Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

January 27, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Adam Nogrady

Today’s Program – Michelle – Safe Homes Project


Rotary Last Week – January 20, 2005.

Business Meeting: Pres. Roy Spells  again addressed the tsunami situations in the Indian Ocean. Kate Squicciarini from the Thayer is coordinating this effort. (Rotary is contributing #500.00)

Kate said she has $700.00. Funds go directly to Rotary in Sri Lanka.                                          

100th Anniversary – Wed. Feb. 23 is the 100th anniversary of Rotary.

Fruit Sale – Bill Stone reports that some money has been returned, some members said “keep the check”. (Scholarship fund.)

Food Pantry – Holy Innocents sends its thanks!

Fund Raising Committee - Alan Hirsch was appointed chairman of this new committee.

Shirley Bonsell – Put together a booklet on the club since its inception. GREAT JOB!

District 7210 Rotary Foundation Luncheon –Sunday Feb. 6 at 3 pm - at “Torches On The Hudson, 120 Front Street, Newburgh. $40.00.

For Paul Harris membership booklet. See Jack Emmer.

Phil Brillante distributed a flyer from the Union Rotary Club, “Buy a Brick”. Good fund raiser.  (Idea for new park?)

Don Sagaria spoke of community minded organizations meeting at Battle Monument.

Rev. Judy Ferguson – Said that for the food pantry, money is better than food.

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

 Daffodils? – Farrell Patrick said Shirley has $200.00 worth of daffodils for spring planting! (Get ready for the spring cleanup!)

Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart: – Jerry’s pushcart slogs along in deep snow! (Whew!) He still has Ben’s Statue of Liberty Scarves as well as shirts, jackets etc.  (All proceeds to the club.)

(“No, he’s not selling “long john’s.”)

Dinner Theater. – Harold Spaeth gave a proposal for “Crazy for You” on April 17th. Lunch? Dinner? – (More to follow on this.)


Club Postings



Visiting Rotarians






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 20th

Cathy Kelly – 2 of spades

(And the pot is still building with $$$$.00!)

Ps - 23 cards are left in the deck!



Farrell Patrick - January 29th.    

“Let’s give Farrell a hearty cheer, As he shakes hands with another year!”



Phil Brillante, Ann Horner, Mike Moss, Cecelia Solomon, Alan Hirsch, Kent Cassella, Ron Salvatore, Gus Fishburne. Tom Buning, Kate Squicciarini, Dave Monroe, Don Sagaria, Ren Wallen, Deb Zedalis,

Cathy Kelly, Farrell Patrick, Josh Brewer, Harold Spaeth, Curt Brewer, Steve Scott & Roy Spells.                   


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 50

January 20 attendance –31

January attendance - 62%


Upcoming Programs

Feb. 3 - “Woody” Held – Languages

Feb. 10 - LTC English – USMAPS

Feb 17 – Business Meeting

Feb 24 – COL Cindy Jebb

Mar 3 – “Woody” Held - Languages

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