2020 - 2021 Changeover Picnic

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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/
2020 - 2021 Changeover Picnic Harris Semegram 2020-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

The Adirondack Diversity Initiative

 
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
 
The Adirondack Diversity Initiative Harris Semegram 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0

Asgaard Farm - History & Mission

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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.
Asgaard Farm - History & Mission Harris Semegram 2020-06-23 04:00:00Z 0

First Day of Food Drive

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Day of Food Drive Harris Semegram 2020-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Mill Pond Park Cleanup 2020

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
 
 
 
Mill Pond Park Cleanup 2020 Harris Semegram 2020-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

Kate Smith Scholarship Award

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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. 
Kate Smith Scholarship Award Harris Semegram 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Masked Band of Rotarians Do A Highway Cleanup

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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.
Masked Band of Rotarians Do A Highway Cleanup Harris Semegram 2020-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

Helping Our Community via the Census

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
Helping Our Community via the Census Harris Semegram 2020-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

Talking About The Future Of Our Community

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
Talking About The Future Of Our Community Harris Semegram 2020-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

Zoomduction

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.
Zoomduction Harris Semegram 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Food Insecurity - Emergency Food Packages Can Solve A Need

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.
Food Insecurity - Emergency Food Packages Can Solve A Need Harris Semegram 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Getting To Know You

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.
Getting To Know You Harris Semegram 2020-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

Pizza boxes have more than just a pie

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Once again our Club hosted its annual Valentine's Day pizza party for residents of The Greenwood Apartments.  Please click below for pictures of this event, enjoyed by residents and Rotarians alike. Special thanks to all who participated and to Bridgit McKillip for organizing the event.
Pizza boxes have more than just a pie Harris Semegram 2020-02-13 05:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Dorian Update - We've Met The Challenge

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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. 
 
 
Hurricane Dorian Update - We've Met The Challenge Harris Semegram 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Kate Thompson

The Rotary Club of Lake Placid NY welcomed Kate Thompson as our newest member, shown here with John Huttlinger during the installation ceremony.  We look forward to Kate's involvement and contributions to our Club's community goals.
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Lake Placid Rotary's Social

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The Lake Placid Rotary Club held a social event at the Crown Plaza Hotel as part of our membership drive in our community.  Potential members were informed about our Club's history and what we do in our town as well as hearing some personal stories from members about what being in Rotary means to them
 
 
Lake Placid Rotary's Social Harris Semegram 2020-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
Update On Mirror Lake's Health Harris Semegram 2020-01-16 05:00:00Z 0

Gift to the Literacy Volunteers

At our January 9th meeting, the Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Essex Counties, represented here by Linda Carela (2nd from right), received a check for $500.  The Literacy Volunteers benefit from proceeds of our Club's successful Spring and Fall trivia nights.
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Two More Gifts to Benefit Our Community Harris Semegram 2019-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Hot Chocolate at the Village Stroll Harris Semegram 2019-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

Reporting On The Situation in Haiti

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Club member Betsy Brown recently returned from a USAID short-term assignment in Haiti.  Betsy provided historical context for the situation on the ground today.  Many questions were posed by members present who were very interested in learning about ways to support humanitarian assistance to Haiti.
Reporting On The Situation in Haiti Harris Semegram 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0

Another Great Trivia Night

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The Irish Mafia returned to the winner's circle once again to claim top prize in our Fall Trivia Contest.  A well-attended evening with 17 teams tackling some very challenging questions.  Team Scatterbrains took second place via a tie-breaker question given to them and third place finishers Team Ausable Aces.  Thanks to all who came out enabling the Rotary Club of Lake Placid to continue contributing to the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties as well as the Lake Placid School System.
 
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Status of the Iconic Adirondack Loon

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Dr. Nina Schoch presented scientific research data on the current and future state of the loon population in our area in light of environmental threats to this iconic bird.  For more information, visit www.adkloon.or or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adkloon.  Dr. Schoch is shown with Sergeant-At-Arms Joe McAvoy who presented her with a gift of appreciation from our Club for today's informative talk.
 
Status of the Iconic Adirondack Loon Harris Semegram 2019-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Fall Highway Cleanup

Rotary members (L to R) Sue Friedmann, Harris Semegram, Rene Jacoby, Krista Frei, Alec Friedmann, Ben Kernan and Steve Detwiler (not pictured) attacked a section of Route 73 on a crisp morning with pickup tools and bare hands as part of our 
Club's contributions to our community and to our "service above self" mantra.
 
