Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Interact Club members at the Westchester Mall raising fund


I hope your week is going well and that you are enjoying the spirit of the
Holidays. It’s a lovely time of the year, with all the bright lights, food and
festivities! The other day, I visited Stanley and some of his Interact Club members
at the Westchester Mall, and witnessed first-hand how hard they are working to
raise funds through wrapping gifts for customers. I was inspired by the three
young ladies involved with this effort and could see how much benefit they have
received from St. Christopher’s and their involvement with Rotary. Thank you,
Stanley, for keeping these young folks engaged in service work, which helps them
grow.
                        Mark Johnson, president Briarcliff Rotary







Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sept 29, 2017


Last week we had Mary Seacor and Mikki Shaw sharing about the Ossining Micro Fund, an organization formed 14 years ago.  Each year this organization helps countless individuals and families with emergency no interest loans in the Westchester area. The very first donation they ever received in support of their good work was from the Ossining Rotary Club, which helped them get started. It’s always uplifting to know we have local non-profits helping those in need in our communities.           M. Johnson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017 . Briar Crier

Briar Crier – by Sy

Pledge: Mark J.     Song: Sy      Invocation: Scott via Lincoln Statement

GUEST: Margaret Gasser (via Antonia and future Rotarian)

TEXT; Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT Friday (Sept. 15) is Amir Asadi who will speak on Membership.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Via Rachel. Tent will be at its usual place for Community Day and via Eric we will sell only popcorn and give away water. Food trucks will sell hotdogs. hamburgers and soda. Cotton Candy will not be sold.

HAPPY THOUGHTS:
Stan: He will have St. Christopher marchers at Community Day

Eric($20) will have fundraiser at Elmsford plus his relatives

Ann the anniversary of her son who passed away plus China visit

Mark J, His stepson getting married

Internet plus Board Meeting

Kris, delighted to be speaker (on October 06)

Beth, her kids are back

Dr. Maher to hear about Community Day plus Bangladesh.

SPEAKER is Mahbub Ahmad, past president of Yonkers Club and active at UN
with MA in International Affairs from John Hopkins and who was supposed to
speak on District Technology.

                            Summary of Talk.
Thanks Scott for introduction. Identifies members who learn what challenges there are and our Goals which include state of our club, our current home, our executives and our communications. We can get help and advice from the District (District 7230 with Barbara Harris Edwards as District Governor). He is active at UN in six languages.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 28, 2017 . Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR JULY 28, 2017

                   HISTORY FOR THIS DATE
2016: Ticks' numbers and territory grow.

MEETING LEADER: President Mark Johnson

GUEST: Jenny Doane (she is a Rotarian and A.G. from Baldwinville, NY.)

ROTARIANS PRESENT: (COUNTING JENNY) = 18

PLEDGE; Mark J.     SONG; Sy      Invocation: Mark J.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: via Rachel: Community Day will be like last year with Food
Trucks providing the hamburgers and hot dogs. Dr. Bob Maher, treasury is
OK if future members pay up dues. Kris says future leaders should go to
Hartford meeting.

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT FRIDAY August 4 we have Dusty Berke who will talk on Memorial.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Jenny ($10), it is nice to be here
Rebecca ($5) her son Anthony is 32 years-old
Steve (our speaker) is happy
Kris is delighted that Jenny here
Joe ($100) that his wife is back home from hospital
Eric ($20) great to see Jenny, he went to golf game at Sleepy Hollow, and
met girl who turned out to be his wife
Mark J, his granddaughter is coming from Chicago
Anne, her daughter Joanna is now 50
Rich is happy he has a place to go to on Friday
Dr. Maher is happy that Joe's wife is better and he lost at tennis.

SPEAKER is Steve Marotto who talks about Investments. He went to
Elementary School in Staten Island and High School in Carmel, NY. Then a
B.S. in Finance from Ithaca college and a M.M. in Finance from Iona,
College, both in N.Y.
                              SUMMARY OF TALK
He is an investment broker with David Lerner Associates in White Plains
and gives his graduate degrees. Investment depends on your interests. He
first sold insurance then moved to Investments. You need a lot of money
because there are different markets. It is like buying a home, a matter of
supply and demand. You can use different forms of currency. He gives
difference between a hedge fund and a mutual fund.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 21, 2017 . Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR JULY 21, 2017

                      THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1861; The Congress convenes in Richmond, Virginia.

