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Our meeting this week:
We had our installation of officers, honored President Christine Chale as our Rotarian of the Year, and heard from out recently-returned outbound YEX student Abby Romm about her year in Italy. Shown above are President Chris Chale, Abby Romm and Incoming President Susan Simon. Our new officers are President-Elect Bud Weaver, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, President Susan Simon, Secretary Judge Jonah Triebwasser and Immediate Past-President Christine Chale, Esq. Not shown is Treasurer Tim Lynch. (Photos: Rev. Fred Cartier and Betsy Levy)
Children are encouraged to grab a collection on fish, trucks, princesses or many other topics.
Our guest speaker this week was our own Bud Weaver who spoke of the history of the RI Foundation, Every Rotarian Every Year, our Club Foundation Scholarship and who also showed us some postage stamps from around the world which honor Rotary. Shown in the photo, President Chris Chale, our special guest YEX student Garn and guest speaker Bud Weaver. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
At our business meeting, the club approved next year's slate of officers: President Susan Simon, Vice-President Linda Greenblatt, Secretary Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, Treasurer Tim Lynch, P.E., President-Elect Bud Weaver, Immediate Past-President Christine Challe, Esq. Our board of directors approved our budget for the coming year. Our special guests AG Lou Turpin and incoming AG Cindie Kish spoke with our board of directors about the upcoming Rotary year. Details to follow!
Our guest speaker this week was our own Carl Dowden who outlined our membership recruitment plans. Shown in the photo are Carl and President Chris Chale. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Walter Avis was host to our guests this week Linda Arzu and Crystal Snow-Hebel of "Faith House" a maternity home for teen-aged mothers. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our meeting this week: Gale Wolfe hosted Dr. Holly Llobet who spoke about her medical mission to Tibet where she and her colleagues brought much needed medical care to a remote area without electricity or running water. She also regaled us with her adventures in adjusting to life with yaks during her power point presentation of photographs of her trip.
Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. Visitors are welcomed. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker was Gabby Scull of the American Cancer Society. She told us about the Relay for Life walk at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 to 31st. Inspired by Gabby's talk, President Chris Challe will be our team captain. Walkers should see Chris for a spot on our team. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Welcome new member: Susan Ezrati is our newest Rotarian. Susan is a Village of Tivoli trustee and a retired Pension Manager. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker this week was our own Rev. Fred Cartier with a delightful holiday quiz. Shown in the photo are President Chris Chale, Rev. Fred and Speaker Host Carl Dowden. (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our YEX student, “Garn”, was our club speaker. She gave a power point presentation about Thailand. Garn is from the northern region of Thailand. Garn performed some traditional Thai dances. Her presentation was informative and her dancing beautiful. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
2014 Citizen of the Year Dinner Video by Rev. Fred Cartier
Our program today was a presentation about our Rotary Foundation by our own Walter Avis and Bud Weaver. President Chris Chale presented Bud and Walter with recognition that our club met the Every Rotarian Every Year goal of each member donating something to the Foundation and the average of all donations being $100.00 per member. (Photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
An electrifying guest speaker! Susan Simon welcomed her daughter Cortney Skeen as our guest speaker. Courtney told us about our choices for electrical power from third party suppliers. Shown left to right are: President Chris Chale, Cortney Skeen, Future Rotarian Aiden Skeen and speaker host (and proud mom/grandmother) Susan Simon. (Photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Red Hook Rotary had a fabulously successful book sale to raise funds for the Red Hook Library, as part of Rotary's commitment to literacy. Thank you to all of the volunteers and to the public who came out in droves to purchase many books. The left-over books will be sent to Africa to help English literacy there.
(photos: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our guest speaker this week was Dr. Martin Handler, Superintendent of the Pine Plains Schools, who spoke to us about the future of public education. We surprised Dr. Handler with a Paul Harris award that was provided by his former Rotary Club in Pennsylvania. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
It will cost approximately $1,000.00 to host his event. member are asked to bring their personal donations to our next meeting and give them to Bruce Martin. The club's board of directors is considering a donation from the club. Checks should be made payable to "Bard Collage" with the
words "Bard Model UN" in the note section.
Shown in the photo are speaker host Bruce Martin, President Chris Chale, Natalie Hayes of Red hook High School, Jason Toney of Bard College, Templeton Kay of Red Hook High School and advisor Bonnie Goad. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)
4th: Taken yesterday on my first Rotary weekend with my district!
Our speaker this week: Susan Goodman Goldstein brought us an excellent speaker (not that our other speakers are not excellent as well), Natalie Jackson, PhD. Natalie came to this area to work for the polling group at Marist College. In May, Natalie left Marist and started working for the Huffington Post in their polling division (formerly Pollster.com). Natalie is a Senior Data Scientist. Her work currently involves collecting polling results from the various polling companies for a particular political race, analyzing the results and summarizing the results in a chart to give an overview of all the polling data. She spoke about the many factors that need to be considered when conducting a poll. When analyzing poll results you need to know who was polled; what questions were asked, and how many people were polled. Our members asked Natalie many questions, which is a sign of a job well done!
Susan distributed a flyer to the members present, a copy of which can be found here: http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-1/Fred team 1.pdf and http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000002251/en-us/files/homepage/running-for-glenn-goldstein-part-2/Fred team 2.pdf relating to Natalie Jackson running in the NYC Marathon November 2. Natalie is running to raise funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in memory of Glenn Goldstein. When you read Natalie’s story of her friendship with Glenn, you remember the great person we lost.
Our guest speaker was our District Governor Penny Byron who was making her official visit. Penny shared with us some of her goals to "Light Up Rotary" in the Hudson Vally and by increasing public knowledge of the great things local Rotarians do to support their communities. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our special guest was AG Lou Turpin (shown here with President Chris Chale) who prepared us for our official visit from District Governor Penny Byron. Committee reports were also given. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Our guest speaker was Caroline Girard-Cartier, who spoke about Weeds: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful. Caroline shared with us her considerable knowledge on invasive species and about helpful weeds. Shown above are President Chris Chale, Caroline Girard-Cartier and speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier (photo: Jonah Triebwasser)
Our guest speaker was our own Walter Avis who told us about his time in the National Guard and ended with a touching story of a soldier’s return home.
Our exchange student Larissa Kress presented YEX advisor Tim Lynch the awards that our Interact club received at the District Conference. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
Linda Greenblatt was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Linda has been a tireless worker on behalf of the club, especially her work with our new generations. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We also congratulated members with perfect attendance: Chris Chale 2 years, Susan Simon 3 years, Jonah Triebwasser 8 years, Carl Dowden 26 years and Bud Weaver 41 years. (photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
(photo: Rev. Fred Cartier)
We wished bon voyage to our YEX student Abby Romm who will spending the next school year in Italy. Abby has been taking an intensive Italian course to prepare for her trip. Shown here are President Chris Chale, Abby and YEX Officer Tim Lynch. (photos: Rev. Fred Cartier)