Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sept 29, 2017


Last week we had Mary Seacor and Mikki Shaw sharing about the Ossining Micro Fund, an organization formed 14 years ago.  Each year this organization helps countless individuals and families with emergency no interest loans in the Westchester area. The very first donation they ever received in support of their good work was from the Ossining Rotary Club, which helped them get started. It’s always uplifting to know we have local non-profits helping those in need in our communities.           M. Johnson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017 . Briar Crier

Briar Crier – by Sy

Pledge: Mark J.     Song: Sy      Invocation: Scott via Lincoln Statement

GUEST: Margaret Gasser (via Antonia and future Rotarian)

TEXT; Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT Friday (Sept. 15) is Amir Asadi who will speak on Membership.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Via Rachel. Tent will be at its usual place for Community Day and via Eric we will sell only popcorn and give away water. Food trucks will sell hotdogs. hamburgers and soda. Cotton Candy will not be sold.

HAPPY THOUGHTS:
Stan: He will have St. Christopher marchers at Community Day

Eric($20) will have fundraiser at Elmsford plus his relatives

Ann the anniversary of her son who passed away plus China visit

Mark J, His stepson getting married

Internet plus Board Meeting

Kris, delighted to be speaker (on October 06)

Beth, her kids are back

Dr. Maher to hear about Community Day plus Bangladesh.

SPEAKER is Mahbub Ahmad, past president of Yonkers Club and active at UN
with MA in International Affairs from John Hopkins and who was supposed to
speak on District Technology.

                            Summary of Talk.
Thanks Scott for introduction. Identifies members who learn what challenges there are and our Goals which include state of our club, our current home, our executives and our communications. We can get help and advice from the District (District 7230 with Barbara Harris Edwards as District Governor). He is active at UN in six languages.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 28, 2017 . Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR JULY 28, 2017

                   HISTORY FOR THIS DATE
2016: Ticks' numbers and territory grow.

MEETING LEADER: President Mark Johnson

GUEST: Jenny Doane (she is a Rotarian and A.G. from Baldwinville, NY.)

ROTARIANS PRESENT: (COUNTING JENNY) = 18

PLEDGE; Mark J.     SONG; Sy      Invocation: Mark J.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: via Rachel: Community Day will be like last year with Food
Trucks providing the hamburgers and hot dogs. Dr. Bob Maher, treasury is
OK if future members pay up dues. Kris says future leaders should go to
Hartford meeting.

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT FRIDAY August 4 we have Dusty Berke who will talk on Memorial.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Jenny ($10), it is nice to be here
Rebecca ($5) her son Anthony is 32 years-old
Steve (our speaker) is happy
Kris is delighted that Jenny here
Joe ($100) that his wife is back home from hospital
Eric ($20) great to see Jenny, he went to golf game at Sleepy Hollow, and
met girl who turned out to be his wife
Mark J, his granddaughter is coming from Chicago
Anne, her daughter Joanna is now 50
Rich is happy he has a place to go to on Friday
Dr. Maher is happy that Joe's wife is better and he lost at tennis.

SPEAKER is Steve Marotto who talks about Investments. He went to
Elementary School in Staten Island and High School in Carmel, NY. Then a
B.S. in Finance from Ithaca college and a M.M. in Finance from Iona,
College, both in N.Y.
                              SUMMARY OF TALK
He is an investment broker with David Lerner Associates in White Plains
and gives his graduate degrees. Investment depends on your interests. He
first sold insurance then moved to Investments. You need a lot of money
because there are different markets. It is like buying a home, a matter of
supply and demand. You can use different forms of currency. He gives
difference between a hedge fund and a mutual fund.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 21, 2017 . Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR JULY 21, 2017

                      THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1861; The Congress convenes in Richmond, Virginia.

GUESTS: None

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 13

MEETING LEADER: President Mark Johnson

PLEDGE: Mark Johnson     SONG: Sy     Invocation via Anne with help from
                                         book "God with two "O"s"
HAPPY THOUGHTS
Anne, knew Bobby's wife
Howie, could walk here
Mark S. ($5) next week he is helping son move from Miami to go to medical
school
Stan, is just happy and last week was his birthday
Rich, happy birthday (to Stan)
Mark J. is back from vacation in Washington State, which he recommends
Elinor is happy that she won Paul Harris Fellow

Raffle, Elinor wins

TEXT: Elinor with helper S

 Last week our speaker was Robin Graham. Here are some brief notes from Sy about his talk:

Robin is CEO of the Peace Club, play football (our soccer) to make peace. HHis
club has 11 Virtues comprising commitment, respect, creativity, hope,
self-discipline, cooperation, initiative, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, trust
and responsibility. There should be three million players by 2030.