The Weekly membership newsletter of the
Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, NY
P. O. Box 535, West Sand Lake, NY 12196
Meets 6:30 PM Mondays at The Lakeview Inn Restaurant
President Gary Meislin Secretary Patricia A. Lane
President-Elect Skip Patton Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
Webmaster David E. Booker Immediate Past Pres Gerald Tysiak
Sandpiper Editor Margaret Weiss Photographer James Rogers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John C. Brownrigg, James M. Colabelli, Eve M. Ward
Joseph M. Behson, Raymond C. Turner, , William M. Whipple
Barbara Fioravanti, Robert R. Loveridge & Ron Wagner
PRESIDENT Gary Meislin presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Bob Pasquarelli
WELCOME BACK: Doug Baldrey, Joe Distell, & Bob Carpenter, all Legacy Group members!
COMPUTERS FOR YOUTH PRESENTATION by Jerry Tysiak to Casey Messick, and her mother Tammy Groat-Messick. Casey received a certificate from DEA Computing for a computer system and one year of tech support, compliments of Sand Lake Kiwanis.
PROJECT SIGN UP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE Tues Apr 20: Ginther, Wheeler, Behson, Carpenter, Davis, Mulligan
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Sat Apr 24: Davis, Brownrigg, Loveridge, Wheeler, Behson
BLOOD DRIVE Thurs Apr 29: Davis, Weiss, James, Pasquarelli, Gates, Ward—need 1!
FOOD TRAILER Sat May 8: Butler Park 10-2 after Parade of Vehicles – two 2-hour shifts.
This is an event by the Sand Lake Bicentennial Committee to showcase the work and businesses that make our town unique and prosperous. SLK will also participate in the parade itself.
BLOOD SCREENING Sat May 15: Signup sheet to be circulated soon.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES ELECTED
Jerry Tysiak and Dudley Dorr were elected delegates to the Las Vegas Convention, and Jim Rogers and David Booker were elected alternates to represent our Club.
· Sec Pat has tickets for the SPAGHETTI DINNER sponsored by our Troop 526 BSA at the Hoags Corners Fire House on Sat Apr 24 from 4:30 to 7 PM at $8 adults, $4 children. Several SLKs bought tickets or made donations to the Scouts.
· INTERCLUB to Hoosick Falls Club Tues May 4 for Division Council Meeting: Ward, Weiss, Lane, Brownrigg, Tysiak, Rogers, Booker will be going.
· ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS & DIRECTORS MAY 10, 2010. Nominating Committee will report a FULL slate of nominations next week!
· RELAY FOR LIFE at Rensselaer High School Sat June 5. We have been asked to bring our Food Trailer. Staff is needed for two 2-hour shifts from 6 to 10 PM.
Doug Baldrey introduced himself to talk about the newest innovation from Hudson Valley Community College, TEC-SMART, (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies), a state-of-the-art education facility in Malta that will allow HVCC to educate and train the 500-600 green energy technicians that the Capital Region’s growing Tech Valley is expected to need over the next 5-10 years. It will also provide community education to raise awareness of clean technologies and be a showcase for sustainable design. Students will learn theory, design, and installation of renewable energy technologies such as solar, solar thermal, wind, geothermal, and alternative fuels such as hydrogen, biodiesel, ethanol, and fuel cells. The facility is a joint initiative between the College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). HVCC is the second largest college in the area after SUNY Albany, with 14,000 students, and about 1200 employees. This program will train workers for the new Global Foundry in Saratoga County which will be manufacturing chips for many electronics companies. The Troy campus is already using alternative energy sources, and has a cogeneration plant powered by methane from the old Troy landfill, enabling HVCC to be completely off the grid for power generation.
$ Booker, for a great weekend with 800 Key Club kids and John Mulligan! Wednesday I will be a bartender!
$ Behson, for a fabulous Hilton Head vacation with my 3 housemates – WOW!
$ Rogers, because the River Rats are in the playoffs for the Calder Cup after beating the Wilkes Barre team three times!
$ Mulligan: I was at that Key Club convention, and I’m happy that I survived!
$ Distell, happy to be here tonight. I was up in Malta and tried to look around that new plant, and got myself thrown out!
$ Davis, for a successful Empty Bowls that earned over $1000. Thanks to the SLKs who donated bowls, and to Joe Behson for agreeing to be in the May 8th parade!
$ Baldrey: When I was SLK president, I also chaperoned teenagers for a weekend—thank God I don’t have to do that anymore!
$ Pasquarelli: Last Tuesday I had bilateral hernia surgery, and here I am walking around!
$ Sarsfield: Son #2 has committed to Yale for his master’s, and will be in the same place for at least two years!
$ Brownrigg: Had a call from the tent repair company and happily our tent is all fixed and upgraded for $325! Also want to announce that Sat June 12 at Birch Hill is Charter Night for the new East Greenbush Club, and I hope to see a good representation from this Club. This new club had a children’s fair at the Y with a good diabetes educational exhibit.
$ James, for a wonderful Dissipated Eight concert last Friday!
$ Pres Gary is still worrying about the consequences of his signing his Living Will!
DOOR PRIZE, provided by Doug Baldrey, was won by Peg Weiss!
50/50 for $24 was won by Ron Wagner!
MEGA 50/50 grew to $61.50 but Fred Wurtemberger couldn’t cash in—he picked the Two of Diamonds from the 49 cards remaining. Better luck finding the King of Clubs next week!
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM: Jo Moccia presents the APCSD budget
APRIL 26 GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Nancy W Davis
MAY 3 NO PROGRAM – BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
GREETER/INVOCATOR: John Glasser
MAY 10 ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Bill Keiley
MAY 17 PROGRAM BY LEGACY COMMITTEE
GREETER/INVOCATOR: George Raneri
MAY 24 OFFICER INSTALLATION OF AP & CHS KEY CLUBS
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Botsy Rosenberger
MAY 31 NO MEETING – MARCH IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” Henry David Thoreau
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