Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 19, 2013 Griar Crier

April 19, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY: 1775: The start of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.

MEETING LEADER – President - Kris. Chittur

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS: Anne Cargill went to the bar mitzvah of Scott Lanoff's son and was impressed with his achievment;
Scott Lanoff happy about his son's bar mitzvah; Sy's birthday, he was 39 again; Zen is having a tag sale at his house.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Blood drive at Fire House via Rachel.  The Bangalore Rotary Club will be at the Mt. Kisco Rotary meeting at the Holiday Inn in Mr. Kisco on June 5, a Wednesday, so there will be no meeting at The Briar's on Friday, June 7. Instead our club will meet at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday noon, June 5.

ROTARIANS PRESENT -  18 Rotarians present.

GUESTS – Deborah Pangle, Tom Laurenson and Peter Callaghan, a friend of Ernie.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Why Nothing is Important – Tom Laurenson

                                                                            SUMMARY OF TALK

Nothing is really important. The Romans had no concept of zero. The idea of nothing was not known then. Zero was the last number invented but politicians have no concept of zero. The Mayans were the first people to come up with the zero. If the Devil is more important than nothing and God is greater than nothing and the Devil is greater than God, which makes no sense at all. So nothing can make no sense. In our binary system the numbers are represented by ones and zeros and the zeros are nothing, so nothing is important. Space in the Universe is made up mostly of nothing as is the particles of an electron, so nothing is important. There is more of nothing than anything else. When meditating you try to empty your mind, which is at rest. Conciousness does not exist and cannot be touched so it is nothing.

Friday -- Nepal Projects by Ms. Khusba Adhikar

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 5, 2013 Briar Crier


April 5, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

TODAY IN HISTORY – 1973: the twin towers of New York’s world trade center were officially dedicated.

MEETING LEADER – President -  Kris. Chittur

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS –  Anne Cargill’s grandson won big prize after graduation from West Point due to his Scottish ancestry; Sy studying early Christianity up to Nicean Council.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROTARIANS PRESENT - Our club presents the first of a series on preventive health and awareness, with Cardiologist Erica Jones, M.D., Wed. April 10 at 7 PM at the Library; 17 Rotarians present.

GUESTS – Doris Eidel,  a Paul Harris Fellow; Tom Laurenson;  Alice Layne – Exec Asst. to Keith Safian

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Keith Safian, CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, on Center and Obamacare. 


Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has many smart Physicians.  There are 200 applicants for every open position.  It has recently become a teaching hospital for new M.D.s interested in family medicine.  Many specialties are offered as well as new techniques.  Mid-wives are available for pregnant women and they work under a physician’s guidance.  Family medicine is another important specialty.  Patients who come to Phelps are taken into treatment rooms and family are welcome to join the patients or in a family waiting room where there is a playroom for children. A newborn's mother has only one night of stay granted by most insurance companies but Phelps allows a second night for anxious new mothers at no cost.  The prestigious Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is on the same campus as well as Kendall-on-Hudson Retirement facility which also has rehabilitative stays.  Under Obamacare there will be a large loss of income and a nursing shortage.  Phelps hopes to be able to provide for the possible shortage.

Friday – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef – What’s going on in Albany

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Richard Zuckerman receives his membership certificate

Richard Zuckerman who joined us recently received his official membership certificate and the engraved name tag today from the president Kris.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

March 29, 2013 Briar Crier

March 29, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club


1904 -- The Queensboro bridge opened linking the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.

MEETING LEADER – President -  Kris Chittur

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter            PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            PRAYER – Paul Rosen

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS – Scott enjoyed his son's bar mitzvah and family; Sy happy that Syracuse won and will be in final four of March Madness (His youngest son Jon is a graduate of Syracuse University); Deborah Pangle thinking about joining Rotary again; Ernie that he is alive; Kris that grapefruits are still good.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROTARIANS PRESENT – Paul awarded Paul Harris Fellow to President Kris Chittur; Anne Cargill attended meetings for new presidents; Our club will offer a free "Preventive Health and Awarness" program starting with a cardiologist at the Briarcliff Library on Wednesday April 10 at 7pm. -  17 Rotarians present.

GUESTS – Barbara Corti and Gloria Rakacky

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Deborah Pangle on Saving Cats      


There are approximately 60 million cats in the U.S. They began their unique relationship with humans in the Middle East's Fertile Crescent. Cats travelled on the ship carrying Christopher Columbus and on the Mayflower. By the end of World War I, cats were accepted as house pets. There are 17 health benefits from owning a cat, including a longer life.

Friday  – Obama Care by Keith Safian, CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

We are in the District Newsletter !

We are all over this month's newsletter!  Four different news items, with photos of Rachel Leihbacher, Anne Cargill, Jeff Taylor, Ernie Pacchiana, and Paul Rosen:
See detail HERE.