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OCO Honors Christian

Director of OCO Education Services Beth Kazel (l) and OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier (r) recently honored Discovery Learning Center Assistant Jacquelyn Christian (c) with a longevity award for 10 years of loyal service to OCO and its consumers.

Rotary Welcomes Kristin Earl
This week’s guest at Oswego Rotary was Kristin Earle, Development Director from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Central New York Chapter. Kristin spoke about the disease in general, giving members statistics for national and local numbers of patients suffering from CF, information about a local little girl suffering from cystic fibrosis and various events going on in Central New York to spread awareness and raise funds toward a cure. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. This past May a local Great Strides walk was held at the Oswego Speedway to raise funds for CF and in support of the local child with CF. Next spring on April 29 another Great Strides walk will be held and everyone is invited to participate. It’s early but our club is hoping to form a team to show our support….stay tuned. For more information, please check out the Central New York Cystic Firosis website at: www.cff.org/centralny/.

Pictured are: club President Danielle Hayden, Kristin Earle and member Sue Witmer.

Rotary Welcomes District Governor Cardemone
District 7150 Governor was a recent guest at Oswego Rotary. Peter Cardemone from the Tully club will guide our district for the next year taking office on July 1. By his side is Area 5 Assistant District Governor Jenny Doane from the Baldwinsville club. Peter gave a brief presentation of his 2016-2017 goals for the district and then turned the meeting over to Oswego club members to ask questions and chat about Rotary International and our theme for the year – Rotary Serving Humanity as the most worthwhile thing a person can do.

Pictured are: ADG Jenny Doane, DG Peter Cardemone and club President Danielle Hayden.

Golf Tourney Benefits Fight Against Breast Cancer 
The Elm’s Golf Course in Sandy Creek recently went pink as it hosted a golf tournament to aid in the fight against breast cancer. A bright pink ribbon painted on the course welcomed the participating teams as they teed off against cancer.
The tournament raised more than $2,400 with Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program, Rally for the Cure, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation each receiving donations.
“We are thrilled that committee that organized the event, which included Jan Atkinson, Jane Henderson, Patti Kinglsey and Margaret Miller thought to include us in their donations,” said Cancer Services Coordinator Carolyn Handville. “I extend a gracious thank you to the committee as well as Fulton Boiler Works, Deaton’s Ace Hardware and the Elm’s Golf Course for their generous contributions. It’s rewarding to know that the work that we do is acknowledged and appreciated.”

OCO’s Cancer Services Program offers free screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer to uninsured men and women ages 40-64. The program, which partners with over 25 medical providers in Oswego County, receives funding from the New York State Department of Health and from the Susan G. Komen Foundation of CNY.

Administered through Oswego County Opportunities, the Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County offers a number of cancer screening services including colorectal cancer screenings, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and pap/pelvic exams. These screenings are available free of charge and play an important part in maintaining good health. For more information about the program, contact Carolyn Handville at 315-592-0830 or visit www.oco.org.

Did you know … Oswego County Opportunities is celebrating 50 years of service to the Oswego County community in 2016! To learn more about OCO’s past, present and future, visit www.oco.org.

Got Pink? The Elms Golf Course, Route 2 in Sandy Creek recently hosted a golf tournament to benefit local agencies in their fight against breast cancer. The event raised more than $2,400 with Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program, Rally for the Cure, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation each receiving donations.

Rotarians at Playground
Members of Oswego Rotary Club, assisted by Valerie Mayer, an Americorps volunteer, spent a recent Saturday refurbishing the children’s play equipment in Breitbeck Park. The work was done with the cooperation of the City Parks and Recreation Department.
The work involved replacing the timbers around the perimeter of the area, painting and staining the wood and metal structures, and replacing the pea gravel covering the ground.
Partial funding for the project came as a grant from District 7150 of Rotary International and District Governor Peter F. Cardamone. The balance was raised by Oswego Rotary Club fundraising projects and members’ contributions. Raby’s Ace Home Center donated the treated timbers for the perimeter of the playground.
The Oswego Rotary Club provides a number of local services in addition to supporting humanitarian work around the globe. The club hosts the Top 100 dinner for students of Oswego High School. Members deliver Meals on Wheels, contribute to the annual Hospital Bazaar, stand with Salvation Army Christmas kettles, provide scholarships, and participate in many other service activities. Questions about membership or other Rotary topics are welcome at 343-9692.

