President Stuart J. Nippes Treasurer Robert S. Pasquarelli
President-Elect Jean Hamlin Secretary David E. Booker
Vice President Janet C. Malecki Webmaster David E. Booker
Immediate Past President Linda L. Ellis Sandpiper Editor Margaret R. Weiss
Photographers James Rogers & Kevin Sarsfield
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joseph M. Behson, Craig Daniels, Patricia A. Lane
John B. Mulligan, Eve M. Ward, Margaret R. Weiss
John C. Brownrigg, Robert R. Loveridge, William M. Whipple
WELCOME BACK: Bruce Perry John Mulligan
Jamie Hanlon Joe Trupia
and Frank Lewandusky
Dave Booker read an email from Bob Pasquarelli stating that they had been in an auto accident in South Carolina last weekend and that Joan was in ICU with 8 broken ribs and a fractured clavicle. He did not know when they might be home. Our prayers are with them for a speedy recovery.
The Division Council this Thursday has been cancelled due to illness.
John Brownrigg has investigated Amtrak schedules to the Toronto Convention, since there seemed to be little interest in the bus. It’s a 9 hour train trip which would leave Albany on Wed at either 5:30 or 7:30 AM and return on Sunday either 7:15 or 9:30 PM. Fare is $235 and payments would be due in April.
Concert Committee brief meeting after tonight’s meeting.
Summerfest 2016 Committee will meet after next week’s meeting.
DOOR PRIZE, provided by Pete, was won by Barb Fioravanti
50/50 for $20 was won by Kevin Sarsfield!
$215.50 this week, continued to hide
that King of Clubs.
PROGRESSIVE 50/50, worth $215.50 this week, continued to hide that King of Clubs.
Lewandusky’s ticket gave him the
chance to pick a card, and he got the
Frank Lewandusky’s ticket gave him the chance to pick a card, and he got the
FEBRUARY 22 PROGRAM CHAIR: Pat Lane
PROGRAM: Kamp Kiwanis
PROGRAM CHAIR: John Brownrigg
FEBRUARY 29 PROGRAM CHAIR: John Brownrigg
PROGRAM: Steven Hughes:
Homeland Securith and Isis
PROGRAM: Steven Hughes: Homeland Securith and Isis
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE PRESENTER: TBA
MARCH 7 PROGRAM CHAIR: Pat Lane
PROGRAM: Community Services Committee Update
GREETER/INVOCATOR/CERTIFICATE: Joe Behson
MARCH 14 PROGRAM CHAIR: Ron Wagner
GREETER/INVOCATOR: Joe Behson
DOORS OF HOPE, unloading food truck
Mon Feb 22nd: Davis, Malecki, Patton, Daniels
AMERICIAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at the Church of the Covenant, Thursday Feb 25th:
Set UP 12 -1 pm: Davis
First Shift 1-3:30 pm: Canteen - Peg Weiss Registration: Eve Ward
Second Shift 3:30 - 6 pm: Canteen - Craig Daniels Registration - Linda Ellis
Take Down 6-7 pm: Nancy W. Davis
43rd MONTHLY PASTA DINNER at the West Sand Lake Firehouse, Saturday, March 12th:
12 – 7, Setup & Cook: L&L Ellis, Loveridge, Brownrigg
3 – 5:30, Setup & Serve: Hamlin, __________ & ________________
3:30 – 7, Cashiers: Ward
5 – 7:30, Serve & Takedown: Hamlin, ____________ & _______________
RENSSELAER INTERCLUB & DIVISION COUNCIL, CANCELLED
$ Pete Stevens: My daughter has applied to several medical schools, and is anxiously awaiting some good news!
$ John Mulligan: I’ve missed a few meetings because of a job location, and then I got sick!
$ Joe Behson: I now have a contract for the sale of my house, and hope to close by the end of the month!
$ Pat Lane: Over 30 years ago when we were house hunting, we almost bought a house on Route 43 near the center of town.
Half of the cellar was a huge cistern for water collection!
$ Jean Hamlin: I got on the scale, and when I read it, I kicked the bitch in the corner and told her to apologize!
This crazy weather with its ups and downs of temperatures is Mother Nature going through menopause!
$ Stu Nippes: Thanks to Pete for a great program! When I was down in Florida, I saw sand replacement being done on the Gulf
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Many large construction machines are in use to replace the tons of sand washed away, working day and night. Extra high dunes are being built to protect the houses. Huge stone jetties have been built out into the ocean to try to mitigate the destructive action of the waves. New buildings are on stilts the size of telephone poles which are put in place with vibratory pile drivers. Water is poured down them to liquefy the sand, and the vibrations sink the poles. In good weather this space under the houses may be used as a garage, but must have “break away” walls, so storm surge can pass under without damaging the building. Pete’s family has owned his house, which is about a block from the beach, for many years, and he showed some pictures of the way things were years ago. Drinking water is piped in from the mainland. During World War II dirigibles were used to track enemy submarines along the coast, and he remembers seeing 21 of these aircraft in one day! Major hurricanes occurred in 1942 and 1962, but Sandy was the most destructive. We thank you, Pete, for a most interesting presentation!