PLEDGE:  Alan Turken
ATTENDANCE:  24 of 34


Jan Miller, District 7210 World Community Service Chair (speaker);  Rory Garland, prospective member

Happy Birthday Kim!  (3/13)

2:  Region 5 Meeting @ The Promenade (formerly Southwinds), 6-9pm.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around next week.
9:  Rotaract Blood Drive @ Galleria Mall- Community Room (back of Food Court), 1-7pm
10:  Raffle tickets for TAX RELIEF RAFFLE due.  Sell, sell, SELL!
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, exact time TDB (likely around 9am.  Read your favorite children's book to students.
21:  District Assembly @ Harriman Learning Center, 9am-2pm

Bela handed out more raffle tickets and encouraged people to sell away!  Proceeds from this fundraiser allow us to continue our work in the community, service projects as well as donations to other organizations.  Tickets will be sold until April 10th and our 5 winners will be drawn at our April 17th meeting.

Our club nominated Alanna Smith from BOCES for the district's Non-Rotarian Vocational Service Award.  Alanna was selected as the Region 5 winner and her name has been submitted to the district.

Steve- late dollar, NCAA tournament;  Jen- corporate tax deadline;  Gino- guests;  Nick- late dollar, happy going to Florida;  John- welcome back Jim;  Mike- Boys & Girls Club dinner, April 20th, NY Rangers;  Alan- guests, nice weekend;  Chris- general happy dollar, daughter in Wizard of Oz;  Rory- late;  Matt- raised $3K at Boys & Girls Club's Sullivan Dinner;  Kim- great weekend at Mohonk, happy for weather;  Carl- spring dollar, Tony Bennett concert;  Harold- spring dollar;  Fred- weather dollar, welcome to Jan;  Rich- ECAC hockey dollar;  Domenick- corned beef & cabbage;  Laurette- spring dollar;  Bela- polio-free India;  Suzanne (from Nick)- at Chamber breakfast;  Bill B.- Jan Miller dollar, March madness;  Nikki- very late dollar, make-up at Newburgh club;  Steve- St. Patrick's dollar, contribute to the Foundation dollar!;  Jim- missed weeks dollars, new members, St. Patrick's;  Lauren- Jan, Rory, growing membership, swim season is over!

Jan Miller is Chair of the district's World Community Service Committee.  There are three funds- Annual, World, and Permanent Funds.  Paul Harris money goes to the Annual Fund.  The committee is charged with determining how the money is used.  Our district can spend up to 50% of money for block grants to specific clubs;  other 50% to global grants and project areas that Rotary supports- peace & conflict, maternal health, disease prevention, education and literacy, economic development, and water & sanitation.  A letter of interest for a project may be submitted to the committee with project particulars.  The club would have 9-11 months to complete project and would submit progress reports as well as a final report.

50/50:  Carl Bonitz
4-Way Test:  Harold Ciappa

Have a nice weekend!   

District 7210 World Service Committee Projects