Friday, March 29, 2013

March 22, 2013 Briar Crier


March 22, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY – 1775 Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginian Province Convention in which he is said to have declared “Give me liberty or give me death.”

MEETING LEADER – President -  Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter            PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            PRAYER – Bob Amsterdam

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS –  Rod Ertischek sent $10.00 as good investment in Rotary.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROTARIANS PRESENT – Defensive driving course offered by Rec. Dept; Art auction is being considered in July, September or October. -  19 Rotarians present.

GUESTS – Tom Laurenson

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Our new member, Jeffrey Taylor – History of Wells Fargo


Wells Fargo and Company was founded in 1852.  Henry Wells and William Fargo established an express service from San Francisco to New York City.  It carried passengers, freight and mail and specialized in shipping gold and silver from western mines.  The company successfully bridged the transition from stagecoach to transcontinental trains.  The roof of the stagecoach was used for carrying luggage and extra seating.  The wheels were painted bright yellow and the body was pomegranate red. Most importantly the company delivered mail reliably and as fast as possible.  A “shotgun messenger” would sit on the top next to the driver.  Wells College in Aurora, NY, now Rochester, was founded in 1868.

Friday  – Deborah Pangle – Saving Cats

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Preventative Health and Awareness.

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor will run a "Preventative Health and Awareness" Program to help people understand common health issues and adopt habits and lifestyle changes for healthy living. The first in this series will focus on cardiovascular health, and will be held in the Briarcliff Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  Admission is free, and open to the community

See detail HERE

Friday, March 22, 2013

Rotary Grant Funds Science Books at Briarcliff Library

Thanks to the efforts of Rachel Leihbacher, theBriarcliff Manor Public Library has 51 new books.
See detail in  Pleasantville-BriarcliffManorPtach

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 15th 2013 Briar Crier


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

44 B.C. – Roman Dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius

MEETING LEADER – President -  Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter            PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter   PRAYER – Rev. Lee Carrozzi

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS –  Jeff Taylor was inducted as new Rotarian via Ernie P; Fran Wills stopped by.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROTARIANS PRESENT – Village Caucus election Tuesday March 19th from 6 – 9.  17 Rotarians present.

GUESTS – Ken Reng, Chappaqua club, former member of Briarcliff club

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Jean Glassman and Jan Wagner – For All Seasons


“For All Seasons” is a non-profit organization formed by a group of women in the Briarcliff area to assist families and children in the Briarcliff-Ossining area.  Some children in Ossining and Briarcliff have monetary needs that are being met by both villages.  There are unrecognized problems, especially around holiday times when extra cash is needed but not always available.  The group does three main fundraisers and tries to meet any needs in between that come from the school social workers.  At the beginning of each school year many children are in need of backpacks and school supplies.  Children need clothes as they quickly grow out of their own.  They have been able to supply walkers for disabled children.  Often, $100 dollars can make a difference on the opening of school.  Other grants have been to assist in the payment of SAT classes for high school students.  All funds or supplies are given anonymously as personal pride is involved.  In some instances a child is in need of glasses that parents can’t afford.  When a family lost their home in a fire, the social workers contacted this group to obtain assistance.  They have also been able to supply clothes so children can go to their graduation and dress like all their classmates.  Summer Camp is another way this group helps.  They have been able to send many children to many different types of camps who otherwise are not able to afford to go. 

Friday – Jeff Taylor – History of Wells Fargo

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jeff Taylor our newest member

Jeff Taylor, Branch Manager of the Wells Fargo-Briracliff was inducted as the newest member of the Briarcliff Rotary Club today.      Welcome Jeff!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dictionary project well received

We received numbers of thank you letters from Todd School Students for the donation of a dictionary to individual students. See event HERE     Everyone sent us a nice letter.    Students found the extras included in the dictionary very useful; they were for example world maps, presidents, sing language, Roman Numerals, braille, etc.       We are delighted all the students took time to write to us.