Meeting Clipboard: 9/20/18

SRC ClipboardThose of you who regularly access the meeting minutes on this website will notice a change in the format since we resumed weekly meetings this month. Because our club secretary no longer is keeping minutes of the proceedings, we’ve switched to this format, written primarily in less-detailed note form, so we still will have a record for the club archive.

Members Attending (14, quorum achieved): Andy Leyhane, Pat Bailey, Terry Brewer, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Dick Drumm, Murray Forth, Phil Kellerman, Debbie Rodriguez, Carole Spencer, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane.

Guests (5): Courtney Moore, Dave Hennel, Sylvia Kaminsky, Louis Singer, Peter Slavin.

We currently have 200 tickets in circulation for the raffle offering dinner for 12 at Cafe Capriccio in Albany (scroll down to see the event flyer for details). To date, 90 tickets have been sold at $20 each, or $1,800 worth. We need members to make a major push in advance of the October 4 drawing. … The annual Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at  the UAlbany School of Public Health. The club will pay the registration fee for any members interested in participating, and will pay the discounted rate for up to 10 Rotaract members. Click here for details of the program, and see Bill Dowd if you are interested; he is handling registration for the club. … Auggie, the therapy dog at Bell Top Elementary School who SRC has helped finance, has his own blog. Click here to keep up with Auggie and his school friends. …

… Our International Committee (Jim Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Roberto Martinez, Peter Brown, Dick Drumm) is working on creation of the Rotary Trail 10K, a running event and festival to be held October 19, 2019, at Schodack Island State Park. They met this week with staff from the Albany Running Exchange, an event management organization, to rough out plans, and previously met with park management. The event will be a major fundraiser for ShelterBox and Gift of Life. … Our next recycling day has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Wainschaf Associates warehouse and offices in Rensselaer. Volunteers will be needed to staff the event in shifts. …

… RC had two foursomes entered in the recent Gift of Life Golf Tournament, and also sponsored the happy hour. … The 2018-19 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) training series will begin on Friday with “Introducing Leadership,” at The Edge Climbing Gym, 1544 Route 9, Clifton Park. … The program for the Thursday, September 27, dinner meeting at Quigley’s will be Dean and Doris Calamaras sharing “Adventures In Greece,” a pictorial travelogue.

Past District Governor Dave Hennel and Courtney Moore, both of the Schenectady Rotary Club, visited the club to discuss Rotary’s “Haiti Clean Water Project.”


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