Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 4, 2015 Briar Crier

                                                                                          THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1868: The Japanese city of Edo was renamed Tokyo.
MEETING LEADER: new President Scott Lanoff
Pledge: Scott      Song: Sy      Prayer: Bishop John
GUESTS: Dr. (Dentist) Victor Sternberg (potential new member), Nancy Bolvstein and Mindy Lanoff (Scott’s wife)
Sy is happy that he is speaker though Monday is Labor Day
Scott has a new friend, Dr. Sternberg
Bishop John is happy that he is sitting next to a beautiful blonde
Ken will leave for Japan for three months
Kris is just happy
Mark J. went toRotary Mt Kisco looking for money for his cookstove project
Anne is happy to be new secretary and her (fourth) daughter Joan is a new teacher
Rich is happy to be here
Mindy is happy that this is first day at Briarcliff High School
Eric is happy that his wife is a teacher.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Community Day is Saturday, Sept. 12.
SPEAKER:  Dr. Sy Yuter re Mideast Update. He has an AB is physics from Hofstra and the LL.B., LL.M. and J.S.D. (doctor of juridical science) from the New York University School of Law.

Today's speaker, our own Sy Yuter

                                                              SUMMARY OF TALK
  • His doctoral committee gave him one more year to fill out his dissertation which was for a Universally-Binding Nuclear Test Ban which outlawed all nuclear tests, even by non-signatories. He supports the U.S. – Iran agreement on theory that Iranian people are pro-Western (U.S.) although pessimistic that Clerical Leadership will remain as against the Great Satan (U.S.) and little Satan (Israel) and latter should be extinguished so no wonder that Israel is against agreement, which provides for Iran to become a nuclear power. 
  • Next Friday will be a memorial for passed Rotarians led by president Scott Lanoff. 
  • Text: Elinor; helper, Sy
  • **we meet at The Briar’s restaurant at 512 N. State Rd. every Friday around 12:15. 914-762-0111

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our New President Scott Lanoff

Only a few month into 2015-2016 term our newly installed president Jim A. Lupfer had to move away to Buffalo due to unforeseen new (and better!) assignment.
Our board lead by the immediate past president Eric quickly and successfully persuaded Treasurer Scott to assume the presidency for the rest of the year.        He was installed without much fanfare but showed his leadership immediately and organized a fresh start in Interact at the BHS for which we all have high hope.        Thank you Scott for your willingness to serve and for your leadership.          We are all happy to have had seamless transition.       Good luck in leading us for the rest of 2015-2016 term.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

August 28, 2015 Briar Crier



1963: Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.
MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff
PLEDGE,  Scott    SONG, Sy     PRAYER, Bishop John
Scott($3): Happy Jim Lupfer got new job in BSA in Buffalo
Eric ($5): Thanks to Scott and Anne, we have a working club plus other thoughts
Mark J: Happy he played Golf yesteday
Ken: Good Luck Jim
Rachel: Just Happy. Also, article about club in The Gazette
Etrusca: Have good time and don’t cry
Anne: Grandchild in medical school and others not in jail. Also, every other Monday Elderact at Atria meets at 3:30. 
Antonio: Is happy Etrusca is happy.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Via Rachel, school starts Thursday. Club accepted Jim’s resignation and made Scott new president. So we need a new director. Kris nominated by Anne. Treasurer, we have about $15,700 to spend. Paul Rosen may return as member. 
SPEAKER:  School Superintendent Jim Kaishian.  He was raised in Ct. where he went to elementary and then high school. He got a B.A. and MS.  in English at Fordham Univ. And is just shy of his dissertation (on Student Motivation) for his doctorate at the same University.

                                                        SUMMARY OF TALK
All graduates of High School going on to college, including Cornell (for whom Elinor used to interview). He is doing a good job. Also, students are entrepreneurs re start-up companies. We are maintaining our identity and among top schools in country. (We (club) hope he will join us as a member.) The State and Federal Government pays for pre-kindergarten disabled students. But District pays for K-12 classes. We have something for everybody. 
This Friday—Mideast Update by Dr. Sy Yuter
TEXT, Elinor, HELPER, Sy