April Greeter - Rich Shapiro
April Newsletter - Bob Miller
April Speakers - Nikki Regina
PLEDGE:  Kathy Hankins
ATTENDANCE:  24 of 34


Paul Halpern, Middletown Rotary;  Martha Underwood, Winslow (speaker)

Happy Birthday Chris Molinelli!  (3/28)
Happy Birthday Bill Bassett!  (4/1)

2:  Region 5 Meeting @ The Promenade (formerly Southwinds), 6-9pm.
3:  Business Meeting (Walter will give an update on scholarships and Harold will talk about next year!)
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!
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.)

Bela reminded the group that we have TWO more weeks to sell Tax Relief Raffle tickets.  Sell away!!  Tickets are $5 each and will be sold until April 10th, with our 5 winners drawn at our April 17th meeting.

It is also that time of year for our Rose Sale!  Kim explained to the group that we will be using Absolutely Flowers this year and have guaranteed to sell 700 dozen.  (We achieved this number last year!)  Rotaract, Interact, and the Minisink clubs also sell roses.  If you have any questions please contact Kim.

Steve announced that we met both of the Presidential Citation Foundation goals!  We started this Rotary year with 29 members, which meant to receive the Presidential Citation a minimum of 29 members had to donate $25 to the Rotary Foundation and our club contributions had to total $2,900.  Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed and helped our club receive the Presidential Citation!!!

Martha Underwood is the Project Coordinator and a Riding Instructor at Winslow Therapeautic.  Winslow started out of a number of barns in Warwick, but opened its own facility in 2002.  It has a heated indoor arena, an outdoor arena, and a network of trails.  All instructors at Winslow are PATH International certified.  (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship)  PATH's mission is to provide safe and effective therapeutic riding to children and adults with disabilities.  Winslow currently serves people aged 5 - 80 with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, stroke patients, etc.  They also provide special education classes, adult day rehab programs, summer programs, social skills groups, emotional skills groups, and an 8-week PATH instructor training in addition to riding lessons.  All lessons are subsidized through fundraising and grants.  (No one is turned away!)  Winslow's two big fundraisers are their Duck Derby and Gala.  Winslow volunteers serve over 600 hours per month and are age 13 and up.  

50/50:  Jim Lawler  (Donated to Winslow)
4-Way Test:  Jim Lawler

See you tomorrow!