H E S
A N D P I P E R
|PRESIDENT Jeffery A. Lawrence||
SECRETARY Art Smith
|VICE PRESIDENT James Rogers||
TREASURER Bob Pasquarelli
|IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Richard A. Johnsen||
SANDPIPER EDITOR Peg Weiss
Meeting of 29 January 2001 - High Home Heating Costs
by Rich Durocher
of the Club, speaker Dave Tarsa
Program Chair John Brownrigg and speaker Dave Tarsa
of Joe Cybulski, dad Shorty
Shorty & son Joe Cybulski
Gov Dave: GOVERNOR'S OFFICIAL VISIT SAT FEB 17; reception and
tour of Rensselaer County Junior Museum followed by dinner at Best Western,
$25 choice of beef, chicken or fish. SIGNUP
SHEET PASSED. We need a good
showing, plus the Museum is an amazing place!
you received from ARC for donation in memory of Earl Hall, Dale's dad.
Need suggestions for a "youth oriented" local band for Summerfest;
those with teens, please solicit names ASAP.
Jeff: Submit agenda items for next week's Board meeting to Jim Rogers, who
will be presiding. Please
attend so there is a quorum.
Dick: Telephone tree organized and list distributed.
Consider it a supplement to e-mail.
Please be responsible and complete your call!
John Brownrigg introduced David Tarsa, VP of Main Care's Energy Dept, who gave some remarks concerning the energy situation in New York, the nation, and the world. We rely on mainly fossil fuels for heat and electricity generation but electricity is the most inefficient. Solar generation is reliable only in certain areas, definitely not the northeast. Years ago supply and demand were the determining factors in price fluctuations, but no more, due to politics, large company mergers, federal regulations, etc. Multiple types of fuel now in use require large storage facilities. About 1/3 the price of gasoline is a tax, plus adherence to environmental regulations raise the cost of production. We need a national policy on fuel. Individuals can help conserve energy by keeping their equipment clean and well maintained. The US definitely needs more refineries--lack of them is the reason so much Alaskan crude goes to Asia where there are huge new refineries--but Americans react with NIMBY (not in my backyard!). Q&A: new technology is attempting to use "gas chillers" for air conditioning rather than electricity, and "fuel cells" are still years away. Peter Sentz presented Dave with the Certificate of Appreciation.
Sarsfield, son Brett's name in credits for movie "Traffic"
Cub, helped film crew of "Time Machine" with use of Senior
James, survived a trip to CA and back
Distell, Meg hired as extra for "Time Machine"
Rogers, no reason, just had an extra dollar!
Freeman, son Steve, GE chief of human resources, to have son soon
Dick, fabulous time cross country skiing yesterday rather than watching
|DOOR PRIZE to Joe Cub|
|50-50 for $24 to Ron Wagner||
If he could find the
|Click the card
to see his luck
NEXT WEEK: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
- Kevin Sarsfield
- Jim Rogers
Program/Door Prize - Joe Trupia, Senior Services
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
the stable gate is closed, climb the fence."
Julie Krone, first female jockey to be
inducted into Racing Hall of Fame
in Saratoga Springs, NY
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