The early birds of Sunrise Rotary get their Fridays off to a fun, friendly start every week. Meeting at Mimi’s at 7 AM is a surefire way to get the juices flowing and interest growing. The club has maintained its ongoing service to the community with projects the members have developed over the thirteen plus years the club has been chartered through Rotary. The Michaud Nursing home monthly activities include the favorite bingo and ice cream night and Christmas caroling. The club continues to sponsor Youth Exchange students both coming to Fulton and going out to various countries. Members also welcome adult Group Study Exchange teams, in which non-Rotarian young professionals are sent on a month long travel and study opportunity. Other international efforts include assisting with a Shelter Box, which provides shelter and cooking utensils for ten people in a disaster area, Books for the World and providing clean water with the Honduras Water Filter Project and Water for Sudan Project. The annual scholarship helps support a Fulton high school graduate’s studies at a two-year or vocational school. The club assists the Salvation Army at Christmas with the Kettle Drive and provides a dictionary to every third grade student in the Phoenix schools with the annual Dictionary Project. Some of the other community programs supported this year include the Fulton YMCA, OCO Bowl-A-Thon, Catholic Charities, the Red Cross, Oswego County Literacy Volunteers, All Saints Church Community Dinners, United Way, Hurricane Sandy, ARC of Oswego County, Fulton Public Library, the […]
Each Fall, the Fulton Veteran’s Council chooses a Veteran of the Year from among the membership of several Fulton veteran’s organizations. For 2016, Alan C. Deline, left, was named Veteran of the Year and is seen with Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward. Deline served in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Army. Deline will be the Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Salute Parade on May 28th. The parade is sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, the Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Service Clubs, in cooperation with the Fulton Veteran’s Council.
The Memorial Day Salute is a full day event that was created and is now carried on by representatives of the four Fulton service clubs: Noon Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions. The service clubs are assisted by the Fulton Veterans Council. Pictured are the presidents of the service clubs and the Veteran of the Year. From left are: Angelo Caltabiano, Kiwanis; Bridgette Seguin, Noon Rotary; Veteran of the Year Alan Deline; Betty Maute, Sunrise Rotary and Paul Foster, Lions Club. Absent from photo is Larry Macner, MDS Chair. This year the 35th Annual Memorial Day Salute will be held May 28th.
Date: May 28th, 2016 Times: 10am Start – 1pm Location: Fulton, NY Dear Parade Supporter, Planning for the 35th Annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute Parade is in high gear. You are cordially invited to be a part of this year’s parade which will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM. The Memorial Day Salute Parade, over the last 35 years, has become one of the premier parades in all of Central New York. Thousands of people line the streets watching the parade. It makes a great showcase to display your group’s activities. The Fulton Service Clubs’ Memorial Day Salute Committee has retained Cre8 Studios LLC to manage the celebration’s parade element. We are very excited to to be a part of the parade. Efforts are being made to improve the value of participation by increasing the quality of entries and making sure that all entries meet the annual theme and nature of the parade. The theme for this year is “SUPPORT OUR VETERANS”. This is also Oswego County’s Bicentennial Year. Above all else, this is a day to remember the people who died serving in the country’s armed forces. All parade entries must be respectful of the significance of this day and be deemed a suitable fit as a parade entry before being accepted. Please detail your entry in the parade application. The committee has always tried to make the parade “children friendly” by having hundreds of children in the parade. We also have hundreds of children […]
According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and several other sources, the tune used by the United States Armed Forces from 1835 until 1860 was a bugle call known as the “Scottish Tattoo.” “Taps” was arranged in its present form by the Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, an American Civil War general and Medal of Honor recipient, and a Utica, New York native. General Butterfield commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
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