Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

June 9, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Shirley Bonsell

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Don Jarowszewski

Today’s Program – Debbie DeAgostine, Newburg Kiwanis.

Notable Quote: - Faith

You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Gandhi


Rotary Last Week – June 2nd

Rob Gordon introduced LTC Kip McCormick, ‘Center for Combatting Terrorism’, who gave a breathtaking historical overview on the U.N. Command in N. Korea, on both the military and political levels, commencing with the outbreak of hostilities between N. & S. Korea in 1950. In 1953, a military Armistice between the U.N. Forces and North Korea was established. This “Armistice” continues to this day under sometimes shaky circumstances. (This was a well presented, informative program!)  

President Roy announced the third posting for “Buddy” Blackman.

Pres. Roy also notes the following dates:

June 9 at 7 pm., O’Neill H.S. Scholarship!

June 11, 10 am – Dedication – Memorial Park, Ft. Montgomery (behind police sta.)

June 14 – (Tuesday) Int’l Rotarians from India. (Dist 7490, Harold Spaeth.)

August 28th 6 pm – Gus Fishburne “launches” us on the annual boat ride at West Point. (Get your sea legs together!)

Phil Brillante – Phil emphasized the importance of maintaining proper air pressure in tires. Check when tires are cold, use metal valve caps & keep stems clean!

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:

“I’m back again and business booms;

   Buy a Rotary shirt fresh off the looms

Or a Liberty scarf to drive off the glooms!”


Visiting Rotarians






Other Clubs’ Activities

New Windsor/Cornwall Club – Sept. 18.    

A picnic at Air Nat’l Guard Base, Stewart Airport. (They’re looking for participants.)


50/50 Drawing – June 2

Who won? (41 cards still left. (The pot gets heavier & heavier.) $$$$



Aw gee! None, again!                                     



John McLellan, Bob Wilson, Alan Hirsch, Pat Flynn, Rob Gordon, Roy Spells, Steve Scott, Mike Moss, Phil Brillante, Jim Donnelly, Tom Buning, Don Sagara, Kate Squicciarini,

Deb Zedalis, Dave Weyant, Brian Andreichuk , Bill Higgins. 


Upcoming Programs

June 16-  Business Meeting.

June 23 –Maj. Tom Rippert, Town of Highlands youth football.

June 29 - Wednesday- Installation of Officers’ reception, 5:30 pm, Thayer Hotel.


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

June 16  - Mike Moss

June 23 – Curt Brewer

June 29 – Rev. Judy Ferguson 


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 52

June 2 – (28 Present)

June attendance – 54%

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