Held at Quigley’s Restaurant
573 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Members Attending (13): Andy Leyhane, Murray Forth, Phil Kellerman, Bill Dowd, Jim Leyhane, Debbie Brown, Dick Drumm, Ray Hannan, Roberto Martinez, Ron Annis, Peter Berry, Charlie Foote, Julius Frankel.
Guests (5): Monika Annis, Effie Frankel, Chris Jones, Kelly Walborn, Vivian Behm.
MEETING NOTES — President Andy welcomed members and guests. … Murray Forth reported that the club’s take for the recent Recycling & Shredding Day would come to about $1,250 for our scholarships and other programs. He noted that once again we had trouble with the company doing the shredding, and that we may be looking for a new vendor before the next such event. … Phil Kellerman updated us on revenue produced for the Oley Foundation fundraiser from the recent concert. Counting CD sales, it now is just short of $900. …
Jim Leyhane reported that the planned Rotary Run & Festival of Good, scheduled to be held in September, was being moved to October 10, 2020, due to the inability of local law enforcement to complete planning for its role in the event to be held in Chatham. … Bill Dowd reported that the second planning meeting for potential creation of a Troy Rotary Club had been held, and that a public information and signup meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Troy Kitchen food court, 77 Congress Street in downtown Troy. Bill and Terry Brewer are serving as mentors for the new club and SRC is its sponsoring organization. … Tom Burdick, president of the board of the District 7190 Gift of Life, will be our guest at next week’s meeting, June 6.
PROGRAM — Chris Jones, certified in a relatively new medical field by the American Board of Lifetyle Medicine (its inaugural exam was held in 2017), presented a look at how new research and practices in the healing and preventative medical arts are being used to improve health and quality of life for people of all ages.
While stressing that this field is not “alternative medicine,” Chris said it is a holistic approach to treatment. He touched on the benefits of healthy eating patterns, exercise, regular coaching sessions with a Lifestyle Medicine provider, meditation, behavioral modification, the realization that the process is an ongoing one, and numerous other points.
Among his “quick tips” for a healthy lifestyle:
• Get off the dieting roller-coaster by eliminating refined sugar and processed foods
• Make an appointment and be expected
• Don’t quit trying to quit
• Reduce stress by keeping it simple
• Remember that pills are never the answer
• Practice random acts of kindness.