Friday, October 26, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012 Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER
October 19, 2012 at Briars Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY ROTARY CLUB


TODAY IN HISTORY



Meeting Leader – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE -  Kris Chittur  PATRIOTIC SONG – Kris Chittur  INVOCATION –  Rev. Lee

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Rod (nor happy) Yankees lost but happy daughter is visiting from Peru, Ken – saw son in Japan, Mark – happy to be here, Bishop John happy for Dean helping his friend with wood, Bob Maher – donations from Zach for science program and grandchild is 12 days old, Ann – granddaughter married, 12 bridesmaids and bride wore her cowboy boots, Kris – Yankees lost, Dean – going to see his daughter in Ohio

Rotary Minute – District organization meeting October 27th, chance to meet leadership for the district and it is free.

GUESTS – none

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Briarcliff Manor Fire Department will be holding it’s annual inspection on Saturday, October 20 2012 beginning a 6 pm. Construction taking place on North State Road for the soon to be new Veterinarian Hospital. Magic Masters is in two weeks.  Still need volunteers to sell tickets at the Todd School Book Fair as well as the night of the event.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Mike Scova – Green Mountain Energy



Green Mountain Energy was started in 1997 in Vermont.  Save the planet is the goal and to change the way power is made.  In 1992 the Energy Power Act was passed to de-regulation and allow people to buy other energy suppliers trying to drop prices. Con Ed prices vary every day.  There are now 40 – 50 suppliers to buy energy from in New York.  There is a tax break for going through another supplier.  Green Mountain is the only one to use renewable energy.  10% is from wind and 90% is hydro.  Our speaker presented many energy saving tips and gave an informative handout which is available to anyone who missed our meeting.



Next Week -

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Magic Master is coming! Magic Master is coming


Briarcliff Rotary's Fundraiser for High School Scholarships: The "Magic Masters" are Back

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor is delighted to announce that its wildly popular "Harlem Magic Masters" game is back! 
This annual basketball game will take place on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Briarcliff High School Gym.  The game features great players and hilarious routines, and is a showcase for local talent.  The special half time show will give children a chance to try out on the High School basketball court with the Masters and enjoy the Masters' humor with tricks and giveaways!
Advance sale tickets for $12.00 each will be available at the following places:  Todd School's PTA Book Fair, the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Dept., and Weldon's Stationery.  Tickets are $15.00 at the door on the night of the event, subject to availability.  For the past several years, the Magic Masters have been a huge hit, playing to a packed house in Briarcliff Manor - so don't delay, get your tickets NOW!
ALL proceeds go to the benefit of Briarcliff Rotary's High School Scholarships.  Please contact Eric Lebenson at 914-924-3596 for more information.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 12, 2012 Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER

October 12, 2012 at The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY

1446 – The Korean alphabet created from the age of King Sejong was first published.

Meeting Leader – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE -  Sy Yuter  PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter  INVOCATION –  Dr. Bob Maher

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Dr. Bob Maher became a grandfather; Eric Lebenson – Interact with Briarcliff High School; Speaker – try to have 100% membership, Paul Harris Fellows; Zen – volunteering at VA hospital.

GUESTS – Mark Seiden’s son, Ben, home from University of Miami, Fla.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 18 Rotarians present 

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – David De Monte – District Governor Nominee

Summary of Talk

Our speaker is a member of the Rotary Club of New York City.  Rotary is relationships.  Rotary must have relationships with schools.  Every Rotarian should contribute some amount of money every year to their club. RYLA is the Rotary Youth Leadership Award which will give our youth a lifetime memory of team building, leadership skills and friendships.  The four way test speech contest will help build public speaking skills.  The Rotaract Club is for people 18 to 30 years of age.  The Interact Club is for middle and high school programs. The Rotary Youth Exchange will give our youth lifetime experiences. 

Friday – Mike Scovie – Green Mountain Energy

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 5, 2012 Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER

October 5, 2012 at The Briars Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

MEETING LEADER  – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE -  Sy Yuter     PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter      INVOCATION –  Dean Dykeman

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Frances Chu – a perfect example of speaker's help – her life saver.  Zen – Dean picked him up.

GUESTS – none

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 19 Rotarians present. 

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Debbie Okoniewski – Coronary Artery Disease




Summary of Talk

Our speaker’s guide dealt with controlling cholesterol and why high levels contribute to increased risk of heart disease.  High levels of cholesterol in the blood contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, which is the building up of fatty deposits in the arteries. 
The result may be chest pain (angina) or a heart attack.  Cholesterol is manufactured by the body and is supplied by fatty meats, egg yolks and many other foods.  They are solid in room temperature.  Unsaturated fats, oily at room temperature, help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.  They consist of oils like peanut oil, olive oil, soy bean, safflower, sunflower and cotton seed oil, especially fish is a good example.  On average, Americans eat six to eight tablespoons of fat a day.  Smoking is on the rise, especially in young women.  If diet does not lower cholesterol, medication may be prescribed.  In addition, people should exercise, vigorously if possible, and stop smoking.

Friday – New Generation -- David Del Monte, District Governor Nominee

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Thursday, October 4, 2012

September 28, 2012 Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER

September 28,  12:15 at The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor NY Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY

1066 – William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne, winning the Battle of Hastings.

Meeting Leader – President Kris Chittur

PLEDGE -  Sy Yuter  PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter  INVOCATION –  Zen Eidel

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Dean, enjoyed Jewish Holidays; Frances Chu – enjoyed box seats at Yankee Stadium  and celebrated 106 year-old woman who still dances.

GUESTS – none

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 21 Rotarians present. 

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Major Dr. Kamal Kalsi - Afghanistan


                                                                                         Summary of Talk

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Sikhism (disciple) is the youngest World Religion. (1666-1709).  It started in Pakistan and India.  They believe in one God, unlike the Hindu religion.  His uniform was made of camouflage material.  The jacket had a US flag on his arm, the pants and turban were the same material.  The turban covered his hair, which is never cut.  His family has four generations of serving in the military.  Major Dr. Kalsi is the first Sikh soldier to be able to wear a turban in 30 years.  His great grandfather served at West Point.  There have been many problems with beards and turbans and yarmulkes in the military.  Major Dr. Kalsi is an emergency physician.  He showed an extensive and informative video of his life and time in Afghanistan.
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Friday – Debbie Okoniewski – Coronary Artery Disease

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter