Board of Directors

Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Director at Large -- 6/30/15
Director at Large -- 6/30/15
Director at Large -- 6/30/15
Director at Large -- 6/30/16
Director at Large -- 6/30/16
Director at Large -- 6/30/16
Director at Large -- 6/30/17
Director at Large -- 6/30/17
Director at Large -- 6/30/17
Director at Large -- 6/30/17
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Marketing/Public Image Chair
Foundation Chair
Foundation Co-chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
International Service
Youth Exchange

Upcoming Events



Wednesday, Feb. 25 Judy Boyd -- Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity
 Upcoming Meetings  
Wednesday, Mar. 4
Zoe Armstrong -- Peace Corps Recruiter
Wednesday, Mar. 11
Jennifer Meschinelli -- Points North (SUNY Plattsburgh Magazine)


Fishing Tournament Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. before our Club meeting.  Anyone interested in joining the Fishing Tourney Committee please join us or contact or 518-593-4611.  Thanks!
Program Committee Meeting
The Program Committee Meeting will be held Monday, March 2, at the Ground Round.  Come with some great ideas and remember this is a great makeup!


 23rd Annual Literacy Challenge -- Saturday, March 7
We annually participate in the Literacy Challenge to support Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County and have won the challenge three times in the past 23 years. 
The challenge will take place at Champlain Centre Mall on Saturday, March 7, beginning at Noon. Come and support your Rotary team!
Radio Day
The club kickoff for Radio Day is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 25,, which is when the packets will be handed out. Radio Day will be held on April 8th at WIRY, so mark your calendars!  Please sell some ads, sign up to read ads, and talk about Rotary on the radio! Contact Jack Helfgott  at or Anne Cutaiar at with any questions.  Anne and Jack are mentoring the 2016 Chairs Lisa Lafountain and Greg Brooker.
At this time, the RYLA Committee is looking for Rotarians to assist in the selection of the candidates to go to the RYLA conference.  Interested parties can contact John Prim.
The efforts of the committee are to prepare the information for the schools and for the interested students, to canvas the five schools in our area, review the applications and select those for interview, interview the candidates and select the final two along with an alternate.  From there the effort will be to ensure the three chosen students get all of their paperwork in, the club pays the fees, get the parents are up to speed, and ensure that the attendees get to and from the Academy.  Lastly, that all attendees come back for a meeting to tell the club about their experiences.
Our club is working with the Sunrise Club, with each club sponsoring two attendees.
One of the best things from the experience is that you have the opportunity to meet some “kids” that will help you believe that the youth of today have a lot of potential to make the world a better place in the years to come.
Annual Rotary Fishing Tournament
Mark your calendars for the Annual Rotary Fishing Tournament! This annual event will be taking place June 5 - 7, 2015. More details to come.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Duty List

 Judy Boyd, Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity
Greeters              Amy Kretser and Joshua Kretser
Hospitality   Lisa Lafountain
National Anthem  Carmen Carpentier
Blessing   Stan Ransom
Introductions   Ryan Lee
Program Intro.            Cornelia Forrence
Thank Speaker  Faith Long

Food Shelf       Collection Leader    Bob Parks       Team Members    Cornelia Forrence & Kyle Grimes


Weekly Notices:

If you have an announcement to be included in the Weekly Club Notes for the month of February please email Cathy Forget at by Friday.




Posted by From a speech by Past RI President Cliff Dochterman 

In a single word, Rotary means "oppor­tunities." Through Rotary membership, you can discover dozens of opportunities to enhance your life and enrich the lives of family and friends. There may be opportunities to establish close friendships with individuals around the world whom you would never have met, except through the magic of Rotary. There are opportu­nities to share with many others a common belief and philo­sophy of service, without any thought of personal return.
There are opportunities to work side-by-side with other community leaders whom we highly respect. There are opportunities to stretch your horizons by listening to interesting programs and enjoying the good times at the weekly meetings. There are opportunities to represent your profession and demonstrate how high ethical standards are a vital part of your day-to-day occupation.
There are opportunities to travel into virtually every land and find an open door and a cordial welcome to a totally new world of Rotary fellowship. There are opportunities to make your small part in the world really count through the achievements of the great and noble activities of Rotary's programs of service. There are opportunities to touch the lives of thousands of people whom you will never know, except through the rewarding glow of satisfaction which comes from knowing that somewhere, someone needed your help, and you took the time to do something. There are opportunities to join in the search for world peace and goodwill through the dynamic work of The Rotary Foundation.
And finally, all of these opportunities add up to one conclusion: Rotary helps you become a better person and makes the quality of your own life just a little richer and more meaningful.

What a wonderful feeling it is to have all of these oppor­tunities knocking at your door—just because you are a Rotarian!





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