Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

September 18, 2003


Notable Historic Quotation

On Education:

“The most important part of education is right training in the nursery.  The soul of the child in his play should be trained so that sort of excellence in which, when he grows to manhood, he will have to be perfected”. Plato


Today's Greeter –Celia Solomon

Today's Prayer Bearer – Ron Salvatore

Today's Program  - Open Meeting


Rotary Last Week –  Business Meeting

Lots of businessCathy Kelly discussed the MacDonald’s proposed park as a possible project to be undertaken soon and followed up under the leadership of Roy Spells as Club President next year. Josh Brewer  - discussed the student exchange. Housing is still required for 3 or 5 students for Sept 26 – 28. Steve Scott has Rotary Bumpers Stickers for sale! See him for these fine Rotary boosters. Monogrammed Wearing Apparel – Again – a reminder from Gerald Sheehan Please return sheets with info requested  so he can make determination of what’s needed in the way of apparel, etc.. LAST BUT NOT LEAST! – Shirley Bonsell had our old friend Fran Streck,, loving wife of deceased charter member Al Streck, as a guest. It turned into a tribute to Al, who has been sorely missed by this club. All our best, Fran! .Tender moments when Fran presented Shirley with Al’s Rotary pin and Roy with Al’s Paul Harris pin. (Did I hear correctly that Fran is a Rotary Ann?


Visiting Rotarians                                                        

George Alexander – Sun Prairie Wisconsin club                                          


Club Postings -                                                              

1 -  Don Segaria – 2nd posting


50/50 Winner  

Marge Szelis – 9 of hearts


Last Weeks Brags      

Cathy Kelly, Josh Brewer, Steve Scott, Dave Weyant, Roy Spells,  Dave Monroe,  Shirley Bonsell  Jim Whaley,  Steve Scott, Anne Lennox, Gerald Sheehan, Harold Spaeth, Phil Brillante, Fran Streck, Geoff Lewis and Bill Higgins.                                             


Birthdays This Week                                                                   

Mon. Sept 22 – Roy Spells  (Silently they creep up on you! – then - Gotcha!


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership – 46

September 11th attendance – 27

August 2003 attendance –57%         


Special Notes Of Interest

Reminder!  Phillip Brillante  Keep the fruit sale in mind. Encourage sales to other clubs. Visit other clubs to encourage them to participate in this fund raiser.  Handout were distributed, so start selling now!  Nov. 3 is the deadline, and the fruit arrives on Nov. 20                                                             


Farmers Market T.O.H. West Point. 9:00 – 3:00 pm  July thru Oct. Highland Falls Municipal

Parking lot opposite West Point Visitors Center     


 Rotary Tailgate Football Game

Sept. 27th is the date for the tailgate game. Josh Brewer will coordinate the exchange students. Tom Enders is working on tickets & location. New Rochelle Rotary club wants to join us for this event

Josh Brewer said there are 4 or 5 placements needed for exchange students.


District 7210 Conference

September 19,20, and 21 September 2003

at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Kerhonkson, NY

Celebrate the beginning of the 2003/2004 Rotary    Year with District Governor Knut Johnson.

Reservation Deadline is August 19, 2003             

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