Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

December 1, 2005


Today’s Greeter - Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Judy Ferguson

Today’s Program – LTC Wm. Adams, Dir. Center for Enhanced Performance, USMA


Rotary Last Week, November 17th

This was a business meeting, and much was conducted. Judy Ferguson  presented a certificate from the Feinstein Foundation for the club’s support in  food contributions.

The Santa Project! The club members will be contributing gifts, toys etc. to a mother & four children in the Orange County Safe Homes Project Wish List. (See flyer)

Steve Scott displayed the exchanged banners from the Brazilian exchange students who were visiting. (A great Job was done by both Harold Spaeth & Steve Scott with the hosting of these students.)

Dave Weyant announced that the Salvation Army Bell Ringing will be on December 17th & 18th at the Key Food store in Highland Fls.

Buddy Blackman announced there will be a special meeting on Dec. 17th re: Student Group Exchange.

Speakers Needed!  All members are asked to submit information on possible speakers and programs! Please submit this ASAP to Dave Monroe.

Get Ready:  Shirley Bonsell reports that the Holiday Luncheon will be on December 15th.  See Shirley’s flyer!

Phil Brillante’s Safety News: – Phil spoke on his recent assignment in Mississippi with FEMA

He also advised all to be aware of ice on windshields on these chilly mornings.

Diana Cole: Diana has a wish list for the District Katrina fund. (Good job, Diana!)

Ren Wallen’s Annual Nativity Presentation:

Dec.  , 2005 at:  (Info pending)

Gus Fishburne – Gus’s heading up a committee of past presidents for selection of new club officers.

Theatre Party:  Again, the theatre party is TO BE RE-SCHEDULED! New arrangements to be announced soon!

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.)


Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart - Jerry says:  

“The Thanksgiving turkey has now digested,

    But gravy stains on a new shoit? –You’re Arrested!”


Other Club’s Activities

(Holiday prep.)





Visiting Rotarians



50/50 Drawing November 17th

Curt Brewer - 7 of clubs.

‘And the pot grows heavier!’ ($160.00?)



December 6th – Alan Hirsch


Brags (November 17th)

Diana Cole, Buddy Blackman, Gus Fishburne, Alan Hirsch, Cathy Kelly, Vince McDermott, Curt Brewer, Phil Brillante, Don Sagaria, Shirley Bonsell, Jerry Sheehan, Ben Birillo, Farrell Patrick, Steve Scott, Jim Donnelly, Judy Ferguson, Dave Monroe, Roy Spells, Dave Weyant


Upcoming Programs

Dec. 8th Dr. Philip Arbolino, Supt. Highland Falls/ Ft. Montgomery Schools

Dec. 15th Holiday Luncheon


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

Dec 8th – Cecilia Solomon

Dec. 15th – Ren Wallen



November 17 - Attendance - 26

November monthly percentage 54%

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