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 Gerald Tysiak Secretary Peg Weiss
Vice President Gary Meislin Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
Sandpiper Editor Jo Moccia Immediate Past Pres Joe Behson
Webmaster David E. Booker Photographer Jim Rogers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ray Turner, William Whipple
Bryce E. Cutler, Skip Patton, James E. Rogers
John C. Brownrigg, James M. Colabelli, Eve M. Ward
Club Bulletin Committee
Jo Moccia, Chair
Jim Colabelli Pat Lane
MEETING OF June 15, 2009
PRESIDENT Gerald Tysiak presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Skip Patton
GUESTS: Ralph LaMontagna, Averill Park Education Foundation, shown below with Ray Turner, and prospective member Bill Kieley (shown on right below).
WELCOME BACK: Bruce Perry, Megan Sanzo & Grorge Raneri (all shown above)
∑ Please check the list that Jerry sent out and see if you can contact some of our local businesses for their sponsorships for Summerfest. these need to be completed by June 24 at the latest.
Behson held his Future's committee meeting right after our regular meeting.
Call Joe and see what is in our "future" and how you can be a more active
Our Summerfest Banner that hangs over Route 43 has been found and is be updated. will be hung by this week end.
∑ Nancy W Davis reminded us that Doors of Hope has a delivery for tomorrow June 16 and if you missed that one there is another one due to be unloaded on July3. So meet your fellow Kiwanians at the Java Beanery at 9:30
∑ Nancy also reminded us that the Sand lake Library day is June 27 and that there will be a blood drive held at the Town Hall from 9 to 2 . Please support both our Library and our continued need for Blood Donors.
∑ North Greenbush Kiwanis has raffle tickets for the July 27 Valley Cats game. you could win 2 seats in the presidentís box that includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. call Dave Booker for more info.674 0461.
Brownrigg has signup sheets for the Parade for Summerfest. He needs crossing
guards and other helpers.drop him an email
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD John Brownrigg 16 years, congratulations
PROGRAM Ralph LaMontagna, Averill Park Education Foundation
Ralph told us about this group of volunteers who work tirelessly to enhance the learning experience in our schools. They bring varied programs into our schools. One of their really remarkable contributions is getting a baby grand piano for Algonquin Middle School to replace on old upright piano. this was a contribution from Mr. Qualierri and they had it cleaned and tuned. They also sponsor an Adventure Based Learning program at Algonquin which is fun while the students learn team building, problem solving and confidence while climbing the rock wall and doing rope and mazes. They have sponsored the Garden Program and brought in many different musical and dance groups to our schools. Every third grade gets a visit from David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and he inspires our students to be involved in music and each year after that a member of the ASO visits the schools with different instruments to keeps up that awareness. Each year in November they have a dinner and honor people in our community who have made an impact on the cultural education of our students. they have honored Karen and Chet Opalka, Janine Budesheim and Pilar Geminhardt. They continue to Enhance the Learning Experience.
$ John Brownrigg returning chainsaw to Bob Loveridge. Complaining that it is only good for cutting butter
$ Joe Behson had a great visit with his son and grandson over the week end and a good visit with his Mom.
Thanks for the loan of the Kiwanis tent
for Botsy letting him use his truck even if Botsy did think Dick could drive it.
also thanks to Ralph LaMontagna for the good program and also for being included in the celebration
of confirmation of his daughter at COC
$ Bob Loveridge Made a donation of the chainsaw to Botsy for John Brownrigg's next haircut.
$ Kevin Sarsfield Had a good day at the Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Golf Outing with Bob Loveridge as part of a foursome. and they tied for first place.
$ Barb Fioravanti She spent last Friday night with the East Greenbush Key Club doing the Relay for Life Started with 6 Key Clubbers and ended with 9.
$ Nancy W. Davis The Relay for Life Teams from Church of the Covenant and the West Sand Lake United Methodist made 28 tie dyed t- shirts during the 24 hour Relay. Eve told us that that group raised over $5000.00. Good Work, Kids.
$ Jim Rogers Thanks for Ralph's program and for the fact that growing up his high school played a stong rivalry with Ralph's wife's high school
$ Dave Booker having led the training for Lt. Governors is very pleased with the team that he has behind him. And they will be called " Booker's Builders." now does anyone have a bunch of hard hat's for his builders?
$ Botsy Rosenberger Sorry for the loss of Chet Melius to the club. he will be missed by all of us. His smile and hard work will leave a hole in many of us.
$ Gary Meislin Tonight was his Birthday and he just wanted us to know is isn't a year older but he is A YEAR BETTER.
$ George Raneri thanking Skip for filling in for him tonight as Greeter. He was told he could come on all the nights not just when he is the Greeter.
$ Peg Weiss Again her Granddaughter's high school soccer team in North Carolina has won the State Soccer Championship.
$ Jerry Tysiak Thanks to those that helped at Butler Park and inviting us down to see the beautiful park and our Kiwanis park benches.
DOOR PRIZE The Door Prize was provided by Ray Turner and was won by Eve Ward.
50 /50 Worth $ 23.00 was won by Dave Booker
Progressive 50 / 50 for the glorious total of $ 178.00 was not won by Joe Cybulski as he drew the 7 of Hearts.
Thought for the week:
Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. - William Penn
Next Week June 22 Program Chair: Joe Cybulski
Program: County Executive Kathy Jimino
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Bob Reiter
June 29 Program Chair: Ron Wagner
Program: "The Other Joe Cybulski
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Archie Robinson
July 6 Program Chair: Jerry Tysiak
Program: Pre Summerfest meeting
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Jim Stacy
July 13 Program Chair: Jerry Tysiak
Program: Post Summerfest meeting
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Ray Turner
July 20 Program Chair: Social Committee
Program: Annual Member/Guest Picnic
July 27 Annual Tri City Valley Cats Outing
August 3 Program Chair: Joe Behson
Program: Youth Services Committee Update
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Joe Behson
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