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Welcome to our Club!

Gold Coast-Lake Success

Excellence, Diversity, Respect

We meet Fridays at 8:00 AM
Great Neck Dinner
14 Grace Avenue
Great Neck, NY  11021
United States
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Meeting Notes and Stories

Meeting Date Correction - there will be a meeting on December 6, 2013 at our regular time and place.

Look forward to seeing you all at the wine tasting later that evening!!

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving

&

Happy Chankukah

(for those who are celebrating).

 

REMINDER:  We will not be meeting November 29, 2013.

 

Events:

We were pleased to be able to donate bags of clothing and tolietries to Great Neck So. HS team for the Midnight Run Homeless Charity event on November 22, 2013.  These events are gratefully received by those in need, especially at this time of year.

 

We also were able to provide significant donation of toys to Toys for Tots program through our new member, Anthony Ringston Sr., that were given out to children at hospital!  

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Hope you can join us for our Wine Tasting Event

for the benefit of Great Neck So. Robotics Team

Date & time: December 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Place:  Glen Cove Center for Nursing & Rehabiltation

 6 Medical Plaza

 Glen Cove,NY 11542

 

Cost:  $30.00 for one $50.00 per couple

  Questions: JOHN MOTCHKAVITZ 516-236-1567  

RSVP- firewood10@aol.com

 

 

Also:

Wednesday, Dec 3 the Manhasset Rotary will hold a lecture by doctors on Renal (Kidney) treatment..they meet for lunch at Pearl East Restaurant in Manhasset. Please let Pres. Joel know if you will attend so he can inform them of seating requirements. 

 

 

We welcome new members Dr Obi Nwasokwa and Anthony Ringston Sr. who will contribute much to our Gold Coast Club.

 

Upcoming Events/Activities:

 

Friday, Nov. 15 please join us for

  • a discussion with Dr Obi about his project with his medical school in Africa.
  • collection of unwrapped Toys that Friday for Toys for Tots - Anthony is an active supporter of this event and he will deliver toys that Sunday to the Marines.
  • collection of toiletries and clothes for the Midnight Run which Motch and the students of Great Neck So. High School will conduct to benefit the homeless..date is Nov 22 but he needs to gather items in advance

Nov 15 will be a most busy day for us!!

Friday, Nov 22 please join us to hear about revitalization efforts in the Rockaways.

Wednesday, Dec 3 the Manhasset Rotary will hold a lecture by doctors on Renal (Kidney) treatment..they meet for lunch at Pearl East Restaurant in Manhasset. Please let Pres. Joel know if you will attend so he can inform them of seating requirements. 


December 6, 2013 will be our Wine Tasting event to benefit:

The Robotics Team of Great Neck South HS.

It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

at

Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

6 Medical Plaza

Glen Cove NY 11542

Your Support is Appreciated!!

 
 Attached please find Winetaster brochure.
Feb 8 7PM HSBC Bank 257-15 Union Turnpike Glen Oaks NY $30 benefiting GNS Robotics.
Note: Varietal Wines, Manhasset 21 E shore Rd Manhasset, is arranging wine selection.He has an outstanding e mail letter and a variety of tastings in his store!!!
 Attendance 55%
 We meet every Fri (unless noted) 8 AM -9AM at Giraffe Room in Inn at Great Neck  30 Cuttermill Road.
 Joel stepping up in his role as President elect has recently introduced the Club to three potential members...Brian Hallinan (Ameriprise) brian.hallinan@ampf.com,
Janet Orozco Feller,President  of Stellar Merchant Services Corp (janet@stellarmerchantservices.com) and Brendan Leavy of Intercity Agency Inc (bcl@intercityagency.com). All excellent candidates for membership.
 
There will be no mtg Feb.8 as we have wintaster that eve.
Attendance: 55%
 
Winetaster: 
Our winetaster, previously scheduled for next Friday, will be held on Feb 8.
Same venue (HSBC) and time 6:30PM.
This will give the Club more time to build attendance after the New Year break.
We have a wine merchant who had agreed to host and is checking schedule to make sure the new date suits. We plan to have information about Rotary and membership applications as well since building  membership a top priority this year.
 
New Venue (test):
Next week Jan 11 we will meet at the Skyline Diner 271-27 Union Turnpike New Hyde Park and we encourage members to attend and comment. This diner is under new and friendly management (Angelo) who promised to give us nice open space area from 8 (he will place other diners in booth area). Members have missed a nice hot meal in our current location.
 
Joel will invite two potential members next week!!!
 
Doug and Jay will be DECA judges this weekend.
 
Jesse sends regards to all Gold Coasters and we hope when he visits in March we can enjoy his company once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
55% Attendance
 
Past President Doug has volunteered to introduce us to a few more venues before we make the final choice of our new home. Under his leadership we were able to locate to Bruce's so he has an excellent track record. Next Friday January 18 we will meet at the Giraffe Room at the Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck.He has a few more ideas and its our goal by February to make a final decision.
 
We were happy to welcome back Betsy Malik who visited with us today. We wish her continued success in her career and especially with her college age daughters!!
 
Motch has been given the blueprints of latest Robot challenge but will come up for air long enough to spearhead the winetaster /fundraiser Feb. 8 that will support the Club's ongoing efforts.
attendance: 55%
 There wil be NO meeting until January 4..so enjoy holidays and have a happy healthy NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From January we will hold one meeting a month at a local restaurant in the evening which will give members who cannot attend Fridays a chance to do so. This will replace a specific Fri. meeting. All members will be invited to attend and then the Board will convene to attend to Board business.
Details will be circulated in advance.
DECA judges Doug and Jay will attend Jan 5 Regionals.
Jan 11 Winetaster will be next fundraiser event..details to follow.
 
