Held at Quigley’s Restaurant
573 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Members Attending (12): Andy Leyhane, Murray Forth, Jim Leyhane, Phil Kellerman, Bill Dowd, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Debbie Rodriguez, Peter Berry, Dick Drumm, Roberto Martinez, Maggie Forth.
Guests (1): Jeremy Forth.
MEETING NOTES: President Andy greeted members and guest Jeremy Forth. … The main order of business was presented, at Andy’s request, by Bill Dowd: Nomination of a slate of officers for the 2019-20 Rotary Year. Although special, personalized invitations had been sent to all members to participate — especially those members who rarely participate in club activities, we barely put together a quorum. As Bill explained, all SRC members had been forwarded a list of candidates to be voted on at this meeting to accomplish two things: (1.) to put a Board in place in time for our application for a District Grant by the June 1 deadline, and (2.) to put a presidential succession plan in place before the end of the current fiscal year as required by our Bylaws. Bill also noted that nominating Dick Drumm as President-elect would put him in line to be club president during our 60th anniversary year — an unusual combination of a charter member serving as president for a 60th anniversary, certainly a first. The slate of candidates for 2019-20, approved without dissent by those in attendance and giving us the maximum allowable of 11 members:
President: Phil Kellerman
President-elect: Dick Drumm
Vice President: Terry Brewer
Immediate Past President: Andy Leyhane
Secretary: Pat Bailey
Treasurer: Murray Forth
At-Large Members: Bill Dowd, Jim Leyhane, Roberto Martinez, Debbie Rodriguez, Dean Calamaras
… Murray Forth said he will circulate next week a volunteer signup sheet to work the Saturday, May 18, “Recycling & Shredding Day,” a major fundraiser for scholarships and youth programs. … … Bill also reported that he and Terry Brewer, the District 7190 membership chair, would be attending an organizational meeting on Monday as part of an effort to revive a Troy club to succeed the one that went out of existence several years ago. If it comes to fruition, SRC will be the sponsoring club. All discussions so far have been via electronic means; this will be the first in-person session. …
It was reported that Ray Hannan successfully underwent a medical procedure this week, and hopes to resume Rotary activities next week. … The Advertiser published our full news release on our Oley Foundation fundraiser, “An Hour of Live Music with Phil Kellerman & Friends,” scheduled for Thursday, May 9. We will have a members-only pizza-and-wings dinner from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., concert at 6:30. … Next Thursday’s dinner meeting will begin with Becky Raymond’s brief “Introduction to Yoga” session, THEN dinner. Please be sure to RSVP when dinner coordinator Debbie Brown sends out her weekly request for invitations.
PROGRAM: Bill Dowd presented his 5th annual Great North American Whizbang Trivia Test, a friendly competition won by a different person each year. That held true again, with the team of Maggie and Jeremy Forth edging out Debbie Rodriguez in a tiebreaker session.
The winners received a pristine copy of “Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac,” written by the all-time winningest contestant on TV’s long-running “Jeopardy” game show series.