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Club News
Balloon Festival 2019 - Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with this years Balloon Festival.  Balloons were launched for all scheduled times and the weather was fantastic! Saturday afternoon was super super busy and the volunteers were hard at work from 4 PM until after 9 PM.  By mid morning on Saturday, water was selling as fast or not faster than the bread dough.  Thanks to the volunteers who helped replenish our water to quench the thirst of the customers.  We don't have all the figures completed, but it was very successful.  
 
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - What a great reponse we had for supporting the Hurricane Dorian Relief! More money has been collected and it looks like our total is $1278.  We will be issuing a check to this effort shortly. 
 
Membership Dues - We currently have 93 members including 5 honorary (who are not required to pay dues).  Our 2019-2020 budget year began July 1, 2019.  As of today, we have 65 out of 88 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the 23 members who had not yet paid your dues or if you are not sure if your dues have been paid, please contact Brian Corcoran, Kim Bren, or Tim Bechard as soon as possible.  A portion of your membership dues goes to Rotary International and a portion to the District. These have been or will be paid shortly on your behalf, so it is important that you are up to date with your membership dues. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. 
 
Program of September 19th - Committee reports were given for the Childrens School Book Program, Opioid Crisis, and Lyme Disease.  The dates for giving out the childrens books for the Glens Falls School are Kessington on 10/15, Big Cross 10/16, Jackson Heights 10/17, and Abe Wing 10/18.  St. Marys TBD.  Signups will be available on our website shortly. The Opioid Crisis committee and Lyme Disease continue to make progress.
 
Gabrielle Grasmeder update the club on her efforts to get more ACC students involved. A student acitivities was held at ACC on September 18 for students to join a club.  Gabrielle was there to seek interest in a community project.  Over 40 students signed up as intereste in working on a community project.  Gabreille will work on forming a committee with these students.  The likely project will be helping to reduce the amount of plastic use in our community. 
 
The Warm the Children Program continues to progress with our new responsibilities since the former employee at the Post Star can not administer this program as in the past.  Cindy Amell and Lynda Albright has steped up to help with the interviewing and/or administration of this program. Additional volunteers would be appreciated.  
 
Rotary Area 1 Event - Oct 16th, Lake George Dinner Theater - Please contact John Crawford, our Area One District Governor if you are interested in attending. Tickets are $60 per person and the show is "Lunch with Ms. Baskin.  
 
November 9, 2019 - UN Day
 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 6, 2019 - The Conkling Center and the Glens Falls Senior Center are joining forces again this year to sponsor the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Great Escape Lodge.  Sign up has begun for veterans who would like to attend this event.  If you are a veteran or know someone who is please consider this event and sign up through the Conkling Center.   
 
November 13, 2019 - District Foundation Dinner, Key Hall, Proctors - Schenectady, NY
 
Program this week -   Scott Hayden, Executive Director, Adirondack Folk School 
 
Rotary Connects the World
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - What a great reponse we had for supporting the Hurricane Dorian Relief! So far we have collected $878 and more coming.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Truly a Rotarian Effort!  Its not too late to help with a donation.  Any checks should be made out to the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation with a memo for Hurricane Dorian Relief.  John Fitzgerald will be visiting a Miami Florida club this week and will give them an update. 
 
Membership Dues - We currently have 95 members including 5 honorary (who are not required to pay dues).  Our 2019-2020 budget year began July 1, 2019.  As of today, we have 65 out of 90 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the 25 members who had not yet paid your dues or if you are not sure if your dues have been paid, please contact Brian Corcoran, Kim Bren, or Tim Bechard as soon as possible.  A portion of your membership dues goes to Rotary International and a portion to the District. These have been or will be paid shortly on your behalf, so it is important that you are up to date with your membership dues. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. 
 
Program of September 12th - Dr. Kathy Braico, Medical Director of HH Ranch gave us an excellent presentation of her visit this past January to Bangladesh to train the trainers for how to better manage child birth.  The majority of children born in this country have a midwife attending the birth without the assistance of a doctor or fancy medical facilities.  She displayed the many training aids used to better educate how to prevent premature deaths with infants.  Since she has part of this effort over the past few years, the mortality rate of newborn infants has declined by 50%. The training aids, her trip to Bangladesh, and medical equipment used during child birth were made possible through funds provide by Rotary, particulary our Granville club. 
 
The Warm the Children Program needs help with as the person who has coordinated this effort at the Post Star can no longer do this effort.  Dave Douge is the chair of this committee and is seeking help to ensure a successful program this year.  Anyone interested should contact him to determine what areas are in need of help. 
 
September 19-22 Adirondack Balloon Festival - Signup now for a chance to help with the balloon festival.  The forecast looks very favorable with warm temperatures and light winds.  This translates into large crowds and means every volunteer is needed, especially for Saturday.  Signup on our website or contact Kevin O'Brien.   
 
Rotary Area 1 Event - Oct 16th, Lake George Dinner Theater - Please contact John Crawford, our Area One District Governor is you interested in attending. 
 
November 9, 2019 - UN Day
 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 6, 2019 - The Conkling Center and the Glens Falls Senior Center are joining forces again this year to sponsor the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Great Escape Lodge.  Sign up has begun for veterans who would like to attend this event.  If you are a veteran or know someone who is please consider this event and sign up through the Conkling Center.   
 
