The Fletcherizer
East Aurora Rotary Meeting
March 22, 2022  
Speaker: Dave Schifferle, Classification – Dave expressed how comfortable it was to join a Club like Rotary, where he has managed to interact with friends, old and new. A native of Lancaster, he spent 27 years as an engineer with Motorola, moving to East Aurora in 1983 with his wife Lisa (active in the Knox Garden Club). After a brief stint with Continental, he moved to Moog, where he spent 12 years as a program manager. He retired in Oct. 2021. He has always been involved in the community, as an Arsenal coach, and now as VP of the Friends of Knox. He recognizes the importance of community involvement, as a way to foster relationships, encourage young people, recognize bad actors and preserve history. He looks at the four-way test (particularly #1 and #2) as being fundamental guiding principles. If you follow those “everything else comes together.” He also sees the importance of asking people to volunteer. It’s often the best way to recruit new members!
Ukranian Relief: We have made contact with the Ukrainian Club in Buffalo. They have contacts with Ukranians and we have considered the $1,000 Foundation donation go to them, where they can get the relief to people in a more expedient manner. There is still $1,000 reserved for shelter boxes, which can be spent at a later date as the refugee crisis is expected to continue for some time. Additional funding was discussed and will be brought before the Club Board at its next meeting. 
Sunrise Club of Buffalo: A fundraiser is being held by this club. More information to follow from Pat. 
Cradle Beach Day: Cradle Beach days are back, and the Club will be volunteering to provide popcorn for the Wednesday date. More information to come. 
Quiz Night: Basket Packing – Friday, 6 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church. Bring your donations to the Basket Raffle!! 
        Quiz Night – Saturday, 4 p.m. is the set-up time at Gow. 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. start
            There is still one table left! If anyone is interested, contact Amy ASAP
            VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED – Let Amy know if you can help out!
Bunny Hop: April 16th, 2022. There will be another Bunny Hop meeting after the Tuesday Mar. 29th meeting. 
        Jeff brought extra signs for the Bunny Hop for people to put on their lawn, etc. 
Rib Takeout Dinner: May 20, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church. $20 pre-sale, $25 day of
                        Pat will be distributing tickets to members in the coming weeks.
Stillwater Farm Dinner: August 21st, featuring Dapper Goose. $150 per person. Karen will send another email about this and a follow up email confirming attendance, for those who express interest.
Aktion Club Talent Show – March 26th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Southside Municipal Center. After a hiatus, the Aktion club members are back on stage for their annual talent show. It’s a really fun event and the members look forward to it, so if you are available, come! (Sorry to throw a “Kiwanis” thing on here but since I am typing this week’s Fletcherizer, there’s no one to stop me). 
ATTENDANCE:  AJ Block, P Shea, D Missert, J Thiesen, R Young, J Deck, A Suda, D Schifferle, J Markello, B Injaychock, K Gembar, 
                                    S Cunningham