Members of the Oswego Rotary Club and Americorps shown at the children’s playground in Breitbeck Park on August 27, where they spent the day replacing perimeter timbers, painting and staining the structures, and replacing the ground covering.

Community Members to
Share their Story at United Way Breakfast 

Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Campaign Cabinet are preparing the agenda for one of Oswego County’s most impactful events, the United Way’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. Scheduled for September 7, the event will be held from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 West Seneca St. (behind Fajita Grill on Route 104 West) in Oswego.

According to United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, Campaign Cabinet Chairperson, Dick Delaney of Novelis, and his fellow cabinet members are planning an enlightening program that will focus on the theme of this year’s United Way Campaign, “Share Your Story.”

“We’re looking to provide community members with a clear understanding of the positive impact that United Way has on Oswego County,” said McGrath. “Our theme of ‘Share Your Story’ will help achieve that as representatives from our board of directors, campaign cabinet, and staff from some of the agencies and programs United Way supports share their story of how the United Way’s focus on ending hunger, helping youth succeed and creating healthier communities inspires them to support United Way and commit to positively impacting the quality of life in every corner of Oswego County.”

The United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast is open to the public. The cost to attend is $15.00 and includes a complete breakfast. For more information visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900. Reservations may be made via e-mail at [email protected]

United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine meets with members of the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet to discuss the details for the agency’s 2017 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast that will be held at The American Foundry, September 7 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Reservations to attend may be made via e-mail at [email protected] From left are: Chairperson Dick Delaney of Novelis, Patrick Dewine, Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services, and Sue Cahill of Pathfinder Bank. Absent from the photo are Campaign Cabinet Members Lisa Dashnau and Todd Fiorenza of Exelon, Clark Stanton of OVIA, United Way Resource Development Ali McGrath, and Campaign Assistant Kalyn Duguay.


  • New York is Funding Startups – GENIUS NY
    Tuesday, August 23 • 5 to 6 p.m.
    The Tech Garden

    The Tech Garden is hosting an information session on the $2 million GENIUS NY business competition and accelerator program. The competition is focused on unmanned systems, data-to-decision applications and the IoT industry. Click her to register.
  • Minority Business & Economic Empowerment Summit 2016
    Friday, September 9 to Saturday, September 10
    DoubleTree by Hilton

    The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance and the Center of Hope International, Inc., to host the Minority Business & Economic Empowerment Summit 2016 – Redefining Economic Impact.
  • 7 Habits of 7 Highly Successful People
    Friday, September 16 • 7:30 to 10 a.m.
    The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

    Hear from seven influential executives and community leaders who will share seven lessons they have learned throughout their careers. Take away 49 principle-centered approaches to be more effective and impactful in your personal and professional life. Presented by D’Arcangelo & Co.
  • What New Labor Laws Mean for the Restaurant Industry
    Monday, September 19 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    The Tech Garden

    Join CenterState CEO and the New York State Restaurant Association to discuss new wage laws put in place this year, and how these new changes affect your restaurant or catering business.
  • CEO Talks – Presented by UGI Energy Services – Branding the Destination: Syracuse. Do Your Thing
    Wednesday, September 21 • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    The Tech Garden

    Creating a brand that’s both true to our community’s culture AND believable for the visitor began by peeling back the onion, and that’s exactly what Visit Syracuse did. Intercept interviews with stakeholders, residents and consumer visitors ultimately resulted in a brand position emphasizing that our visitors come here to experience what our residents enjoy every day ~ and that is our strength ~ authentic character, cultural gems, and unmatched outdoor spaces. Join the discussion about how you and your organization can shape and change the perception of Syracuse and its viability as a vibrant and inviting destination. This program is limited to 20 participants.
  • Business After Hours and Member Showcase on the Rooftop
    Thursday, September 22 • 5 to 7 p.m.
    Merchants Commons
    Network after work on the rooftop of Merchants Commons, and have a chance to win two Delta Air Lines tickets! Sponsored by C.H. Insurance Brokerage Services Co. and Centolella Lynn D’Elia & Temes. For information on displaying your business at this event, contact Beth Savicki at 315-470-1833 or [email protected].