 
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Great Pictures from our Teddy Bear Picnic Harris Semegram 2019-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
Bountiful Basket - Auction Item of the Week Harris Semegram 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Literacy and Fitness - A Winning Combo Harris Semegram 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Connects The World

That is the theme for Rotary's activities as presented to our Club at a recent meeting 
by District Governor (2019 - 2020), Gerry Lambert.
 
 
Rotary Connects The World Harris Semegram 2019-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

National Geographic For Kids

The Literary Committee has donated funds raised at Trivia Night to purchase a subscription to National Geographic For Kids for every LPES 3rd grader.  Shown accepting our donation is LPES 3rd Grade teacher, Patricia Damp.
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First Meeting of the New Rotary Year Harris Semegram 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
26th Annual Installation of Club Officers Harris Semegram 2019-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Donation to Educational Opportunity Fund

Sibyl Quayle is shown receiving the Club's $1,000 donation to the Educational Opportunity Fund, made at our June 13th meeting.  Also pictured (L>R) are Club members Sean Donovan, Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle.
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Lake Placid/North Elba Volunteer of the Year - Bob Hanna Harris Semegram 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Lake Placid / North Elba Community Day Harris Semegram 2019-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Rene' Jacoby

On May 30th, the Rotary Club of Lake Placid welcomed its newest member, Rene' Jacoby.  Ms. Jacoby is shown below holding her Rotary membership packet and is joined by Sue Friedmann, Mary Liz Alexander and Bob Hanna.
Welcome Rene' Jacoby Harris Semegram 2019-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Two Awards

The Rotary Club of Lake Placid recently presented two awards to outstanding members of our community.  The Kate Smith Award for excellence in music was presented to Lake Placid High School Senior Cooper Holmes.   Our Club's Literacy Committee awarded $1,500 to  Ms. Laura Coffin, the Reading Specialist at the Lake Placid Elementary School for her summer book program.  Ms. Coffin (left), assisted by her son Will, is presented with the check by Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle.
 
 
 
 
Two Awards Harris Semegram 2019-05-20 04:00:00Z 0

2019 Kate Smith Award to Cooper Holmes

Lake Placid High School senior Cooper Holmes is the recipient of our Club's Kate Smith Award for achievement in music.  In this video, Cooper sings "Enjoy The Trip" from the Broadway musical "Bring It On" after being presented the award at our Club's May 16, 2019 meeting
 
2019 Kate Smith Award to Cooper Holmes Harris Semegram 2019-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Helping to Solve Food Insecurity

A $1,000 donation has been made to the ADK Backpack Program which  provides backpacks filled with non-perishable, child friendly food to families who are food insecure - an issue that impacts almost 22% of children in our area. Pictured below (L to R) are Susan Friedmann, LP Middle School Principal Theresa Lindsay, LP Attendance Officer & Admin. Assistant Patty Mayberry and Susan O'Brien, EAT ADK Committee Member.
Helping to Solve Food Insecurity Harris Semegram 2019-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Brett Hanselman Harris Semegram 2019-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Helping Children in Zagreb Harris Semegram 2019-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Another Great Trivia Night Harris Semegram 2019-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Helping at the Shipman Youth Center

Several Rotarians recently helped with clean-up activities at the Shipman Youth Center. as part of the United Way Day of Caring.  The Shipman Center benefits from Rotary's support, providing activities for children and youth ages 10 to 18.  Click "read more" for some pictures.
Helping at the Shipman Youth Center Harris Semegram 2019-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

Food Insecurity

At our April 4th meeting, Sue O'Brien spoke to us about the Backpack Program Food Drive to help alleviate food insecurity.  The Backpack Program provides backpacks filled with non-perishable, child friendly food to families who are food insecure - an issue that impacts almost 22% of children in our area.
Food Insecurity Harris Semegram 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

Very Busy March 28th Meeting

The Rotary Club of Lake Placid had a very busy breakfast meeting today, hearing about a new idea to improve doctor - young patient communications, listening to a Rotary Exchange student make some observations about time spent in an area school, concluding with several members receiving Paul Harris awards.  
Very Busy March 28th Meeting Harris Semegram 2019-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Help Preserve History

Lake Placid Rotarians assist at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society by cleaning glass panes containing images of our town's history
Rotarians Help Preserve History Harris Semegram 2019-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Participate in Dr. Suess Day at LPES

Several Rotarians recently participated in Dr. Suess Day at the Lake Placid Elementary School.  Dr. Seuss Day is a celebration of the joy of reading organized by Reading Specialist Laura Coffin in order to kick off a month long program to encourage reading at LPES.  Sean Donovan, Debbie Erenstone, and Sibyl Quayle read to individual students, while Roger Catania and Randy Quayle had the opportunity to read to an entire class.  Debbie reported that she read to several students in Mr. Martin's class and had a great time! Pictured below is Roger reading to a 1st grade class and Sean reading with a 3rd grade student.
 
