Submitted By:  Jenny Rivera and Lauren Rowley

January Duties
Greeter:  Alan Turken
Newsletter Writer:  Jenny Rivera
Speakers:  Walter Tonyes

February Duties
Greeter:  Kathy Hankins
Newsletter Writer:  Carl Bonitz
Speakers:  Bela Gesztesi

PLEDGE:  DG Bill Bassett


ATTENDANCE:  20 of 34

Sue Bassett, DG Spouse
Karen Fitzpatrick, Assistant Governor (AG), Region 5 (and Middletown Rotarian)
Brian Maher, Walden Rotarian
Becky Boone, Honor Flight Secretary & Treasurer

  Pancake Breakfast.  Placemat advertisements are due next week.  Please continue to sell breakfast tickets and 50/50 tickets!


Brian Maher described to the club the Hudson Valley Honor Flight – which is geared toward providing WWII veterans transportation to the monument in DC with a chartered flight equipped with Guardians.  The start-off to the day includes meeting at Shoprite in Montgomery with a motorcade of bikes, fire department and police to Stewart Airport.  

Funding for these flights are done by fundraisers in the form of Spaghetti dinners, for which we may coordinate one in conjunction with the Middletown and Minisink Club.


With us today on his official club visit, 

District Governor Bill Bassett spoke about the following:

* The importance in attending the district conference

The Peace Pole Project of promoting peace through service.

District Wide Topics:
    - Youth Exchange – spearheaded by Chairman David Greenwood
    - Polio Plus – spearheaded by Bunnee Webb
    - Radio Rotary – a public relations venue for Rotary
    - Bill’s message to all the clubs in the district (63 in total) are to obtain goals.  Bill’s goals are as follows:
        1. Membership – goal is 3% net increase
        2. Foundation – world community service committee
        3. Peace – through service
        4. Literacy – Need volunteers/tutors
        5. Have Fun!

50/50:  Sue Bassett 

4-Way Test:  Sue Bassett

Have a great week!