Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

Meetings are held 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Hotel Thayer

April 8, 2004


Notable April 8th Birth In History

1842 – Elizabeth Bacon Custer, a significant chronicler of the West, and the wife of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, is born in Michigan. She’s best known today

for her decades long effort to celebrate her husbands life and exonerate him from the massacre of the Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn.


Rotary Last Week       

Col. Rob Gordon discussed his trip to Baghdad University in Iraq  re; “Director of American Politics”. The crux of his mission: “Bring back Baghdad to the World Body

of Academic Institutions”, with senior West Point leadership. Cultural gaffes he noted were: Showing underside of shoes, raising eyebrows, exchanging business cards, and attire.

Excellent presentation! 

Cecelia Solomon joined with the membership in a memorial tribute to Steve Cogan’s son’s untimely death. The club will contribute a heart transplant donation.

Thank you note – re; Garden Club Plaque.

Presidents Meeting – April 19th

Board Meeting – April 21st


Visiting Rotarians



Club Postings

Fred Lewis, Cornwall, NY




50/50 Winner –  April 1st.

Guest speaker Col. Rob Gordon was the winner. He drew the 4 of diamonds.  The pot is now $1??? (It’s getting bigger) Roy Spells drew his card for him. 



Jon Kopald, April 13th

“Another cold winter has finally come and


So let’s wish a warm ‘Happy Birthday’ to

      Fellow Rotarian Jon!”             


Last Weeks Brags – April 1, 2004

Gus Fishburne, Vince Lindenmeyer, Mike Moss, Jack Emmer, Cecelia Solomon, Rob Gordon, John McLellan, Dave Monroe, Cathy Kelly, Phil Brillante, Josh Brewer,

Don Sagaria.


Club Attendance Statistics                                                   

Membership - 48

April 1st  attendance – 30

April 1 attendance- 62%


Special Notes Of Interest

Looking Ahead – The Dinner Theatre!

The “Hills will be alive” with “The Sound of Music” on the 17th of April. at Ike Hall!

Dinners at five, the shows at eight,

  Buy your tickets – don’t be late!

For seventy-five bucks you can’t go wrong,

  And ‘fore it’s over you’ll sing right along!


New Windsor/Cornwall club Fund Raiser – Saturday, May 16, 2-5 p.m. $300 Club.- Final drawing March 24 at Vassar, wine/cheese reception.

Top Hat Award – Blooming Grove club – April 25 at the Eagles Nest. District Governor passes the hat.

Youth Exchange Letter – Either send someone to other country or post someone. $500.00 for outbound and $1500.00 for inbound students.

Poughkeepsie Club – A group study going to Brazil in May for 3 weeks. If you’re between 25-40 years of age and interested, shout!

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