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Another Fun Run Done

On an overcast October morning the rain held off until minutes before the start!
26 runners head of for a 5 or 10 k run  around Dryden Lake
Thanks to the runners, our volunteers, and, again, this years sponsors!
Applied Design Research Assoc.      Cornerstone Architects
Dryden Realty & Apartment Co.       First National Bank of Dryden
Scottie's Auto Repair                         Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Elemental Pet Vets                             Preston Enterprises
CNY Signs & Graphics                     Artcraft Home Improvements
Dryden Barbershop                           Dryden Monumant Company
Perkins Funeral Home                       CayugaXpress
Dragonfly Grille                                Fingerlake Electric  Supply
Schickel Construction                       Bell's Auto Care
McCune, Murphy & Potter               Peak Performance
Station Creamery                              CNY Auto Hub
Dryden Hotel
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Dryden Holiday Celebration - Gingerbread House Display

Hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins & Cortland Counties and Dryden Rotary!
Community groups are invited to build a gingerbread house to be displayed in Habitat’s office windows at 14 West Main Street.  Houses will be displayed from Sunday December 1st thru Saturday December 7th
On Saturday the 7th the community will be welcomed in from 10:00 until 4:00 for a closer look and to vote for their favorite! Formal judging will have taken place prior. The ‘Community Choice’ and ‘Judged’ winners will be presented awards at the Dryden Community Center Café after the tree lighting.
Any Dryden community group; service organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, may enter. Due to space limitations we are only able accept the first 12 entries.  
Registration forms can be downloaded, look to the left on this page...
Completed forms must be received by Friday 29 November either by the US mail of email. The $10 entry fee can either be sent with completed form or brought with the house at drop-off.  All fees and any donations will go to Habitat.
Houses must be dropped off at Habitat’s office (14 West Main Street) between 4:00 and 7:00 PM on Sunday 01 December and picked up between 4:00 and 5:30 Sat 07 December.
Houses must be on a sturdy base no larger than 12” x 20”. Any information regarding the house, such as who made it, what it represents, etc. must be incorporated within the base
Questions? Send an email to:
Dryden Holiday Celebration - Gingerbread House Display  Evan Kurtz 2019-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Once Again ...


The Dryden Rotary Club and the Dryden Community Center Cafe are participating in the 27th annual 'Share the Warmth' campaign with over 20 collection sites around Tompkins County.

Donations of clean new or gently used winter clothing will be gratefully collected, sorted, and distributed across the area by volunteers from a number of partner organizations including the Ithaca, Dryden, and Trumansburg Rotary Clubs.

The familiar “red box” collection bin can be found at the Dryden Community Center Café

Your support is needed and appreciated!

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Another Fall Dash done!

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Despite the forecast of fog the morning was the start of a glorious fall day!  Sunny and in the upper 40’s.
Lining up for the 9:00 AM start were 31 runners, mostly women. At the starting whistle 20 folks headed off for 10 k by turning immediately right onto the Schug trail. This took them ‘out and back’ to where they would continue around Dryden Lake chasing the 11 runners doing the 5k.
Dogs and kids were the order of the day with 7 and 8 years old completing the 10 k!
A great big thank you to all of the runners and our sponsors.   More information about the race (Map, Results, Sponsors, etc) can be found here.
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BBQ Sat 17 Aug

Come to Clark's between 10:00 and 2:00 for some fine BBQ'd chicken!
Funds from these event support our Youth Exchange Program, provide dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in the Dryden School District, send 2 or 3 High School Rotary Youth Leadership Awardees' to a 4 day camp, supplement our annual donations to 3 food pantries, sand other good Rotary works.
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A visit from a veteran

Our club was honored this morning with the visit of Pvt Robert Nobles, 508th PIR Co C.(Part of the famed 82nd Airborne). Bob, who lives in Ithaca, was a POW after parachuting behind German lines and fighting on D-Day 75 years ago.

