Posted by Cindy Amell on May 21, 2019
This week we welcome Brian LaFlure - Director and Fire Coordinator of the Warren County, Office of Emergency Services, where he is responsible for all facets of emergency management throughout the county, including fire response, emergency medical services, Hazmat response, civil defense, WMD, Mobile Communications vehicle response, first responder training, and more. Chief LaFlure has over 47 years of experience in the emergency services sector, and routinely supports state-wide and nation-wide initiatives, including the Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder Electronic Jamming initiatives. He founded, and is the Chairman of the Adirondack Regional Interoperable Communications Consortium, which now coordinates emergency communications across 14 counties, over 35% of the area of New York State. Chief LaFlure also currently serves on New York State Interoperable Communications Board, a number of working groups, and is a credentialed COML, COMT, for deployment as needed. He lives in Queensbury with his wife Nance and daughter Tina.
This week we award both our Rotarian of the year award as well as the Citizen of the year award.
We may not have time for Happy dollars this week – just saying!! 
Thank you to Don Krebs and his volunteers for highway cleanup this past Saturday.
Thank you to PP Dave Bogue and all the volunteers for cooking and serving at Petfest this past Saturday as well!
Changeover for the District – Saturday June 22 at the Maybee Farm in Rotterdam.  What is this you may ask?  It is a celebration of this year’s Rotary Presidents and officers and the Current DG Tammy Heckenberg.  We then introduce new presidents, officers and of course our new DG Larry Jones.  Please see Cindy if interested in attending.  You may also register on the District Website.
Getting rid of Clothes?? – reminder that Rotary has a big blue clothing bin located in the Hewitts parking lot on Quacker Rd.  All proceeds go towards the Rotary Gift of Life fund which provides lifesaving heart surgeries for young children.  It is an easy way to donate and help save lives.
Don’t forget – PP Art Norton would probably love visitors and cards while he is at The Warren Center recuperating.  He will be back with us before you know it.
Saturday June 8th the Glens Falls Hospital will be sponsoring an Aloha Family 5k and 1 mile fun walk.  Let’s get a team together.  I have signed up!  Join me. You can see Cindy Sherwood for more details and check out to register.
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