Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

July 24, 2003


Notable July 24ths In History:


1864 – Battle of Kernstown, Virginia; Confed. Gen. Jubal Early defeats Union troops under Gen. George Crook to keep the Shenandoah Valley clear of yanks.

1901 – William Sydney Porter, otherwise known as  O. Henry, is released from prison after serving three years for embezzlement of a bank in Austin, Texas.

1956 – Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis performed their last show together at New York’s Copacabana club.


Today's Greeter Judy Ferguson

Today's Prayer Bearer – Anne Lennox

Today's Program  - Business Meeting                 


Rotary Last Week-

President Kelly – Commented on 7 scholarships presented to O”Neill H.S. Students. At the board meeting the tailgate weekend was discussed, possibly to be the 27th. Also, coordinating with the youth exchange Commission and the club’s budget were reviewed.   The District conference convenes on Sept. 19-20-21. in Kerhonkson, NY. Also placed before the club was the idea of having distinguishing hats or shirts to be worn by members at various club functions.


Visiting Rotarians

Yasuko Kawakami, Pearl Harbor Hawaii Club

Eugene Boleslawski, Daytona Beach West club

Ralph Langit, Middletown, N.Y. club.



Bob Monroe guest of Dave Monroe                  


Club Postings




Cathy Kelly –  2 of clubs


Last Weeks Brags

Phil Brillante, Kurt Brewer, Todd Browne,  Ann Horner,  Dave Weyant,  Cecilia Solomon , Cathy Kelly, Ben Berillo, David Weyant, Gene Boleslauski, Bill Stone, Jim Donnelly, Steve Scott, Dave Monroe, Ren Wallen, Bill Higgins.


Birthdays This Week

Kevin D’Onofrio – July 25th


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership                                                    49

July 10, 2003 Attendance                               62.%                    

June  2003 Attendance                                    50.2 %    


Special Notes of Interest and Thanks                                                                                                                                               


Citrus Fruit Sale

Reminder!  Phillip Brillante  Keep the fruit sale in mind. No date set as of yet. .


Rotary Boat Ride

Gus Fishburne alerted all to the annual Rotary boat ride which will take place Sunday, August 24. Boat leaves the South Dock at 6pm. $20.00 per person to board. A minimum of 50 persons is required to get the boat launched! If you missed the fishing trip, your still have a chance to get on the water! See Gus!


El Salvador

Experience an amazing month in El Salvador as part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team.  To obtain up to date information Contact Walter Y. Root-Chairman GSE for Rotary District 7210 at (945) 497-7010 or email:


District 7210 Conference

September 19,20, and 21 September 2003

at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Kerhonkson, NY

Celebrate the beginning of the 2003/2004 Rotary    Year with District Governor Knut Johnson.

Reservation Deadline is August 19, 2003



Effective Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Washingtonville/Blooming Grove Rotary Club will meet at the Riverside Grill Restaurant in Washingtonville.

Please make note - it is local Rotary Club where you can make up a Rotary Club meeting in the evening.

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