Rotary Club of Webster

Meeting of 3/9/2017

 
THE SPOKE
ROTARY’S MOST WIDELY READ NEWLETTER
THIS EDITION FOR MARCH 9, 2017
PRESENT: DOLLY M., DOLLY K., ROBYN, RAY, ROSS, BOB, DENNIS, BILL, HERB, KATHY, BRIAN
VISITING ROTARIAN: JIM ISAAC
GUESTS: AMY WINSLOW, NORIE WILLINK
Prayer: Ross
Well Folks, here I sit in my office high atop the venerated Hawley building in downtown Village of Webster; have I ever told you that this building on East Main Street, for years, housed the Hawley Hardware store, owned and operated by ‘Bob’ Hawley who was mayor of the village for over thirty years; over the hardware store were several rooms which served such clientele as beauty salons, apartments, and for some, like myself, office space.  Tonight I sit in the dark, not by choice as there has been a power blackout such as the town and village have never seen; well, hardly ever, discounting World War II and several ice storms.  This time it seems somewhat eerie as there is complete darkness as far as the eye (even in the dark) can see; also, in my mind’s eye (a different eye) there are visions of figures walking in single file, akin to the Senecas and Mohawks that traversed these same lands many thousands of years ago; or, farmers dressed in bib overalls astride their tractors, tilling the fertile soil that gave birth to so many apple orchards.
Another day, another great day, for today, after two days of nonstop snow we now witness a snowy December in the middle of March, talk about March madness!  This afternoon, I sit in my office high atop the Hawley Building looking in all directions and everything within view is covered with a blanket of white; so beautiful, a masterpiece of Nature’s incomparable beauty; I wonder what dear Ward Mann would have thought of such a painting?
Our meeting of March 9th was held at Jeremiah’s Restaurant in Penfield; it was a fairly well attended affair considering the windstorm and the goofy weather.  President Brian kicked it off by telling all about his ‘cardiac experience’ (3/1/17); so now he officially belongs to the Stent Club which probably has more members than either political party; thank our lucky stars for doctors and dentists for they can fill the human body with more parts than an auto store carries.  Good luck, Brian and to Donna Scott who also joined that club on the same day as did Brian.
$Happy!  Brian (Big Bucks) happy to be here; Herb, for the general (hopefully referring to Brian); Dennis,(Big Bucks) for Brian; Bob, $1 for each stent; Robyn, for Brian, sold her house, closing tomorrow; Dolly M., for Brian; Jim Isaac, for Brian, and thanks to those who attended the Euchre Tournament which netted $875; Dolly K., (Big Bucks) for Brian; Ross, for his chauffer being back, the power back on, and one bed again; Amy, for the return of the Drill Sergeant, Bill, for Brian.
A surprise and added bonus was a friend/guest of Robyn – a Magician!
The mustached fellow with the ready smile, expansive voice, and quicker than the eye hands plied us like warm taffy as he played card tricks, coin tricks, paper money tricks and formed balloons into animal shapes (this guy was not only good, he was very friendly and kept us in stitches.  His name is Chris Wilkinson, he plays to groups like ours and birthday parties, anniversaries and other gatherings.  Very good surprise and a great ending to a welcome night, thank you Robyn.
Meeting of March 16th: We will be back at the Penfield Country Club and this will be a St. Patrick’s Day type event; there will be entertainment, so bring someone with you, this promises to be more Irish than you could have ever hoped for.
 
 
 
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