PLEDGE:  Scott Hamel
ATTENDANCE:  24 of 34


Kenya Gibson and Jean Warren, Prospective members;  Richard Capicchioni, speaker

17:  Pancake Breakfast Check Presentations at Pine Bush School District Board Meeting @ Circleville Middle School, 6:30pm.
18:  New Member Mixer @ Jack's Pub at Catlin Gardens, 5:30-7:30pm  (Rotaract aged folks (21-30) are also welcome to attend for more information on Rotaract!)
20:  Great American Read Aloud @ Monhagen Middle School, 9am.  Read your favorite children's book to students.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated.
21:  District Assembly @ Harriman Learning Center, 9am-2pm.  ALL members are invited and encouraged to attend!!  (No cost.)

12: Fellowship event at Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, 3pm winery tour and tasting.  RSVP to Carl Bonitz.
19: Save the date!  Spring Clean-Up day in Pine Bush- we will be cleaning up the gazebo.  More information to follow!


10: Installation Luncheon @ Winding Hills Gold Club, 12-2:30pm.  There may be golfing after the installation for those interested..

Kim reminded everyone about the ongoing Mother's Day rose sale.

Bela drew the 5 winners of this year's Tax Relief Raffle:  Fred Noll, Jim Lawler, Dave Smith, Tree of Life, and Bill Bassett.  Congratulations to our winners and thank you to Bela for organizing our raffle again this year!

Richard Capicchioni shared information about Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley.  Family Promise is a program operating in 41 states to assist homeless families with food, shelter, and employment. Locally, families are hosted at 15 area houses of worship, and they run a day center in Beacon for job seekers and children’s activities.  Many of the homeless parents are employed, and go to their jobs during the day. Mr. Capicchioni gave us some startling statistics on homelessness.  For example, the average age of a homeless person is 9.  The organization is having their annual golf outing on June 18, 2012, at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. Click here for more information about this event, and to register online.  They are also looking for volunteers, and monetary and meal donations. Click here to learn how you can help. 

50/50:  Jean Warren  (Donated back to club.)
4-Way Test:  Ellen Quimby

Have a great week!