As everyone undoubtedly knows — since it has been listed on the club calendar every day since last July 1 — there is no dinner meeting scheduled for this Thursday, January 3, 2019. But, it never hurts to remind people.
We will resume our weekly dinner meetings at 6:15 p.m. next Thursday, January 10, when we will have a Club Assembly with Terry Brewer presenting the results of the recent member survey for your consideration and discussion.
Meanwhile, please be sure that all checks you write carry the 2019 date, turn in your Clynk recyclable cans and bottles, and have a Happy New Year!
Did you participate in SRC’s Clynk/Hannaford recycling program in 2018? If so, then you helped recycle more than 4,000 returnable bottles and cans and helped raise several hundred dollars to help support our community service efforts. (See accompanying chart above for the environmental impact of that effort.)
However, of you haven’t been joining in, it is not too late. In fact, it’s never too late. All you have to do is:
- Get a supply of the approved Clynk recycling bags and bar code stickers.
- Then, just put your recyclables into the bags — no need to sort them — and take them to a Hannaford super market.
- There, you simply scan the stickers with the hand-held scanner gun and drop them into the drop window.
That’s it. Within 48 hours, your Rotary club will be credited with the donation. You made money for SRC and helped the environment in one easy move.
You can pick up the bags and stickers at any SRC weekly dinner meeting. Too much of an effort? Then just contact Bill Dowd via email (BillDowd4Troy@gmail.com) and he’ll be sure to get you a supply ASAP.
Here’s a different sort of District Convention — a chance to enjoy a luxury resort without a long drive to get there and get home. Reservations now are being taken, so sign up while there is room. And, if you want to get more details about the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa just click here.
Here’s the official flyer for our next wine dinner raffle — this one with additional prizes, so please begin sharing it on social media, on office bulletin boards … any way you can think of. The prize drawings will be made at our January 24 dinner meeting.
If you haven’t picked up raffle tickets to sell or purchase and would like to participate in this new major fundraiser, please contact SRC President Andy Leyhane as soon as possible.
OK, your neighborhood and mine don’t look exactly like this, but it’s a magical time of year, so suspend your disbelief for a while and enjoy the atmosphere.
The board of the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club extends best wishes for all Rotarians, family, friends and neighbors for this special season, one in which we can reflect on what we have done this year to make our community and our world better places for all.
Thank you for your efforts, your financial contributions, your energy and your ideas that make Rotary work. And, in this time of reflection, we also join together to look ahead to what more we can accomplish in the new year for the good of all.