Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

September 21, 2006


Today’s Greeter – Shirley Bonsell

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Woody Held

Today’s Program – Business Meeting


Last Week’s Program

Michael Graber, Pres. Fort Montgomery Battle Site Assn.: That long ago battle was relived by the words, diagrams, and pictures presented by Mike Graber during his narration of the events that enveloped the 5th New York Regiment on October 6, 1777 at Forts Montgomery and Clinton. Both Forts are located on either side of the Popolopen Creek, below where the present day Bear Mountain Bridge stands. Though the American’s lost, both sides suffered heavy losses and the action had a much larger effect by disrupting British reinforcements from reaching Saratoga, where the British surrendered to the American Army. This upset the British strategy in the American Colonies.


Once again, the membership was informed that the new weather calenders are in and will be distributed shortly. They boldly display our club’s name as well as great pictures. They will sell for $7.00 per.


Phil Brillante’s tip last week concerned the “leaf sucking season.” With the Advent of Mother Nature’s annul ritual of turning the green foliage into magnificent colors that means that the falling leaves are sure to follow and will demand to be raked, shredded, or otherwise disposed of. Utilize all safety equipment for this task, such as goggles, earplugs, and proper clothing.


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 Thrift Shop open 10am – 2pm


Judy Ferguson said that Holy Innocents will be hosting a Polish Dinner on Sept. 23.


Josh Brewer – Oct, 7th is Student Youth Exchange. There will be 10 students, from Fri. to Sun. AM.


Other Clubs Activities

Golf outing Monday Sept. 25, 2006 in Poughkeepsie. ( No Mo info!) This is the     last notice!  Time  Stumbles On!


Prez Jerry’s Pushcart - Jerry says:

“The Sun sets early and the nights grow long,   

    So buy a jacket – you can’t go wrong!”

       (Football’s here – but not for long!)

Visiting Rotarians

Sally & Rich Briggs – Eugene Oregon Club

(Banners were exchanged)


50/50 Drawing August 31, 2006

Curt Brewer- 4 of hearts!

“The Pot grows! How big? No one knows.”


Happy Birthdays

Roy Spells – Sept. 22

“Let’s bake a cake and fill it with joy,

 And sing  Happy Birthday to Rotarian Roy!


Brags Sept. 14, 2006

Josh Brewer, Buddy Blackman, Curt Brewer, Gus Fishburne, Rick Metro, Dave Monroe, John McLellan, Vince McDermott, Deb Zedalis, Judy Ferguson, Steve Scott, Ben Birillo, Cathy Kelly, Sally Briggs, Harold Spaeth, Jerry Sheehan, Mike Graber, Kate Squicciarini.


Upcoming Programs

September  28 – Neil Drislane (Continuing Education) & Chris Nelson, (Coordinator),

USMA Stewart, & Mt. Saint Mary College.           



Sept. 14, 2006 – 19 attendees - Percent - 45%

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