Jo Falcone becomes President at the Induction Ceremony on June 22, 2004
Declares herself Queen and begins waving magic wand immediately. Casts a
Internationally renowned architect Fred Schwartz presents his winning design
for the Westchester County 9/11 memorial to be built at Kensico Dam
Collects the Joker (BIG money)
from President Jo on July 27, 2004
WP Hospital Center CEO Jon Schandler speaks
to RCWP on September 28, 2004
September 14, 2004
Three new members inducted
September 21, 2004: 9/11 Memorial Wall
Reviewing the story of the "Rotary Wall" in Hartsdale, as described by the
artist herself, Jen Dragon.
(Lou DelRosario from Elmsford was the DG's aide in 2003-04 who coordinated
the wall project)
October 6, 2004
A typical 8 AM Board Meeting
October 26, 2004: Rotarian Evan Delman
describes his experience delivering a fire truck to Ecuador, one of our
club's international service projects.
Thank you Don Wilson!
Don is retiring to Maryland, and November 2nd was his last RCWP meeting.
President Jo presented Don a certificate of appreciation for his service.
Our program on November 2, 2004, was put on
by the American Lung Association, focusing on asthma. One of the speakers
was 14-year-old Eric Frieman, who told us of his lifetime struggle with
On To Bermuda
The annual trip to Bermuda with the Governor
(DG Don Lee) was October 23-30, 2004.
These gentlemen are Nick Wolff, Mike Graessle and Joseph Falcone
(spouse of our Queen)
On November 30th, our program was about Charlie
Lagond and his music school. With his students, Charlie put on a real
Charlie Lagond improvises with 2 students
Truly ad lib...
Nicole Norris sings
Grandma Jo watches Nicole with admiration
Our wine raffle this year raised $6,000 plus we had a
fun wine tasting on Dec 2nd at Sam's of Gedney Way.
Our team included
Ann Edwards, Larry Severino and Georgene Mongarella.
Cheers owner Michael Grossberg with our team
Georgene and Ann were everywhere organizing the event.
Paul Bergins at the tasting.
December 7, 2004
Dean Stephen J. Friedman
Pace University Law School
January 4, 2005 Amber Martin explores Guatemala (Amber is daughter of Rtn Dave Martin)
Roomful of Rotarians listen attentively
February 8, 2005
Rotarian Sandy Miranda extols the WP Public Library
Guests Mayor Delfino and Board President Hope Furth
February 11, 2005 was a multi-club social, attended by Rotarians from 5
clubs in Area 3.
Some WP women party
Pres-Elects Graessle and Holden, Betty and Susan
February 22, 2005
Rabbi Shira Milgrom tells the horror of the tsunami
March 1, 2005
Jack Klugman visited
March 1, 2005 County Executive Andy Spano gave his annual "State of
the County" address to our club.
Rtn Tony Stimac and his friend Jack Klugman with Jo
Jack greeting Andy Spano, County
PDG Carolyn Meub (D7870) passionately
explains "World Water Day" and projects in Honduras... very moving!
April 5, 2005
American Cancer Society Executive
Director Rick Lepkowski
Bridges to Community builds houses in
Mark Rollins, President of the Rollins
Insurance Agency, said it changed his life forever.
Laura Elmore said they work, learn and
reflect with groups of executives volunteers.
2005 Group Study Exchange to Korea,
visited our club on April 12, 2005
The main program on April 12th was by Patrick
Hayford, Director of African Affairs in the Executive Office of the
Secretary General of the United Nations. What a powerful presentation.
New Paul Harris Fellows, recognized by
RCWP for Service Above Self!
May 3, 2005: Fred Singleton whips up
enthusiasm for this year's Loucks Games
May 10, 2005: Superintendent Tim Connors
supports the budget
Wiley Harrison receives the 2005 Ethics
Award on May 10, 2005
May 17, 2005
Dr. Jessie Stone told us about her work in Uganda to prevent the spread
of malaria and other diseases.
June 14, 2005
President Jo waves her pink wand to signify her departure as club
President. PDG Andy Morzello thanks Jo, while Pres-Elect Mike Graessle