Saranac Lake Rotary Club news…

Rotarians in Saranac Lake welcomed Joe Orefice, director of the Cornell Maple Program at the Uihlein Research Forest in Lake Placid, to their meeting. Although some of the research will take years before results can be seen and quantified (it takes about 40 years before a maple will yield sap for syrup production), its research that is meant to keep up with the changing climate, to produce hardier stock and hopefully replicate trees that have a higher sugar count. Orefice can also be found at the farmer’s market in Saranac Lake with produce from his own farm in Riverview where he practices Silvopasture (cattle graze in woodland areas). (Photo provided)
Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake — Aaron Kramer, George Cook, Judy Steinberg, Julie Connors, Doug White, Franny Preston and Mike Preis — stand still for a moment after collecting roadside debris early Saturday morning, a community service project performed twice each year along state Route 3 between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. Also helping that day was Bill Plumb, behind the camera. (Photo provided)
Julie Lamere, president of the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake, thanks Bob Seidenstein, following his telling stories of the storytellers and the times in Saranac Lake in the ’50s and ’60s. Through weekly speakers, club members are entertained and educated about the people, businesses and history of Saranac Lake. (Photo provided)
Adirondack Health CEO Sylvia Getman spoke to the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake at its regular Tuesday breakfast meeting at the Left Bank Cafe. The hospital's building project in Saranac Lake includes six new operating rooms, one of which is a hybrid suite containing diagnostic equipment, a 10-bed recovery room, a 22-bed ambulatory surgery unit, a minor procedure room and a central sterile processing area with direct access to the operating rooms. The club recently made a $3,000 donation to Adirondack Health's Future of Care Campaign. (Photo provided)
Saranac Lake Rotarians gather around for a photo following a successful fundraiser at their annual Pins against Polio event at Romano’s Saranac Lanes held in conjunction with Rotary International’s World Polio Day. Rotarians and friends include Mike Preis, Bill Plumb, Todd Berg, Julie Lamere, Doug White, Pam Laplante, Jared Stark, Paul Herrmann, Kevin Laplante and Phil Feinberg. More than $400 was raised to eradicate polio which included a donation from Romano’s. (Photo provided)