 
 
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Valentine's Day Party

Our Club recently gave some Valentine's Day love to residents of The Greenwood Apartments in Lake Placid
Valentine's Day Party Harris Semegram 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Empire State Winter Games

Ben Kernan was LP Rotary's correspondent at the Adaptive Hockey finals at the Empire State Winter Games.  Continue reading to see Ben's report.
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Rotary Donation to St. Agnes School

Literacy Committee Co-Chairs Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle and Host for the Trivia Night, Sean Donovan are seen at a recent club breakfast meeting presenting a check for $500 to St. Agnes School Principal, Catherine Bemis.  The money was raised by the LP Rotary Club at their most recent Trivia Night event.  Catherine Bemis reported to the Rotary Club that the money will be used to support various reading programs at St. Agnes School.
 
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LP Elementary School Benefits from our Trivia Night

Club members Randy Quayle and Mary Liz Alexander present a 
check for $1,000 to Stephanie Crosby (2nd from left) and Sibyl
Quayle (2nd from right) representing the Educational Opportunity
Fund.  These proceeds from our Trivia Night will be used by the 
LP Elementary School to provide additional services and
equipment to benefit the students.
 
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A Special Choral Performance Harris Semegram 2018-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation - Did You Know This? Harris Semegram 2018-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Autumn Highway Pickup Harris Semegram 2018-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Trivia Night Winners

The team from the Raquette River Brewery was victorious in a very challenging Trivia Night competition on October 2, 2018.
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Welcome Linda & Bill Flederbach Harris Semegram 2018-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Cindy Caner Harris Semegram 2018-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

2018 Teddy Bear Picnic

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The Rotary Club of Lake Placid was pleased to host the 2018 Teddy Bear Picnic on September 23rd.  We had a great turnout on a very sunny first day of Autumn.
check out our video:
 
 
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Trivia Night Is Coming! Harris Semegram 2018-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
A Different Rotary Moment Harris Semegram 2018-09-05 04:00:00Z 0

Changeover Dinner July 1, 2018

On July 1, 2018 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, club leadership changed hands with Martha Spear turning over the presidential gavel to Sue Friedmann.  Click the Changeover Dinner link in our photo albums area for more pictures.
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OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL DAM DUCK RACE

A BIG THANK YOU to all the incredible volunteers who helped make this 15th year's Dam Duck Race our most successful ever!
Glorious weather, crowds of people from near and far, great food, a beer garden, a bucking bronco, a money cube, great prizes, and of course, our special favorite lemonade stand, this takes our annual biggest fundraiser to a whole new level of success. It couldn't happen without you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
 
 
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NEW STORAGE SHED IS NOW COMPLETE

The much-needed storage shed on the grounds of the Shipman Youth Center, is now complete thanks to a few highly dedicated volunteers.
A BIG thank you to Randy Quayle, Bob Hanna, Gene Genegal, Mary Liz Alexander & Bill Barnes.
We will now have a permanent home for all our Rotary items that need storing throughout the year.
Ducks are warm and dry!
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TRIVIA DONATION TO EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND

Trivia Committee: Randy Quayle (left) and Mary Liz Alexander (right)
Presenting a $2,500 check to Mary Dietrich (center left) & Sibil Quayle (center right)
for the Education Opportunity Fund to purchased unbudgeted, yet need items for our
local schoolchildren. The money was raised at the recent Trivia Night.
 
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TRIVIA NIGHT'S WINNING TEAM

Congratulations to Trivia Night's winning team, "The Literacy Bombers"
From left to right: Cynthia Gallagher, Kathy Curit, Kathy Briggs, Maureen Sayles, Cheryl Schiller, Gen McLaughlin, Bonnie Birk, RoseAnn Hickey
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SPRING TIME HIGHWAY PICKUP 2018-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
2018 KATE SMITH AWARD 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
FULL HOUSE FOR FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER 2018-04-09 04:00:00Z 0
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LPHS Students Receive Scholarship Donation

At a recent Rotary Club breakfast meeting two students from the Lake Placid High School received financial support for their upcoming trip to Quebec, Canada.  The two students, Elise Pierson and Camille Craig, both received checks for $315.00 to help pay for their 1 week language (French) emersion experience.  Club members, Roger Catania and Randy Quayle, are seen presenting the check to the two students.
 
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Nora Galvin Visits Lake Placid Rotary

Norah Galvin, age 10, came to speak at a recent Rotary breakfast meeting about her inspiring volunteer project: "Star Boxes". Nora is pictured being congratulated by Rotarian Amy Quinn.  You can read Nora's complete text from her presentation on the next page of this article.
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ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Bob Hanna’s 30-year Rotary journey

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My Rotary journey started in 1987 when I joined the Schenectady-East Rotary club.

Over the past 30 years, I've visited over 100 different clubs on four continents. Some visits were organized to engage other clubs in a project my club was spearheading while other visits were associated with my various roles as Membership Chair and Area Governor. Or, they were just a simple visit when my wife, Suzanne, and I were on vacation. Read more...

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Holly Gets Her Rotary Badge!

The youngest member of the Lake Placid Rotary, Holly Erenstone, received her official member's badge from Gene Gengel, Martha Spear, and Bob Hanna.
 
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RECORD BREAKING TRIVIA NIGHT

Our November 2017 Trivia night was the biggest ever. Grossed over $, 4000 with 21 teams. It takes a lot of Participation by Rotary members (and some spouses) to put it on. A big Thank YOU TO ALL, with extra Congrats to MaryLiz & Sean.
"The Irish Mafia” winning team:
From Left to Right
Carol Brown, Mary Kelley (captain), Trisha Preston, Andrew Smith, Steve Reed, John Niederbuhl, Carol Niederbuhl and Don Morris.
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Betsy Brown Goes to West Africa 2017-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
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BI-ANNUAL HIGHWAY PICKUP

The motley crew who volunteered their time to help keep our 2-mile stretch on Rt. 73 clean. It's unbelievable to see the junk people toss out of their car windows, car parts, beer cans, and umpteen cigarette butts! Thanks to all who helped!
Don Woodlief
Dick Foster
Don McMullen
Susan Friedmann
Al Dunham
Ric Brown
Paul Shurtlefe
Steve Detwiler
Bob Hanna
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IRON LUNG FINDS A NEW HOME

Thanks to Steve Detwiler, Debbie Erenstone and DJ O'Neal the IRON lung was successfully transformed to the Rotary District's stewardship.

The Club has had the IRON Lung since Bill Stowe's second term as President. The Club used it in local parades and several polio fundraisers. It will be on display at the 2017 District Conference - Sept 29-30th at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Hogansburg, NY

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ROTARY STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

Andy Robinson facilitating the group
 
Randy Quayle (left) and Bob Hanna (right) presented feedback from the afternoon group exercise.
 
Rotary Strategy Planning Meeting held on Saturday, September 23rd.
Sixteen members attended the day-long meeting.
In the morning, Andy Robinson, professional facilitator from Plainfield, Vermont, led the group through several exercises to help generate areas of primary importance for future strategic planning.
After a delicious potluck luncheon, the group spend split up into three groups exploring each of the key areas in greater depth.
 
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NEW MEMBERS: HARRIS & SUE SEMEGRAM

WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS to our 2 newest members of the Lake Placid Rotary:  Harris and Susan Semegram.  Picture below from left to right:  President Martha Spear, Harris, Susan, Susan Friedmann, and John Huttlinger.
 
 
 
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INDUCTION OF OUR YOUNGEST MEMBER 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

NEWS ALERT!!

Club President, Martha Spear, announced that next Thursday, August 10, our weekly breakfast meeting will be held at the Shipman Youth Center (61 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, NY).  It will be a Pot Luck breakfast meeting (7:20 - 8:30 am).  The club will return to the Courtyard at Marriott for the following breakfast meeting.
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HONORING BOB HANNA

 
Rotary President, Martha Spear (center) together with Gene Gengal (right) recognizing and honoring Bob Hanna (left) with a distinguished award for his relentless, on-going volunteering work for the Club. 
Many congratulations to Bob! Thank you for all that you do for the good of Rotary and for our Club. 
 
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MARTHA SPEAR SPEAKS AT CHANGE OVER DINNER

 
Incoming Rotary President, Martha Spear, offered some important thoughts concerning the past, present, and future direction of our club during our recent Change Over Dinner.  Picture shows Past President, Bill Barnes passing the gavel to Martha.  Here is an excerpt from her speech:
"As we enter the 17-18 Rotary year, the Board wants to establish a sense of shared vision and mission, set goals for the next several years, and develop a plan to work toward achieving those goals.  Save the date, September 23rd right here at Heaven Hill, a planning retreat." 
See her complete speech on the following page
 
MARTHA SPEAR SPEAKS AT CHANGE OVER DINNER 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

DAM DUCK RACE - HUGH SUCCESS

The 14th annual Rotary Club of Lake Placid Dam Duck Race was a quacking success as usual thanks to a great team of volunteer and generous donors.  As always our greatest thanks goes to the magnificent Lisa Grigoriadis of Lisa G’s, who donated her fine establishment for the 14th year in a row to help raise money for the Lake Placid community.  Coordinators of the event, Debbie McLean and Tina Leonard, reported a net profit of over $12,500!!
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THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU for Supporting the

Dam Duck Race

Your generosity makes all this possible.

Proceeds from this event have benefited

the following organizations...

Adirondack Community Youth Group

Lake Placid Elementary School Playground

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks

United Way of the Adirondacks

Together we Can Change the World

Ecumenical Charity Fund

Lake Placid Beautification Fund

North Elba Christmas Fund

Shipman Youth Center

Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service

High Peaks Hospice

Lake Placid After School Prom

Red Cross

Northern Forest Explorers

Songs on Mirror

Homeward Bound Adirondacks

Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Literacy Volunteers

Projects over the Years.....

Local Park Rehab Project

Train in Jewtraw Park

Bike Racks on Main Street

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Donation to LVA (Literary Volunteers of America)

Marie Despres from the Literacy Volunteers of America accepting a $1,000 donation. 
The money was raised at our recent highly successful Trivia Night.
Picture: Left: Sean Donovan (Trivia Night MC); Center - Marie Despres; Right: Mary Liz Alexander (Trivia Night Organizer)
 
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A Hearty Welcome to Another New Member

Welcome to another new member to our Club, Bridget McKillep.
Sponsored by Heather Perkins, Bridget's induction took place on June 8th.
 
Bridget went to LP High School & Suny Potsdam. She currently works from the Pratt Agency as a Insurance provider.
She is an out doors person and wants to "get out and give back to the community." 
 
John Hutlinger performing the induction ceremony (left); Bridget McKillep (center) and her sponsor Heather Perkins (right)
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A Hearty Welcome to our Latest Member

Sponsored by Dick Brewer, we offer a hearty welcome to our latest recruit, Don McMullen, as he joins our steadily growing club. We look forward to having him get involved with many of our worthy projects.
Picture: Dick Brewer - left, Don McMullen - center, John Huttlinger - right
 
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Donation to Educational Opportunity Fund

As a result of a hugely successful recent Trivia Night, our Club is thrilled to donate $2,000 to The Educational Opportunity Fund for their backpack food program. 
 
Pictured here left to right:
Sean Donovan (Trivia Night MC), Sibyl Quayle and Kari Lansing (representing EOF), Mary Liz Alexander (Trivia Night Organizer)
 
 
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Dam Duck Race is Coming:  Saturday, June 17

The 4 Lake Placid Elementary School students who won the recent Lake Placid Rotary "Dam Duck Race" poster contest were given their rubber duck prizes by Rotarians Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle.  The student pictures are being used to decorate the LP Rotary posters which will announce the upcoming event scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at Lisa G's Restaurant.  Seen in the picture from let to right include:  Mary Liz Alexander, Tommy Sheehan, Norah Galvin, Aiden Briggs, Lily Powers, and Randy Quayle.
 
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Don McMullen Receives Service Above Self Award

Don McMullen recently received the Rotary "Service Above Self Award" in order to recognize his volunteer work for the past 25 years coordinating the Lake Placid Outing Club, as well as many other activities benefitting the youth of our community.  Presenting the award to Don included Bob Hanna, Randy Quayle, and Bill Barnes.
 
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Surprise Visit from Rotary International 2019-20 District Governor 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meets the Lions 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
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Literacy Committee Donates $$ to LPES Summer Reading Program

At a recent LP Rotary breakfast meeting Co-Chairs of the Literacy Committee, Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle, presented a check for $1500.00 to Lake Placid Elementary School Reading Specialist, Laura Coffin to help support her summer reading program.  The money was raised by the Rotary at our Trivia Night events.  Laura also told our club about her plans to add reading "Little Free Library" stations at 3 different locations in Lake Placid.  This will be in addition to the summer reading program where students can take home 4-7 books for their summer vacation enjoyment.
 
