Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

October 13, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Bob Wilson

Today’s Program – “Buddy” Blackman – Fair Tax Act


Rotary Last Week, October 6th

Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, Dean of Academics at the Academy, gave a most interesting talk on both his background and his present duties as Dean. He was born in Japan, and became Judge Advocate in the Dept. of Law in 1999. He said the Academic focus is to make leaders, problem solvers, and compete for top scholastic achievement. He said there are 43 majors available at the Academy, including subjects ranging from Nuclear Engineering to Computer Sciences. He said the key to success is faculty, and that West Point is in 4th place for Rhodes Scholarships! (A most inspiring program.)

Third Posting - This was the third posting for proposed member Vince McDermott. (Proposed by Gus Fishburne.)  Welcome to the club, Vince!


Phil Brillante’s Safety News: Phil recommends that we keep emergency supplies available including safety items. He also advised us to turn our vehicle’s lights on in the early morning due to the darkened lighting conditions in the fall.


Breaking News Items –

Josh Brewer reports a date change:  “We’ll host the Exchange Students from England at the Triple A Lodge on Saturday, Nov, 12th

Mike Moss: Said he’s leaving on Oct. 28th.

Diana Cole: Doing great job on Katrina fund.

Three Cheers for Jerry Sheehan and his fund-raiser for families of GI’s killed in Iraq.

Newsie Note:  Start making plans for the Theatre party on January 8, 2006. (The cost is still to be determined but we’ll know soon.)

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.)


Jerry Sheehan’s Pushcart  Jerry says:

“The weather turns & we’ll soon rake leaves,

    So buy a new shoit that has long sleeves.”


Other Club’s Activities:

The Warwick Valley Club is presenting their ‘250’ Club. (Fund-raiser date rescheduled to 11/5.) All proceeds to benefit the District’s Raise the Roof campaign in Granada. (At the business meeting on 9/21, the board voted to contribute $500 to this effort.)



Helen Gunza – Guest of Alan Hirsch


Visiting Rotarians



50/50 Drawing –October 6th

Kathy Kelly - 3 of clubs - ‘And the pot grows bigger!’





Brags (October 6th)

“Woody” Held, Kathy Kelly, Josh Brewer, Shirley Bonsell, Curt Brewer, Diana Cole, Don Sagaria, Sirimas Ciarcia, Helen Gunza, Mike Moss, Phil Brillante, Cecilia Solomon,

Kate Squicciarini, Harold Spaeth, Roy Spells


Upcoming Programs

Oct. 20th – Business Meeting

Oct.27 - Michael Donovan – Int‘l Policy Task Force

Nov. 3rd- Dist. Gov Doris Obremski


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

Oct. 20th -Deb Zedalis



September 29 Attendance - 29 

Sept. monthly percentage 58%

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