Upcoming Tuesday Luncheons

10/17/17 No Tuesday Luncheon
Instead will be going on a Long Acres Maze Adventure Thursday, October 19th - Reservation Were Required

10/24/17 Dolores Kruchten, President of Corporate Real Estate and Eastman Park Division
Floreano Riverside Convention Center

Peter Galie, Professor Emeritus College Buffalo New York
"November 7, 2017 Ballot proposition: Shall there be a convention to Revise and Amend the Constitution? Background, Issues, Controversy"
Midvale Country Club

Annual Veterans Day Luncheon with speaker Michael Swartz, FACHE, Medical Center Director of Bath & Canandaigua VA Medical Centers
Midvale Country Club

Rochester Rotary Events

Join us for breakfast at the B2B Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30am where we will hear from fellow Rotarian and "The Trust Ambassador" Bob Whipple. Bob's discussion will focus on "The Nexus of Ethics and Trust". 

It’s pretty obvious that trust and ethics are related, but you may not have thought about some of the nuances in a conscious way before. In this program we will explore why building trust is a vital way to ensure an organization avoids getting into ethical problems.

I cannot think of a single ethical scandal that did not result in a loss of trust in some area. The reverse is not true, however.  There are many situations which result in lower trust that do not involve ethics at all.  Trust can be compromised by minute transactions like the specific wording of an e-mail, or even some rolling of the eyes in a meeting. 

High trust within an organization is an essential condition to prevent unethical actions from creeping in. When trust is high, there is usually low fear about telling the truth to superiors. In a high trust environment, the whistle blower knows that by pointing out an ethical dilemma, he is really doing the organization a favor and will be rewarded rather than punished. What would the impact be if your organization were to espouse greater trust and ethics?  Bob Whipple will explore the ways with you in this fun and experiential program. 

Wednesday, October 25th at 4:30 p.m.

Guests will have the first public look at the newly expanded Special Touch Bakery the day after Grand Opening. Tour the 20,000 SF state of the art pie-making facility. Specially selected attendees will have an opportunity to become Special Touch Bakers for a day, trying their hand at the baking craft, guided by Special Touch Bakery artisans.

Special Touch Bakery was launched by Holy Childhood as a means to train and employ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. At Special Touch, a baker is a baker-- we celebrate all abilities!

Please join us!

Parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways that a school, a student, and a student's family can come together to evaluate the student's progress, set future goals for the student to attain, and build better communications and relationships with the student's family.

The traditional parent-teacher conference has changed at Roberto Clemente School 8: each student will attend and lead his/her own conference twice during the school year. Students will take ownership of their learning, reflect upon their progress, explain areas of strength and weakness, and perhaps most importantly, set goals for both academic and personal development.

In this student led conference, the student puts in a tremendous amount of individual preparation. Unfortunately, not all parents are able to attend their child's conference and listen to how he/ she is doing, and how they plan to do better. That's where Rochester Rotary comes in: School 8 faculty and administration feel that this is such an important endeavor, that when a parent is unable to attend, they are asking a Rotarian to sit in on the conference. Our job is primarily to listen, ask relevant questions, and help the student set practical goals for academic and character improvement.

Conferences will be held on the following dates:


November 6th

November 7th

November 8th

November 9th

November 13th

November 14th

November 15th

November 16th

November 17th

Are you available any day for any amount of time between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m. to listen? Is so, please contact Myrna in the Rotary Office at 546-7435 x 201 or to schedule your time.

Fellow Rochester Rotarian Paul Guglielmo and creator/founder of Guglielmo Sauce will be teaching a class for us at the New York Wine and Culinary Center on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m. We will split into teams cooking sauce, meatballs, pasta and dessert - the cost is $65/person and space is limited so sign up today!

Each year in January, District Governors-Elect from all over the world converge in San Diego for the International Assembly. To provide an opportunity for these DGEs to experience life in Upstate New York prior to their training, for the past 45 years, District 7120 and Brighton Rotary Club have invited and home-hosted over 520 DGEs and their spouses from 43 countries.

We are currently signing up hosts for the 2018 session. Please give this opportunity your consideration. For more details, see the web-page here where you can see more of what to expect in newsletters from past sessions, and near the bottom of the page, download documents which help you understand expectation of hosts, and activity suggestions for your guests.

Hosting dates are January 5-9, 2018 (first term) and January 9-13, 2018 (2nd term), Rochester Rotarians typically host during the second term.

If you feel this will fit with your schedule, we would be happy to have you register at our registration page here. The personal information requested is shared only with the committee for purposes of selecting the most compatible guest to enjoy your hospitality.


If you have questions, please contact Doug Cook at 671-4675 or e-mail at
October 1- Bob Dolan
October 1- Norm Silverstein
October 3- Scott Anthony
October 3- Mike Giardino
October 3- Carole Huther
October 3- Nicole Rongo
October 4- Jesse Perkins
October 4- Terry Kelley
October 5- Linda O'Neil
October 5- Wolfgang Pfizenmaier
October 7- Nelson Blish
October 11- Aaron Malbone
October 13- Barry Culhane
October 18- Michael Caceci
October 18- Tim Maher
October 20- Don Forsyth
October 20- Amy Perry-DelCorvo
October 20- Erich Postler
October 23- Kim Condon
October 24- Tom Dambra
October 25- Carl Luger
October 26- Mike Mantione
October 28- Joe Leone
October 29- Jerry Furciniti
180 Linden Oaks, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-546-7435
      Fax: 585-546-8675