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Rotary founder Paul Harris said it best when he said "Since the beginning of civilization, there has been a surplus of sayers of things. If there is any one particular way in which I would have Rotary distinguished from other organizations, it is in the quality of character which results in the doing of things." The Victor-Farmington Rotary Club takes this quote to heart.  Our club although few in numbers gets things done.

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Rotarians' Night Out
VF Rotarian Bruce Chapman villain turned hero greets members of our club
Rotarians' Night Out

On February 5th, fifteen members and spouses from the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club attended the opening night performance of Memories, Music & Mayhem, presented by the Monsignor Schnacky Community Players at the St. Catherine of Siena Church Hall in Mendon. The night was proclaimed “ROTARY NIGHT” and a large number of Rotarians and guests from surrounding Rotary clubs were in attendance.  The Monsignor Schnacky Community Players came into existence 1982 when Rotarian Travis Piper (Bloomfield Rotary) and his wife Kathy suggested the idea of a community theater group to Monsignor Albert Schnacky, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, their parish church. The pastor’s response was, ‘Save me a small part.’

Genealogy Topic Of The Day
Rotarian Ross Cottone introduces Ed Groszewski to the Club.
Genealogy Topic Of The Day

The February 3rd luncheon meeting of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club was highlighted by a program on genealogy that ,was presented by Ed Groszewski, a retired high school principal who resides in Gates, NY. Mr. Groszewski has been pursuing genealogy as a hobby and as a business for over twenty years. His area of concentration is Italian genealogy. Ed spends time each week translating and abstracting Italian birth, marriage, and death records. He related that he first became interested in genealogy in 1994 when tracing his own family genealogy.

Eastview Mall GM Mike Kauffman Addresses our club

The January 27th meeting of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club featured an interesting presentation by Mike Kauffman, General Manager of Eastview Mall, who discussed mall operations and marketing trends.  Mr. Kauffman has held his current position since 1993. He has been employed by the Wilmorite Corporation, owner of the mall, since 1984.

 Victor - Farmington Rotary club inducted two new members
Picture - President John Summers, Nancy Zavaglia, Ken Sousa, District Governor Bill Gormont

On January 20th the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club inducted two new members. Nancy Zavaglia, a retired Eastman Kodak  employee and Ken Sousa, operator of an assisted living home care business have joined the local Service club.

District Governor Bill Gormont and V-F Club President John Summers conducted the induction and presentation of their Rotary pins.

Giving Tree Is Set
Rotarians Jim Crane, Alicia Carney, Kim Yourch. Al Rosbrook, Judy Luitweiler & Dave Luitweiler set up Giving Tree at Wades Market
Giving Tree Is Set

On November 22 members of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club set up the annual Giving Tree at Wade's Market in Farmington. This year marks the 25th year our club has collected Christmas presents for the less fortunate and the senior citizens confined to nursing homes in our area.

Last year we distributed over 1,200 gifts. The tree has become a tradition for local shoppers at the market who are very generous.

All gifts should be returned to Wades by December 14th were Rotarians will collect the gifts for distribution. 

V-F Rotary Honors Local Judge
V-F Rotary Honors Local Judge

At a dinner on Wednesday November 20, 2013 the Victor-Farmington Rotary club honored Judge William Kocher with the "Jordan Papas Service Above Self Award"  Attendees included several current and retired judges, law enforcement and town officals from Victor and Farmington, as well as lawyers and other members of the law profession.  Kocher was honored for his work on the bench as a town of Victor justice, and as a family court judge. 

Since 1967 The Victor-Farmington Rotary club has served the communities of Victor and Farmington NY.   This mighty little club is made up of men and women dedicated to improving the global and local communities. Our dedication to the Rotary Motto of "service above self" drives every decision our club makes and the projects that we allign with.  

Some of the many projects that we have supported and are currently supporting, to improve the lives of those who struggle to survive and helps build a community of cooperation and friendship, include:

  • Solar Ovens to Nicaragua
  • Solar Panels to Nicaragua
  • Eye glasses to Gayana
  • Water Projects
  • International Youth Exchange 
  • RCSD School #16 backpack project
  • Christmas Giving Tree
Wednesdays - 12:15-1:15
Ravenwood Golf Club
929 Lynaugh Rd.
Victor, NY 14564

Youth Exchange Holiday Brunch
Youth Exchange Holiday Brunch

Youth Exchange students celebrate the Christmas/Holiday season in the United States.  This year at Ravenwood on December 1. It's a Party that won't be forgotten.

Eastern Cities Dinner
Eastern Cities Dinner
President Dave & Rotarian Judy meet first female RI VP Anne Matthews
Victor-Farmington Rotary Club
PO Box 25176
Farmington, NY 14425