THE CLARKSTOWN SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB
11/8 -- Marilyn Klubenspies
11/14 -- Tom Martucci (Board Meeting)
990S Tax Filing (Foundation)
11/15 -- Business Meeting (International Committee)
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 1, 2011 MEETING
QUEEN OF HEARTS: The pot is $336 Antonio Reda drew the 7 of Clubs.
GUESTS: Adam Krainak
Dr. Yaron Langman, Digestive Diseases of Rockland County
First and foremost, everyone agreed that Barry Fixler being honored by the Rockland Independent Living Center on October 27th was well deserved. Those members who attended certainly agreed.
Pancake Breakfast: Alex will prepare a press release including pictures and Ginny will contact Astrid to obtain names of those who donated baskets. Letters will be sent to sponsors as well as other donors.
Coats for Kids: We are awaiting the Pearl River President advices.
THE HOLIDAY PARTY AT GINNY AND JOHNíS HOME WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th OR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th. KINDLY, RESPOND TO GINNY UPON RECEIPT OF THIS INVITATION SO WE CAN PREPARE FOR THIS WONDERFUL EVENT. BASKETS WILL BE PREPARED ON THAT EVENING.
Adopt a Spot: George Hoehmann gave an update on Adopt a Spot. He spoke with Wayne Ballard and they are just checking into the water connections. George will report back November 8th and bring in the design. It was suggested a flag pole be included in this design.
PROGRAM: Dr. Yaron Langman, Digestive Diseases of Rockland County
Dr. Langmanís focus was on colon cancer which is the second most common cause of cancer death. The biggest problem is the lack of people getting screened soon enough and/or on a regular basis. Those who are most at risk are those with family history especially under the age of 50; history of ulcers colitis or Crones Disease; polypís Syndromes; more than 3 alcoholic drinks daily; smoking; obesity.
You can help yourself with low-fat and high fiber diets. Every member is encouraged to get a colonoscopy on a regular basis in relation to their history and if you have not had one, we urge everyone to do so we can enjoy each otherís company for many more years.
Tom brought up the subject of vitamins which has now become a controversial topic. A recent study shows that women between 50-60 years of age who took vitamins have a higher mortality rate.