The service that men like Bob performed for the world should never be forgotten!


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Dairy Days

Stop by and visit us at Dairy Days!
Saturday 08 June, Montgomery Park, 10:30 to 3:00
Talk with local Rotarians about the difference Rotary makes in our community and around the world.
Learn how you can join us providing "Service Above Self"!
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Recognition Day Flower Sale - April 24th

Support the Dryden Rotary Club
Recognition day is upon us; show you care to those that matter and Dryden Rotary gets $5 per bouquet!!!

4/14/2019  Last day to order flowers
4/24/2019  Flowers delivered personally by a Rotarian
Questions?  Orders?  Contact Wil & Cathy Buttner (607.220.6630 or 607.262.6940) or any Dryden rotary Member.

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12th Annual Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dryden Rotary Club's 12th Annual Mystery Dinner Theater will be held at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home
Saturday February 2nd.
Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6 PM. Dinner at 7:30
Tickets are $45.00 from any Dryden Rotarian, local businesses, and on-line.
Dinner includes roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable medley, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and soda.
More details at at "Upcoming Events" immediately to the right on this page
or at
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Share the Warmth

As part of the Ithaca Rotary Club’s "Share the Warmth" clothing drive, the Rotary Club of Dryden is sponsoring a drop off box at the Dryden Community Center Café, 1 West Main Street, Dryden.
The red wooden box will be there from Saturday 03, Nov thru Wednesday, 12 Dec
All winter clothing in good repair is accepted. There is a special need for larger-sized clothing (2X and up) and large-sized boots (13 and up), as well as coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens for all—and blankets. Each article of clothing donated should be new or gently used, and clean for future recipients.
Finger Lakes ReUse collects the items for sorting and Catholic Charities, which serves all of Tompkins County, then distributes the items.
“Share the Warmth” began in Ithaca 25 years ago but has extended to Trumansburg and now to Dryden with the support of local business, colleges, and Rotary clubs.
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Rotary Dash 2018 is Done!

Despite the rain and cool temperatures we has a field of 42 runners on Saturday.  In the 10k there were 18 runners with 24 taking on the 5k loop around the Dryden Lake.
Thanks to all our sponsors and runners. The funds will be used to support Dryden Rotary's local and international projects.
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August Calendar

August GREETERS: __Sylvia_& ______
     Thurs., Aug. 2nd : 7:00 am Café, Program: Jakub
    Sat. Aug 4th:  Jakub departs: Syracuse airport, 2:15 pm?
    Tues., Aug 7th:  Board meeting 6:30 pm, Kim's house
    Thurs., Aug 9th: Dr. Ornithia Montague, TC3 President, 7:00 am Café,
   Sat Aug 11th BBQ – Evan pit master 6am – 2pm
   Sat Aug 11th- Cambodian Dinner, Holy Cross Church 6pm
   Wed., Aug 15th: Host : Evan
   Program: Marty and Martha Windsor: Community Core
   Friday Aug 17th: Pasuth arrives, Ithaca Airport, 6:40 pm
  Thurs., Aug 23rd: Kayla Lane Clark, Dryden Apt. Company
  Thurs., Aug 30th: Program needed
  Sept. Greeters ____Tom and Chris S____________
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Helping at Lime Hollow

Rotarians from the Dryden, Cortland Noon, and Cortland Breakfast clubs pitched in with other community groups to plant trees at Lime Hollow nature Center on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. 
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2018 Mystery Dinner Theater

A great time was had by all who recently attended our 11th annual Mystery Dinner Theater!
Mark the first weekend in February of 2019 for our next adventure!  Details will follow!
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RYLA 2018

Dryden Rotary
2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Rotary brings together over 100 high school Jrs. from Ithaca to Cooperstown for week of intense leadership training and fellowship.
If you would like to attend the RYLA Conference from June 24th – June 29th, at SUNY Oneonta, you will need to complete an interest form and participate in an interview through the Dryden Rotary Club.
Forms are available at HS office or on the Rotary bulletin board by the library. Must be submitted by 23 Feb
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Mystery Dinner Theater 2018

The Dryden Rotary Club & Acme Mystery Co. hereby invite you to join them for the

11th Annual Dryden Rotary Mystery Dinner Theater: “LOW NOON ”
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6 PM till done. Doors open at 5
It's a Western theme so feel free to dress the part!