GUESTS: None

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 13

MEETING LEADER: President Mark Johnson

PLEDGE: Mark Johnson     SONG: Sy     Invocation via Anne with help from
                                         book "God with two "O"s"
HAPPY THOUGHTS
Anne, knew Bobby's wife
Howie, could walk here
Mark S. ($5) next week he is helping son move from Miami to go to medical
school
Stan, is just happy and last week was his birthday
Rich, happy birthday (to Stan)
Mark J. is back from vacation in Washington State, which he recommends
Elinor is happy that she won Paul Harris Fellow

Raffle, Elinor wins

TEXT: Elinor with helper S

 Last week our speaker was Robin Graham. Here are some brief notes from Sy about his talk:

Robin is CEO of the Peace Club, play football (our soccer) to make peace. HHis
club has 11 Virtues comprising commitment, respect, creativity, hope,
self-discipline, cooperation, initiative, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, trust
and responsibility. There should be three million players by 2030.

Friday, July 7, 2017

June 30, 2017 Briar Crier

BRIARCRIER FOR JUNE 30, 2017

                            THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1936: The Civil War novel, by M. Mitchell, "GONE WITH THE WIND" was
published.

This was the installation luncheon at Traveler's Rest on Route 100 and the
agenda was: Dr. Bob Maher as MC plus his remarks, there was a cold and hot
buffet, the PLEDGE by Sy Yuter and PRAYER by Bishop John. The guests
included Shona and Dr. Erica via Anne, Tamie, the wife of Mark Johnson,
Selina, the wife of Bishop John, Mindy, Scott's wife, and Joanna, the
mother of Steve Marotto, plus Alice and Demitri, the wife and son of
Nathan. Howie Kutscher and Steve became Rotarians. The Rotarians Present
are all except Michelle, Ellen, Carl, Lou and Sean. Then Remarks by Scott,
Assembly woman Sandy Galef, the Town of Ossining's Dana Levenberg and Mark
Johnson, our next President. 

REMARKS. Scott re happy to be President of Briarcliff Rotary, took over
from prior president who got a higher job at the Boy Scouts of America,
plus his one extra year as president, he attended many functions as
president of Briarcliff Rotary and met many ambassadors. Also, comments
from Mark Johnson, our next president. Plus in attendance was Nathan, a
high school counselor, and James, the superintendent of schools, plus
Debbie, the high school principal.

A Paul Harris Fellowship was given to Elinor Yuter, a club member with
perfect attendance, plus she got a Paul Harris Fellowship pin and
Certificate, plus many nice comments, especially from Eric (who had a
signed copy of Elinor's 2003 book "Around the World in a Wheel Chair") and
quoted her "If you can do the China Wall (re those who are physically
challenged, Elinor has MS) you can do almost anything because there are
always people around who volunteer to help a wheel chair person", plus
comments from Sandy and Dana. Also comments from State Senator David
Carlucci re New York problems and Chris Drosopoulos, a hs coach, who also
got Paul Harris Fellowships as Honorees.
..

Monday, July 3, 2017

June 23, 2017 Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR JUNE 23, 2017

                           THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1982: The princess of Wales has a boy, Charles, who will be next King of
England.

MEETING LEADER IS Anne Cargill (since Scott on his way to his son's camps).

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 19

PLEDGE: Anne     SONG: Sy      Inspiration: Anne via "Spelling God with
                                                      Two 'Os'".
TEXT: Elinor via helper Sy.

THIS FRIDAY is the installation dinner at The Traveler's Rest.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Ken, ($30) for thirty years as a Rotarian
Eric, ($5) we have three Paul Harris Fellowships including our own Elinor
Yuter, he will miss Ken and his daughter whom he dated, finds good
locally, and attended St. Christopher's graduation
Dr. Bob Maher, at St. Christophers graduated 75 out of 79 and he is retiring
Bishop John is Not happy
Rich hopes Ken will visit us
Anne that both daughters are coming to installation luncheon
Mark J. is still celebrating his freedom (he will be next leader of club)
Mark S. re condos and most Briarcliffers are in Town of Ossining
Kris, we have another district.

