lago Resort & Casino, spoke to our club. The presentation was very interesting and gave us great insight into the casino and hotel.
 
President Melissa began the meeting with a moment of silence for Rotarian Chuck Verkey, who passed away on September 11th.  We then said the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
 
 
 
 
WELLNESS REPORT
Tim Johnson was having cataract surgery and we were advised to keep an eye out for him! laugh Ted O’Toole is doing better every day.
 
FOUNDATION MINUTE
 
Scott Healy gave the Foundation Minute: Rotary Direct is a way to set up automatic recurring gifts to the Foundation.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. Norma discussed the Camp Onseyawa dinner at Club 86 on October 23rd. The 21 Rotary clubs supported 86 campers. The kids had a lot of fun and it was possible from the support of Rotarians.
  2. Karen Quartaro: Service Above Self dinner will be held October 28 at the American Legion.
  3. Holly announced that we need a home for Rotary supplies now stored at Ameriprise  office, which is being moved.
  4. Michele McManus reminded us about the Laurel House Gala and asked for donations for door prizes.
  5. Michele also had cataract surgery and it did not go too well. sad
  6. Jan said we have 500 chicken barbecues ordered but we have very low ticket sales. Kevin Mooney’s niece in Virginia donated $200 to give dinners to the firehouse.
  7. President Melissa: Social event will be held on September 25th at First Wine Glass bar. Details to come by email.
  8. Jean is still collecting sand dollars.
 
PERSON OF THE WEEK - Holly Kreuser
 
Holly grew up in Lyons, attended Fredonia State and later moved to Virginia, where she worked for Marriott. She met Marc there and worked for a historic hotel, The Jefferson. They moved back to upstate New York. She has three children and now works with Marc at Ameriprise. Holly has been active with Interact and Youth Exchange and is a Past Club President.
 
QUEEN OF HEARTS
 
Dave Hannan drew for the Queen of Hearts and drew the Three of Hearts. Better luck next week!
 
BIRTHDAYS
  1. Mary Jo Fenyn Sept 10
  2. Chuck Waterman Sept 10
  3. Fred Hicks Sept 12
  4. Mitch Ruffalo Sept 13
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  1. Mark and Kim Lockwood Sept 10 (27 years)
  2. Jeanne and Paul Salisbury Sept 12 (57 years)
CLUB ANNIVERSARIES
  1. Jonathan Taylor Sept 7 (4 years)
  2. Marsha Williams Sept 7 (4 years)
  3. Doug Forgue Sept 15 (16 years)
  4. Karen Vanderbrook Sept 15 (5 years)
HAPPY MOMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
  1. Melissa was in Massachusetts last week and will be going to the Adirondacks with Andy this weekend.
  2. Dave Hannan bought a new car, drove it to Minnesota and then to Des Moines for a wedding, and then to Annapolis for the Air Force Academy versus Naval Academy football game.
  3. Kevin and Lynn Mooney will soon be new grandparents to a baby girl due in January.
 
SPEAKER
 
Lance Young of Del Lago Resort and Casino was introduced by John Tickner. Lance is a Newark resident.
  1. Reason for Del Lago: Create economic development. Currently 650 are employed and more will be employed in the future. Seneca County's unemployment rate went from 14% to 3% with the casino.
  2. 1700 slot machines, 66 table games . Draft Kings Sports Book is a new addition. 1200 sqare feet of LED screens.
  3. Hotel has 205 rooms and a spa.
  4. 3,188 parking spaces
  5. The Vine theater will host Blake Shelton on December 4th.
  6. Entertainment is about 50 main acts and 40 smaller acts each year. They sell out 80% of shows.
  7. Highest chance of winning is at Black Jack.
  8. Largest winning was just under $300k.
  9. Farmers Market is back open.
  10. Del Lago is one of the larger sized casinos.
  11. Draft King takes reservations.
  12. Spend per person is up but less people are coming through the doors.
  13. There are packages with golf resorts and wine tours.
  14. Pre-pandemic was a plan to add 200 more rooms. Also a 30,000 square foot convention space. Once we get back to stability the addition will be built.
  15.  Other hotels are being built or planned in the area.
NEXT WEEK:
Speaker: Tina Niles - NAC Enterprises - Broadway in Syracuse
Greeter: Susie Earl
Cashier: Mary Jo Fenyn
 
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