Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

August 28, 2003


Notable Historic August 28ths

1917 –  Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House. The protestors were there in an effort to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed “Anthony” amendment to the Constitution, which would give women the right to vote.

1296 – “The Ragman Rolls”.  After defeating the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar and marching through Scotland capturing castles & treasure, Edward I called a meeting at Berwick.  He summoned all Scottish landowners, Churchmen & Burgesses to swear allegiance to him.  Some 2000 freeholders signed “The Ragman Rolls”, now one of the most valuable sources of research into Scottish history.


Today's Greeter – Brian Andreichuk

Today's Prayer Bearer –  Dennis Foote

Today's Program  - Business Meeting


 Rotary Last Week – Main St. Revitalization

An interesting array of persons from Cathy Kelly And Anne Lennox of the Main Street revitalization committee, to Mayor D’Onofrio; representatives from Zaccardi & Schiff, (Jeanne Martini, Teresa Lynch and Valecia Cristafulli,), gave a breakdown on proposed changes to Main St. facades in Highland Falls.  A $25,000.00 grant has been allotted for this.


Valecia Cristafulli is also a visiting Rotarian.


Cathy Kelly also announced that Vince Lindenmeyer is unable to continue serving on the Board of Directors.


Visiting Rotarians

Yasuko Kawakami, Pearl Harbor club. Guest of Shirley Bonsell.

George Stewart, Georgia Rotary Club.

Valecia Cristafulli.


Club Postings - None



50/50 Winner  

Marge Szeli – 6 of clubs


Last Weeks Brags

Phil Brillante, Kurt Brewer, Josh Brewer, Jim Donnelly, Cathy Kelly, Anne Lennox, , Shirley Bonsell, Jeff Lewis, , Richard Cortell,, Gus Fishburne, Mike Moss, Adam Nogrady,  Brian Andreichuk, ,  Ann Horner, and guest George Stewart.                                               


Birthdays This Week

September 1 – Bobbie Fallon


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 46

August 14 attendance – 28

August 2003 attendance – 60%         


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. Hope all had a good time. Weather great – See you next year.


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              



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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