Noon Rotary Club Welcomes New Members At Recent Meeting

From left are Deborah Morelock, new Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown member; Pat Sandberg, Katie Geise, Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown president; Dr. Courtney Curatolo, new club member; and Tory Irgang, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director and Noon Rotary Club member. Submitted photo

At a recent meeting, the Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown welcomed Deborah Morelock and Courtney Curatolo as new members.

Tory Irgang, sponsor, introduced Curatolo to the Rotary Club of Jamestown. In November 2018, Dr. Courtney Curatolo became the director of the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College with a commitment to maximizing the small business climate in the three county region including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties.

Her background includes experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors building skills in strategic planning, marketing, leadership training, government affairs, public relations, community outreach, and development and implementation of public-private partnerships.

She is a published author on the topics of leadership development, civic engagement and effective facilitation and sustainability of public-private partnerships. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University, a masters degree in public administration from Florida Golf Coast University and a Ph.D. in Community Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Curatolo recently moved to the area from Naples, Fla., but has spent all of her summers in Chautauqua Institution with her family, which has been going there for five generations.

Pat Sandberg, co-sponsor with her husband Steve, introduced Deborah Morelock to the Rotary Club of Jamestown. Morelock recently retired from Buffalo Heating and Speech Center as a director of preschool special education.

During her 32 years in the education field, she taught preschool, first grade, remedial reading and math, and Reading Recovery.

As a school administrator, Morelock was an assistant principal, a reading consultant for Erie I BOCES and the director of special education.

Morelock attend State University at New York colleges. She graduation from SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree, Buffalo State with her masters and SUNY Fredonia with a certificate of advanced study in school administration.

Since retirement, Morelock has spent more time with her two children and four grandchildren and has been able to squeeze in some time for travel.

She also began a new business in retirement called Home Organizing Solutions. Morelock said she enjoys helping her clients get their homes organized to improve functionality and save time. She now has experience with kitchens, playrooms, basements, garages and closets.

Deborah volunteers at TEAM and is the treasurer for her church council.

For more information about the Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown, visit jamestownnyrotary.org or find the club’s Facebook page.

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