The Rotary Club of Potsdam will honor Duane Pelkey of Madrid and Sunday Smith of Potsdam as Paul Harris Fellows, and Bobby Gordon of Potsdam with the Service Above Self Award at its annual dinner on Thursday, June 8, at the Lobster House in Norwood. Pelkey will also be installed as the 2023-2024 president at the event.
Tickets are available by advance purchase only for $40 per person. To pay online, go to, click on "Donate," and select "Use this donation for Annual Dinner." Or checks can be mailed to “Potsdam Rotary” at PO Box 912, Potsdam, NY 13676. (If you mail a check, please email your RSVP to for a guest count.)
Pelkey and Smith will be honored as Paul Harris Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to the goals and purposes of Rotary and "in appreciation of their tangible assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world."
Gordon will be honored with the Service Above Self Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Potsdam community.
All Rotarians; family, friends and colleagues of the honorees; and community members are invited to attend the dinner.
A social hour with a cash bar gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. A selection of seven entrees will be available to order at the dinner: prime rib, beef brisket, chicken parmesan, haddock (broiled or fried), maritime platter (broiled shrimp scampi, fish filet, fried clams, and fried shrimp), vegetarian ravioli, or pasta primavera.
All reservations must be received by Monday, June 5. Please email or call 315-265-5584 with questions.