Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

September 23, 2004

Today’s Greeter            - Bill Higgins

Today’s Prayer Bearer  - Jim Donnelly

Today’s ProgramBusiness Meeting


Rotary Last Week, Sept. 16th

Col. “Woody Held”, from the Dept. of Foreign Languages, gave a mesmerizing and intriguing insight into various languages, and some of the problems encountered with them.

Quote: “We can go anywhere and be understood, but not understand.” (Writers quote: “Could this be an extension of the problems encountered at the Biblical Tower of Babel?”) Woody

will have more speakers at future meetings to discuss languages.

Some other happenings at the meeting were:

Pres. Roy Spells again announced that October 9th will be the Exchange Students’ Football game.  Anyone interested in hosting a student let Roy know. He also mentioned the PolioPlus

effort by Rotary Int’l.

Ren Wallen – Gave a head up on the holiday gathering at Morgan Farm in Highland Falls following the Army/Navy football game.

October 9 – Student exchange - Josh Brewer.

Fruit SalePhil Brillante gave a “heads up”.

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

Phil Brillante will speak on interact.

Dinner Theater – More on this later.

Anne Lennox – discussed the Goshen Club’s Jazz Festival, Saturday Sept 18th.


Club Postings



Visiting Rotarians




Maj. Ken Cassella  Guest of Jim Whaley

Debra Zedalis – Guest of Brian Crawford

Upcoming Club Events

Jerry Sheehan says: – “Get ‘em while they’re hot! Ben Birillo’s Patriotic “Statue Of Libertyscarf, which Ben donated to the club.  (Proceeds to the club.)

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

Think Christmas! -Mike Moss again gave a reminder that the Christmas luncheon will be upon us before we know it. December 16th is the target date. Help needed: Committee positions; entertainment & raffle.


Other Clubs’ Activities

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


50/50 Drawing September 16, 2004

Diane Cole – 2 of Clubs

(The pot is still bubbling with $156.00 plus)






Jim Whaley, Ben Birillo, Cathy Kelly, ”Woody” Held, Diane Cole, Harold Spaeth, Steve Scott, Dave Monroe, Kurt Brewer, Millie Ulrich, Kate Squicciarini, John McLellan,

Anne Lennox, Judy Ferguson, Gus Fishburne, Jack Emmer, Phil Brillante, Josh Brewer, Mike Moss, Roy Spells.


Club Attendance Statistics

Membership - 51

September 16, attendance –30

Sept. attendance- 60%


Upcoming Programs

Sep. 30 – Ann Horner (Canine Companions)

Oct. 7 – Reid Sawyer (Combating Terrorism Center)

Oct. 14 –Nancy Calhoun (NY State Assembly)

Oct. 21 – Business Meeting

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

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