President Stuart J. Nippes Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
President-Elect Jean Hamlin Secretary David E. Booker
Vice President Janet C. Malecki Webmaster David E. Booker
Immediate Past President Linda L. Ellis Sandpiper Editor Margaret R. Weiss
Photographers James Rogers & Kevin Sarsfield
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joseph M. Behson, Craig Daniels, Patricia A. Lane
John B. Mulligan, Eve M. Ward, Margaret R. Weiss
John C. Brownrigg, Robert R. Loveridge, William M. Whipple
GUEST: Speaker Steven Hughes, Special Agent, Albany District, FBI
shown with Program Chair Jon Brownrigg on left.
v Eve Ward: Please take note—I have a new email address: email@example.com.
v John Brownrigg: Summerfest meeting tonight after the regular meeting.
v President Stu: Read a thank you note from Jim Colabelli for all the greetings. Surgery wasn’t fun, but all went well, and he’s now into the rehab process. Hopes to be back soon.
Received a thank you letter from
the commander of Fort Gordon, GA
Military Hospital for the box of playing
cards he sent.
He now has a specific overseas
address to send any future donations.
They will be gratefully received.
v Report of the Mid Year Conference last weekend: Dave Booker stated that it was very well attended, more than most recent conferences. The highlight of it for him was the story of the young girl who had Lyme Disease. She had been misdiagnosed for some time, so the disease progressed unchecked, leaving her partially paralyzed, and in a wheel chair. By the time treatment was
DOOR PRIZE, provided by John Brownrigg, was won by John Mulligan!
50/50 for $18 was won by Bill Whipple!
PROGRESSIVE 50/50, worth $231.50 this week, will keep on growing! Barb Fioravanti’s ticket was picked, but she didn’t find the elusive King of Clubs in the 42 remaining cards. She picked the 7 of Hearts!
FEBRUARY 29 PROGRAM CHAIR: Ron Wagner
PROGRAM: Gail Moon: The Doors of Hope
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Miller Young
March 7 PROGRAM CHAIR:Pat Lane
PROGRAM: Youth Services Committee
PROGRAM: Youth Services Committee Update/Board Meeting
PRESENTER: Joe Behson
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE PRESENTER: Joe Behson
MARCH 7 PROGRAM CHAIR: Pat Lane
PROGRAM: Kamp Kiwanis
MARCH 21 PROGRAM CHAIR: Stuart Nippes, Linda Ellis, Eve Ward & Barb Fioravanti
PROGRAM: K Kids Clubs and Builders Club Night
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Frank Breselor
Mon Feb 22nd: Davis, Malecki, Patton, Daniels
AMERICIAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at the Church of the Covenant, Thursday Feb 25th:
Set UP 12 -1 pm: Davis
First Shift 1-3:30 pm: Canteen - Peg Weiss Registration: Eve Ward
Second Shift 3:30 - 6 pm: Canteen - Craig Daniels Registration - Linda Ellis
Take Down 6-7 pm: Nancy W. Davis
43rd MONTHLY PASTA DINNER at the West Sand Lake Firehouse, Saturday, March 12th:
12 – 7, Setup & Cook: L&L Ellis, Loveridge, Brownrigg
3 – 5:30, Setup & Serve: Hamlin, Lane & ________________
3:30 – 7, Cashiers: Ward
5 – 7:30, Serve & Takedown: Hamlin, ____________ & _______________
$ Pat Lane: The younger generation can be surprising! At the conference I particularly noticed a young lady who had a body all women would love to have: the Governor of Circle K who wore a mini skirt, waistline V neck in front and not much more in back, with stiletto heels several inches high. She admitted she brought 11 pairs of shoes with her (for a 2 ½ day conference)! I’d explained to my family that Calicoon, NY was right on the PA border, and when my 3 yr old great-granddaughter saw me the next morning she was “so happy you came back from “Transylvania”!
$ Barb Fioravanti: My happy dollar is for finally getting a diagnosis for my discomfort: I have polymyalgia rheumatica. That’s not happy, but up until then the doctors thought it was Lyme Disease, and I’m happy it’s NOT that! Hopefully the correct treatment will help soon.
$ Bryce Ginther: I just returned from a 10 day, 3000-mile trip through 7 states, to Kansas, and Missouri to visit my son, daughter-in-law and grandson while they were moving from one Army base to another!
$ Eve Ward: I’m very happy to report that I’m healthy, strong, and HERE because tomorrow is my 85th birthday!
$ John Brownrigg: The East Greenbush Club’s Comedy Night is this Saturday. Thanks to Steve for his great presentation!
$ Bill Whipple: Betty and I just spent a week visiting Washington, DC, and then went to Woodbridge, VA to visit our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter!
$ Stu Nippes: Tomorrow is “Happy Tuesday”—another meeting is finished!
repatriates), sociopolitical, in groups, or whole communities (such as the sit-in group in Portland, OR). They look for our
vulnerabilities, and focus on grievances. ISIS focuses on a messaging effort for recruitment—very professional, with slick periodicals, and they make much use of all social media, where they post anonymous messages to capture the imaginations of our young people. Recruitment of minors is the focus. Their tools are simple, sword or or machete, hand gun, and most important of all, smart phones! Communities need to create intervention programs, and individuals, especially parents of teens, need to stress staying safe online, have open communication with teens, and notice any behavior changes—different friends, etc. Know what your resources are and where they are located. Where is the FBI office? “If you see something, SAY something!”
President Stu presented John Mulligan with his tab for seven years of perfect attendance.
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable
determination to do the job at hand.” Harry S. Truman