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20 November 2018
20 Nov 2018

Meeting Announcements Oct 22, 2018

by Tom

  • Greg Schorr updated Apple Pie Festival preparations. Club members are requested to contribute 3 pies or $20 to purchase. Event workers were solicited. Tickets are $6 presale, students & athletes; $7 at the door. Door prizes need collection.
  • Cheryl Bach, BHBL HS Rotary Interact advisor, announced food drive serving over 100 BHBL families, running through 11/9. Club members can contribute non-perishable items at 10/29 meeting or 11/6 Apple Pie Festival. Interact is selling customized tee shirts for $10. Mary Anderson and Beth Brownell have contact information. 
  • A program Total Recall on aging and memory will be presented at the BH Baptist Church at 1 PM 10/25. Contact the church or Sue Stec for information or reservation.
  • Guest Helen Penna, announced the Scotia Club 11/3 Pancake breakfast at the Glenville Senior Center. 

 

 

  • Guest Lon Penna introduced Dr Brian Lisse who runs medical missions to Malawi, who in turn described their programs.

 

  • Beth Brownell awarded Gini Whetten her eighth Paul Harris award. Congratulations, Gini! 

 

  • Mike Brewster collected Happy Dollars with his usual enthusiasm and good humor.

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Project Description

Rotary District 7190 serves 42 Rotary Clubs the Upstate NY nine county region of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Counties. Tammy Heckenberg of Lake George is District Governor for the 2018-2019 year, and made her initial visit to the BHBL Club at this meeting, accompanied by Sandy McAlonie, Assistant Governor for Area 5, South Saratoga,

This year’s District theme is Be the Inspiration. Tammy requests that we adopt an Attitude of Gratitude to our families and community as we think about what inspires us personally and as a Club. The Club should strive to be more effective in our projects, how we gain and incorporate new members and look at international service. She reviewed the works of the Rotary Foundation and asked us to increase giving. Money spent on Starbucks could be put to good use by the Foundation. The work to eradicate Polio continues; and once eradicated, ongoing vigilance in monitoring and ensuring that vaccines are still being given are critical. This year the Polio Polar Plunge will take place not only in Lake George, but also in the pool at the Marriott.

Maintaining and growing membership is important to District 7190. Should it fall further the District may be rezoned. The district has an active Next Gen Council with Interact Clubs, Youth Exchange and Peace Summit for Youth. Tammy requests that the club do one project for a senior. If interested, join a district committee.

The district will participate in Wreaths Across America 12/15 at Saratoga National Cemetery as part of a nationwide event. Sign up at Wreaths Across America or contact Tammy.