Sunrise Rotary

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 […]

Alan C. Deline 2016 Veteran of the Year

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.

35th Annual Memorial Day Salute

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.

2015 Parade
Parade Entry Letter Event: Fulton Memorial Day Salute Parade

Dear Parade Supporter,, This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10:00 AM. The Parade Committee is seeking floats and/or special attractions highlighting this year’s theme. Please complete this 2 page entry application and return as soon as possible. You must include a detailed description of your organization and your intended entry for the Parade. If you have any questions, please email us at You will be contacted the week of the parade with your line-up location. All participants must arrive at the staging area no later than 9am. Date: May 27th, 2017  Times: 10am Start – 1pm Location: Fulton, NY Down Load Float Application – Memorial Day Salute Here PARTICIPATION CRITERIA & RULES MOTORIZED VEHICLES– Must be a street legal vehicle no taller than the streetlights (14 feet maximum) and must be operated by a licensed driver. Passengers are not allowed to enter or exit vehicles/ floats while moving. Participants riding any type of motorcycle, 4 wheeler or bike are required to wear proper helmets. Fire Extinguishers are required to be on open floats. DESIGN/ DECORATIONS/ ENTERTAINMENT VALUE– All decorations should adhere to the parade theme or default requirements and strive for full entertainment value for the crowd. Float materials should be securely fastened to the float. Walking groups should have a large banner or banners leading the group. Non identifiable entries will not be permitted to enter in to the parade. THEME – All floats must show the parade theme “Support our Veterans”. Include a […]


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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