Third Thursday Breakfast Meeting
East Greenbush, NY
June 16, 2016
Members Attending (8): Terry Brewer, Geoff Brewer, Mike Dewey, Murray Forth, Jim Leyhane, Andy Leyhane, Shannon Romanowski, Matt Smith.
• President Terry Brewer reviewed the remaining dates for the 2015-16 Rotary Year. On June 23, at Quigley’s, we will formally induct three more Rotarians, bringing the total this year to 15. On June 30, we will hold the induction of new officers as part of the “Presidential Changeover” dinner being hosted by the Forths. And, the “summer casual” schedule was discussed. Details of all events are on the club website at SRCrotary.org.
• Members were reminded that we are trying to close out our final ShelterBox drive by June 30. We have 2.5 boxes funded. We need to raise $500 to bring our total ShelterBox donations to 8 — at $8,000 — for this Rotary Year.
• Shannon Romanowski reported on the “Circle of Changes” program sponsored by the YMCA for children with special needs. She is looking for community groups to sponsor a breakfast or lunch for 20 children during the week of July 11-15. Our club will support an 8 a.m. breakfast on Thursday, July 14, at the Greenbush Y. Shannon will be providing specific information regarding breakfast in the near future. Anyone who would like to participate is asked to let Terry or Shannon know.
PROGRAM: “RETIREMENT ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE”
Club member Mike Dewey, a financial planner, presented an informative and interesting overview on retirement planning and investing in your future.
He shared a packet of information that compared what retirement used to be in terms of years and eligibility/benefits to current processes for retirement, and some investment options available to workers in today’s economy.
Mike answered a number of questions on investing and saving options for individuals.
• If you missed this presentation and would like to see the PowerPoint version, go to our Program Presentation Archive.
NEXT BREAKFAST MEETING: We are off for the summer. We will resume the monthly sessions at 7 a.m. Thursday, September 15, at the Greenbush Y.