Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

February 2, 2005


Todays Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Bobbie Fallon

Today’s ProgramDoug McBride, Orange County Land Trust

Notable February 02: “Ground Hog Day” – Early 18th Century German settlers adopted the ground hog, or woodchuck as their weather predictor. If it sees its shadow after winter hibernation, six more weeks of winter remain. If it doesn’t, it’s an early spring!


Rotary Last Week, January 26, 2006

Carl Onken, Pres. NY State School Board Association. – Pres. Onken gave a detailed breakdown of the Association, including its mission, the NY State Public School system, its budgeting requirements, Impact aid, No

Child left behind and the Governor’s proposal for State aid. This was an interesting and revealing program!

Honorary Member   Jim Donnelly, a Charter Member, two term President and dedicated member of the club is leaving to retire in South New Jersey. He was presented with an Honorary Senior Active Membership Certificate by the club. Good luck, Jim!

New Member Posting – Jason Lynch, Language Dept. –3rd posting. Proposed by “Woody” Held. (Pinning next week)

Phil Brillante Phil re-announced that ski lessons would be resuming on the ski slope. On safety, he advised all to wear appropriate reflective highway clothing! BE SEEN!

Theatre Party: “Shout it from the rooftops! It’s Thoroughly Modern Millie” on Sunday, May 7th 2006 in Eisenhower Hall”. Show at 3 pm; dinner will follow at 5pm.

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:

“Is spring just around the bend? -

Is that the message that the hog will send?

Buy a shoit & jacket & follow the trend!”

Other Clubs’ Activities

Rotary Clubs of Beacon, Arlington, E. Fishkill, Highland, and Poughkeepsie are presenting a concert, Viva V.E.R.D.I. – for pure water. Sunday, March 12.  845-473-2972 AND - Fishkill Club’s 5th Annual Softball Tournament,

May 5th. (For more info call: 845-896-4803.)


Visiting Rotarian

David Peterson – San Jose Ca. Club


50/50 Drawing January 26th 2006

“Buddy” Blackman – 9 of hearts





Brags (January 19, 2006)

Dave Monroe, Phil Brillante, Diana Cole, Harold Spaeth, “Buddy” Blackman, John McLellan, Cecelia Solomon, Kate Squicciarini, Judy Ferguson, Gerry Sheehan, Steve Scott, Dave Weyant, Bill Higgins


Upcoming Programs

Feb. 9 – LTC Bill Adams, Ctr. For Advanced Performance

Feb. 16 – Business Meeting

Feb. 23 – Inga Quaintance, Supv. Town of Highlands


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

Feb. 9th – Mike Herman



Jan. 26, 2006 - Attendance - 22

Jan. monthly percentage – 47%

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