20 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY
December 21, 2017
Members Attending (8): Terry Brewer, Geoff Brewer, Murray Forth, Jim Leyhane, Andy Leyhane, Becky Raymond, Shannon Romanowski, John Justino.
Guests (1): Kaitlin Driesse.
CLUB ACTIVITIES — Terry Brewer provided updates on club programs and events such as the holiday party set for tonight, donations to Circles of Mercy for the club’s annual “Adopt-a-Family” drive, the upcoming Bowling for Vets fundraising event, indoor simulated golf tournament, and the progress on revising the club’s committee structure.
ROTARACT PROGRESS — New member John Justino discussed the Rotaract chapter being formed at the UAlbany School of Public Health where he will be the faculty adviser, and grad student Kaitlin Driesse, a chapter founder, reported that 15 to 16 students have expressed interest in participating. John said it would be good to schedule an SRC breakfast meeting for the group at the School of Public Health and suggested a joint program. A potential date is March 22, 2018, to coordinate with the school’s international event. Rotaract liaison Becky Raymond and John will follow up on this activity. Terry and Jim Leyhane will schedule a breakfast meeting in the near future with the Rotaract group.
YMCA — Shannon Romanowski spoke on “Y” services as they relate to community activities. She is looking to connect Rotary, the “Y” and other community groups to an events calendar that will create partnerships and working together to support community programs.
NEXT MEETINGS — The next dinner meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Quigley’s. The next breakfast meeting is scheduled for 7 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at the Greenbush YMCA.