From The Top
President Jim Kanzler opened the meeting with the pledge led by Bill Visgauss, and grace led by Charlie Spencer.  We were joined by Kristen Morse's parents, Pat & Karen O'Toole as well as RYLA student Natalia Niebrzydowski who shared news with us about a clothing drive she has organized.  Our guest speaker this week was Alessandra Kardwell & Tim Corwin from the Southampton Rotary. Tim showed us his Beach Baskets project, which is a great idea on how to keep our beach, lake, etc. clean. 
 
Announcements 
 
Megan Noble forming NEW committee-   The Board has decided to put together a Service Committee to decide what avenues of service we can pursue in the coming year and beyond. We would like input from as many of you as possible and if you have any ideas, please let us know. We will be meeting on 10/16 at 11:30 at the LIYC before the regular meeting.  Please join us and give us your thoughts. 
 
Rotary District 7255 has been nominated for Best Charity & Best Non-Profit of Long Island-  You can vote once per day!  Click Here.  Please remember to VOTE in both categories Charity & Non-Profit.  
 
Clothing Drive for RYLA student -  Remember student RYLA student Natalia Niebrzydowski?  She is working on a service project and needs our help.  Bring bring any clothing that you would like to donate to the next meeting tomorrow, October 16th. 
 
Joint Meeting with the Islips Rotary Club –  Our regular Weds meeting will be cancelled on October 30th.  Instead, we will be meeting on Thursday October 31st at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip with the Rotary Club of the Islips.  
 
Today's Program
Tim Corwin is a fellow Rotarian from Southampton Rotary who created a unique community service project.  He installed grocery store type basket stations at two local beaches that are intended to be used to collect litter as beach goers walk the beach.  Many local children have created their own community service projects utilizing the baskets the Southampton Rotary provided.  Tim can create a station complete with 12 baskets for $150.  He has not experienced problems with baskets being stolen or misplaced but recommends that if a club wishes to install a station, they assign a point person the duty o regularly checking up on the basket station.  
 
 
    Our Next  Meeting
 
    Our next regular meeting at the LIYC will be held on Wednesday, October 16th, 12:15p.  Our guest speaker is      Corrie LoGiudice, Coach, Author, Speaker who will visit and discuss Making Courageous Choices (inspirational talk), Being Unapologetically You (inspirational & entrepreneurial).