Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and we’ll see you on Thursday, January 9, when we resume our weekly dinner meetings. As always, you can check on club and district events listed on our website’s Calendar page by clicking here.
A reminder: Although we’re entering a new year, we’re only halfway through the 2019-20 Rotary Year. So, if you pay your dues semi-annually rather than at the start of the Rotary Year, your second payment is now due.
May the peace of the Christmas season be yours to share throughout the new year.
Hanukkah 2019 runs from Sunday, December 22, through Monday, December 30.
Best wishes of the season to all.
Once again we officially welcomed in the holidays with our annual “Holiday Party & Basket Silent Auction.” And, once again, we were hosted by Maggie and Murray Forth, to whom we owe a hearty ho-ho-ho and thank you!
Besides the good food and fellowship we all enjoyed, the basket auction raised $500 for the club treasury to help support our many community service endeavors.
We won’t be gathering again until our Thursday, January 9, 2020 dinner meeting at Quigley’s. Until then, here are some party images to look over.
We’re barely a day away from the start of our annual SRC Holiday Party & Basket Silent Auction. Do you have your themed baskets ready to be bid on?
Besides being a fun part of the event, the auction raises money for our general treasury to be put toward support of our many public service efforts in the community. We’ve been posting suggested theme baskets on the website for several weeks (see here and here), but we suspect a lot of you have your own ideas to amaze and amuse the partygoers.
An advance thank-you to Maggie and Murray Forth, our hosts once again, who have been putting this event together for several weeks. It will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at their residence in East Greenbush, so prepare to put on your party duds and join us.
P.S. The pool will not be open.
Gifts for the Hazzard family have been delivered to Circles of Mercy in Rensselaer as our club’s participation in the annual Adopt-a-Family drive.
Our thanks to Debbie Rodriguez and Bill Dowd for organizing the drive, and for Debbie in particular volunteering to get involved in the task of collecting and delivering gifts to the family of four — and soon to be five.
This is the fifth consecutive year we have partnered with Circles of Mercy in this effort. Circles is a staunch supporter of families in need, and we welcome the opportunity to work with the organization in various undertakings. Their organizational skills and far-reaching network makes SRC’s efforts always on point.
You have just four days left to submit your RSVP for our annual Holiday Party & Basket Silent Auction.
We’re planning a traditional holiday prime rib dinner at the East Greenbush home of Maggie and Murray Forth at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 19. It’s just $25 per person for the main meal and beverages.
Here’s your pre-party “to-do” list:
• If you haven’t yet let Maggie or Murray know you’re coming, please do so no later than this Thursday either by letting Murray know at this week’s dinner meeting, or by calling the Forths at 518-477-7433.
• We’re asking guests to bring an appetizer or dessert, but to avoid an overload — or “underload” — in either category it would be appreciated if you would call Maggie well in advance to coordinate your contribution.
• We hope you’re working on your themed gift basket for the silent auction fundraiser. (If you’re stuck for ideas, check the club website at SRCrotary.org for some tips.) It’s a major, fun part of the festivities each year.
In the holiday spirit,
Your Rotary Club
P.S. Did you spot the Rotary emblem in the holiday scene above?