Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

August 19, 2004


Today’s Greeter – Jim Donnelly

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Gus Fishburne

Today’s Program – District Governor Bridget Auer


Notable August 19th In History                 

1812 – “Old Ironsides earns its name.”

On this date the U.S. Navy Frigate Constitution defeated the British Frigate Guemyre,  in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. Witnesses claimed that the British

shot merely bounced off the Constitution’s sides, as if the ship were made out of iron rather than wood.


Rotary Last Week, August 12th

Rosanne Ruggerio, President of the Monroe/Woodbury club, gave a presentation on “The Teen Mission.” It is a program directed at the plight of  8th graders who have

“No one to talk to”.  It was predicated by the tragic events in Columbine High School. The program is designed to inter-relate with the kids to determine their problems,

and just to give them someone to talk to, re: drugs, alcohol, etc. Rosann sent flyers to local officials, businesses etc. to enlist their support. The program is funded through

donations and grants. United Way is a contributor.   

Pres Roy Spells announced that the board meeting will occur on Wednesday, Aug.18 at 4:30 pm at the H.F. Library. 


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. 20 seats left. (See flyer)


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  - Bryan Crawford –Sponsor- Ann Horner.


Visiting Rotarians

Kenneth Shanklyn – San Antonio West Club.

Darrell Painter – Tampa Hyde Park Club.  


50/50 Drawing August 12th

Diana Cole  – Jack of hearts...

(The pot is steadily building!)



John McLellan – August 21st 

Seth Hudgins, August 24th

Bill Stone – August 25th.                  

“Let’s all join this gathered throng

 And sing these folks their birthday song!”


Brags, August 12th

(Phil Brillante ‘subbed’ for Bill Stone)

Phil Brillante, Mike Moss, Ren Wallen, Shirley Bonsell, Bryan Andreichuk, Diana Cole, Darrell Painter (visiting Rotarian) , Mike Herman, Ben Birillo, Kate Squicciarini,

“Woody” Held, Gerry Sheehan, Josh Brewer, Roy Spells, John McLellan,          


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 51

August 12 attendance –22

August attendance- 47%


Upcoming Programs

Aug. 26 – Open meeting.

Sept. 2   - TBD

Sept. 9    - TBD

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