Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

December 2, 2004


Today’s Greeter – John McLellan

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Phil Brillante

Today’s Program – Ed Hughes - Negotiations


Notable December 2nd In History

1804 – Two hundred years ago today, in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Napoleon I, the first Frenchman to hold the title of Emperor

in a thousand years. Pope Pius VII handed Napoleon the crown, which the 35-year-old conqueror placed on his own head.


Rotary Last Week – November 18, 2004

This was a business meeting where much business occurred including: The “pinning” of new member Tom Buning, and the first posting of proposed member Alan Hirsch.

President Roy Spells informed the members that Shirley Bonsell is creating a brochure for inclusion in a historical booklet of the club’s activities since its inception in 1976.

Roy also discussed the clubs’ Constitution & By Laws; its goals;  “Pure water, Polio Plus, The Paul Harris Foundation & Rotary Park.”

Fruit SaleBill Stone said fruit sale is now underway! $23.00 per case. Fruit will be unloaded and distributed on December 9th in Buffalo Soldier Field. Order ASAP. 

Christmas! - Reminder - The Christmas luncheon will be held on December 16th. ($25 per.)  Jim Donnelly needs numbers and checks PRONTO! There will be no large raffle,

just the usual one. Fund raising raffle to be held later on.  Also: Please bring a gift to wrap.

Dave Weyant said the “Bell Ringing” would occur on December 18 & 19 at Key Food. He also said club finances are looking good.

Cecilia Solomon informed the members of a program to collect books & gym equipment for our troops. Anne Lennox also revealed a web site “”.

Jerry Sheehan Reports: – Extra! Extra! We still have Ben Birillo’s artistically created Statue of Liberty Scarves. With the holiday’s rolling around, they make a nice gift. All

profits to the club!  Get ‘em while they’re hot!

U.N. Day Tour –Young Rotarians –12/6

Phil Brillante will speak on interact.

Dinner Theater – Still being discussed


Club Postings

1st – Alan Hirsch


Visiting Rotarians

George Stewart – Dunwoody Atlanta club





Other Clubs’ Activities

“They’re all settling in for a Happy And Joyous Holiday Season.”


50/50 Drawing November18, 2004

Adam Nogrady – Ace of Diamonds

And the pot is still building with $???.00






Ann Horner, Curt Brewer, Shirley Bonsell, Cecilia Solomon,  Dave Weyant, Dave Monroe, Adam Nogrady, Cathy Kelly, Harold Spaeth, Roy Spells, John McLellan, Jim Donnelly, Ren Wallen, Kate Squicciarini, Jack Emmer, Jerry Sheehan & Dave Weyant


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 51  (53?)

November 18th attendance – ?

November attendance - 59%


Upcoming Programs

Dec. 9      TBD

Dec. 16    Holiday Luncheon

Dec. 23    Christmas

Dec. 30    No Meeting (See you next year!)

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