Rotary Club Of Lake Placid

 The Lake Placid, NY Rotary is committed to providing service to the community. 

We meet for our Breakfast Meetings on Thursdays 7:20-8:30 AM at:

Courtyard By Marriott

5920 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY  12946
Questions may be directed to:  or
              Rotary Club of Lake Placid
              P.O. Box 1425
              Lake Placid, NY  12946


Home Page Stories
Our November 2017 Trivia night was the biggest ever. Grossed over $, 4000 with 21 teams. It takes a lot of Participation by Rotary members (and some spouses) to put it on. A big Thank YOU TO ALL, with extra Congrats to MaryLiz & Sean.
"The Irish Mafia” winning team:
From Left to Right
Carol Brown, Mary Kelley (captain), Trisha Preston, Andrew Smith, Steve Reed, John Niederbuhl, Carol Niederbuhl and Don Morris.
The motley crew who volunteered their time to help keep our 2-mile stretch on Rt. 73 clean. It's unbelievable to see the junk people toss out of their car windows, car parts, beer cans, and umpteen cigarette butts! Thanks to all who helped!
Don Woodlief
Dick Foster
Don McMullen
Susan Friedmann
Al Dunham
Ric Brown
Paul Shurtlefe
Steve Detwiler
Bob Hanna
Andy Robinson facilitating the group
Randy Quayle (left) and Bob Hanna (right) presented feedback from the afternoon group exercise.
Rotary Strategy Planning Meeting held on Saturday, September 23rd.
Sixteen members attended the day-long meeting.
In the morning, Andy Robinson, professional facilitator from Plainfield, Vermont, led the group through several exercises to help generate areas of primary importance for future strategic planning.
After a delicious potluck luncheon, the group spend split up into three groups exploring each of the key areas in greater depth.

Thanks to Steve Detwiler, Debbie Erenstone and DJ O'Neal the IRON lung was successfully transformed to the Rotary District's stewardship.

The Club has had the IRON Lung since Bill Stowe's second term as President. The Club used it in local parades and several polio fundraisers. It will be on display at the 2017 District Conference - Sept 29-30th at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Hogansburg, NY

Rotary President, Martha Spear (center) together with Gene Gengal (right) recognizing and honoring Bob Hanna (left) with a distinguished award for his relentless, on-going volunteering work for the Club. 
Many congratulations to Bob! Thank you for all that you do for the good of Rotary and for our Club. 
WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS to our 2 newest members of the Lake Placid Rotary:  Harris and Susan Semegram.  Picture below from left to right:  President Martha Spear, Harris, Susan, Susan Friedmann, and John Huttlinger.
Club President, Martha Spear, announced that next Thursday, August 10, our weekly breakfast meeting will be held at the Shipman Youth Center (61 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, NY).  It will be a Pot Luck breakfast meeting (7:20 - 8:30 am).  The club will return to the Courtyard at Marriott for the following breakfast meeting.
Incoming Rotary President, Martha Spear, offered some important thoughts concerning the past, present, and future direction of our club during our recent Change Over Dinner.  Picture shows Past President, Bill Barnes passing the gavel to Martha.  Here is an excerpt from her speech:
"As we enter the 17-18 Rotary year, the Board wants to establish a sense of shared vision and mission, set goals for the next several years, and develop a plan to work toward achieving those goals.  Save the date, September 23rd right here at Heaven Hill, a planning retreat." 
See her complete speech on the following page
The 14th annual Rotary Club of Lake Placid Dam Duck Race was a quacking success as usual thanks to a great team of volunteer and generous donors.  As always our greatest thanks goes to the magnificent Lisa Grigoriadis of Lisa G’s, who donated her fine establishment for the 14th year in a row to help raise money for the Lake Placid community.  Coordinators of the event, Debbie McLean and Tina Leonard, reported a net profit of over $12,500!!

THANK YOU for Supporting the

Dam Duck Race

Your generosity makes all this possible.

Proceeds from this event have benefited

the following organizations...

Adirondack Community Youth Group

Lake Placid Elementary School Playground

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks

United Way of the Adirondacks

Together we Can Change the World

Ecumenical Charity Fund

Lake Placid Beautification Fund

North Elba Christmas Fund

Shipman Youth Center

Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service

High Peaks Hospice

Lake Placid After School Prom

Red Cross

Northern Forest Explorers

Songs on Mirror

Homeward Bound Adirondacks

Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Literacy Volunteers

Projects over the Years.....

Local Park Rehab Project

Train in Jewtraw Park

Bike Racks on Main Street

Marie Despres from the Literacy Volunteers of America accepting a $1,000 donation. 
The money was raised at our recent highly successful Trivia Night.
Picture: Left: Sean Donovan (Trivia Night MC); Center - Marie Despres; Right: Mary Liz Alexander (Trivia Night Organizer)
Welcome to another new member to our Club, Bridget McKillep.
Sponsored by Heather Perkins, Bridget's induction took place on June 8th.
Bridget went to LP High School & Suny Potsdam. She currently works from the Pratt Agency as a Insurance provider.
She is an out doors person and wants to "get out and give back to the community." 
John Hutlinger performing the induction ceremony (left); Bridget McKillep (center) and her sponsor Heather Perkins (right)


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