Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

August 12, 2004


Today’s Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Don Segaria

Today’s Program – Rosann Ruggerio, Pres. Monroe/Woodbury Club.

Notable August 12th In History                 

1877Edison develops the phonograph.

Thomas Edison described the fundamentals of the phonograph to an assistant and instructed him to construct one. Edison had discovered the principles behind the phonograph while

trying to invent a telegraph repeater. In the process, he developed a cylinder covered with foil that made sounds when played by a needle.


Rotary Last Week, August 5th

“Was this meeting just a dream?

    Or were we at the West Point Museum,

Where Mike Moss opened his side door

   And took us on a history tour.

Antique weapons in mirror lined cases

   And battle flags showed their traces,

While tales of heroes from the past

   Made for a meeting that in memory will Last.

(Thanks, Mike.)


Upcoming Events

Boat Ride: Gus Fishburne  reminded all that the date and time of the annual boat ride is 6 p.m. Aug 29 at $20.00 per. (The week before Labor Day). Excellent menu! Get payments in by

Aug. 21.                                                    

Ben Birillo’s patriotic “Statue Of Liberty” scarf, which he donated to the club, is still on display. See Gerry Sheehan if you’re interested in obtaining one.  (Proceeds to the club.)  

Gerry Sheehan – also has both gray and white male and female shirts.

Anne Lennox –Trip to Constitution Island. Sept. 11th - 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.. Nice scenic excursion.

Fishing trip – Phil Brillante’s fishing trip set for September 15th. (See flyer for details).


Other Club Activities

District 7210 Educational Seminar – Saturday, 11/13/04 at Best Western Hotel/Motel in Poughkeepsie.

New Windsor/Cornwall club.  Annual Charity Golf Outing. Sept. 13, 2004 at the   Powelton club, Newburgh, NY. Shot gun start at 9:30 A.M. Register 8:30 A.M.


Club Postings

3rd – Diane Cole – (She’ll be “pinned” at the Aug. 12 meeting.) Sponsor Mike Herman.

2nd  - Bryan Crawford –Sponsor- Ann Horner.



“Butch” Brewer – Curt’s Better Half

Don Arns – Son-in-law of Bill Higgins

Bob Monroe - Dave’s Dad


50/50 Drawing

Bob Wilson – seven of clubs.

(The pot is steadily building!)






Steve Scott, Curt Brewer, Roy Spells, Phil Brillante, Gus Fishburne, Josh Brewer, Don Segaria, Brian Andreichuk, Ben Birillo, Bill Higgins


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 51

July 29 attendance –18

July attendance- 36%


Upcoming Programs

Aug, 19 – Dist. Governor Bridget Auer.


Aug. 26 – Business Meeting

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