Dinner, served at 7:30 will be a buffet of Chicken and Ribs, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Southwestern Rice, Vegetables, Rolls, Salads, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, and Soda. Stronger stuff is available at the bar for cash.

Dryden Veteran’s Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Rd, Dryden NY 13053
ALL proceeds help the Dryden Rotary Club support Youth programs, local and International Projects, and much, much more…

Pre-sale Tickets only, $45.00

Tickets available from Dryden Rotarians or Call 607-838-3656 or email
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Adopt a Family

So this year we stepped up to provide ALL the gifts & food to a Dryden community family in need...
Talk to Chris S. or see the week 23 email for details
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The 'first 'occasional' meeting

Wednesday,15 November
The first 'occasional' joint meeting of the Dryden and Groton Rotary clubs was held at the Dryden Community Center Cafe.  The Dryden club provided the location and logistical assistance while Groton acted as the 'host' providing a dinner of chicken casserole, tossed salad, rolls, soda, and great desserts!
From 6:00 to 7:00 folks were able to socialize and enjoy dinner.  At 7:00 each club took about 10 minutes to cover any business and tell the other club about what they are doing.  Dryden is pushing sign-ups for 2 days of Salvation Army bell ringing while Groton is working on their  Hurricane Heroes which involves their community and grade school students in fund raising for school libraries affected by recent hurricanes in Florida,Texas, and possibly Puerto Rico. All the dinner fees and both club's happy dollars for the evening were donated to the cause for a total of $172.
Foundation Area Director Evan Kurtz presented Ben Curtis, Groton President, with the Groton club's award from the recent  Foundation Dinner for $100 per capita giving to the Rotary Foundation in 16-17.
Sadly Dryden's speaker, Jon Helsiva, last years Dryden exchange student to Germany, was ill so the rest of the evening was spent socializing, not that Rotarians mind that!
There was talk of 'doing this again' as all enjoyed the evening so stay tuned for the next 'occasional' joint Dryden/Groton joint meeting!
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2017 Food Run is in the books!

Posted on Nov 03, 2017
This year's winner was Dryden Food Pantry. Cindy Almendinger ran on their behalf and carted off $333.90 in food including and a couple frozen turkeys to be handed out at future Food Pantry giveaways.
Ticket sales grossed $1,267 with the net to be equally divided between the three food pantries in the Town of Dryden plus the Methodist Church Wednesday Community Dinner.
Thanks to all Rotarians who sold tickets and to Clark's for supporting this annual event.
L to R - Dick Clark, Aiden Payne, Cindy Almendinger
2017 Food Run is in the books! Evan Kurtz 2017-11-03 04:00:00Z 0

2017 Fall Dash

Last Saturday was a perfect day for a run! It was mostly sunny and in the low 60’s. Well, by the end of the race it was warmer; it was pretty cool at the start!  We had 17 hardy and happy runners on the two courses. Ten ran the 5 k around Dryden Lake and seven others ran 10k by doing 5k on the Schug Trail before heading off around the lake.
The 5K overall winner was Matt Banazek and the 10k overall winner was Dean Russo
Start of the race!
For complete results please go to:
Many folks stayed until the end to cheer the other runners, enjoy light snacks, and chat with the volunteers and other finishers.
Thanks to all the volunteers and runners. We all are looking forward to 20 Oct 2018 to do this again!
Please keep our sponsors in mind:
Applied Design Research Assoc.
Bell's Autocare
Bravo Pizzeria Restaurant
Brecht's Towing& Service
Comfort Technology
Cornestone Architects
Dryden Center Community Café
Dragonfly Grille
Dryden Agway
Dryden Hotel
Fingerlake Electric  Supply
Preston Enterprises
Schickel Construction
Scottie's Auto Repair
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Our Upcoming Fall Road Race

Club members, set aside some time to come help and be sure to let friends and family know about this fun run!

