Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

May 13, 2004


Today’s Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer –Todd Browne

Today’s Program – Speaker TBD


Notable Date In History

Civil War 1863 - “Fierce fighting at the ‘Bloody Angle’ during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House VA, winds down after a weeklong struggle with heavy Union losses.” On May 9th,

Union General John Sedgwick, having admonished his men for crouching for cover and believing that enemy fire was too distant to be effective, stood up to his full height and was struck by an enemy ball. He died instantly. A statue of General Sedgwick stands on The Plain, opposite Trophy Point.   


Rotary Last Week

This was a business meeting and many items were discussed, including upcoming events. Specifically mentioned was the Town cleanup, which kicks off on May 15th at the Town Of Highlands Ambulance Corps. B.Y.O.R. (Bring your own rake!) 

District Assembly meeting is scheduled for May 8th,  from 8a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Best Western Motel in Poughkeepsie. (Roy Spells & incoming officers attended this function.)

Installation Reception - The Installation Reception for the incoming officers will be held on the 9th of June at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Thayer.            

A Thank you letter from Holy Innocents, re; food contributions were received.


Visiting Rotarians



Club Posting

First Posting, Pat Flynn – (Curt Brewer)





50/50 Drawing May 6th

John McLellan hit the jackpot. He drew the joker! The pot is (was) $183.00. Good Luck, John!  (Bring a new deck next week!)



Jim Donnelly - May 13th

“He’s looking great, youthful and slim;

      Let’s sing Happy Birthday to Rotarian Jim!”


Brags – May 6th

Steve Scott, “Woody” Held, Harold Spaeth, Jim Donnelly, Dave Monroe, Judy Ferguson, Roy Spells, Todd Browne, Phil Brillante, Cecelia Solomon, Cathy Kelly, Ren Wallen,

Jack Emmer.


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 49

May 6th attendance – 31

May attendance- 63.27%


Special Notes Of Interest

Looking Ahead – May 22 – Walden Club’s 75th Anniversary – Dinner, accompanied by an accordionist at the Magnanini Winery. $40.00 per. person.

New Windsor Cornwall Club “fundraiser”, Saturday, May 16, 2-5 p.m. $300 Club. Final drawing March 24 at Vassar, wine/cheese reception.

May 15th – Rotary Cleanup Day – The annual cleanup will kick off at the Town Of Highlands Ambulance Corps building at 9 a.m.

Youth Exchange Letter – Either send someone to other country or post someone. $500.00 for outbound and $1500.00 for inbound students.

Poughkeepsie Club – A group study going to Brazil in May for 3 weeks. If you’re between 25-40 years of age and interested, shout!

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