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Christmas Dinner Party

Tina Clark and other Rotarians organized a fun filled LUAU Party to celebrate the Christmas Holidays.  More pictures from the party may be viewed in the website Photo Album site.
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Serving Hot Chocolate at The Holiday Stroll

Rotarians Gene (and Betsy) Gengel, Mary Liz Alexander, Krista Frey, Randy Quayle, Rick Brown, Sean Donovan all participated in helping to serve Hot Chocolate to the many participants in the Lake Placid Holiday Stroll Skating Party.  Much fun was had by everyone.
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Literacy Committee Donates $$ to Literacy Volunteers of America Randy Quayle 2017-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Trivia Night - Another BIG Success! 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z 0

Kelly Metzgar Speaks to Rotary

One of our speakers this year was local transgender activist Kelly Metzgar (seen here with LP Club President Elect Martha Spear), who discussed the health care needs of transgender people.
Each week the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a speaker from our extended community.  In the past year, speakers have included a diverse range including Dr. Nina Schoch from Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, Susan Mack from BT3 (Birth to Three Alliance), Thomas “Brody” Broderick of Northwood School regarding “Northwood on Main”, Dmitry Feld, Board President, and Jason Hooker, Executive Director, Shipman Youth Center, and Corey Hurwitch, manager of the Adirondack Regional Airport. 
 
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Bob Hanna Explains Attendance vs. Participation

Under the guidance of Rotarian Bob Hanna at our July assembly we reviewed Rotary's evolving Attendance Requirement which is now called Participation. Our Club has been a key contributor to this change. So Congratulations to ALL.  The following is a summary of the July Discussion
 
Participation vs Attendance
RI has attendance rules which are aimed at keeping members involved and participating. These rules have been softened in the 100 plus years since RI started and the emphasis is now more on Participation, recognizing that Attendance keeps us involved and knowledgeable of Rotary programs.
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Dam Duck Race Poster Contest Winners!!

The 2016 Dam Duck Poster contest was conducted at the Lake Placid Elementary School under the direction of Art Teacher, Rebecca Philion.  Many students from several different grade levels in Ms. Philion’s art club participated in the contest.  Included in the picture from left to right in the front row are the winners of the contest:
Xander Bickford (5th grade), Henry Mayberry (4th grade), Rebecca Philion (Art Teacher holding Lily Powers’ poster), and Mikey Mezzetti (2nd grade).  Back row:  Randy Quayle and Mary Liz Alexander (Rotary members and Coordinators of the Dam Duck Poster Contest).  Absent from the picture was Lily Powers (2nd grade) who was the 4th winner of the Poster Contest.
 
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Kris Hardman is inducted into the LP Rotary Club

Our newest member of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid, Kris Hardman, was inducted into our club at our Thursday, May 19 breakfast meeting.  Included in the picture below from left to right:  John Huttlinger (Co-Coordinator of the Membership Committee), Bill Barnes (President Elect and Membership Co-Coordinator), Kris Hardman, and Rick Brown (Sponsor for Kris):
 
Kris Hardman is inducted into the LP Rotary Club 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0

Work Day is Big Success!

Several Lake Placid Rotary Club members teamed up with visiting Rotarians from District 7190 and performed various volunteer work projects in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.  Work projects included building new split-rail fences at St. Eustace Church and at Jewtraw Park, building a new kitchen at the Saranac Lake Youth Center, painting and cleaning slides at the LP Train Station Historic Society Museum, and working on building a new kitchen at the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance building.  Seen in the picture below is Bob Hanna as he receives an appreciation award at the pizza party following the day of work, for his work organizing the District 7190 and LP/SL work day on May 13, 2016.
 
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Kate Smith Music Award Presentation

At our Thursday, May 5th breakfast meeting the Kate Smith Music Award was presented to LPHS Junior, Ashley Chris.  Ashley entertained everyone by singing 2 songs under the direction of Vocal Music Teacher, Kim Weems.  Ashley was presented with an engraved plaque which is kept at LPHS in their trophy case and a check for $1,000.00 to be used for college applications and visits.  Included in the picture from left to right:  Randy Quayle (Rotarian coordinator of the Kate Smith Award), Aurel Chris (Ashley's father), Ashely Chris, Kim Weems, Katherine Hudson-Sabens (Instrumental Music Teacher), and Mary Dietrich (Lake Placid School Board Chairperson).
 
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Another Highway Clean Up Completed!!

Thank you to Rotarian Steve Detwiler for organizing the most recent Highway Clean-Up.  There are now about 2 miles of very clean highway on Route 73!
 
