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If you are not a member of our club but would like to visit us as a guest, please email rotarylakeplacid@gmail.com and we will contact you.  In-person meetings are held at the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid or other locations TBD.  We are conducting hybrid (in-person + Zoom) at this time.  Those attending in-person must do so in line with current public health guidelines.  Meetings are each Thursday at 7:20 AM.
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It's the 20th anniversary year for the Adirondack Film Festival.  At today's meeting, Gary Smith paid us another visit to update on this year's festival and some upcoming events as the festival's organizers work to make this a standout event among all the other film festivals in the world.  Please visit http://www.adirondackfilm.org for more details on this year's festival.  Gary told the club about a project backed by Amazon Prime that will begin filming in our area.  A multi-episode series that looks to be quite interesting.
Gary mentioned several seminars that are in the works as well.  
Coming right on the heels of the Duck Race (do webbed feet have heels?  Inquiring minds want to know), several Rotarians staffed a table at the Lake Placid Community Day celebration.  Left to right are Kate Thompson, Susan Friedmann, club co-President Heather Perkins, Mary Liz Alexander and Chandler Ralph.  Also thanks to Rotarian Martha Spear who was co-chair of the entire event.  In addition to letting folks know about our club, information was also available about the Lake Placid New York Rotary Foundation.
That's what Howie Rose says at the end of a game when the Mets win and that's what we say as the Lake Placid community wlll benefit from the proceeds of the 2021 Dam Duck Race.
At today's meeting, Emmett Smith, a founder of Northern Power and Light, spoke to the club about the local renewable energy movement - hydro power and the power grid.  Emmet's company provides electricity from a small, family run hydro business via New York's Community Renewables Program.  The Foley and Smith families have been involved in Adirondack hydroelectric power projects since the 1970s. As owner-operators, they’ve worked to contribute to strong communities and healthy ecosystems, while producing distributed renewable power for the Niagara-Mohawk electric grid.  More information on how to get involved with this project may be found at the company's website: http://www.npandl.com  Here's a link to Emmett's podcast (listen for free) looking at the Texas black out, exploring similarities between the Texas and New York electricity systems and what we can learn from outages in the South. https://www.audible.com/pd/Peak-Power-Northern-NYs-Energy-Podcast-Podcast/B08K57SF33
 
At our 8/19 meeting, our club presented a donation to help establish an area in the LP elementary school library to honor Mary's memory and how she touched the lives of so many students.  We heard - both in person and via Zoom - wonderful and heartfelt stories of Mary's relationship with her students and the admiration of Mary felt by students, parents and the community.  Please follow this link  to a recent story in the Lake Placid News: https://bit.ly/37UAdmr   Shown (clockwise from left) are Heather Perkins, Nora Matthews, Natalee Colby, Tim Kelley and Shelly Vancour.  Not pictured is Stacey Martin.
Congratulations to Lee Lamparski on being named a Paul Harris Fellow, recognizing Lee's continued support for the Rotary Foundation.
At our August 12th meeting, Bridget McKillip was recognized and honored with being named a Paul Harris Fellow in light of her continued contributions to The Rotary Foundation.   Congratulations Bridget for this achievement and thank you for all the work you do for our Rotary club.
Today's presentation by Carrie Reardon, AVP Patient Care at Adirondack Health http://adirondackhealth.org discussed an initiative which provides health care that is a systematic approach that recognizes increased risk factors faced by aging patients while preventing needless decline while in hosptial and restores health.  It is a system that elicits patient goals and preferences while identifying, coordinating and supporting family caregivers.  Clinical staff are specifically trained and expert in the care of older adults.
Lake Placid Rotarians and their friends marshall up at the entrance to Mt. Van Hovenberg and head out on Route 73 to help keep our area looking good.  We won't go into detail so let's just say there are always interesting things that make their way into the orange trash bags.  
At today's meeting (held via Zoom) our club welcomed Mayor Art Devlin to chat with us about his first 90 days as Mayor.  A veteran of many years on the Village Board, our conversation touched on the outlook for the Village in the coming months and years including the World University Games and current issues facing residents and visitors alike.  
Brian LaVallee teaches Technology Engineering and Art at the Lake Placid Middle High School.  At today's Club meeting, Brian explained a program involving robotics and other technologies   Students participate as part of Team 7030 - The ROBOlympians.  Studens learn the intricacies of design, graphics, media presentations and game strategy in a high pressure problem solving situation that incorporates various learning disciplines - including fun - to develop problem solving methodologies.  Click "read more" for pictures of the team in competition.
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The 2021 Dam Duck Race
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Shelter Box
Emergencies don't take holidays
Floods, earthquakes, severe storms happen 24/7/365.  A gift to ShelterBox, a Rotary sponsored program. can provide several different types of urgently needed emergency equipment.    Just use the link on the left side of this page to download the ShelterBox gift form showing many ideas . Your one gift will bring much help and aid to those in need.  Learn about ShelterBox by visiting https://www.shelterbox.org 
 
 
 
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