Foundation Dinner: ‘People of Action’

The SRC contingent (from left foreground): Dick Drumm, Mary Drumm, Maggie Forth, Murray Forth, Jim Leyhane, Caroler Spencer, Roberto Martinez, Bill Dowd, April Dowd, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown.
Program Cover
Program cover

District 7190’s annual Foundation Dinner drew a crowd of about 175 Rotarians and guests to downtown Albany on Thursday night.

The site of the gala was the 90 State Street event space; the keynote speaker was Rotary Peace Scholar Anne Riechert who is currently providing technical job training to Syrian refugees in Germany; the honorees were individual club members designated by the District and by their clubs as “People of Action” (Bill Dowd was SRC’s designee), and major donors to the Rotary Foundation were introduced.

Southern Rensselaer County had 10 members and one guest in attendance (see photo above) and contributed a theme basket to the lineup of donated items for the silent auction.

Here are a few other scenes from the evening:

Seven of the 10 Rotary Youth Exchange students currently living and studying in the District joined Rotarians and other guests for the festivities.
SRC’s silent auction gift basket.
A touch of atmosphere at the eponymous 90 State Street event space, formerly home to the Mohawk National Bank.
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Rotary Peace Scholar Anne Riechert delivers remarks.
A strolling barber shop quartet performs for attendees.
A lot of smiles all around.
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Ready for their closeup.

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