5/28/15: Great No. American Whizbang Trivia Test

Screen shot 2015-05-22 at 12.44.07 PMMeeting at Quigley’s Restaurant
593 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY
May 28, 2015

Attending (13): Bill Dowd, Pat Bailey, Murray Forth, April Dowd, Jim Leyhane, Dick Drumm, Terry Brewer, Stewart Wagner, Rob Mangold, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Ron Annis, Geoff Brewer.

Guests (3): ADG Bob Van Alstine, Monika Annis, John Teevan.

PROGRAM: The Great North American Whizbang Trivia Test

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Bill Dowd presented a PowerPoint trivia contest for attendees, with prizes awarded at the end.

The categories were sports, show biz, science, food and drink, and geography, with five one-point questions and a bonus three-point question in each area. Screen shot 2015-05-29 at 10.22.10 AMAssistant District Governor Bob Van Alstine (at left in top photo) finished atop the heap, followed by Ron Annis and Jim Leyhane finishing second and third.

Bill said if members enjoyed the effort, he would like to make this an annual fun after-dinner program. General response seemed to be in favor.


GUESTS — President Bill welcomed Assistant DG Bob Van Alstine and visitors Monika Annis and John Teevan. The latter learned of Rotary by checking our website and wanted to learn more about the organization, a contact point that has been mentioned by visitors to several recent meetings.

EVENTS — We are working on creating a summer-casual calendar to begin in early July that will help ease Terry Brewer’s and Debbie Rodriguez’s Rotary Year startup. So far we have our two mainstay field trips scheduled — July 30, for a pavilion picnic and ValleyCats pro baseball game at Bruno Stadium, and August 6, for a professional production of “West Side Story” at the MacHaydn Theatre in Chatham. There will be no meeting on Thursday, July 2, since that typically is a heavy vacation period. We have some dates open for anyone who wants to put together other outings or host potluck or catered picnics. They are July 9, 16, 23; August 13, 20, 27.

SURVEY REMINDER — A reminder to fill out and return the survey forms Terry distributed last week. As a backup, every member was sent a copy of the survey by e-mail last Friday.

POCKET CHANGE DRIVE — A reminder that there are only three (3) meetings left here at Quigley’s to donate to the “Pocket Change” jar that will be used to support The Great American Milk Drive, a food pantry supplemental service. As previously announced, we again this year will give everyone an opportunity to guess how much money is in the jar as of June 18. The person guessing closest to the correct amount, either over or under, at the June 25 Presidential Changeover dinner to be hosted by the Browns will win a free meal when we resume meetings at Quigley’s in September.

NEXT MEETING — 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Quigley’s. Stewart Wagner has arranged for stamp expert George McGowan to speak on “Franking In America: 1776-1850.”


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