The Rotary Club of Potsdam will honor Paul B. McGrath and Donna J. Mosier with the Paul Harris Award and install 2009-2010 President Debora Moschell at its Paul Harris Award & Presidential Changeover Dinner on Wednesday, June 17, at the Cheel Campus Center at Clarkson University.
Tickets are available by advance purchase only at $35 per person. Checks can be made out to "Potsdam Rotary" and sent to Michael Griffin, PO Box 5011, Potsdam, NY 13676. All reservations must be received by Wednesday, June 10. Please call Michael at 315-265-5584 with questions.

Social hour with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by A Fine Line, a bass and piano duo featuring Bill Vitek & Dan Gagliardi. All Rotarians, and family, friends and colleagues of the honorees are invited to attend. Casual dress is suggested.

A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30, featuring spice-rubbed rib chop carved to order with grilled portabellas, fresh cod with julienne vegetables and a lemon beurre blanc, tortellini with pesto, roasted vegetable platter, roasted potato wedges, baby green beans, mixed greens salad, cheesecake with strawberry topping, and chocolate mousse cake. A cash bar, with beer and wine, or wine by the bottle, will be available.

McGrath, a professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University, has been a member of the Potsdam Rotary for more than 15 years. He has been the chair of the club's vocational services committee for more than 10 years. A major component of this committee activity is the recognition of students from the Seaway Area Technical Center in Norwood.

Mosier, chair and associate professor in the Department of Business Administration at SUNY Potsdam, and her late husband, Charlie, became members of the Potsdam Rotary in 1999. Mosier has co-chaired the duck race committee since 2001 and was club president in 2005-2006. One of her greatest honors in that capacity was welcoming Rotary International President Carl-Wilhelm to Potsdam.

McGrath and Mosier 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."

On the same evening, Debora Moschell, finance manager at Penski Inc. in Potsdam, will be installed as the 2009-2010 Potsdam Rotary president, while Duane Pelkey will be honored as outgoing president.