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 Deacon Bob Pasquarelli
Speakers Wayne Bonesteel & Kelley Kircher ; of Woodie Hacker, his son-in-law Chris Bradley;
(shown with Woodie) (Chris shown in the middle in second picture)
Martin Sanders, of Michael Gates; LTG Noreen Barrett; from Columbia HS Key Club,
VP Jillian Doldeo & Editor/Webmaster Mollie Beaudin
PROJECT SIGNUP SHEETS
DOORS OF HOPE Tues Aug 17: KVP, Ginther – need more!
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE @ COC Tues Aug 24: Davis, Pasquarelli, Lane (2 shifts), Ward, Gates, Whipple – need 1 more!
Ø Thanks to those who unloaded the very LATE truck at Doors of Hope last Friday: KVP, Dorr, Ginther, Tysiak, and Patti.
Ø DUES ARE STILL OVERDUE FOR SEVERAL MEMBERS! Please call Secretary Pat.
Ø Jillian and Mollie, from Columbia HS Key Club, thanked SLK for financial support to attend the October Key Leader conference. They will learn a lot!
Ø KIWANIS FAMILY FUN DAY Sept 11th at Schodack Town Park (Rt 150), 1 to 6 PM! Planned for all the Kiwanis Family (K Clubs, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, families, and advisors). See complete notice included with this issue. Reservations deadline is Sept 3 to Bob Pasquarelli @ 674-5649, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ø Music In The Park yesterday was better attended, both by the community and SLKs. We had about 85 in the audience, including 8 Kiwanians, to hear a great concert by Michael Benedict and the Jazz Vibes. Let’s keep it up!
Ø ANNUAL END OF YEAR STEAK & LOBSTER ROAST Fri Aug 27 at BSA Camp Rotary. See Eve for reservations and to sign up for a job. Donations of salad and dessert will be welcome.
Ø VALLEY CATS BASEBALL: In lieu of our regular meeting Mon Aug 30th, we will be at The Joe to watch a game. Food available at the stadium. See Eve for prepaid reservations.
PROPOSAL FOR NEW PROJECT
Eve Ward presented a proposal for a Youth Services project: school supplies for needy kids.
Eve’s long experience with schools and children has shown her that many children cannot afford the necessities of learning, (pencils, pens, pads, crayons, notebooks, etc.), and Kiwanis is ideally placed to be able to correct this. School district budgets have been cut drastically and many items previously supplied have been eliminated. The Community & Youth Services Committee has agreed to supply $300 from their budget, and donations from the Club as individuals were accepted. Eve can provide a list if you prefer to shop yourself, or just provide the cash, and she will shop. This project was enthusiastically accepted by those present, and was approved at a special Board of Directors meeting.
Woodie Hacker introduced two speakers who would hopefully answer the question, “Just what is going on at Routes 4 & 43?” Rensselaer County Engineer Wayne Bonesteel has been a lifelong resident of our county, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from RIT, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in NY, CT, and MA. Kelley Kircher is Project Manager in the Highway Design group at Creighton Manning Engineering in Albany. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson, and also is a licensed PE in NYS. She has 10 years of transportation engineering experience, and is president of the Transportation Group in the local chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers.
Wayne acknowledged that traffic is a big problem in the 4&43 corridor. Widening of Rt 4 is already in progress with a deadline of Sept 15th. The northeast corner of 4&43 has seen the paving of parking lots and driveways, with lighting in place, but no buildings for several years! No one seems to know what will happen with that proposed shopping mall. There has been bulldozing and grading on the southeast side of 43, and the upper portion, between Best Rd and Mountain View Rd, is rumored to become “over 55 senior residences”. The lower part, between Best Rd and Rt 4 is to be called “Tech Valley Plaza”.
Kelley talked about an area along the west side of Rt 4 between the Park & Ride lot and the entrance to the Home Depot shopping plaza. Illustrated by drawings, she showed how the intersection at Agway Drive by the Stewart’s store will be changed and widened for greater safety. Farther south toward Home Depot, there are to be a chain drug store, a bank, and other stores, with parking lots behind them. There is a $2 million bond out—Route 4 MUST be widened for miles! Stimulus money from last year was used for repaving. Sidewalks on the west side of Rt 4 are planned from Agway drive to the Home Depot entrance. Lighting and sidewalks are needed along Rt 43 near the new developments. Traffic signal lights will be coordinated when all the construction is completed. The I-90 Connector which was planned has become too expensive.
Bob Pasquarelli presented both Wayne and Kelley with our Certificates of Appreciation for a most informative program. Thanks to Marion Hacker for suggesting this program, and to their son-in-law Chris Bradley who works with Wayne.
$ Nancy Davis (in absentia): for the Vacation Bible School which had over 90 children; for the SLKs who stuck it out at Doors of Hope last Friday when the truck was so late; for the entertaining Music in the Park; and for the visits of my family, including my sister, brother, and son, this past week!
$ Barb: for Jillian and Mollie coming to another of our meetings!
$ Pres Gary: for my son’s visit this past week!
$ Jim Colabelli: glad to help out at the park – had a great night!
$ Eve: had a good time at the park, and thanks for approving the project for Averill Park!
$ Jim Rogers: had a pleasant time camping in the Adirondacks with our daughter and her family in a tent that was unused since 1988! We survived, but had more trouble arising after sleeping on the ground than I remember from back then!
$ Woodie: for a good program, suggested by Marion, and implemented by Chris—thanks!
$ Kevin: played in the annual Delmar Kiwanis Golf Tourney, and again, JUST missed! We finished 11 under par, but in 2ND place!
$ John Brownrigg: had a nice day at the track, and didn’t lose ANY money….because I did NOT bet! I also learned that my recent lame leg was due to metal fragments still in there from 41 years ago when I was hit by shrapnel! It’s still coming out! I was strongly advised not to have an MRI!
$ Joe Behson: had a Kiwanis fun day Sunday, tennis at APHS, players from 4 clubs. Then there was bowling in East Greenbush with 4 clubs participating—but I was at Butler Park!
$ Bob Pasquarelli: for a great program that answered lots of questions. My grandson is now at Texas Tech studying mechanical engineering!
DOOR PRIZE, provided by Woodie, was won by his son-in-law, Chris Bradley!
50/50 for $20 was won by Jim Rogers!
MEGA 50/50, up to $300.50, taunted Jim Colabelli, who picked the 4 of Clubs from 36 cards!
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM to be provided by the Legacy Group
AUGUST 16 GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Dick Johnsen
AUG 19 – 22 NY DISTRICT CONVENTION AT BINGHAMTON
AUGUST 23 PROGRAM by Eve Ward and Committee Chairs
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Pat Lane
AUGUST 27 STEAK & LOBSTER ROAST AT CAMP ROTARY
AUGUST 30 NO MEETING – VALLEY CATS BASEBALL
SEPTEMBER 6 NO MEETING – LABOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 11 VAN RENSSELAER DIVISION KIWANIS FAMILY PICNIC
SEPTEMBER 13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Bryce Ginther
SEPTEMBER 20 PROGRAM by the Legacy Group
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Fred Wurtemberger
SEPTEMBER 27 PROGRAM: James Perez
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Bob Reiter
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
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