Posted by Tim Bechard on Aug 31, 2019
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. 
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