Dodging the ‘drops en route to a fun evening

SRC Minutes Logo“Summer Casual” Dinner
Martinez Residence
East Greenbush
July 14, 2016

Members Attending (15): Debbie Rodriguez, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Andy Leyhane, Murray Forth, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, David Taylor, Dick Drumm, Terry Brewer, Julius Frankel, Stewart Wagner, Carole Spencer, Becky Raymond. Plus 16 guests.

Despite the threat of storms, the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club’s second “Summer Casual” event of the season escaped being rained upon, and we had a good turnout co-hosted by Roberto Martinez and Jim Leyhane. Proceeds of more than $350 are going to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.

The menu included pulled pork, mac-and-cheese, broccoli salad, appetizers and desserts, beverages … and a lot of good conversation.

Among the numerous guests was Jeff Simons, the new superintendent of the East Greenbush Central School District and a veteran Rotarian in the Rome, NY, area. Jim has signified his intent to join SRC.

Our next event — which already has a dozen reservations despite the heavy vacation schedule — will be a catered southwest picnic at Eastwyck Village, co-hosted by Ray Hannan and David Taylor, at 6 p.m. next Thursday, July 21. Please keep an eye on your emailbox for the weekly RSVP request plus other information. (P.S. This will be a BYOB dinner, so plan accordingly.)

Meanwhile, here are a few scenes from Thursday’s event.

Motley Crew
A motley crew poses for the camera. Front, left to right: Andy Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Stewart Wagner. Rear, left to right, Jeremy and Murray Forth.


Roberto & Maggie
Maggie looks pensive, Roberto looks happy, and Mary is communing with her inner child via electronic means.
Debbie & Becky
“Still Life With Apples” — and Debbie and Becky.
Carole and Jim
Carole and Jim at the appetizer table. Special guest Jeff Simons is seen behind her.
David & Doris
Now appearing, David & Doris!
Paying rapt attention.
Some people didn’t mind the humidity …
… while other preferred the air-conditioning.
Lois Hannan chats with her daughter and son-in-law, active duty members of the U.S. Air Force who are visiting en route from South Korea to their new posting in Italy.
And, so we say farewell to yet another fine Rotary event.

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