Sunday, September 29, 2013

We have a Facebook page!

Thanks to our newest member Beth Hussain we now have a Facebook page.     See HERE.   The Facebook is widely used and very popular especially among those young at heart.          The Briarcliff Rotary now has a "Face" to the younger generation we would very much like to engage.  

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 20, 2013 Briar Crier

September 20, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.

                                                            TODAY IN HISTORY

1897: The famous New York Sun editorial: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

MEETING LEADER –  President Anne Cargill

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

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS:  Dr. Bob Amsterdam, still looking for replacement German Sheperd; Jeff Taylor, will be leaving October 1 to manage a Wells Fargo bank in Ct.

GUESTS: Pastor of Congregational Church Bonnie Rosborough, Patrick Hermance.

ROTARIANS PRESENT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - 22 Rotarians present. Magic Masters basketball game six weeks from tonight.

SPEAKERS AND SUBJECT –  Pearl Peterson and Dr. Robert Berson re Restorative Justice

                                                                       SUMMARY OF TALK
Pearl Peterson, a former incarcerated woman, spoke about breaking the chains of the past with a community enrichment program designed to assist those with a criminal or troubled past to successfully navigate through the systems they are required to go through in order to be productive contributors to society. Compassionate guidance and workshops are offered, like: goal setting, social skills, resume writing, job search assistance, interview preparation, expunging records, support groups, continuing education, self care, money management and relationships. Dr. Berson continued with the astonishing statistics on incarceration.

This Friday at The Briar's Restaurant --  Dr. Vijiya Jain on Nutrition
Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Briarcliff Manor Community Day - 9/7/13

Unedited snapshots from Briarcliff Manor Community Day - 9/7/2013

The weather was good and the Briarcliff Manor Rotarians had a good time serving the community!

"Preventative Health and Awareness" presentation held

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor held its monthly "Preventative Health and Awareness" presentation at the Briarcliff Library today.  Dr. Ambika Nair, renowned Ayurvedic practitioner, gave an enlightening presentation on " "Ayurvedic Medicine.      

See more in detail HERE

September 13, Briar Crier

September 13, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.

                                                            TODAY IN HISTORY

1788: The congress of the then confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital.

MEETING LEADER –  President Anne Cargill

PLEDGE – Anne Cargill   PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter   PRAYER – Bishop John

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS:  Jeffrey is happy to be secretary; Eric volunteers to be president-elect; Dr. Bob Maher in bringing Amelia Estrada as a potential member.

GUEST: Amelia Estrada

ROTARIANS PRESENT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - 19 Rotarians present. Via Ernie, Community Day earned our club a little over $1000, down from last year. Our club presents on Thursday Sept. 19 at the library at 6:30 a presentation by Dr. A. Nair on Some Secrets of an Ancient Science of Healing.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT –  District Governor Matts Ingemanson. (He was asked to provide a summary of his talk but as of now has failed to supply one. So Elinor provided the following summary.)

                                                                       SUMMARY OF TALK

He was born and went to school and college in Sweden. The District does not dictate any laws to local clubs but he has the authority to terminate a club. Bill Gates has donated $355 million to wipe out world wide polio, which Rotary Internatinal pioneered. See RI web site for details. Rotary is like a family with local clubs the center of authority. Paul Harris, over 100 years ago, was expelled from high school but later formed Rotary. His basic teaching was tolerance. Most clubs now have women. He is a member of the Yonkers club.
This Friday at The Briar's Restaurant --  Restorative Justice by Dr. Robert Berson
Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Welcome new members

We welcomed two new members on Friday September 13th.      Lou Fitzgerald, whom we all thought was already a member of our club as he was a frequent visitor as well as a fundraiser and Beth Hussain, a relatively new Briarcliff resident but is very familiar with Rotary as she was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.       See more detail in the press release HERE.

(L to R): Rtn. Bob Maher, Lou Fitzgerald, Dist Gov Matts Ingemanson, Beth Hussain, Rtn. Pres. Anne Cargill, and Rtn. Kris Chittur

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 6, 2013 Briar Crier

September 6, 2013 – Friday 12:15, The Briar's Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.

                                                             TODAY IN HISTORY

1781: Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Gov. Felipe de Nere.

MEETING LEADER –  President Anne Cargill

PLEDGE – Sy Yuter        PATRIOTIC SONG – Sy Yuter            PRAYER – Anne Cargill

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND BUCKS:  Anne thanks us for get-well card; Rachel, book sale next weekend; Sy explains second day of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish new year; Dr. Bob Maher, in celebration of his 37th wedding anniversary.

GUESTS:  Prospective member Beth Hussain; Mary T. MacFarlane; Sebastian Rios Gutierrez, a Rotary youth exchange member.

ROTARIANS PRESENT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - 16 Rotarians present. Via Ernie, Community Day is tomorrow; Peekskill Rotary to have Sept. 21 horse show.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT –  Dr. Roger Swanson on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Roger with Pres. Anne

                                                                                           SUMMARY OF TALK  
        Unlike Group Study and Foundation Scholars,  children of Rotarians as  well as those of non-Rotarians can be members on a RYEP.
         The expense to the Host club is 10 %  of the total cost of the school year exchange or about $ 2,000.
         By hosting a foreign student Your Club  is able to send  a local High School student, outgoing and adventuresome, overseas to another Rotary Club.
        Your student must be of good character and well mannered,  possessing a warm personality, flexible, adaptable and open to living in a different culture. 
        Your outbound student is between 15 and 18 1/2 years old (Sophomores to Seniors)  at the time of departure August 2014.
This Friday at The Briar's Restaurant -- Rotary District Governor Matts Ingemanson
Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rotary at the Briarcliff Manor Community Day

Beautiful weather blessed our Annual Briarcliff Manor Community Day held on September 7, 2013 and the Rotary members were in full force at our tent to supply drinks and foods as usual.
See more in detail HERE.