TWO SPEAKERS re The Caucus, Larissa Wayne-Paulson who had elementary plus
high school plus a five-year course incivil engineering in Moscow, Russia
and
Aaron Stern, who went to elementary, high school and Baruch College, all
in Brooklyn.
                     SUMMARY OF TALKS
Via Larissa, gave summary of The Caucus including debates on issues facing
the Village of Briarcliff Manor, which was incorporated in 1902; and
Aaron Stern, past president of The Caucus and now vice-president. The
members of The Caucus do Not get paid and still looking for volunteers.
But Manager and the Mayor and Trustees get paid. Discussed taxes of
village residents. The golfcourse taxed separately and not according to
acreage. Thecourse is run by Donald Trump. The Caucus makesup letter and
sends it to residents once a year.The Caucus elected village Mayor and
Trustees since 1902 except for three years. If have any questions about
Caucus you can call him at 914-923-3343.

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 9, 2017 Briar Crier

Friday's Meeting Speaker: The People's Caucus via Larissa Wayne-Paulmeno
Scott will be away (driving campers to Maine) someone please lead the pledge 😉.
For those who have RSVP-ed for the Installation and next year's membership "THANK YOU!"
If you have not responded to Eric or I PLEASE do so ASAP!
Have a great meeting!
Scott
Here's the Briarcrier:

BRIARCRIER FOR June 9, 2017
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1858: President Abraham Lincoln said "A house divided against itself
cannot stand."

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff + Champagne Toast (via Rachael)

PLEDGE: Scott     SONG: Sy   INSPIRATION: Mark Johnson via St. Francis

GUESTS: John Randazzo (via his father)

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 20

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT FRIDAY: The People's Caucus via Larissa Wayne-Paulmeno

ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 30 luncheon is at The Traveler's Rest on Route 100, 25
Saw Mill River Road in Ossining, and Elinor will get a Paul Harris
Fellowship
The Installation Luncheon is paid for already for members + Spouses and
Significant Others = $50 + Guests = $75. 
Per our treasurer, Dr. Bob Maher, we are all set for the rest of the year
Via Rachael, at the Library Friday's film is La La Land, call library for exact time and date.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Eric, there are three Paul Harris Fellowships, Elinor Yuter, NYS Senator
David Carlucci and coach Chris Drosopulos, Eric's/Rachael's toast
Scott is happy to be President, and to have the Guests here
Mark Johnson's grandson is getting married
Michelle to be back and daughter is graduating from high school
Rich re Father's Day
Bishop John to be here
Dr. Bob re Scott and Ossining food pantry
Anne re Robert Burns.

SPEAKER is Marty Engelhardt, who will speak about the Ossining Food
Pantry, He has an elementary (St. Anthony) and high school degrees (from
Fordham Prep) an A.B. from Fordham College, an LL.B. from Fordham Law
School, and an LL.M. in taxation from NYU Law School.
SUMMARY OF TALK
He is the president of the Ossining Food Pantry and is happy to
get-to-gether with our club.  They give out food in bags on Thursday from
6:30 to eight and Friday morning from 10-12 at the Trinity Church in
Ossining,  to needy recipients, and looking for more volunteers,
especially to those recipients who can't leave their homes. He started the
food pantry with his first wife and now has second wife, Jody. He has 10
grand children and gives thanks to the Lord's Program. Every penny donated
helps. They have a budget of $300,000 per year via donations. They
purchase a lot of the fresh food at Food Markets, like Stop and Shop,
where they get a discount. Recipients have to be resident in Ossining or
Briarcliff.

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 9, 2017 Briar Crier

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,
Tomorrow I'll be leading be my second to last regular Rotary meeting as our club's president.  (I promise not to get too teary-eyed.)
It's shaping up to be another fabulous, inspirational meeting with Atty Marty Engelhardt, Director of the Ossining Food Pantry - an organization we've historically supported and a cause right in our wheelhouse.  Let's please welcome Marty with an enthusiastic well attended meeting.

