Meeting Clipboard: 9/22/22

MEMBERS ATTENDING (16): Kevin Leyhane, Charlie Foote, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Phil Kellerman, Becky Raymond, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Dick Drumm, John Justino, Pat Bailey, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Murray Forth, Debbie Rodriguez.


President Kevin Leyhane called the meeting to order, noting the presence of a quorum.


• HYBRID MEETINGS — Members viewed a short video on hybrid meetings produced by one of the Upstate New York Rotary Clubs. The hybrid meeting option allows members to meet in person or join the meeting via Zoom.  Next week, September 29th, the Club will attempt its first hybrid meeting. The login for the meeting is still located on the website Calendar Page. Equipment requirements for a hybrid meeting include a laptop, cell phone used as a camara, a microphone and speakers. Roberto Martinez and Jim Leyhane purchased the microphones and portable speakers needed for the hybrid meeting.

• PROXIES — According to the Club’s by-laws, proxies are to be sent to the Club President. Kevin Leyhane will look at amending the by-laws so proxies can also be submitted to other Club Board members and look at what should constitute a quorum based on current membership numbers. Once the proposed changes are drafted, the changes will be posted for membership review for 10 days prior to membership vote.

• REMIND APP— The app was introduced at last week’s meeting. President Kevin Leyhane asks that members who have not yet done so to please sign up. The app allows for group texting for sharing of information faster in the event that meetings are canceled/rescheduled, proxy voting and may serve as a quick reminder for upcoming events. Text is limited to 150 characters. To join the Rotary Group:

Sent a text to the number: 81010

Text this message: @srcrot

• EXCHANGE PROGRAM — Peter Brown reports that Jim Leyhane has arranged a meeting with the Superintendent and the High School Principal of the East Greenbush School District for next Monday. The Rotary District Representative for the Exchange Program, Suzanne Burne, will also attend. There has been no definitive response to date from the Schodack School District.

• GUEST SPEAKERS — As a reminder, the SRC Rotary policy is not to have any political speakers scheduled prior to the election day. Please schedule political speakers any time after election day.

• ROTARACT — John Justino reported that Rotaract has four new members (three students and one alumnus). They held an informational session on Rotaract. They had five/six students attend the session. Several of the students expressed interest in joining Rotaract. They are planning a seminar to be held on World Polio Day (October 24, 2022) on Campus at 1 pm.

• NEXT MEETING    Thursday, September 29, dinner at 6:00 pm at Moscatiello’s Italian Family Restaurant, Route 4, North Greenbush. Also, you can join the by Zoom using the link on the websites calendar page. Please note: all meetings will now be at 6 pm unless otherwise notified.

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