November 13, 2019 - District Foundation Dinner, Key Hall, Proctors - Schenectady, NY
 
Program this week -   Committe reports and other club business. 
 
Rotary Connects the World
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - We have decided to partner with a Rotary Club from Miami Florida that President Elect John Fitzgerald was a former member of, to send donations to the Bahamas Dorian Relief effort.  This will be like our Polio drive we did last year.  $25 or more will be greatly appreciated.  To donate, please make a check out to the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation with a note or memo earmarking it for the Bahamas Dorian Relief.  Our neighbors from the Northern Lake George Club collected $686 for this effort, so we need to raise at least this much as we can't be outdone by our small neighboring club. Any amount is acceptable.  When we have completed this effort, John Fitzgerald will present it the Miami Club.  Thank you for your support and all that you do for the community, both near and far.
 
Membership Dues - We currently have 95 members including 5 honorary (who are not required to pay dues).  Our 2019-2020 budget year began July 1, 2019.  As of today, we have 59 out of 90 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the 31 members who had not yet paid your dues or if you are not sure if your dues have been paid, please contact Brian Corcoran, Kim Bren, or Tim Bechard as soon as possible.  A portion of your membership dues goes to Rotary International and a portion to the District. These have been or will be paid shortly on your behalf, so it is important that you are up to date with your membership dues. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. 
 
Program of September 5th - Heather O'Connor, Director of the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease at the Glens Falls Hospital gave us an update of the this new program.  In 2016, Glens Falls Hospital received a designation as a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease by the New York State Department of Health.  The hospital was awarded $2.1 million in state funding to serve the Northeastern region of New York.  The mission of the Center is to promote earlier diagnosis, support patients and caregivers and connect them to community resourses.  Heather reviewed the many forms of Alzheimer's disease and how diagnosis has improved with various ways of testing the patient, including feedback from family who are with the patient on a day to day basis. 
 
The Warm the Children Program needs help with as the person who has coordinated this effort at the Post Star can no longer do this effort.  Dave Douge is the chair of this committee and is seeking help to ensure a successful program this year.  Anyone interested should contact him to determine what areas are in need of help. 
 
September 8th - VetteFest in City Park.  Thanks to the volunteers who made this a success.  
 
September 16th - Gift of Life Golf Tournament  at Pinehaven Country Club
 
Balloon Festival is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for September 19-22. 
 
Rotary Area 1 Event - Oct 16th, Lake George Dinner Theater
 
November 9, 2019 - UN Day
 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 6, 2019 - The Conkling Center and the Glens Falls Senior Center are joining forces again this year to sponsor the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Great Escape Lodge.  Sign up has begun for veterans who would like to attend this event.  If you are a veteran or know someone who is please consider this event and sign up through the Conkling Center.   
 
November 13, 2019 - District Foundation Dinner, Key Hall, Proctors - Schenectady, NY
 
Speaker this week -   Kathy Bracio, Medical Director of HH Ranch will give us a presentation about her recent medical mission to Bangladesh
 
Rotary Connects the World
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Membership Dues - We currently have 95 members including 5 honorary (who are not required to pay dues).  Our 2019-2020 budget year began July 1, 2019.  As of today, we have 56 out of 90 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the 34 members who had not yet paid your dues or if you are not sure if your dues have been paid, please contact Brian Corcoran, Kim Bren, or Tim Bechard as soon as possible.  A portion of your membership dues goes to Rotary International and a portion to the District. These have been or will be paid shortly on your behalf, so it is important that you are up to date with your membership dues. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. 
 
Program of August 22nd - Peter Hughes, Director of the Park Theater gaves us a good overview of his vision for the Park Theater.  He gave us his story on how he started at a very young age working at Proctor's in Schenectady, loved the arts and eventually came back to the Procotor Theater to revamp their marketing stratedgy a few years ago.  He was recently hired by Elizabeth Miller to help get the Park Theater established in the Glens Falls Community.  
 
The Warm the Children Program needs help with as the person who has coordinated this effort at the Post Star can no longer do this effort.  Dave Douge is the chair of this committee and is seeking help to ensure a successful program this year.  Anyone interested should contact him to determine what areas are in need of help. 
 
Patti Pepe - Is collecting aluminum can pop tops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  Please bring any collected aluminum tops to her at any meeting.  
 
September 5-6 - The Queensbury Senior Center is accepting books donations M-F from 9AM-4PM from now until September 4th.   They are having a book sale September 5th, 9 AM- 5:30 PM and September 6th  from 9 AM - Noon.  Special pricing will be in effect near the end of the sale.  Please consider donating your books or attending the sale.  
 
September 8th - VetteFest in City Park.  The Rotary Food Truck will be attending.  Volunteers will be needed. 
 
September 16th - Gift of Life Golf Tournament  at Pinehaven Country Club
 
Balloon Festival is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for September 19-22. 
 
Rotary Area 1 Event - Oct 6th, Lake George Dinner Theater
 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 6, 2019 - The Conkling Center and the Glens Falls Senior Center are joining forces again this year to sponsor the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Great Escape Lodge.  Sign up has begun for veterans who would like to attend this event.  If you are a veteran or know someone who is please consider this event and sign up through the Conkling Center.   
 
Speaker this week -   Heather O'Connor, Glens Falls Hospital will give us an update on the hospitals efforts for the fight against Alzheimers Disease. 
 
Rotary Connects the World
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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