Meeting Clipboard: 5/13/21

MEMBERS ATTENDING (14): Dick Drumm, Debbie Rodriguez, Bill Dowd, Ray Hannan, Phil Kellerman, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Pat Bailey, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Andy Leyhane, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Murray Forth.


IN-PERSON MEETING — Our first in-person meeting of the 2020-21 Rotary Year will be a subs-and-soda picnic at Roberto Martinez’s East Greenbush residence, co-hosted by Jim Leyhane, at 6 p.m. (note the time) Thursday, June 3. Anyone who is fully vaccinated and wishes to attend is asked to let Roberto know no later than Tuesday, June 1.

• MEETING VENUE SEARCH — Several members are checking on the possibilities of various places to host our weekly meetings since Quigley’s is out of business. Dick Drumm is checking on the Schodack Diner, Debbie Rodriguez on Moscatiello’s Restaurant, Ray Hannon on the Crisp Cannoli, Jim Leyhane on the American Legion in Rensselaer. (We queried the East Greenbush Elks, but it already hosts a Thursday event.) All will report back to the membership.

• SPEAKERS: David Harris, Schodack Town Supervisor, will review the state of the town at our May 20 Zoom meeting. Christian Multunas, a doctoral student in nanotechnology at RPI, will speak at our May 27 Zoom meeting.

• FINANCIAL GRANTS: Treasurer Murray Forth reported that checks have been sent for money designated by club donors for specific organizations: Circles of Mercy ($600) and a trio of food pantries — The Anchor, Doors of Hope, and CoNSERNS-U ($185 each).

• SUMMER CASUAL EVENTS: Three of our eight “Summer Casual” events for July and August have been scheduled: Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m., picnic at the Brown residence; Thursday, July 15, 6 p.m, at the Calamaras residence; Thursday, July 22, 6 p.m., the Leyhane residence. Debbie Rodriguez is looking into a possible outing to Bruno Stadium for a ValleyCats baseball game. Anyone else wishing to reserve a date to host or arrange an event is asked to let Debbie and/or Bill Dowd know so the date can be reserved and publicized.

Remaining dates:


29 — Summer Casual event (TBD)


05 — Summer Casual event (TBD)

12 — Summer Casual event (TBD)

19 — Summer Casual event (TBD)

26 — Summer Casual event (TBD)

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