Members Present: Orshii Boldiis,William Brinkerhoff,Barbara Carr,Joe D'Abbraccio,Helen Diehl,John Greenbaum,Janet Kaplan,Randy Katz,Fouad Kerendian,John Kiefer,Les Kristt,Jacob Lerner,Marty Miller,Pam Sussman,Gary Tugender,


Guests: Angela Dutcher, Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County

Dana Taylor, Supervisor of Special Programs/Innovation Instigator


Announcements, Old & New Business:

Dana Taylor, Supervisor of Special Programs/Innovation Instigator from Monticello Schools spoke to us about the Career Pathways Fair which will showcase business, 2 year, 4 year and technical schools to show that there are many pathways for students to follow.  If your business is interested participating please contact Dana at 845-794-8840, ext. 30847 or email


November 19th - Holiday Food Drive at Shoprite 9am - 1pm: please email Pam to let her know what time you can be  there to help.


The Liberty HS Interact Club will be hosting a VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT on Sat, 12/3 from 9-1pm at the LCHS Gym. All area schools, Rotary  and Interact clubs are invited to form teams and come join us in this event! Cost will be $5 per person on a team w/ 6-8 players per team. Entrance will be $1 per person OR bring a canned good for our local food pantry.


Rotary Holiday Party—Dec. 13, River Edge, We are inviting Liberty, Livingston Manor and Shawangunk Ridge Rotary Clubs. This will be cocktail style party with entertainment.


Les reported that The Long Beards will again be donating 25 turkeys, 21 will be going to the Evergreen Housing and 4 will be going to Judge Finn for her to distribute. Again Thank you to the Long Beards.

We still need transportation to and from 5 different weekend activities for Leo, our Exchange student. It is the clubs responsibility to transport our exchange student. It should not fall on the host family nor is it fair to Helen to have to do all the driving. Please contact Helen to let her know how and when you can help. There is also a form that needs to be completed and sent.


November 11-13                       Millbrook/UN Weekend

November 18-20                       West Point Weekend                                                            

January 27-29                          Phoenicia Winter Weekend

March 10-12                             Monticello Weekend (drives not needed)

March 31-April 2                      Red Hook / NYC Weekend

April 28-30                                New Paltz Weekend & District 7210 Conference                                                                 


Friendship Friday was held at  Frisson’s on Broadway. Although only 4 members  attended, Barbara, Jacob, Fouad, and Gary; we had some good conversations.  So, it was a success! This is a good opportunity to introduce prospective members about what Rotary is all about.  Think about who you might invite at our next Friendship Friday, December, 2nd.  Place TBA.

Let’s show some support! Peter Walsh, Monticello Rotary member and Aaron Kaplan, son of Rotarian Janet Kaplan will be performing in the production of Assassins at Sullivan County Community College Thursdays and Saturdays from November 10-20. A different production, Topdog/Underdog will be presented on Fridays and Sundays from November 10-20.  For more information check out