Posted on May 20, 2021
Click on the link to watch past meetings of the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh that were recorded on Zoom. If you would like to attend our weekly Wednesday meetings in person at MHAB Life Skills Campus, 14 Dormitory Drive (off Idaho Avenue on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base) click here for more information for upcoming meetings. 
Below are a listing of the past meetings available.  Click on the link for the Zoom meeting you would like to view. For a listing of prior meetings held on Zoom in 2020 - 21, click HERE.
Note:  Depending on usage, you may be able to view the recording direct from the Google file. Other times, you may have to download the file due to traffic or the file format. 


Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (4 minutes)   
Topic: Future of PBS programming and its business model
Guest(s):   Bill McColgan, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (45 minutes)   
Topic: Real Estate Market in Clinton County
Guest(s):   Gaelan Trombley, Rotarian and realtor with Kavanaugh Realty
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (45 minutes)   
Topic: County of Clinton Industrial Development Agency
Guest(s):   Molly Ryan, Director
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (44 minutes)   
Topic: Clinton County Health Department
Guest(s):   Jeffrey Sisson, Director of Public Health


Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - No recording  
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (42 minutes)   
Topic: Situational Awareness
Guest(s):   Bernie Bulriss, NYS Trooper (Retired)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)   
Topic: Current Wars
Guest(s):  Colin Read, Ph.D., professor of economics and finance at SUNY Plattsburgh and former Rotary Club president
Wednesday, July  6, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)   
Topic: "Imagine Rotary" Plans for the 22 - 23 Rotary year
Guest(s):  Ken Knelly, Rotary Club President


Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (44 minutes)   
Topic:  The Auto Industry and it's Challenges
Guest(s):  Annie and Shea Brennan, Owners of Brennan Buick GMC Dealership in Plattsburgh
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - No recording  
Note: The regular noon meeting was canceled. Instead, the new Paul Harris Fellows were honored by the club at a dinner that evening.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (48 minutes)   
Topic:  World University Games and Summer Improvements @ Whiteface Mountain
Guest(s):  Aaron Kellett, General Manager, Whiteface Mountain
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (50 minutes)   
Topic:  36th Annual Rotary International Fishing Classic
Guest(s):  Peter Cadieux, Rotarian and Fishing Classic Chair 


Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (48 minutes)   
Topic:  Beyond Plastics
Guest(s):  David Sayer, charter member of the Beyond Plastics Alum Network
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (34 minutes)   
Topic:  Adirondack Regional Airport -- It's role in the North Country
Guest(s):  Corey Hurwitch, airport manager
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)   
Topic:  Adirondack Architectural Heritage
Guest(s):  Erin Tobin, Executive Director, AARCH
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)   
Topic:  Responsibility of academic museums and the future of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum
Guest(s):  Tonya M. Cribb, Director, Plattsburgh State Art Museum


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (42 minutes)   
Topic:  Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY
Guest(s):  Laura Carmichael, executive director, and Kristen Carmichael, advisor and volunteer accountant, Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY
NOTE: We had technical difficulties with the PowerPoint presentation in this Zoom meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (49 minutes)   
Topic:  Current and Upcoming Exhibits at the Clinton County Historical Museum
Guest(s): Carol Arnold, Plattsburgh Rotarian & CCHA Exhibit Coordinator, and Friends
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (40 minutes)   
Topic:  Adirondack Forest Pests, Prevention and Early Detection
Guest(s): Rebecca Bernacki, Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)   
Topic:  Club Assembly (The Rotary club returned to MHAB Life Skills Campus Dining Hall for it's first in-person meeting since fall 2021.)


Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (57 minutes)   
Topic:  The ALICE Project
Guest(s): John Bernardi, President & CEO, United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. & Past President, Rotary Club of Plattsburgh
  • Video This week, the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh returned to MHAB Life Skills Campus Dining Hall for it's first in-person meeting since fall 2021. The Club also held a Club Assembly to update members on committee work underway.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (53 minutes)   
Topic:  Adirondack Road salt Legislation & and other issues
Guest(s): Billy Jones, N.Y.S. Assemblyman (115th District)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (61 minutes)   
Topic:  The situation in Ukraine and the reasons behind Putin’s war
Guest(s): Dr. Monica Ciobanu, professor of criminal justice at SUNY Plattsburgh and researcher on democratization in East and Central Europe
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (38 minutes)   
Topic:  TDC and it's role in economic development in Clinton County
Guest(s): David Champagne, President & CEO, w/ Danielle King, Director of Business and Workforce Development


Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (26 minutes)   
Topic:  Literacy Volunteers of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties
Guest(s): Karen Dispo-De Boos, Executive Director
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (48 minutes)   
Topic:  Continuing humanitarian crisis at Roxham Road
Guest(s): Janet McFetridge, Plattsburgh Cares
  • Video
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (55 minutes)   
Topic: The Round Goby Threat to Lake Champlain
Guest(s): Stuart Gruskin, chief conservation and external affairs officer at The Nature Conservancy
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (57 minutes)   
Topic: Rotary District Governor Visit (Virtual)
Guest(s): Fay Campbell, Rotary District Governor


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)   
Topic: Strand Center for the Arts -- Update
Speaker: Tom McNichols, President, Strand Center Board of Directors
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (46 minutes)   
Topic: COVID-19 Update
Speaker: Wouter Rietsema, MD, Vice President, Population Health & Information Services at The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (60 minutes)   
Topic: City of Plattsburgh - Year in Review
Speaker: Christopher Rosenquest, Honorable Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - Weekly Meeting (38 minutes)   
Topic: Career Development Center at SUNY Plattsburgh
Speaker: Tobi Hay, CDC Director


Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (45 minutes)   
Topic: Holiday Meeting
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (46 minutes)   
Topic: Club Assembly, latest from the SUNY Plattsburgh Rotaract Club, and breakout sessions
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)  
Topic: What is the William H. Miner Research Institute?
Speaker: Rick Grant, PH.D., Miner Institute President & Honorary Rotarian


Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)   
Topic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Polio, But Were Afraid to Ask
Speaker: Dr. & Rotarian Deepak Purobit, PDG (NOTE: Full version of recorded discussion including Q&A is:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (49 minutes)
Topic: AFTERBURN! The Ecological Response to the 2018 Altona Flat Rock Wildfire
Speaker(s): Drs. Mark Lesser & Danielle Garneau, Assistant Professors of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (42 minutes)
Topic: When It All Becomes Overwhelming
Speaker: Bonnie Black, Past District Governor and Chair, Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (23 minutes)
    Topic: Arto Monaco Exhibit at the Clinton County Historical Museum
    Speaker: Carol Arnold, Plattsburgh Rotarian & Clinton County Historical Association exhibit coordinator


    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (66 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Wouter Rietsema, MD, Vice President, Population Health & Information Services at The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital / COVID-19 Update
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (38 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Erica DeNicola-Scher, MS, director of Community Education and Advocacy Coordinator at the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York / Epilepsy Resources and Training Available 
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (53 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Mark Hamilton & associates / HamilSun Community Solar Group
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (59 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Tracey Soulia, Registered Dietitian / Reversing the Pandemic Impact on your Healthy Diet 


    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (45 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Steven Englehart, President of Adirondack Architectural Heritage / The Bridges of Keeseville
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Keith Herkalo, President of The Battle of Plattsburgh Association / The Fate of the British Fleet
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (47 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Steven Frederick & John Morgan, Paul Smith's College / Biathon Program at Paul Smith's College
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (35 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Joe LoTemplio, Editor-in-Chief, Press-Republican / 9/11 - Reporting of events 20 years ago
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (36 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Courtney Meisenheimer, Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Plattsburgh / Upcoming events in the City of Plattsburgh


    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (51 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Emily-Bell Dinan, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program / Terrestrial Invasive Plants and Animals in the Adirondacks
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (31 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Sonny Giroux and his son, Benjamin, poet / "I am Odd, I am New" children's book


    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Stanley Ransom, Past Club President and Sergeant-at-Arms, Champlain Valley Toastmasters / Pact between Toastmasters & Rotary International
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (43 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Sean Lukas, General Manager, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. / Clinton County Landfill
    Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Weekly Meeting (35 minutes)
    Speaker/Topic: Nicole Laurin, Rotary Club President / First Regular Meeting