Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

October 20, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Cathy Kelly

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Deb Zedalis

Today’s Program – Business Meeting


Rotary Last Week, October 13th

How does the saying go “Death & Taxes?”

Our own member, Prof. “Buddy” Blackman, Office of Resources Mgmt., gave a brilliant breakdown on the “Fair Tax Act.” This Act calls for the repeal of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. “Buddy” recommended “The Fair Tax Book” at for further reading & information.

Phil Brillante’s Safety News: Roy Spells noted that he is subbing for Phil, who is presently in New Orleans. Roy’s safety recommendation for fire prevention week is that we have carbon monoxide detectors as well as fire extinguishers in good working order.

Breaking News Items

Alan Hirsch proposed Helen Gunza for membership in the club.

Reminder: Josh Brewer reports a date change:  “We’ll host the Exchange Students from England at the AAA Lot on Saturday, Nov, 12th.

Mike Moss: Retirement luncheon for Mike is on Monday, 11:45 am Oct. 24, 2005 at Nicole’s Rest. Highland Falls. RSVP to: Jean Cumming, W.P.M., 845-938-2203. 10/20/05

Diana Cole: Doing great job on Katrina fund.

Again, lets have three cheers for Pres. Elect Jerry Sheehan and his fund-raiser for families of GI’s who were killed in Iraq.

Theatre Party Note: Harold Spaeth says: Don’t forget: 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:

“Had enough rain? – It’s no wonder why,

So buy another jacket & keep yourself dry!”


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 13th

Excuse me…who won?

‘And the pot grows bigger!’



October 22 – Kent Cassella 

“Lets sing Happy Birthday to Rotarian Kent

As he wonders where the past year went!”                                                                   


Brags (October 13th)

Diana Cole, Cathy Kelly, Gus Fishburne, “Buddy” Blackman, Kate Squicciarini, Harold Spaeth, Farrell Patrick, Jim Donnelly, Kent Cassella, Bill Higgins, Dave Weyant, Roy Spells,

Sirinia Ciarcia


Upcoming Programs

Oct. 20th – Business Meeting

Oct. 27th – Michael O’Donovan – Int‘l Policy Task Force

Nov 3rd - Dist. Gov Doris Obremski


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

Oct. 27th – Cecelia Solomon

Nov. 3rd - Shirley Bonsell   



October 13 - Attendance - 23 

October monthly percentage 49%

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