Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

November 16, 2006


Today’s Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer

Today’s Program - Business Meeting


Last Week’s Program

Laurie Sottolano & Patrick Donovan , HSBC. Small business, Int’l Banking, Performance bonds, Lending, Letters of credit, Real Estate, Lending, etc. are the gist of the services provided by their company. Laurie is the Branch Manager in Highland Falls and Pat is the Small Business Relations Mgr. at the branch. Flyers were distributed displaying their various services.


Surprise Visit – Former member Rob Gordon briefly made an appearance at the meeting and wishes all A Merry Christmas & a Happy Holiday Season. He looks great!


Phil Brillante’s Safety Tip:

Phil was absent, but sends his best wishes,

for a Safe, Happy Thanksgiving to all! –

  “When raking those @$##% leaves,

      Wear a shirt with very long sleeves,

   For poison ivy may sometimes lurk

      In that pile which you vigorously work”.


Shirley Bonsell – Informed everyone that there were 190 present at the Rotary Foundation Meeting at the West Point Club.


Holy Innocents Thrift Shop.  will be operating every Thurs. 10 am to 1 pm.

The Holy Innocents food pantry, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.

Sacred Heart food pantry & Thrift Shop. Open 10am – 1pm.

(Money will supplement food donations.)


Prez Jerry’s Pushcart - Jerry says:

“The winds have blown, the trees are bare

So buy a jacket - soon the frost we’ll share!”


Update on What’s  Doing ‘round Rotary!

Soldiers Fund. –Jerry Working out statistics!

Candidates - needed for Dist. Governor.

Rotary Leadership Institute – Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Nov. 18th.

Kent Cassella & Dave Monroe – Are Doing a great job on “Around Rotary” column. News of the Highlands.

Phil Brillante – Interact still rolling along.


Visiting Rotarians & Guests

Sal & Annmarie Fiducia – (Judy Ferguson)

(Sal & Annmarie are proposed members.)


50/50 Drawing

Judy Ferguson, Jack of Diamonds.

(Judy won a Home Shop kit.)

(What’s in the pot?)


Happy Birthdays

Nov. 16 - Bob Wilson

Nov. 17 – Cathy Kelly

Nov. 19 – Josh Brewer

“Let’s sing Happy Birthday to this great trio,

 To wish them the best – from you and me-o.”

                                        (Oh well – it rhymes)



Bryan Crawford, Kate Squicciarini, Bob Wilson, Roy Spells, Bobbie Fallon, Judy Ferguson, Bill Stone, Bill Higgins, Josh Brewer, Farrell Patrick, John McLellan, Patrick Donovan


Upcoming Program

November 16th – Business Meeting

November 23 – Thanksgiving (No Meeting, plenty of eating!)


Attendance – Nov. 9. 2006

20 attendees - 50%

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