Those 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 (13, quorum): Andy Leyhane, Murray Forth, Kevin Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Debbie Rodriguez, Carol Orvis, Phil Kellerman, Jim Leyhane, Dick Drumm, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Ray Hannan, Roberto Martinez.
President Andy Leyhane reported that about 170 tickets have been sold for the Wine Dinner for 12 @ Cafe Capriccio raffle. Time is short for additional sales since the drawing is scheduled for next Thursday’s dinner meeting at Quigley’s. Members are urged to make a final sales push in the next few days. A.J. Amato has stepped up as a corporate sponsor for the event, so the A.J. Amato Wealth Management logo has been added to the official event flyer. … The Haiti Water Project, whose local representative Courtney Moore of the Schenectady Rotary Club visited us last week, is looking for an SRC representative to sit on its board. Phil Kellerman expressed interest in taking that role, and President Andy said he would contact Courtney about it. …
… Debbie Rodriguez said she and the other SRC liaisons to the Danes Rotaract Club met with the incoming students at the UAlbany School of Public Health who are organizing for the 2018-19 year. Lindsey Ribach is the acting president. Rotaract donated $286 to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation. The club also is looking into the possibility of awarding two scholarships to members each academic year. It also has invited SRC to participate in a World Polio Day (Wednesday, October 24) event it is organizing, with details to come. … Bill Dowd still is awaiting word from any SRC member who wishes to attend the annual Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at the UAlbany School of Public Health. The club will pay the registration fee for all. … The next SRC Recycling Day has been set for Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wainschaf Associates Construction facilities. Bill Dowd has created the official flyer (see below). We’ll be needing volunteers, so please see coordinator Murray Forth.