World Polio Day is celebrated each year on October 24. It was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
One of the early pioneers in polio research was our own Dr. Martha Lepow, who will be a special guest at this week’s SRC dinner meeting when we mark the 7th annual World Polio Day. Everyone is invited to stay after the meeting to view a Rotary live-streaming presentation on the polio fight.
Martha Lipson Lepow, professor emerita of pediatrics at Albany Medical College, is considered the nation’s most senior pediatric infectious disease expert. You can read an interview with her online, and you can see her interview in our History of Polio” video. She will speak at Thursday’s meeting along with SRC member John Justino, director of the Center for Global Health and clinical associate professor in the UAlbany School of Public Health.
The menu for this week will feature chicken Marsala, chef’s choice of sides, antipasto salad, bread, dessert, and beverages. As always, the cash bar is available.
If you would like to join us but are not on the list below, please make a point of emailing dinner coordinator Debbie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday evening so we can be sure there is a seat at the table for you. And, as always, guests are welcome.
Already on the “yes” list:
The SRC Board of Directors is scheduled to meet immediately following the Thursday, October 10, dinner meeting at Quigley’s.
The agenda calls for consideration of an updated budget, a contract with the Columbia County Fairgrounds to host the Rotary running event next fall, and the club IRS return.
If you have any additional items you would like brought to the attention of the board, please contact any board member. They are:
President: Phil Kellerman President-elect: Dick Drumm Vice President: Terry Brewer Treasurer: Murray Forth Secretary: Pat Bailey Directors-at-large: Jim Leyhane, Bill Dowd, Roberto Martinez, Debbie Rodriguez, Dean Calamaras Immediate Past President: Andy Leyhane
The dinner menu will feature beef tips with mushroom gravy, chef’s selection of side dishes, antipasto salad, bread, desserts, and beverages. And, as always, the Quigley’s cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
And, also as always, we need an accurate headcount for purposes of buffet food supply and seating arrangements. So, please be sure to contact Debbie Brown at email@example.com no later than Tuesday evening to reserve a seat. Guests always are welcome.
The following people have made their reservations. Please join them.
Guest: David Harris
Late (because of the holiday) reminder: Dinner coordinator Debbie Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs to know no later than Wednesday morning if you plan to attend this Thursday’s dinner meeting at Quigley’s.
We’ll have a two-part program to welcome us back to our regular schedule of weekly dinner meetings:
• Bill Dowd, our Clynk coordinator, will present a brief video and a check as part of his update on this recycling-for-profit effort.
• Ann Lapinski will offer a presentation on “Yoga for the Disabled.”
This week’s menu will feature roast turkey and all the fixin’s as we gradually slide into the fall portion of our Rotary Year.
Several years ago, the annual District 7190 Foundation Dinner gala was held literally on the main stage of Proctors theater in downtown Schenectady. This year, it will return to Proctors, but in a different part of the entertainment complex.
The venue for the Wednesday, November 13, event is Key Hall at Proctors, a lavish event space catered by the iconc Mazzone Hospitality organization.
Details about theme, reservation information, and the like are being worked on, and we’ll share them with you as they are received. Meanwhile, please reserve the date for an evening that always provides good food, entertainment and Rotary fellowship.