THE CLARKSTOWN SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB
MINUTES OF APRIL 5, 2011 MEETING
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 16
QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE UPDATE: Jim Vitale drew the 9 of diamonds. The pot is $271.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Reviewed by Mitch Kahn
- Board Meeting: Moved to April 26, 2011.
- Rotary Cookbook: We need 335 recipes and as of now we only have 36. We encourage our members to complete the recipe collection form and get it to Mitch as soon as possible.
- Soap Box Derby: We definitely have two cars and may have a third for the June 5th race.
- Harvey Berk shared that the computers stored at the Chester barn may be valuable because their motherboards may contain silver. Harvey will check into this for John.
- Relay for Life: To be held June 11th-12th at RCC. Mitch will be the team captain. John, Ginny, Lou and Alexandria have volunteered to be part of the walking team as one person must be on the track at all times. WE ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE FOR A 2 HOUR SHIFT.
George has not been here, but always glad to see him. His business meetings have kept him away.
Marie Lorenzini is looking better and it is always good to see her.
Unfortunately, Steve Kaye fell while entering our meeting this morning, but as of this writing, he had a few stitches and is doing well.
Walter Root …….again it is always wonderful to see Walter especially because of the long drive he has to visit with us. He has had a difficult year, including the loss of this father-in-law. Our prayers are always with you.
John (and also Ginny) are always happy about the warmth and camaraderie within this Club. It makes us proud to be members of this particular Club. John is also trying to set up the website for club pictures which all members will have access too…more info to follow.
Alexandra’s Happy Buck is for living life to the fullest, which is her slogan for April.
Jim B. is extremely grateful to be here and getting to know us on a personal level…
Marilyn K. offered a sad dollar for both Walter and Steven Kaye but did announce that Michael was invited to be inducted at the Teaneck Hall of Fame. Michael had 55 guests support him. Next, Marilyn advised that all scholarship applications are out but no returns as of today. April 30th is the deadline.
Jerry Fox, a Happy Buck just for humor and to be able to see the humor in life. Jerry has learned so much from his nephew Billy, who is now in Iraq and hopes to be back in Virginia by Friday, April 8th. Please continue to keep this young man and his family in your prayers……….HURRAY! Billy arrived on US soil on April 8th!
Antonio Reda said his five year old tried to play an April Fool’s joke, but Antonio got him first by waking him up for school, when there was no school…(mean Dad!)
Allen Beers agreed we should all fine Steven Kaye for not calling 911. Steve did not want those “jokers” instead of his own men taking care of him.
Jim Vitale spilled the beans about Tom Martucci’s son who had written an essay for his English teacher. Tom had taken his son to a Yankee ball game and as a foul ball approached their area, Tom caught the ball. Tom’s son thought he would get it, but low and behold, Tom turned around and said, “THIS IS MINE!” (Of course later, Tom gave the ball to his son)
Laura Geberth gave a talk about AVI, (Association of Visually Impaired). She gave the history of Harry Grill Edwards. Mr. Edwards had been in a concentration camp in Iraq, and all eyeglasses were taken away from the prisoners. They did find one broken pair and each soldier shared these eyeglasses. This inspired Mr. Edwards to help people with vision impairment as he personally became so well aware of the feeling of a person in that condition. AVI will also take old eyeglasses and recycle them…so if any members have any please bring them to our meeting.
AVI is honoring Barry Fixler on Thursday April 7th, and several of our members will be there to support him. This is an extremely well deserved honor Barry.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Regular attendance is essential to a strong and active Rotary club.
Many Rotarians take great pride in maintaining their 100 percent record in their own club or by making up at other Rotary Club meetings. Rotary e-clubs make it easy to make up meetings online.
The absence of any member deprives the club of the value of its diversified membership, the contributions of all the members to ongoing club projects, and the personal fellowship of each member.