Posted by Gerald Lambert, Area Governor, NCNY
Massena, Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur are all busy with their annual cycle of fundraisers, recognitions, donations and community service projects. 
Massena tried a new fundraiser this fall a “Shania Twin” concert which was not only a lot of fun but very successful. 
Canton, Potsdam and Massena have been busy raising funds and assisting local organizations with putting holiday baskets together for needy families within their local communities.
Potsdam's annual wheelchair race was fun as always and led to a significant donation to their international project, The Rotary Wheelchair Foundation.
The St Lawrence University ROTARACT in Canton, NY is having a great year.  They recently held a Run for Life event that raised over $12,000 on campus while at the same time inducted 19 new members into their club.
Ogdensburg held a successful golf outing and has also decided to move their meetings to a new location in town in order to better accommodate its members.
Gouverneur Rotary continues to sponsor an annual public speaking contest in the local high school which is one of the oldest in the state/nation.  Also coming up will be their Pink Flamingo Fundraiser whereby (if I have this correct, for a small donation you can have 1 or more Pink Flamingos put on your neighbors/friends’ yard :-)
Canton donated some Rotary (embedded emblem) Adirondack Chairs and is also partnering with the local school to build mini Rotary library boxes to put around the community.  
Both Potsdam and Canton made additional vocational award presentations to local high school students.