Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 21, 2012 Briar Crier


September 21, 2012, Friday 12:15, Briar's Restaurant, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

1793: President George Washington  laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capital

MEETING LEADER – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter        PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            PRAYER – Bishop John

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS – Mark S. for bringing new member, Richard Zuckerman;  Anne C for her grandson back in college

ANNOUNCEMENTS –  New member presented with pin, Richard Zuckerman

GUESTS – None.  15 Rotarians present

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT: Gil Chimes – Health and Stress, with Alan Ravanello, on the subject of Protandim and its benefits


Our speakers discussed  Protandim, and how it effects our genes.  One pill a day can lead to a longer life.  Though this is not quite a fountain of youth, it may turn back the clock. It does not need FDA approval.  It is not a supplement and the results are unbelievable.  It includes green tea that has exceptional anti-aging qualities.  Gil Chimes is a fellow Rotarian and a member of the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club. (Which is why Sy booked him. If Sy knew they were just pushing a product, he would not have booked them.)

Friday – Major Kamal Kalsi - Afghanistan

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rotary welcomes Richard Zuckerman

On September 21st 2012, Briarcliff Rotary Club welcomed Richard Zuckerman as the newest member.     He is the president of  Enveloping Sound which offers home audio automation.

Welcome Richard!

September 14, 2012 Briar Crier


September 14th  12:15 at Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

1927 – Modern dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan, died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of a sports car she was riding in.

Meeting Leader – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE -  Sy Yuter  PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter  INVOCATION –  Bishop John

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Zen – won’t be here next week due to the happy event of his Grandson’s Bar Mitzvah;  Mark – 3 closings today;  Scott – going to a Broadway show;  Rick – no car towed.


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Rachel announced that her literacy grant proposal was accepted and through the Mahopac National Bank, the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Children’s Library will be awarded $800.00

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Greg Arcaro – District Governor 7230

Summary of talk by District Governor

Our district governor complimented us on our beautiful meeting place.  There are four things that are important in individual clubs. Friendship and service is underlying what we do in our own club.  We should make a difference.  Community Day is a good example.  Leadership is showing that our club exists and helps our community be a better community. Individual chapters count more than International Rotary. Rotary is in 150 countries.  Rotary Clubs exist in Egypt and Afghanistan, for example.  Some come to meetings to see other members. It is good to support interact club.  We will attract new members because our meetings are a pleasurable place to be. 

Today, Friday – Health and stress – Gil Chimes

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Briarcliff Rotary Shines on Community Day - from Pleasantville Briarcliff Manor Patch

Briarcliff Rotary Shines on Community Day - from
Pleasantville Briarcliff Manor Patch
Posted on September 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Krishnan Chittur, President of Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor celebrated the Community Day in Briarcliff Manor on September 15, 2012. In accordance with what has become a tradition in the Village over the last quarter century, the Club provided cold beverages and fresh-cooked food. About 15 Rotarians from all walks of life rolled up their sleeves to grill burgers, roll cotton candy, and pop the popcorn for community members. This year, the Club also had a group of teenagers from St. Christopher's, a residential treatment center and Special Acts school headed by Dr. Robert Maher, former principal of Briarcliff High School and a Rotarian.
As in the past year, the Club also had an information booth which provided information about Rotary International, and the local activities of the Club.    The Briarcliff Manor Rotary has been very active in the community. It has installed almost every park bench in Briarcliff Manor, provided scholarships to students, and sponsored the Interact Club in the High School. Among its several exciting upcoming projects include sending a Friendship Exchange Team to Israel, wherein our Rotarians and their spouses will live with local Rotarians in Israel for about a week, and hosting a reciprocal Team from Israel—a unique opportunity to experience the country and its culture firsthand, through the eyes and ears of locals.

If you'd like to network with locals, contribute to the community and participate in or even initiate projects for causes that you feel strongly about, contact us.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012 Briar Crier


September 7, 2012, Friday 12:00, Briar's Restaurant, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

1504: Michelangelo’s towering marble statue of David was unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy

MEETING LEADER – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter            PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            Prayer – Elinor Yuter

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS: Anne – don’t be intimidated about learning Singapore math; Kris – glad that guest Ted is here; Mark is on time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS –  Community Day postponed until September 15th

GUESTS: Ted Nygreen and Lou Fitzgerald.  16 Rotarians present

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT: Dr. Kris Chittur – Comparison of church and state issues in the U.S. and India


There is a tremendous difference on the separation of church and state issue between the U.S. and India, which is not logical. In the U.S. we can do whatever we want. In India there is an abuse of power causing scandals.  The India court of appeals deals with religious matters.  Religious issues are very big. Hindus are 87% of the population.  Christians are 2%.  Muslims can have four wives. The marriage laws seem to be back to the stone age. In Islamic tradition, wives have no say in their lives. In Moslem Sharia law, all the men have to say is one word three times in front of two witnesses and the marriage is over.  India is Western-world oriented now but skepticism remains the bottom line. We are what we are!

Today's attendance

Sy, Scott, Kris

Lou, Zen, Bob, Elinor

Don, Eric, Ernie

Antonia, Etrusca, Bishop John

Dean, Ted


Paul, Mark

Anne, Ken
This Friday – District Governor’s visit

Elinor Yuter , Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

President Kris on the news

President Kris appears on Pleasantville-BriarcliffManorpatch

Click here to see his comment on "Friendship Excange" with Israel