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 Joseph M. Behson Secretary David E. Booker
President-Elect Gerald Tysiak Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
Vice President Sarah M.
Immediate Past Pres Robert R. Loveridge
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christopher R. Blais, Roland B. Wagner, Eve M. Ward
Bryce E. Cutler, Deborah McSherry, James E. Rogers
John C. Brownrigg, James M. Colabelli, Margaret R. Weiss
CLUB BULLETIN COMMITTEE
Sandpiper Editor Peg Weiss Sandpiper Note taker Jim Colabelli
Photographer - Jim Rogers Web page Editor David E. Booker
MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
PRESIDENT Joseph M. Behson presiding
GREETINGS & INVOCATION by Scott Paul
GUESTS: Lauren Groff owner of Groff Networks, our speaker (shown to right on the right with this week’s
Program Chair, Armand)
and as a guest of Armand, Ellen (on the left)
· Mikki as Community Services Committee Chair
o DOORS OF HOPE food truck Tuesday Friday October 3rd and Tuesday October 14th.
o Soccer Trailer Sales for this Sunday, September 28th
§ Transport trailer to field – Chet Melius
§ 11:30 to 2:30 Jim Colabelli, Skip Patton & Scott Paul
§ 2:30 to 5:30 Jerry Tysiak, Mikki McSherry & Pat Lane
§ Return Trailer to its “HOME” Bill Whipple
o Volunteers needed for the Bicentennial 5K Road Race at Algonquin Middle School this Saturday, September 27th, from 3 to 5PM – if you can help please contact Mikki
o Trashbusters, Sunday, September 28, met at the Arlington House at 10AM – 10 SLKians needed for this project [Editor’s note: there were some who signed up but the Sandpiper never got their names – so if you can help with this project please contact Mikki to see if you are needed!]
o Trailer Sales at the Poestenkill Elementary School Annual School Fair on Saturday, October 4th, sign up to be passed around next week
· Ray Turner reviewed the schedule of the installations of the clubs of the Van Rensselaer Division:
Wednesday - Castleton @ Ambulance Building on Rt, 150. Jim Rogers, Jerry Tysiak, Bob Pasquarelli, Pat Lane & Dave Booker
Wednesday, October 1st, North Greenbush @ Carol’s Place for Pizza & Subs, 536 Pawling Ave, Troy. Ken Van Praag, Dave Booker, Bob Loveridge, Jim Colabelli, Peg Weiss & Jim Rogers
Thursday, October 2nd, Rensselaer @ Ambulance Hall, 3rd & Harrison, Rensselaer. Ken Van Praag, Jim Rogers, Joe Behson & Dave Booker
Monday, October 6th, Sand Lake @ Lakeview Inn, Averill Park. Be sure to let Eve/Dudley know if you are attending and if you will be accompanied by your guest!
Tuesday, October 7th, Hoosick Falls @ Hoosick Falls Country Club. Eve Ward, Ken Van Praag, Bob Pasquarelli, Joe Behson, Dave Booker and LT. Governor Jim Rogers of course!
Thursday, October 9th, Troy @ Muscatiello’s Restaurant on Rt 4 near HVCC Dave Booker, Joe Behson Jerry Tysiak, Ray Turner and Jim Rogers.
Friday, October 17th, NYD Governor’s Official Visit, at the Desmond – Dave Booker, Joe Behson, Peg Weiss, Chet Melius(2), Bob Loveridge(2), Jerry Tysiak(2) & Lt. Gov. Jim Rogers(2).
PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD: A 26 year perfect attendance tab was presented to Dave Booker by President Joe; after which Secretary Dave, believing that no one should present themselves with an honor and that turn about is fair play, presented Joe with his 16 year tab.
