Meeting notes taken by Nick Constantino.

A reminder...
August Greeter:  Jenny Rivera
August Newsletter:  Mike Swensen
August Speakers:  Nick Constantino
PLEDGE:  Jenny Rivera
ATTENDANCE:  28 of 35


Meghan Taylor, Orange County Partnership, Guest speaker

Happy Birthday James!  (7/27)

Happy Anniversary Greg!  (8/1)

18-19:  Rib-fest sponsored by Highland club.  If you are interested in volunteering at this event please let Nick know.
19:  Chester club's Hudson River cruise.  If you are interested in attending, please let Harold know.

  Newburgh PBA's Golf Tournament.  The PBA has sponsored our wiffle event since its inception so we thought it would be nice to support them back.  If you are interested in playing please contact Lauren.  (Click the link below for details.)

Looking ahead...
Oct 6:  Fall Membership/Public Relations/Foundation Seminar @ Columbia Greene College, 9am-2pm.  District event, no cost, lunch included!
Oct 27:  Fall Membership/Public Relations/Foundation Seminar @ Mount Saint Mary College, 9am-2pm.  District event, no cost, lunch included! 

Harold let the club know that we will be doing the Flock-A-Friend fundraiser again this year after wiffle.  More details to come!

Harold also announced that Bill Fioravanti will be resigning from the club at this time.  His schedule at his new job makes our meetings tough to attend, but Bill is always welcome back should his schedule change.

Lauren let the club know how her President's Discretionary money was distributed- $250 went to each of the following organizations:  HONORehg, Hailey's Hope Foundation, Inspire, and Polio Plus.

Lauren also gave an overview of Wiffle for Kids- a runthru of the day and where we are with sponsorships ($7,750!)- and also asked that members please help spread the word and plan on volunteering that day.  The links below contain much more info on the event, but you can always reach out to Lauren or Carl if you have any questions.

Meghan Taylor is the Director of Business Attraction at the Orange County Partnership;  she is the "salesperson for Orange County."  The Town of Wallkill is the most pro-business municipality in the county.  Crystal Run Healthcare employs 1,600 people.  350 jobs were created in the Town of Wallkill in the last year.  Meghan is working with a few companies right now that are considering moving into Orange County, although she could not give too many details at this time.  The biggest deterrent for businesses moving to New York state is the cost of doing business here.  That has gotten better in recent years, but the cost still remains high.

50/50:  Kathy Hankins
4-Way Test:  Kathy Hankins

Have a great weekend! 

Newburgh PBA Golf Tournament

What is Wiffle for Kids?

Competitive Wiffle Tournament Registration Form

Corporate Challenge Registration Form

Pinch Hitter Sponsorship Form