Our Annual Installation Luncheon is Friday, June 30th, 2017 
We'll be honoring NYS Senator David Carlucci, Briarcliff's Coach Chris Drosopoulos and our own Elinor Yuter with the Paul Harris (award).  If you'd like to attend or make a donation in honor of our recipients please contact me or Eric Lebenson atericlebencon@gmail.com

Meeting Info:
The Briarcliff Club will be delighted to have you join us on Friday.
We meet at the Briars Restaurant, 512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
We gather at Noon and the meeting begins at 12:15P.
The cost of lunch is $20.00 for which there is a choice of many entrees, soup or salad, coffee, tea, desert and beverage.
We sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the door - 1 ticket for $2.00 & 3 tickets for $5.00 as well as "happy bucks" which is an opportunity to briefly address the club with a comment, recognition or toast - costs as little as a buck ($1.00).
With best regards and in Rotary Service,
I hope you can join us!
YIRS,
Scott

BRIARCRIER FOR JUNE 9, 2017

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:

1943: The federal government began withholding income tax from paychecks.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

GUESTS: Meg Derasse (via Scott), Ed Placke (via Eric) and Maneesha Lal
(via the speaker)

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 16

PLEDGE: Scott     SONG: Sy     INSPIRATION: Anne via Living the Truth book

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy

NEXT FRIDAY is Marty Engelhardt who will talk about the food pantry.
ANNOUNCMENTS: We are in healthy financial condition for the whole year,
including the installation dinner, says our Treasurer, Dr. Bob Maher; and
via Rachel there is an event at Law Park re the burning of flags by our
local Boy Scouts of America.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Anne, she is getting older happily
Ernie, Paul Rosen has cancer and he is a Charter member
Eric ($20) re Paul Rosen and guests, and guest Lal has a beautiful voice
Dr. Bob Maher ($20) re Ed Placke, a former superintendent of school district
Scott ($5) is happy to be here and went to Around the World Rotary meeting
Etrusca is happy to be here and that Elinor is getting a Paul Harris
Fellowship
Joe is happy to be here
Maneesha was a Paul Harris Fellow in India
Stan is happy to be here
Rich is happy to be here.

SPEAKER is Cornelia Schimert, an RN, who went to elementary and high
school in Chicago and who has a B.S. in Nursing from NYU.
                           SUMMARY OF TALK
She is Director of the Visiting Nurse Association of the Hudson Valley,
and includes hospice care in Westchester and Putnam counties of the State
of New York. She is in charge of the Home Health Services and can be
reached at 914-774-8040, which is her cell number, and her Association is
a non-profit group. Their services are free. And she is honored to be here
to talk about the visiting nurses. The organization has been around for
over 100 years and was pioneered years ago. Her Visiting Nurse Association
works from birth to death and her Association is in touch with Ellen Woods
at Phelps. The Association is funded by Medicaid, Medicare and Insurance
Companies. Her group works on Alzheimer's disease and she is particularly
attracted to young families. They have their own chaplain. Many of her
patients love music and memory, and she tries to keep patients out of the
hospital. She is in charge of The Caring Circle Program which includes
Bereavement Services. Their corporate office is in Tarrytown and their
Putnam Office is in Brewster.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 2, 2017 Briar Crier

Dear Members, Friends and Guests -
I hope you'll be with us tomorrow for lunch.  Our speaker isMs. Cornelia Schimert, Director of the Visiting Nurse Association.
Prior to out Noon meeting will be holding the Board's June Meeting (11AM The Briars).  Along with other items, the agenda will include approving new year's dues,officers and board members, as well as, finalizing the program for our June 30th Installation Luncheon at The Traveler's Rest.
This year's honoree's are Coach Chris Drosopoulos and NYS Senator David Carlucci.  Please help get the word out - we hope to have an invitation distributed to all concerned by the weekend.
Details of our meeting can be found below the Briarcrier.
BRIARCRIER FOR JUNE 2, 2017
TODAY IN HISTORY
1917: The song "Over There" by George M. Cohan is published.

LEADING MEETING: President Scott Lanoff

ROTARIANS PRESENT; 16

GUESTS: Matt, Haley and Dr. Barbara Kutcher (via Howie, our speaker),
Cindy Cassuto (via Howie), Steve Marotto (future Rotarian)and Larry
Denoia (Rotarian from Peekskill and ADG).

