Charter No. 1058 - District 7120


Club News
Student of the Month Awards

Odessa-Montour Teacher, Lynda Kramer presented Watkins-Montour Rotary Club’s OM Student of the Month for January: Trey McCarty (son of Skip and Sue McCarty). Trey is a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, and golf), and is Student Council secretary and Yearbook treasurer. Kramer said Trey, “is a dependable and diligent student who care about his school and community.” Trey “volunteers behind the schenes in many ways.” Trey intends to study sports management at SUNY Cortland. He thanked Rotary for the great honor, his fellow classmates, Miss Kramer and other teachers, and his parents.


Watkins-Montour Rotary Club recognized Jaren Prien as its Watkins Glen Student of the Month for February. Jared was nominated by both his presenter, Kelly Muir and teacher, Travis Durfee. Muir described Jared as a tremendous student and a kind, generous person. “He’s responsible, reliable, and a gifted writer.” Jared has become a sort of assistant teacher in his Journalism class. Jared has faced many challenges in his young life including the passing of his mother. In his sophomore year, Jared moved from Illinois to Watkins Glen. He now lives with his cousin Mandy and guardian, Garrett. Jared bravely admits, “I wasn’t always a good kid. I skipped school and didn’t focus. I almost dropped out.” Jared credits Marie Fitzsimmons for lighting a spark in him to realize that Watkins Glen School had something to offer him and he committed to becoming a better student. With structure at home, a great support system of family, teachers, and classmates, Jared has grown into a respectful, mature young man. Jared plans to attend Corning Community College then transfer to a four-year program. He is considering becoming a History teacher.

Photos compliments of The Odessa File


Youth Exchange Students

Our new inbound exchange students, Beatriz Silva from Brazil and Arnaz Bhoruche from India. Beatriz is attending Odessa-Montour HS and Arnaz is attending Watkins Glen HS.
The Club is sponsoring two outbound exchange students. One of those students is Lydia Myers, seen here with Michelle Benjamin. Lydia willl travel to Brazil August 6th.

Pasta Night, 2013

Thanks to Don Stocum, Jim Bacalles, Judy Phillips, Glenda Gephart, and Bill Phoenix for being our celebrity chefs and for all our members who joined us at Pasta Night. We brought in 51 people!

Antique Show, 2010

Top - The morning crew takes a picture break between antique dealer arrivals. President Glenda and Rotarian & Interact Director Nancy "guard" donuts, while hauling crew members carefully study items before selecting what they'll carry.

Roadside Trash Pickup, May 2010

Half of the roadside trash pickup crew gather for a picture after the cleanup task was completed.


Meets Thursday 12:10 P.M.
Elks Lodge
St. Rt. 14, Watkins Glen, NY