Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 25, 2012 Briar Crier


May 25, Friday Noon, The Briar's Restaurant, N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club


1979: Etan Patz, 6, vanished and after 33 years a New Jersey man admits killing

MEETING LEADER: President Dean Dykeman

PLEDGE,  Sy      SONG,  Sy    PRAYER, Rev. Lee Carrozzi

HAPPY THOUGHTS: Carl, that Eric L. raised $54,000 for a good cause; Lee, with breakfast for Veterans; Anne who survived the week; guest Donna, no school today

Guest: Donna Bernachina, guest of Antonia

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT:  Dr. Sy Yuter on Kauai Rotary Clubs


Sy gave talks (on the Iran nuclear issue) to three of the six Aloha Rotary Clubs in Kauai, Hawaii. They are the Kapa'a Kauai Rotary club in Kapa'a on the East coast, the West Kauai club in Waimea and the Hanalie Bay Rotary Club in Princeville, Kauai, at the North coast, and Sy displayed their flags. Elinor joined him and thus maintained her perfect attendance of nearly four years with Sy at 23 years. Each club was different. The Kapa'a club had the minimum program but displayed the Hawaii flag (surprise, with a Union Jack in its upper left corner) together with the American Flag and no other banner. It met at a pasta restaurant with each member given a choice of two main dishes plus a salad. The West Kauai is a small huggy-kissy club with its leader handing out a cv of Sy from his web site, and Elinor and Sy ate off the extensive menu of a very fancy restaurant with the club picking up Elinor's cost, contrary to the other two clubs. The Kapa'a club gave Sy a nice pen, the West Kauai club an expensive collection of local passion fruit sweets but the Hanalei club only offered to give a book to the local library which Sy was asked to sign and take credit for the gift.  The Hanalie Bay club met at the most expensive hotel in Kauai ($350 a night) and the ($25) lunch was only a pasta dish and a chocolate cookie, plus ice tea. The Hanalie Bay club had the most banners and the most in attendance, nearly 50, with many visiting Rotarians, mostly from what they call stateside.

This Friday: Islamic Terrorism, Kaj Ahlburg, husband of ex-Rotary member Laura.

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 18, 2012 Briar Crier


May 18, 2012, 12:15 at The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club


1642 – The Canadian city of MontrĂ©al was formed by French Colonists.

Meeting Leader –Dean Dykeman

PLEDGE Sy Yuter PATRIOTIC SONG Sy Yuter   PRAYER Frances Chu read by Bishop John

HAPPY THOUGHTS –Frances for Bishop John reading her prayer; Dean for his two daughters and he enjoyed seeing Jesus Christ Superstar; Rod for tennis victory; Elinor for her grandson going to Cornell; Scott for no school next Friday; Bob M for club donation to his school being well spent.

GUESTS – none

ANNOUNCEMENTS Dean–Discussion on buying a screen was voted down,

ROTARY MINUTE: Sy and Elinor on Kauai Rotary Clubs.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT –Karen Miller on Celiac Disease and her Three Dogs Gluten Free Bakery[-

Celiac Disease is caused by an inherited gene. Her first attack was so severe it felt like a heart attack.  She thinks an infection triggered her disease.  Celiac is a sensitivity to gluten, especially in flour that gives cohesiveness to the dough.  One in one hundred people have this autoimmune disease.  Domino's Pizza is now gluten free.  Unfortunately some hospitals are not aware of this disease.  She has zero tolerance to gluten, even in things like lipstick or lip gloss.  Ms. Miller will soon be married and will make her own wedding cake in her gluten free bakery  in Briarcliff Manor.  She and her fiancĂ© have to divide their kitchen for her side to be completely gluten free.  

Friday – Helen Tang on Nutrition

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter.