Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 13, 2015 Briar Crier


                           TODAY IN HISTORY
1789: Benjamin Franklin wrote that there are only two things certain;
death and taxes.

Meeting Leader: President Scott Lanoff

Pledge: Scott    Song: Sy    Prayer Bishop John

GUESTS: Michael F. Rudolph, DDS (via Vic), Rebecca Polanco (via Mahopac
bank and future member), Laura Bacanelli (via Scott), Stanley Thompson
(via Dr. Maher and future member).


Anne that her 98-year-old aunt passed and left her some money and success
at Atria
Kris re need to publicize 12/2 scholarships to BHS seniors and Division
meeting in Bermuda
Bishop John is happy that his son-in-law passed the bar
Dr. Maher that Eric is joining St. Christophers
Eric ($20) that he is joining St. Christophers and he is still a realtor
Scott & Rachael & Tom Leihbacher ($10) re: Magic Masters on Nov. 6 evening and UN Event was outstanding
Michael re his son
Daniel (our speaker) is just happy
Rebecca is happy

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Ruth Wertheimer is speaking at the CSI Synagogue
(and we made more than $4000 at the Magic Masters event)

SPEAKER: Daniel Blum, CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. He
went to elementary and high school in New York City. Then got a B.A. in
philosophy and M.A. in health care administration at NYU.

                            SUMMARY OF TALK
He was a paramedic in NYC. His hospital is taking care of people. He has
already spoken to a Rotary Club. The cost of care is now consolidated with
the North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital which is the largest employer
is NYS. He employs over 53,000 people with a not-for-profit budget.

SPEAKER ON FRIDAY IS Nanette Stone who will speak on Creativity and have
her new book with her.

TEXT is Elinor, Helper is Sy

We meet at The Briars Restaurant every Friday around 12:15.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 6, 2015 Briar Crier

Briercrier for Nov. 6

                              This Day in History
1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt won his fourth term in office
defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.

Club Meeting Leader: President Scott Lanoff

Pledge: Stanley Thompson   Song: Sy and Anne   Prayer: Bishop John

Guests: Charles Dumas (from Mahopac bank and future member), Frank Danza
(via speaker) and Stanley Thompson (future member)

Rotarians Present: 16

Happy Thoughts
Lou: Don't forget basketball game tonight with Magic Masters. (It was a
big success and we made a lot of money)
Maher ($10) has tickets for basketball game and we haven't lost wisdom
Eric ($20) is happy re Rachel re the community and is his son's ninth
Bishop John is happy that his granddaughter passed the bar
Anne is happy about her last week's birthday celebration by club and for
Atria garden
Kris is happy that Mark J. is going to Africa re cook stoves.
Stanley is very happy and for Magic Masters
Scott is happy re Mark J. going to Africa and for successful basketball
game and Saturday at the UN
Mark S. is happy re Nov. 14 olive opera event in Ossining
Rich is just happy
Sean is happy.

Speaker is Michael (Bip) Weitzman on mental health (the Three Amigos of
Mental Health Disorders) who was raised in New City, Rockland County where
he went to elementary and high school and then a B.A. from Suny at New
Paltz in speech communication.

                         Summary of Talk
Has 18 and 21 girls and is divorced. The reason he is here is to educate,
motivate, inspire, share and be humorous re bipolar disorders, which is a
terrible epidemic with much suffering.  He is a member of the National
Alliance of Mental Illnesses, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance and
the Mental Health Association. He performed standup comedy with props. He
prefers to be called Bip. Robin Williams just gave up. He has  been to the
hospital many times. There is a fear of coming out of the closet with
bipolar disorder, mostly depression.  You can use help, usually a
psychiatrist who knows what he is doing and a social worker. You have to
have fun and get rid of the stigma.

Text from Elinor with Helper, Sy

This Friday we are scheduled to have the CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital,
Daniel Blum, to give us an update re Phelps.

We meet every Friday at 12:15 at The Briar's Restaurant in Briarcliff.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Briercrier Oct. 30, 2015

Briercrier for Oct. 30

                                      This Day in History
1929: Wall Street Crash on black Tuesday heralding the start of America's
great depression.

Meeting Leader: President Scott Lanoff

Pledge: Scott  Song: Sy  Prayer: Bishop John

Guests: Allan Miller (via Vic), Mindy Lanoff (via Scott, his wife),
Roderick Chu (via Frances), Rebecca Polanco (via Mahopac bank) Charles
Dumas (old member)and Stanley Thompson (future member)

Rotarians Present: 21

Happy Thoughts
Eric ($20)is happy for Magic Masters on Nov. 6, Happy Birthday Anne,
     and for Rachel at bookfair and re gun legislation
Dr. Bob Maher ($20) for Magic Masters at 6:00pm at high school gym, new
 bank (Tompkins, Mahopac) and large crowd
Ernie: Larger crowd for Hillary
Mark S. ($20) re Ossining student will have Haloween Mark. S. costume
Christina is happy got Scott's email
Rich is happy to be here
Frances is happy her son could attend
Mark J. re his future Africa trip

Announcements: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE, have new bank with attendance by
Rebecca Polanco (Asst. Vice President of Mahopac bank at Ossining branch)
and Charles M. Dumas (mortgage loan coordinator)

Speaker is old friend of Scott, Tom Martin, who grew up and went to
elementary school and high school in Miami with BA in philosophy from
Georgetown University. Topic is Six Ways to Improve Public Relations

                              Summary of Talk
Including know your audience, be passionate, compliment others, practice
with friends, make your point and stay with headlines. Represented big
names including Charlie Rose and Charles Kuralt. Gave his opinion and
wanted to go to law school.


Friday (tomorrow) speaker is Michael Weitzman who will talk on Mental Health.

Text, Elinor: Helper, Sy
Photos: Frances & Roderick Chu