Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

June 19, 2003


Today's Greeter                       

Today's Prayer Bearer           

Today's Program                     Mr. Les Jensen, West Point Museum Curator.  


Rotary Last Week

COL Stephen J. Ressler P.E., PhD Professor and Deputy Head Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering United States Military Academy provided a very interesting presentation on West Point’s bridge designing program.  It consists of a competition in which there is no cost to compete and the is not limitation on hw many youngsters per school participate.  Substantial prizes were award to those whose design proved to be a winner.  The Colonel’s talk was bolstered by an excellent slide presentation.


Our newest Club member Richard A. Cortell a former Rotarian was elected.  He was introduced by our President-Elect Cathy Kelly.  Rich welcome to the West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club.


Five of the seven James I. O’ Neill High School Class of 2003 West Point- Highland Falls Scholarship winners Christine Alford, Patricia Rose Barber, Veronica Clark Coffey, Justine Nicole Meyer, and Zachary Patrick Orrico attended the Club meeting.  Ryan Robert Larson and Ashley Jenae Larson were unable to be present since they were already engaged with academic programs at college.


Phillip Brilliante was presented with a certificates for his outstanding efforts as Scholarship Committee Chairman.



Shirley Bonsell - Queen of Spades

The pot continues grow with your support.


June 5, 2003 Visitors

West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club 2003 Scholarship winners

Christine Alford, Zachary Patrick Orrico, Patricia Rose Barber, Justine Nicole Meyer, and Veronica Clarke Coffey.


Kevin Cogan, Immediate Past President

West Pont Highland Falls Rotary Club


Last Week Brags

Cathy Kelly, Caroline Penn, Gus Fishburne, Kevin Cogan, Anne Lennox, Mike Moss, Geoff Lewis, Cecilia Solomon, Harold Spaeth, Curt Brewer, and Phillip Brilliante.



Curt Brewer             19 June

David Weyant          20 June

Mick Moss               21 June

Ren Wallen              24 June


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership                                                   45


May 2003 Attendance                              51.4%    


Special Notes of Interest and Thanks

West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club

Installation Dinner, Hudson Gallery, The Hotel Thayer, Wednesday, June 25, 2003

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Cocktails - Cash Bar

7:00 pm Dinner

Cost $30.00 per person

See Jim Donnelly


Phillip Brillante is looking for those who wish to enjoy a fishing trip on a Wednesday during  July 2003 in the Saddle Brooke, New Jersey Area. Contact Phillip if you would like to have an enjoyable fishing experience.


The Blooming Grove/Washingtonville Rotary Club 2nd annual Gold Outing at the Stony Ford Golf Course, Monday June 30, 2003.  The format will be Four Man (Person) Scramble at 9:00 AM is the Shotgun time.   Contact Pete (845) 497-7717 or Tom (845) 496-1452

the cost is $100.00 for a full day of golfing fund and events.  



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:


Corey Malone and Ashley Newton who are completing their sophomore year at James I. O’ Neill High School have been selected as West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club representatives to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference at

Vassar College, Monday, 23 June through Friday, 27 June 2003


District 7210 Conference

September 19,20, and 21 September 2003

Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Kerhonkson, NY




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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