We held our “Out of this World” e-Club Charter Party Aug. 9th!
Monday, August 9, 2004 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, a very unique Charter celebration of Rotary eClub NY1 of D-7150 was held at its earthly headquarters, The Children's Museum, 311 Main Street, Utica, NY. One of only 27 chosen by Rotary International to become an e-Club, we were the third to get chartered! While we meet in cyberspace, our earthly headquarters is the Children’s Museum in Utica, NY, the only children’s museum in the country and the world to be adopted by both NASA & the Dept. of Energy’s Office of Science! The luncheon event featured the 9 Charter members being presented with their Charter and Rotary pins by District 7150 Past District Governor Andrea Ives & Centennial Governor Jim Austin.
Introduced by Congressman Boehlert, the keynote was delivered
by former astronaut Mike McCulley, CEO of United Space Alliance, who
will present a program on "The Vision for Space Exploration."
He also presented special exhibits and gifts to Museum Director and
Cyber Club President Marlene Brown. Attendees were able to view and
intereact with the exhibits and network with the guests. $10. per
person donation. Clubs were
asked to bring their Club banner and other resources they may
have to add to our Rotary Resource Room. They were able to view the
progress made on our Centennial Project - a Rotary Resource Reading
Room for children and adults. Download the Invitation
and the Complete Agenda.
During the day
on Monday, August 9, 2004 from 10:30am to 11:30am, the Children's
Museum held an "Out of This World" NASA event! Children,
families, and visitors were able to view a new NASA exhibit with presentations
by Congressman Sherry Boehlert, Chairman of the House Science Committee,
and Astronaut Mike McCulley. Kids of all ages received autographed
pictures and NASA pins and interacted with our space exhibits! More
information on the Children’s
NOTE: The following was e-mailed to e-Club President Marlene from R.I. headquarters:
Admission of the Rotary eClub of D-7150 NY1, New York, USA
STATEMENT: Application documents from the Rotary eClub have been reviewed and are in full compliance with the constitutional documents and Board policy.
District: 7150; Zone: 31; Admission
Date: 6 April 2004; Charter Members: 7
DECISION: The Board of Directors of RI, the General Secretary
acting on its behalf, hereby admits to membership in Rotary International
the Rotary e-Club named above.