In an apparent attempt to set a global record for “Most Meeting Venues In a Single Rotary Year,” our Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club has acquired its fourth different venue in the 2012-13 year.
Beginning THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 18, we will meet at QUIGLEY’S RESTAURANT, 593 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. That is the green and white building just west of the intersection of Route 4 with Routes 9 & 20. Our site selection committee of Terry Brewer and Murray Forth think you will find it a more suitable site than we have been using, one more fitting to Rotary’s role in the community and a more welcoming place for speakers and other guests.
Quigley’s will be serving our weekly meal (the first date there will be a Chicken Parmesan dinner), and the price will continue to be $15 per person. Jim Mendrysa, who has been doing a wonderful catering job for us, now will get a coveted night off. Since Jim is an SRC member, we hope we’ll be seeing his as a Rotarian participant at our dinner meetings.
As always, we have to supply a headcount in advance of the meeting date. Bill Dowd will continue in his role as “Official Nag” to badger you for your reservations or regrets each week, as well as badger everyone for their program information. Please send communications regarding reservations or programs only to Bill so we can avoid crossing wires by writing to different people.
And, speaking of programs, here’s what we have lined up in the next few weeks:
April 18: William Staats will speak on “The History of Staats Island” in Castleton.
April 25: Cardiologist Dr. Michael Murmerstein.
May 2: Tom Carroll, director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway (Burden Iron Museum).
May 9: EG Town Council members Sue Mangold, Phil Malone.
May 16: Fort Orange archaeologist Dr. Paul Huey.