Meeting Clipboard 11/3/22

MEMBERS ATTENDING (10): Jim Leyhane, Roberto Martinez, Dick Drumm, Andy Leyhane, Pat Bailey, Phil Kellerman, Ray Hannan, Murray Fourth, By Zoom: Debbie Rodriguez, Charlie Foote.


Vice President Jim Leyhane called the meeting to order.


Hybrid Meeting:  Please let Kevin Leyhane, Jim Leyhane or Roberto Martinez know if you plan to join the weekly meeting via Zoom. Unfortunately, we are still experiencing some complications, but we were able have a hybrid option for tonight’s meeting.

Proxy Votes:  If unable to attend please submit your proxy votes to Kevin Leyhane.

District Foundation Dinner: Friday, November 11, 2022 at Settles Hill Banquet House, 721 Old Settles Road, Altamont NY.  Cocktails start at 5:00 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm.  Come dressed in your comfortable denim, or most dazzling diamonds. Registration closes tomorrow. Tickets are $85/person and $150/couple.

Student Exchange Program – Peter Brown and Jim Leyhane met with Debra Olgoby, who teaches English as a Second Language at Maple Hill High School. She is very interested in getting the Exchange Program started. They will be setting up a meeting to speak with students.

Shelter Box: The Organization has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. They had a meeting at 8 pm tonight. SRC Rotary continues to contribute through our Klink donations,

Gift of Life Update:  Through their Golf Tournament and various raffles, the Organization has raised $24,000.

Rotaract: Congratulations to the new Danes Rotaract Club officers. The President has called a meeting of the Club Officers for next Wednesday. Also, Rotaract has been invited to join the Rotary Meeting next Thursday, November 10th.

Monica Barrera, President

Yodit Berhan, Vice President

Meghan Lippa, Secretary Treasurer

Cathy Stone, Alumni Member at Large

Driver Insurance Reduction Course:  The instructor needs at least 20 people to attend.  We would need to identify location and date for the course.  The instructor then needs a 30-day notice to register course with the State. After discussion, it was decided that the Club would not be able to meet the attendance requirements at this time of the year. It was suggested that members take the course offered online by organizations such as the AARP.

Circles of Mercy Adopt a Family:  Richard has reached out to us for support.  The club agreed to support one family this year. They are looking for gifts to be delivered by December 12.  Information will be posted on the website.

Cafe Capriccio: Terry Brewer is spearheading this project. He will also take care of getting the tickets. A.J. Amato will arrange for the dinner. Five of our fellow Rotarians are donating $300 each to cover the cost of the dinner. All members are asked to sell ten raffle tickets for $20 each. All proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to SCR funded youth projects such as the scholarships, student exchange and school supply activities. The dinner will be held some time in February.

YMCA Thanksgiving: The YMCA is collecting brownie mix, powdered potatoes and powdered gray. Please deliver your donations to the YMCA this Saturday at 2 pm. Jim Leyhane proposed that the Club donate to the project. This will be discussed at the meeting next week.

Holiday Party: Members propose having it on December 15th. Roberto Martinez will check with Moscatiellos about the date and menu. Please bring your baskets for auction. This has been a successful fundraiser in past years.

Next Meeting – Thursday, November 10, 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. 

Entree choices will be Chicken Casear Salad, Penne al la Vodka and Meat Lasagna.

Please join us and meet the Danes Rotaract members.

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