Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

August 18, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Deb Zedalis

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Mike Herman

Today’s Program – Rick Segal, Business Consultant


Rotary Last Week, August 11th - This was a business meeting. Info from the August 8 Presidents meeting was discussed, including Rotary Intnl President Stenhammer’s message to all clubs to focus on partnering with other organizations in our community & around the world in water & literacy projects.  This is high on his agenda. District wise, the ‘Raise the Roof’ project receives high preference. Also, Two Rotary Foundation GSE teams will join us this year, one from Birmingham, England, for four weeks in September, and one from Greece/Bulgaria in April/May 2006.


Phil Brillante – Phil’s safety theme this week was “See and be Seen!” He exhibited nighttime reflective safety tape which when properly placed on a vehicle can be seen from several directions by other drivers & pedestrians. He also showed a LED flashlight, which surpasses a regular D cell .

Don Sagaria requested the Club’s support for the “Walk of Fame committee, whose mission is to develop a series of plaques commemorating a series of significant events or persons,

to be mounted on poles along Main St. (To be discussed at Bd. Meeting.)

The Holy Innocents Church thrift shop will be operating every Thurs. 10 am to 1 pm.

The Holy Innocents food pantry, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of month.

Sacred Heart Thrift Shop open 10am – 2pm; (4:30 Thursdays.)

August 28th 6 pm – Gus Fishburne’s boat trip still lies on the horizon. Spread the   word to other clubs!  The fee is $20.00 per.


Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart – Jerry says:

“This hat I’m wearin’ is not for sale

     ‘Cause Gus’ll wear it without fail

       On 28 August when the boat sets sail!”


Other Clubs’ Activities

The Highland, NY Club is sponsoring the ‘Hudson Valley Rib Festival  & Barbecue Contest’ on Aug. 19, 20 & 21 at the Ulster Cty. Campgrounds, New Paltz, NY. Enjoy.

Warwick Valley  - 12th Golf Outing on Oct. 5th at the Hickory Hill Golf Course in Warwick! Great day, lots of events! Win a new Ford. (Reg, forms distributed!)

Also! – Warwick Valley Club is presenting their ‘250’ Club. All proceeds to benefit the District Raise the Roof campaign in Granada. Dinner party Sept. 17, 6 – 11 pm

At the Warwick Conf. Ctr. (See flyer)



Klaus Schmidt – Guest of Farrell Patrick


50/50 Drawing – Aug. 11th

Kent Cassella –Ace of spades!



John McLellan - August 21st

Seth Hudgins - August 24

“Happy Birthday to Seth & John;

(Please tell us whence the year has gone!”)                                                             


Brags (August 4th)

Phil Brillante, Cathy Kelly, Josh Brewer, Ren Wallen, Don Sagaria, Farrell Patrick, Bill Higgins, Mike Moss, Steve Scott, Dave Weyant


Upcoming Programs

Aug. 25 – Dr. Stearman – Intn’1 Relations

September 1st – Paula Holt, Local Artist

September 8th – GSE – Bob Broadhurst

September – 15th – Jerry Sheehan – (9/11)


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

August 25 – Cathy Kelly

Sept. 1st   - “Woody” Held



August 11th Attendance - 20

July monthly percentage = 40%

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