No Meeting This Week

There will be no official meeting this week due to Thanksgiving.  Rotarians who want to get together for breakfast can do so at Jennifer's at 8am.  Please reply or let John Turnbull know if you will be coming so we can get the right number of tables.
Nov 24, 2023 7:25 AM
Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 01, 2023 7:25 AM
Dec 08, 2023 7:25 AM
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Queen of Hearts

Christine Floerke's table won the table drawing  and are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets next week.  There are 17 cards left and the Queen is worth $1080.

Community Calendar

  • December 1 - Chamber Holiday Scholarship Dance

Winter Wonderland

Thanks to the Rotarians who showed up to serve hot chocolate, donuts, and cookies during the Winter Wonderland Sunday.

Club Christmas Party

Thanks to those of you who already filled out the survey to pick a date for the Christmas Party.  It is still available at until Monday morning so we can meet with Rosewood and get a commitment on number of people.  The club is chipping in to bring the cost down to $15 a head for attendees who committed to attend, which will include appetizers.  Rotarians will be responsible for their own bar tab.  A couple of you did not fill in your name.  Please either reply with your name, or edit your response.
Upcoming Events
Chili Open Committee Meeting - Senior Center
Senior Center
Dec 01, 2023
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Senior Christmas Luncheon 2023
Senior Center
Dec 01, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fun & Photos with Santa 2023
Dec 02, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Chili Open Committee Meeting - Bennet's
Bennet's Pizza
Dec 07, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2023
Giant Eagle Market District
Dec 08, 2023
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Meeting Recap

John Turnbull gave the invocation and led the pledge.


We had members from the volleyball team visit us.  They finished the season with a winning record of 12-10, and they are all scholar athletes, maintaining a 3.7 GPA.

New Member Induction

We inducted Chris Kneeland to the club.  He was introduced to the club by Ashley Gay and is managing partner at Rosewood Grill.  George Schindler was also in attendance and submitted his application to rejoin the club as a second member as part of our Community Partner Program. 


Kevin Lynch recognized our November birthdays of Manny Garcia, Ted Sawicki, Bill Walsh, Jake DeLorge, Barb Stettnisch, Beth Seese, James Nixon, Brent Painter and Jerry Balint, along with Rotary anniversaries for Brian Kiplinger (33 years), Shannon Burns (20 years), Barb Davis (15 years), Paul Psota (14 years), Barry Zimmerman (13 years), Tom Drost (13 years), Jamie Debenham (12 years), Pat Greco (11 years), Brian Krusz (10 years), Kim Harris (5 years), Dave Geier (4 years), and Pat Hayes, Dustin Passalacqua, James Morehouse and Dave Shuey all at 1 year.


  • Senior Christmas Lunch will be December 1st, and Photos with Santa Dec 2nd.  Signups are online, or reply to this email.
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing will be on Friday December 8th at the Giant Eagle Market District.  There are still a few 30 minutes slots open.


Members shared stories of their experiences at past Chili Open events to have stories and quotes for the website.  If you have additional stories that you would like to share you can send them to Ashley and/or TJ.