The Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced planning its agenda for 2017.

The planning assembly provided club members an opportunity to give input on upcoming projects and volunteer to serve on committees that will implement the programs.

Past President Bruce Chapman will serve as chairman for the club’s main source of income, the Taste of the Finger Lakes, which will be held April 9 at Ravenwood Golf Club. The 18th annual wine and food tasting event includes a silent auction and local craft brewers.

Treasurer Galen Powers discussed the club’s donations to the Rotary Foundation at the assembly. The funds came from a combination of club-donated funds and individual member donations. The club’s goal is $4,000. Membership was brought up to date on current contributions, and individual members have until June 30 to add to their personal donations.

The donations help Rotary finance local and international service projects and are the source for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. The funds also support Rotary’s Global Scholarship awards. Powers said Rotary donates more money to international scholarships than the Fulbright and Rhodes scholarship programs combined.

Alina Urbanic, of Victor, is the current recipient of a $30,000 Rotary Global Scholarship, and she is pursuing her studies in Milan, Italy.

Past President Dave Luitweiler outlined plans for the club’s involvement with the Governor Elect Hospitality Program, which will bring 14 incoming Rotary governors from around the world to the Rochester/Finger Lakes area for a week to learn about life in the region and discuss common issues involving how Rotary can best serve others.

Membership Committee chairman John Rugg discussed his plans to expand club membership, and encouraged members to invite a friend to a Rotary meeting to learn more about the organization and goal of serving others while having fun and developing friendships.

Rugg also discussed a new club committee that will work with Victor-Farmington Library in a cooperative venture to distribute donated books to individuals and organizations in the area. The committee will work with library director Elly Dawson in developing the program.