Club News
This week – Come listen to our Rotary Exchange Student, Joe Ritchie, tell us about his experience!  Our youth are the future of Rotary…
 5K Application Prep – Sunday January 20th 1pm at the Association for the Blind.  144 Ridge Rd.  No more than two hours and it’s relaxed work – no heavy lifting! Please consider signing up to help – we could use a few more bodies.
 
Jackie Touba is our Club historian and she has requested that anytime you see any Rotary news in the Post Star to please cut it out and see that she gets it.  Jackie has done a wonderful job of gathering all Rotary News and with our 100th anniversary of our club coming up in a few short years – it is nice to have and know our history!
 What does Hockey and Lyme disease have in common?  Come to a hockey game at the Cool Insuring Arena some night when the Lyme Action Network hosts one of their fundraisers.  You get to see a game and support the cause!
 Well…the bell ringing has ended and here are the totals…With a few counter top kettles still out – we collected from both our club members and the generous donations of all those shoppers at Walmart….$6,130.36!  $1,680.36 in cash and the rest in checks.  Be proud folks – we are helping a lot of people long past we collect and give…
 
 
See you Thursday,
Cin
“Be the Inspiration”
Learning to read and discover new words and meanings can be an exciting new adventure, especially for 3rd graders. The kids in Glens Falls were presented with new dictionaries last week by club members marking the 10th year we have been helping kids learn and grow in our community. Pictured above is Past President Rotarian Jean Lapper presenting new Dictionaries to the kids at Jackson Heights school.

   

  On July 30, 2018, at 6am, 2 women began a swim to cover the entire length of Lake George to bring awareness and raise funds about Polio. They started their swim at Million Dollar Beach with a goal to end at Diane's Rock at 6am on Tuesday morning (24 hours of swimming). 
 

 

·         32 miles

·         24 hours

·         2 swimmers

This was HUGE!  To learn more or donate please click this link http://bit.ly/SwimToEndPolio.  
Who are We?
 
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls, NY came into existence in 1922 when Rotarians from the Troy area recruited 25 of the top community leaders to form our organization.  Men like Frank Smalley, C.V. Peters, Elmer West, Fred Chapman, and J. Thacher Sears were among the most prominent members of the local manufacturing, educational, theological and publishing industries. Other Charter Members were from the top of the legal and medical professions, public accountants, contractors, bankers and insurance representatives. Today, almost 100 years later, the Glens Falls Rotary still attracts the cream of the community. We are a diverse mixture of men and women from all walks of life. The only criteria that measures us is our desire toward service and the aspiration to make ourselves, our community and our world a better place for all.
 
      The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service that he’d learned about.  Amongst these were water-related projects.    He asked club member, Kay Walter to form a committee to explore how the club could become involved and the wheels were put in motion.
     The Water Committee forged a link with a Rutland, Vermont-based organization called Pure Water for the World (PWW).  They had started life as a club project of a Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club and had outgrown one club’s resources.  The project involved supplying bio-sand water filters to villages in Central America and has morphed into an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that offers a suite of water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.  Those solutions supplied by PWW now include: installation of water filters, building latrines, hygiene education, field technician training, water testing and education amongst many others.
 
 
Our Value Statement
 
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Club Service
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Rotary Foundation
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY  12801
United States of America
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We also meet every first and third Tuesday at 7:30 am at Spot Coffee on 221 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. Stop by and enjoy a bagel, coffee, and some early morning fellowship with us.
 
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