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Rotary Club of Potsdam, New York, U.S.A., District 7040

Potsdam

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Potsdam Ponderosa
185 Market Street
Potsdam, NY  13676
United States
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Nicholas Salacka of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, a student in the Automotive Technology program at BOCES Seaway Tech, was the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for November.
 
At a Rotary luncheon honoring Salacka, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Mike Ellis.
 
Left to right: Ellis, Salacka, Potsdam Rotary President Amanda Crump and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.
 
The Potsdam Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at noon at Ponderosa in Potsdam. Guests are welcome.
 

 
Amanda Crump of Colton was installed as the 2015-2016 president of the Rotary Club of Potsdam at its annual dinner in June.
 
During the ceremony, Christa Carroll was also recognized as outgoing president.
 
Crump has worked in the banking industry for more than 14 years and is the branch manager of Key Bank in Potsdam. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Everest University and is enrolled in the online MBA program at Clarkson University.
 
Crump has been a member of the Rotary Club of Potsdam since 2011. She says that she originally joined the club to engage in networking opportunities as the new branch manager at a local bank. "But I quickly learned Rotary was much more than that," says Crump. "I had joined a group of caring professionals that took time out of their busy schedules to help their local community by volunteering and organizing fundraising events. When you join Rotary, not only are you a part of something great at the local level, but at the international level as well, such as with our relentless effort to end Polio."
 
Soon after joining Rotary, Crump was elected secretary and has served on the board of directors ever since. She is also involved with the annual Duck Pluck, served as co-chair of last year's scholarship golf tournament, and has been involved with Interact and the Dodge Pond committee.
 
"I am excited to continue the visions of our previous presidents and to create some new ones of my own," says Crump.
 
Crump also serves as secretary of the Potsdam Humane Society and has served on Potsdam Chamber of Commerce committees.
 
Crump is a lifelong resident of the North Country, for the past 13 years in Colton. She is the daughter of David and Janet Bartlett of Colton and is married to Jeffrey Crump. The couple has a two-year old daughter, Alexis.
 
Photo caption: Amanda Crump of Colton was installed as the 2015-2016 president of the Rotary Club of Potsdam at its annual dinner meeting in June. Left to right: Outgoing president Christa Carroll and Crump.
 

 
Mary Sue Foster of Hannawa Falls was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Potsdam.
 
Foster was honored for her demonstrated commitment to the goals and purposes of Rotary and "in appreciation of her tangible assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."
 
One-thousand dollars has also been donated in Foster's name to the Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.
 
The contribution honoring Foster will be used for projects like saving the lives of children through immunization, bringing water to remote global villages, or the establishment of hospitals in under-developed countries.
 
Foster is the owner of Harris Medical Supplies & Equipment and All About Me Post Mastectomy Boutique in Potsdam. She joined Rotary in 1997 and has served on the board of directors since 1998. Foster served two terms as president of the club and was the founder and longtime advisor of the Potsdam Central School Inter Act Club.
 
Foster began chairing the Wheelchair Foundation project for Potsdam Rotary five years ago, and since then the club has provided more than 100 wheelchairs around the world.
 
She has chaired or co-chaired many projects during her time as a Potsdam Rotarian, including benches in Ives Park, books for the Potsdam Holiday Fund, clothing vouchers for students, calculators and backpacks for students, bottled water projects, new member induction, and anniversary and changeover celebrations.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Potsdam will honor Mary Sue Foster with the Paul Harris Award at its annual dinner on Wednesday, June 24, at Sergi's Banquet Hall in Potsdam.
 
Amanda Crump will also be installed as 2015-2016 president at the event, while Christa Carroll will be honored as outgoing president.
 
Foster will be honored as a Paul Harris Fellow for her demonstrated commitment to the goals and purposes of Rotary and "in appreciation of her tangible assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."
 
This will be the second Paul Harris Award for Foster, who is a two-time past president and longtime board member of Potsdam Rotary. She is the president and owner of Harris Medical Supplies and Equipment in Potsdam.
 
All Rotarians and past Rotarians, members of the community, and family, friends and colleagues of Mary Sue Foster are invited to attend.
 
A social hour with a cash bar gets underway at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30.
 
Tickets are available by advance purchase for $25 per person. Checks can be made out to “Potsdam Rotary” and sent to Potsdam Rotary, PO Box 912, Potsdam, NY 13676.
 
All reservations must be received by Friday, June 19. Please call Christa Carroll at 315-267-2434 or Rotary_President_1415@twcny.rr.com with questions.
 
The Potsdam Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at noon at Ponderosa in Potsdam. For more information, visit the club’s Web site at www.potsdamrotary.org.
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Potsdam invites the North Country community to its 11th Annual Potsdam Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 15, at the Potsdam Town & Country Club. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30.

Registrations for foursomes are now being accepted. The cost includes greens fees, carts, and a clambake dinner. The event will take place regardless of weather. Registration is due by April 22.

The money raised from the tournament is used for a BOCES College Scholarship Program, as well as for other community projects, such as a Potsdam High School Scholarship, the Potsdam Holiday Fund, Reading Book Program and the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

Please contact Amanda Crump at 315-274-3145 or potsdamrotariansecretary@gmail.com to register a team by April 22 or to participate as a sponsor to support this great event. The Rotary Club of Potsdam appreciates your support!

 

 
 

Emily Chambers of Potsdam Central School, a student in the Health Careers program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for March. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Chambers, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Anne Bonno. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Bonno, Chambers, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.

