Linda L. Martin, M.Ed. Lecture on Dyslexia, November 2nd


At 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Linda Martin will give a lecture open to the public about Dyslexia at the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church Street, Rome, NY.

Dyslexia is a common learning disability that hinders the development of reading skills.  Reading is not a natural act, it must be learned.  Most dyslexic people have average IQs and many dyslexic people have been recognized with very high IQs.

What can society do to bring out the full potential of a dyslexic youth?  Millions of school children with dyslexia endure frustration and demoralization on a daily basis as they struggle to acquire skills that many of us take for granted.

Linda Martin has a very challenging job, not only helping children, but in teaching and training teachers and other educators how to recognize and guide the dyslexic child.  She is the Director of the Central NY 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center For Children. Linda’s work, and the goals of the Masonic Learning Center will be covered in this very enlightening lecture.  Linda is a certified trainer of tutors and advanced tutors.  She is also certified as a trainer of trainers.  The council in which she participates is called the International Multisensory Structure Language Education Council.  The Masonic Center is in its 12th year of the program.  They serve children throughout the north-central area of New York State.

An informal dinner will be held at the SAVOY in Rome on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in having dinner with our guest speaker and some Trustees, please contact us on or before Monday, October 31st.

Rome, New York, Water Supply Rebuilding the Water Tunnel From Taberg to Lee


On Thursday October 20th, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Rome Historical Society Auditorium, Jon R. Putnam, P.E., B.C.C.E. will present “Rome, New York, Water Supply Rebuilding the Water Tunnel From Taberg to Lee”.  We hope to see you there.

Mr. Putnam will present a description of the recent rehabilitation of the City’s East Branch Fish Creek Raw Water Tunnel located in Taberg, that was originally constructed in, and in service since, 1908. The mile-long underground tunnel provides water from the Kessinger Dam to the City of Rome’s water system. Presentation will include history of tunnel, the engineering investigations and design phase, and rehabilitation phase of the project.

Mr. Putnam has over 18 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering industry, including the planning, engineering, design, and construction of water and wastewater systems, street and site development, trenchless technologies, and construction engineering and engineering management.  He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Rural Water Association, North American Society of Trenchless Technologies, and the current Vice President of the American Public Works Association New York Chapter.  He holds Bachelor Degrees in Agricultural and Civil Engineering from SUNY Morrisville and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and is a manager at GHD Consulting Engineers Cazenovia NY.

Mr. Putnam will be at a dinner at the Savoy Restaurant at 5:30 before the talk.  The public is invited to attend both the dinner and the presentation.  The presentation is free.  Dinner reservations should be called in to the restaurant.

This meeting is open to the public. We hope you will attend.