Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

August 21, 2003


Notable Historic August 21sts

1811 –  William Kelly – Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Operated Iron furnaces. Discovered that a blast of air through molten iron removed many impurities, making a better grade of iron. (Died 1888)

1936 – Edward V111 of England became the first monarch to abdicate the English throne, because of his intent to marry an American socialite.


Today's Greeter –Cecilia Solomon

Today's Prayer Bearer –  Anne Lennox

Today's Program  - Mrs. Gina Martini, Zaccardi & Schiff village planners.


Rotary Last Week- Re: Eisenhower Hall

Program Chairman Jim Whaley  – Introduced  Col. Thomas Koleitz, recently returned from Iraq where he was part of a 4 man team representing W. Point. Interviewed 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers on items such as social cohesion, etc. Visited various Iraqi cities. Brought findings to W.P. to inform cadet’s on various items the team researched.


Visiting Rotarians – Yasuko Kawakami. Pearl Harbor club. Guest of Shirley Bonsell.


Club Postings - None



50/50 Winner  

Jack Emmer – four of clubs . $10.00


Last Weeks Brags

Phil Brillante, Kurt Brewer, Josh Brewer, Jim Donnelly, Cathy Kelly, Anne Lennox, Steve Scott, Dave Monroe, Shirley Bonsell, Jim Whaley, Harols Spaeth, Richard Cortell, Dave Weyant, Gus Fishburne, Roy Spells, Millie Ullrich,  Mike Moss, Ben Birillo,  Brian Andreichuk, Bill Stone, Jack Emmer , Ann Horner, and Ren Wallen.                                               


Birthdays This Week

Aug. 24 – Seth Hudgins

Aug. 25 – Bill Stone     

Aug. 26 – Brian Andreichuk


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 47

August 14 attendance – 25

August 2003 attendance – 55%         


Special Notes Of Interest

Be on the lookout for new shirts and hats containing the Rotary Logo!


Reminder!  Phillip Brillante  Keep the fruit sale in mind. Encourage sales to other clubs. Visit other clubs to encourage them to participate in this fund raiser.  No date set as of yet. . (The week before Thanksgiving.)


Rotary Boat Ride

Annual Rotary boat ride – Sunday, August 24. Boat leaves the South Dock at 6pm. $20.00 per person to board. A minimum of 50 persons is required to get the boat launched! Bring guests. Good weather guaranteed.


Farmers Market -  T.O.H. West Point – Sundays, 9:00 – 3:00 July thru Oct. Highland Falls Municipal Parking lot opposite West Point Visitors Center     


Rotary Tailgate Football Game

Sept. 27th is the date for the tailgate game. Josh Brewer will coordinate the exchange students. Tom Enders is working on tickets & location. New Rochelle Rotary club wants to join us for this event.


District 7210 Conference

September 19,20, and 21 September 2003

at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Kerhonkson, NY

Celebrate the beginning of the 2003/2004 Rotary    Year with District Governor Knut Johnson.

Reservation Deadline is August 19, 2003


 “ The Great Toenail Mystery “,  or : “How does one lose the nail on his great toe? – Answer: play soccer in your bare feet!                                                                                                                                                    



Effective Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Washingtonville/Blooming Grove Rotary Club will meet at the Riverside Grill Restaurant Washingtonville.

Please make note - it is local Rotary Club where you can make up a Rotary Club meeting in the evening.

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