Posted by Cindy Amell on Dec 04, 2018
This Week –Acting Director, Jocelyn Blanchard, from SAIL will fill us in what is going on there.  SAIL stands for Southern Adirondack Independent Living.  Come join us for lunch.
Well is looks like Clark Griswold will get his holiday bonus after all – well actually I am talking about our wait staff.  Through your generosity we collected $421!  Thank you all!
Last week if you missed it –we had a nice little roast for PP Dave Bogue.  As a thank you for all his help with our website we played a little game of “Let’s make a Deal”  Fun was had by all and Dave received a bottle of wine, death wish coffee, cookies and some fun holiday boxers – oh and a date with Bo Derek.  Yep that was hard to get!
Who won our ugly holiday outfit contest?  Well…PP Bob Rosoff for his 1980’s daughters Hanukah sweater and Lee Pollack for his very tacky acrylic Christmas sweater.  Of course we think it is tacky – he may not!   Others wore some funny Santa hats (Don Krebs and PE Tim Bechard) and of course PP Dave Bogue’s pants were covered in mistletoe.
Thank you to all who rang the bell on Saturday.  Ed Fitzgerald was our fearless organizer of this endeavor and he did a great job for his first time.  Thank you Ed!!  And a special thanks to those who picked up two shifts to be sure we were all covered.  It was a perfect mild day.  Note:  Courtney and Daughter Lela brought their cute little dog – GG – all dressed up for Christmas.  That was a definite draw – they probably raised the most during that hour!  Everyone –  quick – go get a dog and get it trained for next year!  Even cats will work…
Welcome our two newest Rotarians – Neil Lebowitz and Lynda Albright – both of whom rang the Bell for us on Saturday.  Way to set the bar high folks!!
Friday December 7th we will be delivering books to the Queensbury Elementary Students.  Please sign up on our club website. We need a few volunteers from 8:30-10:00am.
Dec 13 and 20th we meet at the Park Theatre.  We will be enjoying our two HS musical groups on the Stage!  Well…they will be on the stage.  Same lunch price.  Same lunch time. I will send out parking info a little later.  There is plenty of parking nearby
NO Meeting Thursday December 27th.
There will be a memorial service this Sunday Dec 9th at 3pm at Heritage Hall at the Cool insuring Arena for Doug Burch.    All are invited.
Thank you to all the Bell Ringers – we will be collecting from our membership at this weeks meeting to add to the pot.  We have a challenge on with Kiwanis and Lake George Rotary.  We can do this!!  Also if you are willing – Captain Leo will deliver small kettles to folks office’s to put on their desks to help collect additional monies. It is an easy way to collect a little extra for the needy.
Salvation Army needs help still filling baskets in December.  See our website for times
If you have trouble signing up to help, please reach out to Ed Fitzgerald.  He can sign you up.
Please consider shopping for a family for the Warm the Children program.  It’s easy and quick and you would be surprised at how grateful the recipients are.
District News:  This Saturday is a hockey game with proceeds going to the Polio fund.  See the district website for more info.  And….Sunday your ticket purchase can help the Lyme Initiative.  Let’s go watch some hockey! 
We received a nice Thank you from the YMCA for our support of their summer youth program through their recent campaign.
Board Meeting Update:  The board will not meet in December and will resume in January at a new location – The Conkling Center.  Thank you to Joan for offering up her facility and a thank you to SAIL for the many years of hosting us.  We are working on a proper way to thank them.  The foundation board voted to donate $500 to the Hyde for the Annual Rotary Birthday Party which our club is hosting and will be held there February 21st.  More info to follow on that fun event.  This is a district event.  Our club now has 92 members and 4 honorary members.  We are once again growing.  Welcome to Suzanna Bernd who is now a member of our Foundation board.  The Q will be keeping our lunch price the same for the year 2019.  Thank you to them for that.  The Q is a wonderful place to meet and the new renovations are lovely.  They are very accommodating to moving offsite if we need to for any meetings.
Latke fest 2pm-4:30pm Sunday December 9 at Temple Beth El, 3 Marion Ave, Glens Falls.  Latkes are potato pancakes. There will also be salads, soda, coffee, baked goods.  There is a contest for the best latkes and the best toppings to go on the latkes with first prize being the coveted Golden Latke trophy. There will be 8-10 cooks vying to be the winner.
A North Country Holiday Concert”December 9th – Come listen to the Glens Falls Symphony perform at the Glens Falls High School at 4pm.  Tickets $25-36 and $10 for students and children.  Excited guest performers – National Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel  and Newfoundland guitarist Keith Murphy will join the symphony and Children’s choir. 
The end!