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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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The Rotary Club of Lake Placid NY is saddened by the loss of Charter Member Richard Brewer.  Richard was always available to help with projects or provide guidance on many things during club meetings, assemblies and board meetings.  Dick regularly reminded members of assigned obligations and published the duty roster as part of his work on the club service committee.  He was very involved with membership, providing historical and actionable information via service on the membership committee.  Recently he has been an active participant on our DEI committee, at the club and district level.   We miss him and may his memory be for a blessing.  Here is a link to his obituary as seen in the Albany Times-Union https://legcy.co/3rnVvC1
Please click "read more" for a some pictures as shared by Paula and Anna.
The CDC says each year about 255,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die of the disease.  About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the USA is found in a man.  Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.  This is an important health topic in our area and today, the Breast Health Director at Adirondack Health, Dr. Emily Szczech discussed the challenges a breast cancer diagnosis presents in a rural area and what is being done at Adirondack Health in terms of patient education, preventative measures and caring treatment.  Click the button below for several of the slides from her presentation dack and Dr. Emily's contact information if you'd like to reach out.
 
A very interesting and informative presentation about an iconic symbol of the Adirondacks, the common loon, was provided at today's meeting by Jennifer Denny. Communications-Education Coordinator for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation https://www.adkloon.org  From the ACLC's website: Common Loons are a Species of Special Concern in New York State and are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Their populations face numerous threatss, including environmental mercury pollution, shoreline development, fishing line entanglement, lead poisoning from ingestion of toxic fishing tackle, and human disturbance.   Loons live 20-30 years, and are fish-eating birds at the top of the aquatic food web. They are a signature species for understanding environmental quality and the health of aquatic ecosystems on a regional and global scale.   
Continuing a tradition, our club once again served shoppers and passers-by hot cocoa during the 2021 Lake Placid Holiday Stroll. We'll be giving the $80 in donations to the Shipman Youth Center. Shown are Debbie Erenstone and her daughter Holly, an honoroary club member. Not shown because she took the picture is our newest member, Stephanie Pianka. And a thank you to ROOST for providing the cocoa.
Our incoming President, Bill Flederbach, is CEO of ClimeCo Corporation https://climeco.com .  ClimeCo's mission statement, from their website: "To create environmental asset revenue streams through customized strategies to develop and support the continued growth of clean air technologies."  But they also are recognizing that December is Universal Human Rights Month.   On ClimeCo's Facebook page there is a posting talking about this and provides some resources for further study.  Click the button below to see their posting (which is now also on our Facebook page).
 
Dan Kelting and Zoe Smith from the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith's College joined us today with Dan presenting some very informative graphics on a growing problem in our area.  Uncontrolled spread of invasive species has negative consequences to our economy, much of which is based on tourism and water related activities.  A series of images may be found by clicking the "read more" button below and by vistiting https://www.adkwatershed.org  Learn about what plants and animals are considered as invastive and the job the watershed stewards do to keep invasive out of our waters.  Dan and Zoe welcome your questions and will gladly provide you with information on how you can help this critical ecological project.
 
Bill Flederbach is in Glasgow this week. Here Bill is seen with RI President Shekhar Mehta and his wife, Rashi.  Bill wants us to know that RI is working on some great environmental projects incluing 9 mangrove restorations.  Bill is CEO of ClimeCo and is working with RI and the esrag group https://esrag.org on CFC destruction and plastic recovery programs.  We're looking forward to hearing a full report from Bill in just a few weeks at a future meeting.
A very informative program today from Erica DeNicola-Scher of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.  Our meeting was 100% Zoom with Erica taking us through an understanding of what epilepsy and seizures are along with some general guidelines on how to help someone having a seizure.  "Epilepsy" covers a broad range of situations and, as one of Erica's slide said - it's more than just seizures.  Click to expand images and visit https://www.epilepsy.com/local/northeastern-new-york 
We're quite appreciative of the amount of time the very busy Mike Pratt, CEO of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) spent with us at today's meeting.  In addition to providing an overview of ORDA's activities at the Olympic Venues in our area and at the Bellayre facility in the Catskills, Mike gave us insights into the strategic thinking and planning that has gone into venue improvements, creating for vistiors and athletes - in additiona to us locals - experiences that are modern and sustainable for years to come.  Quite an interesting hour with Mike, full of information and things we can look forward to enjoying.
People were happy, as we were, to have Trivia Night be in-person again, with questions posed by MC Martha Spear.  First Place went (again) to the Irish Mafia, captained by Tricia Preston.  Second place went to Mary Johnson's Literary Bombers and third place tie resulted in two playoff rounds between Roger Catania's Ed Oppers and Bill Barnes' Indian Rockers.  A suspense filled coin-toss had to be used to award 3rd place to the Ed Oppers.  Of course proof of vaccination was required with masks worn when not seated at a table.  Thank you to the Saranac Waterfront Lodge for hosting.
A few weeks before Tina's sudden passing, she had mentioned in one of our weekly meetings how pleased and proud she was to begin blogging on her Tina Leonard Real Estate Website.  Perhaps you haven't had a chance to read it.  Tina's daugher, Daci, has provided the link to the blog page.  Take a few moments read it and share in Tina's thoughts about some life experiences: https://bit.ly/3j2lPOM
Jacinthe PaillĂ© is from the Rotary Club of D7040 Quebec.  At our October 7th meeting Jacinthe "zoomed" in with her presentation as the 2021 - 2022 District Literacy Chair .  Jacinthe uses Padlet to create a "wall" of the many programs she wants to share and discuss with other educators and students.  Here's a snapshot of the wall but to see it "live" and explore its content, please click https://padlet.com/j14intoronto/AlphaLiteracy
 
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