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Smithtown Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:45 AM
Millennium Diner
156 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY  11787
United States
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The Angles spoke before the Rotary Club of Smithtown-Sunrise this past August 22, 2013 at the Millennium Dinner in Smithtown. Two of the area's most active philanthropic organizations networking together, sharing ideas and suggestions on how to continue to serve the local community.
 
 
 
 
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On Thursday, June 27th, at the Smithtown Landing Country Club, The Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise installed their new President & board of directors. All were sworn in by NY Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick. The new Board of Directors are: President, Andrew G. Ratway, Vice President, Bart Dalli, Secretary, Otis Thornhill,  Treasurer, Bob Mirman and Sergeant Of Arms, Steve Stare. Paul Harris Fellowships were given to Carol Walsh, Past President, Terry Wolf, Past Secretary, and Adrienne Giannadeo, Past Treasurer.  Congratulations to all!!
 

 
 

Look Who's Talking

Apr 17, 2014
Michael Tesoriero
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Did You KNOW...HOTEL KEY CARDS

Thanks to our Secretary and Past President, Otis Thornhill for this information:
 
HOTEL KEY CARDS
Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?
Answer:
a. Customer's name
b. Customer's partial home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. Customer's credit card number and
expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your personal information is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner. 
An employee can take a hand full of cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.

Simply put, hotels do not erase the information on these cards until an employee reissues the card to the next hotel guest. 
At that time, the new guest's information is electronically 'overwritten' on the card and the previous guest's information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest, it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!

The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. 
NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room. 
They will not charge you for the card (it's illegal) and you'll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. 
Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially
through the electronic information strip!

If you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it should not work. It erases everything on the card.

Information courtesy of: Metropolitan Police Service.

PLEASE FORWARD to friends and family
This is pretty good info. Never even thought about key cards containing anything other than an access code for the room!
 
 

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