Held at Quigley’s Restaurant
573 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Members Attending (14): Andy Leyhane, Phil Kellermen, Dick Drumm, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Kevin Leyhane, Pat Bailey, Murray Forth, Maggie Forth, Terry Brewer, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Debbie Rodriguez, Carole Spencer.
Guests (1): Jeremy Forth.
MEETING NOTES: Jim Leyhane reported on changes in planning for the SRC Rotary 5K/10K Trail Run. It had been scheduled for Schodack Island State Park, but park administration recently rescinded permission because of the projected large size of the event and suggested other venues. We have considered Grafton Lakes State Park, RPI Tech Park, Taconic State Park, John Boyd Thatcher State Park, and the Columbia County Fair Grounds in Chatham. The Chatham venue appears to be the best bet now, and the date would be changed from October 19 to Saturday, October 12, on the Columbus Day Weekend. … Terry Brewer reported on plans for our 3rd annual Community Recognition Awards dinner. It will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at Moscatiello’s Italian Family Restaurant. Tickets are $35. After expenses, proceeds will go to the club treasury to support scholarships and youth services. We hope to raise $4,000 through ticket sales and event sponsorships at $100 each. Anyone wishing to donate a business, organization, or individual sponsorship should contact Terry or Murray Forth no later than Friday, February 15. …
… Attendees voted to cover RI payments for members of our Danes Rotaract club. Debbie Rodriguez reported that the students have two activities coming up. They will be hosting their first “Happy Hour” of the spring semester from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 18, at Wolff’s Biergarten on Broadway in Albany. As always, $1 from every drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) purchased will be donated to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation. Then, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 23, they will be volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, making baked goods for the house residents. They are looking for Rotary volunteers but are limited to four slots, so Rotaractors will be given first preference. Signup can be done by clicking here. … Our program was a Chinese New Year Trivia Quiz created by Bill Dowd. In his absence, it was emceed by Jim Leyhane and Roberto Martinez. Terry Brewer and Pat Bailey tied for first place. … Next Thursday has been designated as a Club Assembly. President Andy Leyhane will create a discussion agenda.