 
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April Trivia Night Hugh Success

Thanks to hard work from Trivia Night Coordinator, Mary Liz Alexander, and many other Rotarians, the recently held Trivia Night was a great success with more than $3,000 raised for various Literacy related Rotary projects.
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Induction of New Rotary Member: Bob Miller

Bob Miller was recently inducted as a new member of our Rotary Club.  Included in the presentation ceremony from left to right:  Bill Barnes, John Huttlinger, Bob Miller, Steve Detwiler, Mary Liz Alexander, and Rick Brown.
 
Induction of New Rotary Member: Bob Miller 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z 0

CYC Youth Visit to Rotary Breakfast

Rotary welcomed guests from the Wilmington and Lake Placid youth leadership group CYC:  Connecting Youth and Communities, on 3/10/16.  From left to right are highs school students Paul Jarell, Joey Jamison and Sara Rose-McCandlish.   The vision of CYC is connecting youth and communities through advocacy, education and engagement to foster youth to be educationally and vocationally productive, civically, and socially connected as well as physically and mentally healthy. 
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Profile of our Youngest Honorary Member

Our club would like to recognize the youngest honorary member of our club, Holly Erenstone.  She is a regular attendee at our breakfast meetings, coming with her mother and club member, Debbie Erenstone.  Sargent-of-Arms, Joe McAvoy is seen in this picture visiting with Holly.  Joe has provided a detailed profile of our youngest member:
 
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Club Provides Support to St. Agnes School 2016-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Presentations at March 3 Breakfast Meeting

Visiting District Governor, Claude LaLiberte presented a special pin to Gene Gengel to honor his many years of service, particularly in his present role as club Secretary.  Claude also presented a special recognition award to our Club President, Peter Beatty.  In addition, Co-chairs of the Literacy Committee, Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle, presented a check for $1500 to LPES Reading Teacher, Laura Coffin, to support her Summer Reading Program.
 
 
 
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February 26 Lake Placid Rotary Newlsletter 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Time To Support The Foundation! 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0

Information For Upcoming 2016 RYLA Event

 
 
 
 
Rotarian Bill Barnes has provided some important information related to our upcoming RYLA Weekend scheduled for June 25-27, 2016.  For more detailed information see the notice in our website "DOWNLOADS" found on our "Homepage":
 
What is RYLA?
The Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain insight and knowledge in life and leadership skills.  District 7040 Rotary Clubs sponsor students (ages 15-17) to attend this Youth Leadership Conference that gives them memorable and life changing experience.  The conference takes place at Paul Smith’s College on the shores of St Regis Lake where the students stay in the college’s newest dorm suites for two days.  The program culminates with a graduation and awards ceremony at the award-winning Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.
 
For more informaition visit the District website at http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214. Then go to The Youth Services Tab, and select RYLA. The application process has been simplified and will be done online once formal registration opens.
If you have any questions or would like to chat with someone about this opportunity please call Bill Barnes at (617) 620-0727, or WilliamWBarnesIII@gmail.com.
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Donations Committee Provides Support to Many Great Projects!

Our donations committee has finalized the distribution of our yearly donations, which amounts to $7,000.  Below are three pictures that are from presentations of three of those awards.  The first is a presentation to the Lake Placid Science Olympiad Team of a check for $400.  This is a team that practices all year and then competes in a large regional science competition.  This year, both the High School and the Middle School teams traveled to compete in the State Championships.  The check was presented to the team's coach, Frank Brunner, on April 16, 2015.  The second picture is of a presentation of a check for $150 to Tim Chick of the Lake Placid North Elba Tree Board for all of the good work they do for our community.  From left to right in this picture is Tim Chick, Hannah Hanford, and Bob Hanna.  The third picture finds Rotarian Randy Quayle presenting a check for $500 from Rotary to Jon Fremante, Director of the Shipman Youth Center.  
 
 
 
 
Donations Committee Provides Support to Many Great Projects! 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

LP ROTARY WELCOMES 2 NEW MEMBERS

Posted by Randy Quayle
The LP Rotary welcomed 2 new members on April 2nd at our weekly breakfast meeting now held at the Hampton Inn in Lake Placid:  Carolyn Carbonaro and Amy Quinn.  Carolyn is the Sales Manager at the Mariott Courtyard Inn in Lake Placid and Amy is the Principal Attorney for Essex County.  Participating in the ceremony included our President Elect, Peter Beatty and Co-Chairs of the Nominating Committee, Mary Liz Alexander and Bill Barnes.
 
