Posted by Timothy Bechard on Nov 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
Spinoffs
 
November 12th, 2018
 
David Palmquist, our District Historian from 2013 - 2018 and current adjunct professor at the University of Albany (SUNY) gave us a great presentation of the history of Rotary.  He showed us how Rotary started in Buffalo, NY in 1912 and progressed to Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and then to Glens Falls.  Even back then, clubs were helping disable children (most likely for Polio).  Clubs grew quickly in those days with Albany reaching membership of 85 in just four (4) months.  Similiar to today, clubs were made up of middle class employees of local businesses and business owners, and were comprised of men.  In 1987, women were allowed in the clubs which has been an great addition to Rotary clubs.  In just a little more than 3 years from now, Glens Falls will be celebrating 100 years as a club!
 
The Glens Falls High School Interact Club (High School Rotarians doing coomunity service) is selling One Exterior Car Wash from Hoffman for $10.  Five (5$) will be donated back to the Interact Club.  In addition, each ticket has a coupon for $18 off a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change (Retail price of $24.99).  Contact Jennifer Brink for tickets.  Checks should be made out to: GFHS Internation Club. 
 
 
This is Foundation Month and we encourage you to give to the foundation.  Foundation Chair Kim H. will be sending out further information.
 
 
We have two new members – please introduce yourself.
Captain Leo Lloyd – Salvation army Captain and sponsored by Charles Adams
Adam Feldman – Habitat for Humanity Director and again sponsored by Charles Adams
We will support both of these organizations with upcoming projects – it’s already a great connection!  Welcome to our newest Rotarians!
 
Paul Harris awards given out!  Congratulations to Dan Hazewski for earning PH +1 and PP Jim Goodspeed for earning PH +2 .  For those new to the club – Paul Harris was the founding father of Rotary.  A Paul Harris award is given for the first $1,000 donation to the RI Foundation.  This happens over time most often.  The “Plus” is an additional $1,000 given.  These are great supporters and believers in the foundation.  Please consider giving any amount during this Foundation Month.
 
Mark your Calendar:  We are ringing the Bell for Salvation Army Saturday Dec 1st.  Schedule will be online soon! 
 
Warm the children is starting – please help out by adopting a family to shop for.!
 
Update on our Water ProjectPP Bob Rosoff has worked diligently to finish the Water Project which has been a few years in the making.  The GF Rotary club is absolved of any repercussions by the slowness or failure of the Haitian Rotary Club to submit the final report of the water project in a timely manner.  This means that we will be able to participate in another global grant if we so desire in the future.  Thank you Bob for all your time and effort (and travels!) to get us to the end.
 
Have a wonderful Rotary week!
 
 
Spinoffs November 12, 2018 Timothy Bechard 2018-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Goodspeed on Oct 28, 2018
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The Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge is a run/walk held each year in mid-April at SUNY Adirondack. The course winds around the exterior of the campus, providing scenic views of the campus, as well as, surrounding mountains and countryside. Race registration is available at www.active.com or by hard copy printable applications available on the club website at www.glensfallsrotary.org.
Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge 2019 Jim Goodspeed 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Timothy Bechard on Oct 28, 2018
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Spinoffs   October 25, 2018
 
Our meeting at the Park Theater – Our meeting at the Park Theater went off without a hitch.  Thanks to Dave Bogue and Mike Woodbury who spent numerous hours getting this organized for us.  The food was great and audio visual was outstanding with a large screen and not one, but two portable microphones that worked flawlessly.  I had a little trouble ringing the bell as the hammer was lost missing.  Rumor has it that we may not be able to use the Queensbury Hotel for two (2) additional meetings, so will need another place to meet.  If you have any feedback about the Park Theater, please let one the board members know your thoughts. 
 
John Mucha and Charles Adams presented how the Rotary Foundation works and why it is important to not only our club but to the world.  Several examples of projects were presented that involved Rotary being the catalyst to provide sanitation and clean water that affected the lives of thousands of people.  International projects such as building a dam, water filtration systems, handwashing training, and hand hygiene sanitation were discussed. Please keep the Rotary Foundation in mind when donating for this year.
 
This week– Thursday Nov. 1st – October Board Meeting 7:30 AM SAIL.  Foundation Board Meeting at 8:00 AM. 
 
