Canandaigua Lion receives club’s highest award

Sam Potter recently received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award from the Canandaigua Lions Club, the highest award that can be given by a club.

Potter joined the Canandaigua Lions in 1983, making him the longest-serving current member. His past positions include director, president, vice president, greeter, Lion tamer, and chair and co-chair of various committees and events.

Among his efforts is to increase membership. Potter sponsored 11 new members, and received the club Lion of the Year Award in 1991 and 1998. He received the district Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2009.


Midlakes educators among Master Teacher selections

Midlakes High School educators Richard Doan and Kyle Salisbury recently were selected to join the New York State Master Teacher program.

Doan is the junior class adviser and science department chair. He has taught chemistry and environmental science through Finger Lakes Community College.

Salisbury teaches calculus and geometry. He is an assistant junior class adviser, and member of the Midlakes National Honor Society selection, Midlakes Theatre Experience awards and senior scholarship committees.

The four-year program spotlights educators that teach STEM-related courses. Doan and Salisbury will engage in peer mentoring, work with pre-service and early career teachers, attend regional cohort meetings, and receive a $15,000 annual stipend.


Thompson names 3rd-quarter Health Heroes

Michael Stapleton Jr., president and CEO of UR Medicine Thompson Health, honored three associates as Health Heroes for the third quarter of 2019.

The honorees are Shannon Kirbis, of Macedon, from Finger Lakes Family Care; Rob Spencer, of Wayland, from Nutrition Services; and Samantha Vandemortel, of Clifton Springs, from the Sleep Disorders Center.

These three were honored for making significant lifestyle changes and being role models for others. In addition to certificates, they received their choice of logoed apparel and are featured in the internal newsletter, “Topics.”