‘SRC Summer Casual’ finishes with dessert

Screen Shot 2019-08-16 at 8.21.12 PMWe finished our “SRC Summer Casual Schedule” with an ice cream social on Thursday, hosted  by Pat Bailey and Debbie Rodriguiez at Debbie’s abode.

Attending, in addition to the co-hosts were guests Rod Rodriquez, Jeremy Forth, Paige Johnson, Mike Stangl, and Mary Drumm, as well as Rotarians Becky Raymond, Murray Forth, Maggie Forth, Jim Leyhane, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Dick Drumm, Roberto, Martinez,  Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Phil Kellerman, and Carol Orvis.

We now have a brief hiatus before resuming our weekly Thursday dinner meetings at Quigley’s on September 5. (Note this is a change from the long-published schedule, getting us back into the regular rotation a week earlier than previously planned. Be sure to check the website’s Calendar page for the evolving events listings and program assignment chart.)

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‘Back-to-School Supplies Drive’ successful

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SRC President Phil Kellerman poses with a portion of the donated items collected for our annual “Back-to-School Supplies Drive” for students in need.

The collection, in partnership with the family services agency Circles of Mercy in Rensselaer, is now in its fifth year of SRC involvement. The items were delivered to Circles today.


 

‘Picnic at Fox Hollow’ driven indoors

Here’s where we were supposed to be …

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… but, here’s where we wound up when inclement weather forced revelers indoors during Thursday evening’s “Picnic at Fox Hollow,” part of our “SRC Summer Casual” lineup of July-August events.

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Thanks to Dick and Mary Drum for hosting the gathering. Remember, we have only one remaining summer social event before we take a hiatus — next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. when Debbie Rodriguez and Pat Bailey co-host “Sundaes on Thursday (+ Food)” at Debbie’s residence. If you haven’t sent them your RSVP, please do so quickly.

Here are a few more scenes of Thursday’s event:

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Coming to Fox Hollow? Here’s what to bring

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 11.34.56 AMIf you are planning to attend “A Picnic at Fox Hollow” this Thursday, here are a few things to bring along:

• An appetizer or dessert to augment the food our hosts Dick and Mary Drumm will be supplying.

• Your donations of items for the annual “Back to School Supplies Drive.” This will be the final dropoff date. If you do NOT plan to attend this event, please contact President Phil Kellerman to arrange a dropoff/pickup for your donations so we can meet the necessary delivery schedule. (Haven’t shopped yet? Check the shopping list on the website.)

• Your check for 2019-20 Rotary dues if you haven’t already paid them. Just make it out to SRC Rotary Club.

The menu will feature that summertime favorite pulled pork, plus appropriate side dishes and beverages. The cost is just $15 per person, or $25 per family, with all funds going to the club treasury to support our many public service efforts.


Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 11.39.43 AMAfter this week, we have a single get-together remaining on our “SRC Summer Casual Events” calendar — an ice cream social plus food, co-hosted by Pat Bailey (pbailey7@nycap.rr.com) and Debbie Rodriguez (debannrod@yahoo.com) at Debbie’s residence beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15.

If you have not yet emailed either of them your RSVP, please do so quickly. Cost: $15 per adult, children free. Proceeds will be split between the Freedom From Fistula Foundation Fistula and the Danes Rotaract club. The pool is open. No need to bring anything (except a bathing suit) to this family-friendly event.

Thereafter, we’re on hiatus until resuming our weekly dinner meetings at Quigley’s at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 12.


 

Finish line near for school supplies drive

Screen Shot 2019-07-12 at 12.04.19 PMSRC members, family, and friends are once again helping less-fortunate students prepare for their return to school — yes, it’s getting that close! — by participating in the annual Circles of Mercy Back-to-School Supplies Drive.

The program, as in other years, focuses on all high school grades (9-12) and on pre-school students, and SRC is always a major contributor. The shopping list recommended by Circles of Mercy:

• pencils (regular lead #2 and color)
• pencil sharpener
• erasers (for pencils)
• pens (black or blue ink)
• markers (dry-erase and Sharpies, assorted colors)
• pocket folders (assorted colors)
• 3-ring binders (in 2” and 3” sizes)
• loose leaf paper (college ruled)
• graph paper
• spiral subject notebooks (1-, 3- and 5-subject, college ruled)
• subject dividers
• plastic zipper pencil cases/boxes
• 3”x5” index cards
• highlighters (yellow)
• rulers (regular with metric)
• Kleenex tissues
• hand sanitizer (small bottles)
• Post-It notes
• backpacks (no rollers/wheels)
• hole reinforcement stickers
• combination lock (for gym lockers)
• flash drives
• ear buds (for computer use)
• scientific calculators

We have one final drop-off date for your donations: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Drumm residence in Valatie.

If you do NOT plan to attend that get-together, please contact President Phil Kellerman to arrange a dropoff/pickup for your donations so we can meet the necessary delivery schedule. We are hoping to at least meet the level of help we have provided in past years, but we can do it only with your generosity.


Fox Hollow picnic RSVP due, plus school supplies

Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 4.29.32 PMThe fourth event in our July-August “SRC  Summer Casual” lineup of social events is coming up fast.

It’s “A Picnic at Fox Hollow,” to be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Dick and Mary Drumm’s Fox Hollow family farm in Valatie. But, to facilitate planning, we need to know by noon this Friday, August 2, to rmdrumm176@aol.com if you plan to attend so the caterer can have an accurate headcount.

The menu will feature that summertime favorite pulled pork plus appropriate side dishes and beverages, plus whatever appetizers and desserts you bring with you. The cost is just $15 per person, or $25 per family, with all funds going to the club treasury to support our many public service efforts.

The location is 176 Fox Hollow Road in Valatie. If you’d rather phone Dick and Mary instead of emailing them, you can reach them at  518-339-7459.

What else can you bring? Folding chairs would be helpful. And, please bring your donations for Circles of Mercy ‘s annual “Back-to-Supply School Supplies Drive.” This is the final date to do so.


 

‘Pool Party & Cookout’ draws a nice crowd

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Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 4.29.32 PMThe annual “Pool Party & Cookout” at the Leyhane residence — part of the “SRC Summer Casual” lineup of social events — drew nearly 50 Rotarians, family members, friends, and students Thursday evening.

Members attending: Co-hosts Jim Leyhane and Roberto Martinez, Phil Kellerman, Bill Dowd, Murray Forth, Maggie Forth, Debbie Rodriguez, Dick Drumm, Carol Orvis, Carole Spencer, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Ray Hannen, Andy Leyhane, Kevin Leyhane, Marco Koshyhar, Jeff Simon.

Next up on the “SRC Summer Casual” schedule is next Thursday’s trip to the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham for a performance of “Ragtime: The Musical,” preceded by dinner at Yianni’s at the Chatham House. Reservations have closed for the event.

Then comes “Picnic at Fox Hollow,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Drumm residence in Valatie. Please RSVP to rmdrumm176@aol.com no later than August 1. And, for the final event, it’s “Sundae Thursday (+ food),” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, hosted by Pat Bailey and Debbie Rodriguez at the Rodriguez residence, 121 Lape Road, Nassau (Schodack). Reservation deadline via email to pbailey7@nycap.rr.com or debannrod@yahoo.com by August 9.

Meanwhile, here are more images from the pool party captured by Bill Dowd and Roberto Martinez:

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