PLEDGE: Scott - SONG: Sy - PRAYER: Bishop John

HAPPY THOUGHTS/BUCKS

Anne is getting older
Joe ($10) has personal thoughts
Stan re the luncheon
Rich is happy to be here
Mark J re West Point graduation
Mark S is happy to be here and 50-50 raffle
Scott ($20) is happy to be in Rotary
Dr. Bob Maher ($20) has welcome to guests and he installed many speakers
Ernie re RPI graduates are his son and daughter
Cindy is happy to be here.

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy.

THIS FRIDAY we have Cornelia Schimert who will speak on Visiting Nurses.
She is the Director of the Association of Visiting Nurses.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Via Larry DeNoia re event. Via Kris, next week, June 8, is
International Rotary in Atlanta, via Dr. Maher, our treasurer, we are ok
for the rest to the year.

SPEAKER is Howie Kutcher who went to elementary and high school in
Brooklyn, then an BA. in accounting, then an M.A. at Pace University.
                           SUMMARY OF TALK
He is a CPA and specializes in taxation and comes from a musical family.
He has performed all over the county and is playing at the forthcoming
Westchester Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. He said "Great voices
are not needed to have a fun time." A CPA finds a lot to sing about. He
took up piano at an early age, learning the classics first. His
grandfather blew the trumpet. A "gypsy" uncle played the xylophone and was
a drummer. He, Howie Kutcher, even found time to hit the keys on his
wedding day. He has two kids, who came and are listed above in GUESTS.

The Briarcliff Club will be delighted to have you join us on Friday.
We meet at the Briars Restaurant, 512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
We gather at Noon and the meeting begins at 12:15P.
The cost of lunch is $20.00 for which there is a choice of many entrees, soup or salad, coffee, tea, desert and beverage.
If possible, please try to get me an approximate head count by Thursday morning.
We have a 50/50 raffle - 1 ticket for $2.00 & 3 tickets for $5.00 as well as "happy bucks".

Friday, June 2, 2017

May 26, 2017 Briar Crier

BRIARCRIER FOR MAY 26, 2017


THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1927: Henry Ford and Son Edsel tested the last and 15th millionth Model T.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 11

PLEDGE: Scott     SONG: Sy     PRAYER: Bishop John

GUESTS: John Gallagher (Pres. of Ossining Rotary), Dr. Vinodray Shah (via
Eric), Eliana Zuckerman (via Rich, his daughter), Howie Kutcher (via
Scott).

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy.

NEXT FRIDAY is Careers by Howie Kutscher and don't forget June 30, our
change of leadership to Mark Johnson at the Traveler's Rest on Route 100,
with members automatically paid for.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Jim (our speaker) making a difference in peoples lives
Rebecca ($5) welcome guests
Dr. Bob Maher ($20) re Eric and Rachel inducted as famous alumni of high
school and welcome guests
Eric ($5) re guests, especially Dr. Shah
Mark J. ($5) welcome guests and his son graduated

SPEAKER: Jim Killoran, did his elementary and high school in Mass., his
A.B. in Maine and his M.A. in divinity at Seton Hall in NJ.

SUMMARY OF TALK
Jim represents Habitat for Humanity of Westchester and speaks to Rotarians often. 
He spoke passionately about the rewards and transformation in home ownership.
Habitat builds homes & completes home repairs, with special attention paid to veterans.
Jim invited us to join the war on poverty and to come and support a fundraiser barbecue on June 4th at 1PM in Millwood,
Jim can be reached at 914-403-4821
 Meeting Info:
The Briarcliff Club will be delighted to have you join us on Friday.
We meet at the Briars Restaurant, 512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
We gather at Noon and the meeting begins at 12:15P.
The cost of lunch is $20.00 for which there is a choice of many entrees, soup or salad, coffee, tea, desert and beverage.
We sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the door - 1 ticket for $2.00 & 3 tickets for $5.00 as well as "happy bucks" which is an opportunity to briefly address the club with a comment, recognition or toast - costs as little as a buck ($1.00).
With best regards and in Rotary Service,
I hope you can join us!
YIRS,
Scott

Thursday, May 25, 2017

upcoming events

Dear Members & Guests -
I hope we'll see you tomorrow for our regular meeting/luncheon.  Our speaker is Jim Killoran, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity.  Jim is a inspired speaker, friend of our club and friend of Rotary - not to mention doing extraordinary work in our community.
Please come out and support Jim. (He expressed concern that Friday before Memorial Day might be a small crowd.  Let's show Jim some BMRC enthusiasm!