5K and 10K run around Dryden Lake on open town roads and the Schug Trail

Start/Finish at the North Parking Lot/Boat Ramp

'Day of' registration opens at 8:00 AM

Entry fee:  Adults $15, 19 and under $10, Family $30

T-Shirts available for $5

Online Registration

A downloadable registration form can be found by clicking on the Upcoming Events link to the right

This is a fund raiser for Dryden Rotary Youth programs

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The past week in Dryden Rotary

Maryann Sumner spoke to the club providing interesting facts and stories of the Historical Society.
A small, but hardy, highway cleanup crew worked  2/3 of North Road.  Our club  has a commitment to pick up trach on that stretch twice a year...let's do better in the spring!
Evan & Tracy spent the day Saturday in Verona as part of the Rotary Leadership Institute faculty.  They helped District 7150 Rotarians discover more about themselves and Rotary. Members of our club should look towards 10 March to attend RLI in Owego.  It is certainly time well spent.
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Highlights of the week

Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Wow.... what a busy week
- Monday we planted a Serviceberry tree in the Montgomery Park Main Street entrance with the help of the Dryden Village DPW and the Beautification Brigade.
- Wednesday afternoon club members, with a lot of help from the Dryden Village DPW, assembled and installed a bench Montgomery Park Main Street entrance.
- Wednesday evening had our open house at the Dryden Café with 99% attendance of club members! Our guest speaker was Rotary District 7170 District Governor Zoe V. who was introduced by Assistance Governor Gina S. Our District Membership Chair Matt A. also spoke to our members and the and 12 community members who came to learn about Rotary and our club.
- Thursday morning we welcomed Corrine Carey of 'Compassion and Choices' who spoke about death with dignity and the 'Medical Aid in Dying' law which is currently working its way thru the NY legislature.
HAPPY DOLLARS - many were happy about the weather and their upcoming week end guests.
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Club Social - Science & Suds

Posted on Aug 22, 2017
Tue Aug 22, 7:00 PM at the Cortland Beer Company.
Have a beer and browse books.
There will be science, nature, and environmental book exchange. Bring books that may be of interest to others and browse for books you might enjoy. (Leave the textbooks at home unless they are classics or less than 5 years since publication.) Local authors Tim Baroni and Charles Yaple will be selling and signing their books. Cash or checks only - more information to come.
Remember, books are meant to be read, get them off your shelves and into someone else’s hands!
Tim Baroni will be signing and selling his new book “Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada”. And a founding father of Lime Hollow, Charles Yaple, will be signing his book “Foxy Brown” and his new book “Jacob's Land”.
You can pick up these books and hopefully many more at the next Science and Suds. Bring books to exchange and browse books from other Science and Suds followers bookshelves.
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Club Social

Posted by Evan Kurtz on Mar 28, 2017
Come join others at Science & Suds 
 7-8 PM Tue 28th
16 Court Street, Cortland
Timothy Baroni is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in Biology from SUNY Cortland. His current research is unraveling the realtionship between fungus farming insects of neotropical cloud forests and continued exploration for new species of mushrooms. His new book is Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.

