Oswego Rotary Sets Pancake Breakfast

Join your friends and neighbors for breakfast on Sunday, May 2, at the Oswego Rotary Club’s 29th annual pancake breakfast. It will be held again this year at the Oswego High School cafeteria. Customers are welcome to eat in the cafeteria or come inside and get carry-outs. Serving will be from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Tickets are available from any member of the club, Paul’s Big M, The Palladium-Times, river’s end bookstore, by calling 343-9692, or at the door.

Construction at the high school requires that customers enter the building from the Buccaneer Boulevard side, parking either at Leighton School or in the lot on the east, Liberty Street, side of the building. Enter by the front doors of the high school or use the handicapped-access entrance just to the left of the front steps.

The breakfast will celebrate a north country springtime tradition by serving delicious Oswego County maple syrup, fresh from the sugar house of Wight’s Pure Maple Syrup of Mexico. The “all you can eat” menu will feature plain, chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes; maple and other syrups; scrambled eggs; link sausages or ham; fruit cup; orange juice; and coffee, tea, or milk. A variety of Wight’s maple products will be available for purchase.

The Oswego Rotary Club is in its eighty-third year of service in the Oswego community. Rotary seeks to promote fellowship, high professional standards in one’s occupation, and service to one’s community and the world. The club, with generous assistance from the Tarandi Foundation, awards four $1000 scholarships each year and a $500 occupational education award. It typically hosts exchange students from other countries and often sends Oswego students abroad. The Top 100 Dinner is held each year to honor the 25 highest-ranking students in each of the classes at Oswego High School. Members of the club assist with many local service activities such as Project Bloom, spelling bee, Oswego Hospital bazaar, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army bell ringing and winter clothing collection, Gift of Vision, and Literacy Volunteers.

Rotary International is an organization of more than 30,000 clubs around the world. It strives to promote peace, understanding, and cooperation through various programs and humanitarian projects. In cooperation with Rotary District 7150 and the Rotary Foundation, the Oswego club has contributed to equipping a school in India and providing lifesaving and sight-saving treatment to young people of countries where needed treatment was not available. It is currently giving funds to help provide clean water in areas where many children die each year of preventable water-borne illnesses. All Rotarians are still engaged in a project called Polio Eradication which is collaborating with other agencies to eliminate polio from the few countries where it is still a health threat. The project was begun in 1985 as a way of marking the one-hundredth anniversary in 2005, of the founding of Rotary. The two Oswego Rotary clubs recently collaborated in furnishing the Community Room in the restored and expanded City Library. They are now turning their attention to the I Believe Capital Campaign of the Oswego Salvation Army.

Anyone having questions about Rotary or Rotary membership or about the pancake breakfast is invited to call Vernon Tryon, breakfast chairman, at 343-9692.