Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

October 14, 2004


Today’s Greeter  - Harold Spaeth

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Cathy Kelly

Today’s Program – Nancy Calhoun, NY State Assy.   (Also, visitors from Iraq.)


Notable October 14th In History

1912 – Before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt, the Presidential candidate for the Progressive Party, is shot at close range by saloon keeper John Schrank while greeting the public in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel. The force of the .32 cal. Bullet was reduced by an eyeglass case and manuscript in Roosevelt’s breast pocket.  It contained his evening speech. Roosevelt, slightly wounded, delivered the speech with the bullet still in his body.


Rotary Last Week – October 7

Major Reid Sawyer was introduced by Dave Monroe and spoke on terrorism, He spoke of comparison of 9/11 to Pearl Harbor, and included other acts, such as the 1993 attempt to destroy the WTC. He discussed security and said no one was thinking in terms of terrorism, but cited the Serin gas attack on the subway in Tokyo, the attack on the USS Cole, and the attack on the Madrid R.R.


Upcoming Club Events

‘Walk To Iraq” – Kick off.  Oct. 28, 4-6 pm, West Point Ski Lodge.  (See flyer)

Pres. Roy Spells again announced that October 9th will be the Exchange Students’ Football game.  Josh Brewer Set Up! Waiting on Tom Enders.

Fruit Sale – Bill Stone said Florida was hit hard by storms. Texas is on a different schedule. Sale postponed until years end.

U.N. Day Tour –Young Rotarians –12/6. 

Phil Brillante will speak on interact.

Dinner Theater. – No decision yet.

Christmas! - Mike Moss again gave a reminder that the Christmas luncheon will be held on December 16th.  Help needed: Committee positions available -entertainment & raffle. Farrell Patrick suggests charging tickets from Christmas lunch.

Jerry Sheehan reports:Ben Birillo’s Patriotic “Statue Of Liberty” scarf’s still selling.   (Proceeds to the club.)

Jerry also has both gray and white male and female shirts with Rotary Logo.  (Nice gifts?)


Club Postings

2nd – Ken Cassella – (Jim Whaley                     

1st    Debra Zedalis – (Brian Crawford)


Visiting Rotarians

James Pauk – St. Louis, Ill. Club.                    



Ltc. Tom Buning


Other Clubs’ Activities

District 7210 Educational Seminar, Saturday, 11/13/04 at Best Western Hotel/Motel in Poughkeepsie.


50/50 Drawing October 7, 2004

Mike Herman  – Queen of Spades

  ..And the pot is still building with $169.00++






Bryan Crawford, Ltc. Tom Buning, Ben Sagara, “Woody” Held, James Pauk (Visitor), Cathy Kelly, Farrell Patrick, Mike Herman, Roy Spells, Ann Horner, Phil Brillante, Josh Brewer,

Dave Weyant.


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 51

October 7 attendance –26

Sept. attendance- 60%


Upcoming Programs

Oct. 21 – Jim Witt - WHUD Meteorologist

Oct. 28 – Anne Lennox (On site at Qtrs 100)

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