Club News
We are trying a new format and it is a work in progress.   A big shout out to PP Dave Bogue for the design. Take a look around at all the information and we welcome any input to improve it!
 
For those who did not get the news, our fellow Rotarian Doug Burch, passed away late last week.  There will be no funeral services or calling hours.  We will have a moment of silence at the Thursday meeting and an opportunity for any to share a story or thought about Doug.  He will be missed.
Oct 18thRobert Kent and the Opiod Crisis.  This was rescheduled from an earlier date. - General Counsel for the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS).  He is responsible for the statewide implementation of the Governor's Combat Addiction Campaign, the Federal Opiod Grant program and the Medicaid Redesign Team for opiod treatment.  He’s a Great Speaker.
Oct 25 –PP PDG John Mucha – Come learn about the Rotary Foundation.  NOTE:  MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE PARK THEATRE.
Thank you Rotarians:  Highway cleanup under Don Krebs great leadership had lots of help from PP PDG Fred Carvin, Russ O’Connor,  PP Jim Goodspeed, PP Steve Borgos and Dave Schwenker.  And we can’t forget our friend Stu Don’s friend who enjoys helping his fellow Rotarians.
Saturday we had a large crew help to clean out the “Greasy” dough trailer.  Thanks to Gene and Kerri L., John F., PP Dave Bogue, PP Kevin O., PP Bob  Rosoff, PP Donna F.,  David Bogue  Jr. and myself. 
Two new members proposed: 
Adam Feldman from Habitat for Humanity – sponsored by Charles Adams. Adam has attended several of our meetings and was our guest speaker recently.
Captain Leo Lloyd from The Salvation Army, sponsored by Charles Adams. Leo attended a meeting recently and looks forward to being a part of our organization.
Unless we hear of any objections within one week, we will proceed with inducting them both.
 
District Foundation Event – Thursday November 8th.  Glens Sanders in Scotia.  More information can be found on the district website.  Please consider supporting this fundraising event for our RI Foundation.  A Large portion of your  ticket will go towards your foundation giving.
 
Saturday Suppers has returned!  This is a service project.  We gather at Christ united Methodist church downtown Glens Falls and serve dinner to those in need.  November 10th.  4:30-6:30pm You can sign up directly on the GF rotary club website. Check your calendar and give it a try!  Thank you PP Jim Goodspeed for organizing
 
Habitat for Humanity – Saturday November 10th.  9am till 3pm.  We need 10 volunteers and no skills are required.  Please consider helping us.  Thanks to Tim for organizing.  Sign up on our website.
 
RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute - October 20th.  FREE – your GF rotary club will pay your entry fee.  SUNY School of Public Health Rensselaer.  See Tim Bechard or Charles Adams for more info.  To register you can go directly to the District 7190 website.  This is a great way to learn about the big picture of Rotary.
How about some Bulldog Pride – Our very own Gordon Woodworth is being inducted in the 2018 Hall of Fame.  Come celebrate with Gordon.  Saturday October 20th 6:00pm at the Queensbury Hotel.  $30 tickets are available at the school admin center on Bluebird Road South Glens Falls.   Autographs will be taken at lunch meetings…….
Prospect Center Fundraiser – “Lake George Aficionado” October 18  6-10pm  at the Lake George Club.  An autumn evening with delectable cuisine, spirits, entertainment, auctions and more!  For more info. Visit www.prospectcenter.com
 
Scrabble Tournament – to benefit Literacy NY in Glens Falls  Join us in a Rotary Table October 27th.  10-1pm.  See PP Harrison for further details.
 
Pres Cin
 
 “Be the Inspiration”  as you all are to me…….
 
 
 
 
 
Learning to read and discover new words and meanings can be an exciting new adventure, especially for 3rd graders. The kids in Glens Falls were presented with new dictionaries last week by club members marking the 10th year we have been helping kids learn and grow in our community. Pictured above is Past President Rotarian Jean Lapper presenting new Dictionaries to the kids at Jackson Heights school.

   

  On July 30, 2018, at 6am, 2 women began a swim to cover the entire length of Lake George to bring awareness and raise funds about Polio. They started their swim at Million Dollar Beach with a goal to end at Diane's Rock at 6am on Tuesday morning (24 hours of swimming). 
 

 

·         32 miles

·         24 hours

·         2 swimmers

This was HUGE!  To learn more or donate please click this link http://bit.ly/SwimToEndPolio.  
Who are We?
 
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls, NY came into existence in 1922 when Rotarians from the Troy area recruited 25 of the top community leaders to form our organization.  Men like Frank Smalley, C.V. Peters, Elmer West, Fred Chapman, and J. Thacher Sears were among the most prominent members of the local manufacturing, educational, theological and publishing industries. Other Charter Members were from the top of the legal and medical professions, public accountants, contractors, bankers and insurance representatives. Today, almost 100 years later, the Glens Falls Rotary still attracts the cream of the community. We are a diverse mixture of men and women from all walks of life. The only criteria that measures us is our desire toward service and the aspiration to make ourselves, our community and our world a better place for all.
 
      The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service that he’d learned about.  Amongst these were water-related projects.    He asked club member, Kay Walter to form a committee to explore how the club could become involved and the wheels were put in motion.
     The Water Committee forged a link with a Rutland, Vermont-based organization called Pure Water for the World (PWW).  They had started life as a club project of a Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club and had outgrown one club’s resources.  The project involved supplying bio-sand water filters to villages in Central America and has morphed into an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that offers a suite of water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.  Those solutions supplied by PWW now include: installation of water filters, building latrines, hygiene education, field technician training, water testing and education amongst many others.
 
 
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Rotary Foundation
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY  12801
United States of America
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We also meet every first and third Tuesday at 7:30 am at Spot Coffee on 221 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. Stop by and enjoy a bagel, coffee, and some early morning fellowship with us.
 
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