BELOW PLEASE FIND OUR CALENDAR, INCLUDING SPEAKERS< AND THE BRIARBRIER FOR LAST WEEK'S MEETING

Meeting Info:
The Briarcliff Club will be delighted to have you join us on Friday.
We meet at the Briars Restaurant, 512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
We gather at Noon and the meeting begins at 12:15P.
The cost of lunch is $20.00 for which there is a choice of many entrees, soup or salad, coffee, tea, desert and beverage.
We sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the door - 1 ticket for $2.00 & 3 tickets for $5.00 as well as "happy bucks" which is an opportunity to briefly address the club with a comment, recognition or toast - costs as little as a buck ($1.00).
With best regards and in Rotary Service,
I hope you can join us!
YIRS,
Scott

MAY

26  Humanities -- Jim Killoran
29 *Memorial Day Parade at 12:15 Rotary led by Sy Yuter

JUNE

02 *Careers -- Howie Kutcher
09 *Visiting Nurses -- Cornelia Schimert
16  Food Pantry --
23 *Briarcliff Manor -- Larisa Paulmeno
30 *At Travelers on Route 100 at 12:15 -- Annual Meeting for Change in
Leadership to Mark Johnson
JULY

07 *Rotary International -- Past District Governor Helen Lynch
14 *Knees -- Jason Hochfelder M.D.
21 *History of Briarcliff Manor -- by a member of Historical Society
28 *Investments -- Steve Marotto


MAY 19, 2017 . Briar Crier


BRIARCRIER FOR MAY 19, 2017

                  THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1962: Actress Marilyn Munroe sang "happy birthday" to President John F.
Kennedy

MEEING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

GUESTS: Steve Marotto and Howie Kutcher

PLEDGE: Scott    SONG: Sy     PRAYER: Scott via Darwin

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 15

TEXT: Elinor with helper Sy

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Eric and Rachel for being inducted into
the Briarcliff High School Hall of Alumni, Dr. Bob Maher, treasurer, we
are OK for rest of year. The Rotary Foundation is almost 100 years old.
Barbara Reynolds from Bermuda will be our next District Governor.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Scott ($5) ok re Mike Rizko entertaining for Mothers' Day, talked to
Interact Club, which has three projects
Dr. Bob Maher ($20) Monday night induction of Hall of Alumni of High
School, Stan Thompson is going to college
Steve is happy to be here
Eric ($25) re Facebook, they saw Hamilton, and 30th anniversary with his wife
Anne, see speaker
Howie signed a new lease
Rich is happy to be here
Kris re sharing meal
Mark J. his granddaughter is walking

SPEAKER: Anne Cargill who did Elementary, High School and College in
Scotland, then two MAs in US Psychology at Marymount College.
                        SUMMARY OF TALK
She had many daughters but only one son, David, who was shot on the West
Side highway then died in Harlem Hospital and this is his 26th
anniversary. She attended killer's parole hearing while still married. He,
David, was the apple of her eye and wanted to fly an airplane. He went to
college for two years. The killer was from Washington Heights and got 20
years to life imprisonment.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 17th 2017 . Briar Crier



BRIARCRIER FOR MAY 5, 2017

                     THIS YEAR IN HISTORY
1802: Washington D.C. was incorporated as a city.

MEEING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 16 (We met in the main dining room and it was raining.
Back room taken by funeral goers)

                   THIS YEAR IN HISTORY
1802: Washington D.C. was incorporated as a city.

MEEING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

ROTARIANS PRESENT: 16 (We met in the main dining room and it was raining.
Back room taken by funeral goers)


PLEDGE; Scott     SONG; SY     PRAYER: Scott

GUESTS: Steve Marotto, Jim Lupfer (He lives in NJ and may join us, he is a Past President of our club)and Aura Latif (speaker's wife).

