CLYNK issues coronavirus-related modifications

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Despite the many restrictions on purchasing of food and beverages during the coronavirus pandemic, most of us still consume bottled beverages and need to redeem the containers.

SRC’s robust participation in the CLYNK recycling program via Hannaford supermarkets continues during this emergency period, but CLYNK is asking for some slight alterations in the effort. Here is the Maine-based company’s statement:

“CLYNK is a redemption company born out of community.  You rely on us to get you back your deposits, and our hardworking employees value your business as it gives them dependable income and basic benefits.  Never has this been truer than during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“CLYNK is open for business.  We are committed to keeping this little corner of your life easy and convenient even while the rest is anything but.  We are taking extra precautions to keep our employees safe, including increased vigilance on the use of personal protective equipment.  If you see a driver decked out in unusual gear,  please give them a thumbs up (or virtual elbow bump) from us.

“To the same end, we’d like to ask for a voluntary safety pledge from you. After filling your CLYNK bag and tying it tight, please hold on to it for three days before you drop it off at any [Hannaford supermarket].  This will help to dramatically reduce the risk of surface-to-human contamination.  To signal you have done this please tie a bright piece of ribbon/string/anything to the handle of your bag.  We are calling this a ‘3 Day OK.’

“Never fear,  we will process your bag with or without the ‘3 Day OK’ tie. But, when we see the tie, our employees will know they can breathe a little easier.   Thank you in advance for this small sign of solidarity. We love our CLYNKer community.”


 

And, the winner is …

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SRC Treasurer Murray Forth displays the winning ticket drawn for our latest Cafe Capriccio wine dinner. And, Carol Orvis is the winner of the chef’s private dinner for 12, the third different winner in three such raffles.

Our special thanks to Murray for staking out the Quigley’s parking lot this evening to receive ticket sales money in lieu of our regular meeting, cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A SPECIAL NOTE: Although our weekly dinner meetings and other activities have been indefinitely postponed because of the current public health crisis, you can keep up to date with global, regional and local Rotary news by making a point of regularly checking our website and Facebook page. Even in times of trouble, Rotary perseveres.


 

 

Our sponsors

Screen Shot 2020-03-19 at 9.37.01 PMWe thank the following organizations and individuals for being $100 lane sponsors for our Foundation Bowl-a-Thon event, held on Sunday, March 1, at the East Greenbush Bowling Center.

COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Top Form
Capital District YMCA
Forth Sports Floors
Amato Wealth Management
Recovery Sports Grill
Schodack Internal Medicine & Pediatrics / Community Care

INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

Bill and April Dowd
James Leyhane Family
Team Leyhane
Richard Drumm
Debbie and Peter Brown
Roberto Martinez
Phil Kellerman
Terry and Betty Brewer
Geoff Brewer
Forth Family
Debbie and Chuck Rodriquez
Lois and Stewart Wagner
Carol Orvis


Time’s almost up for dinner raffle ticket sales

The drawing for the winner of the latest Cafe Capriccio wine pairing dinner as a club fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday’s dinner meeting at Quigley’s. No need to be present to win.

But, you still have time to buy or sell tickets at just $20 each for a special private-room dinner for 12 people, valued at $1,300, designed and prepared by chef-owner Jim Rua.

If you haven’t picked up tickets from Andy Leyhane or Murray Forth to buy or sell, please call them to do so ASAP. If you already have sold tickets, please get the money to Murray as soon as you can.

(And, speaking of Andy, he’ll be emceeing a session of  musical trivia after dinner on Thursday. Think of it as a one-category warmup for the 6th annual “Great North American Whizbang Trivia Contest” Bill Dowd will be presenting on May 7.)

Here’s the flyer we have been circulating about the dinner raffle. Enjoy!

2020 Dinner Raffle


 

Fistula Foundation fundraiser planned

Fistula PosterThe UAlbany School of Public Health will host a public engagement event to raise awareness and support for efforts to combat obstetric fistulas among sub-Saharan African women.

It is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the school, located at the Health Sciences Campus on Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer. The event is co-sponsored by the Danes Rotaract and Southern Rensselaer County Rotary clubs.

The event will include a silent auction to help raise funds for the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, a Rotary-supported health organization dedicated to helping women in sub-Saharan countries receive education and medical assistance to combat what is a common gynecological problem there.

SRC members are invited to donate items for the silent auction, and may contact President Phil Kellerman at a club meeting, via phone at 352-262-5421, or via e-mail at philkellerman77@gmail.com.


 

Foundation Bowl-a-Thon fun for all

The Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club’s “Foundation Bowl-a-Thon” drew about 50 participants to the East Greenbush Bowling Center on Sunday.

The event was billed as a fundraiser for both the Oley Foundation and the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, organizations SRC helps support on an ongoing basis.

In addition to the bowlers, we had several event volunteers from the club and from the Danes Rotaract club we sponsor at the UAlbany School of Public Health. And, we had 24 lane sponsors at $100 each.

Here is a slideshow of some scenes from the day:

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Recycling/shredding event set for April

Time to start getting all those papers, electronics, etc., you want to get rid of. And, it’s time to let your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and everyone else know we’re at their disposal (see what we did there?) to help them clear out those unwanted items from their garages and basements. Share the flyer, share the knowledge.


2020 Recycling Flyer


 

You can help spread the word about our ‘Foundation Bowl-a-Thon’

 


Here again is a copy of the official flyer for the “SRC Foundation Bowl-a-Thon” we will be holding on Sunday, March 1, to benefit the Freedom From Fistula Foundation and the Oley Foundation.


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All members have been sent a (corrected) copy of this flyer. Please circulate it as much as you can to help publicize the event to the public — on social media, office bulletin boards, schools, grocery store notice boards, etc. We encourage people to put together 4-person teams from their churches, schools, places of work, neighborhoods, families, etc.

We also are seeking lane sponsorships at $100 each. Sponsors — businesses, individuals, etc. — will have their names displayed over the lanes, and they will be placed on the SRC website sponsors page for a full year. If you wish to become a sponsor and/or can sell a sponsorship, checks made payable to “SRC Rotary Club” should be given to Treasurer Murray Forth.

Thank you for your efforts in supporting our community services.