The second and final cookout and pool party combo on our SRC “Summer Casual” calendar is set for 6 p.m. this Thursday at Jim Leyhane’s East Greenbush residence, hosted by Jim and Andy.
It’s a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids, friends, etc. The only requirement: email Jim at Leyhane@aol.com by Tuesday evening to let him know if you plan to attend and how many will be in your party or even to inform him if you do not plan to join us.
(The latter request is to help us be assured all SRC members are receiving our periodic electronic communications and not missing an opportunity to socialize with fellow Rotarians and friends.)
Jim and Andy are taking care of the bulk of the meal, but we do ask attendees to bring a small appetizer or dessert to fill out the menu.
If you have not yet made your contributions to our annual school supplies drive for needy kids in the Rensselaer City School District, you can give them to project coordinator Andy Leyhane at Thursday’s social event.
(If you need a reminder of the shopping “wish list” items, check the club website for a complete rundown. Please remember we need plenty of backpacks so the volunteers at Circles of Mercy can package the supplies for individual students,)
This is a major annual effort that fits into Rotary’s avenues of service mantra — education being one of them. We encourage Rotarians to get their kids or grandkids involved in the shopping for supplies to encourage a mindset of “kids helping kids.”
If for some reason you’re not involved in any of your club’s “Summer Casual” activities but nevertheless would like to contribute school supplies, please contact Andy for pickup. Couldn’t be simpler.