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 29, 2009
PRESIDING President Jerry Tysiak
GREETER/ INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE PRESENTER: Bob Pasquarelli
subbing for Archie Robinson
WELCOME BACK: Bill Kieley
· John Brownrigg is looking for a few more convertibles for the Summerfest Parade.
· Bob Loveridge has the 50/50 tickets for us to sell. Please get your tickets from him and sell your share. We will need the money for the programs in the fall.
ward reminded us that on July 20 we will have our Recovery Picnic at Butler
Park. This is a covered dish dinner. Please come and bring your friends and
family. Please let Eve know how many will be attending.
Eve is picking up the tickets for our Valley Cats game which will be on July 27. Please arrange with Eve to pick up your tickets.
· Jerry Tysiak: Summerfest Banner has been raised by Bonded Concrete across Route 43.
o Sponsorship Contributions: Unassigned business firms that need a visit?
o Kamp Kiwanis: Raffle for HVCC Skybox Seats, $2 each, $5 for 5 tickets. Drawing July 15. Game July 27.
o District Convention at the Crown Plaza August 19-23, 2009. The club may elect Three Delegates & Three Alternate Delegates. If interested in being a delegate, give your name to Joe Behson.
o The election for Governor will be Sat. Aug. 22 from 1:30 to 3:30. and the Installation Ceremony will be on Sun. Aug. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30. Everyone of us should be there to honor Dave and the position he will hold.
· Nancy W. Davis: Announce Upcoming Community Service Projects
o Sand Lake Library/Food Trailer: Summerfest Dry Run
o Unload delivery truck @ Doors of Hope on Wednesday, July 8 at noon.
o Nancy announced that she had spoken to the Red Cross today and that they had been able to collect 29 units of blood. Thank you Nancy for your diligent recruitment. One never knows when one will need it.
PROGRAM: “The Other Side of Joe Cybulski”
Program Chair: Ron Wagner
Speaker: Joe Cybulski
Joe is a man who enjoys his job. He is the Rensselaer County Commissioner of Unified Family Services. He is passionate about getting our seniors the food, medical help, education and recreation that they deserve. Joe also oversees the Veterans and Youth Programs. He proudly told of the hot meals five days a week at each of the five senior centers as well as many home delivered meals. They deliver between 450-475 meals a day to local seniors and make and serve 160.000 meals a year. A donation of $2.50 is suggested but if a person doesn't have it they are just as welcome. They also offer a respite care program for grandparents who are raising their grand children. He also mentioned the HIICAP program which helps our seniors choose the proper Medicare Part D program. There is transportation for seniors to the five senior centers. They also run an Ombudsman Program which is in need of some volunteers for which training is provided. This program provides advocates for the frail elderly living in long term care facilities. His voice shows his belief in keeping people in their homes as long as safely possible.
$ Dave Booker : Back from the convention in Nashville, says he learned a lot. It was wonderful not to hear any NY Senate news while away.
$ Ken Van Praag:
o Reminding us that everyone of us should go to Dave Bookers " Coronation."
o Glad his grandson, "Crash," has graduated and is going to SCCC to study Arson Management.
o Proud of the great job that Joe is doing and the Man he has become.
$ John Brownrigg :
o Had a wonderful time in Queens for the Subway Series of course his team lost.
o Also went to Belmont to see Rachael Alexandra win the Mother Goose Stakes.
o Had a great time in Queens with old friends.
$ Joe Cybulski: Thanking Ron Wagner for Sponsoring his program.
$ Bob Carpentier: Telling us to watch for Joe Behson's upcoming program.
$ Jerry Tysiak:
o Wishes he knew of the respite care program, having just had his two very young grandchildren for two weeks; of course he says this as he is beaming with pleasure from his time with them.
o His daughter, Marissa, is now a licensed Pharmacist who is completing a Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. She graduated from pharmacy school with extremely high marks, when 75 is a passing grade on a state exam and your daughter gets 124 it is reason to crow.
$ Nancy W. Davis:
o Very pleased with the 29 units of blood collected at Library Day.
o One of the Doors of Hope volunteers Bob Work was recently ill and need blood; glad that we could replace it.
o Vacation Bible School which will be held in August at St. Henry's is going to be great. Watch for it.
$ Bill Whipple: School is out and he loved his presents from his students; especially the ear protectors for his "Quiet Bus"
DOOR PRIZE Ron Wagner provided an IOU which was won by Bill Kieley
50/50 Worth $23.00 won by Ray Turner.
Progressive 50/50 $ 33.50 with all 52 cards remaining was not won by Bob
Carpenter who pulled the ten of diamonds (he had pulled two cards and
dropped one: it was the King of Clubs. Sorry. Bob.)
NEXT WEEK: July 6 PROGRAM CHAIR: Jerry Tysiak
INVOCATOR/GREETER: 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 at Butler Park
July 27 Annual Tri City Valley Cats Outing
August 3 Program Chair: Joe Behson
Program: Youth Services Committee Update
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Joe Behson
August 10 Program Chair: Frank Breselor
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Garry Meislin
August 17 Program Chair: Barb Fioravanti
Program: Wes Kussmaul - Internet security
Greeter/Invocator/Certificate: Jo Moccia
August 24 Annual Steak and Lobster Bake at BSA Camp Rotary
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
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