Laker Turf Stadium kick-off ceremony
Prior to the men's soccer game, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley will officially open the facility together with Vice President for Student Affairs Jerald Woolfolk, Director of Athletics Sue Viscomi and esteemed alumnus and member of the 1966 SUNYAC men's soccer championship squad Dan Scaia, a 1968 Oswego graduate. The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free "Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff" T-shirt and a free soft pretzel. Free. 312-3056.
Location: Laker Turf Stadiium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
History, Mission, and Goals
Rice Creek Associates (RCA) is a support group that was formed in 1986 for the purpose of furthering the goals of Rice Creek Field Station. It is the intent of RCA to expand the scientific, educational, and recreational opportunities at the station through community involvement. Over the years RCA has continued to increase its membership making it possible to fund improvement projects which benefit the station and the community at large.
Here are links to the official newsletter of Rice Creek Associates. All files are pdfs.
Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden at Rice Creek Field Station was the inspiration of RCA member Ruth Sachidanandan, who chaired the original herb garden committee. Other members of the original group included Norman Gillette, Muriel Harrison, and Joyce Rice. The garden was planned by the RCA committee and construction was begun in 1987 by members of the Oswego County Conservation Corps. After Ruth Sachidanandan's untimely passing in 1990, Rice Creek Associates decided to honor her by naming the garden the Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden. The Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden booklet is available. A dedicated group of volunteers have helped to maintain this garden for many years including Marilyn Pirkle, Joyce Rice, Suzanne Stout, Evie Taylor and Nancy Townsend. They have now moved onto other interests and we thank them for their efforts.
Rice Creek Associates Newsletter is distributed to the membership at least twice a year. It contains news of events at Rice Creek and articles of interest to the membership. Contributors include field station staff, RCA members, and others as appropriate. Your input is welcome, and can be addressed to Mike Holy. Please consider receiving your newsletter by email.
Grants in Support of Research at Rice Creek Field Station were established in 1996 with RCA, awarding several small grants each year.
Support of Exploring Nature Scholarships was established in 2011 with RCA funding the first scholarship to a child attending the Exploring Nature summer program at the field station. Tax deductible contributions can be designated for donations to the Exploring Nature Scholarship Fund.
Membership in Rice Creek Associates is granted to all who make monetary donations to the Field Station. Memberships are renewed annually (except for life memberships). The current membership levels are:
A membership form can be downloaded as a printable pdf here.
Membership donations and other unspecified contributions go into the Rice Creek Associates account without restrictions as to the time and purpose of their use. These funds support the normal operation of the association providing for duplication and mailing of the newsletter, mailing of membership correspondence, purchase of stationary and other incidentals. They form the basis for the initiation of new programs such as the small grants in support of research at Rice Creek. They help defray the cost of special projects such as refurbishing and updating displays at the field station. With support from this source, field station personnel may travel to other field stations or RCA may bring specialists to Rice Creek for consultation on matters of program, funding, and development. When necessary, RCA funds may be used to supplement the funds supplied by the College for purchase of supplies and equipment. Use of these funds is at the discretion of the Field Station Director subject to approval by the RCA Board of Directors.
Contributions designated for support of special purposes and projects are also welcome, as are contributions to the Rice Creek Endowment. The recently established endowment fund will be allowed to accumulate until income from the fund is sufficient to support the addition of new staff to the field station.
The general membership meets annually at the fall banquet, an occasion for reports of activities at the field station over the previous year. Meetings of the Board of Directors are open to the membership.
The operational policies of Rice Creek Associates are managed by its Board of Directors. Directors are elected from the general membership and serve three-year terms. Members of the board are:
- Don Artz
- Paulia Bates
- Robert Foster
- Alan Harris
- Michael Holy, President
- Pat Jones
- Dick Kaulfus
- Kamal Mohamed, (Ex Officio)
- Sheri Morey
- Peter Rosenbaum, Vice President
- Michael Schummer
Board meetings are scheduled for 4:00 pm on every third Tuesday of the month (excluding August). Members are welcome to attend. Members planning to attend can call the field station at (315) 312-6677 the week of a meeting to confirm scheduling.