Submitted by:  Fred Noll

PLEDGE:  Jenny Rivera
ATTENDANCE:  18 of 34

Dean Scher, PhD, LCSW, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Orange County (Speaker)

Harold Baird, Town of Mamakating Supervisor

30:  Board Meeting @ Horton Pavilion, 7:45am

4 & 15:  Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army @ The Galleria, 10am-8pm each day.  Two hour blocks of time- a sign-up sheet is available.

Looking ahead...
Jan 27, 2013:  Pancake Breakfast.  More details to follow in upcoming weeks!

Harold will be on vacation until December 1st.  He spoke about the election and how they may be over, but we should continue to let politicians know the kind of job they are doing.

Harold passed around thank you notes from the schools for the dictionaries provided by our club. 

Bill Bassett was honored for his community service at a Museum Village.

At last weekend's Foundation Brunch at West Point, Wallkill East was recognized for three things:  Top club in Region 5 for per capita giving;  #3 in District 7210 for per capita giving to the Annual Funds Fund; and we were an EREY club last year.  (Every Rotarian Every Year gives $100 or the equivalent of.) 

Bill Bassett announced that Bunnee Webb was also presented with the Service Above Self Award at the brunch- the highest award given in Rotary.

Steve- cleaned up around house after Sandy, late dollar;  Mike- late;  Nick- late and requested that club consider nominating him for District Governor- he's ready!;  Matt- his his job (regret to hear that, Matt);  Ellen- great weekend;  James- missed meeting;  Scott- Jets-sad;  Harold B.- enjoyed being at our meetings, prayer for people still recovering from Sandy;  Bill- appreciation for Foundation Brunch;  Frank- visit to Minisink Track Team program;  Lauren- happy Foundation Brunch, Cowboys;  Carl- late dollar, Foundation Brunch, Cowboys;  Jenny- son passed the Bar on the first try;  Alan- Food Pantry, looking forward to attending Thanksigiving parade;  Hal- Museum Village event, upcoming trip

Dean Scher of Catholic Charities, speaking for the Orange County Long Term Recovery Program.  Composed of a coalition of County 501c3s to secure funds for citizens of Orange County in need of assistance as a result of some disaster: persons living in compromised health conditions, those living just above the poverty level.  This coalition makes County eligible for state and federal assistance.  They have committees that assess the need, prioritize, authorize the expenditure of dollars to meet needs, and case manage.

50/50:  Frank Giannino (Donated to Orange County Long Term Recovery Program)
4-Way Test:  Frank Giannino

See you tomorrow!