SRC Rotary Minutes, October 27, 2022
Kevin Leyhane, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Terry Brewer, Dick Drumm, Charlie Foote, Dick Drumm, Phil Kellerman, Andy Leyhane, Jim Leyhane, Roberto Martinez, Becky Raymond. – 12
Theme of the Year; “Growing Fellowship and Service Locally and Globally” President Kevin reminded us that this theme should be the focus of our speakers as much as possible.
Hybrid Meetings: Please let Kevin, Roberto or Jim know if you wish to attend meetings remotely each week.
Proxy Votes: We are reminded that proxy votes can be submitted to Kevin or other Board members and may be submitted on the Remind app.
Remind App. Send text to 81010, Text this message; @srcrot Limited to 150 characters.
World Polio Day: Four members attended this event at the School of Public Health on October 24th: Roberto, Becky, Jim and Peter. Rotary member John Justino was the moderator and Rotaract organized the event. 10 people attended and in included 2 speakers, there is a link on the web site and see below.
Roberto suggested that we invite the Rotaract members to attend our meeting at our expense and suggested dates are November 10th and 17th. Becky will extend that invitation.
Link to the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qclNuCOyQBY&t=3s
Student Exchange Program: Peter reported that he and Jim attended a meeting at Maple Hill with two teachers who work in Social Studies and English as a Second Language programs. They are very interested in pursuing the exchange idea. They plan to meet with teachers and students and hope for beginning in 2023.
East Greenbush has sent out material on Exchange students, but no response yet.
Terry recommended having a fund raiser to support the exchange program and raise $2,000 to $2,500. He suggested having sponsors for the Café Capriccio dinner and use raffle ticket proceeds towards the Student Exchange. The members agreed.
Phil suggested holding a Bowl-A-Thon in the winter as an additional fund raiser.
Peter suggested we wait for confirmation that the Exchange Program will be in place before going further with fund raising.
CLINK: Murray and Kevin have taken over the management of CLINK program and Jim has stickers if anyone needs them.
Gift of Life: November 11th at 5:00 pm there will be a dinner, more information soon on this – see below.
We are still looking for a new home for the collection box. The company will remove it in the meantime.
Shelter Box: Larry Jones is now the rep. for Shelter box and a virtual meeting will be held on Nov. 3rd about the situation in Ukraine. Link is: https://paybee.io/virtual-event/sbusa/7?bblinkid=263921077&bbemailid=42811401&bbejrid=-1815378754
District Foundation Dinner: Saturday, November 11, 2022, cocktails at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 6:00. Theme is; Denim and Diamonds.
What: Denim and Diamonds Rotary Foundation Benefit
Where: Settles Hill Banquet House, at 721 Old Settles Hill Road in Altamont. The location is just off Highway Route 20, a 15-minute drive from Crossgates Mall or 3.5 miles from the Duanesburg exit off I-88.
When: Friday, November 11 at 5pm.
How: Come dressed in your comfortable denim, or most dazzling diamonds – or maybe a bit of both!
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Next Meeting: Thursday November 3, 2022 at Moscatiello’s
Menu: Chicken Ceasar Salad