Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls, NY

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

February 9, 2005


Today’s Greeter – Ben Birillo

Today’s Prayer Bearer – Mike Herman

Today’s Program – LTC Bill Adams, Center For Advanced Performance


Notable February 09 in History

On this date in 1900 the solid silver trophy known today as “The Davis Cup”, is first put up for competition when American Collegian Dwight Filley Davis challenges British

tennis players to come across the Atlantic & compete against his Harvard team.


Rotary Last Week

Doug McBride, President of Orange County Land Trust, gave an interesting recitation on preserving land, such as fields, wetlands, forests, ridgelines, etc. in Orange County, through voluntary conservation. He distributed his organization’s newsletter, ‘Open Space News”, which greatly reinforced his presentation. As the saying goes: “One picture is worth 1000 words.”

New Member Pinning – Jason Lynch, our latest member, was ‘pinned’ by “Woody” Held. Congratulations, Jason!

Phil Brillante – Phil gave safety tips on staying safe when using the ski slope; look uphill; stop safely; runaway equipt. & use of helmets were among his recommendations!

Theatre Party:  Remember, it’s Thoroughly Modern Millie” on Sunday, May 7th 2006 in Eisenhower Hall”. Show at   3 pm; dinner will follow at 5pm.  Tell your friends! This is the Club’s major fund-raiser!

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:

“Summer in January? I guess it won’t hoit

   If you forget the jacket and just buy a shoit!


Other Clubs’ Activities

Rotary Clubs of Beacon, Arlington, E. Fishkill, Highland, and Poughkeepsie are presenting a concert, Viva V.E.R.D.I. – for pure water. Sunday, March 12.  845-473-2972

AND - Fishkill Club’s 5th Annual Softball Tournament, May 5th. (For more info call: 845-896-4803.)





Visiting Rotarians



50/50 Drawing February 02, 2006

“Buddy” Blackman – 8 of hearts.

(He won last week with the 9 of hearts)

(Pot   Is   now?  $200.00)



Harold Spaeth – February 13th

“Happy birthday to Harold from one and all,

    And here at the Thayer, let’s have a ball!”


Brags (Februry 02, 2006)

“Woody” Held, Kate Squicciarini, Shirley Bonsell, Curt Brewer, Phil Brillante, Diana Cole, Steve Scott, Kent Cassella, Dave Monroe, Buddy Blackman, John McLellan, Roy Spells


Upcoming Programs

Feb. 16 – Business Meeting

Feb. 23 – Inga Quaintance - Supv. Town of Highlands


Upcoming Prayer Bearers

Feb. 16th – Rick Metro



Feb 02, 2006 - Attendance - 19

Jan. monthly percentage – 40%

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