Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

July 7, 2005


Today’s GreeterBill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Pat Flynn

Today’s Program – Military Order of The Purple Heart


Rotary Two Weeks Ago, June 23

(There was no meeting on June 30th. It was replaced by the Installation of Officers 6/29.)

Major Tom Riffert, Town of Highlands Youth Football coordinator, gave an interesting overview of the program, including its timetable of 4 home and 4 away games. The program includes youths in the 5 –15 year old category but doesn’t include 9th graders. Last year they had 80 players. This has now reached 100.  The Major said that a new, strong board, with new by-laws is in place, as well as a new coaching staff. (Great)

Forge Golf Course and the New Windsor Cornwall club has applications available for sponsoring two youths. And, there is a group study plan to visit Greece. (Non-Rotarians.)

Phil Brillante – Phil’s safety tip concerned new products, or MSDS and how to handle ‘Hazmat’ (Hazardous material.) This could include ingredients in such mundane items as tooth paste. Excellent brochure distributed!

Phil also introduced James Pierce, who will be the replacement for Dave Sutton as the interact coordinator at O’Neill H.S.

August 28th 6 pm – Gus Fishburne’s trip   awaits us, so plan for the annual boat ride at West Point. (Available to work the oars?)

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:

 “It’s time to take my summer vacation,

     So buy a puck and boost my elation!”


Visiting Rotarians

Ed Vaneeckholt – Los Alamos, N.M. Club.



Rev. Jesse Clayburne, St. Marks Church & his wife, Joyce.


Other Clubs’ Activities

New Windsor/Cornwall Club – Sept. 18. A picnic at Air Nat’l Guard Base, Stewart Airport. (They’re looking for participants.)


Note: Still no word on the Blooming Grove /Washingtonville Clubs’ new location.


50/50 Drawing – June 16      

Alan Hirsch – 10 of hearts. (42 cards left.)

(The pot reaches hernia levels.) $149+.



July 12 – Judy Ferguson

July 12 – Cecilia Solomon

July 13 – Jack Emmer           


Brags (June 23)

Bill Stone, Dave Monroe, Shirley Bonsell, Curt Brewer, Mike Moss, Josh Brewer, Don Jaroszewski, Deb Zedalis, Seth Hudgins, Kate Squicciarini, Cathy Kelly, Alan Hirsch,

Jesse Clayburne, Phil Brillante,   Jim Donnelly, John McLellan, Jack Emmer, Dave Weyant, Roy Spells, Visiting Rotarian Ed Vaneeckholt, Bill Higgins.


Upcoming Programs

July 14 – Kevin Anderson, USMA Athletic Director

July 21 – Business Meeting

July 28 – Literacy Volunteers of America


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

July 14 – Kate Squicciarini

July 21 – Rick Metro

July 28 – Cathy Kelly


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 52

June 23 – (22 Present)

June Attendance 43%

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