 

 
 

Sean Owney of Potsdam Central School, a student in the Criminal Justice program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for February. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Owney, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Judd Plumb. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Owney, Plumb, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.

 

 
 

Leanne Cary of Colton-Pierrepont Central School, a student in the Culinary Arts program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for January. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Cary, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Theresa Smith. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Smith, Cary, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath. The Potsdam Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at noon at Ponderosa in Potsdam. Guests are welcome.

 

 
 

Laura Petry of Canton Central School, a student in the Allied Health program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for December. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Petry, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Leanne Saxby. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Petry, Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath, and Saxby.

 

 
 

Krista Phippen of St. Lawrence Central School, a student in the Early Childhood Education program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for November. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Phippen, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Sonya Taylor. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Phippen, Taylor, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.

 

 
 

Nathan Hanson of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, a student in the Multi-Occupations program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for October. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Hanson, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Richard Rupert. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Hanson, Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath, and Rupert.

 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Potsdam sponsors the Interact Club of A.A.Kingston Middle School in Potsdam, N.Y. Pictured below are energetic members of Interact who participated recently in Potsdam. Rotary's Wheelchair Challenge, an actual race in wheelchairs to raise awareness and funds for disabled individuals in need of wheelchairs around the world. This year's Wheelchair Challenge makes possible the purchase of 17 wheelchairs, with matching support from the Wheelchair Foundation. Interact Clubs represent the next generation of leaders using their energy and enthusiasm to tackle issues they care about. Interact clubs connect students ages 12-18 to carry out service projects and have fun.

 

 
 

On September 16, we held the 10th Annual Potsdam Rotary Golf Tournament at the Potsdam Town and Country Club. As the major fundraiser for our club, we raised over $4,700 to support our local and international projects. The golfers were treated to lunch, 18 holes of golf, and dinner, featuring a clambake, shrimp and barbecue and a putting contest at the turn. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to next year’s tournament on May 15, 2015!

 
 
 

The Rotary Club of Potsdam recently contributed a donation of $100 to the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department. Above, Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll (left) presents a check to Assistant Chief Danielle Rose, who also addressed the club during their meeting.

 

 
 

Victoria Collins of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, a student in the Cosmetology program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for September. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Collins, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Nicole Rutledge. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll, Collins, Rutledge, and Vocational Service Chair Emeritus Bill Cuthbert.

 

 
 

This summer, the Rotary Club of Potsdam was named a Top 8 Polio Eradicator Rotary Club by District 7040. D7040 PolioPlus Committee Chair Manon Lennon (left) presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Potsdam Rotary President Christa Carroll.Image

 

 
 

The Potsdam Rotary Club will hold its 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Potsdam Town & Country Club on Friday, September 12, with check-in starting at 10:30 a.m., a shotgun start at 11:30 and a clam bake dinner to follow.  Registrations for foursomes are now being accepted and are limited to the first 35 teams. The cost is $340 per team, which includes greens fees, carts, and the clambake dinner. Please contact Rotarian Theresa Smith at 315-212-3099 to register.

 
 
 

Maureen Farina of Potsdam was recognized on June 25 as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Potsdam.  Farina was honored for her demonstrated commitment to the goals and purposes of Rotary and "in appreciation of her tangible assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."

 
 
 

Rev. William R. Cuthbert of Potsdam was recognized with the Service Above Self Award by the Rotary Club of Potsdam during its annual changeover dinner in June.  The club honored Cuthbert with the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Potsdam community.

 
 
 

Christa Carroll of Potsdam, N.Y., was installed as the 2014-2015 president of the Rotary Club of Potsdam at its annual dinner in June.  During the ceremony, Amy Flack was recognized as outgoing president and Amanda Crump was recognized as incoming vice president.

 
 
 

Shawntel Courtney of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, a student in the Pharmacy Tech program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for May. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Courtney, she met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for her hard work by Rotary Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath. Left to right: McGrath, Courtney and Potsdam Rotary President-Elect Christa Carroll.

 

 
 

ImageThe AAK InterAct Club recently held its new member Induction Ceremony. Eleven new members were inducted, including Brigid Barstow, Ann Beauchamp, Ellie DeRosa, Alison Ettinger-DeLong, Emma French, Hannah Holt, Keyana Johnson, Ana Jukic, Patrick Maciel, Alana McDonald, and McKenna Yette.  These new inductees were joined by senior members Theo Cannamela, Violet Dean, Sarah Dominy, and Kristen Parker.  Potsdam Rotary President Amy Flack and Potsdam Rotary President Elect Christa Carroll were present to add their support to the inductees.

 

 
 

Justin Holmes of Canton Central School, a student in the Building Trades program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for April. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Holmes, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Glen Perry. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President-Elect Christa Carroll, Holmes, Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath, and Perry.

 

 
 

Leaman Anson of Canton Central School, a student in the Automotive Technology program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for March. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Anson, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Austin Hicks. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary President Amy Flack, Anson, Hicks, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.

 

 
 

Dustin Baxter of Norwood Norfolk Central School, a student in the Metalworking Technology program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES Student of the Month for February. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Baxter, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech School instructor Nancy Collins. Left to right: Potsdam Rotary Vocational Service Chair Emeritus Bill Cuthbert, Baxter, Collins, and Vocational Service Chair Paul McGrath.

 

 
 
 
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