Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

March 31, 2005


Today’s Greeter – “Woody” Held

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Jerry Sheehan

Today’s Program – Association of Graduates- (Seth Hudgins)


Notable March 31 In History  - (Literary)

1836 – Charles Dickens’ first installment of “The Pickwick Papers”, his first novel, is published under the pseudonym “Boz”.                                                                                                                                                                                     


Rotary Last Week – March 24th

Ltc. Coddington – USMAPS – gave a most informative presentation on the United States Military Academy “Prep” (preparatory) school since its inception in 1916, as the U.S. tottered

on the brink of WWI. It prepares students for entry into the U.S.M.A. at West Point with a military attitude. Now located in Ft. Monmouth, N.J., in 1946 they were centralized at Stewart

Air base in Newburgh, NY. The class of 2009 has the motto: Desire; Faith; Effort.

Pres. Roy said Ambassador Scholarship Comm. met with Cadet “Rusty” Issacs. (Also, Rotarians are coming here from England).

RYLA – Leadership awards (2), Mt. St. Mary’s in June.

Interact: Oneill H.S. – Phil Brillante said the “Penny War” is still ongoing.

District 7210 48th Ann. Conference – May 13-15 at Villa Roma Resort. Centennial B’day.

Phil Brillante – In his ongoing “Safety” agenda, diversified from vehicle & home safety to “medical health”. Advised all to read “Wellness” brochure, U.C. Berkley.

Dinner Theatre – “Crazy For You”.

April 17th at 2 pm Theatre, then dinner in the ballroom 5 pm - $80.00 per.         

Turn in your sign up sheet A.S.A.P.

Harold Spaeth said 64 tickets have been sold.  He needs items for the raffle!

The Holy Innocents Church thrift shop will be operating every Thurs. 10 am to 1 pm.  The Holy Innocents food pantry, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s of month.

(Money donations preferred It goes further.)

Sacred Heart Thrift Shop open 10am – 2pm; (4:30 Thursdays.)

Make checks payable to “Holy Innocents.”


Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart

“The Sun has riz’ and Jerry shines bright;

    (He’ll sell you a shoit if it takes all night!)


Visiting Rotarians






Club Postings

3rd. Pat Steinmetz – (Kate Squicciarini)


Other Clubs’ Activities

 (See attachment)


50/50 Drawing –March 17th

Jerry Sheehan – Jack of Clubs. (The pot is again building up!) (50 cards left).



Dave Monroe – April 5th

“We reserved this space for Rotarian Dave,

   ‘Cause it’s his birthday, the lucky knave!                            



Brian Crawford, Farrell Patrick, Curt Brewer, Jack Emmer, Dave Monroe, Jim Donnelly, Jerry Sheehan, Kent Cassella, Cathy Kelly, Harold Spaeth, Steve Scott,

Phil Brillante, Roy Spells


Upcoming Programs

Apr. 07 – Mark Prater, Author, “The Silent Storm”. (His Battle vs. killer Hepatitus C.)

Apr. 14 – Charles Frankel, New Windsor/Cornwall Club.

Apr. 21 – Business meeting.

Apr. 28 – Kevin Anderson – ODIA.   


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 51

March 24 attendance – 18

March attendance - 36%

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