Welcome to Lake Placid New York and the Adirondack Mountains!
"SERVICE ABOVE SELF"
Presently our weekly meetings are by video conference.  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 Courtyard by Marriott in Lake Placid.  We will resume in person meetings at a date to be determined and in line with applicable public health guidelines.  Meetings are each Thursday at 7:20 AM.
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Our changeover dinner was held at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds on July 2, 2020.  Tina Leonard and Tracey Coolidge were inducted as Co-Presidents for the new Club year.  To see more pictures, please scroll down to the Photo Library section/
 
Our guest speaker this morning was Nicole Hylton-Patterson, informing club members about the creation and purpose of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI). Ms. Hylton-Patterson said the goal of the ADI  is to help our region be more welcoming and inclusive to visitors and residents to the Adirondack Park, benefitting the economic and political health of the region.   Through a series of upcoming lectures and programs, the ADI will seek to elevate "cultural consciousness" on several levels with emphasis to be found in a series of programs called "The Black Experience in the Adirondacks.  More about the ADI may be found in the press release from the Adirondack Council: https://bit.ly/2BJUP3F  Find out more about Nicole in this story from NCPR: https://bit.ly/2VuQKrd
 
 
 
 
David Brunner spoke to our club on June 18th about the history and mission of Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks NY. David says that the small-scale sustainable farming being done at Asgaard is an example of "good food, good business and great for the environment." Asgaard Farm also functions as business incubator for agricultural efforts in our region.   This link will take you to a video of David's presentation including the Q & A session with our members   The video is 42 minutes in length.
Our first Saturday morning collection day helped fill up the Lake Placid Food Pantry's shelves but there's a need for constant re-supply.  Click https://bit.ly/2YB3ywS for more info including a list of what's needed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarians volunteered after gaining special permission to enter and clean up Mill Pond Park to get it ready for enjoyment when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  Here's a very short video showing what was done.  Thanks to Martha Spear for providing the pictures.  https://youtu.be/MupncESW9kQ
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Lake Placid congratulates Anne Smith on her winning this year's Kate Smith Scholarship Award.  Anne was presented with a check for $1,000 towards her college education.  Click here  https://youtu.be/kQiabOMR1Ek for a 12 minute video of Anne's performance prefaced by history of the Kate Smith Scholarship Award and remembrances from a club member who got his first job working for Kate Smith at her Camp Sunshine. 
Despite overcast skies and a small threat of rain, our Club's designated portion of New York Route 73 saw a group of Rotarians out in force on the road as it was time for the Spring Highway Cleanup.  All were masked and we observed social distancing as we went about cleaning up bottles, cans and other trash that accumulated over the winter months.  Click the button below for our group pictures.
When you respond to the census, you help your community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Right now our response rates are low. Look for yourself: https://bit.ly/3dNp07P If you've completed your response, great. Talk to your friends and neighbors - participation is VERY important. Go to  https://my2020census.gov
At our May 7th virtual meeting, Dean Dietrich, Chair of the Lake Placid/North Elba Community Development Commission interacted with our members on how the Commission provides assistance in several areas impacting how our community will evolve in the years to come.  For more information, please visit FutureLakePlacid.com
We're still conducting  our weekly meetings, discussing ways we can help our community in these interesting times in addition to catching up on what our members are doing.  Today we were pleased to induct our newest Rotarian, Laurie Dudley.  In place of our usual picture of the induction ceremony, here's a screen grab with Laurie in the upper left Zoom box.
Think of how good it feels to share a meal with someone. Now imagine that you get to provide good food for a week for a neighbor who has been impacted by the COVID 19 crisis and now urgently needs this food assistance.  Please click "read more" for this story about Adirondackers helping Adirondackers.  A link to AdkAction in included in our list of COVID-19 resources at right.
At our February 27th meeting, Co-President Mary Liz Alexander (L) shared stories about her family and her path to be a distance runner, participating in several marathons.  New club member Kate Thompson let us know that she's been coming to the Lake Placid area for years and how it became an obvious choice on where to retire to after a successful career in computer sciences.
The following is from Hannah Hanford of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club. Members of the Rotary Clubs of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid as well as generous community donors raised over $5,000 in relief funding for the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. These contributions qualified for a $5,000 challenge match from the Cloudsplitter Foundation resulting in more than $10,000 going to Bahamians impacted by the storm. Pictured receiving the match gift are Hannah Hanford and Franny Preston of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club, Chenelle Palyswiat of the Cloudsplitter Foundation and Chandler Ralph of the Lake Placid Rotary Club. 
 
 
COVID-19 Resources
NY State COVID-19 Tracker
 
NY State Regional Monitoring Dashboard
 
NY Forward Opening Guide
 
Emotional Support Hotline (NYS Office of Mental Health)
1-844-863-9314
 
Adirondack Medical Center (Saranac Lake)
518-897-2462
 
Essex Country Department of Health
 
New York State Information re Novel Coronavirus
 
Centers for Disease Control
 
Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry
 
AdkAction - Emergency Food Packages
 
Essex County IDA 
very comprehensive list of links
 
Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
 
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
 
Rotary's COVID-19 Update page
 
Rotary Club initiatives:
 
 
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 
 
 
 
2019 Dam Duck Race Video
Highlights from our Dam Duck Race.  
Save next year's date:  June 20, 2020
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