Presented by Lime Hollow Nature Center and Cortland Beer Company.
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Seasons Greetings

Posted by TBK on Dec 01, 2016
Happy Winter to all!
The Dryden Rotary wishes all a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Dryden Rotary will be ringing the Salvation Army bell at Clarks on December 9th and 10th .
All funds collected by all those ringing the bell at Clarks stays in our community.
The Dryden Cafe has a collection box for "Share the warmth" if you have have any new or gently used coats of any size.
A Toys for Tots collection box is in the lobby of the Dryden High School if you would like to make a toy donation.
DYOF is taking donations for the Honor/Memory tree in Time square.
Give if you can anywhere you can and just enjoy your time with family and friends.
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Rotary Dairy Dash

Posted on Jul 14, 2016
Rotary Dairy Dash at Dryden Lake Fest
Dryden Lake Park
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Registration starts at 7:30
Race start at 8:30
This is the last race of the Dryden Running Series.
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Mystery Dinner Theater

Posted on Jan 18, 2016

A Tomb with a View

9th Annual Dryden Rotary Mystery Dinner Theater

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Dryden Veteran's Memorial Home
Pasta and Salad Buffet, Dessert, Tea, Coffee and Soda
cash bar
Doors open at 5pm, Tickets $40 from any Dryden Rotarian
Dryden Barber Shop, Back to Basics, Fingerlakes Electric
or call 607-838-3656
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Novembers Dinner meeting

10 members enjoyed fellow ship, some club updates, and a short presentation by Evan.

Evan talked about the new 'One Rotary Summit' program that he and Brian attended a few weeks ago. The main point was that Foundation, Membership, and Publicity need to work together to grow our clubs and support our Foundation.
Thanks to Dave Traver, the evenings host, for introducing us to Grubbi Groks BBQ, now open on Main Street in Dryden
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Chicken BBQ with a twist!

Last Chicken BBQ of the season
Saturday, September 19th 11- 2
Clark's Shurfine, Dryden, NY
Come check out our latest culinary treat.
We will be offering a limited number of Smoked Ribs!
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Luana Runs for the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard!

Posted on Oct 28, 2014
Our own YEP student Luana volunteered to 'run for the food' this year.  Aiden Payne, from the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard, was on hand to coach Luana on what they needed and to accept the food.  3 minutes and 4 carts later the total was $366 dollar  worth of food for the hungry.  Several Rotarians were on hand to help and to cheer on the event.  Our thanks to the folks at Clarks for their strong support and all the club members who helped.
Luana Runs for the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard! Evan Kurtz 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0

We Have an Annual Food Run Winner!!!

Posted on Oct 27, 2014
The winner of the 2014 Dryden Rotary Food Run wishes to donate her run to the Dryden Food Pantry!!!  We have asked if she would attend so her donation can be recognized but she prefers to remain annonymous.
'Thank you' to everyone who sold tickets or came over and manned the bucket at Clarks. 
Hope to see many club members thereat about 6:15 on Wednesday 29th.
We Have an Annual Food Run Winner!!! Evan Kurtz 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

Governors visit & new members!

Posted by Evan Kurtz on Sep 24, 2014
At our monthly dinner meeting we were honored to have as our guest District 7170 Governor Pat Kriebel, her husband PDG Mark Kriebel, and our Assistant District Governor Jim Nunciato of the Cortland club.
Before Governor Pat gave her talk about her upcoming Rotary year she had the privilege helping induct our two newest members, Cathy Wakeman and Teri Tarshus.  If you haven't had the chance please be sure to welcome them next time you see them.
Governor Pat told us the Rotary theme for 14-15 is "Light up Rotary" and she provided pins for club members.  Her goals for the year are increased membership, increased Foundation giving, and increased attendance at District events.  These are goals we can all help with.
Governors visit & new members! Evan Kurtz 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z 0

2014-15 Youth Exhange Participant Leaves for Brazil

Posted on Aug 22, 2014
2014-15 Youth Exchange Participant, Lilly Lynch Left for Brazil on August 23rd.   Along wit her family, Dryden Rotary Club members and friends where there to wish her well.  Lilly is shown here with Brian Wakeman, last year's YEP from Dryden, Club President Will Buttner and YEP Chair Brian Buttner.   More photos are in the photo gallery.
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