Posted by Tim Bechard on Sep 30, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - What a great reponse we had for supporting the Hurricane Dorian Relief! More money has been collected and it looks like our total is $1278.  We will be issuing a check to this effort shortly. 
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. 
Program of September 26th - Scott Hayden, Executive Director of the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne gave us a great presentation of what this school is all about. The school has been in existence for about 10 years and focuses of hands on learning for the many crafts used throughout our region. The focus is to preserve the heritage of the Adirondacks.  The trades offered include, but are not limited to: Blacksmithing, woodworking, basket weaving, making furniture, canning, painting, jewelry, soap making, and many others.  Scott provided a catolog of 50 pages which provide dates, times, and costs of the many crafts.  A great program. 
The Warm the Children Program continues to progress with our new responsibilities since the former employee at the Post Star can not administer this program as in the past.  Cindy Amell and Lynda Albright has steped up to help with the interviewing and/or administration of this program. Additional volunteers would be 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.  
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.  The meeting will be lead by Heather O'Connor, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence of the Glens Falls Hospital.  Please let Barb Sweet know if you are attending by Oct. 16th at her email address of  It is suggested to use the Pruyn Pavilion Parking Lot and notify security you are attending a meeting in the Community Learning Center. 
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 -   Larry Jones, District Governor
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