Friday, September 28, 2018

From Mark  J. President

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for getting this to you so late!

Last week we were fortunate to have Susan Sommer from American Red Cross return as our guest speaker. She shared her gratitude for our clubs support for the blood drive we promoted and supported during the summer. During this visit she talked about the broader scope of the good work that the Red Cross is performing, which is quite impressive.

As I mentioned earlier this week Dr. Smalt, the author of a new book called, 
“A Healthier You - How Much Time Do You Have Left?”, will be our guest speaker this Friday. We hope for a “healthy” turnout this Friday so we can lend our support for Dr. Smalt and also encourage him to join our Briarcliff Rotary. Come and find out how you might be able to become healthier and hopefully extend the time you have left!

Mark J.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

This Friday

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Just a quick note to remind everyone, Bobby’s friend Dr. Smalt, who just wrote a book , “A Healthier You - How Much Time Do You Have Left?” will be our guest this Friday. Bobby is hoping that we can have a big turnout to support Dr. Smalt and to encourage him to become a member of our club.This is also a great time to invite a friend or an acquaintance to come and experience our Rotary family.

Mark J.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

From Mark J. president BMR

Dear fellow Briarcliff Manor Rotarians,

Last week our speaker was Carola Bracco from Neighbors Link with offices in Mt. Kisco, Yonkers and Ossining. Their mission is to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants. I was not able to be present to hear about this important work, so if you want to learn what was shared by Ms. Bracco please reach out to one of our members who attended.

This Friday, Susan Sommer, from the Red Cross, will be our guest. She will share some news on the recent Blood Drive that our club helped organize at the Youth Center in Briarcliff. She is grateful for our support with this event and would like to discuss how we can work together in the future.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Mark J.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Friday Sept. 13, 2018

I hope your week is going well! Please keep all those in harm’s way on the Southern East Coast in your thoughts and prayers.

Last week our guest speaker, Dr. Dizdareivic, an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and hip replacement, gave a very interesting and informative presentation that prompted a good question and answer session on the subject. Hopefully none of us will need to have this surgery but, if we do, what we learned will help us make good decisions. 

This week Carola Bracco, the Executive Director from Neighbors Link will share about the important work they are doing. The Neighbors Link’s mission is to strengthen the whole community through the heathy integration of immigrants. They currently have three locations, in Mt. Kisco, Yonkers and Ossining. 

Mark J.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Message from Pres. Mark

Hi Everyone,

Now that the summer season is over I hope you are transitioning well into cooler days ahead. If only the school buses where not on the road at rush hour….oh well, got to get our kids to school safely!

We did not meet last week so there is no news there. Hope your 3 day weekend was relaxing!

This Friday, my son in-law Izzy, who is an amazing man and an Orthopedic Surgeon, will be our guest speaker. I hope you all can come to hear what he has to share, as I am quite sure it will be helpful and informative. It’s a great time to invite quests, especially those who may want to get updated on current orthopedic practices. I copied a bit of his bio from the group he works with and pasted it below.

Dr. Dizdarevic (Izzy) 
and his dedicated team focus on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee replacement. Less invasive surgery such as the anterior hip approach, partial knee replacement, and outpatient same day surgery coupled with innovative pain management allows patients to achieve earlier return to function. By preserving the structure and function of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, patients experience a more natural feeling joint replacement and avoid restrictions following surgery.
His orthopedic training took place in NYC at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Center with subspecialty focus at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia Presbyterian Department of Bioengineering, CV Starr Hand Institute, as well as the A.I. Dupont Institute for Children. During this time, he published numerous scientific articles focusing on the treatment of musculoskeletal health. He was also awarded the Gold Humanism and Excellence in Resident Teaching Award by the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and acted as Chief resident during his final year.
He also chose to spend an extra year to complete fellowship training in hip and knee replacement at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he learned alongside the country's foremost authorities on revision hip and knee replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

See you Friday!

Mark J.