Jamestown Rotary Club To Host Annual Golf Tournament July 10

The Rotary Club of Jamestown will hold its annual golf tournament Monday, July 10, at Moon Brook Country Club.

The golf tournament this year will honor long-time Rotarian Gordon Black, who passed away May 16, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Gordie was born and raised in Jamestown. He attended Allegheny College and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and returned to Jamestown to spend his working career in purchasing and sales positions for various manufacturers, retiring in 1995.

During his lifetime, he was active on many boards including the Rotary Club of Jamestown, where he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, the United Way as a past president, Moon Brook Country Club, the AAA of Jamestown, Family Service, and he was a founding member of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Gordie was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, where he served as council president, finance committee member and usher. After retirement, Black remained active in community service and civic life as a member of the housing and foundation boards of Lutheran and as a Red Cross volunteer. He was proud to be a founder of the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s Table of Love.

Gordie was married to Sally Nelson Black in 1958 and was father to Gordon Timothy, Robert Andrew and Charlotte Lewis and two granddaughters.

The Rotary Club of Jamestown wishes to honor this loving family man who was committed to making Jamestown a better place to live. Black had a wonderful sense of humor, was proud of his Scandinavian heritage, was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and was never one to miss a round of golf.

The Rotary Club of Jamestown’s 24th annual Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 10, at Moon Brook Country Club, founded by the Rotary Club in 1917),, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament benefits Rotary’s many local community and international projects involving youth and the health and welfare of people of all nations. The entry fee is $135 per person and includes greens fees, cart, lunch on the course, dinner and prizes. Foursomes may choose to play a scramble or a two best balls of four format.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the website at: rotaryclubofJamestownNY.org or by contacting any Rotarian or the tournament chairmen Mike Bird at 487-1111 or Phil Cala at 483-2252.

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