Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

May 11, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Farrell Patrick

Today’s Prayer Bearer - “Woody” Held

Today’s Program – Business Meeting


Last Weeks Program

Kathy Wenner, of the Honduras Water Project spoke, during which she described their providing food, water, etc. to third world countries. She said the people there face many hardships, such as a lack of safe drinking water, mud slides, cooking over open fires, and using outhouses for bodily necessities. (When available.) The soil consists of rocks & hard clay. Her organization relies on collaboration with Rotary Clubs for assistance. (This was an Eye opening program!) Great slide show.


Phil Brillante’s Weekly Safety Message:

Phil emphasized the need for safety in home driveways, citing many avoidable accidents and tragedies by taking proper precautions,

such as “squaring off” the driveway where possible and using reflective tape to mark blind areas, especially where children play.


Steve Scott: Needs a RYLA Chairman! Any volunteers?

Theatre Party: It’s now history- but was a great, successful event. A round of applause is due for Harold Spaeth & Jerry Sheehan for putting together this wonderful event, which was enjoyed by all. Lots of winners in the raffles!!


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.)


Rev. Judy Ferguson also announced an upcoming concert series; plays, Musicals, etc. highlighting the Church’s stained glass windows. (More on this at today’s meeting.)


Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart - Jerry says:

“The dinner theatre show has come & gone,

But my shoits & jackets will carry on!”


Other Clubs’ Activities

Warwick Club – The group study exchange from Bulgaria will be in Warwick on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006.



Steve Farrell – Guest of Phil Brillante

Susan Gagliardo – Guest of Dave Monroe


50/50 Drawing May 4, 2006

Shirley Bonsell – 3 of diamonds.

“The pot grows HOTTER!”& HOTTER


Happy Birthdays

May 7“Woody Held”

“Another birthday for Rotarian “Woody”,

He couldn’t be here to celebrate, could he?”


Brags ( May 4, 2006)

Curt Brewer, Dave Monroe, Vince McDermott, “Buddy” Blackman, Don Sagaria, Diana Cole, Kate Squicciarini, Judy Ferguson, Roy Spells, Cathy Kelly, Harold Spaeth, Bill Giggins,

Steve Scott, John McLellan, Phil Brillante, Bobbie Fallon, “Gus” Fishburne, Jerry Sheehan, Dave Weyant


Upcoming Programs

May 18 – Col. Bryan Crawford

May 25 – Lee Shore, NY State Employer Grants


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

May 18 – Ben Birillo



May 4, 2006 – Attendance –26

Monthly percentage – 62%

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