Thursday, April 25, 2019

This Friday April 26, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Depending on your faith tradition, I hope you enjoyed the holidays. It’s a beautiful time of the year to enjoy both Easter, last Sunday and Passover that began last Friday at sundown and officially ends this Saturday at sunset.

“The Great American Jukebox” is the theme of this Fridays guest speakers, Ed Liss and Andrew Stein. Both are Rotarians from different clubs. They will include some exciting videos for us to watch, during their presentation.

Here are their bios:
BIO: ED Liss

Ed Liss has been a music historian and a jukebox collector/restorer for 43 years. A New York City native, Ed was drawn to all types of music as a child and in his adult years he was able to associate with famous professional musicians who played with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, The New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harry Connick, Jr., Nelson Riddle, and a host of others. He has restored 19 vintage jukeboxes dating from 1936 to 1979. Each machine plays the precise music of its era and is 100% authentic. Ed is a retired IT CEO who spent 46 years developing on-line systems using proprietary Artificial Intelligence software used by Fortune 100 companies. Ed has 2 MBA's from Baruch College. Ed is from the Sommers Rotary.
BIO: Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein has over 30 years of video production experience. He was a member of the New York Yankees scoreboard crew for 5 years, working side by side with Eddie Layton and Bob Shepard. Andrew was a cameraman and editor for CNN & NBC. 

Andrew's production company created many productions for local businesses such as GE, Con Edison, Texaco, The Jefferson Valley Mall and White Plains Galleria. Andrew is devoted to helping non profits and has created approximately 40 excellent informative videos for Rotary international, with Helen Reisler. As a member of the Peekskill Rotary Club, Andrew has worked to help promote local projects by creating video news releases and public service announcements. 

Being a musician, and an creative artistic filmmaker, the Great American Jukebox project has been a wonderful opportunity to bring smiles to the elderly, when a smile is hard to come by.    

This will be an different but exciting presentation, so please consider bring a guest with you.

Mark J. 
“Rule with the heart of a servant. Serve with the heart of a king.” 
Bill Johnson

Thursday, April 11, 2019

This Friday April 12,2019

Dear Fellow Rotarian Family,

I hope this week is bringing new and bright experiences to your life!

Last Friday our guest speaker was MaryAnn Ciambriello, the owner and operator of two Homecare Agencies, “Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and Help at Home”. She shared with us some tips on how to aid and care for someone with dementia. She also explained the role of the care giver and how to work with the elderly. MaryAnn, a fellow Rotarian, has offered herself as a resource, someone to call to get help and information if needed. She is quite passionate about her work!

This Friday our speaker is Christian 
Philemon, the ED of the Youth Shelter of Westchester. For over 40 years, the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc., has been providing a home-like alternative to jail for young men awaiting disposition of various criminal charges. Over the years, the YSPW has helped hundreds of young men to address their educational and emotional needs and has helped to guide them on the difficult road to a better life.

Hope to see a full house this Friday. Remember next Friday, April 19th, due to the holidays, we will not have a meeting or a lunch. Please enjoy your time with family and friends!

Mark J.
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 
Maya Angelou

Thursday, April 4, 2019

This Friday

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Hi Everyone,

I hope your week is going well!

Last Friday, Rachel shared a bit of her experience from PETS (President Elect Training Seminar).  Sounds like there were some great and inspiring talks given as well as a push to expand membership in Rotary. I hope we can all support Rachel and each other in the pursuit of this goal for our own club.

Tomorrows speaker is MaryAnn Ciambriello. MaryAnn is the owner and operator of two Homecare Agencies, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and Help at Home. MaryAnn is a compassionate RN with over 30 years’ experience in the health care industry. She is known for her passion and commitment to providing 5-Star Quality Home Care.

Here is what she said she will sharing with us:
Dementia tips for caregivers
-Cost of Homecare vs Assisted Living vs Nursing Home
-Role of the care manager in working with the elderly 
-Choosing the right elder care attorney
-Assisted Living Placement Services... when You want to place your loved one in an Assisted living facility. The do’s and Don’t’s.

Hope to see everyone there tomorrow. Guests are always welcomed. 

Mark J.

Did I offer peace today? did I bring a smile to someone’s face? did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. 
- Henri Nouwen