Held at Quigley’s Restaurant
573 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Members Attending (14): Andy Leyhane, Pat Bailey, Peter Berry, Geoff Brewer, Terry Brewer, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Dean Calamaras, Dick Drumm, Charlie Foote, Murray Forth, Jim Leyhane, Becky Raymond, Debbie Rodriguez.
MEETING NOTES: President Andy Leyhane welcomed members, who constituted a quorum. … It was reported that selections have been finalized for our annual youth scholarship awards. We will be presenting $1,000 checks to one graduating senior each from Columbia, Maple Hill, and Rensselaer high schools. … Students at Goff Middle School are planning to host a kickball tournament at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, to raise money for their clean water project. All teams are signed up, but they could use some help from SRCmembers in manning signup, scoreboard, and concession tables. …
We now have two dates filled on our July-August Summer Casual Calendar — a Thursday, July 18, pavilion picnic and ValleyCats pro baseball game at Bruno Stadium on the Hudson Valley Community College campus (Terry Brewer is taking reservation requests); a performance of “Ragtime: The Musical” at Mac-Haydn Theatre preceded by dinner at Yiannis at the Chatham House on Thursday, August 1 (Debbie Brown is taking reservations for both). Dates still up for grabs: July 11 and 25, and August 8, 15, and 22. … Our annual Presidential Changeover, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, will be hosted by Jim Leyhane at his residence, when his son Andy hands over the presidency to Phil Kellerman for the 2019-20 Rotary Year. …
The under-development Troy Rotary Club will hold its first public information-and-recruitment session from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Troy Kitchen food hall, 77 Congress Street. All are welcome since SRC is the sponsoring club for Troy, and Bill Dowd and Terry Brewer are part of the steering committee for the effort. … A Danes Rotaract contingent — SRC members John Justino, the faculty adviser,and Becky Raymond, one of the liaisons, plus Immediate Past President Lindsey Riback — plans to visit the Freedom From Fistula Foundation office in New York City to learn about fundraising opportunities.
PROGRAM: Peter Berry, SRC’s newest member and a longtime Rotarian who recently moved here from South Africa, gave an interesting talk about the history of South Africa and how it tied into his own experiences in Rotary.