Thursday, March 31, 2016

March 25, 2016 Briar Crier


                          THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1956: "My Fair Lady", by Lerner and Loewe, opened.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

PLEDGE: Scott    SONG: Sy      PRAYER: Scott


GUESTS: Alex Lanoff (Scott's son who is now about 13), and Ellen Woods

NEW MEMBER: Laurie Racanelli from our bank

Sean re delivery to vets at Montrose
Tom Leihbacher ($5) happy to be speaker
Anne had lunch with daughter Erica, first in 25 years
Rich, daughter all better
Mark J. is happy with holiday season
Vic is happy that son came home
Eric ($5) for big brother Tom, wife and children went to Myrtle Beach
Dr. Bob Maher ($5) St. Christopher's marching band won a national award,
and for Lauri
Lauri re Ellen
Scott ($5) Alex is here, he is a future interactor, Scott liked Bermuda,
and thrilled with guests.

Next Friday: Friends Forever by Chelsea Fitton

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Kris re blood program + polio plus. Bob Maher, Treasurer,
we should have to give to charities more than $5,000, plus from another
fund raiser. Lauri Racanelli spoke.

SPEAKER: Tom Leihbacher on Make a Wish, he went to elementary and high
school in Briarcliff, then a BS at Univ. of Florida in advertising, then
an MS at Pace in teaching.
                         SUMMARY OF TALK
Thank you. He grew up in Briarcliff.

TEXT, Elinor, helper, Sy

We meet every Friday for lunch about 12:15

Friday, March 11, 2016

March.4, 2016 Briar Crier

1931: The Star Spangled Banner became our national anthem with President
Hoover signing a relevant executive order.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

PLEDGE: Scott    SONG: Sy     PRAYER: Anne & Bishop John

GUESTS: John Gallagher (Ossining Rotary President Elect) and Richard Blank, Esq. (via Scott)


Scott, re Richard Blank and a new member, Lauri, will join us
John G. re Sean
Sean ($5)re John Gallagher
Eric ($5) at Pace, also re Guests
Richard Blank ($5) is happy
Anne,had a nice dinner, loved the Interactors's event treating seniors to the BMHS's performance of Cinderella and Atria garden going well
Elinor, we will be getting a gray 2014 Kia Soul with wheelchair
accessibility, so will be able to continue with Rotary
Mark J., received an unexpected check
Bishop John is happy
Scott's son Sam along with other Briarcliff Sophomores are going to Bermuda later this month for RYLA
Dr. Bob Maher, ($20) Rotary History Month, his son won the Toastmaster
award for the northeast region and The St. Christopher's marching band to play at Carnegie Hall - "practice, practice, practice"
Rich, re three kisses but no hay
Lou, enjoyed Matthew talk re gifts to Club & The VA

ANNOUNCEMENTS: via Scott, Matthew Gullotta gave a present to and enjoyed
international breakfast and there will be a UN meeting with Rotaract
members attending, via Rachel, election March 15 and the pool will be
available and work progressing at Pavilion.

SPEAKER is Dave Mann, who went to elementary and high school in Chelsea,
Mass. and did not finish college when he was drafted  as a combat
engineer, put in 245th combat engineers under Patton and was wounded in
the Battle of the Bulge, where he lost most of his team,  who talked on
"WHAT I FOUGHT FOR" and sold  book of same name.

                              SUMMARY OF TALK
Dave did not talk much about his time after being sent to Europe, and
showed his Purple Heart. He landed on Omaha beach. He was wounded in head,
groin and butt. The hospital was ok. He did spend some time with a French
woman who had lost her husband and son in the war. He loves our flag and
spent time defending it.

THIS FRIDAY will have Joan Nimmo speaking on Alzheimer's Disease.

TEXT Elinor, Helper, Sy

Thursday, March 3, 2016

February 26, 2016 Briar Crier


                             THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elbe to
return to France in the hope that he would regain power.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

GUESTS: Karen Smith, the president of the Briarcliff-Scarborough
historical society and a trustee and mother of speaker, Carine Feist.

PLEDGE: Scott    SONG: Sy    PRAYER: Bishop John


Elinor is happy that her multiple sclerosis is better and she is stronger
Bishop John, that his wife is better
Rachel is just happy also her husband Tom will be speaking to Rotary, and with an update that the
Pavilion will not yet be re-opened when pool opens
Eric ($10) re his father's 75th birthday, also, he is a proud partner in a new realty firm that
puts the clients success before everything else
Anne, proud of her grandchildren that are doing so well
Mark J. he had needed to drive his wife back and forth to Yonkers for work and now she can
drive fortunately drive herself
Sean, is happy about prosperity and good health
Rebecca, her son has MS but is doing well and she feels a bond with the Yuter’s
Bob M., ($10) about good news from Elinor and the marching band at St.
Christopher's is doing well
Scott, he attended Rotary meeting at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and
enjoyed meeting, and Board supports Kris as a future district governor.

SPEAKER is Nathan Feist on stone lanterns. He was educated in elementary
school and high school in Briarcliff and has BS from Cornell in food

                         SUMMARY OF TALK
Nathan gave a visual history of the stone statues in Briarcliff, including
ones in front of the Congregational Church and its parish. The stone
lanterns were apparently purchased by Walter Law, the founder of
Briarcliff, from missionaries from Japan, but were originally made in China
with animal decorations which meant different things. One was originally
at The King's College. (All in all a very surprising history of the stone
statues and those in Briarcliff.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Via Eric, the Briarcliff Bears Basketball Team are champions!

FRIDAY SPEAKER is Dave Mann who will talk about his service in the Army in
Europe during World War II, and what he fought for
unless it is snowing hard, then Sy will give an update on the Middle East,
if he and Elinor can overcome any snow.

TEXT, Elinor, helper, Sy