Meeting at Quigley’s Restaurant
593 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY
October 12, 2017
Members Attending (15): Roberto Martinez, Pat Bailey, Murray Forth, Debbie Rodriguez, Dick Drumm, Dean Calamaras, Jim Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Terry Brewer, Julius Frankel, Jim Butterworth, Kevin Leyhane, Jennifer Felts, Carol Orvis, Stewart Wagner.
Guests (1): Deborah Ciprioni.
PROGRAM: Physical Therapy & Essential Oils
Club member Jennifer Felts introduced Deborah Ciprioni, owner of Comprehensive Physical Therapy Solutions in Castleton.
Deborah, born and raised locally, has been a practicing physical therapist for more than 20 years and has been operating her own business for about five. Her staff includes two part-time therapists as well as her mother.
She said she wanted to get into business for herself to increase the amount of time she can spend with each client. She said she spends about a half-hour on average with each one she treats compared to 10-15 minutes while in group practice. She said this allows her to get to know her clients much better which, in turn, improves their treatment regimen.
Deborah said her clients range in age from 8 to 92, with needs ranging from accident and injury recuperation to post-stroke therapy. She also has worked with high school football and soccer teams on conducting balance assessments which help in improving training programs.
Deborah also is involved in therapy using essential oils: i.e., compounding natural distilled ingredients for use as topical and aromatherapy applications. She said there are literally hundreds of products available for a variety of concerns. She displayed a sample box and distributed samples. Deborah also holds educational workshops on roughly a monthly schedule for the public.
ROTARY HUMANITY T-SHIRTS — President Roberto said a few shirts still are available to members at no charge.
RUSS EDBERG IN MEMORIAM — Longtime member Russ Edberg’s funeral on Wednesday was attended by a number of members, several of whom served as pallbearers. A post-burial gathering was held at the East Greenbush Fire Department where Russ was a longtime member and officer. SRC will make a monetary donation in Russ’s memory to the Doors of Hope charitable organization Russ and his late wife Dottie worked with for many years.
WORLD POLIO DAY — SRC hopes to have a table at the event to introduce the public to Rotary on Tuesday, October 24, at the UAlbany Health Sciences Campus in Rensselaer. Roberto displayed a promotional brochure for the event. Click here to see it on the website.
HURRICANE RELIEF FUNDRAISER — SRC will make a financial contribution to the effort planned during the October 20 professional development day sponsored by Questar III at Columbia High School. Our money will be used to purchase lunch items, which will be sold to attendees to raise funds.
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION CELEBRATION DINNER — The followup to our February dinner that raised about $4,500 for the club treasury will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at Moscatiello’s Restaurant on Route 4 in North Greenbush. We will be honoring community leaders in emergency services, military, education, and other fields. Tickets will be $35 per person, and sponsorships will be available at $100.
FOUNDATION DINNER — Because the Thursday, November 16, District event will conflict with our weekly dinner we will not meet that evening. However, members are urged to attend the breakfast meeting scheduled for that day. Members are urged to enroll for the Foundation Dinner. Simply go to the club website to find a posting about the event and click on the link to the reservation form.
RECYCLING DAY — Murray Forth said more volunteers are needed to staff Saturday’s recycling and shredding day at the Wainschaf Associates warehouse in Rensselaer.
BOARD RETREAT — The SRC Board of Directors will meet in a working session from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 16, at Schodack Internal Medicine. Roberto will send out an updated agenda.
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE — Registration for the Saturday, October 24, training session has closed. SRC has eight members signed up which, we are told, is the largest contingent from any club. They are Dean and Doris Calamaras (Level 3), Roberto (Level 2), and Jim Butterworth, Ray Hannan, and Jim, Andy, and Kevin Leyhane (Level 1).
DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP TRAINING — Terry Brewer, who is chair of the District Membership Training Committee, said the next training session will be held on November 8 or 9. Vice President Ray Hannan also will attend as the club’s representative. Anyone else who wishes to attend is asked to contact Terry.
NEXT MEETINGS — Peter Brown will do double duty next Thursday, speaking at the 7 a.m. breakfast meeting at the Greenbush YMCA on the topic of “Reducing School Violence,” and at 6:15 p.m. at Quigley’s on the book “Being Immortal.”