The torch has passed, once again

Past, present, future — Outgoing President Andy Leyhane (left) and Incoming President Phil Kellerman exchange gifts while President-elect Dick Drumm looks on.

An annual rite of Rotary, the Presidential Changeover, took place Thursday evening when President Andy Leyhane figuratively passed the torch to Phil Kellerman for the 2019-20 Rotary Year that begins July 1.

Witnessing the peaceful transfer of power were Jim Leyhane, event host and Andy’s father, President-elect Dick Drumm (who will move up for the 2020-21 Rotary Year), Board members Bill Dowd and Pat Bailey, April Dowd, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Kevin Leyhane, Carol Orvis, Ray Hannan, Charlie Foote, and a large variety of adult and smaller friends and relatives.

This was the final SRC event of the Rotary Year. After a week off to mark the July 4th holiday, we’ll begin the annual “SRC Summer Casual Calendar.” First up will be a private-room dinner and chatfest at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Schodack Diner, 1842 Columbia Turnpike. Reservations, priced at $15 per person or $25 per couple, should be reserved no later than July 4 by emailing Ray Hannan at or by calling Ray or Lois at 585-315-1385.

Brothers Kevin and Andy Leyhane are SRCs newest Paul Harris Fellows.
Carol Orvis displays a multiple-Paul Harris Fellow award presented by another SRC multiple-multiple awardee, Jim Leyhane.
Kevin and Phil model indestructible sunglasses that may become the official SRC eyeware.

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