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Division will meet on Saturday, (gave projector and screen to Kris Chittur), nothing from Rachel, Eric re fundraiser a great success on May 1 at Cap't Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford (for details contact Eric)

TEXT, ELINOR with helper Sy

THIS FRIDAY is Mothers day by our club.

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Michelle to be here
Steve, to be here and just happy
Mark J. fundraiser was a success and handled silent auction Anne, her grandson is OK Rebecca, for the guests Rich is thankful he is warm and dry Shah (our speaker) re Rotary and Peace Aura  to be here Dr. Bob Maher via Eric, re Mothers day Kris needs more help re District meeting Scott, re fundraiser which was a success plus welcome to Guests and Sam has not yet chosen a school but did AP.

SPEAKER: Shah Latif, he did elementary and high school then a degree in mathematics and physics all in Pakistan, then became an American and is a Rotarian from East Yonkers, did an MA from Pace.
                           SUMMARY OF TALK How Rotary International works for Peace. There are many Rotarians from many international chapters. The United Nations was started by Rotarians.
We should use our brains. Now have Rotary in Japan (and in Tokyo many clubs with an overseeing club). The key is education. Also comments re India and Pakistan, Moslems, Languages.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

April 28, 2017 Briar Crier

Dear Rotarians, Friends & Guests:
We had a really fun and successful Cap't Lawrence fundraiser on Monday.  Hopefully we'll briefly discuss the event details tomorrow.  We will also announce, affirm and describe this year's winners of The Leonard Young Community Service Award and the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Community Service Award.
Lastly, please remember this Saturday is the Rotary District’s Forum on “Strategic Action Plan”. It will run from 9:00 a.m to 2:15 p.m. in the Briarcliff Manor High School.
Tomorrow's speaker is Rotarian, Shah Latif.  His talk is titled, "Rotary and World Peace".  Shah and Aura will be our lunch guests.
In Rotary Service,
Scott

The Briarcliff Club will be delighted to have you join us on Friday.
We meet at the Briars Restaurant, 512 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY
We gather at Noon and the meeting begins at 12:15P.
The cost of lunch is $20.00 for which there is a choice of many entrees, soup or salad, coffee, tea, desert and beverage.
We have a 50/50 raffle - 1 ticket for $2.00 & 3 tickets for $5.00 as well as "happy bucks".

CALENDAR:
May 5th - Shah Latif, on "Rotary and World Peace"
May 12th - Mother's Day Senior Luncheon - Rotarians serve, but, do not eat

BRIERCRIER FOR APRIL 28, 2017

THIS YEAR IN HISTORY:
1932: President Hoover seeks tax reform.

MEETING LEADER: President Scott Lanoff

ROTARIANS PRESENT; 20

GUESTS: Steve Marotto and Howie and Barbara Kutcher (Psy, Ph.d) plus Mr. You
Lin (all via Scott)

TEXT from Elinor with helper Sy.

THIS Friday's speaker is Shah Latif, talking about "Rotary and World Peace"
ANNOUNCEMENTS: A rummage sale at the Congregational Church and meeting at
the Briarcliff Fire Department building via Rachel. 
May 1 for fundraiser at Cap't Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford (for details call Eric).

HAPPY THOUGHTS
Eric for Bob Maher re Matty Maher
Eric ($5) Good to see Sandy (our speaker Sandy Galef)
Rich is happy to be here
Anne, thanks for the beautiful flowers
Howie ($20) is working on application (to be a Rotarian)
Stan had a decent week
Mark J. is happy to be head of silent auction for May 1 fundraiser
Mark S. is thrilled to be here
Scott there is a Division Assembly on Saturday

SPEAKER is Sandy Galef, a NYS assemblywoman, who went to elementary and
high school in White Plains, got BS at Purdue and MA at Univ. of Virginia
and was a teacher.
                            SUMMARY OF TALK
She has spent some 18 years in NYS Assembly. The budget was passed but not
until some obstructions were passed including office buildings re
assessment, which could include rent. There are many local issues
including water and taxes. There are two golf courses in Briarcliff,
Trump's and Sleepy Hollow's which (according to Mark S. are taxed as golf
courses and not according to area). But the judges will decide
assessments. And there are problems with Medicare and Medicaid and nursing