Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

May 20, 2004


Today’s Greeter – Cecelia Solomon

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Bill Stone

Today’s Program – Open Meeting


Notable May 20th in History

1506 – On May 20th the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus died in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus was the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies

in Greenland and Newfoundland in the 10th century. He explored the West Indies, South America and Central America, but died a disappointed man, feeling his patron, King Ferdinand of Spain, had mistreated him.


Rotary Last Week

Speakers were Mr. John Morgan and Mr. Rendo Melendez from the Dept. of Foreign Language Center of technology. His Seeing Eye dog James accompanied Mr. Morgan.

Mr. Morgan spoke on the technological advances in reading, writing, speaking and listening to foreign languages. Mr. Melendez demonstrated a hand held instrument called  (here goes)

a pennasecutore-interpreting machine.  By speaking into this instrument it has the capability of immediately converting the sentences to numerous foreign languages. This was a most interesting program.


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.            


Presidents Meeting – Monday May 17th


Board Of Directors Meeting - May 19th at 4:30 p.m. at the Highland Falls Library.


Visiting Rotarians



Club Posting

Second Posting, Pat Flynn – (Curt Brewer)





50/50 Drawing May 6th

Steve Scott drew the ace of hearts. “The pot

builds again so buy your tickets! (Good luck)





Brags – May 13th

Mike Moss filled in for Bill Stone. Those bragging were: Dave Monroe, Judy Ferguson, Anne Lennox, Ron Salvatore, Geoff Louis, Cecelia Solomon, Jim Whaley, Cathy Kelly,

Jim Donnelly, Farrell Patrick, Josh Brewer & Bill Higgins


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 49

May 13th attendance – 22

May attendance- 46%


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.  (Get tickets before it’s too late!)

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

Rotary park sparkled as our group did their thing!  (For Sale – 1 used rake, missing teeth!)

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! (Time is running out)

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