Thursday Nov. 1st - Regular Membership meeting at the Queensbury Hotel.  Cindy Amell, President will be back from her vacation.   
 
November – Rotary provides books to the Queensbury 3rd grade.  Date to TBD.  Watch for a notice for signing up on our website.
 
November 8th Foundation Event – This is being held at the Glen Sanders in Scotia.  Since November is Foundation month, a large portion ($90/130) of the cost will be considered to be a donation to the Foundation.  Your attendance and contribution will be greatly appreciated.
 
November 10thHabitat for Humanity Build (this is currently full) and Serving Dinner at Christ United Methodist Church in downtown Glens Falls from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. (one more volunteer is needed.  Contact Jim Goodspeed or use our website to sign up.
 
Upcoming Speakers:
 
Nov. 1st – Cindy Amell, Radium Girls
 
Nov. 8th – Dave Palmquist, Rotary District Historian
 
Nov. 15th – Ed Bartholomew, President of EDC Warren County
 
 
Spinoffs October 25, 2018 Timothy Bechard 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Spinoffs October 25, 2018 Timothy Bechard 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cindy Amell on Oct 22, 2018
 
Don’t forget – Park Theatre this Thursday for our lunch meeting.  I will be in Cedar Keys Florida with the First Man (Jim) paddling with the gators!  Behave for the substitute President – PE Tim Bechard.
Oct 25 –PP PDG John Mucha and Charles Adams– Come learn about the Rotary Foundation.  NOTE:  MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE PARK THEATRE.  Be Sure to wear your Paul Harris Pins and Medallions.  Let’s show our Rotary Foundation Pride!!
In Memory of Doug Burch – Donations can be made to the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation for the Scholarship awards.  We had a very nice celebration of Doug’s life at last weeks meeting.  Many wonderful stories were told and Gordon Gave a wonderful few words with a moment of silence.  Doug’s sister and brother in law were in attendance.  Doug will be missed…
 
Tim Bartlett attends RLI – Here is what he says:  AMAZING!!!

First, it filled in some blanks about what Rotary is all about. I came out of it knowing a lot more about so many topics, from how the Rotary Foundation functions to member engagement to our areas of focus. There was not a wasted moment.

Second, it gave me a great opportunity to get to know some of my fellow Rotarians throughout the District (including some Rotaractors--I didn't even know that Rotaract was a thing). The fact that the lessons were student-led discussions rather than simple lectures contributed a lot to this. As a bonus, I rode down with Charles, so I had an opportunity to get to know a member of my own club much better, as well.

Third, it served as a major source of inspiration. There was a piece on service project planning and it really got my creative juices flowing, so I have a couple ideas for projects (albeit, incredibly ambitious ones) that I'm currently letting marinate and hope to start bouncing around soon.

I would seriously encourage every new Rotarian to attend at some point. I'm so grateful that Charles reached out directly to encourage me to go. I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about waking up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning, but I'm super happy that I did.
 
If you would like to attend next year – the club will pay for a limited number to attend!
 
District Foundation Event – Thursday November 8th.  Glens Sanders in Scotia.  More information can be found on the district website.  Please consider supporting this fundraising event for our RI Foundation.  A Large portion of your ticket will go towards your foundation giving.
 
Saturday Suppers has returned!   We still need one more volunteer!  We gather at Christ united Methodist church downtown Glens Falls and serve dinner to those in need.  November 10th.  4:30-6:30pm You can sign up directly on the GF rotary club website. Check your calendar and give it a try!  Thank you PP Jim Goodspeed for organizing
 
Habitat for Humanity – Saturday November 10th.  9am till 3pm.  We still need one volunteer!  No skills are required.   Thanks to Tim for organizing.  Sign up on our website.
 
Glens Falls Symphony – Concert Sunday Nov 4th 4pm at the Glens Falls High School.  Come hear guest soloist mezzo soprano Vera Savage and the orchestra.
 
Congratulations Jackie Touba for receiving the Sapphire Gem Award from the Lake George Chamber of Commerce this Thursday Oct 25th
 
Scrabble Tournament – to benefit Literacy NY in Glens Falls  Join us in a Rotary Table October 27th.  10-1pm.  See PP Harrison for further details.
 
