Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

January 13, 2005


Today’s Greeter - Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Shirley Bonsell

Today’s Program – Bette Meci –Sunshine & Laughter club.


Notable January 13th In History

1906 – Early auto show: The first auto show of the American Motor Car Manufacturers Assn. (AMCMA) opened in New York City at the 69th Regiment Armory.


Rotary Last Week – January 6, 2005

This was a truncated meeting due to the inclement weather, which produced snow and icing conditions. There were 12 members present.  “Woody” Held appeared with his guest speaker

Cadet David, but his program was deferred to a later date with a larger audience.   

President Roy addressed the tsunami situations in the Indian Ocean countries affected, and what Rotary’s efforts will be to supply aid to those areas. (More at this meeting.)

He also supplied a flyer on the ‘Rotary Winterfest’ Sunday Feb. 13. (Also, more to follow.)

With deep regret, it was sadly announced that John McLellan’s mother in law passed away.

Dave Weyant said the Salvation Army Bell ringing venture netted $723.00. He thanked all for their time & efforts.

Phil Brillante revealed that the ski slope doesn’t look too well. There will be skiing lessons on Jan, 16th.  He also said people were unhappy about the fruit situation.

Winter’s Here! – Both the Episcopal & Catholic Church thrift shops will be operating 2nd & 4th Wed. of month. (Have any worm clothing for them?)

Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart: – Jerry’s pushcart rolled into 2005 still loaded for bear! He still has Ben Birillo’s artistically created Statue of Liberty Scarves as well as shirts, jackets etc.

If you forgot someone for a gift, see Jerry! (All proceeds to the club.)

Dinner Theater. – Still being discussed.

Phone List Update: The telephone directory & E-Mail rosters are being updated.


Club Postings


(Alan Hirsch was inducted into the Club at The Christmas luncheon meeting.)                                                               


Visiting Rotarians




Cadet David – (Woody Held’s speaker)                          


Other Clubs’ Activities

Mountain Creek/Vernon Rotary Clubs are sponsoring the “Rotary Winterfest, Sunday February 13, 2005 from 8:30 am – 3:00pm.

(See flyer)      


50/50 Drawing - January 6, 2005

No drawing. (Maybe next week!)

(And the pot is still building with $233.00!)

Ps - 25 cards are left in the deck!






Another chatting (bull) session replaced the usual brags at the meeting. There were twelve members present however, and this calls for a big brag! (I.O.U. $2.00)          


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 51

January 6 attendance – 12

December attendance - 27%


Upcoming Programs

Jan. 20 Business Meeting.

Jan. 27 Michelle – Safe homes project.

Feb. 3 “Woody” Held – Languages.

Feb. 10 LTC English - USMAPS

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