Chumline 12-11-14

Pledge & Prayer: We thank you Eric who lead us in the pledge and thank you to Father Rick who gave us a
wonderful blessing. God Bless America!
 Tony and others went to Brookwood Hall to help decorate trees in Rotary colors for the tree lighting. It is a beautiful
 Karen distributed the Christmas gift tag list. Please speak to Karen if you would like to donate a gift to a child. Please
make sure the label is on the outside of your wrapped gift.
 Community Service Dinner chatter starts early. We are thinking about honoring the people of the East Islip Youth
Organization for their generous support to the local community. If you have ideas, please speak to Tony. The date
seems to be Friday, March 27. More information to follow.
 A fellow Rotarian Cliiford Hammond from Huntington was is a very serious aut0 accident. Our club had sent his family
money but he could also use extra prayers.
 Don’t forget the AMVETS breakfast, please speak to Bob Nathan if you can make it – see details below.
 Our club holiday party is January 9th at St Mary’s hall – more details to follow.
 Phyllis is going to Florida until April – Keep warm!! We will miss you ;-)
Special Guests: We welcomed our guest speaker Jon Tan is a retired NYPD. Also we welcomed Sue Zacchio’s
daughter Carly and Kerrianne’s friend Kate.
“Announcements & Upcoming Events”
12-11-14 Islip Arts Council Kick‐Off Cocktail Reception for the Brookwood Hall Restoration – 7 ‐ 9 pm
12‐17‐14 AMVETS Veterans Breakfast 10 am – We donated $900 to sponsor two breakfasts this year for veterans. We
need help to serve the veterans, if you can make it please see Bob. We get a matching grant for this event from the foundation
so any support is welcomed.
12‐18‐14 Last Meeting before Christmas
January 8 2015 NEXT General Meeting
1‐9‐2015 Rotary After Holiday party at St Mary’s.
Happy Dollars:
Sue Z was happy to have her beautiful daughter join us. Karen M and EVERYONE was for Bob and Flo that they were not
hurt in a recent car accident. Thank God!! Merri was happy to have James helping with the wine tickets and happy dollars.
Tony was happy to have his friend as the guest speaker. Russ and Kevin were happy the sun was out and Russ’s roof stopped
leaking. Tom C was happy for Holiday music. Eric was happy for the events at Brookwood Hall. Kerrianne was happy to have
her friend join us AND her Hotel is offering Rotarians and their family special rates! James was happy for all the happiness.
$ 57 collected
The Wine winners > James and Merri won the wine – ENJOY ;-)
The almost Golf Ball winner: Sue Z’s daughter, Carly got to pick the gold ball twice but in the end, the ball said “Big Ball.”
Collected $91 > - the kitty is over $700.
Guest Speakers: Jon Tan is a retired NYPD lieutenant and a former Bronx District Attorney. Jon was Tony’s supervisor in the
Police Commissioner's office and is an expert on police disciplinary matters, among other topics.
Jon gave us an insight about discipline within the ranks of the NYPD. Discipline complaints went directly to then
Commissioner, Ray Kelly. The Patrol guide has over 2000 pages and police officers are expected to know most everything
within it. They had two levels of discipline, Formal (charges of misconduct) and Informal (stayed at the command level).
Police have a very tough job and today they face new dangers from protestors. Tony gave us a small example of a disciplinary
case where a policewoman called in sick and was supposed to be at home. Unfortunately she was arrested in Atlantic City for a
minor incident that grew into more trouble because she was supposed to be home sick. Jon recommends the book “Island of
Evil” about the days when Teddy Roosevelt was the police chief of NYC.
Thank you very much Jon. You did a great job!!
If you would like to be a speaker or know someone else who would, please contact Russell F. Moran
Editor at The Moran Report email:
Attendance: 20 members
Eric Karen M Theresa Tony Sue Z James John C Karen S
Merri Kevin Bob Fr Rick Tom C Phyllis Dick Gary
Joe Perino Russ Jim S
Yours Truly in Rotary,
Merri Ciano
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Islip Club runner:
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