Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

March 23, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Ben Birillo

Today’s Prayer Bearer –Bill Stone

Today’s Program – Robbie Donno, Gift of Life International


This Date In History – March 23, 1775

During a speech before the second Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry responds to the increasingly oppressive British rule over the American Colonies by declaring, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”


Last Weeks Program – This was a business meeting. Roy Spells reminded all about the food pantry in Holy Innocents Church and said that in lieu of food donations, check would be of great assistance. It was also noted that Secretary Steve Scott is on the Scholarship Committee. Jerry Sheehan discussed the Newburgh Club’s calendar which should raise funds for the club.

Phil Brillante – Phil’s safety message was “noise”. Wear earplugs when necessary to prevent damage to the eardrums. Check the earplugs’ noise protection rating. 

Theatre Party:  Thoroughly Modern Millie” arrives on Sunday, May 7th 2006 in Eisenhower Hall”. Harold Spaeth  He has  more tickets! (Tell your friends!) This is the Club’s major fund-raiser! (Get your checks in!)


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:

“The “Ides of March” have come and gone

       So pick out a shoit and try it on.”


Other Clubs’ Activities

Rotary Club of Fishkill - The Fishkill Club’s 5th Annual Softball Tournament will be held on May 7th. At Robert Shepheard Memorial Park in Fishkill. All proceeds go to “Operation Smile”. This consists of Craniofacial surgeons, Orthodontists, etc. who provide free, surgery to correct facial deformities for children in developing countries. For further info call: 845-896-4803.) Mark Klein, Softball Chairman.

(Note: Bad timing! This is the date of our own Dinner/Theatre show at Ike Hall!!!)


Visiting Rotarian

Amy Cole, Squaw Valley California Club


50/50 Drawing March 16, 2006

John McLellan - 2 of diamonds

(Pot is now $240.00?)





Brags (March 16, 2006)

Diana Cole, Seth Hudgins, Dave Monroe, Vince McDermott, Harold Spaeth, Curt Brewer, Phil Brillante, Jerry Sheehan, Josh Brewer, Cathy Kelly, Rick Metro, Roy Spells, Steve Scott, Bill Higgins


Upcoming Programs                                     

Mar. 30 - Michael DiTullo, Mid-Hudson Pattern For Progress

Apr. 06 - Maj. Glendon Fraser –Tuskegee Airmen

Apr. 13 – Dr. Kori Shake - ISS Distinguished Professor


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

March 30, 2006 - Roy Spells

April 5, 2006 – Pat Steinmetz



March 16, 2006 – Attendance –19

Monthly percentage – 43%


(P.S. – Last week’s speaker, Col. Jack Jacobs Ret., appeared on MSNBC on 3/21/06, discussing Pres. Bush & Iraq.

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