Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

December 4, 2003


Notable Historic December 4 Mystery

1872 –A small British brig commanded by      Capt. David Morehouse, spotted an American ship, the “Mary Celeste”, sailing erratically but under full sail near the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was seaworthy, its stores and supplies untouched, but not a soul was aboard.

The ships lifeboat and navigational instruments were missing. It remains a mystery to this day as to what had occurred aboard the ship.


Today’s greeter – ?????

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Anne Lennox

Today’s Program – Business Meeting.


Rotary Last Week   

Let’s jump back 2 weeks ‘till November 20th . This was supposed to be fruit pickup day. Unforeseen circumstances prevented this, and a regular meeting was held.

(Fruit arrived on Friday, 11/21.) At the meeting on November 13th, Jim Whaley introduced Anna Tilley, Senior Prevention Specialist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse for

Orange County. She described her many duties. New member John McLennan was inducted. He was “pinned” by Farrell Patrick, who sponsored him. He was warmly

welcomed! It was also revealed that John, who was a member of the West Pt. Band, first met his wife at Shea Stadium in N.Y.C. while attending a Notre Dame game.  


Looking Ahead - Dinner Theatre – April 27th 2004 – “The Sound of Music”.


Visiting Rotarians

11/20 John Hart, former member visited.


Club Postings



Guests - None


50/50 Winner – 11/20         

Harold Spaeth – 4 of spades.

The Pot now contains $805.00

There are five cards plus the Joker left.



Ken Grice – November 29th

 “Here’s a little secret which I’ll reveal but


   What Rotarian’s having a birthday? –

       None Other than Ken Grice!”

Also, Jim Whaley – December 4th

  “And Whose a little older? Why it’s good

           Friend Jim, 

    So let’s sing Happy Birthday to Rotarian’s

            Ken & Jim!”                                                                                 


This Weeks Brags (11/13)

Cathy Kelly, Josh Brewer, Steve Scott, Phil Brillante, Dave Monroe, Anne Lennox, Farrel Patrick, John McLennan, Millie Ulrich, Ann Horn, Roy Spells, Kurt Brewer and Jack Emmer.

 “11/20 was a “bragless” meeting”


Club Attendance Statistics                                                   

Membership - 49

November 13th attendance – 29

October 2003 attendance- 64%

(Note: the figures remain the same for  11/20.)


Special Notes Of Interest

Mike Moss announced that the Christmas luncheon will be held on December 11th and will cost approx $25.00

Raffle tickets have been distributed. Please sell!

Leadership instruction will be held in Poughkeepsie, NY on Nov. 22nd.   

Please get shirt, jacket, hat, and etc. order into Gerry Sheehan pronto!

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