The following are minutes from our July 13, 2010 meeting
Pledge: Amy Minutolo
Invocation: Fred Noll

Guests: Suzanne Forni, Glen Arden (a prospective member); Shauna Varela, Rotaract President; Dick Ploth, Ossining; Sue Swensen & McKayla; Aaron Shapiro (Rich's son).

Upcoming Dates:
Tonight - July 13th --- Don't cook! Click on link below for flyer. Bring flyer to Pizza Hut and 20% of your check will be donated to Rotaract, who will in turn donate the proceeds to Polio Eradication.
July 18th --- Region 5 Hudson Valley Renegade's Game. In addition to the fellowship opportunity, our club will receive $8.00 for every ticket sold --- Flyer with more information on purchasing tickets is below.
July 24th --- Our Blood Drive from 10am - 2pm at Laurette's place- Wallkill Living Center, Schutt Road Extension (by Price Chopper). Flyer is also below. All who show to donate will receive a certificate for a free half-gallon of Friendly's ice cream...
August 1st --- Attention Runners! Monticello's annual event- The Monster Classic- is Sunday, August 1st. See flyer below for more details.
September 25th --- Wiffle for Kids! Everyone is needed!

DGN Bill Bassett, on behalf of IMRF, is looking for volunteers for Saturday, July 17th for an event at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Call Bill for information.

Shauna Varela, the new President of Rotaract, having attended the International Convention in Montreal, is looking for help with their Mentoring program. Rotary's International President wants Rotarians to act as mentors for Rotaract. Please email her for additional information- Additionally, they are looking to grow. If you know someone 18-30 years of age, they qualify for Rotaract - which meets the first Saturday of the month at Panera's at 10:00. Please email them for more info:

Our County Executive, Eddie Diana, provided an insightful program into how well Orange County is doing compared to other counties in New York... Quite frankly I got caught up in listening and didn't take real strong notes, but a few things: 1) There have been no County tax increases in the last six years - three of which saw reductions, 2) The current rate is $2.96/$1000, and 3) Orange County has a AAA bond rating --- one of only two in the State --- which saves the County millions of dollars in interest.

50/50: Frank Giannino
4-Way Test: DGN Bill Bassett

Have a great week!

Blood Drive Flyer

Hudson Valley Renegades Fundraiser Flyer

2010 Monster Classic Flyer

Rotaract Fundraiser at Pizza Hut