Posted by Tim Bechard on Oct 13, 2019
Speaker:  Pam Fischer, The Wood Theater spoke about her life long struggle with declining hearing ability and how a Cochlear Implant has changed her life.  She provided details about how the Cochlear implant works and how complex the tuning of the implant is to get the right settings for daily use and for each individual.  Most recently, she visited her audiologists to tune her impant which made a world of difference.  As a member of the board for the Wood Theater she has has been part of a project to implement technology into the Wood Theater which would allow hearing impaired to receive sound directly into their impant or hearing aid which would make listening to performances much, much easier and enjoyable without background noise disturbance.  The cost of this technology is approximately $16,000.  Pam was instrumental in obtaining enough contributions to be able to purchase this equipment.  It will be the first application of this technology in the area.  
New Member - Elizabeth Gullingham  has applied to become a member and has been approved by the board for membership. She is being sponsored by Paulette Kershko and works for Paulette as a New York State Certified Court System Secretary to Judge Kershko.  Elizabeth has been volunteering for the past two (2) for our Childrens Book program.  She will be inducted on Oct 31st, 2109.  Please extend a warm welcome to Elizabeth at upcoming meetings.
Membership Dues - We currently have 92 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 78 out of 87 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the  9 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. 
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.  
October 26th - World Polio Day Panel Discussion, 1st Reformed Church from 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM.  Address is 10 North Street, Schnectady, NY. 
November 9, 2019 - UN Day
October 19th - Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  This is an all day event for especially new Rotary members who would like to learn more about what Rotary has to offer.  Its a great opportunity for learning leadership skills for free.  The cost of the course will be paided by the club for 3 members.  Please let one of the board members know if you are interested.   
October 22 - Meeting on Alzheimers Disease at the Glens Falls Hospital Community Center from 7:30-8:30 AM. 
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 -  Club Business
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