The Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently concluded its second week of hosting international Rotarians as part of the District 7120 Governor Elect Hospitality Program.
Fourteen international governor-elects traveled to the area for an eight-day hospitality program before traveling to Rotary training conference in San Diego.
Rotary District Gov.-elect Cheryl Law, of England, was hosted by John and Mary Beth Summers, of Victor. Law visited Corning Rotary Club before arriving in the Finger Lakes region, and she enjoyed Southern Tier attractions including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. She met many local Rotarians during her Ontario County visit and engaged in Rotary activities such as visits to George Eastman House, lunch in a village bistro and shopping at Eastview Mall.
Victor-Farmington Rotary Club held a special dinner meeting to welcome Law and other Rotary guests visiting Ontario County, including District Gov.-elect Zamin Hussain and his wife, Rashida, of India, who were the guests of Canandaigua Rotarians Mary and Kirby Green; and District Gov.-elect Raymond Herbert and his wife, Diedre, of Australia, who were hosted by Canandaigua Rotarians Janet and Kim Tenreiro.
The guests spoke about Rotary in their home area and their commitment to the Rotary goal of serving others. Law encouraged those in attendance to remain focused on Rotary’s service goals.
The dinner included local government representatives Peter Ingalsbe, Farmington town supervisor; Jack Marren, Victor town supervisor; and Jason Ashton, Victor village mayor. The officials briefly spoke, and President Jim Crane presented a Victor-Farmington Rotary Club banner to each of the guests.
Visiting Rotarians took a tour of the New York State Police Troop E Headquarters in Farmington. Maj. Rick Allen and members of his command discussed law enforcement issues and provided demonstrations on various aspects of police work.
Canandaigua Rotary Club hosted a special dinner at Finger Lakes Community College. The district governor-elects spoke about their visit and the reception they received from Rotarians throughout the local area. Canandaigua Rotary Club President Ellen Polimeni presented each of the guests with Canandaigua Rotary Club banners.
Victor-Farmington Rotarians and Guarev Revankar, an exchange student from India, accompanied the visitors and their hosts to Niagara Falls on the last day of their visit.
The district governor-elects and their spouses then departed Rochester International Airport for San Diego to participate in an intense, weeklong training conference that will prepare them for their duties and responsibilities when they assume office in July.