President Carol spent many minutes trying to herd all Rotarians into the meeting room and ended up convening a fireside chat meeting at 12:17 P.M.
The entire assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance together without a leader; most likely they were hungry and wanted to move things along. President Carol led us in the 4-way test. The most reverent Joe Fallon led us in grace. The Rotarians then stormed the buffet table as there weren’t any guests or visitors to block their access.
President Carol reconvened the august group at 12:40 and turned the proceedings over to former Mayor and Future President Scott Kaupin who subbed as our Sergeant at Arms. As Scott is running for President and worried about his popularity he did not impose any fines. Scott did announce that Mary Arcouette’s club anniversary is this week. We had Happy New Year’s dollars from Joe Fallon, Stu Barowsky, Eric Moody, Joyce Keating, President Carol, Kiran Majmudar, Scott Kaupin and Lou Bolduc. Lou also had a leave early dollar. Joyce was happy that her grandson Owen was not seriously hurt in an auto accident. Stu had a sad dollar for missing meetings. President Carol was happy that Allied is closing on a new home for their clients. Scott had a please volunteer and help at our Rotary Basketball tournament this week dollar.
The Sage of Hungry Hill baffled the group with this week’s history mystery;
America’s “Showplace of the Nation” Radio City Music Hall opened to the public on December 27, 1932 with a production staring Ray Bolger of Wizard of Oz fame.
  1. Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular features not only Santa Claus but also what precision dancing team? I’m happy to report that we all answered The Rockettes
  2. What is the name of the organ at Radio City that has 4410 pipes? Joyce shouted out Wurlitzer which was close as it is known as “The Mighty Wurlitzer”.
  3. Who owns and leases the land upon which Radio City and the Rockefeller Center are located?  No one even ventured a guess of Columbia University which is the correct answer.
Joe won the $10.00 and donated it to the Scholarship Fund. Lou won the $5.00 and had appointed Joe as power of attorney with any winnings so Lou also donated to the scholarship fund. Kevin pulled the 8 of hearts so he had no winnings to donate.
This was our annual meeting Kevin Mayo made a motion that we nominate Scott Kaupin as our Cub President for the 2018-2019 term. Joe Fallon seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
President Carol adjourned us all with a Happy New Year at 1:10 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Mayo playing the part of Chris Leary