Show: Filmed May 24, 2016 [STS934]

Schenectady Today — In and Around the Capital Region

The Schenectady Today Show Theme: What a Day by Linda Sheldon of Sundial Express

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut

Filmed at Open Stage Media, Proctors, Schenectady
© Copyright 2016, Ann Parillo. All rights reserved.
Segment One
The Chituka Village Project in Malawi! Keni Banda, Founder & President

The Chituka Village Project in Malawi! Keni Banda, Founder & President

The Chituka Village Project in Malawi!

Guest: Keni Banda, Founder & President

Their purpose is to motivate children in the rural Malawi to attend and stay in school to complete elementary school. The Banda Bola Sports Foundation use sports to encourage learning, gender equality and school attendance. The hope is that if children can complete even the most basic level of education, their lives and their region can be transformed.

Organization: Banda Bola Sports Foundation

Contact Information: info@bandabolasportsfoundation.org

Facebook: Yes “Banda Bola Sports Foundation”

Website: www.BandaBolaSportsFoundation.org

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Segment Two
Soroptimist Garden Tour, Jo-Anne Voris Rafalik, Garden Tour Chair & Frieda Tanski, Soroptimist President

Soroptimist Garden Tour, Jo-Anne Voris Rafalik, Garden Tour Chair & Frieda Tanski, Soroptimist President

Soroptimist Garden Tour – Schenectady/Niskayuna

Guests: Jo-Anne Voris Rafalik, Garden Tour Chair & Frieda Tanski, Soroptimist President

Soroptimist International of Schenectady is part of Soroptimist International, with over 76,000 members in 120 countries around the globe. Together, we have been making the world a better place for people to live in, especially women and girls, for over 62 years through our many programs of service. Garden Tour will be held on June 11th, 10am to 4pm, rain or shine!

Organization: Soroptimist International of Schenectady

Event: Soroptimist Garden Tour

Location of event: Gardens are located in Schenectady and Niskayuna

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11, 2016 — From 10am to 4pm

Cost: $20/tickets; $15 presale

Facebook: Yes

Website: www.soroptimistofschenectady.org

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Segment Three
Foolishly in Love: Malcolm Kogut, pianist and Holly McCormack & Stephanie Schneider, Vocalists

Foolishly in Love: Malcolm Kogut, pianist and Holly McCormack & Stephanie Schneider, Vocalists

Foolishly in Love – Performing Music of the 40s

Guests: Malcolm Kogut, pianist and Holly McCormack & Stephanie Schneider, Vocalists

“Foolishly In Love,” a musical cabaret, will be presented by Holly McCormack and Stephanie Schneider on vocals along with Malcolm Kogut on piano! This compilation of songs from the 1940’s tells a story about love, loss and finding love again. Whether you are happily single, happily coupled or it’s “just complicated,” this cabaret will leave you with a smile on your face.

Organization: Foolishly in Love Musical Group

Event: “Foolishly in Love” a musical cabaret of songs of the 1940’s

Location of event: The Round Lake Auditorium

Date/Time: Friday, June 10th, 2016 — 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: $10 at the door

Website: www.hollymccormack.net
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Segment Four
Call to Action Youth Summit, Robert Carreau, Executive Director

Call to Action Youth Summit, Robert Carreau, Executive Director

Call to Action Youth Summit

Guest: Robert Carreau, Executive Director

Organization: Schenectady Foundation

Event: Youth Summit at Proctors Date/Time: May 25 Location: Proctors

Website: www.SchenectadyFoundation.org
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Segment Five
A Taste of Mercy, Richard Zazycki, Executive Director

A Taste of Mercy, Richard Zazycki, Executive Director

A Taste of Mercy

Guest: Richard Zazycki, Executive Director

“A Taste of Mercy” Gala is the organization’s signature fundraising event, that is held annually in June. It is a wonderful reception featuring foods, refreshments and music. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Continuing the Mercy Tradition”. During the event we will present our annual Hope and Hospitality Award to – Beth Coco, a former member of the Circles Board of Trustees, the initial Chair of the Board, and Mercy Associate, for her efforts in supporting the mission of mercy at Circles. In addition during the gala event, the Sister Gail Rieth Volunteer Award, which we established in her memory, will be presented to – Mr. Thomas J. Horan (posthumously) and Mr. Stephen Reilly (Student Intern – Columbia High School). Circles of Mercy, is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy NE Community. With an eighteen-year tradition of providing hope, hospitality and empowerment to Individuals in the Rensselaer Community, especially women and women with children… The “A Taste of Mercy” Gala is a Celebration of Catherine’s Circle of Friends, having the theme of “Continuing the Mercy Tradition…”

Organization: Circles of Mercy, Inc.

Event: A Taste of Mercy Gala

Location of event: Shaker Ridge Country Club at 802 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville 12211

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Cost: Donation Amount $60 pp

Contact Information: see website

Facebook: Yes “Circles of Mercy”

Website: www.CirclesOfMercy.org

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