Posted by Tim Bechard on Oct 06, 2019
Speaker: Larry Jones, our District Governor spoke to the Club about his goals and plans for the upcoming year with emphasis on innovative approaches to attract new members – he also discussed the much more flexible membership rules – primarily being an upstanding member of the community and a willingness to help.
Larry also presented a check to Kevin O’Brien and David Bogue for $250 to our Foundation in thanks for our contribution of the Food Trailer at District Crossover Event.
Another special guest  was Randy Wilson – DG for District 7150 – he brought his family including current owners of Common Grounds who are interested in joining the Club.
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 71 out of 88 members who have paid their dues.  We appreciate their promptness!  If you are one the 17 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. 
Dave Bogue announced that Warm the Children campaign was underway and volunteer opportunities by Club Members would soon be solicited.
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
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.  So sign up now before it is too late.  
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 -  Pam Fischer, The Wood Theater
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