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Facebook page

Posted by Stephanie Battisti on Jan 12, 2012
 Check out our Facebook page by typing in Rotary Club of Lake Placid in Facebook search
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Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Thomas Dodd on May 03, 2011
We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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Informative Kiosk Built at Jewtraw Park

Posted by Randy Quayle

The Lake Placid Water Shed Association has completed an INFORMATIVE KIOSK at Jewtraw Park. Our Lake Placid Rotary Club was instrumental in helping fund this project. Pictured are Ray Agnew, Gene Gengel and Bob Hanna from our club. In Addition Lisa G from the Mill Pond Business Association and the contractors who built the kiosk are included in the picture.

 

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Mary and Dean Dietrich receive "Service Above Self Award" Randy Quayle 0

RYLA 2014!!!

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Under the guidance and direction of Ray Agnew, Bill Rusak, Bob Hanna, Ernie Stretton, Sean Donovan, and many others, the 2014 RYLA weekend was recently held at beautiful Paul Smith's College.  The weather was great, the food and accommodations were "top shelf", the views were spectacular, and the experience will be long remembered and valued by everyone who participated.Image

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Jamey Rhoades Hits Jackpot!

Posted by Randy Quayle

Jamey Rhoades was the recent winner of the 50-50 drawing, presented by Sargent-Of-Arms, Joe McAvoy.

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2014 Canoe/Kayak Trip Enjoys Perfect Weather!

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Steve Detwiler lead 13 canoe/kayak enthusiasts on a leisurely paddle from St. Regis Landing to Paul Smith's College on Saturday, July 12.  Lunch followed the paddle.  Sunny weather, warm water, good food, and great companionship made for a great outing.

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2014 Dam Duck Race Hugh Success

Posted by Randy Quayle

Despite rainy conditions, the Dam Duck Race  raised over $13,000!  Many thanks to Dam Duck Race coordinators, Tina Leonard and Debbie McLean and everyone else who helped to make this such a successful event.  The water was high and the ducks were fast --- making it very challenging to catch the ducks at the end of the race, but no one got too wet!  See some pictures:Image

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"Dam Duck" Race Poster Contest Winners Announced

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Mary Liz Alexander and Randy Quayle awarded prizes to the four 5th grade students from the Lake Placid Elementary School who won the "Dam Duck" Race Poster contest.  LPES Art Teacher, Mary Johnson, coordinated the poster contest in all her 5th grade classes and the 4 winners were chosen by the Rotary Club.  Their pictures will be used on our Rotary Club "Dam Duck" Race Poster to help promote and advertise the upcoming event on Saturday, June 14th at Lisa G's restaurant.

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Literacy Committee Donates $500 to St. Agnes School

Posted by Randy Quayle

Literacy Committee Co-Chair, Mary Liz Alexander presented a check for $500 to St. Agnes School Principal, Catherine Bemis.  The money will be used to purchase books for the students at St. Agnes School.  The money was raised at a recent "Trivia Night" event.

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Sadden by News of Passing of Chris Brown

Posted by Randy Quayle

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Chris Brown.  For those who wish to contribute a Memorial Gift in his memory, please make a check payable to: Rotary Club of Lake Placid P.O. Box 1425  Lake Placid, NY  12946 .  Note in the memo line: Memorial-Chris Brown. Thank you very much.

 

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LP Rotary Makes Another Donation

Posted by Randy Quayle

Rotary Club President, Hanna Hanford, delivers a check of $300.00 to Father David Ousley from St. Eustace Church.  The money will be used to support the pure water project in the Dominican Republic under the direction of Paul Gutmann.  Paul has developed an inexpensive home water purification system which he will be distributing in the DR.Image

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Rotary Christmas Dinner: Thursday, Dec. 12

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Instead of our regular breakfast meeting, President Hannah Hanford announced that our annual Christmas Dinner is planned for Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Whiteface Lodge.  Come and enjoy the Christmas Cheer!

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Trivia Event Was Bigger Than Ever!

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On Thursday, Nov. 14 the LP Rotary hosted a Trivia Night at the Conference Center at the Visitor's Center at the LP Arena.  More teams enjoyed the event than ever before!

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RYLA Is coming: June 27-29, 2014

Posted by Randy Quayle

The Rotary Club of Lake Placid announces that we will be hosting the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference at Paul Smith's College this coming June 27-29, 2014.

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Rotary Volunteers at Maple Weekend at Whiteface Mt. Randy Quayle 0
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Building A Shed at Shipman Youth Center Randy Quayle 0
Rotary Club Locator App for your Smartphone Steven Detwiler 0