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