new professional joins local service club


The Rotary Club of Ithaca is pleased to introduce a new member who has joined the service club during the last quarter. These community members bring professional experience from the business sector and volunteer in Tompkins County. Ithaca Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Membership is open to all community members who share in this belief; new members are accepted year-round.

“The Ithaca Rotary Club is delighted to welcome these individuals,” said Rotary Membership Chair Ron Provus. “Our members come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of interests to match those of Rotary. As members of Ithaca Rotary, individuals give of their time and skills to positively impact the needs of our community.”

Ithaca Rotary welcomes:

ImageRob Sharkey
was born in New York City, grew up in Queens, and went to high school in Brooklyn. He spent four years in the Air Force stationed in Madrid, Spain. After being discharged, he moved to San Francisco where he met his wife, Charlotte. They moved to Trumansburg in 2002, where they maintain a small farm raising chickens and ducks in addition to “fiber animals” – angora rabbits, sheep, and alpacas. Rob has spent 30 years in the telecom industry, currently with Finger Lakes Technology Group as an account manager. He is active with the Red Cross, and is a board member for the Trumansburg Chamber of Commerce.


New Rotary members are invited to serve on projects and committees that are beneficial to Ithaca and the global community. Activities range from a few hours to longer time commitments. New members meet fellow Rotarians at weekly luncheon meetings held at the Holiday Inn downtown beginning at Noon every Wednesday. The public is welcome to attend a lunch meeting to learn more about Rotary.


For more information about the Ithaca Rotary Club and membership, please call Ron Provus at 607-351-8539 or email