Pres Cin
 
 “Be the Inspiration”  as you all are to me…….
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spinoffs October 22, 2018 Cindy Amell 2018-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cindy Amell on Oct 15, 2018
We are trying a new format and it is a work in progress.   A big shout out to PP Dave Bogue for the design. Take a look around at all the information and we welcome any input to improve it!
 
For those who did not get the news, our fellow Rotarian Doug Burch, passed away late last week.  There will be no funeral services or calling hours.  We will have a moment of silence at the Thursday meeting and an opportunity for any to share a story or thought about Doug.  He will be missed.
Oct 18thRobert Kent and the Opiod Crisis.  This was rescheduled from an earlier date. - General Counsel for the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS).  He is responsible for the statewide implementation of the Governor's Combat Addiction Campaign, the Federal Opiod Grant program and the Medicaid Redesign Team for opiod treatment.  He’s a Great Speaker.
Oct 25 –PP PDG John Mucha – Come learn about the Rotary Foundation.  NOTE:  MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE PARK THEATRE.
Thank you Rotarians:  Highway cleanup under Don Krebs great leadership had lots of help from PP PDG Fred Carvin, Russ O’Connor,  PP Jim Goodspeed, PP Steve Borgos and Dave Schwenker.  And we can’t forget our friend Stu Don’s friend who enjoys helping his fellow Rotarians.
Saturday we had a large crew help to clean out the “Greasy” dough trailer.  Thanks to Gene and Kerri L., John F., PP Dave Bogue, PP Kevin O., PP Bob  Rosoff, PP Donna F.,  David Bogue  Jr. and myself. 
Two new members proposed: 
Adam Feldman from Habitat for Humanity – sponsored by Charles Adams. Adam has attended several of our meetings and was our guest speaker recently.
Captain Leo Lloyd from The Salvation Army, sponsored by Charles Adams. Leo attended a meeting recently and looks forward to being a part of our organization.
Unless we hear of any objections within one week, we will proceed with inducting them both.
 
District Foundation Event – Thursday November 8th.  Glens Sanders in Scotia.  More information can be found on the district website.  Please consider supporting this fundraising event for our RI Foundation.  A Large portion of your  ticket will go towards your foundation giving.
 
Saturday Suppers has returned!  This is a service project.  We gather at Christ united Methodist church downtown Glens Falls and serve dinner to those in need.  November 10th.  4:30-6:30pm You can sign up directly on the GF rotary club website. Check your calendar and give it a try!  Thank you PP Jim Goodspeed for organizing
 
Habitat for Humanity – Saturday November 10th.  9am till 3pm.  We need 10 volunteers and no skills are required.  Please consider helping us.  Thanks to Tim for organizing.  Sign up on our website.
 
RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute - October 20th.  FREE – your GF rotary club will pay your entry fee.  SUNY School of Public Health Rensselaer.  See Tim Bechard or Charles Adams for more info.  To register you can go directly to the District 7190 website.  This is a great way to learn about the big picture of Rotary.
How about some Bulldog Pride – Our very own Gordon Woodworth is being inducted in the 2018 Hall of Fame.  Come celebrate with Gordon.  Saturday October 20th 6:00pm at the Queensbury Hotel.  $30 tickets are available at the school admin center on Bluebird Road South Glens Falls.   Autographs will be taken at lunch meetings…….
Prospect Center Fundraiser – “Lake George Aficionado” October 18  6-10pm  at the Lake George Club.  An autumn evening with delectable cuisine, spirits, entertainment, auctions and more!  For more info. Visit www.prospectcenter.com
 
Scrabble Tournament – to benefit Literacy NY in Glens Falls  Join us in a Rotary Table October 27th.  10-1pm.  See PP Harrison for further details.
 
Pres Cin
 
 “Be the Inspiration”  as you all are to me…….
 
 
 
 
 
Spinoffs October 15, 2018 Cindy Amell 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Bogue on Oct 01, 2018
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Learning to read and discover new words and meanings can be an exciting new adventure, especially for 3rd graders. The kids in Glens Falls were presented with new dictionaries last week by club members marking the 10th year we have been helping kids learn and grow in our community. Pictured above is Past President Rotarian Jean Lapper presenting new Dictionaries to the kids at Jackson Heights school.
Annual Dictionary Project Launched in Glens Falls Elementary Schools Dave Bogue 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cindy Amell on Sep 18, 2018
September 18, 2018
 
This week–  Sept 20 – Rotarian Phil Kellerman – currently with the Oley Foundation and formerly harvest Of Hope - will talk about the current controversy over immigration – very timely topic.  As a fellow Rotarian, Phil is aware of the guidelines of Rotary as to being politically neutral and will NOT provide any personal opinions.  Description: There are an estimated 10 million persons in this country who have no permission to be here legally   This includes some 800,000 “Dreamers” - foreign born children who have grown up in the U.S. that have sought protection with DACA cards.   The presenter will explain the complexities and problems with our current immigration system, and what is occurring politically to address undocumented personas as well as immigrants who want to come to this country.   The human and economic impact of immigration will also be addressed.  
 
