Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

July 14, 2005


Today’s Greeter –

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Kate Squicciarini

Today’s Program – Kevin Anderson, USMA Athletic Director


Rotary Last Weeks, July 7th

Mr. Robert Scott , Outgoing Assistant Vice Chapter Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ms. Kathleen Mitchell, Director of Interpretative Programs, Washington Headquarters, Newburgh, New York,  spoke about the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  Mr. Scott a recipient of the Purple Heart introduced Ms. Mitchell and stated that he felt is was important that she enlighten us about when and how the creation of the Purple Heart.  Ms. Mitchell noted that it was President George Washington who established the Order of the Purple Heart at his Headquarters in Newburgh and that there is an original medal in the collection of the museum.  Ms. Mitchell recommended that we should visit Washington’s  Headquarters and take a first hand look at this important part of our history.  Another important note in that the National Headquarters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is located at the Winter  Cantonment site in New Windsor, New York.  Our thanks to Mr. Scott and Ms. Mitchell was sharing the knowledge about an important part of America’s history that exists in the Hudson Valley, only a short distance from West Point. 

See Buddy Blackman if you know of a non-Rotarian interested in participating in one of the Rotary International’s Group Study Programs.


Phillip Brillante – Phil’s safety tip about the significance of Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), where they can be found, and the importance of becoming familiar with them is awakening.  Take heed and become familiar with MSDS as Phillip suggests, it could make the difference for you and your family.   In Phillip reminded us to be safe during our summer travels and activities.


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!”


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 – July 7th

David Monroe - Ace of hearts. (40 cards left.)

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






Bill Stone, Dave Monroe, Shirley Bonsell, Curt Brewer, Mike Moss, Josh Brewer, Don Jaroszewski, Deb Zedalis, Seth Hudgins, Kate Squicciarini, Cathy Kelly, Phil Brillante, John McLellan, Jack Emmer, Dave Weyant, Roy Spells, Bill Higgins


Upcoming Programs  

July 21 – Business Meeting

July 28 – Literacy Volunteers of America


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

July 21 – Rick Metro

July 28 – Cathy Kelly


June Attendance 43%

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