Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

January 20, 2005


Today’s Greeter - Gus Fishburne

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Shirley Bonsell

Today’s Program – Business Meeting                                            


Notable Quote – Laughter

“A good laugh is sunshine in a house”. - Thackeray.


Rotary Last Week – January 13, 2005

“She left us laughing!” - ‘She’, is Bette Meci of the Sunshine & Laughter Club. Her program, which emphasized the benefits of laughter in our lives, concluded with all present gathered

in a close circle, laughing and gyrating in what could be described as “hysterics”. Great therapy and a happy program! 

President Roy addressed the tsunami situations in the Indian Ocean. Rotary is joining with the Hotel Thayer in a combined effort to raise funds to aid the areas affected. (Kate Squicciarini from the Thayer is coordinating this effort.)                                          

Shelter Box – A flyer showing an emergency ‘shelter box” was distributed . Costing $900, it contain a tent fo 10, plus life saving equip.

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

Phil Brillante revealed that the ski slope looks fine now and there will be skiing lessons on Jan, 16th as planned.

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 merrily rolls along with all its goodies! He still has Ben Birillo’s artistically created Statue of Liberty Scarves as well as shirts, jackets, etc.

(All proceeds to the club.)

Dinner Theater – Still being discussed.

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


Club Postings



Visiting Rotarians

Guy Wilson, Brownhurst club, Yorkshire, England - (Guest of Mike Moss)                 





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 13, 2005

Jerry Sheehan – 10 of spades.

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

Ps - 24 cards are left in the deck!






Dave Monroe, Mike Moss, Kent  Cassella, Phil Brillante, Curt Brewer, Ann Horner, Diane Cole, Tom Buning, Gus Fishburne, Cathy Kelly, Pat Flynn, Ren Wallen, Harold Spaeth,

Steve Scott, Roy Spells, Dave Weyant, John McLellan, Bill Higgins


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 51

January 13 attendance –?

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


Board Meeting – Wed. Jan. 19, 4:30 pm, at the Highland Falls Library.

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