Victor-Farmington Rotary Club inducted three members during a recent dinner meeting: Kelly Cochrane, Carla Scheer and Neil Scheer.
Cochrane, of Farmington, serves as assistant branch manager at Canandaigua National Bank’s Farmington office. Carla Scheer, of Farmington, is a watercolor artist and former teacher. Her husband, Neil, is a retired psychologist.
Several past district governors from Rotary District 7120 participated in the inductions, including Tom Rogers, of Canandaigua; Glenn Balch, of Scottsville; and Norma Madayag-Reilly, of Newark. District Gov. Don Milton, of Penfield Rotary Club, and incoming Gov. Mike Slovak, of Bath Rotary Club, welcomed the new members into the fellowship of Rotary.
Rotarian Bruce Chapman surprised his wife, Vera, with a Paul Harris Fellow Award for her community service and support she provided him in his Rotary activities. Vera Chapman is active in her local food cupboard, Meals on Wheels, school activities, community service projects and church activities.
The Paul Harris Fellow Award represents a $1,000 contribution made in the award recipient’s named to Rotary Foundation to advance service projects around the globe. Club President Bonnie Cottone assisted Bruce Chapman in presenting the award to a surprised Vera Chapman.
Cottone turned the tables on Bruce Chapman, and announced that the club awarded him with a similar award, making him a multiple Paul Harris recipient. Bruce Chapman serves as chairman for the club’s annual Taste of the Finger Lakes fundraising event, as well as chairman for the club’s Program Committee.
Victor-Farmington Rotary made a financial donation to Cobblestone Arts Center in Farmington. Lorene Benson, executive director, received a check and framed certificate of appreciation that recognized Cobblestone’s contributions to the Victor-Farmington community. Several associates and family members attended the meeting.
Cottone announced that Rotarian Alana Schary will leave the club and move to Florida. Schary received a going-away gift on behalf of club members. Cottone discussed Schary’s contributions through her participation in club service projects.
Secretary Karen Parkhurst updated members on the club’s proposed project to provide a clean water distribution system to the community of La Palma in Nicaragua. To date, the club has raised $65,000 in committed funding, including pledges from Rotary clubs in Argentina and Paraguay.