PROGRAM: Lauren Groff of Groff Networks was introduced to Armand through Bruce Cutler. Armand has made use of Lauren’s skills at keeping his computer in good health. Groff Networks was founded in 2005. In response for a growing need for computer consultants that show up on time, return phone calls, don’t geek speak and don’t speak down to customers. There are 5 technicians available for assistance. Groff Networks targets small business owners and take pride in that both he and his staff stay on the cutting edge of computer technology to promote what every small business owner must know about protecting and preserving critical data and computer systems. The single most expensive mistake is over looking important facts that will protect the integrity of your operating systems in your computer and having an emergency plan in place if disaster strikes. Six out of 10 businesses will suffer from 6-10 thousand dollars of lost information. Ninety three percent of businesses file for bankruptcy after these losses occur. These losses could have been prevented by following these 6 steps: (1) Make sure your files are backed up everyday; (2) Check your back-ups on a regular basis to see if they are working properly; (3) keep an off-site copy of your back-ups; (4) Make sure your virus protection is ALWAYS on and up-to-date; (5) Set up a firewall; (6) Update your system with critical security patches as they become available.
This year, 40% of small to medium businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker and more than 50% won’t even know they are attacked. What is more exasperating about this situation is that 100% of the disasters and restoration costs could have been completely avoided with a little planning and pro-active maintenance. The benefits of making use of Groff Networks are as follows: elimination of expensive repairs and recovery costs; faster performance, fewer glitches, and practically zero down time; enjoying all the benefits of an in-house IT Department without all the costs; substantial discounts; not fearing big and expensive network repair bills; you will sleep easier because your data is now safeguarded. To contact Lauren at Groff Networks call 320-8906 or email: lgroff.Kiwanis@groffnetworks.com. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Lauren by Scott Paul.
$ Armand Mills: Glad to have the services of Groff Networks.
$ Nancy Davis: Acknowledgement of an apology from Dave Booker ?
$ Chet Melius: Son Joe qualified 5th and ended up 4th in final heat.
$ Skip Patton: Son made it to Portland, Oregon, however, after picking up his girl friend at the Portland Airport he wiped out on the Exit ramp leaving airport. Son & girlfriend are bruised but okay! Bike ruined!
$ Ken James: For great weather!
$ John Brownrigg: Will sign up for Adopt a Highway if to get out of working at wife's garage sale. John was happy that he was allowed to use Botsy’s truck. An UNHAPPY DOLLAR – Tent is missing again!
$ Bob Loveridge: Asked Doc if he should have a stress test? Doc replied “yes” only if you really think you need one. A problem was found, Bob went to next level for Nuclear Stress test and was recommended that stents be installed. Before operation was to start, our own Bruce Coyne took Bob under his wing for special care during operation. As Bob was coming out of recovery he questioned what was done and how the operation went. Unbelievably he was told that no problems were found and the whole thing was caused by a false positive in the preliminary test results. A bullet was dodged.
$ Jerry Tysiak: Glad that advisor Bob will be around for a while. Happy that Cindy filled in for him at the Soccer Trailer on Sunday. Thanks to John Brownrigg for organizing Kiwanis tents, etc. at barn. Dr. Joe’s great job at taking notes at previous meeting. Thanks for Scott Paul’s template. Thanks to Armand for providing membership directory. Thanks to Dave Booker for electronic agenda. Happy that he found Jim Rogers pictures in tack.
$ Jim Rogers: A big happy $20.00 that he now has his pictures back in his possession. (on right)
DOOR PRIZE – the door prize supplied by Armand was won by Kevin Sarsfield
50/50 – worth $23.00 was won by Eve
MEGA 50/50 – now worth $84.00 with only 46 cards left was attempted by Peg but instead of the King of Clubs she found the 6 of Diamonds
NEXT WEEK PROGRAM: VAN RENSSELAER DIVISION COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 29 GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Bill Whipple
OCTOBER 6 PROGRAM: INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
GREETER/INVOCATOR to be named
OCTOBER 13 and after still to be arranged – the Program Chair is working on it – watch this space!
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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