Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Board announced

At the annual installation dinner, new board members were introduced.

L to R): Rachel Leihbacher, Lee Carozzi, Robert Maher, Eric Lebenson, Jeff Taylor, President Anne Cargill, Scott Lanoff, and outgoing president Krishnan Chittur./

Read further details of the installation dinner in the Pleasantville-Briar Patch HERE

Friday, June 28, 2013

More photos from the installation dinner

Rotarian Zach contributed these photos from the installation dinner.    Thank you Zach.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Installation dinner, June 24, 2013

Great accomplishment of president Kris was reviewed, Paul Rosen entertained us with his usual funny stories and new president Anne and new board members were installed.


June 21, 2013 Briar Crier


June 21, 2013 – Friday 12:00, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

                                         TODAY IN HISTORY

1953 – Julius Rosenberg, 38 and his wife Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining.

MEETING LEADER – President - Kris Chittur

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS – Zen, fishing in Maine next week; Anne C, a good week; Rachel, Thanks for thoughts and prayers from Rotarian friends for her family.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ROTARIANS PRESENT - 21 Rotarians present including new member Vijaya Jain.  Next Monday is installation dinner at Orfino’s restaurant.

GUESTS – From India, the youngest Rotary exchange student, age 16, Vibhuti Desai, invited by the Valhalla Club.  She proudly wore multiple pins that covered her shirt.  She will be attending MIT next year.  Bishop John’s grandson Colin Albach and Wife Dr. Z Albach.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT – Celia Ou – International Promotions – Chinese Culture after 5,000 years   


Chinese are reviving their culture from the Soviet era with a dance program called  Shen Yun.  Chinese music and dance is performing at Carnegie Hall on October 5th and April 20 – 28 at Lincoln center.  Their performance is described as elegant, very athletic and very skilled. This mesmerizing performance, which was shown on video, has reclaimed the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.

Friday – David Harter on Long-Term Health Care

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Welcome new member Ms. Vijaya Jain

Welcome to the newest member Ms. Vijaya Jain  who joined us on June 21, 2013.     She is a nutrition consultant.         See further detail in HERE.

Mr. Jain with Pres. Kris and her sponsor Zach

Friday, June 21, 2013

Briarcliff Highschool stars shine in to Rotary Club meeting

The Briarcliff Rotary Club was thrilled to have both these exceptional young women join us for a weekly meeting at our Club on June 14, 2013

On May 20th, 2013, Past President and Briarcliff Rotary Scholarship Chair Eric Lebenson had the honor of presenting two community service scholarships to more-than-worthy candidates.  Every year, the Briarcliff Rotary Club gives out these scholarships to Briarcliff High School seniors who have gone above and beyond their community service requirements.  In the case of these two winners, that certainly was the case, and it is apparent that they will both continue their community service efforts well beyond high school.
The Briarcliff Manor Rotary Leonard Young Community Service Award was given to Nicole Metzger.  Nikki has raised over $43,000 over the years as the founder and chair of Skate-a-Thon, a charity that focuses on raising monies for rare medical illnesses.  She also has spent countless hours working as the Co-Chair of Skating for the Special Olympics of CT.  Nikki will continue these efforts and many more charitable endeavors when she attends Washington University in St. Louis in the Fall.
The Briarcliff Manor Rotary Community Service Award was given to Marissa Contento.  Marissa, who will attend Cornell University this coming year, also was widely respected by the faculty at BHS and peers alike for all of her community service efforts.  Like Nikki, to only focus on two of her accomplishments is short-changing her, but:  Marissa has worked for over ten years with the Girl Scouts in projects that supported US soldiers in Iraq, veterans in local VA hospitals, and senior citizens in our community and in nursing homes.  She also founded the BHS chapter of the American Red Cross Club.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pictures from Mother's Day Luncheon - May 10, 2013

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor hosted its annual "Mother's Day Luncheon" at Tuscan Grille, North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, on Friday, May 10, 2013. Followings are some pictures of our beautiful guests and dedicated Rotarians.

Greeting and serving honored guests with wine on their arrival:

The food serving station:

Starting the program:

Serving lunch:

Entertainment by  Carmino Ravosa, who performed twice at the White House for Presidents of the United States:

 Dessert time:

Winning door prizes

It was a good day - we all had a great time!

Please click HERE for the links to earlier articles about BMRC 2013 Mother's Day Festival.