Spinoffs Sept 18, 2018 Cindy Amell 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 13, 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls Celebrates Community Service with High School Scholarship Program

Rotarians know that many of our local high school students selflessly provide community service to local organizations and worthy causes. To salute those students, the Rotary Club of Glens Falls created a scholarship opportunity for eligible seniors graduating from Glens Falls and Queensbury High Schools.

 
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Posted by Paulette Kershko on Sep 11, 2018
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Glens Falls Rotary Club Student Dictionary Project
 
On September 24-28th of 2018, The Glens Falls Rotary Club will offer third graders another opportunity this year for exploration and sharing of knowledge with the gift of dictionaries to students attending the Abraham Wing, Jackson Heights, Kensington, Big Cross and St . Mary’s/St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic Schools and in October of 2018, The Glens Falls Rotary Club will donate Scholastic books to the third graders in Queensbury Elementary Schools. This will be the 10th year for the club making such donations.  Rotary's International Literacy Project is based upon the belief that "...reading is the starting point for all economic and social opportunities this world has to offer.” See DictionaryProject.org
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Posted by Jim Goodspeed on Sep 11, 2018
Rotary 5K and Corporate Challenge Race 
 
Calling on all runners and walkers! The Glens Falls Rotary stages a 5K Road Race and Corporate Challenge in April of each year. Proceeds from the event are given to two deserving local charities each year as nominated by the club membership and decided by the Board of Directors . The race is held at the SUNY Adirondack campus on Bay Road in Queensbury.
Rotary 5K Jim Goodspeed 2018-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2018
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
(RYLA)
 
Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only yourself but the world? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by District 7190 and the Rotary Club of Glens Falls where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Dave Bogue 2018-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paulette Kershko on Sep 10, 2018
“The Dictionary Project”
 
     "The idea for The Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie Plummer of Savannah, Georgia, gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a school close to her home. Each year she continued to give this gift, raising money to help give more and more books so that in her lifetime she raised enough money to buy 17,000 dictionaries for children in Savannah. Early on, her project attracted the attention of Bonnie Beeferman of Hilton Head, S.C., who began a project of raising money by selling crafts to buy dictionaries for the schoolchildren of Hilton Head and the surrounding communities.
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Posted by Ian Williams on Aug 28, 2018
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      The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service that he’d learned about.  Amongst these were water-related projects.    He asked club member, Kay Walter to form a committee to explore how the club could become involved and the wheels were put in motion.
     The Water Committee forged a link with a Rutland, Vermont-based organization called Pure Water for the World (PWW).  They had started life as a club project of a Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club and had outgrown one club’s resources.  The project involved supplying bio-sand water filters to villages in Central America and has morphed into an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that offers a suite of water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.  Those solutions supplied by PWW now include: installation of water filters, building latrines, hygiene education, field technician training, water testing and education amongst many others.
Clean Water for the World Ian Williams 2018-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Carvin on May 06, 2018
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Who are We?
 
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls, NY came into existence in 1922 when Rotarians from the Troy area recruited 25 of the top community leaders to form our organization.  Men like Frank Smalley, C.V. Peters, Elmer West, Fred Chapman, and J. Thacher Sears were among the most prominent members of the local manufacturing, educational, theological and publishing industries. Other Charter Members were from the top of the legal and medical professions, public accountants, contractors, bankers and insurance representatives. Today, almost 100 years later, the Glens Falls Rotary still attracts the cream of the community. We are a diverse mixture of men and women from all walks of life. The only criteria that measures us is our desire toward service and the aspiration to make ourselves, our community and our world a better place for all.
 
History of Glens Falls Rotary Club - Who Are We? Fred Carvin 2018-05-06 04:00:00Z 1
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