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Important Breakfast Meeting - Friday, July 21, 2017
Ruby's at 8:00am
Presentation of the Rye Rotary 3-Year Strategic Plan
Larchmont Rotary Club invited as observers.
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Whitby Castle
330 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
United States of America
Rye Rotary meets weekly at Whitby Castle. Lunch meetings are on Fridays at 12:00 pm, except for the first Thursday of every month when we meet at 6:00 pm for dinner.
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Rye Rotary Minutes
Breakfast Meeting - June 23, 2017
Breakfast Meeting- July 7, 2017

 Rotary Club of Rye, New York, Inc

P.O. Box 404, Rye NY  10580-0404
Meetings held on Fridays
Luncheons at The Whitby Castle -12 Noon
Breakfasts at Ruby’s in Rye - 8 am
NEXT MEETING : FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 at 8am at Ruby's

Friday, June 23, 2017 at Ruby's
ATTENDEES: Bryant, Carley-Spanier, Dwyer, Fox, Gluck, Goldzer, Herbster, Howells, Hugelmeyer, Jackson, Kattan, Manheimer, Mehler, Praid, Sawyer, A. Sculti, Tino, Yamada
GUESTS: Bonnie Manheimer, Iris Praid, Janet Meyers (2017 Community Service Award Recipient), Steve Meyers, Sara Goodard (Chair- Rye Sustainability Committee), G.B. Bryant

President Manheimer called the meeting to order.
“My Country Tis of Thee” was sung and The Pledge of Allegiance was recited
The Invocation: 
 “As we gather this morning at Ruby’s, we thank you all, as Rotarians, for your service, fellowship, and generosity. May your goodness and love be present amongst us today. Amen”

Happy Dollars

Presentation to Janet Meyers:
Janet’s commitment and devotion to the community is well known. She has served as a:
  • Member of the Board of Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry.
  • Member of the Board of the Mayfair Organization of New York United Hospital Medical Center
  • Treasurer, as well as President of the Twig Organization of The New York United Hospital Medical Center
  • President, League of Women Voters for Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester
  • President of the Rye Newcomers Club
  • Treasurer, Rye Women’s Interfaith Committee
  • President of the Sisterhood of Community Synagogue of Rye
  • President, Treasurer, and Trustee of Community Synagogue.
  • President of the Kehilla Chapter of Hadassah which represents Mamaroneck, Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester. and
  • Vice President and member of Board of the Westchester Region of Hadassah
Janet’s professional experience includes being the Office Manager for the Westchester Region of Hadassah with overall responsibility for running the regional office of this world-wide charitable organization and serving the 6,000 members across Westchester, Bronx, and Greenwich.
She has also been the Office Manager for The Mayfair Organization of The New York United Hospital with overall responsibility for running the office of this fundraising arm for the hospital. She was a key member of the event planning committee for the annual Mayfair Day at Playland that raised $100,000 annually.
Janet’s dedication to giving back to the community mirrors what Rotary values and stands for and we honored her this morning by presenting her with the 2017 Community Service Award.
Pictured below: Steve Meyers, Janet Meyers, Bob Manheimer

Speaker – Sara Goodard
Sara is the Chairperson of the Rye Sustainability committee  She addressed the club and reacquainted us with Rye Sustainability, its purposes, and accomplishments. We discussed how the Rye community can support their efforts. Thank you Sara!
Pictured below (l to r): Bob Manheimer, Sara Goodard, GB Bryant, Louise Bryant
For the balance of the summer we will be having breakfasts here at Ruby’s every other Friday. Our next breakfast is on July 7th.

Friday, July 7, 2017 at Ruby’s
ATTENDEES: Carley-Spanier, Dwyer, Ellingwood, Herbster, Hugelmeyer, Jackson, Manheimer, Mehler Praid, A. Sculti

Presidentt Manheimer called the meeting to order.
“My Country Tis of Thee” and The Pledge of Allegiance and
The Invocation: 
 “As we gather this morning at Ruby’s, we thank you all, as Rotarians, for your service, fellowship, and generosity. May your goodness and love be present amongst us today and may all of us enjoy the summer weeks ahead of us. Amen”

Happy Dollars

With Angela’s help Bob Manheimer is completing a draft of a strategic plan that will be presented to our Board members to get their input and suggestions.
A Board meeting  is to be scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 18th at 5:30pm at Bob's home to present the plan. them.
As is the case with many other Rotary clubs, we must look at how we can, not only sustain, but grow our own club over the next few years. Additional initiatives are necessary and Bob and Angela have pursued specific suggestions for consideration. The plan that Bob will present is not only for his year as president but also for Angela’s year as president. That is why Bob and Angela have been working together on this with the intention that initiatives can be built upon in third year that follows and beyond.
Our next breakfast is on July 21st. Incorporating any revisions made during the Board meeting on the 18th, Bob will present and discuss the final strategic plan at this breakfast meeting.
Also, the Larchmont Rotarian Club has been invited to join us for breakfast on the 21st. Larchmont is one of the Rotary clubs facing the same challenges as we are. Lora Hugelmeyer has told them that we are finalizing a strategic plan and they are very interested in observing and understanding our approach.

Round Table Discussion:
There is so much competition for our donations and our member's time. The members present spoke what charities and services they personally support and why. This information was helpful to appreciate as we move to complete the strategic plan.

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