 Please note there will be NO Friday meeting this week Dec. 14 as we will be attending the Foundation Dinner the eve before.
Our next meeting will be Dec. 21.
Meanwhile,  joyous holiday wishes to all who celebrate the various holidays at this time.
 Attendance 55%
 WE WISH ALL A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING THIS FRI NOV. 23 due to holiday.
 DECA: Gold Coast has provided two volunteers to judge the business Clubs of Nassau HS in Regionals..can have ONE more..date Jan 5.. location Freeport HS. Plse advise if u have interest and we will provide details.Rotary category Vocational Service!
 Early January we will host another winetaster at HSBC to raise funds for HS Robotics Club. Date will be launch date for new tournement. This year Motch plans to have team attend two regionals to expand student participation and sharpen skills. Secondary goal of winetaster is to attract new members.
 Motch has submitted recent Gold Coast photos/articles regarding contributions to local food bank,Robotics and MidNight Run projects to appear in GN Record.
 Ed pointed out recent success of Life Planning Seminar with members Lisa and Joel participating. Will plan another such seminar for the wider community in February.
Due to continued power outages and very long gas lines in the few stations that have operable pumps, we will NOT hold our FRi mtg this week Nov. 9.
We hope you all come through this difficult time in good shape!


 Attendance 55% 
Good luck to all during this difficult storm!!
Club welcomed potential new member Matthew Rappaport who is a tax lawyer. This makes two introductions by Pres Elect Joel in past two weeks...thnx Joel!!
Next Fri bkfst will be hosted by Past Pres Emma.
Congratualtions to Doug on his recent purchase of a colorful smart car...can fot in Emma's car trunk.
Thanks to Motch for amending articles by Secretary and submitting articles  to GN Record to raise Club profile.
 Motch showed us a new book just out from local author of 50 books Gordon Korman ..title "Ungifted".. dedicated to Motch and the GN South Robotics team!!!!!!!!!
Gold Coast Rotary welcomed members of the South HS Midnight Run project wherein 25 students spent their evening handing out supplies to the homeless in NYC. Gold Coast Rotary supplied the students with a truck load of clothes and toiletries and congratulated the students and their teachers for carrying out such a "hands on" project. The next Run is scheduled for Nov. 17 and Gold Coast will again collect supplies.
Gold Coast Rotary Club was pleased to provide  a donation of $1800 to members of the South HS Robot Team which is mentored by HS Technology Chair John Motchkavitz. The Robotics Teams in the past six years have won a significant number of awards in both Regional and National competitions.
The HS conducts Robotic classes, that will soon earn college credit for attendees, as well as the Club which has 60 members. They explained that a variety of skills are needed to produce results they seek including computer programming skills, communication skills, safety skills, mechanical skills. Members of the SH Club are mentoring other schools seeking to have a successful Robot Clubs.
The Great Neck Food Pantry serves 55 families with food and clothes every two weeks with 9 volunteers. It is located in a dedicated room within St. Aloysius Church 592 Muddle Neck Road.
The Pantry receives support from a local schools and religeous institutions of all denominations but requires additional support as Government sources are reduced. Gold Coast Rotary Club presented Mrs. Kathy Priven, who runs the Pantry along with Mrs. Lisa Mevorach, a volunteer, a check for $500 which is on top of a significant amount of clothes over the years.

We meet Fridays at 8:00 AM

All Saints Church
855 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY 11024
United States

 
Thanks to the Gold Coasters who braved the cold/donated over 20 bags of clothes to the Great Neck Food Pantry. This is the first step in supporting this worthwhile cause,an initiave esatblished by Pres Mike!!.
 
It was enlightening to see the long lines of people waiting to obtain food/clothes in this tough economic climate. Kudos to Lisa and her husband who have devoted their time and energy over the years.
 
We have invited Kathy Priven to speak on a Friday to describe what other items they need. Note: While the Food Bank is open every other Saturday, they can accept delivery any day by contacting Bertha at 829-8343 who is in the office.
 
 
 
 

Home Page News

 Gold Coast Rotary welcomed members of the South HS Midnight Run project wherein 25 students spent their evening handing out supplies to the homeless in NYC. Gold Coast Rotary supplied the students with a truck load of clothes and toiletries and congratulated the students and their teachers for carrying out such a "hands on" project. The next Run is scheduled for Nov. 17 and Gold Coast will again collect supplies.
 
 
Rtn. Ravi Bhooplapur from New York, USA who is also the Chairman of the Gift of Life India, took up the cause of children with congenital heart defects.
 
 
On Wednesday August 11, my new book Let It Be Easy was released for purchase on Amazon.com and other book sellers.
 
 
GN South Robotics Club won the Chairmans Award which is the highest that can be achieved.
 
 
Diane Pollard thanks Rotary for contributions
 
 
Boston, MA - The Boston Casey's are pleased to announce their newest free agent signing, Emmet O'Malley Casey. Mr. Casey showed an impulsive side as he rushed to join the Casey's on Sunday, Jan 17th. After a brief 2 hours of negotiation at 12:37 pm.
 
 
Saturday Dec 5 is Kids Day Out Project where we give approx 50 needy kids a day out
 
 
Hundreds attend chartering of two clubs in New York
 
 
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
 
 
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
 
 
 
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