Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 22, 2013 Briar Crier

February 22, 2013, The Briar's Restaurant, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 
Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

                                                             TODAY IN HISTORY

1792: President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office

MEETING LEADER – President Kris Chittur

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Etrusca for Dr. Jain (a future Rotarian); Rachel, the Fire Department is 86 years old and William Sharman a 76-year member; Kris for the future Vision Seminar

GUESTS – Dr. Vijay Jain, Russ Gilmore, Marshall Ache, Carol Ryan and Jordan Fuchs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 16 Rotarians present.  

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Anne Cargill on Survival From Trauma

                                                             Summary of Talk

Anne displayed a photo of her son, David, who was killed on the West Side Highway by Manhattan gang members. She believes one should not drink and drive. She was so traumatized by her son's death that she no longer believed in God and now attends Ethical Culture meetings. She found herself denying that he was gone. No priest visited her. She went to a psychic who said her son would reappear to her as a bird, a Cardinal. She eventually emerged from the trauma after reading a book "Search for Needing." She said one should chose to be happy rather than sad. She repeated two poems, one ending "I am the captain of my soul."

Friday Meeting –  Commercial Broadcasts -- Jeffrey Pennington

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 15, 2013 Briar Crier


February 15, 2013, The Briar's Restaurant, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 
Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club


1913 – The Teddy Bear was first mentioned by President Teddy Roosevelt.

MEETING LEADER – President Kris Chittur

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS – Eric L for upcoming trip to Dominican Republic sans children and for his friend Jeff Taylor joining our Rotary club; Paul Rosen for the giving of dictionaries to third graders; Bob M for his son getting a new job with triple the salary.

GUESTS – Janet Walsh, Tom Riley, Viktor Solarik

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 20 Rotarians present.  Movie being filmed this past week on North State Road.

ROTARY NEWS – Elderact induction was held on Monday at the Atria Senior Living in Briarcliff

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Janet Walsh, Tom Riley and Viktor Solarik – Rotary Friendship Exchange trip to Bangladore

Kris arranged the presentation. India is the largest democracy in the world. The Rotarians who took the Friendship Exchange trip learned that people all over the world are similar. During the trip they were shown that there is a global side where there is international activity and there is a cultural side and a political side. It was an eye opening experience. The cultural side was especially interesting. Cows are sacred and revered by all.  The Indian people are by nature very giving and generous. Indian coffee is especially delicious. American Rotarians were invited to stay at the homes of hosts and felt they knew the country and its inhabitants. The Indian people opened their hearts to strangers.  Very beautiful pictures and stories from the experience of our three guests. 

Friday – Anne Cargill – Survival From Trauma

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Inauguration of ElderAct Club in Briarcliff

First in the District, ElderAct club was inaugurated in Briarcliff.        See detail HERE

Friday, February 8, 2013

February, 1, 2013 Briar Crier


February 1, 2013 Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

                                                                         TODAY IN HISTORY
1913: 100th anniversary of opening of Grand Central Station in New York City

MEETING LEADER –  President  Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter            PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            Prayer – Dean Dykeman

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS – Anne, grandson graduating from West Point and back from long trip; Dean, his last meeting here, leaving Sav-A-Tree and moving up state; Elinor has become more aware of history via death of former mayor Ed Koch and Hillary Clinton's last day as Secretary of State.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 20 Rotarians present. No meeting next Friday. Art auction Saturday evening.

GUESTS – Tom Laurenson, former Rotarian; Jeff Taylor with Ernie; Jill Laken Schwartz, Esq. with Etrusca

COMMUNITY NEWS: Sell tickets for Art Auction

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Zen Eidel, Anatomy of a Painting                                     


Zen distributed a glossary of some art terms he thought would  be helpful when purchasing a work of art. He said that we all look at art but do not always see. He described the intimacy of a painting and the various sections. He made different pictures from each corner and framed them. Each became a new picture. Each one of us looks at a painting in a different personal way. Only buy a piece of art if you love it.

Next Friday, Feb. 15: Kris Chittur on Friendship Exchange Rotary Trip to Bangalore  

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Dictionary donated to Todd School

On February 7th, two former presidents and still active Rotarians, Paul Rosen and Eric Lebenson brought cases of English dictionaries to Todd School for the students's personal use.       

from left, Eric, Nadine Mcdermott principal of Todd and Paul Rosen

see details HERE

More about the visit of Friendship Exchange team to Bangalore

Read about the detailed report on the Friendship team's recent visit to Bangalore, India.    HERE in page 5 of the District 7230 Peace letter.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Art Auction Cancelled

In view of the heavy snow forecasted, the Art Auction scheduled for Saturday Feb. 9, 2012 is cancelled!!! 

Please watch for the future announcement.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rotary Club of Briarcliff sponsors Elder Act at Aria

Inauguration of Elder Act club at Briarcliff Atra will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.      Consul General will be the guest of honor.      

 Read more about it HERE