Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 12, 2014

Friday noon, September 12, 2014, at the restaurant The Briar's of the meeting of the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.
                                                                                    TODAY IN HISTORY
1953: John F. Kennedy married Jaqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

MEETING LEADER: President Eric Lebenson.

PLEDGE:  Ernie                        SONG:   Sy                                  PRAYER: Bishop John

GUEST: Marshall Asche a guest of  Dr. Bob M.


HAPPY THOUGHTS: Anne drove to Maine; Eric is happy to be back and awaits results from biopsies; Dr. Bob Maher is happy that he has a guest; Dr. Bob A. wll go to meeting of bylaws update committee; Scott, last night was well attended; Mark J. is happy; Frances had a happy thought. Other happy thoughts not properly recorded.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Community day was had on Sunday September 14 and we are awaiting financial results from Ernie. We had boiled frankfurters for sale at $2 each, and ran out. There will be a bylaws committee meeting at Mark S. offices. Attending are Mark S., Paul , Sy and Dr. Bob A.

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT: Dr. Bob Maher on Ray Rice's career and how one bad decision can alter your life forever.

                                                                                     SUMMARY OF TALK
Consider each decision one makes and think of consequences. Ray Rice, from New Rochelle,  had an altercation in an elevator with his fiance, whom he married and she supported him. A Baltimore running back was out of first game.  Be careful of domestic violence and child abuse when trying to teach child the proper way to behave.

NEXT FRIDAY (Tomorrow) TALK:  Evolution by Dr. William Fairmont

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Friday, September 12, 2014

Alert!! Community Day postponed to Sunday Sept. 14th

Due to the forecasted rain, our Briarcliff Community Day was postponed again to Sunday Sept. 14th.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 5, 2014 Briar Crier


Friday noon, September 5, 2014, at the restaurant The Briar's of the meeting of the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club.
                                                                                    TODAY IN HISTORY
1868: The Japanese city of Redo was renamed Tokyo.

MEETING LEADER: President Eric Lebenson followed by the president-elect Mark Seiden.

PLEDGE:   Antonia                         SONG:   Sy                                  PRAYER: George Camp

GUESTS: John Crawford, Pres. of Ossining Rotary; George Camp, past district governor.

HAPPY THOUGHTS: Ken is happy to be here; So is George Camp and John Crawford; Dr. Bob Maher, our treasury is in order; Eric, has basel cell carcinoma, which is not worrisome since it does not spread. Plus other Happy Thoughts not correctly recorded.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Community day has been postponed to Saturday, September 13 with rain day the following Sunday. All Briarcliff Rotarians should wear their Briarcliff Rotary shirts.  We will not be doing cooking since local restaurants will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs.  

SPEAKER AND SUBJECT: Kristen Holmes Linder on History of Wall Art.

                                                                                     SUMMARY OF TALK
We have heard our speaker before but this time she talked about the history of wall art and showed photos of how wall art changed the characters of young wall artists for the better, for example, by increasing their self esteem.  Some wall art was on wet plaster. Her grandfather was a mayor of Briarcliff Manor under the name Holmes. She grew up in Briarcliff and attended the Ossining schools. She taught at the Pleasantville Cottage School, the Ronald McDonald shows and the Maria Fermi Hospital.  She worked with children in jails. She showed pictures of early wall art starting some 18,000 years ago and of the Renaissance, and those of her students. Also of Egyptians. In hospitals, patients seem to recover quicker if there is good wall art near them.

 NEXT FRIDAY TALK:  Tomorrow, by Dr. Bob Maher on Ray Rice's career and how one bad decision can alter your life forever.

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Save the date....Briarcliff Rotary's "Preventative Health and Awareness": "Preventing & Reversing Alzheimer's and Dementia"

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor is delighted to sponsor a presentation on “Preventing & Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia” on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Briarcliff Library at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be made by Ms. Jacqui Bishop and Ms. Lisa Feiner of “Sharp Again Naturally,” a tax-exempt charity focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia. Admission is free and open to the public. 
See more detail HERE.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Memorial Service for Dr. Kaushik, former member of the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club

Dear Friends​​​, 

Here is an invitation for Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik's memorial service. 

The service will be held on Sunday, October 5th at 2pm at Pace University's Graduate Center in White Plains, New York. 

Please direct an​y questions to the Kaushik Family.

Thank you, ​

The Kaushik Family​

Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik June 21, 1944 – July 30, 2014

The honor of your presence is requested at a memorial service to celebrate and remember the life of Dr. Surendra K. Kaushik

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location: Pace University
Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center 1 Martine Avenue
White Plains, New York 10606 Rooms 206 and 208 – 2nd floor
The memorial service will be followed by a reception Please RSVP to the Kaushik Family:
Parking garage tickets will be validated by the security guard on the first floor
All proceeds will benefit the Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to: Helena Kaushik Education Foundation, PO Box 234, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 For additional information please visit:

August 29, 2014 Briar Crier


                                             August 29, 2014, at The Briar's Restaurant, of Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club Meeting.
                                                   TODAY IN HISTORY
1953: More than 200,000 people listened to the Rev. Martin Luther King who gave a speech in which he said "I have a dream."

MEETING LEADER:  President Eric Lebenson

Pledge: Rachel   Song: Sy    Prayer: Bishop John

ROTARIANS PRESENT AND HAPPY THOUGHTS: 16 Rotarians present. Happy Thoughts: Eric L, glad to be back from Nantucket; Anne, for Scotland independence; Ken, Netanyahu and Cameron would make good speakers; Plus other happy thoughts not completely recorded.  

GUESTS:  None.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Community Day, if it is held and not cancelled because of rain, is Saturday September 7, at Law Park behind Atria from 3:30,  we will NOT do the cooking,  but we should wear our Rotary shirts; joint meeting with other Rotary Clubs here on Thursday, October 2 with no meeting Friday October 3.  

SPEAKERS AND SUBJECT: Kris Chittur on Rotary Clubs in India.
                                                         SUMMARY OF TALK
The Bangadore club comprises around 250 members and built and supports a school with donees giving about $50 per year per student. The kids are well behaved. However, there are public schools. There are many other and much smaller clubs in Bangadore and Mumbai (the former Bombay) which Kris visited. Some get vocational training, especially farmers. August 15 is India Independence Day. Rotary is losing membership in U.S. but going strong in India. Rotary membership in the U.S. is down 10%.

This Friday (tomorrow) at The Briar's Restaurant, The History of Art by Kirsten Linder.

Elinor Yuter, Reporter
Rachel Leihbacher, Expediter

2014 Mother's Day Luncheon for Seniors Video

Shorter version Run time 5 minutes 27 seconds.

Enjoy! Please click HERE for a 13 minutes version.